Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Friday's Miscellany 02-01 & 02-08-2019

38 North

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), January  2019, v. 6, no. 1
o    Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000–2017
o    Cardiovascular Disease-related Medical Evacuations, Active and Reserve Components, U.S. Armed Forces, 1 October 2001–31 December 2017
o    Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Case Report
o    Historical Perspective: Leptospirosis Outbreaks Affecting Military Forces

Atlantic Council
·         Permanent Deterrence

Australian National University – Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA)
·         Politics Drives European Aid

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs


·         Russia’s Growth Problem

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress
Center for Global Development 

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for International Policy

Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Science and Democracy

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, No. 231: Orthodox Church

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) 
·         The Cybersecurity Workforce Gap
·         How Innovative Is Mexico?

Center on Global Energy Policy

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
·         Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 2018, v. 19, no. 2
o    The Role of Indigenous Peoples in Armed Forces: Canadian and International Perspectives
o    “The Exigencies of the Military Situation Must be the Primary Consideration”: the Department of Indian Affairs, Communication Control, and Indigenous Families in the First World War
o    Wartime Experiences and Indigenous Identities in the Japanese Empire
o    Exploring the Meaning of Indigenous Military Service during the Second World War in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States
o    Embracing Indigenous culture in military organizations: the experience of Māori in the New Zealand military
o    “They Should Vanish Into Thin Air ... and Give no Trouble”: Canadian Aboriginal Veterans of World Wars
o    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Military Service in the Second World War
o    “Indigenous Communities are at the Heart of Canada’s North”: Media Misperceptions of the Canadian Rangers, Indigenous Service, and Arctic Security
o    The Social Contribution of the Canadian Rangers: A Tool of Assimilation or Means of Agency?
o    “Growing Together”: The Cultural Contribution of Indigenous People in the Canadian Military since the First World War
o    A Mixed Methods Study of Enlistment of Indigenous Men on Reserves in the First World War
o    Organizational Influence on Individual Perceptions: The social representations of the Aboriginal military in the Canadian Armed Forces
o    Canadian Dilemma: Is There a Path from Systemic Racism Toward Employment Equity for Indigenous People in the Canadian Forces?

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Nederlands Instituut voor Internationale Betrekkingen Clingendael)
·         Arms Control and Regimes
·         The Crime-Terrorism Nexus
·         Migration and Security

College of Europe

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         China and Russia
·         United States Central Command

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Committee on Energy, & Natural Resources Committee

Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Intelligence

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General
·         DODIG-2019-048 DoD Efforts to Train, Advise, Assist, and Equip the Armed Forces of the Republic of the Philippines

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG-19-18 ICE Does Not Fully Use Contracting Tools to Hold Detention Facility Contractors Accountable for Failing to Meet Performance Standards

Department of State

Department of State Inspector General
·         ESP-19-02 Management Assistance Report:  Use of Personal Social Media Accounts to Conduct Official Business

Department of the Treasury

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E)
·         2018 DOT&E Report

East-West Center

Economic Research Forum

Egmont Institute
·         What’s in the CARDs? [Coordinated Annual Review on Defence]

Elliot School of International Affairs - Central Asia Program

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Leadership Network (ELN)

European Policy Centre

European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC)

European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, February 2019
o    Adapting to Today’s Threats
o    Jamming Hoopsfest
o    Importance of Cybersecurity

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Finnish Institute of International Affairs


Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)

Foundation for Strategic Research (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique)

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

Friends of Europe

Future Directions International

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

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik)
·         Extraterritorial U.S. Sanctions

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO) 
·         Army Readiness: Progress and Challenges in Rebuilding Personnel, Equipping, and Training GAO-19-367T [testimony]
·         Contractor Business Systems: DOD Needs Better Information to Monitor and Assess Review Process GAO-19-212
·         Defense Management: Status of GAO Recommendations Made to the Department of Defense (Fiscal Years 2014-2017) GAO-19-245R
·         Department of Energy: Program-Wide Strategy and Better Reporting Needed to Address Growing Environmental Cleanup Liability GAO-19-28
·         Foreign Military Sales: Observations on DOD's Approach to Developing Price and Availability Estimates for Foreign Customers GAO-19-214
·         Health Insurance Exchanges: Claims Costs and Federal and State Policies Drove Issuer Participation, Premiums, and Plan Design GAO-19-215
·         Military Personnel: Strategy Needed to Improve Retention of Experienced Air Force Aircraft Maintainers GAO-19-160
·         The Nation's Retirement System: A Comprehensive Re-evaluation Needed to Better Promote Future Retirement Security GAO-19-342T [testimony]
·         National Nuclear Security Administration: Additional Actions Needed to Collect Common Financial Data GAO-19-101
·         Overseas Contingency Operations: Alternatives Identified to the Approach to Fund War- Related Activities GAO-19-211
·         Presidential Security: Vetting of Individuals and Secure Areas at Mar-a-Lago GAO-19-246
·         Presidential Travel: Secret Service and DOD Need to Ensure That Expenditure Reports Are Prepared and Submitted to Congress GAO-19-178
·         Prepositioned Stocks: DOD Needs Joint Oversight of the Military Services' Programs GAO-19-244
·         Retirement Security: Alternate Price Indexes for Cost-of-Living Adjustments Present Tradeoffs GAO-19-218R
·         Unaccompanied Children: Agency Efforts to Identify and Reunify Children Separated from Parents at the Border GAO-19-368T [testimony]
·         Unmanned Aerial Systems: Air Force Pilot Promotion Rates Have Increased but Oversight Process of Some Positions Could Be Enhanced GAO-19-155

Heritage Foundation

Hedayah International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Discount Rate Analysis for Lump Sum Retirement Options (Conference Presentation)
·         UXO Burial Prediction Fidelity

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) [Israel)

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security Studies

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

Institute for the Study of War
·         Syria Situation Report: January 23 - February 6, 2019

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Intelligence and National Security Alliance

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism

International Centre for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR)

International Crisis Group

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund IMF)
·         Reinvigorating Growth in Belize

Italian Institute for International Political Studies

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, February 1, 2019, v. 19, no. 3  
o    Arrests in Poland Contribute to the International Controversies Surrounding Huawei
o    The Learning Curve: How Communist Party Officials are Applying Lessons from Prior “Transformation” Campaigns to Repression in Xinjiang
o    The Chinese Navy’s Marine Corps, Part 1: Expansion and Reorganization
o    PLA Stratagems for Establishing Wartime Electromagnetic Dominance: An Analysis of "The Winning Mechanisms of Electronic Countermeasures"
·         Terrorism Monitor, February 8, 2019, v. 17, no. 3
o    Cathedral Attack in Southern Philippines Shows Resilience of Pro-Islamic State Groups
o    Islamic State-Inspired Extremist Threat Looms Large in  India
o    Nairobi’s DusitD2 Attack: Is al-Shabaab Engaged in a Tactical War or is it a Desperate Force?

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Lexington Institute

Marine Corps University Middle East Studies
·         MES Insights, February 2018, v. 10, no. 1
o    Russia and Turkey: A New Alignment?

Middle East Institute

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)


National Defense University Press
·         Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ),  no. 92 (1th Quarter, January 2019)
o    A Cyber Force for Persistent Operations
o    Applying Irregular Warfare Principles to Cyber Warfare
o    Toward a More Lethal, Flexible, and Resilient Joint Force: Rediscovering the Purpose of JPME II
o    Simplicity: A Tool for Working with Complexity and Chaos
o    "This Breaking News Just In, Emperor Napoleon I Is Still Dead!"
o    Force Protection from Moral Injury: Three Objectives for Military Leaders
o    Thinking Differently about the Business of War
o    Evasive Maneuvers: How Malign Actors Leverage Cryptocurrency
o    Getting American Security Force Assistance Right: Political Context Matters
o    The Ghosts of Kasserine Pass: Maximizing the Effectiveness of Airpower
o    Master and Commander in Joint Air Operations: Winning the Air War Through Mission Command

National Institute for Defense Studies [Japan]

National Security Archive

NATO Defense College

Naval War College
·         International Law Studies, v. 95, 2019
o    Humanitarian Logic and the Law of Siege: A Study of the Oxford Guidance on Relief Actions

New America Foundation

Observer Research Foundation

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services  (COPS)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Oxford Changing Character of War Centre
·         CCW Russia Brief: February 2019
o    Rethinking the Structure and Role of Russia’s Airborne Forces
o    Rosatom Set for Rapid Global Expansion
o    The Russian Economy – Performance and Prospects
o    Some Aspects of Russia-China Military Cooperation

Peace Research Institute of Frankfurt (PRIF/HSFK)

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute  (PKSOI)

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Religion & Public Life

Policy Exchange

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)


Recorded Future

Regulatory Transparency Project

Royal Australian Air Force Air Power Development Centre

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Senior Executives Association (SEA)

Small Wars Journal
·         Innovation in the Military

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         42nd Quarterly Report to Congress (January 2019)
·         SIGAR 19-18 Afghan Air Force: DOD Met the Initial Date for Fielding UH-60 Helicopters, but the Program Is at Risk of Not Having Enough Trained Pilots or the Capability to Maintain Future UH-60s

Strategic and Defense Studies Centre [Australia]

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)


Transparency International

Transportation Security Agency (TSA)

US  Army War College

US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Sentencing Commission (USSC)

US Customs and Border Protection
·         Apprehension Data

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         National Drug Control Strategy

Wilson Center

World Bank

World Economic Forum

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)