Sunday, May 5, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 05-03-2013

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AEI Iran Tracker
·         Iranian Strategy in Syria

 Afghanistan Analysts Network

Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, May/June 2013, v. 26, no. 3
o    A Lean Approach to Scheduling Systems Engineering Resources
o    Scaling Agile Development
o    Uncomfortable With Agile
o    Architecting for Large Scale Agile Software Development: A Risk-Driven Approach
o    Function Points, Use Case Points, Story Points: Observations From a Case Study
o    International Systems and Software Engineering Standards for Very Small Entities

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, May-June 2013, v. 27, no 3 
o    A Range-Balanced Force: An Alternate Force Structure Adapted to New Defense Priorities
o    Nowhere to Hide: The Growing Threat to Air Bases
o    Lt Gen Frank Andrews and the Role of Airpower in Hemispheric Security
o    Realizing Operational Planning and Assessment in the Twenty-First-Century Air Operations Center: How a Refined Planning Construct and Semantic Technologies Can Enable Delivery of the AOC’s Last Unsupported Functions (Part 2)
o    Tanker Acquisition: A Systems Engineering Perspective

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

American Peace Society
·         World Affairs Journal, May-June  2013
o    Fractured Continent: The Turmoil and Promise of Latin America
o    Pollution in China: The Business of Bad Air
o    India: Almost a Miracle
o    Syria, Iran, and Kurdish Independence
o    Afghanistan’s Threatened Treasures
o    Historical Fiction: China’s South China Sea Claims
o    The Great War, Reconsidered
o    Behind the Curtain: Stalin’s Plan Almost Worked

Amnesty International
·         Sri Lanka’s Assault on Dissent 

Armed Forces Journal
·         AFJ, May 2013
o    Back to Reality
o    Rebuilding Defense Around SOF
o    In Yemen, an Adversary Adapts
o    Malice in Wonderstan
o    The Pit and the Pendulum
o    Conundrum in the Sahel
o    Print When Ready, Gridley

Arms Control Association

Army Combined Arms Center
·         Military Review, May-June 2013,v.  93, no. 3
o    The Imaginary Army Ethic: A Call for Articulating a Real Foundation for our Profession
o    Improving the Leader Development Experience in Army Units
o    Professionalism and the Officer Personnel Management System
o    Early Mistakes with Security Forces Advisory Teams in Afghanistan
o    To Make Army PME Distance Learning Work, Make It Social
o    The Non-neutrality of Technology: Pitfalls of Network-Enabled Operations
o    The Human Shield in Islamic Jurisprudence
o    Purpose in Mission Design: Understanding the Four Kinds of Operational Approach
o    Alternate Perspectives: Trying to Think from the Other Side of the Hill
o    INSIGHTS: King No More [field artillery]
o    INSIGHTS: Promoting Critical Thought: A Response to the Center of Army Leadership’s Rebuttal to “Empirically Based Leadership”

Arthur D. Simons Center

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Australian Department of Defence
·         Defence White Paper 2013

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brookings Institute
·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated April26, 2013]

Canada National Defence, Chief of the Air Staff
·         Royal Canadian Air Force Journal, v. 2, no. 1Winter 2013
o    The Crucible for Change: Defence Spending in Debert Nova Scotia, during World War II
o    Targeting in Irregular Warfare: How Is It Different?
o    The Relevance of Manned, Fixed-Wing Aircraft in the Provision of ISR and C2 Support
o    Building a Balance Air Force
o    Gaining Perspective on Aviation Fatigue: Flying Fatigued—What Does It Mean for You?
o    Saving NATO with Airpower

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Caspian Research Institute

Center for American Progress (CAP)
·         The Terror Gap

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
·         2013 Retirement Choices 
·         Retirement Choice—2013 

Center for a New American Security

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #30 - Australia and Air-Sea Battle

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House
·         Iraq Ten Years On

Combat Studies Institute Press

Combatting Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, April 2013,v. 6, no. 4 
o    Hizb Allah Resurrected: The Party of God’s Return to Tradecraft
o    The Sinaloa Federation’s International Presence
o    Boko Haram: Reversals and Retrenchment
o    The Salafist Temptation: The Radicalization of Tunisia’s Post-Revolution Youth
o    Rethinking Counterinsurgency in Somalia
o    France: A New Hard Line on Kidnappings?
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Directive 3600.01, Information Operations (IO), May 2, 2013

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2013-073   Use of Defense Logistics Agency Excess Parts for High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle Depot Repairs Will Reduce Costs
·         DODIG-2013-075  Improvements Needed in U.S. Special Operations Command Global Battlestaff and Program Support Contract Oversight
·         DODIG-2013-076  Examination of Army Management's Assertion for Existence and Completeness of Operating Materials and Supplies Quick Win Assets

Department of State

East-West Center

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Policy Centre (EPC)
Enough Project

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Russia and the Boston Bombings

FutureLab Europe
·         Europe’s Lost Generation?

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global ECCO Project
·         Combating Terrorism Exchange (CTX), May 2013, v. 3, no. 2   
o    Al-Sahawa: An Awakening in Al Qaim
o    Inside Anbar
o    Maoist Insurgency in India: Emerging Vulnerabilities
o    The U.S.–Yemeni Joint Counterterrorism Exercises: The Other Side of the COIN
o    MAJ Nils N. French, Canadian Army
o    How Can Leaders Maintain Ethical Command Climates?
o    Zero F*&a%#!@G Thirty
o    Painting Guerrillas or Guerrilla Painting?

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         CMS: Activities, Staffing, and Funding for the Center for Strategic Planning. GAO-13-377R 
·         Federal Employees' Compensation Act: Case Examples Illustrate Vulnerabilities That Could Result in Improper Payments or Overlapping Benefits. GAO-13-386
·         National Preparedness: Efforts to Address the Medical Needs of Children in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear Incident. GAO-13-438
·         Security Force Assistance: More Detailed Planning and Improved Access to Information Needed to Guide Efforts of Advisor Teams in Afghanistan. GAO-13-381
·         State and Local Governments' Fiscal Outlook: April 2013 Update. GAO-13-546SP
·         Toxic Substances: EPA Has Increased Efforts to Assess and Control Chemicals but Could Strengthen Its Approach. GAO-13-249

Government of France

Heritage Foundation
·         Three Key Questions for a New USTR

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (ISDA)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         2013 Iraq Update #18B: Protesters Divided asKurds Hand Maliki A Lifeline
·         2013 Iraq Update #18: Maliki Continues toTarget Protesters and Calls for Majority Rule
·         2013 Iraq Update #17B: Iraq On The Edge
·         2013 Iraq Update #17: Iraq’s Sunni Mobilize
·         Iranian Strategy in Syria

International Crisis Group
·         CrisisWatch, N°117, May2013

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Relations and Security
·         Clients and Enablers
·         What Is to Be Done?

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, May 2, 2013., v. 11, no. 9
o    War Crimes Trials in Bangladesh Create Opening for Islamist Militants
o    Yemen's Military Reforms May Not Hold the Answer to Internal Stability Questions
o    The Counter-Insurgency Role of Syria's "Popular Committees"

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Doctrine Note 1-13, Security Force Assistance, 29 April 2013

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Green-on-Blue Attacks in Afghanistan: The Data [updated May 4, 2013]

Macaulay-Brown Inc.

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Threat Initiative (NTI)
·         UNSCR 1540 Resource Collection

Naval War College
·         Naval War College Review, Summer 2013, v. 66, no. 3
o    Marching toward the Sweet Spot: Options for the U.S. Marine Corps in a Time of Austerity
o    Smart Defense: Brave New Approach or Deja Vu?
o    Toward "Land" or toward "Sea"? 
o    Adjudication: The Diabolus in Machina of War Gaming
o    The Gaza Flotilla Incident and the Modern Law of Blockade
o    The Type 45 Daring-Class Destroyer: How Project Management Problems Led to Fewer Ships
o    The Other Ultra: Signal Intelligence and the Battle to Supply Rommel's Attack toward Suez
o    Stowaway Soldier, Camouflage in a Khaki World: Creating a Single Culture of Trust from Distinct Service Cultures (Commentary)

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxford Research Group

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute
·         Peace & Stability Operations Journal Online, April 2013, v. 3, no. 3
o    2013 Unified Peace & Stability Operations Training and Education and Integration & Exercise Workshop
o    Stability Operations: Policy and Doctrine Awaiting Execution
o    Personal Contact in Security Cooperation: Towards Guard Dogs, Not Wolves
o    Socio-Cultural Analysis at the Combatant Command

PeaceWomen Project

 Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Rajaram Panda, "Japan's ASEAN Diplomacyunder Abe-II" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 122, April 2013)


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Security & Defense Agenda

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
·         China's Arctic Aspirations

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transatlantic Academy

Transnational Institute

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Tempered Islamism
·         Turkey's Foreign Policy Gambit

Wilson Center