Monday, May 22, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 05-19-2017

38 North

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 58, May 2017: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence

Atlantic Council

Australian National University – Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brennan Center for Justice
·         Extreme Maps


Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Center for Complex Operations (CCO)
·         Prism, 2017, v. 6, no. 4
o    An Interview with Princeton Lyman and Johnnie Carson
o    African Security Futures: Threats, Partnerships, and International Engagement for the New U.S. Administration
o    Continuity and Change in War and Conflict in Africa
o    Strategic Dilemmas: Rewiring Africa for a Teeming, Urban Future
o    The Security Governance Initiative
o    The Armies of the Great Lakes Countries
o    Brothers Came Back with Weapons: The Effects of Arms Proliferation from Libya
o    Islam in from the Cold: A Muslim Brother’s Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of the Islamic Movement in the Sudan
o    A Letters to the Editor A Critique of 'Special Operations Doctrine: is it Needed
o    A Reply to Jerome Lynes’ Critique

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #40 - Note to US allies: America First is here to stay and you’re not second
·         PacNet #38 - The ARF Moves Forward on Cybersecurity

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee
·         Future of Emergency Alerting

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         U.S. Interests in Africa

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         China’s Big Bet on Soft Power
·         CFR Sovereign Risk Tracker
·         U.S.-Saudi Relations

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
·         Zombie NATO

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of State

Department of the Navy
·         The Future Navy [white paper]

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Elliot School of International Affairs - Central Asia Program

European Policy Centre

European Parliament

European Union Institute for Security Studies
·         Cyber Security Woes: WannaCry?

European Values


Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

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

German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         Brexit and the British Election
·         Europe’s Maghreb Headache

Global Center on Cooperative Security

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Data Center Optimization: Agencies Need to Complete Plans to Address Inconsistencies in Reported Savings. GAO-17-388
·         DOD Health: Actions Needed to Ensure Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Are Considered in Misconduct Separations. GAO-17-260
·         DOD Joint Travel Regulations: Actions Are Needed to Clarify Flat Rate Per Diem Policy. GAO-17-353
·         Government Efficiency and Effectiveness: Opportunities to Address Pervasive Management Risks and Challenges while Reducing Federal Costs. GAO-17-631T [Testimony]
·         Homeland Security: Progress Made to Implement IT Reform, but Additional Chief Information Officer Involvement Needed. GAO-17-284
·         Navy Force Structure: Actions Needed to Ensure Proper Size and Composition of Ship Crews. GAO-17-413
·         Offshore Oil and Gas Resources: Information on Infrastructure Decommissioning and Federal Financial Risk. GAO-17-642T [Testimony]
·         Service Contracts: Agencies Should Take Steps to More Effectively Use Independent Government Cost Estimates. GAO-17-398
·         Space Acquisitions: DOD Continues to Face Challenges of Delayed Delivery of Critical Space Capabilities and Fragmented Leadership. GAO-17-619T [Testimony]
·         Technology Assessment: Internet of Things: Status and implications of an increasingly connected world. GAO-17-75

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch:, May 18, 2017
o    Prospects for Violence in Kenya’s 2017 Eelction
o    Combatting the Small Arms Trade in Africa

Institute for Science and International Security

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

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report: May 6 - 20, 2017
·         Syria Situation Report: April 20 - May 10, 2017
·         Ukraine Update: Russia's Active Campaign in Ukraine, March 16, 2017 - May 12, 2017  

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, May 19, 2017, v. 15, no. 10  
o    The Battle for Yemen: A Quagmire for Saudi Arabia and the UAE
o    The Dangerous Implications of Raising the Kurdish Flag in Kirkuk
o    The Taliban’s Spring Offensive: Afghanistan Faces a Crucial Year

Migration Policy Institute


Nautilus Institute

New America Foundation

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Pew Research Center Internet & Technology

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Project 2049 Institute


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
·         Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, May 2017, v. 9. No. 5
o    The Islamic State’s Northward Expansion in the Philippine
o    The Revival of Al Qaeda’s Affiliate in Southeast Asia: the Jemaah Islamiya
o    IS Footprint in Pakistan: Nature of Presence, Method of Recruitment, and Future Outlook
o    Islamic State’s Financing: Sources, Methods and Utilisatio
o    The Islamic State in India: Exploring its Footprints

Small Wars Journal
·         Turkey: Ally or Albatross?

South African Institute of International Affairs

Transnational Institute

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy