Monday, June 1, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 05-29-2015

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Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Air Force Research Institute (AFRI)
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Summer 2015, v. 9, no. 2 
o    A Call to the Future: The New Air Force Strategic Framework
o    Chinese Military Modernization: Implications for Strategic Nuclear Arms Control
o    Moral and Political Necessities for Nuclear Disarmament: An Applied Ethical Analysis
o    Hypersonic Weapons and Escalation Control in East Asia
o    On the Future of Order in Cyberspace
o    Why International Order in Cyberspace Is Not Inevitable
o    Structural Causes and Cyber Effects: A Response to Our Critics
o    Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea: Implications for Security in Asia and Beyond

Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Asian Centre for Human Rights

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Australian National University – Strategic & Defence Studies Centre
·         A Strategy Towards Indonesia 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Banyan Analytics

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
·         The World in Europe 

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center

·         How Finance Flows to Africa 

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
·         After America, Canada’s Moment? 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report, May 2015, v. 14, no. 6 
o    International Issues

Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         FYSA: For Your Situational Awareness, May 2015, Issue 19 
·         PacNet #31 - Expanding the ROKN’s ASW Capabilities to Deal with North Korean SLBMs 
·         PacNet #30 - Launch the Perry Process 2 

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Security Governance

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Combat Studies Institute Press

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Building the New Silk Road 
·         U.S.-Cuba Relations 
·         Widening U.S.-Arab Gulf Over Iran [Vali Nasr interview] 

Department of Homeland Security
·         OIG 15-92-D FEMA Provided an Effective Response to the Napa, California, Earthquake 

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

East-West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Colombia Country Analysis Brief - May 2015 

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         EU and Japan: Stepping Up the Game 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)
·         2015 National Preparedness Report 

French Institute for International Relations (Institut français des relations internationales)


German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Defense Transportation: Air Force's Airlift Study Met Mandate Requirements. GAO-15-457R 
·         International Space Station: Measurable Performance Targets and Documentation Needed to Better Assess Management of National Laboratory. GAO-15-397 
·         Navy Force Structure: Sustainable Plan and Comprehensive Assessment Needed to Mitigate Long-Term Risks to Ships Assigned to Overseas Homeports. GAO-15-329 
·         Sequestration: Documenting and Assessing Lessons Learned Would Assist DOD in Planning for Future Budget Uncertainty. GAO-15-470 
·         U.S. Parole Commission: Number of Offenders under Its Jurisdiction Has Declined; Transferring Its Jurisdiction for D.C. Offenders Would Pose Challenges. GAO-15-359 

Heritage Foundation

Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI)

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy
·         Myanmar’s Fragile Ceasefire 

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Institute of South Asian Studies
·         Nepal after the Mega Earthquake 

Institute of the Study of War
·         Control in Syria: May 28, 2015 
·         Control of Terrain in Syria: May 22, 2015 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    May 28-29, 2015 
o    May 26-27, 2015 
o    May 23-25, 2015 
·         ISF Disposition in Anbar: May 15 - May 27, 2015 
·         ISIS Sanctuary Map: May 20, 2015 
·         The Regime's Military Capabilities
o    Part 1 
o    Part 2 
·         Syria Situation Report: May 21-26, 2015 
·         Ukraine Crisis Update: May 28, 2015 

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
·         Boosting TTIP Negotiations 
·         General Zhukov and the Cyborgs 

Inter-American Dialogue

International Crisis Group
·         Burundi: Peace Sacrificed? 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

International Republication Institute (IRI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, May 29, 2015, v. 15, no. 11 
o    President Xi’s Visit to Belarus Prompts Questions of New Line on Taiwan
o    Nuclear Policy Issues in the 2013 Edition of The Science of Military Strategy: Part 1 on Nuclear Policy, Strategy and Force Modernization
o    China’s North Korea Policy: In The Footsteps of Russia?
o    China’s “One Belt, One Road” Strategy Meets the UAE’s Look East Policy
o    Chinese Submarines in Sri Lanka Unnerve India: Next Stop Pakistan?
·         Terrorism Monitor, May 29, 2015, v. 13, no. 11 
o    How Belgium Became a Top Exporter of Jihad
o    The Jihadist Threat in Italy
o    Al-Qaeda-Aligned Central Asian Militants in Syria Separate from Islamic State-Aligned IMU in Afghanistan

Japan Center for International Exchange

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)
·         Special Operations Essays 
o    Assistance Beyond Luck: Synchronizing Engagements in the Global SOF Network
o    Harnessing the Human Domain in Warfare
o    The First Women in SOF: Women Operatives in the OSS and SOW as a Framework for the Modern Enabler
o    Training the Police Forces of a Fragile State
o    SOF and the Regionally-Aligned Force
o    Special Operations Forces and the Professionalism of Foreign Internal Defense

Marine Corps University Middle East Studies
·         MES Insights, May 2015, v.6, no. 3 
o    “We Like Democracy, but Elections Ruined It”: Thoughts on Democratization in Afghanistan after 2014

Migration Policy Institute  (MPI)

National Academies Press

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

National Security Archive
·         Anatoly S. Chernyaev Diary, 1975 

Nautilus Institute

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (Norsk Ressurssenter for Fredsbygging)

Norwegian Refugee Council (Flyktninghjelpen)
·         Statelessness and Displacement 

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Quilliam Foundation


Securing America's Future Energy

Small Wars Journal 

Stanley Foundation
·         Radioactive Challenge 

State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China
·         China's Military Strategy 

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

United Nations
o    v. 1 
o    v. 2 
o    v. 3 

UN University

US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Can Erdogan Stay at the Helm? 
·         The Crisis of the Assad Regime 

White House

Wilson Center for International Scholars