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  • Energy Transition-Draconian Measures

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    Fourth World nations in the United States, Canada and throughout the Americas have often sounded the alarm about industrial waste, pollution of the environment and the need to slow demand for petroleum, electricity and coal. Why have nations indigenous to the Americas been so persistent in their calls for slowing the process of growth? Every… more

  • Situational Awareness

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    Jane’s looks at situational awareness using GIS and other reconnaissance assets in modern warfare. While discussed in an asymmetrical military context, the terms of data and intelligence gathering are useful in non-combative applications such as netwar between states and non-state actors. The technologies, generally outside the budgetary range of NGOs, are still important factors to… more

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  • Westphalian Rashtra

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    Realities that go beyond the statist framework is the topic of Navnita Chadha Behera’s article Alternative to the Westphalian rashtra. Examining the intellectual tools required to fashion an understanding of international relations suitable to post-colonial, post-independence Southasia, Behera condemns the ‘epistemic violence’ of Eurocentric political realism. It is this positivist enterprise, says Behera, that scientifically… more

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  • Can’t Live Without It

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    In the present era of networks and netwars, think tanks like the Center for World Indigenous Studies function much like tribal protector societies, only on a global scale. Guarding against toxic ideas that can lead humanity astray, associations of scholars affiliated with these intellectual repositories and networks of activists relying on these learning centers serve… more

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