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

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Vox Populi: What Americans Think About Foreign Policy, with Dina Smeltz & Mark Hannah

What do Americans think about the role the United States should be playing in the world? How do they conceive of the different trade-offs between domestic and international affairs, among competing options and sets of interests and values? The Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Dina Smeltz and Eurasia Group Foundation's Mark Hannah share the results of surveys from their organizations in this conversation with Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev.

China's Changing Role in the Pandemic-Driven World, with Amitai Etzioni & Nikolas Gvosdev

How has the pandemic changed U.S-China relations? How has it altered China's relationship with other nations and its geopolitical positioning? George Washington University's Amitai Etzioni and Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev discuss these questions and more as they break down "great power competition" in the era of COVID-19.

TIGRE: The Missing Link? Operationalizing the Democratic Community Narrative

Does the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as renewed concerns about overdependence on China, create an opening for the United States to move forward on decoupling from autocracies and reorienting both security and economic ties to allies who share similar values? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev shares his thoughts.

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