Monday, October 24, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 10-21-2016

38 North

AEI Critical Threats
·         Yemen Frontlines: October 2016

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Amnesty International

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare           

Atlantic Council

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

Brennan Center for Justice
·         New Era of Secret Law

·        Election 2016 and America's Future [report series] 
·        In Support of U.S.Alliances 


Center for Global Development

Center for New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Security Policy

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Civil Side of Counterterrorism
·         PacNet #77 - Demobilized and Disaffected: Another Roadblock for China's Military Reforms

Center for the Study of the Drones

Center on Privacy & Technology (Georgetown Law)

Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies
·         Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 2016, 17, no. 2
o    Revisiting Africa in Canadian Security Planning & Assessment
o    Challenges to Contemporary Peace Support Operations in Africa
o    Networked security between “restraint” and “responsibility”? Germany’s security policy towards Africa
o    Critical Perspectives on Transnational Criminality in West Africa
o    Insecurity implications of unconstitutional changes of government in Africa: from military to constitutional coups
o    Canada’s Defence Policy Consultations & Africa: What did the ‘Experts’ Say?
Chatham House

College of Europe

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The Debate Over Brexit
·         Sustaining Fuel Subsidy Reform

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Defense Entrepreneurs Forum

Defense Innovation Marketplace

Department of Defense

Department of State

Department of the Navy

East West Center
·         The Arctic in World Affairs: A North Pacific Dialogue on the Arctic in the Wider World (2015 North Pacific Arctic Conference Proceedings)

Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Elliot School of International Affairs - Central Asia Program

Enough Project

European Policy Centre

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Global Positioning System: Observations on Quarterly Reports from the Air Force. GAO-17-162R
·         Immigrant Investor Program: Proposed Project Investments in Targeted Employment Areas. GAO-16-749R
·         Military Personnel: Performance Measures Needed to Determine How Well DOD's Credentialing Program Helps Servicemembers. GAO-17-133
·         Security Assistance: Guidance Needed for Completing Required Impact Assessments Prior to Presidential Drawdowns. GAO-17-26
·         U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Contracting for Transportation and Guard Services for Detainees. GAO-17-89R
·         Water Infrastructure: Information on Selected Midsize and Large Cities with Declining Populations. GAO-16-785

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, October 20, 2016
o    Corruption and Violence in Africa—What Does the Literature Say?
o    Turkey and Africa After the Failed Coup
o    Mali—The Deadliest of All Current United Nations Peacekeeping Missions

Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence University of Bielefeld
·         International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 2016, v. 10, no.1
o    Focus: Extremely Violent Societies
o    Introduction: Extremely Violent Societies
o    Cascades Across An ‘Extremely Violent Society’: Sri Lanka
o    (Re)creating Political Identity, (Re)creating Spaces: Similar Enemies, Different Victims in the Central African Republic (CAR) Conflicts
o    Violent Mexico: The Mexican Case as an ‘Extremely Violent Society'
o    Violent Caracas. A Socio-economic and Political Approach to Understand urban Violence in Contemporary Venezuela
o    Torture as Theatre in Papua
o    The Secret Islamization of Europe Exploring the Integrated Threat Theory: Predicting Islamophobic Conspiracy Stereotypes
o    Explaining Prejudice Toward U.S. Americans and Europeans in Egypt: The Role of Religion
o    A Gender Perspective on State Support for Crime Victims in Switzerland

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy (ISPSW)
·         The History of What’s Next

Institute for the Study of War
·         The Campaign for Mosul: October 19, 2016
·         The Campaign for Mosul: ISIS Counterattacks in Kirkuk, October 21, 2016
·         Iraq Situation Report: October 12-17, 2016 
·         ISIS Sanctuary Map: October 17, 2016
·         Syria Situation Report: October 13 - 20, 2016

Institute of Development Studies

Institute of International Affairs  (Instituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

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

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), 83, (4th Quarter, 2016)
o    From the Chairman: Strategic Challenges and Implications
o    Global Power Distribution and Warfighting in the 21st Century
o    Fast Followers, Learning Machines, and the Third Offset Strategy
o    Predicting the Proliferation of Cyber Weapons into Small States
o    The Danger of False Peril: Avoiding Threat Inflation
o    Wargaming the Third Offset Strategy
o    I Liked Ike . . . Whence Comes Another? Why PME Needs a Congressional Advocate
o    Is the Chinese Army the Real Winner in PLA Reforms?
o    China’s Military Reforms: An Optimistic Take
o    Chinese Military Reforms: A Pessimistic Take
o    PLA Reforms and China’s Nuclear Forces
o    What Do China’s Military Reforms Mean for Taiwan?
o    An Interview with Cecil D. Haney
o    Global Mental Health: Optimizing Uniformed Services Roles
o    Applying Smart Power via Global Health Engagement
o    NATO Nouvelle: Everything Old Is New Again
o    Fighting with Friends: Coalition Warfare in Korean Waters, 1950–1953
o    Let’s Fix or Kill the Center of Gravity Concept

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2016 [updated October 21,  2016]

Lowy Institute for International Relations

McKinsey & Company

Migration Policy Institute

National Academies Press

National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
·         Canadian Military Journal, 2016, v. 16, no.  4
o    A Response to Climate Change: Evolving the Business of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)
o    “From a Beetle to a Porsche:” The Purchase of the Leopard C1 Tank for the Canadian Army
o    Guns, Funds and Power: Defence Spending, Regime Type and the Implications for Canada
o    China’s Re-emergence: Assessing Civilian-Military Relations in the Contemporary Era
o    Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life: Examining the Final Step in a Military Career
o    The Foundations of Inclusive Leadership
o    A Doctrine for Individual Training and Education
o    Consultation and the Defence Policy Review

New America Foundation

Oceans Beyond Piracy

Open Society Foundations

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Journalism & Media

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Project 2049 Institute


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

United States Studies Centre - University of Sydney

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Beware of Muqtada al-Sadr

White House

World Bank