a discussion about problem framing. how you frame an issue is crucial to decisions-outcome, ability to predict, gaining support to a position.
– challenge how a problem is framed
– power analysis is a good predictor of how issues are framed and solved, vs how they should
– the age of hyper-specialization. ‘experts’ with very narrow view. no common vocabulary to create conversations. we do not read the same books, just blogs.
problems are framed ‘onto us’ , but not by us.
so do not accept the first frame
– short term horizon
– no common vocabulary, books, values
– no conversation
power. should vs do. always analyze power and how it is not given up in a not-big way
big business has lots of power. corporates rule today more than ever
signposts, what are events telling us of trends
theory of victory for US foreign policy: co-opitition.
World problems and issues:
1648 westphalia (nation states)
nationalism is back, do not ignore it
in current power-play, unprecedented diversity of actors
Second nuclear age
iran vs israel. pakistan vs india. ukraine only nation in the world to give up nuclear power
nuclear power as a status symbol and access to money
are we losing the world’s ability to avoid crises?
so re-frame from nuclear ‘stop its spread’ to ‘ once its spread, how to make it less risky?’