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A Thriving Power Sector: Bangladesh 2021 Vision for Energy Sector

Global energy demand is expected to increase over the next few decades, especially in developing countries, due to rapid economic growth, urbanization and projected increases in population. Most developing nations will need to radically change their energy policies to accommodate this accelerated demand. Investment from the private sector would only be part of the solution. Continue Reading

Attempted Impeachment of President Trump Will Virtually Guarantee his 2020 Re-Election

I have a lot of family and friends who ask my opinion on the potential of impeachment of President Donald Trump. I work as an opposition researcher and worked for one of the more prominent lobbying firms. I’ve met a bizarre cast of political operatives (Steve Bannon probably being the most surreal). I also bet Continue Reading

Technology Sector Makes Unprecedented Progress in Bangladesh

Note: This article originally appeared in Beaming Bangladesh 2019: A Magazine of the Embassy of Bangladesh. When Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took her post in 2009, few observers of the region thought the developing nation would ever become a powerhouse of innovation and technological prowess. But fast forward just a few years and Bangladesh’s Continue Reading

Understanding The Congressional Committee Assignment Process

Most United States citizens have a hard time deciphering what actually happens in Congress. Despite its low legislative productivity rate, Congressman and their staffers actually perform quite a bit of arcane and circuitous work. Lobbying is partly built around this principle — that there are only a select group of insiders who are experienced enough Continue Reading

What is a Politically Exposed Person?

A politically exposed person (PEP) is an individual who is or has been entrusted with a prominent public function. PEPs are higher-risk customers for financial institutions because they have more opportunities than ordinary citizens to acquire assets through unlawful means like embezzlement and bribe-taking and thus are more likely to launder money. It is important Continue Reading

How to Form a Super PAC

What is a Super PAC? Super PACs are a relatively new phenomena in American politics. They are a product of two judicial decisions: the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, delivered in January 2010, and the D.C. Circuit’s decision in Speechnow.org v. Federal Election Commission, two months later. Together, these two Continue Reading