Monday, March 14, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 03-11-2016

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Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

American Enterprise Institute

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council
·         U.S. Oil Export Outlook 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Zika Virus in the U.S. and Mexico 


Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         Sunni Predicament in Iraq 

Center for Global Development

Center for Immigration Studies

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Korea Chair Monitor, v. 4, no. 4, February 25- March 9, 2016 
·         PacNet #26 - Crisis on the Korean Peninsula: Time for “Plan B”? 
·         PacNet #25 - Replacing Armistice Agreement with Peace Agreement is the Best Way for Ensuring Peace 
·         PacNet #24 - Mahathir & Anwar vs Najib: How Will It End? 

Centre for International Governance Innovation

Centre for Security Governance

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         Overview Syrian Peace Talks 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Air Force Modernization 
·         Military Personnel Posture 

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Growing Stress on Jordan 
·         The Islamic State 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General
·         DODIG-2015-097 - Evaluation of DoD's Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for Support to Civil Authorities [redacted]  
·         DODIG-2016-058 -Army Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 Procurement Quantity Not Supported for Future Army Forces 


East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Algeria Country Analysis Brief - March 2016 
·         United Kingdom Country Analysis Brief - March2016 

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Policy Centre

European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, March 2016 
o    Mental Preparedness Training
o    Leading Through Listening
o    Friday Night Lights
o    Leading By Addressing the Cyber Threat

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

Geneva Declaration

German Council on Foreign Relations

German Development Institute

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Bee Health: USDA and EPA Should Take Additional Actions to Address Threats to Bee Populations. GAO-16-220  
·         Defense Weather Satellites: Analysis of Alternatives Is Useful for Certain Capabilities, but Ineffective Coordination Limited Assessment of Two Critical Capabilities. GAO-16-252R 
·         Emergency Communications: Actions Needed to Better Coordinate Federal Efforts in the National Capital Region. GAO-16-249 
·         Energy Employees Compensation: DOL Generally Followed Its Procedures to Process Claims but Could Strengthen Some Internal Controls. GAO-16-74 
·         National Flood Insurance Program: Options for Providing Affordability Assistance. GAO-16-190   
·         Oil and Gas Management: Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Restructuring Has Not Addressed Long-Standing Oversight Deficiencies. GAO-16-245  
·         Space Acquisitions: Challenges Facing DOD as it Changes Approaches to Space Acquisitions. GAO-16-471T [testimony] 
·         Troubled Asset Relief Program: Treasury Should Estimate Future Expenditures for the Making Home Affordable Program. GAO-16-351 
·         U.S. Secret Service: Data Analyses Could Better Inform the Domestic Field Office Structure. GAO-16-288 

Institute for Defense Analyses
·         Africa Watch, March 10, 2016 
o    How Will the United States Respond to the Islamic State in Libya?
o    Former VP Mujuru Launches Challenge to Mugabe in Zimbabwe
o    Former Tanzanian President Mkapa Named New Mediator in Burundi Peace Talks

Heritage Foundation

Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW)

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)
·         The ICIT Ransomware Report 

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report: March 1 - 7, 2016 
·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria: February 27 - March 7, 2016 

Institute of Development Studies

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
·         Brexit or No Brexit? 
·         The Spitzenkandidaten Procedure 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, March 10,2016, v. 16,  no. 5 
o    China’s Quest For Food Security by 2020; Chinese Submarines Step Up Patrols in the Indian Ocean
o    Will “Core of the Leadership” Xi Jinping Rule for 15 Years Or More?
o    Seeking Loyalty Amongst the Four Key Groups – The Tactics of Xi’s Domestic Politics
o    China and Iran Forge Ahead With Commitment to Further Expand Relations
o    Understanding China’s Response to North Korean Missile, Nuclear Tests

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Migration Policy Institute

Mineta National Transit Research Consortium

National Academies Press

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

NATO Defense College

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

New America
·         World of Drones: Military 

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)


Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
·         SOLLIMS Sampler, March 2016,v. 7, no. 1 
o    Building Stable Governance

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Internet, Science &Tech

Pew Research Center Religion & Public Life

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Quilliam Foundation
·         The Children of Islamic State 


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Save the Children

Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

Stimson Center
·         Grading Progress on U.S. Drone Policy   

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         A Safe Zone in Southern Syria 

Wilson Center