Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Friday's Miscellany 09/06 & 09/13

38 North

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
·         2019 Facts & Figures

Air Power Development Centre

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Army University Press
·         Military Review, September-October 2019, v. 99, no. 5
o    Reinvigorating the Army’s Approach to Command and Control: Training for Mission Command (Part III)
o    Three Perspectives on Consolidating Gains
o    Extract from “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2019”
o    Competing with China for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
o    Contemporary China: In Conflict, Not Competition
o    Extract from “China’s Impact on the U.S. Education System” Staff Report
o    A Chinese Fox against an American Hedgehog in Cyberspace?
o    Identifying Windows of Opportunity within China’s Rise: Problematizing China’s Hundred-Year Strategy toward Great-Power Status
o    Extract from “The FBI and the National Security Threat Landscape”
o    Pivot Out of the Pacific: Oil and the Creation of a Chinese Empire in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
o    China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative and Its International Arms Sales: An Overlooked Aspect of Connectivity and Cooperation?
o    PrĂ©cis: Unrestricted Warfare
o    Young Army Movement: Winning the Hearts and Minds of Russian Youth
o    Potential for Army Integration of Autonomous Systems by Warfighting Function
o    Do Large-Scale Combat Operations Require a New Type of Leader?
o    Don’t Get Wounded: Military Health System Consolidation and the Risk to Readiness
o    War on Russia?: From Putin and Ukraine to Trump and Russiagate
o    Remembering 9/11

Atlantic Council
·         Alternate Cybersecurity Futures

Australian National University – Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Dodd-Frank: Costs of Compliance

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA)

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Beyond the Parallel

Brookings Institute

Brown University Watson Institute
·         The Costs of War in Somalia


Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute
·         The 2019 Arms Sales Risk Index

Center for Data Innovation

Center for Global Development

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
·         Homeland Security Affairs Journal, v. 15, 2019

Center for International Governance Innovation

Center for Security Policy
·         Is Islam Arab Imperialism?

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Afghanistan: A War in Crisis
·         The Era of the Gas Mega-Players
·         Who's Claiming What?

Chatham House

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, September 2019, v.12, no. 8  
o    Eighteen Years On: The War on Terror Comes of Age
o    A View from the CT Foxhole: Joseph Maguire, Acting Director of National Intelligence
o    Taking Aim: Islamic State Khorasan’s Leadership Losses
o    Relatives, Redemption, and Rice: Motivations for Joining the Maute Group
o    The Development of Tunisia’s Domestic Counter-Terrorism Finance Capability

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Dahrendorf Forum

Department of Defense (DOD) 
·         DODI 2310.09 - Behavioral Science Support (BSS) for Detainee Operations and Intelligence Interrogations
·         Hurricane Dorian Response

Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) 
·         A-12-19-20001 - Unaccompanied Alien Children Care Provider Facilities Generally Conducted Required Background Checks but Faced Challenges in Hiring, Screening, and Retaining Employees
·         OEI-09-18-00431 - Care Provider Facilities Described Challenges Addressing Mental Health Needs of Children in HHS Custody

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·         OIG-19-58 FEMA's Longstanding IT Deficiencies Hindered 2017 Response and Recovery Operations

Department of State
·         ESP-19-06 Evaluation of the Antiterrorism Assistance Explosive Detection Canine Program – Health and Welfare

East-West Center

Egmont Institute

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

European Union Institute for Security Studies


Finnish Institute of International Affairs

French Institute of International Relations

Future Directions International

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Commission on Adaptation


Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Aviation Safety: Opportunities Exist for FAA to Improve Airport Terminal Area Safety Efforts GAO-19-639
·         Conventional Arms Transfer Policy: Agency Processes for Reviewing Direct Commercial Sales and Foreign Military Sales Align with Policy Criteria  GAO-19-673R
·         Defense Management: Observations on DOD's Business Reform Efforts and Plan GAO-19-666
·         Defense Workforce: Steps Needed to Identify Acquisition Training Needs for Non-Acquisition Personnel GAO-19-556
·         Defense Supplier Base: Challenges and Policy Considerations Regarding Offshoring and Foreign Investment Risks GAO-19-516
·         Department of Homeland Security: Review of Report on Agency Estimates of Foreign Nationals Unlawfully Residing in the U.S. GAO-19-640R
·         Disaster Response: Federal Assistance and Selected States and Territory Efforts to Identify Deaths from 2017 Hurricanes GAO-19-486
·         Foreign Assistance: State Department Should Take Steps to Improve Timeliness of Required Budgetary Reporting GAO-19-600
·         Guided Missile Frigate: Navy Has Taken Steps to Reduce Acquisition Risk, but Opportunities Exist to Improve Knowledge for Decision Makers [Reissued with revisions on Sept. 5, 2019.] GAO-19-512
·         Information Technology: DOD Needs to Fully Implement Program for Piloting Open Source Software GAO-19-457
·         Nuclear Waste Cleanup: DOE Faces Project Management and Disposal Challenges with High-Level Waste at Idaho National Laboratory GAO-19-494
·         Prescription Opioids: Patient Options for Safe and Effective Disposal of Unused Opioids GAO-19-650
·         Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Improving the Temporary Expanded Process Could Help Reduce Borrower Confusion GAO-19-595
·         Surface Transportation: DHS Is Developing and Testing Security Technologies, but Could Better Share Test Results GAO-19-636
·         U.S. Assistance to Mexico: State and USAID Allocated over $700 Million to Support Criminal Justice, Border Security, and Related Efforts from Fiscal Year 2014 through 2018 GAO-19-647
·         USAID Reform: Efforts Address Most Key Practices but Could Improve in Performance Assessment and Strategic Workforce Planning GAO-19-60

Hoover Institution

Human Rights Watch

Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security Studies

Institute for the Study of War
·         Russia in Review: Military Exercises as Geopolitical Tools

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         A Guide to Sovereign Debt Data

Italian Institute for International Political Studies

James Martin  Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, September 6, 2019, v. 19, no. 16
o    Chinese Covert Social Media Propaganda and Disinformation Related to Hong Kong
o    Taiwan Public Opinion Polling Regarding Forced Unification with China
o    "Key Individuals Management" and the Roots of China's Anti-Muslim Surveillance System
o    Looking Beyond Commodities Exports: China Increases its Engagement with Brazil
o    Cognitive Domain Operations: The PLA's New Holistic Concept for Influence Operations
·         Terrorism Monitor, September 10, 2019, v. 17, no. 17
o    Islamic State Operations Room: Lebanon Prison Radicalization
o    Sri Lanka Struggles to Solve the Islamic State-Local Network Puzzle
o    Some Old, Some New: Grievances, Players, and Backers in the Conflict in Southern Yemen

Mitchell Institute

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Security Archive

Observer Research Foundation

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Internet & Technology

Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends


Small Wars Journal
·         The Cartel’s Colour

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

UN Human Rights Council

US Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Shia Leadership After Sistani

White House
·         Modernizing Sanctions to Combat Terrorism
o    Executive Order
o    Factsheet

World Economic Forum