Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Friday's Miscellany 03-22-2019

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Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Africa Center for Strategic Studies 
·         The Maghreb’s Fragile Edges

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

Amnesty International

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
·         Examining the Green New Deal

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Resolving the 'Worm Wars'

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA)

Brennan Center for Justice

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Schieffer Series: China's Rise

Center on Global Energy Policy

China Institute of International Studies

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, March 2019, v. 12, no. 3
o    Hezbollah’s Procurement Channels: Leveraging Criminal Networks and Partnering with Iran
o    A View from the CT Foxhole: Vayl S. Oxford, Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
o    Military Interventions, Jihadi Networks, and Terrorist Entrepreneurs: How the Islamic State Terror Wave Rose So High in Europe
o    The Islamic State’s Revitalization in Libya and its Post-2016 War of Attrition
o    AQIM Pleads for Relevance in Algeria

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         Department of Defense Fact Sheet on Section 2808 Funding Pool [related to the border wall national emergency]  

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·         OIG-19-32 Management Alert – FEMA Did Not Safeguard Disaster Survivors’ Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information (REDACTED)

Department of Justice Inspector General
·         19-18 Audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Management of Maritime Terrorism Threats [redacted]
o    Press Release
o    Video

Department of State

Department of the Navy

Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General
·         #19-06452-97 Forever GI Bill: Early Implementation Challenges

East-West Center

Egmont Institute
·         The EU Global Strategy 2020

European Policy Centre (EPC)

·         Cyber-Telecom Crime Report 2019

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Beyond the Hanoi Summit

Foundation for Strategic Research (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique)

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

Future Directions International

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

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         European Strategic Autonomy

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         Europe and the Liberal Order

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Air Ambulance: Available Data Show Privately-Insured Patients Are at Financial Risk GAO-19-292
·         Border Security: DHS Should Improve the Quality of Unlawful Border Entry Information and Other Metric Reporting GAO-19-30
·         Data Act: OMB Needs to Formalize Data Governance for Reporting Federal Spending GAO-19-284
·         DNA Evidence: DOJ Should Improve Performance Measurement and Properly Design Controls for Nationwide Grant Program GAO-19-216
·         DOD Space Acquisitions: Including Users Early and Often in Software Development Could Benefit Programs GAO-19-136
·         Homeland Security: Research & Development Coordination Has Improved, but Additional Actions Needed to Track and Evaluate Projects GAO-19-210
·         International Air Alliances: Greater Transparency Needed on DOT's Efforts to Monitor the Effects of Antitrust Immunity GAO-19-237
·         Student and Exchange Visitor Program: DHS Can Take Additional Steps to Manage Fraud Risks Related to School Recertification and Program Oversight GAO-19-297
·         UN Peacekeeping Operations: State Should Take Additional Steps to Work with the UN to Improve Effectiveness and Performance Information GAO-19-224
·         U.S. Currency: Financial Benefit of Switching to a $1 Coin Is Unlikely, but Changing Coin Metal Content Could Result in Cost Savings GAO-19-300

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         India’s Tryst with 5G

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

Institute for Economics & Peace
·         SDG16 in the Pacific
·         SDG16+ Progress Report 2019

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS - Israel)

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)

Institute for Security Studies [Africa]

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

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         Russia in Review: March 1 - March 18, 2019
·         Syria Situation Report: March 6 - 19, 2019
·         Turkey Brief: January 23 - March 18, 2019

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)
·         Rome-Beijing: Changing the Game

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) 
·         Why India ost US GSP Benefits

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Italian Institute for International Political Studies
·         Yemen Has a Migrant Crisis Too

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, March 22, 2019, v. 19, no. 6
o    Economic Themes from the National People’s Congress Illustrate CCP Concerns for Social Stability
o    “Stability Maintenance” Gets a Major Boost at the National People’s Congress
o    China’s New Foreign Investment Law: Quick Passage after a Long Wait
o    China’s Policy Towards a Venezuela in Crisis
o    Strategic Strong Points and Chinese Naval Strategy

JFK Special Warfare Center and School
·         Special Warfare, October-December 2018, v. 31, no.4   
o    Civil Affairs: The First 100
o    Civil Affairs Transformation Training
o    Megacities and Dense Urban Areas
o    U.S. Army Civil Affairs Timeline
o    Shaping Authority in the Human Domain
o    Civil Affairs Force of the Future
o    Bridging the Technical Capabilities Gap: CA Warrant Officers

Lowy Institute

Migration Policy Institute  (MPI)


National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
·         Canadian Military Journal, Spring 2019, v. 19, no. 2
o    Russian Military and Security Privatization: Implications for Canada
o    Enabling Organizational Resilience through Communication and Information Systems Design
o    Women Serving in the Canadian Armed Forces: Strengthening Military Capabilities and Operational Effectiveness
o    For Canada’s Sake
o    Intent upon Destruction: German Strategy at Verdun, 1916
o    The Rise of the Drones: Technological Development of Miniaturised Weapons and the Challenges for the Royal Canadian Navy
o    Panzermeyer Attacks! Allied Artillery and the 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade versus the 25th SS-PGR Kampfgruppe during the D+1 Advance upon Carpiquet Airfield
o    The Auditor General on Fighters ~ Parliamentarians on Search and Rescue

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
·         NIJ Journal Issue, January 2019, No. 280
o    Body-Worn Cameras: What the Evidence Tells Us
o    Body Armor: Protecting Our Nation’s Officers From Ballistic Threats
o    Improving Officer Safety on the Roadways
o    Research in the Ranks: Empowering Law Enforcement to Drive Their Own Scientific Inquiry
o    Using Officer-Driven Research to Meet Policing Challenges
o    New Approaches to Digital Evidence Acquisition and Analysis
o    Using Artificial Intelligence to Address Criminal Justice Needs

NATO Defense College

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Observer Research Foundation

Pak Institute For Peace Studies (PIPS)

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
·         Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis (CTTA), March 2019, v. 11, no. 3
o    Buddhist Extremism in Sri Lanka and Myanmar: An Examination
o    Leadership Decapitation and the Impact on Terrorist Groups
o    Denmark’s De-Radicalisation Programme for Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters
·         Kazakhstan: End of an Era?

Small Wars Journal
·         A Vietnam War Misconception

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute


Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Coast Guard (USCG)
o    News Release

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Wilson Center

World Economic Forum