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A week of climate change training led by SPREP - SPREP (2014/4/25)

Pacific Ministers prepare for the climate change negotiations in Warsaw, Poland - SPREP (2014/4/25)

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to Participate at the National Organization of Black County Officials Development Conference (TN) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/4/25)
ATLANTA – Friday, April 25, 2014, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will join U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx at the National Organization of Black C ...

International community continues making progress on tax transparency - OECD (2014/4/25)
The international community continues making progress toward greater cooperation to ensure effective information exchange in tax matters. The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes issued today 12 new reports that h ...

U.S. EPA Requires AllenCo to Comply with Federal Laws,Improve Safety Measures (CA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/4/25)
Company Ordered to Make Significant Improvements to OperationsLOS ANGELES—Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized an agreement with AllenCo Energy Inc. requiring the company to make significant improvements to ...

Netherlands: Make economic, innovation and territorial reforms work together to boost growth and competitiveness, says OECD - OECD (2014/4/25)
The Netherlands is gradually emerging from a double-dip recession with strengthened public finances and reforms on track to improve the labour and housing markets and the health care and pension systems. These reforms are paying off, says the OECD. G ...

Ukrainians’ EU Migration Prospects - ISN (2014/4/25)
This paper discusses the likelihood of increased migration from Ukraine to the EU in the wake of the country's 2013/14 political crisis and Russia's subsequent intervention in Crimea in early 2014. It suggests that so long as there is no civil war, f ...

South Sudan: A Civil War by Any Other Name - ISN (2014/4/25)
This paper provides an overview of the civil war in South Sudan, which began in December 2013. It also looks at the wider financial and economic impact of the conflict, and the involvement of other countries in the region. Finally, it offers recommen ...

SEA: How Real is the Threat? - ISN (2014/4/24)
This paper analyzes the cyberterrorist threat posed by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a political hacking group that supports the al-Assad regime. More specifically, the authors examine depictions of the group, when it first emerged, and the kind ...

Question Marks on the Way to a Turkey-Israel Agreement - ISN (2014/4/24)
This paper looks at how the domestic political situation in Turkey may affect negotiations between Anakara and Tel Aviv to restore diplomatic relations four years after the boarding of the Turkish ship “Mavi Marmara” by Israeli commandos.

Security Arrangements: A 4-Level Game - ISN (2014/4/24)
This paper argues that the more the Palestinian Authority (PA) resembles a viable state that behaves according to political reasoning, the easier it will be for Israel to show more flexibility on security arrangements and increase the Palestinian are ...

Talks with the Taliban - ISN (2014/4/24)
This report is a collection of commentaries on the peace talks between the Tehreek‐e‐Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the government of Pakistan. Among other issues, the authors examine 1) Pakistan’s political parties’ perspectives of the talks as ...

The Rise of China and Asia: What the Elcano Global Presence Index Tells Us - ISN (2014/4/24)
This paper examines the global presence of Asian countries, with a particular focus on China. To do this, the author analyzes data on the overseas economic, military and soft power projection of 60 countries around the world. He states that since the ...

Curbing Violence in Nigeria (II): The Boko Haram Insurgency - ISN (2014/4/24)
This report analyzes the emergence, rise and evolution of the radical Islamist movement Boko Haram in Nigeria. The authors state that Boko Haram has grown into a major security challenge because it taps into wide discontent with bad governance, corru ...

ISS Peace and Security Council Report, No 57 - ISN (2014/4/24)
This report focuses on security in Burundi and Libya. It looks at the key security-related issues in each country as well as the potential for crisis escalation, considerations for international stakeholders, and considers a number of likely future s ...

India’s New Gesture to Sri Lanka: From Diaspora Politics to Realpolitik - ISN (2014/4/24)
This paper assesses the significance and implications of India’s decision to abstain from supporting a resolution against Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council in March 2014. The author argues that this move marks a shift in India’s position a ...

Ukraine, Crimea and Russia - ISN (2014/4/24)
This paper examines the historical and economic background of Ukraine’s 2014 crisis and the claim that Crimea’s declaration of independence from the Ukraine is compatible with international law. After presenting an overview of the situation in Uk ...

Free Movement of Workers: A Path to Global Economic Recovery? - ISN (2014/4/24)
This is a transcript of a debate on whether people should be free to migrate and work anywhere in the world. Among other issues, the speakers discuss the practicalities and implications of the proposition, asking questions such as who would benefit a ...

Turkey’s Local Elections: A Verdict on Erdoğan? - ISN (2014/4/24)
This is a transcript of three speeches on the political and economic impact of Turkey's 2014 local elections. They also discuss what the victory in the elections for the AK Party means for Prime Minister Erdogan's leadership and his intention to run ...

Highly Enriched Uranium, a Dangerous Substance that Should Be Eliminated - ISN (2014/4/24)
This paper discusses highly enriched uranium (HEU), including its medical, energy production and research uses; the nuclear weapon proliferation risks associated with it; as well as the projects which aim to reduce these risks. The author argues that ...

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