Saturday, July 29, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 07-28-2017

38 North

Accenture Security

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Army War College (AWC)
·         Army War College Review, 2017, v. 3, no. 1
o    Deterrence through Reassurance: Russia in Eastern Europe
o    Major General Fox Conner: “The Indispensable Man”
o    Unaligned: Maneuver Warfare Theory and the Australian Army
o    Did the United States Lose China Again?
o    The Rebirth of Japan’s Amphibious Forces

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Australia Parliament

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Hamas’s Irrational Rationale

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)


Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #53 - For South Koreans, THAAD isn’t about the United States, China, or even North Korea…it’s about Park Geun-hye

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         CrisesAlert Libya

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reforms Committee
·         Combating Homegrown Terrorism

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2017-099 Evaluation of Department of Defense Efforts to Build Counterterrorism and Stability Operations Capacity of Foreign Military Forces with Section 1206/2282 Funding

East West Center

Electronic Frontier Foundation
·         The Pregnancy Panopticon

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         World Oil Transit Chokepoints - July 2017

European Policy Centre

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

Foundation for Strategic Research (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique)

German Development Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         Cyprus Negotiations Thwarted
·         More German ‘Blue Helmets’
·         Syria’s Society Upended

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Air Ambulance: Data Collection and Transparency Needed to Enhance DOT Oversight. GAO-17-637
·         Coast Guard Acquisitions: Limited Strategic Planning Efforts Pose Risk for Future Acquisitions. GAO-17-747T [Testimony]  
·         Defense Efficiency Initiatives: DOD Needs to Improve the Reliability of Cost Savings Estimates. GAO-17-724
·         DOD Excess Property: Enhanced Controls Needed for Access to Excess Controlled Property. GAO-17-781T [Testimony]
·         Drug Control Policy: Information on Status of Federal Efforts and Key Issues for Preventing Illicit Drug Use. GAO-17-766T [Testimony]
·         Federal Contracting: Improvements Needed in How Some Agencies Report Personal Services Contracts. GAO-17-610
·         Federal Emergency Management Agency: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Handling of Employee Misconduct Allegations. GAO-17-758T [Testimony]
·         Highlights of a Forum: Combating Synthetic Identity Fraud. GAO-17-708SP
·         Human Trafficking: Information on Cases in Indian Country or that Involved Native Americans. GAO-17-624
·         Information Security: Control Deficiencies Continue to Limit IRS's Effectiveness in Protecting Sensitive Financial and Taxpayer Data. GAO-17-395
·         Inland Harbors: The Corps of Engineers Should Assess Existing Capabilities to Better Inform Dredging Decisions. GAO-17-635
·         Internet of Things: Communities Deploy Projects by Combining Federal Support with Other Funds and Expertise. GAO-17-570
·         Internet of Things: Enhanced Assessments and Guidance Are Needed to Address Security Risks in DOD. GAO-17-668
·         Iraq: DOD Should Increase Visibility and Accountability Over Equipment Provided to Iraq's Security Forces. GAO-17-771T [Testimony]
·         National Mall: Actions Needed to Better Manage Physical Security Risks. GAO-17-679
·         Social Security Numbers: OMB Actions Needed to Strengthen Federal Efforts to Limit Identity Theft Risks by Reducing Collection, Use, and Display. GAO-17-553
·         Southwest Border: Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen Management and Assess Effectiveness of Land-based Surveillance Technology. GAO-17-765T [Testimony]
·         State Department Telecommunications: Information on Vendors and Cyber-Threat Nations. GAO-17-688R 
·         Supplemental Material For GAO-17-624: Survey Results for Selected Tribal and Major City Law Enforcement Agencies and Victim Service Providers on Human Trafficking. GAO-17-626SP  [Supplement]
·         U.S. Democracy Assistance in Burma: USAID and State Could Strengthen Oversight of Partners' Due Diligence Procedures. GAO-17-648

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         The Protracted Brazilian Crisis

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, July 27, 2017
o    Cameroon’s Aging President Expected to Run Again Tanzania Continues Slide Toward Authoritarianism

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict

Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy (ISPSW)
·         What to do about North Korea?

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)
·         Violence Grips Jerusalem

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)

Intelligence & National Security Alliance

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, July 28, 2017, v. 15, no. 15
o    The Future of Sunni Jihadist Violence in Iran
o    Sanctioning Syed Salahuddin: Too Little, Too Late
o    Reclaiming Lost Ground in Somalia: The Enduring Threat of al-Shabaab

Library of Congress Law Library

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)


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

NATO Defense College

New America Foundation

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
·         A Path Forward for NAFTA
o    The US Agenda: Trade Balances and the NAFTA Renegotiation
o    Toward a Positive NAFTA Renegotiation: A Mexican Perspective
o    NAFTA Modernization: A Canadian Perspective
o    NAFTA Renegotiation: US Offensive and Defensive Interests vis-à-vis Canada
o    Updating the North American Free Trade Agreement
o    NAFTA and Energy
o    Agriculture in the NAFTA Renegotiation
o    Streamlining Rules of Origin in NAFTA
o    Rethinking NAFTA: Deepening the Commitment to Sustainable Development
o    NAFTA as a National Security Priority

Pew Research Center Religion & Public Life

Polish Institute of International Affairs


Small Wars Journal
·         Al-Qaeda in the Age of ISIS
·         The Siege of Sidney Street

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR 17-56 Salary Support: State and USAID Need to Address SIGAR’s Prior Recommendations for Safeguarding Payments for Afghan Government Employees and Embedded Technical Advisors

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Swiss Re

TRAC Reports

US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Sisi’s Predicament

Wilson Center

World Bank