Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 11-21-2014

38 North

AEI Iran Tracker

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Army War College
·         Parameters, Autumn 2014,v. 44, no. 3 
o    Renewing the Motivational Power of the Army's Professional Ethic
o    Understanding the Strengths and Vulnerabilities of ISIS
o    Priming Strategic Communications: Countering the Appeal of ISIS
o    Towards a Regional Strategy Contra ISIS
o    The Jordanian Military: A Key Regional Ally
o    NATO's New Trajectories after the Wales Summit
o    Assessing NATO's Eastern European "Flank"
o    Crimea and Russia's Strategic Overhaul
o    Reforming the Afghan Security Forces
o    Hacking Back: Not the Right Solution
o    The Age of Digital Conflict: A Review Essay
o    Whose Breach, Whose Trust?

Arthur D. Simons Center
·         IAP 14W (November 2014) Strategic Approach to Combat Transnational Organized Crime 

Asia Foundation

Asian Development Bank
·         Asian Economic Integration MonitorNovember2014 

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council
·         Hezbollah in a Time of Transition 

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Berkman Center on Internet & Society

·         Hezbollah in a Time of Transition 
·         Learning to Compete Working Papers 
·         The Origins of ISIS (Islamic State) [video] 

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Middle East Center

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #80 - US-China Climate Deal: Less Than Meets the Eye 
·         PacNet #81 - Options for US policy toward the South China Sea 
·         PacNet #82 - Obama’s rebalance to Asia in his own words: where does it stand? 
·         Remaking American Power 

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
·         Studies in Intelligence, September 2014, v. 58, no. 3 
o    CIA’s Covert Operations in the Congo, 1960–1968: Insights from Newly Declassified Documents 
o    Australia’s ELINT “Commandos” Field Unit 12 Takes New Technology to War in the Southwest Pacific
o    The “Unfettered Press” The Unresolved Tension between Warriors and Journalists during the Civil War

Centre for European Policy Studies

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Combat Studies Institute Press

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
·         Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water 

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Veterans' Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         Federal Policies and Innovation 

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The Chinese Communist Party [Backgrounder] 
·         Defeating ISIS [Policy Innovation Memorandum No. 51] 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG 15-09 - Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security 

Department of State

East-West Center

Enough Project
·         How to Dismantle a Deadly Militia 

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Afghanistan: Charting a New Path 
·         Countering Boko Haram 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Origins of the Palestine Mandate 

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research | SETA


German Development Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         From War to Illicit Economies 

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         A Transatlantic Pakistan Policy 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Building Partner Capacity: State and DOD Need to Define Time Frames to Guide and Track Global Security Contingency Fund Projects. GAO-15-75 
·         Climate Change: Better Management of Exposure to Potential Future Losses Is Needed for Federal Flood and Crop Insurance. GAO-15-28 
·         Defense Contractors: Additional Actions Needed to Facilitate the Use of DOD's Inventory of Contracted Services. GAO-15-88 
·         Defense Logistics: Greater Awareness of Recommendations and Improvements in Data Quality Needed to Resolve Container-Management Challenges. GAO-15-114 
·         Financial Stability Oversight Council: Further Actions Could Improve the Nonbank Designation Process. GAO-15-51 
·         Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier: Congress Should Consider Revising Cost Cap Legislation to Include All Construction Costs. GAO-15-22 
·         Freedom of Information Act: DHS Should Take Steps to Improve Cost Reporting and Eliminate Duplicate Processing. GAO-15-82 
·         Human Trafficking: Oversight of Contractors' Use of Foreign Workers in High-Risk Environments Needs to Be Strengthened. GAO-15-102 
·         Information Security: Additional Actions Needed to Address Vulnerabilities That Put VA Data at Risk, by Gregory C. Wilshusen, director, information security issues, before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. GAO-15-220T, [testimony] 
·         Information Security: VA Needs to Address Identified Vulnerabilities. GAO-15-117 
·         Intellectual Property: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Could Better Manage Its Process to Enforce Exclusion Orders. GAO-15-78 
·         Labor Relations Activities: Actions Needed to Improve Tracking and Reporting of the Use and Cost of Official Time. GAO-15-9 
·         Overseas Military Construction: Observations on U.S. Contractor Preference. GAO-15-45 

Henley Putnam University
·         Journal of Strategic Security, Fall 2014, v. 7, no. 3 
o    Preventing Violent Extremism in Kenya through Value Complexity: Assessment of Being Kenyan Being Muslim
o    Explaining Violent Extremism for Subgroups by Gender and Immigrant Background, Using SAT as a Framework
o    Threat Assessment: Do Lone Terrorists Differ from Other Lone Offenders?
o    Motivations and Implications of Community Service Provision by La Familia Michoacána / Knights Templar and other Mexican Drug Cartels
o    Towards A Better U.S. Nuclear Strategy

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institut Français des Relations Internationals (IFRI)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, November 14, 2014 
o    Can There Be A Good Coup?
o    Are Medical Research Facilities in Africa Secure Enough?
·         Africa Watch, November 20, 2014 
o    Nile Waters Dispute Tips Toward a Peaceful Solution
o    Constitution-Making in Tanzania—Precursor to Violence in 2015?

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy
·         Mending Sino-Japanese Relations 

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Africa's Current and Future Stability  

Institute for the Study of War
·         Control of Terrain in Iraq: November 20, 2014  
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    November 17, 2014 
·         ISIS Sanctuary Map: November 20, 2014 
·         Syria Update: November10-18, 2014  

Institute of Modern Russia

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Centre for Defense Studies

International Crisis Group
·         Mali: Last Chance in Algiers 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         World Saving 

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, November 20, 2014, v. 15, no. 22 
o    Special Issue on China’s Fourth Plenum
o    China’s New National Constitution Day: Is It Worth Celebrating?
o    After the Fourth Plenum: What Direction for Law in China?
o    Fourth Plenum: Implications for China’s Approach to International Law and Politics
o    Xi Consolidates Power at Fourth Plenum, But Sees Limits
o    The Fourth Plenum, Party Officials and Local Courts
·         Terrorism Monitor, November 21, 2014, v. 12, no. 22 
o    The Maldives-Syria Connection: Jihad in Paradise?
o    After Fatal Attack on Shi’as, Saudi Arabia Gets Tough on Terrorism
o    Spain Grapples with Growing Islamic State Threat

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2014 [updated November 20, 2014

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

National Academies Press

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

National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NIMO)
·         NMIO Technical Bulletin, November 2014,  v. 8 
o    PM-ISE and Project Interoperability
o    National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) and the Maritime Domain
o    Enhancing Maritime Situational Awareness Through Information Interoperability
o    Maritime Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (MSI) and the ISE-SAR Functional Standard

National Security Archive

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
·         NAFTA 20 Years Later 

Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project

Privacy International


Refugees International

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         An Airborne Thanksgiving 

Stimson Center

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transnational Institute
·         Trading away Democracy 

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

United Nations. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic

US-China Review Commission

Vision of Humanity
·         2014 Global Terrorism Index 

Walk Free Foundation
·         The Global Slavery Index 2014 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Tunisians Elect a President 

White House
·         FACT SHEET: Global Entrepreneurship Summit 
·         FACT SHEET: Immigration Accountability Executive Action 
·         FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance to Ukraine 

Wilson Center

World Bank