Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Friday's Miscellany 02-16-2018

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Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Arctic Institute

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council
·        Unlocking US-India Trade

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Beyond the Parallel

Bipartisan Policy Center

Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

·        A New Kingdom of Saud?


Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for American Progress

Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Center for Global Development

Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·        Issues & Insights, v. 18, CR3 - Myanmar Shows Progress on Nonproliferation Despite Challenges
·        PacNet #13 - Is the “Indo-Pacific” Construct Trump’s Pivot to Asia Policy?

Center for Strategic Studies (CSS)
·        Russian Analytical Digest, No. 213: 2017 in Review, Perspectives for2018

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

China Institute of International Studies

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·        CTC Sentinel, February  2018, v. 11, no. 2
o   How al-Qa`ida Lost Control of its Syrian Affiliate: The Inside Story
o   A View from the CT Foxhole: Neil Basu, Senior National Coordinator for Counterterrorism Policing in the United Kingdom
o   Can the UAE and its Security Forces Avoid a Wrong Turn in Yemen?
o   Letters from Home: Hezbollah Mothers and the Culture of Martyrdom
o   Beyond the Conflict Zone: U.S. HSI Cooperation with Europol

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·        Air Force Readiness Posture

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space, & Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Intelligence
·        Worldwide Threats Hearing

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·        A Venezuelan Refugee Crisis

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Office of Inspector General
·        DODIG 2018-067 DoD’s Response to the Quality of Care Elements in the 2014 Military Health System Review
·        DODIG-2018-072 Defense Commissary Agency’s Purchases of Fresh Produce for Japan and South Korea
·        DODIG-2018-073 Completeness and Accuracy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Improper Payment Estimates
·        DODIG-2018-074 U.S. Navy’s Oversight and Administration of the Base Support Contracts in Bahrain

Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General
·        OIG-18-50 TSA SSI Program Office’s Identification and Redaction of Sensitive Security Information

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Department of the Army
·        GTA 17‐02‐019 Visual Signals for Armor Fighting Vehicles  (Combined Arms)

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

East West Center

Egmont Institute

Elliot School of International Affairs - Central Asia Program

European Institute of the Mediterranean

European Leadership Network (ELN)

European Policy Centre

Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

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 of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·        Critical Infrastructure Protection: Additional Actions Are Essential for Assessing Cybersecurity Framework Adoption GAO-18-211  
·        Defense Acquisition Workforce: Opportunities Exist to Improve Practices for Developing Program Managers   GAO-18-217  
·        Federal Prisons: Information on Inmates with Serious Mental Illness and Strategies to Reduce Recidivism  GAO-18-182
·        Inter-American Organizations: U.S. Share of Assessed Contributions and U.S. Agencies' Efforts to Monitor Assistance Agreements [testimony]  GAO-18-357T
·        Understanding the Financial Report of the United States Government   GAO-18-239SP

Henry Jackson Society

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·        Africa Watch: February 15, 2016
o   Burundi:  Referendum on Autocracy?
o   Liberia’s Former President Sirleaf Awarded Ibrahim Prize

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Intelligence and National Security Alliance

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Italian Institute for International Political Studies
·        India: The Modi Factor

Jamestown Foundation
·        China Brief, v. 18, no. 2, February 13, 2018
o   Greying China Strains Social Safety Net, Healthcare System
o   The Xi Jinping Faction Dominates Regional Appointments After the 19th Party Congress
o   The United Front Work Department in Action Abroad: A Profile of The Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful Reunification of China
o   Shipping Finance: China’s New Tool in Becoming a Global Maritime Power
o   Beyond Bitcoin: Could China Embrace Blockchain for Defense and Security Applications?

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·        Joint Pub  3-33, Joint Task Force Headquarters, 31 January 2018

National Academies Press
·        Improving the Resilience of Transit Systems Threatened by Natural Disasters

National Cyber Security Centre (UK)

National Security Archive

NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
·        Robotrolling 2018, Issue 1

Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)

Observer Research Foundation

Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Polish Institute of International Affairs

PONARS Eurasia

·        Focus on Cybersecurity

Republic of Iraq General Secretariat for the Council of Ministers

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

University of Pennsylvania

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·        Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

White House

Wilson Center

World Economic Forum