Middle East: Kuwait – Silver Cloud with Dark Lining

There isn’t an Arabic equivalent to the saying: Fix the roof while the sun is shining. The sun almost always shines in Kuwait –...

Stacey Ferreira: The Billion Dollar Pitch

Few people make their first million before they turn twenty, and fewer still can say they have penned an international best-seller to boot. Stacey...

Nouriel Roubini: Europe’s Barbarians Inside the Gate

I am on a two-week European tour at a time that could make one either very pessimistic or constructively optimistic about Europe’s prospects. First the...

Steve Jobs: Genius at What?

Americans love their heroes; the loners and outsiders who take on the meanest, most black-hearted baddies, and beat them single-handedly. Who knows if Steve Jobs...

Latin America: Emulating the Success of a Few

At this year’s gathering of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Latin America is expected to claim centre stage. With some of the region’s...

The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine Languishing on the...

The Asian steppes, which run from the far edge of Siberia in the east to the fringe of Europe in the west, has felt...

Nick D’Aloisio: Coding Philosopher

Oxford undergraduate Nick D’Aloisio is no average student. The self-taught programmer became a teenage millionaire in 2012 when he sold an app he had...

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: Deciphering the Teenage Brain

The variously self-obsessed, self-conscious, risk-taking, rebellious, moody, and unpredictable behaviour of teenagers has been a source of bemusement, incomprehension, and downright despair for grown-ups...

WEF: Setting Bright Minds to Work

As a concept, the idea of gathering together the world’s leading thinkers in a Swiss playground for a few days of eating, drinking, and...