Obstructing Governance as a Substitute for Public Policy

April 05, 2021

It is hard to figure out why it seems so difficult to be a white guy in today’s America, even though I am a white guy and should be able to figure it out. The problem seems to be that there are just too many people in America who are not white guys, or even white guys and gals combined. Whenever...

Taking the Overseas Blinders Off Corporate Governance

October 17, 2017

Above-board corporate behavior in the UK does not guarantee ethical conduct elsewhere. In its annual Good Governance report, the Institute of Directors (IoD) assesses the United Kingdom’s largest listed companies against indicators that include board effectiveness, audit and risk...

Democracy in Asia: A Glass Half Full?

December 08, 2014

Is democracy in Asia in a state of perpetual crisis? Background For a region that is home to more than half of the world’s population, the state of democracy in the Asia seems to be dire. According to Freedom House’s 2014 report on the Asia Pacific, only 39% of the region is considered to be...

Defining the Future of Morocco’s Southern Provinces

October 16, 2013

In Morocco, the need for game-changing actions is sooner rather than later. During my recent visit to Morocco, I was curious to discover if people, particularly those who are politically aware, were following what the country is doing to define a strategic vision for the southern provinces. As...