Visions of the future are often constrained by familiarity with the present or reflection on the past. Project Utopia, a collaboration between Yacht Island Design […]

Project Utopia: A Magnificent Luxury Island Yacht

Utopia is a futuristic concept yacht, meant to break all stereotypes about naval architecture and the purpose of yachts. Setting aside all conventional constraints, the […]

US factories begin to fire up again (Source: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2011-11/11/content_14078982.htm)

Reports show that manufacturing could be migrating from China to the U.S.

Due to a number of factors, including rising wages for Chinese workers, manufacturing jobs could be returning from China to the United States, according to […]

Sudan to block oil pipeline if south will not pay (Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13870929)

« Sudan halts oil exports » of South Sudan

It started as an impasse between Sudan and South Sudan over oil transit fees and ended with the shutdown of South Sudan’s oil production, halting […]

Likely Scenarios for Israeli Attack Against Iran (Source: http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20120417/172878660.html)

Disruptive Thinkers: The Disruptive Poets Society

“How The Dead Poets Society Advocated Disruptive Thinkers, Why DoD Shouldn’t Encourage More Disruptive Thinkers, and 10 Principles for Those That do Think Disruptively.”

Illustration of Agni V long-range missile India is to test Wednesday. With map showing range and table on Agni missile series. (Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/slideshow_graphic-agni-v-the-nuke-missile-that-can-hit-beijing_1677627#top)

India is set to join an elite club of nations possessing the Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) as nuclear capable Agni-V missile is due to be […]

Agni-V to be test fired today

Taking a major leap forward in missile technology and military deterrent capability, India is all set to test fire its 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile […]

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and chinese President Hu Jintao

YPF dispute: Argentina runs the risk of becoming an ‘international pariah” warns Spain

Spanish officials warned Argentina on Friday that the country risks becoming “an international pariah” if it follows through on its threats to take control of […]

ADB Trims Indonesia’s 2012 Economic Growth Forecast

The Asian Development Bank cut its economic growth forecast for Indonesia this year to reflect slowing export growth. Manila-based ADB, whose mission is to promote growth […]

Bo Xilai case shows limits of ‘guanxi’: too-close connections with locals can be risky for foreigners doing business in China. (Source: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Xilai+case+shows+limits+guanxi/6464952/story.html)

Chinese premier demands stronger anti-corruption efforts amid scandal over Politburo member

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is demanding tougher anti-corruption efforts amid a huge political scandal over a now-suspended Politburo member whose wife has been named a […]

Blueseed’s visa-free, ship-based startup community (artist’s rendering) would let foreign entrepreneurs quickly ferry to nearby Silicon Valley. (Source: http://news.investors.com/article/606218/201203301619/venture-helps-foreign-tech-entrepreneurs-without-visas.htm?p=full)

Visa free offshore nation: business incubator approach

Entrepreneurs plan to anchor a floating tech startup incubator in international waters outside Silicon Valley next year. The venture, Blueseed, at blueseed.co, would allow foreign techies […]

India vs China: Inclusive vs Extractive Extractive political institutions (autocracy and empire) lead to extractive economies benefiting elites, and cannot create general prosperity save for […]

India’s trade deficit widens on crude import bill

India’s trade deficit has surged to a whopping $185 billion for the financial year ended March 31, 2012 due to skyrocketing crude oil prices in […]

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