Literati roundup: R.I.P. Ulrich Beck…. “Smithsonian galleries release massive Asian art collection online for non-commercial use…

Ulrich Beck – an appreciation open Democracy News Analysis – by Robin Wilson   openSecurity editor Robin Wilson reflects on the work of German intellectual – and frequent openDemocracy contributor – Ulrich Beck, who sadly passed away on 1 January. Ulrich Beck (1944-2015). Wikimedia commons. Public domain. Huge trove of Smithsonian art digitized; over 40,000 works by Jason … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Leaders gather in Warsaw for climate talks…”EU agrees ?135.5bn budget for 2014

  Leaders gather in Warsaw for climate talks Delegates expected to make only modest progress in halting global warming, but could lay the groundwork for comprehensive agreement in two years? time ‘Realism’ to dominate climate talks Over the next fortnight, negotiators from all over the world are meeting in Warsaw in the hope of advancing discussion … Read more