Sunday, March 27, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 03-25-2016

38 North

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute
·         The Race Thus Far 

Amnesty International

Atlantic Council
·         Train, Hone, Deter 

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Putin's "Sacred Mission" in Syria 

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center

·         Islamists on Islamism Today 

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         Russian Elite Opinion After Crimea 

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #30 - A Pragmatic Public: Observations of Japan’s 2016 Public Opinion Survey on Diplomacy 
·         PacNet #29 - Obama’s Recent China Policy – More Resolve, Rising Tension 

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         Iraq at War (Again) 

College of Europe

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
·         Terror Threat Snapshot: March 2016 

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Understanding Myanmar 

Department of the Army

Department of State

Department of the Navy

East West Center

East Asia Institute

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Policy Centre

European Union Agency for Network and Information Security

Federation Of American Scientists

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         2015 Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements. GAO-16-320 
·         Administrative Leave: Evaluation of DHS's New Policy Can Help Identify Progress toward Reducing Leave Use. GAO-16-342 
·         F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: Preliminary Observations on Program Progress. GAO-16-489T  [Testimony] 
·         Federal Protective Service: Enhancements to Performance Measures and Data Quality Processes Could Improve Human Capital Planning. GAO-16-384 
· Actions Needed to Enhance Information Security and Privacy Controls. GAO-16-265 
·         Unmanned Carrier-Based Aircraft System: Debate over System's Role Led to Focus on Aerial Refueling. GAO-16-389R 
·         Vehicle Safety: Enhanced Project Management of New Information Technology Could Help Improve NHTSA's Oversight of Safety Defects. GAO-16-312 

Heritage Foundation

Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC)
·         HDIAC Journal, March 2016, v. 3, no. 1 
o    Technical Inquiry Highlight: Safety Culture in the U.S. Pipeline Industry
o    EPA and DHS Partner in Radiation Decontamination Project
o    Megacities through the Lens of Social Media
o    Technical Inquiry Highlight: Military Water Filtration Systems
o    Sprayable Foam: Limiting Blood Loss on the Battlefield
o    Special Operations: Leveraging Innovation to Improve Battlefield Performance
o    Technical Inquiry Highlight: Hydrogels in Biomedical Applications
o    Unfamiliar Face Recognition: Security, Surveillance and Smartphones

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, March 24, 2016 
o    Ethiopia Moves Forward on Hydropower Dams
o    Leaving Nothing to Chance: Social Media and the 2016 Republic of Congo

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report, 2016, No 78 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report: March 15 - 21, 2016 
·         ISIS Global Strategy: March 2016 

Institute of Development Studies  (IDA)

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies

International Crisis Group

International Institute for Counter-Terrorism
·         The Brussels Attacks 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Italian Institute for International Political Studies

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, March 18, 2016, v. 15, no. 6 
o    Cote d’Ivoire: AQIM Expands Its Reach in West Africa
o    Tanzania: Suspected al-Shabaab Militants killedin Arusha
o    Pakistan Battles a Resurgent Hizb ut Tahrir
o    The Ben Guerdane Attack and Tunisia’s Tackling of Terrorism
o    Retaking Palymyra: The Slow Campaign Against Islamic State in Syria

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lexington Institute

Médecins Sans Frontières

National Academies Press

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

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)

Office of Director National Intelligence

Oxfam Policy & Practice  
·         Yemen's Invisible Food Crisis 

Oxford Research Group

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peace Research Institute

Pew Research Center Internet, Science & Tech
·         Lifelong Learning and Technology 

Pew Research Center Religion & Public Life

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Small Wars Journal
·         Complex IPB [Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield] 
·         Nine Lessons of Russian Propaganda 

Soufan Group

UK Secretary of State for Defence

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Egypt Renews Its Crackdown on NGOs 

White House
·         FACT SHEET: Health Care Accomplishments 
·         FACT SHEET: United States-Cuba Relationship 

Wilson Center
·         Ukraine: What’s a Language For?