on assignment, Sana'a

on assignment, Sana'a

Collective Intelligence

Alaco's writing on a range of subjects

07.06.2017

As strongholds fall ISIS is rushing to funnel money out of Syria and Iraq

The group is smuggling funds into neighbouring countries then laundering them through the financial system.more >
07.06.2017

Making sense of the Qatar crisis

The Saudi-led Gulf alliance’s move against the tiny state has been dramatic, but it is the culmination of tensions that have been brewing for many years.more >
07.06.2017

Labour offers new thinking on addressing supply chain risks

If, as expected, the Conservatives triumph in Thursday’s general election, they would do well to consider adopting some of their rivals’ ideas around corporate accountability, a growing concern among the general public.more >
06.06.2017

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 >
26.05.2017

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 >
19.05.2017

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 >
18.05.2017

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 >
11.05.2017

Brazil’s Temer faces biggest challenge yet

Temer pushes ahead with unpopular reforms as corruption allegations threaten to hobble his government. more >
03.05.2017

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 >
26.04.2017

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 >

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