An Actual Sequence View of Freedom – 3:16

van Inwagen thinks we can bypass these issues because the real threat to our free will is not causal determination (our acts having deterministic causes) but simply determination (our acts being necessitated by past events and the natural laws), since this is enough to guarantee that we cannot ever do otherwise. I think this is … Continue reading An Actual Sequence View of Freedom – 3:16

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The Great Game: Afghanistan, British India and the Hundred Year War for India’s Northern Frontier

The Great Game refers to the hundred year geostrategic contest between Britain and Russia for control of Eurasia in the 19th century.  The arena for the Great Game was all the lands, kingdoms and nations between the two Empires. At the beginning of the Great Game the territories of British India and Tsarist Russia were … Continue reading The Great Game: Afghanistan, British India and the Hundred Year War for India’s Northern Frontier

French Foreign Policy in East Africa: Not Without Challenges, but Promising Signs Exist – Future Directions International

France is concerned about the increasing influence of China in the East African region. Its renewed interest there is partly due to a desire to offset China’s gains while also deepening mutually-beneficial economic and political links with three key regional countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya. — Read on http://www.futuredirections.org.au/publication/french-foreign-policy-in-east-africa-not-without-challenges-but-promising-signs-exist/

Water scarcity, warfare, and the paradox of value | OUPblog

Back in 1995, then World Bank Vice President Ismail Serageldin made an important prediction about the future: “The wars of the next century will be fought over water.” Thankfully, No wars have been fought strictly over water in modern history. In fact globally the number of international agreements over water far exceeds the number of … Continue reading Water scarcity, warfare, and the paradox of value | OUPblog