Institutions And Competition

Eric Ehrmann

This blog examines issues that are drivers of social and political change in a perplexing multipolar world.

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May 1, 2018

UPDATE 14 MayWith relations between Moscow and Washington at an impasse Grace Kennan Warnecke's book “Daughter of the Cold War” reminds us that containing militant nationalism is as important now as it was when her father George Kennan was crafting U.S…

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February 21, 2018

UPDATE 4 MAY  After U.S. president Trump cancelled his much awaited visit to the "Summit of the Americas" public relations event in Peru in April and vice president Pence was sent "down there" in his stead, it was announced that Pence…

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January 17, 2018

UPDATE 9 MAY  Several western media sources including Reuters are reporting that Joaquim Barbosa has announced, via Twitter, that he is no longer a candidate for president of Brazil.  He says he made the decision to withdraw for entirely personal reasons…

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November 22, 2017

UPDATE 13 APR  Brazil media giant Globo and multiple sources are reporting that Ecuador president Lenin Moreno has abruptly left the "Summit of the Americas" being held in Lima, Peru and retrurned to Quito on learning of the assassination of…

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October 16, 2017

During the "Cold War" amidst cries of "we will bury you" and the U-2 incident, American and Soviet scientists worked togther to develop and proliferate an oral vaccine to mediate the feared polio virus that during the first half of…

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July 12, 2017

UPDATE 12 MARCH  Le Monde and Agence France Presse (AFP) are calling yesterday's congressional elections in Colombia a "victory for the right."  Same sources also suggest that due to the generally poor showing of leftist parties and their…

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June 5, 2017

Once they move beyond the “rage phase” of demonizing the Trump administration, leaders of the world's top economies, media assets and civil society groups would be wise to reexamine the benefits and the costs of the Paris climate deal. Climate change is…

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February 16, 2017

Turkish-born preacher Fethullah Gulen has been broadcasting his brand of Islamism from a protected enclave in the United States since 1999.   Even before going into exile on Main Street, the ex Imam maintained what some might call a…

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December 4, 2016

At the four nation "BRIC" summit in Ykaterinburg in 2009 the group buzzed up an ambitious agenda that moved the Sorosistas and other predatory speculators to take profits by betting against the dollar.   These items included the…

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October 12, 2016

Can folding a 60 year old U.S.-controlled organization that is a child of the Cold War and the Marshall Plan into the United Nations help stabilize a refugee situation that is spinning out of control, or will it further clog the sclerotic arteries of…

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September 6, 2016

Selection of a new secretary-general, touted by UN media as the most open in the history of the organization, has devolved into a politically correct charade, driven by themes like social inclusion, sexual politics, sustainability, transparency and…

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July 28, 2016

The alleged “existential crisis” has been linked to the populist upheaval that drove a simple majority of Britons to vote to leave the EU.   The Telegraph, The Guardian, CNN, Money, and social media say that's what we…

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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
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