Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 06-26-2015

Action on Armed Violence

Afghanistan Analysts Network

Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         Daesh in Libya: Myth or Reality? 

American Security Project  (ASP)

Analytic Services Inc.

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, June 2015, v. 22, no. 6 
o    Update: Accidental drownings, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005-2014
o    Risk of mental health disorders following an initial diagnosis of postpartum depression, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 1998-2010
o    Urinary tract infections in active component U.S. Armed Forces women before and after routine screening Pap examination
o    Diarrheal and respiratory illness surveillance during US-RP Balikatan 2014
o    Deployment-related conditions of special surveillance interest

Army Combined Arms Center

Asia Society

Atlantic Council

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
·         The Next Great Emerging Market?

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

·         2015 U.S.-Islamic World Forum [event]

Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

Center for Global Development

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report, June 2015, v.14, no. 5  Energy Sector

Center for International & Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM)

Center for Security Policy (CSP)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
·         PacNet #36 -- Putting Air Defense Identification Zones on the Radar

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, June 2015, v. 9, no. 3
o    How Jihadist Networks Maintain a Persistent Online Presence
o    Fatal Attraction: Western Muslimas and ISIS
o    At What Cost?  United States' Counter-Terrorism Strategy, Reputation, and Public Opinion
o    Four Questions on ISIS: A "Trend" Analysis of the Islamic State
o    The Drone Campaign against Al Qaeda and ISIS Interview with Lt. General David Deptula USAF (Ret.)
o    Bibliography: Conflict in Syria (Part 2)
o    Bibliography: Lone Wolves/Actors of Terrorism

Center on National Security

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies
·         US-Turkey Track II Dialogue

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Policy Development
·         The Longest Conflict: Australia’s Climate Security Challenge       

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Colombia: Peace with the FARC?

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
·         DHS’ Efforts to Secure .Gov
·         Terror Threat Snapshot

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee
·         OPM Data Breach: Part II

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The Future of U.S. Trade Policy
·         Issue Guide: Iran Nuclear Talks

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction 4540.01, Use of International Airspace by U.S. Military Aircraft and for Missile and Projectile Firings, June 2, 2015
·         DoD Instruction 5000.73, Cost Analysis Guidance and Procedures, June 9, 2015
·         DoD Statistical Report on the Military Retirement System 2014 [under military retirement]

East West Center

Economist Intelligence Unit

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations
·         Putin in Africa

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Syria Country Analysis Brief - June 2015

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Why Ukraine Struggles to Reform

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

French Institute of International Relations (Institut Fran├žais des Relations Internationales)


Fund for Peace
·         Fragile States Index 2015

German Development Institute

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Chemical and Biological Defense: Designated Entity Needed to Identify, Align, and Manage DOD's Infrastructure. GAO-15-257
·         Combating Terrorism: Foreign Terrorist Organization Designation Process and U.S. Agency Enforcement Actions. GAO-15-629
·         Cybersecurity: Recent Data Breaches Illustrate Need for Strong Controls across Federal Agencies. GAO-15-725T [testimony]
·         Defense Health Care: DOD Needs to Clarify Policies Related to Occupational and Environmental Health Surveillance and Monitor Risk Mitigation Activities. GAO-15-487
·         Defense Logistics: Marine Corps and Army Reset Liability Estimates. GAO-15-569R
·         DHS IT Contracting: Steps Taken to Enhance EAGLE II Small Business Opportunities, but Better Assessment Data Needed. GAO-15-551
·         Export-Import Bank: Dual-Use Export Monitoring Guidance Revised and Implemented. GAO-15-611
·         Force Structure: Preliminary Observations on Air Force A-10 Divestment. GAO-15-698R
·         Highlights of a Forum: 3D Printing: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Implications of Additive Manufacturing. GAO-15-505SP

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch:  June 25, 2015
o    African Solutions for African Problems: Still Searching
o    African Democracy Emerges from Below
·         Africa Watch:  January – March 2015
·         C2 Approach, Agility, Autonomy (Presentation)
·         Estimating Hedonic Price Indices for Ground Vehicles (Presentation)
·         Staffing Cyber Operations (Presentation)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report:
o    June 20-22
o    June 23 - 24
·         ISIS Loses Libyan Stronghold
·         Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria
·         Ukraine Crisis Update: June 25, 2015

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         ISAS Symposium on Modi’s Visit to China

International Campaign to Ban Landmines

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, June 25, 2015, v. 13, no. 13
o    Iranian Perspectives on Yemen’s Houthis
o    Growing Islamic State Influence in Pakistan Fuels Sectarian Violence
o    Conflict at a Crossroads: Can Nigeria Sustain Its Military Campaign Against Boko Haram?

Lowy Institute for International Relations

National Academies Press

National Security Archive

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peace Research Institute Oslo
·         A Climate of Conflicts?
·         Patterns of Peacemaking

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
·         Thoughts on Systemic Risk Regulation [speech]

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Religion and Public Life
·         Gay Marriage Around the World

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)


Recorded Future

Small Wars Journal
·         Our Nation Fights Its Young Men

Stanley Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
·         2015 World Drug Report

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Voice of the People

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Infographic: Egypt's SCAF Leadership

White House
·         FACT SHEET: U.S. Government Hostage Policy

Wilson Center

World Bank