BREAKTHROUGH
Books that changed history
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Barack Obama is a known bookworm and has regularly publicized his book recommendations.
Destined for war
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 18, 2019 - 12:00am
China and the United States are currently on a collision course for war – unless both parties take difficult and painful actions to avert it.
Remembering Br. Benildo Feliciano, FSC
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Br. Benildo Lamberto Feliciano, FSC passed away at the age of 82 this week. Ma. Lourdes Bautista wrote an outstanding biography where she divided Br. Benildo’s life into three phases: “Years of Probation”...
Europe: 3rd superpower
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
It is to be expected that the main geopolitical concern of the Filipino people are events in the Asia Pacific region, especially contentious issues with China in the South China Sea.
The future is Asian
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Among observers of modern geopolitics, the biggest question is who will be the world’s superpowers in this century.
How poor is poor
by Elfren S. Cruz - July 4, 2019 - 12:00am
I have been reading that one of the greatest social and economic successes of the 21st century is the reduction of poverty.
Are liberalism and capitalism obsolete?
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that the nationalist populist movement is growing and that liberalism is finished as an ideological force.
Three topics
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Today, I was unable to decide what I would write about. So I decided to write on the three different topics on my list.
Hong Kong defies China
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
It is hard to decide where to begin in describing Hong Kong’s non-violent fight for freedom, its defiance of the Chinese Communist Party rule and the protest against the proposed extradition law which would...
Why thieves and crooks now rule the world
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am
In his book, Money Land: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule the World, Oliver Bullough writes that the biggest crooks in the world are not robbers or even drug lords but politicians, businessmen and money men who siphon...
A just and living wage
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
I have been thinking of writing on this topic since three months ago when I heard Dr. Rong Qian of the World Bank give an economic briefing where she said that the high economic growth had not resulted in any meaningful...
Japan: The third power
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week I wrote about the increasing possibility of China and the United States falling into the Thucydides Trap – a phrase which explains the likelihood of conflict between a rising power and a currently...
Remembering the Filipino struggles for freedom
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
On Wednesday, June 12, we commemorate Philippine Independence, a celebration of our declaration of independence day.
Is humankind happier?
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 6, 2019 - 12:00am
His books are on the recommended reading list of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and prominent opinion makers like Barack Obama and Bill Gates.
USA vs China: Falling into Thucydides Trap
by Elfren S. Cruz - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
According to American and Chinese officials, there is a “Trade War” going on; and, the main weapons are tariffs.
Benilde hub of innovation
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 30, 2019 - 12:00am
I recently attended the inauguration of the Benilde Hub of Innovation for Inclusion (HIFI) – Peter D. Garrucho, Jr Innovation Institute.
The sexiest job of the 21st century
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Data science and data analytics are topics that I never thought would be the topic of my column.
Nations in crisis
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 23, 2019 - 12:00am
How does a nation deal with crisis? Why do some nations recover from the trauma and other nations are unable to cope?
Japan: A trusted partner
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Conventional wisdom dictates that Southeast Asia has become a region caught between two powers – China and the United States.
Rise and fall of family dynasties
by Elfren S. Cruz - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
I am writing this column the day after the May 13 mid-term elections.
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