Featured Blog Posts – January 2014 Archive (28)

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for January 30th

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 30, 2014 at 11:52am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare "MISTAKES" Quotes

"We make mistakes - but they must never be mistakes which result from faintness of heart or abandonement of moral principle,"  FranklinDelanoRoosevelt

"Better a mistake at the beginning than at the end."  (African Saying)

Time to reflect on our mistakes ? 

Al

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 27, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare Favorite Quote

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience.  Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants."  General OmarBradley

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 26, 2014 at 8:36am — No Comments

Moral Realism: Isothymia and Ren (仁) in China's Peaceful Recovery

The will to power, what the Germans have called der Wille zur Macht, has been a constant characteristic of inter and intra state politics across ideological and geographical boundaries. In that sense, the struggle for honor and prestige has in many a case determined the personal conduct of political…

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Added by Vasilis Trigkas on January 24, 2014 at 5:31pm — 1 Comment

Amidst US-Iran nuclear talks, Iran wants UN human rights body to pronounce sanctions contrary to human rights

At a time when the US-Iran nuclear negotiations are ongoing, Iran leads a request before a UN human rights body, in parallel.



Iran and Palestine spearheaded Human Rights Council Resolution 24/14, which mandates the Human Rights Council’s Advisory Committee to look into the socioeconomic impact of unilateral sanctions on the enjoyment of…

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Added by Iveta Cherneva on January 23, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare Brainstorming Help Needed !

Fellow Members:

Objective of Cyberpeacefare is to enable/facilitate individuals/organizations/us-all" using world-wide web/social media- to stand up and make our individual voices resonate around cyberspace for "world peace and planet survival." Like a "journey starts with a single step" and "a butterfly flapping its wings can cause a tsunami", a single initial tweet can start a cyberworldpeceuprising, provided the initiating tweet(s) are simply re-broadcast.

Need your…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on January 23, 2014 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for January 18-23

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 January 23, 2014 at 12:34pm — No Comments

"THOUGHT" /Bertrand Russell ; A Martin Luther King Day Thought

 

"Thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living. Thought is not free if all arguments on one side of a controversy are perpetually presented as attractively as possible, while the arguments on the other side can only be discovered by diligent search.

Thought is free when it is exposed to free competition among beliefs, i.e., when all beliefs are able to state their case, and no legal or pecuniary advantages or disadvantages…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on January 20, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare Syndicate - Wonder What Carnegie Would Think of Idea ?

Top of Head Thought:

Wonder what Andrew Carnegie would think of idea of syndicating "people/firms to promote synchronized "world peace and planet survival" advocacy ? 

(syndicate: an association of people or firms formed to engage in an enterprise or promote a common interest." AmericanHeritageDictionary

Al

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 19, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Umarov’s death and North Caucasus terrorism: the momentum for humanitarian diplomacy ahead of the Sochi Olympics

Last July, North Caucasus mujahedin leader Doku Umarov announced that he was lifting the moratorium on attacks in Russia and the Winter Olympics in Sochi were going to be targeted.

Throughout history, Olympic Games have…

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Added by Iveta Cherneva on January 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

NIgeria:The Centurion Nation (1914-2014)

NIGERIA: THE CENTURION NATION (1914-2014)

THE NATION NIGERIA AND THE BEGINNING OF THE JOURNEY

There have been numerous views as to what the notion of a nation is over the years. Though, the idea of nation has been a subject of concern to scholars throughout history. Besides, there has been confusion between the idea of nation and nation –state which depends on the value laden sight of the person defining the two concepts. For the centurion Nigeria, I have viewed and…

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Added by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on January 18, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare : Andrew Carnegie Quotes

1. "There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb himself."

2. "The only noble use of surplus wealth is this: that it be regarded as a sacred trust, to be administered by its possessor, into whose hands it flows, for the highest good of the people."

(Need "bottom up" "push/climb up a ladder" for World Peace - up/ume/usall - become CyberPeaceCitizen : "we are the world" - "let's make it…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on January 17, 2014 at 11:52am — No Comments

North Korea Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for January 16th

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 16, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments

Summer ethics research opportunities / Funded MA and PhD places at Central European University

Central European University is accepting applications for the following programmes:

 

1) Funded MA and PhD places in Philosophy

 

2) Funded MPA places at the CEU School of Public Policy

 

3) Research courses/workshops for pre- and post-doctoral researchers in ethics and other areas at the CEU Summer…

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Added by Kei Hiruta on January 13, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

A Quote For Today

Cornel West wrote: "Of course, the aim of a constitutional democracy is to safeguard the rights of the minority and avoid the tyranny of the majority."

Added by Christina De Wet on January 13, 2014 at 4:50am — 2 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare "All Systems Are Go"

Islamist Terrorist Martyr: All vested up - ready to blow up- go to Paradise 

US/NATO: All systems are go ready launch aircraft/drones

Nuclear States:  All systems are go ready to devastate humanity/planet

INSANITY of HUMANITY - "WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN"

"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain neutrality in times of moral crisis." 

DanBrown/Inferno/Dante  Go Cyberpecefare (at least tweet/retweet for peace) !

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

North Korea Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for January 9th

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 9, 2014 at 11:43am — No Comments

Integrating conflict and fragility in the post-2015 development framework: some recommendations

With the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015 and the time to set the new development agenda nearing, thematic consultations on the UN level are being held in 11 areas, Conflict and Fragility being one. The Conflict and Fragility cluster is co-convened by UNDP, UNICEF, UNPBSO and UNISDR in partnership with the Government of Finland. The following recommendations are…

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Added by Iveta Cherneva on January 8, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Moral Dilemma and 'Us'

Although, it's true some thinkers in diverse eras and areas have preferred divergent approaches to the 'moral dilemma' of our world I.e. The deontological, consequentalist and virtue-ethics approaches as supposed panaceas to that effect. Yet, has anyone been dispassionate and impassioned enough to behold/construe these "remedies" as dilemma in themselves??

Added by Ephraim Akenzua on January 7, 2014 at 10:33am — No Comments

UN Refugee Agency: asylum-seekers in Bulgaria face a risk of inhuman or degrading treatment, suspend transfers of refugees back to Bulgaria for three months due to poor conditions

UNHCR Spokesperson Babar Baloch, Press briefing, 3 January 2014, Palais des Nations, GENEVA:



"UNHCR today issued a position paper urging States participating in the Dublin Regulation to temporarily suspend transfers of asylum-seekers back to Bulgaria. The agency has concluded that asylum-seekers in Bulgaria face a genuine risk of inhuman or degrading treatment due to systemic deficiencies in reception conditions and asylum procedures."…

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Added by Iveta Cherneva on January 4, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

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