Featured Blog Posts – May 2016 Archive (10)

The Symbiotic Relationship between Western Media and Terrorism

Around the Bataclan, Paris, November 2015. CREDIT: JeanneMenjoulet&Cie

Mass media and terrorism have become ever more intertwined in a mutually beneficial relationship often described as 'symbiotic.' This column…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 31, 2016 at 11:26am — 2 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #FDR

"The constant free flow of communications among us - enabling the free interchange of ideas - forms the very bloodstream of our nation.  It keeps the mind and body of our democracy eternally viral, eternally young. "

Franklin Delano Roosevelt 

(FDR was a great communicator in the days of Radio (e.g, fireside chats in the AM radio band).  I can imagine him  broadcasting…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on May 25, 2016 at 3:53pm — 2 Comments

Obama at Hiroshima

The U.S. president's visit to the atomic bombing memorial caps his foreign policy agenda.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. CREDIT: U.S. Department of…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 25, 2016 at 10:05am — 1 Comment

Environmental Inequality: Where Does London Rubbish Go After Collection?

In the last decade, the city of London has given a lot of volume to the topic of recycling and environmental responsibility. Rubbish regulations between London councils and residents have increased, recycling rates have grown and the new COP 21 agreement has reached a very optimistic target for the UK's waste management program.

That's a pretty picture, but where does all the rubbish go for clearance and recycling? Statistics show – in low-income areas with high poverty…

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Added by Christabel Benoit on May 25, 2016 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Ourania S. Yancopoulos' Presentation on Gender Equality at UN Wins Council's Student Research Conference

Ourania Sophia Yancopoulos. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce that Ms. Ourania S. Yancopoulos' presentation on gender equality in the UN leadership was selected as the winner of the Council's second annual Student…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 17, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Feminism: The New "F-word" in Japan?

Boy plays female role in kabuki theater, Nagahama, Japan. CREDIT: lensofjapan (CC)

DEVIN STEWART: Hi. I'm…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 12, 2016 at 10:20am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for May 12, 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…

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Added by Kent Boydston on May 12, 2016 at 9:25am — No Comments

Us and Them? Bridget Anderson on Migrants and Nation-States

Refugees in Slovenia. CREDIT: …

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 11, 2016 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Sixth Instagram Takeover: Refugees Trapped in Greece

After a harrowing journey over the sea, this young boy throws his inner tube back to the ocean. He conquered it. He survived. This is one victory of many which still need to come in order to find a safe home in Europe. CREDIT: Tyson Sadler

For its …

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 4, 2016 at 10:52am — No Comments

New Edited Volume, "Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation in Southeast Asia"

Detail from book cover.

Carnegie Council's Pacific Fellow Dr. Dicky Sofjan is the editor of the new volume, "Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 3, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments

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From Charlottesville to North Korea: Filming Social Change with Josh Davis

In this wide-ranging conversation, Emmy award-winning documentarian and educator Josh Davis of VICE News discusses some of his work, including his latest documentary "Charlottesville: Race and Terror," and a video based on photographs depicting daily life in North Korea.

Marlene Laruelle on Europe's Far-Right Political Movements

What has led to the rise of far-right parties across Europe and how have they evolved over time? Is immigration really the main issue, or is there a more complex set of problems that vary from nation to nation? What are the idealogical and practical connections between the far right and Russia? Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Marlene Laruelle is an expert on Europe, Russia, Eurasia, and Europe's far right. Don't miss her analysis.

Global Ethics Forum Preview: From the White House to the World with Chef Sam Kass

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Sam Kass details his time as President Obama’s White House chef and senior policy advisor for nutrition and the links between climate change and how and what we eat. In this excerpt, Kass and journalist Roxana Saberi discuss an uncertain future for food policy in the United States under Trump.

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