Monday, March 23, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 03-20-2015

38 North
·         The Last Word 

Action on Armed Violence

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         Who Will Succeed Khamenei and How? 

Amnesty International

Army War College
·         Parameters, Winter2014-15, v. 44, no. 4 
o    Considering Why We Lost
o    China's Strategic Moves and Counter-Moves
o    China's "Power Projection" Capabilities
o    China's Concept of Military Strategy
o    China's Military Mercantilism
o    Defeating the Islamic State: Commentary on a Core Strategy
o    Defeating the Islamic State: A Financial-Military Strategy
o    Gaza 2014: Israel's Attrition vs Hamas' Exhaustion
o    Gaza 2014: Hamas' Strategic Calculus
o    The US Army's Domestic Strategy 1945-1965
o    Battlefield Euthanasia: Should Mercy-Killings Be Allowed?
o    American "Declinism": A Review of Recent Literature

Arthur D. Simons Center
·         IAE 15-02W U.S. Military Sustainment Assistance Following North Korean Regime Collapse 

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center
·         Debt Limit Analysis (briefing) 

·         Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
·         On the Nature of the Internet 

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
·         Afghanistan at Transition 
·         PacNet #18 - Community Building: ASEAN’s Millstone? 
·         PacNet #17 - ASEAN Integration Remains an Illusion 

Centre for European Reform

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
·         Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 2015, v. 16, no. 4 
o    Geological-reasoning training as preparation for the “thinking warfighter” in the next-generation military
o    An Awkward Tango: Pairing Traditional Military Planning to Design and Why It Currently Fails to Work 
o    The Zionist Movement in Search of Grand Strategy      

Chatham House
o    Timeline1979-2015 

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combat Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, March 2015, v.8, no. 3  
o    Situating the Emergence of the Islamic State of Khorasan
o    The Province of Sinai: Why Bother with Palestine if You Can Be Part of the “Islamic State”?
o    Pledging Bay`a: A Benefit or Burden to the Islamic State?
o    What to Make of the Bay`a in North Africa?
o    A Biography of Boko Haram and the Bay`a to al-Baghdadi
o    Terrorist Affiliations in Context: A Typology of Terrorist Inter-Group Cooperation

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Naval Cooperative Strategy 
·         Assuring Assured Access to Space  

Congress. House. Budget Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         U.S. Election Support in Africa 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
·         Naval Cooperative Strategy 
Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Navy Shipbuilding Programs 

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         The Russian Military 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Directive 5240.02, Counterintelligence (CI), March 17, 2015 

Department of Defense Comptroller
·         National Defense Budget Estimates for FY 2016 (Green Book) 

Department of Homeland Security  Inspector General
·         OIG 15-45 Allegation of Granting Expedited Screening through TSA PreCheck Improperly (Redacted) 

Department of State

East Asia Institute

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Angola Country Analysis Brief - March 2015 
·         Ecuador Country Analysis Brief - March 2015 

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Parliament

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Geopolitics, Con and Pro 

Foundation for Strategic Research


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         Islam in Tajikistan 

Global Center on Cooperative Security

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Criminal History Records: Additional Actions Could Enhance the Completeness of Records Used For Employment-Related Background Checks. GAO-15-162 
·         DOE Facilities: Better Prioritization and Life Cycle Cost Analysis Would Improve Disposition Planning. GAO-15-272 
·         Geospatial Data: Progress Needed on Identifying Expenditures, Building and Utilizing a Data Infrastructure, and Reducing Duplicative Efforts. GAO-15-193 
·         Homeland Security Acquisitions: DHS Should Better Define Oversight Roles and Improve Program Reporting to Congress. GAO-15-292 
·         Improper Payments: Government-Wide Estimates and Use of Death Data to Help Prevent Payments to Deceased Individuals. GAO-15-482T [testimony] 
·         Military Base Realignments and Closures: Process for Reusing Property for Homeless Assistance Needs Improvements. GAO-15-274 
·         Military Personnel: Actions Needed to Address Sexual Assaults of Male Servicemembers. GAO-15-284 
·         Municipalities in Fiscal Crisis: Federal Agencies Monitored Grants and Assisted Grantees, but More Could Be Done to Share Lessons Learned. GAO-15-222 
·         Operational Contract Support: Actions Needed to Enhance the Collection, Integration, and Sharing of Lessons Learned. GAO-15-243 
·         Security Clearances: Additional Mechanisms May Aid Federal Tax-Debt Detection. GAO-15-467T [testimony] 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Economics and Peace
·         2015 Mexico Peace Index 

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    March 18-20,2015 
o    March 13-18,2015 
·         Syria Situation Report: March 9 - 17, 2015 
·         Ukraine Crisis Update: March 19, 2015 

Institute of Development Studies

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, March 19,2015, v. 15, no. 6 
o    NPC Meeting Touts New Silk Road as New Driver for Economic Growth
o    Mission Mostly Accomplished: China’s Energy Trade and Investment Along the Silk Road Economic Belt
o    The Maritime Silk Road and the PLA: Part One
o    Future Scenarios on the New Silk Road: Security, Strategy and the SCO
o    Xi’s Bold Foreign Policy Agenda: Beijing’s Pursuit of Global Influence and the Growing Risk of Sino-U.S. Rivalry
·         Terrorism Monitor, March 20, 2015, v. 13, no. 6 
o    The Islamic State Threat in Central Asia: Reality or Spin?
o    Islamic State Develops New Strategies to Destabilize the KRG
o    The Ongoing Unrest in Libya and the Hyped Threat Posed by Islamic State

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2015 [updated March 19, 2015

National Academies Press

National Security Archive

NATO Defense College

Nautilus Institute

Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Center

Observer Research Foundation

Overseas Development Institute


Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Internet, Science & Tech

Philippine National Police

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Project on the Middle East Political Science
·         Islamism in the IS Age  


Refugees International
·         South Sudan: A Nation Uprooted 

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         ISIS For The Common Man 

Stanley Foundation

Syrian Center for Policy Research
·         Syria: Alienation and Violence 

United Kingdom Parliament

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Nuclear Iran: A Glossary 

World Economic Forum