Monday, August 11, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 08-08-2014

38 North

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 29, August 2014: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence 

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         What Is to Be Done About Gaza?

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated July31, 2014]

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
·         Interactive graphic version 

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest (RAD) No. 153: North Caucasus 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #65 - By-Election Increases Pressure on President Park 
·         PacNet #64 - The Rice Paddy Beyond the Sea 
·         PacNet #63 - The US and China: Sliding from Engagement to Coercive Diplomacy 

Center on International Cooperation  (CIC)

Centre for Eastern Studies

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         Transatlantic Growth Gap 

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Conciliation Resources

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Combating the Ebola Threat 

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Islamic State in Iraq and Syria 

Defense Business Board (DBB)

Department of Defense

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-098  The Army Did Not Properly Account For and Manage Force Provider Equipment in Afghanistan 

Department of Energy

Department of State

Department of the Navy

East-West Center

Enough Project

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, August 2014 
o    Criminal Investigative Analysis: Measuring Success (Part Three of Four)
o    The Concealed Information Test: An Alternative to the Traditional Polygraph
o    Officer Survival Spotlight: Preventing Assaults: Assessing Offender Perceptions
o    Leadership Spotlight: Leadership Is Your Life Story (Part Two of Two)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
·         2014 National Preparedness Report 

Feinstein International Center

German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Contractor Performance: Actions Taken to Improve Reporting of Past Performance Information. GAO-14-707 
·         Troubled Asset Relief Program: Government's Exposure to Ally Financial Lessens as Treasury's Ownership Share Declines. GAO-14-698 

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, August 7,2014 
o    Islamic finance Gaining Momentum in Africa
o    Zanzibar—A Power Sharing Success Story?

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for National Strategic Studies

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    August 9, 2014 
o    August 8, 2014 
o    August 7, 2014 
o    August 6, 2014 
o    August 5, 2014 
o    August 4, 2014 
o    August 3, 2014 

International Assessment and Strategy Center

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group
·         Eritrea: Ending the Exodus? 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Japan Ministry of Defense
·         Defense of Japan 2014 [white paper] 

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, v. 12, no. 16, August 8, 2104 
o    Terrorism Now Targeting Civilians in Egypt
o    The Islamic State’s Strategic and Tactical Plan for Iraq
o    Libya’s Ansar al-Shari’a Declares the Islamic Emirate of Benghazi

Joint Chiefs of Staff
·         Joint Pubs 3-02, Amphibious Operations, 18 July 2014 

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2014 [updated August 6, 2014
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2014 [updated August 9 , 2014
·         Green-on-Blue Attacks in Afghanistan: The Data [updated August 5, 2014


National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

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

National Defense University Press
·         The Nightmare Years to Come? 

National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NIMO)
·         NMIO Technical Bulletin, July 2014,  v. 7 
o    Choke Point Risk Assessment
o    Electro-Optical Sensors for Ship Defense
o    Metamaterial Imaging System for Maritime Security Application
o    Models for Analysis of Competing Hypotheses for Assessing Maritime Threats
o    Big Data Analytics in Maritime Security Applications

Nautilus Institute

Naval War College

Oxford Research Group

Pew Research Internet Project

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Rajaram Panda, "Japan's Defense White Paper 2014 and Coping with the China 'Threat'" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 150, August 2014) 


Small Arms Survey

Soufan Group
·         Foreign Fighters in Syria 

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR-14-87-SP Inquiry Letter: Kandahar Bridging Solution 

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transnational Institute
·         Coca Leaf: Myths and Reality 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Gaza: From Fighting to Ceasefire 

White House
·         Statement by the President [Iraq - 7 Aug 2014] 
·         Statement by the President on Iraq 

World Health Organization (WHO)