Monday, July 21, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 07-18-2014

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AEI Critical Threats
·         The al Houthi Victory in Amran 
·         Yemen's Counter-Terrorism Quandary 

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

Air University Press
·         Thinking about Deterrence 

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

American Foreign Policy Council
·         A Stalled War On Terror Finance 

American Security Project

Amnesty International

Arthur D. Simons Center
·         InterAgency Journal 5-2, Summer 2014 
o    Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge: Applying FEMA’s  Interagency Coordination Doctrine to International Stabilization  and Reconstruction Operations
o    Deep Analysis: Designing Complexity Into Our Understanding of Conflict
o    Why We Can’t All Just Get Along: Overcoming Personal Barriers to  Inter-organizational Effectiveness
o    Interagency Areas of Responsibility: It Shouldn’t Take a Genius  to Make Geography Simple
o    Understanding the Human Dimension for Unified Action: An Approach to  Scholarship, Complexity and Military Advice
o    Cyberdefense: Is Outsourcing the Answer?

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Women in Politics: Jordan 

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

·         Government's Most Visible Failures, 2001-2014 [interactive] 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR)

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Afghanistan and the Growing Risks in Transition [updated] 
·         Impact Player: Choi Kyung-hwan 
·         Issues and Insights, 2014, v. 14, no. 10 - Japan-Korea: Working Together in East Asia and Beyond Japan 
·         PacNet #55 - Indonesia's Presidential Election: Will Democracy Survive? 
·         PacNet #56 - Will Japan and North Korea Be Able to Solve the Abduction Issue? 
·         PacNet #57 - Fresh Opportunities for Japan-Korea Cooperation 

Center for the Study of Intelligence (CSI)
·         Studies in Intelligence, June 2014, v. 58, no. 2 
o    The 2008 Amendments to Executive Order 12333, United States Intelligence Activities
o    Recovery of the Last GAMBIT and HEXAGON Film Buckets from Space, August–October 1984
o    The British Capture of Washington, DC, 1814

Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress

Centre for Eastern Studies

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         Strategy and Policy for Afghanistan 

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee
·         Review of CDC Anthrax Lab Incident 

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         The Future of Turkish Democracy 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Space & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congress. Senate. Veterans Affairs Committee
·         The State of VA Health Care 

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook 

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Trends in U.S. Military Spending 

Dept of Defense Command and Control Research Program
·         19th ICCRTS Proceedings 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-082  Development and Implementation of Sexual Assault Evidence and Criminal Records Retention Policy 

Department of State
·         Re-energizing U.S.-India Ties 

Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General
·         VA-13-03699-209 - Review of the Special Initiative to Process Rating Claims Pending Over 2 Years 

East-West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Energy Policy Information Center

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Exit Strategies: What's in a Name? 

European Council on Foreign Relations
·         Turkey’s Illiberal Turn 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Lessons from the Cold War 
·         Mullah Dreams: Not Counting Sheep 

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (Ferdi)

Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA)


German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Center on Cooperative Security

Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Federal Workforce: Human Capital Management Challenges and the Path to Reform. GAO-14-723T [testimony] 
·         High-Containment Laboratories: Recent Incidents of Biosafety Lapses. GAO-14-785T [testimony] 
·         Information Security: FDIC Made Progress in Securing Key Financial Systems, but Weaknesses Remain. GAO-14-674 
·         Military Training: Observations on Efforts to Prepare Personnel to Survive Helicopter Crashes into Water. GAO-14-615R 
·         Missile Defense: DOD's Report Provides Limited Insight on Improvements to Homeland Missile Defense and Acquisition Plans. GAO-14-626R 
·         National Nuclear Security Administration: Agency Expanded Use of Some Federal Oversight Reforms, but Is Still Determining Future Plans. GAO-14-588 
·         U.S. Launch Enterprise: Acquisition Best Practices Can Benefit Future Efforts. GAO-14-776T [testimony] 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

IGARAPÉ Institute

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         Current Issues in Climate Change 

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, July 17, 2014 
o    Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Mistrust, Traditional Customs, and Misconceptions Fuel the Fire
o    Women and Boko Haram: Targets and Operatives?

Institut Français des Relations Internationals (IFRI)

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    July 20, 2014 
o    July 19, 2014 
o    July 18, 2014 
o    July 17, 2014 
o    July 16, 2014 
o    July 15, 2014 
o    July 14, 2014 

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, July 17, 2014, v. 14, no. 14 
·         China Seeks to Strengthen Mongolian Trade Links During August Trilateral Summit
·         Quality Over Quantity: A New PLA Modernization Methodology?
·         China’s Strategic Rocket Force: Upgrading Hardware and Software (Part 2 of 2)

Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2014 [updated July18, 2014

National Academies Press

National Iranian American Council (NIAC)

National Security Archives

NATO Defense College


Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors
·         The Reality of Precaution 

Norwegian Peacebuidling Resource Centre

Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
·         Innovating Verification Overview 

Office Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
·         ICD-732 - Damage Assessments 

Oxfam International

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
·         SOLLIMS SAMPLER Special Student Lessons Edition 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project

Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Program for Public Consultation (PPC)

Project 2049 Institute


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
·         ISIS’ Caliphate Utopia 

Securing America's Future Energy

Small Wars Journal

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Symantec, Inc.

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         The Future of Turkish Democracy 

White House

Wilson Center