Friday, May 26, 2017

Trump and NATO

Fox News

Trump and NATO

 Hudson Institute

Defence industries in Arab states: players and strategies

Defence industries in Arab states: players and strategies

Chaillot Paper - No141 - 22 March 2017

Florence Gaub, Zoe Stanley-Lockman

This Chaillot Paper analyses how Arab states strive to achieve strategic, economic and symbolic goals through indigenous armaments production, with some countries in the region showing a new determination to become more self-reliant in this domain. The paper focuses in particular on how efforts undertaken by Arab states to develop national defence technological and industrial bases (DTIBs) entail new relationships with defence suppliers.

America's Way Ahead in Syria

ISW news

Mar 14, 2017

Overseas Business Risk - Mexico

Overseas Business Risk - Mexico

  • UKTI and DIT
  • Guidance

Trump's Energy Budget Leaves Coal Country In The Cold

Christopher Smith

Trump's Energy Budget Leaves Coal Country In The Cold

May 25, 2017
The Trump administration’s first budget proposes a 56 percent cut to fossil energy research and development, which would affect programs ...
 
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

America Second? Yes, and China’s Lead Is Only Growing

The President and Fellows of Harvard College

America Second? Yes, and China’s Lead Is Only Growing

After the Trump-Erdogan Meeting: A New Start in Relations?

Will FBI Sacking Affect National Security?


 CFR news

Will FBI Sacking Affect National Security?

https://www.cfr.org/interview/will-fbi-sacking-affect-national-security
 

石川幸一(亜細亜大学教授

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Trump threatens to prosecute over Manchester attack leaks

Zika virus: epidemiology and cases diagnosed in the UK

The economic impact of violence in LAC: implications for the EU


Low carbon development in Latin America

Alert - No15 - 24 May 2017

Joana Castro Pereira

This Alert looks at the challenges facing Latin America as it transitions from its current development paradigm to a low carbon development path. Which countries have the greatest potential when it comes to renewable energy investments?
  • Citizen security in Latin America

    Alert - No14 - 24 May 2017

    Michele Dos Ramos

    This Alert explains why the reduction of lethal violence and other forms of victimisation is a precondition for ensuring inclusive and sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
  • The economic impact of violence in LAC: implications for the EU

    Brief - No16 - 24 May 2017

    José Luengo-Cabrera

    Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) can be considered to be the most violent region in the world, particularly when measured by homicide levels. Given the high costs of violence in LAC, how can systematic assessments of the economic cost of violence enhance the scope for EU preventive action?
  • Towards San Salvador: where Europe meets Latin America

    Brief - No15 - 23 May 2017

    Lorena Ruano

    This Brief takes a look at the state of play in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in the run-up to the bi-regional EU-CELAC summit in El Salvador in October. What can the Union expect to achieve at the summit? And what kind of partner can CELAC be for the EU?
  • NIRAオピニオンペーパーNo.30「財政・金融政策運営をセットで分析する意義―「シムズ提案」から学ぶべきこと―」を掲載しました。

    Social Investment

    The trust trade-off
    By Kieran Madden, 15/05/17
             
    "Changed lives should be our yardstick—not just spending or good intentions. To this end, the Government will be establishing a stand-alone Social Investment Agency... It’s a good idea. But underpinning this whole “pivot” of the system is big data and with it big data collection, which, if done poorly, can undermine both trust and results." keep reading...

    Maxim Institute

    Two-year jail sentence for Victorian man

    Two-year jail sentence for Victorian man - The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Newsroom

    http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/two-year-jail-sentence-for-victorian-man
    A 31-year-old man has been sentenced to more than two years’ jail with a non-parole period of 13 months after importing almost 419 grams of ephedrine in 2016 with a street value of $80,000....

    Britain is getting its security right

    Britain is getting its security right

    Shashank Joshi, CapX
    After Monday's attack, it is important to make a sober assessment of the threat from terrorism - and Britain's response to it.

    Saving 1,000 ISIS Slaves

    The Daily Beast
    The Brave Doctor Who Helped Save Over 1,000 ISIS Slaves

    Emily Feldman
    Who can forget the images of scores of Yazidi refugees fleeing ISIS’s “forced conversion” campaign in 2014—and the subsequent charges of genocide and slavery?

    Amid our sorrow, remember that the terrorists are losing

    Amid our sorrow, remember that the terrorists are losing

    Sir Malcolm Rifkind, CapX
    After the horrifying attack in Manchester, there is naturally shock and outrage. But we have a duty to put what has happened in perspective.

    テレワーク等による働き方改革推進の際の注意点

    みずほ情報総研 Vol.623「リスクの定量化」ほか


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    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Photographs of Manchester bomb parts published after leak

    Peaceful African States

    Peaceful African States
     
    CFR news

    Brexit: Implications for EU–China Relations

    Brexit: Implications for EU–China Relations

    https://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/brexit-implications-eu-china-relations

    Chatham House

    Drug Safety

    After Report on Killings of C.I.A. Sources, China Asserts Right to Defend Itself

    After Report on Killings of C.I.A. Sources, China Asserts Right to Defend Itself
    A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman would not confirm or deny a New York Times report that more than a dozen C.I.A. informants were killed or imprisoned.

    Daesh: What Happens Next?

    Cultural diversity for dialogue and development

    The New Technopolitics of Development and the Global South as a Laboratory of Technological Experimentation

    New article in Science, Technology and Human Values
    Science, Technology and Human Values
     
    DIIS news

    Trump Should Nudge Germany to Spend More on Defense

    May 23rd, 2017
    Foreign Policy

    Indian regional and global foreign policy aims diverge

    Indian regional and global foreign policy aims diverge

    Delhi’s core foreign policy theatre is South Asia despite Modi’s rhetoric around the mid-2014 elections

    The Daily Brief

    Oxford Analytica

    Emmanuel Macron, Britain and European Security: Preliminary Indicators

    Commentary「サイバー安全保障に対する中国の基本的認識」

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    The suspected terrorist attack happened at the end of a concert by the US singer Ariana Grande.

    BBC news

    19 dead and scores hurt in Manchester blast
    The suspected terrorist attack happened at the end of a concert by the US singer Ariana Grande.

    Hackers Likely Stole NSA Research To Conduct Global Ransomware Attack

    Hackers Likely Stole NSA Research To Conduct Global Ransomware Attack

    pdf ACIPSS Newsletter 07, 17

    Neglected Diseases: policy priorities

    Ana S. Iltis, Kirstin R.W. Matthews

    Neglected Diseases: policy priorities

    May 18, 2017
    The authors explore the different scientific values and priorities that should be considered in setting the policy agenda for effectively ...

    Daeshbook: Europol launch probe into possible IS-built social media network

    Daeshbook: Europol launch probe into possible IS-built social media network

    pdf ACIPSS Newsletter 07, 17

    High stakes, low expectations in Mideast

    Joe Barnes

    High stakes, low expectations in Mideast

    May 22, 2017
    Fellow Joe Barnes examines why President Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia is critical in strengthening U.S.-Saudi ties to combat terrorism ...

    Secret file proves existence of IRA informer

    Secret file proves existence of IRA informer
    ACIPSS-Newsletter 07 /2017    
    pdf ACIPSS Newsletter 07, 17

    Iraq Situation Report: May 6 - 20, 2017

    Iraq Situation Report: May 6 - 20, 2017

    May 21, 2017 - Press ISW
    Iran-backed Shia militias set conditions to disrupt or deny U.S.-backed forces freedom of maneuver near the Iraq-Syria border.

    The Shadow Brokers release more alleged NSA hacking tools and exploits

    The Shadow Brokers release more alleged NSA hacking tools and exploits

    ACIPSS-Newsletter 06 /2017      
    pdf ACIPSS Newsletter 06, 17

    Climate-Related Security Risks: Towards an Integrated Approach

    Israeli intel official urges 'coalition of principles' for 'day after' ISIS defeat

    Israeli intel official urges 'coalition of principles' for 'day after' ISIS defeat
    ACIPSS-Newsletter 06 /2017      
    pdf ACIPSS Newsletter 06, 17

    General Election 2017: Pledges Softly Made in the Foreign Affairs and Defence Sections of the Manifestos

    Stakeknife: double agent in IRA 'was given alibi by senior British officials'

    Stakeknife: double agent in IRA 'was given alibi by senior British officials'

    ACIPSS-Newsletter - Today's intelligence news; tomorrow's intelligence history

    pdf ACIPSS Newsletter 06, 17

    Conditioned Sovereignty. The Creation and Legitimation of Spaces of Violence in Counterterrorism Operations of the “War on Terror”

    BICC Newsletter May 2017

    Prinz, J., & Schetter, C. (2017). Conditioned Sovereignty. The Creation and Legitimation of Spaces of Violence in Counterterrorism Operations of the “War on Terror”. Alternatives 41 (3), pp. 119-136.
    http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0304375417700171

    The new Franco-German alliance spells trouble for Brexit

    The new Franco-German alliance spells trouble for Brexit

    Lukas Lausen, CapX
    The election of Emmanuel Macron marked the start of a new phase for the EU. He has a popular mandate for an agenda that would see greater integration at an EU level.

    モンゴル金融資本市場整備計画」の策定支援プロジェクトを開始

    WHAT IS TURKEY? WHO ARE THE TURKS?

    RIEAS news

    Book Announcement: WHAT IS TURKEY? WHO ARE THE TURKS?             

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Private Security for the Rich

    The Guardian
    Protecting the Rich

    Claire Provost
    In a trend that highlights the growing global gap between rich and poor, grantee Claire Provost reports in The Guardian that at least half the world’s population lives in countries where there are more private security workers than public police officers.
    Pulitzer Center
     

    Tapping into the Economic Potential of Refugees

    Niels Harild

    Tapping into the Economic Potential of Refugees
    < https://www.swp-berlin.org//en/publication/tapping-into-the-economic-potential-of-refugees/>

    Fostering Development through Transitional Social and Economic Integration

    Globally, the number of refugees trapped in protracted displacement
    situations is rapidly growing. For many of them, none of the three
    traditional durable solutions to refugee crises – return to home
    communities, resettlement to another place, or permanent local integration
    – is a realistic option. Therefore, a fourth option must be discussed:
    fostering temporary social and economic integration as an important step
    toward rebuilding refugees’ lives. From a development perspective,
    tapping into the economic potential of refugees during this displacement
    period can reduce pressure on service provision, reduce fiscal stress,
    create economic gains for both the displaced and the host communities, and
    reduce tensions and, thus, the impact of exclusion and the potential for
    violence. German and European development actors should work on a
    comprehensive policy framework to support investments in refugee
    self-reliance that also benefit host communities.

    SWP Comments 2017/C 14, May 2017, 4 Pages

    Cyber information sharing: lessons for Australia

    Forests and America's Infrastructure

    an online course on climate change

    Success story: an online course on climate change
    The reality of climate change is difficult to grasp. This free online course, financed by Switzerland and made available by the UN, has already enjoyed much success around the world. All you need to participate is a computer with an internet connection.
    SDC news
    http://mw.weaver.ch/f/link.aspx?1782EDA87A7761DEB74BE7B24E48DB16321E38DB979054EB58

    The Limits to Political Reform in Morocco’s “Enlightened Authoritarianism”

    No Rivals to the King
    < https://www.swp-berlin.org//en/publication/marocco-no-rivals-to-the-king/>

    The Limits to Political Reform in Morocco’s “Enlightened
    Authoritarianism”

    In Morocco it is still the king who defines the boundaries of political
    discourse and action. The palace is increasingly placing obstacles in the
    path of its strongest adversary, the moderate Islamist Justice and
    Development Party (PJD). This was seen most recently in the difficult and
    protracted coalition negotiations following the October 2016 parliamentary
    elections. At the same time, pressure on civil society critics is steadily
    intensifying. The inherent promise of political reform in Morocco’s
    comparatively inclusive model is increasingly eroding and gradually
    substituted with the promise of economic modernisation, potentially
    undermining the very bases of the kingdoms domestic stability. It is thus
    also in Europe’s interests for Morocco to uphold the progress it has
    achieved through the political reforms of recent decades.

    SWP Comments 2017/C 17, May 2017, 4 Pages
     Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
    German Institute for International and Security Affairs

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Developing city resilience strategies: lessons from ICLEI and ACCCRN

    IIED news

    A number of Asian cities have been involved in climate change adaptation and resilience-building initiatives, focusing on the capacity of local governments to assess vulnerabilities and implement effective mitigation strategies.

    Developing city resilience strategies: lessons from ICLEI and ACCCRN presents the key lessons based on a sample of 15 city resilience strategies from India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines. 

    Informal Food Markets Under Attack in Africa’s Growing Cities

    Informal Food Markets Under Attack in Africa’s Growing Cities

         Informal markets and street vendors play a critical role in providing food and income in many African cities. But draconian, and often violent, enforcement of laws deeming informal activity illegal threatens food and economic security. IFPRI senior research fellow Danielle Resnick suggests that rather than shutting down informal markets, which often leads to violent conflict, governments should work with vendors to improve food safety and meet the demand of ballooning urban populations. Read more.

    Why won't the EU let us make the most of Brexit?

    Why won't the EU let us make the most of Brexit?

    Tim Worstall, CapX
    The suggestion from Brussels that a trade deal with the UK should prevent us from exploiting 'unfair competitive advantages' by lowering social and environmental standards or taxes defeats the purpose of Brexit.

    Food safety knows no border

    Success in the 21st century: an education of Head, heart and hand

    Success in the 21st century: an education of Head, heart and hand

    Author: Peter Hyman

    About: Education, skills

    IPPR news

    The Nixonization of Trump

    The Nixonization of Trump
    John Feffer
    In the aftermath of Watergate, the country turned to the left. Are progressives positioned to capitalize on Trump's stumbles today?

    IPS news

    Theresa May and the battle for the Conservative Party's soul

    Theresa May and the battle for the Conservative Party's soul

    By Robert Colvile
    Many free-market Tories were dismayed last year when the Prime Minister equated - and rejected - "the ideological templates provided by the socialist Left and the libertarian Right".

    The Insider magazine

    If health care is complicated, that’s all the more reason not give strangers the power to make choices for you. You choose better for you than anybody else can choose for you. That and other key points from Beverly Hallberg to share with your neighbors when they lean over the fence to talk about health care. (p. 8) [Toolkit: How to Talk with Your Neighbor about Free Market Health Care]

    The Heritage Insider

    情報通信研究部 森 悠史

    みずほ情報総研 Vol.622「ハイパースペクトルイメージング」ほか


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