Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Foreign Policy in the First Hundred Days of Trump

EUROSINT FORUM - Terrorist attacks against European cities - intelligence failures ?

Terrorist attacks against European cities - intelligence failures ?
24/04/2017
Edoardo Camili - Hozint's CEO - considers the Paris attacks as intelligence failures for 3 main reasons:
1. Failure in the detection and prioritization of threats;
2. Surveillance was inadequate and ineffective;
3. Member states failed to share information and coordinate their efforts.
More on Edoardo Camili's point of view on NATO review.


Police authorities use of social media to fight criminality
20/04/2017
Local authorities talk about their use of social media for stoping or preventing crimes from happening. 

EUROSINT FORUM

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fleeing Conflict – Trajectories of Displaced Persons - BICC news

Heinke, S. & Isikozlu, E. (Eds.) (2017). Fleeing Conflict – Trajectories of Displaced Persons. (Knowledge Notes 2\2017). Bonn: BICC.
https://www.bicc.de/publications/publicationpage/publication/fleeing-conflict-trajectories-of-displaced-persons-692/

European Defence in View of Brexit

European Defence in View of Brexit
< https://www.swp-berlin.org//en/publication/european-defence-in-view-of-brexit/>

Europe’s military power might not suffer, but its political clout is at
risk

SWP news

Mist clears on China in African forests

Mist clears on China in African forests

 
IIED news
The China-Africa Forest Governance Learning Platform has brought together forest governance players from China and eight African countries. It has been producing evidence on the nature of these engagements, linking actors from both sides, and identifying policy and research gaps.

This longread uses graphics and video footage to explain how the learning platform is improving Chinese investment in African forest land use and deepening engagement between the various stakeholders.

the European Union

Alon Ben-Meir will host an NYU event with the ambassador of the European Union to the U.N., H.E. Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, on April 25. And he speaks with Afghan tribal chief Ajmal Khan on the latest episode of his podcast, On the Issues.

Brexit, a Wake-Up Call for Europe

Brexit, a Wake-Up Call for Europe
John Feffer
Britain has a lot to lose from Brexit, but the EU will fare worse.

The Heritage Insider news

Californians need more economic freedom—especially in the housing market. A new report by Kerry Jackson catalogs all the ways the state has made it hard to build new housing—leading to Californians facing the third highest median home price in the country. The barriers include California’s Environmental Quality Act, which imposes onerous environmental impact statement requirements and allows opponents of development to litigate against construction; affordable housing mandates; density controls; rent control; minimum parking space requirements; and excessive permit fees. On top of all that, a mindset of NIMBYism and BANANAism pervades the state, writes Jackson:
“NIMBYs: Not every CEQA challenge is based on environmental concerns. Hoover’s Kaye says CEQA ‘provides an easy litigation path to almost anyone who wants to block a development project.’ The Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) special interests who simply don’t want further development in or near their neighborhoods commonly use CEQA to thwart projects.
“The Legislative Analyst’s Office reports that opponents employ not only CEQA but local land-use policies to block new housing. This ‘opposition to new housing appears to be heightened on the California coast’ where hesitancy ‘about new housing can lead residents to pressure local officials to use their land-use authority to slow or block new development or may result in residents directly intervening in land use decisions via the initiative and referendum process.’
“NIMBYism isn’t limited to coastal areas. Carson Bruno, an assistant dean at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, says ‘communities up and down the Golden State have successfully prevented countless new development projects.’ Much of the NIMBY opposition is directed at infill housing and therefore doesn’t affect the state’s housing stock, but in many instances, the opposition is targeted at new development and therefore restricts needed increases in the supply.
“BANANAs: Members of this group want to Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone. They will use any means they can to block development. A report from the Center for California Real Estate says BANANA tactics ‘often include writing news releases, letters to the editor, and op-eds; soliciting support from elected officials; testifying at public hearings; calling radio talk shows; organizing and publicizing town hall meetings; conducting petition drives; placing postings on social media sites; (and) establishing coalitions of like-minded citizens.’ Like NIMBYs, BANANAs help drive the anti-growth policies that in some jurisdictions cap new development and/or give wide latitude to review boards that hold the future of development in their hands.” [Pacific Research Institute]

経営・ITコンサルティング部 紀伊 智顕

みずほ情報総研 Vol.619「対話型AIが握る顧客接点の未来予想図」ほか


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May has given Britain the election it desperately needed

May has given Britain the election it desperately needed

By Chris Deerin
Theresa May's announcement that she wants a general election may be a shock, but it is good for the UK's democratic hygiene.

Machine learning report - out now!

Machine learning report - out now!                          
What impact will machine learning have on our lives and lifestyles over the next 5-10 years? How can we take advantage of this potential and ensure that the benefits are shared? Our new report seeks to address this question and more. 

The Royal Society news

Scotland is about to vote on independence again

Scotland is about to vote on independence again

Alex Massie, CapX
No one sticks to their message as ruthlessly as the Scottish Tories. Ruth Davidson's pitch to the electorate is clear: only she can stop the SNP from holding another independence referendum.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

France’s First-Round Presidential Vote: A Badly Baked Political Soufflé Collapses

hints―課題「解決」先進国をめざせ―」を掲載しました。

hints―課題「解決」先進国をめざせ―」を掲載しました。NEW!


NIRA news

Fake News

Fake News
Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Lords In Focus LIF-2017-0040
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on “fake news”. The term “fake news” has become increasingly prominent in recent months. Researchers have reported a sharp growth in its use in the media since November 2016, after being largely in abeyance for many years.

Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies

Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7912
This reading list brings together briefings on Brexit by the Parliamentary libraries and the Devolved Assembly research services with reports by Parliamentary and Devolved Assembly committees following the result of the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Seoul searching

Cybersecurity Challenges in the Middle East

Cybersecurity Challenges in the Middle East

GCSP Geneva Paper – Research Series n°22

Early UK vote is set to bolster May’s mandate

AND NOW, A SULTAN-FOR-LIFE?

FinTech and Financial Crime: An Opportunity Not to be Wasted

French Interventionism in the Post-American MENA Region?

Filling a Void
New Conflict Dynamics, Rasmus Boserup, Helle Malmvig, Waled Hazbun & Karim Makdisi: Danish Institute for International Studies
 
 

Brexit reading list: economic, business and transport policy issues

Brexit reading list: economic, business and transport policy issues
Published Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7830
The Commons Library has compiled, from a wide range of sources, a selection of analysis and comment relevant to the UK's forthcoming withdrawal from the European Union.

GDP統計新基準と兵器システムの資本化」を掲載しました。- NIDS news

NIRA政策提言ハイライトに「必要な情報を共有して人口減少への対応を」を掲載しました。

NIRA政策提言ハイライトに「必要な情報を共有して人口減少への対応を」を掲載しました。

NIRA news

中東情勢・新地域秩序 分析レポート [Radical Islamist Research Report]

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

'Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK'

'Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK'

On Tuesday 7th March the Henry Jackson Society was delighted to launch our new major research project Islamist Terrorism: Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015) in the House of Commons
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President Trump has repeatedly pledged to bring coal mining and manufacturing jobs back to America.

Irwin M. Stelzer, The Hudson Institute
President Trump has repeatedly pledged to bring coal mining and manufacturing jobs back to America.

Defunding the UN Population Fund

Defunding the UN Population Fund
The new US policy won't just directly harm girls and women; it's financially short-sighted, undermines other government services – and will actually increase unsafe abortions.

Read the blog

ODI news

Overeducation in the Irish labour market

 Overeducation in the Irish labour market
Seamus McGuinness, Ruth O'Shaughnessy, Konstantinos Pouliakas
This book chapter provides the first rigorous analysis of overeducation in Ireland. It finds that 15% of Irish employees are classified as being overeducated in terms of what is required ‘to get’ their current job, with 21% overeducated in terms of requirements ‘to do’ their job.

ESRI news

Last line of defense: Are the US military the best hope for defending climate action under Trump

Last line of defense: Are the US military the best hope for defending climate action under Trump
Nick Buxton
There is a certain irony that the only defender of climate action within Trumps cabinet has come from the US military, which would be the biggest single winner in Trump's proposed budget. Read the article.

Boko Haram's War

Science Magazine
Boko Haram's War
Leslie Roberts

Grantee Leslie Roberts is on the ground in northeastern Nigeria where Boko Haram’s reign of terror has led to a humanitarian crisis in which half a million children are so severely malnourished that without treatment 75,000 will die by June.  
Pulitzer Center
 

タブレット端末、活用できていますか?

みずほ情報総研 Vol.617「データと人工知能が『健康経営』の未来を拓く」ほか

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Could Scandinavia follow the path blazed by Brexit?

Could Scandinavia follow the path blazed by Brexit?

By Mark Brolin
     The Remain campaign in last year's EU referendum mixed complacency with overblown warnings about what would happen if the UK voted Leave.

Tillerson Comes into His Own Reports of the Secretary of State's isolation

                               Hudson Institute news

Walter Russell Mead
American Interest

England's new leaders: How mayors can transform their cities

England's new leaders: How mayors can transform their cities 

Author: Luke Raikes

About: devolution, decentralisation, leadership

IPPR news

データと人工知能が「健康経営」の未来を拓く

みずほ情報総研 Vol.618「日本ファーストな温暖化対策」ほか

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     データと人工知能が「健康経営」の未来を拓く
     https://www.mizuho-ir.co.jp/publication/column/2017/0411.html?rt_bn=mm

Starting Over in Haiti

Virginia Quarterly Review
Starting Over in Haiti
Jacob Kushner and Allison Shelley

Soon after a 2010 earthquake displaced 1.5 million people in Haiti, a new city—Canaan—began to rise on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. Grantees Jacob Kushner and Allison Shelley look at how urban life starts from scratch.    
 
Pulitzer Center
 

5.Establish a Royal Commission on the long-term future on the NHS to relieve the unfairness of outcomes in the UK’s health service.

Establish a Royal Commission on the long-term future on the NHS to relieve the unfairness of outcomes in the UK’s health service.

The Centre for Policy Studies

May has given Britain the election it desperately needed

May has given Britain the election it desperately needed

Chris Deerin, CapX
Theresa May's announcement that she wants a general election may be a shock, but it is good for the UK's democratic hygiene.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Marching for Trump Tax Transparency

The Heritage Insider

The Heritage Insider news

  Senator worries that making laws people have to follow will end up being her job. One particular attack that Democrats made against Judge Neil Gorsuch before his nomination to the Supreme Court was confirmed last week is worth recalling for what it reveals about the state of our government. Myron Magnet writes:
“Gorsuch, [Sen. Feinstein] charged, opposed the Supreme Court’s 1984 Chevron-deference doctrine, ‘a long-standing legal doctrine that allows agencies to write regulations necessary to effectively implement the laws that Congress passes and the president signs,’ the senator explained, not quite correctly. ‘Congress relies on agency experts to write the specific rules, regulations, guidelines, and procedures necessary to carry out laws we enact’—the rules that enable ‘the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act to protect our environment from pollution,’ and allow ‘the FDA and the agriculture department [to] safeguard the health and safety of our food supply, our water, our medicines.

Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Processes in Education

Warikoo, N. Forthcoming. “Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Processes in Education: New Frames for New Times.” Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Panama Papers Wins the Pulitzer!


Panama Papers wins the Pulitzer! ICIJ, McClatchy, and Miami Herald get well-deserved official citations, but it was truly a global investigation, involving hundreds of reporters and editors on six continents. And World Policy Journal was among those lucky enough to play a significant role.
 
World Policy Journal acted as story editors for the majority of the English-language Africa-based pieces. We worked on stories that uncovered missing taxes from oil revenue in Uganda, a mega-infrastructure deal in Namibia connected to a FIFA-related entity, secrecy in Beny Steinmetz’s diamond empire, and hidden players in Angola’s sovereign wealth fund.
 
We're proud to have been part of the groundbreaking, Pulitzer-winning project.

NRIパブリックマネジメントレビュー

【国際問題】2017年4月号No.660 焦点:「苦悩する欧州」

Sunday, April 16, 2017

IP and BREXIT: The facts

IP and BREXIT: The facts

  • 4 April 2017
  • News story
  • IPO
Facts on the future of intellectual property laws following the decision that the UK will leave the EU.

Op Ed by the British High Commissioner on Brexit

Op Ed by the British High Commissioner on Brexit

  • 12 April 2017
  • Speech
  • FCO
  • Tanzania
British High Commissioner Sarah Cooke opines on the UK’s triggering of Article 50, which begins the process of the UK leaving the EU, and what this means for the UK’s relationship with Tanzania.

Brexit: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities for Nigeria

Brexit: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities for Nigeria

  • 6 April 2017
  • Speech
  • FCO
  • Nigeria
Britain is as committed as ever to working with our international partners to achieve a safer, healthier and more prosperous planet.

FOI Brexit impact on IT systems

FOI Brexit impact on IT systems

  • 12 April 2017
  • FOI release
  • Monitor
Information on Brexit’s impact on IT systems at NHS Improvement.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Potential for Progress at the US-China Meeting

A Vision of Trump at War

CFR news

A Vision of Trump at War

Author: Philip H. Gordon
Writing in Foreign Affairs, Philip Gordon offers a vision of how President Trump could stumble—through bluster, wishful thinking, and miscalculation—into war with Iran, China, and North Korea. 

Jump! Companies' Occasional Leaps

April 11, 2017 [Column]

Jump! Companies' Occasional Leaps

ARATA Yoshiyuki (Fellow, RIETI)

Dutch Elections and the European Economy

Wages, Job Productivity, and Job Creation and Destruction: Evidence from Japanese division-level employment data

Is U.S.-Japan Trade Friction Avoidable? Blaming trade partners for deficits is pointless

April 10, 2017 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Is U.S.-Japan Trade Friction Avoidable? Blaming trade partners for deficits is pointless

KIYOTA Kozo (Research Associate, RIETI)

Natural Resources Giant Kazakhstan: What kind of international economic regulation framework is applicable to its SOEs?

April 6, 2017 [Discussion Papers (Japanese)]

Natural Resources Giant Kazakhstan: What kind of international economic regulation framework is applicable to its SOEs?

Alisher UMIRDINOV (Nagoya University)

Women Around the World: This Week

Highly Skilled Immigrants' Occupational Choices and the Japanese Employment System

April 5, 2017 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Highly Skilled Immigrants' Occupational Choices and the Japanese Employment System

HASHIMOTO Yuki (Kyushu University)

Legal Perspective of the United States’ Withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement and the Possibility of the "TPP11"

Next Challenge for Rational Expectations Hypothesis

April 4, 2017 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Next Challenge for Rational Expectations Hypothesis

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

RMB Globalization, Once “Unstoppable,” Heads Into Reverse

Expectations Cannot Impact Wages, a Key to Raising the General Price Level

April 3, 2017 [Newspapers & Magazines]

Expectations Cannot Impact Wages, a Key to Raising the General Price Level

YOSHIKAWA Hiroshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

Adverse Selection versus Moral Hazard in Financial Contracting: Evidence from collateralized and non-collateralized loans

March 31, 2017 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Adverse Selection versus Moral Hazard in Financial Contracting: Evidence from collateralized and non-collateralized loans

UCHIDA Hirofumi (Kobe University) / UESUGI Iichiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI) / IWAKI Hiromichi (Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences)

Industry Growth through Spinoffs and Startups

March 31, 2017 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Industry Growth through Spinoffs and Startups

OHYAMA Atsushi (Hitotsubashi University)

Will the Director General Election Bring About the Change the World Health Organization is Looking for?