Category Archives: Oil, the Mid East and Gulf

Tom Holland, In the Shadow of the Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World, Little Brown, 2012.

Tradition holds that Mohamet’s life and works were conducted in the full light of history, by contrast to the degree of authority that can be given to the evangelists about the life of Christ. In the words of  Salman Rushdie, … Continue reading

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The Middle East: War, Democracy and Modernisation, chapter for the WEF Arab summit August 2002

The Middle East: War, Democracy and Modernisation This chapter was written for the World Economic Forum Arab summit meeting, held in Davos August 2002. I wrote the introduction to a volume of well-written chapters. But having perused them, I concluded … Continue reading

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Environmental Quality International in Siwa, ECCH ref no. 309-121-1

This case on EQI is the beautiful Egyptian oasis of Siwa is one of two cases I have written on family hotel business. The other is the case on the Eco-Fairy Castle in Argentina. The case introduces Mounir Neamatalla, President … Continue reading

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China in the global business system: Wrecker or stakeholder?

Abstract In the western debate about China’s emergence, two contending, contrasting views of China may be heard. One holds that China is a threat to the global polity, ruthlessly pursuing its mercantilist and nationalist agenda. The other holds that China … Continue reading

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Turkey: Between Ataturk and Islam: ECCH reference no 211-034-1.

  The case, finished in July 2011,  is an update of Turkey 2004, which received an ecch prize. It reviews the history, politics, business system, foreign policies of Turkey in a global setting. This case is part of a rolling … Continue reading

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When forecasting oil prices, refer to Pliny, The National, United Arab Emirates, 21 April 2011. The article also appeared in the Arab English language, as well as Arab language press.

A simple answer to the question of which way the world oil price will move may be summarised in two words: high and rising. No less an authority than the International Energy Agency (IAE) predicts that global energy demand will … Continue reading

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