Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 08-18-2017

38 North

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Russia Feels American Pressure
·         A Turkish-EU Opera Buffa

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

·         Immigration By the Numbers


Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)
·         A NAFTA Primer for Canadians

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
·         Getting it Righter, Faster

Center for Global Development

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #57 - The August Crisis: Militarization versus Civilization on the Korean Peninsula
·         PacNet #56 - China’s Russia problem on North Korea
·         Ukraine’s Health Sector

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, August 2017, v. 10, no.7
o    Britain on Alert: The Attacks in London and Manchester and the Evolving Threat
o    A View from the CT Foxhole: Edward You, FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Biological Countermeasures Unit
o    Predicting the Shape of Iraq's Next Sunni Insurgencies
o    The Mujahidat Dilemma: Female Combatants and the Islamic State
o    Banning Encryption to Stop Terrorists: A Worse than Futile Exercise

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         Sequestration Update Report, August 2017

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG-17-99-MA Management Alert CBP Spends Millions Conducting Polygraph Examinations on Unsuitable Applicants

Department of State

Department of the Navy

East West Center

Elliot School of International Affairs - Central Asia Program

Energy Futures Initiative

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
·         FBL Law Enforcement Bulletin, August 2017
o    Police Militarization
o    A Mobile Command Post for Field Operations
o    Combating Thefts from Automobiles
o    Having Hard Conversations

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for Strategic Research (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Federal Reports: OMB and Agencies Should More Fully Implement the Process to Streamline Reporting Requirements GAO-17-616
·         Foreign Military Sales: Expanding Use of Tools to Sufficiently Define Requirements Could Enable More Timely Acquisitions. GAO-17-682
·         International Food Assistance: Agencies Should Ensure Timely Documentation of Required Market Analyses and Assess Local Markets for Program Effects GAO-17-640
·         Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications: Update on Air Force Oversight Effort and Selected Acquisition Programs. GAO-17-641R
·         Surplus Missile Motors: Sale Price Drives Potential Effects on DOD and Commercial Launch Providers GAO-17-609

Guam's Joint Information Center

Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Heritage Foundation

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, August 17, 2017
o    Piracy in Africa: Differences Between East and West
o    Risks of Election Violence in Africa: 2017–2018

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP)

Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy (Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Russia's Syria Mirage: July 17 - August 13, 2017
·         Syria Situation Report: July 27 - August 9, 2017

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
·         IDS Bulletin, 2017, v. 48, no. 4
o    Courting Catastrophe? Humanitarian Policy and Practice in a Changing Climate
o    Climate Change Adaptation Through Humanitarian Aid? Promises, Perils and Potentials of the ‘New Humanitarianism’
o    Scalable and Sustainable: How to Build Anticipatory Capacity into Social Protection Systems
o    Climate Change and Disasters: Institutional Complexities and Actors’ Priorities for Mitigation, Adaptation and Response
o    Social Vulnerability and Local Adaptation in Humanitarian Response: The Case of Pakistan
o    The Power of ‘Know-Who’: Adaptation to Climate Change in a Changing Humanitarian Landscape in Isiolo, Kenya
o    Social Protection or Humanitarian Assistance: Contested Input Subsidies and Climate Adaptation in Malawi

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Pakistan is 70: What If?

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, August 17, 2017, v. 17, no. 11
o    The PLA at 90: On the Road to Becoming a World-Class Military?
o    Counterintelligence Remains Weakness in Taiwan’s Defense
o    Disruption Under the Radar: Chinese Advances in Quantum Sensing
o    Managing the State: Social Credit, Surveillance and the CCP’s Plan for China
·         Terrorism Monitor, August 15, 2017, v. 15, no. 16
o    De-escalation Deal Means Tricky Transition for Southern Syria Rebels
o    Al-Qaeda’s Quiet Resurgence in India
o    The Uighurs and China’s Regional Counter-Terrorism Efforts

Library of Congress Law Library

National Academies of Science

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
·         SP 800-181  National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)  Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

Pew Research Center
·         5 Facts About the National Debt

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends


Regulatory Transparency Project
·         Regulators in Cyberia

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
·         Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, August 2017, v. 9, no. 8   
o    ‘Women’s Evolving and Diversified Roles in Terrorism and Militancy‘
o    Women in the Tamil Tigers: Path to Liberation or Pawn in a Game
o    Growing Trends of Female ‘Jihadism’ in Bangladesh
o    Roles and Participation of Women in Indian Left-Wing Extremism: From ‘Victims’ to ‘Victimizers’ of Violence
o    Commentary: Implications of Hambali’s Trial

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

Spearhead Research
·         Pakistan: Defying the Odds
·         The US Afghan Policy Divides

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute

Swiss Re

War on the Rocks

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Rouhani's Road Already Taken

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control

Wilson Center