USA: The «fundamentally broken» system.


A serious corruption problem in a country that has taken a lead on the issue globally. Americans know corruption is a problem . The corruption seems to be low on the priority list of the current administration. It wasn’t mentioned in President’s State of the Union address. But, The good news is that there has been a rise in civic activism in the US, and more political engagement.


 

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Günümüzün «Anti-Emperyalist» bozuntuları, oy getireceğine inansalar, meydanlarda «Enternasyonel»i bile söylerler…


☛ Demokrasi despotluğa dönüşebilir. Devlet işleri, içten gelen bir sevgi, edep ve olgun bir kafayla yürütülmezse, bunun sonu çöküştür. Gözlemle, sus, dinle, az yargıla, çok sor. Kötülüklerin en büyüğü, haksızlıkların cezasız kalmasıdır. Kabilecilik, ailecilik, kanunsuzdur; yarar sağlamaz. Boş bir kafa, şeytanın çalışma odasıdır – Eflâtun

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Global energy system at a time of increasing uncertainties : Five-year forecasts for the energy industry


At a time when geopolitical factors are exerting new and complex influences on energy markets, underscoring the critical importance of energy security, the experts detail global energy trends and what possible impact they will have on supply and demand, carbon emissions, air pollution, and energy access.

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Turkey’s Democracy score declined for the sixth time in a row


Democracy stagnates, Political participation rises, Women’s political participation makes progress, Europe’s democratic malaise persists, “Flawed democracies” fall further, The Return of Populism, Are Electoral process and pluralism free, Do freely elected representatives determine government policy? Is there a sufficient degree of societal consensus and cohesion to underpin a stable, functioning democracy? Is there a free media? Do ethnic, religious and other minorities have a reasonable degree of autonomy and voice in the political process?

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2019’da Dünyayı ve Türkiye – AB İlişkilerini Neler Bekliyor?


AB’nin 2019 gündemi Türkiye-AB ilişkilerini etkilemesi muhtemel ne gibi parametreler sunuyor? Türkiye-AB ilişkilerini etkileyecek en önemli parametre Türkiye’de hak ve özgürlükler alanını açacak, öze ilişkin ve hukuk uygulamalarını düzeltecek, devlet yönetiminde şeffaflık, hesap verebilirlik ve liyakatı geliştirecek bir reform gündemi olacak

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Kimliğimizi ne belirler – What determines our identity?


Geçmişimiz mi; Peki anne, baba, toplumdaki yer, eğitim derecesi, memleket, din, dil, ırk vd etkenler ile ilintili mi? – Defining identity it is right as if what is our past is our identity, which tied in with mother, father, social class, education, country, religion, language, race, etc…

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I’m a child of the Cosmos


Today is Sunday.
For the first time they took me out into the sun today.
And for the first time in my life I was aghast
that the sky is so far away
and so blue
and so vast
I stood there without a motion.

Nazım Hikmet Ran

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