Monday, September 26, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 09-23-2016

38 North

Air University Press

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council
·         The Future of the Army

Australian Strategic Policy Institute
·         A Shifting Asian Nuclear Order

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
·         Poland: the “Good Change”

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         A Wealth of Friendship

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brennan Center for Justice


Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

CATO Institute

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Center for Global Development

Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM)

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #72 - The US-India Logistics Agreement and Its Implications for Asia's Strategic Balance
·         PacNet #73 - Why ASEAN is Here to Stay and What that Means for the US
·         PacNet #74 - Japan-South Korea Relations in 2016: A Return to the Old Normal

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations 
·         Social Europe at a Crossroads

College of Europe

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         South Sudan: Options in Crisis

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         The Future of U.S. Trade Policy
·         The Rohingya Migrant Crisis

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of State
·         Background Briefing on Syria

East West Center

Economic Research Forum (ERF)
·         Are Export Sanctions Effective?  

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

European Parliamentary Research Service

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Instruction (FBI)

Feinstein International Center

Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

French Institute of International Relations (Institut Fran├žais des Relations Internationales)

German Development Institute

German Federal Ministry of Defence
·         Video: The 2016 White Paper explained

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Air Force Training: Further Analysis and Planning Needed to Improve Effectiveness. GAO-16-864
·         Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Agencies Are Taking a Range of Actions, but the Task Force Lacks Performance Targets for Assessing Progress. GAO-16-717
·         Community Relations: DOD's Approach for Using Resources Reflects Sound Management Principles. GAO-16-794
·         Defense Health Care Reform: DOD Needs Further Analysis of the Size, Readiness, and Efficiency of the Medical Force. GAO-16-820
·         Earthquakes: Additional Actions Needed to Identify and Mitigate Risks to Federal Buildings and Implement an Early Warning System. GAO-16-680   
·         Federal Disaster Assistance: Federal Departments and Agencies Obligated at Least $277.6 Billion during Fiscal Years 2005 through 2014. GAO-16-797
·         Federal Information Security: Actions Needed to Address Challenges. GAO-16-885T  [Testimony]
·         High-Containment Laboratories: Improved Oversight of Dangerous Pathogens Needed to Mitigate Risk. GAO-16-642
·         High-Containment Laboratories: Actions Needed to Mitigate Risk of Potential Exposure and Release of Dangerous Pathogens. GAO-16-871T [testimony]
·         Highlights of a Forum: Data and Analytics Innovation: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges. GAO-16-659SP
·         International Cash-Based Food Assistance: USAID Has Established Processes to Monitor Cash and Voucher Projects, but Data Limitations Impede Evaluation. GAO-16-819
·         Nuclear Weapons: DOD Assessed the Need for Each Leg of the Strategic Triad and Considered Other Reductions to Nuclear Forces. GAO-16-740  
·         Veterans Affairs Contracting: Improvements in Policies and Processes Could Yield Cost Savings and Efficiency. GAO-16-867T [Testimony]
·         Veterans' Health Care: Improved Oversight of Community Care Physicians' Credentials Needed. GAO-16-795

Heritage Foundation
·         Miranda at 50

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, September 22, 2016
o    Is ISIS Making Inroads in East Africa?
o    Drug Trafficking in Africa: From Transit Zone to Consumer Market?
o    The Obstacles to Consolidating Democracy in Gabon Are Shared Throughout Region

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report: September 7-19, 2016
·         Russian Airstrikes in Aleppo Province: September 20 - 22, 2016
·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria: September 30, 2015-September 19, 2016
·         Syria Situation Report: September 8 - 22, 2016

Institute for 21st Century Energy

Institute for Security Studies
·         Peace and Security Council Report no. 84

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

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

Institute of Development Studies

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Martens Centre for European Studies
·         The Tsar and His Business Serfs

McAfee Labs
·         McAfee Labs Treats Report, September 2016

Migration Policy Institute


National Academies Press 

National Association of State Chief Information Officers NASCIO

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

National Information Standards Organization
·         NISO RP-25-2016, Outputs of the NISO Alternative Assessment Project

National Security Archives

NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence

New America Foundation

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

PEN America

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends

Pew Research Center Internet, Science & Tech
·         Digital Readiness Gaps


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal
·         Iran and Victimization

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR-16-60-SP Afghanistan's High Office of Oversight: Personal Asset Declarations of High Ranking Afghan Government Officials Are Not Consistently Registered and Verified

Stimson Center
·         South Asian Voices (SAV) [website]

Transnational Institute
·         Making sense of CETA (2nd Edition)

Undersea Warfare Chief Technology Office

UK Parliament House of Commons

US  Department of Transportation

US Fleet Cyber Command/Tenth Fleet
·         Strategic Plan 2015-2020

US Institute of Peace
·         Colombia’s Peace Accord on the Missing (Spanish)
·         Corruption and State Fragility
·         Fragility and Resilience
·         Islamic State In Pakistan

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House

Wilson Center

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control