After training Africa's civil servants, Crown Agents to lecture Iraqi military
British international development company Crown Agents has been awarded a contract by the Foreign Office to train Iraqi army officers.
By turns a mining entrepreneur, art collector, and protector of endangered animal species, the Swiss-American billionaire Thomas Kaplan is becoming an ever-closer associate of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (MbZ). In early 2019, Kaplan has been showing his collection of Dutch art at the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum, only two years after Mohammed bin Zayed personally appointed him to head the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH).
The US Treasury Department's list of figures close to Putin has brought to light the many links between Britain's financial establishment and named oligarchs. The affair looks set to further destabilise the City of London, which is already grappling with Brexit.