The National, the leading English language newspaper published in the United Arab Emirates, is read all over the world. It offers a view of events and culture from what has become the crossroads of the world. I'm pleased to say I will be contributing a weekly opinion column to the paper and its website. They are also on Twitter @thenationaluae

My most recent columns have included reflections on whether we have reached Peak Populism, and how to pay for a university education. Let me know what you think (