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Global conflict cost world $14.3 trillion in 2014: Report

‘The cost of global war in the year 2014 reached $14.3 trillion, or 13.4 percent of the global gross domestic product, a report by the Institute for Economics and Peace says. 37 more words

Government

U.N.: Global Refugee Numbers Reach Alarming Levels

(BERLIN) — Syria overtook Afghanistan to become the world’s biggest source of refugees last year, while the number of people forced from their homes by conflicts worldwide rose to a record 59.5 million, the United Nations’ refugee agency said Thursday. 276 more words

The Year US-led Capitalism Became Exposed as Root of Global Conflict

Source: My Catbird Seat, by Finian Cunningham

Historians may look back on 2014 as a defining watershed in geopolitical events, the year when the limit of American power was exposed as a waning entity and the contemporary root of global conflict.  381 more words

Financial/Societal Collapse And Dependence

The Year US-Led Capitalism Became Exposed As Root Of Global Conflict

Source: The News Doctors, by Finian Cunningham

TND Editor’s Note: The United States has a “mixed” economic system, and it’s probably safe to say at least 70% of the economy is crony-capitalist in nature, and that includes the excesses of imperialism and subjugation, the focus of much of Mr. 294 more words

Financial/Societal Collapse And Dependence

WEF Global Risks Landscape 2014

Any good guesses on how this will change in the 2015 report? (Some of my guesses are below.)

  1. Cyber attacks will move to the 5.0 impact line with likelihood remaining the same.
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Geotechnology

Despite violence, Syrian women push for peace

Syria’s three-year-old civil war has turned the country into a killing field. With nearly 200,000 dead, it is one of the largest refugee exoduses in history; three million souls, mostly women and children, have fled. 655 more words

Leadership

International Crisis Group

I read about conflict quite a bit.  The only way to remain sane is to include sources that help to provide solutions, not just reports, blame, and criticism. 499 more words

Political