Sunday, July 26, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 07-24-2015

38 North

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, July 2015, v. 22, no. 7 
o    Epidemiology, microbiology, and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of skin and soft tissue infections, Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas, 2012-2014
o    Post-deployment screening and referral for risky alcohol use and subsequent alcohol-related and injury diagnoses, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008-2014
o    Incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005-2014
o    Surveillance snapshot: Prevalence of antibodies to viral causes of vaccine-preventable illnesses by state home of record among Air Force recruits, 25 April 2013 - 24 April 2014

Army Research Laboratory

Asian Development Bank

Atlantic Council

Australian National University – Strategic & Defence Studies Centre

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brookings Institution


CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security

Center for Global Development

Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, 24 July 2015/No.171: The Politics of the Putin Regime 

Center for Strategic and International Studies  (CSIS)
·         Iran Sanctions Cheat Sheet 

Centre for Conflict Resolution

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Security Governance

Chatham House

College of Europe

Combat Studies Institute Press

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         The Unfolding Crisis in Burundi 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         Iran Nuclear Agreement Review 

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Constitution Project

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         Laboratory Review [recent release of anthrax] 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG 07-22-2015 Joint Warfighting and Readiness: Rights of Conscience Protections for Armed Forces Service Members and Their Chaplains 

Department of State
·         Iran Nuclear Agreement Review 

Department of the Navy
·         CNO's 2016-2020 Navigation Plan 

Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         China: Reshaping the Global Order? 

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Policy Centre

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


Global Security Studies
·         Global Security Studies Journal, Summer 2015, v. 6, no. 3 
o    Suppressing the Growth of al Qaeda in the Arabian Pennisula
o    Transnational Human Trafficking
o    Iran's Foothold in Latin America: Striking Back at the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Army Corps of Engineers: Efforts to Assess the Impact of Extreme Weather Events. GAO-15-660 
·         Combating Terrorism: State Should Evaluate Its Countering Violent Extremism Program and Set Time Frames for Addressing Evaluation Recommendations. GAO-15-684 
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: DHS Action Needed to Verify Some Chemical Facility Information and Manage Compliance Process. GAO-15-614 
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: Preliminary Observations on DHS Efforts to Address Electromagnetic Threats to the Electric Grid, by Christopher P. Currie, director, homeland security and justice, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. GAO-15-692T [testimony] 
·         Defense Infrastructure: Improvements in DOD Reporting and Cybersecurity Implementation Needed to Enhance Utility Resilience Planning. GAO-15-749 
·         Defense Logistics: Improved Data and Information Sharing Could Aid in DOD's Management of Ammunition Categorized for Disposal. GAO-15-538 
·         Military Personnel: DOD Is Expanding Combat Service Opportunities for Women, but Should Monitor Long-Term Integration Progress. GAO-15-589 
·         Veterans Affairs Contracting: Improved Oversight Needed for Certain Contractual Arrangements, by Michele Mackin, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. GAO-15-770T [testimony] 

Heritage Foundation

Institut Fran├žais des Relations Internationales

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         The Modi factor in Central Asia 

Institute for Defense Analyses
·         Africa Watch, July 23, 2015 
o    Zimbabwe—Politicians Maneuver as Economic Woes Continue
o    Paying the Price for Public Corruption in Nigeria

Institute for the Study of War
·         Control of Terrain in Iraq: July 20, 2015 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    July 18 - 20, 2015 
o    July 21 - 23, 2015 
·         Ukraine Crisis Update: July 22, 2015 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, July 24, 2015, v. 13, no. 15 
o    Tajikistan’s Counter-Productive Campaign Against Terrorism
o    The French Jihadist ‘Foreign Legion’ in Syria and Iraq
o    Egypt’s Growing Militant Threat

Korea Institute for National Unification

Marine Corps University Middle East Studies
·         MES Insights, July  2015, v. 6, no.4 
o    The Mediterranean Migration Crisis

Migration Policy Institute

National Academies Press

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Security Archives
NATO Defense College

Observer Research Foundation

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
·         Peace and Stability Journal, July 2015, v. 5, no. 4 
o    Special Edition - 2015 Peace and Stability Operations Training and Education Workshop

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Project 2049 Institute

Project on Middle East Political Science
·         Islam and International Order 


St. John's University
·         St. John’s Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL), Spring 2015,v. 5, no. 2 
o    Is U.S. Operational Self-Defense A State Practice Creating New Customary International Law?
o    Combating Trade Secret Theft by Foreign State-Owned Entities: An International Law Approach
o    Sustainable Institutional Development and Combating Trafficking in Person Through the Lens of the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP)
o    Pick-Pocketing: A Thing of the Past the New Risk of Data Security Breaches and Identity Theft – Content Hoarding in the Digital Age – The Web Does Not Forget
o    Roe v. Wade's Nightmare: The Current Legal State of Abortion Rights in the Dominican Republic

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Task & Purpose

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons Defense Committee

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

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
White House
·         FACT SHEET: Deepening the U.S.-Africa Trade Relationship 
·         FACT SHEET: Power Africa 

Wilson Center