on assignment, Sana'a

on assignment, Sana'a

Collective Intelligence

Alaco's writing on a range of subjects

23.02.2018

Problems stack up for Saudi Crown Prince

Nearly nine months after a palace coup confirmed him as king-in-waiting, MbS’s controversial stewardship of the kingdom has left him looking isolated and vulnerable.more >
19.02.2018

Questions raised about ‘piecemeal’ approach to tackling UK corruption

Police gain new powers to seize the assets of corrupt individuals, but a key weapon in their anti-graft armoury is missing.more >
14.02.2018

Lebanon’s enforcement of US Hezbollah sanctions leaves Salameh with tough balancing act

In enforcing US anti-money laundering legislation targeting Hezbollah, Central Bank Governor must ensure ordinary Shia are not penalised.more >
09.02.2018

Fresh doubts raised over Ukraine’s anti-corruption efforts

Progress on rooting out graft is being put at risk by resistance to greater transparency.more >
26.01.2018

What prompted North Korea to start talking?

Sanctions or threat of military strike – the latter seems more likely.more >
26.01.2018

Russia’s rich and powerful fret over upcoming wealth disclosure

A report by the US Treasury is set to lift the lid on the extent of their assets, possibly damaging their business interests at home and abroad.more >
25.01.2018

Russia’s east struggles to lure investors

Putin will have to do more to reduce business risks and other disincentives in order to draw hoped-for East Asian investment into Russia’s resource-rich Far East. more >
19.01.2018

Alaco Insight Report: Key players in Zimbabwe speak of economic hopes

Alaco canvasses the views of leading stakeholders on the likelihood of a recovery under the country’s new leader. more >
17.01.2018

Sri Lankans sceptical of China’s investment rush

Huge Chinese-funded infrastructure projects raise hopes and concerns in equal measure.more >
09.01.2018

Macri marches on as divided Peronists wait for him to slip up

An electoral boost gives new impetus to the Argentinian leader’s reform programme but it needs to start delivering soonmore >

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