Saturday, December 31, 2016

Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: Government leadership

IISD news

Reactions to Canada's Climate Change Framework: Government leadership

     Melissa takes a look at the recent Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, focusing on government leadership.

 http://www.iisd.org/blog/reactions-canadas-climate-change-framework-government-leadership

ISIS Video Shows Berlin Jihadist Swearing Fealty To Baghdadi; Urges Similar Attacks

次期衆院選へ938人準備 与党3分の2維持狙う

RCAPS20周年特別記念セミナー LEE Timothy 教授

RCAPS20周年特別記念セミナー LEE Timothy 教授
2016/12/20
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University news

The Luxembourg State Intelligence Service : a Little-Known Story

Topping the list is Mark Muro and Sifan Liu’s groundbreaking analysis on the Clinton-Trump economic divide

Topping the list is Mark Muro and Sifan Liu’s groundbreaking analysis on the Clinton-Trump economic divide

 The Best of Brookings in 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

French Intelligence and Security Services in 2016 : A Short History

BREXIT BREAKDOWN

BREXIT BREAKDOWN
 The Eurasia Group Foundation news

Securities and Exchange Commission: SEC Personnel Survey Results (GAO-17-95SP, December 2016)

Risks and opportunities, 2017: Part 2

Risks and opportunities, 2017: Part 2

 Oxford Analytica news

NATO, Climate Change, and International Security

Britain’s Criminal Finances Bill: A View from Central Asia

製造業を支える高度部材産業の国際競争力強化に向けて(前編)-エレクトロニクス系高度部材産業の現状と目指すべき方向

製造業を支える高度部材産業の国際競争力強化に向けて(前編)-エレクトロニクス系高度部材産業の現状と目指すべき方向

     これまで自動車産業とともに我が国の製造業の中核を担ってきたエレクトロニクス産業では、半導体・液晶パネルや家電など主力分野の一部において、韓国や中国など海外メーカーの急速な追い上げにより、国際競争力が著しく低下し、大...

 NLI Research Institute news

UK Funding from the EU

UK Funding from the EU
 Published Thursday, December 29, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7847
     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.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Ministers discuss Brexit with the automotive industry

Ministers discuss Brexit with the automotive industry

Brexit And The Commonwealth: What Next? (Speech by Paul Rennie)

Brexit And The Commonwealth: What Next? (Speech by Paul Rennie)

茨城県北部で震度6弱 M6・3、関東強い揺れ

Robert Parry: A Spy Coup in America?

Robert Parry: A Spy Coup in America?

 Public Intelligence Blog

WHY IS EUROPE ABLE TO MANAGE ITS DECLINE,WHILE ASIA IS (STILL) UNABLE TO CAPITALIZE (ON) ITS SUCCESSES)

Human rights implications of Brexit

Human rights implications of Brexit
Joint Committee on Human Rights report says the Government must not use fundamental rights as a bargaining chip

Risks and opportunities, 2017: Part 1

Risks and opportunities, 2017: Part 1

Geopolitical stress will be widespread as the world re-orders

 Oxford Analytica news

第35回「IoTが雇用に与える影響;OECDレポート」

2016年12月28日 [IoT/インダストリー4.0が与えるインパクト]

第35回「IoTが雇用に与える影響;OECDレポート」

岩本 晃一 (上席研究員)

RIETI news

Business as Usual is no Longer an Option with Turkey

Business as Usual is no Longer an Option with Turkey

Eduard Soler i Lecha, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB and Member of the FEUTURE Project

CIDOB news

From Brexit to the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States

From Brexit to the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, the world has seen its fair share of changes in 2016.
What comes next?
As it turns out, rapid and dramatic changes like these may be here to stay. In his new book "Megachange," Darrell West discusses the magnitude of the political and social change taking place today, and explore

 The Brookings Institution Press

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Financial Intelligence and the Evolving Threat from Daesh

モリゾー・キッコロがアスタナ国際博覧会日本館サポーターに任…

OSINT news - Arms vendor's arrest in Slovenia demonstrates law enforcement’s ability to monitor the dark web

21/12/2016
    Intelligence analysis provided by Europol's Focal Point Firearms helped the Slovenian National Police identify and arrest darknet arms vendor.
   Arrests such as these ones signal the start of the law enforcement community’s ability to access the dark web and collate data for prosecution, proving that the inflated sense of anonymity and security created by the Internet can work to law enforcement’s benefit.

 EUROSINT FORUM

What’s new and what’s not in the UN resolution on Israeli settlements

The 21st Century Gold Rush: How the Refugee Crisis Is Changing the World Economy

Huffington Post 
The 21st Century Gold Rush: How the Refugee Crisis Is Changing the World Economy
Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie

     A vast tide of humanity is on the move. Never before in history have so many people felt compelled to escape war, persecution and economic desperation. The refugee crisis grows by the day, engulfing continents, fueling the rise of nativism and empowering demagogues.

先週のレポート・コラムまとめ【12/20~12/26】:歯科医療の変化-かかりつけ歯科医は何をすべきか?

Monday, December 26, 2016

The Trump Doctrine


The Trump Doctrine: A Work in Progress

Geopolitical Weekly Stratfor

 

Insider's View: How Snowden Gets It Dangerously Wrong

Trump's election perhaps casts more uncertainty over Mexico than anywhere else outside the United States

Oxford Analytica news

Trump presidency presents untold challenges for Mexico

Trump's election perhaps casts more uncertainty over Mexico than anywhere else outside the United States

2016年12月号 『流行・ブームで終わらない長期的な訪日外国人客増への期待』他

2016年12月21日 [ディスカッション・ペーパー(英語)] Industrial Structure in Urban Accounting

2016年12月21日 [ディスカッション・ペーパー(英語)]

Industrial Structure in Urban Accounting

大城 淳 (沖縄大学)/佐藤 泰裕 (東京大学)

RIETI news

Brexitとトランプ現象に見られる分断社会における新たな担い手

NIRA news

NIRA政策提言ハイライトに「Brexitとトランプ現象に見られる分断社会における新たな担い手」を掲載しました。

NORAD Tracks Santa

Follow the countdown.  Because tis the season!  From the North American Aerospace Defense Command


Earl Gregg Swem Library

NORAD Tracks Santa

Wir shaffen das

Wir shaffen das

(said the terrorist) Tassos Symeonides(Academic Advisor)

RIEAS news

Data.mil: An Experiment in Defense Open Data

Data.mil: An Experiment in Defense Open Data

    Defense expenditures generate data on logistics, personnel, manufacturing, science and technology.  This site will experiment with sharing unclassified military data with the general public.  The initial offering is THOR: Theater History of Operations Data covering data about aerial bombings from World War I through Vietnam.  From the Defense Digital Service

 

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Brexit: devolved legislature business

Brexit: devolved legislature business
Published Monday, December 19, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7815
   This paper is a record of Brexit-related business in the devolved legislatures. It is updated every Monday.

The EU and Mali: Putting the Cart Before the Horse

Brexit Glossary

Brexit Glossary
Published Monday, December 19, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7840
Brexit Glossary

Sunday, December 25, 2016

経済論壇から 働き方改革の具体策探る

NIRA news
12/18付け日本経済新聞「経済論壇から 働き方改革の具体策探る」(慶應義塾大学土居丈朗教授ご執筆)の中で、金丸恭文代表理事の論考が紹介されています。

Attacks like Berlin are horrifying precisely because they are so rare

Attacks like Berlin are horrifying precisely because they are so rare

Boris Starling, CapX
   Terrorist targets used to be predictable: military installations, government buildings, transport termini. Next came the tourist destinations: Bali, Sharm-el-Sheikh, Tunisia. Then the ostensibly random urban attacks. With each iteration came the shrinking of what we might call "safe space". Yet amid the horror, we should remember that such attacks capture our attention precisely because they are so unusual.

Maxim Institute Real Issues No. 431

Maxim Institute
 Real Issues No. 431

 "Trump’s election shows us the kind of surprise that emerges from the safety of the voting booth when people don’t feel they’re welcome to express their views in the public square. But the problem isn’t just that we get a surprise. It’s that a weak commitment to free speech causes pressure to build up over a long period of time, and it’s almost inevitable that someone is going to exploit that pressure with damaging results." keep reading...

がん患者・経験者への支援のあり方

みずほ情報総研 Vol.602「道具を作る人々」ほか

  [レポート]
     がん患者・経験者への支援のあり方
     https://www.mizuho-ir.co.jp/publication/report/2016/mhir12_cancer_01.html?rt_bn=mm

Controversial Poultry Exports to Africa: Sustainable Trade Policy as a Task for the G20

More bones to pick with the EU?

Controversial Poultry Exports to Africa: Sustainable Trade Policy as a Task for the G20
    In the course of signing Economic Partnership Agreements between the EU and African regions, an old topic became fashionable again: If the partner countries in Africa partially open up their markets, imported products such as chicken cuts, particularly those artificially cheapened due to European agricultural subsidies, could threaten local production in Africa. Critics say this could trigger food crises, rob these countries of their future prospects and ultimately add to the causes of flight. On closer inspection, however, it seems that weak African domestic production has a number of causes – solving the problem would require a whole bundle of policies.

SWP Comments 2016/C57, December 2016, 4 Pages

With a Trump administration looming, the fight in North Dakota isn't over.

How Can You Keep Standing with Standing Rock? Move Your Money
John Cavanagh and Domenica Ghanem
    With a Trump administration looming, the fight in North Dakota isn't over.
IPS NEWS

Brexit has left Labour staring into the abyss

Brexit has left Labour staring into the abyss

By Matthew Goodwin
     If Labour was going to form the next government, it should be 12 points ahead in the polls by now. Instead, it is at least that much behind. Brexit has not only shaken the political landscape, but made it quite clear how little the two wings of Labour's support - industrial, immigration-sceptic Leavers in the north and affluent, bien-pensant Remainers in the south - have in common any more.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Economic Outlook 2016-2nd Half


Economic Outlook 2016-2nd Half
 
 
2016/12/07
Language Korean
 
 http://www.kdi.re.kr/kdi_eng/publication/publication_outlook.jsp
 
KDI news

Building a Resilient Cyber Security Eco-System: National and Regional Considerations

Waters, Gary, Biddington, Brett, Valli Craig Building a Resilient Cyber Security Eco-System: National and Regional Considerations KP 21 (November 2016).  Summary


Kokoda Papers

Japan’s ‘Pivot’ Perspective: Reassurance, Restructuring, and the Rebalance

Military and Strategic Affairs

Military and Strategic Affairs
 No. 1, July 2016 Volume 8

Full text

Urban Responses to Climate Change: Framework for Decisionmaking and Supporting Indicators

Urban Responses to Climate Change: Framework for Decisionmaking and Supporting Indicators

http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1144.html

RAND news

EUROSINT Forum news

14/12/2016
      On 9 December 2016, EUROSINT Forum & CEIS-European Office organised - in the premises of DGA Lab in Paris - a workshop around the theme of innovation. This workshop was attended by more than fifteen intelligence professionals stemming from National and European Security and Intelligence Agencies.
Mr Gari Owen, President of the EUROSINT Forum welcomed the participants and briefly presented the objective of this one-day...

GREECE AND THE NETWORK OF GERMAN RETIREES SPYING FOR TURKEY

GREECE AND THE NETWORK OF GERMAN RETIREES SPYING FOR TURKEY

Joseph Fitsanakis(Senior Editor, IntelNews) Publication at RIEAS web site...

【アジア・新興国】東南アジア・インドの経済見通し~短期的に景気下振れも、17年も消費主導の緩やかな成長が続く

【アジア・新興国】東南アジア・インドの経済見通し~短期的に景気下振れも、17年も消費主導の緩やかな成長が続く

    東南アジア5カ国およびインド経済は、足元で緩やかな回復の動きが見られる。景気の牽引役である民間消費は低インフレの継続と安定した雇用・所得環境による家計の実質所得の増加によって堅調を維持している。またインフラ整備や低...

NLI Research Institute news

Brexit and data protection

Brexit and data protection
Published Thursday, December 15, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7838
    This Library briefing paper discusses the current reform of EU data protection law, the interaction with UK law, and the potential consequences of Brexit in this area.

ブリーフィング・メモ「公務員とスポーツ」を掲載しました。

Surveillance in Space: The Future of Spy and Stealth Satellites

Trump risks serious rift with China over Taiwan

Trump risks serious rift with China over Taiwan

   US President-elect Donald Trump has hinted that he may be considering a fundamental change in US China policy

 Oxford Analytica news

第3回「生活者1万人アンケート調査(金融編)」を実施

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Turkey’s Role in the Western Balkans

Global Militarization Index 2016

Global Militarization Index 2016

https://www.bicc.de/publications/publicationpage/publication/global-militarization-index-2016-669/

BICC Newsletter December 2016

OSINT news ACIPSS-Newsletter 19, 2016

ACIPSS-Newsletter 19, 2016 - collecting intelligence news of today that will become intelligence history of tomorrow

OSINT NEWS

 http://acipss.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=bc92523b829be1f215cee762b&id=58faa80966&e=279bb315bc

The Israeli right greeted the news of Trump's election

    The Israeli right greeted the news of Trump's election with a sense of vindication and euphoria. Asher Schechter contends that while the president-elect's intentions are not yet clear, his administration's affinity with the Israeli government will likely determine the path of bilateral relations.  


World Policy Institute news

Northern England's Brexit voters need to be heard, says thinktank

RIETI Highlight Vol.62 2016年12月16日 [広報活動]

2016年12月16日 [広報活動]

RIETI Highlight Vol.62

How can social protection build resilience? Insights from Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda

The real explanation for Brexit and Trump

The real explanation for Brexit and Trump

Claudia Chwalisz & James Kanagasoorium, Populus
   Did the votes for Donald Trump and for Brexit really spring from similar causes? Crunching through the data, it becomes apparent that in both the US and the UK, increasing geographical polarisation has trapped certain demographics in areas of social, educational and economic stagnation. How we respond to this will determine whether we are witnessing a temporary convulsion or a long-term shift.

Brexit can enrich not just Britain, but the world

Brexit can enrich not just Britain, but the world

By Shanker Singham
    The discussion of Britain's trade position post-Brexit has focused largely on relations with the EU itself - but it's time to think on a larger scale. With Donald Trump pulling the plug on the TPP trade treaty, Britain could offer new hope for global trade by bringing together countries that believe in economic development, free trade and competition. It will take patience and effort, but the prize is there for the taking.

The Heritage Insider: How to revive our prosperity, repair our society, and rebuild our national defense

The Heritage Insider: How to revive our prosperity, repair our society, and rebuild our national defense

    The Winter 2017 issue of The Insider provides a Roadmap for Rebuilding America. The ideas in this collection of articles will help America revive its prosperity, repair its society, and rebuild its national defense. There are many good ideas here that a new Congress and administration should put into action, including cutting and simplifying taxes, repealing Obamacare, ending restrictions of fossil fuels, protecting freedom of conscience, reforming higher education accreditation, and strengthening the military. And as we observe in our editor’s note, it will help greatly if the federal government understood that most of the ideas that will make America great are not in Washington, D.C., at all. In fact, many of them haven’t even been thought of yet:
     Let New Ideas Make America Great
      Is the economy up or is it down? While pundits debate the business cycle and who gets the credit or blame, economists tend to agree that the American economy has a long-term productivity problem. Productivity growth has been falling for some time and has been stagnant since 2007.
       That’s bad news because rising standards of living depend on productivity growth. Productivity is driven by innovation—finding new ways of doing and making things—and that depends on investment. Net non-residential investment was 5.5 percent of net domestic product in 2000. Then it fell steadily, collapsed in 2009, and recovered slightly. It has plateaued between 2.5 percent and 3 percent of NDP since 2012. Measuring entrepreneurship by the rate of business startups shows a steady decline since the late 1990s and a plateauing since the end of the recession in 2009.
      One likely explanation for these developments is that the growth of regulation has made the barriers to starting new firms too high. The Government Accountability Office estimates that federal regulations written just since 2001 now cost the economy $176 billion per year.
Incremental increases in regulation are not likely to force successful firms to close up. They adjust their business models and keep going. And those that are really big may find that regulations keep potential competitors from threatening their business models.
And that is the problem. Most innovation comes from startup firms. If we want innovation, we need to ditch the idea that policy should aim to prevent companies from failing. Economies that can produce new things are economies that are able to stop producing old things, and that sometimes means letting existing companies fail. Repealing the Dodd-Frank Act, which explicitly makes preserving “systemically important financial institutions” its central goal, would be a good first step toward recovering a dynamic economy.
You’ll find that idea and more in these pages. Adapted from Post-Obama.com—for which William Gribbin, Jr., was the lead editor—these articles identify the key policy changes that will help America revive its prosperity, repair its civil society, and rebuild its national defense. [The Insider]

NIRAオピニオンペーパーNo.27「AI時代の雇用の流動化に備えよ」を掲載しました。

【国際問題】2016年12月号No.657 焦点:「深刻化する格差問題」

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

社会インフラ保守点検への機械学習を用いた画像処理の導入を目指して

  社会インフラ保守点検への機械学習を用いた画像処理の導入を目指して
     https://www.mizuho-ir.co.jp/publication/column/2016/1129.html?rt_bn=mm

みずほ情報総研 Vol.600「社会保障費の増大にどう向き合うか」ほか

Trump’s Cabinet Will Be the Richest In American History

Trump’s Cabinet Will Be the Richest In American History
Sam Pizzigati
These deep pocket picks reflect the harsh reality of America's unequal distribution of wealth.

IPS news

The Heritage Insider

   So the President-elect talked to Taiwan. There’s a lot more we can do to build the U.S.-ROC relationship. Adding European nations to NATO has not increased the European contribution to NATO. The models producing the highest cost estimates of global warming show an impact of one-tenth of 1 percent—not nothing, but not a catastrophe either. To help the North Korean people, let the information flow. States that want to reform their regulations now have a handy how-to guide.

     A Taiwan reset? President-Elect Trump’s phone call with Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has been criticized as a reckless provocation of China—a potential signal that the one-China policy of the United States might change. In fact, writes Walter Lohman, there are many aspects of the United States-Taiwan relationship that can and should be changed that do not amount to abandoning the one-China policy: “U.S.-Taiwan relations operate under a number of restrictions derived from the three communiques with China that form the basis of America’s one China policy. Some of them are a necessary part of honoring America’s decision in 1979 to formally recognize the People’s Republic of China. Many are not. The restrictions range from the symbolic, yet seemingly arbitrary—like the circumstances under which Taiwan’s Washington representative is permitted to use its historic residence, Twin Oaks, or display its flag—to more critical areas, like interaction between U.S. and Taiwanese military officers. Building on Trump’s phone call, the incoming administration should review the range of restrictions on interaction between the two countries with an eye to loosening them.” [The Daily Signal

 The Heritage Insider

パリ協定の発効と2050年に向けた低排出発展戦略

    [コラム]
     パリ協定の発効と2050年に向けた低排出発展戦略
     https://www.mizuho-ir.co.jp/publication/column/2016/kankyo1212.html?rt_bn=mm

みずほ情報総研 Vol.601「『2℃目標』に整合した企業であるために」ほか

The urban setting poses unique challenges for humanitarian disaster response

   The urban setting poses unique challenges for humanitarian disaster response, however policy and practice of how to bridge local and international actors lacks a systematic approach.

    'Local and international collaboration in urban humanitarian responses: Perspectives from the Philippines, Colombia and South Sudan' looks at urban-specific challenges to local and international collaboration. Recommendations to improve partnerships are made, which have emerged from case studies involving interviews with local stakeholders carried out in three distinct urban disaster contexts.

IIED news

Brexit can enrich not just Britain, but the world

Brexit can enrich not just Britain, but the world

Shanker Singham, CapX
   The discussion of Britain's trade position post-Brexit has focused largely on relations with the EU itself - but it's time to think on a larger scale. With Trump pulling the plug on the TPP trade treaty, Britain could offer new hope for global trade by bringing together countries that believe in economic development, free trade and competition. It will take patience and effort, but the prize is there for the taking.