Sunday, January 19, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 01-17-2014

Administrative Office of the United States Courts
·         Judge John D. Bates regarding proposals to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
o    Letter 
o    Comments 

Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, January/February 2014, v. 27, no. 1 
o    Identifying Trustworthiness Deficit in Legacy Systems Using the NFR Approach
o    Second Generation Product Line Engineering Takes Hold in the DoD
o    Modeling Software Sustainment
o    Using Combinatorial Testing to Reduce Software Rework
o    Addressing Software Sustainment Challenges for the DoD
o    Software Sustainment - Now and Future

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

American Peace Society
·         World Affairs Journal , January/February 2014 
o    Beyond Snowden: An NSA Reality Check
o    The Art of Diplomacy: Exhibitions and National Promotion

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         Conflict Trends Report no.22: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence, January 2014 

Army Combined Arms Center
·         Military Review, January-February 2014, v. 94, no. 1 
o    Virtual Influence: Leveraging Social Media as a Leadership Tool
o    Preferring Copies with No Originals: Does the Army Training Strategy Train or Fail?
o    A Tale of Two Districts: Beating the Taliban at Their Own Game
o    States, Societies, Resistance and COIN
o    Of Burning Platforms and Champions
o    Strategic Gain or Backlash?
o    The Fourth Revolution: Hyper-Learning
o    Lessons of a Coalition Partner in Afghanistan: 2002-2013
o    Harmony in Battle: Training the Brigade Combat Team for Combined Arms Maneuver
o    Creeping Death: Clausewitz and Comprehensive Counterinsurgency
o    Managing Risk in Today's Army
o    The Lessons of "The Surge"

Army War College
·         Parameters, Winter 2013-14, v. 43, no. 4 
o    What the QDR Ought to Say About Landpower
o    The True Tragedy of American Power
o    Redirecting US Diplomacy
o    Rebalancing US Military Power
o    Is the Law of Armed Conflict Outdated?
o    Defeating Violent Nonstate Actors
o    Confronting Africa's Sobels
o    Waging Financial War
o    The Coming Financial Wars
o    Economic Statecraft: China in Africa
o    Repurposing Cyber Command
o    A War Examined: Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003

Army War College Library

Asan Institute for Policy Studies
·         2013 US Policy Overview 

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center
·         Extraordinary Measures, Simplified 

Brookings Institute

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
·         7 Ways to Solve US Border Problems 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Energy Governance and Security

Center for Immigration Statistics (CIS)

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         The CIP Report, January 2014, v. 12, no. 7  
o    Resilience Part 2

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
·         The Western Cyber Exchange 

Center for Security Policy (CSP)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Comparative Connections v.15, no.3 
·         NSPIR Current Issues No. 37: Trends in U.S.Defense Contracting Outside the Continental United States 
·         PacNet #4 - (Re)Defining the “New Type of Major Country Relationship” between the United States and China 
·         PacNet #5 -- The Yasukuni Puzzle 
·         PacNet #6 - Comparative Connections Summaries 
·         PacNet #7 - Myanmar: Amending the Constitution, Elections, and the United States 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combat Studies Institute Press

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, January 2014, v. 7, no. 1  
o    Attacks in the Suez: Security of the Canal at Risk?
o    Jamaican Organized Crime After The Fall of Dudus Coke
o    The Biohacker: A Threat to National Security
o    The Spanish Foreign Fighter Contingent in Syria
o    Hizb Allah at War in Syria: Forces, Operations, Effects and Implications
o    Is AQAP to Blame for the String of Assassinations in Yemen?

Commission on Energy and Geopolitics

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         A Report on the G8 Dementia Summit 
·         South Sudan’s Broken Promise? 
·         Water as a Geopolitical Threat 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
·         The Scope of Copyright Protection 

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. Senate. Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Foreign Relations Committee
·         The Situation in South Sudan 

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congress. Senate.  Select Committee on Intelligence
·         Report Press Release and Summary 

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Defense Science Board (DSB)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of The Navy
·         Vision for the 2026 Surface Fleet 

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Ecuador Country Analysis Brief - January 2014 

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         EU-Russia: Overcoming Stagnation 

European Council on Foreign Relations
·         Law and Power in Xi’s China 

European Parliamentary Research Service

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

·         A Recipe for Civil War? 

German Development Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Cruise Vessels: Most Required Security and Safety Measures Have Been Implemented, but Concerns Remain About Crime Reporting. GAO-14-43 
·         Defense Efficiencies: Action Needed to Improve Tracking and Evaluation of Initiatives. GAO-14-134 
·         IT Dashboard: Agencies Are Managing Investment Risk, but Related Ratings Need to Be More Accurate and Available. GAO-14-64 
·         National Flood Insurance Program: Progress Made on Contract Management but Monitoring and Reporting Could Be Improved. GAO-14-160 
·         Screening Partnership Program: TSA Issued Application Guidance and Developed a Mechanism to Monitor Private versus Federal Screener Performance. GAO-14-269T [testimony] 
·         Space Acquisitions: Assessment of Overhead Persistent Infrared Technology Report. GAO-14-287R

Government of Japan

Harvard Law School
·         National Security Journal, 2014, v. 5, no. 1 
o    National Security and Double Government
o    After the AUMF [Authorization for Use of Military Force]
o    Policing Terrorists in the Community
o    Folk International Law: 9/11 Lawyering and the Transformation of the Law of Armed Conflict to Human Rights Policy and Human Rights Law to War Governance
o    Postwar

Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa WatchJanuary 16, 2014 
o    Brazil: Looking to Expand Beyond Lusophone Africa?
o    Whither the Central African Republic?

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         China’s Gorbachov Angst 

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report No 54 

Institute of Medicine Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events

Institute for the Study of War
·         Afghanistan - Order of Battle:  January 2014 
·         Iraq Update 2014 #9: Anbar Standoff Continues With Clashes in Ramadi and Fallujah 
·         Iraq Update 2014 #8: ISF Deployments to Anbar 
·         Iraq Update 2014 #7: Iraqi Army Recruits Volunteers for Anbar Operations 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Inter-American Dialogue

International Crisis Group
·         Thailand: Conflict Alert 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI)

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), January 2014, no. 72 
o    The Role of Professional Military Education in Mission Command
o    The Pen and the Sword: Faculty Management Challenges in the Mixed Cultural Environment of a War College
o    Putting “A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower” to Work: A Wargaming Perspective
o    Godzilla Methodology: Means for Determining Center of Gravity
o    Improving DOD Adaptability and Capability to Survive Black Swan Events
o    Strategy for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
o    The Joint Stealth Task Force: An Operational Concept for Air-Sea Battle
o    Unifying Our Vision: Joint ISR Coordination and the NATO Joint ISR Initiative
o    “Gallantry and Intrepidity”: Valor Decorations in Current and Past Conflicts
o    Cut Defense Pork, Revive Presidential Impoundment
o    Biometric-enabled Intelligence in Regional Command–East
o    Strategic Implications of the Afghan Mother Lode and China’s Emerging Role
o    Improving Safety in the U.S. Arctic
o    Forging a 21st-century Military Strategy: Leveraging Challenges
o    Learning and Adapting: Billy Mitchell in World War
·         Joint Pub 3-29, Foreign Humanitarian Assistance, 03 January 2014 

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed
·         The Road to Real Happiness [statement to the Crusaders of the Military Commission in Guantanamo] 

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2014 [updated January 15, 2014

Migration Policy Institute

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

NATO Defense University

Naval War College
·         International Law Studies v. 90 - Charting the Legal Geography of Non-International Armed Conflict 
·         Naval War College Review, Winter 2014,  v. 67,  no. 1 
o    Strengthening Our Naval Profession through a Culture of Leader Development
o    President's Forum - RADM Walter E. "Ted" Carter, Jr., USN
o    Trends in Modern War Gaming: The Art of Conversation
o    Your Boss, Players, and Sponsor: The Three Witches of War Gaming
o    The Idea of a "Fleet in Being" in Historical Perspective
o    Kamikazes: The Soviet Legacy
o    "Winning" the Pacific War: The Masterful Strategy of Commander Minoru Genda
o    Was There Something Unique to the Japanese That Lost Them the Battle of Midway? [Research & Debate essay]
o    Strength in Numbers: The Remarkable Potential of (Really) Small Combatants [Research & Debate essay]
o    Reflections on Leadership

New America Foundation

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Office for Victims of Crime

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peace Research Institute Oslo
·         What is Youth Violence in Jonglei? 

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project

Project 2049 Institute

·         The Extremist Threat to the U.S.Homeland   

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Arms Survey
·         Small Arms of the Indian State 
Small Wars Journal
·         Mexico: Crucible of State Change 

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Stimson Center
·         Opportunity Out Of Necessity 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

United States–China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Egypt's Multiple Power Centers 

White House
·         Presidential Policy Directive/PDD-27 - United States Conventional Arms Transfer Policy 
·         Presidential Policy Directive/PDD-28 - Signals Intelligence Activity 

World Economic Forum (WEF)
·         Global Risks 2014 [9th ed.]