Ian McCredie

Ian McCredie is a former senior British foreign service official. Most recently, he was Head of Corporate Security for Shell International. He now focuses on helping companies navigate the complexities and manage the risk of frontier markets. He is a mathematics graduate and speaks Farsi, French and Danish.

Will the West Lose Guyana to the Chinese?

Jan 06, 2020

Guyana, home to just 750,000 people, is about to leap from one of the poorest to one of the richest countries in the world. The financial predators are circling, led by the Chinese. Guyana‘s inexperience, incompetence and lack of Western interest will hand the Chinese a valuable prey. Oil discoveries off...

How Will Iran Respond to the Assassination of Qassem Soleimani?

Jan 03, 2020

The US assassination of Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, at Baghdad’s international airport on January 3 is yet another example of the reckless actions of the Trump administration. The targeted killing was clearly opportunistic and will have unintended consequences.   General Soleimani was not the evil genius behind a...

Britain’s Practice of Unsafe Politics

Nov 18, 2019

The Brexit virus has infected the Brits and destroyed their natural immune system.   Opportunistic infections and cancers now thrive in the weakened British political metabolism and have enabled Boris Johnson to come to power, and other unnatural organisms to flourish. Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage and Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn would not...

Iran Has Learned How to Play Trump

Jun 19, 2019

Iran’s attacks on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz were a sacrifice to lure Washington into a draw. Iran’s botched operation in the Strait of Hormuz, in which the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) navy nearly got caught in the act of mining two tankers, brought the world to...

Novichok Suspects: Russia's Culture-Loving Assassins

Sep 17, 2018

The new Russian terror is a lesson in the value of freedom. It is also a lesson in the current weakness of the West.  No one believes that Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov, who have been identified by the British police as suspects in the poisoning of a former Russia...

The Next War in the Middle East

Jul 09, 2018

Regime change in Iran is part of the grand strategy for the Middle East formed at that fateful meeting in Riyadh during Trump’s first overseas visit. US President Donald Trump is intent on war with Iran and is trying to lure the government in Tehran into a trap. The evidence...

Will the CIA Nominee Stand Up Against Torture?

May 14, 2018

Gina Haspel has done nothing to demonstrate her independence and moral fiber, but only a professional capability and a willingness to obey orders. Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Central Intelligence Agency, compromised her integrity in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on May 9 with her fumbled...

The Lessons of the West's Incompetence in Syria

Apr 16, 2018

For all of President Trump’s bombastic threats, the actual attack made no effort to damage Assad’s grip on power or to tilt the balance in the civil war. The recent allied attack against Syria was a deliberately crafted gesture which amounted to no more than a statement that the use...

Russia's Latest Message to Dissenters: You Are Next

Mar 14, 2018

The latest attempted assassination of former Russian double agent in Britain is the most recent piece of evidence that the Putin regime is a murderous thuggish outrage. For a brief moment it seemed that Russia could emerge from the dictatorship of the Communist Party and the chaos of the Yeltsin...

The Long War of Ottoman Succession

Feb 20, 2018

Time and history may be moving in Iran’s direction when it comes to its ambition to fill the power vacuum in the Middle East. On February 10, at the end of an extraordinarily violent week, the Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that crossed into Israeli airspace, and then...

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