Sunday, July 31, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 07-29-2016

38 North

African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Drugs By The Numbers

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bernstein Research

Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

·         Profiling Jabhat al-Nusra

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #60 - Thinking Strategically on the Pacific Islands

Center for the Study of Intelligence (CSI)
·         Studies in Intelligence, June 2016, v. 60, no. 2
o    The Swallow and Caspian Sea Monster vs. the Princess and the Camel: The Cold War Contest for a Nuclear-Powered Aircraft
o    Intelligence and Punta Huete Airfield: A Symbol of Past Soviet/Russian Strategic Interest in Central America
o    Defeating an Insurgency—The Thai Effort against the Communist Party of Thailand, 1965–ca. 1982

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, July 2016, v. 9, no. 7
o    A View from the CT Foxhole: Hazim Fouad and Behnam Said, Analysts at the Bremen and Hamburg Verfassungsschutz
o    The Enduring Influence of Anwar al-Awlaki in the Age of the Islamic State
o    The Islamic State Threat to Germany: Evidence from the Investigations
o    The Polarizing Effect of Islamic State Aggression on the Global Jihadist Movement
o    Deciphering Competition Between al-Qa`ida and the Islamic State
o    The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons: A Profile of the Arm’s-Length Proxy of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         D-2007-100 Contract for Logistics Support Services for Special Operations Forces (May 18, 2007) (Redacted)
·         D-2010-029 DoD Contractor Qualification and Selection Criteria for Body Armor Contracts (Redacted)

Department of Justice

Department of State

Department of the Army

East Asia Institute

EastWest Institute

Elliot School of International Affairs - Central Asia Program

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

European Parliament Think Tank
·         Precarious Employment in Europe (Volume 1: Patterns, Trends and Policy Strategies ; Volume 2 - Annex: Country Case Studies)

·         No More Ransom  [website] /

Federal Republic of Germany

Feinstein International Center


Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Army Corps of Engineers: Additional Steps Needed for Review and Revision of Water Control Manuals. GAO-16-685
·         Aviation Safety: FAA's Risk-Based Oversight for Repair Stations Could Benefit from Additional Airline Data and Performance Metrics. GAO-16-679
·         DATA ACT: Improvements Needed in Reviewing Agency Implementation Plans and Monitoring Progress. GAO-16-698
·         Defense Space Acquisitions: Too Early to Determine If Recent Changes Will Resolve Persistent Fragmentation in Management and Oversight. GAO-16-592R
·         Hazardous Materials Transportation: Better Guidance and Planning Could Enhance DOT's Explosives Classification Oversight. GAO-16-715
·         Levee Safety: Army Corps and FEMA Have Made Little Progress in Carrying Out Required Activities. GAO-16-709
·         Veterans Health Administration: Personnel Data Show Losses Increased for Clinical Occupations from Fiscal Year 2011 through 2015, Driven by Voluntary Resignations and Retirements. GAO-16-666R

Heritage Foundation
·         2017 NDAA: The Big Picture

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, July 28, 2016
o    Urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Perils and Potential
o    Zimbabwe: Difficulties Multiply
o    Internal Divisions Aggravate Conflict in South Sudan
o    Miscalculating Security: Obstacles To Reliable Data in Sub-Saharan Africa and Their Implications for Stability
·         DOT&E Reliability Course

Institute for Security Studies - Africa

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
·         Supporting New Muslim Youth

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report: July 19-25, 2016
·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria: June 29 - July 27, 2016
·         Syria Situation Report: July 22 - 29, 2016
·         Ukraine Warning Update: Possible Clashes Could Trigger Snap Elections

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Italian Institute for International Political Studies (Istituto per gli studi di politica internazionale)
·         Putin's Russia: Really Back?

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Lowy Institute for International Relations
·         Making the most of the G20

Marine Corps University - Middle East Studies
·         MES Insights, July 2016, v.7, no, 4
o    Politico-Psychological Analysis of the Recent Terrorist Attacks in Turkey: An Insider’s View

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF)

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

NATO Defense College
·         Vox Collegii Magazine, 2016, v. 13  
o    A Deep Insight: The Clash of Civilizations? Russia vs. the West, or Conservative vs. Liberal Political Paradigms
o    Resilient for How Long? Information Technology Warfare in the 21st Century: The Alliance's Invisible Threat
o    Charting a Course to NATO Membership: Understanding Montenegro's Maritime Strategy

Oxford Research Group
·         A World After IS

Project on Middle East Political Science

RAND Corporation

Russian International Affairs Council

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
·         Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, July 2016, v. 8, no. 7  
o    Global Terrorism Mid-Year Review 2016
o    AQ-IS Rivalry: Battle for Supremacy in India
o    Revival of Violence in Kashmir: The Threat to India’s Security
o    IS in Afghanistan: Emergence, Evolution and Expansion
o    Appointment of the New Taliban Chief: Implications for Peace and Conflict in Afghanistan
o    Is Al Qaeda Central Relocating?

Small Wars Journal
·         On the Line
·         Red Teaming the Taliban
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         32nd Quarterly Report to Congress (July 2016)

Transatlantic Academy

Union of Concerned Scientists
·         Factsheet: The New Nuclear-Armed Cruise Missile

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Iran's Lengthening Cyber Shadow

White House
·         Presidential Policy Directive/PPD -41 - Presidential Policy Directive -- United States Cyber Incident Coordination

William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies

World Food Program