Full Transcript: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman interview with Saudi journalist Abdullah Al-Mudaifer

Abdullah Al-Mudaifer (AAM): Peace and blessings be upon you. Welcome to this very special interview with Crown Prince His Highness Mohammed bin Salman that is being broadcasted on the Saudi Channel and on a number of Arabic channels. Greetings to you, Your Highness. It’s a pleasure to have been given this opportunity. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (CP): It’s my pleasure also to meet with you Abdullah. You’re one of the best interviewers in Saudi Arabia and the Arab World. It’s my honor to be with you. AAM: It’s my honor, Your Highness. Today, Your Highness we are celebrating the … Continue reading Full Transcript: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman interview with Saudi journalist Abdullah Al-Mudaifer

The Resilient Leader: Regimental Sergeant Major John Clifford Lord

REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR JOHN CLIFFORD LORD (2613527) MBE, was Academy Sergeant-Major at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. RSM JC Lord MBE trained King Hussein of Jordan, the Duke of Kent and along with many others. JC Lord was born on the 26th April 1908 in Southport, Lancashire. He enlisted into the 3rd Grenadier Guards on the 27th March 1933. JC Lord got posted to Egypt on 14th November 1933, where he remained until 8th April 1936. He left the British Army on the 26th March 1937, and two days later joined the Brighton Police Force. He served with the police … Continue reading The Resilient Leader: Regimental Sergeant Major John Clifford Lord

The London – Calcutta Bus Service

London to Calcutta Bus Service ran from the 1950s to the 1970s. Some 30 plus operators ran services. The first of these was “The Indiaman”, a service from London to Calcutta started on 15 April 1957. “The Albert” ran 15 round journeys from London to India with connections to Australia. The bus used to travel from The UK to Calcutta via Belgium, West Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, West Pakistan, India. The UK to Sydney trip via Belgium, West Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, West Pakistan, India,Burma, Thailand, Malaya and Singapore. There was also a double-decker … Continue reading The London – Calcutta Bus Service

Is sleep ‘personality’ that of a dolphin, wolf, bear or lion?

Expert reveals how knowing your animal personality can help you boost productivity and succeed in your career. Chronotypes outline circadian rhythm and personal sleep profile Australian sleep expert Olivia Arezzolo explains how chronotypes work How each chronotype enjoys their rest time and awake time Bears slump in productivity in afternoon and Wolves are better at night You can’t change your basic chronotype you can alter your behaviour By Matilda Rudd For Daily Mail Australia An Australian sleep expert has explained how knowing your ‘chronotype’ can help boost your productivity at work – and keep you accountable to deadlines. Olivia Arezzolo described chronotypes as … Continue reading Is sleep ‘personality’ that of a dolphin, wolf, bear or lion?

RISE OF ONLINE RIGHT-WING EXTREMISM MAPPED IN LANDMARK NSW STUDY

Researchers from Macquarie and Victoria Universities have published the first study mapping the online activity of right-wing extremists in New South Wales. Their study has revealed a network of highly active, social, and complex communities that is difficult to monitor for potential offline violence and is highly successful in radicalising at-risk individuals and introducing hateful and extreme rhetoric into Australian political discussions. The report highlighted the strong influence of American populist politics particularly Trumpism on right-wing extremism in Australia. Macquarie researchers Dr Brian Ballsun-Stanton, Lise Waldek and Dr Julian Droogan mined publicly available social media data to examine the narratives … Continue reading RISE OF ONLINE RIGHT-WING EXTREMISM MAPPED IN LANDMARK NSW STUDY

Superman, The Mullah & The Shaykh

There once was a Mullah who had a very bad temper and Muslims were becoming more and more frustrated and scared of him. Shaykh Halva’nai Khana came to learn of this Mullah and went to see him. The Shaykh gave him a bag of nails and a hammer and took him over to the fence in the side of the masjid. He told him every time he lost his temper from that day forward, he was to hammer a nail into that fence. The very first day, the Mullah had driven thirty-seven nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, … Continue reading Superman, The Mullah & The Shaykh

Powerful Companies Humbled

by Arif Anis Nokia – the world’s largest mobile company in its time, treated Android as rubbish. Yahoo – the world’s leading company, rejected the deal at the last minute – they could have brought Google. Kodak – rejected the digital camera, after all only they knew the photography business. Blockbuster – refused to buy Netflix. Rejected – the corporate landscape of the 21st century flipped and humbled the big companies.What lessons have we learned? There is nothing wrong with taking risks. You must change yourself ahead of time or change will overtake you. Change brings benefits. Reach out to … Continue reading Powerful Companies Humbled

A Critique of Countering Violent Extremism Programs in Pakistan

by CGP Staff Executive Summary ■ During the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, coalition forces –particularly the U.S. military – acknowledged that eliminating terrorism through a military response is impossible. Moving from a kinetic military approach, strategists, policymakers, and counterterrorism experts focused on countering violent extremism (CVE) practices and the use of civil society to put those practices in motion. ■ In Pakistan – a frontline state in the war on terrorism – CVE policies and programs are still fundamentally controversial, misunderstood, and heavily criticized by local human rights groups and religious leaders. ■ Pakistani state institutions and civil society organizations … Continue reading A Critique of Countering Violent Extremism Programs in Pakistan

Britain turns to Nahdlatul Ulama to help formulate a new Indo-Pacific strategy

Britain turns to Nahdlatul Ulama to help formulate a new Indo-Pacific strategy “South and Southeast Asia are poised to emerge as independent pillars of support for the rules-based international order” LONDON, United Kingdom, July 29, 2020: KH. Yahya Cholil Staquf—General Secretary of the world’s largest Muslim organization—has joined a high-profile international commission dedicated to forging “a new approach” to the Indo-Pacific as Britain seeks to place this strategically vital region at the center of its pursuit of a renewed global role in the wake of its exit from the European Union (Brexit). Newly established by the most influential think tank … Continue reading Britain turns to Nahdlatul Ulama to help formulate a new Indo-Pacific strategy

Art Of War

This document contains the complete text of Master Sun Art of War. Sun Tzu lived around 2,500 years ago. Sun Tzu I: Strategic Assessments Military action is important to the nation — it is the ground of death and life, the path of survival and destruction, so it is imperative to examine it.  Therefore measure in terms of five things, use these assessments to make comparisons, and thus find out what the conditions are. The five things are the way, the weather, the terrain, the leadership, and discipline.  The Way means inducing the people to have the same aim as … Continue reading Art Of War