World News and Prophecy: November 2007

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In This Issue

  • by Paul Kieffer
Some Germans are questioning whether their government is still a parliamentary democracy. Their underlying concerns apply throughout the evolving EU, as national sovereignty is subtly transferred to a central authority.
  • by Melvin Rhodes
Kurdish rebels, seeking an autonomous Kurdistan, have been attacking Turkish troops from the sanctuary of northern Iraq. Turkey now threatens to send troops into the most peaceful region of Iraq. Complicating the problem was an attempt in the U.S. Congress to condemn Turkey for a massacre that took place almost a century ago.
  • by John Ross Schroeder
Sensing a weakness of will, hostile nations appear to be ganging up on America. Some consider the United States a second-rate power. What are some of the specific problems, internationally and domestically, and how will they affect America's future?
  • by Cecil Maranville
Russian President Putin must leave office early next year. Yet his policies and his posture are those of a man building an empire, rather than merely a legacy. It’s clear he intends to hang onto power. What does this mean for the EU, the United States, China and Southern Asia?
  • by Darris McNeely
As I looked closely into my guide's eyes, I could see the lingering pain and the unanswered question. Although she was much closer to the situation than I was, she still had no answer after many years.
  • by Robin Webber
The cool days of November are upon us. Since I was a lad, this time of the year always causes me to think of the echoing pronouncement, "It was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month that the guns went silent."