Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Latin America's Challenge

M by Henry Hemming review – the fascist spymaster of MI5

New domains of crossover and concern in cyberspace

Libya rendition case is 'Kafkaesque nightmare' for victims, court told

ヤクルト、中日に10点差逆転 プロ野球記録に並ぶ カメラアイコン


47NEWS

ヤクルト、中日に10点差逆転 プロ野球記録に並ぶ                                                       

Virginia becomes first state to join FirstNet public safety network

Homeland Security Today (HSToday) news

Virginia becomes first state to join FirstNet public safety network 07/12/2017 3:37pm
Virginia recently became the first state to opt into a plan by the First Responder Network... »

Disputes over the British Indian Ocean Territory: July 2017 update

Disputes over the British Indian Ocean Territory: July 2017 update
Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06908
This briefing describes the main developments since mid-2013 in long-running disputes over the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT).

国際会議実施報告】日・マレーシア海洋安全保障協力会議 (2017年7月18日実施)

JIIA news
国際会議実施報告】日・マレーシア海洋安全保障協力会議 (2017年7月18日実施)
 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Separating out important intelligence reforms from Home Affairs

Lowy Institute news

 

Separating out important intelligence reforms from Home Affairs

John Blaxland | 19/7/17
The 2017 Intelligence Review was necessary and its recommendations are pertinent and strong.
Read more.

Migration and Refugees at the UN. Toward new Global Compacts and the Emergence of an International Migration Regime

Final report on the Workshop "Seeking new partnerships for EU action on vaccination"

Final report on the Workshop "Seeking new partnerships for EU action on vaccination"
The report from workshop is now available in all EU languages.
Read more...

12 Must-Reads: Rethinking Shrinking Space

12 Must-Reads: Rethinking Shrinking Space
Frank Barat
Twelve essential reports on 'shrinking space' curated by Frank Barat. Sources range from UN rapporteurs and the European Parliament to civil society organisations like the Women Peacemakers Program.
Transnational Institute news
 

“Digitalisation – Cyber – Internet”: The Role of the Digital in

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“Digitalisation – Cyber – Internet”: The Role of the Digital in
International Politics <
https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/dossiers/digitalisation-cyber/>
Digital Foreign Policy, Cyber-Security, Politics & Society, Law / Human
Rights. The dossier seeks to offer orientation in this complex field and
offers compilations of relevant publications by SWP authors in the
respective fields.
 

The Joke Is on ISIS


Pulitzer Center news

 

CNN
The Joke Is on ISIS
Wes Bruer

While multiple militaries are using bullets and bombs to defeat ISIS, a group of young Indian comics is trying to laugh the terror group into retreat. Grantee Wes Bruer, in this report for CNN, demonstrates the power of satirizing the enemy.

Future ocean resources: metal-rich minerals and genetics

Will Corbyn show mercy to his enemies? Don't bet on it

Will Corbyn show mercy to his enemies? Don't bet on it

Robert Colvile, CapX
Threatened with deselection, Labour MPs are pleading with the leadership for clemency. But their entreaties will surely fall on deaf ears.

Overcoming the agriculture sector skills shortage

Australian Government Media Releases for 25 July 2017

Overcoming the agriculture sector skills shortage

http://www.rirdc.gov.au/news/2017/07/23/overcoming-the-agriculture-sector-skills-shortage
John Harvey, Managing Director of Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) says if we’re going to overcome agriculture’s persistent skills shortage, people need to know it’s not j...

ふたつの世界をつなぐ架け橋 Bash/WSL

みずほ情報総研 Vol.632「米国で学んだUXの本質」ほか


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     ふたつの世界をつなぐ架け橋 Bash/WSL
     https://www.mizuho-ir.co.jp/publication/column/2017/0718.html?rt_bn=mm

Monday, July 24, 2017

Want Fewer People to Die from an Opioid Overdose? Give them Heroin (Assisted Treatment)

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Katharine Neill Harris

Want Fewer People to Die from an Opioid Overdose? Give them Heroin (Assisted Treatment)

July 24, 2017
Drug policy fellow Katharine A. Neill explains why establishing heroin-assisted treatment programs, which provide severely addicted individuals with controlled access ...

Venezuela, Oil and Reconstruction

Francisco J. Monaldi

Venezuela, Oil and Reconstruction

July 24, 2017
The political, economic, financial, social and humanitarian crisis that has gripped Venezuela is intensifying, raising several urgent questions about the ...
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy news

FinTech and RegTech – What Next for Financial Crime’s International Standard Setter?

WTOパネル・上級委員会報告書解説⑲】米国-アルゼンチン産の動物,肉,他の動物性生産品の輸入関連措置(DS447)-輸入解禁要請に伴う審査手続の遅延とSPS協定の規律-

WTOパネル・上級委員会報告書解説⑲】米国-アルゼンチン産の動物,肉,他の動物性生産品の輸入関連措置(DS447)-輸入解禁要請に伴う審査手続の遅延とSPS協定の規律-
石川 義道 (静岡県立大学)
 
RIETI news

Sunday, July 23, 2017

New feminist policy in Canada

Donald Trump and the Triumph of Anti-Politics

IPS news

Donald Trump and the Triumph of Anti-Politics
John Feffer
In this fairy tale from 2050, the invisible monster of climate change continues to ravage the land.

Why Brexit will benefit Britain and Europe

Why Brexit will benefit Britain and Europe

Owen Paterson, CapX
Brexit won more ballot-box support than anything - or anyone - in British political history.

What are the essential ingredients for Brexit?

What are the essential ingredients for Brexit?

By Douglas Carswell
Negotiating the UK's departure from the EU was always going to require flexibility from both sides

The Heritage Insider

The Heritage Insider

The budget problem in health care won’t go away by doing nothing. Brian Riedl writes:
“After staying between two and three percent of the economy in the 1980s and 1990s, federal health spending has jumped to 5.5 percent of GDP today, on its way to a projected 9.3 percent thirty years from now – and even that assumes a long-term slowdown in the growth of per-capita health care costs.
“For context, the entire federal budget has remained around 20 percent of GDP for the past 50 years. Each percentage point of the GDP translates into $190 billion, or $1,500 per household. So that overall growth from 3 to 9.3 percent of GDP would eventually require a permanent tax increase of $9,450 per household – a figure that would rise with incomes each year.
“Federal spending cannot grow faster than the economy indefinitely. At some point, something has to give.” [U.S. News & World Report]

Teaching Hate, Inspiring Terrorism: Saudi Arabia’s Educational Curriculum

How to Reduce Frivolous Comments in Federal Proceedings

ISIS Sanctuary: July 18, 2017

The Campaign for Ar-Raqqa City: June 20 – July 17, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2017

Provides details about the 2nd warmest year-to-date in the U.S. including temperatures, precipitation, and other major weather events during the first half of 2017.  From the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Earl Gregg Swem Library news


Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2017

The Impact of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

CFR news
https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/impact-iran-nuclear-agreement
The Impact of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

 

Children’s Food Security and USDA Child Nutrition Programs



Updated statistics on food insecurity among American school children in 2014 and 2015.  Also discusses research on the effects of child nutrition programs on children’s food security and discusses recent developments in nutrition assistance for school-age children. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Earl Gregg Swem Library news

Children’s Food Security and USDA Child Nutrition Programs

Global Perceptions of the United States

CFR news

 https://www.cfr.org/podcasts/global-perceptions-united-states

Global Perceptions of the United States

International Food Security Assessment, 2017-2027

Predicts a decrease in the share of food-insecure people in low- and middle-income countries from 17.7% in 2017 to 8.9% in 2027.  Also attempts to predict the food gap, a measure of the depth of food insecurity.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Earl Gregg Swem Library news

International Food Security Assessment, 2017-2027

Friday, July 21, 2017

Countering Proliferation Finance: Implementation Guide and Model Law for Governments

Could Venezuela’s Oil Sector Survive U.S. Sanctions?

Francisco J. Monaldi

Could Venezuela’s Oil Sector Survive U.S. Sanctions?

July 21, 2017
Francisco J. Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy, explains how U.S. sanctions against Venezuela could impact the country's national ...
 
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

The Missing Political Dimension of Military Exercises

Weapons of the Dark Web

FROM THE HSDL BLOG

Weapons of the Dark Web

  • 20 Jul, 2017

How Will Britain’s Potential Withdrawal from the Euratom Treaty Affect the Supply of Radiopharmaceuticals?

The Troops of Fake News: Orchestrated Social Media Manipulation

Wye Waterway Plan

Wye Waterway Plan
  • EA
  • Policy paper

ISIS, Still the Most Potent

FROM THE HSDL BLOG
 
ISIS, Still the Most Potent
20 Jul, 2017

Syria and Iraq: update June 2017

Syria and Iraq: update June 2017
Published Friday, July 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8011
The campaign for Mosul is making good progress and the re-conquest of Raqqah from ISIS is beginning.

Islamic State unlikely to expand in Afghanistan

研究報告】「安全保障政策のリアリティ・チェック」(平成28年度安全保障政策研究会)

JIIA news

研究報告】「安全保障政策のリアリティ・チェック」(平成28年度安全保障政策研究会)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Analysis on OSINT intelligence and statistical data of Swedish Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq

EUROSINT FORUM news

Analysis on OSINT intelligence and statistical data of Swedish Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq
18/07/2017
A report has been published by CATS, the Center of Asymmetric Threat Studies of the Swedish Defense University, by Linus Gustafsson and Magnus Ranstorp on the importance of OSINT intelligence and statistical data in Iraq and Syria for the Swedish Foreign Fighters. 

Chinese futures: horizon 2025

EUISS news

Chinese futures: horizon 2025

Report - No35 - 19 July 2017

edited by Eva Pejsova

This Report - the outcome of a dedicated EUISS Task Force - seeks to decipher what kind of global actor we can expect China to be, given its growing international profile and ambitions.

The Names of Jihad

The Names of Jihad
http://www.belfercenter.org/publication/names-jihad

The President and Fellows of Harvard College news

Defence Electronics and Components Agency annual report and accounts 2016 to 2017

OSINT news - Social media against extremist contents

Social media against extremist contents
18/07/2017
Social media giants Facebook, Google's YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft are forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms.
 
EUROSINT FORUM news

NRIパブリックマネジメントレビュー

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Long-term Trends in Health Insurance Coverage

Shows trends in health insurance coverage from 1968 to 2016 by coverage type for persons under 65.  Also shows trends in non-coverage.  From the National Center for Health Insurance
Earl Gregg Swem Library news

Long-term Trends in Health Insurance Coverage

Financial sanctions, Syria

Financial sanctions, Syria

  • HMT and OFSI

Political Stability in Afghanistan: A 2020 Vision and Roadmap

Examines Afghanistan’s political future from the operation of the current National Unity Government agreement to parliamentary, district, and presidential elections and proposals for constitutional amendments.  From the United States Institute of Peace

Earl Gregg Swem Library news

Political Stability in Afghanistan: A 2020 Vision and Roadmap

On Military Advice


RUSI news
On Military Advice
18 July 2017

Global Abortion Policies Database

An interactive, open-access database and repository of current abortion laws, policies, national standards, and guidelines.  Aims to be a comprehensive information resource on abortion policies in the 21st century.  From the World Health Organization and the United Nations

Earl Gregg Swem Library news

Global Abortion Policies Database

Below the Surface: How Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Threatens our Security

Nuclear forensics as nuclear material analysis for security purposes

The F-35 is a Work in Progress, but it is Improving and Essential for UK Airpower

New “Arms” Race: Your Privacy, Big Data, and Security

Still in a Haze: Illicit Cigarette Trade Under the Spotlight

The Pakistani Army's Defence Diplomacy: More Action, Fewer Words

British prisoners in Iran

British prisoners in Iran
Published Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0143
Debate pack for the Westminster Hall debate on British prisoners in Iran.
 

Conservative Drift of Texas Senate

Mark P. Jones

Conservative Drift of Texas Senate

July 17, 2017
Between 2011 and 2017, an already conservative Texas Senate shifted even further to the right. What accounts for the change, ...
 
Baker Institute   news   

DPRK: game, reset and match?


EUISS news

DPRK: game, reset and match?

Alert - No23 - 18 July 2017

Ramon Pacheco Pardo

This Alert focuses on the new South Korean President's efforts to pursue a policy of re-engagement with Pyongyang, and assesses to what extent this approach has chances of success, given the paucity of other diplomatic options.

Balkan corruption: the China connection


Balkan corruption: the China connection

Alert - No22 - 18 July 2017

Michal Makocki, Zoran Nechev

This Alert examines how Chinese-financed infrastructure projects in the Western Balkans often serve as a conduit for China’s political and normative influence, exacerbating both the high levels of corruption and governance problems that exist in the region.

JIIA 日仏シンポジウム「フランス新政権と日仏協力の可能性」(2017年7月7日実施)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The British public is open to compromise on Brexit

Jonathan Grant and Alexandra Pollitt, The Conversation
New research measuring UK voters' priorities in the Brexit negotiations contradicts the received wisdom that ending free movement is a deal-breaker for Britain.