Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 06-19-2015

38 North

·         EO 12,333 [surveillance of Americans] documents [FOIA requests] 

AEI Critical Threats

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Amnesty International

Army War College
·         Parameters, Spring 2015, v. 45, no. 1 
o    Fighting the "Islamic State" The Case for US Ground Forces
o    The Case for Megacities
o    The Case against Megacities
o    Megacities and the US Army
o    Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future
o    Ethics and Army Leadership: Climate Matters
o    Military Innovation and Military Culture
o    The Individualization of American Warfare
o    Small Forces and Crisis Management
o    Reconsidering Why We Lost

Asian Development Bank

Australian National University (ANU)
·         A Strategy towards Indonesia 

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs



Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
·         American Economic Power and the New Face of Financial Warfare                 

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
·         Homeland Security Affairs Journal, 2015, v. 11 
o    UAS on Main Street: Policy and Enforcement at the Local Level
o    To Save Lives and Property: High Threat Response
o    The Continued Relevance of the November, 2008 Mumbai Terrorist Attack: Countering New Attacks With Old Lessons

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Korea Chair Monitor, June 4 - June 17, 2015, v. 3, no. 12 
·         North Korean Human Rights 
·         PacNet #35 - Time to Hit the Reset Button on Tokyo-Seoul Relations 

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee
·         Operation Something Bruin [poaching] 
·         OPM: Data Breach 

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         The 2015 Long-Term Budget Outlook 

Council on Foreign Relations
·         International Sanctions on Iran 
·         Libya’s Escalating Civil War 
·         The Rohingya Migrant Crisis 

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Deep Cuts Project
·         Deep Cuts Commission 
o    1st report: Preparing for Deep Cuts: Options for Enhancing Euro-Atlantic and International Security
o    2nd report: : Strengthening Stability in Turbulent Times

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of State
·         2014 Country Reports on Terrorism 

Department of the Army

East West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

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

Enough Project

European Parliament Think Tank

European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC)

European Union Institute for Security Studies
·         Arctic Security Matters 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         ISIL Revenues: Grow or Die 
·         What's in Store for Canada? 

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

Foundation for Strategic Research
·         China’s Military Strategy 2015 


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         Turkey’s Hot Summer 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Arctic Planning: DOD Expects to Play a Supporting Role to Other Federal Agencies and Has Efforts Under Way to Address Capability Needs and Update Plans. GAO-15-566 
·         Army Combat Vehicles: Industrial Base Study's Approach Met Research Standards. GAO-15-548 
·         Aviation Security: TSA Has Taken Steps to Improve Vetting of Airport Workers. GAO-15-704T [testimony] 
·         Defense Civilian Compensation: DOD and OPM Could Improve the Consistency of DOD's Eligibility Determinations for Living Quarters Allowances. GAO-15-511 
·         Energy Savings Performance Contracts: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Federal Oversight. GAO-15-432 
·         Immigration Benefits System: Better Informed Decision Making Needed on Transformation Program. GAO-15-415 
·         Military Personnel: Army Needs a Requirement for Capturing Data and Clear Guidance on Use of Military for Civilian or Contractor Positions. GAO-15-349 
·         Military Training: DOD's Annual Sustainable Ranges Report Addressed Statutory Reporting Requirements. GAO-15-537 
·         Nonproliferation: State Should Minimize Reporting Delays That May Affect Sanctions on Trade with Iran, North Korea, and Syria. GAO-15-519 
·         Nonproliferation: State Needs to Establish a Reporting Process That Would Minimize the Delays That May Affect Sanctions on Trade with Iran, North Korea, and Syria. GAO-15-703T, [testimony] 
·         Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications: Update on DOD's Modernization. GAO-15-584R 
·         Prepositioned Stocks: Additional Information and a Consistent Definition Would Make DOD's Annual Report More Useful. GAO-15-570 
·         Underutilized Facilities: DOD and GSA Information Sharing May Enhance Opportunities to Use Space at Military Installations. GAO-15-346  

Henley Putnam University
·         Journal of Strategic Security, Spring/Summer 2015, v. 8, no. 1-2 
o    Adjusting Our Gaze: An Alternative Approach to Understanding Youth Radicalization
o    Understanding Radicalization and Engagement in Terrorism through Religious Conversion Motifs
o    Lethal Brands: How VEOs Build Reputations
o    Countering Insurgency and the Myth of “The Cause”
o    Why Pakistan Does Not Have a Counterterrorism Narrative

Henry Jackson Society

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, June 18, 2015 
o    Intra-African Trade—A Problem of "Thick Borders"
o    Agriculture, Assumptions, and Data in Africa

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Control in Syria: June 19, 2015 
·         Control of Terrain in Syria: June 19, 2015 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    June 13 - 15, 2015 
o    June 16 - 17, 2015 
o    June 18 - 19, 2015 
·         ISIS Sanctuary: June 19, 2015 
·         ISIS Sanctuary and Control in Syria: June 19,2015 

Inter-American Dialogue

International Centre for Defence and Security

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, June 19,2015, v. 15, no. 12  
o    Special Issue on 2015 Defense White Paper on Military Strategy
o    The 2015 Chinese Defense White Paper on Strategy in Perspective: Maritime Missions Require a Change in the PLA Mindset
o    The “Holistic Security Concept”: The Securitization of Policy and Increasing Risk of Militarized Crisis
o    Network Warfare in China’s 2015 Defense White Paper
o    White Paper Expounds Civil-Military Relations in Xi Era

Joint Chiefs of Staff
·         CJCSI 3125.01D, Defense Response to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Incidents in the Homeland, 07 May 2015 
·         JP 6-0, Joint Communications System, 10 June 2015 

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2015 [updated June16, 2015

Martens Centre for European Studies

McAfee Labs

National Intelligence University Press

NATO Defense College

New America Foundation

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Oxford Research Group

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes &Trends

Pew Research Center Religion & Public Life

Quilliam Foundation


Small Wars Journal

State of Israel

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transatlantic Academy

UK Independent Advisory Group on Country Information
·         Nigeria: Fear of Boko Haram 

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

UN Secretary General

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

US Coast Guard (USCG)

U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Insurgent Alliances in Afghanistan 

Vision of Humanity
·         2015 Global Peace Index    

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Riyadh Looks to Moscow 
·         Syria's Druze Under Threat 

Wilson Center