Al LeBlanc's Blog – January 2017 Archive (4)

#Cyberpeacefare #Bill of Rights #Thomas Jefferson

"A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference."   Thomas Jefferson

(The American Constitution Bill of Rights protects US against tyranny.)

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 30, 2017 at 10:21am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #The Future #Thomas Jefferson

"I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past."

Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 24, 2017 at 12:26pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #Eleanor Roosevelt

"It isn't enough to talk about peace.  One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it."  Eleanor Roosevelt

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 17, 2017 at 9:57am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #American Democracy #Arthur M.Schlesinger

"The American democracy must discover a middle ground between making a President a Czar and making him a puppet. The problem is to devise means of reconciling a strong and purposeful Presidency with equally strong and purposeful forms of democratic control. Or to put it succinctly, we need a strong Presidency - but a strong Presidency within the Constitution."  Arthur M Schlesinger 

Added by Al LeBlanc on January 9, 2017 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

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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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