20160307 evopsych ebook. Waging peace is much more than ending war. Let’s just say that suddenly you are a social scientist and you want to study peace.
That is, you want to understand what makes for a peaceful society. Let’s say that, for years in your work in various parts of the world, you’ve been surrounded by evidence of violence and war. From individual people, you’ve heard about beatings and arrests and murders and rapes; you’ve heard about deportations and black-masked men demanding your food or your life. You’ve heard about family violence and village violence and state violence. You’ve heard these stories from old women with loose, liquid tears and young men with arms full of prison tattoos. Half of the Earth must be preserved for nature conse... Unstanched haemorrhaging has only one end in all biological systems: death for an organism, extinction for a species.
Researchers who study the trajectory of biodiversity loss are alarmed that, within the century, an exponentially rising extinction rate might easily wipe out most of the species still surviving at the present time. The crucial factor in the life and death of species is the amount of suitable habitat left to them. When, for example, 90 per cent of the area is removed, the number that can persist sustainably will descend to about a half. Think Malheur was stolen? Talk to the Paiutes. Documentaries 20160131 BlackLivesMatterTheStoryOfASlogan. This year in forgotten obituaries: Climate deniers, hoverboards, and American empathy. The end of a year is always cause for reflection, and often it is reflection on those we have lost.
This most recent rotation around the sun was met with the passing of greats: B.B. King, Oliver Sacks, Frances Kelsey, Omar Sharif, John Nash. But there were more. Recommendations to the UN Security Council Committee on Counter Terrorism. Journal of Political Risk, Vol. 3, No. 12, December 2015.
By Scott Atran A. What ISIS Wants. Aeon. E.O. Wilson’s Wants Us to Leave Half of the Earth Alone—Here's Why. You can’t miss E.O.
Wilson. He’s the tall, lanky, Gary Cooper-like presence sitting behind a mountain of papers in the cafeteria of Brookhaven at Lexington, an upscale assisted-living complex roughly 13 miles from Boston. “Welcome to my office,” Wilson says, clearing a chair for me. The Netanyahu Disaster. The Israeli prime minister has two main tasks, and he's failing at both.
Benjamin Netanyahu believes he has just one job, and that is to stop Iran from getting hold of nuclear weapons. He might argue that this description of his mission as Israel’s prime minister is too limiting, though such an argument would not be particularly credible. Scott Atran — Hopes and Dreams in a World of Fear. U.S. media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by WBEZ's Worldview. Iraq war 10th anniversary: George Bush’s invasion of Iraq has accelerated the collapse of the Middle East’s European-imposed borders. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters On Feb. 26, 2003, President George W.
Bush gave a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, spelling out what he saw as the link between freedom and security in the Middle East. “A liberated Iraq,” he said, “can show the power of freedom to transform that vital region” by serving “as a dramatic and inspiring example … for other nations in the region.” He invaded Iraq three weeks later. The spread of freedom wasn’t the war’s driving motive, but it was considered an enticing side effect, and not just by Bush. Ten years later, it’s clear that the Iraq war cast “a very large shadow” indeed, but it was a much darker shadow than the fantasists who ran American foreign policy back then foresaw. Bush had been warned. President Obama sings Amazing Grace (C-SPAN) McLaughlin: The Middle East Conflict With 5 Dimensions.
The author was deputy director and acting director of the CIA from 2000–2004 and currently teaches at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Never in modern times has the Middle East been so chaotic. Many of us who have worked in the region have been comparing it — frighteningly — to Europe’s Thirty Years’ War (1618–48), during which many nations and groups battled each other over everything from territory to religion and commerce. When it was over, the European map had been completely redrawn and the rough outline of the state system we know today came into view. A more modern analogy is the multidimensional complexity of solving a Rubik’s Cube. Or, perhaps, it’s most like a barroom brawl: it’s hard to be sure who started the fight, who is allied with whom, exactly what is at issue, who just changed sides, who is fighting vs. who is just observing, where your leverage is, and how to break it up. David Brooks - Op-Ed Columnist. 20151214 hiddenbrain terrorism. Why ISIS has the potential to be a world-altering re...