Monday, July 18, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 07-15-2016

38 North

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute
·         Iran’s Airbridge to Syria 

American Security Project

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 50, July 2016: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence 

Atlantic Council
·         Bahrain’s Inconvenient Truths 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center
·         Iran Deal at One 

·         The U.S.-Japan Alliance 


Center for Global Development

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Policing Equity

Center for Security Studies

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #56 - On the Verge of History? Japan’s 2016 Election and Prospects for Article 9 Revision 
·         PacNet #57A - The ASEAN Way in the South China Sea Disputes 

Centre for Conflict Resolution

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Chatham House

Congress. House. Armed Service Committee

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Human Rights Under Siege Worldwide 
·         Turkey’s Democratic Decline 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Congress. House. Science, Space, and Technology 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

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         The 2016 Long-Term Budget Outlook 

Defence Ministry of the Republic of Indonesia
·         Defence White Paper 2015 

Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)
·         Innovation at DARPA 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2016-106 U.S. Military-Occupied Facilities Inspection―King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center 

Department of the Navy

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Parliamentary Research Service
·         Combating Terrorism 

European Policy Centre (EPC)
·         Scotland and the European Union 
·         Soft or hard Brexit? 

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, July 2016 
o    Growing Risk of Data Sabotage: Protecting Law Enforcement Agencies
o    Value of Spiritual Survival Tools for Law Enforcement Officers
o    What Is a Safe Distance?
o    Information Output vs. Effective Communication

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

Geneva Centre for Security Policy

George Mason University School of Law
·         National Security Law Journal, Spring/Summer2016, v.4, no. 2 
o    State Rights . . . or Just Wrong? A Discussion of Drone Laws and National Security Through the Lens of Federal Pre-Emption
o    Asculum Defeats: Prosecution Losses in the Military Commissions and How They Help the United States
o    Symposium Panel, Policy By Other Means: A Review of DOD’s Law of War Manual
o    Comment, The Revival of Treason: Why Homegrown Terrorists Should Be Tried as Traitors
o    Hacking Federal Cybersecurity Legislation: Reforming Legislation to Promote the Effective security of Federal Information Systems

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Coast Guard: Arctic Strategy Is Underway, but Agency Could Better Assess How Its Actions Mitigate Known Arctic Capability Gaps. GAO-16-453 
·         Coast Guard: Agency Could Better Assess Its Impact on Arctic Capability Gaps and Is Exploring Icebreaker Acquisition Options. GAO-16-738T [Testimony] 
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: DHS Has Made Progress in Enhancing Critical Infrastructure Assessments but Additional Improvements are Needed. GAO-16-791T [Testimony] 
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: Improvements Needed for DHS's Chemical Facility Whistleblower Report Process. GAO-16-572 
·         Defense Nuclear Enterprise: DOD Has Established Processes for Implementing and Tracking Recommendations to Improve Leadership, Morale, and Operations. GAO-16-597R 
·         Department of Energy: Whistleblower Protections Need Strengthening. GAO-16-618 
·         Immigration Benefits System: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Can Improve Program Management. GAO-16-467 
·         Iran Nuclear Agreement: The International Atomic Energy Agency's Authorities, Resources, and Challenges. GAO-16-565 
·         Joint Information Environment: DOD Needs to Strengthen Governance and Management. GAO-16-593 
·         Military Health Care: Army Needs to Improve Oversight of Warrior Transition Units. GAO-16-583 
·         Military Personnel: DOD Needs More Complete Data on Active-Duty Servicemembers' Use of Food Assistance Programs. GAO-16-561  
·         Nuclear Security: NRC Has Enhanced the Controls of Dangerous Radioactive Materials, but Vulnerabilities Remain. GAO-16-330 
·         Syria Humanitarian Assistance: Implementing Partners Have Assessed Some Risks of Providing Aid inside Syria, but U.S. Agencies Could Improve Fraud Oversight. GAO-16-808T [Testimony] 
·         Syria Humanitarian Assistance: Some Risks of Providing Aid inside Syria Assessed, but U.S. Agencies Could Improve Fraud Oversight. GAO-16-629 

Heritage Foundation

Homeland Security Advisory Council

Human Rights Watch

Hudson Institute

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, July 14, 2016 
o    Extrajudicial Killings in Kenya—A Sign of Eroding Rule of Law?
o    Fulani Militants in Nigeria—Mischaracterization Obscures Threat and Impedes Response

Institute for Economics and Peace
·         2016 Global Peace Index 

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)

Institute for Security Studies - Africa
·         Peace and Security Council Report no. 82 

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

Institute for the Study of War
·         Afghanistan Partial Threat Assessment: June 30, 2016 
·         Iraq Control of Terrain: July 14, 2016 
·         Iraq Situation Report: July 7-13, 2016 
·         ISIS's Campaign in Europe: March 25th - July 15th 2016 
·         ISIS Forecast: Ramadan 2016 
·         ISIS Regional Campaign: Ramadan 2016 
·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria: June 18 - July 13, 2016 
·         Syria Situation Report: July 9- 15, 2016 

Institute of Development Studies  (IDS)

International Centre for the Study of Radiclaisation (ICSR)
·         Pain, Confusion, Anger, and Shame: The Stories of Islamic State Families               

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF) 

International Network to Promote the Rule of Law (INPROL)

International Peace Institute )IPI)

Joint Special Operations University

Korea Institute for National Unification

Law Center for Prevent Gun Violence

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

National Academy of Public Administration

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
·         ICD 310 – Coord of Clandestine Human and Human-enabled FI and CI outside the US 
·         ICD 311 – Coord of Clandestine Human and Human-Enabled FI and CI inside the US 
·         ICD 706 – Security Standards for Protecting Domestic IC Facilities  
·         ICPG 900.3 – Mission Posture Change Reporting 
·         ICPM 2007-700-1 – The Security of Commonwealth Countries' Facilities that Protect US-Shared SCI 

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Oxford Research Group

Pak Institute for Peace Studies 

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Religion & Public Life

Pew Research Center Internet, Science, & Tech

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Plural Security Insights


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
·         Future Nuclear Threats to the UK 

Small Wars Journal
·         Brexit: Birth of a Nation 
·         “Hybrid Warfare” at Home 
·         ISIS’s Identity Crisis 
·         State, Society, and War 

State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China

Strategic Studies Institute

Transparency International

Union of Concerned Scientists

US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Europe and the JCPOA 
·         The Half-Life of the JCPOA 

White House

Wilson Center

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control