Why Are We Still Dithering On Iran?
Iran’s leadership is working feverishly to develop nuclear weapons, and has been doing so for the past two decades. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei have repeatedly pledged to use whatever means they have at their disposal to wipe Israel off the map.Nuclear Weapons Challenges in Middle East and Asia
At some point we need to reign in the issues with nuclear weapons proliferation, and I’d say that time was yesterday. If we do not get this done now, history will show we were nothing more than fools. Some say that once the cat is out of the bag there is nothing you can do, but I wonder if that is an accurate assessment.Nuclear Power in the Middle East and Nuclear Weapon Proliferation Challenges Considered
Iran does not need to enrich uranium to weapons grade to have its own in-house nuclear power program, that’s just non-sense. Look, other nations in the Arab League, even in Egypt have nuclear power plant programs slated or in progress, and they are not pursuing nuclear weapons development. Further if Iran does get a nuclear bomb, you can bet the rest of the region will fill it necessary to do the same, and that’s a real dilemma.Identity: Who Am I and Why?
How we identify ourselves is a mystery. Do we identify ourselves through religion, through status, through our families, through society, through peers, through culture or through ourselves? Are they all inter-connected? What makes you, you? Why do I believe in what I believe in?BRIC Countries Discover Foreign Aid
Foreign aid from the four original BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) more than doubled from 2005 to 2008. During that period, China’s foreign assistance grew by more than 30 percent annually, and India, the largest foreign aid recipient in history, is actively looking to establish a national aid program.