Sunday, September 24, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 09-22-2017

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Asian Centre for Human Rights

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)



Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)
CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
·         Gray Zones in the Middle East

Center for Complex Operations (CCO)
·         Prism, 2017, v. 7, no. 1
o    How to Prepare for State-Building
o    Is There a Path Out of the Yemen Conflict? Why it Matters
o    Leading the National Security Enterprise
o    21st Century Intelligence - The Need for a One-Team-One-Fight Approach
o    The Evolution of MS 13 in El Salvador and Honduras
o    The Curse of the Shiny Object
o    ISIL Radicalization, Recruitment, and Social Media Operations in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines
o    Fighting for Legitimacy in Afghanistan: the Creation of the Anti-Corruption Justice Center
o    Developing a Western Logistics Course for Kazakhstan
o    Learning from the Struggle to Assess Counterinsurgency and Stabilization Operations in Afghanistan
o    Reinventing Social Science in the Military: Lessons Learned from the United States and New Zealand
o    Reflections on Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Center for Global Development

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest - No.206: Russian Relations With Belarus

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Issues & Insights, v. 17, no. 13 - Calm Before the Storm?
·         Issues & Insights, v. 17, no. 14 - Decoupling and Divergences Among Allies
·         PacNet #66 - Abe’s India Visit: Cementing Bilateral Ties and Defining the Indo-Pacific Order

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, September 2017, v. 10, no. 8
o    A View from the CT Foxhole: An Interview with Brian Fishman, Counterterrorism Policy Manager, Facebook
o    The Islamic State and the Kurds: The Documentary Evidence
o    The Lebanese Armed Forces and Hezbollah’s Competing Summer Offensives Against Sunni Militants
o    Al-Qa`ida in Pakistan: A Metric Problem?
o    Hamza bin Ladin: From Steadfast Son to Al-Qa`ida’s Leader in Waiting
o    The Islamic State Long Game: A Tripartite Analysis of Youth Radicalization and Indoctrination

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of the Navy (DoN)
·         COMNAVSURFPAC Instruction 3040.1 Significant Event/Near-Miss Reporting

East Asia Institute

East-West Center

European Policy Centre
·         Reversing Over the Cliff Edge?

European Parliament

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
·         Consolidated Assessment Ratings

Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

Foundation for Strategic Research (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique)

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Army Corps of Engineers: Better Data Needed on Water Storage Pricing GAO-17-500
·         Budget Issues: Budget Uncertainty and Disruptions Affect Timing of Agency Spending GAO-17-807T [Testimony]
·         Commercial Aviation: Information on Airline Fees for Optional Services GAO-17-756
·         Information Technology Modernization: Corporation for National and Community Service Needs to Develop a System That Supports Grant Monitoring GAO-17-267
·         Iraqi and Syrian Cultural Property: U.S. Government Committee Should Incorporate Additional Collaboration Practices GAO-17-716
·         Navy Readiness: Actions Needed to Address Persistent Maintenance, Training, and Other Challenges Affecting the Fleet GAO-17-809T [Testimony]
·         Telecommunications: Agencies Need to Apply Transition Planning Practices to Reduce Potential Delays and Added Costs GAO-17-464
·         Veterans Health Care: Additional Actions Could Further Improve Policy Management GAO-17-748

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

IBM Center for the Business of Government

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) 

Institute for Economics and Peace

Institute for Jewish Policy Research

Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP)

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
·         What Makes Muslims Vote?
·         Why Muslims Give

Institute for the Study of War
·         Syria Situation Report: August 31 - September 14, 2017

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, v. 17, no. 12, September 21, 2017
o    What is Xi Jinping Thought?
o    Assessing the Sino-Russian Baltic Sea Drill
o    Himalayan Impasse: How China Would Fight an Indian Border Conflict
o    Chen Quanguo: The Strongman Behind Beijing's Securitization Strategy in Tibet and Xinjiang
·         Terrorism Monitor, September 22, 2017, v. 15, no. 18
o    After Raqqa: The Next Jihadist Stronghold in Syria
o    Jamaat ul Ansar al-Sharia: The New al-Qaeda Threat in Pakistan
o    Is the Hasm Movement the Future of Militancy in Egypt?

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lowy Institute for International Relations

Martens Centre for European Studies

Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

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

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

New America Foundation

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Observer Research Foundation

Parliament of Australia

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends
·         Facts on U.S. Latinos, 2015

Pew Research Center Journalism & Media

Policy Exchange


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
·         Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, September 2017, v. 9, no. 9  
o    ‘Diverse and Enduring Terrorist Threat‘
o    Waiting for Resurgence: Al-Qaeda Core in Pakistan
o    Exploitation of the Rohingya Crisis by Jihadist Groups: Implications for Bangladesh’s Internal Security
o    The Role of the National Police in Countering Insurgencies in Indonesia
o    ASEAN Counter-terrorism Weaknesses

Small Wars Journal
·         Diplomacy and the War on Terror

Spearhead Research

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         Reconstructing the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan
o    PDF  
o    Interactive

Strategic Studies Institute

Sudd Institute

Tax Policy Center

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

Transnational Institute

United Nations

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)
·         Fire Risk in 2015

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         The Dim Future of Kurdistan

Wilson Center