Thursday, May 15, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 05-09-2014

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AEI Critical Threats

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         Erdogan and the Presidency 

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no.26, May 2014: Real-time Analysis ofAfrican Political Violence 

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, April 2014, v. 21, no. 4 [annual summary issue]  
o    Absolute and relative morbidity burdens attributable to various illnesses and injuries, U.S. Armed Forces, 2013
o    Hospitalizations among members of the active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2013
o    Ambulatory visits among members of the active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2013
o    Surveillance snapshot: illness and injury burdens among reserve component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2013
o    Surveillance snapshot: illness and injury burdens among U.S. military recruit trainees, 2013
o    Absolute and relative morbidity burdens attributable to various illnesses and injuries, non-service member beneficiaries of the Military Health System, 2013

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council
·         Produced Water: Asset or Waste? 

Baker Institute

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
·         The Audacity of Matteo Renzi 

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center


Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #35 - Ukraine crisis forces Eurasian Evolution 
·         PacNet #36 - Assessing President Obama’s Asia Tour 
·         PacNet #36A - Obama, the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, and the US-Japan Security Treaty 
·         North American Regionalism 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Chatham House

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Military Compensation 

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         Overview of the Federal Budget 

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Global Economics Monthly, May 2014 
·         The Group of Seven (G7) 

Department of Defense (DOD)

East-West Center

Enough Project


European Policy Centre (EPC)


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, May 2014 
o    Educating Police Executives in a New Community Problem-Solving Era
o    Perspective: Improving Officer Safety and Citizen Support: Solving the Puzzle
o    Officer Survival Spotlight: Much More Than a Job: Creating a Lasting Tribute
o    Leadership Spotlight: Things to Remember

Federal of American Scientists (FAS)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         The New Barn-Raising 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Alternative Jet Fuels: Federal Activities Support Development and Usage, but Long-term Commercial Viability Hinges on Market Factors. GAO-14-407 
·         Defense Acquisitions: Military Services Consistently Held Required Configuration Steering Boards That Actively Reviewed Requirements Changes. GAO-14-466R 
·         Defense Contracting: Early Attention in the Acquisition Process Needed to Enhance Competition. GAO-14-395 
·         Department of Homeland Security: Progress Made; Significant Work Remains in Addressing High-Risk Areas. GAO-14-532T [testimony] 
·         Overview of GAO's Past Work on the National Flood Insurance Program. GAO-14-297R 
·         Military Training: DOD Met Annual Reporting Requirements for Its 2014 Sustainable Ranges Report. GAO-14-517   
·         Uranium Contamination: Overall Scope, Time Frame, and Cost Information Is Needed for Contamination Cleanup on the Navajo Reservation. GAO-14-323 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa WatchMay 7, 2014 
o    China: Stepping It Up in Africa
o    Leadership Crisis in Zimbabwe's Main Opposition Party

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         A Poll-Time Indian Narrative 

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Intelligence and National Security Alliance

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, May 7, 2014, v. 14, no. 9
o    Terrorism Fears Push Muscular Approach to ‘Overall National Security’
o    U.S.-China Security Transparency Highlights Divergences
o    Tactical Pause in China’s Economic Engagement with North Korea
o    Conceptualizing “New Type Great Power Relations”: The Sino-Russian Model
·         Terrorism Monitor, May 8, 2014, v. 12, no. 9 
o    Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Prepares for Confrontation with North Yemen’s Houthi Movement
o    Kurdish Enclaves in Syria Battle Islamist Militant Groups
o    Algeria’s Political Transition Begins in the Midst of Major Security Challenges

Kashmir Initiative Group

London School of Economics and Political Science
·         Ending the Drug Wars

Lowy Institute

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
·         Boko Haram Recent Attacks 

National Institute for Defense, Japan
·         NIDS China Security Report 2013   

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

Naval War College

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oceans Beyond Piracy
·         The State of Maritime Piracy 2013 

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)


Partnership for Public Service

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
·         Peace and Stability Journal, May 2014, v. 4, no. 3 
o    Our Disastrous Afghan Drug War: Whatever Were We Thinking?
o    Same Objectives; Different Perspectives: Assessing the Civil-Military Culture Gap in Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Response
o    Weaponizing Peace: Can the Army Prepare a Generation of Warfighters to Become Peacekeepers?
o    Partners Gather to Keep the ‘Peace’ in Peacekeeping Operations

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

·         Shaking the Heavens and Splitting the Earth:Chinese translation (traditional characters) 

Refugees International

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transatlantic Academy

UK Parliament

United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)

US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

U.S. Global Change Research Program
·         National Climate Assessment Repor

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

United States International Trade Commission (USITC)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House

Wilson Center

World Bank
·         International Debt Statistics 2014 

World Health Organization (WHO)