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Brexistentialism for useful innocents

... more about academic existentialism from professor Solomon's academic lecture series on You Tube. Solomon mentions in his lecture series that he credits Sartre with creating the concept of existentialism in 1944. Many would challenge that. John Kerry and the "near existential" refugee crisis Speaking at the Munich Security Conference back in February, U.S. Secretary of State John Forbes Kerry called the refugee crisis a “near existential crisis” that threatens the ...


The smog of war

... climate change.” But Obama will not be around to lead the COP 21 fight, which is not scheduled to start until 2020. By that time another U.S. president will be campaigning for reelection. Adding drama to the conversation, U.S. secretary of state John Kerry calls climate change “an existential threat...a matter of life and death." Kerry has assured “poor nations who have contributed almost nothing to the problem" (the causes of global warming) "that Washington will not ...


The Syrian Refugee Crisis. Can Brazil really afford to take 50,000 syrian refugees?

... spending billions of dollars to provide asylum to refugees from many nations, including Syria, operates sophisticated screening operations to examine the backgrounds of asylum seekers. As seen by the refugee program launched by U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, it can take four or five years from the time an applicant is processed until approval is granted, after which there can be more wait time. The recent statement by U.S. President Barack Obama that Washington will grant asylum to 10,000 Syrians ...


The U.S. take responsibilities to exert pressure on Kiev

The fact that Kerry’s visit to Sochi took place for the first time in two years indicates that it is generally an extraordinary event. Different factors have played a role here. On the one hand, there is the desire to preserve the dialogue, especially, in the times of a growing number of international problems, where Russian and American interests are the same. On the other hand, there is the desire to take part in tackling the Ukrainian crisis. After all, the U.S. is not a participant of the...


Kerry's visit to Russia sign of compromise

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's trip to Russia on Tuesday was a sign of compromise and reconciliation, said a leading Russian expert. During the visit shortly after Russia held a Red Square parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the anti-Fascist war,...


Obama's "Scare Force" Targets BRICS

... good marks for his openness and willingness to dialogue. The image credit is Brinkmanship turns into economic warfare Until early this year, diplomatic interactions between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry showed the willingness of presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama to dialogue too. But complications involving anti-Assad Islamists supported by U.S. interests, taking part in the fighting in Syria, and Russian allegations that Chechen and ...


Containment's Last Hurrah

... U.S. president Obama told media on April 25th that even more sanctions will be applied against Russia in connection with Ukraine and Crimea.. In uncharacteristic posturing that belies his statesmanlike (statesperson) image, U.S. secretary of state John Kerry has called the Russian media platform “RT” a “propaganda bullhorn.” But the United States has a couple of those too. Kerry, like his boss, has been calling for tougher sanctions if the Kremlin doesn’t concede to ...


Banking on Bolshevism. Brazil’s “caviar left” spending billions to revive Cuba’s broken communist economy

Although the government of Russian president Vladimir Putin has authorized writing off 90% of Cuba’s $32 billion debt Kremlin policy toward the Castro regime is characterized by caution. Foreign direct investment by the Russian Federation in Cuba remains insignificant. But Cuba’s economic future is up for grabs and Brazil’s socialist elite is playing the non-aligned card, taking big risks in a gambit to control part of the action. Moving forward with a strategy driven by members...


Pugwash… The Contemporary Relevance Of The 1995 Nobel Peace Prize

Pugwash became part of the Cold War realpolitik before the advent of soft power, public diplomacy, the internet and social media. Henry Kissinger was still at Harvard. Robert MacNamara was managing the biggest failure in the history of the Ford Motor Company, the ill-fated Edsel automobile; the highly publicized wunderkind who computerized the Pentagon and the Vietnam War wasn’t made president of Ford until two months before the Kennedy transition team chose him to be U.S. Secretary of Defense...


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