January 2022 – Present

Climate Alpha

Founder and CEO

January 2019 – Present


Founder and Managing Partner

July 2015 – December 2018


Global Contributor

July 2015 – December 2018

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Senior Research Fellow, Centre on Asia and Globalisation

January 2013 – June 2015

Singapore Institute of International Affairs

Senior Fellow

January 2012 – December 2013


Visiting Fellow

July 2011 – July 2013

European Council on Foreign Relations

U.K.Non-Resident Senior Fellow

February 2006 – July 2015

New America Foundation

Senior Research Fellow

May – August 2007

United States Department of Defense

Senior Geopolitical Advisor, Special Operations Forces

Deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan

GS-14 level

Clearance: Top Secret

September 2002 – January 2006

Brookings Institution

Global Governance Fellow

November 2000 – January 2006

World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland Project Manager, Center for the Global Agenda

August 1999 – October 2000

Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY Research Associate, Studies Department

January – May 1999

Intellibridge, Inc., Washington, D.C.


May – August 1995/96

The United Nations, New York, NYAugust 1998 Consultant, Division for Social Policy Development

Council Member, American Geographical Society (2015-)

Editorial Board, Hague Journal of Diplomacy (2014-)

Editorial Board, Global Policy (2012-) 

Member, Royal Geographical Society (2011-)

Board of Trustees, New Cities Foundation (2011-)

Advisory Board, Mountain2Mountain (2010-)

Board member, International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) (2014-)


Richard von Weizsaecker Fellow, Bosch Stiftung (2017) 

Board of Directors / Advisory Board, Independent Diplomat (2009-2015)

Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (2013-2015)

Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (2013-2015)

Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (2009-2014)

Expert Community Member, Wikistrat (2011-2014)

Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations (2008-2013)

Counselor, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (2008-12)

Distinguished Visitor, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (2011)

Executive Committee, Young Lions, New York Public Library (2008-11)

Foreign policy advisor to Reshma Saujani for Congress campaign (2010)

Member, Leaders-20 Working Group on Global Governance (2008-10)

Senior Advisory Council, Business for Diplomatic Action (2008-10) 

Host, InnerView, MTV (2009) 

Distinguished Visitor and David Rubenstein Visiting Fellow, American Academy in Berlin (November 2008, November 2009)

Board Member, New Ideas Fund/National Security Network (2008-9)

Advisor, The Executive Office of the Prime Minister, Government of Dubai (2008)

Member, Barack Obama for President Campaign foreign policy advisory group (2007-8)

Member, Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA) (2004-8) 

Member, Explorers Club (2007-8) 

Member, Asia Society Circle (2008-9) 

Next Generation Fellow, American Assembly (2007-8)

Visiting Fellow, Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore (June 2006)

Non-Resident Associate, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University (2004-5)

Visiting Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, India (August 2004)

Member, Low-Level Panel for United Nations Reform (2004-5)

Seeds of Peace Young Leadership Council (2004-6)

Member, American Council on Germany (ACG) (2002-3) 

Senior Advisor, Gulf Capital (2021 – )

Advisory Board Member, GeoQuant (2017-)

Senior Advisor, Globality (2016-)

East India Capital Management (2015-)

Graticule Asset Management Asia (GAMA) (2015-)

Advisor, Teleport (2015-16) 

Innovation Advisory Board, DBS Bank (2013)

Board Member, Micro-Equity Development Fund (2009-)

Advisory Board, Ergo Advisors (2008-2011)

Ford Foundation (2007-2009)

Smith Richardson Foundation (2006-7) (SRF Grant #2006-5671)

United Nations Foundation (2004-5) 

2007 – 2010

Department of Government, London School of Economics

PhD; November 2010

Supervisor: Dr. David Held

2003 – 2005

Department of Government/Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University

Master of Arts in Security Studies

Graduate coursework in international relations theory and qualitative methods

International Security sub-field comprehensive exams completed

1995 – 1999

Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Science, Foreign Service and International Affairs (BSFS)

Major: Diplomacy & International Security, GPA in Major: 3.7; Minor: Philosophy

Graduate coursework in security studies, international relations theory

Activities: Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (founding Editorial Board member); SFS Academic Council; International Relations Club (UN Security Council simulations at  national conferences); Lecture Fund

1997 – 1998

Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Otto-Suhr Institut, Institute for Transatlantic Security and Policy Studies

Graduate coursework in International Relations and Philosophy

Tutored English to military officers, businessmen, and students

1991 – 1995

Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, NY

Graduated summa cum laude; GPA: 3.9

Captain, Men’s Varsity Tennis team

Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts (Summer 1993)

1994 – 1995

Altes Gymnasium Flensburg, Flensburg, Germany 

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program Fellowship

13th grade courses: Majors in History, Literature; Abitur exam

Esquire’s 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century (2008)

WIRED magazine “Smart List” (2008)

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas “Next Generation” Award (January 2004, New Delhi)

OECD Leader for Tomorrow Prize (Awarded at 2002 OECD Forum, Paris)

Dean’s Citation of the School of Foreign Service (May 1999)

Native/Fluent: English, Hindi, German

Proficient: Spanish, French

Basic: Arabic

MOVE: The Forces Uprooting Us (Simon & Schuster, 2021) 

The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict, and Culture in the 21st Century (Simon & Schuster, 2019)

Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State (Amazon, 2017)

Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (Random House, 2016)

Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (TED Books, 2012)

How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (Random House, 2011)

The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (Random House, 2008)

· “Eine glaubhafte Führungsrolle. Von Aufwand und Ertrag der Demokratie.” in: Frank-Walter Steinmeier (ed) Zur Zukunft der Demokratie (Siedler, 2022)

· “Globalization’s Future is Asian,” in: Henry Huiyao Wang and Alistair Michie (eds), Consensus or Conflict? China and Globalization in the 21st Century (Springer, 2021)

· “Still the Man of the Future,” in: John Schroeter, ed. After Shock, Abundant World, 2020. 

· “Der Aufstieg asiatischer Laender zu fuehrenden Wirtschaftsnationen,” in: Weiter: Denken. Ordnen. Gestalten. Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft (2019)

· “Kann China ein gigantisches Deutschland werden?” in: China und Deutschland 5.0 (DeGruyer, 2019)

· “Global Mobility Today,” in: Global Mobility Report, Henley & Partners (2019)

· Dubai, in: Daniel Bell and Avner de-Shalit, eds. The Spirit of Cities (Vol. 2) (2015)

· “The 50 Year Future for Singapore in Asia and the World,” (with Nicholas Fang) Singapore Institute of International Affairs (June 2015)

· “Generative Cities as Progressive and Innovative Ecosystems,” in: Daniel Araya (ed.) Smart Cities as Democratic Ecologies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

· “The Future of Global Education,” in: Daniel Araya and Peter Marber (eds.) Higher Education in the Global Age (Routledge, 2014)

· “Is (Political) Geography Destiny? The Case for New Human Geography,” in: Darryl G. Mudrock, Robert R. Tomes and Christopher K. Tucker (eds.) Human Geography: Socio-Cultural Dynamics and Challenges to Global Security (Washington: U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, 2014)

· “Geotechnology and Global Change,” Global Policy, February 2014 (Vol. 5, Issue 1) (Guest editor)

· “How Multi-Stakeholder is Global Policy?” Global Policy, September 2012 (Vol. 3, Issue 3)

· “Democracy versus Efficiency: The Challenge of the 21st Century,” in: Vladislav Inozemtsev and Piotr Dutkiewicz, Democracy versus Modernization (London: Routledge, 2012)

· “Integrating, Not Integrated: A Scorecard of GCC Economic Integration,” (with Richard Shediac, Hatem Samman, and Taufiq Rahim) Booz & Co. Ideation Center Insight Paper, Summer 2011

· “A New Geopolitics for a New Middle East,” in: Heiko Wimmen, ed. Rising Powers and the Middle East (Berlin: Heinrich Boell Foundation, 2010)

· “Der neue geopolitische Marktplatz: Strategische Allianzen fuer das 21. Jahrhundert,” in: Michael Thoss and Christina Weiss (eds.) Das Ende der Gewissheiten: Reden ueber Europa (Munich: Diedrichs, 2009)

· “Bollystan: India’s Diasporic Diplomacy,” in: India as a New Global Leader, Foreign Policy Centre, 2005

· “America’s Interests it the United Nations,” (with Thomas Weston) Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, April 2005

Red Sea Crisis Proves China Was Ahead of the Curve, Foreign Policy, 20 January 2024

Climate driven migration is becoming inevitable as focus shifts to nations’ geographic fate,” Fortune, 1 December 2023

No water, no workers, no chips,” (with Michael Ferrari) Foreign Policy, 4 August 2023

Henry Kissinger’s Lessons for the World Today,TIME, 26 May 2023

The global war for young talent will shape the future,TIME, 24 October 2022

What comes after the coming climate anarchy?TIME, 15 August 2022

Ist eine Weltordnung möglich?Die ZEIT, 15 August 2022

It’s time to invest in climate adaptation,” (w/ Ravi Chidambaram) Harvard Business Review, 1 August 2022

Settlement in Ukraine is not Appeasement,” The National Interest, 7 April 2022

The Brain Drain That’s Killing the American Economy,TIME, 21 January 2022

Invade Russia, Iran, and North Korea – with Connectivity,” Noema, 20 January 2022

Great Protocol Politics is Already Reshaping the World,” (w/ Balaji Srinivasan) Foreign Policy, 11 December 2021

Climate change is inevitable. Here’s how we must adapt.TIME, 19 November 2021.

America’s next great migrations are driven by climate change,” (with Susan Hassol) Scientific American, 14 October 2021 

A new global war for talent has begun. This is how employers can win.LinkedIn, 9 October 2021

Who will win the global war for talent?Foreign Policy, 9 October 2021

Afghanistan is only the latest in a long line of mass migrations to come,” The Times, 8 October 2021

Migration will soon be the biggest climate challenge of our time,” Financial Times, 3 October 2021

In the face of unprecedented challenges, humanity is on the move,National Geographic, 29 September 2021

The pandemic proves only technocrats can save us,” Foreign Policy, 24 June 2021

The new ‘End of History’,” The National Interest, 6 March 2021

Islands of immunity,” (with Spencer Wells) Foreign Policy, 17 February 2021

America’s ‘deep state’ is not nearly deep enough,” Fast Company, 10 February 2021

The next wave of globalization: Asia in the cockpit,” Nikkei Asia, 13 January 2021

What’s good for the world is good for China — and America,” Noema, 23 December 2020

“Pillar or pawn,” Rest of World, 12 December 2020

“Has China Peaked Already?” Noema, 14 October 2020

“Here’s what must change to keep Asia’s rise peaceful,” The National Interest, September 2020

“All roads need not lead to Beijing,” Noema, 13 July 2020 

“Asia is where American superpower began. Is it also where it ends?” World Post, 4 June 2019

“Viewing Asian flashpoints and disputes through a new lens,” The Straits Times, 31 May 2019

“The rising risks and opportunities confronting global agriculture,” (with Michael Ferrari) Knowledge @ Wharton, 24 May 2019

“From ‘War on Terror’ to ‘New Cold War’: Words in search of a strategy,” The Hill, 14 May 2019

“Can the East save the West?” Project Syndicate, 10 May 2019

“Washington is dismissing China’s Belt and Road. That’s a huge mistake.” Politico. 30 April 2019

“The US could have a huge say in China’s future,” CNN, 26 April 2019

“Italy’s joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative highlights differences between Europe and America,” (with Kishore Mahbubani), South China Morning Post, 2 April 2019

“Boeing got caught in the US-China trade war. Who’s next?” Barron’s,  14 March 2019

“Don’t let poll rancour way lay India’s rising global clout,” Times of India, 10 February 2019

“Corporate America has a China problem, and the solution is Asia,” LinkedIn, 8 February 2019

“America First, Meet Asia First,” Quartz, 6 February 2019

“China Couldn’t Dominate Asia if it Wanted to,” Foreign Policy, 3 February 2019

· “The rise of the American-Asian ‘Re-pat’,” Ozy, 1 February 2019

“Asia’s History Lessons for the World’s Future,” The Straits Times, 6 January 2019

Avoiding World War III in Asia,The National Interest, 17 June 2018

Thucydides Trap or Tug-of-War?The National Interest, 17 August 2018

· “US Cities: By the People and By the Numbers,” MasterCard, April 2017

· “Connected Cities, Productive Cities,” MasterCard, March 2017  

America Needs a Corporate Foreign Policy,Politico, 25 January 2017

“Watson Should Have Run for President,” Quartz, 23 January 2017

The World Demands A New Map,” Emerging Markets Business, 23 January 2017

Want to understand how Trump happened, study quantum physics,Quartz, 11 November 2016

Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps,Business Insider, 21 April 2016

The New World Order is Ruled by Global Corporations and Megacities, not Countries,Co-Exist/Fast Company, 20 April 2016 

· “From War to Tug-of-War: The Global Fight for Connectivity,” The National Interest, April 19, 2016

· “A New Map for America,” The New York Times, April 17, 2016

· “The U.S. Should Follow China and Spain’s Lead and Build More ‘Connectivity’ Infrastructure,” Forbes, April 11, 2016

· “Use it or Lose It: China’s Grand Strategy,” Stratfor, April 9, 2016

· “Rise of the Titans,” Foreign Policy, March/April 2016

· “The New Arms Race: Connectivity and Competition,” Foreign Affairs, February 15, 2016

· “A World Reimagined,” The American Interest, July/August 2014

· “Getting Leapfrogging Right: Adapting Tech Trends to Developing Nations,” (with Sara Agarwal) The Next Web, May 31, 2014

· “The Independent Republic of the Supply Chain,” (with Ahmed el Hady) Quartz, March 19, 2013

· “The Generative City,” (with Ayesha Khanna) Urban Solutions, January 2013

· “The Power of Moore’s Law in a World of Geotechnology,” (with Marc Goodman) The National Interest, January/February 2013

· “The Rise of Hybrid Governance,” Redesigning Government for New Times, McKinsey Center for Government, October 2012

· “The new Silk Road is made of Iron – and Stretches from Scotland to Singapore,” Quartz, September 25, 2012

· “Surge of the Second World,” The National Interest, May/June 2012

· “Technology will take on a life of its own,” (with Ayesha Khanna) Foreign Policy, Sept/Oct 2011

· “Japan: Hybrid Civilization of the Future,” (with Ayesha Khanna) Newsweek Japan, May 2011

· “For a New Renaissance,” TIME, January 31, 2011

· “When Cities Rule the World,” What Matters (McKinsey), January 2011

· “Beyond City Limits,” Foreign Policy, September/October 2010

· “Learning Asia the Asian Way,” Asia Policy, January 2010

· “Europa 2030: A Postmodern Middle Ages,” Internationale Politik, Summer 2009

· “The New Colonialists,” (with Michael Cohen and Maria Figueroa-Küpçü) Foreign Policy, July/August 2008

· “Inter-Imperial Relations,” Internationale Politik, Fall 2008

· “Here comes the second world,” Prospect, May 2008

· “Waving Goodbye to Hegemony,” The New York Times Magazine, January 27, 2008

· “The Regime Change We Need,” (with Lawrence Goo) The National Interest, Nov/Dec 2006

· “Springtime for Kurdistan,” TruthDig, August 30, 2006

· “The Sons of the Fathers,” Foreign Policy, September/October 2006

· “Getting India Right,” (with C. Raja Mohan) Policy Review, February/March 2006

· “United They Fall: Why only Bill Clinton can save the U.N.” Harper’s, January 2006

· “Plane to Pakistan,” Prospect, September 2005

· “Weapons of Mass Seduction,” Foreign Policy, July/August 2005

· “Bollystan,” Another Generation, Fall 2004

· “The Metrosexual Superpower,” Foreign Policy, July/August 2004

· “The Counsel of Geopolitics: How to Avoid the Fate of Empires,” Current History, November 2003

· “The Axis of Democracy (Revisited),” In the National Interest, September 10, 2003

· “Risky Business: Geopolitics and the Global Corporation,” (with Sven Behrendt) Strategy + Business, Fall 2003

· “The Axis of Democracy,” In The National Interest, December 25, 2002

· “America in the Age of Geodiplomacy,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Spring 2003

· “Geodiplomacy,” OECD Highlights, Summer 2002

· “Is Kenneth Waltz Still M.A.D. About Nukes?” (with Jeremy Goldberg) Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Spring 2000· “Preventing Conflict and Promoting Peace Through Partnership,” (with Jan-Philipp Goertz) Strategies for a Global Generation, September 2000

· “Is America ‘fated to lead’?” Financial Times, January 26, 2017

· “Who Owns the Future?” San Francisco Chronicle, May 12, 2013 (Jaron Lanier, Who Owns the Future?)

· “Slumdogs, Millionaires,” The National, February 6, 2009 (Alex Perry, Falling off the Edge)

· “The Rise of Non-Americanism,” The Washington Post, May 18, 2008 (Fareed Zakaria, The Post-American 


· “Ganz unten,” Kulturaustausch, No. 2, 2008 (Paul Collier, The Bottom Billion)

· “Terrorism as War,” Policy Review, October/November 2003 (Walter Laqueur, No End to War)

· “The Softest Power?” Survival, Summer 2003 (Jedediah Purdy, Being America)

· “Bollywood for the World,” United We Stand: Deepavali 2002, October 6, 2002, Association of Indians in America (AIA) (Bombay Dreams: The Musical, London) · “Tragic Realism,” New Statesman, February 25, 2002 (Robert Kaplan, Warrior Politics)

· “Behind every successful man…” Esquire, December 2022

· “Can Western Governments Learn from the New Asian Values?” Edelman, December 2022

· “Borders are holding the world’s eight billion people back,” Financial Times, 12 November 2022

· “A ‘magic formula’ for the 4G leadership and beyond,” Straits Times, 19 April 2022

· “Russia joins the Asian club,” Foreign Policy, 30 March 2022

· “Britain needs immigrants if it is to survive the climate storm,” Financial Times, 9 January 2022

· “Climate migration is here. The U.S. must invest accordingly.” Washington Post, 16 November 2021

· “Hollywood needs to show us life beyond climate disaster,” Foreign Policy, 2 November 2021

· “South China Sea claims: Technocratic way to peace?” Straits Times, 29 October 2021

· “For millennials and Gen-Z, the American Dream may require a move,” NBC THINK, 14 October 2021

· “Migration will soon be the biggest climate challenge of our time,” Financial Times, 3 October 2021

· “South China Sea: how Asian nations can find peace and profit together,” South China Morning Post, 28 January 2021

· “Globalisierung, das sind wir!” Liberal, December 2020

· “Trump’s election lies show U.S. democracy isn’t idiot-proof. The ‘deep state’ must fight back.” NBC Think. 7 December 2020.

· “The hard truth about climate change: The devil’s in the details,” (w/ Michael Ferrari) Fast Company, 3 December 2020

· “Imagining Asia in 2050,” Straits Times, 20 November 2020

· “Geoengineering is the only solution to climate calamities,” (w/ Michael Ferrari) WIRED, 21 September 2020

· “Coronavirus cases are rising again. When will Wall Street wake up?” (w/ Karan Khemka) Fast Company, 22 June 2020

· “How the coronavirus is forcing the shipping industry to make cybersecurity a priority,” (w/ Mikhail Zeldovich) 

South China Morning Post, 18 June 2020

· “China nicht streicheln,” Die Zeit, 7 June 2020

· “Coronavirus is going to make some people move,” (w/ Kailash K. Prasad), Politico, 13 May 2020 

· “Southeast Asia rides fourth wave of regional growth,” Financial Times, 11 May 2020

· “Universities need a new social compact with society and these should be the priorities,” (w/ Karan Khemka) Times Higher Education, 8 May 2020

· “Australia’s climate luck is moving north to Canada,” The Globe and Mail, 2 May 2020

· “From pandemic diplomacy to a new global governance,” The Hill, 26 April 2020 

· “Post-pandemic: Welcome to the multi-speed world of regional disparities,” Global Geneva, April 2020

· “The coronavirus butterfly effect: Six predictions for a new world order,” (w/ Karan Khemka) Fast Company, 14 April 2020

· “Covid-19-Bekaempfung per Handy-App,” (w/ Ayesha Khanna) Neue Zuericher Zeitung, 7 April 2020

· “Five things that won’t change in the post-coronavirus economy,” Quartz, 31 March 2020

· “Covid-19 is traveling along the new Silk Road,” Wired, 28 February 2020

· “Echoes of Suez 1956: Will China shove aside America?” The Hill, 26 February 2020

· “Everyone has moved past the US-China trade war — except the US and China,” Quartz, 17 December 2019

· “Asia is where American superpower began. Is it also where it ends?” World Post, 4 June 2019

· “Viewing Asia’s flashpoints and disputes through a different lens,” Straits Times, 31 May 2019

· “The rising risks – and opportunities – confronting global agriculture,” (with Michael Ferrari) Knowledge @ Wharton, 24 May 2019

· “From ‘War on Terror’ to ‘New Cold War’: Words in Search of a Strategy,” The Hill, 14 May 2019

· “Can the East save the West?” Project Syndicate, 10 May 2019

· “Washington is dismissing China’s Belt and Road. That is a big mistake.” Politico, 30 April 2019

· “The US could have a huge say in China’s future,” CNN, 6 April 2019 

· “Italy’s joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative highlights differences between US and Europe,” South China Morning Post, 2 April 2019

·”Boeing got caught in the US-China trade war. Who’s next?” Barron’s, 14 March 2019

· “Don’t let poll rancor way India’s rising global clout,” Times of India, 10 February 2019 

· “Why do we still use the term ‘Middle East’ when ‘West Asia’ is more relevant to Arab nations?” The National, 7 February 2019

· “Australia’s Asianizing Society,” Australian Financial Review, 7 February 2019

· “Why Americans are flocking to Asia,” CNN, 7 February 2019

· “We are all Asians now,” Thrive Global, 23 January 2019

· “Crazy and rich…but also generous,” Ozy, 7 September 2018

· “The Chinese art of substitution,” Axios, 9 November 2018

· “These are Asia’s Most Future-Ready Cities,” (with Robert Muggah) World Economic Forum, September 6, 2018 

· “The World Economy’s Urban Future,” Project Syndicate, August 10, 2018

· “South China Sea disputes must be resolved through arbitration that seeks mutual benefit,” South China Morning Post, July 23, 2018 

· “What the 4G leaders can focus on,” The Straits Times, July 7, 2018

· “The real winners from the Trump-Kim summit will be North Korea’s neighbors,” Quartz, June 15, 2018

· “Put the ‘human’ back in human capital,” (with Ravi Chidambaram) Straits Times, May 15, 2018

· “Facebook can still save American democracy from itself,” Fast Company, April 30, 2018

· “There’s a new Secretary of State. Who Cares?” Politico, March 13, 2018

· “Trump can’t stop the world from turning away from American leadership,” Quartz, February 30, 2018

· “Get over yourself, America,” Politico, January 19, 2018 

· “Digital demokratisch,” Die Zeit, November 1, 2017

· “Catalans and Kurds are at the Forefront of True Local Democracy,” WorldPost, Sept 25, 2017

· “Germany and France thwarted far right populism–why did the US and UK fall to them?” Quartz, Sept 25, 2017

· “Die Ohnmacht der Experten,” Handelsblatt, September 4, 2017

· “Asians are building their own world order,” CNN, August 8, 2017

· “The solution to US politics’ Facebook problem is Facebook,” Quartz, 3 July 2017 

·  “Asean grouping provides master class in economic integration,” Gulf News, 1 June 2017

· “Is the world really as volatile as ever?” Quartz, 1 June 2017 

· “Macron and Merkel can make Europe great again,” CNN.com, 31 May 2017

· “Global Companies, Local Rules,” Quartz, April 28, 2017 

· “Connectivity, Not Primacy, is the Way of the World,” Stratfor, March 9, 2017

· “Engagement is better than isolation in Sino-US relations under Trump,” Global Times, March 2, 2017 

· “Why raising your kids abroad is the best thing you can do for them,” AFAR, March/April 2017

· “Trade Grows – Without the U.S.” Politico, February 23, 2017

· “Recovering the Promise of Technocracy,” Project Syndicate, January 3, 2017

· “Forget Trump’s ‘First 100 Days’ – Think About the Next Generation,” Quartz, January 27, 2017  

· “To beat populism, blend democracy and technocracy, S’pore style,” Straits Times, January 23, 2017

· “Five Ways the American Government is Much Worse than Other Countries,” Medium, January 18, 2017

· “There are better governments than America’s — It’s time to learn from them,” LinkedIn, January 14, 2017

· “Is Modi’s Technocracy India’s Future?” Open, January 13, 2017

· “Seven presidents are better than one: Why the Oval Office needs a round table,” Quartz, January 10, 2017

· “Asia Turns to Technocrats for Answers,” South China Morning Post, January 9, 2017

· “Sick of American Democracy? The U.S. Can Learn a Lot from These Countries,” The World Post, January 9, 2017

· “In 2017, Can Data Deliver Us a Better Democracy?” 52 Insights, 2 January 2017

· “Five Radical Solutions to Fix Our Busted Government,” TIME, December 2, 2016

· “Want to Understand How Trump Happened? Study Quantum Physics,” Quartz, November 11, 2016

· “The Four Most Important Foreign Policy Strategies for the Next President,” TIME, September 21, 2016

· “After 15 years of war on terror, are we any safer?” (with Robert Muggah) World Economic Forum, Sept 9, 2016

· “Why Obama, on His Last Asia Trip, Needs to Save the TPP,” Politico, September 1, 2016

· “London Should Secede from the United Kingdom,” Foreign Policy, June 28, 2016

· “The Devolved Kingdom,” Quartz, June 27, 2016

· “A Brexit Cancels Out the Real Benefit of Devolution,” Stratfor, June 8, 2016 

· “With Connectivity Comes Growth,” Live Mint, May 30, 2016

· “16 Words and Phrases Describing Humanity’s Future,” TechInsider, 24 May 2016

· “These Maps Show How Vast New Infrastructures are Bringing the World Together,” Huffington Post, April 18, ‘16

· “5 Maps That Show Why Cities Rule the World,” Tech Insider, April 18, 2016

· “Climate Change is Forcing a New Manifest Destiny,” TIME, April 18, 2016

· “The world through the lens of Chinese supply chains,” Straits Times, April 12, 2016

· “What Trump Gets Wrong About U.S. Neighbors,” CNN.com, April 7, 2016

· “In Davos, World Elites See Signs of Growth and Resilience in Turbulent Markets,” World Post, January 19, 2016

· “Russia on the Cyber Silk Road,” Digital-Russia.com, January 18, 2016

· “ISIS is everywhere: Is it time for a global passport?” CNN.com, December 11, 2015

· “Global poverty: This is how to really reduce it,” CNN.com, October 5, 2015

· “From Grand Strategy to Brand Strategy,” BuzzFeed, September 14, 2015

· “How small states prepare for cyber-war,” CNN.com, September 2, 2015

· “Tehran’s ‘Just do it’ generation makes up for last time,” CNN.com, July 7, 2015

· “A sunny island set in the Asian hinterland,” Straits Times, June 29, 2015

· “Bright ideas to seize the urban moment,” Straits Times, June 11, 2015

· “Long Live Lee Kuan Yew’s Lion City,” Foreign Policy, March 23, 2015

· “Dismantling Empires through Devolution,” Atlantic, September 26, 2014

· “Disciplining the Sharing Economy,” (with Ayesha Khanna) Project Syndicate, September 25, 2014

· “China’s investment in infrastructure is exactly what made Alibaba possible,” (with JT Singh) Quartz, Sept 25, 2014

· “Smart nation, sharing city,” (with Ayesha Khanna) Straits Times, September 6, 2014

· “New BRICS Bank a Building Block of Alternative World Order,” World Post, July 18, 2014

· “Permeable Lines on the Grand Trunk Road,” The New York Times, July 6, 2014

· “Getting Leapfrogging Right,” (with Sara Agarwal) Stanford Social Innovation Review, June 27, 2014

· “Iran Nuclear Sanctions: Why the World Still Does Business with Tehran,” CNN.com, June 9, 2014

· “Time for a post-dynastic democracy,” Mint India, May 16, 2014

· “Time for the next tier of ASEAN cities to stand up,” (with Mohit Mehrotra) Business Times, May 15, 2014

· “National Service for the 21st Century,” The Straits Times, April 26, 2014

· “How Strategic is Sri Lanka?” CNN.com, April 8, 2014

· “Against Growth Market Pessimism,” World Post, January 22, 2014 

· “Saudi Arabia’s Commercial Class Looks to the Future,” Al Monitor, December 23, 2013

· “The End of the Nation-State?” The New York Times, October 15, 2013

· “Supply Chain Global Governance,” The Economist Management Thinking Blog, September 16, 2013

· “Middle East Reconfigured: Turkey vs. Iran vs. Saudi Arabia,” (with Soner Cagaptay) CNN.com, Sept 13, 2013

· “Time for an ASEAN Dream,” CNN.com, August 14, 2013

· “Seizing the Singapore Dream,” The Straits Times, August 6, 2013

· “Where will you live in 2050?” (with Greg Lindsay) Reuters, August 6, 2013

· “Confessions of a Tiger Dad,” Huffington Post, August 1, 2013

· “Sophisticated Singapore,” The Straits Times, July 3, 2013

· “BRICS, VISTA, BROOMS,” Quartz, June 24, 2013

· “Chinese Cities Show up on the Global Radar,” (with JT Singh) China Daily, June 6, 2013

· “The Human City,” Project Syndicate, May 23, 2013

· “Nations are no longer driving globalization—cities are,” (with Michele Acuto) Quartz, May 3, 2013

· “Around the World, Mayors Take Charge,” (with Michele Acuto) Atlantic, April 25, 2013 

· “Hybrid Humans,” Project Syndicate, April 24, 2013

· “Can China Become a Melting Pot?” CNN.com, April 16, 2013

· “Inter-city relations driving global ties,” Straits Times, April 4, 2013

· “Cities, Not Countries, Will Once Again be Key to World Order,” The National (UAE), March 26, 2013

· “Rise of the Info-States,” Global Brief, March 5, 2013

· “Is Brazil ready to  take sporting center stage?” CNN.com, March 5, 2013

· “Singapore’s best-kept secrets: Its virtues,” Straits Times, February 23, 2013

· “Startup Sovereigns,” (with Sawsan Gad) Foreign Policy, February 8, 2013

· “Investors, beware: It’s a bumpy ride on the new Burma road,” Quartz, January 31, 2013

· “From Burma to Myanmar: Land of rising expectations,” CNN.com, January 3, 2013

· “Does Norway Hold the Key to Solving South China Sea Dispute?” (with John Gilman) CNN.com, Nov 14, 2012 

· “Why Syria’s Fragmentation Is Turkey’s Opportunity,” (with Soner Cagaptay) The Atlantic, October 24, 2012

· “So long, Information Age. Hello, Hybrid Age,” WIRED UK, October 2012

· “Could it finally be springtime for Nigeria?” CNN.com, October 8, 2012 

· “Singapore: The Hyphen Connecting the World to Asia,” Straits Times, September 29, 2012

· “The New World,” (with Frank Jacobs) The New York Times, September 23, 2012

· “Typhoon Tourism: One Week in North Korea,” CNN.com, September 10, 2012

· “Jobs of the Future,” (with Thomas Sevcik) Foreign Policy, September/October 2012

· “One Mega-City, Many Systems,” (with Thomas Sevcik) Atlantic Cities, June 21, 2012

· “It’s the Technology, Stupid,” CNN.com, June 21, 2012

· “Way Beyond Facebook,” Esquire, June 14, 2012

· “Welcome to the Hybrid Age,” Slate.com, June 13, 2012

· “How Technology Promotes World Peace,” The Atlantic Monthly, June 12, 2012

· “Which Nation has the best Technik?” Harvard Business Review, June 12, 2012

· “Is Your Job Robot-Proof?” Forbes.com, June 7, 2012

· “What is it about Singapore?” Straits Times, May 27, 2012

· “Why Eduardo Saverin Has Company in Singapore,” Bloomberg Businessweek, May 24, 2012

· “BRICS may find common ground, but India has to stand up for itself,” Financial Times, March 28, 2012

· “Could Mayors Rule the World?” LSE IDEAS Blog, January 26, 2012

· “The Persistent Myths of Soft Power,” LSE IDEAS Blog, January 13, 2012

· “Enroll the World in For-Profit Universities,” (with Karan Khemka) Harvard Business Review, Jan-Feb 2012

· “Stop Fretting About Beijing as a Global Policeman,” (with Jonas Parello-Plesner), Financial Times, Dec 28, 2011

· “Needed: An Economic Performance Index for Cities,” (with Thomas Sevcik) Atlantic Cities, November 16, 2011

· “Look South, not East,” ForeignPolicy.com, November 11, 2011

· “Big ideas from small places,” (with David Skilling) CNN.com, November 1, 2011

· “Global masses demand accountability,” CNN.com, October 12, 2011

· “From ‘War on Terror’ to ‘New Silk Road’,” CNN.com, October 7, 2011

· “Mayor of the World: How Bloomberg Flexes New York’s Diplomatic Muscle,” (with Mahanth Joishy) The Atlantic, September 21, 2011

· “Why China Wants a G-3 World,” (with Mark  Leonard) International Herald Tribune, September 8, 2011

· “America’s Non-Grand Strategy,” Atlantic Online, September 5, 2011

· “Stakeholders of Goodwill: Neither the ‘salad bowl’ nor the ‘melting pot’,” (with Aaron Maniam) OpenDemocracy.net, August 30, 2011

· “U.S. Foreign Intervention: Changing of the Guard?” NPR Marketplace, August 26, 2011

· “Northern Star,” (with Ayesha Khanna) TIME, June 23, 2011

· “LeeKuanYew-istan Forever,” Foreign Policy, May 24, 2011

· “Cut Military Aid, Now,” New York Times, May 10, 2011

· “Long Bus, Short Wait,” (with Ayesha Khanna) TIME, May 2, 2011 

· “Bin Laden assassinated, not martyred,” CNN.com, May 2, 2011

· “The Coming Arab Renaissance,” ForeignPolicy.com, April 20, 2011

· “Europe and the World: The External Dimension,” Action Plan for Europe 2020, Lisbon Council, 2011

· “The New New World Order,” Vision (Dubai), Spring 2011

· “Egypt, Libya and the Folly of the BRICs,” Harvard Business Review Online, February 22, 2011

· “Insistent, Not Imperial,” Huffington Post, February 14, 2011

· “A long, slow march,” The Daily, February 12, 2011

· “Mubarak’s speech satisfies no one,” CNN.com, February 10, 2011

· “Getting on the Right Side of History,” ForeignPolicy.com, February 3, 2011

· “Egypt and the End of Excuses for the U.S.” The Daily Beast, February 1, 2011

· “Don’t Hate on Davos,” ForeignPolicy.com, January 28, 2011

· “Le Forum de Davos: un nouvel outil de diplomatie mondiale,” Le Figaro, January 28, 2011 

· “Davos: Congress of the New Middle Ages,” Wall Street Journal, January 24, 2011

· “Long Live Wiki-Diplomacy!” CNN.com, January 20, 2011

· “Breaking Up Is Good to Do,” ForeignPolicy.com, January 13, 2011

· “America the Unreliable,” Daily Beast, January 12, 2011

· “CEOs as Statesmen?” CNBC.com, January 6, 2011

· “America Needs a Diplomatic-Industrial Complex,” Huffington Post, January 3, 2011

· “Future Shock? Welcome to the New Middle Ages,” Financial Times, December 28, 2010

· “A Cup of Plenty?” (with Karim Makdisi) ForeignPolicy.com, December 22, 2010

· “Cyber-teeth bared,” (with Ian Bremmer), International Herald Tribune, December 22, 2010

· “A Mineral Fund for Afghanistan,” (with Christopher Tucker) Foreign Policy.com, December 20, 2010

· “Richard Holbrooke’s Game-Changing Diplomacy,” The Huffington Post, December 15, 2010

· “How’s that New World Order Working Out?” Foreign Policy, December 2010

· “Another Wake-Up Call,” The New York Times, August 23, 2010

· “Central Asia’s New Silk Roads,” International Herald Tribune, August 12, 2010

· “From London to Mongolia… In an Ambulance,” The Washington Note, August 3, 2010

· “Corporate Citizenship: The Next Decade,” (with Maria Figueroa-Kupcu) IJ Partners Barometer, April 2010

· “Listen to the Arabs,” International Herald Tribune, March 25, 2010

· “Remapping the World,” TIME, March 12, 2010

· “Fly American, Unless You Know Better: Geopolitical Humor for the Oscars,” Washington Note, March 6, 2010

· “The Taliban are Here to Stay,” (with Melissa Payson) The Daily Beast, February 16, 2010

· “Vorbild Europaeische Union,” The European, October 1, 2009

· “The Spin Cycle of Summitry,” TheWashingtonNote.com, September 21, 2009

· “The Pakistani Rumor Mill,” ForeignPolicy.com, August 15, 2009

· “Where the Real Fight Is,” (with Michael Cohen) ForeignPolicy.com, July 16, 2009

· “Could Iran crisis promote Mideast peace?” CNN.com, June 17, 2009

· “Army of One? How about a Swat Team?” ForeignPolicy.com, June 12, 2009

· “How Pakistan Can Fix Itself,” (with Ayesha Khanna) ForeignPolicy.com, May 6, 2009

· “Pakistan’s Nuclear Scenarios, U.S. Solutions,” The New York Times, May 5, 2009

· “The Government of Pakistan Needs to Step Up,” The Daily Beast, April 24, 2009

· “We Should Get Rid of the Term ‘Muslim World’,” The Washington Post, April 19, 2009

· “The World in Recession,” Al Majalla, April 17, 2009

· “South Asia’s Taliban Problem,” The New York Times, April 14, 2009

· “What Turkey Can Teach Us,” Slate.com, April 14, 2009

· “The Price of Instability,” Newsweek.com, March 3, 2009

· “The Road to Kabul Runs Through Beijing (and Tehran),” ForeignPolicy.com, February 2009

· “The Taliban Problem Crosses Borders,” New York Times, January 26, 2009

· “An Agenda for Obama’s CTO,” (with Ayesha Khanna) BusinessWeek, January 13, 2009

· “Don’t squander worldwide hope for America,” (with Keith Reinhardt) Athens Banner-Herald, January 8, 2009

· “Neo-Medieval Times,” GOOD, January-February 2009

· “Sifting the Rubble,” Newsweek.com, November 27, 2008

· “World to America: Who cares?” Forbes.com, September 26, 2008

· “These are the new middle ages, not a new order,” The Guardian, September 12, 2008

· “Das sanfte Imperium,” Die Zeit, September 11, 2008

· “The Globalization of Steak,” Esquire, September 2008

· “Die naechste Welt,” Die Zeit, July 3, 2008

· “Europe’s Century,” (with Alpo Rusi) The Guardian, June 17, 2008

· “Stop Looking for ‘Moderate’ Shiites and Address Interests,” World Politics Review, May 30, 2008

· “On the Road to Disaster in India,” World Politics Review, February 26, 2008

· “Life After Bush,” The New Statesman, January 7, 2008

· “Peshawar Politics,” GOOD magazine, July/August 2007

· “Coalition Unwilling,” (with Khalil Matar) The New Republic Online, March 27, 2007 

· “The New Global Arabism,” www.washingtonpost.com, June 9, 2006  

· “Push for Reform, not Chaos, at the UN,” www.americanprogress.org, June 20, 2005

· “Putting the ‘Global’ Into ‘Global Governance’,” Outreach, April 21, 2005

· “2005: Make or Break Year for MDG Efforts,” (with Richard Samans) International Development

· “U.S. Courts Impact Others,” (with Fuad Rana) The Miami Herald, March 31, 2005

· “Test of a good neighbour,” Indian Express, March 16, 2004 

· “One People, Two Countries,” India Abroad, March 4, 2005

· “Flight of the Dove,” India Today (International edition), February 7, 2005

· “Taking the U.N. Seriously,” (with Thomas Weston) The Washington Times, December 2, 2004

· “Bollystan – The Global India,” The Globalist.com, December 3, 2004

· “Time for new coalitions,” Indian Express, November 5, 2004

· “The essence of the Nobel Prize must be restored,” Financial Times, October 4, 2004

· “Von der Gemeinschaft zur Weltmacht,” www.atlantic-online.de, September 16, 2004

· Democracy 101: Lessons from India,” India Abroad, May 28, 2004

· “U.S. Could Learn From EU’s Old World Charm in Foreign Policy,” The Los Angeles Times, April 30, 2004

· “Democracy versus Development?” Outlook India, April 29, 2004

· “Political will – and Political Won’t,” TheGlobalist.com, April 21, 2004

· “The Real ‘New Europe’,” www.censa.net, April 1, 2004

· “Bats, Balls, and Bombs: Cricket and Peace in South Asia,” (with Fuad Rana) Slate.com, March 19, 2004

· “India’s Choice: Super-power versus Super-ego,” India Abroad, February 20, 2004

· “The United States is missing its best chance to ‘de-Finlandize’ Lebanon,” Daily Star (Beirut), January 27, 2004

· “Road Map’s success could return Lebanon to its former glory,” Daily Star (Beirut) December 30, 2003 

· “Iraq’s reconstruction can offer Lebanon significant opportunities,” Daily Star (Beirut), December 27, 2003

· “Second Generation Diplomacy,” (with Jeremy Goldberg) The Washington Times, December 12, 2003

· “One More Seat at the Table,” The New York Times, December 6, 2003

· “America’s Interdependence Day,” www.opendemocracy.net, September 17, 2003

· “Imperial Diplomacy,” www.censa.net, August 13, 2003

· “The Glass Screening,” Tennisserver.com, January 2003

· “Neither Small Nor Safe: The World After Yesterday,” September 12, 2001

· “Amazon.kampf,” Correspondence, Winter 1999/2000

· “European Identity: A Non-European Perspective,” The New Federalist, Spring 1995· Daily articles appearing in The Earth Times March 7-13, 1995 (United Nations World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagen, Denmark)

· “Notes from the Overground,” EGO Magazine, January 2006 (Russia) 

· “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Revolution,” EGO Magazine, November 2005 (Ukraine)

· “Turk Stops: From Europe to Asia Across Anatolia,” EGO Magazine, October 2005 (Turkey)

· “Going Home to Lahore, and a World Left Behind,” The New York Times, April 2, 2005 (Pakistan)

· “War Tourism Without the War,” Another Generation, June-August 2004 (Lebanon)

· “Moonlight Traveler,” Another Generation, March-May 2004 (Cambodia)· “Hanoi’s Hippest,” Another Generation, March-May 2004 (Vietnam)

· “Davos, anyone?” Another Generation, April/May 2005

· “Finally, a name for ourselves!” EGO magazine, March 16, 2005

· “Ash Meets Dave,” Another Generation

· “Banging on,” Another Generation, January-March 2005 

· “The Youngest MP in Indian History,” Another Generation, June-August 2004· “Saira: The Face of Another Generation,” Another Generation, June-August 2004

· “Lethal Weapons,” Economist, November 7, 1998

· “Compare and Contrast,” Economist, May 27, 1995· “Reawakening,” TIME, February 27, 1995