When Ignorance Is Not Bliss
I learned how ignorance is not bliss when I eavesdropped on a conversation between an American couple and a Norwegian during recent travel on a coach through Cambodia. You may have heard the old adage “Ignorance is Bliss when it is Folly to be Wise”? This ill thought out adage distracts and demeans the search for human understanding and we need be careful about what we automatically assume to be wise sayings.Freedom and the French-American Friendship
The Statue of Liberty, Normandy, Casablanca all speak of a friendship between France and America. Both countries value freedom highly.Iran And The Nuclear Bomb
The world is aware of nuclear related activities being carried out by the Islamic Republic of Iran. However, what it is not certain about is the direction of these activities. Are they purely for the purpose of generating energy, as the leaders of Iran claim, or are they directed towards constructing nuclear weapons?Tips for Expats Relocating to Bulgaria
It takes some time for freshly relocated expatriates to comfortably settle into the surroundings of their newly chosen home country. Let’s be honest – even in some of the biggest expat hubs, such as Dubai, Shanghai or Moscow, and even after some time spent acclimatizing, foreigners are still quite easy to spot.Abu Mus’Ab Al-Suri’s Teachings on Fourth-Generation Warfare, Individual Jihad and Future of Al-Qaeda
The writings and teachings of Abu Mus’ab Al-Suri, who is one of Al-Qaeda’s most prominent ideologues and strategists. It laid the foundations for the current generation of followers of Al-Qaeda in the West who would be willing to engage in jihadi activities without leaving their home countries, and with little or no contact with the organization.