Sunday, August 31, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 08-29-2014

38 North

Afghanistan News Network

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Air Force Research Institute
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Fall 2014, v. 8, no. 3 
o    Austere Defense: Challenges and Opportunities,
o    Measuring Military Power
o    Strategy and Force Planning in a Time of Austerity
o    Pensive Sword: Educating Officers in Austere Times
o    Revisiting Readiness
o    Budgeting for Austere Defense
o    Politics and Defense Capabilities

Air Force University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, September-October 2014, v. 28, no. 5 
o    Forward Arming and Refueling Points for Fighter Aircraft: Power Projection in an Antiaccess Environment
o    Remotely Piloted Aircraft and War in the Public Relations Domain
o    Have Adversary Missiles Become a Revolution in Military Affairs?
o    Leadership Development: A Senior Leader Case Study
o    Aviation Security Cooperation: Advancing Global Vigilance, Global Reach, and Global Power in a Dynamic
o    World
o    Theory, Implementation, and the Future of Airpower
o    US Military Innovation: Fostering Creativity in a Culture of Compliance

Air University Press

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), August 2014, v. 21, no. 8 
o    Spread of vaccinia virus through shaving during military training, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX, June 2014
o    Gynecologic disorders diagnosed during deployment to Southwest/Central Asia, active component females, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008-2013
o    Vaginal yeast infections while deployed in Southwest/Central Asia, active component females, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008-2013
o    Update: routine screening for antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus, civilian applicants for U.S. military service and U.S. Armed Forces, active and reserve components, January 2009-June 2014- Article one

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         Libya: The Politics of Revenge 

Asian Development Bank

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Wise Tactical Choices in Gaza 

Bipartisan Policy Center


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         The CIP Report, August 2014, v. 13, no. 2 
o    Water and Water Infrastructure

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #69 - Dueling dinosaurs? Demographics in South Korea and Japan 

Center for Strategic Budget Assessment (CSBA)
·         Rethinking Readiness 

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, August 2014, v. 7, no. 8 
o    ISIL’s Political-Military Power in Iraq
o    A Deeper Look at Syria-Related Jihadist Activity in Turkey
o    Stories of Foreign Fighter Migration to Syria
o    Brazil’s Police Struggle to Pacify Gang-Run Slums
o    The Pakistani Taliban’s Campaign Against Polio Vaccination
o    The Death Knell for Foreign Fighters in Pakistan?
o    Recent Highlights in Political Violence

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Directive 3000.07, Irregular Warfare (IW), August 28, 2014 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-100 Assessment of DoD Wounded Warrior Matters: Selection and Training of Warrior Transition Unit and Wounded Warrior Battalion Leaders and Cadre 
·         DODIG-2014-102  Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Needs to Provide Better Accountability and Transparency Over Direct Contributions   
·         DODIG-2014-103  Evaluation of DoD Compliance with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act 

Department of Energy
·         Manhattan District History [history of the atom bomb] 

Department of State

Department of Veterans Affairs
·         14-02603-267 - Veterans Health Administration: Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System 

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Australia Country Analysis Brief 

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Council on Foreign Relations

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

·         NATO’s Twin Tensions 

Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

Global Security Studies
·         Global Security Studies Journal, Summer 2014, v. 5, no. 3 
o    The War Against Public Enemy Number One: U.S. Miscalculations in Mexico's War on Drugs
o    China's Navy and Conflict in the South China Sea
o    Los Cartels de la Droga: Mexican Drug Cartels and the U.S.-Mexico Security Relationship
o    The National and International Threat of Drug Trafficking Organizations
o    Cybersecurity and United States Policy Issues

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Export-Import Bank: Monitoring of Dual-Use Exports Should Be Improved. GAO-14-719 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, August 28,2014 
o    Developments In and Prospects for Ghana's Petroleum Sector
o    Botswana's 2014 Elections—Conspiracy Theories and a Long-Suffering Opposition: Recipe for Disaster?

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    August 29-31,2014 
o    August 26, 2014 
o    August 25, 2014 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Campaign to Ban Landmines – Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC)
·         Cluster Munition Monitor 2014 

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Republication Institute (IRI)

Kiel Institute for World Economy
·         Deterrence Works for Criminals 

Korea Institute for National Unification

Muslim Public Affairs Council

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

New America Foundation

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
·         Sequestration Update Report for FY 2015   


Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Pew Global Internet Project

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute for International Relations and Security
·         Rajaram Panda, "ARF Summit Meeting at Naypyidaw: An Assessment" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 151, August 2014) 
·         Sandra Fernandes, "Beyond Ukraine: How to Handle Russia Right?" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 152, August 2014) 


Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Security Council Report
·         UN Documents for Syria 

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         No More Land Wars? 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

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

Transnational Institute

UN General Assembly

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
·         Syria Crisis 

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Saudi Arabia Ups Pressure on Qatar 

White House

World Health Organization (WHO)
·         Ebola Response Roadmap 

Wilson Center

World Bank