Analysis of Egypt’s election – Mohammed Morsi won, but is not in charge

They sent customary congratulations from round the world – the Iranians and the Emiratis, the US, the British and Hamas.

Even Israel said it “respected the outcome” asus 드라이버 다운로드. William Hague, the foreign secretary, was almost effusive.

“I congratulate the Egyptian people for their commitment to the democratic process,” he said 종이 공예 다운로드.

The US called on the government to be a “pillar of regional peace”.

It was as if the Muslim Brotherhood were just any other party, Mohammed Morsi just another politician, and Egypt any other democratic country 다운로드.
It is not, of course. For one thing, nobody really knows now who is in power. Mr Morsi, just about everyone agrees, is not. He is answerable to two men: Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, the chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and defence minister; and Mohammed Badie, the Murshid or Guide of the Brotherhood, to whom he also owes obedience 다운로드.

It is easy to see why the liberal activists who started last year’s revolution against Hosni Mubarak feel betrayed….

 

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United Nations has gone mobile – so many apps for world peace and development

The United Nations has gone mobile…in a big way. In just a few clicks I found more than 10 iPhone apps covering everything from news to statistics to global photos 다운로드.

Plus, a very cool short video about the apps from Jess3:

 

I’ve just downloaded all these apps and haven’t yet played with them, so no recommendations yet 다운로드. Let me know if you have any suggestions or tips:

 
 
Pieces of Peace

The app makes it easy to get involved and includes some innovative (and fun) ways to learn about the work of the United Nations 연가시 다운로드. An interactive photo-scramble game, “Pieces of Peace,” gives users the ability to have fun while they learn by unscrambling photos taken around the world that are related to the work of the UN 다운로드. The game includes ways for users to learn as they play, helping build awareness and knowledge about international issues. Integrated social media options also allow users to organically share this content with friends, brag about their photo-unscrambling prowess, and encourage them to get involved 다운로드.
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The Reunification of Korea – a brief history

1910 – Japan forcibly “annexes” Korea and ravages the country. Often banning the language, forcing Japanese names, labor camps, and, during World War II, a sex-slave trade 다운로드.

1945 – World War II ends and Korea is split into two governing zones, the North by the Soviet Union and the South by the U.S 다운로드. A problem results with much of Korea being pro-communist. As a result no unification is set in motion.

1948 – The U.S. has made South Korea strongly anti-communist while North Korea has become strongly communist 레미제라블 무료.

1950 – A war breaks out to see if one can conquer the other. The North invades the South but is stopped when the U.S. intervenes 다운로드. Only to find China and the Soviet Union intervening when the South invades the North. All sides are weary of fighting from World War II and agree to a peace that changes nothing, after three years of war and 450,000 Koreans are dead 샤롯데체 다운로드.

1972 – North and South Korean representatives meet and agree to forge a peaceful reunification. The agreement is disbanded the following year after achieving no results 다운로드.

1990 – Another agreement is attempted but collapses over the issue of North Korea’s nuclear facilities.

1991 – The Soviet Union collapses and the new Russia cuts off foreign aid to North Korea 다운로드. China steps in with foreign aid but eventually reduces the amount and North Korea experiences a decade of economic trouble. Many millions die of starvation and the economy is thought to have shrunk by half 컴퓨터 바탕화면 다운로드.

1994 – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter visits North Korea and encourages both sites to rekindle talks. A meeting is scheduled, then later abandoned as Supreme Leader Kim Il-Sung dies and Kim Jong-Il takes over 다운로드.

1998 – The South Korean government creates the Sunshine Policy which proposes support and cooperation instead of sanction and threats 고양이마리오. It also encourages the people of South Korea to show unity with their northern neighbors and takes active steps to avoid anti-communist propaganda.

2000 – Both sides sign another agreement for a peaceful unification. A strong part of the talks involve economic cooperation and aid sent to North Korea. At the time, the South Korean population is double that of the North and the economy is about 15 times larger.

2002 – Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the U.S. labels North Korea part of an “Axis of Evil,” and the North cuts off any cooperation with the South for many months.

2006 – North Korea detonates a nuclear bomb underground as a test and test fires several of their larger missiles.

2007 – The United Nations hosts a series of talks between the North and South to further the agreement of 2000. It is held in Beijing and China plays a heavy role.

2008 – The Sunshine Policy loses favor as a new political party is elected with harsher views of North Korea.

2009 – North Korea detonates another nuclear bomb underground as a test.

2010 – A South Korean ship is sunk by a torpedo, blame is placed on North Korea. Later in the year, North Korea fires 170 artillery shells on a South Korean island as a protest against South Korean military exercises.

2011 – Kim Jong-Il dies and his son Kim Jong-Un takes over power.