Sunday, May 10, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 05-08-2015

38 North

2005 World Summit, the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

AEI Critical Threats
·         2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report 

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Air University Press
·         Deconstructing Afghanistan 

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 37 May 2015: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence 

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council
·         Harnessing Social Impact Investing 
·         NATO Transformation Seminar 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
·         The World in Europe 

BEA [French air accident investigation agency]
·         Preliminary Report: Accident on 24 March 2015 at Prads-Haute-Bléone (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France) to the Airbus A320-211 registered D-AIPX operated by Germanwings
o    English
o    French 

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Brookings Institution

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Center for Security Policy
·         Iran Truth Panel [video] 

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
·         Korea Chair Monitor, April 23 -May 6, 2015, v. 3, no. 9 
·         PacNet #28 - Prime Minister Abe’s very good visit 

Center for Technology & National Security Policy (CTNSP)

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House
·         Market vs State in China [video] 

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         Elites, Power and Security 

College of Europe

Combat Studies Institute Press

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Christianity in China 
·         Global Economics Monthly, May 2015 

Danish Institute for International Studies

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of the Navy

Department of State
·         Climate Change in the Arctic  
·         Remarks in Mogadishu, Somalia 

East West Center

East Asia Institute

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Environmental Working Group

European Parliament. Directorate-General for Internal Policies
·         U.S. Climate Change Policy 

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, May 2015 
o    Policing in the Casino Gaming Environment: Methods, Risks, and Challenges
o    Developing Ethical Law Enforcement Leaders: A Plan of Action
o    Altered Fingerprints: A Challenge to Law Enforcement Identification Efforts
o    The Black Dot

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         The Dilemmas of Captivity 


Georgetown University Law Center
·         Journal of National Security Law & Policy, 2015, v. 8, no. 1 
o    The Wasp’s Nest: Intelligence Community Whistleblowing & Source Protection
o    Can Technology Prevent Leaks?
o    A New Paradigm of Classified Disclosures
o    Assessing the Leakers: Criminals or Heroes?
o    No Place in the Military: The Judiciary’s Failure to Compensate Victims of Military Sexual Assault and a Suggested Path Forward Using Lessons from the Prison Context
o    No Place in the Military: The Judiciary’s Failure to Compensate Victims of Military Sexual Assault and a Suggested Path Forward Using Lessons from the Prison Context
o    “Friend of Humans”: An Argument for Developing Autonomous Weapons Systems

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Controlled Substances: DEA Needs to Better Manage Its Quota Process and Improve Coordination with FDA. GAO-15-494T, [testimony] 
·         Defense Inventory: DOD Needs Additional Information for Managing War Reserve Levels of Meals Ready to Eat. GAO-15-474 
·         DOD Rapid Innovation Program: Some Technologies Have Transitioned to Military Users, but Steps Can Be Taken to Improve Program Metrics and Outcomes. GAO-15-421 
·         Oil and Gas Resources: Interior's Production Verification Efforts and Royalty Data Have Improved, but Further Actions Needed. GAO-15-39 
·         Hanford Waste Treatment: DOE Needs to Evaluate Alternatives to Recently Proposed Projects and Address Technical and Management Challenges. GAO-15-354 
·         Missile Defense: Opportunities Exist to Reduce Acquisition Risk and Improve Reporting on System Capabilities. GAO-15-345 
·         Unmanned Carrier-Based Aircraft System: Navy Needs to Demonstrate Match between Its Requirements and Available Resources. GAO-15-374 
·         Whistleblower Protection: DOD Needs to Enhance Oversight of Military Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations. GAO-15-477 

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch: May 7, 2015 
o    Nigeria's State Elections: Less Visible, Just as Important
o    Meeting Africa's Electricity Needs—What will the Future Look Like?

Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
·         Maldives Revisited 

Institute for Economics and Peace
·         Peace and Corruption Report 

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    May 1-4, 2015 
o    May 4-6, 2015 
o    May 7-8, 2015
·         Syria Situation Report: April 28 - May 5, 2015 
·         Ukraine Crisis Update: May 7, 2015 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI)

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         CJCSI 3125.01D, Defense Response to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Incidents in the Homeland, 07 May 2015 

Justice in Mexico Project

Kaspersky Labs

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lead Inspector General for Overseas Contingency Operations

Lexington Institute

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2015 [updated May 7, 2015

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission
·         Final report 
·         President’s message to Congress 
·         Statement 

National Academies Press

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

Naval War College
·         Beyond the Wall Chinese Far Seas Operations [China Maritime Study No. 13 - May 2015] 
·         Naval War College Review, Summer 2015, v. 68, no. 3 
o    Fighting the Naval Hegemon: Evolution in French, Soviet, and Chinese Naval Thought
o    Implications of Xi Jinping's "True Maritime Power": Its Context, Significance, and Impact on the Region
o    The JMSDF's Resilient Power for Civil Society: Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake 
o    Mentoring in the U.S. Navy: Experiences and Attitudes of Senior Navy Personnel
o    "The Navy's Success Speaks for Itself"? The German Navy's Independent Energy Security Strategy, 1932-1940 
o    Frogmen against a Fleet: The Italian Attack on Alexandria 18/19 December 1941
o    Grand Strategy and World Order [review essay]

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         A Solution for Syria 

Norwegian Refugee Council
·         Global Overview 2015 

Observer Research Foundation

Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)

Office of Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.)
·         America’s Most Wasted: Time to Arrest Washington’s Out-of-Control Spending (includes military programs) 


Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
·         A Climate of Conflicts? 

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transnational Institute

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
·         May 2015 Trade Bulletin   

US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)
·         2015 USCIRF Annual Report 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Shift in Saudi Oil Leadership 

White House

Wilson Center