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pakistan down the hole

Started Jul 30, 2013 0 Replies

Ex: Jonathan Power.Subject: Pakistan is fighting for its very existence.Date: July 30th 2013.There is an “in” political word- “blowback”. Pakistan certainly has it. We can also call it “the chickens…Continue

threats are exaggerated

Started Jul 23, 2013 0 Replies

Ex: Jonathan PowerSubject: America over the top on threats.Date: July 23rd 2013.Even taking into account the terrorist bomb attack on the Boston marathon an American has had less chance this year of…Continue

china's democracy

Started Jul 17, 2013 0 Replies

Ex: Jonathan PowerSubject: Is China becoming a democracy?Date: July 17th 2013Last week, plans for constructing a nuclear processing plant in the Guangdong province in China were shelved after…Continue

angela merkel and hitler

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Ex: Jonathan Power Subject: Mrs Merkel should read the history of Hitler's economy. Date: July 9th 2013.My family is in a bit of a crisis. My earnings are cut by 25%. Writers never did earn a lot and…Continue

 

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fanny tittel liked jonathan power's discussion threats are exaggerated
Sep 20, 2013
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pakistan down the hole

Ex: Jonathan Power.Subject: Pakistan is fighting for its very existence.Date: July 30th 2013.There is an “in” political word- “blowback”. Pakistan certainly has it. We can also call it “the chickens coming home to roost” or the “sins of the fathers visited upon the children”. The question is can the new prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, do anything about it? His predecessor wasn't able to do much and neither could the military government of General Pervez Musharraf which preceded him. Now we have…See More
Jul 30, 2013
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threats are exaggerated

Ex: Jonathan PowerSubject: America over the top on threats.Date: July 23rd 2013.Even taking into account the terrorist bomb attack on the Boston marathon an American has had less chance this year of being killed by a terrorist than killed falling off a ladder. Is it really necessary to monitor the phone calls and e-mails of half the world in order to combat such a small threat (including countries such as Brazil which have never had a terrorist incident)?Why not monitor the use of ladders? Or…See More
Jul 23, 2013
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china's democracy

Ex: Jonathan PowerSubject: Is China becoming a democracy?Date: July 17th 2013Last week, plans for constructing a nuclear processing plant in the Guangdong province in China were shelved after demonstrations. The people spoke and the authorities caved in. The demonstrators engaged in nothing more than what the organisers called “an innocent stroll”. Yet they defeated a project that would have provided enough fuel for 50% of China's atomic energy needs.Along with the growing power of village…See More
Jul 17, 2013
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angela merkel and hitler

Ex: Jonathan Power Subject: Mrs Merkel should read the history of Hitler's economy. Date: July 9th 2013.My family is in a bit of a crisis. My earnings are cut by 25%. Writers never did earn a lot and now we have this economic catastrophe. We've cut our expenditures severely.This is what happens to families in financial trouble. Cut. Common sense, eh? But when it comes to our country being in trouble we have to be counter-intuitive. Then a country must spend more. It has to grow faster to…See More
Jul 9, 2013
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putin should be high!

Ex: Jonathan Power.Subject: Russia's power is not weapons, it's culture.Date: July 2nd 2013.Observers say that what drives President Vladimir Putin is to make Russia respected. But perhaps Putin overestimates how much power Russia already has. He has overlooked which trumpets to blow- it is not his “hang tough” policies in international affairs, especially vis a vis the United States. It is Russia's culture.These thoughts were prompted by watching the opening of the new, quite beautiful,…See More
Jul 2, 2013
Gail Ervin liked jonathan power's discussion Obama and Africa's upward swing
Jun 26, 2013
Albert Arko-Cobbah replied to jonathan power's discussion Obama and Africa's upward swing
"That Africa has made some strides in its developmental efforts is indisputable. President Obama's visit should be seen, among others, as America's endorsement of the African agenda. Yet there are issues of governance that need to be…"
Jun 26, 2013
Neba Mbonifor replied to jonathan power's discussion Obama and Africa's upward swing
"Obama's African trip is some vacation or safari adventure, and nothing close to stimulating economic or political development. Candidate Obama's 2008 speeches in N. Africa which propelled revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt had little or no…"
Jun 26, 2013
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Obama and Africa's upward swing

Ex: Jonathan Power.Subject: What Obama will see in Africa.Date: June 24th 2013.In June,1994, Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, spoke at asummit meeting of the Organisation of African States: “Wemust face squarely that there is something wrong in howwe govern ourselves. It must be said that the fault is notin our stars but in ourselves.” At last Africa seems to havetaken his words of wisdom to heart.This week President Barack Obama will be in Africa to see for himself how…See More
Jun 25, 2013
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guantanamo!

Ex: Jonathan Power.Subject: It is possible to close Guantanamo.Date: May 28th 2013.“Guantanamo has become a symbol around the world for an America that flouts the law”. Did you say that? Did I? No. It was the president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, speaking last week.How come that the most powerful man in the world cannot open the locks of this unlawful prison? How come the prisoners can't be transferred for trial and, if convicted, imprisoned in the United States itself? The…See More
May 28, 2013
fanny tittel liked jonathan power's discussion a good week in the fight against crimes against humanity!
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Olya Kenney replied to jonathan power's discussion a good week in the fight against crimes against humanity!
"I can't imagine that the trials/convictions have any deterrence effect at all, but that doesn't make them any less important.  I wish they were deterrents, but maybe they at least give pause for thought as a regime is winding down? "
May 21, 2013
Olya Kenney liked jonathan power's discussion a good week in the fight against crimes against humanity!
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GOPI KANTA GHOSH replied to jonathan power's discussion a good week in the fight against crimes against humanity!
"The program must continue to make crime free wold"
May 21, 2013

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
syndicated free lance journalist appearing in many papers including the international herald tribune, boston globe, the statesman of india. south china morning post, arab news of saudi arabia, jordan times, oman news, khaleej times of dubai, the nation of kenya, the citizen of tanzania, daily times of pakistan etc. ALL MY COLUMNS FOR the last 10 years can be read read on www.transnational.org

i am also a contributing editor of Prospect magazine, London (see links below)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
the world
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
sweden
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
journalism
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://www.transnational.org/Columns_Index_Power.htm
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Conflict Resolution, Conflict Mainstreaming, Democratization, Development, Peacebuilding
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Research, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
if you want to read any of my columns over the last 11 years go to the website of the transnational foundation for peace and future research based in Lund, Sweden- www.transnational.org
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
• conundrums of humanity. the quest for global justice - brill, 2007
and
• like water on stone. the story of amnesty international, penguin, 2001

Jonathan power's Blog

prime minister cameron of the uk! get a life!

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 4:30am 0 Comments

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Subject: Get a life! Terrorists are no big threat.

Date: August 21st 2012.

Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered the continuation during the Paralympics that begin next week of the deployment of anti-aircraft guns surrounding the Olympic Park. In a move that caused much outrage in Britain Cameron argued that the country must always be vigilant in case of a terrorist attack. Yet there was not one bit of evidence that international terrorists and certainly…

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Arrest war criminal Assad!

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 11:02am 0 Comments

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Subject: Hunting down the war criminals.

Date: August 14th 2012.

There can be no question that if President Bashar al-Assad of Syria falls the International Criminal Court will want to put him on trial for war crimes. The long arm of international law will reach him wherever he flees to. The ICC has an unblemished record in bringing to The Hague, the Court’s headquarters, the people they want. As the great heavyweight boxer, Joe Louis, once said, “You can…

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US Soft Power overwhelming us?

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 3:43am 0 Comments

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Subject: We should question US “Soft Power”.

Date: July 10th 2012.

Is the world being captured by what Harvard academic, Joseph Nye, has termed American “Soft Power”? This debate about American influence on the world at large is not a new thing. Charles Dickens, the great British nineteenth century novelist, on a visit to the US had no compunction in thinking America’s culture had little to offer the world. He said it was “a clamorous gang of fakes, fools…

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if it bleeds it leads

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 11:18am 2 Comments

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Subject: If it bleeds it leads!

Date: 12th March 2012.

 

 

If it bleeds it leads! The mantra of many a newsroom. In their new book, “Pax Ethnica” two great journalists, Karl Meyer and Shareen Brysac, argue that day in and day out ethnic conflict and tension along religious and cultural lines makes for reliable, if…

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