Asian Environmental Scenarios

monday, april 2, 2001 In the aftermath of the economic turmoil that began in mid-1997, the future of Asia – and indeed the world – is uncertain. In addition to macro-economic instability, Asia is undergoing profound political change, both internally and geo-politically. The financial panic that spread through Asia has altered the perceptions of policymakers, […]

Virtual Diasporas: A New Frontier of National Security

Michel S. Laguerre With the advent of the information technology revolution, the recent mass migration of the “Rest” into the “West”, the continuing diasporization of the American metropolis, and the evolving globalization process, concerns are emerging in various quarters about the role of virtual diasporas in national security. The focus on the relations between diasporas […]

Migration, Assimilation and Diaspora: Positive Sum Solutions are Possible

Robert Smith The US and Mexico are slowly returning to negotiate new agreements on central issues in this most crucial bi-partisan relationship, after that momentum was lost due to the 9-11 tragedy. The Bush and Fox administrations deserve credit for having negotiated fundamental changes in our two countries relations — for example, trading increased cooperation […]

Visual Diaspora: Palestinian Diaspora narrating the lost Home

Abstract The 21st century is characterised by unprecedented human mobility. The number of refugees and emigrants, for example, has dramatically risen over the past several decades. In every part of the globe there are large-scale displacements due to war, forced expulsions of minorities, land expropriation, and economic collapse. According to the United Nations, the number of refugees […]

Information in the Policy Process

Information in the Policy Process The assumption that we live in an “information age” has become an axiom of our times. Growing global electronic interconnectivity is widely believed to be fundamentally reshaping the way most people live their lives. New social and organizational structures are emerging solely to interpret, organize, and manage information. Many perceive […]

Activism, Hacktivism, and Cyberterrorism: The Internet as a Tool for Influencing Foreign Policy

Dorothy E. Denning Georgetown University Internet and International Systems: Information Technology and American Foreign Policy Decision-making Workshop Nautilus Institute, San Francisco, December 10, 1999 The conflict over Kosovo has been characterized as the first war on the Internet. Government and non-government actors alike used the Net to disseminate information, spread propaganda, demonize opponents, and solicit […]

Axiom 6

axiom 1 – metcalf’s law axiom 2 – early entrants win the field axiom 3 – significance precedes momentum axiom 4 – standards as power axiom 5 – producer and consumer utility axiom 6 – gatekeepers, intermediaries, and the attention deficit axiom 7 – positive feedback loops axiom 8 – differentiation of products and pricing […]

Axiom 5

axiom 1 – metcalf’s law axiom 2 – early entrants win the field axiom 3 – significance precedes momentum axiom 4 – standards as power axiom 5 – producer and consumer utility axiom 6 – gatekeepers, intermediaries, and the attention deficit axiom 7 – positive feedback loops axiom 8 – differentiation of products and pricing […]

Axiom 4

axiom 1 – metcalf’s law axiom 2 – early entrants win the field axiom 3 – significance precedes momentum axiom 4 – standards as power axiom 5 – producer and consumer utility axiom 6 – gatekeepers, intermediaries, and the attention deficit axiom 7 – positive feedback loops axiom 8 – differentiation of products and pricing […]