Monday, December 22, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 12-19-2014

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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