Saturday , November 18 2017

Insight

Of memories and articles

After long years of hesitation, I decided to respond, with pleasure, to the wishes of so many beloved readers and write part of my memories in a book containing a number of my published articles. I used to think the issue is relatively easy and will merely mean sitting down …

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Deadly bribery, nepotism

A number of political activists, and men of conscience, broadcast and send voice texts and tweets warning citizens against selling their votes. The activists stress that a candidate who pays them today one thousand dinars will of course get it back from public money in the sense once this candidate wins …

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Openness vs protectiveness in building ‘knowledge economy’

I am feeling a lot of tension, as I look forward to a busy week, teaching cybersecurity in schools, presenting a paper about Knowledge Asset Management at the PAAET “Heading Global” conference and then leading a workshop at the TESOL-Kuwait Conference regarding the development of Kuwait Knowledge Networks in Kuwait. Although …

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Me and the Interior Ministry

Because of my nature and for many other reasons, I don’t do not befriend the personnel of the Ministry of Interior in spite of the fact that there are among them those who deserve a lot of love and respect. Not only that, I am not pleased with the way …

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Clear-cut message to all – ‘Join world for peace’

During a conference in Herzliya, Israel, in 2013 the former CIA Director James Woolsey stated the West is fighting a ‘third world war’ based on religion. He pointed out on one side there are the religious fanatics — Shiites, Sunnis, who have different concepts about jihad and thereafter. Woolsey said …

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Opera, customs, traditions

I think that the image of the building of Kuwait Opera, will soon overtake the image of Kuwait Towers as one of the topmost tourist attractions in the country and this does not only mean this edifice of importance but other landmarks such as the water storage tanks and the unaccountable …

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Keyboard nations wails

Few weeks ago, we saw a hashtag “Express Anger for Aleppo” on Twitter. It was preceded by several other headlines advocating support for Syria and urging for outburst, protest and fury over the atrocities against Muslims within their territories. This situation started precisely after March 15, 2011 when the people …

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The need for humanity

The world having become a single global village, no country can afford to live in isolation especially after seeing what is happening around them and recognizing the global dramatic changes. This is not logical! AbdulRahim, an Afghan Muslim soldier, lost both hands after a landmine explosion which almost killed him. …

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A difficult decision

Iraqi Council of Representatives announced the issuance of a law to ban the sale of alcoholic beverages in Iraq. We do not want to elaborate on talking about the gravity of the decision and the mistake of issuing such a decision and the negative consequences to the security of the …

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‘Spend cash on better project’ – ‘Reforms don’t come easy’

A friend of mine who happens to be a well-known consultant doctor with a good reputation called me, saying he wanted to visit me for discussing an issue that was on his mind. I welcomed him because it was an opportunity to offer consultation to a person who usually offers consultation. …

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