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North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for April 16, 2015

Posted by Kevin Stahler on April 16, 2015 at 9:02am 0 Comments

In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.

Marcus Noland: Executive Vice President & Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor at the University of California, San Diego Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies

Weekly Roundup

Apr 16  –  Slave to the Blog: Coordination Failures

Apr 15  –  Sports, Legitimacy, and Heated Zeal

Apr 14  –  NGOs in Action:…

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Germany Between Demosthenes and Isocrates*

Posted by Vasilis Trigkas on April 13, 2015 at 10:58am 0 Comments

By Vasilis Trigkas

In the 4th century BC Macedonia, a Greek-speaking kingdom of Northern Greece, under the leadership of Phillip II, set out to unify the Mediterranean World. Macedonia’s quest for hegemonic stability brought her into a direct conflict with old established Hellenic powers like Thebes, Sparta and most of all Athens. 

By the mid 4th century BC Athens had recovered from the disastrous defeat of the Peloponnesian war. The resilient Athenians had reestablished their powerful navy, expanded trade with Egypt and the Middle East and had even reclaimed parts of their old empire in the Aegean Sea and the Bosporus. Athens’ cultural accomplishments had turned the city into “the school of Hellas” and intellectuals from every part of the Mediterranean world flooded into Athens and enrolled in its renowned philosophic academies. 

During that period, the Democratic tradition of Athens endowed historians with the speeches of two exemplary…

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‘The call of Agon’ by Dean F. Wilson- a review attempt

Posted by JAYASREE ROY on April 14, 2015 at 4:20am 0 Comments

The Call of Agon (The Children of Telm, #1) The Call of Agon by Dean F. Wilson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



It was a transition time for the human civilization.

The beast of the netherworld is threatening the very existence of human kind!

Is there anybody who can save the humankind being saved?

And in this moment of crisis, the War God Telm came to the rescue. After a fearsome battle, the God was slew by the beast of the underworld, but not before the beast was chained in the Hales.

At the expense of his blood-Telm saved the human kind………

Thousands of years had passed since then until……..

Until, a new threat is posing a new threat to the progress of… Continue

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How ISIS is expanding in Indian Subcontinent?

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This summer, as ISIS surged into Iraq and the conflict in Syria finally boiled over into its neighbor, Al-Qaeda was somewhat marginalized from the public-policy debate. While al-Qaeda remained an important focus for policy makers and strategists,…Continue

Why can't we just get along?

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Is it too much to ask for? That we be at peace with each other and just thrive to develop our planet and everything else far beyond. Please read the article below and let me know what you think...…Continue

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