I am not somebody to “bothside” things, but in the trainwreck that is Afghanistan right now, no supporter of Biden or Trump has the moral standing to point the finger at the other.

We are witnessing the consequences of a long chain of events that started with the George W…


A beautiful mirage. Photo taken by the Author less than 7 miles away from the Afghani border, discussing with Afghanis, UN personnel, US government officials, and Armed forces about the future of the region

I am still gathering my thoughts regarding the events in Afghanistan. I probably will have more to say soon, as I hear and read more from the experts I trust, and analyze the geopolitical activities as well as one can do, far from the territory.

In the meantime, here is…


The success of a savvy influencer that heralds the collapse of old online internet laws

Politics, makeup, and chihuahuas. A typical illustration of the Instagram landing page of Nuevo Leon’s future first lady.

It may come as a surprise to many, but Mexico is a great place to study electoral reforms due to the history of its long winding democratic transition. …


In 2018, Honduras had the highest murder rate in the world with El Salvador ranked second and Guatemala ranked ninth.

There is no “border crisis.” There is a humanitarian crisis in Central America and the US, as an industrialized nation is operating as a pull factor to escape violence and…


During his first night in a damp and unfinished White House, Pres. John Adams wrote to his wife:

“Before I end my letter, I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. …


In a previous article, I outlined the importance of sequencing our innovations to get out of COVID19 hell. That post can be found here, and provides essential context to this series:

COVID19, as the first post-internet pandemic, has showcased a core problem with modern medicine. As Dr. Tiffany Vora explains


This medium story is the first of four that will describe the innovations practices needed to get to 0 covid19. It explores Aggressive Non-Pharmaceutical interventions, while the next ones will discuss regular testing, public health breakthroughs, and finally, vaccination.

Staying at home, avoiding friends and family, and not going to…


How to innovate our way out of Coronavirus hell by doing the right things in the right order

In good system thinking practices, sequencing matters as much as the acts that are being sequenced. With COVID19, getting the sequencing right is more important than ever as millions of lives are at stake.

Entrepreneurs have perfected the sequencing of business deployments down to a science. Recent examples are Elon…


The innovation side of “flattening the curve” of the Coronavirus outbreak

You have seen a version of this chart one or multiple times already:

The concept of “flattening the curve” has entered our lexicon and will probably define these early stages of the #COVID-19 response. The idea is easy to grasp: With appropriate use of “Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions” (that is the euphemistic…


Or the tropes of female fragility in military leadership

“Out of fucking nowhere” -Emilia Clarke. Look at the Nazi theme, also out of nowhere, emerging this last episode (shown under fair use)

Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons was betrayed in the battlefield not once, but twice by the all-powerful and only true gods of…

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