Can Colombia Win Its Own War on Terror?
Since September 11, 2001, the United States has been struggling with its war on terror. We, as a nation, have had to deal with a myriad of issues from the appropriate use of military force, how to try terrorists captured and how to continue to defend our own civil liberties. Colombia has been at war with terrorism for over forty years. Colombia may offer some insights on things that can be done better as well as pitfalls the US may want to avoid.Becoming a Real Partner in Africa
Historically western governments, primarily the U.S., Canada and original European Union member states have dealt with African countries at arms length through the United Nations. At first glance this donor-recipient-model seems ideal especially in light of the history of colonization from a number of the now donor states.Why the United States of America is Troubled? Part 2 of 2
To date (January 2009) in fact, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the nation is experiencing a prolonged recession that already exceeds the length of the past two recessions in 1990-91 and 2001. The current recession is 13 months long and counting. If this were the average post-World War II recession, it would have lasted 10 months and ended in October.Post Invasion Iraq – Deja Vu From Post War Europe
After the Allies secured victory in Europe, things didn’t go smoothly. The liberation “honeymoon” ended and the liberated Europeans asked, “What now?” As far as they were concerned, the Allies, The United States in particular, had no answer to that question. They showed no leadership. The allies even had to deal with a postwar guerrilla movement that tried to undermine German reconstruction efforts.Rich and Varied Heritage
India is always remembered as a land of diverse cultures. The geographic position, climate and the extent of exposure to foreign cultures have totally influenced the traditions and culture of the different regions at different periods. The greatness of Indian culture has been in adopting the best from all the invaders and intermingling their customs and styles with the existing and this is visible in all aspects of culture.Brutality of Fact – The Assault on Gaza
“Israel is the guard dog of America’s plans for Middle East.” This is how noted journalist and documentary maker John Pilger has described America-Israel relation. United States of America is the principal patron of Israel which continues to receive nearly 40 percent of all American foreign aid. Most of this aid has been granted since 1967 when Israel occupied the territories of Palestinians and other Arab nations.Language and Culture in Spain – What a Joke
Spain is often a world apart. Once you understand Spain, you understand the world… A little incident is striking for what is happening here sometimes. This is obviously all about Culture.Building Stronger Relationships – Understanding Those Who Are Different Than You
If you want to be a real Citizen of The World, you have to understand how it feels to be outside the mainstream and not belong. Initially it doesn’t make sense, but by the time you finish this article, you will get it. Elevate yourself and take a ride down the minority path…The New Global Enterprise
With the infrastructure of the economic building crumbling before us, many people are getting laid off or just not making the money that they used to before all of this started. Even well-known businesses like Whirlpool.Five Serious Problems China Has to Deal With
(1) The fake democracy will inevitably lead to social unrest at some critical point. Ordinary hard-working Chinese people have stayed submissive and obedient in the past 2000 years. The reason, by and large, resides in the Confucius philosophy promoted by the rulers.