Does Social Media Set “New World Order” in Building Revolutions Throughout the Middle East?
Social media is playing a vital role to make change possible and give these young rebels a tool that it was unprecedented before having the ability to bring down dictators and set a new world order in social digital communications. In addition a special semantic analysis on social media trending covering the latest event in the Middle East and Egypt in particular. A brief Sentiment analysis report of Egypt’s uprising since it started six days ago on January 25, 2011…A Looming Superpower Clash Triggered by Pakistan
The U.S.-led war against the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and other terrorist groups in Afghanistan has deteriorated into a growing open conflict with Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), and threatens to rapidly develop into a full-blown war with Pakistan. Signs of such an upcoming clash between Pakistan and the U.S. can already be seen.Woolworth’s Achieve Guinness World Record For Largest Ever Pass The Parcel
On December 9th 2010 it was confirmed by the Guinness World Records that the world’s largest game of pass the parcel had taken place in London the preceeding day. The giant parcel was passed through various towns and cities in the UK over a two-week tour which covered some 1000 miles along the way.The 2011 Tragedies From Around the World
As 2011 starts to reign, people are becoming hopeful that it will be a good year for all of us since 2010 has been a stressful year. In Chinese, the rabbit symbolizes good luck. It is a year where we can “catch our breath” and “calm our nerves”.Egyptian People Gave the World a Lesson in Change
Egyptian people come to give the world a lesson in change. Painful and courageous anger, tenacity in the face of resistance from power, solidarity, geographical benchmarks (Tahrir Square became a place of change) and ideological ones “Mubarak released!” new constitution, new regime, revolutionary slogans already heard elsewhere, the symbols are strong in those moments of profound change, they serve to provide new benchmarks in comfort, to restore hope, and then, fear of the unknown, desperate for the return of the past, and finally release and explosion of an immense joy, beautiful and essential energy for rebirth, heal its wounds and make a fresh start.Is Egypt the First Domino to Fall?
After almost a month of protests and people living in the streets, rocks being thrown, blood being spilled, and many injured, Egyptian President Mubarak finally resigns. The people had spoken and the people had won.Clashes on Facebook Over Calls for Revolution in Qatar
Against the backdrop of the uprisings sweeping the Arab world, a campaign has been launched on Facebook calling for a revolution against the regime of Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Aal Thani. Its organizers are protesting against the corruption rampant in the regime and the absence of real political and party life in Qatar, as well as the lack of coverage of Qatar’s domestic affairs on the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV. They also criticized the country’s friendly relations with Israel and the U.S.Iraq Enters a State of Turmoil – Mass Demonstration Planned for Friday of Rage
Recent events in the Middle East and, in particular, the ongoing violent suppression by the Qadhafi regime of the revolt in Libya, have attracted most of recent media attention, while the brewing turmoil in Iraq appears to have remained below the radar. But a big shock may be in the offing.Blasphemy and the Qur’an: Why Compromise and Islam Don’t Fit
In the West we no longer understand why anyone accused of “blasphemy” would attract death-threats. This article illustrates how the Western concept of “compromise” fails in negotiations with those devoted to Islam.An Analysis of the World From Asia
A recent meeting we had with Michael Spencer PhD, Chief Economist for Deutsche Bank in Asia, outlined a number of extremely useful insights into how Asia views some of the current international issues around Central Bank activity, as well as some of the long-term economic trends at play in the Asian region, and their importance for the New Zealand and Australian economies. We will look more closely at some of the key issues that came out of this discussion.