The political risk analysis part of Alavan is in the process of going through some changes this year in terms of the way in which our service is delivered. These will be rolled out in the coming weeks when we shall be writing and speaking direct to clients.
One early step has occurred today, ie the creation of an ‘Alavan Independent’ Facebook page, which will, from here on, be where we post on political and geopolitical issues as far as social media are concerned.
The page will concentrate on brief and speedy comment on topical happenings – and how they are reported in the mainstream media. It goes without saying that comment on and discussion of such events is greatly welcomed.
So, if you are interested in seeing/continuing to see the sort of political commentary we have to date been posting on Alastair’s personal page, please sign up to follow Alavan Independent.
In the past couple of weeks Alastair has published four more short pieces on political risk in The Global Lead examining the Brazilian and Indian elections, Brexit, oil (which also featured in Arab Digest) and US/China relations.
Throughout his 15-year career as a political analyst, one of Alastair’s consistent aims has been to sort the proverbial wheat from the chaff in the daily news flow for the benefit of his clients. As the 24/7 media becomes increasingly frenzied – and the US has in the White House a President who, by Alastair’s assessment, is an outstanding media manipulator – this is becoming both increasingly hard and increasingly important.
On 16 September, Alastair therefore launched a new series on The Global Lead entitled ‘Much Ado About Everything’ with precisely this objective in mind. The first article, hyperlinked here, looks at the implications of Paul Manafort’s ‘flip’.
On 28 January Alastair was the keynote speaker at the Bank of Singapore’s Outlook 2018 dinner in Dubai, focusing on whether events in the Gulf region could drive a bubble-bursting spike in the price of oil this year.