Arlington and Shenzhen: A Tale of Globalization, Innovation, and Technology

February 8, 2012 by

Seven thousand miles separate Arlington, Virginia and Shenzhen, China. Two continents apart, these two cities could not be more different. Yet they are similar, geopolitically and globally. The characteristics of today’s globalization have united and connected cities like Arlington and Shenzhen. Arlington sits a stone’s throw from Washington, DC, just across the Potomac River. Once a small fishing town in southern China, Shenzhen gradually has become a city to invest and live in because of its innovative tax and foreign investment policies.

International Redistribution of Wealth

February 8, 2012 by

The past year of stops and starts by the United States on the international stage highlights that the Obama Administration has yet to establish a comprehensive foreign policy. The administration has seemingly decided how to handle matters abroad like a shortstop fielding ground balls: single-gloving them one time, two handed catching another, and letting the ball into the outfield yet another. There is no consistency nor rhyme or reason. This opens members of the administration, as well as of his party to a variety of questions: Why support the revolution in Egypt against a proven ally in Mubarak? Why not support the revolution in Iran? What was the actual policy in Libya?