Saturday, February 4, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 02-03-2017

38 North

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International 

Armament Research Services

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 55, February 2017: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, January 2017, v. 4, no. 1
o    Update: Malaria, U.S. Armed Forces, 2016
o    Diabetes mellitus, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008–2015
o    Rates of Chlamydia trachomatis infections across the deployment cycle, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008–2015
o    Brief report: Selected demographic and service characteristics of the U.S. Armed Forces, active and reserve components, 2001, 2009, and 2016

Asia Centre

Asian Development Bank

Atlantic Council
·         Mediterranean Futures 2030

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         The North American Nexus

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         War Is War
·         The Wisdom of Hindsight  



Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
·         The Drone Database

Center for Global Development

Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #6R - Response to PacNet #6 "President Tsai: Respect the Will of the People and Accept the ‘1992 Consensus’”
·         PacNet #9 - Frictions on the New Silk Road
·         PacNet #11 - Look at China's Reality, Not Xi's Rhetoric

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
·         Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 2016, v. 17, no. 3
o    From SNAFU to FUBAR? Thoughts on the U.S. Election
o    Canada’s Coast Guard Operations In Our Arctic Ocean
o    Revisiting the 2007 Surge in Iraq
o    Gas in the Maritime Exclusive Economic Zone of Israel and the Transformation of the Regional Security Complex Levant
o    Donald Trump and Canadian International Security
o    Trump and Energy Security: Revival of an Old Concept?

Centre for Security Governance

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

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

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         U.S.-Cuba Relations

Council on Global Affairs

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Defense Science Board (DSB)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG 2017-049 Unclassified Report of Investigation on Allegations Relating to USCENTCOM Intelligence Product
·         DODIG-2017-052 Defense Organization Officials Did Not Consistently Comply With Requirements for Assessing Contractor Performance

Department of Energy

Department of the Navy

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Japan Country Analysis Brief - February 2017
·         Turkey Country Analysis Brief - February 2017

European Parliament

European Union Institute for Security Studies
·         Adapting the Battlegroups

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         The Sinews of Peace Revised

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

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States

GLOBSEC Policy Institute

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Coast Guard: Most Training Providers Expect to Implement Revised International Maritime Standards by the Deadline Despite Challenges. GAO-17-40
·         Cybersecurity: DHS's National Integration Center Generally Performs Required Functions but Needs to Evaluate Its Activities More Completely. GAO-17-163 
·         Depot Maintenance: Executed Workload and Maintenance Operations at DOD Depots. GAO-17-82R
·         Federal Real Property: GSA Should Inform Tenant Agencies When Leasing High-Security Space from Foreign Owners. GAO-17-195
·         Military Compensation: Additional Actions Are Needed to Better Manage Special and Incentive Pay Programs. GAO-17-39
·         Military Personnel: DOD and the Coast Guard Need to Screen for Gambling Disorder Addiction and Update Guidance. GAO-17-114
·         Nuclear Nonproliferation: Better Information Needed on Results of National Nuclear Security Administration's Research and Technology Development Projects. GAO-17-210  
·         Nuclear Waste: Benefits and Costs Should Be Better Understood Before DOE Commits to a Separate Repository for Defense Waste. GAO-17-174
·         Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Concentration, Plan Availability and Premiums, and Enrollee Experiences in Health Insurance Markets Since 2014. GAO-17-383T [Testimony]
·         Union Activities: VA Could Better Track the Amount of Official Time Used by Employees. GAO-17-105
·         Unmanned Aerial Systems: Air Force and Army Should Improve Strategic Human Capital Planning for Pilot Workforces. GAO-17-53

Heritage Foundation

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, February 2, 2017
o    Economic Growth: A Tale of Two Africas
o    Somalia’s Presidential Election: Delays and Insecurity Create Challenges

Institute for Economics & Peace
·         Economic Value of Peace

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Institute for the Study of War
·         The Campaign for Mosul: January 24-31, 2017
·         Iran's New Way of War in Syria
·         Iraq Situation Report: January 25 - February 1, 2017
·         Syria Situation Report: January 26 - February 2, 2017

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         What Are Reference Rates For?

Italian Institute for International Political Studies (Istituto per gli studi di politica internazionale)
·         Latin America at a Crossroads

Joint Chief of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 3-0, Joint Operations, 17 January 2017


Marine Corps University Press

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)


National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS)

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
·         Limited War and Escalation

NATO Defense College

New America
·         Terrorism in America After 9/11

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Oxford Research Group

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Transatlantic Academy

Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security

UK National Audit Office

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP) 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         The Saudi-Houthi War at Sea

White House

Wilson Center

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control

World Bank