July 2016 Blog Posts (17)

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - July 28

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 July 28, 2016 at 11:13am — No Comments

The Death of World Heritage Sites

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Added by Carnegie Council on July 26, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Conscience Quotes

1. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed it's the only thing that ever has."  Margaret Mead

2. "Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings." Helen Keller

3. "The framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny." Hugo L.…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 26, 2016 at 9:31am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Winston Churchill

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat............. You ask, what is our aim ? I can answer in one word victory. It is victory. Victory at all costs - victory in spite of all terrors -victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival."

(Victory over radical Islamic terrorism is ideological as well as kinetic; need to "win hearts and minds" through…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 24, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Virtual Art Exibition "Footsteps in the sand" by Olivera Z. Mijuskovic

"Footsteps in the sand" is published at "The Guardian", London. Andrea Schlieker from London Art Network was selected it for publication as part of art project "Illuminations".…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on July 20, 2016 at 7:01am — No Comments

Joanne Myers Launches New Book Notes Series on PassBlue, a Publication that Covers the UN

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Added by Carnegie Council on July 19, 2016 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Why Climate Change Is an Education Issue

CREDIT: Asian Development Bank (CC)

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Added by Carnegie Council on July 19, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Moral Leadership

I am tremendously fascinated by how decisions are made, and how they impact the decision maker themselves, other people, and organisations. Too often we judge a decision by the immediate results -  i.e. did it work? - rather than considering the merits of the decision itself and the wider outcomes. I believe that it is possible to act morally and achieve excellent outcomes for a business/organisation,  that moral leadership is habitual and thus can be trained and nurtured, and that the…

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Added by Michael Phillips on July 17, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Dwight Eisenhower Quote

"The peace we seek is nothing less than the fulfillment of our whole faith among ourselves and in our dealings with others.  This signifies more than the stilling of guns, easing the sorrow of war. More than an escape from death, it is a way of life.  More than a haven for the weary,it is the hope for the brave." 

(Need faith in what unites us all: love and respect - common aspirations - pursuit of happiness - common good…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 14, 2016 at 12:21pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - July 14

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 July 14, 2016 at 10:06am — No Comments

Top 10 Podcasts for the 2015-16 Carnegie Council Program Year

Top 10 Podcasts

We hope you enjoy this list of our top 10 most downloaded podcasts from our previous program year (July 2015–June 2016). Topics span the globe, and include Chinese immigrants in New York, India's Constitution, U.S-Russian relations, the future of technology, the teachings of Buddha, and the intricacies of global tax avoidance. Quite a varied collection!

These podcasts and hundreds more are all available on our …

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

Welcome to Canada: the Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge

WENDY CUKIERSAMANTHA JACKSON

Toronto Refugee Collective. Photo provided by Samantha Jackson

Toronto Refugee Collective. Photo provided by Samantha Jackson

In late 2015, Syria was hardly on the radar screen. Although a violent civil war had raged for several years, governments remained hesitant to become…

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Added by Carnegie Council on July 12, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

World Congress 2016 - Aristotle`s Philosophy

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher, CEO, Founding Director and Editor-in-Chief "Philosophical Views", President "World Philosophy Network", Project Leader of Hellenic Center (HEC) Project "Philosophers of the Ancient Greek World", member "International Association of Greek Philosophy - University of Athens"…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on July 11, 2016 at 9:28am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update -- July 7

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 July 7, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Eighth Instagram Take-Over: The Impact of ISIS on Daily Life in Iraqi Kurdistan

June 2015 - The center of Sulaymaniyah in northeastern Iraqi Kurdistan. Chinese investors started to build up this region after Saddam Hussein lost power, but after the problems with Daesh (aka ISIS), almost all the investors have left. June 2015 - The center of Sulaymaniyah in northeastern Iraqi Kurdistan. Chinese investors started to…

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Added by Carnegie Council on July 6, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Elie Wiesel Quotes #RIP

1. "The Opposite of love is not hatred, but indifference."

2. "We must take sides.................................................

3. "If I survived, it must be for some reason.  I must do something with my life"

(A prime example of the power of a "single human singularity". Well deserved Nobel Peace Prize. RIP CyberPeaceGadfly).

Added by Al LeBlanc on July 4, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

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Marlene Laruelle on Europe's Far Right Political Movement

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.

The Rohingya Crisis: "Myanmar's Enemy Within" with Francis Wade

Francis Wade, author of "The Enemy Within," a new book on the Rohingya crisis in Burma, explains the historical background to the persecution of the Muslim Rohingya minority and gives a first-hand account of the terrible situation now. Has democracy been good for Burma? Will some Rohingya refugees become Islamic extremists?

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