Far From Flashy Tactics- The World Cup 2022 Promises Same-Old Football
For the tactically astute, what matters most is perhaps not the ultimate winner of the tournament, but rather more the quality and style of football displayed on the pitch. Will we see state-of-the-art high pressing, defense via attack, build-up from the back, and ultra-high defensive lines? The evidence tends to disappoint.
Who Sabotaged the Nord Stream Pipelines- Russia, or USA?
In the aftermath of the explosions in the Baltic Sea that caused damage to pipelines used to transport Russian natural gas to Germany, geopolitical tensions are ratcheting up. Although the mass media has blamed Russia, the evidence points elsewhere. Enter Uncle Sam!
How to Not Get Stressed when Trading the Stock Market
Trading the stock market can potentially serve as a passive, income-generating activity, a hedge against burgeoning inflation, a primary occupation, a hobby, a stimulating experience.. However, it’s not as rosy as one would like to imagine.
America and Europe- A Wide Value System Divide
Traveling across the Atlantic to neighboring Europe reveals the obvious: the US and Europe fail to see eye to eye on a majority of issues. From climate change and recycling, to public spaces, regulation, free education and healthcare, commercialization, foreign policy.. We and our European neighbors couldn’t be more different!
How the Ukraine Crisis is Key to Resolving Conflicts in Iran, Then Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon
The crisis in Ukraine has taken center stage, pushing all else down the pecking order of priorities. While the West may have been very eager to sign a nuclear deal with Iran, it’ll have to wait till the air is clear in Kyiv and European stability is restored. As for other destabilized countries, especially in the Middle East, their wait will be, unfortunately, prolonged. We’re talking Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon- in that Order!
Getting a PhD vs Getting a Job- Time to Grow Up
Not long ago, I was a young college student. Full of hope, I had dreams and a vision for the life that I aspired to lead. Little had I known that life would soon hit me hard. However, my transition to adulthood taught me a thing or two about life.
From Kyiv to DC- Ukraine Is But A Small Piece of the Jigsaw
For a brief moment in history, it seemed that Europe was stable once and for all. Now, it seems, it was all but a fleeting moment. Let’s take a step back from all the drama on TV, and instead try to make sense of events in Ukraine within the context of the international order we live in.
Workplace Evolution, Company Culture and Employee Perceptions- The End of the “Career”
In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, workplace culture is undergoing a transformation. Companies should devote much more money and effort to counter employee burnout, job dissatisfaction, toxic company culture, low pay, gender inequality, racial discrimination..
Making New Friends in the US- A Fellow Foreigner’s Advice
Making friends is an especially important aspect of life in the US. It can make or break your experience. With friends, you can enjoy memorable moments going on road trips, discovering cultural attractions, or getting wasted at house parties.. So here is how to meet people and build lasting friendships.
Parenting in a Digital Age- Raising Kids in the Age of TikTok
The world is undergoing rapid digitalization, blurring the lines separating the virtual from the real. Moreover, parents around the world are struggling to raise healthy children. How to Raise Healthy Kids in the Age of Facebook and TikTok?