Montrose Journal

Montrose Associates publish an occasional journal, which aims to bring together for Montroseís friends and clients some of the original thinking going on about international business and politics. Contributors include members of the Advisory Board of Montrose Associates, such as Lord Hurd and Carl Bildt, Lord Holme and Lord Haskins, as well as innovative thinkers from outside Montrose such as Peter Bergen and David Blake, Steve Hilton and Philippe Berend. These essays can also be accessed, a few weeks after their initial publication, on the Montrose website. Please note that articles are not updated and should be understood as applying to the world as it looks at the time of publication.


Montrose Journal Winter 16

POPULISM ON THE MARCH: NEW WAVE OR BACKLASH?
(Published December/2016)

 THE RISE OF THE STRONGMAN

OKSANA ANTONENKO

 THE COLLAPSING CULT OF THE EXPERT

SEBASTIAN MALLABY

 DIGITAL REVOLUTION: THE CHALLENGE TO DEMOCRACY

MATTHEW KIRK

 IMMIGRATION, BREXIT AND THE CULTURAL DIFFERENCE

DAVID GOODHART

 DONALD TRUMP: THE HAT VERSUS THE DATA

GARRETT GRAFF

 LATIN AMERICA AND THE DECLINE OF THE CAUDILLO

ANDRES ROZ…NTAL

Montrose Journal Winter 15

NEW ROUTES: TO PROSPERITY OR CONFLICT?
(Published December/2015)

 THE NEW SILK ROAD: SPINNING A NEW AND AMBITIOUS NARRATIVE

Lanxin Xiang

 RUSSIA - A BRIDGE TOO FAR?

Andrew Wood

 SOFTWARE VERSUS HARDWARE: THE NEW TRADE WAR BETWEEN THE US AND CHINA

Philip Delves Broughton

 MAKING SENSE OF MIGRATION: THE DEFINING ISSUE OF THE CENTURY

Robert Fox

 THE ECONOMICS OF TRANSPORT: FROM TRAINS AND BOATS AND PLANES - TO THE CLOUD

David Blake

 FINANCING INFRASTRUCTURE: WHO FOOTS THE BILL?

Bridget Rosewell

Montrose Journal Winter 14

THE NEW ORDER- STRUGGLING TO BE BORN
(Published December/2014)

 CREATING A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE: PROBLEMATIC BUT ATTAINABLE

SIMON HENRY

 CHINA: RULING THE WORLD WITHOUT A BLUEPRINT

BILL EMMOTT

 SHALE: THE NEW US FRONTIER

PHILIP DELVES BROUGHTON

 THE END OF SYKES PICOT: DRAWING A NEW MAP FOR THE MIDDLE EAST?

ALAN PHILPS

 GOVERNING THE WEB: REGULATING THE RIGHT TO BE VIRTUAL

LOUISA-JAYNE O'NEILL

 PUTINíS DREAM: RUSSIAíS NIGHTMARE

SIR ANDREW WOOD

Montrose Journal Winter 13

BEYOND BRICS: A NEW GENERATION?
(Published December/2013)

 THE QUEST FOR GROWTH - THE INGREDIENTS OF SUCCESS

MICHAEL MACLAY

 THE ORIGINAL BRICS: UNCERTAIN AS LEADERS, UNCONVINCING AS REFORMERS

JONATHAN FENBY

 MYANMAR ON THE RISE: SLOW DANCE RATHER THAN GOLD RUSH

PHILIP DELVES BROUGHTON

 MEXICO RESURGENT: RIDING THE REFORM WAVE

ANDRES ROZENTAL

 A CHANGE IS GOING TO COME: INDONESIA UNLEASHED?

A. LIN NEUMANN

 GOODLUCK GHANA: LESSONS FROm NIGERIA'S 'OIL CURSE'

ASHLEY ELLIOT

Montrose Journal Summer 13

COST OF PLENTY: ENERGY SECURITY OR CATASTROPHE
(Published August/2013)

 THE GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS OF SHALE OIL

CHRISTOF R‹HL

 FUTURE IMPERFECT: THE COLLISION OF CLIMATE AND CARBON

TOM BURKE

 THE UK WIND BUSINESS: AN ILL WIND THAT BLOWS NO BLOODY GOOD

MAGNUS MACINTYRE

 BOX: The Eight Most Irritating Comments for Wind Farmers

MAGNUS MACINTYRE

 NO SILVER BULLET: THE SHALE REVOLUTION AND US-GULF RELATIONS

GIACOMO LUCIANI

 THE MIDDLE EAST: A FAILURE TO DEAL WITH CHANGE

CHARLES RICHARDS

 SECURING THE UK'S ENERGY MIX - AN ENGINEER'S STORY

MARTIN GRANT

Montrose Journal Winter 12

A NEW AFRICA: OPEN FOR BUSINESS?
(Published December/2012)

 AFRICA: THE GLASS HALF-FULL CONTINENT

EDWARD BICKHAM

 PAY AND GO: AFRICA'S MONEY MOBILE REVOLUTION

AIDAN HARTLEY

 NIGERIA: FIGHTING THE CORRUPTION SCOURGE

KAYODE SOYINKA

 THE BELOVED COUNTRY: IN STORMY TRANSITION TO A NEW ORDER

SIPHO PITYANA

 MILITANT ISLAM: ON THE MARCH?

JAMES FERGUSSON

 ZIMBABWE: ENDGAME IN SIGHT?

JON SWAIN

Montrose Journal Summer 12

RISK, REWARD AND REMUNERATION
(Published July/2012)

 A WORLD IN DEBT: THE SPIRALLING LEGACY OF NATIONAL BORROWING

JONATHAN FORD

 THE BANKERS WHO FAILED: WERE CENTRAL BANKERS THE GUILTY MEN?

DAVID BLAKE

 VALUE FOR MONEY? RESTORING THE LINK BETWEEN PERFORMANCE AND PAY

TOM RHODES

 THE REAL RISK-TAKERS: WHAT MAKES AN ENTREPRENEUR?

PHILIP DELVES BROUGHTON

 RISK VERSUS OPPORTUNITY: A CHINESE ENTREPRENEUR SPEAKS...

DR MINZHE ZHAO

 WHEN RISKING EVERYTHING MEANT LOSING ALL: WHO WAS THE MARQUIS OF MONTROSE?

MICHAEL MACLAY

Montrose Journal Winter 11

THINGS FALL APART - THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD?
(Published December/2011)

 DECLINE IN THE WEST: DOWN BUT NOT OUT

MICHAEL MACLAY

 CHINA: MIDDLE KINGDOM, BUT NOT THE WORLD'S NEW CENTRE

JOHATHAN FENBY

 MONEY IN THE WRONG PLACES: WHAT MARX GOT RIGHT

DAVID BLAKE

 TURKEY'S DANCE: ON THE EDGE OF THE CAULDRON

HUGH POPE

 THE MEKONG REVOLUTION

JON SWAIN

 OF INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMS: FROM CASTLEREAGH TO CLIMATE CHANGE

DOUGLAS HURD

 THE SECOND COMING

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1865-1939)

Montrose Journal Christmas 10

A WORLD WITHOUT SECRETS
(Published December/2010)

 MR BIN LADEN, I PRESUME?

PHILIPPE BEREND

 CAN WE CLOSE PANDORA'S CYBER BOX?

DAVID OMAND

 Je ne regrette rien

DOUGLAS HURD

 SECRETS AND LIES

TOM RHODES

 Wiki's Leaks (Summary Box)

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 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF GENERATION Y

@SCOTTISHSPUDDY

 Planet Cyberspace (Facts Box)

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 CHINA - THREAT OR TARGET

NIGEL INKSTER

 Ways Around the System

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Montrose Journal Summer 10

PICKING UP THE PIECES
(Published July/2010)

 THEN AND NOW: THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF CORPORATE RISK

MARTIN VANDER WEYER

 WILL HE OVERCOME? OBAMA'S STRUGGLE TO CONVINCE

JIM HOAGLAND

 ELECTIVE AFFINITIES: HOW THE EU CAN BRING CHINA INTO THE EURO-ATLANTIC WORLD

LANXIN XIANG

 AND NONE SHALL HAVE PRIZES: NEITHER THE ANGLOSPHERE NOR THE EUROZONE HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS

DAVID BLAKE

 MOSCOW HEAT: HOW ELUSIVE IS MODERNITY?

DIMITRY TRENIN

 DYNASTY AND DEMOCRACY: OF FAMILIES, MODERNISATION AND LEGITIMACY

KARAN THAPAR

Montrose Journal: Summer 09

WINNERS AND LOSERS
(Published July/2009)

 TRIUMPH OF MAMMON: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE UNBOWED?

PHILIP DELVES BROUGHTON

 CHINA ON THE REBOUND: THE TIGER STRIKES BACK

ADAM WILLIAMS

 FROM LISBON TO LISBON: HOW EUROPE CAN BE LESS OF A LOSER

CHARLES GRANT

 INDIAíS ELECTIONS: A STRONG MANDATE, BUT TO DO WHAT?

ALAN ROSLING

 THE GEOPOLITICS OF EMOTION: ON MUSLIMS AND ARABS, ON FEAR, HOPE AND HUMILIATION

DOMINIQUE MOŌSI

Montrose Journal Summer 08

SO WHAT HAS REALLY CHANGED?
(Published August/2008)

 GLOBAL FINANCE: THE BLACK SWAN HAS LANDED

DAVID BLAKE

 CONSTRUCTING A BETTER WORLD ORDER: CAN THE NEXT US PRESIDENT REDISCOVER DIPLOMACY?

DOUGLAS HURD

 BACK TO THE FUTURE: CHINESE EXCEPTIONALISM IN ITS ASIAN CONTEXT

BILL EMMOTT

 THE OTHER ENERGY OPTION: IS NUCLEAR POWER BACK?

TIM STONE

 DEMOGRAPHY: NOT QUITE THE PROBLEM WE THINK IT IS?

ADAIR TURNER

 WAS MALTHUS RIGHT? WONíT WE BE ABLE TO FEED OURSELVES?

CHRISTOPHER HASKINS

Montrose Journal Summer 07

WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON?
(Published August/2007)

 GLOBAL FINANCE: GOLDILOCKS ECONOMY OR CASINO CAPITALISM?

DAVID BLAKE

 BLAT, KOMPROMAT AND SILOVIKI: THE SOVIET PRACTICES THAT OIL RUSSIAN BUSINESS

ALENA LEDENEVA

 THE ART OF OPPOSITION: WHAT CAMERON CAN LEARN FROM PEEL

DOUGLAS HURD

 HOW SPAIN GOT SERIOUS: AN OLD COUNTRY WITH A HIGH-SPEED TRAIN

TOM BURNS MARANON

 HOW AMERICA IS CHANGING: THE BRAVE NEW LATINO WORLD

N C AIZENMAN

 SURVIVING IN A DANGEROUS WORLD: WHAT IRANíS LEADERS REALLY WANT

DILIP HIRO

Montrose Journal Winter 06

A RISKIER WORLD?
(Published December/2006)

 SECOND-GUESSING THE MARKETS: DO WE UNDERSTAND RISK ANY BETTER THAN WE DID?

DAVID BLAKE, FINANCIAL ANALYST AND COMMENTATOR

 STRATEGY, RISK AND THE DECISIONS THAT COUNT

DOUGLAS HURD, FORMER FOREIGN SECRETARY

 HIGH NOON OVER CHINA: THE CHANCES OF WAR IN THE ORIENT

JAMES CLAD, ACADEMIC AND FORMER PENTAGON OFFICIAL

 THE BIG INVESTMENT THAT CAN: WITH LESS RISK TO EVERYONE

CHRISTOPHER HASKINS, CHAIRMAN, AIRTRAIN

 CHANGE IN JAPAN:BETWEEN COURAGE AND CAUTION

HENRY SCOTT-STOKES, WRITER AND COMMENTATOR

Montrose Journal Winter 05

WHAT IF THEY ARE ALL WRONG?
(Published December/2005)

 THE UTILITY OF FORCE: WHAT IF WAR IS NO LONGER WHAT IT USED TO BE?

RUPERT SMITH, FORMER DEPUTY COMMANDER OF NATO AND ILANA BET-EL, HISTORIAN AND DEFENCE ANALYST

 PROSPECTS FOR THE MIDDLE EAST: BUSH THE PIONEER PEACEMAKER?

JONATHAN FREEDLAND, COLUMNIST, THE GUARDIAN

 TIGERS BURNING BRIGHT: BUT DOES THE EAST HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS?

NORMAN STONE, PROFESSOR OF MODERN HISTORY, KO« UNIVERSITY

 AT THE FOREFRONT OF CHANGE: FRANCE THE GLOBAL BUSINESS PLAYER?

BERNARD SPITZ, CEO, BS CONSEIL

 NOT THE SUPPLY SIDE, STUPID: WHAT EUROPE CAN REALLY LEARN FROM AMERICA

DAVID BLAKE, FINANCIAL ANALYST AND COMMENTATOR

Montrose Journal Spring 05

A WORLD WITHOUT RULES?
(Published April/2005)

 IS THERE SUCH A THING AS AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY?

DOUGLAS HURD, FORMER FOREIGN SECRETARY

 THE CHINA GAP: OF CULTURE, RULES AND QUALITY CONTROL

MINZHE ZHAO, FORMER PROFESSOR, ENTREPRENEUR

 PUTINíS RUSSIA: A RULES-BASED SOCIETY?

CHRISTOPHER GRANVILLE, STRATEGIST, UNITED FINANCIAL GROUP

 CLIMATE CHANGE: A NEW ARENA FOR GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

TOM BURKE, VISITING PROFESSOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERT

 A WORLD WITHOUT RULES: A CAPITAL IDEA

DAVID BLAKE, FULCRUM ASSET MANAGEMENT LLP

Montrose Journal Summer 04

OPPORTUNITY AND RISK: DOING BUSINESS IN A DANGEROUS WORLD
(Published July/2004)

 THE SEARCH FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDER - AND SECOND GUESSING SECURITY

CARL BILDT, FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF SWEDEN

 JIHADIST TERRORISM AND GLOBAL ECONOMIC RISK

PETER BERGEN, AUTHOR AND EXPERT ON TERRORISM

 RISK, REGULATION AND AFFLUENCE

CHRISTOPHER HASKINS, FORMER HEAD OF BETTER REGULATION TASK FORCE

 THE NEW PANDORA'S BOX: TECHNOLOGY AND DATA TERROR

PHILIPPE BEREND, TECHNOLOGY WRITER AND CONSULTANT

 REPUTATION AND BRAND: THE NEW DANGER ZONE?

STEVE HILTON, FOUNDING PARTNER OF GOOD BUSINESS

Montrose Journal Winter 03

(Published December/2003)

 GLOBALISATION A LA CHINOISE - OR INDIAN STYLE

DAVID BLAKE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GOLDMAN SACHS

 OF POLITICS, COMMUNICATION - AND THE STRENGTH OF SILENCE

DOUGLAS HURD, FORMER FOREIGN SECRETARY

 THE YUKOS AFFAIR: AN END TO PLURALISM IN RUSSIA?

OKSANA ANTONENKO, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES

 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: MORE THAN APPLE-PIE AND MOTHERHOOD?

RICHARD HOLME, SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE CHAIRMAN, RIO TINTO

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