Monday, January 30, 2017

How Trump changed Americans’ view of Islam–for the better

The Brookings Institution news

How Trump changed Americans’ view of Islam–for the better

Shibley Telhami

Continuous Linkage Projects: facilitating industry collaboration

Continuous Linkage Projects: facilitating industry collaboration | Australian Research Council

     Continuous Linkage Projects: facilitating industry collaborations—media release issued by the ARC—30 January 2017


Australian Government Media Release Service news

U.S.-Sino Relations in the Arctic

Last Chance: 2017 SCIP Atlanta Conference Early Bird Deadline Expires January 31

 Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals news

Last Chance: 2017 SCIP Atlanta Conference Early Bird Deadline Expires January 31

After the G-Zero

After the G-Zero

   The global order that prevailed since the end of the Second World War has hit its limits. The result: a G-Zero world characterized by a growing vacuum in global governance.

 Eurasia Group news

世界が変わる、日本はどうする

世界が変わる、日本はどうする

http://www.gispri.or.jp/newsletter/201701

GISPRI news

Financial sanctions, ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations

Financial sanctions, ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/current-list-of-designated-persons-al-qaida

HMT and OFSI

Brexit: devolved legislature business

Brexit: devolved legislature business
Published Monday, January 30, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7815
    This paper is a record of Brexit-related business in the devolved legislatures. It is updated every Monday.

自動運転、初の安全基準導入へ 手離し15秒で警報義務化

Brexit: trade aspects

Brexit: trade aspects
Published Monday, January 30, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7694
    This note looks at possible options for the UK's trading relationship with the EU, post-Brexit. It also considers the Government's negotiating objectives, as set out by the Prime Minister in January 2017.

前期比年率+1.9%、純輸出の特殊要因が剥落し、前期から大幅低下。

【10-12月期米GDP】前期比年率+1.9%、純輸出の特殊要因が剥落し、前期から大幅低下。


    1月27日、米商務省の経済分析局(BEA)は10-12月期のGDP統計(1次速報値)を公表した。10-12月期の実質GDP成長率(以下、成長率)は、季節調整済の前期比年率で+1.9%となり、7-9月期(同+3.5%...

http://www.nli-research.co.jp/report/detail/id=54910?site=nli

NLI Research Institute news


Trump's 'Muslim ban' is a colossal own goal

Trump's 'Muslim ban' is a colossal own goal

Shashank Joshi, CapX
     Malevolence tempered by incompetence. That is about the kindest verdict on President Trump's 'Muslim ban' - not just from the usual suspects, but from the most hawkish Republicans. 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Strengthening Electoral Integrity

Norris, Pippa. 2017. Strengthening Electoral Integrity.. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs news

Producer Price Indexes, Australia, Dec 2016

6427.0 - Producer Price Indexes, Australia, Dec 2016

6427.0 - Producer Price Indexes, Australia, Dec 2016 Quality Declaration  Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/01/2017   

Australian Government Media Release Service news

A Brexit vision for a brazen North

ECONOMY

NORTH IPPR BLOG
A Brexit vision for a brazen North
Author: Ed Cox

http://www.ippr.org/blog/a-brexit-vision-for-a-brazen-north

Brexit and the Supreme Court judgment: a simmering political and constitutional crisis

Brexit and the Supreme Court judgment: a simmering political and constitutional crisis


http://www.friendsofeurope.org/future-europe/brexit-supreme-court-crisis-article-50/

Friends of Europe news

Veteran jihadi Qari Saif ullah Akhter’s death : a big victory of Afghan security forces

Dr Farhan Zahid, « Veteran jihadi Qari Saif ullah Akhter’s death : a big victory of Afghan security forces », Foreign Analysis n°44, january 2017.

http://www.cf2r.org/fr/foreign-analyzes/veteran-jihadi-qari-saif-ullah-akhter-s-death-a-big-victory-of-afghan-security-forces.php


CF2R news

America’s International Role Under Donald Trump

America’s International Role Under Donald Trump

https://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/files/chathamhouse/publications/research/2017-01-18-americas-international-role-trump-wickett-final2.pdf

Chatham House news

「アジア諸国の有力企業動向」-フォーチュン・グローバル500社ランキングの変遷から:中国企業は100社超がランクイン

Theresa May spoke about her plans for Brexit and a Global Britain, and how free markets, free trade and globalisation can work for everyone.

  1. Theresa May spoke about her plans for Brexit and a Global Britain, and how free markets, free trade and globalisation can work for everyone Davos 2017: Prime Minister's speech to the World Economic Forum

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Latin America: Odebrecht probe claims regional victims

Latin America: Odebrecht probe claims regional victims

    The US Department of Justice reached a record plea bargain with construction giant Odebrecht over bribery charges

Oxford Analytica news

Cybersecurity Risk Reduction: FCC White Paper

Cybersecurity Risk Reduction: FCC White Paper

   Describes the risk reduction portfolio of the FCC and suggests actions that would reduce cyber risk in a manner that encourages competition, protects consumers, and reduces national security risks.  From the Federal Communications Commission

Earl Gregg Swem Library news

The American civil religion. Between spirituality and strategy

CNOSIS 4/2016 news

The West does not exist

Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report

Earl Gregg Swem Library news

    Announces the demise of a daily report source on homeland security matters which began in 2011.  From the Department of Homeland Security

On Tap Europe: Organised Crime and Illicit Trade in Spain: Country Report

Bin Laden’s Bookshelf

Bin Laden’s Bookshelf

   The final release of documents recovered from the compound used as Bin Laden’s final hideout.  Covers 49 items and includes links to earlier releases of documents.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Earl Gregg Swem Library news

Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability, Compliance and Integrity.

Norris, Pippa, and Alessandro Nai, ed. 2017. Election Watchdogs: Transparency, Accountability, Compliance and Integrity.

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs news

Roads to Peace?

The future of infrastructure in fragile and conflict-affected states

What could be in the Brexit white paper?

What could be in the Brexit white paper?

Timings, tariffs, trade in services – IPPR’s research fellow Marley Morris sets out ten priorities for the Brexit negotiations. 

http://www.ippr.org

EGYPT'S WAR AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Trump clearly doesn’t have a clue about trade

Trump clearly doesn’t have a clue about trade

Marian L.Tupy, CapX
   It's been a busy first week for Donald Trump. But among his many initiatives, perhaps the most significant - and certainly the most harmful - was to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This was not only an economic blunder, but a political one. As well as binding the US to its allies in the Pacific, and vice versa, the treaty could have helped persuade China to raise its economic, and humanitarian, standards.

Trump’s First Test on Taxes

Trump’s First Test on Taxes
Chuck Collins
Trump's voters didn't vote to make the richest richer, but the Republican Congress is about to.

IPS news

Britain cannot retreat into splendid isolation

Britain cannot retreat into splendid isolation

By John Bew
   Theresa May this week spoke in America about Britain's new role in the world, and the need for humility after the disasters of Iraq. Yes, Britain cannot swagger about the world as it once did. But as John Bew argues, in a continuation of his work with Jo Cox MP before her death, there is still a role for the UK to play in protecting the norms we have done so much to establish, and that have saved and improved so many lives.

CapX news

The Heritage Insider: Abortion is declining, school choice is expanding, plans for replacing ObamaCare have been written, the federal budget can be balanced, why do health care and education get more expensive while toys get cheaper?

The Heritage Insider: Abortion is declining, school choice is expanding, plans for replacing ObamaCare have been written, the federal budget can be balanced, why do health care and education get more expensive while toys get cheaper?

Abortion is declining. School choice is expanding. Plans for replacing ObamaCare have been written. How to balance the federal budget in 10 years. Why do health care and education get more expensive while toys get cheaper?


The growth of two conservative movements: The annual March for Life was held on Friday, about which Sarah Torre writes: “Over the past five years alone, state policymakers have passed more than 300 commonsense policies protecting women from a dangerous abortion industry and restoring respect for the dignity of both mother and child in law. Because of that persistent, tireless witness for life, 74 percent of Americans now say they would support significant restrictions on abortion, limiting it to at most the first three months of pregnancy. Just a few weeks ago, the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute announced that the nation’s abortion rate continues to plummet to its lowest point since 1973.” [InsiderOnline]
Meanwhile, this past week was National School Choice Week, about which Ben DeGrow of the Mackinac Center writes: “The evidence that school choice works continues to mount. Last May, the advocacy group EdChoice updated the tally ofgold-standard research on private school choice. The vast majority of 100 published studies shows that choice programs benefit their participants, public schools, state treasuries and society at large. […] School choice remains popular with Michigan voters, and even more so nationally. The Mackinac Center released survey results in August showing strong majorities of Michigan voters in favor of nearly all forms of choice and rejecting the argument that choice hurts public schools. Half the Detroiters polled say the city’s students need more educational options. More recently, a poll sponsored by the American Federation for Children finds a consistently strong and diverse majority of American voters back school choice. In both the state and national measures of public opinion, the idea of tax-credit scholarships registered the strongest positive numbers. […] Roughly 3 million students in 43 states and the District of Columbia are enrolled in public charter schools. The number of school choice program participants, meanwhile, has grown dramatically in recent years, and now includes nearly 400,000 students in 25 states who benefit from an educational voucher, tax-credit scholarship or education saving account.” [InsiderOnline]

An obstacle to choice. Public school attendance has gone up 5 percent since 1970 while public school employment has gone up 95 percent. As Rebecca Friedrichs explains in a new PragerU video, higher school employment means the teachers unions can collect more mandatory fees which they in turn use to lobby for more spending on public schools and against school choice programs. [InsiderOnline]

Yes, Republicans have plans to replace ObamaCare after they repeal it.Katherine Restrepo of the John Locke Institute reviews plans put forward by Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Tom Price (who is also President Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services). Both plans make use of tax credits for individuals to purchase health insurance, relax the restrictions on health savings accounts, and create high-risk pools to help those with pre-existing conditions obtain coverage. She concludes: “At the end of the day, Republicans want patients to have more say over their health care decision making. An effective transformation of our health care system should focus not just on coverage, but also more cost-effective access to health care services. Both of these goals can be achieved when patients are the true customers of health care.” [InsiderOnline]

Balancing the federal budget isn’t actually that hard. As Dan Mitchell points out, the federal government can balance its books in 10 years by simply holding the annual rate of growth of government spending to 2.63 percent instead of the projected 5.2 percent.

FOREIGN POLICY UNDER THE DONALD J. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

Thursday, January 26, 2017

An economic analysis of the funding of horseracing

With False Claims, Trump Attacks Media on Turnout and Intelligence Rift

With False Claims, Trump Attacks Media on Turnout and Intelligence Rift

The New York Times news

AIで形勢逆転を狙え」を掲載しました

NIRA政策提言ハイライトに「AIで形勢逆転を狙え」を掲載しました

NIRA news

閲覧が一時不能となる史料について(2月分、3月分)(PDF形式)

NIDS NEWS

BICC news

Researchers call for a strengthening of forced migration and refugee studies
https://www.bicc.de/fileadmin/Dateien/pdf/press/2017/Fluchtanh%C3%B6rung/PE_Flucht_2017_01_19_e_NEU.pdf

Expert Panel on Effective ways of Investing in Health

Expert Panel on Effective ways of Investing in Health
Expert Panel on Health – New Chair elected
Go to related site

Health-EU Newsletter

How Theresa May can tackle Trump on trade

How Theresa May can tackle Trump on trade

Shanker Singham, CapX
As America pulls out of the TPP, confirming its new protectionist slant, the moment is ripe for Theresa May to position Britain as the world's leading exponent of free markets. To do this she needs to know what Donald Trump's plans are for US trade when she meets with him tomorrow. If she is successful in stoking the Special Relationship, a post-Brexit Britain could lead and shape a global trading boom.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Australia puts its case at G20 Meeting on Water and Food Security

Australian Government Media Releases for 25 January 2017 

Australia puts its case at G20 Meeting on Water and Food Security

    Recent Media Releases Speeches & Transcripts Multimedia Contact Photo Gallery MAContentRollup search Feedback MediaReleaseSubscribe Biography Media-Releases-2013 Media-Releases-2014 Media Releases 201...

For Sudan, Breaking Ties with Its Radical Past Is a 'Delicate Balancing Act'

Why the most important Brexit verdict isn’t the Supreme Court’s

Why the most important Brexit verdict isn’t the Supreme Court’s

Robert Colvile, CapX
   Back in Britain, all eyes were on the Article 50 ruling. But it is another legal verdict that will do far more to determine how Brexit proceeds. The European Court of Justice is set to confirm that Singapore's free trade deal with the EU is a 'mixed agreement', meaning it needs unanimous ratification by EU institutions, member states and sub-national parliaments. That means any British deal would have to run the same gauntlet.

気候変動適応計画の進捗管理手法:PDCAサイクルとOODAループ

みずほ情報総研 Vol.606「マンションの一人暮らし高齢者の見守りのあり方」ほか
 [コラム]
     気候変動適応計画の進捗管理手法:PDCAサイクルとOODAループ
     https://www.mizuho-ir.co.jp/publication/column/2017/kankyo0123.html?rt_bn=mm 

CoCo Design, Risk Shifting Incentives and Financial Fragility

EU air quality laggards are all Eastern

EU air quality laggards are all Eastern

    Air quality has improved throughout the EU, except in five Eastern member states where it was worse in 2014 than in 2001

Oxford Analytica news

A Quiet Take Off – US Navy Deploys E-2Ds to Japan

Monday, January 23, 2017

Trump Inaugurated, Europe Stumped

Trump Inaugurated, Europe Stumped
23 January 2017

RUSI news

Brexit: devolved legislature business

Brexit: devolved legislature business
Published Monday, January 23, 2017 
Commons Briefing papers CBP-7815

    This paper is a record of Brexit-related business in the devolved legislatures. It is updated every Monday.

南シナ海を中国から防衛 トランプ政権が本格始動

Keeping Australia's Critical Infrastructure Secure

Keeping Australia's Critical Infrastructure Secure

      Today the Turnbull Government is launching a dedicated centre to manage the complex and evolving national security risks to Australia's critical infrastructure....

Australian Government Media Releases for 24 January 2017 

Trump is a symptom of the West’s addiction to welfare

Trump is a symptom of the West’s addiction to welfare

Bruno Alves, CapX
    Electorates across the West love their welfare states - but not the taxes needed to pay for them. The result is high debt, low growth, and governments that are unwilling or unable to bring in the reforms that might make the whole system work. In this dysfunctional environment, the only people likely to prosper are populists peddling impossible solutions - Exhibit A being America's new president.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Open source intelligence (OSINT) is information that comes from publicly available sources

How to Collect Open Source Intelligence

By: Kim Miller, Ph.D., CFE

Homeland Security Today

African states will monopolise list of least developed

Oxford Analytica news

African states will monopolise list of least developed

     Least developed countries (LDCs) share common traits but also show gradations among development indicators

Foreign fighters could be decades-long global threat

Oxford Analytica news

Foreign fighters could be decades-long global threat

     Returning foreign fighters are often at the heart of jihadi recruitment and terror operations

Legislating for Brexit: Statutory Instruments implementing EU law

Legislating for Brexit: Statutory Instruments implementing EU law
Published Monday, January 16, 2017 
Commons Briefing papers CBP-7867

    How does the UK implement EU law and how many UK laws are there which implement EU law? This paper looks at how the majority of EU directives are implemented in the UK and lists EU-related UK Statutory Instruments.

Brexit: devolved legislature business

Brexit: devolved legislature business
Published Monday, January 16, 2017 
Commons Briefing papers CBP-7815

    This paper is a record of Brexit-related business in the devolved legislatures. It is updated every Monday.

Brexit: how does the Article 50 process work?

Brexit: how does the Article 50 process work?
Published Monday, January 16, 2017 
Commons Briefing papers CBP-7551

    This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the process of withdrawing from the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. There could be a complex and difficult negotiation lasting two years or more, or the UK could leave without settling its exit terms or its future relationship with the EU.

Brexit reading list: economic, business and transport policy issues

Brexit reading list: economic, business and transport policy issues
Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017 
Commons Briefing papers CBP-7830

  The Commons Library has compiled, from a wide range of sources, a selection of analysis and comment relevant to the UK's forthcoming withdrawal from the European Union.

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

Brexit: what impact on those currently exercising free movement rights?
Published Thursday, January 19, 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.

UK relations with West African countries

UK relations with West African countries
Published Friday, January 20, 2017 
Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0028

    The House of Commons Library prepares a briefing in hard copy and/or online for most non-legislative debates in the Chamber and Westminster Hall other than half-hour debates. Debate Packs are produced after the announcement of parliamentary business. They are intended to provide a summary or overview of the issue being debated and identify relevant briefings and useful documents, including press and parliamentary material. More detailed briefing can be prepared for Members on request to the Library.

1/11付東洋経済ONLINEに、翁百合理事の「『ブロックチェーン』は世界をこう一変させる」が掲載されました。

1/11付東洋経済ONLINEに、翁百合理事の「『ブロックチェーン』は世界をこう一変させる」が掲載されました。

NIRA news

CREST: 25-Year Program Archive


EARL GREGG SWEM LIBRARY news

CREST: 25-Year Program Archive


    Introduces a revised site for accessing declassified Central Intelligence Agency reports.  From the Central Intelligence Agency

Dynamics of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kosovo

Dynamics of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kosovo


Looks at the characteristics of parts of Kosovo which have made it a prime recruiting area for fighters in Iraq and Syria.  From the United States Institute of Peace

EARL GREGG SWEM LIBRARY news

Trump Inauguration: Challenges Facing the New Administration, and the World

TRUMP’S TURN

【国際問題】2017年1・2月合併号No.658 焦点:「安全保障と技術の新展開」

Saturday, January 21, 2017

NRIパブリックマネジメントレビュー

Robert Steele: Trump Intelligence — An Interpretation for Europe

Making pulses affordable again: Policy options from the farm to retail in India

女性大行進、大統領に抗議 「反トランプ」世界へ波及

The Heritage Insider: More choice and more due process in education are worthy goals, Pryor is strong on defending political speech, direct primary care is fixing health care financing, Little Pink House comes to the big screen

The Heritage Insider: More choice and more due process in education are worthy goals, Pryor is strong on defending political speech, direct primary care is fixing health care financing, Little Pink House comes to the big screen

This week, Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos was challenged for her views on school choice and due process on campus. But more choice and more due process are worthy goals to pursue. William Pryor, reportedly on the short list for the Supreme Court, has a good record on defending political speech from regulation. Direct primary care is disrupting health insurance for the better, and it’s not a government program. Little Pink House, the tale of Susette Kelo standing up to eminent domain bullies, hits the big screen soon.

DeVos is right: More choice will improve education. School choice came up during the confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Education. Lindsey Burke has some facts on the topic, including: “Greg Forster found that, of all random assignment evaluations conducted to date, 14 out of 18 show that choice improves academic outcomes for students. Moreover, 31 of 33 empirical studies find that school choice improves academic outcomes in public schools. Forster also found that 25 of 28 empirical studies on the fiscal impact of school choice find school choice saves money.” [The Insider]

Who will defend due process on campus? During her confirmation hearing, DeVos was also asked, by Sen. Bob Casey, whether “she supports the radical view that it should be more difficult for campus sexual-assault victims to receive justice.” What’s going on here? Harvey Silverglate, co-founder and board member of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, explains that higher education has all but abandoned the idea of due process for adjudicating sexual transgressions, but those who raise this objection are being smeared as defenders of sexual assault. Silverglate writes:
“The Obama administration and certain nonprofits, including the AAUW, want to make it easier for campus disciplinary tribunals to credit the complaints of alleged victims and to punish the accused, frequently by expulsion.
“The Education Department has instructed universities to adjudicate claims of sexual misconduct using the low ‘preponderance of the evidence’ standard, in which the mere 50.1% likelihood of guilt is sufficient. FIRE argues that a higher standard may be necessary—particularly given that campus judicial systems typically lack many if not most of the procedural protections available to defendants facing criminal charges, or even civil liability, in a court of law.
“Lest anybody doubt the problem caused by the absence of due process, a quick scan of the landscape produces myriad examples. A Brandeis student sued the university after it found him guilty—without a hearing—of sexual misconduct for, among other things, staring at his then-boyfriend’s body while the two shared a bathroom. Judge Dennis Saylor, in a decision allowing the lawsuit to move forward, noted that Brandeis’s ‘inquisitorial’ process ‘appears to have substantially impaired, if not eliminated, an accused student’s right to a fair and impartial process.’” [Wall Street Journal]

Pryor has a good record on defending First Amendment rights against attempts to regulate political speech. Judge William Pryor is reportedly one of the leading candidates to be nominated to the Supreme Court by President Donald Trump. David Keating writes that Pryor has defended political speech rights in two important cases: Scott v. Roberts, which concerned Florida’s scheme to use public funds to subsidize the campaigns of candidates who raised less money than their opponents; and Beaulieu v. City of Alabaster, which concerned a city ordinance that regulated political signs more strictly than commercial signs. [The Insider]

Health care innovation, in spite of ObamaCare: ObamaCare was sold as a way of fixing the insurance market. Maybe instead of doubling down on the insurance system, the way to fix health care is to blow up health insurance as we know it. That’s what Direct Primary Care is doing—cutting out the insurers for routine care and using insurance only for catastrophic care. Think Freely Media has produced a series of videos showing how it works: “How Health Care Should Be.”

Little Pink House hits the big screen. Nearly twelve years ago, the Supreme Court brought an end to a long-running legal battle over the use of eminent domain. The Court ruled that New London, Conn., could use eminent domain to take private property and hand it over to other private parties for a redevelopment project. That decision, however, sparked a movement around the country to check the abuse of eminent domain. To date, 42 states have passed laws placing some sort of restrictions on the use of eminent domain since the decision.
The backlash happened because the Institute for Justice and homeowner Susette Kelo decided to bring the lawsuit that became Kelo v. City of New London. While the plaintiffs fell one Justice short at the Supreme Court, they succeeded in exposing the shabby behavior of New London and Connecticut politicians who hatched the plan to destroy a lower-middle class neighborhood in order to enrich a private company.
Korchula Productions has produced a dramatic film telling the story of their battle against the New London Development Corporation. It’s called Little Pink House and it’s based on a book of the same name by Jeff Benedict. The film stars Catherine Keener as Susette Kelo and Jeanne Tripplehorn as Charlotte Wells, the original head of the New London Development Corporation.
The film will have its debut soon. It is slated to be shown at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 2. Additionally, it is scheduled to be shown February 9 at the Athena Film Festival in New York City.
We got the chance to see the film at the State Policy Network’s Annual Meeting last fall, and we can attest that the film is very well done. We already disliked the Court’s decision, and we disliked it even more after seeing Little Pink House.

Trump told America what it wanted to hear

Trump told America what it wanted to hear

By Tim Montgomerie
   In a three-part series, Tim Montgomerie shares the conclusions he drew after a year spent covering the US election. For one thing, Trump’s victory should not have come as such a surprise. Before his victory, Americans were more pessimistic about their country’s future than ever. And Hillary Clinton’s association with an administration better known for hype than hope meant Trump won in spite of, not because of, his failings. 

CapX news

'China-Africa investment treaties: do they work?'

   China and several sub-Saharan African states have signed bilateral investment treaties. 'China-Africa investment treaties: do they work?' explores the content of the treaties, and whether they achieve their stated goal of promoting foreign investment as part of South-South foreign cooperation. 

IIED news

Refugee Policy in Northern Europe

Refugee Policy in Northern Europe

Nordic Countries Grow Closer but Differences Remain
One year after the great refugee influx reached Europe, lasting changes are seen to have occurred in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. All four have tightened their asylum policies, in some cases drastically, and border controls between them have been reinstated for the first time since the 1950s. While differences over joint EU migration policy also remain, the situation has also created awareness of the need to improve coordination of migration and integration policies in Northern Europe. Closer coordination with Germany would also be desirable.
SWP Comments 2017/C01, January 2017, 4 Pages

Northern Brexit vision

Lords debate key IPPR report

Peers including the Archbishop of York John Sentamu, broadcaster Lord Melvyn Bragg and government spokesman Lord Young this week debated IPPR North's State of the North report.

The debate uncovered widespread support for IPPR North's proposal for a Northern Brexit Negotiating Committee to ensure the North's £300bn economy is fully considered as we leave the EU.