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Money and Influence in the Global Village

Relations between trans-national corporations and states have become more significant in the era of globalization.  The corporations transcend borders and operate as a global network while states are still defined by territory.

By INSS Shmuel Even- Tuesday, December 25, 2007 - Full Story

Is there a bottom?

As the Olmert government continues its obsession to basically ignore continued Arab rocket attacks on Israeli towns and citizens, to surrender additional territory including Jerusalem, and do the work of previous Arab/Muslim conquerors and uproot Jews from the Land of Israel even before the Arabs achieve victory—news continues to flow in which raises the question again and again “Is there a bottom to the pit of depravity to which the current Israeli government will sink?”

By Guest Column Dr. Steve Carol- Monday, December 24, 2007 - Full Story

Britain’s Lessons In Cultural Suicide

Lesson 1: Don’t Fly The Flag

Imagine, if you will, that you had served your country in the U.S. military for 22 years, and viewed yourself as a patriot. To this end, you have tattooed on your arm a small image of the Stars and Stripes and the words “U.S. Army’. When preparing to retire from the army, you then decide to join the police. How would you feel if you found yourself turned down for the job, because you are told your tattoo of the national flag could be seen as “racist”?

By Guest Column Adrian Morgan- Monday, December 24, 2007 - Full Story

His Beatitude’s Attitude Leaves Bush With No Latitude

President Bush must be aghast at the call for the rejection of Israel as the Jewish State made by the top Roman Catholic clergyman in Israel - His Beatitude Michel Sabbah Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.

By David Singer - Monday, December 24, 2007 - Full Story

A Standing Army for the United Nations

There are many disturbing issues to contemplate in the world. From the dangers of aggressive Islamofascism to the pomposity and arrogance of the American elected class (and those vying to be included) the world stands witness to myriad threats and power grabs. But two power grabs opens the door for the United Nations to both amass sovereign rights and to fund and assemble a military force under its own banner.

By Frank Salvato - Saturday, December 22, 2007 - Full Story

‘Tis the season to bankroll hatred of Israel and America.

At the United Nations, ‘tis the season to bankroll hatred of Israel and America — via pricey preparations for a 2009 gathering dubbed the “Durban Review Conference,” or Durban II.

By Claudia Rosett - Friday, December 21, 2007 - Full Story

A Christmas Present for the Belgians: The Loser’s Return

If all goes well, Belgium, the host country of the European Union, will have a new government by Sunday.

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Friday, December 21, 2007 - Full Story

Putin, the Kremlin power struggle and the $40bn fortune

An unprecedented battle is taking place inside the Kremlin in advance of Vladimir Putin’s departure from office, the Guardian has learned, with claims that the president presides over a secret multibillion-dollar fortune

By Guest Column Luke Harding- Friday, December 21, 2007 - Full Story

China plays role of Scrooge for Chinese Christians

One can only hope that China follows Scrooge’s path at the end of ‘The Christmas Carol’ and has a change of heart.

China is into the classics, like Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol.” With Christmas just around the corner the Chinese government has personified Scrooge in its harassing of Christians.

By Guest Column Robert Duncan- Friday, December 21, 2007 - Full Story

European parliament adopts resolution on free expression in China

Reporters Without Borders welcomes the resolution adopted by the European parliament on 13 December on the state of relations between the European Union and China and their dialogue on human rights.

By Guest Column - Thursday, December 20, 2007 - Full Story

Globalization and the myth of collapsing borders

The problem with Thomas Friedman’s theory that the ‘the world is flat’ is that it is not carried over into real life and ‘is grossly mis-based,’ claims Prof. Pankaj Ghemawat.

By Guest Column Robert Duncan- Thursday, December 20, 2007 - Full Story

The War on Zionism

Post Annapolis, the Palestinian Authority made it crystal clear that it will never recognize Israel as a “Jewish state”. Furthermore, it made it crystal clear that it will not compromise on Jerusalem making it a capital offense to do so. Yet negotiations continue. Either Olmert doesn’t believe the PA or what is more likely, he will still cut a deal where Israel is denied that recognition and will divide Jerusalem according to Arab demands.

By Ted Belman - Thursday, December 20, 2007 - Full Story

Why is media so sceptical about next Gujarat government?

The poll results for the next Gujarat assembly will be declared within the next few days, but the media seems to be very eager to know the final outcome. Why is media doubtful whether Modi will win or lose? Why is it so curious?

By Guest Column Padma Bhargav- Thursday, December 20, 2007 - Full Story

Divestment Bill goes Forward in US Senate

In details that are emerging at this hour the US Senate has decided to take some action regarding Darfur before it begins its Christmas break. It has given its consent to allow for investors to withdraw investments from companies doing business with the Government of Sudan. This bill gives the blessing of the Senate to the efforts of groups like the Save Darfur Coalition.

By Guest Column Scott A Morgan- Thursday, December 20, 2007 - Full Story

The Betrayal of Freedom in Europe: Back in the EUSSR

Last Thursday, the heads of government of the 27 member states of the European Union convened in the Portuguese capital Lisbon to sign the EU Reform Treaty. That “Treaty of Lisbon” is almost identical to the European Constitutional Treaty, the so-called EU Constitution, which was rejected two years ago in referendums in major EU member states.

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - Full Story

Paris Produces Palestinian Funding Frenzy

Ninety Nations meeting in Paris this week fell over themselves in the rush to pledge US$7.4 billion dollars over the next three years - US$1.8 billion more than anticipated - in a desperate attempt to salvage their greatest failure in international diplomacy - the creation of a new Arab state between Israel and Jordan.

By David Singer - Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - Full Story

Syrian and Iranian Leadership comprehends only the language of force and coercion.

News—December 13, 2007- A powerful car bomb killed one of Lebanon’s top generals and his bodyguard in a suburb of Beirut on Wednesday, striking an unexpected blow at the country’s most widely respected institution and further undermining Lebanon’s precarious stability.

By Elias Bejjani - Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - Full Story

Hezbollah IS the Syrian Occupation, and Partition is the Answer

There will not be any security nor peace in Lebanon as long as Syrian-Iranian controlled armed groups continue to dominate large swaths of Lebanese territory and violate the authority of the Lebanese state. There is no doubt that the terrorists are using safe havens in the Hezbollah security zones and some Palestinian camps to launch their attacks and assassinations against the Lebanese.

By Guest Column Charles Jalkh/Freedom Fighter- Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - Full Story

Pakistan wants its own way

Before the January 8, 2008 elections in Pakistan, major political parties proclaim their political manifestos.

By Hamid Mir - Friday, December 14, 2007 - Full Story

American Intelligence Reappraises the Iranian Nuclear Issue

At the beginning of December 2007, the National Intelligence Council, the supreme body of the American intelligence community, released a reappraisal of Iran’s nuclear intentions and capabilities. The document, a non-classified summary of a detailed and classified analysis on the subject, states that Iran halted its secret nuclear weapons program in the fall of 2003 and has yet to restart it.

By INSS Ephraim Kam and Ephraim Asculai- Thursday, December 13, 2007 - Full Story