Uncertainty and lack of confidence raise the confrontation risk in international politics. Obligation to comply with international agreements has been subjected to personified leadership with populistic twitter policy. New leaders and administrations have been able to announce their goals without notification of justice and final consequences.

Time has changed making world policy reactive and impossible to foresee. Current decision making doesn’t follow the rules of international law and the objectives of international organizations. This practice resembles the time of revolutions, when weak power has generally given way to dictators. This was the case, for example, with the freedom fight in African Spring and later in the whole Middle East.

It has become a habit to announce major plans before considering the consequences. In example Brexit was decided without thorough analyze and now its implementation seems impossible to control. The European Union lacks real leadership compared to Russia, the US and China and their unpredictable managements.

New political practices and rejection of international laws and regulations will ultimately be hazardous for the international community and at the same time threaten the world peace. Carefully drawn international agreements are easy to break, but building relationships again takes time and at the same time increases the risk for misunderstanding. Uncertainty in the world is now greater than for a long time.

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Lars-Olof Fredriksson, Master in International Politics

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ONKO EPÄVARMUUDEN AIKA PALANNUT

Man has just learned to understand the processes of the universe and become aware of his position as a part of billion-year cosmic evolution. Man’s long passage from the sea to the ground, the upright position, operating by hands and the brain development have made human being as core figure of evolution. The development has been slow, but human strengths have so far been a profit, compared to the rest of the living environment.

In human history man's intellectual development has been a strong development factor but has now turned to one of the biggest risks, uncontrolled and reckless.  When exceeding many natural borders, man is at the same time becoming a threat to himself and to biodiversity. Pollution and destruction of the environment as well as the unreasonable use and consumption of natural resources are now threatening the planet and human life.

International crises and local wars increase the opportunities for destructive confrontation over all boundaries. None of the other species form a mutually destructive activity and destroy their own kind partners. Man does not realize that his dominion over other species is at the same time a risk to himself.

The only hope of man is the development of intelligence into wisdom, to a sense of solidarity, making intuitive awareness of the risks necessary to overcome. It is also essential to understand that the destruction of the planet would be a humanitarian catastrophe but the cosmic evolution does not require human presence to develop and be well.

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I try to follow the confused discussion between man and machine, where the performance of knowledge and intelligence are driving forces. New term is the singularity, meaning development of artificial intelligence (AI) relative to human competitor and its capacity.

   Machine performance is growing faster than ever, more precisely and tirelessly without philosophical boundaries and human emotions. However, the machine can never and under no circumstances reach and replace human creative intuition. Digital evolution is not subject to biological evolution.  

  Artificial intelligence process starts with successful building of a generalizations of man. It is a technology where computer has a human-like ability to flexible thinking and decision-making, but faster and more efficiently. Such artificial intelligence is neutral to human being and does not know the legacy, morality, and values ​​of humanity.

   The most fearsome arguments round artificial intelligence are irresponsibility and misconduct of still unknown forces and capacity differences between man and machine. On the other hand, cosmic evolution is not familiar with the technical evolution and doesn’t care about it.

   4.5 billion years on this planet can’t build its future depending on machines and their artificial intelligence without human feed-back and control system. Only human being can interpret information that changes into wisdom based on the ethical interpretation and the personal value system. Machine reality is not well suited as a turning point in the cosmic evolution.

Lars-Olof Fredriksson, Master in social sciences

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UNITED WE GO - YHDESSÄ ETEENPÄIN

(SIPRI) After 13 consecutive years of increases from 1999 to 2011 and relatively unchanged spending from 2012 to 2016, total global military expenditure rose again in 2017. Military spending in 2017 represented 2.2 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP) or $230 per person. ‘The increases in world military expenditure in recent years have been largely due to the substantial growth in spending by countries in Asia and Oceania and the Middle East, such as China, India and Saudi Arabia. At the global level, the weight of military spending is clearly shifting away from the Euro–Atlantic region. Russia’s military spending fell for the first time since 1998, while spending by the United States remained constant for the second successive year.