Monday, November 2, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 10-30-2015

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Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, October 2015, v. 22, no. 10 
o    Chikungunya infection in DoD healthcare beneficiaries following the 2013 introduction of the virus into the Western Hemisphere, 1 January 2014 to 28 February 2015
o    Update: Cold weather injuries, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2010-June 2015
o    Surveillance snapshot: Influenza immunization among U.S. Armed Forces healthcare workers, August 2010-April 2015
o    Deployment-related conditions of special surveillance interest

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Association for the Conservation of Energy (UK)

Atlantic Council

AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
·         Europe Behind (mis)Understandings 
·         Mao's Place in Xi's "China Dream" 

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center


CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security

Center for International Policy
·         Military Spending in Maryland 

Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
·         Undersea Warfare Game Changers 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #71 - Obama Welcomes Jokowi: What For? 
·         PacNet #72 - Britain’s New ‘Special Relationship’? 
·         PacNet #73 - Can India Make It Without Manufacturing? 

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Game Changers – Undersea Warfare 

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space & Technology

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Competition in the Indian Ocean 
·         Keeping the Edge: U.S. Innovation 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Justice

Department of the Army
·         ATP 3-07.6 - Protection of Civilians 

East-West Center

Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Hybrid: What’s in a Name? 

EU Spring

European Parliament Think Tank

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center

European Union

·         Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2015 
·         Euro-Mediterranean Statistics 

Feinstein International Center

German Institute of Global and Area Studies

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         2013 Sequestration and Shutdown: Selected Agencies Generally Managed Unobligated Balances in Reviewed Accounts, but Balances Exceeded Target Levels in Two Accounts. GAO-16-26 
·         Amphibious Combat Vehicle: Some Acquisition Activities Demonstrate Best Practices; Attainment of Amphibious Capability to be Determined. GAO-16-22 
·         Army Corps of Engineers: Action Needed to Ensure the Quality of Maintenance Dredging Contract Cost Data. GAO-15-810 
·         Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Risk-Informed Covert Assessments and Oversight of Corrective Actions Could Strengthen Capabilities at the Border. GAO-16-191T [testimony] 
·         Defense Acquisitions: Joint Action Needed by DOD and Congress to Improve Outcomes. GAO-16-187T [testimony] 
·         Federal Supply Chains: Opportunities to Improve the Management of Climate-Related Risks. GAO-16-32 
·         Military Personnel: DOD Should Develop a Plan to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Its Career Intermission Pilot Program. GAO-16-35 
·         Space Acquisitions: GAO Assessment of DOD Responsive Launch Report. GAO-16-156R 
·         Southeast Asia: Trends in U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement in Indonesia and Vietnam. GAO-16-186 
·         Trusted Defense Microelectronics: Future Access and Capabilities Are Uncertain. GAO-16-185T [testimony] 
·         VA Mental Health: Clearer Guidance on Access Policies and Wait-Time Data Needed. GAO-16-24 
·         VA Mental Health: Action Needed to Improve Access Policies and Wait-Time Data. GAO-16-170T [testimony] 
·         VA Health Care: Oversight Improvements Needed for Nurse Recruitment and Retention Initiatives. GAO-15-794 
·         Workers' Compensation: Health Benefit Programs for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and for Employees of U.S. Agency for International Development Contractors. GAO-16-28R 

Heritage Foundation
·         Stagnant Wages: What the Data Show 

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Control of Terrain Map: October 30, 2015 
·         Iraq Situation Report:  October 21 - 26, 2015 
·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria
·         Russian Military Activity: October 21 - 27, 2015 

International Centre for Defence and Security

International Crisis Group

Joint Information Operations Warfare Center
·         IO Sphere: The Professional Journal of Joint Information Operations, Fall, 2015 
o    China:  Adversary or Global Partner
o    Limits to US-China Mil-to-Mil Engagements Under the 2000 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
o    Harmonizing Joint Fires and Information-Related Capabilities
o    Flipping the Paradigm: Moving to a World of Offensively Postured Forces
o    Reversing the Relationship: IO Support to Intelligence
o    Information Operations Best Practices Collaboration
o    A Myth Retold: The Army's MILDEC Program in the 21st Century
o    China: Soft Power
o    The Solution to Russian Propaganda in not EU or NATO Propaganda but Advanced Social Science to Understand and Mitigate Its Effect in Targeted Populations
o    The Neuroscience of Influential Strategic Narratives and Storylines
o    The Fusion of Influence: A Model for the Future
o    Assessing and Evaluating DOD Inform, Influence and Persuade Efforts: Guidance for Practitioners

Konrad Adenauer Foundation
·         Time to Rethink EU Strategy? 

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

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

National Security Archive

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

NATO Defense College

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Internet, Science & Tech

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

·         Enhancing U.S. Coast Guard Metrics 

Royal Danish Defense College

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal
·         Ready for What? 

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         Quarterly Report to the United States Congress, October 2015   
·         SIGAR 16-3-AR - Afghan Local Police: A Critical Rural Security Initiative Lacks Adequate Logistics Support, Oversight, and Direction 

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Wilson Center

World Economic Forum
·         Top Ten Urban Innovations