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In praise of random promotions - 226
By Aldo Matteucci on 28 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

“Past performance is no indicator of future success” is a warning attached to many financial products that are hawked in the Street. Few people pay any attention to the warning. In fact, “past performance” is the basis of meritocracy.

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Circumstances: the great persuader
By Aldo Matteucci on 27 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

For over two thousand years we have celebrated heroes – in war and in diplomacy. By din of skill and savvy they changed the circumstances in their favor. People who argued otherwise – like Lev Tolstoy – were called “revisionists” (a sulphorous group).

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As diplomacy and business merge...
By Aldo Matteucci on 26 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

we can exchange tools: here is the "BULLSHIT GENERATOR

http://www.atrixnet.com/bs-generator.html

 

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225 – Is “proportionality in war” OK?
By Aldo Matteucci on 26 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

A landmark document created at the request of NATO has proposed a set of rules for how international cyber- warfare should be conducted.

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When Mislers misle themselves and us.
By Biljana Scott on 22 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Home

In October 2005, Hans Blix, the former UN weapons inspector, said that the US administration misled itself and the world. He went on to qualify: “I've never maintained that the administration deliberately misled" the public, ''I think they misled themselves, that we can see.

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Two new 'Internet Governance Lite' videos
By Editor on 22 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Ever wondered how the Internet works and what all these terms and abbreviations stand for? You don't have to be an engineer to understand it.

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Why bilateral diplomacy? Is it relevant in an age of multilateral activity and global conferences?
By Kishan Rana on 22 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

The diplomacy process is under transformation, as part of the churning in public affairs, in our age of globalization. But in the midst of change, some constants remain, as immovable compass points.

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"Celebrity diplomacy": Vanities and inanities - 224
By Aldo Matteucci on 18 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

The New York Times is having a debate in its “Room for debate”.

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Developing more inclusive and effective diplomacy
By Jovan Kurbalija on 17 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy

How to make diplomacy more inclusive and effective is a recurring theme in the history of diplomacy.[1] Aldo Matteuci explains in his blog how...

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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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