Al LeBlanc's Blog – November 2016 Archive (3)

#Cyberpeacefare #Ethics #Omar Bradley

"The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants." General Omar Bradley

Added by Al LeBlanc on November 21, 2016 at 2:52pm — No Comments

#Cybepeacefare #Democracy #Abe Lincoln

"A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people." Abraham Lincoln

(This is especially true when the popular vote favors the sentiments of the majority of the people versus the electoral college, which in my opinion, favors a "rigged democratic system" ?  Any comments ?).

Added by Al LeBlanc on November 12, 2016 at 5:56pm — No Comments

#Democracy #Winston Churchill #Responsibility #John F Kennedy

"Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."   Winston Churchill

"Our privileges can be no greater than our obligations. The protection of our rights can endure no longer than the performance of our responsibility." John F. Kennedy

(Americans voters have a serious Presidential choice to make.  No doubt in my mind who has the more experienced track record, including ethics, world peace and planet survival…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on November 4, 2016 at 7:16pm — No Comments

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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.

Does Covid-19 Change International Relations?

Does a global pandemic change the nature of international affairs? Is it likely to foster international cooperation, or will it promote disintegrative tendencies within the global system? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev shares his thoughts.

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