Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ramadan & fasting during pregnancy

Farhan Majid

Ramadan & fasting during pregnancy

May 30, 2017
Hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world are observing Ramadan this month, a holy time of fasting, introspection and ...
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
 

After the EU Global Strategy – Building resilience


After the EU Global Strategy – Building resilience

Book - 29 May 2017

coordinated by Florence Gaub, Nicu Popescu

As the EUGS approaches its first anniversary, and shortly before the release of a Joint Communication on resilience by the EEAS and the Commission, this volume, the second in the EUISS post-EUGS series, seeks to shed more light on the different definitions of the concept and how these may be applied in specific functional and geographic areas.

The Afghan War: Key Developments and Metrics


CSIS news
The Afghan War: Key Developments and Metrics

https://www.csis.org/analysis/afghan-war-key-developments-and-metrics/?block3
 

The Over-Dramatization of Israel’s 'Dilemma'

Max Singer
BESA Center
 
Hudson Institute news

The End of Turkey's European History

Article
2017
Fabrizio Tassinari in the Huffington Post
The Huffington Post
 
DIIS news

Trends in multilateral peace operations

Central and Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa: Prospects for Sustained Re-engagement

Central and Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa: Prospects for Sustained Re-engagement

https://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/central-and-eastern-europe-and-sub-saharan-africa-prospects-sustained-re-engagement

Chatham House news

OSINT news UN Digital Library

Will the Bromance Between Trump and Duterte Last?

Will the Bromance Between Trump and Duterte Last?
https://www.cfr.org/blog-post/will-bromance-between-trump-and-duterte-last

CFR news

Economics and nationalism shape China’s foreign policy

General Election 2017: What Did We Learn from RUSI's Defence Debate?

NATO AND SYRIA

NATO AND SYRIA

RIEAS news

JIIA国際フォーラム「フランス新大統領とヨーロッパ統合の将来

JIIA news
フォーラム・ビデオ配信(会員向け)】
JIIA国際フォーラム「フランス新大統領とヨーロッパ統合の将来」
講演者:ティエリ・ド・モンブリアル氏 仏国際関係研究所(IFRI) 理事長(2017年5月19日実施)

 

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


         [コラム]
         テレワーク等による働き方改革推進の際の注意点
         https://www.mizuho-ir.co.jp/publication/column/2017/it0517.html?rt_bn=mm

    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


     (情報通信研究部 森 悠史)

      ◇ コラム一覧
      https://www.mizuho-ir.co.jp/publication/column/?rt_bn=mm

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Five Myths About Turkey

    CFR news

    Five Myths About Turkey
         https://www.cfr.org/blog-post/five-myths-about-turkey              

    The EU: Pondering strategic engagement with China's Belt and Road Initiative

    Fighting Islamic State

    Learning from History: Security Beyond the State
    New Conflict Dynamics, Helle Malmvig, Rasmus Alenius Boserup, Waled Hazbun & Karim Makdisi, Copenhagen: Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier

    WannaCry Ransomware: Putting Cybercriminals’ Finances Under the Microscope

    Ecuador immigration policy

    Ecuador immigration policy

    • FCO

    Cyber security woes: WannaCry?

    Cyber security woes: WannaCry?

    Alert - No13 - 17 May 2017

    Patryk Pawlak

    Cyber history provides many examples of crises that should make users, governments and businesses take immediate action. But the recent WannaCry attack shows, all stakeholders have been slow (or unwilling) to learn the lessons of these past experiences and implement effective countermeasures.

    New CSIS Microsite: Engaging Indian States

    EUISS Yearbook of European Security 2017

    EUISS Yearbook of European Security 2017

    Yearbook - 17 May 2017

    Jakob Bund, Daniel Fiott, Thierry Tardy, Zoe Stanley-Lockman

    The EUISS Yearbook of European Security (YES) is the Institute’s annual publication compiling key documents and data related to the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). This 2017 edition offers a comprehensive picture of the actors, institutions and processes that underpinned the Union’s foreign and security policy and external action in 2016.

    The Changing Geopolitics of Natural Gas in the Black Sea Region

    Anna Mikulska

    The Changing Geopolitics of Natural Gas in the Black Sea Region

    May 17, 2017
    Russian dominance over natural gas deliveries into Europe has been weakening, thanks in large part to the new ways in ...
     
    James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

    研究報告】「米中関係と米中をめぐる国際関係」(平成28年度米中関係研究会)

    研究報告】「米中関係と米中をめぐる国際関係」(平成28年度米中関係研究会)

    JIIA news

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    World Economic Update

    Who is to blame for exposing the NHS to cyber-attacks?

    Supporting Refugees and Their Host Communities in the Horn and East Africa

    What We’re Losing in James Comey

    The New York Times.

    What We’re Losing in James Comey

    He was a man who could stand up to power and tell the truth — and that scared President Trump.

    NRIパブリックマネジメントレビュー

    Sunday, May 14, 2017

    Infographic on the risk assessment activities of the European Commission's Scientific Committees and their impact on EU legislation

    Infographic on the risk assessment activities of the European Commission's Scientific Committees and their impact on EU legislation
    Health-EU Newsletter
    Read more...

    Tunisia’s Future Lasts a Long Time

    Tunisia’s Future Lasts a Long Time

    Francis Ghilès, Associate Senior Researcher, CIDOB

    The shape of Australia’s engagement with the UN

    The Lowy Institute news

    The shape of Australia’s engagement with the UN
    BY PETER NADIN
        Australia is currently bidding for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2018–20, as well as another term on the United Nations Security Council in 2029–30. But as Peter Nadin argues in the Lowy Institute’s new Policy Brief, Australia’s involvement with the UN is underwhelming. In order to give Australia a greater say on global issues that are important to our national interests, Nadin asserts that Australia will need to increase its engagement with the international organisation.

    Taiwan's economy will benefit from heating external demand

    The world economic outlook is promising
    Taiwan's economy will benefit from heating external demand
         The world economic outlook is promising: a) the US economy is recovering and on the right track, b) the job market in Europe is improving and its long-lasting deflationary fear is subsiding, and c) the Chinese PMI is at the expansion mode. As a result, Taiwan can certainly benefit from the heating-up of external demand.
         Taiwan’s exports in February 2017 increased by 27.66% compared with the same month of 2016. Regarding imports, Taiwan’s imports in February 2017 increased by 42.1% compared with imports in February 2016. From January 1st till the end of February, Taiwan’s exports and imports gave a trade surplus of US$ 6.86 billion or a decrease by 11.02% on a y-o-y
    ...


    http://english.tier.org.tw/V35/eng_epaper/s_count.aspx?GUID=0b24fe9e-bb04-4b8f-baf4-cc8c7723c124&kind=T&idno=112&eurl=http://english.tier.org.tw/eng_forecast/monthly.asp

    Pesticide residues in food: risk to consumers remains low

    Pesticide residues in food: risk to consumers remains low
        Food consumed in the European Union continues to be largely free of pesticide residues or to contain residues that fall within legal limits, according to the latest monitoring report published by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA).

     
    http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/redirection.cfm?item_id=58189&newsletter=260&lang=default

    Infographic: What are vector-borne diseases?

    Aid and the UK election

    ODI news

    Aid and the UK election 
     
    Our experts analyse the prospects for aid in the current political landscape and recommend policy priorities to ensure the UK government maintains its leading role in global development.

    What to look for in parties' manifestos

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Paid Family Leave: Balancing Acts

    Joyce Beebe

    Paid Family Leave: Balancing Acts

    May 11, 2017
    In this issue brief, public finance fellow Joyce Beebe outlines the benefits of paid family leave for U.S. families and ...
     
    James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

    Thucydides’s Trap: A Clue from History to Escape War with China?

    Thucydides’s Trap: A Clue from History to Escape War with China?

    The U.S.-Turkey Divide Beyond Raqqa

    SMS – Global migration: getting the trends right

    SMS – Global migration: getting the trends right

    Security Monthly Stats (SMS) - No2 - 05 April 2017

    Roderick Parkes, Annelies Pauwels

    The second in the new EUISS series of Security Monthly Stats (SMS) looks at the sensitive issue of global migration. Are there really more migrants than ever before? And are people from the ‘global South’ migrating northwards?

    The EU in the Asia-Pacific: Crisis Management Roles?

    General Election 2017: Bad Times for Hard Facts on Defence Spending

    Somalia Seeks Arms Ban Lift to Defeat Terror Group

    The World Next Week: May 11, 2017

    Massive ransomware cyber-attack hits nearly 100 countries around the world

    Massive ransomware cyber-attack hits nearly 100 countries around the world

     https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/12/global-cyber-attack-ransomware-nsa-uk-nhs

    The Guardian news

    State and Local Governments Can Take the Lead on Climate Policy

    State and Local Governments Can Take the Lead on Climate Policy
    Basav Sen
    Policy change at the state level can keep environmental policy rolling forward, even as the federal government tries to roll it back.


    IPS news

    'Security in a disrupted world'

    ASPI Tactics Newsletter, #1 2017

    The latest edition of TACTICS, the ASPI Newsletter is now available for download.
    This issue of TACTICS contains; 
    • Detailed updates from our research programs.
    • An article from Senator Penny Wong, 'Security in a disrupted world'.
    • Highlights of our recent published reports, and,
    • News of our recent public Events.

    Why the EU should terminate accession negotiations with Turkey

    European Neighbourhood Watch newsletter April 2017

    CEPS Commentary: Why the EU should terminate accession negotiations with Turkey

    In this Commentary, Steven Blockmans and Sinem Yilmaz argue that "the test of a dictator like President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan isn't how he came to power but how he treats critics, journalists, minorities, and whether he can still be outvoted".
    "Now that a narrow majority of Turkish voters in the referendum has supported the codification of autocracy, any hope for the democratic removal of Erdoğan has evaporated," they continue. "Given this sorry state of affairs, the EU has no other choice but to terminate Turkey’s accession process. By constitutionalising an executive presidential system that erases the separation of powers and frees Erdoğan’s hands to deepen repression, Turkey will be in breach of the ‘political’ criteria for EU membership for years, if not decades, to come."
    To read the full text of this Commentary, click the button below.http://www.ceps.eu/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=285358&qid=12510529

    患者のための薬局ビジョン に基づく薬局改革

    みずほ情報総研 Vol.621「アフリカの気候変動適応ビジネス」ほか

     [コラム]
        「患者のための薬局ビジョン」に基づく薬局改革
         https://www.mizuho-ir.co.jp/publication/column/2017/0502.html?rt_bn=mm

    Already a Failed State

    PBS NewsHour
    Already a Failed State

    Jane Ferguson
    It took less than six years for South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, to fall apart. As grantee Jane Ferguson reports in this 3-part series for the PBS NewsHour, a particularly vicious civil war has targeted civilians and pushed the country to the brink of famine.  “Neither side in this war is backing down. It is spiraling into a frenzy of ethnic-driven murder and revenge. The dream of a peaceful South Sudan is dying with its people.”

    How will changes in ICT affect work in the future?

    How will changes in ICT affect work in the future?
    EU-OSHA has published a report under its current foresight activity. The project is looking at how changes in information and communication technologies and work location will affect occupational safety and health (OSH).

    Britain's immigration dilemma

    How the Government can solve its immigration problem

    Sunder Katwala, CapX
    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. But that could involve cutting the kind of skilled and student migration that has broad public support.

    American strategy in the Asia Pacific: Trump and beyond with Jake Sullivan (Sydney)

    Lowy Institute news

    2017 Owen Harries Lecture - American strategy in the Asia Pacific: Trump and beyond with Jake Sullivan (Sydney)

    As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton led one of the Obama Administration’s signature foreign policy initiatives, the ‘pivot’ to Asia. On 13 June, hear from Hillary Clinton’s closest foreign policy confidant, Jake Sullivan, about what motivated the pivot and what US Asia policy will look like under President Trump and beyond. A rising China, a belligerent North Korea and an unruly ASEAN are among the many challenges facing the US in the Asia-Pacific. Can this still be ‘America’s Pacific Century’, as Clinton promised when she first described the pivot in 2011?

    The annual Owen Harries Lecture honours the enormous contribution Mr Harries, a Nonresident Fellow of the Lowy Institute, has made to the international policy debate in Australia.

     WHEN & WHERE:
    Tuesday, 13 June 2017 | 5:45pm for 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Lowy Institute for International Policy
    Level 3, 1 Bligh Street, Sydney NSW

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