Monday, June 30, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 06-27-2014

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         Libya: Stuck in the Quagmire 

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, June 2014, v. 21, no. 6 
o    Reported gastrointestinal infections in the U.S. Air Force, 2000-2012
o    Gallbladder disease and cholecystectomies, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2004-2013
o    Brief report: the geographic distribution of incident coccidioidomycosis among active component service members, 2000-2013
o    Brief report: mid-season influenza vaccine effectiveness estimates for the 2013-2014 influenza season
o    Surveillance snapshot: states with the most pertussis diagnoses among service members and other beneficiaries of the Military Health System, January 2012-June 2014

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Atlantic Council
·         Losing Syria and Iraq to Jihadists 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
·         How to Buy a Submarine: Part 2 

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
·         UK Trident Replacement: The Facts 


CATO Institute
·         Understanding Political Islam 

Center for American Progress

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
·         Homeland Security Affairs, June 2014 

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         The CIP Report, June 2014, v. 12, no. 12 
o    Private Sector

Center for Energy Governance and Security

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest (RAD), 2014, no. 150: Mega-Events 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         FYSA: For Your Situational Awareness, June 2014, no. 8 
·         Global Economics Monthly, June 2014, v. 3, no. 6 : South Korea's Prosperity Agenda: Women and Work 
·         Issues & Insights Vol. 14 - No. 8 - China and the Japan-US Alliance 
·         Korea Chair Monitor, June 12 - June 25, 2014, v. 2, no. 12 
·         PacNet #41 A-R - Mr. Pacific: Don’t Ignore Regional Middle Powers 
·         PacNet #47 - China. There, I said it. (Part II) 
·         PacNet #48 - Watch This Space: ‘Collective Self-defense,’ Constitutional Reinterpretation, and Japan’s Security Policy 

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, June 2014, v. 8, no. 3 
o    Deterring Terrorism: a New Strategy
o    Eco-Terrorism? Countering Dominant Narratives of Securitisation: a Critical, Quantitative History of the Earth Liberation Front (1996-2009)
o    Should we be Scared of all Salafists in Europe?
o    Securing the Sulu-Sulawesi Seas from Maritime Terrorism: a Troublesome Cooperation?
o    Bangladesh: an Emerging Centre for Terrorism in Asia
o    Bibliography: Arab Spring (Part 2)
o    Terrorists, Extremists, Militants: Selected Biographies, Autobiographies and related Documents, Writings and Speeches
o    "Counterterrorism Bookshelf" – Eight Books on Terrorism & Counter-terrorism Related Subjects
o    Terrorism and Jihad: Differences and Similarities

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC)

Center on Law and Security

Centre for Eastern Studies

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House
·         Attitudes to Water in South Asia 

Congress. House.

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Thailand: A Democracy in Peril 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
·         Collateral Consequences

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Veterans' Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate.

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Limiting Armed Drone Proliferation 

Department of Defense

Department of Justice

East-West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         India Country Analysis Brief - June 2014 
·         Venezuela Country Analysis Brief - June 2014 

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         The Arab War(s) on Terror
·         Bosnia 1914-2014: What Lessons? 

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union Institute for Security Studies
·         The Arab War(s) on Terror   
·         Bosnia 1914-2014: What Lessons? 

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research


German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         Leading the Counter-Revolution 

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Advanced Reactor Research: DOE Supports Multiple Technologies, but Actions Needed to Ensure a Prototype Is Built, GAO-14-545 
·         Aviation Safety: Additional Oversight Planning by FAA Could Enhance Safety Risk Management. GAO-14-516 
·         Border Security: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Collaborative Mechanisms along the Southwest Border. GAO-14-494 
·         Combating Terrorism: U.S. Efforts in Northwest Africa Would Be Strengthened by Enhanced Program Management. GAO-14-518 
·         Conflict Minerals: Stakeholder Options for Responsible Sourcing Are Expanding, but More Information on Smelters Is Needed. GAO-14-575 
·         Debt Management: Floating Rate Notes Can Help Treasury Meet Borrowing Goals, but Additional Actions Are Needed to Help Manage Risk, GAO-14-535  
·         Defense Acquisitions: Review of Private Industry and Department of Defense Open Systems Experiences. GAO-14-617R 
·         Defense Headquarters: DOD Needs to Reevaluate Its Approach for Managing Resources Devoted to the Functional Combatant Commands. GAO-14-439   
·         Diplomatic Security: Overseas Facilities May Face Greater Risks Due to Gaps in Security-Related Activities, Standards, and Policies. GAO-14-655 
·         DOD Financial Management: The Defense Finance and Accounting Service Needs to Fully Implement Financial Improvements for Contract Pay, GAO-14-10 
·         Explosives Detection Canines: TSA Has Taken Steps to Analyze Canine Team Data and Assess the Effectiveness of Passenger Screening Canines. GAO-14-659T [testimony] 
·         Information Security: Additional Oversight Needed to Improve Programs at Small Agencies. GAO-14-344 
·         Maritime Security: Ongoing U.S. Counterpiracy Efforts Would Benefit From Agency Assessments. GAO-14-422 
·         Prepositioned Stocks: DOD's Strategic Policy and Implementation Plan. GAO-14-659R 
·         United Nations: Key Compensation Elements Should Be Reviewed to Address Costs and Sustainability. GAO-14-546 
·         Transportation Security Information Sharing: Stakeholder Satisfaction Varies; TSA Could Take Additional Actions to Strengthen Efforts. GAO-14-506 
·         Transportation Security Information Sharing: Results of GAO's Survey of Stakeholder Satisfaction with TSA Products and Mechanisms (GAO-14-488SP, June 2014), an E-supplement to GAO-14-506. GAO-14-488SP 
·         Virtual Currencies: Emerging Regulatory, Law Enforcement, and Consumer Protection Challenges. GAO-14-496 

Government of Japan

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, June 26, 2014 
o    Africa Online—For Good and Ill
o    Zimbabwe—New Infighting in Mugabe Succession Battle

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Institute for the Study of War
·         Control of Terrain in Iraq:
o    June 23, 2014 
o    June 24, 2014 
o    June 25, 2014 
o    June 26, 2014 
o    June 27, 2014 
o    June 28, 2014 
·         Iraq Situation Report:
o    June 21st, 2014 
o    June 22-23,2014 
o    June 24, 2014 
o    June 25, 2014 
o    June 26, 2014 
o    June 27, 2014 
o    June 28, 2014 
o    June 29, 2014 
·         ISIS Battle Plan for Baghdad 
·         Lebanon Security Update:
o    June 10-22, 2014 
o    June 22-27, 2014 
·         Syria Update: June 21-24, 2014 

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         The RCEP Negotiations and India 

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Campaign to Ban Landmines
·         Casualty Trends: 1999-2013 

International Crisis Group
·         Education Reform in Pakistan 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Panel on Climate Change

International Peace Institute (IPI)
·         Seyed Hossein Mousavian on Iran-US Relations [video] 

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, June 27, 2014, v. 12, no. 13 
o    The Tribal Component of Iraq’s Sunni Rebellion: The General Military Council for Iraqi Revolutionaries
o    Mozambique’s RENAMO Conducts Low-Level Insurgency While Running for Election
o    Algeria and Egypt Struggle with the Implications of the Libya’s Political Chaos

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Long War Journal
·         Green-on-Blue Attacks in Afghanistan: The Data [updated June 24, 2014

Lowy Institute for International Policy

Management Education Science Technology Economics

McAfee Labs, Inc.

National Academies Press

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

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Security Archive

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

New America Foundation

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Human Security Twenty Years On 

Office of the Director of National Intelligence


Oxford Research Group

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Stimson Foundation Task Force on US Drone Policy

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Thomas M. Cooley Law School
·         Homeland & National Security Law Review, Spring 2014, v. 1 , no. 1 
o    Combatant Immunity in Non-International Armed Conflict, Past and Future
o    Liberal Communitarian Approach to Privacy and Security
o    Matter of T-, the Ninth Circuit, and ‘Departure’ from the United States
o    The Canberra Process

Transatlantic Academy

UK Parliament, House of Commons Library
·         ISIS and the Takeover of Mosul 

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
·         World Drug Report 2014 

Washington Post
·         Hazard Above [drone info and crash database] 

White House