Monday, November 17, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 11-14-2014

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Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Amnesty International

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement 

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Asian Development Bank

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
·         Jump Jets for the ADF? 

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center
·         Terrorist Groups 101 

·         How Unified is the G-20? 

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
·         Veterans Data Project 

Center for American Progress

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
o    Putin's Dilemma 
·         Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) website 
·         Asian Perceptions of the Rebalance 
·         Issues and Insights v. 14, no. 15 - Closing the Nonproliferation Gap 
·         Korea Chair Monitor, October 30 -November 12, 2014, v. 2, no. 19  
·         PacNet #79 - Asia Pacific Economic Leadership: Shifting from the US to China? 
·         PacNet #78 - Premonitions of an ISIS homecoming in Southeast Asia 

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC)

Centre for European Policy Studies

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International and Strategic Analysis (SISA)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Financial Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         The Future of Energy in Africa 

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Veterans' Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         The Russian Military [Backgrounder] 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         Review of the Nuclear Enterprise

Department of Homeland Security
·         National Emergency Communications Plan   
·         OIG 15-104-IQO Oversight Review of the Department of Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Office of Professional Responsibility  
·         OIG 15-06-D FEMA Needs To Track Performance Data and Develop Policies, Procedures, and Performance Measures for Long Term Recovery Offices 

Department of State
·         China, America and Our Warming Planet [Sec. Kerry] 
·         The Earthquake of Freedom [modern-day slavery] 

East-West Center
·         The Arctic in World Affairs: A North Pacific Dialogue on Arctic Transformation (2011 North Pacific Arctic Conference Proceedings) 
·         Myanmar: Taking the Long View 

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         World Oil Transit Chokepoints - November 2014 

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Unfinished Business in the Balkans 

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Leadership Network

European Policy Centre (EPC)

·         Trafficking in Human Beings   

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)


German Institute for International and Security Affairs

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         2013 Government Shutdown: Three Departments Reported Varying Degrees of Impacts on Operations, Grants, and Contracts. GAO-15-86 
·         Alternatives to Detention: Improved Data Collection and Analyses Needed to Better Assess Program Effectiveness. GAO-15-26 
·         Defense Contract Audit Agency: Additional Guidance Needed Regarding DCAA's Use of Companies' Internal Audit Reports. GAO-15-44 
·         Department of Energy: Interagency Review Needed to Update U.S. Position on Enriched Uranium That Can Be Used for Tritium Production. GAO-15-123 
·         Financial Audit: Bureau of the Fiscal Service's Fiscal Years 2014 and 2013 Schedules of Federal Debt. GAO-15-157
·         Free Trade Agreements: Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Should Continue to Improve Its Monitoring of Environmental Commitments. GAO-15-161 
·         Free Trade Agreements: U.S. Partners Are Addressing Labor Commitments, but More Monitoring and Enforcement Are Needed. GAO-15-160 
·         Nuclear Commerce: Additional Actions Needed to Improve DOE's Export Control Process. GAO-15-124 
·         Program Evaluation: Some Agencies Reported that Networking, Hiring, and Involving Program Staff Help Build Capacity. GAO-15-25 
·         Spent Nuclear Fuel Management: Outreach Needed to Help Gain Public Acceptance for Federal Activities That Address Liability. GAO-15-141 

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

IBM Security Intelligence
·         IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly, 3Q 2014 

IJ Infinity Group
·         Infinity Journal, Fall 2014, v. 4, no. 2  
·         Updating the ‘Security Concept’
·         From Grand Strategy to Operational Design: Getting it Right
·         Warfare and Strategy
·         Defeat Mechanisms: The Rationale Behind the Strategy
·         Politics and Passion: The Neglected Mainspring of War
·         The Return of Ancient Challenges

Institute for Security & Development Policy
·         Creative Diplomacy and North Korea 

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Domestic Violence in South Africa 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Control of Terrain in Iraq: November 9, 2014 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    November 8-9, 2014 
o    November 10, 2014 
·         ISIS Risks Losing Baiji City 
·         Syria Update: November 5 -11, 2014 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 3-40, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, 31 October 2014 
·         JP 3-0 Podcast, November 2014 [Joint Operations as an Instrument of National Power, and as part of Unified Action] 

Kingdom of Bahrain

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2014 [updated November 11,2014
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2014 [updated November 12 ,2014

Lowy Institute for International Relations

National Security Archive
·         Project Sapphire 20th Anniversary 

NATO Defense College

Naval War College
·         Naval War College Review, Winter 2015, v. 68, no. 1 
o    The Race to the Bottom
o    Deconstructing Nimitz's Principle of Calculated Risk: Lessons for Today
o    The American "Pivot" and the Indian Navy: It's Hedging All the Way
o    China's Blue Soft Power: Antipiracy, Engagement, and Image Enhancement
o    The Anatomy of Gulf of Guinea Piracy
o    The Key to Midway: Coral Sea and a Culture of Learning
o    A Strategy Has to Be Able to Work to Be Masterful

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Norwegian Peacebuidling Resource Centre

Oxford Research Group

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Pew Research Internet Project

Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project
·         Religion in Latin America 

·         Countering ISIL's Financing 

Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Thomas M. Cooley Law School
·         Homeland & National Security Law Review, Fall2014, v. 2, no. 1 Veterans' edition 
o    Improving the Process of Transferring Military Skills Into Civilian Certification and Licenses

Transnational Institute

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

UK Parliament

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         The Current Situation in Kenya 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         FACT SHEET: 2nd ASEAN-U.S. Summit