Sunday, February 21, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 02-19-2016

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AEI Critical Threats

Afghanistan Analysts Network

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         Egypt—Pharaonic Politics Redux? 
·         Japan’s Strategic Ties with Iran 

Atlantic Council
·         Security and Public Order 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Obama and Israel: The Final Year 

Brookings Institution
·         Why Copenhagen Works 



CATO Institute
·         Reforming Air Traffic Control 

Center for Global Development

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #21 - Taiwanese Presidential Transitions Need Less Turbulence 
·         PacNet #20 - South Korea’s Big Strategic Bet to Rein in North Korea 

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         Future of Police Missions 

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, February2016, v. 9, no. 2 
o    A View from the CT Foxhole: An Interview with GEN(R) John P. Abizaid
o    University Radicalization: Pakistan's Next Counterterrorism Challenge
o    The First Islamic State: A Look Back at the Islamic Emirate of Kunar
o    The Ties that Bind: How Terrorists Exploit Family Bonds
o    The Military Doctrine of the Islamic State and the Limits of Ba'athist Influence
o    Junud al-Sham and the German Foreign Fighter Threat
o    Depictions of Children and Youth in the Islamic State's Martyrdom Propaganda, 2015-2016

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         2016 Operational Energy Strategy 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG-16-37 Conditions at CBP's Forward Operating Bases along the Southwest Border (Redacted) 

Department of State

Department of Veteran Affairs
·         OIG 14-03540-123 Veterans Crisis Line Caller Response and Quality Assurance Concerns 


East-West Institute

Elliot School of International Affairs - Central Asia Program

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Feinstein International Center
·         Narratives of Famine: Somalia 2011 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

German Council on Foreign Relations

German Development Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Counterfeit Parts: DOD Needs to Improve Reporting and Oversight to Reduce Supply Chain Risk. GAO-16-236  
·         Defense Logistics: Enhanced Policy and Procedures Needed to Improve Management of Sensitive Conventional Ammunition. GAO-16-202 
·         DOD Service Acquisition: Improved Use of Available Data Needed to Better Manage and Forecast Service Contract Requirements. GAO-16-119 
·         International Remittances: Actions Needed to Address Unreliable Official U.S. Estimate. GAO-16-60 
·         International Remittances: Money Laundering Risks and Views on Enhanced Customer Verification and Recordkeeping Requirements. GAO-16-65  
·         Missile Defense: Assessment of DOD's Reports on Status of Efforts and Options for Improving Homeland Missile Defense. GAO-16-254R  
·         Military Base Realignments and Closures: More Guidance and Information Needed to Take Advantage of Opportunities to Consolidate Training.  GAO-16-45 
·         Transportation Security: Status of GAO Recommendations on TSA's Security-Related Technology Acquisitions. GAO-16-176 
·         Transportation Security: TSA Has Taken Actions to Address Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act Requirements. GAO-16-285 

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report No 77 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report: February 12 - 17, 2016  
·         ISIS’s Campaign in Libya: January 4-February 19, 2016 
·         Russia Security Update: February 2-17, 2016 

Institute of Development Studies

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, February 19, 2016, v. 15, no. 4 
o    The Battle for the Euphrates: Turkey's Response to Kurdish Expansion
o    Kashmir Jihadism and the Threat to India
o    Capitalizing on Chaos: AQAP Advances in Yemen

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2016 [updated February 17, 2016
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2016 [updated February 17, 2016

Martens Centre for European Studies

Migration Policy Centre

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

Mossavar-Rahmani Center For Business and Government

National Security Archive

NATO Defense College
·         Vox Collegii Magazine, 2016, v. 12I 
o    The Readiness Action Plan: NATO Shapes Its Future Strategic Posture
o    Turkey's Importance in the Current Crisis in the Middle East
o    The Role of Women and Gender Policies in Addressing the Military Conflict Ukraine
o    The Middle East Faculty: A Seven=year success Story for the NDC

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
·         The Antennas of Pine Gap 

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Oxford Research Group
·         The World as Seen from Raqqa 

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency
·         Policing and Media in Pakistan 

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
·         Russian Doping in Sports 

Pew Research Center
·         5 facts about the Supreme Court 

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Program on Extremism, George Washington University


Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Soufan Group

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
·         Intelligence Report, Spring 2016, issue no. 160  
o    The Year in Hate & Extremism
o    Life After Hate
o    Fear and Loathing in Montana
o    Aryan Deflations
o    Backlash
o    ‘Culture Jamming’
o    Seeing Red

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR 16-16  Afghan Ministry of Defense Headquarters: $154.7 Million Building Appears Well Built, but Has Several Construction Issues that Should Be Assessed 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Transnational Institute
·         The Privatising Industry in Europe 

Transparency International

Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security

UK House of Commons
·         Gangs: A Select Bibliography  

Union of Concerned Scientists
·         Reducing the Risk of Nuclear War 

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

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         WEEKLY ADDRESS: A New Chapter with Cuba 

Wilson Center
·         Africa Year in Review 2015 

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control