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Stabilizing Afghanistan

Introduction

In a state of affairs objects fit into one another like links of a chain.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

Afghanistan has been in turmoil for decades now, since its independence Afghanistan’s government legitimacy has been challenged by the actors from within the country supported by actors from the outside – there were several groups that begun insurgency separately but most of them became part of a major movement over the years. During British…

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Added by Hassan Mustafa on April 12, 2017 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment

Comparing Inequalities in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Education System

Introduction

One could also say that the feeling gave the words truth.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

“The degree of equality in education that we can reasonably hope to attain, but that should be adequate”, remarked Condorcet in one of his seminal works The Sketch “is that which excludes all dependence, either forced or voluntary” (Condorcet & Lukas, 2012). The premise asserted by Condorcet, promulgates the importance of quality of…

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Added by Hassan Mustafa on April 12, 2017 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Anti-Political Cultural Policy among the Philosophes

The philosopher treats a question; like an illness.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

“The state intervention in cultural matters has always proved certain mistrust on the part of French intellectuals”, wrote Remy Rieffel in an encyclopaedia entry on French Intellectuals and Cultural Policy, “who are inclined to be individualist and anti-authoritarian” (Ahearne, 2006, p. 324). The central reason behind such an attitude according to Rieffel is preservation…

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Added by Hassan Mustafa on April 12, 2017 at 12:20pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Justice #Woodrow Wilson

"Justice has nothing to do with expediency.  Justice has nothing to do with any temporary standard whatever.  It is rooted and grounded in the fundamental instincts of humanity."  Woodrow Wilson

Added by Al LeBlanc on April 5, 2017 at 4:26pm — No Comments

10 things every person can do to prevent climate change



With news of ice sheets gradually melting, global temperature and sea levels rising, and extreme weather phenomena like intense rainfall and hurricanes, one cannot deny that Mother Earth is indeed suffering from climate change.

We might not be aware of it, but everyone is contributing to…

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Added by Laura Buckler on April 2, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

#UnitingYouth: 4 lessons I learned from Generation Democracy

All photos, unless stated otherwise, by Ferth Vandensteen Manaysay/ASEAN Peace Project

Welcome to Generation Democracy—a surprisingly placid and curious network…

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Added by Ferth Vandensteen Manaysay on April 2, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

29th International Conference of Philosophy Greek Moral and Political Philosophy – From Pre-Socratics to Neo-Platonism

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovicmember of the International Association of Greek Philosophy, University of Athens

 

Dear colleagues and friends,

take participation on the great philosophical event this summer in…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on March 28, 2017 at 8:39am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - March 23

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 March 23, 2017 at 10:35am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Mind #Napoleon Bonaparte

"There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind.  In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind."  Napoleon Bonaparte

Added by Al LeBlanc on March 20, 2017 at 4:56pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - March 16

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 March 16, 2017 at 9:57am — No Comments

Call for Abstracts by March 30: Carnegie Council Student Research Conference

We are excited to announce Carnegie Council's third Student Research Conference.

This conference will be held in Carnegie Council's New York City headquarters on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 12:00-2:30pm.

Lunch will be served during a networking session, followed by…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 13, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Thought #Thomas Carlyle

"The lightning spark of thought, generated or, say rather, heaven kindled, in the solitary mind, awakens its express likeness in another mind, in a thousand other minds, and all blaze together in combined fire." 

Thomas Carlyle

Added by Al LeBlanc on March 11, 2017 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Nominations Open for Tanenbaum's Peacemakers in Action Award

Tanenbaum is searching for the next Peacemakers in Action.

Tanenbaum responds to the wars, religious tensions and sectarian battles that make the world so dangerous by working with religiously motivated men and women who risk their well-being to resolve these conflicts - including those involving religion. These selfless…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 7, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Economic Integration for Refugees Globally

Europe’s policy on refugees operates under the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), which guarantees individuals certain rights as soon as they come on European soil. When asylum seekers arrive in Europe they …

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Added by Austin Schiano on March 6, 2017 at 11:51pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Credo Initial-Starter Draft

CYBERPEACEFARE CREDO (Initial Draft).

I believe the cyber domain/social media enables each of us and small groups to contribute to "world peace and planet survival", i.e. conduct #cyberpeacefare. 

I believe in the power of Ideas and Individual dreams so ubiquitous in Silicon Valley - We all have entrepreneurship potential and can be CyberPeaceEntrepreneurs. Imagine, you can Help make a…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on March 4, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Freedom #Archibald MacLeish

"What is freedom ?

Freedom is the right to choose; the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice.  

Without the possibility of choice and the exercise of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing."

Freedom is the right to one's dignity as a man."

Archibald MacLeish/"A…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on March 3, 2017 at 5:18pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - March 2

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 March 2, 2017 at 11:05am — No Comments

Special Collection of "Editors' Picks" from 30th Anniversary Vol. of "Ethics & International Affairs" - Free for a Limited Time

EIA 30th Anniversary Volume Editors Picks

Carnegie Council's quarterly journal Ethics & International Affairs is pleased to present a special collection of "Editors' Picks" from its 30th Anniversary Volume. The 2016 volume included essays and articles that help close the gap between theory and practice on a diverse array of topics, including drones, immigration, gender, and climate change.

This collection features…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 27, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Feb. 24

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 February 24, 2017 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Winners of the 2016 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest on Nationalism

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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is delighted to announce the winners of its 2016 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest.

ESSAY TOPIC: Is nationalism an asset or hindrance in today's globalized world?

The winners came from Canada, Croatia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States. And the winners are:


HIGH…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 24, 2017 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

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