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By Readings on 30 Sep 2012 | From the channel/s: 

From time to time I peruse Asia Times online . In my experience it has more detailed and more informed analysis on what’s happening in Asia. I strongly recommend it as vital supplement – lemon juice against Western press scurvy.

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By Readings on 30 Sep 2012 | From the channel/s: 

Well and clearly written, entertaining, and clever, - Tim HARFORD (2011): Adapt. Why success always starts with failure. Abacus, London - is well worth your time.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 9 Sep 2012 | From the channel/s: 

In 165 I’ve shown how difficult it is to carry out a calculus of “human dignity” – we can’t compensate those who are being made worse off.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 7 Sep 2012 | From the channel/s: 

This post is a conversation with Jovan after his post on compromises. His argument closely tracks a book by Avishai MARGALIT, where a case is made forcefully for the need to reflect on compromises – and “rotten” compromises[1].

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By Aldo Matteucci on 2 Sep 2012 | From the channel/s: 

The conventional trope is that democracy emerged in Athens, 2’500 years ago. Never mind that it did not last long and enjoyed a thoroughly bad press after the political experiment failed (Plato for one hated it, and Aristophanes savaged it is his comedies).

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By Drazen Pehar on 20 Aug 2012 | From the channel/s: 

In one of his most advanced reflections on diplomacy (147: Is war a biological trait?) Aldo Matteucci eloquently discussed one issue which is of key importance to diplomatic theory and practice, the issue of the causes

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By petecranston on 9 Aug 2012 | From the channel/s: 

The US embassy in Rome over the past seven years is probably one of the best vantage points from which to survey the growth of eDiplomacy and its impact on diplomats and their work.

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By Jovan Kurbalija on 3 Aug 2012 | From the channel/s: 

Somehow, online learning re-appears in the global media every summer. Last year, there was a lot of excitement about Udacity, an MIT initiative. The year before, it was Peer-to-Peer University.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 21 Jun 2012 | From the channel/s: 

Seen from on high our planet is blue tinged – the reflection of the oceans. How much water is there, come to think of it?

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By Aini on 4 May 2012 | From the channel/s: 

Aini is a young Asian diplomat struggling to make sense of the Internet issues that she often has to deal with in her job. Diplomat's job is increasingly moving from traditional issues to specialised ones, including Internet, climate change and migration.

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