October 2014 Blog Posts (28)

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for October 30, 2014

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 October 30, 2014 at 9:45am — No Comments

Pure Enjoyment OR Pure Foolishness

An ant asked the echo of a dinosaur: "Why do you eco around the same mountain year after year if there are so many other mountains around you?"

The dinosaur answered: "This is what the ancient dinosaurs programmed me to do".

?: Is the black ink on the white paper more important than the tears on the cheeks of a little girl who just lost her entire family because a dinosaur is fighting for tomorrows oil?

Who do you choose to be: the dinosaur-echo or the ant?

Dear…

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Added by Christina De Wet on October 29, 2014 at 8:51am — No Comments

who makes the difference between today and 2099?

Name….Achiri Arnold Nji

School….polytechnique Yaounde

Level….undergraduate student

The world is in a very “hot state” right now. Geopolitical tensions and wars are everywhere. Hunger and diseases are killing the “African Dream”. Climate change has made many settlers to say “ADIEU” to their lands. Areas which were formally great lakes are now “Great deserts”, the “Ice Mountains” of the Arctic are becoming just “Ice hills”. Religious ideologies and misinterpretation of…

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Added by ACHIRI ARNOLD NJI on October 28, 2014 at 5:46pm — 4 Comments

"Press This Guitar and Tears Will Pour Forth": A Ballad of Labour Rights in South Korea. [POSC315 Human Rights Paper Submission]

Press this guitar and tears will pour forth: A ballad of labour rights abuses in South Korea.

There is no doubt South Korea has earned its title as one of the Four Asian Tigers, alongside the other economic success stories of Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The four have industrialized their economies remarkably quickly and maintained a significantly strong growth rate between the early 1960s and the 1990s, and the Republic of Korea is the 12th…

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Added by Bryan Gan on October 28, 2014 at 11:46am — 4 Comments

#betterfuturecontest

What would you like to see happen during this century to make the world a better place?

What is the future? Does it exist at all? Can we change it, or everyone has his or her own destiny? These are philosophic questions which people always try…
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Added by Julia on October 28, 2014 at 11:12am — 9 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Definition

cyberpeacefare:  The self realization/utilization of individual-personal cyber/social media power of "usall=bottom up" to contribute our drop of water to a world peace tsunami (butterfly effect). CyberPeaceGadfly

self: the total, essential, or particular being of a person; the essential qualities distinguishing one person from another; individuality.…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on October 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

To Face the Antithesis of Sceptism

       Indonesia had been already welcomed the new 7th President, Mr. Joko Widodo with Mr. Jusuf Kalla as the vice president. They would face so many problems or maybe could be called as obstacles including human rights issues, economic development (marked with the preparation of ASEAN Economic Community 2015), corruption, and more. It's of course not an easy but struggling tasks. They should be able to deal with time because what people in this nation will look is how fast they can solve…

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Added by Muhammad Ikram Afif on October 27, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments

Chiselling at the Walls of China's Black Jails [POSC315 Human Rights Paper Submission]

Chiselling at the Walls of China’s Black Jails

Background & Introduction

The Chinese government has a track record of suppressing political dissidence through various means.  The most recent iteration of governmental crackdown emerged in 2003, that of Black Jails, heijanyu, are a form of illegal prison operated by illegal public security companies,…

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Added by Yiwen Tan on October 27, 2014 at 5:35am — No Comments

Global Ethics Day in Singapore

Global Ethics Day

Celebrated at Singapore Management University

 

To celebrate the inaugural Global Ethics Day, the students in the class on ‘Global Migration and Human Security’ at Singapore Management University (SMU) had a…

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Added by SONG Jiyoung on October 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Action #Obligation

Action: the state or process of acting or doing; something done or accomplished; a deed; causation of change by the exertion of power or a natural process, the action of waves.......

Obligation: a social, legal, or moral requirement such as a duty, contract or promise that compels one to follow a particular course of action imposed by society, law or conscience....

(American Heritage…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on October 23, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for October 23, 2014

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 October 23, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

#Cyberpecefare #Impossible Dream Excerpt #Lyrics Joe Darion

"To Dream the Impossible Dream

To fight the unbeatable foe

To right the unrightable wrong

To love pure and chaste from afar

To bear with unbearable sorrow

To run where the brave dare not go

To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest

No matter how hopeless 

No matter how far ................."

(Don Quixote: one my favorite stories and plays.  Become a modern day cyberspace/social media Knight-Errant.  Instead of a lance…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on October 17, 2014 at 3:55pm — No Comments

#Cyberpecefare #Impossible Dream Excerpt #Lyrics Joe Darion

"To Dream the Impossible Dream

To fight the unbeatable foe

To right the unrightable wrong

To love pure and chaste from afar

To bear with unbearable sorrow

To run where the brave dare not go

To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest

No matter how hopeless 

No matter how far ................."

(Don Quixote: one my favorite stories and plays.  Become a modern day cyberspace/social media Knight-Errant.  Instead of a lance…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on October 17, 2014 at 3:54pm — No Comments

World Ethics Day: The Birth Of A Phenomenon

World Ethics Day

An emergent phenomenon from  its cocoon

In a lunar cycle of justice and equity to provide balance for humanity

World Ethics Day

A phenomenon whose emergence is engendered by humanism and ecologicalism among others

 World Ethics Day

A phenomenon that is determined and poised to appeal to the minds and hearts of humanity

World Ethics Day

A phenomenon that is determined to restore values and virtues in…

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Added by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on October 17, 2014 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Evil #Henry Ford

"What we call evil is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark."  Henry Ford

(evil: morally bad or wrong; wicked; causing ruin, injury or pain; characterized by anger or spite.  American Heritage Dictionary

Seems to me "evil" can be fought through using our personal cyberpower to participate and educate ? )

Added by Al LeBlanc on October 16, 2014 at 10:45am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Evil #Henry Ford

"What we call evil is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark."  Henry Ford

(evil: morally bad or wrong; wicked; causing ruin, injury or pain; characterized by anger or spite.  American Heritage Dictionary

Seems to me "evil" can be fought through using our personal cyberpower to participate and educate ? )

Added by Al LeBlanc on October 16, 2014 at 10:45am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for October 16, 2014

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 October 16, 2014 at 9:44am — No Comments

Global Ethics and the Effective Parliamentarian

October 16th marks the inaugural Global Ethics Day—a day spearheaded by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs on the occasion of their centennial celebrations. When I first learned of the day, I immediately turned my thoughts to ethics in politics. As a program advisor at the Global…

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Added by Jean Pierre Chabot on October 16, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

When Elephants Fight: Why We Need More Sustainable Community Organizing

“Why are you wasting time by reaching out to people who can’t be bothered to come to meetings, or who don’t dare open their mouths? You’re bottom-dragging.”

I was shocked when I heard the words “bottom-dragging,” a terribly insulting way to refer to efforts to connect people with one another. The…

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Added by Diana Skelton on October 15, 2014 at 6:14am — No Comments

Are we fighting a just war against the Islamic State?

For the past three weeks a multinational coalition has been engaged in an air campaign against the Islamic State. We've been told the fight will be a long one, but will it be a just one?

In the linked post I question whether air strikes are sufficient means to the end of defeating IS and protecting innocent civilians. This is not a simple theoretic question, but a pressing policy issue. The people of Kobane have been fighting a concerted IS attack for several weeks and air support has…

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Added by Gwilym David Blunt on October 13, 2014 at 6:17am — 1 Comment

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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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