Monday, February 1, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 01-29-2016

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Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Air Land Sea Application (ALSA) Center
·         Air Land Sea Bulletin, Winter 2016 
·         Airspace Coordination Areas Take Us Back to the Future
·         Directed Energy Weapons Systems, Cost Saver and Force Multiplier for Joint Force 2025
·         Disaster Response to Industrialized Nations: Challenge and Lessons Learned from US-Japan Partnership
·         Resurgence of Joint Air Attack Team (JAAT) Tactics
·         Special Operations and Conventional Forces Interdependence: An Introduction

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Amnesty International

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Atlantic Council

Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
·         A Useful Crisis for Moldova 

Berkman Center on Internet & Society

Brookings Institute

Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for Infrastructure Protection & Homeland Security
·         CIP Report, January 2016- Education 

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies. (CSIS)
·         Korea Chair Monitor, January 13 - January 27,2016, v. 4, no. 1 
·         PacNet #13 - Here We Go Again! 
·         PacNet #12 - Alliance Maintenance in the Turnbull Era: A Good Driver Isn’t Everything 
·         PacNet #11 -- Domestic Interests and “Strategic Benefits” in Australia-Japan Submarine Deal 
·         PacNet #10A -- What is North Korea Up to with Its Fourth Nuclear Test? 
·         PacNet #10 - Never Say Never 

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Security Governance

Chatham House

Clingednael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         New Criminal Powers 

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

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


Department of Defense (DOD)
·         Force of the Future
·         Space Domain Mission Assurance: A Resilience Taxonomy [white paper] 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         Counter-IED Resources Guide (Office for Bombing Prevention) 

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Refugees versus Terrorists 
·         Syrian Refugee Flows – and Ebbs 

European Parliament


Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

French Institute of International Relations

Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

German Council on Foreign Relations
·         Insecurity in Sinai and Beyond 

German Development Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         No End of History 

Global Center on Cooperative Security

Government Accountability Office (GAO) 
·         Army Contracting: Training and Guidance Needed to Ensure Appropriate Use of the Option to Extend Services Clause. GAO-16-262R 
·         Data Act: Data Standards Established, but More Complete and Timely Guidance Is Needed to Ensure Effective Implementation. GAO-16-261 
·         Defense Infrastructure: Energy Conservation Investment Program Needs Improved Reporting, Measurement, and Guidance. GAO-16-162 
·         Defense Infrastructure: Improvement Needed in Energy Reporting and Security Funding at Installations with Limited Connectivity. GAO-16-164 
·         Excess Personal Property: DOD Should Further Reassess the Priorities of Its Disposal Process. GAO-16-44 
·         Information Security: DHS Needs to Enhance Capabilities, Improve Planning, and Support Greater Adoption of Its National Cybersecurity Protection System. GAO-16-294 
·         U.S. Border Communities: Ongoing DOT Efforts Could Help Address Impacts of International Freight Rail. GAO-16-274 

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch
·         World Report 2016 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report: January 20-25, 2016 
·         ISIS Sanctuary: January 29, 2016 
·         Russia Airstrikes in Syria: January 20-25, 2016 
·         Russia Security Update: January 12-26, 2016 
·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria

Institute of Development Studies

Institute of International Affairs

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Assessment and Strategy Center

International Centre for Defense and Security

International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, January 26,2016, v. 16, no. 2 
o    In a Fortnight: Xi Jinping’s Middle East Diplomacy
o    New Law Reshapes Chinese Counterterrorism Policy and Operations
o    China’s First Overseas Base in Djibouti, An Enabler for its Middle East Policy
o    China’s Counter-Terrorism Calculus
o    China and the United Arab Emirates: Sustainable Silk Road Partnership?

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, 15 January 2016  
·         Joint Pub 4-03, Joint Bulk Petroleum and Water Doctrine, 11 January 2016 

Joint Special Operations University

Middle East Studies, Marine Corps University

National Commission on the Future of the Army

NATO Defense College

Naval War College
·         International Law Studies, 2016, v. 92 
o    The Combatant’s Stance: Autonomous Weapons on the Battlefield
o    Off Target: Selection, Precaution, and Proportionality in the DoD Manual
o    The DoD Law of War Manual and its Critics: Some Observations

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
·         Peace and Stability Journal, January 2016, v. 6, no. 2 
·         Developing and Delivering Border Management Strategic Planning in Conflict Affected States
·         African Standby Forces: The Optimal Mechanism for Multilateral Theater Security Cooperation
·         Evolving the Swarm: Events Organizational Change Advances Security Cooperation Planning
·         Civil Affairs Symposium: "Civil Affairs: A Force for Engagement and Conflict Prevention"
·         A Two-Sided Coin: Strengthening TCC/PCC Institutions

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Polish Institute of International Affairs


Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies  (RUSI)

Small Wars Journal
·         COIN Logistics: Let’s Do Camels 

Soufan Group

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Stanley Foundation

Stimson Center

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
·         NGP West Africa Workshop Report 

Strategic Studies Institute
·         Army War College Review, 2016, v. 2, no. 1 
o    A Grand Strategy of Restraint: Neither Grand nor Strategic
o    Democracy Promotion in the Post-Cold War Era
o    Public Disclosure Websites and Extremist Threats
o    The Ideological and Political Power of the Islamic State
o    Negotiating with Terrorists: The Way Forward

Transparency International
·         Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 

U.S. European Command
·         Theater Strategy 

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         The Current Situation in Colombia 

Wilson Center

White House

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control

World Bank
·         Commodity Markets Outlook 

World Economic Forum