Monday, December 12, 2016

Friday's December 12-09-2016

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Air University Press
·         Cyber Workforce Retention

American Enterprise Institute
·         Sovereignty and Collaboration

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset

Army War College
·         Parameters, Autumn 2016, v. 46, no. 3
o    Rebalancing Offshore Balancing
o    The US Army's Postwar Recoveries
o    Organizational Change and Adaptation in the US Army
o    Rightsizing the Army in Austere Times
o    Five Myths about Our Future
o    Five Myths about Military Ethics
o    Using Information in Contemporary War
o    Enhancing US Efforts to Inform, Influence, and Persuade
o    Information and Warfare: The Israeli Case

Asia Foundation

Asian Development Bank

Atlantic Council
·         Eritrea's Economy: Ideology and Opportunity
o    Online version 
o    PDF version 

Australian Army

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Contemporary Turkish Politics

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center

Blue Star Families

Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

Breaking Defense


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Complex Operations (CCO)
·         Prism, 2016, v. 6, no. 3
o    Special Operations in a Chaotic World
o    Special Operations Doctrine: Is it Needed?
o    Need Authorities for the Gray Zone
o    The Limits of Special Operations Forces
o    Regional Understanding and Unity of Effort
o    Context is King
o    Special Operations Forces and Conventional Forces Integration, Interoperability, and Interdependence
o    Reaching Forward in the War against the Islamic State
o    Thinking Dangerously
o    Resistance Dynamics and Social Movement Theory
o    The SOF Experience in the Philippines and the Implications for Future Defense Strategy
o    An Interview with Stanley McChrystal

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, No. 193: Nuclear Issues

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #88 - Tanks for Nothing! Making Sense of the Terrex Incident
·         PacNet #89 - Security in the Asia Pacific: What the Inhabitants are Saying
·         PacNet #90 - Can Trump Keep His Balance in Asia?
·         Planning a Post-Polio Future
·         Issues & Insights Vol. 16 - No. 19 - Nuclear Governance in Asia after the Nuclear Security Summit Process
·         Issues & Insights Vol. 16 - No. 20 - Reaching an Inflection Point? The Tenth China-US Dialogue on Strategic Nuclear Dynamics

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Combat Studies Institute Press

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

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

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee  / House. Government Reform Committee
·         2016 United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions [AKA the "Plum Book"]

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         China-Taiwan Relations
·         The Rohingya Migrant Crisis

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2017-027 The Combined Security Transition Command–Afghanistan Needs to Strengthen the Controls Over U.S. Direct Assistance Funding
·         DODIG-2017-020 Investigation Regarding Assertions Made By Former United Launch Alliance Executive

Department of State

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Mexico Country Analysis Brief - December 2016  

European Policy Centre (EPC)
 European Union
·         EU Global Strategy
o    Key Documents

European Union Institute for Security Studies

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, December 2016
o    Theft: A Real Threat to Religious Heritage
o    Teams: A Pathway to Organizational Success
o    Redefining School Resource Officers’ Roles 
o    Communicating with Millennials: Using Brevity

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

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 Internationales)

George Washington University’s Project on Extremism

German Development Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Center on Cooperative Security

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Army Corps of Engineers: Better Guidance Could Improve Corps' Information on Water Resources Projects Undertaken by Nonfederal Sponsors. GAO-17-97
·         Defense Business Transformation: DOD Should Improve Its Planning with and Performance Monitoring of the Military Departments. GAO-17-9
·         DATA Act: Implementation Progresses but Challenges Remain. GAO-17-282T [Testimony]
·         Data Act: OMB and Treasury Have Issued Additional Guidance and Have Improved Pilot Design but Implementation Challenges Remain. GAO-17-156
·         Human Trafficking: State Has Made Improvements in Its Annual Report but Does Not Explicitly Explain Certain Tier Rankings or Changes. GAO-17-56
·         Information Technology: Improved Implementation of Reform Law Is Critical to Better Manage Acquisitions and Operations. GAO-17-263T [Testimony]
·         Joint Intelligence Analysis Complex: DOD Needs to Fully Incorporate Best Practices into Future Cost Estimates. GAO-17-29
·         Littoral Combat Ship and Frigate: Slowing Planned Frigate Acquisition Would Enable Better-Informed Decisions. GAO-17-279T [Testimony]  
·         State and Local Governments' Fiscal Outlook: 2016 Update. GAO-17-213SP

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

IJ Infinity Group
·         Infinity Journal, Spring 2016,  v. 5, no. 3
o    Strategic Sense - Missing from Action
o    Clausewitz's Divisions: Analysis by Twos and Threes
o    Problems of Strategy in Wars of Honor
o    What's in a Name II: "Total War" and Other Terms that Mean Nothing
o    The Inutility of Force
o    How the United States Policy-Makers View the Threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)?

Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses
·         Africa Watch, December 8, 2016
o    A Forgotten Emergency: The Humanitarian Crisis in the Lake Chad Basin
o    Unexpected Electoral Turnover in the Gambia

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

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

Institute for the Study of War
·         The Campaign for Mosul: November 29 - December 5, 2016
·         Iraq Situation Report: December 1-6, 2016
·         ISIS Sanctuary Map: December 8, 2016
·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria: November 8 - December 6, 2016
·         Syria Situation Report: December 2 - 8, 2016

Institute of Development Studies

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

International Committee of the Red Cross

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Korea Institute for National Unification

London School of Economics and Political Science

Lowy Institute
·         Fighting with America

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)


National Academies Press

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

National Security Archive

Norwegian Ministry of Defence

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)

Oxford Research Group

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peace Research Institute Oslo

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Internet, Science & Tech
·         Information Overload 

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Potomac Institute

Progressive Policy Institute (PPI)

RAND Corporation

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
·         Navigating the Indo-Pacific Arc

Small Arms Survey
·         The Ammunition Tracing Kit
·         Weapons ID Database

Small Wars Journal

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Stanley Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transnational Institute
·         Bioenergy in the EU
·         Land for the Few Infographics

Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security

US-China Economic and Security Review Commission
·         December 2016 Trade Bulletin

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         The Aleppo Betrayal

White House
·        WHITE HOUSE REPORT: The Continuing Need To Rethink Discipline 

White House Transition Project - Baker Institute
·         White House Transition Project

Wilson Center