Political Power and Progress

November 30, 2007

In my discussions of Development-in-a-Box™, I have noted that bad leaders and corruption often undermine the best efforts of the … Continued

Kurdistan Regional Government Still Seeking Oil Contracts

November 29, 2007

In early October, I wrote a post about the frustration politicians in Kurdistan are feeling because of the sluggish progress … Continued

Brazil’s Oil Discovery

November 28, 2007

Alexei Barrionuevo reports in the New York Times that about a year ago Brazil found a large deep-water oil reserve … Continued

Uncertain Future for Ethiopian Development

November 27, 2007

The Economist reports that "while things are getting better for much of Africa, Ethiopia risks getting left behind ["A brittle … Continued

Security Threats Continue to Become More Complex

November 26, 2007

There was understandable euphoria late last century when the Soviet Union collapsed along with the notion of ideological blocs. Peace … Continued

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving in America is a time of reflection. The truly thankful person can find a well of gratitude even amidst … Continued

Prosperity and Altruism

November 21, 2007

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are only the latest in a long line of individuals who have used their wealth … Continued

Modeling Swarm Behavior

November 20, 2007

In recent posts, I have discussed how some MIT engineers foresee the day when energy can be "farmed" from crowd … Continued

Oil and Development

November 19, 2007

The news has been filled over the past few weeks with the economic repercussions of rising oil prices. Some analysts … Continued

Singapore: The Challenges of Success

November 16, 2007

Singapore’s economy is sizzling and along with its success comes challenges. Singapore’s success and the challenges that success brings are … Continued

Will Money Solve Africa’s Problems?

November 15, 2007

The John Templeton Foundation asked a number of analysts to respond to the question, "Will money solve Africa’s problems?" The … Continued

The Economist Looks at the System Administration Force

November 14, 2007

My partner Tom Barnett has been arguing for several years that the United States needs both a Leviathan force and … Continued

Turning to Nature to Save Energy

November 13, 2007

At the beginning of the industrial age, mankind marveled at the inventions being developed. Clearly, humans sat atop the food … Continued

Energy from Crowds

November 12, 2007

Crowds seem to be one of life’s unavoidable challenges. Of course, where one person sees a challenge others see opportunities. … Continued

Helping the Bottom Billion

November 9, 2007

A couple of weeks ago, Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank, presided over his first annual meetings for that … Continued

Will Cheap Cars Undermine India’s Future?

November 8, 2007

India is trying to turn the automotive industry on its ear by offering cheap automobiles ["In India, a $2,500 Pace … Continued

Kurdistan’s Economic Boom and Relations with Turkey

November 7, 2007

Because of Enterra Solutions’ business pursuits in Iraq (especially in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq), I have written a … Continued

The Wireless Web

November 6, 2007

Google just announced that it is leading an effort to develop technologies that will turn celluar telephones into powerful mobile … Continued

Good Sign from Kurdistan

November 5, 2007

Over the weekend, Kurdish rebels from Turkey operating out of the mountains of northern Iraq made conciliatory gesture with the … Continued

At the Nexus of IT and ET

November 2, 2007

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman wrote a great column about the need for a revolution in electric power generation … Continued

Education in Saudi Arabia

November 1, 2007

One of the oft-leveled charges against the royal house of Saud is that is has generally failed to invest its … Continued