The Middle East and Iran: A Dangerous Conundrum
The Middle East has been of strategic importance to the west since oil was found there but it become more and more unstable as the years go by. The Arab Spring has done us, in the west, no favours, and now Iran provides the supreme challenge by threatening to acquire nukes. But that is not all pan Arab alliance supporting radical Islam in also on the cards and that is really scary…Moving Ahead With the Western Climate Initiative
Carbon Finance recently reported that the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) has decided to give priority to the creation of carbon credits within the participating WCI jurisdictions over the importation of offsets from international programmes such as the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). And at the end of February 2012, the WCI parties released their final recommendations for the future of the offsetting system with the aim of establishing an efficient system consistent across all the participating jurisdictions. This is a positive development with regards to the WCI given that several states have already formally withdrawn from the initiative.Escape London
London is an awesome city, and nobody can deny her of that. It’s a vibrant city, it’s crowded, it’s congested, things are always moving (apart from the traffic). Noise, people, colours, flashing lights… all those wonderful and not so wonderful things that make it the city it is. It’s really a love and hate relationship for people living and working in London. At least for me it is. Some people embrace the whole living in London thing because there’s always entertainment at your doorstep. But some people just get in and get out right after work. I am the latter.Development and Developing Countries
Development is a process that refers to improving economic performance, living standards and other factors that affect the well-being of the people living in a country. The determination of whether a country has become “developed” is often based on a combination of development indicators.The Impending Decline of the USA As a World Power
The Second World War ended in 1945 by the dropping of two Atomic Bombs on Japan. This feat itself needs scrutiny and is the start of the decline of the West. Japan, it has been conclusively proved was a defeated nation at the start of 1945, yet the USA thought it fit to Atom bomb Japan.