Sunday, November 12, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 11-10-2017

38 North
·         Death’s Dusty Measure


Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 63, November 2017

Asia Foundation

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council
·         Asian Water Security

Australian National University – Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Beyond the Parallel



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 Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
·         Homeland Security Affairs, v. 13, 2017 UAPI Summit Special Issue
o    Cyber Border Security – Defining and Defending a National Cyber Border
o    Applying an Organizational Framework to Examine Jihadi Organizations as an Industry
o    Incorporating Prioritization in Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Programs
o    A Right-Brained Approach to Critical Infrastructure Protection Theory in support of Strategy and Education: Deterrence, Networks, Resilience, and “Antifragility”
o    The Roots of Community Resilience: A Comparative Analysis of Structural Change in Four Gulf Coast Hurricane Response Networks
o    Protecting the Right to Be an American: How Pennsylvanians Perceive Homeland Security
o    Mass Migration and the Media: Convergence and Divergence of Global Media Narratives Towards a Working Model
o    The State of Science Regarding Membership in Terrorist Organizations  and Perpetration of Terrorist Attacks
o    Preparing for the Next Mass Migration: Lessons from the Past and Recommendations for the Future

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Caucasus Analytical Digest, No.99: Georgia's relations with the EU
·         Policy Perspectives Vol. 5/5, November 2017
o    Lost in Regulation: The EU and Nord Stream 2

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #80 - ASEAN’s Five Key Challenges
·         PacNet #81 - Matching Power with Purpose in the South China Sea: A Proposal
·         PacNet #82 - After China’s 19th Party Congress – Implications for the Regional Architecture and Order
·         PacNet #83 - Trump Faces Prosperity and Insecurity in Southeast Asia
·         Securing Our Future [interactive]

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for European Reform (CER)
·         Relaunching the EU

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         The EMU Does Not Have Any Flaws
·         Syria in 2019: Four Scenarios

College of Europe

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
·         Terror Threat Snapshot [November 2017]

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         CFR Sovereign Risk Tracker
·         Cyber Operations Tracker [interactive]

Counter Extremism Project
·         Vehicles as Weapons of Terror

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin - November 9, 2017
·         OIG 18-10 Biennial Report on DHS’ Implementation of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015
·         OIG-18-11 Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security

East West Center

Economic Research Forum (ERF)

European Leadership Network (ELN)

European Policy Centre

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         The 1002nd Arabian Night?

George Washington University Program on Extremism

German Development Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         Movement on the Silk Road

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Border Patrol: Issues Related to Agent Deployment Strategy and Immigration Checkpoints GAO-18-50
·         DATA Act: OMB, Treasury, and Agencies Need to Improve Completeness and Accuracy of Spending Data and Disclose Limitations GAO-18-138
·         Disaster Assistance: Opportunities to Enhance Implementation of the Redesigned Public Assistance Grant Program GAO-18-30
·         Faith-Based Grantees: Few Have Sought Exemptions from Nondiscrimination Laws Related to Religious-Based Hiring GAO-18-164
·         Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Enrollment Remains Concentrated Despite More Plan Offerings and Effects of Adding Plan Types Are Uncertain GAO-18-52
·         Information Technology Reform: Agencies Need to Improve Certification of Incremental Development GAO-18-148
·         Prescription Opioids: Medicare Needs to Expand Oversight Efforts to Reduce the Risk of Harm GAO-18-15
·         Transitioning Veterans: DOD Needs to Improve Performance Reporting and Monitoring for the Transition Assistance Program GAO-18-23
·         Transitioning Veterans: Improvements Needed in DOD's Performance Reporting and Monitoring of the Transition Assistance Program GAO-18-225T [Testimony]


Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         How North Korea was Armed

Institute for the Study of War
·         Syria Situation Report: October 24 - November 9, 2017

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

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

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, v. 17, no. 14, November 10, 2017
o    Power Flows Downstream: Sino-Vietnamese Relations and the Lancang-Mekong River
o    One Belt One Road and East Africa: Beyond Chinese Influence
o    Taiwan Policymaking in Xi Jinping’s “New Era”
o    CCP Revises Constitution For a “New Era”
o    Has Xi Jinping Become “Emperor for Life”?
·         Terrorism Monitor, November 10, 2017, v. 15, no. 21
o    Hezbollah’s Drone Program Sets Precedents for Non-State Actors
o    Pakistan’s Tanzeem-e-Islami and Its Troublesome Extremist Links
o    Myanmar’s Tatmadaw and the Making of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army

Lowy Institute for International Relations

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

National Academies Press

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

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Security Archive

NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
·         Robotrolling 2017/2

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Observer Research Foundation

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Religion & Public Life

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Project 2049 Institute

·         On the Value of Overseas Bases

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
·         Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, November 2017, v. 9, no. 11   
o    ‘The ‘Islamic State’ after the Fall of Raqqa: A Continuing Terrorist Threat and Ideological Challenge‘
o    De-legitimising Al- Baghdadi’s ‘Caliphate’
o    Islam and Suicide Terrorism: Separating Fact from Fiction
o    The Radicalisation of Campuses in Pakistan
o    Violent  Extremism and Far-Right Radicalism in Australia: A Psychological Perspective

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         The Future of Contract Soldiers

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Spearhead Research

Transnational Institute

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse  

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Infographic: Iran Deal 'Decertification'

Watson Institute

Wilson Center