Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Friday's Miscellany 01/12/2018

38 North

American Enterprise Institute

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·        Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, December 2017, v. 4, no. 12
o   Insomnia and Motor Vehicle Accident–related Injuries, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016
o   Seizures Among Active Component Service Members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016
o   Brief Report: Prevalence of Hepatitis B and C Virus Infections in U.S. Air Force Basic Military Trainees Who Donated Blood, 2013–2016
o   Fatigue and Related Comorbidities, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2007–2016

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center
·        A Roadmap for a DACA Deal



Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

CATO Institute

Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·        PacNet #4 - An Olympic Window for Korean Nuclear De-Escalation
·        PacNet #3 - Kim Jong Un's New Year's Resolution: What It Means
·        PacNet #2 - US NSS 2017 – Through the Nuclear Prism

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Chatham House

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

College of Europe

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Problem Solvers Caucus Infrastructure Working Group

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·        Putin’s Asymmetrical Assault on Democracy in Russia and Europe: Implications for U.S. National Security

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·        OIG-18-32 Concerns About ICE Detainee Treatment and Care at Detention Facilities
·        OIG-18-34 DHS’ Implementation of the DATA Act
·        OIG 18-36 ICE Faces Challenges to Screen Aliens Who May Be Known or Suspected Terrorists (Redacted)

Department of Homeland Security Office of Immigration Statistics

East West Center

Egmont Institute

European Parliament
·        Ten issues to Watch in 2018

European Policy Centre

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for Strategic Research (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique)

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

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO) 
·        Bureau of Prisons: Better Planning and Evaluation Could Help Ensure Effective Use of Retention Incentives GAO-18-147
·        Defense Budget: Obligations of Overseas Contingency Operations Funding for Operation and Maintenance Base Requirements GAO-18-202R  
·        Information Technology: Agencies Need to Involve Chief Information Officers in Reviewing Billions of Dollars in Acquisitions GAO-18-42
·        National Security: Ongoing Review of the Military Selective Service Process Could Benefit from Additional Information GAO-18-226   
·        Nuclear Security: CBP Needs to Take Action to Ensure Imported Radiological Material Is Properly Licensed GAO-18-214
·        Telecommunications: FCC Should Improve Monitoring of Industry Efforts to Strengthen Wireless Network Resiliency GAO-18-198
·        VA Facility Security: Policy Review and Improved Oversight Strategy Needed. GAO-18-201

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·        Africa Watch, January 11, 2018
o   Angola: Real Change or More of the Same?
o   New Round of Deadly Protests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS)

Institute for Security Studies
·        South African Crime Quarterly no. 62

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)

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

Institute for the Study of War

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Italian Institute for International Political Studies

Jamestown Foundation
·        China Brief, v. 18, no. 1, January 2, 2018
o   What is “Xiconomics”
o   China’s Evolving Nuclear Strategy: Will China Drop “No First Use?
o   CPEC: “Iron Brothers,” Unequal Partners
o   The PLA Accelerates Modernization Plans
·        Terrorism Monitor, January 15, 2017, v. 16, no. 1
o   Burkina Faso: Mali Militants Claim Attack
o   Party for Free Life in Kurdistan: The PKK’s Iranian Wing Bides Its Time
o   A One-Armed IS Warlord and the Problem of Militant Returnees in Georgia
o   Egypt Looks for  Security Answers as Its War on Terrorism Moves to the Desert Oases

Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research


National Academies of Science

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

National Endowment for Democracy

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC)

Observer Research Foundation

Office of the Director on National Intelligence (ODNI)
·        ICPG 107.1 - Requests for Identities of U.S. Persons in Disseminated Intelligence Reports

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends

Polish Institute of International Affairs


Royal Australian Air Force Air Power Development Centre

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Secretaries of Commerce and Homeland Security

Security Scorecard

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·        SIGAR-18-21-SP State Department's Good Performers Initiative: Status of Six Completed Projects in Faryab Province
·        SIGAR18-19-AR  DOD Task Force for Business Stability Operations: $675 Million in Spending Led to Mixed Results, Waste, and Unsustained Projects

Stanley Foundation

Stimson Center

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)


Texas National Security Review

Third Way

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

US Customs and Border Protection
·        CBP Directive No.3340-049A: Border Search of Electronic Devices

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·        How to Understand Iran
·        Rouhani's Protest Paradox

Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
·        Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 2018
o   Which US States Pose the Greatest Threats to Military Readiness and Public Health? Public Health Policy Implications for a Cross-sectional Investigation of Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Body Mass Index, and Injuries Among US Army Recruits

World Bank