Monday, May 5, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 05-02-2014

38 North

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, May/June 2014, v. 27, no. 3 
o    Collecting Large Biometric Datasets
o    The Problem of Prolific Process
o    Acquisition Archetypes: The Hidden Laws of Software-Intensive Development Programs
o    Combating the Inevitable Aging of Software Developers
o    Programming Will Never Be Obsolete
o    Identifying Good Independent Variables for Program Control
o    If It Passes Test, It Must Be OK

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, May-June 2014, v. 28, no. 3 
o    Getting Our Partners Airborne: Training Air Advisors and Their Impact In-Theater
o    Joint Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance in Contested Airspace
o    Nightfall: Machine Autonomy in Air-to-Air Combat
o    Religion in Military Society: Reconciling Establishment and Free Exercise
o    “Finnishing” the Force: Achieving True Flexibility for the Joint Force Commander
o    The Air Force and Diversity: The Awkward Embrace
o    The Comanche and the Albatross: About Our Neck was Hung

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         Boko Haram and Nyanya Bomb Blast 
·         Central African Crisis 

American Enterprise Institute

American Peace Society
·         World Affairs Journal, May/June  2014 
o    Symposium - America’s Purpose and Role in a Changed World
o    Will Elections Undo Erdogan?

Amnesty International
·         Attacks on Journalists in Pakistan 

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset

Arms Control Association

Army Combined Arms Center
·         Military Review, May/June 2014,v. 94, no. 3 
o    Consideration for Offensive Cyberspace Operations
o    Responsibility Practices in Robotic Warfare
o    Failed Cyberdefense: The Environmental Consequences of Hostile Acts
o    The Utility of Cyberpower
o    Beyond Cocaine Cowboys: Looking at Security in Latin America from a Difference Perspective
o    Cybersecurity: It Isn't Just Signal Officers Anymore
o    Network-Centric Warfare and the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom Hierarchy
o    Is there Room for Peace Studies in a Future-Centered Warfighting Curriculum?
o    Medical Operations in Counterinsurgency: Joining the Fight
o    Persistent Conflict and Special Operations Forces
o    INSIGHT: COINvasion:? Korengal and Weygal Valleys Post- Morten

Arthur D. Simons Center
·         IAP 13W (April 2014) The Future of Interorganizational Operations 

Asian Development Bank
·         Basic Statistics 2014 [contains data on basic economic indicators such as the gross domestic product (GDP), inflation rate, trade balance, external debt, fiscal balance, and others] 

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare
·         The Army in Cyberspace 

Atlantic Council
·         Beyond Data Breaches—Industry Risk Reports
o    Construction 
o    Governments 
o    Healthcare 
o    Large Companies 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Running Away from Statehood, Again 

Berkman Center on Internet & Society

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)


Canadian International Council (CIC)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for Energy Governance and Security

Center for Homeland Defense and Security  (CHDS)
·         Homeland Security Affairs, April 2014 
o    IEEE 2013 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers
o    Analysis of the Effects of Image Transformation, Template Selection, and Partial Information on Face Recognition with Time-Varying Expressions For Homeland Security Applications
o    Towards A Theory of Autonomous Reconstitution of Compromised Cyber-Systems
o    A Customized Modeling and Simulation Tool for Port and Airport Evacuation and Recovery
o    Maritime Detection of Radiological/Nuclear Threats with Hybrid Imaging System
o    Recent Developments in Voice Biometrics: Robustness and High Accuracy

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Korea Chair Monitor, April 17 - April 30, 2014, v. 2, no. 8 
·         PacNet #33 - China’s Juggling Act: Balancing Stability and Territorial Claims 
·         PacNet #34 - Toward More Efficient Pacific Island Security Investment: The Prospects for the Future 

Center for the Study of Intelligence
·         Unclassified Extracts from Classified Studies, 2014, v. 58, no.  1, 2014 
o    Document Exploitation After WW II: The Potsdam Archive—Sorting Through 19 Linear Miles of German Records
o    Leading the Defense Intelligence Community: The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence: The First 10 Years

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC)

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         How to Save Ukraine 

Centre for European Reform

Centre for International and Strategic Analysis (SISA)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combat Studies Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, April 2014, v. 7, no. 4  
o    Guns, Money and Prayers: AQIM’s Blueprint for Securing Control of Northern Mali
o    AQIM’s Threat to Western Interests in the Sahel
o    The Saudi Foreign Fighter Presence in Syria
o    Mexico’s Vigilante Militias Rout the Knights Templar Drug Cartel
o    Drug Trafficking, Terrorism, and Civilian Self-Defense in Peru
o    Maritime Piracy on the Rise in West Africa
o    Recent Highlights in Political Violence

Combat Studies Institute Press

Command and General Staff College

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House.  Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Europe's Migration Crisis 

Danish Institute for International Studies

Deloitte's Aerospace & Defense Group

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan (April 2014) 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-065 Evaluation of Department of Defense Interaction with State Defense Forces 

Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO)
·         SAPR Fact Sheet 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of Justice (DOJ)
·         FY 2013 Statistical Yearbook 

Department of State
·         2013 Country Reports on Terrorism 
·         Commitment to Africa 

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

East West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Norway Country Analysis Brief - April 2014 

Energy Policy Information Center

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

Global Ecco
·         Combating Terrorism Exchange (CTX), May 2014, v. 4, no. 2  
o    Little Norway in Big America: Soft Leadership on the Modern Battlefield
o    The PRT Kunduz: An Unsuccessful Command Structure
o    The Misunderstood Strategic Purpose of SOTF in Afghanistan
o    The Indian Mujahideen: The New Face of Jihadist Consolidation
o    An Interview with Nir Maman: Founder and Chief Instructor, Israeli Special Forces Krav Maga
o    Drones: A Challenge to the Professional Military Ethic
o    The CTAP Interview with Anonymous
o    Ethics and Insights
o    The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia
o    The Moving Image: American Suicide Bomber

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Advanced Imaging Technology: TSA Needs Additional Information before Procuring Next-Generation Systems. GAO-14-357 
·         Defense Acquisitions: Addressing Incentives is Key to Further Reform Efforts, by Michael J. Sullivan, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Senate Committee on Armed Services. GAO-14-563T [testimony] 
·         Defense Acquisitions: Observations on Whether the Military Service Chiefs' Role in Managing and Overseeing Major Weapon Programs Should Be Expanded. GAO-14-520 
·         Defense Health Care: More-Specific Guidance Needed for Assessing Nonenrolled TRICARE Beneficiaries' Access to Care. GAO-14-384 
·         Defense Logistics: Actions Needed to Improve Department-Wide Management of Conventional Ammunition Inventory. GAO-14-182 
·         Defense Transportation: DOD Needs to Take Actions to Improve the Transportation of Hazardous Material Shipments. GAO-14-375 
·         Electricity Markets: Demand-Response Activities Have Increased, but FERC Could Improve Data Collection and Reporting Efforts. GAO-14-73 
·         Homeland Security Acquisitions: DHS Could Better Manage Its Portfolio to Address Funding Gaps and Improve Communications with Congress. GAO-14-332 
·         Missile Defense: DOD's Report Provides Limited Insight on Testing Options for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System. GAO-14-350R 
·         Nuclear Weapons: Actions Needed by NNSA to Clarify Dismantlement Performance Goal. GAO-14-449 
·         Weapon Systems Management: DOD Has Taken Steps to Implement Product Support Managers but Needs to Evaluate Their Effects. GAO-14-326 

Heritage Foundation
·         How Social Security Works in 2014 

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch
·         Syria: New Barrel Bombs Hit Aleppo 

Infinity Journal
·         Journal of Military Operations, Spring 2014, v. 2, no. 2  
o    Commanding Officer’s Observations: Mentoring Task Force Three
o    Surrogate: Why Operational Art Adopted Strategy
o    ‘The Operational’ in the Information Age
o    Manned, Armoured, Reconnaissance: Why and How?
o    ‘The Enemy has a Vote’ and Other Dangers in Military Sense-Making
o    Thinking Fast and Slow for Soldiers

Institut Français des Relations Internationals (IFRI)
·         Russia: Youth and Politics 

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch,  May 1, 2014 
o    State-Sponsored "Vigilantism" in Nigeria and the Fight Against Boko Haram
o    Egypt Failing to Stop Ethiopia's Dam on the Nile

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
·         Journal of Energy Security, March 2014 
o    Asian Oil Markets in Transition
o    Oil in the Hourglass: The Energy-Conflict Nexus in the South China Sea
o    Will Korea be the next Ukraine?
Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         Iraq Update - April 29, 2014 Iraq Prepares for National Elections 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR)

International Crisis Group
·         Iraq: Falluja’s Faustian Bargain 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

JFK Special Warfare Center and School
·         Special Warfare, April-June 2014, v. 27, no. 2 
o    Understanding the Enemy
o    Interrogation Theme Selection for Jihadist Combatants
o    Institutionalizing Interdependence
o    In Focus: JRTC WV Conference Puts Focus on Speaking a Common Operating Language

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Concept for Entry Operations 

·         Military Training Technology, April 2014, v. 19, no. 2
·         Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 

Migration Policy Institute

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

Naval War College
·         Naval War College Review, Summer 2014, v. 67, no. 3 
o    China’s Maritime Disputes in the East and South China Seas .
o    Averting the Great War? Churchill’s Naval Holiday
o    The History of the Twenty-First-Century Chinese Navy
o    A Theory of Naval Airpower
o    The Littoral Arena: A Word of Caution
o    A Prophet for Our Times
o    Reinventing the Drone, Reinventing the Navy 1919–1939
o    Future Mine Countermeasures: No Easy Solutions

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project

Pew Research Internet Project
·         Heartbleed’s Impact: 39% of internet users have changed passwords or canceled accounts; 6% think their personal information was swiped 


Refugees International

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Wars Journal
·         The Power of Discourse 

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
·         Russia After Putin 

Ubiquity Press
·         Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 2014, v.3, no. 1 

UK Parliament, Defence Committee
·         Intervention: Why, When and How?
o    Vol I 
o    Vol II 

Union of Concerned Scientists

US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

United States Commission on International Religious

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         Fact sheet 

Wilson Center

Wilton Park
·         Soft Power in Action