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Disease and Diplomacy. Tuberculosis as a political weapon.

Last year 9 million people contracted tuberculosis and 1.5 million died from the disease. That's bad news for the public health infrastructures of the BRICS, who account for nearly half the TB cases worldwide. At the same time, however, non government actors with global political agendas, including philanthropies, the pharmaceutical industry and speculators, seek ...


Washington’s Ebola plan creates global sticker shock

A strain of the Ebola virus has killed 5,000 people in a handful of West African nations with Mali the latest addition to the list. Meanwhile, an Ebola strain has spread to the United States, Western Europe and possibly elsewhere. Turning the fear factor into a pandemic greater than Ebola itself, the Washington Post on October 25th, published an article suggesting that Russia and the Soviet Union have manufactured “Ebola” at a secret facility, with the further implication that Russia...


BRICS and Washington's social pivot to India

... to 3G while Brazil and other developing economies are implementing 4G technology. Modi’s agenda for the BRICS sounds more like Al Gore promoting TED reeducation programs designed for wealthy global elites than a manifesto for the BRICS future. Public health problems could squelch investment With the Hong Kong protests pushing Modi out of the news the India leader is back home working on another of his big social media initiatives. “Clean India.” India has historically lacked adequate ...


Doctor Diplomacy: American-Russian Cancer Alliance... No Reset Required

Did you know that Tuesday February 4th was World Cancer Awareness Day, a time to reflect and have conversations about managing the impact of the disease known as “the silent killer?” To celebrate World Cancer Awareness Day activists on Facebook suggested users of the social utility put their photo inside a purple box, the color purple being the color of the 24 hours that designate World Cancer Day. Not many people took time out from their day to do that. There are a lot of time slots...


From Das Kapital To Human Capital... Cuba's Doctor Diplomacy Pays Big Dividends For Now

... data don’t fit the theory, change the data.” Launched by the government of Cuban president Raul Castro in 2011, the state owned Empresa Comercializadora de Servicios Médicos de Cuba S.A. “Servimed” wraps services like public health, sports training and education into a single organization and markets them world-wide. Effectively, the nations who can afford to pay cover the costs of the poor countries who can’t, a theme that harkens back to the ideas that emerged ...


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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  
     2 (2%)
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