August 2019 Blog Posts (7)

International Student Essay Contest, 2019: Internet Responsibility

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its 11th annual International Student Essay Contest, open to students of all nationalities anywhere in the world.

ESSAY TOPIC: Is there an ethical responsibility to regulate the Internet? If so, why and to what extent? If not, why not?

Please include in your analysis an explanation (in your own words) of "responsibility" and what it means to "regulate" the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 26, 2019 at 10:26am — No Comments

My journey throughout Diplomacy, Academics, and NGOs

I started my path in the international development field during my first year of university, working as an intern at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Venezuela. My experience alongside Colombian refugees in my country opened my eyes to the stark reality of displacement and war. Ironically, my country faces a similar situation nowadays. Venezuelans represent the highest rate of migrants and refugees in the Americas. More than 4 million have left the country since 2016; an…

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Added by Daniela Segovia Hernández on August 20, 2019 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Indian Minister is Right When He Advocates Indian Discoveries

Very Famous The Wire's this Story has quoted me saying that Hon HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhariyal had quoted from one of my articles establishing Scientific Importance of "Sanskrit". I have to say Hon Minister is right,though I did not hear what he said during convocation of IIT-Mumbai but I can prove what I wrote in Internet Society's Colorado Chapter perhaps in 2012 that Sanskrit is not only Computer Friendly than other languages but its a perfect language to others. Not only this…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 16, 2019 at 4:28am — No Comments

Will India’s Snatching Special Status to J & K by Scrapping Article 370 & 35 A Bring Kashmir to Normalcy

Today is India's Independence Day.Early in the morning and while addressing the nation from ramfort of Red Fort-one of largest red brick fort in India built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan Narendra Modi presented a blue print plan for nation. This is his sixth consecutive address to nation on Independence day.His address lasted for more than one and half hour.When a…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 15, 2019 at 9:14am — No Comments

India Removes Special Status to Jammu & Kashmir by Scrapping Article 370 and 35 A of Constitution

How Pakistan and India's Opposition Political Parties are reacting on removal of Article 370 and 35 A

1- Chidambaram calls it monumental blunder.

2- Gulam Nabi Azad calls it Article was incorporated in presence of Sardar Patel.

3- Mehbooba says India has taken out Jinn from Bottle without knowing how to put it back in bottle.

4- PoK protests.

5- Pakistan Army calls an emergency meet tomorrow.

6- Pakistan calls special joint session of parliament…

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Added by Ratnesh Dwivedi on August 5, 2019 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Dirt Building Mountains on the Streets of Monrovia is a Societal Threat

On March 11, 2019, in the Front street community, there was almost an accident to befall us, as the picture above illustrates. We have a very narrow road where only two vehicles…

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Added by Amara M. Kamara on August 5, 2019 at 10:19am — No Comments

Political and social legal contract initiative

The most important instrument to use where politicians are to be encourage to be more systematical, effective as well as more committed, is by incoporating this initiative. By allowing this ideal initiative into operation in a country,more less developed state will enhance the desired developmental goal.

The political and social contracts are to be drawn each time an election is due.This means that all such person ought to be or must be made subject to this process conditional term…

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Added by MAZYOPA BILLY on August 2, 2019 at 7:52am — No Comments

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A Case for Giving Climate Migrants Protected Legal Status

With climate change already affecting vast regions of the planet, Bard College's Brian Mateo makes the case for expanding legal protections for refugees to include people displaced due to environmental issues. Whether by updating the 1951 Convention or working on a new global agreement, Mateo writes that this an urgent human rights issue for vulnerable populations today and future generations.

Need for a New Consensus

Foreign policy experts are having diffuclty linking the negative implications of a shift towards trasactionalism for U.S. foreign aid to voters. This begs the question: Should there be a clear quid pro quo for U.S. assistance?

The End of the U.S.-Taliban Talks? with Jonathan Cristol

Despite progress over the last year, Donald Trump effectively ended the latest round of U.S.-Taliban negotiations with a tweet earlier this month. Will talks continue in a more understated way? Does this change anything on the ground in Afghanistan? And what is the Taliban doing in Moscow? Jonathan Cristol, author of "The United States and the Taliban before and after 9/11," discusses all this and more.

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