Monday, April 6, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 04-03-2015

38 North
·         NK Nuclear Futures 

Action on Armed Violence

American Enterprise Institute
·         2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report 
·         Are We Safer? 

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, March 2015, v. 22, no. 3 
o    Characterizing the relationship between tick bites and Lyme disease in active component U.S. Armed Forces in the eastern United States
o    Incidence and prevalence of diagnoses of eye disorders of refraction and accommodation, active component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2014
o    Update: heat injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2014
o    Surveillance snapshot: the geographic distribution of heat injuries among active component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2010-2014
o    Update: exertional rhabdomyolysis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2010-2014
o    Update: exertional hyponatremia, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 1999-2014

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council
·         Briefing from Ukraine’s Front Lines [GEN Wesley K. Clark ret.] 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Brazil Faces Hard Choices 

Brennan Center for Justice

·         Shadow Banking in China: A Primer 

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
·         C-51 and C-44: Another Perspective 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DMHA)
·         Liaison, 2015, v. 7 
o    JMSDF & NGOs:  A Review of the Great East Japan Earthquake
o    Partnerships & Planning In Migration Crisis
o    Taking Team Rubicon Global:  Creating an International Veteran Service Organization for Disaster Response
o    The Importance of Partnerships in Humanitarian Disaster Response
o    Interview with Lt. Gen. Robert Taking Team Blackman

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
·         CNA Corporation Small Group Discussion - "Aiding Cameroon’s Effort to Counter Boko Haram" 

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)
·         Iran Nuclear Deal Media Roundup 

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         FYSA: For Your Situational Awareness, March 2015, no.  17 
·         PacNet #19 - Origins of Misperceptions between China and the US 
·         PacNet #20 - America’s TPP Dilemmas 

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
·         Capital Flows and Spillovers 
·         ICANN: Bridging the Trust Gap 

Chatham House

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Constitution Project

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) 
·         The Islamic State 

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)


Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Directive 2005.02E, Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) in the Department of Defense, March 31, 2015 
·         DoD Directive 5240.02, Counterintelligence (CI), March 17, 2015 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2013-133 CH-53K Program Management Is Satisfactory, but Risks Remain (Redacted) 
·         DODIG-2015-009 The Army Needs to Improve the Processes for Reporting Inventory Losses in Afghanistan (Redacted) 
·         DODIG-2015-094 Evaluation of Military Criminal Investigative Organizations' Adult Sexual Assault Investigations 
·         DODIG-2015-082 The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan's Controls Over the Contract Management Process for U.S. Direct Assistance Need Improvement (Redacted) 
·         DODIG-2015-093 Summary of Lessons Learned - DoD IG Assessment Oversight of "Train, Advise, Assist, and Equip" Operations by U.S. and Coalition Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan 
·         DODIG-2015-101 Contingency Contracting: A Framework For Reform - 2015 Update 
·         DODIG-2015-102 Additional Actions Needed to Effectively Reconcile Navy's Fund Balance With Treasury Account 

Department of State
·         Central Asia: What's Next? 
·         Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty 

East-West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         The EU in a Multiplex World 

European Policy Centre

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         2014 The FBI Story 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

Geneva Centre for Security Policy

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Center on Cooperative Security

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Army Logistics: Global Combat Support System-Army Is Supporting Requirements at Selected Units. GAO-15-378R 
·         Federal Chief Information Officers: Reporting to OMB Can Be Improved by Further Streamlining and Better Focusing on Priorities. GAO-15-106 
·         Federal Protective Service: More Effective Management Needed in Delegating Security Authority to Agencies. GAO-15-271 
·         Homeland Security: Action Needed to Better Assess Cost-Effectiveness of Security Enhancements at Federal Facilities. GAO-15-444 
·         Library of Congress: Strong Leadership Needed to Address Serious Information Technology Management Weaknesses. GAO-15-315 
·         Space Acquisitions: Space Based Infrared System Could Benefit from Technology Insertion Planning. GAO-15-366 

Heritage Foundation
·         Keep the Spending Caps 

Hoover Institution
·         Strategika, March 25, 2015,no. 22 
o    The Strategic Consequences Of Increased U.S. Energy Production
o    America Strikes Oil, Literally And Figuratively
o    A More Powerful United States

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDS)
·         Africa Watch: April 2, 2015 
o    Nigerian Elections:  Ushering in a New Era of Politics?
o    Zimbabwe:  Court Cases Highlight Splits in Ruling Party

Institute for International Political Studies

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         The Role of the Police in UNAMID 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Control of Terrain in Iraq: April 3, 2015 
·         Control of Terrain in Syria: March 31, 2015 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    March 28-30, 2015 
o    April 2-3, 2015 
·         ISIS in Syria Campaign Update: March 31, 2015 
·         ISIS Sanctuary: April 3, 2015  
·         Syria Situation Report: March 24 - 31, 2015 
·         Ukraine Crisis Update: April 2, 2015 

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Republican Institute

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, April 3, 2015, v. 15, no. 7 
o    PLA Navy Used for First Time in Naval Evacuation from Yemen Conflict
o    The Generals’ Growing Clout in Diplomacy
o    What’s in a Story?: Sketching the Chinese Narrative Space and Elite Subgroups
o    The Maritime Silk Road and the PLA: Part Two
o    Political Centralization Drives Upcoming Industrial Consolidation
·         Terrorism Monitor, April 3, 2015, v. 13, no. 7 
o    ‘Wilayat Khurasan’: Islamic State Consolidates Position in AfPak Region
o    GATIA: A Profile of Northern Mali’s Pro-Government Tuareg and Arab Militia
o    The Struggle for Syria’s al-Hasakah Governorate: Kurds, the Islamic State and the IRGC

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), April 2015, no. 77 
o    From the Chairman: Defining Duty
o    Rethinking the Cyber Domain and Deterrence
o    Framing the Big Data Ethics Debate for the Military
o    Activity-Based Intelligence: Revolutionizing Military Intelligence Analysis
o    Five Examples of Big Data Analytics and the Future of ISR
o    The Defense Innovation Initiative: The Importance of Capability Prototyping
o    The Quantum Leap into Computing and Communication: A Chinese Perspective
o    Writing Faculty Papers for Joint Professional Military Education
o    Joint Professional Military Education: A Retrospective of the Skelton Panel
o    On Operational Leadership
o    Relying on the Kindness of Machines? The Security Threat of Artificial Agents
o    Will Humans Matter in the Wars of 2030?
o    DOD Response Under the Stafford Act: A Call to Action
o    After the First Shots: Managing Escalation in Northeast Asia
o    Fighting More Fires with Less Water: Phase Zero and Modified Operational Design
o    Distributed Common Ground System–Future: Moving into the 22nd Century Today
o    I Corps: U.S. Pacific Command's Newest Asset
o    The Military's Role in Rule of Law Development
o    Union Success in the Civil War and Lessons for Strategic Leaders

Kaspersky Lab

Lexington Institute

Middle East Studies (MES)
·         MES Insights, April 2015, v. 6, no. 2 
o    Future of Nonproliferation after a Nuclear Deal with Iran

National Academies Press

National Defense University Press

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
·         The 13th Forum (FY 2014), September 17, 2014 - "History of the Joint and Combined Operations" 

National Public Safety Telecommunications Council/ Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group

NATO Defense College

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Center

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
·         ICD 205 - Analytic Outreach 
·         ICD 900 - Integrated Mission Management 

Overseas Development Institute


Pew Research Center Internet, Science & Tech
·         U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015 

Pew Research Center Religion & Public Life

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Ponemon Institute

Project on Managing the Atom
·         The Iranian Nuclear Deal: Benefits and Risks [Presentation] 


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR-15-40-SP Department of Defense Spending on Afghanistan Reconstruction: Contracts Comprised  $21 Billion OF $66 Billion in total Appropriations, 2002 – May 2014 

Stanley Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
·         Chinese Media Digest, 2015, v. 2, no. 4 

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         The EU Still Has Issues with Hamas 
·         Nuclear Iran: A Glossary 

White House
·         Cyberterrorism
o    Executive Order -- "Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities" 
o    FACT SHEET: Executive Order Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities 
o    Letter -- "Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities" 
o    On-the-Record Press Call on the President’s Executive Order, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities” 
o    Statement by the President on Executive Order “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities” 
·         Iran's Nuclear Program

Wilson Center