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Niklas Monrad
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Netanyahu understands that he will be burning his remaining bridges to the White House by going up to the Hill next week.

#israel   #us  
Meanwhile, the prime minister's national security advisor reportedly advised against the delivery of the speech.
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“I’d love to know what’s going on in China,” said Ian Taylor, chief executive of Vitol Group, one of the world’s largest oil traders. “Energy intensity seems to be dropping off very markedly there.”

#china   #oil   #strategicreserves  
China has snapped up oil as low prices have made it more affordable to increase its stockpiles, buying that has made assessing ongoing Chinese demand harder than usual. That matters because China is an increasingly big player in global markets.
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Russia last year cut off supplies and ended a longstanding practice of selling gas to Ukraine on credit and instead demanded prepayment.

#russia   #ukraine   #gas  
Russia has long used its muscle as the region’s major energy supplier to wield political and economic influence, particularly in disputes with Ukraine
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- Stand Out countries have shown high levels of digital development in the past and continue to remain on an upward trajectory.

- Stall Out countries have achieved a high level of evolution in the past but are losing momentum and risk falling behind.

- Break Out countries have the potential to develop strong digital economies. Though their overall score is still low, they are moving upward and are poised to become Stand Out countries in the future.

- Watch Out countries face significant opportunities and challenges, with low scores on both current level and upward motion of their DEI. Some may be able to overcome limitations with clever innovations and stopgap measures, while others seem to be stuck.
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 jury decided the Palestinian Authority and the PLO knowingly helped facilitate a wave of deadly shootings and bombings in Israel in the early 2000s, which killed 33 people and wounded more than 400 others. The plaintiffs were 10 U.S. families affected by six specific attacks, including a 2002 bombing of a Hebrew University cafeteria and a 2004 suicide bombing on a public bus in Jerusalem.

#plo   #israel   #terrorism  
A federal jury found the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization liable for supporting six terrorist attacks in Israel over a decade ago and ordered the groups to pay $218.5 million to the victims’ families.
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In the best of cases, anti-money-laundering efforts are likely to do no more than raise the cost of transactions. A system that misses all but a fraction of a percent of criminal financial flows is almost guaranteed to miss terrorism finance in particular, which involves very small sums: The Madrid and London terror bombings cost no more than $10,000 to finance; the Sept. 11 attacks, less than $500,000. That may be one reason why none of the reported money laundering prosecutions to date have involved terror finance.

#moneylaundering   #banking   #finance  
Global regulations on money laundering are expensive to enforce and unfair to poor countries. They don't work very well, either
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Very interesting symposium that displays a variety of problems and contradictions of "The China Dream". Highest quality speakers and participants (NM)

#china   #thechinadream   #thechinesedream  
 
With the American Dream being centered around the concepts of hard work, greater equality, idealized freedom, general prosperity for citizens, and unrestricted social mobility. How then do we visualize the Chinese Dream?
Is the Chinese Dream then a Chinese Manifest Density like Col.刘明福 book 中国梦 (Chinese Dream)
Is the Chinese Dream a call for greater reform to give the citizenry more freedom?
Is the Chinese Dream solely economic prosperity? Or is it a way to describe China's social-cultural shift from agrarian to industrial in which new social classes and titans of wealth can emerge much like the the industrial revolution in the west (with the same problems of exploitation and degradation that only changed because of the progressive period)?
With so much exploitation and a collapse of morals/ethics, is the Chinese Dream China's Progressive Period?
Finally, or is the Chinese Dream is how Mao would put it just empty cannons for the masses? 

Please include examples with your responses. Also, please stay on topic, which is Chinese Dream, you can use other countries as historical models but non anti-west mudslinging (it's not academic and doesn't move a discussion forward thus any relevant comments shall be removed or ignored).
 
Although the latest scandal or shooting in the US maybe a fun topic for some; those wanting to source such stories should do so on America Debate.
This is a simple discussion about what  is or what is not the Chinese Dream. 
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if Anonabox fulfills its security promises, is that it could become significantly easier to anonymize all your traffic with Tor—not just Web browsing, but email, instant messaging, filesharing and all the other miscellaneous digital exhaust that your computer leaves behind online.

#technology   #privacy   #tor   #theonionrouter  
Editors’ note: Updated below with clarifications about Germar’s claims of Anonabox using “custom” hardware. No tool in existence protects your anonymity on the Web better than the software Tor, which encrypts Internet traffic and bounces it through random computers around the world. But for guarding anything other than Web browsing, Tor has required a mixture…
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the document, if genuine, suggests the Kremlin was already considering a plan to divide Ukraine as a means of strengthening Russia’s economy and global status.

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Strategy document suggests Moscow was already pondered plan to annex Crimea and assimilate pro-Russian regions
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Courtesy of The Economist
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who wants to tell a jerk that they’re a jerk?

#psychology   #leadership   #selfawareness  
Most people are blissfully unaware of how they come across in the office. And it can cost them.
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While taking a graduate course in communication in science and technology organizations we were required to read Harvard Business Review case studies. The professor stressed mindfulness, influence, learning a bit about the person you're meeting and finding things you have in common to break the ice in business communications. We also did exercises where we used different mannerism, hand gestures and postures and wrote about the reactions we received. Being a jerk doesn't seem to fit into the equation. 
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Extremists, Left and Right, like Putin's regime
 
A handy guide to Russia’s European supporters http://econ.st/1JumN09
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“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ― George Orwell
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I am very interested in strategic geopolitics, economics, and political philosophy and my Google+ postings generally reflect those interests. 

Rather than creating my own blog, I prefer to post articles from renowned media, sometimes with a short comment. You will also find postings that have to do with science, technology, psychology, finance, movies, music and motor cycling. 

I am a private person so I do not post updates about my personal life in general, but a few bits may appear. I think the music I post every now and then says a few things about me. But what it says is up to you to decide...

I will only add you to my circles if I think your postings add value in general not just because you add me to your circles.


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I speak Danish, English, Portuguese, Swedish, and Dutch fluently. I furthermore manage pretty well in French and German and to a lesser degree in Italian and Spanish
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  • University of Aarhus
    Brazilian-Portuguese & Latin American Studies
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Jugoslavia - Denmark - Brazil - Sweden - Netherlands
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