Monday, October 6, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 10-03-2014

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AEI Critical Threats

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Security Project (ASP)

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 31, October 2014: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence 

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), September 2014, v.21 , no. 9 
o    Fractures among active component, recruit trainees, and deployed service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2003-2012
o    Diagnoses of eating disorders among active component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2004-2013
o    Erectile dysfunction among male active component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2004-2013
o    Deployment-related conditions of special surveillance interest

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council
·         Diplomacy for a Diffuse World 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

·         The Fiscal Barometer 

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
·         2014 Retirement Choices [briefing] 
·         Improving Lethal Action 
·         Retirement Choice 2014 

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Abe’s Perilous Patriotism 
·         Issues and Insights Vol. 14, No. 14 - Changes in Japan Push the Alliance Forward 
·         PacNet #73 - The Great Game in Central Asia 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
·         Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease) 

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC)

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for European Reform (CER)
·         Ukraine, Russia and the EU 

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
·         Ukraine: Stress at the IMF 

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, September 2014, v. 7, no. 9 
o    Profiles of Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq
o    New Developments in Australian Foreign Fighter Activity
o    The Combat Performance of Hamas in the Gaza War of 2014
o    Iraq’s New Government and the Question of Sunni Inclusion
o    Ebola: Not an Effective Biological Weapon for Terrorists
o    The Life and Death of Al-Shabab Leader Ahmed Godane

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. Senate.  Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Governance in India: Infrastructure - Backgrounder 
·         U.S. Energy Exports - Backgrounder 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         Military Health System
o    Action Plan 
o    Executive Summary 
·         Military Health System Review Final Report
o    Appendices 
o    Main Body 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2015-003 Independent Auditor’s Report on the Attestation of the Existence, Completeness, Rights and Obligations, and Presentation and Disclosure of the Department of the Navy’s Afloat Ordnance 

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·         OIG-14-151 FEMA's Logistics Supply Chain Management System May Not Be Effective During a Catastrophic Disaster 

Department of State

East-West Center

Energy Information Agency (EIA)
·         Canada Country Analysis Brief - September 2014 
·         Malaysia Country Analysis Brief - September 2014 

Enough Project

European Council on Foreign Relations
·         Rebooting EU Foreign Policy 

European Parliament
·         Upcoming Issues of EU Law 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union Institute for Security Studies
·         CSDP’s New Partners: East Asia 

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
·         Power Sharing in the Asia-Pacific 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Afghanistan Equipment Drawdown: Progress Made, but Improved Controls in Decision Making Could Reduce Risk of Unnecessary Expenditures. GAO-14-768 
·         Natural Gas: Federal Approval Process for Liquefied Natural Gas Exports. GAO-14-762 
·         Technology Transfer: Federal Laboratory Consortium Should Increase Communication with Potential Customers to Improve Initiatives. GAO-15-127 
·         Unmanned Aerial Systems: Department of Homeland Security's Review of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Use and Compliance with Privacy and Civil Liberty Laws and Standards. GAO-14-849R 

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Control of Terrain in Iraq
o    October 1, 2014 
o    October 2, 2014 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    September 29,2014 
o     October 2-3, 2014 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         The Indian Bond Market 
·         Indo-US ‘Spirit’ Regained 

Inter-American Dialogue

International Crisis Group
·         CrisisWatch N°134, October1, 2014 
·         Zimbabwe: Waiting for the Future 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), no. 75, 4th Quarterly 2014 
o    True and Steady, Inspection Ready
o    An Interview with Raymond T. Odierno
o    Theater Airlift Modernization: Options for Closing the Gap
o    The Afghanistan National Railway: A Plan of Opportunity
o    The USCENTCOM Train: The Deployment and Distribution Operations Center Turns 10
o    Deterrence with China: Avoiding Nuclear Miscalculation
o    The Limits of Cyberspace Deterrence
o    Opportunities in Understanding China's Approach to the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands
o    Cyber Security as a Field of Military Education and Study
o    Why Military Officers Should Study Political Economy
o    Low Cost, High Returns: Getting More from International Partnerships
o    Asymmetry Is Strategy, Strategy is Asymmetry
o    Is Military Science "Scientific"?
o    The Best Man for the Job? Combatant Commanders and the Politics of Jointness
o    A Potent Vector: Assessing Chinese Cruise Missile Developments
o    Blurred Lines: Cultural Support Teams in Afghanistan
o    Determining Hostile Intent in Cyberspace
o    Understanding the Enemy: The Enduring Value of Technical and Forensic Exploitation
o    Challenges in Coalition Unconventional Warfare: The Allied Campaign in Yugoslavia, 1941-1945
o    Implementing Joint Operational Access: From Concept to Joint Force Development
o    Dealing with Corruption: Hard Lessons Learned in Afghanistan

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lowy Institute for International Policy

Middle East Studies (MES)
·         MES Insights, September2014, v. 5, no. 5 
o    A Third Inning Ending to the Game in Afghanistan
o    Limitations of the 'Yemen Model' to Counterterrorism

National Academies Press

National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST)

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

National Security Archive

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)


Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Gustavo Plácido dos Santos, "The Bakassi Peninsula: A Discreet Problem with Major Implications" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 153, October 2014) 

Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS)
·         Syria and the Islamic State 


Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI)
·         RUSI Defence Systems, September, v. 16, no. 1 
o    Overweight Infantry: The Conflict between Equipment Capability and Personal Mobility
o    Of Energetic Bears and Dragonflies: Espionage and the Energy Sector
o    Rusted till the Last Bolt: Europe’s Future Main Battle Tank
o    Armoured Vehicles: The Future of Chinese Military Exports?
o    The Limits of Stealth
o    Integrating Typhoon and F-35: The Key to Future British Air Power
o    The Queen Elizabeth Class: How Innovative is the Design?

Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute

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

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

U.S. International Trade Commission

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Turkey to Vote on Syria Policy 

White House

Wilson Center
·         We Bomb ISIL: Then What? 

World Food Programme (WFP)

World Health Organization (WHO)
·         Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin, v. 5, no. 38, September 24, 2014 
o    Disease early warning system and response in Pakistan