A Rocky 50 Years - Palestinian - Israelie relations.
By Courtney b. Toretto American Cultures Mrs. Little 6 June, 2002 A Rocky 50 Years On a night meant to celebrate freedom, a man walked into a Seder in Nentanya, Israel, and took away the freedom of twenty-two Israelis. The suicide bomber, the fourteenth of two straight weeks of bombing, was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. Left with no choice, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared war against terrorism, starting with Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat. The United Nations pressured Israel to withdraw from this attack. President George W. Bush was at a loss. Avoiding the Israel question up to this point, President Bush now had to take a stand. After the tragedy of September 11, 2001, President Bush waged a war against terrorism: "America and our friends and allies join with all those who want peace and security in the world, and we stand together to win the war against terrorism" (www.whitehouse.gov). The first test of President Bush's words happened when America attacked Afghanistan to root out the Taliban. The United States went in and bombed every cave, every hillside, and every town. Yet the moment that another country adopted his policy, President Bush balked. The first worldwide test of his words, and President Bush hastened to find reasons why it did not apply to other countries. Should the United States become involved in the
Argument on safety on public transport in Chicargo.
Nikhil Shah English - 101 M - W: 6:30pm - 9:45pm 7-22-01 A R G U M E N T E S S A Y Have you ever used public transportation in Chicago? Have you ever sat next to a total stranger on a subway train? Or, have you ever taken the "L" train at night? Well I have done all of the these things while going to work and from downtown Chicago. I work in downtown Chicago, so I take the "L" everyday to and from work. Sometimes it is really frightening inside these trains, especially at night, since there are no security officers, or conductors inside the cars, there is only one person, and that is the engineer all the way in the front of the train. To help people feel less frightened, the CTA needs to improve only one thing, get more employees on these trains. The CTA should hire more workers as train conductors or security officers and put them on the public trains. They should do this because there is no one to protect the riders except the engineer who is in the front of the train. When I go to work there are lots of people on the train, and hardly any space to sit or stand. People push each other out of their way just to get inside the train to find a seat. In this situation no one has time to worry about who they are sitting or standing next to. I am afraid to ride the train, especially at night. What I am most afraid of is that someone, a total stranger can harm me
A comparison and a contrast between Beck and Sassen as regards their writings on globalization.
Compare and Contrast Globalization is a disputed issue, with arguments for and against it. Even the term causes friction, and there exists differing theories that surround it. There is a contention over the focus of globalization, with various theorists choosing to concentrate on separate specific areas within globalization. This essay will firstly provide an overview of globalization whilst taking into account the differing perspectives; this overview will also provide the common held views on globalization. Secondly, the essay will focus on two specific theorists (Ulrich Beck and Saskia Sassen). This focus will allow both a comparison and a contrast between Beck and Sassen as regards their writings on globalization. So what is globalization? It is recognized by many, as an important force in all areas of life; politics, economics and what we read, wear, watch, eat and even how we speak is affected by it. An event on the other side of the world can cause serious repercussions all around the globe. It is an issue and a word, which we cannot escape from; newspapers; television; radio; films and institutions such as the World Bank all speak of globalization but are they all referring to the same thing when they use this 'buzzword'? It has already been noted that there are many definitions of globalization, with theorists, writers and commentators putting their own spin on it,
Charles L. Webb Professor Paul Trenkner Management 327-1 4 April 2003 Computer Security As governments, organizations, and individuals increasingly rely on desktop, and laptop computers, other connected devices (handheld, smart phone, Blackberry, etc) and the Internet they lose control of the information processing that was present in the traditional data center. As the control of computing information moves to the personal computer and remote sites via networking, it is essential that managers understand the threats to this information and create security plans that will meet this new challenge. Computer security controls work with a different set of variables than those used for mainframes and LANs. For example, control over program changes, data security, system documentation, backup, recovery plans, and system testing are inherent in most mainframe (LAN) environments. However, desktops, laptop, and handheld computer systems seldom have this protection. One of the most critical security issues, one that has been compounded by the wireless, portability and LAN/WAN revolutions, is a lack of awareness, by executives and users, to the vulnerability of their critical and sensitive information. Other threats include computer and component theft, vandalism and sabotage. Computers have unique security problems that must be understood for effective implementation of security
Are the member states of the EU positive towards an enlargement of the EU to Central and Eastern Europe?
Are the member states of the EU positive towards an enlargement of the EU to Central and Eastern Europe? For many, enlargement to include Central and East Europe provides an historic and moral opportunity to improve stability and security across the European continent by means of economics and political integration. Others, however, have expressed concerns about its costs and consequences for the future functioning of the EU. Twelve applicant countries are presently engaged in the process: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Malta, and Cyprus. Accession negotiations are under way and the objective is that they can take part as members in the European Parliament's elections of 2004. Each enlargement increases the complexity of interstate bargaining and makes it more difficult to reach agreements, especially in major policy initiatives. Accessions entail costs for both current members and applicants, not least as markets are gradually opened to increased competition. But also, it offers major economic benefits, both to the existing Union and to the acceding countries. In fact, the benefits and opportunities of enlargement by far outweigh the potential obstacles, costs and risks. However, although the 15 existing member are positive towards a Central and Eastern enlargement, if the EU does not move ahead with
How successful was the Security Service during the early part of the twentieth century?
Chris Punch How successful was the Security Service during the early part of the twentieth century? 'Despite impressive activity the Secret Service did not supply accurate intelligence, but slowly reinforced prejudice' 1 When addressing a question such as this, it is imperative that its terms are defined. In this case it is important to explain what is meant by the Security Service, and also what is meant by the 'early part' of the twentieth century. In October 1909, following a recommendation by the Committee of Imperial Defence which had been considering the danger to British naval ports from German espionage, Captain Vernon Kell and Captain Mansfield Cumming established the Secret Service Bureau that became 'MI5' in 1916, along with the addition of many other specific sections devoted to the intelligence service in Britain. Naturally then, October 1909 should be the starting point of the period to be covered, and the end point, the outbreak of the Second World War2. We must also be clear about what is meant by success. The primary role of the Security Service was to protect Britain by prevention. The nature of its function was to gather intelligence and act on this to prevent any threat. Therefore the extent to which the Security Service carried out its fundamental function is the measurement of how successful it was. The early years of the Security Service showed an
Globalisation is always good - Discuss
Globalisation is always good Contents Page Introduction 2 Globalisation in History 2 Globalisation: Good or Bad 4 Conclusion 8 References 10 Introduction Globalisation can be defined as the increasing interaction among, and integration of, the activities, especially economic activities of human societies around the world (Mussa, 2003). Globalisation is not a new phenomenon. The twentieth century began when the first wave of globalisation was approaching its peak. It has ended on the rising crest of a second wave far more forceful than the first (Yusuf, 2003). Globalisation, in the sense of increased integration of international markets, has waxed and waned throughout history (Bordo, 2002). The recent wave of globalisation has generated intense debate among economists, attracting both strong supporters and opponents and although characteristics of current globalisation are different from previous ones, but still by turning the pages of history, one can find similarities and learn from past experiences. Therefore, initially the history of globalisation with the focus on the last two waves is reviewed and analysed. The opinion of various researchers have been presented and discussed. Throughout the next section
Who or what started and perpetuated the Cold War?
Who or what started and perpetuated the Cold War? The end of World War Two had many implications upon the states not only involved in the conflict of the buried war, but also upon states who had little integrity within it. Relationships now between different states were at most importance and international politics was at its pinnacle of consideration. "Cold War" was a term that was coined by US journalist H.B Swope and popularised by Walter Lippman. The phrase "Cold War" was used to describe the state of tension, hostility and rivalry that developed between the Western (non-communist) and Eastern (communist) blocs after 1945. Also the war was "Cold" was because it displayed the structural features of great power rivalry but stops short of actual combat, however this does not rule out the conflict between the superpowers and the states aligned with the other superpowers; conflict between the proxies of the superpowers or armed intervention by one of the superpowers. The U.S and the Soviet Union were allies against Nazi Germany during World War Two; however there was always ever present tension between America and Western Europe and the Soviet Union. Many analysts argued that the U.S and the USSR were natural enemies and that during WW2 it was a marriage of convenience that would fundamentally clash1. "The common concerns that had united the former allies (namely the fight
Impact of war with Iraq on American economy.
IMPACT OF WAR WITH IRAQ ON AMERICAN ECONOMY ABSTRACT This research paper focuses on how the American economy has been affected by the war on Iraq. America alleged that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMD), which could be used against American interests and the interests of its allies, and thus declared war in early 2003. This paper will explore how some specific dimensions of the financial system of the country were affected by choosing the military option. Introduction America is not only incurring direct costs from the conflict, but feared attacks on the homeland are also adversely affecting the economy. However, some optimists do expect that the country's economy will rise to the challenge. Direct cost of war Unlike in the Gulf War, this time around the US was largely the sole financier of the operation and spent almost as much as $100 billion for military preparation and the war. (LaFranchi). The cost incurred during war preparation was massive. Transporting military equipment to the other side of the planet in addition to two hundred and fifty million troops resulted in an expense of approximately $13 billion. And the monthly cost of maintaining this force is a whopping $9 billion. A 'shock and awe' war strategy raised the total bill several notches higher (Stark). Equipment costs are as follows: $55 bullets; million-dollar cruise missiles; $4
Why do Arab Islamic countries hate the United States?
Running head: WHY DO ARAB ISLAMIC COUNTRIES HATE WHY DO ARAB ISLAMIC COUNTRIES HATE THE UNITED STATES? Chris Eggleton Marshall University Abstract Conflict in the Middle East has reigned since biblical times. An escalation in violence has been seen since the 1900's . With the emergence of the United States as a competing and lone super power, alterations in the status quo can be traced directly and indirect to United States influence. Exploration of three major areas will be explored. WHY DO ARAB ISLAMIC COUNTRIES HATE THE UNITED STATES? Why do Arab Islamic countries hate us? That is a question that has been asked many times since September 11th, 2001. The fact is that this did not happen over night. This problem has been escalating for hundreds of years depending on the point of view. Some scholars say the hated began with the Christian Crusades in the year 1095. Other sources point to the ongoing conflict between the Arabs and Israelis, in which the United States backs Israel. These are just some of the ever growing reasons that Arab Islamic countries hate the United States. There are three main points of focus when one researches this topic. First and foremost is foreign policy. This would include the war for Palestine as well as the war on terrorism that the United States now wages. Secondly, religion plays the next major role in the hatred for the