Featured Blog Posts – April 2017 Archive (12)

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

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

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 — 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 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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Global Ethics Weekly: The U.S.-Taliban Negotiations, with Jonathan Cristol

Jonathan Cristol, author of "The United States and Taliban before and after 9/11," discusses the status of the latest talks between the U.S. government and the Taliban, in an effort to end the decades-long war in Afghanistan. Are women's rights being addressed? Are neighboring countries' interests being taken into account? And can we trust the Trump administration in this tense geopolitical environment?

Jerome A. Cohen on the Taiwan Relations Act

U.S.-Taiwan relations have long been an ingenious balancing act of "strategic ambiguity." What does the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act entail and why is it important, not only to Taiwan, but to U.S.-China relations and indeed security across Asia? Legendary China expert Jerome Cohen unpacks the history of Taiwan since 1895, its current situation and legal status, and what this could mean for Asia and the United States.

Jingjing Zhang: Greening China's Globalization

Born in China, environmental lawyer Jingjing Zhang is working to hold China accountable for the negative impacts of its overseas investment and construction projects, the value of which is close to $2 trillion. Known as the "Erin Brockovitch of China," she investigates cases from Africa to Latin America to Southeast Asia, to ensure Chinese companies' compliance with environmental laws and international human rights standards.

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