Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 03-31-2017

38 North

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, March 2017, v.4, no. 3
o    Diagnoses of traumatic brain injury not clearly associated with deployment, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001–2016
o    Update: Heat illness, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2016
o    Update: Exertional Rhabdomyolysis, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012–2016
o    Update: Exertional hyponatremia, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001–2016
o    Deployment-related conditions of special surveillance interest

Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI)

Asian Centre for Human Rights

Asian Development Bank

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Netanyahu’s China Visit


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Security

Center for Cyber & Homeland Security (CCHS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #28 - President Trump and the Crisis on the Korean Peninsula
·         PacNet #27 - Australia and Korea: Time to Press Middle Power Diplomacy

Center for the Study of the Drones

Center on Global Energy Policy

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

China Maritime Studies Institute- Naval War College

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Congress. House. Armed Forces Committee
·         Military Pilot Shortage

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         East Africa’s Quiet Famine
·         Venezuela’s Tragic Meltdown

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space & Technology Committee

Congress. Senate.  Armed Services Committee
·         Air Force Modernization

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Energy & Natural Resources Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         The 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook 

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The U.S. Immigration Debate
·         What Brexit Means

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

East-West Center

Enough Project

European Leadership Network (ELN)

European Parliament

European Policy Centre

European Strategic Intelligence and Security Centre

European Union Institute for Security Studies
·         Azerbaijan: Drifts and Shifts

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
·         Consolidated Assessment Ratings

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         The Causes of the War of 1812

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

German Council on Foreign Relations (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e. V.)

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         China – Japan – South Korea

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         2016 Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements. GAO-17-385
·         Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs. GAO-17-333SP
·         Defense Acquisition Workforce: DOD Has Opportunities to Further Enhance Use and Management of Development Fund. GAO-17-332
·         DOD Major Automated Information Systems: Improvements Can Be Made in Applying Leading Practices for Managing Risk and Testing. GAO-17-322
·         Highlights of a Forum: Data Analytics to Address Fraud and Improper Payments. GAO-17-339SP
·         Identity Theft Services: Services Offer Some Benefits but Are Limited in Preventing Fraud. GAO-17-254
·         Information Security: DHS Needs to Continue to Advance Initiatives to Protect Federal Systems. GAO-17-518T [Testimony]
·         Information Technology: Implementation of IT Reform Law and Related Initiatives Can Help Improve Acquisitions. GAO-17-494T [Testimony]  
·         Maritime Environment: Federal and State Actions, Expenditures, and Challenges to Addressing Abandoned and Derelict Vessels. GAO-17-202

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security & Development Policy
·         Human Rights in China

Institute for the Study of War
·         The Campaign for Mosul: March 17-29, 2017
·         Syria Situation Report: March 17 - 30, 2017

Institute of International Affairs  (Instituto Affari Internazionali)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, v. 17, no. 5, March 31, 2017
o    Xi’s Korea Policies Stumble
o    A “First” for the People’s Liberation Army: A Navy Admiral Becomes a Joint, Regional, Commander
o    Taiwan’s Search for Security Partners: Looking Beyond Washington
o    PLA Theater Joint Intelligence: Organization and Operations

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Lowy Institute for International Relations

MIT Center for International Studies

Mitchell Institute

Modern War Institute (MWI)

National Academies Press

National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
·         Canadian Military Journal, Spring 2017, v. 17, no.  2
o    Victory as a Strategic Objective: An Ambiguous and Counter-Productive Concept for the High Command
o    Conscience and the Canadian Armed Forces
o    Spiritual Resiliency in the Canadian Armed Forces
o    The Battle for History: Nova Scotia’s 85th Battalion and the Capture of Hill 145, Vimy Ridge, 1917-1943
o    Equine Assisted Therapy to Help Couples with PTSD: The Evidence for Improved Personal Relationships
o    Up the Creek Without a Paddle
o    Sir Isaac Brock’s Magic Bullet
o    A Renaissance for the RCAF?

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

NATO Defense College

NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
·         Defence Strategic Communications, Spring 2017, v. 2
o    Strategic Communications in International Relations: Practical Traps and Ethical Puzzles
o    ‘Hacking’ Into the West: Russia's ‘Anti-Hegemonic’ Drive and the Strategic Narrative Offensive
o    The Russian Perspective on Information Warfare: Conceptual Roots and Politicisation in Russian Academic, Political, and Public Discourse
o    Examining the Use of Botnets and Their Evolution in Propaganda Dissemination
o    Putin, XI, AND Hitler— Propaganda and the Paternity of Pseudo Democracy
o    The Significance and Limitations of Empathy in Strategy Communication
o    Britian’s Public War Stories: Punching Above Its Weight or Vanishing Force?
o    A Closer Look at  Yemen
o    Weaponised Honesty: Communication Strategy and NATO Values

New America Foundation

Office of the Director on National Intelligence (ODNI)

Oxford Research Group

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)
·         Religious Thought and Conflict

Pew Research Center Internet, Science & Tech


Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Arms Survey

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Marine Corps (USMC)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy