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Balance and power: Joseph Adam Ereli
Politics & Economics»

Balance and power: Joseph Adam Ereli

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:11 AM

Joseph Adam Ereli spent 22 years working for the US Foreign Service, with four years as US ambassador to Bahrain. In a revealing interview, he describes the balancing act involved in such a role, his thoughts on current tensions among the Gulf member states and why he is such a critic of America’s policy towards Bahrain and in the wider region.

Interview: legal titan Sarosh Zaiwalla
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Interview: legal titan Sarosh Zaiwalla

Friday, 21 February 2014 10:57 AM

Sarosh Zaiwalla's client list has included names such as the Gandhi family, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, the Dalai Lama, Saddam Hussein and Benazir Bhutto, while he has worked for the governments of Dubai, China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China. As he looks to expand his firm into the Middle East, he is taking on another hot topic: representing Iran’s biggest bank as it sues the UK government for damages over sanctions

Why is Dubai aiming to become a smarter city?
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Why is Dubai aiming to become a smarter city?

Friday, 31 January 2014 2:30 AM

Smart cities can provide more jobs, increase productivity and make for a happier living environment, analysts say.

Staying on message
Media»

Staying on message

Saturday, 21 December 2013 1:07 PM

Don Baer wrote speeches for Bill Clinton and still advises Barack Obama. These days, however, the chairman and CEO of PR giant Burson-Marsteller has his eyes firmly fixed on the corporate world

Interview: Singapore envoy Gopinath Pillai
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Interview: Singapore envoy Gopinath Pillai

Saturday, 30 November 2013 3:32 AM

Singaporean ambassador-at-large Gopinath Pillai says Dubai complements, rather than competes, with the South East Asian city state

Interview: Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair
Banking & Finance»

Interview: Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair

Monday, 25 November 2013 4:36 PM

Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry chief outlines plans to make the emirate the global Islamic economic capital

Interview: Former UK PM Tony Blair
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Interview: Former UK PM Tony Blair

Saturday, 23 November 2013 10:42 AM

Having turned 60 this year, Tony Blair reflects on Iraq, Palestine and the battle to win hearts and minds in the Middle East

Interview: George Mitchell, former US Middle East Peace Envoy
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Interview: George Mitchell, former US Middle East Peace Envoy

Saturday, 9 November 2013 10:37 AM

Veteran US senator and special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell knows more than most the difficulties associated with achieving peace in the region. Two and a half years since the start of the Arab Spring, and three months since renewed negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians began, Mitchell gives his view on the prospects for stability in the Middle East

Interview: DIFC Courts chief Mark Beer
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Interview: DIFC Courts chief Mark Beer

Saturday, 2 November 2013 10:55 AM

The Dubai International Financial Centre Courts has seen its remit expand globally in recent years and some of the best legal minds in the world have come to Dubai to try and replicate what they have accomplished elsewhere. Mark Beer, the courts’ registrar, describes how it achieved this in less than a decade

Interview: Qatar's Sheikh Mohamed AJ Althani
Culture & Society»

Interview: Qatar's Sheikh Mohamed AJ Althani

Sunday, 20 October 2013 2:30 PM

An author, historian and former economy and trade minister, Qatar’s HE Sheikh Mohamed AJ Althani questions whether Arabs are doing enough to retain their culture, and explains why the state cannot play a central role in the diversification of local economies forever

Belhasa's big ambitions
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Belhasa's big ambitions

Saturday, 12 October 2013 10:58 AM

Saif Ahmed Belhasa may be most famous for his driving school, but the Emirati entrepreneur has a five-year plan to take his seventeen other companies global

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Advocate for change
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Advocate for change

Friday, 23 August 2013 11:45 AM

The first Arab to sit on the board of an international law firm, DLA Piper regional boss Aziz Abdullah Al Yaqout argues the case for enhanced access for global legal outfits and better bankruptcy legislation

Kuwait's Al Kharafi on plans for the family empire
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Kuwait's Al Kharafi on plans for the family empire

Saturday, 13 July 2013 11:15 AM

In his most wide-ranging interview since he took a more prominent role in the family business, Bader Nasser Al Kharafi gives an insight into the restructuring of the firm

'The world has changed'
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'The world has changed'

Sunday, 23 June 2013 9:05 AM

Unemployment in the region is the biggest worry facing local policymakers. Former DIFC chief economist Nasser Saidi is championing two initiatives designed to foster entrepreneurship

Would a free zone benefit Qatar?
Banking & Finance»

Would a free zone benefit Qatar?

Friday, 31 May 2013 11:30 AM

Would the establishment of a free zone in Qatar help to attract foreign capital and new companies? Shashank Srivastava, the CEO of the Qatar Financial Center Authority, gives his opinion

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