Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 09-15-2017

38 North

Amnesty International

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Atlantic Council
·         The Euro’s Difficult Future 

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Can the GCC Survive the Crisis? 

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Trump,Globalization, and China 

Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)



Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Center for a New American Security

Center for Global Development

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies
·         PacNet #64 - Time to Prepare for the Worst in North Korea 
·         PacNet #63 - Why the Kim Regime Actually Needs Nuclear Weapons 
·         U.S. HIV Investment in Cambodia 
·         U.S.-Thai Partnership against HIV 

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
·         Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 2017, v. 18, no. 1 
o    The Economic forces of victory versus those of defeat: The case of the Greek-Turkish war (1919-1922).
o    China’s Evolving Nuclear Forces: Changes, Rationales and Implications
o    Pragmatic, Not Mad: The Rationality of North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program
o    Blurred Lines: Mexican Cartels and the Narco-Terrorism Debate
o    Who’s Police? Examining the Palestinian Security Services’ role in Palestinian society and the peace process
o    Pick your Poison: Assessing the Strategic Effectiveness of Decapitation via Drone Strikes by Looking at the Organizational Dynamics of Targeted Groups

Chatham House
·         Libya 
·         Libya's Governance Crisis 

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

College of Europe

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking

Congress. House., Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House.  Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
·         Terror Threat Snapshot

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Energy & Natural Resources Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Congressional Mandate Foundation

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Innovations in Global Governance 

Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2017-119 Acquisition Processes and Contract Management 
·         DODIG-2017-120 Independent Auditor’s Report of Department of State Funds Transferred to DoD for Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Prevention 

Department of Energy

Department of State

Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Egmont Institute

European Union

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

German Council on Foreign Relations (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e. V.)
·         Is Ukraine Losing Its Way? 

German Development Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA) 
·         EU Defence Policy Needs Strategy 
·         Israel: Shrinking Spaces 

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Aviation Security: Actions Needed to Systematically Evaluate Cost and Effectiveness Across Security Countermeasures GAO-17-794 
·         Coast Guard: Workforce Actions Under Way to Address Backlog in Recreational Vessel Documentation GAO-17-629 
·         High Risk: Status of Prior Recommendations on Federal Management of Programs Serving Indian Tribes GAO-17-790T [testimony]
·         Naval Shipyards: Actions Needed to Improve Poor Conditions that Affect Operations GAO-17-548
·         Overseas Allowances: State Should Assess the Cost-Effectiveness of Its Hardship Pay Policies GAO-17-715 
·         Veterans Benefits: GAO's Proposed Role in Reviewing Efforts to Protect Veterans from Financial Exploitation GAO-17-804T [Testimony]
·         Veterans Affairs: Management and Oversight of Mail Operations Could Be Improved GAO-17-800T [Testimony] 
·         Weapon Systems Management: Product Support Managers' Perspectives on Factors Critical to Influencing Sustainment-Related Decisions GAO-17-744R 

Heritage Foundation

Hoover's China Leadership Monitor
·         China Leadership Monitor, Fall 2017, no.54  
o    Chinese Attitudes Toward The U.S. Withdrawal From The Paris Climate Accords
o    Cross-Strait Relations: Skepticism Abounds
o    Oh Fang, Where Art Thou? Xi Jinping and the PLA’s 90th Anniversary
o    The General Secretary’s Extended Reach: Xi Jinping Combines Economics and Politics
o    A Cadre by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet? Domestic Policy Trajectory after the 19th Party Congress
o    Xi Jinping And The Party’s “Guiding Ideology”

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses  (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

Institute for Science and International Security
·         Khushab Update 

Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP)

Institute for Security Studies
·         Peace and Security Council Report No 95 

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

Institute for the Study of War
·         Syria Situation Report: August 31 - September 14, 2017 

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)
·         Myanmar's Rocky Road to Democracy 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Association of Police Chiefs (IACP)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, September 11, 2017, v. 15,no. 17 
o    The Drone Special Issue
o    Russia Seizes Opportunity to Expand Drone Usage
o    Drone Warfare in Yemen: A Catalyst for the Growth and Evolution of AQAP
o    Containment and Strike: Iran’s Drone Program
o    Reaping the Whirlwind: Drones Flown by Non-state Actors Now Pose a Lethal Threat

JFK Special Warfare Center and School
·         Special Warfare, Special Issue 2017 
o    USASOC 2035: Communicating the ARSOF Narrative and Setting the Course to 2035
·         Special Warfare, July -September 2017, v. 30.no. 3  
o    SF JTAC
o    The SORO Resistance Pyramid Challenged

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)
o    Countering DPRK Proliferation: Leveraging Old Tools to  Meet New Threats
o    Beyond the Interagency Liaison: Integrated Campaigns  Require Cross-Functional Team
o    Covert Action vs. Unconventional Warfare: Differences and Questions for Policymakers
o    Building Legitimacy, Promoting Policy, and Developing  Networks: Using Human Rights and International  Humanitarian Law to Effectively Train, Monitor, and  Evaluate Proxy Forces

Library of Congress Law Library

Lowy Institute for International Relations

Manhattan Institute

Migration Policy Institute


Modern War Institute (MWI)

National Academies Press

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

National Security Archive
·         Chile: Secrets of State 

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence

NATO Defense College

Nautilus Institute

New America Foundation

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Observer Research Foundation

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)

Peace Research Institute of Frankfurt (PRIF/HSFK)

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Internet & Technology

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Polish Institute of International Affairs

PONARS Eurasia
·         Europe’s Eurasian Challenge 

RAND Corporation

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Second Line of Defense

Small Arms Survey
·         Trade Update 2017:Out of the Shadows (small arms and light weapons) with Interactive Map 

Small Wars Journal
·         America's Afghanistan Strategy
·         Zapad 2017 

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR-17-66-SP Schools in Khost Province, Afghanistan: Observations from Site Visits at 23 Schools 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute

Swiss Re


UK Parliament


U.S. Fire Academy (USFA)

US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US  Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Pragmatic Options for Gaza 

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control

Wilson Center
·         Infographic | What to Know about DACA
·         Infographic | Who are the DACA Recipients?

World Economic Forum
·         Global Human Capital Report 2017