The most recent occurrences of crises - in the financial markets and national infrastructure - should compel a new and comprehensive understanding of events once thought either to be rare and unpredictable or common and avoidable...
The first national elections in Libya in nearly half a century have gone well despite the fact that the period leading up to the polls was marred by violent incidents and protests, mostly in the east. Final election results show that Mahmoud Jibril's National Forces Alliance secured 39 out of 80 seats, which puts it in the lead. However, independent candidates will play a critical role in the make-up of the future parliament...
Massive power outages such as the recent one in India (and in the U.S. before that) are symptomatic of a global infrastructure that is struggling to meet current needs and wholly inadequate to meet the future requirements of increasingly urbanized - and digitized - populations...
Kim Jong-un's first few months in power have seen North Korea reassume center stage internationally owing to a satellite launch by the country on April 13th as well as the recent reshuffle of senior military figures. The transfer of power appears to be proceeding smoothly thus far; however, it is still at an early stage and the ultimate distribution of power could dramatically shift...
Driven by shared interests, the United Arab Emirates will continue to serve as a crucial ally and -force multiplier- for the United States in the Gulf. This commonality of purpose - and action - will be specifically applied not only to containing Iran, but also to managing the effects of the Arab Spring uprisings in the region...