Sunday, July 10, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 07-08-2016

38 North

ACLU of California

Action on Armed Violence

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
·         The Other Side of Gender Inequality: Men and Masculinities in Afghanistan [Info page with report in English, Dari and Pashto as well as a video about the report] 

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute
·         America’s Entitlements Expansion 

Amnesty International

Asan Forum

Asian Development Bank

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare           

Atlantic Council

Australian National University – Strategic & Defence Studies Centre

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Globalization & Organized Crime 
·         Wanted: Mexican Oil Workers 

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
·         The Future of the Taliban 

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Occupation Is Not the Problem 

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Center for Climate Security

Center for Complex Operations (CCO)
·         Prism, 2016, v. 6, no. 2 
o    NATO in Context: Geopolitics and the Problem of Russian Power
o    NATO's Land Forces: Strength and Speed Matter
o    NATO and the North Atlantic: Revitalizing Collective Defense and the Maritime Domain
o    Implementing the Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority in Europe and Africa
o    The Disintegration of European Security: Lessons from the Refugee Crisis
o    Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism in Europe: Current Developments and Issues for the Future
o    EU Energy Policy: Sustained by Fragile Solidarity, Indispensable for Eurasian Security
o    European Union and NATO Global Cybersecurity Challenges: A Way Forward
o    Russia’s Contradictory Relationship with the West
o    Assessing and Addressing Russian Revanchism

Center for Global Development

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #55 - Australia, the US, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership 
·         PacNet #54 - The Real Significance of Tsai Ing-wen’s Visit to Central America 

Center on National Security at Fordham Law

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies
·         Carbon Taxation Information Note 

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Security Governance (CSG)
·         Stability: International Journal of Security & Development, 2016, v. 5, no. 1 
o    What Explains Criminal Violence in Mexico City? A Test of Two Theories of Crime
o    DDR and the Internal Organization of Non-State Armed Groups
o    Citizenship or Repression? Coca, Eradication and Development in the Andes
o    Toward a Realistic and Responsible Idea of Stabilisation
o    Mass Claims in Land and Property Following the Arab Spring: Lessons from Yemen

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Commission on Care
·         Final Report [Veterans Health Care Delivery] 

Conflict Armament Research

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Aviation Readiness 

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         South China Sea Maritime Disputes 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
·         Contracting Fairness 
·         Oversight of the State Department 

Congress. House. Science, Space, & Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Deep Cuts Project

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of State

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Space security for Europe 

European Leadership Network (ELN)

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Flemish Peace Institute

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)
·         Emigration and Democracy 

German Council on Foreign Relations

German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Witness

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Defense Weather Satellites: DOD Faces Acquisition Challenges for Addressing Capability Needs. GAO-16-769T [testimony] 
·         Drug Shortages: Certain Factors Are Strongly Associated with This Persistent Public Health Challenge. GAO-16-595 
·         Gun Control: Analyzing Available Data Could Help Improve Background Checks Involving Domestic Violence Records. GAO-16-483 
·         Maritime Security: Progress and Challenges in Implementing Maritime Cargo Security Programs. GAO-16-790T [testimony] 
·         Polar Satellites: NOAA Faces Challenges and Uncertainties that Could Affect the Availability of Critical Weather Data. GAO-16-773T  [Testimony] 
·         Troubled Asset Relief Program: Most Community Development Capital Initiative Investments Remain Outstanding. GAO-16-626 
·         U.S.-China Cooperation: Bilateral Clean Energy Programs Show Some Results but Should Enhance Their Performance Monitoring. GAO-16-669 

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network
·         Can War Foster Cooperation? 

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Institut Français des Relations Internationals (IFRI)

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Discussion: Do Joint Fighters Save Money? (Presentation) 

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         South African Crime Quarterly no. 56 
o    Policing the private: Social barriers to the effective policing of domestic violence
o    Memories of the ‘inside’: Prison conditions in South African female correctional facilities
o    Risky localities: Exploring a methodology for measuring socio-economic characteristics of high murder areas
o    Private prosecutions in Zimbabwe: Victim participation in the criminal justice system versus prosecutorial independence

Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy (ISPSW)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report: June 29 - July 6, 2016 
·         ISW Russian Airstrikes Maps: September 2015-June 2016 
·         Syria Situation Report: July 1 - 8, 2016 

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Italian Institute for International Political Studies (Istituto per gli studi di politica internazionale)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, July 6, 2016, v. 16, no. 11 
o    China’s Blueprint for Sea Power
o    Growing PLA Transparency as a Means of Employing Soft Power, Part 1: PLA Internal Signaling since the 18th Party Congress
o    Africa: China’s Laboratory for Third World Security Cooperation
o    A Force for Cyber Anarchy or Cyber Order? —PLA Perspectives on “Cyber Rules”
·         Terrorism Monitor, July 8, 2016, v. 14, no. 14 
o    India Treads a Delicate Line With State-Sponsorship of Anti-Maoist Groups
o    Kenya Gambles on Closure of Somali Refugee Camp to Halt al-Shabaab Attacks
o    Foreign Assets Under Threat: Is AQIM Preparing an In Amenas-Style Attack?

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Force Quarterly, JFQ 82 (3rd Quarter, July 2016) 
o    Securing the Third Offset Strategy: Priorities for the Next Secretary of Defense
o    Twenty-First Century Information Warfare and the Third Offset Strategy
o    Avoiding Becoming a Paper Tiger: Presence in a Warfighting Defense Strategy
o    Switching the Paradigm from Reactive to Proactive: Stopping Toxic Leadership
o    Measuring Strategic Deterrence: A Wargaming Approach
o    A Way Ahead for DOD Disaster Preparedness
o    The U.S. Pacific Command Response to Super Typhoon Haiyan
o    #SocialMediaMatters: Lessons Learned from Exercise Trident Juncture
o    China’s Goldwater-Nichols? Assessing PLA Organizational Reforms
o    What It Means to Be Expeditionary: A Look at the French Army in Africa
o    Sharpening Our Cultural Tools for Improved Global Health Engagement
o    The Primacy of COG in Planning: Getting Back to Basics
o    Abandon Ship: Interagency Decisionmaking During the Mayaguez Incident
o    The Multinational Interoperability Council: Enhancing Coalition Operations
o    The Tao of Doctrine: Contesting an Art of Operations
o    Joint Engineers Launch New Knowledge-Based Management Program
o    JPME II Available at Satellite Sites

Korea Institute for National Unification
·         International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, 2016, v. 25, no. 1 
o    Economic Reform during the First Four Years of Kim Jong-un’s Rule: An Analysis Based on the CRE Model
o    North Korean Political Dynamics of the Kim Jong-un Era
o    Why Did We Get China Wrong? Reconsidering the Popular Narrative: China will abandon North Korea
o    China’s Evolving Nuclear Strategy and its Consistency with the Chinese Leadership’s Perception of Minimum Deterrence
o    North Korean Contingency and the Determinants of its Stabilization
o    An Uncertain Future for the Russia-DPRK “Rajin-Khasan” Project
o    The Past, Present, and Future of North Korean Economy: An In-depth Study on the North Korean Constitution’s Economic Clauses and the Economic Reality

Manhattan Institute

Maryland Cybersecurity Council
·         Initial Activities Report [recommending the creation of a “cyber first responder reserve”] 

National Academies Press

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

National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
·         Canadian Military Journal, 2016, v. 16, no.  3 
o    Operation Honour ~ The Chief of the Defence Staff Addresses Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces
o    Canadian Armed Forces Reserves – Quo Vadis?
o    ‘New Wars’ in Contemporary China?
o    Building the Great Community: Assessing Josiah Royce’s War Insurance Proposal in Light of the Collective Security Ideal of the League of Nations and the UN
o    No. 2 Construction Battalion: The Operational History
o    Humanism and the Military Conscience: A Reply to Pichette and Marshall
o    The Accidental Strategic Chief Petty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer
o    The Renaissance of Peacekeeping and Peace Operations

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
·         East Asian Strategic Review 2016 

National Intelligence University (NIU)
·         Journal of Strategic Intelligence, v. 1, no. 1, Summer 2016 
o    Surprise! What Caused China’s Recent and Massive Land Reclamation in the South China Sea?
o    South Korea’s Engagement Strategy: Indications of an Asian Imbalance?
o    Legacy of an Exile: How al-Shabaab Was Inspired by and Learned From Usama bin Ladin
o    Could Pakistan Lose Balochistan? Balochistan’s Insurgency and Its Implications for Pakistan and the Region
o    The Demise of the Monroe Doctrine: Foreign Influence in Latin America
o    OSS Detachment 101 and Anti-Japanese Resistance Operations in Burma, 1942-1945

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

NATO Defense College

Naval War College
·         Naval War College Review, Summer 2016, v. 69, no. 3 
o    A Maritime or Continental Order for Southeast Asia and the South China 
o    Panning for Gold: Assessing Chinese Maritime Strategy from Primary Sources - Ryan D. Martinson
o    Strategic Assessment and Adaptation: Reassessing the Afghanistan Surge Decision
o    NATO S New Role
o    The Destruction of Convoy PQ17

Oxford Research Group
·         Britain’s Culture of No Comment 

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Project 2049 Institute


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Arms Survey
·         Global Partnership on Small Arms [new website] 

Small Wars Journal

Transnational Institute

UK Parliament, Defense Committee

UK Report of a Committee of Privy Counsellors
·         Report of the Iraq Inquiry ["Chilcot report"]  

UN Development Programme (UNDP)
·         Rule of Law Annual Report 2015 

US Coast Guard (USCG)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         Statement by the President [Dallas Shooting] 

Wilson Center

World Bank