Peace & Development in Uganda

October 31, 2006

The world is certainly experiencing its share of troubles and the international community’s timidity has been exposed in places like … Continued

A Time for Trust

October 30, 2006

In his latest column, Sebastian Mallaby discusses the issue of trust [“The Decline of Trust,” Washington Post, 30 October 2006]. … Continued

“Virtually” no escape

October 27, 2006

In an earlier post [Connecting America & China], I discussed a massive multiplayer online (MMO) game called World of Warcraft … Continued

Americans Discover the Global Commute

October 26, 2006

One of the reasons that America became great was that it attracted bright, energetic people from around the world. They … Continued

Fed Chairman & Bank Regulations

October 25, 2006

Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Ben Bernanke, has weighed in on the side of those interested in reducing regulatory burdens for … Continued

Between Peacekeeping and War

October 24, 2006

Despite the international community’s lack of action in Darfur, there are few people who haven’t heard about the plight of … Continued

Regulation and Rates

October 23, 2006

In an earlier post [The Coming Blackouts], I wrote about how utility companies are failing to keep up with demand … Continued

Russia and NGOs

October 20, 2006

Russia continues to cut off of its nose to spite its face. Putin’s quiet retreat from democracy continues to break … Continued

iPods and Worms

October 19, 2006

Despite Apple’s clever television commercials that tout the security of its computers, not all Apple products are immune to the … Continued

The Coming Black Outs

October 18, 2006

In its most recent annual report, according to a New York Times article by Matthew L. Wald, the North American … Continued

Water, Water Everywhere

October 17, 2006

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been at the heart of a lot of marvelous developments including the … Continued

China — Future Shock — But not too shocking

October 16, 2006

Working with Tom Barnett, whose books have a large and influential following in China, I’m aware that the Chinese like … Continued

Cell Phones & Culture

October 13, 2006

Cell phones continue to change the way the world is connecting. I’ve talked about how cell phones are being used … Continued

China & Cyberspace Threats

October 12, 2006

China has been in the headlines recently for its purge of top leaders and trying to rid its one-party system … Continued

Scarcity, Innovation, & Resilience

October 11, 2006

This summer, as oil prices looked like they were heading towards $80 per barrel, Stephen L. Sass, a professor of … Continued

Corruption & Development in Equatorial Guinea

October 10, 2006

The triple curses of most African nations (corruption, poverty & disease) have kept the dark continent dark and part what … Continued

North Korea’s Gamble

October 9, 2006

The news that North Korea tested a nuclear device despite warnings from leaders around the globe says much more about … Continued

Western Union Beware

October 6, 2006

In an earlier post about the global commute, I noted how important global workers are to the Philippine economy. Mary … Continued

New U.S. Counter-insurgency Doctrine

October 5, 2006

Michael Gordon, writing in today’s New York Times, discusses the new U.S. counter-insurgency doctrine being implemented by the Pentagon ["Military … Continued

Cyberspace Increases Its Density

October 4, 2006

"Instant messages. Text messages. E-mail. Voicemail. Blogs. Online social networks. And the good ol’ cell phone," writes Associated Press reporter … Continued

Updates on the Global Commute

October 3, 2006

As I noted in an earlier blog ["Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?"], illegal immigration has been one of the hot … Continued

Iraq and Upcoming Elections

October 2, 2006

In almost every close election, the war in Iraq has taken center stage. Bob Woodward’s new book State of Denial … Continued