Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Haiku of OSINT for 08/31/21

End of Afghan war
Our coalition exit
Sad time in Kabul

Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Haiku of OSINT for 12/31/20

Russian disinfo
Real threat to America
Must fight back strongly

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Monday, December 31, 2018

The Haiku of OSINT for 12/31/18

Allies still matter
Free world strength comes from numbers
Same noble purpose

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day 2017

The world stands up and cheers today for International Women's Day in 2017 because half the planet's population has been marginalized for most of recorded history. I supported this day by attending tonight's town hall at the World Affairs Council of Northern California. Representatives from Career Girls and the Global Fund for Women were on hand to describe their projects, along with a multimedia artist who shared examples of her work. It's easy to look at their success stories and think that gender parity is on solid ground. The global numbers show how much work remains to be done.

The OECD Gender Data Portal publishes data describing a global gender wage gap. We can go further than numbers by assessing the gap's impact on global systems. The World Economic Forum publishes its own annual Global Gender Gap Report. The gap in numbers is taking a long time to close, but closing it should be a moral imperative given the crucial contributions women have always made to the global economy. The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (aka UN Women) describes the impact of female economic empowerment in detail.

Women don't need me to speak for them. Their work in the modern world speaks for itself, and deserves recognition.

Sunday, February 19, 2017