Monday, June 15, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 06-12-2015

38 North

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Amnesty International

Army Combined Arms Center
·         Military Review, July/August2015, v. 95, no. 4  
o    Future Megacity Operations—Lessons from Sadr City
o    Identifying and Retaining the Army’s Best Midgrade Officers
o    Operational Resilience in the Infantry Rifle Platoon
o    Operational Resilience in the Infantry Rifle Platoon
o    Great Results Through Bad Leaders
o    The Path to Mission Command
o    Stryker Packages Allow the Army to Achieve Its Rapid Deployment Goal
o    1930s German Doctrine
o    The Advisor and the Brigade Combat Team
o    Army Civilians and the Army Profession
o    It’s Not About Trust; It’s About Thinking and Judgment
o    I Heard My Country Calling

Arthur D. Simons Center
·         IAP 16W (June 2015) Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge 

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Rx for U.S. Drug Policy 

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Brookings Institution

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #34 - Regional Divisions Simmer Beneath the Surface at Shangri-La 

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Intelligence Committee
·         Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 Report [H.Rpt. 114-144] 

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Consortium for Ocean Leadership
·         Securing the Coasts: U.S. Navy & U.S.Coast Guard [video- panel]

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The Future of U.S. Trade Policy 
·         The Time of the Kurds 
·         Understanding Myanmar 

David Anderson, Q.C.
·         A Question of Trust: Report of the Investigatory Powers Review (independent review of Britain’s surveillance law; submitted to Parliament on June 11) 

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 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of State

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Environmental Working Group

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Parliament

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, June 2015 
o    Law Enforcement and Transgender Communities
o    Us Versus Them: Effects of Group Dynamics on Leadership
o    A New Investigative Biometric Service: The National Palm Print System
o    How Do We Lead from Here?

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for Strategic Research (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique)

French Institute of International Relations (Institut Français des Relations Internationales)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Aviation Security: TSA Has Taken Steps to Improve Oversight of Key Programs, but Additional Actions Are Needed. GAO-15-678T [testimony] 
·         Civil Support: DOD Is Taking Action to Strengthen Support of Civil Authorities. GAO-15-686T [testimony] 
·         Defense Acquisition Process: Military Service Chiefs' Concerns Reflect Need to Better Define Requirements before Programs Start. GAO-15-469 
·         Department of Energy: Actions Needed to Improve DOE and NNSA Oversight of Management and Operating Contractors. GAO-15-662T [testimony] 
·         Information Technology: Additional Actions and Oversight Urgently Needed to Reduce Waste and Improve Performance in Acquisitions and Operations. GAO-15-675T [testimony] 
·         National Nuclear Security Administration: Actions Needed to Clarify Use of Contractor Assurance Systems for Oversight and Performance Evaluation. GAO-15-216 
·         Screening Partnership Program: TSA's Cost and Performance Independent Study. GAO-15-612R 

Heritage Foundation

Hoover Institution

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch: June 11, 2015 
o    Kabila's Attempt at a Third Term
o    Opposition Boycotts By-Elections in Zimbabwe

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         Ensuring Peace in the Northeast 

Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    June 6 - 8, 2015 
o    June 9 - 10, 2015 
o    June 11 - 12,2015 
·         Ukraine Crisis Update: June 10, 2015 

Institute of Development Studies

Institute of South Asian Studies

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, June 12, 2015, v. 13, no. 12 
o    The Rise of Jaysh al-Fateh in Northern Syria
o    Taliban Reach Out to Iran
o    Islamic State Propaganda: Key Elements of the Group’s Messaging

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Kapersky Lab
·         The Duqu 2.0: Technical Details 
·         Duqu is Back - Summary 

Korea Institute for National Unification

National Academies Press

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

NATO's Assembly’s Science and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environmental Security

Observer Research Foundation

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Parliament of Australia

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

President's Task Force on 21st Century Policy

·         Costs of the Conflict Calculator 

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Second Line of Defense
·         The Coming of the F-35 

Security Council Report

Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)

Small Arms Survey

UN Office of the High Commissioner  Human Rights (OHCHR)

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

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         The Current Situation in Iraq 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Iran Seen from Beijing 

White House
·         FACT SHEET: The 2015 G-7 Summit at Schloss Elmau, Germany 
·         G-7 Leaders' Declaration 

Wilson Center
·         Is Moldova Headed East? 

World Bank

World Economic Forum
·         Africa Competitiveness Report 2015