Sunday, October 11, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 10-02-2015

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American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
·         Is peace within reach in Colombia? 

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, August 2015, v.22, no. 9 
o    Assessment of ICD-9-based case definitions for influenza-like illness surveillance
o    Incidence of syphilis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 1 January 2010 through 31 August 2015
o    Brief report: Rate of prescriptions by therapeutic classification, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2014
o    Deployment-related conditions of special surveillance interest

Asia Society

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Kuwait: Women in Politics 

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
·         Russia for Russians! 

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brennan Center for Justice

Broadband Commission for Digital Development
·         State of Broadband 2015 

·         The Prince of Counterterrorism 


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Carnegie Moscow Center

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
·         Homeland Security Affairs, v. 11, September 2015 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #66 - Washington debut: a strategic Jokowi? 
·         PacNet #65 - Next Steps for Myanmar and the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention 

Center for the Study of Intelligence
·         Studies in Intelligence, 59, no. 3, September 2015 
o    Rethinking the Concept of Global Coverage in the US Intelligence Community
o    Cooperation and Integration among Australia’s National Security Community
o    Covering Coups in Saigon in the Early 1960s

Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World
·         Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, 2015, v. 19 
o    The Impact of ISIS on Global Salafism and South Asian Jihad
o    The Brotherhood Divided
o    The Rise and Decline of Ansar al-Sharia in Libya
o    The Patient Preacher: Yusuf al-Qaradawi's Long Game
o    The Prospects for Reform in Islam
o    Prophecy & the Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent
o    Jordanian Salafism and the Jihad in Syria
o    AQAP's Ideological Battles at Home and Abroad 

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
·         Tor Dark Net 

Centre for Security Governance

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee - Foreign Fighter Task Force
Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Council on Foreign Relations
·         A China-Vietnam Military Clash 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2015-177 Assessment of DoD/USCENTCOM and Coalition Plans/Efforts to Train, Advise, and Assist the Iraqi Army to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 
·         DODIG-2015-183 Evaluation of DoD’s Force Health Protection Measures During Operation United Assistance 
·         Policy Memorandum 15-002, “Guidance for the Domestic Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems” 

Department of State
·         Counterterrorism Communications 

Department of the Army
·         AR 34-1, Multinational Force Interoperability 

East-West Center

Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Norway Country Analysis Brief - September2015 

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Policies

European Policy Centre (EPC)


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         2014 Crime in the United States 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
·         National Preparedness Goal 

Federation Of American Scientists

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Putin, Obama, and the Middle East  

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


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Disaster Contracting: FEMA Needs to Cohesively Manage Its Workforce and Fully Address Post-Katrina Reforms. GAO-15-783 
·         DOD Contract Services: Improvements Made to Planning and Implementation of Fiscal Controls. GAO-15-780 
·         DOD Financial Management: Continued Actions Needed to Address Congressional Committee Panel Recommendations. GAO-15-463 
·         Federal Information Security: Agencies Need to Correct Weaknesses and Fully Implement Security Programs. GAO-15-714 
·         Ford Class Aircraft Carrier: Poor Outcomes Are the Predictable Consequences of the Prevalent Acquisition Culture. GAO-16-84T [testimony] 
·         Managing for Results: Implementation of GPRA Modernization Act Has Yielded Mixed Progress in Addressing Pressing Governance Challenges. GAO-15-819  
·         Pipeline Safety: Department of Transportation Needs to Complete Regulatory, Data, and Guidance Efforts. GAO-15-843T [testimony] 
·         Spent Nuclear Fuel: Legislative, Technical, and Societal Challenges to Its Transportation. GAO-16-121T [testimony]   

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for Strategic Dialogue
·         The Need for Exit Programmes 

Institute for the Study of War
·         ISIS-Linked Regional Activity
o    August 2015   
o    September 2015 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) 

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Estimating VAT Pass Through 

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, v. 15, no.19, October 2, 2015 
o    Chinese Rocket Launches Point to Robust, Expanding Capabilities
o    Xi Jinping Burnishes Foreign Policy Credentials Despite Lack of Achievement At U.S. Summit
o    China’s Search for a “Strategic Air Force”
o    China and Russia Multiply Efforts in Global Agenda-Setting
o    The End of China’s Play in the Canadian Oil Sandbox?
·         Terrorism Monitor, v. 13, no. 20, October 2, 2015  
o    Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Evolves Under Pressure
o    The Islamic State’s Balkan “Strongholds”
o    Saudi Arabia’s Yemen Intervention: A High Risk Gamble?

Korea Institute for National Unification
·         Is the Era of Pax Sinica Arriving? 

Lowy Institute for International Relations

Manhattan Institute

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
·         MIT Technology Review, September 2015
o    Fighting ISIS Online 

Middle East Studies
·         MES Insights, v.6, no. 5, September 2015 
o    Get Saleh

National Academies Press

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

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)


Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         Operational Terms and Symbols 

Stanley Foundation

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy 

White House

Wilson Center

World Economic Forum