- Round and round the financial world
- Is it too late for Syria?
- Blogging is back!
- Blogging will return
- Blowing Bubbles
- When did the US stop thinking big? Look at EDUCATION!
- War — what is it good for?
- Why we mess up
- Is Terror back?
- Tragedy in Boston
- In Surprise, Recovery in China Loses Steam
- Confused about North Korea? — Think Syria
- Told you so
- From Russia, with thought
- Relentless optimism?
Monthly Archives: January 2013
My thanks to all of you who pointed out that the PRIME DIRECTIVE comes from Star TREK, not Star WARS. My memories of Captain Kirk go back decades, so I apologize for the slip. Regardless of the source, I find … Continue reading
The riots and resumption of martial law in three cities in Egypt had led many to again call the Egyptian revolution a failure. Meanwhile, as Syria’s Assad declines to depart and marshalls his forces for further attacks in Homs, that … Continue reading
Tongue in Cheek, earlier this week I gave congratulations to President Obama on the start of his 2nd term, while writing about difficult the situation is in Russia that he will face. But that is but one of the tricky … Continue reading
Sorry about the long lag in blogging. Spent all of last week in Moscow, which is both glorious and bizarre. Glorious because holiday decorations are still up and the new mayor has spent wisely and well in turning the city … Continue reading
We will start looking ahead at events to watch in 2013. But before giving my take, I want to point everyone to a wonderfully interactive and insightful look ahead published by the Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventive Action. … Continue reading
In 2010, the Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa had the highest youth unemployment rates in the world, at 24%. That was roughly double the rate in most middle-income countries. Today, Eurozone official statistics showed that the … Continue reading
As 2013 dawns, (1) The world is still here — Mayan interpretations forecasting global destruction were wrong (2) The Euro is still here — thank Super Mario (Draghi) and the willingness of the ECB to do anything to save it. … Continue reading