Monday, July 20, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 07-17-2015

38 North

3RP - Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AERU)

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 39, July 2015: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence 

Aspen Institute

Atlantic Council

Australia National University

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Brookings Institute


Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for a New American Progress

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest (RAD), 17 July 2015, No. 170: Eurasian Economic Union: A 6 months report 

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Korea Chair Monitor, July 2-15, 2015,  v. 3, no. 14 
·         PacNet #40 - A modest proposal to help ASEAN reconcile their overlapping claims in the Spratlys 

Center for Unconventional Weapons Studies

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
·         Studies in Intelligence, 2015, v. 59,  no. 2 
o    Change and Continuity: The National Intelligence Council, 2009–2014
o    The Foundations of Anglo-American Intelligence Sharing
o    Operation MILLPOND: The Beginning of a Distant Covert War
o    Application of the Critical-Path Method to Evaluate Insider Risks

Centre for European Policy Studies  (CEPS)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
·         Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 2015, v. 16, no. 2 
o    JMSS Awards of Excellence
o    First Prize: After the Pivot to the Asia-Pacific: Now what?
o    Second Prize: The Last Vestiges of Statehood: Failed States and the Groups that Work Within Them
o    Third Prize:The Cost of Admiralty: The development and condition of Britain’s modern naval shipbuilding programme, 1832-2015
o    Honouarble Mention: New technology, same old strategy: Why artificial superintelligence represents the logical continuation of the US quest for war virtuousness
o    Honourable Mention: The Nationalist Fleet: Radical Nationalism and The Imperial German Navy from Unification to 1914
o    Honourable Mention: Yarmouk – The Necessity of Studying the Battle in Early Medieval Military Historiography
o    A Tran-Atlantic Condominium of Democratic Power: the grand design for a post-war order at the heart of French policy at the Paris Peace Conference
o    Revolution, Civil War, and the 'Long' First World War in Russia

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         Diplomacy in the Digital Age 

College of Europe

Combat Studies Institute Press

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Africa's Displaced People 
·         The European Union's Future 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
·         Terror Threat Snapshot  

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Intelligence

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         International Sanctions on Iran 
·         Yemen in Crisis 

Department of State
·         Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [Iran nuclear deal] 

East West Center
·         The Arctic in World Affairs: A North Pacific Dialogue on International Cooperation in a Changing Arctic (2014 North Pacific Arctic Conference Proceedings) 

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Turkey Country Analysis Brief - July 2015 

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         EU Sanctions: Exit Strategies 

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
·         Governing the Web 
·         The Road Back to European Power 

European Parliament

European Policy Centre (EPC)


Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, July 2015 
o    Exploiting Verbal Markers of Deception Across Ethnic Lines: An Investigative Tool for Cross-Cultural Interviewing
o    The Importance of Mental Health Training in Law Enforcement
o    Foot Pursuits: Keeping Officers Safe
o    The Carver and the Planter

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Obama is No Metternich 
·         The Real Deal 

Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Geneva Centre for Security Policy

German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Security Studies
·         Global Security Studies Journal, Spring 2015, v. 6, no. 2 
o    Extraordinary Measures: Drone Warfare, Securitization, and "War on Terror"
o    Stability in Nigeria: An Unconventional Approach
o    Intelligence Operations in U.S. Organized Crime Rings

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         C-130 Force Structure: Air Force Addressed Statutory Elements in Its Report, but Decided Not to Transfer Certain Aircraft as Proposed. GAO-15-637R 
·         Defense Satellite Communications: DOD Needs Additional Information to Improve Procurements. GAO-15-459 
·         Insider Threats: DOD Should Improve Information Sharing and Oversight to Protect U.S. Installations. GAO-15-543 
·         Security Assistance: Taxpayer Funds Spent on Equipment That Was Never Shipped to Yemen. GAO-15-685R 
·         Unaccompanied Alien Children: Actions Needed to Ensure Children Receive Required Care in DHS Custody. GAO-15-521 
·         Veterans' Employment: Need for Further Workshops Should Be Considered before Making Decisions on Their Future. GAO-15-518 

Heritage Foundation
·         The Dangers of Internet Voting 

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW)

Institute for Defense Analyses
·         Africa Watch, July 16, 2015 
o    Border Regions, Extremism, and Development
o    Whiter Togo's Opposition?
·         Africa Watch,  April – June 2015 

Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    July 11 - 13,2015 
o    July 14 - 16,2015 
·         ISIS's Global Strategy: A Wargame 
·         Ukraine Crisis Update: July 15, 2015 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown foundation
·         China Brief, v. 15, no.14, July 17, 2015 
o    Brief: Myanmar's Leaders Court China Despite Violence Along Border
o    Stock Market Crash Reveals Serious Flaws in the Xi Administration's Economic Policies
o    A Nuclear Deal with Chinese Characteristics: China’s Role in the P5+1 Talks with Iran 
o    China's Draft Counter-Terrorism Law
o    From “Game Player” to “Game Maker”: News Features of China’s Foreign Policy

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Korea Institute for National Unification

Martens Centre for European Studies

National Academies Press

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

National Defense University
·         Joint force Quarterly (JFQ) (3rd Quarter), July 2015, no. 78 
o    From the Chairman: An Interview with Martin E. Dempsey
o    Islamic Radicalization in Kenya
o    The Arctic Domain: A Narrow Niche for Joint Special Operations Forces
o    Rapid Regeneration of Irregular Warfare Capacity
o    Quo Vadis? The Education of Senior Military Officers
o    Vertical and Horizontal Respect: A Two-Dimensional Framework for Ethical Decisionmaking
o    Waffles or Pancakes? Operational- versus Tactical-Level Wargaming
o    An Interview with Christopher C. Bogdan
o    Turnaround: The Untold Story of the Human Terrain System
o    On Military Professionalism and Civilian Control
o    Detangling the Web: A Screenshot of U.S. Government Cyber Activity
o    One Size Does Not Fit All: The Multifaceted Nature of Cyber Statecraft
o    Understanding the Indications and Warning Efforts of U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense
o    Spinning the Top: American Land Power and the Ground Campaigns of a Korean Crisis
o    Making Soup with Stones: JMTC Partnership and the NATO Connected Forces Initiative
o    The Limits of Airpower or the Limits of Strategy: The Air Wars in Vietnam and Their Legacies
o    Three Approaches to Center of Gravity Analysis: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Security Archive

National Security Network (NSN)

NATO Defense College

Nautilus Institute

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Oxford Research Group
·         Responding to the Tunisia Attack 

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
·         SOLLIMS Sampler, July 2015,special edition 
o    Host Nation Ownership and Capacity
o    Light Footprint and Whole-of-Government Approach - The Southern Philippines
o    Enabling Transition in Liberia through Civil-Military Coordination
o    Strengthening Public Services in Post-Conflict
o    Political Primacy
o    Failure of the Top-Down Approach in Afghanistan
o    Strategic Messaging in Information Operations
o    Preventing Electoral Violence
o    Legitimacy
o    Justice and Reconciliation
o    Civil Society Capacity and Action for Peace Building - Kenya
o    Governance and Democracy

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Journalism & Media

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Project 2049 Institute

Quilliam Foundation

·         Redefining Health Care Systems 

Securing America's Future Energy

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         The Developmental Opportunities Inherent in Becoming an OCT [observer coach-trainer] 

Stanley Foundation

Transparency International


US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

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

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         Statement by the President on Iran 

Wilson Center

World Bank
·         State of Social Safety Nets 2015 

World Health Organization (WHO)