The Other Side of Globalization – Village of Self Sufficiency
Elango is borrowing a page from Gandhi by sharing his ideas and methods. He has set up a Panchayat Academy, and so far more than 100 villages have sent their Presidents for training. What can we contribute to the goals of enlightened village governance in terms of our time, energy and ideas?Corporate Executive Protection – Security Tips For Afghanistan
Afghanistan is still a war-zone no matter watch your hear on CNN and BBC. Civilian Corporate Executive Protection (CXP) teams and their clients should avoid all non-essential travel to this location. However, if CXP teams and their clients have pressing and essential business activities in Afghanistan the following advice should be taken.Placing a Bet on Dubai’s Revival
The chips are in and the stakes are hot. They should be, for in contention is one of the world’s most beloved cities-the emirate of Dubai. Just at the start of this week, Dubai World emerged from a first meeting with its creditors- asking them for a standstill on US$22 billion of its debt for at least six months.Escalation Between Venezuela and Colombia
Both countries stand to gain from violent confrontation within F.A.R.C. controlled Colombian territory. The danger of the current escalation calls for direct Brazilian involvement to help resolve it.Haiti Earthquake – Epic Disaster, Epic Opportunity
This disaster ranks in severity with the worst natural calamities in recent history including the 2004 Christmas tsunami, and the 1976 Tangshan earthquake in China. It is sure to be one of the worst natural disasters in living memory. How much can a poor country like Haiti take?Suicide – Increasing Number of Suicide Cases
Since of late there have been an increasing number of suicide cases being reported throughout the day. Alarmingly, most of these cases are being reported to have been attempts and deaths done by the younger generation. This phenomenon has been seen widespread across the United States and over the world. It is shocking to see that the number of these cases have been increasing fourfold over a short period of time.Executive Protection – Operations in Yemen
Recently the Yemen police killed two al Qaeda militants that were behind threats which forced the U.S. and European embassies to shut down. Security has been high in a residential area of Sanaa that houses several embassies since before the current threats, with Yemen army roadblocks setup on the streets. The pattern of terrorist attacks are highly violent within the Hadda district of Sana’a, Yemen.Is China Malaysia’s New Best Friend Or Friend of Necessity?
China is pouring money into Malaysia but what matters are its motives. Further, the relationship seems based on one of necessity rather than friendship. Find out why it matters, what this means for you, and where the opportunities are moving forward!Nigeria – A Mere Geographical Expression
Nigeria is a paradox to many including its own citizens. Nigeria the most populous black nation boasts of rich diverse, colourful ethnic groups and cultures. Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the Premier of Western Region of Nigeria has been famously quoted as referring to Nigeria as a mere geographical expression.The Rebranding of Nigeria Project
Nigeria within the past twenty years has witnessed an abysmal rating among comity of nations. The military leadership and the poor democratic institutions have rubbished Nigeria’s image abroad.