Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Denmark’s role in US-led coalition led to few contracts in Iraq

Immediately after the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, Denmark moved fast to announce pledges of reconstruction and humanitarian aid and to position itself to reap potentially huge economic benefits.

But initial optimism has been crushed by the reality of the security situation in Iraq. Aid funds remain unspent. All Danish NGOs but one have pulled their staff out of the country. And the expected rush of commercial contracts has simply failed to materialise.

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