“What Romney Doesn’t Understand”- The Morningside Post. September 21, 2012.
Mitt Romney thinks he knows how to fix the economy. But he doesn’t understand why it’s broken.
“Why Sheherezad Jaafari is Not Right for Columbia”- The Huffington Post. June 19, 2012
SIPA’s decision to admit Sheherezad Jaafari, an advisor to Syrian president Bashar Assad, is inappropriate in the context of Assad’s crackdown on dissidents.
“Columbia and Elitism”- The Morningside Post. April 26, 2012
The value of obtaining a degree at SIPA, or Columbia in general, is partially the university’s reputation for elitism, selectivity, and exclusion.
“Where Next for U.S-China Relations?”- The Morningside Post. February 22, 2012
The planned government transition in China and the specter of a regime change in the US won’t make much of a difference in short-term Sino-American relations.
“Deng Xiaoping’s Southern Tour”- The Morningside Post. February 8, 2012
Deng Xiaoping’s Southern Tour, little known outside China, consolidated the country’s economic gains and spearheaded its rise.
“Write Like a Columbia Grad Student in 20 Easy Steps”- The Morningside Post. December 13, 2011.
Obfuscate, procrastinate, complain, and only after all that actually write the damn thing.
“Taiwan For Sale?”. Asia Society: Asia Blog. November 11, 2011.
The status-quo in Taiwan isn’t going to change anytime soon.
“In China, Staying a Step Ahead of the Censors”. Asia Society: Asia Blog. October 27, 2011
Writers within China have relied upon increasingly clever tactics to evade the country’s brutal censorship regime.
“The Meaning of Occupy Wall Street”. The Huffington Post. October 12, 2011
Occupy Wall Street isn’t just about unemployment, student loan debt, or poverty. It’s about the lost hope of a generation.
“Does a New Biography Tell the Whole Story on Deng Xiaoping?“. Asia Society: Asia Blog. October 3, 2011
Does Harvard professor Ezra Vogel’s monumental new biography of Deng Xiaoping gloss over his subject’s faults?
“Matt Schiavenza’s Kunming: Optimus Prime China” ChinaTravel.Net. April 20, 2009.
Why little Kunming has a big hold on this foreigner.