Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 06-23-2017

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Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

Army University Press
·         Journal of Military Learning, April 2017, v. 1, no. 1
o    What is Army University Supposed to Do and How Is It Going So Far?
o    America’s Perpetual “Offset”
o    Reframing the Human Dimension: Gardner’s “Five Minds for the Future”
o    Educating Our Defense Managers: A Way Ahead Learning at a Distance: The Potential and Perceptions of Distributed Learning Online Collaborative Course Design for Army E-Learning The Changing Face of Military Learning Leader Development, Learning Agility, and the Army Profession Combatting Dualistic Thinking in Professional Military Education

Atlantic Council

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Was NAFTA Good for the U.S.?

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brennan Center for Justice

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
·         Negative Security Assurances (June 2017 Briefing)



CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR)

Center for Global Development

Center for Immigration Studies

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Foreign Fighter Project
·         PacNet #46 - Climate Change, Energy and Asian Geopolitics

Center for the Study of Intelligence
·         Studies in Intelligence, March 2017, v. 61, no. 1
o    A Climb to Freedom: A Personal Journey in Virginia Hall’s Steps
o    Private-Sector Applications of Data Science
o    A Convivial Excursion, “Blending experience with imagination”—A Review of The Pigeon Tunnel

Centre for European Reform

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House


Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Navy Shipbuilding Programs

Congress. Senate. Energy & Natural Resources Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan - June 2017

Department of State

East West Center

Egmont Institute

Enough Project

European Commission
·         Brexit Negotiations

European Policy Centre

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

Foundation for Strategic Research

French Institute of International Relations (Institut Français des Relations Internationales)
·         Japan's Revived African Policy

German Development Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Army Contracting: Leadership Lacks Information Needed To Evaluate and Improve Operations. GAO-17-457
·         Army Weapon System Requirements: Need to Address Workforce Shortfalls to Make Necessary Improvements. GAO-17-568 
·         Defense Infrastructure: Additional Data and Guidance Needed for Alternatively Financed Energy Projects. GAO-17-461
·         Defense Management: DOD Has Taken Initial Steps to Formulate an Organizational Strategy, but These Efforts Are Not Complete. GAO-17-523R
·         Oil, Gas, and Coal Royalties: Raising Federal Rates Could Decrease Production on Federal Lands but Increase Federal Revenue. GAO-17-540
·         Operational Contract Support: Actions Needed to Enhance Capabilities in the Pacific Region. GAO-17-428
·         Supply Chain Management: DOD Could More Efficiently Use Its Distribution Centers. GAO-17-449
·         Veterans Affairs: Improved Management Processes Are Necessary for IT Systems That Better Support Health Care. GAO-17-384

Government of Canada

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses
·         Africa Watch, June 22, 2017
o    Continued African Migration: What Will Europe Do?
o    Kenya: Maize Flour Shortage Becomes Campaign Fodder

Institute for Gulf Affairs

Institute for Interdisciplinary Conflict and Violence Research
·         International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 2017, v. 11
o    Innovation and Tradition
o    Understanding How and Why Young People Enter Radical or Violent Extremist Groups
o    Why Targets of Economic Sanctions React Differently: Reference Point Effects on North Korea and Libya

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)

Institute for the Study of War
·         The Campaign for Ar-Raqqa City: June 6 – 20, 2017
·         The Campaign for Mosul: May 12-June 21, 2017

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)

International Crisis Group

Internet Crime Complaint Center (ICCC)
·         2016 Internet Crime Report

Italian Institute for International Political Studies
·         After Mosul. Re-inventing Iraq

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, June 2017

Martens Centre for European Studies
·         For a New Europeanism

McAfee Labs
·         McAfee® Labs Threats Report: June 2017

Migration Policy Institute  (MP!)

Mitchell Institute

National Academies Press

National Council of Resistance of Iran

National Defense University Press
·         Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ),  86 (3rd Quarter, July 2017)
o    From the Chairman: Maintaining a Boxer's Stance
o    An Interview with Kurt W. Tidd
o    U.S. Southern Command: Evolving to Meet 21st-Century Challenges
o    Strategic Competition: Beyond Peace and War
o    Black is the New Red: Containing Jihad
o    Respecting Strategic Agency: On the Categorization of War in Strategy
o    Professional Military Education and Broadening Assignments: A Model for the Future
o    Civil-Military Relations in Transitions: Behavior of Senior Military Officers
o    A Strategic Leader's Guide to Transforming Culture in Large Organizations
o    Where Rumsfeld Got It Right: Making a Case for In-Progress Reviews
o    Military Retirement Reform: A Case Study in Successful Public Sector Change
o    Trauma Care in Support of Global Military Operations
o    Building a Stay-Behind Resistance Organization: The Case of Cold War Switzerland Against the Soviet Union
o    Autonomous Weapons Systems Safety
o    The Trouble with Mission Command: Flexive Command and the Future of Command and Control
o    Learning to Fish in Murky Waters: The Missing Link in Capacity-Building
o    Adaptive Doctrine: Infusing the Changing Character of Warfare into Doctrine
o    Joint Publication 3-0, Joint Operations

Nautilus Institute

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
·         A Guide to Renegotiating NAFTA

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Physicians for Human Rights

Polish Institute of International Affairs (Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR-17-48-S  Afghan National Army: DOD May Have Spent Up to $28 Million More Than Needed to Procure Camouflage Uniforms That May Be Inappropriate for the  Afghan Environment
United Nations

United States Institute of Peace

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         The New 'King' of Saudi Arabia

William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies

Wilson Center