Articles

Alice has been writing and reporting for more than 15 years. Below are a few examples of her recent work.

Business
Gamification becomes serious business for UAE firms.
Eureeca’s Saidi: Investors should help SMEs find new business opportunities
Success Story: Italian coffee in the heart of Abu Dhabi
First Hawkamah forum examines drivers of corporate governance
Success Story: Just Success – the Just Falafel story
Success Story:  Venecia Health: Care in the community
Success Story:  The scents of success, Yasser Almuflahi Perfumes
Regional expansion will continue into 2012: Hilton head
3M to capitalize on post-Arab Spring opportunities
Food security and environment remain key values for DuPont
Thad Allen, Booz Allen Hamilton: “It’s a leadership challenge, it’s a legal challenge, it’s a policy challenge, it’s a resource challenge”
Schneider’s Gur sees Mideast infrastructure spend continue despite downturn
Meditel faces slow growth as competition increases
UAE’s RAKIA expects 25% expansion in 2012

How-to articles:
Business plan writing basics; what should it include?
Protecting your intellectual property
What makes a good candidate?
Location, location, location
Lawyering-up: When should a business take legal action?
Business decisions: Freezone or Onshore?
Help, I’m being sued!
What is Emiratization and how does it affect my business?
The Apple versus Samsung case

Politics/media:
David Cameron, two weeks before becoming Prime Minister
F.W. De Klerk, former South African President
Julian Assange, founder, Wikileaks (Middle East exclusive)
Michael Palin, author, comedian, explorer
Kate Adie, veteran BBC reporter
Abdul Rahman Al Attiyah, Secretary General of the GCC
Judith McHale, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Affairs
Liam Fox, UK Secretary of State for Defence
New Libya Party, interview after the fall of Gaddafi
Brian Haw, long-time peace protestor
Sir William Patey, UK Ambassador to Afghanistan
Gerald Howarth, UK Minister for International Security Strategy
Jeremy Hunt, MP, previously shadow minister for culture & sport

Author interviews:
Margaret Atwood, Canadian author
Emma Donoghue, Booker shortlisted author of ‘Room’
Martin Amis, veteran author
Marina Lewycka, author of ‘A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian’. **New article** Lewycka on her new novel ‘Various Pets Dead & Alive’
Vikas Swarup, whose novel Q&A’ was made into ‘Slumdog Millionaire’
Khalid Al Khamissi, famed Eygptian author of ‘Taxi’
Kate Morton, author of ‘The Distant Hours’
Chris Cleave, whose ‘Incendiary’ was made into a film with Michelle Williams and Ewan Macgregor. **New article** Cleave talks about his new novel ‘Gold’.
Charley Boorman, explorer, adventurer, writer
Mark Billingham, bestselling crime writer
Lynne Truss, ‘Eats, Shoots and Leaves’
Greg Mortenson, founder of schools in Afghanistan
Joshua E.S. Phillips, whose book ‘None of us Were Like This Before’ looks at torture and the US Army
Tess Gerritsen, best-selling crime writer
Tim Mackintosh-Smith, author of historical travel books
Tony Buzan, creator of ‘mind maps’
David Hewson, best-selling crime author
Rebecca Skloot, author of ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’
Tim Butcher, best-selling travel writer and journalist
Marjane Satrapi, exiled Iranian author
Peter J. Murray, children’s author

Overseas/significant reports:
The marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton:
The moment Catherine and William said ‘I will
Royal Wedding: One iconic picture says all that is needed to be said
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
Kate Middleton’s Village

The opening of Mathaf, Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar:
Niche for the new Arab modern art
Arab museum of modern art opens in Doha

Reporting from Jalalabad, Kabul and Herat, Afghanistan:
Clean water the answer for Afghanistan’s sick children
Surviving in a settlement
Lesson on hygiene an important part of each project
Household technology that can provide clean drinking water
A Jalalabad family made healthy
Work bring rewards in Khusan
Gender, equity and solidarity in Afghanistan
Changing attitudes: Herat women in the workplace
Afghan women face battle for health, education
The Afghan gender divide‘ (video)
Explosion in Herat likely to have political motivations

The visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the UAE, 2010:
A Royal visit‘ (video)
Crowds cheer as traditional dancers greet the Queen
Queen Elizabeth II visits the UAE
Memories of afternoon tea with Queen Elizabeth II

UK General Elections, 2010:
Britain heads for split vote
Is this Britain’s oldest voter?
Students, academics decry higher education cuts
Mixed response as many in East London area unhappy
Decision day for Britain
NHS keeps on coming under fire
Nanny state under scrutiny

Opinion:
Window to the soul‘, column
What time is lunch?‘, column
To tip or not to tip‘, column
The whole tooth and nothing but the tooth‘, column
Don’t mention the war‘, column
The great gadget race‘, column
What’s love got to do with it‘, column
It’s only refreshing if I say so‘, column
Sprinting through the rain‘, column
It’s a three-horse race‘, on the 2010 General Elections

Book reviews/analysis:
Amanda Hocking & the self-publishing revolution
Nordic Noir: Stieg Larsson fuels the genre
Emma Donoghue, ‘Room
Martin Amis, ‘The Pregnant Widow
Roberto Bolano, ‘The Skating Rink
Kathleen Kent ‘The Traitor’s Wife
Rebecca Skloot, ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Tweets from Tahrir‘, the Egyptian revolution through Twitter
Ellen Feldman, ‘Next to Love
Joshua E.S. Phillips, ‘None of us Were Like This Before
Megan Abbott, ‘The End of Everything
Wilbur Smith, ‘Those in Peril
Kristin Hannah, ‘Night Road
Simon Lelic, ‘The Facility
Kate Morton, ‘The Distant Hours
Maha Gargash, ‘The Sand Fish