Piloting a way to oil sales transparency

Ghana is showing the way to bring more transparency to the selling and buying of crude oil, transactions that bring governments and companies billions of dollars every year. Ghana EITI has recently published on its website (see here) the results of a pilot project to enhance transparency of oil sales in the country.  We, Engaged Consulting[…]


Why these seven Muslim majority countries? A Marathon Runner’s Guide to Middle Eastern Politics, part 2

The New York Marathon was the first marathon I ran in the USA. That was in 1998. I have two strong memories from that event, aside from the pain of the final stretch through Central Park. The first was the international run the day before the marathon. This short warm up event is for the[…]

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Look out for blogs (at least monthly) on issues that interest me and I believe will interest you. I will focus on the Middle East but will occasionally stray into other areas including South East Asia, transparency, marathon running and anything else that catches my eye.