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Seeing COVID-19 as an Opportunity


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   As the countries of the world, each in their own way, seek to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19), violent groups […]
Posted February 21, 2022

“America First” In a World Crisis


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   America First is clearly a failed policy—for the United States and the world at large. This Trumpian isolationist doctrine […]
Posted February 7, 2022

Erdoğan Fails the Coronavirus Test


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   Before Turkey’s executive presidency was inaugurated in 2018, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan  repeated a pledge he had made on the campaign […]
Posted January 27, 2022


Suspending Immigration Will Hurt America’s Recovery


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   Immigrants have been vital to this nation’s success pre-COVID, and they will be key participants in ensuring the U.S. […]
Posted December 27, 2021


Reviving Botswana’s Tourism Industry after COVID-19


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   The Botswana tourism sector cannot avoid the threats posed by the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Considering that tourism relies on […]
Posted November 29, 2021

Life Under Lockdown on a Small Island: a Personal Perspective


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   As a frequent traveler to China, having been to several cities there in November and to Hong Kong in […]
Posted November 15, 2021

Urban-Rural Disconnect: COVID-19 and Sustainability


This article was first published by American University in Cairo’s Cairo Review of Global Affairs. It was published as part of UCF’s partnership with AUC, thanks to the generous support of Jonathan and Nancy Wolf.   Societal sustainability rests on the three interconnected pillars of water, energy and food, the WEF Nexus. Supply and demand […]
Posted November 1, 2021

U.S. Uncertainty Doesn’t End With Afghanistan


For its own good, and for that of the world as a whole, the United States must clarify its mission and understand its priorities, writes David Dumke The recent US withdrawal from Afghanistan did not look good. Scenes of Afghans desperately trying to escape the victorious Taliban and the death of 13 service members served […]
Posted October 28, 2021

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