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Christian Le Miere

Christian Le Miere is founder of Arcipel, a strategic advisory firm based in London and The Hague, which helps organizations understand and adapt to unpredictability. Prior to forming Arcipel, Le Miere worked as a senior advisor to an Abu Dhabi entity providing research, analysis and assessment on a variety of subjects. He also previously worked as a senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, delivering military and security analysis and producing the publication, The Military Balance. He has edited a number of publications for Jane’s Information Group, including Jane’s Intelligence Review and Jane’s Intelligence Weekly. @c_lemiere

Articles By Christian Le Miere

After the Pandemic: China Aims to Increase Its Soft Power at America’s Expense By Christian Le Miere - Apr 1, 2020

In November 2008, in the midst of the Great Financial Crisis of 2008-09, Rahm Emanuel, the soon-to-be chief of staff to President Barack Obama, made an infamous observation. “You never let a serious crisis go to waste,” said Emanuel, underlining how a crisis can provide “an opportunity to do things you think you could not do … Continue reading “After the Pandemic: China Aims to Increase Its Soft Power at America’s Expense”

The Oil Price Collapse Won’t Affect All Economies in the Same Way; the Problem Is, It’s Beyond Any Government’s Control By Christian Le Miere - Mar 15, 2020

On March 9, equity, energy, bond and currency markets all were launched into turmoil as the oil price collapsed. Hit by both a demand and supply shock, oil has fallen nearly 50 percent this year. Although oil producers are likely to be hit hard by this latest development, the longer-term effects of the oil price … Continue reading “The Oil Price Collapse Won’t Affect All Economies in the Same Way; the Problem Is, It’s Beyond Any Government’s Control”

China’s Economic Rivals are Trying to Compete, but They’re Failing By Christian Le Miere - Mar 8, 2020

China’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI) has for the last five years dominated the international political discourse across Eurasia. A scheme of breathtaking scale and ambition, the BRI aims to develop infrastructure, connectivity and trade across several continents at a cost of trillions of dollars. In tandem with related projects, like the Asian Infrastructure Investment … Continue reading “China’s Economic Rivals are Trying to Compete, but They’re Failing”

If They Want the Middle East’s Oil, Asian States May Have to Do Their Share to Protect It By Christian Le Miere - Jan 30, 2020

It is rare that two events in a short period of time coincide to clearly demonstrate the slowly shifting sands of the global strategic balance. This month, just such a thing happened. On January 17, a former US ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, published an essay in the Washington Post. In it, he argued that … Continue reading “If They Want the Middle East’s Oil, Asian States May Have to Do Their Share to Protect It”