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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

For a Biden Administration, Contrast Between Asia and the Middle East By Christian Le Miere - Nov 15, 2020

As the next US president, Joe Biden will come to power with a busy foreign-policy agenda. Iran, China, North Korea and the Paris Agreement on climate change will all be near the top of the in-tray. However these issues are tackled, one of the key guiding principles of a Biden foreign policy will be restoring … Continue reading “For a Biden Administration, Contrast Between Asia and the Middle East”

It’s Time the US Ended its ‘Qualitative Military Edge’ Policy in the Middle East By Christian Le Miere - Sep 13, 2020

 It has been a momentous few weeks in the Middle East. The announcement of a deal to normalize relations first between Israel and the UAE and now Bahrain – note: it’s not a “peace deal”; neither of the two Arab countries was at war with Israel – has dramatically transformed the region’s geostrategic balance. It … Continue reading “It’s Time the US Ended its ‘Qualitative Military Edge’ Policy in the Middle East”

Middle East Countries Should Beware of Chinese Debt By Christian Le Miere - Jul 12, 2020

Lebanon’s economic crisis is deepening. Its currency is plummeting in value and hyperinflation is setting in. The situation is dire for the population and government, with emergency funding being sought from the IMF. But the IMF is not the only lender some Lebanese are looking toward. The militant group Hezbollah, which holds a position in … Continue reading “Middle East Countries Should Beware of Chinese Debt”