November 2014 Blog Posts (23)

A MEMORABLE BOOK THAT I'VE READ

Little thieving sun

These are the concluding words of Shalini Srinivasan’s new novel Vanamala and the Cephalopod –the words that very well describes her writing. Late Satyajit Roy once remarked about a book that it’s un-put-down-able, which means if you start with it, you have to finish it. The same thing can best describe this absorbing fantasy.

Vanamala is a little girl, who being disgusted with the little sister put…

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Added by JAYASREE ROY on November 3, 2014 at 4:43am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Carnegie Global Ethics Network #Cyber World Peace Contest/Prize

Given:  

1.The Phenomenon of "social media peace uprisings"is a Known.

2. The internet/social media interconnects "us all" and empowers each 

each of us to add our voice for "world peace and planet survival."

3. People's "personal conscience" should overcome their "indifference" if they recognize their…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 1, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Africa in one century

Carel Aron van der Merwe

HTS Tom Naude THS

Student, High School 

 

Africa at peace with itself

Africa is the birth place of humanity and the cradle of our ancestors. Yet the continent has endured much hardship over the last hundred years. Racial conflict, revolution and the…

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Added by Carel Aron on November 1, 2014 at 3:29am — No Comments

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Killer Robots, Ethics, & Governance, with Peter Asaro

Peter Asaro, co-founder of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, has a simple solution for stopping the future proliferation of killer robots, or lethal autonomous weapons: "Ban them." What are the ethical and logistical risks of this technology? How would it change the nature of warfare? And with the U.S. and other nations currently developing killer robots, what is the state of governance?

As Biden Stalls, Is the "Restorationist" Narrative Losing Ground?

U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev notes that former Vice President Joe Biden is, in foreign policy terms, most associated with a "restorationist" approach. How does this differentiate from other candidates? What approach will resonate most with voters?

Democratic Candidates & Foreign Policy after Iowa, with Nikolas Gvosdev

With the (incomplete) results of the Iowa Caucus putting the spotlight on Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders, what do we know about their foreign policy platforms? How do they differentiate themselves from Joe Biden? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev shares his thoughts and touches on voters' possible perception of Sanders as a "socialist" and how climate change could become an issue in this election.

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