January 2016 Blog Posts (16)

IS THERE ANY FUTURE FOR US-ASIA RELATIONSHIP?

ABSTRACT

Any discussion on the future of the relationship between the two dominant ideological traditions in the world today would certainly involve lot of complexities. This is so given the fact that the past and present relationship between the United States (US) and Asia has not followed a clear cut trajectory. This paper will argue that whilst one can talk of cooperation in several critical areas such as trade, world peace and technology between the…

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Added by Frederick Boamah on January 31, 2016 at 11:28am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for January 28, 2016

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 Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished…

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Added by Kent Boydston on January 28, 2016 at 10:53am — No Comments

The Goals of World State

1. Among Earth inhabitants there are humans who strongly believe that in secret is build a totalitarian world state. The most common and shared negative goals are: (i) to reduce the population; (ii) to destroy the sovereignty of nations and national identity; (iii) to control the mind and population; (iv) to destroy Christianity and to replace it with New Age religion; (v) the end of democracy and individual freedom; (vi) mass surveillance; (vii) to destroy the  family and…

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Added by Anton Casian on January 27, 2016 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

Evolution of ‘anti-political cultural policy’ among the philosophes after the French Revolution and after WW2

Introduction

The philosopher treats a question; like an illness.

Ludwig Wittgenstein[1]

 

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

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Added by Hassan Mustafa on January 27, 2016 at 12:24pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Despotism #John Quincy Adams

"Despotism or unlimited sovereignty is the same in a majority of a popular assembly, an aristocratic council, an oligarchical junta, and a single emperor."  John Quincy Adams

despotism: 1. Rule by or as if by a despot; absolute power or authority 2.the actions of a despot; tyranny. American Heritage Dictionary

(Rings familiar in today's 21st century chaotic world ? )

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 25, 2016 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for December 21, 2016

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 Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished…

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Added by Kent Boydston on January 21, 2016 at 11:05am — No Comments

Winners of the 2015 International Student Photo Contest on Climate Change

Carnegie Council is delighted to announce the winners of its third annual International Student Photography Contest. The topic was Climate Change. We asked contestants to send us examples of climate change OR examples of combating or adapting to climate change.

The judges were intrigued and pleased to see the wide range of creative and thoughtful…

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Added by Carnegie Council on January 20, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What if: we’re still alive in 2100? Radical life extension and its implications. On the eve of the World Economic Forum 2016 in Davos.

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher and bioethicist

Philosophy and economics together? Not at all, but...

This year's World Economic Forum in Davos will inter alia  address the bioethical issues of radical life extension, more precisely, its possible…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on January 19, 2016 at 12:01pm — 2 Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for December 14, 2016

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 Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished…

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Added by Kent Boydston on January 14, 2016 at 3:07pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Laboratories # Louis Pasteur

"Take interest, I implore you, in those sacred dwellings which are designated by the expression term, laboratories.  Demand that they be multiplied and advanced.  These are the temples of the future, temples of well being and happiness......where humanity grows greater, stronger and better."

(Seems to me humanity needs laboratories for experimenting with social media driven Individual Collective Personal Cyberpower for "world…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on January 13, 2016 at 1:35pm — 2 Comments

Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2016

Ian Bremmer. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni, Carnegie Council

DEVIN STEWART: I'm Devin Stewart from Carnegie Council in New York City. I'm sitting here with Ian Bremmer, founder of Eurasia Group. Today we're talking about…

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Added by Carnegie Council on January 12, 2016 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Solar Net Metering - New Perspectives

Solar, net metering roil ‘old-time’ utilities

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Added by Roy Morrison on January 9, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for January 7, 2016

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 Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished…

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Added by Kent Boydston on January 7, 2016 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Imagining a Better Future

Name: Tracy Robinson

School: Homeschool

Student: High school

                                         Imagining a Better Future, One Step at a Time

        This morning I was thinking of the next century, and how I would like to live to see it. Will it be a utopia or an apocalyptic world? Will I ever know? Whether I do or not, there are many things which I would like to see happen in…

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Added by Tracy Angela Robinson on January 5, 2016 at 8:17pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare#PersonalCyberpower#Connectivity#The Mind

In the language of John Assaraf,"we are all connected.We just don't see it.There isn't an " out there" and an "in here"Everything in the universe is connected.It is just one energy.(i.e. the whole)

For Bob Proctor, "I dont care what city you are living in, you've got enough power in your body, potential power, to illuminate the whole city...".Thus to become conscious of this power is to become a 'live wire'.

The universe is the live wire.It carries powers sufficient to meet every… Continue

Added by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on January 5, 2016 at 4:17pm — 3 Comments

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The Ethics of Trade with China and Authoritarian Upgrading

Increased foreign investment and engagement is producing, not democratization, but "authoritarian upgrading," where selected reforms are designed to legitimize a softer authoritarianism. This presents an ethical dilemma for international trade. What direction will China, Uzbekistan, Russia, and other "upgraded authoritarian" states evolve towards in the coming decade?

The 2020 Election & the View from Overseas, with Nikolas Gvosdev

As the 2020 election begins to come into focus, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev details the foreign policy cleavages in the Democratic Party. Plus, referencing Nahal Toosi's recent article in "Politico," he discusses the worries that many in Europe have about a Trump reelection or a progressive candidate who also questions the status quo. What's the view from abroad on this turbulent time in American politics?

Ethics & the U.S.-China Trade War, with Nikolas Gvosdev

What role should ethics play in the U.S.-China trade war? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these economic tensions in the context of the Uyghur detention and the Hong Kong protests, different theories on integrating China into the world economy, and what it could mean to "lose" in this conflict. Is there a breaking point in terms of China's human rights policies? What's the view in Africa and Europe?

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