EdwardJames has been with MEED for nine years. Until September 2008 he was MEED’sGulf Bureau Chief. He wrote features and news for MEED magazine on nearly allof the countries of the region. His specific areas of expertise arehydrocarbons, power and water, and the petrochemical market. He has also workedas a consultant in the Gulf for UK risk consultancy firm Control Risks. He is aregular guest commentator on Middle East issues for news channels such as theBBC, CNN and ABC News. He has a degree in Arabic.