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Confusion: Bahrain, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates

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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The Economy: Korean Blog Series: Part 5

How could they do it? That is what I and others wondered as our group of educators toured the POSCO Steel Plant in Gwangyang, South Korea. Sponsored by the Academy of Korean Studies, we were experiencing first-hand what the world … Continue reading

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K-Pop Culture in South Korea: Korean Blog Series: Part 4

“Let me entertain you,” Gypsy Rose Lee, a burlesque singer and dancer cooed these memorable words in the finale song in the 1962 movie of the same name. The South Korean government has taken this refrain to heart and is … Continue reading

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The Korean Wave: Creating a Model for the 21st Century?

Korea is asserting itself as a major force in the world! If you don’t know much about Korea, please take notice, in more ways than one, it is a rising star on the world stage. Korea has often thought of … Continue reading

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Uzbekistan: A Country of Pride and Hope

Uzbekistan today appears to be a thriving country with gold and natural gas resources, some wonderful tourist destinations, a diverse mix of people and tasty food, but it has survived some very hard times throughout the ages.  I described some … Continue reading

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Questioning Unbridled Economic Growth, Part 1

Can economic growth continue indefinitely?  Are there limitations to growth? How do we create a healthy balance between growth and quality of life?  These are some of the questions we will be considering in this two part blog. Many of … Continue reading

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Germany Today: Thoughts from a Traveler

What comes to your mind when you think of Germany? I bet it is Hitler giving a Nazi-style salute to his precision-marching soldiers or something related to the horrors of World War II. The global community is still aghast at … Continue reading

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