Sunday, August 9, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 08-07-2015

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American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 40, August 2015: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence 

Asia Foundation

Atlantic Council

Australian National University

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Brennan Center for Justice

Brookings Institution
·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated July 31, 2015
·         Spectrum Policy in India 

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #45 - US-Japan Defense Guidelines – Well Done, but Only Half Done 
·         PacNet #46 - Purging the Military Corps of Its Rotten Core 

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, August 2015, v. 9, no. 4  
o    A Long Way from Success: Assessing the War on the Islamic State
o    Assessing the Islamic State's Commitment to Attacking the West
o    Understanding Jihadi Proto-States
o    Is ISIS a Revolutionary Group and if Yes, What Are the Implications?
o    Heirs of Zarqawi or Saddam? The Relationship between al-Qaida in Iraq and the Islamic State
o    The Metronome of Apocalyptic Time: Social Media as Carrier Wave for Millenarian Contagion
o    The Dreams of the Islamic State
o    Picture Or It Didn't Happen: A Snapshot of the Islamic State's Official Media Output
o    The Concept of Bay'a in the Islamic State's Ideology
o    Social Media, Recruitment, Allegiance and the Islamic State
o    The Evolution in Islamic State Administration: The Documentary Evidence
o    The Islamic State's Eastern Frontier: Ramadi and Fallujah as Theaters of Sectarian Conflict
o    Understanding the Daesh Economy
o    Let Them Rot: The Challenges and Opportunities of Containing rather than Countering the Islamic State
o    Bibliography: The Islamic State (ISIS)

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House
·         The Resource Curse Revisited 

College of Europe

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Modernizing the U.S. Energy Grid 
·         U.S.-Cuba Relations 

East West Center

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, August 2015 
o    Using Canines to Address School Violence
o    Improving Motivation and Productivity of Police Officers
o    Advanced Degrees for Law Enforcement Personnel: The Ideal Time to Enter a Higher Education Program   
o    Value of Compassion

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Iran: The Big Sell 

Global ECCO
·         Combating Terrorism Exchange (CTX), August 2015, v. 5, no. 3 
o    Characteristics of Terrorism Hotspots
o    The Blue-Green-Red Metaphor in the Context of Counterterrorism: Clarifications and Anthropological Emendations
o    The Ecosystem of Dark Networks: A Biological Perspective
o    America: Imagined Community, Imagined Kinship
o    One Arm Tied behind Our Backs? Assessing the Power of the United States to Combat Global Threats
o    The Weather of Violence: Metaphors and Models, Predictions and Surprises
o    Trapped by the Paradigm: Why Net Assessment May Not Contribute to Countering Terrorism
o    CTAP INTERVIEW: Dr. Cécile Fabre, Oxford University
o    ETHICS AND INSIGHTS: Making Decisions, Taking Ethical Responsibility, Part 2: Recalibrating the Job, Reconsidering the Tool

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         African Growth and Opportunity Act: Insights from Other Countries' Preference Programs and Participation in Trade Negotiations. GAO-15-701   
·         DOD Financial Management: Actions Are Needed on Audit Issues Related to the Marine Corps' 2012 Schedule of Budgetary Activity. GAO-15-198 
·         Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise: NNSA Increased Its Budget Estimates, but Estimates for Key Stockpile and Infrastructure Programs Need Improvement. GAO-15-499 

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute
·         Modi One Year On 

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, August 6, 2015 
o    Sovereign Debt: A Threat to the African Growth Story?
o    Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters Party Turns 2

Institute for International Political Studies

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report No 72 

Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy (Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung)
·         After “The Iranian Agreement” 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    August 4 - 6,2015 
·         Near Abroad Map: July 2015 
·         Ukraine Crisis Update: August 5, 2015 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, July 31,2015, v. 15, no. 15 
o    Brief: Exercises Highlight PLA Amphibious Capability
o    Why Has Sea Level Rise Not Been Securitized by the PLA?
o    China, the EU and the One Belt, One Road Strategy
o    China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Road to Riches?
o    China-Ukraine Relations After Crimea
·         Terrorism Monitor, August 7, 2015, v. 13, no. 16 
o    Nuclear Agreement Overshadows Arab Unrest in Iranian Khuzestan
o    A Profile of Bangladesh’s Ansarullah Bangla Team
o    Wilayat al-Yemen: The Islamic State’s New Front

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2015 [updated August 7, 2015

National Academies Press

National Security Archive

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Nederlands Instituut voor Internationale Betrekkingen Clingendael)

Observer Research Foundation

Oxford Research Group

Peacekeeping Stability Operations Institute (PKOSI)

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes &Trends

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Project 2049 Institute


Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         Strategy Is Not Enough 

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Afghan Youth and Extremists 
·         Reconciliation in Practice 

U.S.-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House

Wilson Center