Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Trump, Afghanistan, and India

 Hudson Institute  news
American Interest

Hudson Institute news

Can Macron Deliver?

 Hudson Institute news
Carnegie Europe

Business Motives in Global Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

DIIS news
Business Motives in Global Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

https://www.diis.dk/en/research/transforming-markets-sustainable-development
 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Why should the UN Security Council deal with climate security risks?

ROKing the Boat: US Nuclear Weapons in South Korea?

High costs of cancer care

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Vivian Ho

High costs of cancer care

August 21, 2017
Vivian Ho, director of the Center for Health and Biosciences, writes about her research on discovering the sources of cost ...

Sensible policy on drug use

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Katharine Neill Harris

Sensible policy on drug use

August 21, 2017
By Jay Jenkins and Katharine Neill Harris In an op-ed for the Houston Chronicle, Jenkins and fellow Neill Harris urge ...

Trump's Afghan Strategy

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news
 
Joe Barnes

Trump's Afghan Strategy

August 22, 2017
In his first prime-time address to the nation, President Trump committed the United States to a sustained and, indeed, enhanced ...

Nuclear Energy Infrastructure and U.S. National Security

Bitcoin for Bombs

CFR news

 Bitcoin for Bombs

https://www.cfr.org/article/bitcoin-bombs

Task Force on Cyber Deterrence

Earl Gregg Swem Library news
Task Force on Cyber Deterrence

Military low flying: air weapons ranges activity

THE BARCELONA TERRORIST ATTACK- A FIRST ASSESSMENT

NRIパブリックマネジメントレビュー

Saturday, August 19, 2017

No, Affirmative Action Isn’t Keeping White Students Down

IPS news
No, Affirmative Action Isn’t Keeping White Students Down
Jessicah Pierre
Enrollment rates are still higher for whites than blacks or Latinos. Now is the worst time to roll back affirmative action.

India's unfinished business

India's unfinished business

Alyssa Ayres, Council on Foreign Relations
On numerous important measures, from GDP growth to literacy rates, India has made great strides since independence in 1947.

More patronising European advice won't make Africa rich

More patronising European advice won't make Africa rich

By Stacey Ndlovu
Earlier this year, in what was billed as the 'Marshall Plan With Africa', the German government suggested that the way for African countries to flourish was by imposing further trade barriers.

The Heritage Insider

Toward reining in unnecessary occupational licensing: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah):
“In 1950, fewer than 5% of U.S. workers had to be licensed for their jobs. Today, nearly one in three needs a license.  […]

West Africa

World Policy Institute news

Gertrude Adwoa Offeibea Ansaaku explains how addressing youth unemployment and reducing economic inequality will reduce the threat posed by violent extremist groups across West Africa.

South China Sea patrols: Does the Trump team get it?

Lowy Institute news

South China Sea patrols: Does the Trump team get it?

Andrew Chubb | 15/8/17
The White House seems to regard FONOPs to induce Chinese concessions on the North Korean nuclear issue. This is not what these patrols are designed for.
Read more.

New Cato reports on critical foreign policy issues

Step Back:  Lessons for U.S. Foreign Policy from the Failed War on Terror

The international war on terrorism launched by the U.S. after 9/11 has destabilized the Middle East but has done little to protect the country from terrorism. In this newly released study, scholars A. Trevor Thrall and Erik Goepner detail and chart how the War on Terror has failed. The alternative strategies they then offer include an imperative to push regional partners to confront terrorists groups abroad; and a great emphasis on intelligence and law enforcement for combating the threat.


- Listen to the audio edition of this report
 - Read (online or print) the full report PDF

What's the point of Theresa May's government?

What's the point of Theresa May's government?

Alex Massie, CapX
Theresa May returns from holiday to find her administration divided - and paralysed by those divisions.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Barcelona Terror Attack: At Least 13 Dead After Van Plows into Crowd; 2 Suspects Arrested

Brexit and state pensions

Brexit and state pensions
Published Friday, August 18, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7894
This Commons Library briefing looks at EU law providing for the co-ordination of State Pension entitlement and the possible impact of Brexit

Supporting water service providers during conflicts

BICC news

Don't believe the Brexit hysteria

Don't believe the Brexit hysteria

Lee Rotherham, CapX
Westminster is at the low ebb of its summer break.

Trump, incivility, and politics

VIDEO - Trump, incivility, and politics
By Professor Jeremy Waldron

Maxim Institute news

Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations

Conflict Management Training for Peacekeepers: Assessment and Recommendations

Another Defense Against North Korea's Missiles: Drones

 Hudson Institute news
Arthur Herman
San Diego Union Tribune

Robust International Peacekeeping: Is Asia Up to the Task?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Van rams crowds in Barcelona tourist area - terror attack

Practicing a Whole-of-Society Approach to Counter Hybrid Threats

GCSP news

Practicing a Whole-of-Society Approach to Counter Hybrid Threats

Interview between GCSP alumni

Women in Mediation: Connecting the Local and the Global

GCSP news

Women in Mediation: Connecting the Local and the Global

Strategic Security Analysis - 2017

A Brighter Future for Argentina’s President Macri

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Mark P. Jones

A Brighter Future for Argentina’s President Macri

August 15, 2017
Political science fellow Mark P. Jones analyzes the results of Argentina’s legislative primary and its implications for the 2019 presidential ...

US interests & the Qatar standoff

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

US interests & the Qatar standoff

August 14, 2017
The U.S. has much to lose in any protracted confrontation in the Gulf, particularly if it leaves the GCC gravely ...

Sighting the Solar Eclipse: A Planning Guide

FROM THE HSDL BLOG

Sighting the Solar Eclipse: A Planning Guide

  • 16 Aug, 2017

Agricultural statistics and climate change

Agricultural statistics and climate change
  • Defra
  • National Statistics

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A preventive attack on North Korea would be problematic

A preventive attack on North Korea would be problematic.
The Heritage Insider news
Bruce Klingner:
“[A] U.S. military attack against production or test facilities of North Korea’s nuclear or missile programs would be an offensive action that could trigger an all-out war with a nuclear-armed North Korea. Pyongyang already has the ability to target South Korea and Japan with nuclear weapons and also has a million-man army poised just across the DMZ from South Korea. Without moving any military units, Pyongyang could unleash a devastating artillery attack on Seoul. […]
“Some experts advocate preemptive attack to prevent North Korea from completing the development of a nuclear ICBM that can threaten the U.S. However, they have not identified what technological milestone they would use military force to prevent, nor have they identified how the U.S. would know Pyongyang was on the verge of progressing beyond that milestone. This shortage of concrete information yields a number of pressing questions, including:
“Given the opacity of North Korea, how likely is it that the U.S. Intelligence Community could provide comprehensive, actionable information in sufficient time to enable U.S. prior action?
“What targets would need to be included to ensure that the capability is prevented—only missile test facilities or also missile and nuclear weapons research, production, and storage facilities?
“Would military missile units also be included?
“What mitigating actions would be taken to prevent a North Korean military response, including a potentially cataclysmic attack on Seoul?
“How would China respond to an attack on its ally?”
Klinger recommends that the United States “reserve a preemptive attack for a situation in which the Intelligence Community has strong evidence of imminent strategic nuclear attack on the U.S. or its allies.” He continues: “Allies and opponents alike should be aware that the U.S. is willing and able to use the means necessary to defend its national interests. However, the U.S. need not needlessly precipitate a conflict.” [Internal citations omitted.] [The Heritage Foundation]

Does globalisation make the world less stable?

Does globalisation make the world less stable?

Tito Cordella and Anderson Ospino, Vox EU
Ever more interconnected financial markets - a crucial aspect of globalisation - are generally assumed to be the source of economic instability.

Fire, Fury and Bombast

PBS NewsHour
Fire, Fury and Bombast
Jamie Mclntyre

President Trump boasted last week that he had ordered a modernization of the US’s nuclear arsenal.
news from the Pulitzer Center
 

Will American conservatives save themselves from the Trump mob?

Will American conservatives save themselves from the Trump mob?

Dominic Green, CapX
Donald Trump rode white male resentment all the way from the Birther fringe to the White House. The recent violence in Charlottesville drew from that same well of racism and anger.

ASEAN Council promotes food and agricultural trade with ASEAN partners

ASEAN Council promotes food and agricultural trade with ASEAN partners - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
http://dfat.gov.au/news/media-releases/Pages/australia-asean-council-promotes-food-and-agricultural-trade-with-asean-partners.aspx
The Australian Passport Office and its agents are committed to providing a secure, efficient and responsive passport service for Australia....

Why the UK Needs to be Thinking Now about a Possible Korean War

Northern Ireland and Ireland - a position paper

Northern Ireland and Ireland - a position paper
  • NIO and DExEU
  • Policy paper

カール・バウデンバッハー (欧州自由貿易連合(EFTA)裁判所長官)

RIETI news

2017年8月16日 [BBLセミナー]

Brexit: Recent Developments--The EEA Option

カール・バウデンバッハー (欧州自由貿易連合(EFTA)裁判所長官)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

North Korea Backs Off Guam Threat

Hudson Institute news

North Korea Backs Off Guam Threat

North Korea Worst Persecutor of Christians in the World

Hudson Institute news

Newsmax

Trump Can Save Lives by Stopping Illegal Opioids at Their Source

Muslim Brotherhood demands deter Middle East democracy

Marginalisation will sustain smuggling in Libyan south

Living in denial

DIIS news

The cultural factor in European politics and history

DIIS Research among 10 Best Article on Migration

DIIS news

DIIS Research among 10 Best Article on Migration

India at Seventy

IMF、中国に貿易障壁削減促す 年次報告書

47NEWS

IMF、中国に貿易障壁削減促す 年次報告書                           

China's calculus on hypersonic glide

Brexit and Sanctions: Can the UK Lead From Behind?

Syria Situation Report: July 27 - August 9, 2017

Terror Threat Snapshot – August 2017

FROM THE HSDL BLOG

Terror Threat Snapshot – August 2017

  • 15 Aug, 2017

FOI release: FCO, BP and Turkey

FOI release: FCO, BP and Turkey
  • FCO
  • FOI release

日本における賃金の輸出プレミア:employer-employee dataを利用した分析

RIETI news

2017年8月14日 [ノンテクニカルサマリー]

日本における賃金の輸出プレミア:employer-employee dataを利用した分析

伊藤 公二 (コンサルティングフェロー)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Huge potential for private forestry in Tanzania

DIIS news

Huge potential for private forestry in Tanzania

But non-industrial tree-growers overlooked in policies and by institutions

Future of Kuwait-Iran relations

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Future of Kuwait-Iran relations

August 11, 2017
Kuwait has expelled fifteen Iranian diplomats and submitted a formal letter of protest to the Lebanese government as the fallout ...
 
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Ex-MI5 chief warns against crackdown on encrypted messaging apps

      Jonathan Evans says although encryption services have hampered terrorism fight he does not support curtailment of its use
 
Guardian News