Sunday, February 12, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 02-10-2017

38 North

Amnesty International

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Asia Foundation

Asia Society

Asian Development Bank

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Facing Addiction in America
·         Transparency & The Rule of Law

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         North Korea and the Middle East

Berghof Conflict Research



Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for Naval Analyses (CNS)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, no. 197: Media

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Iraq: The View from the GCC
·         PacNet #12 - To Test or Not to Test: The Question for North Korea
·         PacNet #14 - Hanging Up, Not Disconnected: The Australia-US Alliance Can Handle an Angry Call

Center for the Study of the Drones
·         Loitering Munitions In Focus

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies
·         Turkey at the Gates of al-Bab

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         "The State of the Military"

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space & Technology Committee
·         Making EPA Great Again

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Situation in Afghanistan

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         Updated Budget Infographics

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         What Are Economic Sanctions?

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         Terror Threat Snapshot [February 2017]

Department of the Navy (DoN)

East West Center

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union Institute for Security Studies
·         The Refugee-development Nexus

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)
·         Export Promotion: What Works?

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

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshal Fund of the United States

Global ECCO
·         Combating Terrorism Exchange (CTX), November 2016, v. 6, no. 4
o    Introduction: The Theory, History, and Current State of Hybrid Warfare
o    Countering Russian Hybrid Warfare: Acknowledging the Character of Modern Conflict
o    Russian Aggression Toward Ukraine: A Long-Term Example Of Hybrid Warfare
o    The Strategic Utility Of The Russian Spetsnaz In Crimea
o    Is It All Just A Bad Habit? Explaining NATO's Difficulty In Deterring Russian Aggression
o    From Tactical Champions To Grand Strategy Enablers: The Future Of Small-Nation Sof In Counter–Hybrid Warfare
o    To Change Or Not To Change?
o    Sharpening The Spear Of NATO SOF: Deterring Russian Hybrid Aggression Through Network Targeting
o    Maj Brian W. James, US Naval Postgraduate School
o    NATO Needs To Better Integrate Conventional And Special Operations Forces
o    NATO SOF Military Assistance to Support Deterrence and Reassure Russia

Global Political Trends Center

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Bioforensics: DHS Needs to Conduct a Formal Capability Gap Analysis to Better Identify and Address Gaps. GAO-17-177  
·         Capitol Police Board: Fully Incorporating Leading Governance Practices Would Help Enhance Accountability, Transparency, and External Communication. GAO-17-112
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: Additional Actions by DHS Could Help Identify Opportunities to Harmonize Access Control Efforts. GAO-17-182
·         Defense Civil Support: DOD, HHS, and DHS Should Use Existing Coordination Mechanisms to Improve Their Pandemic Preparedness. GAO-17-150
·         DOD Financial Management: Significant Efforts Still Needed for Remediating Audit Readiness Deficiencies. GAO-17-85
·         Drug-Free Communities Support Program: Agencies Have Strengthened Collaboration but Could Enhance Grantee Compliance and Performance Monitoring. GAO-17-120
·         Federal Disaster Assistance: FEMA's Progress in Aiding Individuals with Disabilities Could Be Further Enhanced. GAO-17-200
·         Supply Chain Security: Providing Guidance and Resolving Data Problems Could Improve Management of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Program. GAO-17-84

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
·         Managing Military Readiness

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iranian Proxies Fire Rockets at Green Zone in Baghdad, Saturday, February 11, 2017
·         Iraq Situation Report: February 2-10, 2017
·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria: January 12 - February 7, 2017

Institute of International Affairs  (Instituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         The Indian Budget—2017-18

Marine Corps University Middle East Studies
·         MES Insights, February 2017, v.8, no. 1
o    Continuity, Change, and the Islamic Republic of Iran

Migration Policy Institute  (MPI)

National Academies Press

National Center for the Middle Market

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NIMO)
·         NMIO Technical Bulletin, October 2016,  v. 11
·         Operational Aspects of Maritime Domain Awareness
·         Technology Recommendations for Ocean Protection
·         Space Cooperation Among Order-Building Power
·         Integrated Communication Extension Capability (ICE-CAP)
·         Project Interoperability in Puget Sound (PIPS)
·         Towards Real-Time Under-Ice Acoustic Navigation at Mesoscale Ranges

NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Open the Books Oversight Report

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Fact Tank


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal
·         The Costs of Too Much

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Union of Concerned Scientists

United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

University of Pennsylvania

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Amona's Last Gasps

Wilson Center

Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response

World Bank