Sunday, July 27, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 07-25-2015

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AEI Critical Threat
·         Al Shabaab in East Africa 

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

American Peace Society
·         World Affairs Journal, July/August  2014 
o    Inside Vladimir Putin’s Mind: Looking Back in Anger
o    Tougher Sanctions Now: Putin’s Delusional Quest for Empire
o    Year Four: The Arab Spring Proved Everyone Wrong
o    Putin’s Zugzwang: The Russia-Ukraine Standoff
o    Why ‘Reset’ Failed: Diplomacy with Rogues Rarely Works
o    Beyond Crimea: What Vladimir Putin Really Wants

Amnesty International

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Why the MERS Virus Matters 

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Hamas Underground Warfare 
·         Mowing the Grass in Gaza 

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
·         Syria Infographics 

Bipartisan Policy Center


Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

CATO Institute
·         Fiscal Impact of Immigration 

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Conflict Resolution

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         The CIP Report, July 2014, v. 13, no. 1 - State and Tribal 

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Putin’s Patriotic Pivot 

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Africa in the Wider World 
·         Five Theories of Unification 
·         Impact Player: Kim Moo-sung 
·         Korea Chair Monitor, July 10 - July 23, 2014, v. 2, no. 14 
·         New Perspectives in Foreign Policy, Summer 2014, v. 7 
·         PacNet #60 - Don’t Kill the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs 
·         PacNet #59 - A new model of (old) leadership in China 
·         PacNet #58 - Dealing with America’s China Problem in Asia – Targeting China’s Vulnerabilities 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         Europe, Wake Up! 

Centre for European Reform (CER)
·         The EU and An Independent Scotland 

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Security Governance

Chatham House
·         NATO: Charting the Way Forward 

China's Information Office of the State Council
·         China's Foreign Aid (2014) - white paper 

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Defense Acquisition Reform 

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Government Reform Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Islam: Governing Under Sharia 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

Department of Energy

Department of State
·         Foreign Policy Update 

East-West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Algeria Country Analysis Brief - July 2014 
·         Iran Country Analysis Brief - July 2014 
·         OPEC Net Oil Export Revenues - July 2014 

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies

Feinstein International Center

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

German Development Institute

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         African Growth and Opportunity Act: Observations on Competitiveness and Diversification of U.S. Imports from Beneficiary Countries. GAO-14-722R 
·         Aviation Safety: FAA's Efforts to Implement Recommendations to Improve Certification and Regulatory Consistency Face Some Challenges. GAO-14-728T [testimony] 
·         Democracy Assistance: Lessons Learned from Egypt Should Inform Future U.S. Plans. GAO-14-799 
·         Democracy Assistance: Lessons Learned from Egypt Should Inform Future U.S. Plans. GAO-14-793T [testimony] 
·         Federal Emergency Management Agency: Opportunities to Achieve Efficiencies and Strengthen Operations. GAO-14-687T [testimony] 
·         Foreign Assistance: Briefing on U.S. International Water-Related Assistance. GAO-14-683R 
·         Managing for Results: Enhanced Goal Leader Accountability and Collaboration Could Further Improve Agency Performance. GAO-14-639 
·         Space Launch System: Resources Need to be Matched to Requirements to Decrease Risk and Support Long Term Affordability. GAO-14-631 
·         State Department: Implementation of Grants Policies Needs Better Oversight. GAO-14-635 
·         Telecommunications: FCC Should Improve the Accountability and Transparency of High-Cost Program Funding. GAO-14-587 

Heritage Foundation

Human Right Watch

Humanitarian Policy Group

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
·         CBW Magazine, Summer(January-June) 2014 
o    Preparing civil defence against chemical and biological weapon attacks: The imperative role of media
o    Syrian Chemical Weapons Crisis - The Challenges
o    The Fear of Syrian Chemical and Biological Weapons
o    Ebolavirus: A Brief Introduction
·         Current Issues in Climate Change 
·         East Asia Monitor, May-June 2014, v. 1, no. 3 
·         Insight Southeast Asia, May-June 2014, v. 3, no. 3 
·         Pakistan News Digest, June 2014   
·         South Asia Trends, May 2014 
·         Understanding India's Maoists 

Institute for Defense Analyses   (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, July 23, 2014 
o    France in Africa: Setting Up for the Long Haul
o    Progress Toward New Peace Agreement Ahead of Elections in Mozambique
·         What is Open Security? 

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         How Will This War End? 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    July 27, 2014 
o    July 26, 2014 
o    July 25, 2014 
o    July 24, 2014 
o    July 23, 2014 
o    July 22, 2014 
o    July 21, 2014 
·         Syria Update: July 17 - 25, 2014 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
·         2014 IAVA Member Survey 


Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, July 25, 2014, v. 12, no. 15 
o    A Marriage of Convenience: The Many Faces of Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency
o    Boko Haram Opens New Fronts in Lagos and Nigeria’s Middle Belt
o    From Theory to Action: The Rationale behind the Re-establishment of the Caliphate

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 3-05, Special Operations, 16 July 2014 
·         Joint Pub 4-10, Operational Contract Support, 16 July 2014 

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)
·         Persistent Engagement in Colombia 

Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lexington Institute

Marine Corps University Middle East Studies (MES)
·         MES Insights, 2014, v. 5, no. 5 
o    Afghanistan’s Presidential Elections

National Academies Press
·         3D Printing in Space 

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Security Archive

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

NATO Defense College

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
·         Peace and Stability Journal, July 2014, v. 4, no. 4 
o    Alliance Operations in Kosovo: Setting Conditions to Win the Peace
o    Global Animal Health Engagement
o    Planning and Conducting a Local Procurement Strategy in Developing Countries
o    UN Peacekeeping - "The Right Way to Lead"
o    U.S. Military Population Surveys in World War II and Vietnam
o    Peace & Stability Operations Training & Education Workshop

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PIIA)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Bruno Oliveira Martins, "Prelude to a War: The Run-up to Israel's Operation 'Protective Edge'" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 147, July 2014) 

Project 2049 Institute


Remote Control project

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Securing America's Future Energy
·         Energy Security Fact Pack: Q2 2014 

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR 14-81 - Shindand Airbase: Use of Open-Air Burn Pit Violated Department of Defense Requirements 

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transatlantic Academy
·         Whither Global Economic Cooperation?  

Transnational Institute
·         Drugs, Armed Conflict and Peace 

Ubiquity Press
·         Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 2014, v. 3, no. 1 

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons Defense Committee
·         Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls
o    Volume I 
o    Volume II 
o    Volume III 

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UMAMI)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Urban Institute

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House

William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies

World Bank