Monday, November 21, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 11-18-2016

38 North

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank

Asia Foundation

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council
·         The Kremlin's Trojan Horses

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         PDVSA: Weathering the Collapse

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center




Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Global Development
·         Cash on Delivery for Energy

Center for International Policy (CIP)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, No. 192: Russia-Iran Relations

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #85 - China's Alliance Blindspot

Center on Global Energy Policy

Centre for Conflict Resolution

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Chatham House

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB)

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee
·         Oversight of the Secret Service

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
·         Exploring Augmented Reality

Conflict Armament Research

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Directive 5210.56, Arming and the Use of Force, November 18, 2016  
·         DoD Directive 6055.09E, Explosives Safety Management (ESM), November 18, 2016

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2017-014 - Acquisition of the Navy Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (Knifefish) Needs Improvement (Redacted)
·         DODIG-2017-022 Independent Attestation Review on the DoD’s Progress to Comply With the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin - November 15, 2016
·         OIG-17-08 - Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security
·         OIG-17-09 - DHS Drug Interdiction Efforts Need Improvement
·         OIG-17-10 - The Secret Service Has Taken Action to Address the Recommendations of the Protective Mission Panel

Department of State
·         2016 To Walk the Earth in Safety (15th ed.)  

Department of Veterans Affairs
·         VAOIG -14-02890-72  - Review of Alleged Wait-Time Manipulation at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

East Asia Institute

Enough Project

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         Hate Crime Statistics, 2015

Finnish Institute of International Affairs


Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

French Institute of International Relations - Institut Français des Relations Internationals (IFRI)

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

Georgia Tech Institute for Information Security & Privacy

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Political Trends Center

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Army Pacific Pathways: Comprehensive Assessment and Planning Needed to Capture Benefits Relative to Costs and Enhance Value for Participating Units. GAO-17-126
·         Asylum: Variation Exists in Outcomes of Applications Across Immigration Courts and Judges. GAO-17-72
·         Defense Infrastructure: Actions Needed to Strengthen Utility Resilience Planning. GAO-17-27
·         Defense Infrastructure: DOD Efforts to Prevent and Mitigate Encroachment at Its Installations. GAO-17-86
·         Hazardous Materials Rail Shipments: Emergency Responders Receive Support, but DOT Could Improve Oversight of Information Sharing. GAO-17-91
·         Highlights of a Forum: Preventing Illicit Drug Use. GAO-17-146SP
·         Student Loans: Oversight of Servicemembers' Interest Rate Cap Could Be Strengthened. GAO-17-4
·         Weapon System Requirements: Detailed Systems Engineering Prior to Product Development Positions Programs for Success. GAO-17-77

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, November 17, 2016
o    Zuma Survives Latest No-Confidence Vote: What’s Next?
o    Soldiers Without Borders: The French Military in the Sahel
o    Lesotho’s Governing Coalition Collapses

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS-NDU)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies
·         The Military and the Machine

Institute for the Study of War 
·         The Campaign for Mosul: November 8-15, 2016
·         Iraq Situation Report: November 9-17, 2016
·         Syria Situation Report: November 10 - 18, 2016

Institute of Economics and Peace
·         Global Terrorism Index 2016

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group (ICG)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Stock Market Liquidity in Chile

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, November 11, 2016, v. 16, no. 17  
o    Xi Jinping Uses New “Leadership Core” Status to Boost His Faction
o    Downsizing the PLA, Part 2: Military Discharge and Resettlement Policy, Past and Present
o    China’s Influence in Uzbekistan: Model Neighbor or Indifferent Partner?
o    The Cultural Revolution at 50
·         Terrorism Monitor, November 11, 2016, v. 14, no. 22
o    Karachi’s Security Crackdown a Boost for Pakistan’s Islamists
o    Jund al-Aqsa: The Disappearance of a ‘Third-Way’ Faction in Syria’s Conflict
o    An Unwinnable War: The Houthis, Saudi Arabia and the Future of Yemen

Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Los Angeles Police Department

Lowy Institute for International Policy

Migration Policy Institute

Minority Rights Group International

National Academies Press

National Iranian American Council (NIAC)

National Security Archive

NATO Defense College

New America Foundation

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Oxford Research Group

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Internet Science & Tech
·         Social Media Update 2016

Ploughshares Fund

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

Stimson Center

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Transparency International

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
·         2016 Annual Report to Congress

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

US Travel Association

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
·         Two Paths for Turkey

World Bank

Yale Law School