INTERNATIONAL. Something extraordinary, albeit not unexpected, is happening in the Persian Gulf region. The United States, lacking a coherent strategy to deal with Iran and too distracted to develop one, is struggling to navigate Iraq’s fractious political landscape in search of a deal that would allow Washington to keep a meaningful military presence in the country beyond the end-of-2011 deadline stipulated by the current Status of Forces Agreement.
At the same time, Saudi Arabia, dubious of U.S. capabilities and intentions toward Iran, appears to be inching reluctantly toward an accommod
INTERNATIONAL. The ongoing horror in Aleppo should awaken every global leader with an ounce of courage to step up and do whatever it takes to end the slaughter and inhuman suffering of the Syrian people.
INTERNATIONAL. In a paper, published by Open Europe, Andrew Tyrie MP outlines some of the choices available to the UK Government to give meaning to Brexit. He suggests taking several options off the table.
UAE. Gender diversity and improving social conditions driving adult female participation in the GCC's labour force to reach 32% in 2015, revealed an Al Masah Capital Report on "GCC Women - Entrepreneurs in a New Economy".
INTERNATIONAL. The switch to renewable energy has already been flicked. Smart utilities willing to drive change will prosper - but it's going to take the turning off of a lot of old paradigms to do so.
INTERNATIONAL. Jost Thöne, Stradivari expert and co-owner of VIOLIN ASSETS, offers input on this subject. The company makes high-quality historical and modern string instruments accessible as investments.