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.
 

Michigan is becoming a leader in pension reforms

The Heritage Insider

Michigan is becoming a leader in pension reforms. Anthony Randazzo explains:
“Michigan’s Gov. Snyder has signed into law a first-of-its-kind, innovative pension reform bill that will provide a new set of retirement choices for state teachers and cap the growth of liabilities in the state’s current, structurally flawed retirement plan. The Michigan Public School Employee System (MPSERS)—currently only 60% funded with $29 billion in unfunded pension liabilities—now has its most realistic path to solvency in the past two decades.” 
Randazzo writes that the new plan includes better actuarial assumptions as well as the following elements:
· New hires will be auto-enrolled in a defined contribution retirement plan (DC Plan) that has a default 10% total contribution rate. DC Plans inherently have no risk of unfunded liabilities, and the maximum employer share for the plan (7%) is less than what employers should be paying for the current plan.
· However, if new teachers would prefer a defined benefit pension plan (DB Plan), they will have the choice to voluntarily switch to a new ‘hybrid’ plan that, unlike the current ‘hybrid’ plan offered to teachers, uses very conservative assumptions and short amortization schedules and splits all costs 50-50 between the employee and employer.
· Uniquely, the hybrid plan will have a safeguard mechanism that would trigger closure if the funded ratio falls below 85% for two consecutive years.” [Reason Foundation]
And James Hohman writes:
“Michigan’s situation is not unique, but the legislation signed by Gov. Snyder today goes farther than any other reforms to limit the ability to promise benefits now and push the costs onto future taxpayers. Some states have passed legislation that offers new employees a less generous retirement package, but this does little to stop generating new debt. Michigan’s move restrains the problem from getting worse, provides even more generous benefits to future hires and leaves the pensions of current teachers and retirees untouched.” [Mackinac Center]

Right to home: Rethinking homelessness in rural communities

Right to home: Rethinking homelessness in rural communities

Author: Charlotte Snelling

About: housing, rural areas

IPPR news

Justice Denied

Colonial Injustices, From Belize to Burundi 
In the summer issue of World Policy Journal, “Justice Denied,” we explore criminal injustices—and the grass-roots organizers, researchers, and politicians working to rectify them. Editor Christopher Shay introduces the issue on an episode of World Policy On Air.
 
World Policy Institute news

London attack linked to hate preacher Anjem Choudary's extremist network

London attack linked to hate preacher Anjem Choudary's extremist network
Nikita Malik cited in The Independent
6 June 2017
Full Article
 
Henry Jackson Society Information news

Can the EU Pass a Speculation Tax?

EPS news

Can the EU Pass a Speculation Tax?
Sarah Anderson
As EU negotiators struggle to reach the finish line on a financial transaction tax agreement, 52 industry professionals issue a joint statement in support.

Britain needs to bridge divisions, not open borders

Britain needs to bridge divisions, not open borders

By Sunder Katwala
This week, CapX held a debate in Parliament on immigration. Sunder Katwala thinks it has been good for Britain - indeed, he owes his existence to it. Why, then, did he argue that it has gone too far?

コラム > チップの上に人を作る!? ―臓器チップの話―

みずほ情報総研 Vol.630「チップの上に人を作る!?」ほか

コラム > チップの上に人を作る!? ―臓器チップの話―
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    │ https://www.mizuho-ir.co.jp/publication/column/2017/0711.html?rt_bn=mm

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Spyware in Mexico Targeted Investigators Seeking Students

Brexit reading list: general coverage

Brexit reading list: general coverage
Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7958
This paper provides links to a selection of analysis and comment on general ‘Brexit’ coverage.

Brexit: the talks begin

Brexit: the talks begin
Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8017

Online Information and Fake News

Online Information and Fake News
Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | POSTnotes POST-PN-0559
Internet search engines and social media platforms are an increasingly popular way of accessing news and information. In 2017, the proportion of UK adults consuming news online exceeded those who watched news on TV (74% versus 69%).

ストックオプション(新株予約権)の内容確定に関するお知らせ

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

DARK WEB NOTEBOOK

Defence Innovation and the UK: Responding to the Risks Identified by the US Third Offset Strategy

IDENTIFYING THE WOLVES

Transatlantic (Mis)alignment: Challenges to US-EU Sanctions Design and Implementation

HOW CAN GREECE PAY BACK CHINA?

Groundhog Day for Counterterrorist Finance: Time to Rethink the Response

CROSS-DOMAIN APPROACHES TO INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS

President Trump’s speech in Warsaw

THE INTELLIGENCE – LAW ENFORCEMENT NEXUS IN THE CURRENT GLOBAL SECURITY ENVIRONMENT: LESSONS LEARNED AND BEST/WORST PRACTICES

British prisoners in Iran

British prisoners in Iran
Published Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0143
Debate pack for the Westminster Hall debate on British prisoners in Iran.

The Global Impact of Oil

Brexit: what impact on those currently exercising free movement rights?

Brexit: what impact on those currently exercising free movement rights?
Published Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7871
This Commons Library briefing paper addresses the question of the status, post-Brexit, of EU citizens currently resident in the UK and those British citizens living elsewhere in the EU.

Innovate UK funded projects since 2004

Innovate UK funded projects since 2004

  • Innovate UK
  • Transparency data

Anglo-Polish relations

Anglo-Polish relations
Published Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0144
Debate Pack for Anglo-Polish relations

「わたしの構想」No.30「分岐点を迎える超高齢社会」を掲載しました。

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Qatari Laws Target Pregnant Migrant Workers

Qatari Laws Target Pregnant Migrant Workers
Ana P. Santos

Pulitzer Center

ISIS will be hard to kill off

ISIS will be hard to kill off

Hassan Hassan, The National
Islamic State is on the retreat. US-backed forces encircle Raqqa - its crucial Syrian stronghold - and the group's territory is shrinking daily.

Don't settle after Brexit


ODI news
Don't settle after Brexit
More can be done to make sure post-Brexit Britain improves its trade policy towards developing countries.

Trump's Master Class in Tax Deceit

Trump's Master Class in Tax Deceit
Josh Hoxie
Three ways the president is selling tax cuts for the rich when no one actually wants them.

IPS news

Corbyn is following the Trump playbook. And it's working

Corbyn is following the Trump playbook. And it's working

By Marc Sidwell
Politics is a dirty game, played for the highest of stakes. Jeremy Corbyn understands this, which is why he is copying Donald Trump's recipe for success.

The Heritage Insider - Who is to blame for the madness on campuses today?

Who is to blame for the madness on campuses today? Walter Williams calls it like he sees it and offers a reform:
“The primary blame for the incivility and downright stupidity we see on university campuses lies with the universities’ trustees. Every board of trustees has fiduciary responsibility for the governance of a university, shaping its broad policies.
“Unfortunately, most trustees are wealthy businessmen who are busy and aren’t interested in spending time on university matters. They become trustees for the prestige it brings, and as such, they are little more than yes men for the university president and provost.
“If trustees want better knowledge about university goings-on, they should hire a campus ombudsman who is independent of the administration and accountable only to the board of trustees.” [The Daily Signal]

The Heritage Insider

A Change in the Winds for Software Piracy

A Change in the Winds for Software Piracy

How to Collect Open Source Intelligence

OSINT news

Save-the-date! Two-day workshop on best practices in Strategic Foresight
07/07/2017
The course is being organised by the EUROSINT Forum in collaboration with the FP7-funded VALCRI project (www.valcri.org), a four-year initiative dedicated to improving the intelligence capabilities of European security and law enforcement professionals.
 
EUROSINT FORUM news

USA – Consular Fees

USA – Consular Fees

  • FCO
  • Guidance

This Alert examines the implications of President Trump’s decision


Cuba and Trump: the power of symbols

Alert - No21 - 05 July 2017

Lorena Ruano

This Alert examines the implications of President Trump’s decision to roll back on the previous administration’s opening to Cuba and stresses that, even if the US returns to a hostile attitude, it is in the EU’s best interest to continue with its policy of engagement with Cuba.

EUPOL Afghanistan 2007/16: Mission Impossible?

EUPOL Afghanistan 2007/16: Mission Impossible?

Brief - No22 - 05 July 2017

Thierry Tardy

This Brief presents an overview of the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL Afghanistan) – analysing the difficulties and challenges that the Mission faced from the time it was launched in 2007 until its closure in 2016.

九州豪雨、新たに数人心肺停止 有明海で5遺体、被災者か

Towards an Inclusive Public-Private Agreement on Cyberspace?

The Proposed "Digital Geneva" Convention: Towards an Inclusive Public-Private Agreement on Cyberspace?

Strategic Security Analysis - 2017

GCSP news

EURATOM

EURATOM
Published Friday, July 7, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8036
A Commons Library briefing paper on EURATOM, the European Atomic Energy Community

UK tax after the EU referendum

UK tax after the EU referendum
Published Friday, July 7, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7630
Taxation is very largely a Member State competence. The implications of the UK lying outside the EU are likely to be less significant for taxation compared with other policy areas.

詳細はこちらをご覧下さい

【軍縮・不拡散講座(軍縮・不拡散促進センター)】
平成29年度外務省委託事業「軍縮・不拡散講座」(9月12~14日)の開講にあたり、 受講生を募集いたします。詳細はこちらをご覧下さい。

JIIA news

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The India-Israel Breakthrough

Hudson Institute news

The India-Israel Breakthrough

Pakistan’s ‘Love Us Or Else’ Strategy

史料紹介コーナー7月号

史料紹介コーナー7月号
2017年7月5日
 
NIDS news

Policy flip-flops increasingly isolate Turkey abroad

NIRAオピニオンペーパーNo.31「デジタライゼーション時代に求められる人材育成」を掲載しました。

Duterte Fumbles in Southern Philippines

Duterte Fumbles in Southern Philippines

CFR news

https://www.cfr.org/expert-brief/duterte-fumbles-southern-philippines

九州豪雨、安否不明6人に 福岡・大分、特別警報続く

九州豪雨、安否不明6人に 福岡・大分、特別警報続く                          

47NEWS

Tropical Illness among the Poorest of the Rich

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Peter J. Hotez

Tropical Illness among the Poorest of the Rich

July 05, 2017
Neglected tropical diseases are now more prevalent in G-20 nations than in the rest of the world, and the G-20 ...

中国産品輸入に対するAD税賦課:中国WTO加盟議定書15条a項ii号の失効の意味と対応策

2017年7月 4日 [ディスカッション・ペーパー(日本語)]

中国産品輸入に対するAD税賦課:中国WTO加盟議定書15条a項ii号の失効の意味と対応策

梅島 修 (高崎経済大学)
 
RIETI news
 
 
 
 

Australia's Conflicting Natural Gas Policies

Michael D. Maher, Anna Mikulska

Australia's Conflicting Natural Gas Policies

July 05, 2017
The authors analyze a new Australian policy that would give the Minister of Resources the authority to curb LNG exports ...
 
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news
 

A Study of the Illicit Cigarette Market in the European Union, Norway and Switzerland

US Natural Gas, Manufacturing And LNG Exports

Michael D. Maher, Anna Mikulska

An Abundance Of Riches? US Natural Gas, Manufacturing And LNG Exports

July 05, 2017
Center for Energy Studies senior program advisor Michael Maher and nonresident fellow Anna Mikulska examine how increased U.S. LNG exports ...

Action Needed on Tackling Organised Crime’s Finances

US-China Relations under Trump

US-China Relations under Trump

FBI Releases Annual Internet Crime Report for 2016

FBI Releases Annual Internet Crime Report for 2016
27 Jun, 2017
 
FROM THE HSDL BLOG

ERDOGAN ‘CAPABLE AND WILLING’ TO DESTABILIZE BALKANS AND NATO PRETENDS EVERYTHING IS FINE

Guatemala: Consular Fees

Guatemala: Consular Fees

  • FCO
  • Guidance

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

研究報告 「朝鮮半島情勢の総合分析と日本の安全保障」(平成28年度朝鮮半島研究会)

Brexit: What next for UK fisheries?

Brexit: What next for UK fisheries?
Published Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7669
The implications of Brexit for fisheries are highly uncertain and will depend on future negotiations with the EU and future UK Government policy.

Statistics on UK-EU trade

Statistics on UK-EU trade
Published Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7851
This note provides some basic statistics on the UK's trade with the EU.

Road infrastructure

Parliamentary debate 5/7/17: Road infrastructure
Published Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0133
This debate will take place between 9.30 and 11.00 am on 5 July in Westminster Hall. The Member who secured the debate is Huw Merriman MP (Con., Bexhill and Battle).

Security of UK Food Supply

Security of UK Food Supply
Published Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | POSTnotes POST-PN-0556
This note outlines current UK trade in food and animal feed, examines the challenges raised to the security of UK food supply by withdrawal from the EU and analyses the policy options available for improving UK food security

Brexit: trade aspects

Brexit: trade aspects
Published Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7694
This paper looks at possible options for the UK's trading relationships with the EU after Brexit.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Emmanuel Macron is finally showing his true colours

Emmanuel Macron is finally showing his true colours

By Anne-Elisabeth Moutet
Emmanuel Macron has won the greatest accumulator bet in the history of French politics, claiming not just the presidency but an unprecedented parliamentary majority.

The Heritage Insider

The Senate health care bill misses some opportunities to fix problems created by Obamacare. Edmund Haislmaier, Robert Moffit, and Marie Fishpaw write:
“[A] major weakness of the Senate bill is that, unlike the House bill, it does not create enough incentives for continuous coverage—either directly or by permitting states to use the waiver process to adopt such provisions on their own. Such provisions are important to limiting the adverse selection and gaming effects that have driven up premiums under Obamacare.
“The Senate bill should be strengthened by at least expanding the waiver process to permit states to experiment with different approaches for incentivizing continuous coverage.”
And while the Senate bill also improves the Medicaid setup, it doesn’t go far enough in addressing the weaknesses of the program. Haislmaier, Moffit, and Fishpaw recommend:
“First, to ensure states have the flexibility they need, the Senate should take such steps as giving them explicit authority to set and manage eligibility for their Medicaid programs through such means as asset tests, and remove restrictions Obamacare put on states’ abilities to make such decisions.
“Second, the Senate should establish a Medicaid ‘premium support’ program that would enable able-bodied Medicaid beneficiaries to enroll in private health insurance plans, and thus be able to secure access to the same doctors and medical professionals as their fellow citizens.
“Many Medicaid enrollees cannot find a doctor to take care of them because the reimbursement rates and the regulatory system discourages physician participation in the program.
“Moreover, low-income, able-bodied adults cycle on and off of Medicaid as their employment and incomes fluctuate, experiencing disruption in their health care coverage.
“This change would have increased their access to the quality care that they so desperately need, and would have increased the number of younger and healthier persons enrolled in the nation’s private health insurance pools.” [The Daily Signal]

Should Britain pay the Brexit bill?

Should Britain pay the Brexit bill?

Julian Jessop, CapX
Brexit is often compared to divorce. But given that the EU existed before the UK joined and will go on after it leaves, a better metaphor is leaving a club.

自動微分によるhigh-order Greeksの計算

みずほ情報総研 Vol.628「再エネ調達の新たな手法 J-クレジットの再エネ証書利用」ほか


     [レポート]
     自動微分によるhigh-order Greeksの計算
     ―フィナンシャルエンジニアリングレポート Vol.27―
     https://www.mizuho-ir.co.jp/publication/report/2017/fe27.html?rt_bn=mm

How Four Boy Soldiers Survived Boko Haram

Nigeria's Stolen Generation
Sarah Topol and Glenna Gordon
Boko Haram is famous for the 2014 mass kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls. Less publicized has been the group’s kidnapping of 10,000 boys over the last decade. Earlier this year, grantee Sarah Topol spoke with 25 children across Nigeria’s Borno State about their abduction. "The stories they told me about rituals like infant slaughter and bathing your hands in blood have not been previously reported as part of life under Boko Haram. But their stories were consistent, and rumors of such acts have circulated around northeast Nigeria." Her report, the cover story of this week’s New York Times Magazine, with photos by grantee Glenna Gordon, is a horrifying account of four boys and their descent into a man-made hell.
 
Pulitzer Center news

It's time to take cyber crime seriously

It's time to take cyber crime seriously

Ian Dyson, CapX
According to the Crime Survey of England and Wales, cyber crime and fraud now account for nearly all half of all reported incidents.

New Joint Capabilities Group opens for business

New Joint Capabilities Group opens for business | Defence News and Media

https://news.defence.gov.au/media/media-releases/new-joint-capabilities-group-opens-business
The newly formed Joint Capabilities Group (JCG) is now open for business under command of the inaugural Chief of Joint Capabilities, Air Vice-Marshal Warren McDonald. Responsible for managing raise-train-sustain functions of the Australian Defence Force’s critical joint capabilities and military enablers, the Joint Capabilities Group has assumed responsibility for Joint Health Command, Joint Logistics Command, the Australian Defence College and the newly formed Information Warfare Division. 

Global Migration Governance and Mixed Flows

Global Migration Governance and Mixed Flows
< https://www.swp-berlin.org//en/publication/global-migration-governance-and-mixed-flows/>

Implications for Development-centred Policies

Refugee movements, international migration and socio-economic development
are intimately bound up together.

SWP RESEARCH PAPER

The Left is wrong about Kansas - tax cuts matter

The Left is wrong about Kansas - tax cuts matter

Ryan Bourne, CapX
The partial reversal of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's cuts to income tax has been jumped on by those keen to discredit supply-side economics and disprove the idea that lower taxes can lead to economic growth.

Enabling moderates is the answer to Southeast Asia’s IS problem

Enabling moderates is the answer to Southeast Asia’s IS problem

Elliot Brennan | 27/6/17
The Philippines and the wider region must engage and enable grassroots moderates. It must start in Marawi.
Read more.

Cyclical recovery of the world economy continues

Cyclical recovery of the world economy continues
TIER composite indicators suggest Taiwan's growth turn tepid
Despite the fact that the first quarter of US economy's performance this year is not as cheerful as previous quarters, the world economy in general is continuing its cyclical recovery. However, Taiwan's growth of recovery may turn tepid according to the composite indicators recently issued by the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER).
Taiwan's exports in April 2017 increased by 9.39% compared with the same month of 2016. Regarding imports, Taiwan's imports in April 2017 increased by 23.5% compared with imports in April 2016. From January 1st till the end of April this year, Taiwan's exports and imports gave a trade surplus of US$ 13.57 billion or a decrease by 20.32% on a y-o-y basis.
Taiwan's consumer price index (CPI) went up by 0.12% in April 2017 compared with the same month of previous year. The current inflation rate has gradually moved back down compared with previous months. The core inflation rate stood at a relatively more heated ratio as 1.01% in April, 2017. In addition, the wholesale price index (WPI) increased by 1.12% in April 2017 on the year-on-year basis. Basically, the annual increasing ratio of WPI has exceeded the ratio of CPI that indicates corporate profits on average have been squeezed.
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How will the EU plug the Brexit budget hole?

How will the EU plug the Brexit budget hole?

Simon Marks, Politico
The UK's departure leaves the EU with a €12 billion annual funding gap.

Trump tarnishes America’s standing down under

The Lowy Institute Informer, June 2017
Trump tarnishes America’s standing down under
BY ALEX OLIVER AND DR MICHAEL FULLILOVE
In conjunction with the release of the 2017 Lowy Institute Poll, Polling Director Alex Oliver and Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove explore the Poll’s findings on US-Australian relations in an opinion piece originally published in The 
Wall Street Journal. Read more
 

How the government can solve its immigration problem

How the government can solve its immigration problem

By Sunder Katwala
Once it leaves the EU, Britain may finally be able to bring net migration down to the 'tens of thousands', as the Conservatives promised so long ago.

Scotland, the UK and Brexit: a guide to the future

Scotland, the UK and Brexit: a guide to the future

 
IPPR news

Join us to discuss what Brexit means for Scotland and its relationship to the UK at launch events in Edinburgh (3 July) and London (6 July).

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Migration: The end of the EU as a community of values?

Migration: The end of the EU as a community of values? In a broader sense, however, the EU itself, in its response to the migration crisis of 2015-16, also betrayed the values on which it is supposedly built. At the same time, the relocation scheme over which the Commission is now taking action also highlighted the divisions inside the EU, which in effect stopped functioning as a community of values and the rule of law when Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico publicly announced that the quotas, decided by a weighted majority of member states, would not be honoured by his government. Such open defiance of EU law was unprecedented in the EU’s history. (Hungary and Slovakia also challenged the relocation quotas before the Court of Justice of the European Union. An Advocate General is scheduled to issue a non-binding opinion on July 26th.)

CEPS news

A transitional deal will deliver a successful Brexit

A transitional deal will deliver a successful Brexit

Stephen Booth, CapX
The Government is in agreement on the country's Brexit destination.

What's at Stake at the G20 Summit

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What's at Stake at the G20 Summit
https://www.cfr.org/expert-roundup/whats-stake-g20-summit

ASIC media releases are point-in-time statements

17-219MR ASIC review of 31 December 2016 financial reports | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

http://www.asic.gov.au/about-asic/media-centre/find-a-media-release/2017-releases/17-219mr-asic-review-of-31-december-2016-financial-reports/
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Argentina – Consular Fees

Argentina – Consular Fees

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Global nuclear weapons: modernization remains the priority

Bolivian Coca Cultivation and the International Cocaine Trade

Suspicious Activities on Social Media: What Can Be Learnt from Counterterrorist Financing Efforts?

Global Education Before the G20 Summit

Global Education Before the G20 Summit
Published Monday, July 3, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0132
A debate, entitled "Global Education Before the G20 Summit", will take place on Thursday 6th July at 1.30pm at Westminster Hall.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Macron’s Victory

Future Ocean Resources report

Future Ocean Resources report

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Is Scotland sick of Sturgeon?

Is Scotland sick of Sturgeon?

Alex Massie, CapX
The Scottish Parliament's summer term has come to an end. And the break cannot come soon enough for Scotland's first minister. After a remarkably long run of appearing in complete control of Scottish politics, Nicola Sturgeon has recently seemed vulnerable.