Featured Blog Posts – July 2017 Archive (10)

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

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Added by Kent Boydston on July 27, 2017 at 3:46pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Chaos Theory (Butterfly Effect )

chaos theory: Theory that attempts to describe and explain the highly complex behavior of apparently chaotic, or unpredictable systems that show no underlying order.  The behavior of physical systems is impossible to describe, using the standard laws of physics.  This is because the mathematics needed to describe these systems is too difficult for even the largest computers.  Such systems are sometimes known as "nonlinear " or "chaotic" systems, and they include…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 27, 2017 at 9:02am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Liberty #John Adams

"I would define liberty to be a power to do as we would be done by.  The definition of liberty to be the power of doing whatever the law permits, meaning the civil laws, does not seem satisfactory." John Adams

(Individual decision making should consider the "golden rule" ethics, as well as "civil laws" ? CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on July 25, 2017 at 7:27pm — No Comments

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

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Added by Kent Boydston on July 20, 2017 at 9:51am — No Comments

#claenenergyrevolution

#the clean energy revolution

Using clean, renewable energy is one of the most important actions we should take to reduce the impact of effects caused by climate change to the environment. Some of the clean energies include hydropower, wind power, solar energy, geothermal energy and bio energy. Electricity production is our number one source of greenhouse gases, more than all of our driving and flying combined and clean energy reduces harmful smog, toxic buildups in our…

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Added by Nduhura Julius on July 16, 2017 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - July 13

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 13, 2017 at 10:41am — No Comments

Carnegie Council Internship Openings

Carnegie Council's internship program provides an exciting opportunity for students interested in international relations to experience the inner workings of an organization exploring the ethical dimensions of international affairs. During the September–June program year,…

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Added by Carnegie Council on July 12, 2017 at 11:46am — No Comments

Desertification and its impact on the international economy

Desertification is exposure is known as the land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, leading to the loss of plant life and biodiversity by this leads to loss of the ability of the land to agricultural production and support animal and human life.

It has multiple causes of this phenomenon, including the natural and human resources, while, such as the decrease of rain amounts in the years shown publicly drought also poverty vegetation cover, which reduces evaporation,…

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Added by Hanane Saouli on July 6, 2017 at 2:50pm — No Comments

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

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Added by Kent Boydston on July 6, 2017 at 2:01pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Butterfly Effect #James Gleick

"Tiny differences in input could quickly become overwhelming  differences in output.......In weather, for example, this translates into what is only half-jokingly known as the Butterfly Effect - the notion that a butterfly  stirring the air today in Peking can transform storm systems next month in New York." (James Gleick, Chaos, 1987 Prologue.

(Hopefully, one of these days,…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 1, 2017 at 12:09pm — No Comments

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Climate Change and the Power to Act: An Ethical Approach for Practical Progress

We are already living with climate change; and although countries have pledged to limit global warming to 2 °C, success seems highly unlikely. This panel explores how to advance ethical leadership on climate justice globally, nationally, and locally in the years ahead. Topics include the Paris Agreement and commitments going forward, geoengineering governance, the problems in California, and the creative ways the Seychelles are coping.

Greed, Movies, and Capitalism with Ethicist John Paul Rollert

Every capitalist economy struggles with how to come to terms with greed, says John Paul Rollert, an expert on the intellectual history of capitalism. He describes how our perspective has changed from the Christian view of greed as an unalloyed sin, to the 18th century idea that it could bring positive benefits, to the unabashed "Greed is good" ethos in the movie "Wall Street." Where do we stand now? How can we rehabilitate capitalism?

Global Ethics Forum Preview: Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities, with Kate Brown

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, University of Maryland Baltimore County's Professor Kate Brown details the ethical, social, and health costs of nuclear power since World War II. In this excerpt Brown, author of "Plutopia," and journalist Stephanie Sy discuss the little-known Cold War era nuclear production plants in the Soviet Union and Washington State.

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