Al LeBlanc's Blog Posts Tagged 'to' (3)

#Cyberpeacefare #What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam #John L. Esposito

QUOTES/EXCERPTS:

- "Islam is second largest of world's religions. Third largest religion in America.

- We had always talked about the Judeo-Christian connection but never about the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition.

-Why, if Muslims recognize and revere many of the major patriarchs and prophets of Judaism and Christianity (including Abraham, Moses…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 16, 2015 at 5:11pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Pope Francis #Speech Joint Session of Congress

Just watched Pope Francis Speech to US Congress.  Very moving, inspirational, comprehensive need for human dialogue - many stand-up non-political party applauds. Conscience for humanity, common home, common good, "golden rule" , family, children, poverty , opportunity, life, death penalty, immigration, war and peace.  He appealed to audience to "please pray for me",  even if you don't believe wish me well"

Pope considers…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on September 24, 2015 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare "The Meaning of the 21st Century" /James Martin

"MEGA PROBLEMS:

1. GLOBAL WARMING

2. EXCESSIVE POPULATION GROWTH

3. WATER SHORTAGES

4. DESTRUCTION OF LIFE IN THE OCEANS

5. MASS FAMINE IN ILL-ORGANIZED COUNTRIES

6. THE SPREAD OF DESERTS

7. PANDEMICS

8. EXTREME POVERTY

9. GROWTH OF SHANTY-CITIES

10. UNSTOPPABLE GLOBAL MIGRATIONS

11. NON-STATE ACTORS WITH EXTREME WEAPONS

12. VIOLENT RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM

13. RUNAWAY COMPUTER INTELLIGENCE

14.WAR…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on April 9, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

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The Ethics of Trade with China and Authoritarian Upgrading

Increased foreign investment and engagement is producing, not democratization, but "authoritarian upgrading," where selected reforms are designed to legitimize a softer authoritarianism. This presents an ethical dilemma for international trade. What direction will China, Uzbekistan, Russia, and other "upgraded authoritarian" states evolve towards in the coming decade?

The 2020 Election & the View from Overseas, with Nikolas Gvosdev

As the 2020 election begins to come into focus, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev details the foreign policy cleavages in the Democratic Party. Plus, referencing Nahal Toosi's recent article in "Politico," he discusses the worries that many in Europe have about a Trump reelection or a progressive candidate who also questions the status quo. What's the view from abroad on this turbulent time in American politics?

Ethics & the U.S.-China Trade War, with Nikolas Gvosdev

What role should ethics play in the U.S.-China trade war? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these economic tensions in the context of the Uyghur detention and the Hong Kong protests, different theories on integrating China into the world economy, and what it could mean to "lose" in this conflict. Is there a breaking point in terms of China's human rights policies? What's the view in Africa and Europe?

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