Underreported: Hosted by Nicholas Lemann

Pipe Dreams: Investigative Reporter Erin Banco

February 26, 2018 Columbia Global Reports
Underreported: Hosted by Nicholas Lemann
Pipe Dreams: Investigative Reporter Erin Banco
Show Notes

CGR Director Nicholas Lemann sits down with investigative reporter Erin Banco, author of the new book Pipe Dreams: The Plundering of Iraq’s Oil Wealth. When the United States invaded in 2003, the Bush Administration promised that oil revenue would be used to win the war and to rebuild and democratize the country. But fifteen years later, those dreams have been shattered. The economy has flat-lined, and millions of people are internally displaced. Where did all the oil revenue go?