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February 2011

1947: Before, During, After

General Ayub promoted General Musa to Army Chief who was much junior and quite mediocre. He superseded the brilliant General Latif and the able General Sher Ali. Ayub selected Musa for his personal loyalty and a pliable personality. Thus, introduced a new criteria while caused a serious backlash and affected the senior officer corps’ sense of values and performance.’ Major …

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Dr King’s thoughts and business

Dr King’s Leadership Ideas work well in business and leadership. Many of Martin Luther King’s ideas fit well in business. Whether to honour Dr King’s Birthday or to look at new ways to tackle business challenges, consider reviewing his ideas, quotes, and speeches. You will find a lot of points that will echo common concepts in Business Management and Leadership. …

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Nuclear Proliferation

Nuclear proliferation has been a cause of concern for the world community Nuclear proliferation is the spread of nuclear weapons, fissile material, and weapon-applicable nuclear technology and information, to nations which are not recognised as ‘Nuclear Weapon States’ by the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Nuclear proliferation has been a cause of concern for the world community ‘both nuclear and non-nuclear nations. …

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China US sign lucrative trade agreements

Huge Trade agreements worth $45 bn with China are going to facilitate the creation of employment for 235,000 Americans The previous visit of Chinese leaders produced results that benefited US companies ranging from manufacturers of computer software and wind turbines to beef producers. The US side said that significant agreements had also been reached that should boost export sales by …

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The Great Game still continues

Seven years after the US pushed the leaderships of the Taliban out of Afghanistan and into Pakistan, an insurgency that includes these and other groups are gaining ground on both sides of the Pak-Afghan border. The classic Great Game period is generally regarded as running from the Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813 to the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907. A second phase …

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The use of preposition

The use of inappropriate prepositions is a fertile source of errors with students. Learn the use of appropriate prepositions with words. Indeed, prepositions are the spice of a good writing and it is very difficult to master the art of using them. There are many nouns, adjectives, verbs and participles in English which take particular and appropriate prepositions after them. …

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Global Zero: world without nuclear weapons

It is clear that if we don’t achieve ‘Global Zero, our planet is always at risk, of being converted into a Ground Zero. Outline 1.    Introduction 2.    Brief history of nuclear weapons 3.    Perils of nuclear weapons 4.    Need to eliminate nuclear weapons 5.    Global zero initiative 6.    Is this goal achievable? Yes: a.    Historical support b.    Political will c.   …

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