Featured Blog Posts – August 2016 Archive (27)

International Day Against Nuclear Tests 29 August - Disaster Bioethics as an ethical warning

"On this International Day against Nuclear Tests, I call on the world to summon a sense of solidarity commensurate with the urgent need to end the dangerous impasse on this issue." — UN Secretary-General,…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on August 29, 2016 at 10:54am — 1 Comment

WILL INDIA MAR CHINA:INDIA'S ECONOMY IN MODI'S TIME:PART 4

Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund is one of many who believes that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has improved rapidly and is on the right track. International recognition is one aspect but what are the challenges in India becoming a powerhouse while China sees a recession. Ratnesh Dwivedi spoke to four experts. Last in the series is his interaction with Sheshadri…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 26, 2016 at 4:43am — No Comments

WILL INDIA MAR CHINA:INDIA'S ECONOMY IN MODI'S TIME:PART 3

Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund is one of many who believes that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has improved rapidly and is on the right track. International recognition is one aspect but what are the challenges in India becoming a powerhouse while China sees a recession. Ratnesh Dwivedi spoke to four experts. Third in the series is his interaction with GVL Narsimha…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 26, 2016 at 4:43am — No Comments

WILL INDIA MAR CHINA:INDIA'S ECONOMY IN MODI'S TIME:PART 2

Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund is one of many who believes that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has improved rapidly and is on the right track. International recognition is one aspect but what are the challenges in India becoming a powerhouse while China sees a recession. Ratnesh Dwivedi spoke to four experts. Second in the series is his interaction with Sudhanshu…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 26, 2016 at 4:42am — No Comments

WILL INDIA MAR CHINA:INDIA'S ECONOMY IN MODI'S TIME:PART 1

Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund is one of many who believes that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has improved rapidly and is on the right track. International recognition is one aspect but what are the challenges in India becoming a powerhouse while China sees a recession. Ratnesh Dwivedi spoke to four experts. First in the series is his interaction with Dr Jaimini…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 26, 2016 at 4:41am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Enemies #Benjamin Franklin

"Love your enemies; for they shall tell you all your faults."    Benjamin Franklin

(Especially the corruption of "power" so ubiquitous in the world  everyday !  CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on August 24, 2016 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Taming the Populists

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 23, 2016 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Foreign Affairs & U.S. History Materials, Curated for High School Teachers by a Teacher

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs works with some of the world's leading statesmen, experts, and scholars on topics relating to ethics and international affairs, creating free online…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 23, 2016 at 10:31am — No Comments

Global Ethics Day, 19. October 2016 Call for Papers - Kind Reminder

Dear colleagues,



Global Philosophy Group, World Philosophy Network and e-magazine "Philosophical Views" support…

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Added by Olivera Z Mijuskovic on August 23, 2016 at 6:48am — No Comments

An analysis of nationalism in a specific country in the past and today

An analysis of nationalism in a specific country in the past and today. Has nationalism in this country changed over the years and is it for better or worse? Why?

 

 

          Has nationalism in Russia changed over the years and is it for better or worse? The answer to this question is not simple. Besides, the theme is too actual for my family. I will try to compare nationalism in Russia nowadays and at the time of the Soviet Union.

          I' ll begin to…

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Added by Ilia Vygovskii on August 22, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments

#essaycontest2016;

The broad definition of Nationalism states that it is a “Feeling that people have of being loyal to and proud of their country often with the belief that it is better and more important than other countries.” It is somewhat different from patriotism. Patriotism emphasizes strong feelings for one’s country, whereas nationalism often implies an attitude of superiority. The former is an important constituent for the development of a nation; however the latter in excess often leads to conflict with… Continue

Added by Sudiksha Kaushik on August 21, 2016 at 1:17pm — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Aug. 18

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 August 18, 2016 at 10:10am — No Comments

China’s Higher-Education Glut

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 17, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Hate #Albert Einstein

"It would seem that men always need some idiotic fiction in the name of which they can hate one another. Once it was religion. Now it is the state."  Albert Einstein

(Wonder what Einstein would say about Radical Islam/Islamism/ISIS ?  CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on August 17, 2016 at 9:46am — 1 Comment

Why GDP?

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 16, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Olympics - A Spirit Diluted

DAVID C. SPEEDIE | AUGUST 16, 2016

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 16, 2016 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

What Donald Trump’s Response to Turkey’s Attempted Coup Tells Us About How He Would Govern

Originally published by The Diplomatic Courier

For more than 12 hours after the initial salvos that announced the coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was silent. News of the coup began to break in the United States in the late afternoon, and President Obama, Secretary of State…

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Added by Tania Cohen on August 15, 2016 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Nationalisms: Constructive and Destructive

Upon the conclusion of the Cold War, many professionals and theorists in the realms of international affairs and political science became dedicated to the notion that history, in the Hegelian, dialectic sense, had “ended”.  The ideological struggle between liberal capitalism and Marxism having been resolved in favour of the former, the tasks left for thinkers and policymakers would be mainly managerial, as expansion of liberal democratic principles of governance to all corners of the world…

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Added by Carter Vance on August 13, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Kant’s Notion of Enlightenment: Influence on Rawls and Arendt

 

Introduction

My…

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Added by Hassan Mustafa on August 12, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Food Security and Poverty in Rural and Urban Afghanistan: Post 9/11

Introduction

Well, whiles I am a beggar, I will rail

And say there is no sin but to be rich;

And being rich, my virtue then shall be,

To say there is no vice but beggary.

 

-          Shakespeare, King John[1]

 

“For thirty years I have run my business on one principle”, remarked the banker in negotiation with Goetz, in Sartre’s Devil and the Good Lord, “that self-interest…

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Added by Hassan Mustafa on August 12, 2016 at 1:18pm — No Comments

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"Though most of the literature you will read on the future of war certainly talks about war as between regular armies, as proper fights, now with drones or with autonomous vehicles or robots or whatever, or even painless--cyber and so on--yet actually the reality of war is as it has always been: it is vicious, and it is nasty, and it kills the wrong people, and it does so in considerable numbers."

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