Kissinger on Afghanistan

February 27, 2009

Henry Kissinger, who has labored in academia's ivory towers as well as Foggy Bottom's government offices, remains, at age 86, … Continued

Lobbying for an Innovation Czar

February 26, 2009

I have written a number of posts dealing with the current financial situation and in those posts I have stressed … Continued

Fixing a Broken World

February 25, 2009

The Economist, in a recent International section article, asserted that "in almost any discussion of world affairs, there is one … Continued

The Future of Energy

February 24, 2009

Change is in the air. That's nothing new, of course. Change is always in the air. But a lot people … Continued

Connecting in Kenya

February 23, 2009

Kenya has most recently been in the news for its violent elections and the tragic gasoline truck explosion that killed … Continued

Iran and the Bomb

February 20, 2009

Iran remains a dilemma (as well as an enigma) for the West. Much of its leadership clings to the revolutionary … Continued

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back in Pakistan

February 19, 2009

The Obama administration has found itself caught in its first dilemma concerning the Muslim world. While Secretary of State Hillary … Continued

The Green Update

February 18, 2009

One of the prominent themes of President Obama's campaign was developing a "green economy" and creating 5 million new jobs. … Continued

Tom Barnett Article in Defense News

February 17, 2009

Regular readers of this blog know that Enterra Solutions' Senior Managing Director, Tom Barnett, has recently released a book entitled … Continued

Globalization and Security

February 16, 2009

Although this is a corporate blog, security is one of the topics about which I frequently write. The reason I … Continued

Globalization and Recovery

February 13, 2009

Discussions about stimulus packages to help get economies across the globe back on their feet fill headlines and airwaves. New … Continued

Changing China

February 12, 2009

China really didn't receive much attention during the U.S. presidential transition until Obama's pick for Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, accused … Continued

Education without Borders

February 11, 2009

In a recent post, I discussed the travails of Muslim girls who are trying to obtain an education in parts … Continued

Tom Barnett’s Great Powers: America and the World After Bush

February 10, 2009

Yesterday, I noted how many policymakers in Washington, DC, had finally come to agree with many of the positions that … Continued

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs endorses SysAdmin Force

February 9, 2009

For long-time readers of this blog or Tom Barnett's Weblog, the topic of a new kind of "force" for dealing … Continued

Web 2.0 Political Rebels

February 6, 2009

I have not written anything about the on-going troubles between Israel and its Palestinian neighbors. It’s a serious subject, but … Continued

Demographics and the Downturn

February 5, 2009

In a post entitled Demographics and Robots, I discussed "the Japanese, who have maintained xenophobic immigration policies [and] have tried … Continued

The Rise of “Creative Capitalism”: Tackling Malaria

February 4, 2009

According to Steve Hamm, the term “creative capitalism” was coined by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates [“‘Creative Capitalism’ Versus Malaria,” BusinessWeek, … Continued

The Iraqi Election

February 3, 2009

Because my company, Enterra Solutions, does a significant amount of business in Iraq, I am, of course, interested in any … Continued

Capitalism and the Net Generation

February 2, 2009

For security reasons, President Obama was told he would have to relinquish his Blackberry — a challenge he has apparently … Continued