Al LeBlanc's Blog – January 2016 Archive (2)

#Cyberpeacefare #Despotism #John Quincy Adams

"Despotism or unlimited sovereignty is the same in a majority of a popular assembly, an aristocratic council, an oligarchical junta, and a single emperor."  John Quincy Adams

despotism: 1. Rule by or as if by a despot; absolute power or authority 2.the actions of a despot; tyranny. American Heritage Dictionary

(Rings familiar in today's 21st century chaotic world ? )

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 25, 2016 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Laboratories # Louis Pasteur

"Take interest, I implore you, in those sacred dwellings which are designated by the expression term, laboratories.  Demand that they be multiplied and advanced.  These are the temples of the future, temples of well being and happiness......where humanity grows greater, stronger and better."

(Seems to me humanity needs laboratories for experimenting with social media driven Individual Collective Personal Cyberpower for "world…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on January 13, 2016 at 1:35pm — 2 Comments

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Facing a Pandemic in the Dark

Over 1 million Rohingya refugees living in crowded, unsanitary conditions in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh could soon be facing their own COVID-19 outbreak. Making their situation even more desperate is an Internet blockade, meaning they don't have access to life-saving information, writes Rohingya activist and educator Razia Sultana. How can international organizations help?

Hungary and the Values Test

In the wake of the Hungarian parliament's vote to allow the executive to rule by decree, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on the call by some to expel Hungary from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization--on the grounds that the country no longer upholds the liberal-democratic values that should form the basis of the security association.

The Coronavirus Pandemic & International Relations, with Nikolas Gvosdev

With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting all aspects of daily life around the world, what will be the effect on international relations? Will it increase cooperation among nations, or will it lead to more conflict and competition? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev and host Alex Woodson discuss these scenarios and also touch on how the virus has affected the Democratic primary, in which Joe Biden now has a commanding lead.

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