FEBRUARY 12, 2018

CHINA'S COBALT CONUNDRUM

APRIL 11, 2018

NO TO A SYRIA WAR

JANUARY 27, 2018

ASEAN'S DIGITAL DIVIDE

NORCAL HIGH SPEED RAIL IS A NECESSITY

Why a Norcal HSR commuter system is a necessary solution to solve the housing crisis and economic inequality.


THE END OF THE WESTERN CONSENSUS

How Trump's victory can potentially end the era of a Western consensus that has served as a lynch pin for global stability since WWII.


The Grand Transformation

American politics as we know it is coming to an end. Will 2020 finally see the two populist wings of the Right and Left come to a clash?


IS JAPAN'S RARE EARTH DISCOVERY FOOL'S GOLD?

Japan's recent discovery of a trove of rare earth resources below its waters creates an opportunity to break China's monopoly. But is it fool's gold?


RE-IMAGINING AFRICA

Why it is time for the West to abandon outdated attitudes towards Africa, and renew relationships based on mutual benefit and equality.


TRUMP PARADIGM SHIFT

How Donald Trump's victory is shifting the political paradigm at home and abroad while an anxious world awaits his administration.


DANGER OF SF'S GROWING INEQUALITY

What are the ramifications of the growing wealth inequality caused by housing costs and the tech industry, and what are the solutions?


APRIL 1, 2018

ASEAN COAL RIVALRY

RADIO INTERVIEW WITH ARNIE ARNESEN

A clip of my radio interview with Arnie Arnesen on her show The Attitude featured on WNHN 94.7 FM regarding "Inequality in the Robotic Age"


ASEAN'S SINO JAPANESE COAL RIVALRY

How Southeast Asia is becoming rife ground for the Sino-Japanese geopolitical rivalry via the construction of coal plants.


ASIA'S CARBON CONUNDRUM

How global institutions like the World Bank face competing priorities in meeting worldwide climate goals while aiding developing Asia's energy needs.


JANUARY 15, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO'S RESPONSE

TRUMP CHINA RESET

How the Trump administration should abandon outdated views and reinvent the US China trade relationship based on new realities and maximize the benefits to the American worker.


PUBLISHED ARTICLES

THE LEGEND OF BUDDY RED BOW

How a Lakota Country Singer echoed the soul of the Great Plains and how his legacy still remains relevant today.


AUGUST 6, 2018

ETHIOPIA AND WAKANDA

THE GREAT SACRAMENTO REVIVAL

How California's Capitol city is revitalizing its historic urban core and reinventing itself


November 16, 2016

TRUMP PARADIGM SHIFT

ASEAN'S DIGITAL DIVIDE

As ASEAN has committed to developing a common market, however ongoing development gaps between its members continue to hinder progress.


THE EURASIAN FORTRESS

How a Sino-Russian alliance is leveraging Eurasia's vast geography to create an alternative pole of global power to the West.


NO TURNING BACK ON CHINA'S ISLAND BUILDING

Why China's island building is driven by Beijing's grand commercial ambitions and deep military insecurity, and what this means for the region.


INEQUALITY IN THE ROBOTIC AGE

Could the dynamics of inequality in high priced tech hubs portend trends to come in an age of increasing automation?


WHY ANTHONY BOURDAIN DESERVES OUR GRIEF

Anthony Bourdain's suicide shocked the world, leaving a legacy of humanism, curiosity and a deep insight into the human condition.


THE FORGING OF MEXICO CITY

Mexico City stands as the ancient capital of the Americas and a site of two great civilizations. It's existence is the result of a great intersection of history and culture.


May 1, 2016

A GOOD SAMARITAN

HOW SAN FRANCISCO SHOULD RESPOND

Through increased density and improved public transportation, San Francisco can manage its housing crisis

THE TRUMPIAN SHIFT IN KOREA

How Trump's unconventional presidency, lack of ideological fervor and reckless diplomatic showmanship worked in achieving peace with North Korea and will this peace last?


STANDOFF AT STANDING ROCK

How opposition to the intrusion of an oil pipeline through the water resources of the Standing Rock Sioux is galvanizing a movement to protect Native rights.


ASEAN, Technology and climate change

Southeast Asia's unique topography leaves it particularly vulnerable to the ravages of climate change. Can technology save the region?


Singapore's dirty financial secrets

How recent scandals and the uncovering of the city state's role in money laundering and freeports are threatening to undermine its pristine reputation.


CHINA's COBALT CONUNDRUM

How China's dependency on Congo's cobalt supply may work to alter its policy of non-interference in Africa, as rising chaos ensues in the country.


NO TO A SYRIA WAR


Why military escalation in the Syria theater runs counter to America's core national interests.

JANUARY 1, 2016

THE CHINA FACTOR

cleveland's undercover cool

Long synonymous with the Rust Belt and derided as the "mistake on the Lake", Cleveland's vintage charms are suddenly coming back en vogue.


A GOOD SAMARITAN

How a local Sacramento disability advocate's fight is a personal crusade. A people piece on James Pearson, owner of Samaritan Disability.


IS ETHIOPIA THE WAKANDA OF THE FUTURE?

Ethiopia's economic reforms have seen it undergo rapid industrialization and economic growth. Could the African nation one day resemble Wakanda?


FEBRUARY 26, 2016

ROBOTS VS REALTORS

September 5, 2016

STANDOFF AT STANDING ROCK

NOVEMBER 4, 2017

ASIA'S CARBON CONUNDRUM

THE RESURGENCE OF THE

AMERICAN CITY

New Orleans, its economic recovery and the importance of the city to the American cultural fabric and identity.

SHENZHEN THE HARBINGER CITY

How the city of Shenzhen is once again spearheading change in China by emerging as a global tech and innovation hub and a rival to Silicon Valley.


November 21, 2016

TRUMP CHINA RESET

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

THE EURASIAN FORTRESS

WHY ROBOTS CAN'T REPLACE REALTORS

Why the human factor in real estate remains crucial even as technology advances challenge the business model.


SAN FRANCISCO'S MANHATTANIZATION

San Francisco's housing crisis is caused by economic and geographic circumstances

THE CHINA FACTOR

What is driving Chinese investment in American real estate and why these factors will continue

July 1, 2016

NO TURNING BACK