Sunday, November 2, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 10-31-2014

38 North

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, November-December 2014, v. 28, no.6 
o    Space Situational Awareness Difficult, Expensive-and Necessary
o    Space Separatism Degree of Separation
o    Policy of Us Cybersecurity
o    The Search for Space Doctrine's War-Fighting Icon
o    A Global Space Control Strategy
o    Space Combat Capability...Do We Have It?
o    Have Adversary Missiles Become a Revolution in Military Affair?
o    What Happens If They Say No? Preserving Access to Critical Commercial Space Capabilities during Future Crises
o    Space Sustainment: A New Approach for America in Space
o    Space Resilience and the Contested, Degraded and Operationally Limited Environment

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), October 2014, v. 21. no. 10 
o    Suicides and suicide attempts among active component members of the U.S. Armed Forces, 2010-2012:
o    methods of self-harm vary by major geographic region of assignment
o    Risk of type II diabetes and hypertension associated with chronic insomnia among active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 1998-2013
o    Update: cold weather injuries, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2009-June 2014
o    Surveillance snapshot: influenza immunization among U.S. Armed Forces healthcare workers, August 2008-April 2014
o    Surveillance snapshot: manner and cause of death, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 1998-2013

Arms Control Association

Asia Development Bank

Asian Development Bank

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Ties Between Israel and Azerbaijan 

Bipartisan Policy Center

·         Cutting off ISIS' Cash Flow 
·         The U.S.-Turkey-Israel Triangle 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         The CIP Report, October 2014,v. 13, no. 3 
o    Cybersecurity

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
·         CNA Corporation’s Integrated Ship Database

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         FYSA: For Your Situational Awareness, October 2014, Issue 12 
·         Korea Chair Monitor, October 16 - October 29, 2014, v. 2, no. 18 

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, October 2014, v. 8, no. 5 
o    Say Terrorist, Think Insurgent: Labeling and Analyzing Contemporary Terrorist Actors
o    News and Entertainment Media: Government’s Big Helpers in the Selling of Counterterrorism
o    Making ‘Noise’ Online: An Analysis of the Say No to Terror Online Campaign
o    German Right-Wing Terrorism in Historical Perspective. A First Quantitative Overview of the ‘Database on Terrorism in Germany (Right-Wing Extremism)’ – DTGrwx’ Project
o    The Foreign Fighters’ Threat: What History Can (not) Tell Us
o    Bibliography: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Part 1)
o    Domestic State (or Regime) Terrorism and Repression
o    The IS-Caliphate:What Should Be Done to Prevent it from Spinning out of Control?

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Combat Studies Institute Press

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, October 2014,v. 7, no. 10 
o    Financing Terror Bit by Bit
o    Boko Haram: Recruitment, Financing and Arms Trafficking in the Lake Chad Region
o    Boko Haram’s Regional Cross-Border Activities
o    The Motivations of Syrian Islamist Fighters
o    Syrian and Iraqi Jihads Prompt Increased Recruitment and Activism in Southeast Asia

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Department of Commerce

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan [October 2014

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2015-011 Evaluation of the Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations' Defense Incident-Based Reporting System Reporting and Reporting Accuracy 

Department of State

East-West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         International Energy Outlook 2014 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Policy Centre (EPC)

EU Institute for Security Studies

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

FireEye, Inc.

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Weaponizing Ebola?  

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (Ferdi)

·         Tunisia’s Blessed Scarcity 

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgetown Climate Center

German Development Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Chemical Assessments: Agencies Coordinate Activities, but Additional Action Could Enhance Efforts. GAO-14-763 
·         Disability Compensation: Review of Concurrent Receipt of Department of Defense Retirement, Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation, and Social Security Disability Insurance. GAO-14-854R 
·         DOD Business Systems Modernization: Additional Enhancements Are Needed for Army Business System Schedule and Cost Estimates to Fully Meet Best Practices. GAO-14-470 
·         DOD Space Systems: Additional Knowledge Would Better Support Decisions about Disaggregating Large Satellites. GAO-15-7 
·         Energy Policy: Information on Federal and Other Factors Influencing U.S. Energy Production and Consumption from 2000 through 2013. GAO-14-836 
·         Federal Real Property: More Useful Information to Providers Could Improve the Homeless Assistance Program. GAO-14-739 
·         Government Efficiency and Effectiveness: Inconsistent Definitions and Information Limit the Usefulness of Federal Program Inventories. GAO-15-83 
·         VA Health Care: Management and Oversight of Consult Process Need Improvement to Help Ensure Veterans Receive Timely Outpatient Specialty Care. GAO-14-808 

Heritage Foundation
·         Regulation: Killing Opportunity 

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Control of Terrain in Iraq: October 26, 2014 
·         Control of Terrain in Syria: October 30, 2014 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    October 25-26,2014 
o    October 27,2014 
o    October 28-29,2014 
o    October 30-31,2014 
·         Is ISIS Expanding into Egypt? 
·         Syria Update: October 17-October 29, 2014 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Sri Lanka and Europe: Then and Now 

Intelligence and National Security Alliance
·         Operational Cyber Intelligence 

Inter-American Dialogue

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 3-26, Counterterrorism, 24 October 2014 

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2014 [updated October30, 2014

Lowy Institute for International Relations

Marine Corps University Press
·         MCU Journal, v. 5, no. 1, Spring 2014 
o    The Bizerte Incident: 1961
o    The International Dimension of Democratization: Actors, Motivations, and Strategies
o    The Transatlantic Relationship from 1945 to the Post–Arab Spring Era
o    Maintaining Security in the South Caucasus

National Academies Press

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

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre


Office of Justice Programs

Office of the Victims of Crime


Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project

Pew Research Internet Project
·         Cyber Attacks Likely to Increase 

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Refugees International
·         Waiting for Winter: Displaced Iraqis in the KRI [Kurdistan Region of Iraq] 

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         External Support to Insurgencies 

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIPRI)
·         Quarterly Report to the United States Congress, October 2014 
·         SIGAR Audit 15-12-AR Counternarcotics Police of Afghanistan: U.S. Assistance to Provincial Units Cannot Be Fully Tracked and Formal Capability Assessments Are Needed 

Stanley Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

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

United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)
·         Counter-Unconventional Warfare [white paper] 
·         Hybrid Structures White Paper 

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

US Marine Corps (USMC)
·         2015 Marine Aviation Plan 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         Remarks by the President on Ebola 

World Bank