Monday, September 29, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 09-26-2014

38 North

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Security Project (ASP)

Amnesty International

Army War College Library
·         Mission Command 
·         Parameters, Summer 2014,v. 44, no. 2  
o    Insights from the Army's Drawdowns
o    Rebalancing the Rebalance
o    Strategy Versus Statecraft in Crimea
o    Eisenhower and US Grand Strategy
o    Military Professionalism & Private Military Contractors
o    Special Operations Forces & Private Security Companies
o    Private Military & Security Companies: A Review Essay

Arthur D. Simons Center
·         InterAgency Journal 5-3, Fall 2014 
o    Insights to Effective Interorganizational Coordination
o    Improving Interagency Coordination in Africa
o    There is No Silver Bullet and Other Lessons from Colombia
o    After Benghazi: Security Operations for Transformational Diplomats
o    Evolving Band-Aids to Global Crisis: For Want of U.S. Leadership
o    Pacific Command: Attacking the Nexus of Emerging Threats

Asian Development Bank
·         Asian Development Review: 2014, v. 31, no. 2 
o    Trade Implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership for ASEAN and Other Asian Countries
o    The More Divergent, the Better? Lessons on Trilemma Policies and Crises for Asia
o    Wage Differentials between Foreign Multinationals and Local Plants and Worker Quality in Malaysian Manufacturing
o    Productivity Spillovers from FDI in the People’s Republic of China: A Nuanced View
o    The Dragon Is Flying West: Micro-level Evidence of Chinese Outward Direct Investment
o    Global Production Sharing and Wage Premiums: Evidence from the Thai Manufacturing Sector
o    Afghanistan: Balancing Social and Security Spending in the Context of a Shrinking Resource Envelope

Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN)

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Aspen Institute

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare
·         Profile of the U.S. Army—A Reference Handbook (2014/2015 Edition) 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Bipartisan Policy Center


·         Elements of Europe's Energy Union 

Carnegie Endowment of International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report, September2014, v. 13, no. 9 
o    Risk and Risk Management

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
·         Japan-U.S. Alliance Management 

Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Global Economics Monthly, September 2014, v. 3, no. 9 : Making Womenomics Work 
·         Lessons for the 2014 QDDR 
·         Security Transition in Afghanistan 

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
·         Declassified Articles from Studies in Intelligence: The IC’s Journal for the Intelligence Professional 

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House
·         The Threat of Islamic State 

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         Oil Refinery Strikes 
·         Strikes in Syria and Iraq 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         Refugees and Asylees 2013 

Department of State
·         Update on Afghanistan Elections 
·         U.S. Priorities in Africa 

Disabled American Veterans

East-West Center

Elliot School of International Affairs - Central Asia Program
·         Energy Policy Options for the Rasht Valley[Tajikistan] 

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Yemen Country Analysis Brief - September 2014 

European Council on Foreign Relations
·         China on Asia’s Mind 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union Institute for Security Studies

·         EU in the World 2014 

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

George Mason University School of Law
·         National Security Law Journal, Spring/Summer 2014, v. 2, no. 2 
o    The Real Meaning of Zivotofsky and Its Impact on Targeted Killings Cases
o    Online Terrorism Advocacy: How AEDPA and Inchoate Crime Statutes Can Simultaneously Protect America’s Safety and Free Speech
o    Improving Scrutiny of Applicants for Top Secret/SCI Clearances by Adding Psychological Assessments
o    Clemency Power: An Alternative to the Enacted Legislation

German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Global Political Trends Center

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Army Corps of Engineers: The Corps Needs to Take Steps to Identify All Projects and Studies Eligible for Deauthorization. GAO-14-699 
·         Aviation: Impact of Fuel Price Increases on the Aviation Industry. GAO-14-331   
·         Freight Transportation: Developing National Strategy Would Benefit from Added Focus on Community Congestion Impacts. GAO-14-740 
·         Cloud Computing: Additional Opportunities and Savings Need to Be Pursued. GAO-14-753 
·         Drinking Water: Characterization of Injected Fluids Associated with Oil and Gas Production. GAO-14-857R 
·         F-35 Sustainment: Need for Affordable Strategy, Greater Attention to Risks, and Improved Cost Estimates. GAO-14-778 
·         Identity Theft: Additional Actions Could Help IRS Combat the Large, Evolving Threat of Refund Fraud. GAO-14-633 
·         Littoral Combat Ship: Navy Complied with Regulations in Accepting Two Lead Ships, but Quality Problems Persisted after Delivery. GAO-14-827 
·         Managing for Results: Agencies' Trends in the Use of Performance Information to Make Decisions. GAO-14-747 
·         Oil and Gas Transportation: Department of Transportation Is Taking Actions to Address Rail Safety, but Additional Actions Are Needed to Improve Pipeline Safety. GAO-14-667 
·         Surface Transportation: Department of Transportation Should Measure the Overall Performance and Outcomes of the TIGER Discretionary Grant Program. GAO-14-766 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Information sharing Environment (ISE)
·         ISE Annual Report 2014 

Institut Fran├žais des Relations Internationals (IFRI)

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report No 62 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Intelligence and National Security Alliance

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group
·         Venezuela: Dangerous Inertia 

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, September 25, 2014, v. 14, no. 18 
o    The Rise of the Military-Space Faction
o    Community Corrections and Stability Maintenance
o    Chinese Designs on the Arctic? Chill Out
o    Xi and Putin in Ulaanbaatar: Mongolia’s Balancing Act
·         Terrorism Monitor, September 26, 2014, v. 12,no. 18 
o    Boko Haram’s Emerging Caliphate in Nigeria: Will Maiduguri Fall?
o    Kurdish Stronghold in Eastern Syria Defies Assaults by Islamic State
o    Taliban Devise New Strategy in Afghanistan: Territorial Control and War on Afghan Intelligence Headquarters

Korea Institute for National Unification

Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA)

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2014 [updated September 28, 2014
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2014 [updated September 27, 2014

National Academies Press

National Defense University Press

National Security Archive
·         THE YELLOW BOOK: Secret Salvadoran military document from the civil war era catalogued “enemies,” many killed or disappeared /

Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Overseas Development Institute


Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Project 2049 Institute

RAND Corporation

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Securing America's Future Energy

Small Wars Journal
·         Challenging Army Force Design 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Transatlantic Academy
·         D-10 Strategy Forum Meeting Report  

UK Parliament. House of Commons
·         Defence Personnel Statistics

US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         FACT SHEET: Changes to U.S. Anti-Personnel Landmine Policy 
·         FACT SHEET: Summit on UN Peacekeeping 
·         FACT SHEET: The U.S. Global Anticorruption Agenda 
·         FACT SHEET: U.S. Support for Civil Societ
·         Letter from the President -- Designating Funds for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism 
·         Letter from the President -- War Powers Resolution Regarding Iraq 
·         Letter from the President -- War Powers Resolution Regarding Syria 

Wilson Center