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Security High Priority at London 2012 Games, Before During and After the Event

The games are set to be, not only the biggest peacetime event the UK has seen, but also the biggest policing operation our forces have had to tackle since the blitz. Proposed training initiatives are currently aimed at 250,000 officers and staff including how to tackle terrorist threats, public disorder, organised crime and what have been described as ‘natural hazards’. Nick Gargan, Chief Executive of the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) said, ‘Awareness training recognises that the games will need a massive national policing operation involving forces throughout the country to ensure that the games are policed effectively yet…

Global Stratification – Inequality Between Nations

I would like to say that the greatest inequality is not within nation, but between them. It is very important to know this point, as it helps to understand difference between social stratification and global stratification.

Is 2012’s Black Swan Taking Flight In The Middle East?

This year’s black swan may be taking flight in the Middle East. Chances rise for armed confrontation between Israel and Iran.

FDA Inspections and China – Something Is Drastically Amiss Here, There, Heck, Everywhere

It seems every day we read about some of the challenges with the products made in China coming into the United States. Now we all know a couple of years ago we had some challenges with drywall which had improper chemicals in it, and toys which were painted with lead paint. We also know about the protein compounds which were fed to fish, and poultry, which was not FDA approved, ending up in the human food chain and on tables across America – quite problematic to say the least.

A Focus On Burma And China Border – With Patrick Boehler of The Irrawaddy

To learn more about the changes that are sweeping Burma, AsianTalks spoke to Patrick Boehler, a Hong Kong-based contributor at The Irrawaddy, founded in 1993 by dissidents with an exclusive focus on Burma. Boehler maintained guarded optimism for Burma’s future, provided insight into Sino-Burmese relations, and expressed understandable admiration for his fellow Burmese journalists-in-exile who have played no small role in bringing about change. “I feel very privileged to contribute to a newspaper run by Burmese,” the soft-spoken Boehler noted. “Launching a journalism career is not easy anywhere right now, but it is probably still easiest in East and Southeast Asia. So a lot of people try to work here.”

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