China and India, with their high economic growth trajectories, offer the planet a significant opportunity to reduce carbon emissions provided they invest in climate-smart infrastructure. The globe is also becoming increasingly water stressed. Understanding the energy-water-climate nexus is critical to achieving sustainable development. Chapter in Book, "Climate Change," Nov 2012.
Targeting the Future: Smarter, Cleaner Infrastructure Development Choices.
Sustainable Growth for China: When Capital Markets and Greener Infrastructure Combine.
The world’s economic system and ecosystem have everything to gain by teasing apart the infrastructure and climate change-related issues for China. The Chinese Economy, Sept/Oct 2011.
Ambassador Khalilzad (Foreign Policy brief).
Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad comments about the key challenges facing the U.S., Pakistan and Afghanistan. Rather than viewing challenges or the 'other' through the lense of geopolitical rivalry, a more modern approach is needed. Notes the need for the U.S. to pay greater attention to Central and East Asia, while keeping watch in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. "Pakistan, Afghanistan, and U.S. Power: An Interview with Zalmay Khalilzad, former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the U.N." DCFR Global Themes brief (Oct 2011).
Australian Floods Impact on Asian Trade
Backwash from the floods which ravaged Australia in late December and early January is now rippling through the global coal trade like a tsunami. Lloyd's List op ed, Jan 2011.
China's Green Future
Understanding China's huge energy-related challenges illuminates the out-sized opportunity for America. Beijing's energy goals can be fast-tracked with the help of American companies, and both countries will benefit from enhanced green trade routes. Published in Far Eastern Economic Review, December 2008.
Paving the Path for India's Growth
Utilizing global capital markets and the private sector is the way forward for greater efficiency, transparency, and proper incentives. Incumbent approaches in financing infrastructure have shortcomings that encourage waste, inefficiency, and corruption. India is perfectly poised to leverage a new market-based approach for sustainable infrastructure development to the benefit of its economy, the Indian public, and global investors. (Far Eastern Economic Review, March 2008 with co-author Dr. Andrew Chen.)
The Chinese Connection
Profile of CEO Patrick Jenevein of Tang Energy, a U.S.-based energy firm focusing on wind energy development and green tech processes in power generation, with rich experience in China. Illustrates a firm uniquely addressing the pollution problem in China, one consequence of rapid economic growth and high demand for energy. Feature in DallasCEO magazine (Jan 2008).
Labor and Social Insurance Legislation in China: Trends and Developments for Operating in the New Economy.
Served as editor for a book based on fifteen thematic reports from Beijing academics about the labor market, insurance, and economic dynamics and rationale for China's policy movements. (Published 2001).
Executive Brief Asia Series.
Editor for 15 research reports for multinationals operating in Asia from 1996-2002. Topics include:
• Joint Ventures in China
• Concepts of Leadership in China and the US
• Developing Global Executives
• Human Resource Practices in India
Samples provided upon request.