east west relations
As the 2016 Slovak Presidency of the EU winds down, Bratislava has played host to the 4th GLOBSEC Tatra Summit investment
China, Russia, the UK, the USA and France all have veto power. These nations must agree and approve of the next elected Secretary
The idea that "the self is an illusion" has become the bien pensant common sense of the day in many educated circles in the West. I think this is profoundly misguided, but I can see why it seems so compelling. In the English language, nouns label things while verbs label the things that they do. If you mistook this linguistic quirk for a deep philosophical truth then you would of course conclude that the self doesn't exist, because there is no single thing that "I" or "you" refers to. That is because on close examination "I" turns out to be a verb disguised as a noun.
"Ideas shape our humanity ... Understanding their origin and political traditions are critical to producing long-lasting change for a better world."
He wants to bridge the East-West Gap -- with philosophy.
He may be proven right. Over the course of 2014, the threat of economic sanctions may result in Putin backing down in Crimea
A recent Gallup survey of respondents from 65 countries suggests that America is now seen as the country that poses the "greatest threat to world peace today." In fact, more people picked the U.S. than Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea and Pakistan combined.
I would marvel at the students' optimism, their vision, and their instinctive sense of collaboration. And I would feel confident that they might very well be the generation to heal the divides that they inherited from the generations that had preceded them.
Democratization, simply defined in the West as free and fair elections, is in and of itself an inadequate tool for changing the status quo in MENA societies. If the players change but the system does not, then there will be no 'Spring.'
The relationships of cultures are not so very different from the relationships of individuals.