Monthly Archives: July 2005

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal funds Islamic art gallery at Louvre

Billionaire Saudi investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has donated 17 million euros to fund the creation of an Islamic art gallery at the Louvre museum in Paris, his office said on Wednesday. The money will be used to create a permanent home for the museum’s 10,000 Islamic art pieces and help foster greater understanding about the contribution of Islamic civilisation Read More »

“Cyprus: An Assessment of the Annan Plan–Prospects for a Solution”

On July 21, 2005, the occasion of the 31st year of Turkey’s invasion and occupation of the northern part of Cyprus, AHI hosted a briefing and luncheon on Capitol Hill for Congressional staffers. The speakers giving presentations were Professor Van Coufoudakis who spoke on “Cyprus: An Assessment of the Annan Plan- Prospects for a Solution” and the distinguished foreign policy ... Read More »

Good party, bad party

It’s almost as if there are two Australian Labor Parties. The bad Labor Party, if you believe the stereotype, is run by venal and often faceless factional warlords who “stack” the local branches and are interested only in advancement for themselves and their malleable mates and the humiliation or even elimination of their factional enemies. This Labor Party was on ... Read More »

Global Religion for Global Governance

INTRODUCTION There are three inter­locking ele­ments that are key to any society: Pol­i­tics, eco­nomics and reli­gion. The three are inter­de­pen­dent and cannot be “unhinged” into sep­a­rate com­po­nents. Every facet of human inter­ac­tion is wrapped up in these three ele­ments, meaning that there are no more than three elements. This issue will answer the ques­tion, “Do the global elite pro­mote a ... Read More »