Recalling Typhoid Mary

May 31, 2007

Since the spread of AIDS, the scare of SARS, and looming threat of Avian Flu, people are more aware than … Continued

Globalization and Labor Standards

May 30, 2007

New York Times‘ columnist and economist Paul Krugman recently penned a column about globalization and how it affects jobs and … Continued

Innovation and Security

May 29, 2007

Getting Department of Defense contracts has always been good for one’s business. But since President Eisenhower warned about the growing … Continued

Nuclear Power and Energy Resilience

May 25, 2007

My trip to Kurdistan reminded me how critical a reliable source of electricity is for ensuring peace and prosperity. The … Continued

Others on the Edge of Globalization

May 24, 2007

The cover of 28 May 2007 issue of BusinessWeek asks the provocative question, "What’s the Most Extreme Emerging Market on … Continued

New Iraq Strategy Stresses Simultaneous Activity

May 23, 2007

I have occasionally stressed the importance of being able to simultaneously carry out development activities even as security operations are … Continued

Kurdistan — Democracy’s Last Stand in Iraq

May 22, 2007

Mark Lattimer, director of Minority Rights Group International, writes that if oil-rich Kurdistan goes the way of Baghdad and Mosul, … Continued

Kurdistan’s Economic Divide

May 21, 2007

A freelance writer, who has spent a lot of time in Erbil, contacted me believing that I have painted an … Continued

Security in Kurdistan

May 18, 2007

I made several references over the past week to the Peshmerga, the Kurdish military that helped provide security during our … Continued

Coffee for the Troops

May 17, 2007

The press of travel (from Kurdistan to Vienna to Beijing to New York) and business has, for the moment, delayed … Continued

Lessons from the Edge of Globalization: 3 days in Iraq from the Syrian/Turkish Border to the Iranian Border

May 16, 2007

This blog is the continuation of an earlier post [3 Days in Iraq from the Syrian/Turkish Border to the Iranian … Continued

Interagency Feuding Over Iraq Reconstruction

May 15, 2007

As I noted a few days ago, Paul Brinkley and his colleagues from the Pentagon were instrumental in setting up … Continued

3 days in Iraq from the Syrian/Turkish border to the Iranian border

May 14, 2007

As part of our economic development trip to Iraq where we are beginning to lay the ground work and templates … Continued

Resilience in Kurdistan

May 11, 2007

In Wednesday’s post, I wrote that Kurdistan’s relative peace has permitted it to achieve a level of prosperity and economic … Continued

Where is My Replicator?

May 10, 2007

Science fiction has often been a catalyst for ideas. One of the futuristic gadgets carried aboard the various incarnations of … Continued

An Overview of Kurdistan

May 9, 2007

I’m currently visiting Iraq — more specifically, the Kurdish portion of Iraq often referred to as Kurdistan. Kurdistan literally means … Continued

On Becoming a Tiger

May 8, 2007

The tiger has become the international symbol for countries with healthy (even spectacular) rates of economic growth. This is probably … Continued

Supreme Court Adds New Tests for Patents

May 7, 2007

In what many analysts consider its most important patent ruling in decades, the Supreme Court established new tests for issuing … Continued

The Economist and the Evernet

May 4, 2007

Last month I wrote a post on Ubiquitous Sensors and the Evernet. The "Evernet" is a term I borrowed from … Continued

Trends and Shocks

May 3, 2007

Retired Navy Captain Terry Pudas, who inherited the Pentagon’s Office of Force Transformation from the late Art Cebrowski, recently wrote … Continued

Globalizations’ Win-Win Game

May 2, 2007

Many people still perceive globalization as a contest in which there must be winners and losers. If China rises, for … Continued

Profiting from Chaos

May 1, 2007

If there weren’t winners (i.e., people who profit) in or from conflict situations, we would have much less conflict. The … Continued