I write about politics, economics and business in the Middle East, Africa and other corners of the world.

I am editor of Gulf States News and regularly write for other outlets including Forbes and the Middle East Economic Digest.

My articles have also appeared in a wide range of other outlets, such as Bloomberg Businessweek, The Diplomat, The Economist, Euromoney, Foreign Policy and Private Eye.

A selection of my articles are collected here, or you can search for particular topics. Newer articles will be added soon.


At times my photos appear alongside my words but they more often show up separately, in the likes of The Times, The Wall Street Journal and elsewhere. Here are a few examples: