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Armenian Music and Its Impact on the Armenian Culture

The rich culture of Armenia is a veritable collage of different elements that are embedded finely and woven intricately. One of the most important elements, tying the people of Armenia in one common thread, is its music. Armenian music has its own unique flavor, yet it is perfectly blended with the neighboring countries like Russia, Georgia and Iran.

Life in the Philippines

Living in Asia has its rewards, but also unique drawbacks. I am a retired engineer from America, who decided to move to the Philippines for the rest of my life. Living in the Asia may not be the best choice for everyone, but for me, this is paradise. Since I cannot yet speak Tagalog, I found someone to be my life partner who has studied English and used it regularly. Her dad was a high school principal and also taught English. She has been my lover, my closest friend, my confidant, and my guide. We have rarely been apart since I arrived. I thank God everyday for her and her family. They have made sure that my adjustment to this island has been safe and happy.

What is It With Humans and Their Need for Nuclear Weapons – Enough Already!

Nuclear proliferation is a scaring thing, and the nuclear weaponry has serious implications for future generations when used. It would be wonderful if nuclear weapons just didn’t exist, but alas, they do, and more and more nation-states, some less than stable, are getting hold of the technology and making it part of their military strategy. Some for deterrent sake, others considering its wielding power in geo-political negotiation, so unfortunately it is a symbol of power, and a threat to those who oppose them and their political will.

China’s Renminbi – Our Currency, Your Problem

This case introduces the basics of monetary economics and demonstrating practical applications of monetary policies and exchange rates that pertain to business decisions. Supporting this case study will be a discussion on the exchange rate policy that China has adopted preceding and following 1978, a year in which significant economic liberation took place. Events within the past couple of years that took place in China concerning their exchange rate regime were deemed highly controversial by members of China’s trade partners. The first objective of this essay is to trace the history of this discord surrounding China’s currency, the Renminbi (RMB). Next, questions from the case will be discussed. Lastly, the case will be made up-to-date with a brief excerpt concerning the current state of affairs surrounding this issue.

Learning More About Poverty in Peru

We just got back from a family visit to Peru and saw some of the most incredible sights in our lives. From mountain top glaciers, blistering desert to pristine rainforest we were taken aback by the epic beauty of the swathes of different geographical zones. A fantastical rich country – but we also saw incredible poverty.

Third World and Emerging Market Inflation Simple Solution for Stability

2011 will go down in history as the year of inflation for emerging markets. It seems that the whole world is inflating, while the United States lags behind. Nevertheless, as all these Third World and emerging nations are watching their labor costs rise, and their material costs rise, those goods and services they produce, which Americans buy will obviously cost more.

Red Dawn

The 1984 film “Red Dawn” projected our worst Cold War nightmare onto the big screen: Soviet paratroopers, backed by Cuban and Nicaraguan infantry, sweeping across the Great Plains and threatening to destroy the American way of life. It did not matter that the story was ridiculous. MGM is scheduled to release a “Red Dawn” remake this year. But this time, the invaders will come from Asia.

Can Hamas and Fatah Now Agree?

Is it possible that peace can be achieved in the Middle East when two fanctions within the Palestinian Authority are at odds? This week Hamas and Fatah received invitations from Cairo to ‘kiss and make up.’

Anger of Arab Spring

Oppressed people in Arab and Middle Eastern countries have always bristled under the yoke of repressive dictatorships. This year they have risen up in rebellion. A discussion of how anger leads to response and how that response transcends the anger.

Foreboding Events – Southeast Asia

Present day events leading up to the impending elections in Kingdom of Thailand. What southeast Asia really should be getting from the U.S. Government. How these seemingly minuscule changes could really help the people of southeast Asia and Americans at home!

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