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Politics, not Profit

For all the hype, Russian arms sales to Syria are not a vital issue weighing in the Kremlin’s support for …

Shifting Sands under Qatari Gas

Among the array of financial suits European utilities have brought against major gas exporters in the courts, the pricing dispute …

Banking On Beirut

Bankers are not exactly popular these days. Rightly or wrongly blamed for myriad economic woes, from the recent financial crisis …

As Venezuela, so Iran?

The recent election upset by Hassan Rouhani, who will shortly become Iran’s president, as well as a period diplomatic repositioning …

Borrowed Success

The Egyptian press all but ignored it, but the announcement on June 17 that the European Bank for Reconstruction and …

A Paltry Inheritance

Tomorrow, Iranians will go to the polls to elect their next president. During the campaign, it has become clear that …

One Eye on the Exit

A decade ago I met in Cairo with Munir Fakhry Abdelnour, a highly respected businessman and financier, to talk about …