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06.03.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

What ISIS Really Wants

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it. The following – long – article was noted … »

02.03.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Review of Confessions of a Terrorist – A Novel

Review of Confessions of a Terrorist – A Novel

If you have ever asked ‘Why?… How could they do this?’ in response to the latest report of terrorism, then Confessions of a Terrorist is the novel for you. But only if you genuinely want to find out the answers. By Anita McKone* Reliable factual information gathered by terrorism expert and author … »

28.02.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Iran, China Moving toward Strategic Relations

Iran, China Moving toward Strategic Relations

More than four decades have passed since the establishment of official political relations between Iran and China. Although these effective players in East and West Asia have had longstanding relations as old as the history of the Silk Road, political and economic relations between the two countries have been sometimes … »

25.02.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Science in a Suitcase: Testing for Illicit Drugs in Southeast Asia

Science in a Suitcase: Testing for Illicit Drugs in Southeast Asia

Human Wrongs Watch 24 February 2015 – The production and movement of methamphetamines and heroin, coupled with the trafficking of precursor chemicals necessary to produce illicit drugs, present a major threat to the countries forming the Greater Mekong Sub-region.* And while law enforcement officers dealing with these issues have … »

23.02.2015 Silvia Swinden

TTIP, a taste of things to come. E.g., Tobacco

TTIP, a taste of things to come. E.g., Tobacco

Those working to establish a Free Trade Agreement between US and the EU, aka TTIP, are planning a system of Courts to deal with disputes between prívate corporations and governments that clearly benefit the former and reduces the capacity of the State to plan according to the needs of the … »

23.02.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

East-West Dialogues

East-West Dialogues

The international meeting “East-West Dialogues – Siloism, Universalist Humanism and New Spirituality in the worldwide social context” took place in Varkala, India on February 16th – 22nd 2015. The meeting was attended by humanists from: Asia: Nepal, Bangladesh, India (Tamil Nadu, Maharastra, Kerala) Europe: Italy, Spain, France … »

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