Monday, December 31, 2018

Friday's Miscellany 12-28-2018

Best wishes for a very Happy, healthy and peaceful 2019! 

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Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), December  2018, v. 5, no. 12
o    Thyroid disorders, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008–2017
o    Adrenal gland disorders, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002–2017
o    Incidence and Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome Using ICD-9 and ICD-10 Diagnostic Codes, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002–2017

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA)

Center for Homeland Defense & Security (CHDS)
·         Homeland Security Affairs, v. 14, December 2018

Economic Research Forum

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, December 2018  
o    Meeting Individual and Organizational Wellness Needs
o    Value Your Training Program
o    Courage to Do Less

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         DOD Depot Workforce: Services Need to Assess the Effectiveness of Their Initiative to Maintain Critical Skills [Reissued with revisions on Dec. 26, 2018.] GAO-19-51
·         Foreign-Trade Zones: Board Should Document Consideration of All Required Criteria When Evaluating Applications GAO-19-91

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS - Israel)

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)

Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP)

Institute for Security Studies
·         Peace and Security Council Report, no. 109  

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

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Crisis Group

Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

Italian Institute for International Political Studies
·         Flashmob Politics?
·         Italy on Its Own in Europe?
·         Libya: Haftar's Year?
·         US-China: Real Truce?

Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)
·         Down with Defeatism!
·         A Huge Leap to Green Energy?
·         Is Europe’s Future in Asia?

Ministry of Defence - Slovenian Armed Forces
·         Contemporary Military Challenges, November 2018, v. 20, no. 4
o    20 Years of Contemporary Military Challenges
o    Reduction of Risks for the Development of Civil-Military Conflicts?
o    Defining Concepts in the Case of a Military Strategy
o    (Military) Robot Systems: Criteria for Classification and Social and Ethical Dilemas [sic]
o    Strategic Communications as an Element of State Power
o    Introducing a Hybrid-Threat Identification Mode


National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

Observer Research Foundation
·         Tackling Insurgent Ideologies

Policy Exchange
·         Defining Islamophobia

Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)


Royal Canadian Air Force
·         Royal Canadian Air Force Journal, Summer 2018, v. 16, no. 3  
o    Is It Fair to Say that the Champions of Independent Air Power Ignored Millennia of Warfighting Thought and Experience
o    Among “The Few”: Canadians in Bomber Command
o    CAF C4ISR: An Integrated Approach to the Tactical Data Link
o    RADARSAT Constellation Mission for UN Peace Operations

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal

UK Parliament
·         Cyber Security Skills Strategy

Washington Institute for Near East Policy