Sunday, January 14, 2018

2017年1・2月合併号 焦点:「揺らぐ国際秩序」(No.668)

JIIA news


2017年1・2月合併号 焦点:「揺らぐ国際秩序」(No.668)

The implications of current WTO negotiations for economic transformation in developing countries

Has Brexit boosted the British economy?

Has Brexit boosted the British economy? 

H. Clarke, M. Goodwin and P. Whiteley, CapX
Predictions of the economic consequences of Brexit are almost all determined by the political views of whoever is making the prediction.

Finding Australia’s fair share of climate finance

Finding Australia’s fair share of climate finance

Nic Maclellan | 10/1/18
Practical action will meet a financial pledge to the poorest countries on the planet.

America deserves better than Trump versus Winfrey

America deserves better than Trump versus Winfrey

Marian L. Tupy, CapX
The 45th President of the United States will lie about practically anything. In the long run, politicians like Trump will destroy a Republic

OceanaGold was stunningly defeated in El Salvador last March

IPS news
http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=1CFBFAlwWFn6qpF2-a7Nlg

John Cavanagh and Robin Broad
OceanaGold was stunningly defeated in El Salvador last March. Can it be defeated in the Philippines by 2019?

Ireland may be prove to be Britain's best Brexit ally

Ireland may be prove to be Britain's best Brexit ally

By William Davison
Many see the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic as an insurmountable obstacle for Brexit. But that's not what the Irish government, or its customs officials, seem to think – they're 'almost 100 per cent certain' there will be no new border posts, and could turn out to be Britain's best ally in preventing a hard border.

Minister for Defence & Minister for Defence Industry - New Hawkei deploys to Middle East | Department of Defence Ministers

Minister for Defence & Minister for Defence Industry - New Hawkei deploys to Middle East | Department of Defence Ministers

Australia’s new Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicles have deployed into a warzone for the first time.Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced the Army had successfully deployed two Hawkei vehicles into the Middle East Region, as part of a Defence trial.Minister Payne said the trial vehicles were sent to Iraq’s Taji Military Complex to test their sustainability overseas and their ability to deploy to and from an operational area.

Recommendations for Peru’s Marine Energy Strategy

Recommendations for Peru’s Marine Energy Strategy
  • FCO
  • Research and analysis

OVERCOMING HUMILIATION AND EMBRACING GLOBAL CONTRIBUTION? A VISIT TO THE MUSEUM OF RESISTANCE

UK PARLIAMENT REPORT: THE UK AND THE FUTURE OF THE WESTERN BALKANS

Friday, January 12, 2018

The GCC Crisis: Regional Realignment or Paralysis?


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

The GCC Crisis: Regional Realignment or Paralysis?

January 09, 2018
Fellow Kristian Coates Ulrichsen explores the implications of the recent Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis for the GCC and the ...

A Primer on Gross Receipts Taxes


James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news


Joyce Beebe

A Primer on Gross Receipts Taxes

January 09, 2018
At least four states are currently considering adopting a gross receipts tax (GRT) to replace their obsolete tax systems and ...

Saudi Arabia Gloats Over Iran Unrest, Prepares For Anti-Government Protests

Jim Krane

Saudi Arabia Gloats Over Iran Unrest, Prepares For Anti-Government Protests

January 09, 2018
In public, Saudi Arabia has been gloating over the spate of anti-government protests over subsidy reforms in its rival Iran, ...

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

New Timeline of Homeland Security Events and Milestones

Green Finance and the Resilience of the Financial Sector to Climate Change

Green Finance and the Resilience of the Financial Sector to Climate Change
Published Friday, January 12, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0004
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate on 18 January 2018 on the following motion moved by Lord Teverson (Liberal Democrat) “that this House takes note of the case for the UK to remain a global leader for green finance, and for the UK’s financial sector to be resilient to climate change”.

Yemen and the death of Saleh

Yemen and the death of Saleh
Published Friday, January 12, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8201
In December the long-time former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was killed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. What does this mean for the Yemen conflict?

Proscription of Hezbollah

Proscription of Hezbollah
Published Friday, January 12, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0015
A Backbench Business Committee debate on Proscription of Hezbollah is scheduled for Thursday 25 January 2018. The Member opening the debate is Joan Ryan MP.

.わたしの構想No.33「ふるさと納税の新段階」を掲載しました

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Germany and Turkey Try to Make Up


RUSI news


Germany and Turkey Try to Make Up
11 January 2018

The UK Defence Industrial Policy Document

Money Service Businesses in the UK

テーマ:「変わりゆく中東情勢 -デジタル・テロリズムとヘイト-」

JIIA news
テーマ:「変わりゆく中東情勢 -デジタル・テロリズムとヘイト-」
講演者:アブラハム・クーパー師 サイモン・ヴィーゼンタール・センター副所長

Brexit: UK Funding from the EU

Brexit: UK Funding from the EU
Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7847
This Commons Library briefing looks at the funding received by the UK from EU institutions and considers the implications of Brexit on the EU as a source of funding for regional development, agriculture support, research and innovation and other areas.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

US-Iran relations in 2018

Oxford Analytica news
US-Iran relations in 2018
http://www.oxan.com/services/conferences-and-events/conference-calls/us-iran/
If Washington pulls out of the nuclear deal, what does that mean for Tehran and the wider region?
Oxford Analytica Conference call

China's waste ban will encourage recycling innovation

OSINT news - How the latest developments in technology are boosting the UK police

OSINT news
How the latest developments in technology are boosting the UK police
08/01/2018
The UK government agrees, allocating more than £26 million over the next three years to support new approaches to “transforming policing for the future”, according to Amber Rudd, the home secretary (...) Indeed, the nature of policing is changing dramatically.


EUROSINT FORUM

OSINT news - The EU as an Intelligence Producer

OSINT news


The EU as an Intelligence Producer
08/01/2018
Gilles de Kerchove - who has been the European Coordinator for Counter Terrorism for the last 10 years -  sees EUROPOL as an information hub rather than a traditional law enforcement agency.


EUROSINT FORUM

Burma: January 2018 update

Burma: January 2018 update
Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7901
Many hoped that the November 2015 general election would be a tipping-point in Burma’s ‘democratic transition’, which began in 2011.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Elections Deepen Kenya’s Partisan Divide

Homeland Security Committee Releases January 2018 Terror Threat Snapshot

GREECE, TURKEY, AEGEAN

Brexit: devolved legislature business

Brexit: devolved legislature business
Published Monday, January 8, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7815
This paper is a record of Brexit-related business in the devolved legislatures. It is updated every Monday.

Social Media and Online Platforms as Publishers

Social Media and Online Platforms as Publishers
Published Monday, January 8, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0003
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on the role played by social media and online platforms as news and content publishers ahead of a debate on this topic scheduled to take place in the House of Lords on Thursday 11 January 2018.

Topics of Interest 2017


Topics of Interest 2017
Published Monday, January 8, 2018 | POSTbriefs POST-PB-0027
This list sets out the topic areas identified of possible parliamentary interest under the 9 different category headings (Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Forestry, Crime, Defence, Education and Skills, Energy, Environment, Health, ICT and Robotics and Transport and Infrastructure).

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

President Trump Slams Kim Jong-un Over "Nuclear Button" Remarks

 Hudson Institute news


Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Fox News

A Stronger German-American Alliance

A Stronger German-American Alliance


 Hudson Institute news

Leaderless Jihad in a Leaderless World: The Future of Terrorism


GCSP news


Leaderless Jihad in a Leaderless World: The Future of Terrorism
2017 Global Terrorism Index Chapter by Dr. Christina Schori Liang

The Impact of Autonomous Weapons Systems on International Security and Strategic Stability

The Impact of Autonomous Weapons Systems on International Security and Strategic StabilityFuture Defence Technologies


GCSP news



Can organization learn in the midst of a crisis?

The Swedish Defence University news


Can organization learn in the midst of a crisis?

Organizations have been analytically conceptualized as being somewhat analogous to individuals for a long time. They have culture; they can learn; and they can behave in various odd ways. But how far can the simile be stretched? What other types of organizational cognition can we imagine? And what benefits can we gain by introducing new perspectives of this kind?

The Swedish Defence University news

Martin Bang successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on how military intelligence institutions influence assessments

How do the rules and shared beliefs prevalent within an institution, as well as incoming stimuli, influence an individual assessment? Martin Bang examined these issues in his doctoral dissertation Military Intelligence Analysis: Institutional Influence.
20 November 2017

Armed groups are here to stay

It’s time for pragmatic international engagement

How New York beat crime

How New York beat crime

Harry Bruinius, Christian Science Monitor
Crime in New York has fallen for 27 years on the trot. In 2017, there were 290 murders in America's largest city. In 1990, the number was 2,262.

Why the fuss about fat cat pay?


Why the fuss about fat cat pay?

By Tim Worstall
Given all the ink spilled over the dangers of excessive income inequality, it is remarkable how few notice when the UK becomes more equal.

The Heritage Insider

The Heritage Insider


Pakistan will now pay a price for harboring terrorists. The Trump administration has suspended aid to Pakistan. That means, as Jeff Smith points out, that the United States is no longer aiding a country committed to undermining its interests:
The anger and frustration expressed by the president is not only justified, it’s long overdue. Through its support to the Taliban, the Haqqani network, and their militant allies, Pakistan has for over a decade consistently and critically undermined the U.S.-led effort to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan.
In efforts to persuade Islamabad to abandon this nefarious “double game,” the U.S. government has deployed a constant stream of diplomatic and economic carrots—including $33 billion in aid and “reimbursements” since 2002—but virtually no sticks.
Predictably, each attempt has failed. It turns out it’s quite difficult to change a country’s cost-benefit calculation when you’re unwilling to impose any costs.
Pakistan’s double game, on the other hand, has brought it tangible benefits.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Militarization of social media: Strategies and challenges

SIPRI news
Militarization of social media: Strategies and challenges
http://bit.ly/2zgj5Fa

2018: The Year Ahead


RUSI news


2018: The Year Ahead
3 January 2018

Putting the U.S. Shale Revolution in Perspective for an Audience from China

Gabriel Collins

Putting the U.S. Shale Revolution in Perspective for an Audience from China

January 05, 2018
The PowerPoint PDF below accompanied a presentation by fellow Gabriel Collins at an Oct. 25, 2017 briefing on the U.S. ...

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Trump's Disdain for Science

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy


Neal F. Lane

Trump's Disdain for Science

January 05, 2018
Since World War II, no American president has shown greater disdain for science — or more lack of awareness of ...

Geopolitics of U.S. oil security

Jim Krane, Kenneth B. Medlock III

Geopolitics of U.S. oil security

January 04, 2018
The United States appears less exposed to geopolitical risks affecting its oil supply than at any time since the early ...

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Is Mohammed bin Salman Really a Reformer?


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

Is Mohammed bin Salman Really a Reformer?

January 03, 2018
With Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman now the indisputable powerbroker in Riyadh, what he does with his power will determine ...

USAID NTD Program Combats Poverty

Peter J. Hotez

USAID NTD Program Combats Poverty

January 03, 2018
The United States Agency for International Development Neglected Tropical Diseases Program was created in 2006. The authors explain how it ...
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Homeland Security Today's

Read the current issue of Homeland Security Today. 

The Future of Foreign Intelligence

Joel Brenner presents his critique of Professor Laura Donohue’s The Future of Foreign Intelligence, and its “full-throated denunciation of the entire legal framework regulating the government’s collection of data about American citizens and permanent residents.” He discusses her findings in detail, and in the end, finds that they both agree on a number of specific proposals, and “disagree profoundly on FISA’s rationale and constitutional limitations.”


Vol. 9 No. 3


http://jnslp.com/2017/12/12/review-future-foreign-intelligence-privacy-surveillance-digital-age-laura-k-donohue/

Online Homeland security - OSINT news

 Online Homeland security - news related to homeland security policy, strategy


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East Coast Storm: A “Bomb Cyclone” is Underway

IRAN news

The UK's contribution to the EU budget

The UK's contribution to the EU budget
Published Thursday, January 4, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7886
This note considers how much the UK contributes to the EU budget and how much it receives back. Potential payments to the EU on or after Brexit - such as the exit bill - are also discussed.

Anti-social media?


Anti-social media?

Jenny Davis, Cyborgology
Conventional wisdom dictates that social media isn't particularly social. Online interactions are generally thought to be unpleasant - even dehumanising - and there is supposed to be no substitute for a face-to-face meeting.

International Climate Policy Leadership after COP23

SWP news
Vijeta Rattani

International Climate Policy Leadership after COP23
< https://www.swp-berlin.org//en/publication/international-climate-policy-leadership-after-cop23/>

The EU Must Resume Its Leading Role, But Cannot Do So Alone

Best of The Interpreter 2017: Trans-Pacific Partnership

Best of The Interpreter 2017: Trans-Pacific Partnership

Daniel Flitton | 29/12/17
Highlights from The Interpreter on the big economic story of the year.

Werribee man charged with child exploitation offences

Werribee man charged with child exploitation offences | Australian Federal Police

A 52-year-old Werribee man has been charged with child exploitation offences by members of the Victorian Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (JACET).

Meet the man who introduced Britain to the joys of free trade


Meet the man who introduced Britain to the joys of free trade

Christopher Rowe, CapX
The heroes of dramatic political breakthroughs are invevitably better remembered than people responsible for more gradual - but equally significant - shifts.

Rogue states as norm entrepreneurs. Iran and the control of weapons of mass destruction”

Rogue states as norm entrepreneurs. Iran and the control of weapons of mass destruction” by Carmen Wunderlich
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