Europe: Hiccups on the Iberian Peninsula

While Europe lurches from one crisis to the next, Spain and Portugal have been quietly going about their business, steering themselves back to stability...

Grant Thornton Hong Kong: Mergers and Acquisitions – Cultural Alignment for...

Too often companies put together look great on paper but are fraught with management and structural problems that end up turning deals into busts....

Queen Rania of Jordan: A Royal Force for Change

Recognising the need for change, Queen Rania of Jordan is not afraid to speak her mind: “We’ve witnessed frustrations boil over as young people...

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif: Pragmatism as a Driver of Change

In April, the rising star in the House of Saud, Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (55) was named first in line for...

Think Big: Economic Diversification Drive Meets Future

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the scene of undertakings on a massive scale – not quite appropriate for those accustomed to a more...

Mohamed A El-Erian: Saudi Arabia’s Bold Vision for Economic Diversification

Saudi Arabia has captured the world’s attention with the announcement of an ambitious agenda, called Vision 2030, aimed at overhauling the structure of its...

Prince Janek Zylinski: Pen or Sword? Your Choice, Mr Farage

“Are you up for it, Mr Farage,” demands an aging aristocrat of Polish descent brandishing his sword and demanding a duel to settle a...

Helmut Schmidt (1918-2015): Pure Genius at the Helm

When the Cold War cast its sinister shadow over Europe, one man turned a key that opened a door for the USA, and allowed...

Our Man in Tashkent Going Rogue: Craig Murray

For nearly twenty years, Craig Murray climbed the career ladder as a UK diplomat. In 2002, Mr Murray was appointed British Ambassador to Uzbekistan....