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If you are overwhelmed with the daily routine of the here and now and don’t have time to step back and reflect. If you feel that you are increasingly surprised by new developments. If you feel that the lack of a broader picture makes your work less effective. Then you’ve landed on the right page.

Looking Sideways aims to make you step back, explore and reconsider. It aims to empower you to take a different tack to the challenge at hand. It aims to provide novel facts and evidence-based insights, and deconstruct self-evident truths (which are often just socially endorsed stereotypes). When the truth is no more than lies waiting to come out, curiosity is the best medicine.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 7 May 2013 | From the channel/s: 

I'll be too short, for I'm off and about. I've read this article on North Korea

http://bit.ly/10lPEbe

and I'd recommend it for its content and style. This is how I'd like a diplomatic report, or policy paper, to be orgaized and argued.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 5 May 2013 | From the channel/s: 

“Speaking at the Tenth Annual Altegris Conference in Carlsbad, Calif., in front of a group of more than 500 financial advisors and investors, Ferguson responded to a question about Keynes' famous philosophy of self-interest versus the economic philosophy of Edmund Burke, who believed there was a

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By Aldo Matteucci on 3 May 2013 | From the channel/s: 

About 6 million years ago, the chimpanzees, the bonobos, and hominids divided up the realm of Pan, their Common Ancestor.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 2 May 2013 | From the channel/s: 

Continuing the dialogue on the concept of 'climate refugees'......

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By Aldo Matteucci on 1 May 2013 | From the channel/s: 

A raging row has developed over who is am “American novelist”. The matter is described by James GLIECK http://bit.ly/11B9uRe. I recommend reading the comments as well, for they illuminate the subject matter significantly (as well as the attitudes).

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By Aldo Matteucci on 28 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s: 

Alain TESTART has written a brilliant analysis of “transfers” in socio-anthropological terms.[1] He observes that there are three ty

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By Aldo Matteucci on 27 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s: 

I’ve been reading a prominent French social anthropologist, Alain TESTART.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 19 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s: 

With the emergence of the nation state national borders became a Western obsession. Every bit of the globe was carved up, with ruler and pencil if need be (see Africa in 1884).

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By Aldo Matteucci on 18 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s: 

Balochistan, in the north of West Pakistan (Quetta is capital), does not get much international press coverage. The Carnegie Endowment for Peace has just published a lengthy report on the politics of the region http://bit.ly/11iW904

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By Aldo Matteucci on 17 Apr 2013 | From the channel/s: 

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