July 2015 Blog Posts (27)

10 DAYS LEFT TO APPLY: CSIS 2015 International Fellowship

CSIS is now accepting applications for the 2015 AILA International Fellowship (AIF).



Each year, mid-career professionals from around the globe are selected to participate in an intensive, one-week fellowship program featuring foreign policy briefings, leadership workshops, ethics seminars, and skill-building exercises. Drawing from CSIS’s network of world-class scholars and practitioners, AIF prepares rising leaders for today's global challenges and promotes…

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Added by Mara Burger on July 30, 2015 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy, Francis Fukuyama (New York: Farrar, Straus and Girouz, 2014), 658 pp., $35 cloth.

During the globalization euphoria of the 1990s some pundits were writing that the individual state was too small to…

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Added by Carnegie Council on July 30, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for July 30, 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 July 30, 2015 at 10:13am — No Comments

Poverty, Powder Kegs, and Stereotypes

Have you ever heard it said that “poverty is a powder keg”? That image has been used by leaders like Bill Clinton and Desmond Tutu in an attempt to spur society to overcome poverty — a worthy goal. But unfortunately that same image feeds the stereotype of the poor as violent, dangerous, and undeserving of help. In every country, this prejudice leads society to distrust the homeless, beggars, or street children.…



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Added by Diana Skelton on July 29, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

PRIZE FOR INNOVATION IN GLOBAL SECURITY

Under the umbrella of its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme have established a prize in order to recognise deserving individuals or organisations that have an innovative approach…

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Added by Alejandro Dardik Radonski on July 28, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #CSPAN Book TV #Ralph Nader Book Interview

Book: "Return to Sender Unanswered" ;Ralph Nader

SOME POINTS MADE:

1.His letters to Congress and the White House mostly go unanswered.

 2. Powerful Interests/Lobbyists have access.

 3. Politicians "left-right" know US Constitution give the power to "We The   People" Voters too fragmented-demoralized - don't…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 27, 2015 at 7:39am — 1 Comment

Top 10 Resources for the 2014-15 Carnegie Council Program Year

CREDIT: Edgaras Maselskis.

We hope you enjoy this list of audience favorites from our previous program year (July 2014–June 2015). The  impressive array of vital ethical issues covered here gives you an idea of the scope of…

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Added by Alejandro Dardik Radonski on July 24, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for July 23, 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 July 23, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments

datarevolution...prevention is better than cure.

The availability of data and information has the power to reshape our lives -from the choice of cloths we wear, to completely changing the course of human history. Data accumulation, data analysis and information sharing may seem not very important at first glance, but the very survival of mankind depends on how accurately and timely information (data) is shared

#datarevolution in the prevention of conflicts: In this age, warfare has changed and the challenges and threats posed…

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Added by ACHIRI ARNOLD NJI on July 23, 2015 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The Strategic Importance of U.S.-China Trade Ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama. CREDIT: U.S. Embassy The Hague (CC)

At the end of March 2015, the…

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Added by Alejandro Dardik Radonski on July 22, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments

U.S.-Russia Relations: Critical and Unstable

This picture has been edited. CREDIT: Mark Rain (CC).

In October 2014, the Council posted an article titled …

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Added by Alejandro Dardik Radonski on July 22, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Exploring Psychology #David G. Myers

Definitions:

1.0 Psychology: "The scientific study of behavior and mental processes."

 1.1 Behavior is anything an organism does - any action we can observe  and record.

  1.2 Mental Processes are the internal subjective experiences we infer from behavior - sensations, perceptions, dreams, thoughts, beliefs and feelings.…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 21, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Haris Hromic – UN remarks on the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide, July 10, 2015

Photo: Monument to the Srebrenica Massacre by Kathleen Franklin (CC).

Remembering and documenting the…

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Added by Madeleine Lynn on July 20, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

President Xi at the Lincoln Memorial: A Game Changer for China-U.S Relations?

More than 2000 years ago, in his classic text History of the Peloponnesian War, the Athenian historian Thucydides insightfully declared that interest, honor, and fear propel nations into destructive wars. As the interest-based approach in China-U.S. relations is threatened by rising trade protectionism, …

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Added by Vasilis Trigkas on July 20, 2015 at 12:36am — 2 Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for July 16, 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 July 16, 2015 at 11:09am — No Comments

How Do You Find The Word That Means Merkel?

In recent months, that familiar stern, cropped-hair silhouette has become emblematic of discipline, austerity, and amongst the more optimistic, salvation. But to pick a single label for Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, would leave Europe divided - oppressor, or saviour? 

On June 29th, 2015, Greece's failure to requite €1.73 billion to the IMF made it the first European nation to join the list of countries that have defaulted on IMF loans; a register that includes pariah states,…

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Added by Kavya Deshpande on July 14, 2015 at 10:04pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #BF Skinner Quote

"We are all controlled by the world in which we live, and part of that world has been and will be constructed by men.  The Question is this: are we to be controlled by accidents, by tyrants, or by ourselves in effective cultural design ? "  BF Skinner

(Up U & Me UsAll - realize-utilize our personal cyberpower - "in effective cultural design".  CyberPeaceGadfly).

Added by Al LeBlanc on July 11, 2015 at 10:25am — 1 Comment

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for July 9, 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 July 9, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for July 2, 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 July 6, 2015 at 10:12am — No Comments

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