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Fire and Fireworks: Confusion in Dubai

Confusion! This theme resonated with me as I toured three of the Gulf Coast Countries (GCC) – Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain – for two weeks in November 2015 with a group of educators sponsored by the Bi-lateral … Continue reading

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Traditional and Modern Culture: Confusion in Bahrain, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates

Part 3 in a Series on Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Qatar (Our blogs will be taking a holiday break! Part 4 in the series will return on Tuesday, January 5th.) The three countries that I visited on my educational tour … Continue reading

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The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): Tensions Between China and the U.S.?

The week-long state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping taking place as I write this blog is a lavish affair. But the festivities and fanfare mask underlying tensions between the two economies. One of the sources of tension is the … Continue reading

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America’s Role in the World

I just finished reading a new book by Ian Bremmer: Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World. Bremmer is a well-known political/economic commentator and president of a political risk consulting firm. He must have unlimited energy because he … Continue reading

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