July 2017 Blog Posts (11)

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - July 27

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 27, 2017 at 3:46pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Chaos Theory (Butterfly Effect )

chaos theory: Theory that attempts to describe and explain the highly complex behavior of apparently chaotic, or unpredictable systems that show no underlying order.  The behavior of physical systems is impossible to describe, using the standard laws of physics.  This is because the mathematics needed to describe these systems is too difficult for even the largest computers.  Such systems are sometimes known as "nonlinear " or "chaotic" systems, and they include…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 27, 2017 at 9:02am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Liberty #John Adams

"I would define liberty to be a power to do as we would be done by.  The definition of liberty to be the power of doing whatever the law permits, meaning the civil laws, does not seem satisfactory." John Adams

(Individual decision making should consider the "golden rule" ethics, as well as "civil laws" ? CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on July 25, 2017 at 7:27pm — No Comments

The media and political development: Hypertext and interactive relationship

is Information the need for the essentials of the progress of the societies, and can contribute effectively to the development, that purpose has become the issue of the media and its role in the development process of the most important issues of concern to the states in the current era, as States compete among themselves in the ways and means used by all available potential in material and human resources to develop their societies.

Huge and complex development, it has become an…

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Added by Hanane Saouli on July 24, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - July 20

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 20, 2017 at 9:51am — No Comments

#claenenergyrevolution

#the clean energy revolution

Using clean, renewable energy is one of the most important actions we should take to reduce the impact of effects caused by climate change to the environment. Some of the clean energies include hydropower, wind power, solar energy, geothermal energy and bio energy. Electricity production is our number one source of greenhouse gases, more than all of our driving and flying combined and clean energy reduces harmful smog, toxic buildups in our…

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Added by Nduhura Julius on July 16, 2017 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - July 13

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 13, 2017 at 10:41am — No Comments

Carnegie Council Internship Openings

Carnegie Council's internship program provides an exciting opportunity for students interested in international relations to experience the inner workings of an organization exploring the ethical dimensions of international affairs. During the September–June program year, interns…

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Added by Carnegie Council on July 12, 2017 at 11:46am — No Comments

Desertification and its impact on the international economy

Desertification is exposure is known as the land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, leading to the loss of plant life and biodiversity by this leads to loss of the ability of the land to agricultural production and support animal and human life.

It has multiple causes of this phenomenon, including the natural and human resources, while, such as the decrease of rain amounts in the years shown publicly drought also poverty vegetation cover, which reduces evaporation,…

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Added by Hanane Saouli on July 6, 2017 at 2:50pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - July 6

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, 2017 at 2:01pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Butterfly Effect #James Gleick

"Tiny differences in input could quickly become overwhelming  differences in output.......In weather, for example, this translates into what is only half-jokingly known as the Butterfly Effect - the notion that a butterfly  stirring the air today in Peking can transform storm systems next month in New York." (James Gleick, Chaos, 1987 Prologue.

(Hopefully, one of these days,…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 1, 2017 at 12:09pm — No Comments

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Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time, with David Miliband

Today there are 65 million people who have fled their homes because of conflict or persecution, says the International Rescue Committee's David Miliband. These are refugees not economic migrants, and half of them are children. It's a long-term crisis that will last our lifetimes. Why should we care? And what can we do about it, both at a policy level and as individuals?

Clip of the Month: Winning the Argument on Immigration with David Miliband

As president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), David Miliband oversees both the agency's humanitarian relief operations and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs in several American cities. Although he was not responsible for the EU’s decisions on refugees or immigrants, during his tenure as the United Kingdom’s foreign secretary from 2007 to 2010, he saw how his government responded to an unexpectedly large influx of European workers and the resulting impact on British society. In this clip, Miliband draws on both of these roles and explains why he is confident that Europeans and Americans can be convinced that immigration, in all of its forms, can be positive, economically and culturally. In any case, he says, it’s an argument that "has to be won."

Slowing the Proliferation of Major Conventional Weapons with Jonathan D. Caverley

The news is full of discussions on how to prevent further nuclear proliferation. But you can't understand a conflict like Syria without talking about major conventional weapons, such as artillery, missile defense, and aircraft, says military strategist Jonathan Caverley. Since the U.S. is by far the world's largest producer of such weapons, Caverley proposes that it creates a cartel, similar to OPEC, to slow down sales.

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