Sunday, July 23, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 07-21-2017

38 North

Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 60, July 2017

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, July 2017, v. 4, no. 7
o    Skin and soft tissue infections, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2013-2016
o    Age-period-cohort analysis of colorectal cancer, service members aged 20-59 years, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 1997-2016
o    Incidence of gastrointestinal infections among U.S. active component service members stationed in the U.S. compared to U.S civilians, 2012-2014
o    Brief report: Laboratory characterization of noroviruses identified in specimens from Military Health System beneficiaries during an outbreak in
o    Germany, 2016-2017
o    Surveillance snapshot: Norovirus outbreaks among military forces, 2008-2016

Asian Centre for Human Rights

Asian Development Bank

Atlantic Council

Australian National University – Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

Baker Institute

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)


Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for Global Development

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, No. 205: Sanctions

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Issue & Insights, v. 17, no. 11 - In Search of Organizing Principle
·         PacNet #51 - The Power Couple: Is There a New Beijing-Moscow axis?
·         PacNet #52 - Public Perceptions and US Alliances in the Asia-Pacific

Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR)

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies
·         Turkey's Forward-Basing Posture

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Citizens Against Government Waste

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space, & Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science,  Transportation Committee
·         An Update on FirstNet

Congress. Senate. Energy & Natural Resources Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         H.R. 1628, Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017 [cost estimate]
·         Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018 [cost estimate]

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DOD Instruction 1300.06 Conscientious Objectors July 12, 2017

Department of Defense Standards of Conduct Office

Department of State

Department of the Navy

East Asia Institute

East West Center

Egmont Institute

Enough Project

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
·         Chinese Futures: Horizon 2025
·         DPRK: Game, Reset and Match?

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

French Institute of International Relations (Institut Français des Relations Internationales)

German Council on Foreign Relations (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e. V.)

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Aviation Security: TSA Does Not Have Valid Evidence Supporting Most of the Revised Behavioral Indicators Used in Its Behavior Detection Activities. GAO-17-608R
·         Biological Defense: Additional Information That Congress May Find Useful as It Considers DOD's Advanced Development and Manufacturing Capability. GAO-17-701
·         Countering ISIS and Its Effects: Key Issues for Oversight. GAO-17-687SP
·         Defense Contracts: Recent Legislation and DOD Actions Related to Commercial Item Acquisitions. GAO-17-645
·         Defense Transportation: DOD Has Taken Actions to Address Hazardous Material Transportation Issues but It Is Too Soon to Evaluate the Effectiveness of These Efforts. GAO-17-498
·         DOD Excess Property: Enhanced Controls Needed for Access to Excess Controlled Property. GAO-17-532
·         Embassy Evacuations: State Department Should Take Steps to Improve Emergency Preparedness. GAO-17-714
·         Federal Emergency Management Agency: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Handling of Employee Misconduct Allegations. GAO-17-613
·         FirstNet: Efforts to Establish the Public-Safety Broadband Network. GAO-17-702T [Testimony]
·         Homeless Veterans: VA Should Improve Reporting on the Benefits Provided by Leases of Unneeded Property. GAO-17-636
·         Military Acquisitions: DOD Is Taking Steps to Address Challenges Faced by Certain Companies. GAO-17-644
·         Nuclear Weapons Sustainment: Budget Estimates Report Contains More Information than in Prior Fiscal Years, but Transparency Can Be Improved. GAO-17-557
·         Public-Safety Broadband Network: FirstNet Has Made Progress Establishing the Network, but Should Address Stakeholder Concerns and Workforce Planning. GAO-17-569
·         Supply Chain Security: CBP Needs to Enforce Compliance and Assess the Effectiveness of the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements. GAO-17-650

Heritage Foundation
·         Time to Privatize the TSA

Hoover Institution

Human Rights Watch

Institute for National Strategic Studies

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)

Institute for the Study of War
·         The Campaign for Ar-Raqqa City: June 20 - July 17, 2017

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

Italian Institute for International Political Studies

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, v. 17, no. 8, July 21, 2017
o    20,000 Li Over the Sea: China’s Sends Troops to First Permanent Base in Djibouti
o    Beijing Harnesses Big Data & AI to Perfect the Police State
o    The PLA Air Force’s “Silver-Bullet” Bomber Forc
o    Making Sense of China's Caribbean Polic
o    China’s Nuclear Submarine Force

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, July 2017
·         Joint Pub 1, Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States, 25 March 2013 Incorporating Change 1, 12 July 2017

Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)
·         International Reports: Fight for Democracy: Issue 2, 2017
o    Between Aspiration and Reality
o    The Desire for Freedom Cannot Be Suppressed
o    A New Era of Competition: The Growing Threat from Authoritarian Internationalism as a Global Challenge to Democracy
o    On the Emergence of an Arab Democracy
o    Young Continent, Old Rulers
o    Finally on the Right Track?
o    The Art of Transition
o    Ominous Alliances

Library of Congress
o    Full report

Manhattan Institute


Migration Policy Institute (MPI)


National Academies Press

National Security Archive

Nautilus Institute

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Observer Research Foundation

Oxford Internet Institute Computational Propaganda Research Project

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
·         A Path Forward for NAFTA

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PIIA)

Project 2049 Institute


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Save the Children

Small Wars Journal
·         Estonia: A NATO Ally in Peril
·         Multi-Domain Entropy
·         The Patrol

Spearhead Research

Stanley Foundation

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG)

UN Assistance Missions in Afghanistan  (UNAMA)

U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Negotiating Civil Resistance

USC Center on Public Diplomacy
o    PDF version

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Erbil's Endgame
·         Saudi Palace Politics Gain Pace

Wilson Center

World Bank

World Economic Forum