Weekly Roundup, Oct 31 – Nov 6, 2015

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Friday, November 6th, 2015 @ 3:04PM

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Left: Russian plane crash in the Sinai (Source APTN) BBC

ACD Weekly Roundup

MANPADS Threats To Civilian Aviation Rachel Ehrenfeld

Stabbing Israelis – Palestinian Jihadi “Resistance” – Rachel Ehrenfeld

Don’t flag with the flag!* – Sol W. Sanders

Qasem Soleimani – A Portrait* – Dr. Raz Zimmt ** Special for ITIC*

The incremental Road To Hell* – Sol W. Sanders

Capitol Hill: House

Deplorable Human Rights Violations in Cuba and VenezuelaForeign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere – Nov 6, 2015

Deplorable Human Rights Violations in Cuba and Venezuela – Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere – Nov 6, 2015

Iran’s Power Projection Capability – Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security – Nov 5, 2015

Iran’s Power Projection Capability – Oversight Committee, Subcommittee on National Security – Nov 5, 2015

A New Approach to Increase Trade and Security: An Examination of CBPs Public Private Partnerships – Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security – Nov 4, 2015

Challenge to Europe: The Growing Refugee CrisisForeign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats – Nov 4, 2015

U.S. Policy After Russias Escalation in Syria – Committee on Foreign Affairs – Nov 4, 2015

American Agriculture and our National Security – Committee on Agriculture – Nov 4, 2015

Demanding Accountability: Evaluating the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report – Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations – Nov 4, 2015

The Federal Information Technology Reform Acts FITARA Role in Reducing IT Acquisition Risk Part II Measuring Agencies FITARA Implementation – Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Information Technology – Nov 4, 2015

TSA: Security Gaps – Committee on Oversight and Government Reform – Nov 3, 2015

Defending Against Bioterrorism: How Vulnerable is America? – Committee on Homeland Security – Nov 3, 2015

Examining the EU Safe Harbor Decision and Impacts for Transatlantic Data Flows – Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology – Nov 3, 2015

Future Options for the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent – Views from Project Atom – Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces – Nov 3, 2015

Capitol Hill: Senate

Revisiting the Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces – Armed Services Committee, Nov 5,2015

Revisiting the Roles and Missions of the Armed ForcesArmed Services Committee – Nov 5, 2015

Justice Forsaken: How the Federal Government Fails the American Victims of Iranian and Palestinian TerrorismJudiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts – Nov 4, 2015

U.S. Policy in North AfricaForeign Relations Committee, Nov 4, 2015

Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine and the Propaganda that Threatens EuropeForeign Relations Committee, Nov 3, 2015

Future of Warfare – Armed Services Committee, Nov 3, 2015

Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine and the Propaganda that Threatens Europe – Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation – Nov 3, 2015

GAO Reports

2020 Census: Key Information Technology Decisions Must Be Made Soon – GAO-16-205T, Nov 3, 2015

Climate Change: HHS Could Take Further Steps to Enhance Understanding of Public Health Risks – GAO-16-122,  Nov 3, 2015

Nuclear Nonproliferation: NNSA’s Threat Assessment Process Could Be Improved – GAO-16-118, Oct 30, 2015

CRS Reports

The Iran Hostages: Efforts to Obtain Compensation – Jennifer K. Elsea, Legislative Attorney – Nov 2, 2015

The Legal Process to Reschedule Marijuana – CRS Legal Sidebar, Nov 2, 2015

The Iran Hostages: Efforts to Obtain Compensation – Nov 2, 2015

Aiding Israel after the Iran Nuclear Deal: Issues for Congress – CRS Insight, Oct 30, 2015

News & Analysis

Without Albert Einstein, We’d All Be Lost – Robert Dijkgraaf

Middle East

Spotlight on Global Jihad (October 29 – November 4, 2015) ITIC

What Do Palestinians Want? It’s time to take a close look at an often ignored subject: what ordinary Palestinians think about Israel, Jews, and terrorist attacks on civiliansDaniel Polisar

Egyptian President Sisi tells UK: finish job in Libya to stop another Syria. Exclusive: Egypt’s President will demand that David Cameron completes his “mission” in Libya to prevent the country being dominated by IslamistsCon Coughlin

Turkey’s Elections, the Syrian Crisis, and the USHenri Barkey

Welcome to Erdoğanistan. Asian Turkey is a long way from ‘Western’ Istanbul – Tom Goltz

 Iran

Unfinished Business from the Iran Nuclear DebateRobert Satloff

‘A new wave of repression is imminent in Iran’. Iran’s supreme leader is attacking president Rouhani as part of a drive to eliminate moderates and reformists, argues prominent investigative journalist Akbar GanjiGuardian UK

Obama Licenses Iran to Ship Missiles to HezbollahTony Badran

US intelligence is no match for Iranian deceptionJeff Jacoby

Iran to implement blockade on US goodsPress TV (Iran)

Russia

Could a Baltic-Black Sea Alliance Be Taking Shape?Paul Goble

Pentagon Farmed Out Its Coding to RussiaPatrick Malone

The Kremlin’s Tragic MiscalculationAnders Fogh Rasmussen

Whitewashing Putin’s Kleptocracy. Rehabilitating a Russian plutocrat with the help of a federally funded U.S. InstitutionMarius Laurinavicius

The Ruination of RussiaAmbrose Evans-Pritchard

China

The Tyranny of a Big Idea. Modern liberals are best understood as would-be believers in search of true faithBret Stephens

China Is Secretly Buying American Radio StationsThe American Interest

Europe

Threats To Denmark: Isis, Russia And Cyber SpiesFortuna’s Corner

Telling the Truth in Tumblrland. Meet Sweden’s ‘Angry Foreigner’ Benjamin Welton

The New MoscowteersBernard-Henri Levy

Misc.

Tourists report ‘£20 to skip bag checks offer’ at Sharm el-Sheikh airport – Shields Gazette

Hackers reveal Android malware that is IMPOSSIBLE to remove: Malicious bug can be found in more than 20,000 appsEllie Zolfagharifard

Restore the U.S. Sixth Fleet. In the Middle East, ships on the sea can be as important boots on the groundSeth Cropsey

America’s Forgotten MissionariesWalter Russell Mead

US overtakes Caymans and Singapore as haven for assets of super-rich. But financial secrecy index report notes if UK and affiliated tax havens such as Jersey were treated as one, it would top the listGuardian UK

Timothy Snyder: The Newton of the Holocaust? The Yale historian’s much-lauded new book promises a revolutionary view of the Holocaust. But it misleads more than it enlightensWalter Laqueur

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