Sunday, August 3, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 08-01-2014

38 North

Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action

AEI Iran Tracker

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), July 2014, v. 21, no. 7 
o    Sunburn among active component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002-2013
o    Brief report: sunburn diagnoses while deployed in Southwest/Central Asia, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008-2013
o    Surveillance of cataract in active component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2013
o    Relationships between diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections and urinary tract infections among male service members diagnosed with urethritis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2013
o    Surveillance snapshot: cases of service member meningococcal disease reported to the Naval Health Research Center Laboratory-based Meningococcal Disease Surveillance Program, 2006-2014

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Australian Government. Department of Defence
·         2014 Defence Issues White Pape

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (APSI)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Hamas Underground Warfare 

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs


CATO Institute

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         FYSA: For Your Situational Awareness, July 2014, no. 9 
·         Global Economics Monthly: Europe's Trade Strategy at a TTIP-ing Point 
·         PacNet #62 - Indonesia’s "John Adams Moment" 
·         PacNet #61 - Why are American investors struggling in Mongolia? 

Centre for Eastern Studies

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Security Governance

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         PinPoints: Processes of International Negotiation, 2014, no. 40 
o    Will Putin's Strategy on Ukraine Disintegrate the European Negotiation Web?
o    Winning at Nuclear Negotiations
o    Mandela's Legacy of Negotiation
o    The South-Chin Sea: Options for Negotiation
o    The Sino-Russian Pivot and American Power
o    To Verify or Not to Verify: A Major Issue in the Development of WMD Arms Control Regimes
o    The Mediation Craze
o    Visit to the 26th Session of the Human Rights Council
o    Focal Points in Theory and Negotiation: Prospectus of a Conference
o    The Netherlands Negotiation Network (NNN) Symposium About Negotiating the Future

Combatting Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, July 2014, v.7. No. 7 
o    Boko Haram, the Chibok Abductions and Nigeria’s Counterterrorism Strategy
o    Dutch Foreign Fighters Continue to Travel to Syria
o    Swiss Foreign Fighters Active in Syria
o    The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan’s Role in Attacks in Pakistan
o    Contrasting the Leadership of Mullah Fazlullah and Khan Said Sajna in Pakistan
o    Recent Highlights in Political Violence
o    The ISIL’s Theft of WMD Components in Iraq

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI)

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         Iran: Status of the P-5+1 

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Child Brides, Global Consequences 
·         Hamas 
·         Mujahadeen-e-Khalq (MEK) 
·         Renewed Conflict in Lebanon 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-097  Audit of the Transfer of DoD Service Treatment Records to the Department of Veterans Affairs  

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·         OIG 14-113 - Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Has Taken Steps To Address Insider Threat, but Challenges Remain 

Department of State

Department of the Air Force

East-West Center

Energy Information Agency (EIA)
·         Azerbaijan Country Analysis Brief - August 2014 

Energy Policy Information Center

European Council on Foreign Relations
·         Protecting the European Choice 

European Interagency Security Forum (EISF)

European Leadership Network (ELN)
·         Crisis Management in Europe in the Context of Events in Ukraine [report in various languages] 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Active and Reserve Unit Costs: DOD Report to Congress Generally Addressed the Statutory Requirements but Lacks Detail. GAO-14-711R 
·         Air Force Working Capital Fund: Actions Needed to Manage Cash Balances to Required Levels. GAO-14-480 
·         Budget Issues: Opportunities to Reduce Federal Fiscal Exposures Through Greater Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather. GAO-14-504T [testimony] 
·         Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Past Work and Preliminary Observations on Research and Development at the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. GAO-14-783T [testimony] 
·         Defense Contracting: Factors DOD Considers When Choosing Best Value Processes Are Consistent with Guidance for Selected Acquisitions. GAO-14-584 
·         Defense Health Care: US Family Health Plan is Duplicative and Should be Eliminated. GAO-14-684 
·         Defense Health Care Reform: Actions Needed to Help Realize Potential Cost Savings from Medical Education and Training. GAO-14-630 
·         Defense Management: DOD Needs to Improve Future Assessments of Roles and Missions. GAO-14-668   
·         Department of Homeland Security: Continued Actions Needed to Strengthen Oversight and Coordination of Research and Development. GAO-14-813T [testimony] 
· Contract Planning and Oversight Practices Were Ineffective Given the Challenges and Risks. GAO-14-824T [testimony]  
· Ineffective Planning and Oversight Practices Underscore the Need for Improved Contract Management. GAO-14-694 
·         Littoral Combat Ship: Additional Testing and Improved Weight Management Needed Prior to Further Investments. GAO-14-749 
·         National Flood Insurance Program: Additional Guidance on Building Requirements to Mitigate Agricultural Structures' Damage in High-Risk Areas Is Needed. GAO-14-583 
·         Screening Partnership Program: TSA Has Improved Application Guidance and Monitoring of Screener Performance, and Continues to Improve Cost Comparison Methods. GAO-14-787T [testimony] 
·         Security Clearances: Tax Debts Owed by DOD Employees and Contractors. GAO-14-686R 

Henley Putnam University
·         Journal of Strategic Security, Summer 2014, v. 7, no. 2 [The Global SOF Network] 
o    The Global SOF Network: Posturing Special Operations Forces to Ensure Global Security in the 21st Century
o    Global SOF and Interagency Collaboration
o    Forces of Habit: Global SOF's Role in Countering Illicit Drug Trafficking
o    Enabling Local Solutions to Global Problems: The Role of Cultural Intelligence in Building Global SOF Networks
o    From the Ground Up: The Importance of Preserving SOF Capacity Building Skills
o    Redefining the Indirect Approach, Defining Special Operations Forces (SOF) Power, and the Global Networking of SOF

Heritage Foundation

Hoover Institution
·         China Leadership Monitor,  Summer 2014, Issue 44 

Human Right Watch

IASC Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations Steering Group

IJ Infinity Group
·         Journal of Military Operations, Summer 2014, v. 2, no. 3  
o    Operation ‘Defensive Pillar’ or The Second Gaza War: A Year Later
o    The Commander’s Toolbox - Use and Abuse of Battlefield Control Measures
o    Norwegian Swarm: How Unique National Doctrines Contribute to a More Flexible NATO
o    Jihadist Use Of Technology
o    Storming Back to the Future: Why We Wrestle With The Basics
o    The Three Step Estimate

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    August 2, 2014 
o    August 1, 2014 
o    July 31, 2014 
o    July 30, 2014 
o    July 29, 2014 
o    July 28, 2014 
·         ISIS Governance in Syria 
·         Life Under ISIS in Mosul 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, July 31, 2014, v. 14, no. 15 
o    ‘The No. 1 is Key’: Xi Jinping Holds Forth on the Art of Leadership
o    A ‘New Situation’: China’s Evolving Assessment of its Security Environment
o    Is China’s Charm Offensive Dead?
o    Beijing Expands its Multinational Toolkit at CICA Summit

Library of Congress
o    June 2014Updates 

Lowy Institute for International Policy

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research
·         Myanmar's Financial Integration 

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

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)
·         Strategic Issues Facing Transportation

National Defense Panel

NATO Defense College

New America Foundation

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxford Economics
·         Cloud: The New Engine of Business 
·         Path to Value in the Cloud 

Oxford Research Group
·         Gaza: Context and Consequences 

Overseas Development Institute

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Gustavo Plácido dos Santos, "Angola:Towards Supremacy in Sub-Saharan Africa?" (Portuguese Journal of International Affairs, No. 8, Spring/Summer 2014): 23-32. 
·         Sean Goforth, "Coming to Terms with the BRICS Bank" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 148, July 2014). 

RAND Corporation
·         China: The Reluctant Partner 

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI)
·         China’s Domestic Insurgency 

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Security & Defense Agenda

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR Audit 14-84 - Afghan National Security Forces: Actions Needed to Improve Weapons Accountability 
·         SIGAR Audit 14-85-AR Afghan Mobile Strike Force Vehicles: Contractor Met Requirements, but Long-Term Operations and Maintenance Remain a Concern  

Stimson Center

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons Defense Committee

United Nations, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Urban Institute

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Iran: Status of the P5+1     
·         Libya's Other Battle 
·         Qatar's Gaza Motives 

White House

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars