April 2017 Blog Posts (15)

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Apr. 27

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 April 27, 2017 at 11:38am — No Comments

Carnegie Council Appoints Pacific Delegates for Fact-Finding Trip to Indonesia on Religion and Tolerance

In October 2017, Carnegie Council's Asia Dialogues program is leading a fact-finding trip to Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The purpose of the trip is to investigate religion and tolerance.

As the largest Muslim nation, Indonesia has the potential to shape the way the world's fastest growing and most contentious religion is perceived worldwide. While Indonesia has decided not to join the Saudi-led…

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 24, 2017 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

Saint Teresa of Calcutta: A Celebration of Her Life & Legacy by Raghu Rai-a book review

Saint Teresa of Calcutta: A Celebration of Her Life & Legacy –by eminent photographer Raghu Rai is a collection of photographs and his memoirs of the Mother Teresa. The photographer first met Mother way back in 70’s when he was doing a feature story on behalf of Junior Statesman and after that his association with the iconic figure and her Organisation continued. He took…

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Added by Biswanath Banerjee on April 21, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

From Yesterday by Anupam Dasgupta-a book review

From Yesterday by Anupam Dasgupta is a romantic story with three main characters. Although there are three protagonists-it is not a love triangle- it is rather two circles of love- one intercepting the other.

Adi met Anita over a social networking site- both being well established-Adi being much younger than his crush. Infatuation soon develops into love-but Anita’s…

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Added by Biswanath Banerjee on April 21, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Apr. 20

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…

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Added by Kent Boydston on April 20, 2017 at 9:52am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Imagination #Carl Jung

"Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable."             Carl Jung

Added by Al LeBlanc on April 19, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

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

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Apr. 6

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…

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Added by Kent Boydston on April 7, 2017 at 10:45am — 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

Fourth Global Ethics Day, October 18, 2017

Carnegie Council announces its fourth annual Global Ethics Day (#globalethicsday2017) on October 18, 2017.

Inspired by Earth Day, Global Ethics Day provides an opportunity for organizations around the world to hold events on or around this day, exploring the meaning of ethics in international affairs.

We encourage…

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 4, 2017 at 3:00pm — 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 this phenomenon through our carbon footprint. Carbon footprint refers to the…

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Added by Laura Buckler on April 2, 2017 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

#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 looking for ways young people can take action on the democratic deficits…

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

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A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism, with Adam Gopnik

In his eloquent defense of liberalism, Adam Gopnik goes back to its origins and argues that rather than being emphasizing the role of the individual, "two principles, the principle of community and the principle of compromise," are at the core of the liberal project. Indeed, these are the essential elements of humane, pluralist societies; and in an age of autocracy, our very lives may depend on their continued existence.

Global Ethics Weekly: The Mueller Report & U.S. Foreign Policy, with Jonathan Cristol

A lot of the talk about the Mueller Report has focused on its political and legal implications, but how will it affect U.S. foreign policy? Adelphi College's Jonathan Cristol discusses the reactions of allies and adversaries to Trump's passivity in the face of massive Russian interference in the U.S. election and congressional inaction and public apathy concerning presidential corruption. Plus, he details recent U.S. policy moves on Iran and the significance of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's speech to U.S. Congress.

Wichita and American Global Engagement

Senior Fellw Nikolas Gvosdev discusses his takeaways from a visit to the Wichita Committee on Foreign Relations and from a talk from foreign policy analyst Aly Wyne. He writes the U.S. foreign policy establishment needs to work on engendering trust and articulate clearer goals.

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