Monthly Archives: June 2015

What Happened to the Uyghurs Who Went to Palau . . .

A great story from the Globe and Mail . . . <; After Guantanamo, life on Pacific island was difficult NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE BEIJING — The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Jun. 28, 2015 10:24PM EDT A piece of plywood seals … Continue reading

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Conservation Magazine: Science-based Biodiversity Conservation for the Continental USA

The kind of approach to conservation planning that needs to be extended to lots of areas, including multi-island/transnational planning for island areas. From the April edition of Conservation Magazine — The US Could Save its Unique Wildlife by … Continue reading

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Complexities of the Foreign Assistance Game — from the US Side

from DevEx <; INSIDE DEVELOPMENTSUSPENSION AND DEBARMENT Does IRD have a case against USAID? By Molly Andersmollyanders_dev19 June 2015

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Strange Small World — The line between Vietnam and Annapolis via Berry, Oz and the Ecuadorian Embassy.

[There’s a new on-line newspaper called OZY being advertised pretty extensively on media such as US National Public Radio — The news feed is sort of interesting, and seems to have more than casual references to Australia, so I get … Continue reading

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Banking Regulation in Small — VERY Small — Islands: St. Helena

Forwarded by our friend Bob Conrich from the metropolis of Anguilla . . . Begin forwarded message: Wall Street Journal Meet the Banking Regulator With an 8,000-Mile Commute Mr. Duncan’s territory has a volcano, Napoleon’s empty tomb and no ATMs … Continue reading

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Old News from WaPo: Sesame Street Is Good Education

In the early 1970’s, my first job after Peace Corps was working with Bill Darnell and Allen Benn at their start-up company, UNCO, a group that was applying advanced analytical processes (a al “operations research”) to social systems, such as … Continue reading

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French minister: 2015 climate deal must not require approval by US Congress

from the website of US News and World Report: <; French minister: 2015 climate deal must take a form that doesn’t need approval by US Congress French foreign minister Laurent Fabius talks to delegates during the United Nations Framework Convention … Continue reading

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