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Paul Crompton
Paul Crompton

Paul J. Crompton is a former journalist for Al Arabiya English in Dubai. He regularly wrote features, profiles, and analyses on business, security and geopolitical issues and specialized in the history of the Middle East. Paul received a degree from the American University of Sharjah in the UAE. He has lived in the region for more than a decade.

COLUMNISTS
Paul Crompton
Paul Crompton

Paul J. Crompton is a former journalist for Al Arabiya English in Dubai. He regularly wrote features, profiles, and analyses on business, security and geopolitical issues and specialized in the history of the Middle East. Paul received a degree from the American University of Sharjah in the UAE. He has lived in the region for more than a decade.

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