Monday, June 23, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 06-20-2014

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AEI Critical Threats
·         Al Qaeda Isn't 'On Its Heels' 

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Air Force - Air Combat Command

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute
·         The Rundown—June16 

Amnesty International

Army War College Library

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
·         Pacific EnergyUpdate 2014 

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare
·         Soldier for Life 

Atlantic Council
·         Easing US and EU Sanctions on Iran 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Conference Report - The Evolving Roles of Women in the Arab World 
·         Journal of Women and Human Rights in the Middle East, Spring 2014, no. 2  
o    Gamal al-Banna’s Islamic Feminism in The Muslim Woman
o    Competing Frameworks: Feminists Differ Over Best Path to Moroccan Women’s Rights
o    Islam, Feminism, and Western Assumptions: Early 20th Century Women’s Activism in Iran and Turkey

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

·         Polarized We Govern? 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Issues & Insights, 2014, v. 14, no. 6 - Forging Cooperation over Competition 
·         PacNet #41A - The Real Rebalance of Power 
·         PacNet #44 - South China Sea in China’s Grand Chessboard 
·         PacNet #45 - Khaan Quest 2014: a small exercise with big implications 
·         PacNet #46 - Toward a Unified Asian Regional Order 

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC)

Central European Policy Institute

Centre for Eastern Studies

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for European Reform (CER)
·         How to Finish the Euro House 

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House
·         China’s Global Personality 

Commonwealth Fund

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
·         Maintaining Coast Guard Readiness 

Congress. House. Veterans' Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         CBO's Cost Estimates [presentation] 
·         Telling Visual Stories About Data 

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Can Iraq Survive the ISIS Storm? 
·         The Different Taliban Worlds 
·         Is Iraq Headed for Civil War? 
·         The Tragedy of Syria’s Civilians 

Defense One

Delhi Policy Group

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         Earlier years 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-079 Evaluation of the Department of Defense Combating Trafficking in Persons Program   

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG-14-99 - Radio Frequency Identification Security at USCIS Is Managed Effectively, But Can Be Strengthened 

Department of State
·         Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks 
·         Background Briefing on Ukraine 
·         Trafficking in Persons Report 2014 

East-West Center
·         The Arctic in World Affairs: A North Pacific Dialogue on the Future of the Arctic (2013 North Pacific Arctic Conference Proceedings) 

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Interagency Security Forum (EISF)

European Parliament

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         Security Cooperation in South Asia 

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Civilian Intelligence Community: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Reporting on and Planning for the Use of Contract Personnel. GAO-14-692T [testimony] 
·         Coast Guard Acquisitions: Better Information on Performance and Funding Needed to Address Shortfalls. GAO-14-450 
·         Coast Guard Acquisitions: Better Information on Performance and Funding Needed to Address Shortfalls. GAO-14-650T [testimony] 
·         Coast Guard: Resources Provided for Drug Interdiction Operations in the Transit Zone, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. GAO-14-527 
·         Combating Terrorism: State Department Can Improve Management of East Africa Program. GAO-14-502 
·         Defense Health Care: More-Specific Guidance Needed for TRICARE's Managed Care Support Contractor Transitions. GAO-14-505 
·         Defense Inventory: Actions Needed to Improve the Defense Logistics Agency's Inventory Management. GAO-14-495 
·         Pesticide Safety: Improvements Needed in EPA's Good Laboratory Practices Inspection Program. GAO-14-289  
·         Sequestration: Comprehensive and Updated Cost Savings Would Better Inform DOD Decision Makers If Future Civilian Furloughs Occur. GAO-14-529 
·         VA Health Care: Further Action Needed to Address Weaknesses in Management and Oversight of Non-VA Medical Care. GAO-14-696T [testimony] 

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Infinity Journal
·         Infinity Journal, Summer 2014, v. 4, no. 1 
o    Balanced Deterrence for the Asia-Pacific Region
o    Strategy Malpractice and the False Hope of Experts
o    Do Something: A Model for the Development of 21st Century Strategy
o    Politics, Statecraft and the Art of War
o    Paradigms Reconsidered
o    Strategy is for the Bad Guys: Why Modern Pop Culture Struggles to Understand Ends and Means

Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)

Institut Français des Relations Internationals (IFRI)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, June 19, 2014 
o    The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend—the New Emir of Kano and the 2015 Nigerian Elections
o    When the Dust Settles in Guinea-Bissau, Who Will Remain Standing?
·         Agility Quotient(AQ) 
·         Fuel Price Effects on Readiness 
·         Gradient Index Optics at DARPA 
·         Innovation Policies of Brazil 
·         Medical Total Force Management 

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         The Battle for Baghdad: Scenarios 
·         Control of Terrain in Iraq
o    June 19, 2014 
o    June 20, 2014 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    June 15, 2014 
o    June 16, 2014 
o    June 17, 2014 
o    June 18, 2014 
o    June 19, 2014  
o    June 20, 2014 
·         Syria Update: June 15-20, 2014 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Suicide Bombings in Afghanistan 

Inter-American Dialogue

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalization

International Crisis Group
·         Iraq’s Jihadi Jack-in-the-Box 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Tax Buoyancy inOECD Countries 

International Peace Institute (IPI)
·         Human Rights in Ukraine [video] 

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, June 19, 2014, v. 14, no. 1
o    Xinjiang Work Forum Marks New Policy of ‘Ethnic Mingling’
o    Business and Politics in the South China Sea: Explaining HYSY 981’s Foray into Disputed Waters
o    Chinese Analysts Interpret Modi’s New India
o    Asian Economic Integration Fuels PRC Frustration With U.S. Alliances

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2014 [updated June 18, 2014

Lowy Institute for International Policy

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Institute of Justice

·         NATO on Duty Interactive Map 

NATO Defense College

New America Foundation
·         America's Debt Problem 

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors
·         Engaging Europe in the World 

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
·         4A-IS-00-13-062 Audit of the Federal Investigation Services' Case Review Process over Background Investigations 

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)


Oxford Research Group

Peace Research Institute Oslo

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project


Remote Control Project

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Securing America’s Future Energy

Security & Defence Agenda

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Stimson Center

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIRPI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
·         2014-15 Key Strategic Issues List 

Swedish Defence Research Agency

Transnational Institute (TNI)

Transportation Research Board
·         Airport Response to Special Events 

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House

Wilson Center

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars