Monday, November 11, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 11-08-2013

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Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, November/December 2013, v. 26, no. 6 
o    Integrating Information Assurance into Agile and Rapid Technology Development
o    Disciplined Agile Delivery: The Foundation for Scaling Agile
o    Security Architecture Approaches
o    Secure DoD Software: Considerations for the Vulnerability Market
o    It Is Not Too Late for Software Assurance!
o    Effective Approaches for Delivering Affordable Military Software
o    Integrated Circuit Security Threats and Hardware Assurance Countermeasures

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         North Korea 

American Enterprise Institute

American Security Project
·         American Security Quarterly, October 2013, v. 2,  no. 4  
o    Congress Again Fails to Understand American National Security in the 21st Century
o    Economic Competitiveness and Educating the Next Generation
o    Charting the Future of Space Operations: Entrepreneurs vs. Statesman?
o    Trade Agreement Will Enhance National Security
o    Fusion Makes Great Progress
o    The Shutdown Doesn’t Stop at America’s Shores
o    The Implications of Climate Change on the Islands of the Asia Pacific
o    The Rising Costs of Natural Disaster Insurance
o    Natural Resource Scarcity is a Threat to Our National Security (Part 1 & 2)
o    Global Warming Makes Solving the 21st Century’s Problems Much Harder
o    America’s Oil Dependency and its Debt
o    IPCC Report Shows Climate Change is Real and Urgent
o    Food Security: A Catastrophe Mitigator
o    America is Failing to Meet Challenges of a Changing Arctic
o    New LNG Export Approval: An Export Opening for Marcellus Gas
o    Bay of Bengal: A Hotspot for Climate Insecurity
o    The Future of 21st Century Nuclear Warfare in the DoD
o    “Engagement is Not Appeasement”
o    Is Iran Ready to Deal on Nukes?
o    Fill Nonproliferation Post to Keep Americans Safe
o    Putin’s Op-Ed: Public Diplomacy without Listening
o    Public Diplomacy-You May Not Know it When you See it
o    Looking Back at History: The Public Diplomacy of Free France During WWII
o    Exporting Public Diplomacy to Egypt
o    China’s Growing Power, Ethnic Unrest, and Relaxed Internet Access, What’s Next?
o    Easing Jordan’s Burden Requires a Targeted Aid Strategy
o    Adapting a New Strategy for Yemen ‘s Dual Threat
o    Crafting a New Policy for the Crisis in Egypt (No, Not the Political One)
o    Should America Ground Drones?
o    Building Consensus for a New Somalia

Amnesty International

Army Combined Arms Center
·         Military Review, November-December 2013, v. 93, no. 6 
o    Mission Command in the Regionally Aligned Division Headquarters
o    The Strategic Planning “Problem”
o    Delivering the Command and General Staff Officer Course at the Operational Edge
o    Taking Ownership of Mission Command
o    Growing Leaders Who Practice Mission Command and Win the Peace
o    Leader Preparation to Support Rebuilding
o    Fighting and Winning Like Women
o    Commanders Intent and Concept of Operations
o    Applying Principles of Counterinsurgency to the Fight Against Sexual Assault in the Military
o    The Electron Theory of Leadership: Enabling Senior Leaders to Really See Their Organizations
o    A Role for Land Warfare Forces in Overcoming A2/AD
o    REVIEW ESSAY - Captain Witold Pilecki

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, October 2013, v. 20, no. 10 
o    Anxiety disorders, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2012
o    Gastrointestinal infections, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002-2012
o    Update: cold weather injuries, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2008-June 2013
o    Surveillance snapshot: influenza immunization among healthcare workers, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, August 2007-April 2013

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)


Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute
·         Solving Egypt’s Subsidy Problem  

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Complex Operations (CCO)
·         Prism, September 2013, v. 4,  no. 3 
o    Remarks of U.S. President Barack Obama at National Defense University on May 23, 2013
o    Securing the State: National Security and Secret Intelligence
o    Military Leaders and Global Leaders: Contrasts, Contradictions, and Opportunities
o    Redefining the Indirect Approach, Defining Special Operations Forces (SOF) Power, and the Global Networking of SOF
o    The Military in a Wicked World: A European Union Military Point of View
o    Addressing a Recurrent, Variable and Complex Challenge: The Uncertain Trajectory of Stabilization and Reconstruction in U.S. Security Strategy
o    From Multilateral Champion to Handicapped Donor - And Back Again?
o    Central America’s Northern Triangle: A Time for turmoil and Transitions
o    A US Asian-Pacific Pivot Point
o    Towards a Taxonomy of Militaries
o    Joint Deployable Training Teams: Helping to Focus the Effort
o    Response to the Decade of War
o    An Interview with Dennis Blair

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Korea Chair Monitor, 2013, v. 1, no. 9 
·         PacNet #80 - The Path to a New Type of Great Power Relations 

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, October 2013, v. 7.  no. 5
o    Denying the Link between Islamist Ideology and Jihadist Terrorism: “Political Correctness” and the Undermining of Counterterrorism
o    Clarifying Boko Haram’s Transnational Intentions, Using Content Analysis of Public Statements in 2012
o    Unpacking Terrorism, Revolution and Insurgency in Yemen: Real and Imagined Threats to Regional Security
o    The Egyptian Islamic Group’s Critique of Al-Qaeda’s Interpretation of Jihad
o    Hamas in Dire Straits
o    Literature on the Arab Spring
o    Literature on Diasporas and Terrorism
o    After the Fall: The Muslim Brotherhood's Post Coup Strategy

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC)

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         Egypt and the EU: Where Next? 

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Chatham House

Combat Studies Institute Press

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Global Economics Monthly, November 2013 
·         Governance in India: Corruption 

Crisis Response

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         CSIS Global Security Forum [Sec Hagel speech] 
·         Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan - November 2013 

Department of State

East-West Center

Environmental Peacebuilding
·         High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding  [policy brief
·         High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding   [book - see contents tab] 

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         What Energy Security for the EU 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Bulletin, October/November 2013 
o    Economic Espionage: Competing For Trade by Stealing Industrial Secrets
o    Abduction by Vehicular Assault
o    Perspective: Evaluating the Paramilitary Structure and Morale
o    Officer Survival Spotlight: Lessons Learned from Critical Encounters
o    Leadership Spotlight: Build Bridges, Not Dams: Performance Evaluations

Federation of American Scientists

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Defense Health Care Reform: Additional Implementation Details Would Increase Transparency of DOD's Plans and Enhance Accountability. GAO-14-49 
·         Department of Homeland Security: Opportunities Exist to Enhance Visibility over Collaborative Field Mechanisms. GAO-13-734 
·         GPS Disruptions: Efforts to Assess Risks to Critical Infrastructure and Coordinate Agency Actions Should Be Enhanced. GAO-14-15  
·         Information Technology: Agencies Need to Strengthen Oversight of Multibillion Dollar Investments in Operations and Maintenance. GAO-14-66 
·         Native American Veterans: DOL Needs a Clear Plan to Improve Employment and Training Services on Tribal Lands. GAO-13-664 
·         Sequestration: Observations on the Department of Defense's Approach in Fiscal Year 2013. GAO-14-177R 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy
·         A "Double Fault" in Swedish Aid? 

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)

Institute of Medicine as a Profession and the Open Society Foundations

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         A New Way to Manage an Old Dispute 

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Interagency Working Group on Coordination of Domestic Energy Development and Permitting in Alaska

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, November 7, 2013, v. 13, no. 22 
o    Diplomacy Work Forum: Xi Steps Up Efforts to Shape a China-Centered Regional Order
o    Hunting Season for Multinationals in China?
o    Moscow Talks Business, Beijing Answers with Geo-strategy
o    Mixed Views of China’s “One Size Fits All” Trade Diplomacy in Central Asia

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 2-0, Joint Intelligence, 22 October 2013 

Migration Information Source

National Academies Press

National Commission for the Review of the Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community
·         White paper:  The Intelligence Community’s Role Within U.S. Cyber R&D 

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Security Archive
·         The Able Archer 83 Sourcebook 

National Trust for Historic Preservation

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update: November 05, 2013

Nautilus Institute

Naval War College
·         /LUCE.NT/ a Journal of National Security Studies, Fall 2013 
o    Logistics Intelligence: An Unlikely Marriage for Future Operational Success
o    Operational Logistics Assistance to the ECOWAS Standby Force: An AFRICOM Solution to African Problems?
o    Infiltration, Insider Attacks, and Counterinsurgency Operations: An Empirical Analysis of Foreign Security Forces Training
o    Special Operations Forces (SOF) – Consciousness Division
o    SME: So Many Experts – Selecting True Expertise to Support Military Commanders
o    Awash in the Cyber Domain: Implications of Cyber for Theater Security
o    Reprioritize, Relocate, and Renew: Operationalizing Naval Rebalance in Asia During a Time of Fiscal Constraint
o    The EU Needs a Strategy for the Arctic Region!
o    Chinese Mine Warfare: Surpassing an Effective Tool for Anti Access / Area Denial
o    Japan’s Submarine Force: Meeting the Operational Challenge
o    Rebalancing Toward Asia – Pacific: India as a Decisive Point for USPACOM
·         MOC Warfighter November 2013, no. 2 
o    Train to the Pain – Maritime Command and Control When the Lights Go Out
o    Lifting the Fog Regarding Operational Assessment
o    Strategic Communication Considerations for the Joint Force Maritime Component Commander
o    A Naval Approach to Relative Combat Power Analysis (RCPA): Why Conducting a RCPA Can Enhance Planning and Directing Naval Operations
o    Pakistan Flood Relief 2010; A Naval Officer’s Seamless Transition from MOC to JOC
o    MOC Public Affairs – an Operational Center of Gravity at NAVCENT
o    Winning over the Middle East...One Water Bottle at a Time
o    Doctrine Update

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Oxfam International

Oxford Research Group

Pak Institute for Peace Studies’ (PIPS)

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Journalism Project

Pew Research Religion and Public Life Project


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal
·         The Surge Revisited 

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
·         Central Asia After 2014 

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR)
·         Sexual Assault in the Military  

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

University of Legal Medicine

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House