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Cynthia Dearin is a commentator on topics associated with international trade, the Middle East and North Africa, and author of Camels, Sheikhs and Billionaires: Your Guide to the Business Culture of the Middle East and North Africa.

She has been interviewed on ABC News 24, ABC Radio and SBS English and Arabic Radio and appeared on the Australian Public Affairs Channel. She writes for and is regularly quoted in Smart Company magazine and features in a number of other online blogs and magazines.

For interview requests, please contact at or on +61 4 22 16 44 33.

This is the best way to contact Cynthia if you are looking for urgent commentary on:

  • International trade trends
  • Free trade agreements
  • Middle East affairs
  • Women in business

In the media

Camels, Sheikhs and Billionaires: Your Guide to Business in the Middle East (SBS Radio – English Transcript)

Camels, Sheikhs and Billionaires: Your Guide to Business in the Middle East (SBS Radio – Arabic Transcript)

Free trade agreement secured with Japan, but does it go far enough? (SmartCompany)

RBA member claims “bountiful” export surge: Is it true? (SmartCompany)

Japanese officials say free trade deal with Australia should be signed by July: experts tip agriculture will win big (SmartCompany)

Five easy steps to creating content for your business website (SmartCompany)

Indonesia spying scandal – the true cost for Australian exporters (SmartCompany)

Ethical supply chains: Why retailers need them and who is watching (SmartCompany)

Food security and Australian land (Lowy Institute)

Australia companies keen for Libya contracts (SBS Radio)

Australian companies urged to start Libyan partnerships (ABC Radio)

Opportunities are Everywhere: Why the Middle East and North Africa? Cynthia Dearin and Eric Dye (Podcast)

Middle East Business Culture on Saturday Extra with Geraldine Doogue and Cynthia Dearin (ABC Radio)

A career in Iraq’s given Cynthia Dearin more than just experience (Women’s Agenda)

A look inside the Boardroom, an organisation that helps business leaders succeed with the help of mentors like Cynthia Dearin and Dorry Kadahi (The Venture Magazine)

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