Monday, April 25, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 04-22-2016

38 North

American Enterprise Institute

Argonne National Laboratory

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council


Baker Institute of Public Policy

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Berkman Center on Internet & Society


Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Counterterrorism Studies (JSOU)

Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

Center for Global Development

Center for Immigration Studies

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
·         Analysis of the FY 2017 Defense Budget [briefing slides
·         ChinaPower [interactive site] 
·         Issues & Insights Vol. 16, No. 7 - The Juche Factor: North Korea’s Political Ideology and Human Rights Reform 
·         PacNet #38 - Not this time, Mr. President 
·         PacNet #37 - Case for “Enlightened Realism”: Reconciliation as an Imperative Task for Regional Peace and Stability 
·         PacNet #36 - Note to Washington: Enjoy Abe While You Have Him 
·         PacNet #35R - Response to PacNet #35 "Rescind China's invitation to join RIMPAC" 

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies
·         Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 2016, v. 16, no. 4 
o    The Canadian Armed Forces in the Arctic: Building Capabilities and Connections
o    The combat utility of the U.S. fleet aircraft carrier in the post-war period
o    Command Decision: Leadership Lessons from the Strategic Air War Against Germany
o    The European Union-Greenland relations after 2015 – a partnership beyond fisheries
o    Leadership development of junior Army leaders: a Dutch perspective
o    The Confederate States of America and the British Empire: Neutral Territory and Civil Wars
o    China’s Post-Cold War Challenges and the Birth of its Current Military Strategy

Centre for Security Governance

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, April 2016,v. 9, no. 4 
o    A Caliphate under Strain: The Documentary Evidence
o    A View from the CT Foxhole: The Honorable Juan C. Zarate, former Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism
o    The Resilience of al-Shabaab
o    The Kingdom's Perfect Storm: Sectarian Tension and Terrorism in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province
o    The Jihadi Threat to Scotland: Caledonian Exceptionalism and its Limits
o    The Islamic State's Pyramid Scheme: Egyptian Expansion and the Giza Governorate Cell

Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe (US Helsinki Commission)

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security
·         European Terror Threat Snapshot 

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space & Technology

Congress. House. Veterans Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
·         ROUNDTABLE - Preventing Drug Trafficking Through International Mail 

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The Debate Over 'Brexit' 
·         U.S.-Saudi Relations 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         Infographic 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG-16-64 - 2014 White House Fence Jumping Incident (Redacted) 

East-West Center

Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Environment for Development

EU Commission

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Understanding African Armies 

European Leadership Network (ELN)

European Parliament Think Tank

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Feinstein International Center

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Counterterrorism: DOD Should Enhance Management of and Reporting on Its Global Train and Equip Program. GAO-16-368 
·         Elections: DOD Needs More Comprehensive Planning to Address Military and Overseas Absentee Voting Challenges.  GAO-16-378 
·         Financial Institutions: Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures for Violations of Financial Crimes and Sanctions Requirements. GAO-16-297 
·         Foreign Aid: USAID Generally Complied with Its Antiterrorism Policies and Procedures for Program Assistance for West Bank and Gaza. GAO-16-442 
·         High-Containment Laboratories: Comprehensive and Up-to-Date Policies and Stronger Oversight Mechanisms Needed to Improve Safety. GAO-16-305 
·         High-Containment Laboratories: Comprehensive and Up-to-Date Policies and Stronger Oversight Needed. GAO-16-566T [testimony]  
·         Human Capital: Additional Actions Needed to Enhance DOD's Efforts to Address Mental Health Care Stigma. GAO-16-404 
·         National Flood Insurance Program: Continued Progress Needed to Fully Address Prior GAO Recommendations on Rate-Setting Methods. GAO-16-59 
·         Unaccompanied Children: HHS Should Improve Monitoring and Information Sharing Policies to Enhance Child Advocate Program Effectiveness. GAO-16-367  
·         VA Health Care: Actions Needed to Improve Newly Enrolled Veterans' Access to Primary Care. GAO-16-328 

Heritage Foundation

HM Treasury, United Kingdom

Households in Conflict Network

Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW)

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report No 79 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Control of Terrain Map: April 21, 2016 
·         ISIS-Linked Activity in Southeast Asia: March 2 to April 21, 2016 
·         ISIS Sanctuary Map: April 22, 2016 
·         Russian Military Activity in Syria: March 15 - April 18, 2016 
·         Syria Situation Report: April 16-22, 2016 

Institute of Development Studies

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
·         Somalia: A Long Road Ahead 

International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, April 21,2016, v. 16, no. 7 
o    In a Fortnight: Chinese Signaling in the South China Sea
o    Pushback against Xi Jinping’s One-Upmanship Strengthens
o    Chinese Hypersonic Weapons Development
o    Taiwanese Navy Plans to Enhance Fleet Air Defense
o    The PLA’s Forthcoming Fifth-Generation Operational Regulations—The Latest “Revolution in Doctrinal Affairs”?

Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)

Martens Centre for European Studies

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Security Archives

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG)

Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Protect Our Defenders
·         Report 
·         Appendix B 

PWC Analysis


Reporters without Borders

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Security Scorecard

Small Wars Journal
·         Hacking for Defense: Week 2 

Transatlantic Academy

Transnational Institute

Transparency International

UK Parliament

UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·          Hamas Is Testing Israel Once Again 

White House
·         American Leadership in the World