Monday, October 13, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 10-09-2014

38 North

America Next

Amnesty International

Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
·         TRADOC Pamphlet (TP) 525-3-1, The U.S. Army Operating Concept (AOC): Win in a Complex World 

Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council
·         Online Voting: Rewards and Risks 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Shale Gas and Tight Oil 

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Berkman Center on Internet & Society

Bipartisan Policy Center

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

·         The U.S.-Turkey-Israel Triangle 

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowmnet for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #74 - Forward Together We Go with Japan: ‘Dazzling’ US-India Rapprochement for Tokyo 

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC)

Centre for European Policy Studies

Chatham House
·         The Threat of Islamic State 

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Conflict Armament Research

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
·         Blueprint for Southern Border Security
o    Report 
o    Map 

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Boko Haram - Backgrounder 

Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s (DSCA)
·         “Vision 2020” Strategy 

Deloitte - NASCIO

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2015-006 Policy Changes Needed at Defense Contract Management Agency to Ensure Forward Pricing Rates Result in Fair and Reasonable Contract Pricing 

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
·         Ebola Resources 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of Labor

Department of State
·         Trends in Global Drug Policy 

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Policy Centre
·         Moldova: Heading into a Hot Autumn 

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, October 2014 
o    A New Approach to Countering Violent Extremism: Sharing Expertise and Empowering Local Communities
o    Executing Search Warrants in the Cloud
o    Forensic Spotlight – Toxicology Evidence
o    Leadership Spotlight – Assertiveness

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (Ferdi)

German Development Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         Europe as an Agent of Change 

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Elections: Issues Related to State Voter Identification Laws. GAO-14-634 
·         Immigration Detention: Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen Management and Oversight of Facility Costs and Standards. GAO-15-153 
·         Market Research: Better Documentation Needed to Inform Future Procurements at Selected Agencies. GAO-15-8 
·         National Defense: Department of Defense's Waiver of Competitive Prototyping Requirement for the Navy's Fleet Replenishment Oiler Program. GAO-15-57R 
·         Nuclear Weapons: Some Actions Have Been Taken to Address Challenges with the Uranium Processing Facility Design. GAO-15-126 
·         Troubled Asset Relief Program: Treasury Could Better Analyze Data to Improve Oversight of Servicers' Practices. GAO-15-5 

Heritage Foundation

Hoover Institution
·         Strategika, 2014, no. 18 
o    Is There a Military Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

Households in Conflict Network

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, October 3,2014 
o    Constitution-Making in Tanzania—Part One
o    Despite Agreement Political Crisis Likely to Persist in Lesotho

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         Control of Terrain in Iraq: October 5, 2014 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    October 6, 2014 
o    October 7-8,2014 
o    October 9-10,2014 
o    October 11-12,2014 
·         ISIS Advances in Anbar (September 1-October7, 2014
·         Syria Update:  October 02 - October 10, 2014   

Institute of International Relations, Prague

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Modi’s Major-Power Diplomacy 

Inter-American Dialogue

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, October 10,2014, v. 14, no. 19 
o    Testing the Limits: China’s Expanding Role in the South Sudanese Civil War
o    An Overview of Chinese Fighters and Anti-Chinese Militant Groups in Syria and Iraq
o    China’s Silk Road Strategy: A Foothold in the Suez, But Looking To Israel
o    Political Factions and Spicy Ginger: Elder Networks in PRC Politics Part 1: The Patronage Network of Jiang Zemin
·         Terrorism Monitor, October 10, 2014, v. 12, no. 19 
o    The Islamic State Issues a Statement in an Effort to End the Inter-Jihadist Rivalry
o    Pakistan's Anti-India Spy Network Eyes Vital Defense Infrastructure from Sri Lanka
o    The Islamic State’s Oil Network

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2014 [updated October 11, 2014

National Academies Press

National Defense University (NDU) Press

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Security Agency (NSA)

New Democrat Coalition

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)


Oxford Research Group

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Internet Project
·         Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age 

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Arms Survey
·         Women and Gun Ownership 

Small Wars Journal
·         The Battle of Tskhinvali Revisited 
·         Fear, Inertia, and Islam 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
·         Africa Regional Dialogue 
·         Central Asia Regional Dialogue 
·         Middle East Regional Dialogue 
·         North East Asia Regional Dialogue 
·         South America Regional Dialogue 
·         South Asia 
·         South East Asia Regional Dialogue 

UK Parliament

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
·         Other maps of interest 

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Hamas Searches for a New Strategy 
·         Tough Dilemma in Southern Syria 
·         Turkey and the Battle for Kobane 

White House

Wilson Center

World Bank