Tuesday, 26 April 2016

By Not Normalising Ties With Israel, Arab Leaders Serve Their Foes' Interests


With all due respect to Arab Leaders: just drop the act. Those who follow the Middle East closely know the usual Arab Platitudes and, quite frankly, it is getting old. There's one interesting development however: the Arab League blacklisted Hezbollah as a terrorist group...with a twist.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Africa: Preview of Upcoming Events?



By Scott Morgan

    There is an issue in Africa when it comes to the Electoral Process. There are at this time a series of Elections taking place on the Continent. But there is an underlying problem that is raising its head in several Countries such as Congo-Brazzaville. That problem is a long serving President ruling a Country with a Majority of the Population being Young.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Security Alert: Terror Children To Be Used Against Western Targets?


By Cristina C. Giancchini

Hamas trains children in terror summer camps. ISIS is mass producing and training children to maim, kill and behead their targets. Boko Haram (BH) is increasingly using children as suicide bombers. This 'new' trend is extremely ominous when we think that training children to kill may have a broader meaning within the context of Global Jihad. So what does this mean to the West, and beyond?

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Social Media and Pop-Politicians: Bikini Pics, Racism, Violence and Ignorance


Once upon a time being a politician was a serious job description. Today, being a politician is being a celebrity wannabe. Presidents, Prime-Ministers, Ministers, Members of Parliament, Mayors and other kind of civil servants, lead a parallel life on Social Media, making thus a mockery of the Art of Governance. Online, they make political comments, they attack co-workers, they make stupid statements, they express their racism, threaten journalists, act as jesters, and reveal their darkest side.