Panama Papers: has transparency improved a year on?

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Searching for Illicit Dual Use Items in Online Marketplaces: A Semi-Automated Approach

  James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies April 24, 2017 Occasional Paper #27 by Bryan Lee, Margaret Arno, Daniel Salisbury   Introduction Purpose of Research Online business today takes place in a global marketplace. Drop shipments and containerized shipping have made the export and import of materials and finished goods easier than ever. Anyone who…

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LafargeHolcim responds to Syria Review

03.02.2017 In the course of 2016, a number of publications reported allegations involving legacy Lafarge operations at its plant in Syria, specifically that company personnel had engaged in dealings with certain armed groups and with sanctioned parties during 2013 until the plant was ultimately evacuated in September 2014. As previously communicated, in response to these…

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Lafarge in Syrien: Betonmischen in Kriegszeiten

Neue Zürcher Zeitung von Christoph G. Schmutz 27.1.2017, 06:00 Uhr Die französische Justiz ermittelt gegen Lafarge-Holcim. Die Firma habe in Syrien die Terrormiliz Islamischer Staat mitfinanziert, Mitarbeiter gefährdet und gegen EU-Sanktionen verstossen. Lafarge-Holcim-Chef Eric Olsen muss sich mit Syrien-Altlasten von vor der Fusion herumschlagen. (Bild: Gian Ehrenzeller / EPA) Eigentlich ist Lafarge-Holcim eine Firma, die…

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沈志华:从中朝关系史的角度看“萨德”问题

Original Text of noted Chinese International relations expert Shen Zhihua on Sino – Korean Relations from March 19, 2017

Published by the Center for Cold War International History Studies on 22 March 2017

 

昨天讲了中苏关系,都是解读档案,今天主要谈谈中朝关系,也是我近年来研究的重点。最近“萨德”问题很热闹,或许我们也可以从历史的角度观察这个问题。当然一个小时的时间根本讲不完,我的这本中朝关系史的书,是从1919年一直写到1976年,整个是讲中朝关系的历史脉络和变化曲线。时间不够,但是有一些精髓的东西,就是我认识到的、归纳出来的问题,我想和当前的“萨德”问题联系起来谈谈,可能会有一点启示。

首先要谈的是学者的责任,从一个历史研究者的角度,怎么看待朝鲜半岛的问题。我们现在承接了国家特别委托项目,《中国周边国家对华关系档案收集与历史研究》,大外也是一个工作站,那么,我们学者的责任是什么?现在,教育部、中宣部一天到晚地让老师们给中央建言献策,这个是不错的,发挥智库作用,为国家的发展战略和具体政策提一些建议。但是,中国做的有点走样。为什么说是走样?两个问题。

 

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