Regionalism and Alternative Forms of Governance – A Critique on Centralized, Top Down Approach
A close examination of Somali social groups reveals that Somalia is a complex dynamic organism of a system of self organizing assorted groupings. The Somali problem can be reduced (at least conceptually) to a problem of complexity that involves “competition and coordination” by the groups, which could result in order and/or disorder. It is a paradigm in which the people or the clans compete for governing the state (in the case of Mogadishu or Southern Somalia) or establish a convention to govern the states through agreed system (in the case of peaceful northern quasi-independent states of Somaliland and Puntland).Haiti – Escaping Anarchy With Hope
Haiti is poor; the hard life has tempered them into very strong willed people. When the combined will of a population can be focused in a specific direction, they can move mountains.Remembering the Warsaw Uprising
Even after seven decades, the gruesome memories of the ghettos and the Warsaw Uprising still remains alive in the minds of many, especially those who survived the atrocities of Warsaw sealed as a concentration camp by the Nazi leader, Adolph Hitler. These ghettos were home for almost 500,000 Jews dying of disease and starvation.India and South Korea Trade Relations on an Upward Swing
India shares cordial relations with South Korea since 1962. However, the presence of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, as the Chief Guest for the January 26 Republic Day celebrations will further strengthen the ties between the two nations.2009 China Top 10 Travel Events
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present. As the Spring Festival is coming, aged Chinese usually recall what they have gained and lost in the passing year and make resolutions for the coming New Year. Now, at the beginning of 2010, let’s have a look at 2009 China Top 10 Travel Events, which is voted out under a nation-wide poll, and see the milestones of China tourism.Haitian Baby Born in the Midst of Conflict
There are pockets of victory and love in Haiti, in the midst of all the tragedy. When I think of babies and children being without food, clothing and shelter and abandoned; it touches my heart. When my girlfriend told me about this wonderful birth in the midst of a devastating earth quake, I shouted with tears of joy!Media’s Potential Role in Fostering Middle East Peace
With global frustration rising over the stalled peace talks in the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Los Angeles Times reported in January on how the region could easily descend back into an intifada (uprising) just one year after last year’s devastating Gaza war. But is the conflict eternally destined to simmer, or are there ways that the fourth and fifth estates could begin to be harnessed for the purpose of changing local attitudes and expectations?Diamond Mining Continues on Cote D’Ivoire Despite UN Embargo
Although the United Nations banned mining in Cote d’Ivoire over four years ago, it seems that the area is still involved in the diamond industry. In reality, diamond mining is a foremost activity in Bobi, a major village in the northwestern region of Cote d’Ivoire. In fact, there is an enormous open pit diamond mine there which is more than a kilometer long.Haiti – Solar Sun Ovens Are Desperately Needed
The death toll in Haiti could reach 200,000 from the 7.0 earthquake on Jan 12th, according to the latest CBS news report. Many of those who survived the destructive force of the quake are now dealing with serious injuries, infected wounds and a lack of food and water. As of this writing, 12 days have lapsed and many have still not received food or clean, healthy drinking water. There are still dead bodies trapped and decomposing beneath the collapsed buildings, creating further danger of air-borne diseases.Please Help Haiti!
We have all heard about the recent earthquake in Haiti. It has caused many of us to be thankful for our situation as the one in Haiti is very grim.