Autor: Soeren Kern

Spain’s Place in the World: A Survey of Global Rankings 2011

In February 2008, the Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group published an analysis titled “Is Spain an Influential Country?” The report examined Spain’s position in 25 select global rankings in a variety of categories, such as competitiveness, corruption, demography, economic freedom and so forth.

por Soeren Kern, 28 de enero de 2011

Spain’s Place in the World: A Survey of Global Rankings 2011

In February 2008, the Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group published an analysis titled “Is Spain an Influential Country?” The report examined Spain’s position in 25 select global rankings in a variety of categories, such as competitiveness, corruption, demography, economic freedom and so forth.

por Soeren Kern, 28 de enero de 2011

Spain Goes on Mosque-Building Spree: Churches Forced to Close

The city of Barcelona, widely known as a European Mecca of anti-clerical postmodernism, has agreed to build an official mega-mosque with a capacity for thousands of Muslim worshipers. The new structure would rival the massive Islamic Cultural Center in Madrid, currently the biggest mosque in Spain. An official in the office of the Mayor of Barcelona says the objective is to increase the visibility of Muslims in Spain, as well as to promote the "common values between Islam and Europe."

por Soeren Kern, 10 de enero de 2011

Spain Goes on Mosque-Building Spree: Churches Forced to Close

The city of Barcelona, widely known as a European Mecca of anti-clerical postmodernism, has agreed to build an official mega-mosque with a capacity for thousands of Muslim worshipers. The new structure would rival the massive Islamic Cultural Center in Madrid, currently the biggest mosque in Spain. An official in the office of the Mayor of Barcelona says the objective is to increase the visibility of Muslims in Spain, as well as to promote the "common values between Islam and Europe."

por Soeren Kern, 10 de enero de 2011

The Lisbon Summit: NATO Decides its Future

NATO is the most effective military alliance ever assembled. The two-day Lisbon Summit will lay the groundwork for a thorough overhaul of the alliance. The post-Cold War security threats are diffuse, including terrorism, nuclear and missile proliferation, cyber warfare, failed states, piracy and transnational organized crime. To defend against these threats, NATO must streamline itself.

por Soeren Kern, 22 de noviembre de 2010

The Lisbon Summit: NATO Decides its Future

NATO is the most effective military alliance ever assembled. The two-day Lisbon Summit will lay the groundwork for a thorough overhaul of the alliance. The post-Cold War security threats are diffuse, including terrorism, nuclear and missile proliferation, cyber warfare, failed states, piracy and transnational organized crime. To defend against these threats, NATO must streamline itself.

por Soeren Kern, 22 de noviembre de 2010

Muslim-Insult Trial of Geert Wilders Begins in Amsterdam

The hate speech trial of Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders began in Amsterdam on October 4. Prosecutors say Wilders incited hatred against Muslims when he made remarks describing Islam as fascist and compared the Koran to Adolf Hitler’s book Mein Kampf. Wilders argues that he has a right to freedom of speech and that his remarks were within the bounds of the law. If convicted of any of the five charges against him, Wilders faces a hefty fine and/or up to one year in prison. He could also be barred from seeking re-election for public office.

por Soeren Kern, 10 de noviembre de 2010

Muslim-Insult Trial of Geert Wilders Begins in Amsterdam

The hate speech trial of Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders began in Amsterdam on October 4. Prosecutors say Wilders incited hatred against Muslims when he made remarks describing Islam as fascist and compared the Koran to Adolf Hitler’s book Mein Kampf. Wilders argues that he has a right to freedom of speech and that his remarks were within the bounds of the law. If convicted of any of the five charges against him, Wilders faces a hefty fine and/or up to one year in prison. He could also be barred from seeking re-election for public office.

por Soeren Kern, 10 de noviembre de 2010

Muslim Immigration Transforms Sweden’s Political Landscape

Sweden is stuck in a political stalemate after none of the country’s biggest parties achieved an overall parliamentary majority in recent general elections. The kingmaker may turn out to be the Sweden Democrats, which won 20 seats in the legislature after campaigning on a pledge to reduce immigration to the country by 90 percent.

por Soeren Kern, 5 de noviembre de 2010

Muslim Immigration Transforms Sweden’s Political Landscape

Sweden is stuck in a political stalemate after none of the country’s biggest parties achieved an overall parliamentary majority in recent general elections. The kingmaker may turn out to be the Sweden Democrats, which won 20 seats in the legislature after campaigning on a pledge to reduce immigration to the country by 90 percent.

por Soeren Kern, 5 de noviembre de 2010

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