Thursday, July 27, 2017

Infographic on the risk assessment activities of the Scientific Committees

Infographics:
Infographic on the risk assessment activities of the Scientific Committees,


SCCS and SCHEER version.
Web Presentation on risk assessment activities of the EC's Scientific Committees
This web presentation was based on the infographics on the Scientific Committees' risk assessment activities to help non-experts better visualise and understand the risk assessment process.

http://ec.europa.eu/assets/sante/health/scientific_committees/risk_assessment/index_en.htm

Non-EU students and undocumented migrants among those illegally employed

ESRI news
Non-EU students and undocumented migrants among those illegally employed
Samantha Arnold , Susan Whelan , Emma Quinn
A new study provides an overview of people working illegally in Ireland, including legally resident migrants working outside their immigration permission, such as students, and undocumented migrants, many of whom entered the country legally.

Three Scenarios for the Qatar Crisis

How immigration poisoned political debate

How immigration poisoned political debate

Oliver Wiseman, CapX
In the 13 years since EU expansion led to a considerable increase in the number of Europeans moving to the UK, the country's immigration debate has dominated politics and eroded trust in politicians. Brexit is a chance to swap the phoney immigration debate we've been having for a healthier treatment of a sensitive subject. 

A life without violence for women in Bolivia

A life without violence for women in Bolivia
Seven out of ten women are victims of violence in Bolivia. The SDC finances a series of initiatives ranging from legal support to women's refuges, including prevention and protection measures.

http://mw.weaver.ch/f/link.aspx?156A7DA982E5496EB85365AAFEF9B3141A9E39E31574427B60

VIDEO - The experts against euthanasia

VIDEO - The experts against euthanasia
By Maxim Institute, 13/07/17

How Brexit Britain can de-Farage its reputation

How Brexit Britain can de-Farage its reputation

Chris Deerin, CapX
There is an insular version of Brexit that involves turning our backs on the outside world. Such an approach would turn Britain into the world's bogeyman

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Beyond Compliance: Iran and the JCPOA

'Henry Jackson Society news
Beyond Compliance: Iran and the JCPOA
 

Safeguarding our Systems: Managing Chinese Investment into the UK’s Digital and Critical National Infrastructure

Seeking Asylum in Sweden: Who Are the Players?

Pulitzer Center news
Seeking Asylum in Sweden: Who Are the Players?
Amy Russo

'Santa Muerte'. are the Mexican cartels really coming?

ASPI news' Santa Muerte'. are the Mexican cartels really coming?
by Dr John Coyne  
This report argues that, for Australia and Asia, the menace of Mexican OC is no longer looming on the horizon; it has already arrived. However, the nature of the Mexican OC problem in Australia and Asia is not likely to be the same as that found in either the US or Mexico.

 

Urban refugees in Delhi: self-reliance can’t be exclusively entrepreneurial

Cyprus Negotiations Thwarted by Issues on Security and Guarantees

SWP news


 Ioannis N. Grigoriadis

Cyprus Negotiations Thwarted by Issues on Security and Guarantees
< https://www.swp-berlin.org//en/publication/cyprus-negotiations-thwarted/>

China’s intelligence gathering at sea: Some implications

China’s intelligence gathering at sea: Some implications

James Goldrick | 24/7/17
Haiwingxing’s deployment is further confirmation of the PLA-N's increasing reach and its developing ability to conduct multiple operations simultaneously.
Read more.


Lowy Institute news

Joint UK-Australia Statement on Cyber Co-operation

Australian Government Media Releases for 27 July 2017

Joint UK-Australia Statement on Cyber Co-operation - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

http://dfat.gov.au/news/media-releases/Pages/joint-uk-australia-statement-on-cyber-cooperation.aspx
The Australian Passport Office and its agents are committed to providing a secure, efficient and responsive passport service for Australia....

Trump is debasing democracy the world over

Trump is debasing democracy the world over

Ian Birrell, CapX
Donald Trump's disregard for democratic norms, unceasing attacks on the media, and disturbing nepotism are demeaning for the United States.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Latin America's Challenge

M by Henry Hemming review – the fascist spymaster of MI5

New domains of crossover and concern in cyberspace

Libya rendition case is 'Kafkaesque nightmare' for victims, court told

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Virginia becomes first state to join FirstNet public safety network

Homeland Security Today (HSToday) news

Virginia becomes first state to join FirstNet public safety network 07/12/2017 3:37pm
Virginia recently became the first state to opt into a plan by the First Responder Network... »

Disputes over the British Indian Ocean Territory: July 2017 update

Disputes over the British Indian Ocean Territory: July 2017 update
Published Wednesday, July 26, 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).

国際会議実施報告】日・マレーシア海洋安全保障協力会議 (2017年7月18日実施)

JIIA news
国際会議実施報告】日・マレーシア海洋安全保障協力会議 (2017年7月18日実施)
 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Separating out important intelligence reforms from Home Affairs

Lowy Institute news

 

Separating out important intelligence reforms from Home Affairs

John Blaxland | 19/7/17
The 2017 Intelligence Review was necessary and its recommendations are pertinent and strong.
Read more.

Migration and Refugees at the UN. Toward new Global Compacts and the Emergence of an International Migration Regime

Final report on the Workshop "Seeking new partnerships for EU action on vaccination"

Final report on the Workshop "Seeking new partnerships for EU action on vaccination"
The report from workshop is now available in all EU languages.
Read more...

12 Must-Reads: Rethinking Shrinking Space

12 Must-Reads: Rethinking Shrinking Space
Frank Barat
Twelve essential reports on 'shrinking space' curated by Frank Barat. Sources range from UN rapporteurs and the European Parliament to civil society organisations like the Women Peacemakers Program.
Transnational Institute news
 

“Digitalisation – Cyber – Internet”: The Role of the Digital in

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“Digitalisation – Cyber – Internet”: The Role of the Digital in
International Politics <
https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/dossiers/digitalisation-cyber/>
Digital Foreign Policy, Cyber-Security, Politics & Society, Law / Human
Rights. The dossier seeks to offer orientation in this complex field and
offers compilations of relevant publications by SWP authors in the
respective fields.
 

The Joke Is on ISIS


Pulitzer Center news

 

CNN
The Joke Is on ISIS
Wes Bruer

While multiple militaries are using bullets and bombs to defeat ISIS, a group of young Indian comics is trying to laugh the terror group into retreat. Grantee Wes Bruer, in this report for CNN, demonstrates the power of satirizing the enemy.

Future ocean resources: metal-rich minerals and genetics

Will Corbyn show mercy to his enemies? Don't bet on it

Will Corbyn show mercy to his enemies? Don't bet on it

Robert Colvile, CapX
Threatened with deselection, Labour MPs are pleading with the leadership for clemency. But their entreaties will surely fall on deaf ears.

Overcoming the agriculture sector skills shortage

Australian Government Media Releases for 25 July 2017

Overcoming the agriculture sector skills shortage

http://www.rirdc.gov.au/news/2017/07/23/overcoming-the-agriculture-sector-skills-shortage
John Harvey, Managing Director of Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) says if we’re going to overcome agriculture’s persistent skills shortage, people need to know it’s not j...

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Want Fewer People to Die from an Opioid Overdose? Give them Heroin (Assisted Treatment)

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Katharine Neill Harris

Want Fewer People to Die from an Opioid Overdose? Give them Heroin (Assisted Treatment)

July 24, 2017
Drug policy fellow Katharine A. Neill explains why establishing heroin-assisted treatment programs, which provide severely addicted individuals with controlled access ...

Venezuela, Oil and Reconstruction

Francisco J. Monaldi

Venezuela, Oil and Reconstruction

July 24, 2017
The political, economic, financial, social and humanitarian crisis that has gripped Venezuela is intensifying, raising several urgent questions about the ...
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy news

FinTech and RegTech – What Next for Financial Crime’s International Standard Setter?

WTOパネル・上級委員会報告書解説⑲】米国-アルゼンチン産の動物,肉,他の動物性生産品の輸入関連措置(DS447)-輸入解禁要請に伴う審査手続の遅延とSPS協定の規律-

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石川 義道 (静岡県立大学)
 
RIETI news

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?

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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%).

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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.

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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.

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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

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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                          

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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

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

Guatemala: Consular Fees

Guatemala: Consular Fees

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