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Frank Schell
Frank Schell
Frank Schell is a business strategy consultant and former senior vice president of the First National Bank of Chicago. He was a Lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago and is a contributor of opinion pieces to various journals.
by | Oct 3, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit New Delhi on October 5. His visit follows India’s announcement on September 27 that it will procure the S-400 air defense system from Russia in a $5.4 billion contract. The integrated system is…

by | Aug 17, 2018

It’s time to have an urbane James Bond who loves his clandestine work — once again. The Bond brand suffered under Daniel Craig, who has made no secret of his desire to abandon that role. Reflecting the primacy of global…

by | Jul 30, 2018

Pakistan, where the army has ruled about half the time since independence from Britain in 1947, will continue with its third civilian government during the past ten years. In its general election of last week, the country has just given…

by | Jul 24, 2018

If Clint Eastwood were an adviser to President Xi Jinping of China, he might quote himself as Inspector “Dirty Harry” Callahan in Magnum Force: “A man’s got to know his limitations.” China is now learning the hard way that the…

by | May 11, 2018

If Shakespeare were with us today, he might erroneously question, “What’s in a brand?” The answer is plenty. A brand evokes emotion and bonds consumers with companies. It also conveys images. In the case of Walmart, it suggests low cost,…

by | Mar 27, 2018

By various accounts, India is performing reasonably well. GDP growth, at times a national obsession, was running at 7.2% for the quarter ended in December. Some projections call for continuation at up to 7.5% during fiscal 2019 ending next March….

by | Jan 23, 2018

The world’s intelligentsia and corporate and political leaders are meeting this week at Davos, hosted by the World Economic Forum — high in the Rhaetian Alps of Switzerland where 15 inches of snow are forecast for the next seven days….

by | Jan 9, 2018

Pakistan has been a foreign policy enigma for decades. A U.S. ally charged with harboring terrorists and nuclear proliferation, it works both sides of the fence — doing just enough to placate the U.S. and receive military and civilian aid,…

by | Jan 1, 2018

Once again, the Iranian people are rejecting their authoritarian government and repressive rule by the mullahs. The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, is also losing support, according to sources at the Rand Corporation. In recent days the Iranians have demonstrated…

by | Oct 27, 2017

The agenda of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in New Delhi this week has been succinctly framed: addressing the ascent of China, seeking more Indian influence in Afghanistan, and stressing the need for Pakistan to clean out the terrorist camps…

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