Monday, April 16, 2018

Friday's Miscellany 04-13-2018

38 North

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International
·         Executions of Juveniles Since 1990 (as of March 2018)   

Arctic Institute

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Atlantic Council

Australian Parliament

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Gas Geoeconomics in Europe

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Russia’s Toxic Legacy

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brennan Center for Justice

Brookings Institution


Canada. Parliament. Library of Parliament

Canadian Army
·         Canadian Army Journal, 2017, v. 17, no. 2
o    The Case for an Advanced Stability  Operations Course in the Canadian Army
o    “United We Stand, Divided We Fall”: Unification of the Canadian Armed Forces Logistics Branch
o    Canadian Military Design in 2015: Thinking Outside the Box by Designing  with Semiotic Squares
o    The Philippine–American War of 1899–1902:  A Case Study in Adherence to the Fundamental Principles of Counterinsurgency Warfare
o    Re-Imagining the Close Range Anti-Tank Fight
o    Counterinsurgency in Iraq:  Lessons from British Strategic Planning  and Integration During Operation TELIC
o    Comptrollership in the Canadian Army
o    Revisiting the Role of the Canadian Military Engineers
o    Strengthening the Primary Reserves –  the Royal Canadian Artillery Perspective

Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Caucasus Analytical Digest, No. 102: Public Opinion in Georgia: New Caucasus Barometer Results
·         Russian Analytical Digest, No. 218: Agenda and Challenges for Putin's New Term

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 
·         North Korea’s Diplomatic Gambit: Will History Repeat Itself? (congressional testimony by Victor Cha)
·         Space Threat Assessment 2018
o    PowerPoint slides (102 slides)

Center for the Study of Intelligence
·         Studies in Intelligence, March 2018, v. 62, no. 1
o    The Role of Military Intelligence in the Battle for Beersheba in October 1917
o    Long-Term Deception: The Rearmament of the German Air Force, 1919–39
o    The Origin and Evolution of the Joint Analysis Center at RAF Molesworth
o    CIA’s Office of Strategic Research: A Brief History
o    To Resist Disinformation, Learn to Think Like an Intelligence Analyst

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Clingendael  - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
·         Terror Threat Snapshot - April 2018

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space, & Technology Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2018-103 Payments to Electromagnetic Pulse Commission Support Contractor

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG-18-57 Fiscal Year 2016 Audit of the DHS Bankcard Program Indicates Moderate Risk Remains
·         OIG-18-58 USCIS Has Unclear Website Information and Unrealistic Time Goals for Adjudicating Green Card Applications

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Department of the Navy

Egmont Institute

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Iran Country Analysis Brief - April 2018

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Leadership Network (ELN)

European Policy Centre

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

French Institute of International Relations (Institut français des relations internationales)

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

German Development Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         Control of the Syrian Airspace

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         GAO-18-113 Military Personnel: DOD Needs to Reevaluate Fighter Pilot Workforce Requirements
·         GAO-18-310 Rail Transit: Federal Transit Administration Can Strengthen Safety Oversight by Improving Guidance to States
·         GAO-18-151SP Assessment Methodology for Economic Analysis
·         GAO-18-205 Illicit Opioids: While Greater Attention Given to Combating Synthetic Opioids, Agencies Need to Better Assess their Efforts
·         GAO-18-294 Elections: Observations on Voting Equipment Use and Replacement
·         GAO-18-356 VA Health Care: Improved Guidance and Oversight Needed for the Patient Advocacy Program
·         GAO-18-358 Defense Health Care: TRICARE Select Implementation Plan Included Mandated Elements, but Access Standards Should Be Clarified
·         GAO-18-375 VA Health Care: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight of Community-Based Outpatient Clinics
·         GAO-18-385R Coast Guard Acquisitions: Status of Coast Guard's Heavy Polar Icebreaker Acquisition

Henley Putnam University
·         Journal of Strategic Security, 2018, v. 11, no. 1
o    Russian Cyber Aggression and the New Cold War
o    The Strategic Implications of the Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación
o    Defining a Class of Cyber Weapons as WMD: An Examination of the Merits
o    The 2017 National Security Strategy of the United States

Heritage Foundation

Henry Jackson Society

Households in Conflict Network

Hudson Institute
·         Countering Russian Kleptocracy

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, v. 19, April 5  
o    Sierra Leone Elections Highlight Economic Challenges
o    Democracy in Southern Africa: A Story of Two Trends
·         Africa Watch, v. 19, April 12  
o    Angola: President Lourenco Continues to Clean House
o    Western Sahara: A Forgotten Conflict Shows Signs of Escalation

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)

Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP)

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

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         Assad-Iran-Russia Posture: April 2018
·         Pro-Assad Coalition Posture in Syria - April 2018

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         The Global Macrofinancial Model

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Italian Institute for International Political Studies

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, v. 18, no. 6, April 9, 2018
o    Pre-suasion: How the PRC Controls the Message on a Sino-US Trade War
o    Blinding the Enemy: How the PRC Prepares for Radar Countermeasures
o    Can China Realize Africa’s Dream of an East-West Transport Link?
o    Civil-Military Fusion and the PLA’s Pursuit of Dominance in Emerging Technologies
o    Sino-Nepali Relations: Scaling New Heights

Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 3-27, Homeland Defense, 10 April 2018

Library of Congress Law Library

Lowy Institute for International Relations

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Science, Technology, and National Security Working Group
·         Airborne Patrol to Destroy DPRK ICBMs in Powered Flight Airborne Patrol to Destroy DPRK ICBMs in Powered Flight
o    Webpage
o    PDF  

Martens Centre for European Studies

Migration Policy Institute

·         Challenge-Based Acquisition, 3rd ed.

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence

Observer Research Foundation

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Internet & Technology
·         Bots in the Twittersphere

Polish Institute of International Affairs

PONARS Eurasia


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Relations

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR 18-41-IP Management and Oversight of Fuel in Afghanistan: DOD Is Taking Steps to Improve Accountability, but Additional Actions Are Needed

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Swiss Re Institute

Syria Campaign

Transnational Institute

UK Government
·         Serious Violence Strategy

United Kingdom Parliament.  House of Commons
·         Brexit: Gibraltar Update
·         Work of the Council of Europe

US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Wilson Center
·         2018 Mexican Elections By State [infographic]
·         Indigenous Peoples of Brazil [infographic]
·         Why are Homicides Increasing in Mexico? [infographics]