Armenia’s Economy and Foreign Relations

April 20, 2021

Then, Now and Next

August 17, 2020

The Latest Version of Russiagate

July 31, 2020

The New York Times keeps slogging away at a four-year-old theme that it refuses to allow to die a natural death. Should we call it Russiagate 2.0 or 3.0 or 7.0? Whatever we call it, Russiagate has made its way back into The NYT’s headlines. Perhaps we should adopt the same convention as the...

How Digital Tools Support Hyper-Personalized Customer Experiences

October 07, 2018

Digital tools supporting hyper-personalized customer services is the business model of the future, notes the head of digital software at Tata Consultancy Services. Digital technologies are transforming every aspect of our lives — at home and at work — and how we interact with others. As...

Some Parts of America Are in a Collective Coma

September 22, 2018

Some parts of America are in a collective coma that has overwhelmed a collective conscience. I happen to like to listen to country music, Christian preaching, evangelical problem-solving and right-wing radio. So, I had a lot to listen to on my recent solo car and camping journey through West...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Is Trump “Open-Minded”?

September 20, 2018

Bill Gates actually believes Donald Trump has a mind and that it’s open for philanthropic business. At least one famous and influential person, Bill Gates, is willing to step up and recognize the intellectual merits of Donald Trump, currently excoriated by even senior members of his...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: A “Metaphorical” Story

September 14, 2018

Yuval Harari’s understanding of the power of stories somehow fails to include every story’s central ingredient: metaphor. Israeli historian Yuval Harari rose to media fame with the publication of two books — Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Homo Deus — that defined him as an...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Partner” and Politics

March 02, 2018

The Russians apparently have the impertinence to contest an American de facto monopoly. Newsweek informs us of a worrying trend that threatens the Pax Americana in a way that terrorism or the opposition of celebrity enemies such as North Korea and Iran can never do. The journal cites General...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Negative” Aspects of War

December 12, 2017

Developing the negatives when photographing war. Estimating the massive numbers of future deaths in a hypothetical war is a routine part of military planning. Thanks to recently declassified documents we now know, for example, that back in 1994, evaluating the possibility of a war with North...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Defining “Collusion on All Sides”

November 06, 2017

The media seem to have trouble distinguishing between the meanings of collaboration, collusion, conspiracy and corruption. Today's 3D Definition: Collusion Politicians think of it as collaboration, but as soon as the facts of such collaboration are known to the public, the act can be described by...

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