Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Trump, Afghanistan, and India

 Hudson Institute  news
American Interest

Hudson Institute news

Can Macron Deliver?

 Hudson Institute news
Carnegie Europe

Business Motives in Global Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

DIIS news
Business Motives in Global Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

https://www.diis.dk/en/research/transforming-markets-sustainable-development
 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Why should the UN Security Council deal with climate security risks?

ROKing the Boat: US Nuclear Weapons in South Korea?

High costs of cancer care

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Vivian Ho

High costs of cancer care

August 21, 2017
Vivian Ho, director of the Center for Health and Biosciences, writes about her research on discovering the sources of cost ...

Sensible policy on drug use

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Katharine Neill Harris

Sensible policy on drug use

August 21, 2017
By Jay Jenkins and Katharine Neill Harris In an op-ed for the Houston Chronicle, Jenkins and fellow Neill Harris urge ...

Trump's Afghan Strategy

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news
 
Joe Barnes

Trump's Afghan Strategy

August 22, 2017
In his first prime-time address to the nation, President Trump committed the United States to a sustained and, indeed, enhanced ...

Nuclear Energy Infrastructure and U.S. National Security

Bitcoin for Bombs

CFR news

 Bitcoin for Bombs

https://www.cfr.org/article/bitcoin-bombs

Task Force on Cyber Deterrence

Earl Gregg Swem Library news
Task Force on Cyber Deterrence

Military low flying: air weapons ranges activity

THE BARCELONA TERRORIST ATTACK- A FIRST ASSESSMENT

NRIパブリックマネジメントレビュー

Saturday, August 19, 2017

No, Affirmative Action Isn’t Keeping White Students Down

IPS news
No, Affirmative Action Isn’t Keeping White Students Down
Jessicah Pierre
Enrollment rates are still higher for whites than blacks or Latinos. Now is the worst time to roll back affirmative action.

India's unfinished business

India's unfinished business

Alyssa Ayres, Council on Foreign Relations
On numerous important measures, from GDP growth to literacy rates, India has made great strides since independence in 1947.

More patronising European advice won't make Africa rich

More patronising European advice won't make Africa rich

By Stacey Ndlovu
Earlier this year, in what was billed as the 'Marshall Plan With Africa', the German government suggested that the way for African countries to flourish was by imposing further trade barriers.

The Heritage Insider

Toward reining in unnecessary occupational licensing: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah):
“In 1950, fewer than 5% of U.S. workers had to be licensed for their jobs. Today, nearly one in three needs a license.  […]

West Africa

World Policy Institute news

Gertrude Adwoa Offeibea Ansaaku explains how addressing youth unemployment and reducing economic inequality will reduce the threat posed by violent extremist groups across West Africa.

South China Sea patrols: Does the Trump team get it?

Lowy Institute news

South China Sea patrols: Does the Trump team get it?

Andrew Chubb | 15/8/17
The White House seems to regard FONOPs to induce Chinese concessions on the North Korean nuclear issue. This is not what these patrols are designed for.
Read more.

New Cato reports on critical foreign policy issues

Step Back:  Lessons for U.S. Foreign Policy from the Failed War on Terror

The international war on terrorism launched by the U.S. after 9/11 has destabilized the Middle East but has done little to protect the country from terrorism. In this newly released study, scholars A. Trevor Thrall and Erik Goepner detail and chart how the War on Terror has failed. The alternative strategies they then offer include an imperative to push regional partners to confront terrorists groups abroad; and a great emphasis on intelligence and law enforcement for combating the threat.


- Listen to the audio edition of this report
 - Read (online or print) the full report PDF

What's the point of Theresa May's government?

What's the point of Theresa May's government?

Alex Massie, CapX
Theresa May returns from holiday to find her administration divided - and paralysed by those divisions.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Barcelona Terror Attack: At Least 13 Dead After Van Plows into Crowd; 2 Suspects Arrested

Brexit and state pensions

Brexit and state pensions
Published Friday, August 18, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7894
This Commons Library briefing looks at EU law providing for the co-ordination of State Pension entitlement and the possible impact of Brexit

Supporting water service providers during conflicts

BICC news

Don't believe the Brexit hysteria

Don't believe the Brexit hysteria

Lee Rotherham, CapX
Westminster is at the low ebb of its summer break.

Trump, incivility, and politics

VIDEO - Trump, incivility, and politics
By Professor Jeremy Waldron

Maxim Institute news

Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations

Conflict Management Training for Peacekeepers: Assessment and Recommendations

Another Defense Against North Korea's Missiles: Drones

 Hudson Institute news
Arthur Herman
San Diego Union Tribune

Robust International Peacekeeping: Is Asia Up to the Task?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Van rams crowds in Barcelona tourist area - terror attack

Practicing a Whole-of-Society Approach to Counter Hybrid Threats

GCSP news

Practicing a Whole-of-Society Approach to Counter Hybrid Threats

Interview between GCSP alumni

Women in Mediation: Connecting the Local and the Global

GCSP news

Women in Mediation: Connecting the Local and the Global

Strategic Security Analysis - 2017

A Brighter Future for Argentina’s President Macri

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Mark P. Jones

A Brighter Future for Argentina’s President Macri

August 15, 2017
Political science fellow Mark P. Jones analyzes the results of Argentina’s legislative primary and its implications for the 2019 presidential ...

US interests & the Qatar standoff

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

US interests & the Qatar standoff

August 14, 2017
The U.S. has much to lose in any protracted confrontation in the Gulf, particularly if it leaves the GCC gravely ...

Sighting the Solar Eclipse: A Planning Guide

FROM THE HSDL BLOG

Sighting the Solar Eclipse: A Planning Guide

  • 16 Aug, 2017

Agricultural statistics and climate change

Agricultural statistics and climate change
  • Defra
  • National Statistics

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A preventive attack on North Korea would be problematic

A preventive attack on North Korea would be problematic.
The Heritage Insider news
Bruce Klingner:
“[A] U.S. military attack against production or test facilities of North Korea’s nuclear or missile programs would be an offensive action that could trigger an all-out war with a nuclear-armed North Korea. Pyongyang already has the ability to target South Korea and Japan with nuclear weapons and also has a million-man army poised just across the DMZ from South Korea. Without moving any military units, Pyongyang could unleash a devastating artillery attack on Seoul. […]
“Some experts advocate preemptive attack to prevent North Korea from completing the development of a nuclear ICBM that can threaten the U.S. However, they have not identified what technological milestone they would use military force to prevent, nor have they identified how the U.S. would know Pyongyang was on the verge of progressing beyond that milestone. This shortage of concrete information yields a number of pressing questions, including:
“Given the opacity of North Korea, how likely is it that the U.S. Intelligence Community could provide comprehensive, actionable information in sufficient time to enable U.S. prior action?
“What targets would need to be included to ensure that the capability is prevented—only missile test facilities or also missile and nuclear weapons research, production, and storage facilities?
“Would military missile units also be included?
“What mitigating actions would be taken to prevent a North Korean military response, including a potentially cataclysmic attack on Seoul?
“How would China respond to an attack on its ally?”
Klinger recommends that the United States “reserve a preemptive attack for a situation in which the Intelligence Community has strong evidence of imminent strategic nuclear attack on the U.S. or its allies.” He continues: “Allies and opponents alike should be aware that the U.S. is willing and able to use the means necessary to defend its national interests. However, the U.S. need not needlessly precipitate a conflict.” [Internal citations omitted.] [The Heritage Foundation]

Does globalisation make the world less stable?

Does globalisation make the world less stable?

Tito Cordella and Anderson Ospino, Vox EU
Ever more interconnected financial markets - a crucial aspect of globalisation - are generally assumed to be the source of economic instability.

Fire, Fury and Bombast

PBS NewsHour
Fire, Fury and Bombast
Jamie Mclntyre

President Trump boasted last week that he had ordered a modernization of the US’s nuclear arsenal.
news from the Pulitzer Center
 

Will American conservatives save themselves from the Trump mob?

Will American conservatives save themselves from the Trump mob?

Dominic Green, CapX
Donald Trump rode white male resentment all the way from the Birther fringe to the White House. The recent violence in Charlottesville drew from that same well of racism and anger.

ASEAN Council promotes food and agricultural trade with ASEAN partners

ASEAN Council promotes food and agricultural trade with ASEAN partners - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
http://dfat.gov.au/news/media-releases/Pages/australia-asean-council-promotes-food-and-agricultural-trade-with-asean-partners.aspx
The Australian Passport Office and its agents are committed to providing a secure, efficient and responsive passport service for Australia....

Why the UK Needs to be Thinking Now about a Possible Korean War

Northern Ireland and Ireland - a position paper

Northern Ireland and Ireland - a position paper
  • NIO and DExEU
  • Policy paper

カール・バウデンバッハー (欧州自由貿易連合(EFTA)裁判所長官)

RIETI news

2017年8月16日 [BBLセミナー]

Brexit: Recent Developments--The EEA Option

カール・バウデンバッハー (欧州自由貿易連合(EFTA)裁判所長官)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

North Korea Backs Off Guam Threat

Hudson Institute news

North Korea Backs Off Guam Threat

North Korea Worst Persecutor of Christians in the World

Hudson Institute news

Newsmax

Trump Can Save Lives by Stopping Illegal Opioids at Their Source

Muslim Brotherhood demands deter Middle East democracy

Marginalisation will sustain smuggling in Libyan south

Living in denial

DIIS news

The cultural factor in European politics and history

DIIS Research among 10 Best Article on Migration

DIIS news

DIIS Research among 10 Best Article on Migration

India at Seventy

IMF、中国に貿易障壁削減促す 年次報告書

47NEWS

IMF、中国に貿易障壁削減促す 年次報告書                           

China's calculus on hypersonic glide

Brexit and Sanctions: Can the UK Lead From Behind?

Syria Situation Report: July 27 - August 9, 2017

Terror Threat Snapshot – August 2017

FROM THE HSDL BLOG

Terror Threat Snapshot – August 2017

  • 15 Aug, 2017

FOI release: FCO, BP and Turkey

FOI release: FCO, BP and Turkey
  • FCO
  • FOI release

日本における賃金の輸出プレミア:employer-employee dataを利用した分析

RIETI news

2017年8月14日 [ノンテクニカルサマリー]

日本における賃金の輸出プレミア:employer-employee dataを利用した分析

伊藤 公二 (コンサルティングフェロー)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Huge potential for private forestry in Tanzania

DIIS news

Huge potential for private forestry in Tanzania

But non-industrial tree-growers overlooked in policies and by institutions

Future of Kuwait-Iran relations

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Future of Kuwait-Iran relations

August 11, 2017
Kuwait has expelled fifteen Iranian diplomats and submitted a formal letter of protest to the Lebanese government as the fallout ...
 
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Ex-MI5 chief warns against crackdown on encrypted messaging apps

      Jonathan Evans says although encryption services have hampered terrorism fight he does not support curtailment of its use
 
Guardian News

前米首席補佐官の聴取を要請 特別検察官、ロシア疑惑で

Trump Doesn't Need Authorization to Fight ISIS, But Get One Anyway

Financial sanctions, North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

The Cold War on Terrorism: Reevaluating Critical Infrastructure Facilities as Targets for Terrorist Attacks

House of Representatives Passes FY18 Intelligence Authorization Bill

House of Representatives Passes FY18 Intelligence Authorization Bill Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 |       
The House of Representatives today approved the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (H.R. 3180) on a bipartisan 380-35 vote. This legislation provides the Intelligence Community (IC) the necessary resources and authorities to ensure they remain capable of protecting and defending the United States.

Unpacking and Exploring the Relationship between Crisis Management and Social Media in the Era of ‘Smart Devices’

Unpacking and Exploring the Relationship between Crisis Management and Social Media in the Era of ‘Smart Devices’


by Eric K. Stern Abstract The rise of social media and the broad diffusion of ‘smart devices’ in contemporary society have profound implications for crisis management. The emergence of social media and smart devices pose both major challenges and major opportunities to crisis managers (c.f. Palen, 2008; Veil et 2011). These social practices and technologies

 The Journal of the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security news
 

Homeland Security Today

Read the current issue of Homeland Security Today. 

Homeland Security Today news

Extremism and Encryption: Terrorists on Telegram

FROM THE HSDL BLOG

Extremism and Encryption: Terrorists on Telegram

  • 10 Aug, 2017

NIRAオピニオンペーパーNo.32「二重の政治的疎外をいかに乗り越えるか―中間層の不安定化、本流の喪失―」を掲載しました。

Friday, August 11, 2017

Wealthy Graduates: The Winners from Corbyn's Tuition Fees Plan

Three ways to reform financial markets

Three ways to reform financial markets

Reforming financial markets is key to upgrading the UK to a high-investment, high-productivity and high-paying economy. A new working paper from the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice proposes three essential reforms.

Read more: Although recent attention has been on the quantity of UK finance post-Brexit, its quality will be every bit as important, writes IPPR Senior Economic Analyst Alfie Stirling.

Arctic Council Working Group

Steven Fry discusses one Arctic Council Working Group that serves as a model for effective collaboration between indigenous communities and the governments and private enterprise seeking economic opportunity in the region.

World Policy Institute news

New Report: Reversing Inequality

British politics has become a Beckett play - without the jokes

British politics has become a Beckett play - without the jokes

Alex Massie, CapX
British politics is divided, embittered and becalmed. It is hard to recall a time when both major parties were so unpalatable and so unelectable.

Trade facilitation, transport costs and the price of trucking services in East Africa

コラム > 社会インフラと深層学習

みずほ情報総研 Vol.634「社会インフラと深層学習」ほか

コラム > 社会インフラと深層学習
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    │ https://www.mizuho-ir.co.jp/publication/column/2017/0808.html?rt_bn=mm

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fiscal sustainability and demographic change

The Economic and Social Research Institute news

Fiscal sustainability and demographic change
Karina Doorley
This paper analyses the fiscal impact of increasing the statutory retirement age as a potential policy reaction to shrinking labour forces and increasing old age dependency ratios in Europe.

Brexit is a chance to rebalance our economy

Brexit is a chance to rebalance our economy

Jack Tagholm-Child, CapX
It is a common complaint that the British economy has grown too reliant on services.

Boris, Brexit and the problem with channelling Churchill

Lowy Institute news

Boris, Brexit and the problem with channelling Churchill

Daniel Woker | 8/8/17
The UK is a middle-size European country with very few alternatives in free trade, immigration matters or anything else to those of its continental cousins.
Read more.

 

Agricultural development research


Agricultural development research and interventions that target gender disparities can have a greater overall impact on adapting and building resiliency to climate change, according to IFPRI authors in a recent article in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability

Macron's lovefest is long gone

Macron's lovefest is long gone

Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, CapX
As Emmanuel Macron packs his valise for the holidays, he must be rueing the day he trounced Marine Le Pen.

BBC Tomorrow's World

The Royal Society news
BBC Tomorrow's World

コラム > 2020年以降の船舶用燃料 ―LNG利用の未来を考える―

みずほ情報総研 Vol.633「2020年以降の船舶用燃料 ―LNG利用の未来を考える―」ほか

コラム > 2020年以降の船舶用燃料 ―LNG利用の未来を考える―
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    │ https://www.mizuho-ir.co.jp/publication/column/2017/0801.html?rt_bn=mm

The Challenges of Fifth-Generation Transformation

Independent Ally: Australia in an Age of Power Transition

Marginal seats

Marginal seats
Published Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8067
This note lists UK Parliamentary seats by marginality using the results from the 2017 General Election.

A War of Words Escalates

Protected Areas Database of the United States

Earl Gregg Swem Library news
Protected Areas Database of the United States

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WTOパネル・上級委員会報告書解説㉒

2017年8月 9日 [ポリシー・ディスカッション・ペーパー(日本語)]

【WTOパネル・上級委員会報告書解説㉒】アルゼンチン-金融サービスに関する措置(DS453)-課税情報の交換のない国に対する差別とGATS上の規律-

川島 富士雄 (神戸大学)
 
RIETI news

テクノロジーの進化による不安の背景分析

RIETI news

2017年8月 9日 [ノンテクニカルサマリー]

テクノロジーの進化による不安の背景分析

戸田 淳仁 (リクルートワークス研究所)/中馬 宏之 (ファカルティフェロー)/林 晋 (京都大学)/久米 功一 (東洋大学)

IoT/AIが雇用に与える影響と社会政策 in 第4次産業革命

RIETI news

2017年8月 9日 [ポリシー・ディスカッション・ペーパー(日本語)]

IoT/AIが雇用に与える影響と社会政策 in 第4次産業革命

岩本 晃一 (上席研究員)/波多野 文 (リサーチアシスタント / 高知工科大学)

Global gap will widen between aid needed and funded

Kenya’s Young Democracy Put to the Test

CSIS news

 Kenya’s Young Democracy Put to the Test

How Much Trade Transits the South China Sea?

The Argentine August 13 Primaries and the Macri Administration’s Future

Israel Boycott Backlash: ‘This Is Not the DSA I Founded’

Hudson Institute news


Daily Beast

Africa's Christians Targeted by Islamic Terrorists

Hudson Institute news

Newsmax

Trump’s Syria Strategy Hinges on Russia

Hudson Institute news

                            
Foreign Policy

A New U.S. Strategy to Bolster Tunisia’s Struggling Democracy

                
Hudson Institute

The New Space Age: Questions for Defence and Security

Book Review: The Marvellous (But Authentic) Adventures of Captain Corcoran

Fifty Years since the Six-Day War: How the Middle East Has Changed

Pulling Out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran: And Then What?

Congress debates the AUMF

Joe Barnes

Congress debates the AUMF

August 08, 2017
Congress is debating new authorization for the use of military force known as AUMF. Fellow Joe Barnes discusses the issue ...
 
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Venezuela: Options for U.S. sanctions

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Francisco J. Monaldi

Venezuela: Options for U.S. sanctions

August 09, 2017
By David Mortlock and Francisco Monaldi What U.S. sanctions would be most effective in maximizing pressure on President Nicolás Maduro’s ...

Christian Rule in the TX legislature

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news
David R. Brockman

Christian Rule in the TX legislature

August 09, 2017
Thanks to Dan Patrick, those seeking conservative Christian dominion over government keep a seat at the table in this summer’s ...

Factional politics in Iran–Iraq war

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news

Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar

Factional politics in Iran–Iraq war

August 09, 2017
On September 22, 1980, Saddam Hussein initiated what became one of the longest wars of the twentieth century — a ...

Saudi Aramco IPO pits foreign investors against Saudi citizens

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy  news
Jim Krane

Saudi Aramco IPO pits foreign investors against Saudi citizens

August 09, 2017
For would-be subscribers to Saudi Arabia's forthcoming IPO, the national oil company’s huge subsidy burden is emerging as a major ...

Singapore Orders Expulsion of American Academic

オスプレイ日米訓練参加へ 北海道で、自粛要請を事実上無視

47NEWS

オスプレイ日米訓練参加へ 北海道で、自粛要請を事実上無視                           

Kashmir: Line of Control and Grassroots Peacebuilding

Progress and Challenges in Global Food Security

Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry

Drugs of Abuse: A DEA Resource Guide, 2017 Edition

U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report

Financial sanctions, Ukraine (Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity)

金融ITフォーカス

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The UK's contribution to the EU budget

The UK's contribution to the EU budget
Published Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7886
This note considers how much the UK contributes to the EU budget and how much it receives back.

New IPPR analysis

Millennials, mental health and the modern labour market

New IPPR analysis shows younger workers in the UK’s flexible labour market are more likely to experience poorer mental health and wellbeing.

The government-commissioned Taylor Review set out the importance of ensuring more people in the UK can access ‘good work’. Our new report Flexibility for Who? sheds light on the importance of good work in relation to mental health and wellbeing and calls on government and employers to work together to promote better quality jobs, which maximise the benefits of flexibility, while ensuring that employees feel in control of their own working lives.

Consumer Protection Isn’t Here to Stay

IPS news

Consumer Protection Isn’t Here to Stay
Sarah Anderson
If the GOP had their way, a two-week old regulation that allows consumers to join class action lawsuits over financial fraud would be toast.

Glyphosate – facts and state of play in the EU

Glyphosate – facts and state of play in the EU
Latest updates on glyphosate and its status in the European Union.

       European Commission - DG SANTE

Europe's Newest Muslims

The Atlantic
Europe's Newest Muslims
Alice Su

Grantee Alice Su, writing in The Atlantic, finds “most refugees in Germany are more concerned with integration and survival than with religion.” She says they prefer to avoid mosques and the identity politics of previous generations of Muslim migrants.
Pulitzer Center news
 

America: Full employment is not enough

America: Full employment is not enough

Stephen Grenville | 1/8/17
The United States has reached ‘full employment’ but this hasn’t created satisfactory jobs for a significant part of the work force.


Lowy Institute news

What Should Europe Do With the Children of ISIS?

What Should Europe Do With the Children of ISIS?
Henry Jackson Society Information  news
Nikita Malik cited in The New York Times
23 July 2017
Full Article

Big data in national security

Big data in national security
by Michael Chi

ASPI released two research publications on the uses and limitations of big data in national security.

World Policy Journal news

Join World Policy Journal to celebrate the launch of our summer "Justice Denied" issue! And be sure to read the issue and subscribe.

In Guam, the Gravest Threat Isn’t North Korea—It’s the United States

IPS news
In Guam, the Gravest Threat Isn’t North Korea—It’s the United States
Leilani Rania Ganser
The United States is using this Pacific colony as its own private firing range.

Pakistan will come to miss Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan will come to miss Nawaz Sharif

By Jon Boone
Nawaz Sharif, who was stripped of office by Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday, got a lot wrong.

The Heritage Insider

The Heritage Insider
Terrorism is becoming more frequent in Europe not less. A chart from a new report by Robin Simcox:

Simcox offers a number of recommendations for U.S. policymakers to help Europe toughen up, including this point: ‘ISIS and al-Qaeda represent virulent strains of the political ideology of Islamism. Defeating these groups militarily will not signify the end of the war against Islamism until the entire ideology has been discredited and dismantled, and the failure of the ideology has been communicated to key audiences.’ [The Heritage Foundation]
 

Brexit is a symptom - not the cause - of Britain's divided politics

Brexit is a symptom - not the cause - of Britain's divided politics

Oliver Wiseman, CapX
With traditionally Tory seats like Kensington turning from blue to red, June 8 looked like The Brexit Election.

Trump has been consistent - and wrong - for decades

Trump has been consistent - and wrong - for decades

Richard Walker, CapX
The new President is thought to be defined by his impulsiveness, jumping from one bandwagon to another with very few fixed beliefs.