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Cultural differences (a tale of prejudice) - 223
By Aldo Matteucci on 17 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways


The internet washes up all sorts of flotsam. Along the way,  comments attach themselves to an innocent photo, affording me an opportunity for a rumination on cultural differences.

I’ve received this photo both from people in Europe and the US

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Geo-strategic Yo-Yo
By Jovan Kurbalija on 16 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:

It is fascinating to see how Russia entered the heart of Europe as a consequence of the Napoleonic...

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Journalist on a Mission
By Steven Nelson on 16 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

In my last post, I promised to continue my look at the collusion of corporate efforts to prevent internet piracy, but in the past couple of days I've been pondering Carole Cadwalladr's shocking interview with...

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222 – Trent: the first multilateral negotiation
By Aldo Matteucci on 15 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

Records of an international relations system go back to the mid-fourteenth century BC.[1] At that time already, treaties were signed. Brides were exchanged.

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"Sophie's choice" is no choice - 221
By Aldo Matteucci on 14 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

“Sophie reveals her deepest, darkest secret: on the night that she arrived at Auschwitz, a sadistic doctor made her choose which of her two children would die immediately by gassing and which would continue to live, albeit in the camp.

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Webinar digest: Twitter for Diplomacy - How to Harness the Power of Ideas
By Editor on 12 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy, Webinars

Twitter has become one of the preferred tools of communication for foreign policy practitioners, from cabinet ministers to ambassadors and diplomats.

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"Why don't you come over?"
By Biljana Scott on 10 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

We humans are deeply exercised by inclusion and exclusion, by who is in and who is out. Clusivity: the mother of all doubt.

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Is war still possible?
By Aldo Matteucci on 8 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

(A history of war in two easy pages including an outlook on its future)

Hunter-gatherers only had portable goods. Raiding between such groups was probably for women and children – their main “wealth”.

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Ambassadors who love to tweet
By Mary on 8 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:

I have an intense dislike of anything that might interrupt conversation at the dinner table - and this dislike is currently focused on mobile phones, no matter how smart they are. I don't like competing for anyone's attention, especially when my competition is so intrusive.

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Can "Six Strikes" solve internet piracy?
By Steven Nelson on 8 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Is online piracy a big problem? Big content providers in the US - movie studios and music labels in particular - think so, and have been fretting over it for years.