Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 09-18-2015

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Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit
·         Afghanistan Research Newsletter, Issue 32 

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         Ukraine and the Future of NATO 

Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council
·         Iran Debates Its Regional Role 

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Border: An Epidemic of Violence 
·         Currency Policy Then and Now: 30th Anniversary of the Plaza Accord - working papers

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brennan Center for Justice



Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute
·         Federal Government Cost Overruns 

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Security Policy

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Comparative Connections,  v. 17, no.2 
·         Issues and Insights v. 15, no. 8 - Making an Island in the South China Sea: Sansha and Chinese Foreign Policy 
·         PacNet #59 - Comparative Connections Summaries 
·         PacNet #60 - China wins the gray zone by default 
·         PacNet #61 - Australia-South Korea “2+2”: Meeting in the Middle? 

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Centre for European Reform (CER)
·         The Battle for Reform in Kyiv 

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combating Terrorism Center
·         CTC Sentinel, v. 8, no. 9,  September 2015 
o    Fourteen Years and Counting: The Evolving Terrorist Threat
o    A View from the CT Foxhole: An Interview with Nick Rasmussen, Director, NCTC
o    Assessing Al-Qa`ida Central’s Resilience
o    Al-Qa`ida Plays a Long Game in Syria
o    AQAP: A Resurgent Threat
o    From Khorasan to the Levant: A Profile of Sanafi al-Nasr

Congress. House Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee
·         EPA’s Animas Spill 

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Senator Feinstein

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG 15-137 - Enhancements to Technical Controls Can Improve the Security of CBP's Analytical Framework for Intelligence 

Department of State

East-West Center

Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Ukraine's Other War   

European Policy Centre

European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC)

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Global Center on Cooperative Security

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         American Red Cross: Disaster Assistance Would Benefit from Oversight through Regular Federal Evaluation. GAO-15-565 
·         Confidential Informants: Updates to Policy and Additional Guidance Would Improve Oversight by DOJ and DHS Agencies. GAO-15-807 
·         Diplomatic Security: Options for Locating a Consolidated Training Facility. GAO-15-808R 
·         Federal Spending Accountability: Preserving Capabilities of Recovery Operations Center Could Help Sustain Oversight of Federal Expenditures. GAO-15-814 
·         International Classification of Diseases: CMS Has Updated Systems and Supported Stakeholders' Efforts to Use New Codes. GAO-15-789 
·         Internet Management: Structured Evaluation Could Help Assess Proposed Transition of Key Domain Name and Other Technical Functions. GAO-15-642 
·         Information Technology Reform: Billions of Dollars in Savings Have Been Realized, but Agencies Need to Complete Reinvestment Plans. GAO-15-617 
·         Prepositioned Stocks: Marine Corps Needs to Improve Cost Estimate Reliability and Oversight of Inventory Systems for Equipment in Norway. GAO-15-651 
·         Surface Transportation Security: TSA Has Taken Steps Designed to Develop Processes for Sharing and Analyzing Information and to Improve Rail Security Incident Reporting.  GAO-15-205T [testimony] 
·         U.S. Coast Guard National Pollution Funds Center: Improved Controls Needed for Oil Removal Disbursements and Action Needed for Sustainable Funding. GAO-15-682 
·         Veterans Benefits Management System: Ongoing Development and Implementation Can Be Improved; Goals Are Needed to Promote Increased User Satisfaction. GAO-15-582 
·         Wildland Fire Management: Agencies Have Made Several Key Changes but Could Benefit from More Information about Effectiveness. GAO-15-772 

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         Russia’s New Game Plan 

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, September 17, 2015 
o    Zimbabwe—Former VP Mujuru Joins Fray
o    Securing Elections in Africa

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for the Study of War
·         Forecasting the Syrian Civil War 
·         Iraq Situation Report: September 15 - 17,2015 
·         ISIS's Global Strategy: September 2015 
·         ISIS Sanctuary Map: September 15, 2015 
·         Militant Attack and Support Zones in Afghanistan: April - September 2015 

Institute of Development Studies

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         India’s Worlds of Waste 

International Centre for Defence and Security

International Crisis Group

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, September 18, 2015, v. 15, no. 18
o    Xi Jinping’s Visit to the United States to Highlight Internet Rules, Economic Cooperation, Differences
o    PLA Special Operations: Combat Missions and Operations Abroad
o    Taiwan’s Han Kuang Exercises: Training for a Chinese Invasion One Drill at a Time
o    The Park-Xi Friendship and South Korea’s New Focus on China
o    The ‘Triple Win’: Beijing’s Blueprint for International Industrial Capacity Cooperation
·         Terrorism Monitor, September 17, 2015, v. 13, no. 19 
o    The Gloves Come Off: The Dutch Response to Jihadists in Syria and Iraq
o    Turkey’s New Syria Policy: Preventing Islamic State and Kurdish Expansion
o    The Islamic State’s Uneven Trajectory in Libya

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Concept for Health Services, August 2015 

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lexington, Institute

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2015 [updated September 18, 2015

Middle East Political Science

National Defense University Press

National Intelligence University (NIU)

National Security Archive

NATO Defense College

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Observer Research Foundation

Office of Justice Programs
·         Crime and Policing Revisited 

Omega Research Foundation

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends 

Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends

Pew Research Center Internet, Science & Tech
·         Libraries at the Crossroads 

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Small Wars Journal
·         Clausewitz: In Praise of Hate 
·         Strategy for the Shades of Gray 

South African Institute of International Affairs

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Wilson Center

World Bank