Thursday, September 15, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 09-09-2016

38 North

Afghanistan Analysts Network

American Enterprise Institute

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 51, September  2016: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, August 2016, v.23, no. 8
o    Incidence of abdominal hernias in service members, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005-2014
o    Incidence of hiatal hernia in service members, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005-2014

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         The Erdoğan-Gülen Rivalry

Berghof Conflict Research

Brookings Institute


Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
·         Homeland Security Affairs Journal, 2016, 15th Anniversary of 9/11 edition  
o    Adaptive Resilience Emerges From 9/11 and the 15-Years Following
o    Reflections of a Veteran Major City Police Chief
o    A Director of the Present? Nowcasting Homeland Security’s Challenges

Center for International Policy

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #67 - Beijing's Baffling Bullying

Center for the Study of the Drones

Centre for Conflict Resolution

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Security Governance

Chatham House

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         Always Look at the Bright Side

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, September 2016, v. 9, no. 9
o    A Predictable Failure: The Political Economy of the Decline of the Islamic State
o    Al-Qa`ida’s Comeback in Afghanistan and its Implications
o    Fifteen Years On, Where Are We in the “War on Terror”?
o    A View from the CT Foxhole: An Interview with John Brennan, Director, CIA
o    The Dawn of Mass Jihad: Success in Syria Fuels al-Qa`ida’s Evolution

Commission on Care
·         Commission on Care Final Report [looking at the Veteran's Health Care Delivery System]

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee
o    Timeline of Key Events [OPM Data Breach]

Congress. House. Science, Space & Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. House. Veterans'  Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Veterans'  Affairs Committee

Council on Foreign Relations
·         U.S.-Cuba Relations

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Department of State

East-West Center

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

Egmont Institute

Enough Project

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, September 2016
o    Asset Seizure and Forfeiture: Ethical Issues
o    High-Risk Potential Victims’ DNA Database: Pilot Program
o    Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team Fellowship
o    Leadership Lessons from Mom

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

German Development Institute

Global Center on Cooperative Security

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Aviation Security: TSA Should Ensure Testing Data Are Complete and Fully Used to Improve Screener Training and Operations. GAO-16-704  
·         Defense Civil Support: DOD Needs to Identify National Guard's Cyber Capabilities and Address Challenges in Its Exercises. GAO-16-574
·         Defense Infrastructure: Actions Needed to Enhance Oversight of Construction Projects Supporting Military Contingency Operations. GAO-16-406  
·         DOD Renewable Energy Projects: Improved Guidance Needed for Analyzing and Documenting Costs and Benefits. GAO-16-487
·         Foreign Assistance: Actions Needed to Improve Transparency and Quality of Data on GAO-16-768
·         Military Readiness: DOD's Readiness Rebuilding Efforts May Be at Risk without a Comprehensive Plan. GAO-16-841
·         Whistleblower Protection: DOD Has Improved Oversight for Reprisal Investigations but Can Take Additional Actions to Standardize Process and Reporting. GAO-16-860T [testimony]

Heritage Foundation
·         Addressing Risk in Agriculture

Households in Conflict Network

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Voices

Human Rights Watch

Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, September 8,2016
o    Status of Boko Haram
o    Can the Upcoming CITES Conference Stop Elephant Poaching?

Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT)
·         Journal of National Security Law & Policy, 2016, v. 8, no. 3
o    Law Enforcement Access to Data Across Borders: The Evolving Security & Rights Issues
o    10 Standards for Oversight & Transparency of National Intelligence Services
o    The 2014 Sony Hack and the Role of International Law
o    How Technology Enhances the Right to Privacy: A Case Study on the Right to Hide Project of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union
o    Deterring Financially Motivated Cybercrime
o    State Responsibility to Respect, Protect, & Fulfill Human Rights Obligations in Cyberspace
o    An Essay on Domestic Surveillance
o    Trends & Predictions in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance: The FAA & Beyond
o    Spying & Fighting in Cyberspace: What is Which?

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report: August 31-September 6, 2016
·         Syria Situation Report: September 1 - 7, 2016

Institute of Development Studies  (IDS)

Institute of International Affairs

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2016 [updated September 8,2016]

Martens Centre for European Studies

Mitchell Institute

National Academies Press

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

National Defense University

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Security Archive
·         CIA Cover-Up on Chile

New America Foundation

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency
·         Alternate Dispute Resolution

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Police Foundation


Royal United Services Institute

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
·         Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, August 2016, v. 8, no. 8
o    The Islamic State Wilayats & Global Expansion
o    An Overview of the Syrian Conflic
o    A Comparative Analysis of ‘Islamic State’ and Al Qaeda in Yemen
o    Terrorist Attacks: The Politics of Claiming Responsibility

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Strategic Studies Institute

Transnational Institute

Transparency International

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         FACT SHEET: U.S.-ASEAN Connect
·         FACT SHEET: U.S.-ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos
·         FACT SHEET: U.S.-Laos Relations

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control

World Bank
o    Infographic