Monday, December 21, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 12-18-2015

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Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 44, December 2015: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence 

Atlantic Council

Australian National University – Strategic & Defence Studies Centre
·         A Strategy towards Indonesia 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center


CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security
·         Charting the Sea of Goodwill 

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Cyber & Homeland Security
·         Paris Insights 

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
·         Homeland Security Affairs, December 2015  

Center for Immigration Studies

Center for Infrastructure Protection & Homeland Security
·         CIP Report, November/December 2015, v. 14, no. 12 - Resilience 

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest (RAD) No. 177: Information Warfare 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Issues and Insights Vol. 15, No. 14 - The Abe Restoration 
·         Korea Chair Monitor, v. 3, no. 22, December 3- December 16, 2015 
·         PacNet #86 - Reassessing Abenomics 
·         PacNet #85 - Understanding PLA Reforms 

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, December 2015, v. 9, no. 6  
o    The Evolution of Al Qaeda’s Global Network and Al Qaeda Core’s Position Within it: A Network Analysis
o    Radical Groups’ Social Pressure Towards Defectors: The Case of Right-Wing Extremist Groups
o    Religion, Democracy and Terrorism
o    20 Years Later: A Look Back at the Unabomber Manifesto
o    Re-Examining the Involvement of Converts in Islamist Terrorism: A Comparison of the U.S. and U.K.
o    Terrorist Practices: Sketching a New Research Agenda
o    Eyewitness Accounts from Recent Defectors from Islamic State: Why They Joined, What They Saw, Why They Quit
o    Bibliography: Homegrown Terrorism and Radicalisation
o    Counterterrorism Bookshelf: 40 Books on Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism-Related Subjects

Center for the Study of the Drone

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for European Studies

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre on Religion & Geopolitics

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, v. 8, no. 11, November/December 2015 
o    The Islamic State Goes Global
o    The Paris Attacks and the Evolving Islamic State Threat to France
o    A View from the CT Foxhole: An Interview with Zainab N. Ahmad, Asst. U.S. Attorney
o    A Frontline Report: The Ground War Against the Islamic State
o    Wilayat Sinai Risks Backlash After Metrojet Bombing
o    The Islamic State in Southern Syria
o    Profile: Paris Attack Ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud
o    San Bernardino and the Islamic State Footprint in America
o    The Beirut Bombings and the Islamic State’s Threat to Lebanon

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Preventive Priorities Survey: 2016 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of State

Department of the Army
·         ADRP 1-02 - Terms and Military Symbols 

East West Center

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Mali: An Endangered Peace 
·         Mutual Defence – One Month On 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC)

European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

French Institute of International Relations


Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Air Travel and Communicable Diseases: Comprehensive Federal Plan Needed for U.S. Aviation System's Preparedness.  GAO-16-127 
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: Measures Needed to Assess Agencies’ Promotion of the Cybersecurity Framework. GAO-16-152 
·         Defense Acquisition Workforce: Actions Needed to Guide Planning Efforts and Improve Workforce Capability. GAO-16-80 
·         Defense Health Care: Research on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. GAO-16-154 
·         DOD Financial Management: Improved Documentation Needed to Support the Air Force’s Military Payroll and Meet Audit Readiness Goals. GAO-16-68 
·         Internet Protocol Transition: FCC Should Strengthen Its Data Collection Efforts to Assess the Transition's Effects. GAO-16-167 
·         Littoral Combat Ship: Knowledge of Survivability and Lethality Capabilities Needed Prior to Making Major Funding Decisions. GAO-16-201 
·         Operational Contract Support: Additional Actions Needed To Manage, Account for, and Vet Defense Contractors in Africa. GAO-16-105 
·         State and Local Governments’ Fiscal Outlook: 2015 Update. GAO-16-260SP 
·         TSA Acquisitions: Further Actions Needed to Improve Efficiency of Screening Technology Test and Evaluation. GAO-16-117 

Heritage Foundation

Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI)

Hudson Institute
·         An Alternative to Obamacare 

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, December 17, 2015 
o    Peace at a Price: Nigeria's Presidential Amnesty Plan
o    Military Integration in Africa
·         Global Trends in Space
·         Global Trends in Civil and Commercial Space (Presentation) 

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report No 76 
·         South African Crime Quarterly, December 2015,no. 54 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report: December 8 - 14, 2015 
·         Russia Security Update: December 9-15, 2015 
·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria: December 7-17, 2015 
·         Ukraine Crisis Update: December 14, 2015 

Institute of Development Studies  (IDS)

International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC)

International Crisis Group
·         Iran After the Nuclear Deal 
·         Mali: Peace from Below? 

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, December 17, 2015, v. 13, no., 24 
o    Russian Intervention in Syria
o    Rebel Reaction to Russian Intervention
o    Turkey’s Reaction to the War in Syria
o    The Kurdish Periphery
o    Caliphate at War: Islamic State Ideology, War Fighting and State Formation
o    ISIS and al-Qaeda: Tactical Twins, Strategic Enemies
o    Europe’s Jihadist Pipeline to Syria
o    Islamic State and West Africa

Martens Centre for European Studies

Migration Policy Institute

Military Cyber Professionals Association
·         Military Cyber Affairs, 2015, v. 1, no. 1 
o    A Challenge for the Military Cyber Workforce
o    Cybersoace Operations Planning: Operating a Technical Military Force Beyond the Kinetic Domains
o    The Islamic State’s Use of Online Social Media
o    Reliable Presence Detection through Passive IEEE 802.11 Management Frame Sniffing
o    Data to Decisions for Cyberspace Operations
o    Brandishing the Cybered Bear: Information War and the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

National Academies Press

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence
·         Insider Threat Detection Study 

NATO Defense College

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

New America’s International Security Program
·         International Security Data Site 

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency
·         Local Government System in India 

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Polish Institute of International Affairs

·         A Peace Plan for Syria 

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Arms Journal
·         The Coming Anarchy in the Levant 
·         No Thanksgiving Without Turkey 

Small Wars Survey
·         Recoilless Weapons 

Stimson Center

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)


Transparency International

United Kingdom House of Commons

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
·         New Steps for Disaster Risk Awareness   

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
·         Southeast Asia Opium Survey, 2015 

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Is There a 'Moderate' Islam? 

White House

Wilson Center

World Bank
·         2016 International Debt Statistics