Starting School in Singapore
In Singapore, like in the majority of countries, autumn is a school start time. Learn more about Singapore’s educational system, parents’ choice of suitable school and ways to finance it.Pakistan’s Role in Post-War Afghanistan
Pakistan which shares a long border with Afghanistan, is highly concerned regarding the future of Afghanistan, an epicenter for war for the last more than one decade. The opportunity that had been opened up with the toppling of the Taliban had been squandered, for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was that the American army was too trigger-happy, too inefficient and too ignorant to succeed in an endeavor that entailed patient cross-cultural nation-building.Superpower China?
Discussion of the rise of China, India and Asia usually ends in the possibility of a new superpower emerging to challenge or even displace US hegemony. The analysis surrounding such discussion often seems simplistic and the possibility of such a development is usually overstated. More importantly the discussion itself seems to misunderstand the real changes occurring in the international system.Why Are They Burning Our Embassies in the Arab World?
Indeed, I’ve always said that if the folks living in the Arab nations didn’t have the United States or Israel as an enemy, then they would be busy fighting amongst themselves. If you study history you will see the written recorded human dialogue has shown that there have been warlords and brothers fighting brothers in the Arab world for over 5000 years. That is a heck of a lot of culture and history to overcome, even in our modern age.Baltic Complexity
Most everything we say or do is largely influenced by culture. Ever since the birth of the Baltic republics, it has been common knowledge, politically correct and misguidedly romantic to classify Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as if like the Benelux countries, they had many cultural similarities, given their forced annexation to the Soviet Union. Such misrepresentation has been promoted by the Western mainstream media who often offer a myopic and distorted view of the internal dynamics of each of these cultures and societies.All Power to the Ancient Map Makers of Territorial Humans
They say that it is the victors and conquerors who write the history, and apparently they have the right too, they say. Still, does someone have the right to change the perceived reality to shape future history? Well, humans have been doing that a while also. In fact, one of the most interesting things going on today is when Google Earth designates the territory of a city, country, state, province, or even an island on their maps. There are many places in the world where there are disputed islands such as the Kuril Islands – claimed by both Russia and Japan.Is Obama Administration Too Busy Campaigning to Do Anything About the Japan-China Crisis?
Some of President Obama’s political opposition insist that his administration’s current foreign policies are insufficient, unwise, and potentially dangerous for the future of humanity. Depending on your political persuasion you might agree or vehemently disagree, such is politics. For those who charge that the President is too busy playing golf, or playing hooky when it comes to intelligence briefings, I’d say such charges might not be very well founded. Nevertheless, the record does speak for itself. Consider, the most recent events around the world.A “Celebration of Democracy” in Venezuela
In order to further intimidate the voters and control the upcoming October 7 election, the Chavez regime has instituted fingerprint scanners at the voting booth. The opportunities for voter manipulation and fraud have now reached a new high.Hungary’s Roma Face Bigotry, Persecution
Jobbik,a far-right political party associated with paramilitary groups has begun its ascent in power in Hungary, railing against the so-called “crimes of the Gypsies.” Hungary’s Gypsies, known as the Roma, face bigotry, intimidation and persecution, with the Hungarian Government offering no protection or assistance.Two Thirds of the European Union Is Non Democratic and The Anti-Christ Will Control the EU
Warning: I don’t want to believe it and believing it has put me in a spiral of depression recently so be WARNED: some people will be able to say it’s not true and laugh it off, but if you start joining the dots and believe the book I’m about to mention then you may become depressed. Sometime ago I was working in Glasgow, Scotland and I used to joke that if Hitler was alive today he’d be a faceless bureaucrat holding a biro in the EU (European Union).