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North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Jan. 19

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 19, 2017 at 11:05am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #Eleanor Roosevelt

"It isn't enough to talk about peace.  One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it."  Eleanor Roosevelt

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 17, 2017 at 9:57am — No Comments

the good image of agriculture in my mirror of hope

 

From history some signs of droughts, poverty and other natural calamities, everyone can see how shadows bring to the sustenance of population but I cannot deny that after their effects led to many discoveries by differentiating high risk zones from low risk zones in that times. Some countries, mountains or hills became hindrance  due to range of factors. So population started to work about a mixed agriculture whereby those who has land started to worry about themselves only. This…

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Added by Abdul karim Habimana on January 14, 2017 at 5:20am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Jan. 12

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 12, 2017 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Call for Papers – “Philosophy and Ideology”

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on January 11, 2017 at 12:50pm — No Comments

The ethical implications of populism in political practice

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovicphilosopher

A brief review…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on January 9, 2017 at 12:38pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #American Democracy #Arthur M.Schlesinger

"The American democracy must discover a middle ground between making a President a Czar and making him a puppet. The problem is to devise means of reconciling a strong and purposeful Presidency with equally strong and purposeful forms of democratic control. Or to put it succinctly, we need a strong Presidency - but a strong Presidency within the Constitution."  Arthur M Schlesinger 

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 9, 2017 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

The Value of Breaching The Digital Divide

Modern International Affairs analysis is often putting forth the perspective that increased access to technology will always benefit populations. This is true, but why? A 2011 Mckinsey Global Institute Report “Internet Matters: The Net’s Sweeping Impact on Growth, Jobs, and Prosperity” found that in the countries studied (mature economies) the internet accounted for 10% of GDP growth over the past 15 years. Now, internet connectivity has exploded since 2011, and there are a …

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Added by Austin Schiano on January 4, 2017 at 5:19pm — 2 Comments

The Chinese Communist Party: victim of its own successes

While I was holidaying in Puerto Rico, I made it a point to visit the world’s largest radio telescope – the Arecibo Observatory. However, I was quickly corrected by my local host, José, who informed me that China had already surpassed that feat, completing their own “world’s biggest” radio telescope in July. Indeed, as much of the Western world suffered setbacks in 2016, whether through the failure of…

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Added by Hexun Lee on December 31, 2016 at 6:53pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #New Year's Resolution 2017

The promises/opportunities&dangers/pitfalls of the New Year are before us.  We are culpable for what we do/fail to do for: ourselves, humanity, common good, common home, planet sustainability. The nuclear cloud threatens us all ! We must not be indifferent.  As Abe Lincoln advised us: "You can't escape responsibility of tomorrow by avoiding it today." Let us all pledge to realize/utilize our Personal Cyber Power for World Peace and Planet Survival in 2017.    CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on December 29, 2016 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable :Educate, Go Local, And Collaborate!

Few months ago in a seminar that I’ve attended, I heard a lecturer say, “Disaster becomes a disaster when there are humans involved in it.” Several earthquakes and volcano eruptions happen every day around the world, and it seems that only few of them receive a true public spotlight. Always, news of earthquakes and volcano eruptions happen to have thousands of civilian casualties, with its number increasing as media’s live coverage continues day by day. Have we ever paid attention on natural…

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Added by Minkwan Seo on December 28, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Individual Responsibiity #BF Skinner

"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

Christmas is a good time to give a free goodwill gift to the world by using the PersonalCyberPower (PCB) at our fingertips to make a little…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 15, 2016 at 6:13pm — 5 Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Dec. 15

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 December 15, 2016 at 11:28am — No Comments

Comparing Cost- Fossil Fuels v.s. Renewable Energy

Austin Schiano

UN Sustainability Professional

Carnegie Council New Leaders Member

It is clear as with any major innovation, that the global economies shift toward renewable energy will not be due to a moral imperative but rather an economic incentive. Now, despite the disdain many of us will hold at this claim, we can take comfort in the fact that renewables are becoming increasingly efficient and cost…

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Added by Austin Schiano on December 14, 2016 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Populier

Populier met jou blarejas
dit is tyd dat jy moet was
kaalgestroop staan jy daar
stok alleen
net jou bas
dankbaar vir die reen
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MODERATION is like WATER
Water is greater than gold
Life is precious
we are told
Be wise and strong
in this season of ding dong

Added by Christina De Wet on December 14, 2016 at 11:58am — No Comments

Same as it Never Was: The Effects of Nationalism on Cultural Growth

Bianca Acosta

Arizona Western College

Undergraduate Student

Same as it Never was

Nationalism, much like the United States of America, seems to have a hard time existing within a state of moderation. They both seem to come with fine print inscribing, “all or nothing”. Nationalism seems to have been custom…

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Added by Bianca Acosta on December 7, 2016 at 1:20am — No Comments

Nationalism, a modern hindrance #essaycontest2016

Stephanie Gastelum 

Arizona Western…

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Added by Stephanie Gastelum on December 7, 2016 at 10:39am — No Comments

THINK ABOUT THIS!

Being a teenager,the word ethics often makes me scrunch my face and shy away from the issue simply because it sounds overwhelming and obviously adultlike. Just like the word coleslaw,one needs to get their heads out of the clouds and look closely at what could be if one really took interest and then discover the sweetness.

Taking interest in ethics and specifically global ethics was a huge step in the right direction for me as it enabled me see the world,people and relations in a…

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Added by Kalamya Peace on December 6, 2016 at 7:25pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #Adlai E. Stevenson

"Peace is not the work of a single day, nor will it be the consequence of a single act. Yet every constructive act contributes to its growth; every omission impedes it. Peace will come, in the end, if it comes at all, as a child grows to maturity - slowly, imperceptibly, until we realize one day in incredulous surprise that the child is almost grown." Adlai E. Stevenson

(The hope for world peace, in a cyber connected social…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 6, 2016 at 3:02pm — 1 Comment

Colton Slaughter-Arizona Western College-Student

Colton Slaughter

Ethics

Is nationalism an asset or hindrance in todays globalized world?

Nationalism is a hindrance and an asset at the same time in most peoples’ eyes nowadays. Nationalism is basically the patriotism of a country or the feeling of superiority of one’s country over the others. Most people see nationalism as an asset to a country because what’s a country without nationalism, right?…

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Added by Colton Slaughter on December 4, 2016 at 10:34pm — No Comments

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