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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

Investment Power Is Shifting East to the Gulf and Asia By Christian Le Miere - May 25, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has sent asset prices plunging and cash-strapped companies are desperate for any capital injection – all of which makes this a very good moment for sovereign wealth funds and large-scale investors to go shopping for bargains. As well as showing sound acumen, the current financial environment also hints at the shifts in … Continue reading “Investment Power Is Shifting East to the Gulf and Asia”

As Trump ‘Suspends’ Immigration and Funding for the WHO, Forget About Free Trade By Christian Le Miere - Apr 26, 2020

Donald Trump’s announcement that he was “suspending immigration” into the US to “protect jobs,” together with his administration’s earlier decision to withhold funding from the World Health Organization, is remarkable policy in the midst of a global pandemic. Both moves reflect deep, and longer-term, priorities of this administration, and the ramifications are potentially substantial for … Continue reading “As Trump ‘Suspends’ Immigration and Funding for the WHO, Forget About Free Trade”

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”