Monday, December 5, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 12-02-2016

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Air Force Research Institute (AFRI)
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Winter 2016, v. 10, no. 4
o    NASA in the Second Space Age: Exploration, Partnering, and Security
o    Why Washington Doesn’t Debate Grand Strategy
o    Liberating Cyber Offense
o    Does China Have a Monroe Doctrine? Evidence for Regional Exclusion
o    Prohibiting Interference with Space-Based Position, Navigation, and Timing
o    Managing Decentralized Cyber Governance: The Responsibility to Troubleshoot

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, Winter 2017, v. 30, no. 4
o    The Fifth-Generation Fighter Pilot Force
o    Mission Assurance through Integrated Cyber Defense
o    Operational Assessment: So How Are We Doing?
o    Nuclear Deterrence as a Stabilizing Force: Modernizing American B61s in Europe
o    Suborbital Strike! The Use of Commercial Suborbital Spacecraft for Strike Missions
o    Selecting Qualified Airmen for the Cyber Mission Force: The Pitfalls of Hiring Operational
o    The Trilateral Strategic Initiative: A Primer for Developing Future Airpower Cooperation
o    C4ISR via Dark Webs: An Alternative Concept for Protecting Critical Information in Contested Cyberspace Environments
o    Forging Tomorrow's Air, Space, and Cyber War Fighters: Recommendations for Integration and Development
o    The Changing Face of the War Fighter 

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Amnesty International

Assessment Capacities Project

Atlantic Council

Australian Defence College (ADC)

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brennan Center for Justice


Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Center of Military History (CMH)
·         The Civil War in the West, 1863

Center on Global Energy Policy 

Centre for Conflict Resolution

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         Kenya: A Green Growth Utopia?

College of Europe

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, November/December 2016, v. 9, no.11
o    The Global Terror Threat and Counterterrorism Challenges Facing the Next Administration
o    The Islamic State’s External Operations and the French-Belgian Nexus
o    The Age of Selfie Jihad: How Evolving Media Technology is Changing Terrorism
o    The Consequences of Russia’s ‘Counterterrorism’ Campaign in Syria
o    The Mosul Campaign: From Here to the Horizon

Conflict Armament Research

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Libya Five Years After Ghadafi

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science &Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Council on Foreign Relations

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)


Department of Defense

Department of State

East Asia Institute

Egmont Institute

European Leadership Network (ELN)

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC)

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

George W. Bush Institute

German Council on Foreign Relations

German Development Institute

Global Political Trends Center

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Confidential Informants: Status of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Efforts to Address a GAO Recommendation. GAO-17-265R
·         Depot Maintenance: Improvements to DOD's Biennial Core Report Could Better Inform Oversight and Funding Decisions. GAO-17-81
·         Food Safety: FDA's Efforts to Evaluate and Respond to Business Concerns Regarding the Produce Rule. GAO-17-98R
·         Hazardous Materials Rail Shipments: A Review of Emergency Response Information in Selected Train Documents. GAO-17-130
·         Radiation Portal Monitors: DHS's Fleet Is Lasting Longer than Expected, and Future Acquisitions Focus on Operational Efficiencies. GAO-17-57
·         Renewable Fuel Standard: Low Expected Production Volumes Make It Unlikely That Advanced Biofuels Can Meet Increasing Targets. GAO-17-108   
·         Renewable Fuel Standard: Program Unlikely to Meet Its Targets for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. GAO-17-94
·         VA Health Care: Improved Monitoring Needed for Effective Oversight of Care for Women Veterans. GAO-17-52
·         Whistleblower Protection: Additional Actions Would Improve Recording and Reporting of Appeals Data. GAO-17-110

·         Autonomous Capabilities Standard Market Taxonomy [free but registration required]

Hate Speech International-Investigating Extremism

Heritage Foundation

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, December 1, 2016
o    Zimbabwe: Warning Lights Flashing
o    Migrant Flows and Migrant Smuggling: Niger’s Next Internal Threat?
o    Ghana Elections: Electoral Commission Hopes for Better

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies
·         Beyond the ICC Exit Crisis

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Institute for Study of War
·         The Campaign for Mosul: November 22-28, 2016
·         Iraq Situation Report: November 18-30, 2016
·         Syria Situation Report: November 19 - December 2, 2016

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of National Strategic Studies

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Integrity Watch Afghanistan

International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, December 1, 2106, v. 14, no. 23
o    Egypt’s Policies Entrench the Islamist Threat
o    Kenya Struggles to Combat Al-Shabaab’s Cross-Border Attacks
o    Algeria’s Role in Libya: Seeking Influence Without Interference

Lowy Institute for International Relations

Marine Corps University Press
·         MCU Journal, Fall 2016, v. 7, no. 2
o    Pressure Dilemma in International Politics
o    Political Culture and Risk Analysis: An Outline of Somalia, Tunisia, and Libya
o    Command and Irregular Indigenous Combat Forces in the Middle East and Africa: A Historical Perspective on a Current Reality
o    Asking the Right Questions:  A Framework for Assessing Counterterrorism Actions
o    Mali and Islamic Extremism: Applying Lessons Learned from Afghanistan

Marine Corps University Middle East Studies
·         MES Insights, November  2016, v. 7, no, 6
o    Russian Foreign Policy in the Middle East 2015-2016: Pushing on an Open Door

Migration Policy Institute  (MPI)

Mitchell Institute


New America Foundation

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Oxford Research Group

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Internet, Science & Tech

·         Whither Hong Kong?

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Wars Journal

Statistics Canada

Strategic Studies Institute

TRACE Matrix

Transnational Institute

Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars