Updates on Solar Energy

August 29, 2008

Yesterday, Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination to run for the office of the President of the United States. … Continued

Hard Times for Aid Workers

August 28, 2008

Beyond the occasional advertisements pleading for donations, we seldom hear or think about the thousands of aid workers laboring around … Continued

Money’s Place in the Peace Arsenal

August 27, 2008

Anyone with a little common sense understands that it takes kinetic weapons to win wars and non-kinetic options to secure … Continued

Water Challenges in Israel

August 26, 2008

In two earlier posts [The Future of Desalination and Food and Water Shortages in the Middle East], I discussed how … Continued

The Need for Jobs in Iraq

August 25, 2008

No country can flourish if it has a toxic combination of high unemployment, rising inflation, and a large public payroll. … Continued

The Politics and Economics of Peace for Syria

August 22, 2008

My colleague Tom Barnett has, on more than one occasion, noted that politics follows economics. Most often his remarks have … Continued

China’s Real Quest for Gold

August 21, 2008

As the Beijing Olympics come to a close, Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson uses the moment to reflect on … Continued

Changing Society One Soap at a Time

August 20, 2008

Mass media has always protested that its influence is greatly exaggerated. Although relief workers assert that the "CNN effect" is … Continued

Globalization Provides New Opportunities in India

August 19, 2008

We often think of globalization simply in terms of connecting local economies with the global economy. But ike ripples in … Continued

The Russian/Georgia Conflict and Globalization

August 18, 2008

As I noted in my last post [Influencing Russia], there is a risk (however remote) that the international economy could … Continued

Influencing Russia

August 15, 2008

I haven’t written anything about the conflict between Russia and Georgia because this blog is not a political or security … Continued

Four Lessons Learned from the Myanmar Cyclone Disaster

August 14, 2008

No response to natural disasters is ever perfect. Some responses, like the one to Hurricane Katrina, are significantly flawed. John … Continued

Global Poverty

August 13, 2008

Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson wrote a column a few months ago in which he identified global poverty as … Continued

Changing Supply Lines

August 12, 2008

Globalization is all about the movement and flow of resources, capital, people, ideas and so forth. Rising fuel prices, however, … Continued

New Calls for Global Leadership

August 11, 2008

Two years ago I posted a blog about The Need for Global Leadership. It followed a post about the continuing … Continued

The Fear of Nuclear Proliferation

August 8, 2008

One widely broadcast political advertisement being used by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama asserts that nuclear weapons falling into the … Continued

Drug Use Rising in West Africa

August 7, 2008

Until oil was discovered in and around West Africa, that area was best known as the hub of the 18th … Continued

Another Search Engine Revs Up

August 6, 2008

Every six months or so it seems that a company introduces a new search engine in hopes of competing with … Continued

African Women’s Movement

August 5, 2008

When Zimbabwe finds itself in the news, the story is generally about Robert Mugabe, the dictator who has sunk one … Continued

Global Anti-Smoking Effort Launched

August 4, 2008

In 1947, singer/songwriter Merle Travis wrote the song "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!" for the famous country-western songwriter and entertainer Sollie "Tex" … Continued

Looking Beyond Oil

August 1, 2008

For decades one of the critiques of Saudi leaders has been that they were not investing in their country for … Continued