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One Internet

June 21, 2016 | Global Commission on Internet Governance, CIGI and Chatham House

The Global Commission on Internet Governance provides recommendations and practical advice on the future of the Internet. Its primary objective is the creation of “One Internet” that is protected, accessible to all, and trusted by everyone.

Tracking Hunger and Nutrition SDG Targets: Gaps, Challenges and Possibilities

June 21, 2016 | Prashant Kumar, Observer Research Foundation

The paper examines whether data-related pitfalls of the Millennium Development Goals remain applicable, and explores measures by which these gaps can be addressed so that the hunger and nutrition targets of the Sustainable Development Goals can be met.

ASEAN+3 Financial Cooperation and AIIB: Next Steps Forward

June 14, 2016 | Pradumna Bickram Rana, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

ASEAN+3 Regional Financial Safety Net and the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) are making good progress in strengthening their operations and in cooperating with and complementing global institutions. What are the next steps?

Europe's nervous silence on Brexit

June 13, 2016 | Nicolai von Ondarza, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

In the upcoming heated debates before the UK referendum, European politicians' and bureaucrats' resolve to keep up the policy of not commenting on Brexit will surely be severely tested.

Pitfalls of the “Internet-of-Things”

June 13, 2016 | Tan Teck Boon, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

The global network of Internet-enabled sensors, devices, and systems called the “Internet ofThings” (IoT) promises many upsides. But many IoT products are vulnerable to hacking. It is vital to strike a balance between the risks and rewards.

Border Security, Camps, Quotas: The Future of European Refugee Policy?

June 10, 2016 | Steffen Angenendt, David Kipp, Anne Koch, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

The EU-Turkey agreement signifies a broader shift in EU refugee policy. The trend contains risks for refugee protection globally, but also presents new opportunities for cooperation that could strengthen the EU asylum system.

The Role of Sub-National Actors in Climate Change Policy. The Case of Tokyo

June 10, 2016 | Hitomi Roppongi, French Institute of International Relations

This study first explains the centre-local relationship in the history of Japan’s environmental governance. It then analyzes the development of the Tokyo’s flagship climate policy and its implications for national and other subnational governments in Japa

China in the International Financial System: A Study of the NDB and the AIIB

June 10, 2016 | Alex He, Centre for International Governance Innovation

From China’s perspective, its participation in the New Development Bank and establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will contribute not only to global development financing, but also to improving the international financial system. aaaaa

IMF Go Home

June 10, 2016 | Daniel Gros, Center for European Policy Studies

Until recently, the IMF insisted that it would participate in the next Greek rescue program only if it deemed Greek debt to be sustainable. Based on the IMF’s most recent debt sustainability analysis, however, that may not be the case.