Monthly Archives: February 2013

Unknown knowns

In Risk Management, there are three major categories of risk: Known knowns: these are risks that can be identified at the outset of a project and the outcome of which can be more or less reliably predicted. Rising labor and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The price tag

Last September, in Vladivostok, Russia hosted the annual meeting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries. This July, in Kazan, Russia hosts the Summer Universiade. Next February, the Winter Olympic Games will take place in Sochi. In 2018, the final tournament of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Same-sex diplomacy

(This piece originally appeared on Russia Beyond the Headlines) Last week, the U.S. Senate confirmed John Forbes Kerry, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts (1985-2013) as the 68th United States Secretary of State. Kerry became the second U.S. senator in a row—after … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments