Posted by DavidDay on Nov 28, 2013 in China, Economic Development, Economic Security/Development, Energy, Foreign Policy/Geopolitics, International Business, Intl Business in Asia, Japan, Korean Peninsula, Middle East, North Korea, North Korea, Northeast Asia, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Our Media, PRC/China, Regional Security/Flashpoints, Russia, South Korea, Syria, Vietnam | 0 comments
In this broadcast,“Asia-in- Review” Host Hong Jiang explores Russia’s recent foreign policy and geopolitical shifts into Asia followed by its fascinating energy moves into the Region with international business lawyer & professor, David Day.
The program starts with the recent Russian foreign policy moves into the Middle East after the U.S. Syria debacle, followed by the new Russian military arms sales to Egypt, and some discussion of Russia’s client nuclear state, Iran. The Russian geopolitical moves into Asia are next, as Hong Jiang discusses with Mr. Day, Putin’s recent trip to Vietnam, along with Russia’s (1) Kilo class submarine sales to Vietnam,(2) mutual defense pact, and then (3), new joint venture operations between Vietnam’s PetroVietnam and Russian energy companies for joint oil & gas exploration efforts in both the South China (“East Sea” in Vietnam) and the Artic Seas.
Next, the conversation turns to the critical and fascinating energy “pivot” that Russia is now engaged in, shifting its focus from its former European gas and oil pipeline customers to new pipeline developments with Japan, South Korea, and yes, even North Korea.
Russia’s foreign policy regarding The Korean Peninsula is also probed.Read More
Posted by DavidDay on Nov 16, 2013 in International Arbitration and Arbitration, International Business, International Business Education, International Mediation and Mediation, Intl Business in Asia, Legal Education, Our Media | 0 comments
Why is it that a couple in the throes of divorce struggle just as hard to “create the deal” as the American businessman typically does in putting together a sustainable deal with his foreign counterpart?
In this show, we take a step back from the world of international business deal-making and diplomacy and take a hard look at some of the tips and techniques used in those areas that can help in everyday life.
Are there cross-overs that really work? Do we plan out our lives or, more accurately, do we negotiate them? What can we learn from international diplomacy and high stakes deal making that will make us more successful in the many negotiations we all engage in every day?
“Asia in Review” host David Day engages in an important and fascinating conversation with special guest Prof. Jeswald Salacuse from the Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University about Salacuse’s new book “Negotiating Life – Secrets for Everyday Diplomacy and Deal Making“. Dr. Salacuse is the former Dean of the Fletcher School, a prolific writer on the topic of negotiations, and a member of the faculty and the executive committee of the Harvard Program on Negotiation. He is also a visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School.Read More
In the international field, we thought it would be important to bring to you a discussion about a new, cutting-edge management philosophy that is in the formative stages of global management trainings coming up in the Asia Pacific Region.
Did you ever notice that typically when we evaluate an idea, a business, or an individual that the standard practice is to look for defects, areas needing improvement, etc.? What if that common approach is less effective than we believe? Should an organization, for instance, focus on its weaknesses an attempt to improve in those areas or concentrate on its strengths?
In this program, “Asia in Review” host David Day engages in an important and fascinating conversation with special guest Mr. Amin Leiman a California/Hawaii-based international management consultant, lecturer and trainer in this new field of The Art of Appreciative Inquiry and its transformative philosophy, tools, and techniques for organizational and individual re-invention.
Posted by DavidDay on Sep 20, 2013 in Blog, Export Development, Hawaii & Pacific Islands, Indonesia, International Business, International Business Education, Intl Business in Asia, Our Media | 0 comments
There are all kinds of challenges that a small or medium-sized business faces when contemplating a move into a new market overseas: problems with payment, shipping, customs & duties, cultural barriers, distribution and marketing nightmares, taxes, local management/partner problems, customer service, language barriers, corruption possibilities, different methods/style of doing business, and on and on. For many entrepreneurs and small businesses, these challenges can be so daunting that the business is frozen and stagnates within its smaller domestic market.
It does not have to be this way. The trick is to understand the tools available for free or very little cost to the entrepreneur and small/medium sized business through the U.S. Commercial Service. An enterprise entering new business mileu needs both business market intel as well as front-line, “on the dirt” experience in the new, target market, both in initially putting the deal together and later in assisting on the back end should problems or misunderstandings develop.
Hosted by Asia in Review’s David Day, here is a candid and educational conversation with Richard Swanson, the Director for the Pacific South Region of the U.S. Commercial Service, which includes not only Hawaii and the Pacific Islands (Guam, American Samoa, Saipan, etc), but also the Southwestern states of California, Nevada, and Arizona.
During the course of this discussion, Mr. Swanson walks the business owner through the “how to” steps of using the U.S. Commercial Service to get underway successfully in new markets overseas. He discusses how to prepare for and then set up the “face-to-face” approach with USCS pre-vetted potential partners/dealers/distributors. In addition, Mr. Swanson talks about the “trade show” approach, and how to effectively tackle both the international and domestic trade shows with the assistance of the USCS.
Finally, Mr. Swanson and David Day talk about an example of a successful Hawaii company, Oils of Aloha, that partnered with the USCS several years ago and has been breaking into new market after new market ever since.
This show was broadcast on radio and television throughout the Hawaiian & Pacific Islands and then streamed globally.
Posted by DavidDay on Sep 9, 2013 in Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Critical National / Regional Security Issues, Disaster Prep & Humanitarian Aid, Economic Development, Economic Security/Development, Foreign Policy/Geopolitics, Foreign Policy/Geopolitics, International Business, Iran, Iran, Iran, Middle East, Military, Our Media, Pakistan, Pakistan, Pakistan, Regional Security/Flashpoints, Regional Security/Flashpoints, Syria, Syria, Syria, Syria, WMD/Chemical Weapons | 0 comments
If you have not noticed, the Washington focus on the Middle East has moved from Libya to Egypt to Syria and now to Iran. There are, however, other countries that continue to struggle with seemly insurmountable challenges to their very existence as nation states—namely, Afghanistan and Pakistan. They are all but forgotten.
In this global broadcast, both on audio and video, David Day engages in an unusual and in-depth discussion with Dr. Abdul-Karim Khan, an expert that grew up in Peshawar, Pakistan. Dr. Khan has tremendous depth in the history, the politics, the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and the challenges that both Afghanistan and Pakistan now face. He also discusses the background and makeup of the Syrian rebel army and the linkages and non-linkages between Afghanistan, Pakistan and the civil war in Syria.Read More
Posted by DavidDay on Aug 15, 2013 in Counter-Terrorism, Critical National / Regional Security Issues, Developments in Technology, Disaster Prep & Humanitarian Aid, Economic Development, Economic Security/Development, Energy, Food Security, Foreign Policy/Geopolitics, International Business, Intl Business in Asia, IT/Computer/Software, Korean Peninsula, Military, North Korea, North Korea, North Korea, Northeast Asia, Nuclear, Our Media | 0 comments
Hosted by David Day, this television program aired statewide in Hawaii and features, as its special guest, Ms. Nicole Finneman, formerly with the Korea Economic Institute in Washington, D.C. Ms. Finneman, an American eyewitness inside North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear facility and other fascinating facilities and locations throughout the country, talks about those experiences.
The conversation turns from the Yongbyon visit to the potential business and commerce development in North Korea and references American firms now lining up to do business in North Korea in the future, including the Korean-American-owned, Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (a private university).
Ms. Finneman talks about her visits to various commercial enterprises, the Koryolink mobile phone explosion in the country, and the market/commercial developments within the country. (Koryolink, a joint venture between the Egyptian company Orascom Telecom Holdings and the state-owned Korea Post and Telecommunications Corporation, is North Korea’s only 3G mobile operator.)
Nicole also discusses her visit to the digital libraries at Kim Il Sung University and their remarkable high tech facilities which many universities in the U.S. currently do not have…but only connected to an intranet–no internet.
Finally, Ms. Finneman and David Day talk about the infrastructure for commerce and foreign investment that is now being put into place in North Korea and her crystal-ball view of the potential for change in that country.Read More
Posted by DavidDay on Aug 10, 2013 in All Southeast Asia, Counter-Terrorism, Critical National / Regional Security Issues, Disaster Prep & Humanitarian Aid, Foreign Policy/Geopolitics, Intl Business in Asia, Japan, Middle East, Military, Our Media, Pacific Forum CSIS, PRC/China, Taiwan, Water Security | 0 comments
Two career diplomats, a husband and wife team: Ambassadors James and Lauren Kahea Moriarty join David Day in a conversation over the wide range of roles that US Embassy staff play, and how they work and live in countries that range from the glamorous and technologically sophisticated to the brutal and primitive.
The closure of U.S. embassies in 19 Middle Eastern and African cities in the face of terrorist threats highlights the important—yet often dangerous—work of the thousands of men and women serving in U.S. Embassies as they represent American interests around the world. These men and women play crucial roles in the success of American foreign policy, economic growth, national security, and international influence. However, relatively few Americans understand what these diplomats and other Embassy staff do, nor the unique challenges and perils they face on a daily basis.
Program sponsored by Pacific Forum, CSISRead More
Senior U.S. Commercial Counselor Ms. Sara Kemp from the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi joins David Day in an engaging discussion of the current business climate in Vietnam and offers both background and tips for U.S. entrepreneurs looking to get underway in that country.