Monday, August 3, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 07-31-2015

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Amnesty International

Apsen Institute

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center


Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute
·         Why the Federal Government Fails 

Center for Complex Operations (CCO)
·         Prism, 2015, v. 5,no. 3 
o    The Limits of Sovereignty: The Case of Mass Atrocity Crimes
o    The Backlash Against Nation-Building
o    The Art of Strategy Creation for Complex Situations
o    Golden Opportunities for Civilian Power
o    An Israeli Approach to Deterring Terrorism
o    Reforming Myanmar’s Military
o    The Advance of Radical Populist Doctrine in Latin America
o    Colombia: A Political Economy of War to an Inclusive Peace
o    An Easier Service: Is DoD getting good value from humanitarian operations?
o    The NATO Campaign in Afghanistan: Comparisons with the Experience in Colombia
o    Shock Without Awe: Military Lessons of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands

Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Korea Chair Monitor, July 16 - July 29, 2015, v. 3, no. 15 
·         PacNet #41R - Response to PacNet #41 “Tough times ahead if the DPP returns to power?” 
·         PacNet #42 - Defense diplomacy in East Asia: will ASEAN continue to be central? 
·         PacNet #43 - China and the Changing Asian Infrastructure Bank 
·         PacNet #44 - A Historic Visit to the United States 

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Combating Terrorism Center  (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, July 2015, v.8, no. 7  
o    Global Civilization and Counterterrorism
o    In Search of New Approaches
o    Understanding Terrorism Today and Tomorrow
o    The Truth Campaign and The War of Ideas

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
·         Internet of Things 

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         Nepal Recovery Act 
·         Sanctions and the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] 

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of State
·         2015 Trafficking in Persons Report 

East West Center

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

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

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

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Army Reserve Components: Improvements Needed to Data Quality and Management Procedures to Better Report Soldier Availability. GAO-15-626 
·         Central America: Improved Evaluation Efforts Could Enhance Agency Programs to Reduce Unaccompanied Child Migration. GAO-15-707 
·         Defense Energy: Observations on DOD's Investments in Alternative Fuels. GAO-15-674 
·         Facial Recognition Technology: Commercial Uses, Privacy Issues, and Applicable Federal Law. GAO-15-621 
·         Facilities Modernization: DOD Guidance and Processes Reflect Leading Practices for Capital Planning. GAO-15-489 
·         A Framework for Managing Fraud Risks in Federal Programs. GAO-15-593SP 
·         High-Containment Laboratories: Preliminary Observations on Federal Efforts to Address Weaknesses Exposed by Recent Safety Lapses. GAO-15-792T [testimony] 
·         Hurricane Sandy: An Investment Strategy Could Help the Federal Government Enhance National Resilience for Future Disasters. GAO-15-515 
·         International Trade: The United States and European Union Are the Two Largest Markets Covered by Key Procurement-Related Agreements. GAO-15-717  
·         Managing for Results: Practices for Effective Agency Strategic Reviews. GAO-15-602 
·         Nuclear Weapons Sustainment: Improvements Made to Budget Estimates, but Opportunities Exist to Further Enhance Transparency. GAO-15-536 
·         Technology Assessment: Nuclear Reactors: Status and Challenges in Development and Deployment of New Commercial Concepts. GAO-15-652 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Infinity Journal
·         Infinity Journal, Summer 2015, v. 4, no. 4 
o    The Post-Operational Level Age: The Operational Focus Approach, Part 2
o    D - All of the Above: Connecting 21st Century Naval Doctrine to Strategy
o    Strategy as a Learning Process: Israel and the United States Against Islamic Terrorism
o    Coming Down from Olympus: A Call from Normative, Descriptive, and Phenomenological Distinction in Strategic Theory
o    Mass Effect: Information, Communication and Rhetoric in Warfare
o    Willa President Approve Air-Sea Battle? Learning from the 1958 Taiwan Strait Crisis

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    July 28-30, 2015 
o    July 24-27, 2015 
·         Ukraine Crisis Update: July 29, 2015 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group
·         Venezuela: Unnatural Disaster 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Lowy Institute for International Relations

Martens Centre for European Studies

Migration Policy Institute

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

National Governors Association (NGA)

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Security Archive

Nautilus Institute

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)

National Security Network (NSN)

Observer Research Foundation

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Polish Institute of International Affairs


Refugees International

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         Al Shabaab Resurgence 
·         Genesis for the Infantry 
·         No, COIN is Not a Proven Failure 
·         USAR Security Cooperation 

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         July 30, 2015 Quarterly Report to Congress (28th Quarterly report) 

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

The Sentry

Transparency International

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         FACT SHEET: Deepening the U.S.-Africa Trade Relationship 

Wilson Center
·         Origins of Nuclear Cooperation