DGSE operations in Libya

The death of three DGSE officers in Libya on July 17 sheds light on the French external intelligence service’s activities in the country. At the forefront of missions in Cyrenaica, the DGSE does not work alone in Libya. It benefits from both…

Central banks are reaching the limit

As the closing months of 2016 approach, it is clear that central banks are continuing to take the strain of keeping the global economy on the rails. Throughout the developed world interest rates are at (or close to) record lows,…

Global economic risk scenarios

The UK’s decision to leave the EU, taken at a referendum in June, will be harmful for the global economy. The response of financial markets to the decision showed that it took many investors by surprise. The S&P 500 dropped…