Monday, December 29, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 12-26-2014

38 North

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Recent Developments in LNG Markets 

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs


Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest (RAD)
o    17 December 2014/ No. 157: Sanctions 
o    20 December 2014/No. 159: Migration 
o    22 December 2014/No. 160: The Russian Economy 

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #90A - Should Taiwan Change Its China Policy? 
·         PacNet #90 - Challenges Ahead for All: Ko, the DPP, the KMT, the US, and China 

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation

Centre for Security Governance

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Preventive Priorities Survey: 2015 
·         Venezuela's Economic Fractures 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2015-055 Evaluation of Military Investigative Organizations' Child Death Investigations 

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

George Marshall Institute

Global Center on Cooperative Security

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Mobile Devices: Federal Agencies' Steps to Improve Mobile Access to Government Information and Services. GAO-15-69  

Heritage Foundation

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Institute for the Study of War
·         Control of Terrain in Iraq: December 21, 2014 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    December 22, 2014 
o    December 23-26, 2014 
·         Syria Situation Report: December 16-23 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Korea Economic Institute of America

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2014 [updated December 26, 2014

National Security Archive

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House

Monday, December 22, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 12-19-2014

38 North

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
·         2014 Year-End Review and Forecast 

Air University Press

American Enterprise Institute
·         What Does the American Dream Mean? 

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Can “Make in India” Make Jobs? 

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Berkman Center on Internet & Society

Bipartisan Policy Center


Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Center for Global Development

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report, December2014, v. 14, no. 5  
o    Investments and Assessments in Critical Infrastructure

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest (RAD) December 2014/No. 156 
o    Russian Local Elections

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Afghan Forces on the Edge of Transition
·         FYSA: For Your Situational Awareness, December 2014, no. 14  
·         Issues and Insights, v. 14, no. 17 -Enhancing Nuclear Governance in the Asia Pacific 
·         Korea Chair Monitor, November 27 - December 17, 2014, v. 2, no. 21 
·         PacNet #89 - An Ugly Win for Mr. Abe 
·         PacNet #88 - Testing China’s – and the State Department’s – Nine-dash Line Claims 

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, December 2014, v. 8, no. 6 
o    The Modus Operandi of Jihadi Terrorists in Europe
o    The Taliban and Twitter: Tactical Reporting and Strategic Messaging
o    Has Adam Gadahn Forsaken the Lawful Jihad for Anti-Americanism? A Case Study of Ideological Contradictions
o    Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria and Neighbouring Countries: A Chronology of Attacks
o    Bibliography: Terrorism and the Media (including the Internet) (Part 2)
o    Counterterrorism Bookshelf: 22 Books on Terrorism & Counter-terrorism Related Subjects
o    Bibliography on Single Issue Terrorism

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         Making the Most of Energy Union 

Centre for International and Strategic Analysis (SISA)
·         Pakistani Taliban in Turmoil 

Centre for International Governance Innovation

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         EU as a Security Provide

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-055 (U) Investigation of a Hotline Allegation of a Questionable Intelligence Activity  Concerning the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) Counter-IED Operations/Intelligence Integration Center (COIC) [redacted] 
·         DODIG-2015-047  Assessment of U.S. Government and Coalition Efforts to Develop the Logistics Sustainment Capability of the Afghan National Army 
·         DODIG-2015-060  U.S. Southern Command Government Purchase Card Controls Need Improvement to Prevent Improper Purchases 

Department of Justice

Department of State
·         U.S. Nuclear Arms Control Policy 

Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General
·         Report No. 14-04705-62 Healthcare Inspection: Evaluation of the Veterans Health Administration’s National Consult Delay Review and Associated Fact Sheet 

Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières)

East-West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations
·         2014: A Centenary and a Discovery 

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         A Changing Global Environment 

European Council on Foreign Relations
·         Your Investment, Our Economy 

European Parliamentary Research Service

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union Election Assessment Team

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         The Partition of Palestine 

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Anthrax: Agency Approaches to Validation and Statistical Analyses Could Be Improved. GAO-15-80 
·         Defense Infrastructure: Risk Assessment Needed to Identify If Foreign Encroachment Threatens Test and Training Ranges. GAO-15-149 

·         Department of Homeland Security: Continued Action Needed to Strengthen Management of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime. GAO-15-95 
·         Dodd-Frank Regulations: Regulators' Analytical and Coordination Efforts. GAO-15-81 
·         Electronic Submissions in Federal Procurement: Implementation by the Army Corps of Engineers and Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation. GAO-15-253R 
·         Emergency Preparedness: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Interagency Assessments and Accountability for Closing Capability Gaps. GAO-15-20 
·         Federal Emergency Management Agency: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Oversight of Administrative Costs for Major Disasters. GAO-15-65 
·         Federal Food Safety Oversight: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Planning and Collaboration. GAO-15-180 
·         Ground Radar and Guided Munitions: Increased Oversight and Cooperation Can Help Avoid Duplication among the Services' Programs. GAO-15-103 
·         Hanford Cleanup: Condition of Tanks May Further Limit DOE's Ability to Respond to Leaks and Intrusions. GAO-15-40 
·         Nuclear Regulatory Commission: NRC Needs to Improve Its Cost Estimates by Incorporating More Best Practices. GAO-15-98 

Henley Putnam University
·         Journal of Strategic Security, Winter 2014, v. 7, no. 4 
·         Future Challenges in Drone Geopolitics
·         Pandora’s Presumption: Drones and the Problematic Ethics of Techno-War
·         Drones: The American Controversy
·         Lost in Debate: The Safety of Domestic Unmanned Aircraft Systems
·         Help Wanted: American Drone Program Needs Multifaceted Support to be Effective
·         The “Surgical” Legitimacy of Drone Strikes? Issues of Sovereignty and Human Rights in the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Pakistan
·         Investigating the Relationship Between Drone Warfare and Civilian Casualties in Gaza
·         The Strategy of Drone Warfare

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute of National Security Studies (Israel)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, December 18,2014 
o    China in Somalia—Reopening Its Embassy and Building Trust
o    Security Changes in Kenya Prompt Counterterrorism Debate

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for the Study of War
·         Control of Terrain in Iraq
o    December 19, 2014 
o    December 21, 2014 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    December 15, 2014 
·         Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria 
·         Syria Update: December 9-16, 2014 


International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Congo: Ending the Status Quo 
·         The Rich and the Great Recession 

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, December 19, 2014, v. 14, no. 24 
o    China’s Foreign Policy in 2014: A Year to Harvest Partnerships and the Silk Road
o    Does China’s Charm Offensive Pose a Dilemma for South Korea?
o    China Overhauls Diplomacy to Consolidate Regional Leadership, Outline Strategy for Superpower Ascent
o    China’s “Server Sinification” Campaign for Import Substitution: Strategy and Snowden (Part 1)
o    Building Think Tanks with Chinese Characteristics: Current Debates and Changing Trends
·         Terrorism Monitor, December 19, 2014, v. 12, no. 24 
o    The Islamic State: What Victory Means
o    Swimming in a Turbulent Sea? Non-State Threats to the Islamic State
o    The Political Economy of the Islamic State
o    Islamic State’s Threat to the Kurds in Syria and Northern Iraq
o    The Need for an Effective and Comprehensive Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Combatting Regional Jihadism: The View from Cairo
o    Libya’s Descent into Chaos: Warring Clans and Its Impact on Regional Stability
o    Boko Haram, Islamic State and the Archipelago Strategy

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

National Institute of Justice

Nordic Africa Institute

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Peterson Institute for International Economics

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Internet Project
·         The Future of Privacy 

Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Project 2049 Institute

Quilliam Foundation


Refugees International

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Trust for America's Health

United Kingdom
·         Report of the Al-Sweady Public Inquiry (official inquiry into allegations that British soldiers murdered insurgents in Iraq and mutilated their bodies)
o    Executive Summary 
o    Volume 1, Part 1 
o    Volume 1, Part 2 
o    Volume 2, Part 1 
o    Volume 2, Part 2 

White House
·         FACT SHEET: Charting a New Course on Cuba 
·         FACT SHEET: Task Force on 21st Century Policing 

World Bank