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
Jan 29 – The Interview Update
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I have lived my life trying to study and find out why there are so many problems in the world or why it is very difficult to resolve a conflict. I finally came out with the following article based on terms used in science that when explained analogically, would give a logical and rational explanation to the problems plaguing society. It all starts with a spark. To better understand this, I’ll take it chronologically.
HESS’S LAW: it states –“the energy change accompanying a reaction is independent of the route taken”. It only depends on the initial and final conditions (temperature). Analogically, problems in real life correspond to energy change and temperature corresponds to different interpretations of events. However, there is a very good relationship between enthalpy (energy change) and entropy (disorder)
ENTROPY- it defines the amount of disorder in a system. In a closed system, the value of entropy increases with temperature.…Continue
Bridge at Punggol Waterway, Singapore. CREDIT: Joshua Wong (CC)
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its third Trans-Pacific Student Contest, a pioneering exercise in U.S.-Asia collaboration. The contest is part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project to mark the Council's 2014 Centennial.…Continue
in the wake of recent events in france, more than 50 world leaders have gathered to "support freedom of speech". i have been asking myself this question time and again: does freedom of expression means the disregard of the other person's point of…Continue
Mike Morell, the former acting director of the CIA, says that while the U.S. has been able to decimate al Qaeda's leadership, the group has still managed to grow and carry out attacks. cr471-rose-morell-pretape-mike-isoframe10225.jpg CBS News senior…Continue