Monday, January 19, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 01-16-2015

38 North

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 33, January 2015: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence 

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         The Terrorist Defense Force 


Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Center for Security Policy

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Comparative Connections, 2015,  v. 16,  no.3 
·         Korea Chair Monitor, January 1 - January 14, 2015, v. 3, no. 1 
·         PacNet #4A - Cyber War, National Security, and Corporate Responsibility 
·         PacNet #4 - Cybersecurity Cooperation with Taiwan: An Opportunity for the US-Japan Alliance 

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
·         Studies In Intelligence, December 2014, v.58, no. 4 
o    Counterterrorism Professionals Reflect on Their Work
o    The IC’s Struggle to Express Analytic Uncertainty in the 1970s
o    A Tale of Two Semi-Submersible Submarines

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Commission on Energy and Geopolitics

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Defense (DoD)
·         2013 Annual Report on Suicide  

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2015-066  U.S. Military Academy, West Point, Controls Over Gift Funds Need Improvements 
·         DODIG-2015-068  DoD Methodologies to Identify Improper Payments in the Military Health Benefits and Commercial Pay Programs Need Improvement 

Department of Justice

Department of State

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Kazakhstan Country Analysis Brief - January 2015 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         #jesuisahmed 


German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Federal Facility Cybersecurity: DHS and GSA Should Address Cyber Risk to Building and Access Control Systems. GAO-15-6 
·         Geostationary Weather Satellites: Launch Date Nears, but Remaining Schedule Risks Need to be Addressed. GAO-15-60 
·         Iranian Commercial Activities Update: Foreign Firms Reported to Have Engaged in Iran's Energy or Communications Sectors. GAO-15-258R 

Heritage Foundation
·         Why Taiwan Needs Submarines 

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for the Study of War
·         Control of Terrain in Iraq: January 13, 2015 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    January 12, 2015 
o    January 9-11, 2015 
o    January 16, 2015 
o    January 17-18,2015 
·         ISIS Sanctuary Map: January 15, 2015 
·         Syria Update: January 6-12, 2015 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Elusive Peace in Afghanistan 

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2014 [updated January 15, 2015

Military Family Advisory Network
o    Survey Report 
o    Executive Summary 

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
·         NIDS Journal of Defense and Security No.15 (December 2014) 
o    Analysis of the Security Situation in the Taiwan Strait (2012-2014)
o    WMD Non-Proliferation and CBRN Defense
o    Russia's Policy on Strengthening the Navy and the Defense Industry
o    The Establishment of the ROK Armed Forces and the Japan  Self-Defense Forces and the Activities of the U.S. Military  Advisory Groups to the ROK and Japan
o    The Role of Social Media in Emergency Response:  The Case of the Great East Japan Earthquake
o    The South China Sea: A View from Japan

NATO Defense College

Naval War College
·         International Law Studies, 2015, v. 91 
o    Defensive Force against Non-State Actors: The State of Play

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Oxford Research Group
·         2015 - A Perfect Storm? 
·         Libya’s Proxy Battlefield 

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency
·         Monitor on Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan
o    November 2014 
o    December 2014 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR 15-25-IP  Afghan National Army Camp Commando Phase II: Power Plant and Fuel Point Not Fully Operational Nearly Two Years after Project Completion  
·         SIGAR 15-26-AR Afghan National Police: More than $300 Million in Annual, U.S.-funded Salary Payments Is Based on Partially Verified or Reconciled Data  

Strategic Studies Institute

Transnational Institute

U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         A Moment of Decision on Egypt 

White House
·         FACT SHEET: U.S.-United Kingdom Cybersecurity Cooperation 

World Bank
·         Global Economic Prospects, January 2015