North Korea in Four Party Talks With China, Japan, and South Korea Over Nuclear Weapons?
President Obama’s administration is very thankful for the positive media surrounding the North Korean nuclear weapons negotiation peace talks. And yet, I for one am quite skeptical, and pretty concerned because North Korea tried to ship nuclear weapon manufacturing equipment to Iran recently, luckily, that shipment was stopped in the UAE and inspected. The label said it was oil field equipment, yet, it turned out to be materials needed to build nuclear weapons.Pedophilia Endemic in the Middle East
On September 28, 2009 an article entitled “Critics want independent investigation into Afghan child abuse” appeared in the news. In a nutshell it describes the disturbingly frequent rape of children by the adult Afghan military, young boys in this case. A quote from the article paints the picture:Ending Poverty in Africa – Trade Not Aid Model
In my last article I introduced the notion that ending poverty in Africa was not simply about giving more money. I asked the question why governments were not promoting more sustainable models.Can Romania and Russia Cooperate?
I won’t rule out the possibility of a nice cooperation between these two states, but the conflict and asymmetrical relations between them far outweigh it. Russia and Romania were allies at some point of time during Soviet era. After the dissolution of Soviet Union, Russia and Romania chosen different paths, Romania was very sure to join west, whereas Russia went through many phases and under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, Russia gained that world’s respect once again.Biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a religious leader in Germany who was also very active in the resistance movement against the Nazis. Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran leader, who was part of the plot that the Military Intelligence Office was hatching to assassinate Hitler. However, the assassination failed and Bonhoeffer was arrested and then hanged.India’s Independence Day
The fifteenth of August is a Red-Letter day in our calender because it is the one of the most important dates in the history of our country. It was on this day, forty years ago, that India became what it is today, that is, a free and independent country, which is ruled by our own people and not by the people from other countries.EU Firms Escape to Bulgaria – WHY?
Bulgaria is attracting firms from all over Europe. Keen to relocate in an EU country unaffected by high running costs, high property prices, high fuel costs etc. The real estate business in Bulgaria is flourishing by each passing day. The reason for the influx of foreign investment in property in Bulgaria is the affordable prices of land in this part of Europe. At this point of time, it is very logical and practical to invest here. Foreign and local investment is strengthening the economy of Bulgaria,while a large number of business investors are being attracted by the cheap land. The government is putting in a lot of efforts to raise the standard of tourism in Bulgaria and a good portion of foreign investment has been spent in raising the level of tourism, which has resulted in the fast development of tourism in Bulgaria.The Likely Growth of India’s IT Industry
India has been experiencing a boom in information technology since the late 1990’s, making IT a significant industry in the country. However, this growth in information technology is not a fluke; India’s government has actively promoted the IT boom by investing in education and product development, and in structuring tax incentives to benefit those companies which have embraced IT as an industry.African Bureaucracies
The context in many African countries (among others) is not conducive to successful bureaucracies. For example: Information and evaluation are scarce and expensive, which inhibits internal and external controls.Matraca – Visiting Southern Mexico’s “Street Children”
Stories of the author’s travels to Mexico and his support for projects assisting children and teens who work and/or live in the streets. The author talks about his meetings with indigenous people in Mexico.