Sunday, June 11, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 06-09-2017

38 North

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 59, June 2017: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Asia Foundation

Atlantic Council
·         Turkey’s European Journey

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Diplomatic Crisis in the Gulf

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Rewriting the Six-Day War
·         Turkey: NATO’s Odd One Out

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

Brennan Center for Justice


Canada National Defence

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Climate Security

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University
·         Georgetown Security Studies Review, June 2017, v. 5, no. 2
o    Dual Track Compliance: Addressing Russian Violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
o    Operation Simoom: A Process of Post-Cold War Polish Intelligence Reform
o    Time for a New Convention? Northern Triangle Asylum Seekers in the United States
o    Banking the Bomb: Improving the Engagement of Financial Institutions in Efforts to Counter Proliferation Financing
o    Evaluating the US Drone Program in a Just War Context

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #44 - Nuclear Waste Disposal and Fuel Leasing: A Nonproliferation Opportunity
·         PacNet #43 - Envoy, THAAD and Korea-China Relations Under Moon Jae-in

Center on Global Energy Policy

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

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. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee
·         Fast and Furious, Six Years Later [Department of Justice]

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         Beyond Iraq and Syria: ISIS' Global Reach [open]

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Veterans' Affairs

Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Intelligence
·         FISA Legislation

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Department of Defense (DOD)

East-West Center

European Commission

European Policy Centre
·         Uncertainty in the UK

European Union Institute for Security Studies

Feinstein International Center

Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for Strategic Research (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique)

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Armored Commercial Vehicles: DOD Has Procurement Guidance, but Army Could Take Actions to Enhance Inspections and Oversight. GAO-17-513
·         Coast Guard Recapitalization: Matching Needs and Resources Continue to Strain Acquisition Efforts. GAO-17-654T [Testimony]
·         EPA Science Advisory Board: Policy Statement on Science Quality and Integrity. GAO-17-526R
·         Military Personnel: DOD Needs to Establish Performance Measures for the Armed Forces Sports Program. GAO-17-542
·         Military Readiness: DOD Has Not Incorporated Leading Practices of a Strategic Management Planning Framework in Retrograde and Reset Guidance. GAO-17-530R
·         Open Innovation: Executive Branch Developed Resources to Support Implementation, but Guidance Could Better Reflect Leading Practices. GAO-17-507
·         Satellite Acquisitions: Agencies May Recover a Limited Portion of Contract Value When Satellites Fail. GAO-17-490
·         Wildland Fire Risk Reduction: Multiple Factors Affect Federal-Nonfederal Collaboration, but Action Could Be Taken to Better Measure Progress. GAO-17-357

Harvard Law School
·         National Security Journal, 2017, v.8, no. 2
o    Peacetime Cyber Responses and Wartime Cyber Operations under International Law: An Analytical Vade Mecum
o    Reconceptualizing Individual or Unit Self-Defense as a Combatant Privilege
o    Military Strategy: The Blind Spot of International Humanitarian Law
o    At the Crossroads of Control: The Intersection of Artificial Intelligence in Autonomous Weapon Systems with International Humanitarian Law
o    Putting Lethal Force on the Table: How Drones Change the Alternative Space of War and Counterterrorism

Henley Putnam University
·         Journal of Strategic Security, 2017, v. 10, no. 2
o    Comparing Civilian Support for Terrorism
o    Autarky or Interdependence: U.S. vs. European Security and Defense Industries in a Globalized Market
o    Containing Terrorism: A Dynamic Model
o    The 2016 ‘Lone Wolf’ Tsunami - Is Rapoport’s ‘Religious Wave’ Ending?
o    The Intelligence Dilemma: Proximity and Politicization–Analysis of External Influences
o    Could the United States Reinstitute an Official Torture Policy?

Heritage Foundation

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, June 8, 2017
o    What Will Oil and Gas Mean for Senegal?
o    Kasai Conflict Highlights New Challenges for Democratic Republic of the Congo

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security & Development Policy

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

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Kashmir Redux

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Italian Institute for International Political Studies (Istituto per gli studi di politica internazionale)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, June 9, 2017, v. 17, no. 8
o    Xi Jinping and the 'Other' China
o    Xi Jinping Promotes Protégés to Top Positions in Run-Up to 19th Party Congress
o    The Southern Theater Command and China’s Maritime Strategy
o    Recent Developments in the Chinese Army’s Helicopter Force
o    Waiting in the Wings: PLAAF General Yi Xiaoguang

JFK Special Warfare Center and School
·         Special Warfare, April -June 2017, v. 30. no. 2   
o    Critical Thinking and SOF Decision Making
o    Social Engineering as a Sociocultural Tactic
o    Boko Haram: A Gray Zone Challenge
o    Not Reading Tea Leaves: Educating the Force for Future Threat
o    Effectiveness Through  Historical Consciousness
o    Virtual Accompany Kits Return to Baghdad
o    Command and Control in the Gray Zone: The Advantage of SOC-FWDS
o    Building Legitimacy, Promoting Policy and Developing Networks

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 3-20, Security Cooperation, 23 May 2017

Martens Centre for European Studies
·         For a New Europeanism

Mitchell Institute

National Institute for Public Policy

National Security Archive

Nautilus Institute

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Pakistan Coalition of Ethical Journalism (PCEJ)

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Internet & Technology

Protect Our Defenders

RAND Corporation

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
·         Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, June 2017, v. 9, no.6  
o    ‘Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)‘
o    Strategic Counter-Terrorism: A Game Changer in Fighting Terrorism?
o    Countering Violent Extremism in Malaysia: Past Experience and Future Prospects
o    Pakistan’s CVE Programme: An Overview of Achievements and Challenges
o    Countering Violent Extremism in Bangladesh
·         Humanitarian Technology Survey

Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

Stanley Foundation
·         The Circular Economy Pathway to Pursuing 1.5° C  (A presentation on circular economy strategies and climate change)

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute

Transatlantic Academy

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Wilson Center

World Bank