January 2015 Blog Posts (140)

The good news which we missed

A paper which tries to identify some good news for the new year: 

http://valdaiclub.com/publication/75221.html

Added by Hakan Altinay on January 30, 2015 at 4:08pm — No Comments

A journey called life...

They are five individuals-like five isolated islands. Anupam is a man who seeks the purpose of his existence and always in quest of his identity. His daughter Aalya has just stepped up to the spring of her life-started to realize the splendor of her charming self! Her mother seems to be a person who is an asthma patient and has least say in day to day events of the family. Rather it seemed she relishes tea than the happenings all around her! Salil is another person who is always obsessed…

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Added by Biswanath Banerjee on January 29, 2015 at 8:39pm — No Comments

African Higher Education Summit

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Added by Carnegie Council on January 29, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for January 29, 2015

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…

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Added by Kent Boydston on January 29, 2015 at 10:16am — No Comments

ENTROPY AND CHAOS: THE BROTHERHOOD OF TROUBLE.

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…

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Added by ACHIRI ARNOLD NJI on January 29, 2015 at 6:35am — 3 Comments

Trans-Pacific Student Contest 2015: Win a Trip to New York City

Bridge at Punggol Waterway, Singapore. CREDIT: Joshua Wong (CC…

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Added by Carnegie Council on January 28, 2015 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Rage in the Jungle, Raj on the Street by Kailash Tripathi-an interaction

'Rage in the Jungle, Raj on the Street ‘-is a thriller that seeks to look at the problem of terrorism prevailing in India from a different dimension, looks at the judicial loopholes prevailing in India and it’s far reaching effects.

The book blurb says-

'Rage in the Jungle, Raj on the Street’ , is a story that…

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Added by JAYASREE ROY on January 25, 2015 at 6:05am — No Comments

Pirates of Bollywood by Kalyan C. Kankanala-an interaction

This book is a gripping tale of suspense and thrill set in the backdrop of Indian film industry.

What the book blurb says about the book?

A Tale of Piracy and Conspiracy



"Kill Piracy, Save Creativity." Shan, the biggest film producer in Bollywood, launches a first of its kind revolutionary…

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Added by JAYASREE ROY on January 24, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

City of nine gates by Pankaj Rajput

For ages, human soul has searched for the true identity. The quest has always targeted towards transition from the ignorance to the truth, from darkness to light and from death to immortality! When that journey ends, human soul discovers the inner self. Self knowledge is all encompassing. Throughout the ages this quest led men to leave all other physical attractions of life like a snake sheds its skin. Siddhartha had left everything –his loving wife, his adorable son, his kingdom all, in…

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Added by JAYASREE ROY on January 24, 2015 at 12:47am — No Comments

Voices old and new

An anthology of stories should tell about the spring of the life as well as the winter, it should present the tears as well as joy. At the same time it should explore life from different perspective. From this viewpoint ‘Voices old and new’ is a perfect collection.

This collection of stories presents all auras of…

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Added by JAYASREE ROY on January 23, 2015 at 9:34am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for January 22, 2015

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…

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Added by Kent Boydston on January 22, 2015 at 11:32am — No Comments

Future of personal Cyber "Invasion"

As we all know, the technology nowadays are ever expanding at an exponential rate. What we may just think of something today, may already be prototype and optimized by tomorrow.The instruments to make anything is almost limitless; from ubiquitous DIY material to 3D printer. Like they say, the Sky's the limit.

However, there's a possibility that a threat may come upon us. A threat of "privacy invasion". 

Well, what I'm thinking is not about the internet, but the future…

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Added by Hadi Akbar on January 21, 2015 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

Hopebreaker by Dean F.Wilson

This is a book that  tells us about a world, a future world very different from ours.

The book blurb says

In the world of Altadas, there are no more human births. The Regime is replacing the unborn with demons, while the Resistance is trying to destroy a drug called Hope that the demons need to survive.



Between these two warring factions lies Jacob, a man who profits from smuggling contraceptive amulets into the city of Blackout. He cares little about the…

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Added by JAYASREE ROY on January 19, 2015 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for January 15, 2015

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…

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Added by Kent Boydston on January 15, 2015 at 10:27am — No Comments

To honor Pope Francis as 'head of state'

The Papal visit is the much anticipated event in the country this week. From January 15 to 19, the highest official of the Catholic Church and Head of the Vatican city state is both on ‘state and pastoral visit‘ in the Philippines.



Pope Francis is the third Pope to have visited the country, after Pope Paul VI (November 27-29, 1970) and Pope John Paul II (February 17-22,…

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Added by Joselito Narciso B. Caparino on January 14, 2015 at 7:31am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #JeSuisCharlie #Pourquoi ?

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious convictions."  Blaise Pascal

Seems to me that Reasoning Imams for Peace "world wide" should condemn the Paris Massacres and Mediate the Shiite-Sunni Genocide.

Further there should be an Interfaith Inter-Operability Dialogue of the Leaders of the Great Monotheistic Faiths (Judaism-Christianity-Islam)…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on January 12, 2015 at 8:07am — No Comments

Racism

 

I would love to see racial inequality diminish in the next century. If racial inequality disappeared forever the world would be such a better place to live in. There would be a chance for people to finally be treated equally; there won’t be any resentment towards the government from specified ethnic groups   . Today’s society especially in America has had a lot of tension at times violent due to racial inequality which is another reason why I would love to see racial inequality…

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Added by Kobey Smith on January 10, 2015 at 4:42pm — No Comments

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Global Ethics Weekly: Migration in the Age of "Zero Tolerance"

Today's discussions about immigrants and refugees are focused on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on the U.S.-Mexico border and the "migration crisis" in the Mediterranean. Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Kavitha Rajagopalan explores the history of these debates, what it means to be undocumented in Europe versus the United States, and why many still view immigration through the prisms of terrorism and crime.

China's "Opinion Deterrence" with Isaac Stone Fish

"I think it's important to contrast what China is doing with what Russia is doing," says Asia Society's Isaac Stone Fish. "Russia influence operations and Russia influence is much more about sowing chaos, it's about destabilization, it's about making America weaker. China is much more about making China stronger. The United States is a vector and a way for China to become stronger." Elon Musk, Alibaba, and China's internal power structures are also discussed in this wide-ranging talk.

American vs. Chinese Propaganda, with Robert Daly

As China's middle class grows, Hollywood is making films with this audience in mind, says the Wilson Center's Robert Daly, previously a producer for the Chinese version of "Sesame Street." How is this different from filmmaking in the World War II and Cold War eras? And why did the Chinese government have a problem with Cookie Monster and Grover?

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