Monday, March 21, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 03-18-2016

38 North

Air Force Research Institute

Air University Press

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Foreign Policy Council

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council
·         Fact Sheet: Changes in Cuba 
·         Why the Congo Matters 

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Berkman Center on Internet & Society

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brennan Center


Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)
Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
·         Army Modernization Challenge 
·         PacNet #28 - Philippines v. China arbitration: Be Careful What You Wish For 
·         PacNet #27 - Principles for Planning a US Alliance with a Unified Korea 

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Security Governance

Chatham House
·         Syria and Its Neighbors 
·         Salvaging Syria’s Economy 

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, March 2016, v. 9, no. 3 
o    How Realistic Is Libya as an Islamic State "Fallback"?
o    A View from the CT Foxhole: John J. Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism, NYPD, with Ambassador Michael Sheehan
o    The Islamic State in the Philippines: A Looming Shadow in Southeast Asia?
o    Losing Territory and Lashing Out: The Islamic State and International Terror
o    The Islamic State Threat to Britain: Evidence from Recent Terror Trials
o    The Last Hope for the al-Qa`ida Old Guard? A Profile of Saif al-`Adl

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Budget Committee
·         Summary & Key Facts 
·         Charts & Graphs 
·         Summary Tables 

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
·         The Security of U.S. Visa Programs 

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office  (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Renewed Confrontation in Georgia 
·         U.S.-Cuba Relations 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction 8530.01 - Cybersecurity Activities Support to DoD Information Network Operations 

Department of Justice

Department of State
·         Atrocities Prevention Report 

East Asia Institute

Economist Intelligence Unit
·         Worldwide Cost of Living 2016 

Egmont Institute

Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy
·         Industry Study—Shipbuilding 

EU Institute for Security Studies

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Parliament
·         Organized Crime and  Corruption: Cost of Non-Europe
o    Report   
o    Annex II 
o    Annex III 
·         Poverty in the European Union 

European Parliament Think Tank
·         Research in the European Treaties 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

French Institute of International Relations (Institut Français des Relations Internationales)

German Council on Foreign Relations

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Center on Cooperative Security

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Aviation Forecasting: FAA Should Implement Additional Risk-Management Practices in Forecasting Aviation Activity. GAO-16-210 
·         Critical Defense Materials: Government Collected Data Are Sufficiently Reliable to Assess Tantalum Availability. GAO-16-335   
·         Defense Infrastructure: More Accurate Data Would Allow DOD to Improve the Tracking, Management, and Security of Its Leased Facilities. GAO-16-101  
·         Department of Homeland Security: Progress Made, but Work Remains in Strengthening Acquisition and Other Management Functions. GAO-16-507T [testimony] 
·         Unmanned Aerial Systems: Further Actions Needed to Fully Address Air Force and Army Pilot Workforce Challenges. GAO-16-527T [Testimony] 

Henley Putnam University
·         Journal of Strategic Security, 2016, v. 9, no. 1 
o    Designing Danger: Complex Engineering by Violent Non-State Actors - Special Issue
o    The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the Development of Mortars
o    Aum Shinrikyo’s Nuclear and Chemical Weapons Development Efforts
o    The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Development of Narco-Submarines
o    Los Zetas and Proprietary Radio Network Development
o    Digging Into Israel: The Sophisticated Tunneling Network of Hamas
o    A.Q. Khan Nuclear Smuggling Network
o    Comparative Analysis of VNSA Complex Engineering Efforts

Heritage Foundation

Heritage Institute

Homeland Security Advisory Council

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

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

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

Institute for International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute for Security & Development Policy
·         China's Evolving Middle East Role 

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report: March 8 - 14, 2016 
·         Russia Security Update: March 3-17, 2016 
·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria: February 29 - March 15, 2016 
·         Ukraine Crisis Update: March 18, 2016 

Institute of Development Studies

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the Organization of American States (OAS)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Bank Solvency and Funding Cost 

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Joint Special Operations University
·         2016 Special Operations Essays 
o    Daydreams of an Operational Planner: Reimagining the Counterterrorism Task Force
o    Bringing the Alliance Back to SOF: The Role of NATO Special Operations Headquarters in Countering Russian Hybrid Warfare
o    Collaborative Warfare: Countering Hybrid Threats through Convergence
o    An Analysis of the Influence of Clausewitz’s Friction, From Nonmilitary Fields Over the Frictions in the Military During the Chavin de Huantar Hostage Rescue
o    Measuring the Immeasurable: Assessing the Effectiveness of Engineering Civic Assistance Projects
o    Seizing the Initiative through Violence: The Hybrid Warfare Counteroffensive

Knights of Columbus and In Defense of Christians

Korea Institute for National Unification

Mercatus Center

Migration Policy Institute

National Academies Press

National Defense University Press

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence Tallinn

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Naval War College
·         Naval War College Review, Spring 2016, v. 69, no. 2 
o    The Effect of the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 on Naval Strategy, 1987–1994
o    The 1974 Paracels Sea Battle: A Campaign Appraisal
o    WHO IS AT THE HELM The Past Present and Future Leaders of Chinas Navy
o    The Battle of Quemoy: The Amphibious Assault That Held the Postwar Military Balance in the Taiwan Strait

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Oxford Research Group

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Project on Middle East Political Science
·         Iran’s 2016 Election 


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

South African Institute of International Affairs  (SAIIA)

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR 16-22 - Department of Defense Reconstruction Projects: Summary of SIGAR Inspection Reports Issued from July 2009 through September 2015 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute
·         Old and New Insurgency Forms 

Syrian American Medical Society
·         A New Normal: Ongoing Chemical Weapons Attacks in Syria [this may be blocked by some organizagtions] 

Transatlantic Academy

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)


United Nations University

U.S. Army Command & General Staff College

US-China Economic and Security Review

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         The Syrian Kurds: Whose Ally? 

White House

Wilson Center
·         China Environment, Series 13 

World Bank            
·         Poverty in a Rising Africa