Sunday, December 10, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 12-08-2017

38 North
·         Japan 1941, North Korea 2017?

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Air University Press

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, November 2017, v. 4, no. 11
o    Pregnancies and live births, active component service women, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012-2016 
o    Contraception among active component service women, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012-2016 
o    Complications and care related to pregnancy, labor, and delivery among active component service women, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012-2016
o    Incidence and burden of gynecologic disorders, active component service women, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012-2016
o    Department of Defense Birth and Infant Health Registry: select reproductive health outcomes, 2003-2014

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council
·         Iran in Iraq
·         Northeast Asian Futures

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Houston Leaders on Drug Reforms
·         Science Has Made America Great

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA)

Beyond the Parallel

Bipartisan Policy Center

Blair Institute for Global Change

Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)



Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for Climate Security (CCS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for International Policy

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #88 - CSCAP Regional Security Outlook 2018: Intensifying Competition or Collective Management?

Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World
·         Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, November 2017, v. 22
o    The Rise of the Violent Muslim Brotherhood
o    The Cold War-era Origins of Islamism in Turkey and its Rise to Power
o    Jamaat-ud-Dawa: Converting Kuffar at Home, Killing Them Abroad
o    India’s Invisible Jihad
o    Political Islam in Post-Conflict Algeria
o    The Origins and Ascendancy of Iraq’s Shiite Militias

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Conflict Armament Research

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Brexit: A Negotiation Update

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House, Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations

Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
·         US Trade Policy Under Trump

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2018-035 Evaluation of Fingerprint Card and Final Disposition Report Submissions by Military Service Law Enforcement Organizations

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG-18- 20 Office of Health Affairs Has Not Implemented An Effective Privacy Management Program
·         OIG-18- 21 Special Report: Lessons Learned from Prior DHS-OIG Reports Related to FEMA's Response to Texas Disasters and Texas' Management of FEMA Grant Funds
·         OIG-18- 23 USCIS Has Been Unsuccessful in Automating Naturalization Benefits Delivery
·         OIG-18-24  Department of Homeland Security's Use of Other Transaction Authority
·         OIG-18- 27 TSA's Adjudication Resources are Inadequate to Meet TSA PreCheck Enrollment Goals
·         OIG-18- 29 Lessons Learned from Prior Reports on Disaster-related Procurement and Contracting

 East-West Center

Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Egmont Institute

European Leadership Network (ELN)

European Parliament

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)


Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Finding Hope in Islamic History

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

French Institute of International Relations (Institut Français des Relations Internationales)

German Development Institute

German Marshal Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Aviation Security: TSA Strengthened Foreign Airport Assessments and Air Carrier Inspections, but Could Improve Analysis to Better Address Deficiencies GAO-18-178
·         Electricity Markets: Four Regions Use Capacity Markets to Help Ensure Adequate Resources, but FERC Has Not Fully Assessed Their Performance GAO-18-131
·         European Reassurance Initiative: DOD Needs to Prioritize Posture Initiatives and Plan for and Report their Future Cost GAO-18-128
·         Financial Services Industry: Trends in Management Representation of Minorities and Women and Diversity Practices, 2007-2015 GAO-18-64  
·         Homeland Security: DHS's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Program Consolidation Efforts GAO-18-284T [Testimony]
·         Large Bank Supervision: Improved Implementation of Federal Reserve Policies Could Help Mitigate Threats to Independence GAO-18-118
·         Office of Financial Research: Observations on GAO Access to Information on Programs and Activities GAO-18-255T [Statement for the Record]
·         Veterans Affairs Contracting: Improvements in Buying Medical and Surgical Supplies Could Yield Cost Savings and Efficiency GAO-18-34
·         Veterans Affairs Contracting: Improvements in Buying Medical and Surgical Supplies Could Yield Cost Savings and Efficiency GAO-18-274T [Testimony]
·         Veterans Affairs Information Technology: Historical Perspective on Health System Modernization Contracts and Update on Efforts to Address Key FITARA-Related Areas GAO-18-267T [Testimony]
·         Workplace Safety and Health: Better Outreach, Collaboration, and Information Needed to Help Protect Workers at Meat and Poultry Plants GAO-18-12

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch
o    Annex

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, December 7, 2017
o    South Africa: African National Congress Prepares to Elect New Leadership
o    Southern African Development Community Troops Deploy to Lesotho

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security Studies

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

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)
·         Immigration Policy in Italy

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, v. 17, no. 16, December8, 2017
o    Hungary: China's Gateway to the EU Market
o    Central Government Cracks Down on “Low-End” Citizens While Praising “Poverty Alleviation” Efforts
o    Xi’s Consolidation of Power at the 19th Party Congress: Implications for PLA Aerospace Forces
o    Yang Jiechi: Xi Jinping’s Top Diplomat Back in His Element
o    Behind the Golden Shield: China Reforms Public Security Intelligence
·         Terrorism Monitor, December 9, 2017, v. 15,no. 23
o    The IS Economy: Will Losing Territory Cripple Islamic State?
o    Electronic Jihad in Nigeria: How Boko Haram Is Using Social Media
o    Diverging Trajectories in Bangladesh: Islamic State vs al-Qaeda

Lowy Institute for International Relations

Martens Centre for European Studies

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
·         Building Partnerships to Respond to the Next Decade’s Migration Challenges (Transatlantic Council Statement)

Mitchell Institute

National Academies Press

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
·         Public Servants and Sports

National Security Archive

NATO Defense College

Naval War College
·         Naval War College Review, Winter 2017, v. 71, no.1
o    Getting Serious about Strategy in the South China Sea
o    Antiaccess Warfare as Strategy: From Campaign Analyses to Assessment of Extrinsic Events
o    Riverine Warfare: Exploiting a Vital Maneuver Space
o    The Aircraft Carrier in Indian Naval Doctrine: Assessing the Likely Usefulness of the Flattop in an Indo-Pakistani War Scenario
o    From a Prestige Fleet to the Jeune École: French Naval Policy and Strategy under the Second Empire and the Early Third Republic (1852–1914)
o    Sea Power in the Peloponnesian War
o    Commentary - Command and Control During the “Perfect Storm” HURRICANE IRMA and the Ensuing Natural Disasters During September 2017 Within Region 9, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group 

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Observer Research Foundation

Office of Naval Research
·         Future Force: Naval Science and Technology, Fall 2017
o    Speaking of S&T Naval Medical and Health Research
o    Plenty of Room at the Bottom: Making Undersea Medicine a National Naval Responsibility
o    Finding Solutions for Physiological Episodes in Naval Aviation
o    Modern Tools for Modern Medical Planning
o    Research in Special Environments at the University of Buffalo
o    The Navy’s Oldest Certified Dive Chamber Still Heals under Pressure
o    The Kraken Goes to Battle against Spatial Disorientation
o    The Little Lab that Could

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends

Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends

Pew Research Center US Politics & Policy

Policy Exchange

Polish Institute of International Affairs

PONARS Eurasia


Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

Small Arms Survey

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

Transnational Institute

Transparency International

United Kingdom Government

US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Wilson Center
·         DACA Recipient Demographics [infographic]