Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself.

from the Boston Globe <; . . . . and no, I didn’t just think up the title of this piece myself. . . STEPHEN KINZER The world of threats to the US is an illusion JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GETTY IMAGES A … Continue reading

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No More Liberal Arts or Social Studies?

From Foreign Affairs, best articles of 2015: <; The added emphasis is my own. ESSAY July/August 2015 Issue The Decline of International Studies Why Flying Blind Is Dangerous By Charles King   In October 2013, the U.S. Department of State … Continue reading

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IISDRS Summary of the Paris Climate Change Conference UNFCCC COP21 — Deal of the Decade

@IISDRS Summary & Analysis from #UNFCCC #COP21 posted on Thursday, 17 December 2015 [Click here to visit IISD Reporting Services.] Paris Climate Change Conference – November 2015 (UNFCCC COP 21) 30 November – 11 December 2015 | Paris, France reading

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Holiday Giftlet

The fascinating story of tiny Ile Tromelin, as published in the double holiday edition of The Economist. via Lèse humanité | The Economist.

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Endocrine Disruptors Fingered as Cause of Smallmouth Collapse in Susquehanna

A key issue for the Bay is the duration or geographic reach of endocrine disruptor effects as they travel down the Bay, and how is this influenced by factors such as stream flow, temperature, and salinity. If effects are long-lived, … Continue reading

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Comments on the Sasha Wass Inquiry on Child Sexual Abuse in St. Helena and Ascension

The general and somewhat vague account of some of the social welfare/human rights issues on the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena and Ascension copied at the bottom of this message has been overtaken by the long-awaited publication of the Sasha Wass … Continue reading

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