Saturday, June 24, 2017

The FBI’s Role in National Security

CFR news

 The FBI’s Role in National Security

https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/fbis-role-national-security

Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2017: Annual Report to Congress

Ziglar v. Abbasi

Ziglar v. Abbasi

Earl Gregg Swem Library news

International Tribunals Web Archive

International Tribunals Web Archive

Earl Gregg Swem Library news

Mexico’s Southern Border Program

Mexico’s Southern Border Program

June 23, 2017
The author examines the performance and impact of Mexico’s Programa Frontera Sur, a policy meant to deter unauthorized migration of ...
 
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Global governance reform will be hard in the Trump era

Crown Prince to Revamp Saudi Oil

Jim Krane

Crown Prince to Revamp Saudi Oil

June 23, 2017
The most difficult mission awaiting new Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman is the revamping of the Saudi political economy ...

Business and Private Diplomacy: A Potential Catalyst for Sustainable Peace


GCSP news

Business and Private Diplomacy: A Potential Catalyst for Sustainable Peace

Strategic Security Analysis - 2017 n°3

Was NAFTA Good for the United States?

Russell A. Green, Tony Payan

Was NAFTA Good for the United States?

June 23, 2017
The authors of this paper explore the effects that NAFTA has had on U.S.-Mexico trade and the binational relationship since ...

East Africa—can we talk?

East Africa's new oil producers could maximise the industry's potential by working together, but that's easier said than done...
Petroleum Economist

Looting Fuel Pipelines in Mexico

Adrian Duhalt

Looting Fuel Pipelines in Mexico

June 23, 2017
Mexico's black market in gasoline has sharply increased since 2006. According to Pemex’s latest annual report, the number of illegal ...

Time to seize chance and boost innovative energy

Time to seize chance and boost innovative energy

http://www.friendsofeurope.org/greener-europe/time-seize-chance-boost-innovative-energy/

Friends of Europe news

Technological innovation “trumps” politics

Measles in England, 2017

Measles in England, 2017

  • PHE

Friday, June 23, 2017

BPOの反攻

みずほ情報総研 Vol.627「BPOの反攻」ほか


 コラム > BPOの反攻
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Brexit begins

When it comes to Brexit, I fear the worst

Andrew Lilico, CapX
Until the election, Britain had got everything about Brexit right. Now, it has gone terrible wrong. The EU would happily do a deal with either May or Corbyn. But if it believes May might be replaced by Corbyn at any time, a deal becomes near-impossible.

Radicals in Paradise

Radicals in Paradise
Kai Schultz
Radical Islam and Western tourism have been able to co-exist on the Maldives—so far. But grantee Kai Schultz reports in The New York Times, that the Indian Ocean island paradise, heavily dependent on tourist dollars,  is increasingly nervous about security.  
 
Pulitzer Center

The Brexit debate has been torn back open

The Brexit debate has been torn back open

Robert Colvile, CapX
Last night's debate between the heads of the Stronger In and Vote Leave campaigns was meant to be a walk down memory lane. Instead, it revealed how the wounds of the Brexit referendum are still gaping open. In addition, it showed that the strategic position of Leavers and Remainers has been flipped - to the latter's advantage.

WRI Digest: Carbon Dividend

A strong, gradually rising, and comprehensive carbon price like that proposed by the Carbon Leadership Council could provide the foundation for a rapid transition to a low carbon economy. Read the statement by WRI President Andrew Steer and a blog post by Kevin Kennedy.

May's Government is barely in office and a long way from power

May's Government is barely in office and a long way from power

Alex Massie, CapX
In case you were still in doubt, today's Queen's Speech made it clear that an election without winners has left the country in a state of peeved limbo. Also in limbo is the Prime Minister, who is yet to seal the DUP deal and will struggle to manage feuding factions over Brexit. We limp on, hoping things improve.

6th Meeting of the STAMP Expert Group - Final record

6th Meeting of the STAMP Expert Group - Final record
The STAMP expert group is set up to provide advice and expertise to the Commission services in relation to the implementation of the EU Pharmaceutical legislation, as well as programmes and policies in this field.
      
          Read more...         

World Policy Journal news

Year one: A new start in Germany

Photographer Diàna Markosian worked with Milad Ahkabyar, a high school student in Düsseldorf, Germany, to document his first year in Europe. Milad and his family fled violence in Afghanistan and are still waiting to hear if they can legally stay in their new home.

Europe is more divided than Brussels would have you believe

Europe is more divided than Brussels would have you believe

Oliver Wiseman, CapX
With the election of Macron and the humiliation of May, the European elite feel the tide has turned in their favour

Criminalising Standing Rock

Criminalising Standing Rock
Frank Barat
Recent revelations of the Intercept, expose how the US government is treating environmental activism at Standing Rock as an "insurgency". The investigation reveals that security firm TigerSwan has been working closely with at least five states to target the protesters of the Standing Rock camp as "jihadists", aiming to destroy and delegitimise the whole movement and those standing in solidarity with it. Read the article.

EFSA reinforces independence policy

BICC Newsletter June 2017

BICC Newsletter June 2017

Grawert, E., Nusrat, R., & Ali Shah, Z. (2017, May). Afghanistan’s Cross-border Trade with Pakistan and Iran and the Responsibility for Conflict-sensitive Employment (BICC Working Paper series No. 4/17). Bonn.
https://www.bicc.de/publications/publicationpage/publication/afghanistans-cross-border-trade-with-pakistan-and-iran-and-the-responsibility-for-conflict-sensit/

Six moments that could debilitate Brexit negotiations

Six moments that could debilitate Brexit negotiations


The issues over which discussions between the UK and the EU could descend into a tailspin have been outlined by IPPR Senior Research Fellow Marley Morris.

Read the article >>

US dollar impact on Africa

US dollar impact on Africa
A weakening US dollar could improve prospects for economic transformation in sub-Saharan African economies.

ODI news

Trump’s Policy Is Clear: Civilian Casualties Don’t Matter in the War on Terror

Trump’s Policy Is Clear: Civilian Casualties Don’t Matter in the War on Terror
Phyllis Bennis
Multiple air strikes on cities and the use of white phosphorus—a probable war crime—guarantee a growing death toll.

IPS news

The economics of cyber attacks

The economics of cyber attacks

Various authors, Vox.EU
Cyber security is generally seen as a national security concern.

経済を見る眼 財政再建に奇策はあるか

2017年6月23日 [新聞・雑誌等への寄稿]

経済を見る眼 財政再建に奇策はあるか

家森 信善 (ファカルティフェロー)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Organisational Futures: Four Critical Lessons

Peace solutions: Learning from what works and adapting to a changing world

Global Health Security and Climate Change

Is the GCC Worth Belonging To?

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy news

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Is the GCC Worth Belonging To?

June 22, 2017
The current crisis splitting the Gulf Cooperation Council — with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain accusing Qatar ...

Who is Saudi Arabia's new crown prince?

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Who is Saudi Arabia's new crown prince?

June 22, 2017
On June 21, Saudi King Salman appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, replacing the king's nephew, ...
 
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Trump’s Not Ready for a Crisis

The President and Fellows of Harvard College news

Trump’s Not Ready for a Crisis


http://www.belfercenter.org/publication/trumps-not-ready-crisis

利用者との対話がFinTech戦略の鍵をにぎる

NIRA政策提言ハイライトに「利用者との対話がFinTech戦略の鍵をにぎる」を掲載しました。

Proscribed Terrorist Organisations

Proscribed Terrorist Organisations
Published Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN00815
Proscription has been put forward as a powerful deterrent, a way of tackling lower-level support for terrorism, and a signal of rejection by society.

Brexit and data protection

Brexit and data protection
Published Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7838
This Library Briefing Paper looks at the reform of EU data protection law and what might happen after Brexit.

Brexit: red lines and starting principles

Brexit: red lines and starting principles
Published Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7938
What has the UK Government said about its strategy for the Brexit negotiations?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Migration, development debates becoming mixed

Migration, development debates becoming mixed

 http://www.friendsofeurope.org/future-europe/migration-development-debates-becoming-mixed/

Friends of Europe news

Saudi Arabia will seek Gulf leadership against Iran

The Start of the Brexit Negotiations

The Start of the Brexit Negotiations
20 June 2017
 
RUSI news

Cyber-bombing ISIS

Why disclose what is better kept secret?
Global Affairs
 
DIIS news

2017 Texas Senate, from Right to Left

Mark P. Jones

2017 Texas Senate, from Right to Left

June 19, 2017
Fellow in political science Mark P. Jones analyzes the roll call votes of Texas senators from the regular 2017 legislative ...
 
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

only general EU principles and interests

What if ... Conceivable crises: unpredictable in 2017, unmanageable in 2020?

Report - No34 - 19 June 2017

edited by Florence Gaub

This Report presents a number of grey swan scenarios which are designed to help decision-makers think about possible responses to crises and how they can be prevented. They cover a wide variety of geographical and operational situations while never explicitly calling into question specific EU actions or policies – only general EU principles and interests.

EUISS news

Dagger, but No Cloak: Brazil’s Top Spy Exposes C.I.A. Officer

Google, not GCHQ, is the truly chilling spy network

 Google, not GCHQ, is the truly chilling spy network

Guardian News

Brexit: What next for UK fisheries?

Brexit: What next for UK fisheries?
Published Wednesday, June 21, 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.

The 2017 French parliamentary elections

The 2017 French parliamentary elections
Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8015
What next for President Macron's government after his party's emphatic victory in the 2017 parliamentary elections?

Monday, June 19, 2017

日本の人事を科学する 因果推論に基づくデータ活用


RIETI NEWS
2017年6月19日 [RIETIブックス(日本語)]

日本の人事を科学する 因果推論に基づくデータ活用

著:大湾 秀雄

Integrating Gender in Security Sector Reform and Governance

DCAF news

Tool 8: Integrating Gender in Security Sector Reform and Governance


La Cour européenne des droits de l’homme dans un contexte défavorable

La Cour européenne des droits de l’homme dans un contexte défavorable

Geneva Hub for Democracy Highlights Paper

Low Turnout and Macron’s Partial Victory

The Oxford Analytica Weekly Brief

The Oxford Analytica Weekly Brief

http://www.oxan.com/services/weekly-brief-signup/

European anti-migration agenda could challenge stability in Niger

European anti-migration agenda could challenge stability in Niger

DIIS Policy Brief, 2017:June, 19 June 2017
 

RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2017


RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2017

https://rusi.org/

OSINT news - Rand corporation study on "Monitoring social media"

A moment that changed me: finding out at 15 that Dad was a spy

A moment that changed me: finding out at 15 that Dad was a spy

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/16/moment-that-changed-me-finding-out-dad-was-spy

 Guardian News

OSINT news - Analytical deficit puts UK intelligence at risk in a context of Big Data

Analytical deficit puts UK intelligence at risk in a context of Big Data
15/06/2017
Intelligence gathering within Britain's security services has evolved during the last four decades. Today, the worry is whether analysts and security officials are acquiring too much information they can handle. Professor Philip Davies, director of the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies believes "UK's security apparatus is suffering from what those in signals intelligence call information overload". 
 
EUROSINT FORUM news

Why China Is No Climate Leader

CFR news

Why China Is No Climate Leaderhttps://www.cfr.org/

Social security benefits for older people with mobility needs

Social security benefits for older people with mobility needs
Published Monday, June 19, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN07160
Both Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment (which is replacing DLA) provide help with the extra costs disabled people face when getting around.

Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications

Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
Published Monday, June 19, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7912
This reading list brings together briefings on Brexit by the Parliamentary libraries and the Devolved Assembly research services with reports by Parliamentary and Devolved Assembly committees following the result of the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.

NRIパブリックマネジメントレビュー

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Even after the election, Brexit still means Brexit

Even after the election, Brexit still means Brexit

Stephen Booth, Open Europe
Now that Theresa May has lost her majority, the ill-defined and unhelpful language of 'hard' and 'soft' Brexit is back. But this rhetoric ignores a crucial detail: there is little meaningful difference between the Conservative and Labour stances on the issue.

Unmet healthcare needs in Ireland

The Economic and Social Research Institute news

Unmet healthcare needs in Ireland
Sheelah Connolly, Maev-Ann Wren
This Research Bulletin summarises the analysis of a 2013 survey in which respondents were asked to report on unmet healthcare needs.

The Australia Institute news

The National Energy Emissions Audit will be published on a quarterly basis, and in each intermediate month we will publish the NEEA Electricity Update Report, reporting on changes to emissions from electricity generation in the National Electricity Market (NEM), and including analysis on other issues relating to the extraordinarily dramatic changes happening in Australia’s electricity supply system.

The Australia Institute news

Trump’s trade deal with Saudi Arabia

World Policy Institute news


William Hartung appears in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, and Mother Jones, among others, discussing recent speculation surrounding arms sales in Trump’s trade deal with Saudi Arabia.
 

Meat safety in Europe

Meat safety in Europe

EFSA's new infographic shows how the EU Food Safety system

Big business is nothing to be scared of

Big business is nothing to be scared of

Marian L. Tupy, CapX
Large corporations aren't exactly popular at the moment. Yet concern about the growing power of the capitalists is nothing new - and gloomy forecasts that wealth and power would accrue to a smaller and smaller group have not come to pass.

NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE STUDIES

Can the G5 Force Work Counterterrorism Magic in Africa’s Sahel Region?

France has requested the authorization of a G5 Sahel Joint Force

東日本大震災によるサプライチェーンの寸断が労働者に与えた影響

2017年6月13日 [ノンテクニカルサマリー]

東日本大震災によるサプライチェーンの寸断が労働者に与えた影響

近藤 絢子 (東京大学社会科学研究所)
 
RIETI news

Listing and Financial Constraints

June 13, 2017 [Discussion Papers (English)]

Listing and Financial Constraints

UEDA Kenichi (University of Tokyo / TCER) / ISHIDE Akira (Northwestern University) / GOTO Yasuo (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)

わが国における政策の不確実性

RIETI news
 
2017年6月14日 [ポリシー・ディスカッション・ペーパー(日本語)]

わが国における政策の不確実性

伊藤 新 (研究員)

Gender Inequality in the Workplace

Gender Inequality in the Workplace: Theory and empirical analysis

June 13, 2017 [RIETI Books (Japanese)]
Written by YAMAGUCHI Kazuo
 
RIETI news

株式上場と資金制約

2017年6月16日 [ノンテクニカルサマリー]

株式上場と資金制約

植田 健一 (東京大学 / TCER)/石出 旭 (ノースウェスタン大学)/後藤 康雄 (リサーチアソシエイト)
 
RIETI NEWS

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Is It Possible to Undo 2016?

Is It Possible to Undo 2016?
John Feffer
Bureaucracy may constrain the worst of Trump and Brexit, but returning to the status quo won't fix anything.

IPS news

The EU's euro clearing plan is an act of protectionist self-harm

The EU's euro clearing plan is an act of protectionist self-harm

By Patrick L. Young
Brussels is determined to use Brexit as an excuse to bring euro clearing - an essential part of the financial system - under its control.

A Smarter Approach to Cuba

A Smarter Approach to Cuba

 Hudson Institute news

Medicare has problems, too.

Medicare has problems, too. Insurance market rules and Medicaid are the focus of current efforts to repeal Obamacare. But, because of its costs and because of the way it sets the terms under which health care is organized, Medicare will eventually have to be reformed, too, writes James Capretta. A good place to start, he argues, is to recast the Obama administration’s attempts at Medicare “delivery service reform”:
“The centerpiece of the delivery system reform effort is the Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) initiative. These are provider-led organizations aimed at improving the management of care for beneficiaries enrolled in the traditional Medicare fee-for-service program. ACOs that successfully lower costs and meet quality goals are eligible for bonus payments. 
“The ACO effort has fallen short of the lofty goals set for it. In 2015, the ACO effort increased overall program spending by a modest amount instead of reducing it. The basic problem with the ACO program is that it is designed to avoid consumer choice and engagement, which is the opposite of what is needed. Under current rules, beneficiaries are assigned to an ACO if their primary physician participates in it.
“There is a place for a provider-led integrated care option in Medicare, but it should be offered to the beneficiaries as an option for enrollment, alongside the Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and unmanaged fee-for-service. If an ACO is able to cut costs, beneficiaries should be given an incentive to join it through a reduction in their monthly premiums.
“Recasting the ACO program – with a new name, such as Medicare provider networks – should be part of a broader effort to improve and clarify the choices available to the beneficiaries, with the aim of intensifying competition and lowering costs. The Medicare program should ensure that beneficiaries are able to see clearly and easily the overall cost of various combinations of coverage. In particular, beneficiaries should be able to select combinations of basic Medicare coverage, plus a drug benefit, and supplement insurance with a full view of the financial consequences of the various options. That cannot be done today.” [American Enterprise Institute]

The Heritage Insider
 

Gender Lens

Gender Lens

Our two-day Gender Lens Conference covered some of the most critical issues of our time, from how we treat widows around the world to what can be done to bring more diverse voices into journalism. Hear from the speakers via video highlights and blog posts from Pulitzer Center staff.

Pocket guide to capacity building for climate change

IIED news


Pocket guide to capacity building for climate change is a publication of the European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi) training and support programme, which focuses on building the capacity of UNFCCC negotiators from vulnerable developing countries.

European Drug Report 2017: Trends and Developments

European Drug Report 2017: Trends and Developments
This new report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction examines the drug supply and market, drug use and trends and drug-related harms and responses to them across the 28 EU Member States, Turkey and Norway.

      
          Read more...         

IPPR's Manifesto for change: General Election 2017

How Theresa May shot her own fox

How Theresa May shot her own fox

Oliver Wiseman, CapX
When asked what was making their ground campaign difficult, Conservative activists in one key marginal raised a surprising issue: fox hunting.

Who Will Take America’s Place in Asia?

Who Will Take America’s Place in Asia?
John Feffer
With a divided U.S., the way is clear for China to become the dominant power in Asia. But don't sign up for a crash course in Mandarin quite yet.

IPS news

Globalisation is in peril. Defend it with all your might

Globalisation is in peril. Defend it with all your might

By Philippe Legrain
We tend to think of globalisation as an unstoppable, almost elemental force. But really it is a political choice.

The Heritage Insider news

The military is not very good at managing its talented work force. Tim Kane writes:
“One statistic above all else serves as a red alert that the military personnel system is dysfunctional: the unemployment rate of young veterans. It averaged nearly a third higher than nonveterans (10.7 percent compared to 8.0 percent) before the 2009 recession. After 2009, more than one in five veterans age eighteen to twenty-four could not find a job between 2009 and 2012, twice the jobless rate of nonveterans. The persistence of this employment gap has reinforced some misperceptions about the quality of troops, even among top policymakers.
“The unemployment rate of veterans may seem irrelevant to the readiness of the active-duty force, but it is a profoundly relevant symptom of the real problem: the institutional inefficiency of central planning. In blunt terms, some of the nation’s most talented young men and women are on active duty but never empowered to take—and in fact are discouraged from taking—an active role in applying their unique skills to the military’s needs. Job-matching is centrally planned in all of the armed forces. Young veterans enter the private sector almost totally unprepared to search for a job because that activity—the engine that drives America’s free market economy—is anathema to the modern Pentagon bureaucracy.” [Hoover Institution]

Calm down - Brexit is still on course

Calm down - Brexit is still on course

Douglas Carswell, CapX
Those who always wanted Britain to stay in the EU have jumped on Theresa May's lost majority to argue we are now destined for a so-called 'soft Brexit'.

The Next Phase in U.S. Intelligence Reform

コラム > ICTによる地域観光の活性化に向けて

みずほ情報総研 Vol.626「ICTによる地域観光の活性化に向けて」ほか

 コラム > ICTによる地域観光の活性化に向けて
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Digital Transformation and Disruptive Technologies

Todd Moss

The Digital Transformation and Disruptive Technologies: Challenges and Solutions for the Electricity Sector in African Markets

June 15, 2017
The authors examine ways in which disruptive technologies could potentially help improve power sector development in African countries.
 
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Trump spells out foreign aims on grand tour

 Chatham House news

The World Today

Trump spells out foreign aims on grand tour 

https://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/twt/trump-spells-out-foreign-aims-grand-tour

Reviving Venezuela's oil industry

Francisco J. Monaldi

Reviving Venezuela's oil industry

June 15, 2017
Radical changes are necessary to revive Venezuela’s oil industry, writes energy fellow Francisco Monaldi. The goal must be to increase ...
 
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Reading list: the state of the USA

Chatham House news

Reading list: the state of the USA

https://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/twt/reading-list-state-usa

Guanxi & Science Ethics: A Double-Edged Sword

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy news

Steven W. Lewis, Elaine Howard Ecklund

Guanxi & Science Ethics: A Double-Edged Sword

June 15, 2017
As China continues to open up to the transnational circulation of labor, ideas, technology and capital under globalization, one must ...

The immigrants’ story

The World Today

The immigrants’ story

https://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/twt/immigrants-story

Chatham House news

What is happening in Qatar?

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

What is happening in Qatar?

June 15, 2017
In a Q&A with New York magazine, Middle East fellow Kristian Coates Ulrichsen gives context to tensions between Qatar and ...
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy news
 

The politics of Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism.

Finding local solutions to global challenges

Qatar Crisis Shows Risk of Trump's Saudi Reset

http://www.belfercenter.org/publication/qatar-crisis-shows-risk-trumps-saudi-reset

Qatar Crisis Shows Risk of Trump's Saudi Reset

The President and Fellows of Harvard College

African displacement will grow as instability persists

OSINT news - Shortage of analysts in UK's intelligence community

OSINT news - Opportunities for GEOINT with Artificial Intelligence

民主政治と市場経済に関する研究(Ⅳ)」を掲載しました。

2017/06/16

研究活動一覧に「ローカルコモンズに関する研究」を掲載しました。
2017/06/16

研究活動一覧に「民主政治と市場経済に関する研究(Ⅳ)」を掲載しました。
2017/06/16

研究活動一覧に「オープンAPI時代の銀行業の将来」を掲載しました
 
NIRA news

The African Union’s road to financial independence: Pragmatic or ideological?

Terror arrests reach record high due to UK security threat

Home Office statistics show arrests soared to 304 in the 12 months to March, the highest level since figures began in 2001
 
The Guardian news

The Nuclear Outlook for the Next Government

Overseas Business Risk - Côte D'Ivoire

Overseas Business Risk - Côte D'Ivoire

  • DIT
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Climate Change

Climate Change

Earl Gregg Swem Library news

2017年6月号No.662 焦点:「難民問題」の現段階

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Understanding AMLO

Understanding AMLO

June 14, 2017
The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and his aggressive behavior toward Mexico have greatly boosted ...
 
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Rebooting the Franco-German engine

Two post-election scenarios

Intelligence Gathering

Western Balkans

Western Balkans: more resilience for the energy sector

Brief - No19 - 14 June 2017

Zoran Nechev, Aleksandrs Svilans

This Brief focuses on enhancing state resilience in the energy sector across the Western Balkans and shows how a transition to fully transparent and open energy markets is only possible through regulatory and legislative reform and the establishment of a financially attractive environment for investors.

Fostering resilience in the Western Balkans

Brief - No18 - 14 June 2017

Florian Trauner, Zoran Nechev

This Brief shows that, in the case of the Western Balkans, improving resilience requires a careful analysis of how the enlargement process can be adapted and improved in order to maintain its transformative power, as well as ensure that reforms are both sustainable and irreversible.

Illiberalism in the Western Balkans?

Alert - No17 - 14 June 2017

Tzveta Dryanovska

This Alert examines recent negative political developments in the Western Balkans, against the backdrop of a worrying drift towards illiberal authoritarianism in countries of the region. It argues that if local political actors do not take tangible steps towards reform to address the ongoing illiberal trends, political instability could re-emerge once again in the region.

EUISS news

中国・パキスタン経済回廊をめぐる国際政治と安全保障上の含意

The Intelligence and Security Committee

The Intelligence and Security Committee
Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02178
This paper describes the functions and powers of the Intelligence and Security Committee, which is responsible for scrutinising the UK's intelligence and security agencies. It outlines reforms to the Committee under the Justice and Security Act 2013, and summarises recent inquiries.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies

Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
Published Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7912
This reading list brings together briefings on Brexit by the Parliamentary libraries and the Devolved Assembly research services with reports by Parliamentary and Devolved Assembly committees following the result of the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.

A Trade War With Canada?

Migrant workers in agriculture

Migrant workers in agriculture
Published Monday, June 12, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7987
The agriculture industry warns of post-Brexit labour shortages.

The Case for Reinforcing the UK–Japan Security Partnership

Brexit: devolved legislature business

Brexit: devolved legislature business
Published Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7815
This paper is a record of Brexit-related business in the devolved legislatures. It is updated every Monday.

Health and work: infographics

Health and work: infographics

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President Trump: the Nuclear Question

President Trump: the Nuclear Question
Published Monday, June 12, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7990
In January 2017 newly inaugurated US President, Donald Trump, signed an Executive Order which, among other things, called for a review of US nuclear policy, strategy, capabilities and force posture.

L’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable et la gestion des migrations internationales

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Ransomware and the NSA

ACIPSS-Newsletter - Today's intelligence news; tomorrow's intelligence history № 8
 Ransomware and the NSA

pdf ACIPSS Newsletter 08, 17

Trump’s defense secretary is trying to clean up the president’s messes. It’s not going well

CFR news

Trump’s defense secretary is trying to clean up the president’s messes. It’s not going well

https://www.vox.com/world/2017/6/5/15739756/trump-mattis-asia-singapore-australia

Analysis: UK investigating possible ‘network’ behind Manchester attack

ACIPSS-Newsletter - Today's intelligence news; tomorrow's intelligence history № 8
 Analysis: UK investigating possible ‘network’ behind Manchester attack

pdf ACIPSS Newsletter 08, 17

How a crippling shortage of analysts let the London Bridge attackers through

Islamic State loyalists continue takeover in southern Philippines

ACIPSS-Newsletter - Today's intelligence news; tomorrow's intelligence history № 8

 Islamic State loyalists continue takeover in southern Philippines

pdf ACIPSS Newsletter 08, 17

The Kinahan cartel paid the New IRA £50k (€57k) in compensation over the gunning down of dissident Michael Barr last year.

ACIPSS-Newsletter - Today's intelligence news; tomorrow's intelligence history № 8


The Kinahan cartel paid the New IRA £50k (€57k) in compensation over the gunning down of dissident Michael Barr last year.

pdf ACIPSS Newsletter 08, 17

General Election 2017: results and analysis

General Election 2017: results and analysis
Published Saturday, June 10, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7979
Results, charts, maps and analysis from the 2017 General Election.

Corporate Economic Crime

Corporate Economic Crime
Published Friday, June 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7359
This brief outlines the issues involved with corporate economic crime and the measures taken, principally to reduce bribery and corruption..

Counter-extremism policy: an overview

Counter-extremism policy: an overview
Published Friday, June 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7238
Counter-extremism policy has evolved over the past few years with an increasing focus on addressing non-violent extremism. In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Westminster, Manchester and London Bridge, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy, which includes counter-extremism, has come to the fore of the agenda.

Bank accounts: problems of identification

Bank accounts: problems of identification
Published Friday, June 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN03366
This note is aimed at the more practical manifestations of money laundering legislation: why can't I open a bank account?

Disputes over the British Indian Ocean Territory: June 2017 update

Disputes over the British Indian Ocean Territory: June 2017 update
Published Friday, June 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06908
This briefing describes the main developments since mid-2013 in long-running disputes over the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). In November 2016 the previous UK Government decided not to allow Chagossian resettlement. The status of the Marine Protected Area is contested.

Online harassment and cyber bullying

Online harassment and cyber bullying
Published Friday, June 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7967
There have been calls to review the law covering online harassment and cyber bullying. The Conservative and Labour manifestos both contained proposals to deal with the issue. So will the law change? This Briefing Paper focusses mainly on England and Wales, but also touches on the law and relevant guidance in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Selling Lethal Drugs in the Dark Corners of the Internet

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Brexit: the elephant in the polling booth?

Brexit: the elephant in the polling booth?

By Oliver Wiseman
Brexit hasn't dominated this election in the way many expected.
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