China & The Middle East

Analysis Arab activists called for a one-day boycott of Chinese and Russian goods following the two countries' veto of a UN draft resolution calling for an end to the crackdown in Syria. This column was published in the South China Morning Post (SCMP) on February 16, 2012.
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Mongolia & the Middle East

Research Using Mongolia’s wealth to spur social development: a comparative approach with the Gulf countries. Mongolia is now commonly called “Minegolia”. This Central Asian country sits on vast natural resources. Besides its abundant forests and fisheries, mines contain major deposits of coal, gold, copper and uranium. This piece was published in Business-Mongolia on January 17, 2012.
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Harnessing Mongolia’s Wealth

Research Transforming "Minegolia": How to harness the country’s Resource Wealth to Spur Social Development? This article was published in The Next Billion on February 24, 2012.
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