September 2011 Blog Posts (232)

The difference between the poor and rich nations is not the age of the Nation.

I thought this extract would help some peace activists reflect.

The difference between the poor and rich nations is not the age of the Nation. This can be demonstrated by countries like India and Egypt, which are more than 2000 years old and are still poor countries.

On the other hand, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, which is just 150 years back were insignificant, today are developed and rich countries. The difference between the poor and rich nation does not also…

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Added by Francis Okeny Silvio on September 7, 2011 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Are you reading this?

Then you should take this survey.

In other words, it’s for people who read aid blogs.

Why should you bother? For one reason, it's short. It's also anonymous. And most notably, your interests and habits are important to us, the bloggers.

See what the @SmartAid folks and other bloggers have to say about the survey via…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 7, 2011 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Syria and Bahrain: Two poles of the Arab revolt highlight a slide toward sectarianism

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Syria and Bahrain: Two poles of the Arab revolt highlight a slide toward sectarianism

By James M. Dorsey

If Syria and Bahrain represent two poles of the 10-month old popular revolt sweeping the Middle East and North Africa, they also highlight the increasing danger of the uprising descending into a sectarian confrontation between Sunni and Shiite…

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Added by James M Dorsey on September 7, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Research Institute of Pakistan Affairs (RIPA)

Hello everyone!

I am making an endeavor to establish a research institute namely Research Institute of Pakistan Affairs (RIPA). I need your experienced guidence and help in order to establish the institution. A brief introduction and proposed responsibilities of RIPA is as under:-

Introduction

Research Institute of Pakistan Affairs (RIPA) is an endeavor of the young researchers to carry out research on the issues of internal situation of country and to…

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Added by Abdul Rauf Iqbal on September 7, 2011 at 12:23pm — No Comments

UNOY Peacebuilders celebrates the International Day of Peace in The Hague between 17 and 23 September

UNOY celebrates every year the International Day of Peace on 21 September.



The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical…
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Added by Stephanie Moy on September 7, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments

9/11 Commemoration--new trauma healing e-book from CJP

How does one commemorate 9/11 in a way that acknowledges the impact of lives lost ten years ago as the smoke rose against a balmy September sky?  How does one commemorate in a way that acknowledges the tens of thousands who have died around the world since that day from the aftershocks of 9/11? 

 

One of the ways the Center for…

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Added by Lora Steiner on September 7, 2011 at 8:31am — No Comments

Gaddafi secret files could lead to information toward peace

 

Gadaffi’s intelligence files are being exposed, and there is a lot ammunition in them for various groups to condemn each otherwith.

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Added by RichardKane on September 7, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Zen and the art of suitcase packing.

When my fraud complex kicks in and I question my competence, as I've done in situations like this, I ask myself what I'm really, really good at.

 

Malcolm Gladwell believes it takes 10,000 hours to become…

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Added by Brad Heckman on September 7, 2011 at 7:06am — No Comments

BANGLADESH & NETHERLANDS COOPERATION ON FLOOD RESEARCH

BANGLADESH & NETHERLANDS COOPERATION ON FLOOD RESEARCH

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

If there is any common denominator between Bangladesh and the Netherlands, it is this: floods! This is not to say that both countries are a-cursed by nature to be flood impounds of sorts, which is as ridiculous a hubris as it can get.

 

Both countries are prone to geo-hazards, and it remains as a gargantuan challenge for both to shift…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 6, 2011 at 7:04pm — No Comments

GENOMICS & RACIAL-ETHNIC DIVERSITY

GENOMICS & RACIAL-ETHNIC DIVERSITY

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Genetic research & development (R&D) has gone a very long way since the time of theorizations of the same in the 19th century. Genetics applied to human health had benefited immensely from genomics, albeit the samples utilized for the studies were largely of European (White) descent.

 

Conclusions generated from largely fixed samples raise…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 6, 2011 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Already “of” the community

We’ve all seen many participation typologies over the years. But with the one below, which I created when examining local partners’ final reports in 2009, I was trying to describe some simple categories of approaches to working with communities that local non-governmental organizations utilize. It was also meant to capture that fine line that can exist between a community-based organization (CBO) and a community,…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 6, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Who reads international aid & development blogs? Bloggers launch interersting new survey project

Who reads international aid and development blogs?

 

David Algoso had the brilliant idea to use the wisdom of the development blogging crowd and its esteemed readers to help us with empirical data on reading and sharing habits and the general 'use' of development…
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Added by Tobias Denskus on September 6, 2011 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Invitation for the 5th Global Alliance Summit for Ministries and Departments of Peace, Cape Town, South Africa, 30 Sept - 6 Oct 2011

Wamkelekile! Welkom! Emukela! A warm Ubuntu welcome to you!



On behalf of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace and the South African Peace Alliance, we invite you to attend our Fifth Global Summit - October 2-6, 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa.



We are thrilled to…

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Added by Corina Simon on September 6, 2011 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution 09.06.11

Brad Heckman- ...We use a  facilitative approach to mediation at the New York Peace Institute -- with some transformative techniques thrown in. (I've written …

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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 6, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Is Iran Turning its Back on Syria?

Is Iran Turning its Back on Syria? 

By James M. Dorsey

Synopsis

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s staunchest ally, Iran, is hinting that its support for the embattled leader is not unconditional. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is preparing for the likelihood that Assad will…

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Added by James M Dorsey on September 6, 2011 at 7:33am — No Comments

R2P vs Facades of Interventions

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a relatively new international security and human rights norm to address international community's failure to prevent and stop genocides, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against…

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Added by Ari Rusila on September 6, 2011 at 7:11am — 4 Comments

Winners and losers in Libya: Western companies win, Chinese lose

Winners and losers in Libya: Western companies win, Chinese lose

By James M. Dorsey

The winners and losers in the competition for post-Qaddafi reconstruction contracts are starting to emerge as rebel officials turn their attention to rebuilding their nation’s severely damaged oil industry even as they are posed to attack the former Libyan leader’s last remaining…

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Added by James M Dorsey on September 5, 2011 at 10:57pm — No Comments

PIONEERING ASEAN’S REGULATORY REFORM FRAME

PIONEERING ASEAN’S REGULATORY REFORM FRAME

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Instituting regulatory reform frameworks within the ASEAN is truly a tough job to perform. Being an evolving economic union, the first set of regulatory frames is naturally the trade regimes. This can move on to the financial-monetary regimes, which will be capped by the formation of the ASEAN Central Bank comes 2015 union.

 

But ASEAN has gone beyond the…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 5, 2011 at 6:57pm — No Comments

ASEAN-CHINA BILATERAL RELATIONS WARMING UP

ASEAN-CHINA BILATERAL RELATIONS WARMING UP

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

ASEAN-China relations has been warm all along, save for the nuisance obtaining from the disputed territories. China’s flexing of its muscles by releasing its first aircraft carrier—indicative of its naval evolution from ‘brown water’ to ‘blue water’ navy—worked to escalate the tensions and insecurities of China’s neighbors particularly ASEAN, Taipeh, and Japan, tensions that…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 5, 2011 at 6:56pm — No Comments

EE5 - 5th International Entertainment Education Conference, New Delhi

EE5 - 5th International Entertainment Education Conference to be held in New Delhi, India on November 17-20, 2011
Dear Colleagues,
 
We hope that you will join us for a gathering of the international Entertainment Education (EE) community focused on the state of the art in the field. Conference information below:
 
5th International Entertainment Education Conference (EE5) – Nov. 17-20, 2011 in…
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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on September 5, 2011 at 1:43pm — No Comments

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