Earlier this year the Omidyar Network funded the formation of a Media Council, of which I was a member, to publish an independent report on the Open Government Partnership. As our chairman, Richard Sambrook, reports here, our report, published today, makes four key recommendations: The OGP should develop a joint statement which..
I’ll always be grateful to Newsweek for helping me get started in journalism. When Melinda Liu hired me as her Hong Kong stringer and general factotum, the job came with a tough taskmaster and a crash course in everything from how to write a colorful tic-tock and how to research North Korean beneficial ownership of..
I took part in a new ChinaFile conversation today spinning off the US debt ceiling/government shutdown kerfuffle. The whole conversation is here. My contribution said: “The debt standoff is temporarily over, apocalypse isn’t now and everyone can take a deep breath. For China, its big dance partner, the U.S., is still too big and..