Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 05-15-2015

38 North
·        Revisiting the Agreed Framework 

Air University Press

Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies


Bureau of Justice Statistics

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·        PacNet #29 - Comparative Connections Summaries 

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
·        Coast Guard Major Acquisitions  

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·        Peace Operations in Africa 
·        U.S.-Saudi Relations 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·        DoD Directive 7050.06, Military Whistleblower Protection, April 17, 2015 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·        DODIG-2015-119 Investigative Results of a Possible Questionable Intelligence Activity 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General

Department of State

Department of Veterans Affairs

Dudley Knox Library

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·        China Country Analysis Brief [updated May 14,2015

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Geneva Declaration

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Center on Cooperative Security

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·        Aviation Security: TSA Has Taken Steps to Improve Oversight of Key Programs, but Additional Actions Are Needed. GAO-15-559T [testimony] 
·        Border Security: Progress and Challenges in DHS's Efforts to Implement and Assess Infrastructure and Technology. GAO-15-595T [testimony] 
·        Coast Guard Acquisitions: As Major Assets are Fielded, Overall Portfolio Remains Unaffordable. GAO-15-620T [testimony]
·        Information Management: Additional Actions Are Needed to Meet Requirements of the Managing Government Records Directive. GAO-15-339 
·        International Education Assistance: USAID Has Implemented Primary Grade Reading Programs but Has Not Yet Measured Progress toward Its Strategic Goal. GAO-15-479 
·        Military Personnel: Visibility over Junior Enlisted Servicemember Access to Services on Bases Could Be Enhanced. GAO-15-488 
·        North Korea Sanctions: United States Has Increased Flexibility to Impose Sanctions, but United Nations Is Impeded by a Lack of Member State Reports. GAO-15-485 
·        United Nations Renovations: Original Scope Reduced and Project Over Budget, but Lessons Learned Could Improve Future Projects. GAO-15-414 
·        Unmanned Aerial Systems: Actions Needed to Improve DOD Pilot Training. GAO-15-461 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·        Africa Watch:  May 14, 2015 
o   Angola: Uptick in Protests
o   Togo President Reelected in Peaceful but Disputed Election

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for the Study of War
·        Iraq Situation Report
o   May 9-11, 2015 
o   May 12-13, 2015 
o   May 14-15, 2015 
·        Syria Situation Report: May 5-12, 2015 
·        Ukraine Crisis Update: May 14, 2015 

Institute of Development Studies  (IDS)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group
·        Stress Tests for Kazakhstan   

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·        China Brief, May 15, 2015,v. 15, no. 10 
o   Chinese Provinces Aim to Find Their Place Along New Silk Road
o   “One Belt, One Road” Enhances Xi Jinping’s Control Over the Economy
o   Curing China’s Elephantiasis of the Fleet
o   China and Sri Lanka: In Choppy Waters
o   China’s Two-Track Approach to Christianity: Vatican vs. Wenzhou
·        Terrorism Monitor, May 15, 2015, v. 13, no. 10 
o   Ethnic Albanian Foreign Fighters and the Islamic State
o   Kurdish-Shi’a Tensions in Iraq Amid the Struggle Against the Islamic State
o   Iran’s Changing Regional Strategy and Its Implications for the Region

Joint Chiefs of Staff

Law Library of Congress, Global Legal Research Center

Long War Journal
·        Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2015 [updated May 17, 2015
Lowy Institute for International Relations

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Security Archive

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation
·        ORF Cyber Monitor: April 2015 
o   Think…Before Connecting Things to the Internet
o   Shreya Singhal and Intermediary Liability in India
o   India Takes on Net Neutrality
o   Lessons from the New Threat Environment
o   Documentary Ban: Using the Law to Hide the Truth

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center Religion & Public Life

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Project 2049 Institute


Refugees International

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Second Line of Defense

Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE)

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·        The Accidental Counterinsurgent 

Stanley Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute

Syria Justice and Accountability Centre

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
·        China’s Relations with Burma 

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·        Money Flow in the Age of ISIS 

Wilson Center