Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 02-13-2015

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Action on Armed Violence

AEI Critical Threats
·         2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report 

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Security Project (ASP)

Amnesty International

Arthur D. Simons Center
·         InterAgency Journal 6-1 (Winter 2015 
o    Afghanistan Army Development: What Went Wrong
o    The Looming Crisis in Afghan Local Government
o    Addressing a Spectrum of Threats: Interagency Challenges toMitigating Threats and Safeguarding Liberties
o    Disaster Response: Lessons Learned from the May 2007 Greensburg Tornado
o    USAID: What You Don’t Know
o    Filling the Gap: A Strategy to Harmonize Joint and Interagency Planning

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Changing Japanese Defense Policies 

Berkman Center on Internet & Society

Brennan Center
·         What Caused the Crime Decline? 

Brookings Institute
·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated February 10, 2015

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)


Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Climate & Security

Center for Global Development
·         Refocusing Gavi for Greater Impact 

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
o    No. 162: Russia and the West in light of the Ukraine Crisis 
o    No. 161: Russia and Mongolia 

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for Security Governance (CSG)

Chatham House

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Relations Committee
·         The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis: Four Years Later and No End in Sight              

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee
·         D.C. Metro: Is There a Safety Gap? 

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Senator Markey

Council on Foreign Relations
·         The Eurozone in Crisis 
·         Global Efforts to Eradicate Polio 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of State

Department of the Army
·         ADRP 1-02 Terms and Military Symbols 

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
·         ICD 190 - Critical Information (CRITIC) 
·         ICD 206 - Sourcing Requirements for Disseminated Analytic Products 
·         ICD 651 - Performance Management System Requirements for the IC Civilian Workforce 
·         ICPG 704.6 - Conduct of Polygraph Examinations for Personnel Security Vetting 

East-West Center

EU Institute for Security Studies

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Parliament
·         Who Wants to Arm Ukraine? 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, February 2015 
o    Interdiction for the Protection of Children 
o    Performance Management Strategies for Effective Leadership: An Accountability Process
o    What Will Your Legacy Be?
o    The Impact of In-Car Communications on Law Enforcement Officer Patrol Performance

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         How Bad are US-Israeli Relations?  
·         A New Cyber Agency is Born 

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

Foundation for Strategic Research

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Global ECCO
·         Combating Terrorism Exchange (CTX), February 2015, v. 5, no. 1 
o    Hizb-ut-Tahrir: The New Islamic State
o    Factors for the Success of Jihadist Information Operations in Social Media
o    Sustainability of the Afghan Security Forces: A Wicked Problem
o    Understanding the Intensity of Boko Haram's Terrorism
o    CTAP INTERVIEW:   Robert Nickelsberg, Time Magazine
o    THE MOVING IMAGE:  SERE on the Silver Screen

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         African Growth and Opportunity Act: Eligibility Process and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. GAO-15-300 
·         Building Partner Capacity: DOD Should Improve Its Reporting to Congress on Challenges to Expanding Ministry of Defense Advisors Program. GAO-15-279  
·         Critical Technologies: Agency Initiatives Address Some Weaknesses, but Additional Interagency Collaboration Is Needed. GAO-15-288 
·         Defense Business Transformation: DOD Has Taken Some Steps to Address Weaknesses, but Additional Actions Are Needed. GAO-15-213 
·         Defense Health Care: Better Tracking and Oversight Needed of Servicemember Separations for Non-Disability Mental Conditions. GAO-15-266 
·         Hazardous Waste: Agencies Should Take Steps to Improve Information on USDA's and Interior's Potentially Contaminated Sites. GAO-15-35 
·         High-Risk Series: An Update. GAO-15-290 

·         Japan Needs Real Economic Reform 
·         The Perils of Overcriminalization 

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, February 12,2015 
o    Oil Extraction in Kenya: Political and Geological Hurdles
o    Pre-Election Violence Ahead of Poll in Lesotho

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
·         Islamophobia: A Threat To All 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Control of Terrain in Syria:  February 9, 2015 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    February 12-13, 2015  
o    February 9, 2015 
o    February 7-8, 2015 
·         Syria Situation Report: February 03-10, 2015 
·         Ukraine Situation Report: February 13, 2015 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Relations and Security Network (ISN)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lexington Institute

Lowy Institute for International Relations

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Libya's Absent National Dialogue 

Observer Research Foundation

Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control (NPAC)


Oxford Research Group
·         Is Islamic State in Retreat? 

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Policy Studies Institute

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Securing America's Future Energy
·         Energy Security Fact Pack: Q4 2014 

Small Wars Journal
·         Thoughts from Garmser and Kabul 

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Union of Concerned Scientists

United Kingdom Parliament

United Nations

United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission
·         February 2015 Trade Bulletin 

VERA Institute of Justice

White House