The history of Saddam Hussein and his leadership capabilities started up in small village on the outskirts of the city of Tikrit (G.Butt [7]) where he was born in 1937 and grew up facing the atmosphere of anti-British attitude represented by people at that time. He had a very hard childhood, however he managed to get his basic education at school. When he was 20 years old, a young king Faisal II was killed by general Kasim and a group of army officers who overthrew a weak monarchy that had...
Since the very beginning of United States political history, religion has always had a strong effect on the voting behavior of its citizens. It very firmly indicates a person's voting technique and choices. Religion almost certainly has a very strong impact on how the voter views certain specific issues, like homosexuality, abortion, economics of the country and their prospective state. The individual voter then applies their own understanding of these issues as their guidelines when deciding...
Sixty five years of Pakistan's history can be summarized as a continuous tussle between military dictatorships and democratic governments, with over thirty years being spent under military dictatorship. In fact, the first elected government to complete its tenure of five years bowed out in December, 2008 and even that happened under the dictatorial regime of Pervez Musharraf. The nation still has not been able to reach a consensus regarding what form of governance is best for Pakistan, a...
The ancient Greeks were the first society in the recorded history of mankind to fully establish to concept of democracy and practically apply the democratic ethos to their political construction (Arblaster, 2002). As such, for a plethora of reasons, Athenian democracy represents a focal starting point for any academic investigation into the wider connotations of the democratic principle. In the modern setting, democracy has been inextricably linked with the liberal democratic variant. In...
The current article describes that information that "US president and his wife, Michelle, will arrive on 24 May for three days ahead of G8 summit in France.", considering the article. As a fact, Downing Street said: "We are very pleased that this visit is taking place. It is a sign of the strong and enduring relationship between our two countries." U.S. President and his wife, Michelle, will make the three-day visit ahead of the G8 summit of world leaders in...
Last Monday, there was a hostage taking incident happened at Quirino Grandstand that gave negative reputation to our country. There were nine innocent lives that were taken away from Hong Kong citizens. After that bloody incident, there were speculations that media, policemen and government did not function well. In every incident that happens in our country, the government is always blamed. Based on the Free Dictionary (2010), "Government is the act or process of governing, especially the...
The human population on the globe is divided into several thousands of national groups, i.e. people who speak the same language or dialect and share common customs and traditions, as well as a common history. Sometimes, but not always, these national groups share a common racial identity, and sometimes they share a common religious background. Of these thousands of national groups, only a few hundred possess their own states. The Swedish, Dutch, French, German, and Italian national groups,...
It is common knowledge that once you enter politics you are ready to any eventuality, especially when it comes to funding. Money always play a major role in bringing about the chances of winnning of a candidate. Popularity per se is not enough to assure the vote of the electorate especially in local politics. Although the COMELEC has already set guidelines and rules regarding the expenditures  of the candidadates for each voter, more often than not, they exceed much more than the set amount....
The European Union (EU), as "the first real postmodern political entity in international relations" (Ruggie 1993: 140), is the subject of numerous debates in many academic areas. Based on the development of the Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP, former ESDP)1, one can say that the character of the EU as a 'power' is again focal point of scientific discussion. From the perspective of a security policy, the EU is still seen as a domestic affair by many realistic authors...
Rubin desperately wrote that it seems ethnic conflicts in all around the world is a "perennial part of the human condition" (Rubin, 2000, p.59). The conflicts occur because of shortage of the resources whether political or economic. Ethnic groups same as other classes and groups in a human society have their own requests and demands from central government and if government fails to provide the ethnic groups' expectations, then expectation for conflicts would raise. One of the most...