The Masdar Initiative is one of the flagship projects which is part of the government of Abu Dhabi’s recent initiative to promote environmental sustainability through renewable energy. Given the UAE’s heavy reliance on oil and natural gas, the government seems to be taking serious efforts in diversifying its energy sources. It will be interesting to see the impact of this ambitious project on the energy landscape of the UAE.
To the victor go the spoils. That seemed to be the lesson taken from Ireland’s parliamentary election on Friday, in which the Fine Gael Party won a clear victory over the once-mighty Fianna Fail. In this case, however, the spoils include not only political power, but an $85 billion EU loan and a banking system now in tatters. Fine Gael leader Edna Kenney, the shoo-in for the job of prime minister, will have plenty on his plate come March when the thirty-first Dail convenes.
This article examines what the recent hostage killings in Somali waters means for the future of maritime security and foreign policy towards pirates.
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After twenty seven years of space expeditions, the Discovery Space Shuttle has taken its last flight. This evening, at 4:50:27 P.M. EST, Discovery lifted off from Cape Canaveral, heading to the International Space Station. This is a sad day in American history because it represents the United States losing the battle in space. The European Union, Japan, and Russia currently have expanding space programs, but it seems as if NASA is taking a break. Can this be true? Throughout the sixties and seventies it seemed as if NASA was winning the battle and was a role model for Americans. Unfortunately, NASA doesn’t seem to have anything to look forward to in the near future. While there has been an increase in NASA’s budget for this year, the capital is being used for research and updating purposes. I guess that’s...