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    For Russia and All Other Nations, Geography Is Still Destiny

    by  • May 7, 2016 • BOOKS • 

    A march in Moscow protesting Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula from the Ukraine. CREATIVE COMMONS

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyOur communications and travel technological advances of the last half century or so have made the world feel very...

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    Ancient Rome: An Empire With Surprising Relevance Today

    by  • April 2, 2016 • BOOKS • 

    An painting depictingf ancient Rome's slave market, by Gustave Boulanger, from 1881. CREATIVE COMMONS

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWho isn’t fascinated by ancient Rome, which continues to engage our imaginations: how did the Romans have the engineering...

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    Falling Flat in Syria: How Not to Fight Jihad

    by  • February 20, 2016 • BOOKS • 

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    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslySun Tzu’s classic work on the art of war advises would-be warriors to “know your enemy.” What were Western...

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    The UN Security Council, Functioning Amid Disasters

    by  • January 9, 2016 • BOOKS • 

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    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThere is no easy way to describe a book about the United Nations that is nearly 1,000 pages long,...

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    UN Peacekeeping: A Portrait of More Than 50 Years

    by  • December 28, 2015 • BOOKS • 

    Cambodian peacekeepers

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyFor many people in the world, the United Nations is often associated with peacekeeping, one of the most visible...

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    What Can Save Unesco? Advice From an Insider

    by  • December 15, 2015 • BOOKS • 

    Irina Bokova

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyFounded in 1946 with noble goals, namely “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations...

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    The Surprising Confessions of a Peacemaker

    by  • July 18, 2015 • BOOKS • 

    Jean-Marie Guéhenno

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWhen war breaks out, you would think the easy answer would be to send in a United Nations peacekeeping...

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    What We’re Reading This Summer

    by  • July 11, 2015 • BOOKS • 

    Lucena, Philippines. JOE PENNEY

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyEnjoying your summer but still looking for something good to read? There are lots of reading choices, of course,...

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    If Africa Is So Rich, Why Is It So Poor?

    by  • May 18, 2015 • BOOKS • 11 Comments

    Coltan mining in DRCMining coltan, a mineral used in the fabrication of cell phones, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Responsible Sourcing Network

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThey call it the Curse of Riches. Although the African continent is blessed with gold, diamonds, oil, coltan, bauxite,...

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    New Development Goals: Can the UN Machinery Cope?

    by  • April 19, 2015 • BOOKS • 

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    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThe United Nations is now discussing in a broad consultation process the sustainable development goals: a new universal set...

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