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The klesha of nationalism

Posted on September 2, 2016 at 9:31am 0 Comments

In broad terms we all share a common identity.  We all wish to be secure, healthy, loved and self-determined; Maslow’s basic needs.  When we identify with something outside ourselves, such as nationalism, and imbue upon it such responsibility for our character and our actions, it is in yoga philosophy known as a klesha.  Klesha, a Sanskrit word from one of the earth’s oldest languages, refers to a mental state that clouds the mind manifesting in unwholesome actions and…


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Privacy, Surveillance, & the Terrorist Trap, with Tom Parker

How can investigators utilize new technology like facial recognition software while respecting the rights of suspects and the general public? What are the consequences of government overreaction to terrorist threats? Tom Parker, author of "Avoiding the Terrorist Trap," discusses privacy, surveillance, and more in the context of counterterrorism.

A Parting of Values: America First versus Transactionalism

"The existing divide in American foreign policy discourse has been the extent to which the U.S. must actively propagate and spread its values, or defend them or promote them even when there is no interest at stake," writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. How does American civil society demand consideration of moral and ethical concerns in the decisions both to go to war and how the war will be prosecuted?

Suleimani Is Dead, but Diplomacy Shouldn’t Be

Carnegie Council fellow and Pacific Delegate Philip Caruso advocates for the value of diplomacy in the aftermath of the U.S. killing Iran's general Qassem Suleimani. "Iran cannot win a war against the United States, nor can the United States afford to fight one," he argues. This article was originally published in "Foreign Policy" and is posted here with kind permission.





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