May 2015 Blog Posts (14)

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for May 21, 2015

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 Professor at the…

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Added by Kent Boydston on May 21, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments

Chase of Choices by Dr. Hari Parameshwar-a review

Chase of Choices Chase of Choices by Hari Parameshwar

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



It is a never ending quest.

It is a quest for somebody who will be our… Continue

Added by JAYASREE ROY on May 16, 2015 at 6:08am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for May 14, 2015

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 Professor at the…

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Added by Kent Boydston on May 14, 2015 at 10:45am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare # Thinkers # Elbert Hubbard

"Thinkers help other people to think, for they formulate what others are thinking. No person writes or thinks alone; thought is in the air but its expression is necessary to create a tangible spirit of the times."

ElbertHubbard

(People need to "think" that they can make a difference. especially use their Personal CyberPower for the betterment of Humanity & Planet. Upto U & Me…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on May 10, 2015 at 5:04pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare # Thinkers # Elbert Hubbard

"Thinkers help other people to think, for they formulate what others are thinking. No person writes or thinks alone; thought is in the air but its expression is necessary to create a tangible spirit of the times."

ElbertHubbard

(People need to "think" that they can make a difference. especially use their Personal CyberPower for the betterment of Humanity & Planet. Upto U & Me…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on May 10, 2015 at 5:04pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for May 7, 2015

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 Professor…

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Added by Kent Boydston on May 7, 2015 at 11:09am — No Comments

Life indomitable......

Story of Tublu Story of Tublu by Jahid Akhtar

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



It’s the story of the next door boy getting grown up. So common, yet so uncommon, that we… Continue

Added by JAYASREE ROY on May 6, 2015 at 1:56am — No Comments

VOICE OF THE VOICELESS……

Title is Untitled: First Night, No Light Title is Untitled: First Night, No Light by Santosh Avvannavar

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Santosh has a flair for representing the bitter… Continue

Added by JAYASREE ROY on May 3, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments

Let's Age the Salami

China and the United States are locked in head-to-head competition. Xi Jinping coined the slogan the ‘Chinese Dream’ as a play on the American Dream; the US says ‘Pivot to Asia’ but really means ‘Pivot to China.’   But for the US to compete effectively against China, we must lift our heads from this narrow US vs. China mentality.  China has a Grand Strategy of Salami Slicing characterized by the gradual accession of economic and military power in the Asia-Pacific. To counter this strategy,…

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Added by Regina Parker on May 1, 2015 at 1:04pm — No Comments

U.S. Still Dreams of Burma : Can It Wake Up to Myanmar?

The predominant image of Myanmar, formerly Burma, as portrayed in the U.S. media is one of an authoritarian government with multiple human rights violations. Nobel Peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is often the champion of the more democratic movement within the country. A political cartoon in the New York Times in 2013 showing Burmese President Thein Sein trying to wash his shirt stained with the words ‘ethnic violence’ while using detergent labeled “Myanmar…

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Added by Yu Zin Htoon on May 1, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

You Shall Not Steal!!!

Today is the day. It is workers day in SA. May today be the day that people all over the globe take a honest and real look at their attitude towards the have nots and vulnerable. Why do we have a poor majority in all countries?



Is the golden rule not what you put in you get out? How does a civil society justify taking everything from those who have nothing but their two hands and two feet to contribute.



Who's error is this? The general level of the masses?



Years… Continue

Added by Christina De Wet on May 1, 2015 at 4:13am — 2 Comments

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