Monday, November 6, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 11-03-2017

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Africa Center for Strategic Studies

African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes

Air Power Development Centre

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Army University Press
·         Military Review, November-December 2017, v. 97, no. 6
o    Multi-Domain Battle: The Advent of Twenty-First Century War
o    The Return of U.S. Army Field Manual 3-0, Operations
o    Contemporary Warfare and Current Issues for the Defense of the Country
o    Compelling Reasons for the Expansion of Chinese Military Forces
o    North Korea Policy: Changed Regime
o    Assessing the Value of Serving in an Army Service Component Command as a Broadening Assignment
o    Strykers on the Mechanized Battlefield
o    Enabling Brigade Combat Team Success in Europe: Lessons Learned
o    Adaptation and Innovation with an Urban Twist: Changes to Suicide Tactics in the Battle for Mosul
o    Logistical Operations in Highly Lethal Environments
o    Epic Fail: Why Leaders Must Fail to Ultimately Succeed
o    How the Army Ought to Write Requirements
o    Integration of Cultural Property Protection into a Decisive Action Training Exercise
o    The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815–1914

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs


CATO Institute

Center for Global Development

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)
·         Trillion Dollar Nuclear Triad

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #79 - The Philippines-Japan security partnership in a changing regional security environment

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, October 2017,  v. 11, no. 5
o    Countering Violent Extremism in Prisons: A Review of Key Recent Research and Critical Research Gaps
o    The New Crusaders: Contemporary Extreme Right Symbolism and Rhetoric
o    Exploring the Continuum of Lethality: Militant Islamists' Targeting Preferences in Europe
o    On and Off the Radar: Tactical and Strategic Responses to Screening Known Potential Terrorist Attackers
o    Counterterrorism Bookshelf: 30 Books on Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism-Related Subjects
o    Bibliography: Terrorist Organizations: Cells, Networks, Affiliations, Splits
o    Bibliography: Life Cycles of Terrorism
o    Academic Theses (Ph.D. and MA) on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Related Issues, written in English between 2013 and 2017
o    Recent Online Resources for the Analysis of Terrorism and Related Subjects

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
·         Abbottabad collection
·         CIA World Factbook [updated]

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         U.S. Defense Strategy in South Asia  

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space, & Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2018-003 Report of Investigation on Allegations Related to the DoD's Decision to Relocate a Joint Intelligence Analysis Complex

Department of Homeland Security
·         OIG 18-05 DHS' Controls Over Firearms and Other Sensitive Assets
·         OIG-18-06 Summary and Key Findings of Fiscal Year 2016 FEMA Disaster Grant and Program Audits
·         OIG 18-07 DHS Needs a More Unified Approach to Immigration Enforcement and Administration
·         OIG-18-08 FEMA and California Need to Assist CalRecycle, a California State Agency, to Improve Its Accounting of $230 Million in Disaster Costs
·         OIG-18-09 Management Alert - FEMA Should Recover $6.2 Million in Public Assistance Funds for Disaster Repairs That Are Not the Legal Responsibility of Richland County, North Dakota

Department of the Navy
·         Collision Map Graphics

The Dialogue

East West Center

East Asia Institute

Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Russia Country Analysis Brief - October 2017

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

French Institute of International Relations (Institut Français des Relations Internationales)

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: DHS Risk Assessments Inform Owner and Operator Protection Efforts and Departmental Strategic Planning GAO-18-62
·         Emergency Communications: Overlap and Views on the Effectiveness of Organizations Promoting the Interoperability of Equipment GAO-18-173R
·         High-Containment Laboratories: Coordinated Actions Needed to Enhance the Select Agent Program's Oversight of Hazardous Pathogens GAO-18-145
·         High-Containment Laboratories: Coordinated Efforts Needed to Further Strengthen Oversight of Select Agents GAO-18-197T  [Testimony] 
·         Inspectors General: Documented Agreement of Certain Roles and Responsibilities Could Further Enhance Coordination in Afghanistan GAO-18-6
·         Low-Dose Radiation: Interagency Collaboration on Planning Research Could Improve Information on Health Effects GAO-18-184T [Testimony]
·         Opioid Use Disorders: HHS Needs Measures to Assess the Effectiveness of Efforts to Expand Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment GAO-18-44
·         Overseas Allowances: State Spends Almost $480 Million Annually to Compensate Employees for Costs and Hardships of Foreign Assignments GAO-18-87
·         Railroad Safety: Quiet Zone Analyses and Inspections Could Be Improved GAO-18-97
·         Stormwater Management: EPA Pilot Project to Increase Use of Green Infrastructure Could Benefit from Documenting Collaborative Agreements GAO-17-750
·         Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Preliminary Observations on the Emergency Oil Stockpile GAO-18-209T [Testimony]
·         Syrian Refugees: U.S. Agencies Conduct Financial Oversight Activities for Humanitarian Assistance but Should Strengthen Monitoring GAO-18-58

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Russia Unfazed in Syria: October 8 - October 30, 2017

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Sri Lanka’s Trade Imperative

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lowy Institute for International Relations

Marine Corps University Middle East Studies
·         MES Insights, v. 8, no.  5, October 2017
o    Back to the Future: Trump’s Emerging Iran 'Strategy'

Migration Policy Institute

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

Nautilus Institute

Observer Research Foundation

Oxford Research Group

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Polish Institute of International Affairs (Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych)

PONARS Eurasia

Qatar America Institute


Small Wars Journal

Soufan Center

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR 18-09-IP Afghan Ministry of Defense Headquarters Security and Support Brigade: Facility Construction Generally Met Contract Requirements, but Three Safety-Related Concerns Need to Be Addressed

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Stanley Foundation

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute

UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)

US Global Change Research Program
·         Climate Science Special Report

US  Institute of Peace (USIP)

US Marine Corps (USMC)

Vision of Humanity
·         2017 Positive Peace Report

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Hezbollah: Dreams of Expansion

White House

Wilson Center

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control