WiMAX and the Evernet

August 31, 2007

As a so-called "road warrior," I spend more time traveling annually on business than I get to spend at home … Continued

America Remains in the Broadband Slow Lane

August 30, 2007

Last November I posted a weblog about America’s slow progress towards better broadband connectivity [Broadband Bound]. According to a Washington … Continued

The Beginning of the End of Cheap Labor in China

August 29, 2007

There have been several articles over the past few months noting that China’s economy has progressed so rapidly that it … Continued

Looking Forward to “New Sudan”

August 28, 2007

Some people are surprised when they learn that the Kurdish region of Iraq is booming while the rest of the … Continued

The Economist Discusses the Dark Continent

August 27, 2007

Earlier this month I wrote a post about power generation problems across the African continent [Africa Remains the Dark Continent … Continued

Rising with the Tide: Chile, Brazil, and Mexico

August 24, 2007

It takes a lot to impress the folks at The Economist, but in the 18-27 August 2007 issue, one of … Continued

China in Africa: The Ups and the Downs

August 23, 2007

Anyone who has scanned international headlines over the past couple of years knows that China has made big inroads on … Continued

The Coming Water Wars?

August 22, 2007

Earlier this month, I wrote a post about potential water problems in the Middle East (Turkey, Kurdistan & Water). Almost … Continued

Soap Operas in Afghanistan

August 21, 2007

I’m curious where Abraham Maslow would have put soap operas on his hierarchy of needs. Escapism, be it watching soaps … Continued

Fighting the Wolves at the Door in Kurdistan

August 20, 2007

The recent attack against the Yazidi sect in northern Iraq (the worst terrorist attack inside the country since Saddam Hussein … Continued

Aid Abroad and Rules at Home

August 17, 2007

Official Development Aid (ODA), more commonly known as foreign aid, seems like it should be a straight forward matter — … Continued

State and Local Crisis Response

August 16, 2007

Next month will mark the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Those … Continued

Tragedy Knocks on Kurdistan’s Door

August 15, 2007

In my reports from Kurdistan, I’ve noted that one of the things that sets it apart from the rest of … Continued

Africa Remains the Dark Continent — Literally

August 14, 2007

Most of the world welcomed the news that the United Nations Security Council voted to send 26,000 peacekeepers to the … Continued

Turkey, Kurdistan & Water

August 13, 2007

My last post discussed the symbiotic trading relationship between Turkey and Kurdistan. Matthew Garcia, an earth scientist living in Maryland … Continued

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Turkey & Kurdistan

August 10, 2007

In my last Lessons from the Edge of Globalization post, I noted that leaders of the Kurdistan Regional Government face … Continued

Islamic Finance

August 9, 2007

As I’m quickly learning, doing business in the Middle East is not always as straight forward as it is in … Continued

Labor Reform in the Middle East

August 8, 2007

Last May I wrote a post about Dubai, UAE [On Becoming a Tiger], and noted in that blog that Emiratis … Continued

The Prisoners’ Dilemma and the Rules of Cooperation

August 7, 2007

I have written a lot about connectivity as has my colleague Tom Barnett. An extremely interesting New York Times article … Continued

Lessons from the Edge of Globalization: Part 2, Day 1

August 6, 2007

I am back in Kurdistan again; my fourth trip in 4 months — this time beginning the roll-out of our … Continued

Probing the Edges of Globalization

August 3, 2007

I head back soon to Iraq to pursue further work with the Pentagon’s Business Transformation Agency and the regional government … Continued

Iraq Reconstruction Hits Roadblocks

August 2, 2007

Both print and television news sources have picked up the story of snags in reconstruction efforts in Iraq. One of … Continued

Wiki Maps

August 1, 2007

Anyone who has done much web surfing has surely come across Wikipedia, a site whose encyclopedic-like entries are created by … Continued