Pollution in Asia

November 28, 2008

Most people are aware that some Asian countries are suffering from serious environmental pollution. During the recent Beijing Olympics, some … Continued

Happy Thanksgiving 2008

November 27, 2008

Today in the United States is a day set aside for individuals and families to reflect on their blessings and … Continued

Twenty-first Century Capitalism

November 26, 2008

Denial is a word we hear a lot nowadays. Many alcoholics deny they have a drinking problem. Many substance abusers … Continued

Optimism and Isolation in Africa

November 25, 2008

Readers of this blog know that I’m a big proponent of connectivity. The Economist points out, however, that with world … Continued

Famine in the Horn of Africa

November 24, 2008

The Horn of Africa has known its share of tragedies (including the long-running civil conflict in Somalia and war between … Continued

Global Trends 2025

November 21, 2008

Anyone vaguely familiar with what we in America call the "intelligence community" knows that it is resembles a garden salad — … Continued

The New Silk Road

November 20, 2008

BusinessWeek magazine recently published an "Emerging Market Report" that claims "historic bonds between the Middle East and Asia are being … Continued

State Capitalism and Sovereign-Wealth Funds

November 19, 2008

Back in September, just as the collapse of Lehman Brothers was triggering a full-blown financial crisis, The Economist wrote an … Continued

Building Up rather than Bailing Out

November 18, 2008

In my post Green Capitalism and the Map of Grand Challenges, I discussed proposals by individuals like New York Times' … Continued

The G-20 Summit

November 17, 2008

As most people are aware, President Bush hosted a meeting of the G20 this past weekend to deal with the … Continued

Is Google Rewiring our Brains?

November 14, 2008

The term "Google" has come to represent more than the name of the world's most popular search engine or the … Continued

Update on Rwanda’s Women

November 13, 2008

Fourteen years ago Rwanda suffered a massive, man-made humanitarian disaster as neighbors were driven to slaughter neighbors by malicious radio … Continued

New Violence between the Turkey and the PKK

November 12, 2008

I have written nine previous posts about the security situation in and across the border from the Kurdistan region of … Continued

Connecting Africa the Old Way

November 11, 2008

Most often when we hear the term "connectivity" we think about the Internet and the World Wide Web. In days … Continued

Trade Financing

November 10, 2008

In post I published last week [Trust and Credit in Emerging Markets], I commented on an op-ed piece by Kemal … Continued

Connected Turmoil

November 7, 2008

I’m a supporter of both globalization and connectivity. However, I’m not such a zealot that I see only their benefits … Continued

Trust and Credit in Emerging Markets

November 6, 2008

We've all heard about the butterfly effect — the notion that a butterfly can gently flaps its wings somewhere in … Continued

Economics Drive Political Change

November 5, 2008

On the day after elections in America, it seems like a good time to talk about democracy elsewhere. Politicians like … Continued

Public/Private Partnerships in Cyberspace

November 4, 2008

It's election day in the United States. If you are an eligible voter and haven't yet exercised your right to … Continued

China: Globalization’s Lynchpin

November 3, 2008

China has known for some time that it needs to rely less on exports and develop a growing domestic market. … Continued