Archive for February, 2009

Three Cups of Tea and Hillary

Americans want to do business upfront, then maybe they will find time for a bit of pleasure. This is because most are impatient and want the deal done. The priority is to do the work, then relax and get to know the people across the aisle or maybe not. Knowing the other is more often [...]

Afghanistan: Accusing Karzai

The Obama Administration’s careless message that it is turning away from Afghan President Hamid Karzai may go over well in the US, but it is destroying Afghan support for a continued US presence in the country. Afghanistan’s recent history should remind us that such implications open doors for either ‘great game’ competitors like Russian or [...]