The Meltdown of the Global Order

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The Meltdown of the Global Order

The Meltdown of the Global Order

Just over a century ago, in a lecture to the Royal Geographical Society, British geographer Halford Mackinder laid out the fundamental tenets of a new discipline that came to be known as “geopolitics.” Simply put, he said, international relations boiled down to the intersection of unchanging physical geography with the vagaries of human politics. Only one constant was ever in that equation: “The social movements of all times,” he said, “have played around essentially the same physical features.” Tiếp tục đọc “The Meltdown of the Global Order”

CSIS: Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – July 23, 2015

The Dual Policy Challenge of the South China Sea

By Gregory Poling (@GregPoling), Fellow, Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies (@SoutheastAsiaDC), CSIS

July 23, 2015

CSIS hosted its fifth annual South China Sea conference on July 21. The event garnered more interest and a considerably larger audience—both in CSIS’s at-capacity conference room and online—than its four predecessors. Interest in the conference reflected the wider discussion on the South China Sea among policy communities in Washington and around the Asia Pacific—discussions that have risen to the top of the strategic agenda in many capitals. Tiếp tục đọc “CSIS: Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – July 23, 2015”

Why Southeast Asia’s Refugee Crisis Matters

Thediplomat – For summer and fall 2015, The Diplomat presents “Southeast Asia: Refugees in Crisis,” a series of exclusive articles from scholars and practitioners tackling Southeast Asia’s ongoing refugee crisis. Launched with the help of former ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan and designed with the assistance of students from Harvard University and Oxford University, the series aims to give the readers a sense of the various dimensions of this complex issue.

In our first piece, former ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan and The Diplomat’s associate editor Prashanth Parameswaran launch the series with a framing article on the issue. 

In May 2015, thousands of Rohingya refugees from the Rakhine State of Myanmar and economic migrants from Bangladesh were found stranded in the Strait of Malacca off the coast of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. This was the start of the latest round of Southeast Asia’s refugee crisis. The image of the overcrowded, shabby boats full of people – haunted and hungry, faced with dwindling supplies of food and water – seized the world’s attention. Tiếp tục đọc “Why Southeast Asia’s Refugee Crisis Matters”

Global Renewable Energy Is Status Positive

Renewableenergyworld – The headline figure from the authoritative REN21 Renewables Global Status Report 2015 (GSR) states renewables accounted for more than 59 percent of all new electricity generating capacity installed worldwide during 2014. Tiếp tục đọc “Global Renewable Energy Is Status Positive”

Climate threat as grave a risk as nuclear war

Climate threat as grave a risk as nuclear war

Climatenewsnetwork – An international scientific report commissioned by the UK government says the risks of climate change are comparable to those posed by nuclear conflict.

LONDON, 18 July, 2015 – The UK government says that climate change poses risks that demand to be treated as seriously as the threat  of nuclear war.

Scientists from the UK, US, India and China say in a report commissioned by the UK that deciding what to do about climate change depends on the value we put on human life, both now and in years to come. Tiếp tục đọc “Climate threat as grave a risk as nuclear war”

Môi trường là vấn đề tâm linh?


Chào các bạn,

Vâng, môi trường là vấn đề tâm linh.

Trong Phật pháp, nhất thiết pháp giai không, tất cả mọi sự đều là một phần của tuyệt đối gọi là Không. Chúng ta và mọi chúng sinh khác và môi trường ta sống đều ở trong Không, như những giọt nước ở cùng nhau trong đại dương Không. Cho nên, khi chúng ta hủy hoại môi trường, chúng ta hủy hoại chính chúng ta và các chúng sinh khác. Tiếp tục đọc “Môi trường là vấn đề tâm linh?”