Sunday, February 4, 2018

Friday's Miscellany 02/02/2018

38 North

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, January 2018, v. 5, no. 1
o    Outbreak of Influenza and Rhinovirus Co-circulation among Unvaccinated Recruits, U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, NJ, 24 July-21 August 2016
o    Brief Report: Department of Defense Global Laboratory-Based, Influenza Surveillance Program's Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Estimates and Surveillance Trends for 2016-2017 Influenza Season
o    Assessment of 12 Influenza-Like Illness Case Definitions using Department of Defense Global, Laboratory-Based, Influenza Surveillance Program data, 2011-2014

Army Center of Military History
·         Army History Magazine, Winter 2018, no.106  
o    Semper Vigilis: The U.S. Army Security Agency in Early Cold War Germany
o    Protecting the Doughboys
o    Chapter 3: The Road to Berlin

Afghanistan Analysts Network

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs


Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

·         The New National ID Systems

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Climate and Security (CCS)

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
·         Homeland Security Affairs (HSA), January 2018, v. 14
o    Defected from ISIS or Simply Returned, and for How Long? — Challenges for the West in Dealing with Returning Foreign Fighters
o    Improving Maritime Transportation Security in Response to Industry Consolidation

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Caucasus Analytical Digest (CAD), No. 101: Urbanization and Urban Public Policy In Baku /0/nr_101_urbanization_and_urban_public_pol
·         Policy Perspectives, v 6/1, February 2018
o    Rethinking Mediation: Resolving Religious Conflicts

Center for Strategic & Security Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #8R - Response to PacNet #8 "Taiwan Travel Act: Bad Idea?"
·         PacNet #10 - Olympic Pause: Testing, Not Trusting North Korea
·         PacNet #10A - Olympic Diplomacy Based on a False Idea of National Unity
·         PacNet #11 - Countering Terrorism in ASEAN After Marawi: a Regional Role for the Military?
·         The Return of Political Warfare

Center on Global Energy Policy

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         Spillover in the Multi-Order

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

Commandant of the Marine Corps

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee
·         Combating the Opioid Crisis

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
·         Nunes HPSCI Memo on abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
o    Memo   
o    Memo Key Points

Congress. House. Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         2018 Nuclear Posture Review

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·         OIG-18- 41 - DHS Needs to Strengthen Its Suspension and Debarment Program
·         OIG-18- 42 - Management Alert - ICE's Training Model Needs Further Evaluation
·         OIG-18- 43 - Review of U.S. Coast Guard's Fiscal Year 2017 Drug Control Performance Summary Report
·         OIG-18- 44 - Review of U.S. Coast Guard's Fiscal Year 2017 Detailed Accounting Submission for Drug Control Funds
·         OIG-18- 45 - Review of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Fiscal Year 2017 Drug Control Performance Summary Report

Department of the Army
·         TRADOC Regulation 350-6  Enlisted Initial Entry Training Policies and Administration

Department of the Treasury

Egmont Institute

Elliot School of International Affairs - Central Asia Program

European Leadership Network (ELN)
·         Prospects for e-democracy in Europe
o    Study
o    Annex I
o    Annex II
o    Annex III
o    Annex IV

European Parliament

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

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 Council on Foreign Relations (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e. V.)

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Aviation Security: TSA Uses Current Assumptions and Airport-Specific Data for Its Staffing Process and Monitors Passenger Wait Times Using Daily Operations Data GAO-18-236
·         Coast Guard Health Records: Timely Acquisition of New System Is Critical to Overcoming Challenges with Paper Process, GAO-18-59
·         Coast Guard Health Records: Timely Acquisition of New System Is Critical to Overcoming Challenges with Paper Process GAO-18-363T  [Testimony]
·         Federal Buildings: GSA Should Establish Goals and Performance Measures to Manage the Smart Buildings Program. GAO-18-200
·         Federal Criminal Restitution: Most Debt Is Outstanding and Oversight of Collections Could Be Improved GAO-18-203
·         Financial Services Regulations: Procedures for Reviews under Regulatory Flexibility Act Need to Be Enhanced GAO-18-256
·         Foreign Military Sales: DOD Should Take Additional Steps to Streamline Process for Assessing Potential Recovery of Certain Acquisition Costs GAO-18-242
·         Inter-American Organizations: U.S. Agencies Support Oversight Mechanisms but Could Enhance Their Monitoring of U.S. Assistance Agreements. GAO-18-219
·         Nuclear Weapons: NNSA Should Adopt Additional Best Practices to Better Manage Risk for Life Extension Programs GAO-18-129

Government of China
·         China's Arctic Policy [white paper]

Harvard Law School
·         National Security Journal, 2018, v.9, no. 1
o    What Judges Say and Do in Deciding National Security Cases: The Example of the State Secrets Privilege
o    Invisible Injuries: Concussive Effects and International Humanitarian Law
o    When Terrorists Govern: Protecting Civilians in Conflicts with State-Building Armed Groups
o    Doxfare: Politically Motivated Leaks and the Future of the Norm on Non-Intervention in the Era of Weaponized Information
o    A State of Complicity: How Russia’s Persistent and Public Denial of Syrian Battlefield Atrocities Violates International Law

Heritage Foundation
·         2018 Index of Economic Freedom

Hoover Institution

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Science and International Security

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

Institute for the Study of War
·         Facing Reality in Syria

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group
·         Watch List 2018

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 3-35, Deployment and Redeployment Operations, 10 January 2018
·         Joint Pub 3-59, Meteorological and Oceanographic Operations, 10 January 2018

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)


Migration Policy Institute

Mitchell Institute

National Academies Press

National Security Archive

Naval War College Press

Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

Oxford Research Group
·         Defining Remote Warfare: Cyber

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)

Peacekeeping Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) 

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Journalism & Media

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Policy Exchange
·         Immigration After Brexit

Policy Studies Organization
·         Global Security and Intelligence Studies, Fall/Winter 2017, v. 2, no. 2
o    Teaching the Millennial Intelligence Analyst
o    Teaching the Intelligence Collection Disciplines: The Effectiveness of Experiential Learning as a Pedagogical Technique
o    Peer Review Skill Development in Intelligence Education
o    Teaching Intelligence Analysis: An Academic and Practitioner Discussion

Polish Institute of International Affairs

PONARS Eurasia


Refugees International

Spearhead Research
·         The Population Bomb

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

UK Ministry of Defence

UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Union of Concerned Scientists

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Nuclear Iran: A Glossary
·         Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

Wilson Center
·         Africa: Year in Review 2017
·         Behind Mexico’s Spiraling Violence  

World Bank