on assignment, Dubai

on assignment, Dubai

Our insight

Collective intelligence

09.08.2019

India’s shaky shadow banks give Modi a financial headache

Non-banking financial companies have been hit by a liquidity crunch that threatens to starve many businesses of credit. more >
23.07.2019

Why Brussels is unnerved by China’s Balkan overtures

Beijing sees the former Yugoslavia as a key element of its plan for greater access to European markets, but its investments in the region are a mixed blessing.more >
09.07.2019

Mutual economic interest draws Israel and Arab neighbours closer

Gas and water deals either planned or under way, as commercial and environmental interests take precedence over geopolitical rivalries.more >
26.06.2019

Peronism may be on course for a comeback in Argentina

Free-marketeer Mauricio Macri has struggled to turn Argentina's sclerotic economy around, leaving the door open for Peronist cheerleader Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.more >
25.06.2019

Cryptocurrencies: the next chapter lies in regulation

Improving checks and balances to make the sector thrive.more >
17.06.2019

Sudan’s transition crisis: role of corruption

Some in the Transitional Military Council may be reluctant to submit to the scrutiny of a democratic administration.more >
14.06.2019

The roots of Moldova’s standoff

Why bitter political enemies have combined forces to precipitate the most serious political crisis ever faced by the country. more >
05.06.2019

US trails Russia and China in Arctic race

Washington exercised by its rivals’ rapid progress in harnessing the region’s resources and navigation potential as a new 'Great Game' emerges. more >
04.06.2019

Malaysia’s Mahathir: early promise dims

One year into his term, Malaysia’s prime minister has struggled to meet public expectations. more >
19.05.2019

Why Sudanese are wary of outside influence as they press for civilian rule

Sudanese protesters camped outside military headquarters in Khartoum are aware of the dangers of outside interference in their revolution. 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.

Mexico’s political upheaval

Approaching Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport by air I catch a glimpse of a beetle-like shape etched into the ground on the outskirts of the city, thin lines and dots indicating where construction equipment once dug and shifted.