Sunday, August 5, 2018

Friday's Miscellany 08-03-2018

38 North
·         Much Ado About Kangson

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Air Power Development Centre (APDC)

American Enterprise Institute
·         Iraq on Fire: Again

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         How Popular Is Iran in Lebanon?



Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Center for Advanced Defense (C4ADS) 

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Security Policy

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #54 - From Rule Maker to Rule Taker?
·         PacNet #53 - Washington Has Turned on China. Have Americans?
·         PacNet #52 - Losing the Political Forest for the Nuclear Trees: Denuclearizing North Korea Is Neither a Sufficient nor Necessary Condition for Peace

Center on Global Energy Policy

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
·         Terror Threat Snapshot, August 2018

Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Intelligence

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Office of the Actuary

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG-18-68 Most Complaints about CBP's Polygraph Program Are Ambiguous or Unfounded
·         OIG-18-70 FAMS Needs to Demonstrate How Ground-based Assignments Contribute to TSA's Mission (REDACTED)

Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services


European Leadership Network (ELN)

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

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

Future Directions International

Germany Marshall Fund of the United States 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         GAO-18-93 Federal Chief Information Officers: Critical Actions Needed to Address Shortcomings and Challenges in Implementing Responsibilities
·         GAO-18-493 Military Space Systems: DOD's Use of Commercial Satellites to Host Defense Payloads Would Benefit from Centralizing Data
·         GAO-18-523 Aircraft Carrier Dismantlement and Disposal: Options Warrant Additional Oversight and Raise Regulatory Questions
·         GAO-18-530 Defense Contracts: Improved Information Sharing Could Help DOD Determine Whether Items Are Commercial and Reasonably Priced
·         GAO-18-553 Foreign Military Sales: Financial Oversight of the Use of Overhead Funds Needs Strengthening
·         GAO-18-572R Nuclear Supply Chain: DOE Has Not Used Its Enhanced Procurement Authority but Is Assessing Potential Use
·         GAO-18-575 North American Energy Integration: Information about Cooperation with Canada and Mexico and among U.S. Agencies

Hedayah International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch
Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Total Force Mix – The Ongoing Challenge (Conference Presentation)

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS - Israel) 

Institute for Security Studies
·         Peace and Security Council Report, no. 104

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

Institute for the Study of War
·         Syria Situation Report: July 12 - July 27, 2018

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Militancy in Bangladesh

Intelligence and National Security Alliance

International Association of Chiefs of Police
·         Police Chief, v. 85, no. 8, August 2018
o    Embracing CIT and the One Mind Campaign to Make a Difference
o    Building Community Trust Through Transparency: The FBI's National Use-of-Force Data Collection
o    SDHP State Troopers: Strengthening Relationships
o    Bringing Sides Together: Community Based Complaint Mediation
o    Social Workers Embedded in Law Enforcement
o    Using Research to Build Trust and Empathy: Meaningful Change through Intergroup Contact

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF) 
·         Predicting Fiscal Crises 

Italian Institute for International Political Studies

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 3-57, Civil-Military Operations, 9 July 2018

Lowy Institute for International Relations

National Academies Press

National Security Archive

New America Foundation
·         Idealized Internet vs. Internet Realities (Version 1.0)

NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights

Observer Research Foundation

Oxford Research Group

Overseas Development Institute

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)
·         Conflict and Peace Studies, Autumn 2018, v. 10, no. 2  
o    Freedom of Faith in Pakistan: Contextualizing Programmatic & Policy Orientation

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute
·         Peace & Stability Journal, August 2018, v. 8, no. 2
o    Women as Local Guardians: Militias and the WPS Agency
o    Crafting Lessons to Influence Change
o    Protection of Civilians at the Brazilian Site of Viking Exercise 2018
o    Internally Displaced Persons and Mediterranean Migration: A Humanitarian Crisis and the Gaps of International Law

Pew Research Center Religion & Public Life

Policy Exchange

Polish Institute of International Affairs


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         40th Quarterly Report to Congress (July 2018)  
·         SIGAR 18-63-IP Wardak Prison: Inadequate Department of State Oversight and Contractor Non-Compliance Have Increased Safety and Health Risks and Resulted in Wasted U.S. Funds

Sudd Institute

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

Vanderbilt University
·         Journal of Transnational Law, 2018, v. 51, no. 3
o    Special Issue: The Law of Armed Conflict
o    We’re Not in Beersheba Anymore: Discussing Contemporary Challenges in the Law of Armed Conflict with 120 International Lawyers
o    Introduction to Keynote Address: A Tribute to Yoram Dinstein
o    Keynote Address: The Recent Evolution of the International Law of Armed Conflict: Confusions, Constraints, and Challenges
o    The Role of Nonstate Entities in Developing and Promoting International Humanitarian Law
o    The Evolution and Identification of the Customary International Law of Armed Conflict
o    Operational Challenges in Ground Operations in Urban Areas: An IDF Perspective
o    Humanitarian Regulation of Hostilities: The Decisive Element of Context

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Bahrain's Perfect Storm
·         Kurdish Failures in Kirkuk

Wilson Center