Monthly Archives: May 2011

Living in the Moment

One of the things I love about being a reporter is when you land in a new city, you’re forced to really live in the moment, particularly if you’ve never been there before. All your senses are alive because it’s … Continue reading

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Is the Internet Making You Dumber?

Lots of books have been written about both the positive and negative effects of the internet on our minds and the types of people we are becoming. For balanced, opposing views, I’d recommend Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus and Nicholas Carr’s … Continue reading

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Time Magazine, Jakarta Globe, GMA7, ABS-CBN

If you’d like to know more about the impact of Osama bin laden’s death on the terrorist networks in Southeast Asia, here are a few interviews I did the past two weeks: Within an hour of Barack Obama’s announcement, ANC … Continue reading

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Power – When You Have it and When You Don’t

I’ve been thinking a lot about power recently. Here in Singapore, I watched the government and its ruling party, the PAP (People’s Action Party) hold elections last Saturday. It was the most nervous I’d ever seen the PAP in my … Continue reading

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Spreading terror: From bin Laden to Facebook in Southeast Asia (my piece for CNN)

Osama bin Laden’s death is a moral victory, but it may turn out to be nothing more than that. Over the past decade, he has been isolated and the capabilities of al Qaeda degraded, but it’s evolved into a social … Continue reading

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