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08.11.2018

How lack of international cooperation may limit impact of US sanctions on Iran

America's unilateral withdrawal from the international nuclear deal may undermine enforcement of its snapback sanctions, aimed at wringing new concessions from Tehran. more >
04.11.2018

As US sanctions against Tehran bite, Iranian hackers suspected of targeting US and Gulf businesses

Energy companies amongst organisations in the cross-hairs, raising concerns over retaliation for US restrictions on Iranian oil exports more >
17.10.2018

Stability in Iraq undermined by US sanctions attack on Iran

Unless it can negotiate exemptions, Iraq is likely to suffer collateral damage.more >
05.10.2018

Special report: Is Zimbabwe finally on the road to recovery?

A new administration prepares to tackle considerable economic problems as most investors and lenders watch and wait to see whether it is up to the challenge. more >
25.09.2018

Could China scupper Trump’s bid to bring Iran to heel?

Beijing’s imports of Iranian oil may take the sting out of America’s re-imposition of sanctions.more >
25.09.2018

UAE continues to drive the Arab World’s tech ambitions

Home to well over a third of the region’s startups, the Emiratis are keen to hone to their entrepreneurial credentials. more >
12.09.2018

Putin rattled by pension reform backlash

The Russian president has been taken aback by widespread public protests over plans to raise the retirement age. We examine the controversy and assess its significance. more >
11.09.2018

Asian neighbours curb China’s ‘Belt and Road’ enthusiasm

Partners in Beijing’s regional economic programme put off by terms of big-ticket infrastructure and energy deals.more >
17.08.2018

Pakistan’s new leader faces a bailout conundrum

Does Imran Khan approach the IMF or China? Neither option augurs well.more >
14.08.2018

Can gas exports boost Egypt’s ties with Israel?

The June discoveries in the Noor field should further strengthen Egypt’s hand as an exporter.more >

Notes from the field

Our work takes us all over the world. Here we share some of our more personal perspectives on some of the destinations we have visited, filed on location.

The changing face of Beijing

Walking through Beijing’s hutongs – alleys bordered by rows of single-story courtyard houses that criss-cross the city – it is immediately apparent that the Chinese capital’s urban landscape is changing rapidly. A large proportion of the streets that were once lined with small restaurants and bars, filled with the bustle of shoppers, the heady aroma of street-food and the laughter of running children, are now noticeably quieter, cleaner, and more uniform in appearance.

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