Monday, September 15, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 09-12-2014

38 North

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Arab American Institute (AAI)

Asian Development Bank
·         Myanmar: Unlocking the Potential 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

·         The ISIS Threat in Iraq and Beyond 

Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for American Progress

Center for Democracy and Technology

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
·         Improving Enlisted Fleet Manning 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Center for Technology & National Security Policy (CTNSP)

Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World
·         Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, 2014, v. 17 
o    Analysis on ISIS, Salafi Dawa of Egypt, Turkey's Politics, & Repression in Zinjiang

Centre for European Policy Studies

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House
·         Iran’s Nuclear Future 

Conflict Armament Research

Congress. House Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Libya’s Descent 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Oversight Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
·         The Status of the Merchant Marine 

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
Congress. Senate. Veterans Affairs Committee
·         The State of VA Health Care 

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         CBO’s Updated Budget Outlook 

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Federal Debt Scorecard   
·         Global Economics Monthly, September 2014 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-105 - Criminal Investigations: Evaluation of Military Criminal Investigative Organizations’ Child Sexual Assault Investigations 
·         DODIG-2014-106  Military Sealift Command Oversight of Excess Spare-Parts Inventory and Purchases for Sealift Program Roll-On/Roll-Off Ships Needs Improvement  

Department of Homeland Security
·         OIG 14-129 DHS Has Not Effectively Managed Pandemic Personal Protective Equipment and Antiviral Medical Countermeasures 

Department of State

Dutch Safety Board

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

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

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union Institute for Security Studies

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, September 2014 
o    Criminal Investigative Analysis: Applications for the Courts (Part Four of Four)
o    Suicide by Cop: Broadening Our Understanding
o    Futures Perspective: A Retrospective: Police Academy Training in 2032
o    Officer Survival Spotlight: Circumstances and the Deadly Mix
o    Leadership Spotlight: Should You Always Lead from the Front?

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         Transatlantic Trends 2014 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Air Traffic Control System: Selected Stakeholders' Perspectives on Operations, Modernization, and Structure. GAO-14-770 
·         Contract Management: DOD's Implementation of Justifications for 8(a) Sole-Source Contracts. GAO-14-721R
·         Defense Infrastructure: DOD Needs to Improve Its Efforts to Identify Unutilized and Underutilized Facilities. GAO-14-538   
·         Defense Planning: DOD Needs Specific Measures and Milestones to Gauge Progress of Preparations for Operational Access Challenges. GAO-14-801 
·         Department Of Homeland Security: Actions Needed to Strengthen Management of Research and Development. GAO-14-865T [testimony] 
·         DHS Training: Improved Documentation, Resource Tracking, and Performance Measurement Could Strengthen Efforts. GAO-14-688 
·         DOD Education Benefits: Action Is Needed To Ensure Evaluations Of Postsecondary Schools Are Useful. GAO-14-855  
·         Federally Funded Research Centers: Agency Reviews of Employee Compensation and Center Performance. GAO-14-593 
·         Foreign Assistance: USAID Should Update Its Trade Capacity Building Strategy. GAO-14-602 
·         Information Security: Agencies Need to Improve Oversight of Contractor Controls. GAO-14-612 
·         Military Personnel: DOD Needs to Take Further Actions to Prevent Sexual Assault during Initial Military Training. GAO-14-806 
·         Military Personnel: DOD Needs to Update General and Flag Officer Requirements and Improve Availability of Associated Costs. GAO-14-745 
·         Personnel Security Clearances: Additional Guidance and Oversight Needed at DHS and DOD to Ensure Consistent Application of Revocation Process. GAO-14-640 
·         Special Operations Forces: DOD's Report to Congress Generally Addressed the Statutory Requirements but Lacks Detail. GAO-14-820R 
·         Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government. GAO-14-704G 
·         Veterans Affairs: Better Understanding Needed to Enhance Services to Veterans Readjusting to Civilian Life. GAO-14-676  
·         Veterans Affairs: Data Needed to Help Improve Decisions Concerning Veterans' Access to Burial Options. GAO-14-537 

Henry Jackson Society

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
·         South Asia Trends 
·         POK Newsletter [Pakistan occupied Kashmir]

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, September 11,2014 
o    Al-Shabaab Under New Leadership
o    South African Defense Reform—Stuck in Low Gear

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report
·         Syria Update

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Iraq Heritage

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, September 10,2014, v. 14, no.  17 
o    Power to the Provinces: The Devolution of China’s Maritime Rights Protection
o    Undocumented Uyghur Migrants Find New Route to Southeast Asia
o    Challenging Uyghur Muslim Identity: More Enforcement, Worse Results
o    The East China Sea ADIZ: Old Policy, New Packaging

JFK Special Warfare Center and School
·         Special Warfare, Oct-Dec 2014, v. 27, no. 4  

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2014 [updated September 11 , 2014

Middle East Studies (MES)

National Academies Press

National Security Archive

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         The un-Islamic State 


PBS Frontline
·         Ebola Outbreak 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

RAND Corporation

Refugees International

Small Wars Journal

Stockholm International for Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Ubiquity Press
·         Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 2014, v. 3, no. 1  

UK Parliament

US Commercial Service

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Funding ISIS (Infographic) 

White House
·         Statement by the President on ISIL 

Wilson Center

World Bank