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.


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.


November 21, 2016

TRUMP CHINA RESET

THE RESURGENCE OF THE

AMERICAN CITY

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

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.


JANUARY 27, 2018

ASEAN'S DIGITAL DIVIDE

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Why it is time for the West to abandon outdated attitudes towards Africa, and renew relationships based on mutual benefit and equality.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


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?


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.


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.


AUGUST 6, 2018

ETHIOPIA AND WAKANDA

July 1, 2016

NO TURNING BACK

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 4, 2017

ASIA'S CARBON CONUNDRUM

APRIL 11, 2018

NO TO A SYRIA WAR

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

THE EURASIAN FORTRESS

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.


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?


FEBRUARY 12, 2018

CHINA'S COBALT CONUNDRUM

May 1, 2016

A GOOD SAMARITAN

November 16, 2016

TRUMP PARADIGM SHIFT

THE CHINA FACTOR

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

SAN FRANCISCO'S MANHATTANIZATION

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

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.


JANUARY 1, 2016

THE CHINA FACTOR

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.


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.


WHY ROBOTS CAN'T REPLACE REALTORS

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


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?


THE GREAT SACRAMENTO REVIVAL

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


NO TO A SYRIA WAR


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

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.


JANUARY 15, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO'S RESPONSE

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?


FEBRUARY 26, 2016

ROBOTS VS REALTORS

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.


September 5, 2016

STANDOFF AT STANDING ROCK

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

ASEAN'S DIGITAL DIVIDE

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