Monday, August 8, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 08-05-2016

38 North

Action on Armed Violence

Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs 

Brookings Institution

Canadian Global Affairs Institute

CATO Institute

Center for Global Development

Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest (RAD), no. 186, Duma Elections Preview
·         Russian Analytical Digest (RAD), no.187,  Economic Strategy and Inequality

Center on International Cooperation
·         Taliban Views on a Future State

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre For Military, Security And Strategic Studies
·         The Journal of Military and Strategic Studies (JMSS):  2016, v. 17, no. 1
o    Western Things Fall Apart?
o    Beyond the Central Eurasian Pivot?
o    At the Edges of the Map: The Chronotope of Informatics and Maps of Human Terrain
o    History, Science, and the Study of Rivalry in International Relations
o    Are returning foreign fighters dangerous? Re-investigating Hegghammer’s assessment of the impact of veteran foreign fighters on the operational effectiveness of domestic terrorism in the West
o    Mission Command-able? Assessing the Compatibility of Organizational Change and Military Culture in the U.S. Army
o    Russia’s Military Reform: Putin’s Last Card
o    From “E” to “K”: The Development of the Mandate System and Britain’s Influence over Iraq
o    The Fight Against Terrorism—the need for local police units in the United States’ intelligence community

Centre for Security Governance

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Committee For a Responsible Federal Budget

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
·         August Terror Threat Snapshot

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations

Department of Defense Office of the Actuary
·         2015 DoD Statistical Report on the Military Retirement System [select Military Retirement and then Statistical reports]

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of State
·         Drug Demand Reduction
·         Religious Extremism in Africa

East-West Center

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Enough Project

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

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

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Arleigh Burke Destroyers: Delaying Procurement of DDG 51 Flight III Ships Would Allow Time to Increase Design Knowledge. GAO-16-613  
·         DATA Act: Initial Observations on Technical Implementation. GAO-16-824R
·         FACE Recognition Technology: FBI Should Better Ensure Privacy and Accuracy [Reissued on August 3, 2016]. GAO-16-267
·         Federal Telework: Better Guidance Could Help Agencies Calculate Benefits and Costs. GAO-16-551
·         Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Existing Federal Efforts to Increase Awareness Should Be Improved. GAO-16-645
·         Firearms Data: ATF Did Not Always Comply with the Appropriations Act Restriction and Should Better Adhere to Its Policies. GAO-16-552
·         Nuclear Waste: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Recovery Demonstrates Cost and Schedule Requirements Needed for DOE Cleanup Operations. GAO-16-608

Heritage Foundation

Homeland Security Advisory Council

Households in Conflict Network
·         Export Crops and Civil Conflict

Human Rights Voices

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, August 4, 2016
o    Municipal Elections Shake Up South African Politics
o    Strangers in a Familiar Land—A Referendum on Ivoirité?

Institute for International Political Studies [Italian]

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
·         American Muslim Poll 2016

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

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

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report: July 26-August 2, 2016
·         Syria Situation Report: July 30 - August 5, 2016

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)
·         Re-Ordering the Middle East?

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, August 1, 2016, v. 16, no. 12
o    Snapshot: China’s Southern Theater Command
o    Intellectuals Lobby for More Freedom as President Xi Faces Pushback From Party Rivals
o    Growing PLA Transparency Part 2: PLA External  Signaling since the 18th Party Congress
o    ASEAN-China Dialogue  Relations at 25
·         Terrorism Monitor, August 6, 2016, v. 14, no. 16
o    A New Threat to Libya’s Stability Emerges
o    Why Islamic State Is Clinging on to the Syrian City of Manbij
o    Al-Shabaab Leader’s First Audio Message Suggests Morale Is Low Among Somali Militants

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2016 [updated August 2, 2016]

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

National Academies Press

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF)

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors
·         EU Economic Policy Coordination

Oxford Research Group

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Physicians for Human Rights


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Wars Journal
·         Enabling the Message to Garcia

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR 16-49 Afghan National Army: DOD Has Taken Steps to Remedy Poor Management of Vehicle Maintenance Program

Strategic Studies Institute

Transparency International

United Kingdom Ministry of Defense

US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         FACT SHEET: A Record of Serving Our Veterans

World Bank