Middle East Shadowboxing
Hamas was acting as Iran’s proxy in its recent fight with Israel. It did nothing to advance the Palestinian cause.Two Terrorist Organizations – How Hamas and Hezbollah Maintain Their Public Support
Are some terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah really social organizations bound by hatred? I would submit to you that this is the case. From Lebanon, Hezbollah started a war with Israel, when Israel retaliated, Hezbollah became a construction organization and rebuilt people’s homes, built mosques and schools. They even gave hundred dollar bills to anyone whose home was destroyed during the fighting. No matter that Hezbollah started the war by shooting missiles into Israel, often using private property, schools, and even hospitals to launch their weapons from.The Modern Maritime Piracy and the Legal Action Against It
The global community is confronting with this critical issue of maritime piracy for centuries. The pirates are no longer looking for gold and treasures. Piracy in the last decades targeted ships holding goods or oil, and in many cases the ship passengers have been taken hostage for large ransoms.How Do You Pronounce ‘Xi Jinping’, the Name of China’s Next Premier?
It looks almost certain that Xi Jinping will become the next Premier (president) of the People’s Republic of China. But how do you pronounce his name? Read on to find out how to say this tricky name.Lincoln And Morsi
A leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, which was outlawed for decades under a series of autocratic secular governments, President Mohamed Morsi is the first Egyptian president to be elected in a reasonably open and fair popular vote. Does Morsi see himself as a modern-day Lincoln?