By Alan Lim
Opinion surveys allow a populace to stand up and take notice of existing problems and evils like corruption and misuse of power and do something.
Companies regularly contact customers to find out their feedback on offerings and any new areas that the company can design a product or service for. Educational institutions are keen to know the new areas of study that large masses of students are interested in. Governments conduct opinion surveys to keep in touch with the masses and understand views on policy decisions. These are occasions for bringing to More >
With each and every action we take as individuals, with each and every response or reaction we More >
The members of the Worldshift Council possess accomplishments and achievements that have positively affected millions of people in every part of the world, an exemplary ethic, and an evolved planetary consciousness based on considered values, personal experience, and sound insight.
We are already living in two worlds. One world moves ahead by inertia from the More >
Boundaries for Prosperity by: Dr. Marlene McMillan
How do we define our boundaries? Nearly all would recognize that some kind of limitation on human behavior is required. Clearly, boundaries must be set for personal life, family life, community life, and national life.
What many do not realize, however, is that boundary lines should be drawn by principles. Principles never change, but their practical applications must change with the times.
Career Spotlight: Intelligence Careers in Strategic Intelligence by: Dan Sommer
An individual’s intelligence career can take many different paths as the intelligence cycle includes numerous types of collection and forms of intelligence products. One can focus his or her career in open source intelligence (OSINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT), human intelligence (HUMINT), measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT), and imagery analysis (IMINT) among other areas. Furthermore, the industry as a whole can be broken down into a number of disciplines, including long-term or strategic More >
Killing The Idea of Terrorism by: Allan Sanford
Since 2001, America has spent approximately $1 trillion dollars fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan dedicated to stamping out terrorism, and making us safe in Nebraska and California. That trillion does not include the billions spent on keeping us safe at our airports, tunnels, bridges, and in our homes. It has also cost us thousands of American lives and perhaps a million or more “foreign” lives.
by: Kathryn Seifert, Ph.D.
As we all watch the horrific devastation in Israel, Gaza, and Lebanon on the news day after day, glued to the “tube,” we have to be thinking, “Where does it end? When does it end? Will it ever end?” Periodic military and diplomatic solutions in the Middle East since 1949 have attempted to provide a lasting peace in the region. And yet, here we are again, in the middle of a war that has both local and global implications.
For terrorists, beyond patriotism and self defense, is the ability to kill innocents, non-combatants with no hesitation or regret. It becomes a More >
Just War by: Sam Vaknin
In an age of terrorism, guerilla and total warfare the medieval doctrine of Just War needs to be re-defined. Moreover, issues of legitimacy, efficacy and morality should not be confused. Legitimacy is conferred by institutions. Not all morally justified wars are, therefore, automatically legitimate. Frequently the efficient execution of a battle plan involves immoral or even illegal acts.
As international law evolves beyond the ancient percepts of sovereignty, it should incorporate new thinking about pre-emptive strikes, human rights violations as casus belli and the More >
Discovering the True Meaning of Liberty by: Dr. Marlene McMillan
“…with Liberty and justice for all.” Thus ends one of the most important texts in America, the Pledge of Allegiance. Most of us recited this text throughout our schooling, they are said at many public events, and all Congressional sessions are opened with its words. But do we as a people really know what these vital words mean?
Let’s focus on one of these words: Liberty. Today, many exchange this word with freedom, but what I want to show you is that Liberty goes much deeper, has much greater effects, and is much more powerful, More >