George Bush Sr.: An End of a Generation and a Political Culture

When I told an Iraqi friend that I was thinking about writing my weekly opinion column about President George Bush Sr., his reply was a short silence tacitly reflecting disappointment. Realizing his true feeling, his short but polite silence allowed me enough time to explain what I wished to say.

Spare a Thought for Libya’s $67 Billion Wealth Fund

In a tough environment for asset managers battling with declining stock markets and still ultra-low benchmark bond yields, spare a thought for Libya’s sovereign wealth fund.

France Faces a Typical Facebook Revolution

The liberating role social networks played during the Arab Spring and the Russian protests of 2011 and 2012 was widely lauded.