Media

We regularly talk and write for broadcast and written media on economic, political and social issues. 

Analysis on economic protests in Jordan

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Dr Laura James, was interviewed by the Daily programme for Monocle 24 on the economic protests in Jordan and the dynamics surrounding aid pledges worth 2.5 billion dollars from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.

Commentary on G7 summit and global trade

Sarah Fowler, our economics analyst, was interviewed by Aaron Heslehurst on the BBC World Service programme Talking Business on the G7 summit and the outlook for trade policy

Where is the world heading next? The McKay Interview

Our Founder and President, David R. Young was on the Michael McKay's show on World Radio Swtizerland. Listen to his insights on where the world is heading next, why inequality is driving unhappiness and producing political consequences, why experts matter and how we try to make sense of what's happening in the new world order.

Analysis of the first round of the Colombian Presidential elections

Latin America analyst, Philip Paterson was quoted in the Washington Post on the prospects for Washington-Bogota relations in case of leftist former Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro winning the election.

Argentina's new financial crisis

Dr Jill Hedges, our Senior Latin America Analyst, was quoted by Business Insider in an article comparing Argentina's current financial woes with the 2001 economic crisis, which resulted in the biggest sovereign default in history. Jill identified similarities between the two periods, but also critical differences which may affect the way the situation develops.

Populism and the Promise of Disruption

An op-ed by our UK Managing Director, Michael Stopford, published in the Straits Times and the Oxford Times. He writes: “The populists have a point. Ten years after the financial crisis, the establishment policies of conventional wisdom found no response for the millions displaced by globalisation and facing an uncertain future”.

Gaza protest deaths and US policy

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by BBC Radio Wales on the deadly Gaza protests and the US Jerusalem embassy move.

US Jerusalem Embassy move

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by BBC Breakfast on the situation in Jerusalem around the US embassy move, and the wider context of confrontation with Iran.

Israel Jerusalem Day and tensions with Iran

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by BBC Radio Five Live on Iranian-Israeli tensions, as Israelis gear up to celebrate the ‘reunification’ of East and West Jerusalem in 1967.

Israeli strikes against Iranian assets in Syria

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by The Briefing programme for Monocle 24 on the hostilities between Israel and Iran in Syria, in the context of the US decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement.

Trump’s Iran nuclear deal decision

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by BBC Radio Wales on US President Donald Trump and the Iran nuclear deal, the background to the agreement and what US withdrawal might mean.

Prospects for Lebanese parliamentary elections

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by the Daily programme for Monocle 24 on the prospects for Lebanese parliamentary elections and the hopes of new ‘civil society’ groupings.

Iran nuclear deal

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by BBC Radio Wales on the impact of the Israeli prime minister’s latest revelations on the prospects for Trump’s decision on the Iran nuclear agreement, as well as on military tensions within Syria

Impact of strikes on Syria

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by BBC Radio Oxford on the impact of the US-UK-French strikes against chemical weapons facilities, and how they might affect Syrian government policy.

The political landscape in South-east Europe

Michael Taylor, Senior Analyst for Eastern Europe, was quoted on BNE IntelliNews in the “Balkan blog: Divided, weak and doomed to fail” on the current political landscape in south-east Europe, almost 30 years after the fall of communism

Syria strikes and chemical weapons

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by BBC Oxford on the situation in Syria, including the alleged chemical attack on Eastern Ghouta, the reported Israeli strike and the possibilities for US-Russian confrontation.

Chemical weapons attack and Syria strikes

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by the Globalist programme for Monocle 24 on the situation in Syria, including the alleged chemical attack on Eastern Ghouta, the reported Israeli strike and the possibilities for US-Russian confrontation.

Chemical weapons attack and Syria strikes

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by BBC Radio Wales on the situation in Syria, including the alleged chemical attack on Eastern Ghouta, the reported Israeli strike and the possibilities for US-Russian confrontation.

South Africa’s leadership transition

Our Africa Analyst Jason Robinson spoke to ‘The Bulletin with UBS’ for Monocle 24 about the political impact of South Africa’s recent leadership transition.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in London

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by BBC Radio Wales on the differing aims around the visit to London of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Syria: Fighting in Eastern Ghouta

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by the Daily programme for Monocle 24 on the situation in eastern Ghouta and Syria’s broader strategic context.

Ramaphosa’s cabinet reshuffle

Our Africa Analyst Jason Robinson spoke to The Globalist for Monocle 24 about South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet reshuffle and parliament’s decision to endorse land expropriation without compensation.

Humanitarian situation in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by BBC Radio Wales on the background to an upsurge in the Syrian government bombing of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, humanitarian implications and likely next steps.

Fighting upsurge in Syria

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by the Globalist programme for Monocle 24 on clashes in Syria’s Afrin after pro-Damascus forces enter to support the Kurds against Turkey – and the wider context of external involvement in Syria.

Exit Zuma...

Our Africa Analyst Jason Robinson spoke to The Globalist @Monocle24 about President Jacob #Zuma's failure to resign and the pressures on the ruling ANC

Exit Zuma?

Our Africa Analyst Jason Robinson was interviewed by the Globalist programme for Monocle 24 on President Jacob Zuma’s potential departure in South Africa and the challenges that Cyril Ramaphosa faces as ANC leader and likely next national president.

Arab League meeting on Israel-Palestine

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by the Globalist programme for Monocle 24 on the Arab League meeting in Cairo responding to Trump’s decisions on Jerusalem, and the wider state of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Iran protests and the UN Security Council

Our Senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by the BBC on the recent protests in Iran and the response of the UN Security Council.

Donald Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Our Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by the BBC on President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States would consider Jerusalem the capital of Israel, and move its embassy there.

Donald Trump’s Asia trip: review

Sarah Fowler, our economics analyst, spoke to BBC Business Live towards the end of US President Donald Trump’s first Asia trip about the progress made during the trip and about broader issues regarding US-Asia trade.

Donald Trump’s Asia trip: preview

Sarah Fowler, our economics analyst, spoke to BBC Business Live in the run up to US President Donald Trump’s first Asia trip about US-Asia goods and services trade and about relations between the US, China and North Korea.

Liberia’s elections

Africa analyst Jason Robinson, spoke on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story about Liberia’s elections.

The Canada we want in 2030

Our senior Vice-President Eric Noel recently wrote an An op-ed for The Globe & Mail titled 'The Canada we want in 2030 must be debated today' with Rob Myers, president and CEO of Ipsos Canada.

Mohammed bin Salman's rise

Gerald Butt, one of our Region Heads, recently wrote an article for the BBC on Mohammed bin Salman's rise and the leadership revolution in Saudi Arabia.

Qatar regional crisis

Our Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by BBC Business on the Qatar regional crisis.

Zuma Secret-Ballot Vote

Our Africa Analyst, Jason Robinson, was quoted in Bloomberg regarding efforts to remove South African President Jacob Zuma by secret ballot.

Recent attack in Iran

Our Middle East Analyst, Laura James was interviewed by BBC Radio Wales on the recent attack in Iran.

Zuma's political survival

Our Africa Analyst, Jason Robinson was quoted by Bloomberg for a story on South African President Jacob Zuma battle for political survival.

Trump’s Middle East trip

Our senior Middle East analyst, Laura James, was interviewed by BBC Radio Wales On Trump’s Middle East trip.

Mozambique’s ‘hidden debts’

Our Africa Analyst, Jason Robinson was again cited regarding the debt crisis in Mozambique by Zitamar News.

Debt Crisis in Mozambique

Our Africa Analyst, Jason Robinson was cited recently on the ongoing debt crisis in Mozambique by Zitamar News.

Trade relations post TPP

Dr William Arthur, our analyst for South-east Asia, was interviewed twice yesterday by the BBC on the Trump administration’s emerging trade plans with the Asia-Pacific and, in light of the UK Prime Minister’s shock announcement, on the prospects for the forthcoming UK General Election.

Syria chemical attacks

Laura James, our Middle East analyst, speaks to BBC Radio Scotland in-depth on the Syria chemical attacks.

Syria

Laura James, our Middle East analyst, speaks to BBC Radio Wales on Syria.

Syria and Aleppo's endgame

Laura James, our Middle East analyst, speaks to the BBC multiple times in November and December on the endgame in Aleppo and the outlook for Syria in 2017.

Syria ceasefire

Laura James, our Middle East analyst, speaks to the BBC on the ceasefire in Syria.

Boris Johnson and Saudi Arabia's "proxy wars"

After UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson spoke controversially of Saudi Arabia, causing Downing Street to contradict him, our Middle East Analyst Laura James was interviewed by the BBC several times in December on the nature of the "proxy wars" and Saudi Arabia's role in the region more generally.

Africa’s new ‘hotspot cities’

Africa Analyst William Attwell discusses Africa’s new ‘hotspot cities’ for investment with African Business magazine.

Nigeria’s fuel shortages

Africa Analyst William Attwell appears on BBC World News to discuss Nigeria’s fuel shortages

Uganda's election

Africa Analyst William Attwell discusses the Ugandan election and prospects for the oil industry with BBC World News.

UK's EU renegotiation

Dr. Michael Taylor, European Analyst discusses the UK's renegotiation of its EU membership on BBC's Good Evening Wales.

France's rising right

Western Europe Analyst Brigid Fowler talks to BBC Radio Wales about the first round of France's regional elections, in which Marine Le Pen's National Front made gains.

Paris attacks

Following the attacks on Paris, our Middle East Analyst, Alison Baily, discusses the military response to Islamic State Group with BBC World News, Focus on Africa.

Interest rate outlook to keep euro weak

Western Europe Analyst, Brigid Fowler, discusses the factors behind euro weakness and its effects on UK businesses and tourism with BBC Radio Oxford.

Brunei: Fiscal stimulus can soften impact of falling oil prices

In an interview with The Brunei Times, Alan Boyd, expert for South-east Asia, discusses a necessary government stimulus to soften the impact of low oil prices on the Bruneian economy.

Terrorist attack in Thailand

Dr Megha Kumar, Deputy Director of Analysis, examines the possible background and political implications of the recent bomb attack in Thailand with BBC Radio Oxford.

Government has to address 'indirect costs' of doing business in Brunei

The move to implement business has attracted wide attention, but business reforms needed to attract more investors. Alan Boyd, expert for South-east Asia, is quoted in The Brunei Times.

Consumption led growth in Greece?

"People have been taking money out of the bank and perhaps they've been spending it." Dr Michael Taylor, Senior Analyst for Eastern Europe, joins Sam Meredith from Dukascopy to discuss Greece's economic growth in the last three months.

Obama visit highlights Ethiopia's role in fighting Islamic terrorists

Our Africa Analyst William Attwell is quoted in USA Today on Obama's visit to Africa and the importance of trade agreements between the countries.

UK: "Enjoying Vibrant Growth"

UK unemployment rose for the first time in two years so how will the economy respond? Our Analyst for International Economy Francesca Panelli looks at recently released data on Dukascopy TV.

What next for Greece after the deal?

A third bailout for Greece has been agreed in return for tough reforms. Our Senior Analyst for Eastern Europe, Dr Michael Taylor, explains the next steps for Greece to BBC Radio Oxford.

Implications of the referendum in Greece

Senior Analyst for Western Europe, Brigid Fowler explains to the audience of BBC Radio Oxford the background to the Greek referendum and the implications of the outcome.

Argentina's Lessons for Greece?

What can Greece learn from Argentina's history, its default in 2001 and the economic crisis? Dr Jill Hedges joins Owen Bennett, Domingo Cavallo and other guests to discuss possible lessons.

What are the effects of growth in Africa?

William Attwell, our Africa Analyst, discusses the impact of growth in African countries on BBC World News' Business Edition.

Why does Islamic State destroy ancient ruins in Syria?

Alison Baily, Senior Analyst, Middle East, discusses why IS targets archaeological sites on BBC Radio Wales' Sunday Supplement.

Euro GDP Analysis

Many European countries have released their GDP figures today. Francesca Panelli, Analyst for International Economy, helps Dukascopy to assess how the overall economic health of the EU is shaping up.

Shell gets go-ahead to drill in Arctic

US government has given Shell permission to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean. Dr Chris Oates speaks to World Business Report on the BBC World Service on the economic implications for the United States.

UK: Election preview

The British public are heading to the polls to cast their votes, what economic impact can we expect moving forwards? Our Senior Analyst for Western Europe, Brigid Fowler, spoke to Dukascopy TV.

UK: Election hampering economy?

UK GDP data showed a contraction in growth for the UK ahead of the election, what could we expect moving forwards? Francesca Panelli, our Analyst for International Economy spoke to Dukascopy TV.