on assignment, Sana'a

on assignment, Sana'a

Collective Intelligence

Alaco's writing on a range of subjects


Middle East challenges to dispute resolution professionals

Despite new arbitration and enforcement laws in Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States – and even Dubai – remain challenging jurisdictions for the enforcement of international arbitral awards and judgments. more >

Re-empowered Rouhani still faces struggle to woo investors

Iran’s investment prospects remain bleak, despite its reformist leader’s emphatic re-election victory.more >

India and China’s tug of war over Sri Lanka

India sets out to exert greater economic influence to check China’s efforts to turn the island into a maritime hub along its planned ‘One Belt, One Road’ trading route.more >

Netanyahu under pressure as media corruption and graft probes gather pace

Investigations shine a light on the controversial role of newspapers and business in Israeli politics.more >

Brazil’s Temer faces biggest challenge yet

Temer pushes ahead with unpopular reforms as corruption allegations threaten to hobble his government. more >

Calm returns to Nigeria’s oil-producing Delta - but for how long?

While a fragile truce is allowing Nigeria to step up oil output, a resolution of the crisis is likely to take some time.more >

US sanctions: some red lines are redder than others

Just as the US imposes new sanctions on Syria for chemical weapons attacks, it eases measures against Sudan despite evidence of similar abuses.more >

Warsaw’s turf war

The capital grapples with a property ownership controversy that has caused a political storm.more >

Nuclear deal looms large as Iran’s presidential election approaches

Ebrahim Raisi has emerged as a strong conservative contender who can take advantage of the disappointment with the meagre dividends from the end of sanctions.more >

Foreign investors resuscitating Egypt’s sickly economy

Many fled after the fall of Mubarak, but they are now showing renewed interest as reforms linked to a major IMF loan take effect.more >

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