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Taur Matan Ruak and the Cycles of History

This is Major General Taur Matan Ruak, Chief of the Defence Force of Asia’s youngest nation, Timor Leste. He hugged me enthusiastically on the sidelines of the Jakarta International Defense Dialogue. I was thrilled to see him again. Like most … Continue reading

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The Speed of Trust

Everything we do in our world today depends on trust. The credit card you use to buy your clothes is a small example. The store trusts the credit card company will pay them, and the company trusts you will pay … Continue reading

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