Greg C Bruno is the author of “Blessings from Beijing: Inside China’s Soft-Power War on Tibet.” Bruno’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, Forbes and other international outlets. He has reported from the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa, and chronicled the Arab Spring revolutions as an editor at The National in Abu Dhabi.
Bruno is a former Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, where his collaborations on a multi-media project examining US policy toward Pakistan earned him top honors from the Overseas Press Club and an Emmy nomination. From 2013-2016 he served as the Senior Director of Communications at New York University Abu Dhabi, and from 2017-2019 he was an Associate Editor at Project Syndicate, a global commentary and opinion syndication service based in Prague. Currently he owns his own communications company, where he works with international clients to create content to strengthen their personal and professional brands. He is also the communications manager for Sourcefabric, a Czech non-profit that works to strengthen independent media around the world through technology.
Pakistan Pays Heavy Price For Domestic Turmoil By Arif Rafiq - Nov 25, 2022
Pakistan’s economy is in a deep mess. This summer’s epic floods took more than a thousand lives and inflicted billions of dollars in damage and devastation. In spite of an International Monetary Fund bailout, Pakistan’s external account position remains precarious. Foreign exchange reserves at hand cover less than two months of imports. Exports and remittances are in decline. Pakistan’s perceived default risk, as reflected by … Continue reading “Pakistan Pays Heavy Price For Domestic Turmoil”
The ‘Loss and Damage’ Climate Agenda Will Sink Us All By Jonathan Gornall - Nov 24, 2022
Throughout COP27, which ended on Friday, there was the usual juvenile sniping at the engagement in the climate-change mitigation process of the oil-producing countries, as if anything could possibly be achieved without their collaboration. The UK Guardian, which can always be relied upon to bash the Gulf states on the slightest pretext, dedicated a long article … Continue reading “The ‘Loss and Damage’ Climate Agenda Will Sink Us All”
It’s Not All Sunshine: Middle East Invests Big in Wind Power By Robin Mills - Nov 21, 2022
The story of renewable energy across the Middle East and North Africa is usually told from one viewpoint: the sun that beats down relentlessly on the region’s deserts. Solar is indeed a tremendous source of power and increasingly made to move electrons. But wind also blows across the Middle East’s plains, hills and seas – … Continue reading “It’s Not All Sunshine: Middle East Invests Big in Wind Power”
With an Election Approaching, Turkey Tightens Grip on Social Media By Alexandra de Cramer - Nov 20, 2022
Last month, Turkey declared war on disinformation with the passage of a 40-item law designed to govern how information is shared online. But by legally enshrining the power to regulate the country’s online discourse, Turkish authorities have made it even harder for the public to access news and brought new penalties for merely stating an opinion. Free speech and … Continue reading “With an Election Approaching, Turkey Tightens Grip on Social Media”
The Cost of Iraq’s Empty Promises By Hussain Abdul-Hussain - Nov 19, 2022
Less than a month after being inaugurated as Iraq’s prime minister, Mohammed Shia Al Sudani is already reneging on promises he made to secure his governing coalition. The longer these pledges go unmet, the longer Iraq’s destabilizing political polarization will persist. To elect a president and form a cabinet, Al Sudani’s pro-Iran Shia political bloc, the Coordination Framework, … Continue reading “The Cost of Iraq’s Empty Promises”