Mr. David Burton

July 24, 1959: Nixon and Khrushchev have “Kitchen Debate” in Moscow: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-and-khrushchev-have-a-kitchen-debate

July 24, 1959: Nixon and Khrushchev have “Kitchen Debate” in Moscow: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-and-khrushchev-have-a-kitchen-debate

Global Ethics Network for Applied Ethics: resource on int’l ethics issues @globethicsnet

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Globethics.net is a global network of individuals and institutions interested in various fields of applied ethics. It offers free access to over a million of documents.

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Mr. Burton with Sir Charles Hoare from UK; he spoke on Universal Declaration of Human Rights at @ghni’s GILPP in Switzerland

Mr. Burton with Sir Charles Hoare from UK; he spoke on Universal Declaration of Human Rights at @ghni’s GILPP in Switzerland

July 22, 1862: Lincoln announces Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-tells-his-cabinet-about-emancipation-proclamation

July 22, 1862: Lincoln announces Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-tells-his-cabinet-about-emancipation-proclamation

July 19, 1848: Seneca Falls (women’s rights) Convention begins: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/seneca-falls-convention-begins

July 19, 1848: Seneca Falls (women’s rights) Convention begins: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/seneca-falls-convention-begins

Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down Malaysian Airlines flight

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Ukraine says a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists who have been fighting …

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Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border
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There are major hurdles in drawing borders between Israel and a future Palestine.

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed peace talks in Washington in July for the first time in three years. While the talks are initially expected to focus on procedural issues, they are already beginning to take on a last-ditch quality. Explore some of the contentious issues that negotiators have faced in drawing borders between Israel and a future Palestinian state.


Mr. David Burton's insight:

Seth Dixon’s insight:

This five-part video report from the New York Times is from 2011, but still has some pertinent information, even if the situation has changed in some of the particulars.  These videos brings important voices from a variety of perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; together they all  show how a complex cultural and political geography leads to many of the difficulties in creating a long-lasting peace.  The discipline of geography doesn’t simple study the peace process—it is a part of it.  The creation of borders and the cartographic process play a critical role in solving territorial issues.  Geography can be both the problem and the solution.


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Malaysia Airlines plane MH17 ‘crashes in Ukraine’ - live updates

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A passenger jet belonging to Malaysia Airlines carrying 295 people has crashed in eastern Ukraine (Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 “crashes” in Ukraine - live coverage http://t.co/boZLSEebBn)…
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Revisiting Kurdistan: ‘If there is a success story in Iraq, it’s here’

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In 2003, before the US invasion of Iraq, Luke Harding found the Kurds full of defiance and hope. Returning 11 years later, he finds a self-confident region transformed by oil money (‘If there is a success story in Iraq, it’s here’.

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Why the world needs WikiLeaks

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The controversial website WikiLeaks collects and posts highly classified documents and video.

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