China plus ASEAN plus FTA equals East Asian Unification? Not Quite Part II
While the United States is generally supportive of ASEAN, it is not in the strategic interest of the U.S. for it to be outside of an Asian economic bloc, especially one that will aid in cementing a strong Chinese leadership position in Southeast Asia.The Last Crisis of Fidel Castro – Sports Defections
Exactly I don’t remember the year, of course, but I know that happened. When I was a teenager I was an admirer of Cuban Olympic athletes such as Mireya Luis (who was a spectacular volleyball player), Magaly Carvajal, and Alberto Juantorena. And that wasn’t all.Pinpointing Culprits With As Many Fingers As Possible
Proactive laws as a response to the potent international threat of terrorism have been pointed out to clash with organic constitutional rights in most countries in the West. The culmination of the power of a non-state actor in the international arena has been gracefully executed in the September 11 attacks. With this pending threat lurking in every country’s domestic territory, based on religious affiliations rather than material divide, states have forwarded legislation that are not only broad-based but utterly discriminatory.Thailand Real Estate Transfer Tax and Temporary Tax Breaks
Temporary Thailand real estate transfer Tax reduction for the period March 28 2009 till March 2010. The transfer of real estate property is subject to a transfer fee, specific business tax, stamp duty and withholding tax. To stimulate the real estate property business the Thai government considerably reduced the transfer fee rate and specific business tax rate for another year till March 28 2010.Global Trends 2025 – A Transformed World
This is the title of a special report prepared by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) of the United States last November. As the very title indicates, our world is undergoing some very radical changes. “The international system – as constructed following World War II – will be almost unrecognizable by 2025 owing to the rise of emerging powers, a globalizing economy, an historic transfer of relative wealth and economic power from West to East, and the growing influence of non-state actors,” the report says.An Independent Vs A Dominated Nation
“I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such caliber, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and, therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native self-culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation.”Aid to Artisans
India is known all over the world for its diversified culture and communities. The most amazing part of Indian culture is its art. Art dwells at every home in rural India. There is a specialty about every single state…that art sets each of them apart from the other.Crystalizing Both Method and Products – European Rural Development
Amidst Europe’s industrial development, a curious significant is still rendered on its culture and tradition specifically as an agricultural group. The advantages and luxury of the 21st Century might have shifted Europe’s developmental policies from raw material supply to multinational corporations but rural development and the preservation of agricultural practices and tradition are never off the list. This article review looks at the issues that surround these priorities.Is Socialism Imploding in Europe – Why Must We Follow Them Off That Same Cliff?
Many governments in Europe operate under a socialist way of doing things. These countries are controlled by the socialist parties; unfortunately, due to economic hardship socialism is not living up to its bargain to fulfill the promises it has made to the people. Nations like Germany, France, Italy, and the UK are have a very rough go of things as of late, while they continue; Debt spending, Raising Taxes, and figure out ways to improve efficiency.Secret Intelligent Report – Iran Planning With Hezbollah to Overthrow Hamas in Palestinian Territory
There seems to be a bit of stir as the Iranian Elections are approaching, the President appears to be about to be re-elected, and if he is, sources say he will change some of what he’s been doing with regards to Hezbollah and Hamas as proxies of Iran’s political will. First, let’s give you a little background.