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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 26 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s: 

Italy has voted. And the winner is….the people! I’d say.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 26 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s: 

An Oxford Don (or Doña? – since my friend Bi is a lady) called me up the other day: she had been asked up to participate in a seminar on “Translation and Language in the Media”. She asked me for my three-penny worth of opinion.

I laughed out loud.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 23 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s: 

Human capacity for adaptation always surprises me. This is why I prefer an adaptive to a directive stance. Out capacity to “imagine” is way inferior to our hidden abilities, when put to the test.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 13 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s: 

I’m no friend of the precautionary principle – and I’ve argued against its indiscriminate use. I could not pinpoint clearly my uneasiness, however. Thanks to Biljana Scott (http://bit.ly/VghI0L) I’m now able to do so.

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

159 member states are about to select the new WTO Director General. I’ve attended a beauty contest among some of the candidates. Their personalities are impressive. But what about the policies they should implement in the organization?

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By Aldo Matteucci on 30 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s: 

Counterfactual history[1] is mostly idle speculation – is Monday night quarter-backing.

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

Let’s recall the definition of game theory as applied to international relations: “Game theory assumes each state is a unitary actor concerned about promoting its national interests, and rationally calculates the payoffs associated with various options (moves); the payoff from

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

I closed 206 by saying that “diplomacy is where there are no rules”[1]. Here is a situation, which would fit a “use” definition of diplomacy.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 16 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s: 

I’ve vented my prejudices against “theory” in the past (see my http://wp.me/p81We-xh ). For one, the term “theory” seems to me perilously fuzzy.

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By Aldo Matteucci on 13 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s: 

International meetings can be drudgery - we all know that. Most interventions are idle points for “home consumption”- or beside the point. Oversized egos show off his ignorance of the issues, or vent their prejudices. The rest is convention, mainstream, cliché. You know…

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