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Landon Shroder, political and security consultant in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa

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Landon Shroder is a political and security consultant in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa who has worked in Iraq and the Middle East for close to five years  

How instability puts an Iraq oil bonanza at risk

The cause for optimism in Iraq begins and ends with the oil and gas sector. Photo: Muhannad Fala'ah/Getty Images

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