Ephraim Akenzua's Blog (4)

Moral Dilemma and 'Us'

Although, it's true some thinkers in diverse eras and areas have preferred divergent approaches to the 'moral dilemma' of our world I.e. The deontological, consequentalist and virtue-ethics approaches as supposed panaceas to that effect. Yet, has anyone been dispassionate and impassioned enough to behold/construe these "remedies" as dilemma in themselves??

Added by Ephraim Akenzua on January 7, 2014 at 10:33am — No Comments

To be, or not to be, that is the question!

It’s a fine state of affairs in Syria, and the clock is striking thirteen. Authoritarianism stands intransigent to the whims and agitations of the people. And the frightening turnout of events in that country is by no means “funny ha ha”.

'To be or not to be, that is the question'.

Riot acts are read out aloud through nuzzles of dictatorial guns, yet the “peopled dissidence” wouldn't yield to any such unpeopled impetus, neither would they be dragooned to…

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Added by Ephraim Akenzua on December 31, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

An Essay On Moral Leaderhip

It is an axiomatic truth that morality is to leadership what the soul is to the body or what conscience is to man.



Although no one theory nor approach can subsume the complexities of leadership or give an all-encompassing theory to that effect, yet the word "Leader" in the ordinary course of events, is someone who shows the way as well as guide and influence the actions of others by way of example. While the word "Morality" on the other hand, inherently imply the system or code that… Continue

Added by Ephraim Akenzua on December 25, 2013 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

Nigeria Today.

O boy!

I feel mentally perplexed given the surge of political tension emanating from the prospective 2015 Nigeria's presidential election. One definitely wouldn't need a new pair of eyes to behold the handwriting on the wall that 2015 is to all intent and purpose doom-laden.



It's inevitably another "tug of extermination" between our Nigerian political rapscallions who have and are are yet constituting themselves into two titanic politica juggernauts, hell-bent on employing all… Continue

Added by Ephraim Akenzua on December 23, 2013 at 7:04am — No Comments

Carnegie Council

The Individual & the Collective, Politics, & the UN, with Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Jean-Marie Guéhenno, former head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, discusses the tensions between the individual and the collective in a world filled with political tension, pervasive surveillance, and fear of risk. What is the role of the UN in this environment? How can we avoid the violent upheavals that marked other transitional phases in humanity?

A Russian Take on the Kurds and U.S. Foreign Policy

A Russian defense news site declared the United States an "unreliable ally" after the the withdrawal of American troops from Northern Syria. Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev connects this characterization to the need for leaders to connect a specific policy action to a larger, understandable narrative for the American public.

The Struggle for Recognition in International Relations, with Michelle Murray

How can established powers manage the peaceful rise of new great powers? Bard's Michelle Murray offers a new answer to this perennial question, arguing that power transitions are principally social phenomena whereby rising powers struggle to obtain recognition as world powers. How can this framework help us to understand the economic and military rivalry between United States and China?

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