Sunday, November 22, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 11-20-2015

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Air Force Research Institute (AFRI)
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Winter 2015, v. 9, no. 4 
o    An Aerospace Nation
o    America’s Machiavelli Problem:  Restoring Prudent Leadership in U.S. Strategy
o    Deterrence Stability in the Cyber Age
o    A Homeland Security Net Assessment Needed Now!
o    Resiliency in Future Cyber Combat
o    China-India Regional Dimensions of the Bilateral Relationship

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute
·         The Terrorist Threat Now 

Amnesty International

Asia Foundation

Atlantic Council

Australian National University – Strategic & Defence Studies Centre
·         The Tools of Owatatsumi 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Entrepreneurial Migration Factors 
·         A Strategy Toward Defeating ISIS 

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brennan Center for Justice

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)


Center for a New American Security

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Center for Climate Security

Center for European Policy Analysis

Center for Global Development

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
·         Retirement Choice 2015 

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, No. 175: Russia and the Conflict in Syria 
·         Searching for an Energy Union 

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         2016 Global Forecast 
o    Reconnecting of Asia
o    America’s Changing Role in the World
o    Seeking the Right Strategy for Our Time
o    The Challenge to U.S. Leadership
o    Isis (Re)Writes History
o    Wanted: A U.S. Strategy for Syria and Iraq
o    Iran After the Agreement
o    U.S.-Israel Ties After the Agreement
o    Putin’s Europe
o    Inside the Kremlin
o    A NATO Strategy for the Eastern Flank
o    Sino-Russian Cooperation
o    Reform Cold, Politics Hot: President Xi Jinping at Mid-Term
o    Economic Consequences of China’s Slowdown
o    Geopolitical Consequences of China’s Slowdown
o    Beyond TPP: Shaping an Economic Strategy in Asia
o    Interested in India’s Geopolitical Future? Look to its States
o    North Korean Vulnerability?
o    Rising Africa Faces a Critical Test
o    Terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa
o    Fiscal Futures, U.S. Forces, and Strategic Choices
o    The Battle over How to Save Defense Acquisition
o    Space and Security
o    Nuclear Deterrence in a Disordered World
o    The Need for Global Zero
o    Missile Defense and Deterrence
o    Disrupting the Cyber Status Quo
o    Implications of Sustained Low Oil Prices
o    Implications of a Low-Carbon Future
o    Efficacy of Sanctions on Energy-Producing Countries
o    Responding to the Closing of Democratic Space
o    Soft Power and Security
o    After the Ebola Catastrophe
o    Food Insecurity, Conflict, and Stability
o    Normalization and Human Rights in Cuba
o    Winning the War of Ideas
·         Energy 101: Climate 
·         PacNet #79 - China and Rebalancing the World Order: A View from Southeast Asia 

Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR)

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for European Reform (CER)
·         Merkel after Paris 

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         Gender, Peace and Security 

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

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
·         The Internet of Cars 

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         A China-Vietnam Military Clash 
·         The Islamic State 
·         Working With a Rising India 

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Department of State
·         Coalition Efforts Against ISIL 

East-West Center

Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Libya Country Analysis Brief - November 2015 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         2014 Hate Crime Statistics 

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)


Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         After Paris: Back to Basics 

Foundation for Defense of Democracies

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Global Ecco
·         Combating Terrorism Exchange (CTX), November 2015, v. 5, no. 4 
o    Disaster Response: A Not-So-Sexy Kind of Job 
o    The Phantom Raid
o    Seymour Hersh Reignites the Bin Laden Raid Controversy
o    The Sri Lankan Civil War: A Personal Reminiscence
o    The Use and Misuse of Influence in Counterinsurgency
o    The Dark Side of Drones: Implications for Terrorism
o    Countering Extremist Groups in Cyberspace: Applying Old Solutions to a New Problem
o    The Comprehensive Approach: A Silver Bullet or the Loch Ness Monster?
o    CTAP Interview: David Kilcullen, Caerus Global Solutions

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Bulk Fuel Pricing: DOD Needs to Take Additional Actions to Establish a More Reliable Methodology. GAO-16-78R 
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: Sector-Specific Agencies Need to Better Measure Cybersecurity Progress. GAO-16-79 
·         Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency: Key Factors Drive Transition of Technologies, but Better Training and Data Dissemination Can Increase Success. GAO-16-5 
·         DOD Inventory of Contracted Services: Actions Needed to Help Ensure Inventory Data Are Complete and Accurate. GAO-16-46 
·         DOD Manufacturing Arsenals: Actions Needed to Identify and Sustain Critical Capabilities. GAO-16-86 
·         Highlights of a Forum: Preparing for Climate-Related Risks: Lessons from the Private Sector. GAO-16-126SP 
·         Information Security: Department of Education and Other Federal Agencies Need to Better Implement Controls. GAO-16-228T [testimony] 
·         Information Security: Federal Agencies Need to Better Protect Sensitive Data. GAO-16-194T [testimony] 
·         Military Recruiting: Army National Guard Needs to Continue Monitoring, Collect Better Data, and Assess Incentives Programs. GAO-16-36 
·         National Security Personnel: Committed Leadership Is Needed for Implementation of Interagency Rotation Program. GAO-16-57 
·         Screening Partnership Program: TSA Can Benefit from Improved Cost Estimates. GAO-16-19 
·         Screening Partnership Program: Improved Cost Estimates Can Enhance Program Decision Making. GAO-16-115T [testimony] 
·         Small Business: Action Needed to Determine Whether DOD's Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program Should Be Made Permanent. GAO-16-27 
·         Wildland Fire Management: Agencies' Efforts to Assess Program Effectiveness and Modernize the Firefighting Aviation Fleet. GAO-16-217T [testimony] 

Harvard Law School
·         National Security Journal, Summer 2015, v. 6, no. 3 
o    Suppressing the Growth of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: An Examination of the Resurgence of AQAP in Yemen and Policies the United States Can Employ to Mitigate the Threat
o    Transnational Human Trafficking
o    Iran's Foothold in Latin America: Striking Back at the United States

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute
·         Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge
o    v. 1 
o    v. 2 

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch: November 19,2015 
o    Timing is Everything: Elections and Conflict in Car
o    "Corruption is Undermining Kenya's Future"
o    Uganda Sets Election Dates Amid Increasing Opposition to President Museveni

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report: November 10 - 19, 2015 
·         Russia Security Update: November 11-18, 2015 
·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria: November 4 - November 15, 2015 
·         Russian Strikes in Syria:

Institute of Economics & Peace
·         Global Terrorism Index 2015 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         BJP gets a Drubbing in Bihar 

International Crisis Group

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, November 18,2015, v. 15, no. 22 
o    In A Fortnight: After the Tour: Xi Jinping’s Southeast Asian Diplomacy
o    China’s Turn Toward Regional Restructuring, Counter-Intervention: A Review of Authoritative Sources
o    Ensuring Comprehensive State Security in the “Ideological Battleground” Online
o    China and the Quiet Kingdom: An Assessment of China-Oman Relations
o    Sino-Nepalese Relations: Handshake Across the Himalayas

Joint Special Operations University

Manhattan District Attorney's Office

Marine Corps University Middle East Studies (MES)

McAfee Labs
·         2016 Threats Predictions 

Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
·         Terrorism in Mali 

National Counterintelligence and Security Center

National Security Archive
·         DIA Declassified: A Sourcebook 

New America Foundation

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends

Pew Research Center Internet, Science & Tech

Physicians for Human Rights

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Quilliam Foundation


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         Friday the 13th in Paris 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute

U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission
·         2015 Annual Report to Congress 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy 
·         Putin Visits Iran 

White House
·         FACT SHEET: Advancing the Rebalance to Asia and the Pacific 
·         FACT SHEET: The 2015 G-20 Summit in Antalya,Turkey 
·         FACT SHEET: US-ASEAN Economic Engagement 
·         FACT SHEET: U.S.-ASEAN Relations 

Wilson Center

World Economic Forum
·         Global Gender Gap Report 2015