It is once again time to elect for a new president of the United States of America, with Lao-Tzu and Machiavelli as the remaining candidates. It is, of course, important to consider the viewpoints of these two candidates on the many issues affecting the lives of not only Americans, but those outside of the country as well. It seems that whenever one searches for a list of these global issues that range from social, economical, political to environmental, the list just seems to be longer each...
Syria is located at the heart of contemporary Middle Eastern political, social and economic issues. Complicated affairs did not pass unnoticed there, however, they remain superficially understood by western political figures, analysts and the general public. In his book Lawson (2009) attempts to present an uncommon approach to the key aspects of Syrian society, values, politics and economy. Lawson (2009) identifies the current trends in Syria and tries to place and find in them a broader...
What is federal government? In federal states, the federal government is the government at the level of the nation-state. The structure of central governments varies from institution to institution. By delegating powers from the central government to governments at a sub national level, an autonomous regions are created by many countries. Based on a broad definition of a basic political system, there are two or more levels of government that exist within an established territory and...
This research effort studies the cost of the current war in Iraq and the corruption that is drawing off funds away from the war effort through economic corruption by Iraq's and the United States citizens and American Corporations, most notably Halliburton and its subsidiary Kellogg, Brown And Root. Major argument is various strategies applied by Halliburton to influence politics for its own monetary benefits. KBR, founded in 1919 as Brown And Root. The company quickly attained a reputation for...
In present discussion, I would be focusing around social movements in general and global environmental social movements in particular. To be even more precise, I would be concentrating on emergence of world environment events as strong awareness building measures. The concept of GLOBAL might be new for many a nations, but same is not the case with India. Indian society and culture has lived the concepts like VASUDHEV KUTUMBHKAM, which believes that the entire world is a family. Social movement...
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has been a silent partner on the keeping the peace for more than half of the century It is also the most successful political-military alliance in history. The peacekeeping spotlight has been on the United Nations for the past few years, but it is because of the experience of NATO that any agreement was successful However during the Clinton administration he wanted to expand NATO and he saw it as a risk free operation. Clinton did not know the risks and...
Episodes of history, situations in the present and probably events in the future reveal and converge with religion. Cultural distinctiveness and probably an endless list of facts have determined decisions and policies that have played a crucial role in world affairs. Muslim people have been stereotyped; their actions have been measured according to Western criteria and their customs seen through western eyes. Being France a developed/western society, a country with more than one century of...
Invasion of Kuwait also popularly known as the Iraq-Kuwait war was a major armed conflict between the states of Iraq and Kuwait. This conflict led to a seven month long occupation of Kuwait by Iraq which forced United States led forces into the offensive against the Iraqi troops.Hostile NationsKuwait and United Nations (United States, Saudi Arabia, Great Britain, France, The Netherlands, Egypt, Syria, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Afghanistan,...
Transport revolution and the industrialization of war in the second half of the nineteenth century turned the United States into a powerful agricultural-industrial-military complex with decisive competitive and strategic advantages vis-à-vis European states. (Arrighi, 2005) At this time the process of shifting the world center started. Since 1920 the United States started dominating in terms of naval share and by the year of 1945 this number of naval capability share became 50%. (Levy,...
Authoritarianism is authoritarian, arbitrary ,regime or political power that wants to impose on society and citizens its ideology and the omnipotence of the State. The year 2011 was one of the entry of Arab countries in the 21st century, one of the revolts and uprisings that toppled authoritarian regimes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya and continue to lead the political landscape in Syria Bahrain and Yemen, to name a few. This wave of transformation and transition reminds one who instituted in...