Monday, February 9, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 02-06-2014

38 North

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Amnesty International

Armament Research Services
·         Annexes 

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 34 February 2015: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence 

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), January 2015, v. 22, no. 1 
o    Update: malaria, U.S. Armed Forces, 2014
o    Influenza A(H3N2) outbreak at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, 2014
o    Incidence of Salmonella infections among service members of the active and reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces and among other beneficiaries of the Military Health System, 2000–2013

Asia Center

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Marijuana Reform: Fears and Facts 

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
·         Fifteen Trends for 2015 

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Line in the Sand 
·         Why the Hezbollah Clash Matters 

Berkman Center on Internet & Society

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brennan Center for Justice

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)


Business Executives for National Security (BENS)

CATO Institute
·         Austerity in 2009–2013 
·         Policy Priorities for the 114th Congress [white paper] 

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
·         [INFOGRAGHIC]: Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization 

Center for Complex Operations (CCO)
·         Prism, 2015, v. 5, no. 2 
o    The Tswalu Dialog
o    On the State of Peace and Security in Africa
o    Emerging Risks and Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for the American Agenda of Peace and Security, Democracy and Governance, Economic Growth and Development
o    Security Threats Facing Africa and its Capacity to Respond
o    Shaping Africa’s Peace and Security Partnerships for the 21st Century
o    Upcoming Inflection Point
o    The Recurrent Security Crises in Mali and the Role of the African Union
o    Dynamics of Conflict Management in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Malawi and the Force Intervention Brigade
o    Somaliland: Where there has been Conflict but no Intervention
o    Lessons from Colombia for Fighting the Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria
o    The African Development Bank’s Support to Post Conflict States
o    The Soldier and the Street

Center for Energy Governance and Security
·         EGS Working Paper 2014-09  - The Changing Global and European Gas Markets and its Implications for Trading Gas Hubs –European Views and Experiences 
·         EGS working paper 2014-12 - An Updated Estimate of Energy Use in the Armed Forces of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)   

Center for Global Development

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
·         Homeland Security Affairs Journal, 2015, v. 11 
Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
·         FY 2016 Budget: The Defense Impact 
·         Issues and Insights, v. 15, no. 3 - The US-Japan Alliance in Transformation 
·         PacNet #10 - Terrorism, Old Grudges, and Japan’s Renewed Position in the World 
·         PacNet #6B - Steps Toward a US-Japan-ROK Trilateral Partnership 

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         World Wide Threats 
·         Wounded Warrior Program Update  

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         Haugen Testimony 

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council of Europe, Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
·         Mass Surveillance Report 

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Ebola Virus  
·         Global Economics Monthly: February 2015 
·         Nigeria's 2015 Presidential Election  
·         What To Do About U.S.-India Relations [video] 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Budget Fact Sheet FY2016 

Department of Education

Department of State

East-West Center

Eruasia Group
·         Top Risks 2015 

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium
·         Non-Conventional Terrorism 

European Council on Foreign Relations
·         A Fresh Start for TTIP 

·         The Numbers Game: How Many Alerts are too Many to Handle? [registration required] 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Jordan, ISIS, #WeAreAllMuadh 

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Goldman Sachs
·         U.S. Preeminence 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Enterprise Funds: Egypt and Tunisia Funds Are Established; Additional Steps Would Strengthen Compliance with USAID Grant Agreements and Other Requirements. GAO-15-196 
·         International Classification of Diseases: CMS's Efforts to Prepare for the New Version of the Disease and Procedure Codes. GAO-15-255 

Harvard Law School
·         National Security Journal, 2015, v.6, no. 1 
o    Eavesdropping On Our Founding Fathers: How a Return to the Republic’s Core Democratic Values Can Help Us Resolve the Surveillance Crisis
o    Federal Enforcement of Mass Involuntary Quarantines: Toward a Specialized Standing Rules for the Use of Force
o    Intelligence Legalism and the National Security Agency’s Civil Liberties Gap
o    Babylon Revisited: Reestablishing a Corps of Cultural Property Specialists for the Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflict
o    Meaningful Review and Process Due: How Guantanamo Detention is Changing the Battlefield

Heritage Foundation

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, February 5, 2015 
o    Nigeria Votes: The Past as Prologue
o    Madagascar: Progress on Reconciliation Amid Government Reshuffle

Institut de Recherche Strategique de l'Ecole Militaire
·         La Strategie Americaine en Afrique 
·         Mostly in French but the following are in English
o    AFRICOM’s Evolution from Bush to Obama
o    The Hidden Costs of Outsourcing the “War on Terrorism” in Africa
o    African Reactions to U.S. Counter-Terrorism Policies: Kenya, From Reluctance to Resolve

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW)

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy
·         Boko Haram and Nigerian Jihadism 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Control of Terrain in Iraq: February 2, 2015 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    February 2, 2015 
o    February 3-4, 2015 
o    February 5-6, 2015 
·         Syria Situation Report: January 27 - February 02, 2015 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Centre for Defense and Security

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Network of Emerging Nuclear Specialists (INENS)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, February 5, 2014, v. 15, no. 3 
o    U.S. Suggestion For Japanese Patrols in South China Sea Prompts ADIZ Threat
o    A Mandate, Not a Putsch: The Secret of Xi’s Success
o    Growing CCDI Power Brings Questions of Politically-Motivated Purge
o    President Xi Clears the Way for Military Reform: PLA Corruption, Clique Breaking and Making, and Personnel Shuffle
o    China-Iran Military Relations at a Crossroads
·         Terrorism Monitor, February 6, 2015, v. 13, no. 3 
o    Spreading Tentacles: The Islamic State in Bangladesh
o    Sweden Grapples with Rising Extremism
o    Mindful of the Islamic State, Boko Haram Broadens Reach into Lake Chad Region

JFK Special Warfare Center and School
·         Special Warfare, January-March 2015, v. 28, no. 1 
o    UW: Putting It All Together
o    The Emergence of the Elite Arm of al-Qaeda: The Khorsan Group
o    The Genesis of ISIS
o    Disruption: Lessons of Application for Unconventional Warfare
o    Strategic Application of Special Warfare In Cyberspace

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)
·         Islam: Ideology and Conflict 

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2015 [updated February 6, 2015

Lowy Institute for International Policy
·         G20 and the End of 2014 

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Middle East Studies (MES)
·         MES Insights, February 2015, v. 6, no. 1 
o    Avoiding Yemen’s Abyss

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

National Security Archive

NATO Defense College

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
·         Non-Hostile Intent 

Nordic Africa Institute

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         The New War for the Middle East 

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
·         The President's Budget 
o    Historical Tables 

Omega Research Foundation

Oxford Research Group

Pew Research Center Journalism & Media

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Quilliam Foundation


Refugees International

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal

Spearhead Research

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transatlantic Academy

Transnational Institute
·         Law’s Empire of Austerity 
·         Linking Women and Land in Myanmar 

U.S. – China Economic and Security Review Commission
·         Chinese Media Digest, No. 4 

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

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         5 Lines of Effort to Degrade and Defeat ISIS (Research Guide Infographic) 
·         How to Judge Putin's Trip to Egypt 
·         Salafism in Lebanon 

White House
·         2015 National Security Strategy 

Wilson Center

World Politics Review