Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Boko Haram: Abu Musab al-Barnawi’s Leadership Coup and Offensive in Niger

Boko Haram: Abu Musab al-Barnawi’s Leadership Coup and Offensive in Niger


On August 3, Islamic State (IS) announced that Habib Yusuf (a.k.a. Abu Musab al-Barnawi), the son of     Boko Haram founder Muhammed Yusuf, was the new wali (governor) of its “West Africa Province,” the name IS gave to Boko Haram...

The Jamestown Foundation news

Political Turmoil in KRG Risks Hindering Kurdish Efforts Against Islamic State

The Jamestown Foundation news

Political Turmoil in KRG Risks Hindering Kurdish Efforts Against Islamic State


     Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq have been some of the most effective in tackling Islamic State (IS) on the ground, but the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) itself has been mired for more than a year in political turmoil over...


[行事・講習会等]の[日本農林規格の制定並びに確認、改正及び廃止にかかる原案作成委員会]に「第1回豆乳類の日本農林規格の確認等の原案作成委員会の開催案内」を掲載しました。

Al-Shabaab Aims for ‘Hearts and Minds’ With Establishment of Islamic Police Force

BRIEFS


Philippines: MNLF Hardens Stance Toward Abu Sayyaf
    Four members of the Southeast Asian militant group Abu Sayyaf were killed in the southern Philippines during a confrontation with members of the Moro National Liberation Front...

Al-Shabaab Aims for ‘Hearts and Minds’ With Establishment of Islamic Police Force

     Al-Shabaab, the al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia, claims to have established a religious police force in an area it controls in southern Somalia, seeking to push forward its Islamist agenda even as it struggles to hold on to its...

The Jamestown Foundation

信頼と心理指標(抑うつ度、不安度、ネガティブ感情、ポジティブ感情)の関係の検証:心理介入によって信頼を向上させることができるか?

RIETI news

2016年8月23日 [ディスカッション・ペーパー(日本語)]

信頼と心理指標(抑うつ度、不安度、ネガティブ感情、ポジティブ感情)の関係の検証:心理介入によって信頼を向上させることができるか?

関沢 洋一 (上席研究員)/宗 未来 (慶應義塾大学)/野口 玲美 (千葉大学)/山口 創生 (国立精神・神経医療研究センター精神保健研究所)/清水 栄司 (千葉大学)

2016年8月23日 [シンポジウム]

今後の国際通商制度と投資セミナー(配付資料)

The percentage of young adults ages 18 to 34 in Texas without health insurance has dropped by 35 percent since ...

James A. Baker, III

A CALL TO END WORLD IVORY SALES

August 22, 2016
    Former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, authored an op-ed advocating for the end of ivory sales worldwide and ...

Vivian Ho, Elena M. Marks

HRMS ISSUE BRIEF 23

August 23, 2016
    The percentage of young adults ages 18 to 34 in Texas without health insurance has dropped by 35 percent since ...

  • James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Reducing Inequality and Poverty in America

"Reducing Inequality and Poverty in America"

Op-Ed, Project Syndicate
By Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University
    With a new American president and Congress taking office just six months from now, the time has come to rethink the government’s programs aimed at helping the poor.

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

NIRA政策提言ハイライトに「出遅れる日本 IoT分野の国際標準化競争」を掲載しました。

NIRA news

NIRA政策提言ハイライトに「出遅れる日本 IoT分野の国際標準化競争」を掲載しました。 NEW!
2016/08/23
ブロックチェーンに関する最新情報(1)-Lessons Learned from theDAO Project: The Future of Regulating Blockchain を掲載しました。 NEW!

US carriers – more support from amphibious fleet

Monday, August 22, 2016

Kurdish special forces rescue Swedish girl from Islamic State

ACIPSS Newsletter 2016


 ISIS Threatens Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey 


http://europe.newsweek.com/isis-threatens-facebooks-zuckerberg-and-twitters-dorsey- 430171?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=rss


Kurdish special forces rescue Swedish girl from Islamic State 

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamicstate-hostage-idUSKCN0VW18J

ISIS's Twitter Campaign Faltering Amid Crackdown

ACIPSS Newsletter 2016 


ISIS's Twitter Campaign Faltering Amid Crackdown 

http://europe.newsweek.com/isiss-english-language-twitter-campaign-faltering-amid-crackdown- 428004?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=rss


How the Iraqi army drove ISIS out of Ramadi 


http://europe.newsweek.com/iraqi-forces-fighting-isis-ramadi-fallujah-mosul- 430042?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=rss 

Islamic State Keeps Price List for Selling Sex Slaves As Young as 1 ‘In the Name of Allah’

ACIPSS Newsletter 2016 


Islamic State Keeps Price List for Selling Sex Slaves As Young as 1 ‘In the Name of Allah’ 


http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/08/19/islamic-state-keeps-price-list-selling-spoils-name-allah-christiansyazidi-sex-slaves-young-1

 ISIS have used chemical weapons and can make their own chlorine and mustard gas, warns CIA director

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3443721/ISIS-used-chemica

ISIS are 'targeting refugee camps and asylum centres for new recruits'

ACIPSS Newsletter 2016 

ISIS are 'targeting refugee camps and asylum centres for new recruits'


http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/700523/ISIS-Islamic-State-targeting-asylum-centres-refugees-camps-recruits

ISIS has a terrifying new bomb 

http://theweek.com/articles/643440/isis-terrifying-new-bomb

Islamic State, losing fighters and territory, increasingly turns to child bombers

Islamic State, losing fighters and territory, increasingly turns to child bombers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/islamic-state-losing-fighters-and-territory-increasingly-turns-to-child-bombers/2016/08/22/bc611ce6-687a-11e6-8225-fbb8a6fc65bc_story.html


Leaked ISIS Documents Reveal Most Recruits Know Little on Islam

http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/1.736943

ACIPSS Newsletter 2016 

Islamist Extremism in East Africa

Islamist Extremism in East Africa

CSS Resources
17 August 2016
   In this Africa Security Brief, Abdisaid Ali reviews the mainstreaming of Salafist ideology in East Africa and the polarizing impact this exclusivist interpretation of Islam is having on the region. As for dealing with the phenomenon, Ali has one piece of advice – don't try to confront Islamist extremism with heavy-handed or extrajudicial police actions. It will only make the budding problem worse

Building Smart Cities in India

    A new study from Brookings Metropolitan Policy program examines India’s ongoing Smart Cities initiative and makes recommendations for how best to manage India’s booming population and rapid urbanization.

Building Smart Cities in India

Americans' Triumph at Olympics Shows Greatness of Melting Pot, Not Diversity

Why Brexit is bad news for SMEs

Why Brexit is bad news for SMEs

Paolo Giabardo, CapX
    While there are glimmers of hope for SMEs that have benefited from a depreciated pound, the future of the SME community is under threat. In the run up to the EU Referendum, small and medium size firms held fire on major business decisions but what was initially a short term delay has now become a prolonged hold on any decisions relating to company growth. 

What both Clinton and Trump miss in their infrastructure plans

John Cassidy, The New Yorker
Proposals have been made by the main presidential candidates to redress chronic shortfalls in American infrastructure funding. Previous attempts have faced ideological obstructions and have lost out to competing budget priorities. What is needed is some way to protect infrastructure investments from the vicissitudes of politics. Establishing a capital budget for the federal government would permit a sensible debate about infrastructure spending.

IE Ireland - Genetically modified organisms

Health and food audits and analysis - Audit reports
IE Ireland - Genetically modified organisms 

Devonport man charged with child exploitation offences

Australian Government Media Releases for 23 August 2016 

Devonport man charged with child exploitation offences | Australian Federal Police

A 30-year-old Devonport man has been charged with child exploitation offences and remanded in custody to appear in the Devonport Magistrates Court this afternoon.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

8月17日発売!増刊「COMBAT FLEET/[写真集]現代軍艦」

Saudi instability risk will rise if reforms fail

Saudi instability risk will rise if reforms fail

The kingdom's eroding public finances raise questions over its long-term resilience

Oxford Analytica

Australia to Close Refugee Detention Center

ISIS Sanctuary Map: August 19, 2016

ISW news

ISIS Sanctuary Map: August 19, 2016

August 19, 2016 - Caitlin Forrest
Since the publication of ISW’s last sanctuary map on July 1, 2016, ISIS militants lost control of the city of Manbij and the town of Al-Rai in Northern Aleppo Province in a series of victories for the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition. Meanwhile, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) continued to set conditions for future operations to retake Mosul.

Checking the Math on the Pentagon’s ISIS Body Counts

CFR news

Checking the Math on the Pentagon’s ISIS Body Counts

Author: Micah Zenko
ForeignPolicy.com
    The Obama administration steadily updates the tally of dead combatants in its latest war — but can the numbers be trusted?

How to Pass a C.I.A. Background Check

The New York Times.



How to Pass a C.I.A. Background Check

Reveal everything. Keep your romantic interests American.

Congressional Task Force on CENTCOM Releases Initial Report

Congressional Task Force on CENTCOM Releases Initial Report 
Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2016 | Preview rr
   A Congressional joint task force (JTF) investigating allegations of intelligence manipulation at U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) released an initial report today detailing persistent problems in 2014 and 2015 with CENTCOM analysis of U.S. efforts to train the Iraqi Security Forces and combat the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. 

German Who Plotted to Bomb U.S. Targets in Europe Gets Out of Prison Early


REMEMBER GREECE?

REMEMBER GREECE?

Tassos Symeonides(RIEAS Academic Advisor) Copyright: Research Institute for European and American...

RIEAS news

Reducing Our Use of Private Prisons: Memorandum for the Acting Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons

    Announces policy shift whereby federal prisoners will no longer be sent to privately operated prisons.  By 2013, 15% of federal prisoners were housed in such institutions which, according to recent government audits, do not provide the same level of correctional services and resources or the same level of safety and security as federally-run prisons. From the Justice Department

Reducing Our Use of Private Prisons: Memorandum for the Acting Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons


EARL GREGG SWEM LIBRARY

Saturday, August 20, 2016

San Diego Built a Bridge Over Its Border Wall

     The U.S. border with Mexico is no longer a danger that has to be managed but an opportunity worth seizing.

San Diego Built a Bridge Over Its Border Wall

Wilson Center

Why a “Trumpxit” May Be Harder Than it Looks

IPS news

Why a “Trumpxit” May Be Harder Than it Looks
John Feffer
Looking for a place to escape from President Trump? You're running out of options.

Friday, August 19, 2016

米太平洋陸軍司令官、大臣と会談 日米同盟の重要性確認

米太平洋陸軍司令官、大臣と会談 日米同盟の重要性確認


Asagumo Shimbunsha Inc
 稲田防衛相は8月8日、米太平洋陸軍司令官のロバート・ブラウン陸軍大将と防衛省で会談し、日米同盟の重要性を確認した。
 会談でブラウン司令官は稲田大臣の就任に祝意を述べ、「私個人としては30年間、陸上自衛隊と関わっているが、日米関係の発展は目覚ましい。世界の現状が・・・

America’s Awesome Military

"America’s Awesome Military"

Op-Ed, Foreign Affairs
By Michael O'Hanlon and David H. Petraeus, Non-resident Senior Fellow
     The United States has the best military in the world today, by far. U.S. forces have few, if any, weaknesses, and in many areas—from naval warfare to precision-strike capabilities, to airpower, to intelligence and reconnaissance, to special operations—they play in a totally different league from the militaries of other countries. Nor is this situation likely to change anytime soon, as U.S. defense spending is almost three times as large as that of the United States’ closest competitor, China, and accounts for about one-third of all global military expenditures—with another third coming from U.S. allies and partners.
     Nevertheless, 15 years of war and five years of budget cuts and Washington dysfunction have taken their toll.

Hacking group auctions 'cyber weapons' stolen from NSA

ISIS's bad week

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Victorian Defence Industry to be a key driver of jobs and growth

Defence Ministers » Victorian Defence Industry to be a key driver of jobs and growth

    The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, visited Victoria today to meet with the Premier of Victoria, the Hon Daniel Andrews MP, and large and small defence industry businesses to discuss the critical role for Victoria’s Defence industry in delivering both defence capability and in creating jobs and economic growth for the state.

Australian Government Media Releases for 18 August 2016 

The Grip of HIV And Tuberculosis in South Africa

The Grip of HIV And Tuberculosis in South Africa

Misha Friedman

Misha Friedman, in South Africa this summer for the International AIDS conference, revisits portraits he made in 2013 of individuals living with HIV and TB. Some have died, others struggle on, in a country where the divide between haves and have-nots is among the sharpest in the world.

Pulitzer Center news

With Trump’s economic plan, America will be the loser

With Trump’s economic plan, America will be the loser

William G. Gale, Hilary Gelfond and Aaron Krupkin
   William Gale states that Donald Trump's tax and budgeting proposals "would boost public debt to all-time record levels," and that "because of the massive rise in debt, Trump’s tax plan may actually hurt growth."

Brookings Economic Studies Bulletin

材料開発 ―現代の錬金術

みずほ情報総研 Vol.584「プロフェッショナル人材の地域還流」ほか

    [コラム]
     材料開発 ―現代の錬金術
     http://www.mizuho-ir.co.jp/publication/column/2016/0809.html?rt_bn=mm

The Facts Show Louisiana's Floods Not Caused by Man-Made Climate Change

The Facts Show Louisiana's Floods Not Caused by Man-Made Climate Change

    The New York Times ran a story with the title "Flooding in the South Looks a Lot Like Climate Change." But the climate research suggests otherwise.

The Daily Signal is brought to you by more than half a million members of The Heritage Foundation.

PubSpace

PubSpace

    New full text, online archive of journal articles from NASA-funded research.  The material will be freely available at this site one year after publication in the peer-reviewed journal.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

EARL GREGG SWEM LIBRARY

Educated white women could trigger a decisive Trump defeat

Educated white women could trigger a decisive Trump defeat

William H. Frey
    Much has been written about white working-class men because they represent the voting base on which Republican candidate Donald Trump largely depends. Yet recent polling suggests that another demographic segment – white college-educated women – could be his Achilles heel.

Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program

New Drugs for Dementia

New Drugs for Dementia

     Provides an overview of dementia, current treatments, and potential new drugs.  Also examines the challenges in developing new drugs and ensuring patient access.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

EARL GREGG SWEM LIBRARY

Dietary reference values: EFSA publishes advice on choline

Dietary reference values: EFSA publishes advice on choline
EFSA has set dietary reference values for choline as part of its review of scientific advice on nutrient intakes. Choline plays an important role in the human body, in particular for the maintenance of normal liver function

Migration – follow the money

Migration – follow the money
Mark Akkerman
    The EU must acknowledge its part in fuelling the drivers of migration and work to stop them, starting by imposing an embargo on arms sales to the Middle East and North Africa.
Transnational Institute

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Legality risks and risk mitigation: A guide for buyers of Pa...

DONALD TRUMP VS. THE 'BLOB'

Joe Barnes

DONALD TRUMP VS. THE 'BLOB'

August 15, 2016
At a time when the U.S. is in need of new thinking outside the “blob” of the traditional foreign policy ...
  •  James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Thank Trump for his message about defence

'Thank Trump for his message about defence'

10 AUGUST 2016 • OPINION
   Trump’s America First doctrine puts Europe on the spot: if NATO is no longer a reliable cornerstone of Europe’s defence, what is the alternative? The European Union?

 Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael',

Brexit and future of Europe - A new multilateral agenda?

Brexit and future of Europe - A new multilateral agenda?

By Balazs Ujvari 
    With the European Union Global Strategy endorsed by the European Council, Balazs Ujvari, of Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations, assesses the long-term prospects for the EU’s multilateral action.
This article was published in August 2016 as Issue 19 in Pan European Networks – Government.   The article can be accessedhere.

Findings of Investigation into Baltimore Police Department Released, Agreement Reached

Global discourse on terrorism needs revision

Global discourse on terrorism needs revision

Terrorism disproportionately affects Middle Eastern, Asian and African states

Oxford Analytica

Intelligence: Ban the NSA

‘Shadow Brokers’ Leak Raises Alarming Question: Was the N.S.A. Hacked?


How Donald Trump Profited From The Power Of Presidential Primaries

Opinion: How Donald Trump Profited From The Power Of Presidential Primaries

quoting James W. Ceaservia MarketWatch
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
   Following the U.K.’s “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union, former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Harvard University President Emeritus Larry Summers had harsh words about the accuracy of political science.

The Call of the Valleys: Violence Returns to India’s Jammu and Kashmir State

European banks under stress (tests): Which remain the most resilient?

CEPS news
Willem Pieter De Groen
Daniel Gros

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

東北補給処が部外講師招き「入札談合の防止」学ぶ

東北補給処が部外講師招き「入札談合の防止」学ぶ

Asagumo Shimbunsha Inc.

【監察本部=市ヶ谷】防衛監察本部(北村道夫・防衛監察監)は7月12日、陸自東北補給処(仙台)で「第31回コンプライアンス講習会」を開催し、処長の馬塲清美陸将補以下、隊員約310人が参加した。
 講習会では、部外講師として招かれた公正取引委員会事務総局東北事務所取引課の寺本一彦課長が「入札談合の防止に向けて」と題して講話した。
 寺本課長は・・・