The Return of the Pirates

December 31, 2008

Since the events of 9/11, governments, port operators, and shipping firms have been trying to figure out to make the … Continued

America’s Competitive Edge

December 30, 2008

A famous line from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet reads, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” In an article about innovation … Continued

Politics in the Middle East

December 29, 2008

With people watching closely to see what happens as a new U.S. administration comes to power, Washington Post columnist David … Continued

Testing the Rhetoric of Sustainability

December 26, 2008

In a special on-line report, The Economist looks into its crystal ball and writes about the year ahead [The World … Continued

Happy Holidays

December 25, 2008

Today the Christian world celebrates Christmas. Regardless of the faith you keep or the principles that guide your life, celebrating … Continued

Good News about Measles

December 24, 2008

One of the fundamental efforts being made by the international community is to reduce the number of deaths caused by … Continued

Trade and Peace in Africa

December 23, 2008

Bad news out of the Congo and Sudan flows like muddy river water after a rainstorm. Herman J. Cohen, a … Continued

U.S. Science and Math Scores Remain Worrying

December 22, 2008

Most people are aware that for a couple of decades U.S. test scores in science and math have been falling … Continued

Update on Malware

December 19, 2008

Last month on Election Day, I posted a blog entitled Public/Private Partnerships in Cyberspace that discussed efforts aimed at increasing … Continued

China — 30 Years of Reform

December 18, 2008

It was 30 years ago that the resilient Chinese politician Deng Xiaoping began reforming China’s economic system by embracing free … Continued

Training, Education, and Development

December 17, 2008

In my posts about Development-in-a-Box™, I have often written about the importance of investing in human capital as part of … Continued

Globalization and Morality

December 16, 2008

The John Templeton Foundation has engaged a number of leading thinkers to write about "big questions" facing society. I first … Continued

The Power of Words

December 15, 2008

In William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, Brutus says in mock humility: I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth,Action, nor … Continued

Iraqi Democracy

December 12, 2008

In his book entitled Blueprint for Action, my colleague Tom Barnett wrote: "The Bush Administration's decision to lay a Big … Continued

Irregular Warfare gets an Upgrade

December 11, 2008

Security is the bedrock upon which prosperity must build. The recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, remind us (as if … Continued

Development and Corruption in Iraq

December 10, 2008

With the Iraqi parliament having recently approved a new security pact with the United States and a change of administrations … Continued

Show Me the Money

December 9, 2008

When investing in real estate, the most oft given advice is to select the right location. In fact, "Location, location, … Continued

Adherents of Islamic Finance Mitigate Effects of Financial Crisis

December 8, 2008

Resilience is often higher among conservative groups than others. The reason is simple — they take fewer risks. Most conservative … Continued

Contests and Innovation

December 5, 2008

I have written several blogs about prizes being offered for innovations (for example, see my posts entitled A New Approach … Continued

Cisco’s “Emerging Market” Strategy

December 4, 2008

Among the topics regularly discussed in this blog are connectivity and “emerging market” opportunities. BusinessWeek magazine recently published an article … Continued

Web Socializing

December 3, 2008

World Wide Web social sites like Facebook and MySpace receive a lot of press coverage. Most often because they have … Continued

Transforming U.S. Foreign Policy

December 2, 2008

With the change in U.S. administrations just over a month away, some of the details about how U.S. foreign policy … Continued

On Becoming Nomads

December 1, 2008

Earlier this year, The Economist published a series of articles discussing how wireless communications is changing our lives and making … Continued