Monday, July 14, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 07-04-2014

38 North
·         North Korea Drones On 
·         Rough Seas, Rocky Roads 

Action on Armed Violence

Air Force Research Institute

Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, July/August 2014, v. 27, no. 4 
o    Agile and the Definition of Quality
o    High Maturity Is Not A Procrustean Bed
o    Disciplined Learning: The Successor to Risk Management
o    Achieving Software Excellence
o    Improving Software through Metrics while Providing Cradle to Grave Support
o    Paths of Adoption: Routes to Continuous Process Improvement
o    High Maturity Heresy

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, July-August 2014, v. 28, no. 4  
o    A New Era for Command and Control of Aerospace Operations
o    Describing the Elephant:  Framing a Discussion on Command and Control
o    C2 Rising: A Historical View of Our Critical Advantage
o    The Rest of the C2 Iceberg
o    The Imperative to Integrate Air Force Command and Control Systems into Maritime Plans
o    Command and Control in Africa: Three Case Studies before and after Tactical C2
o    Examining the Importance of the Tactical Air Coordinator (Airborne)
o    Crossing the Streams: Integrating Stovepipes with Command and Control
o    A Concept for Directing Combat Air Operations

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         China-Russia Gas Deal 
·         Libya: Stuck in the Quagmire 

American Enterprise Institute

American Immigration Council

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 28, July 2014: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence 

Arms Control Association

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Assessment Capacities Project

Atlantic Council
·         Inside Libya's Wild West 

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
·         The Middle East Maelstrom 

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
·         Trident Commission Concluding Report [on UK nuclear submarine fleet] 


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute
·         Libertarianism and Federalism 

Center for a New American Security
·         Eurasia's Ongoing Crackup 

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Japan’s Military Rebirth 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Security Transition in Afghanistan 
·         PacNet #49 - Japan and Collective Self-defense: Less than Meets the Eye 
·         PacNet #50 - Cautious optimism? What to expect from Modi's India 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House
·         Attitudes to Water in South Asia 

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         Prolonging the Agony of UNMISS 

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, June 2014, v.7, no. 6 
o    The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant: More than Just a June Surprise
o    A Glimpse into the Minds of Four Foreign Fighters in Syria
o    Foreign Fighters from the Western Balkans in Syria
o    Three Hurdles to Peace: Negotiations with the FARC in Colombia
o    The Radicalization of Tunisia’s Mosques
o    A Profile of Syria’s Strategic Dar`a Province

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council of the European Union
·         Council Conclusions on Afghanistan 

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The Taliban in Afghanistan 
·         The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance 

Department of Agriculture

Department of State

Department of the Navy

East-West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Ukraine’s Impact on Russia 

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Reserve Board (FRB)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (Ferdi)


German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Climate Change Adaptation: DOD Can Improve Infrastructure Planning and Processes to Better Account for Potential Impacts. GAO-14-446 
·         Nuclear Security: NNSA Should Establish a Clear Vision and Path Forward for Its Security Program. GAO-14-208 
·         Prescription Drugs: Comparison of DOD, Medicaid, and Medicare Part D Retail Reimbursement Prices. GAO-14-578 

Heritage Foundation

Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDICA)
·         HDIAC Journal, June 2014, v.1, no. 1 
o    Homeland Defense: DoD Support to U.S National Security the Mission of Homeland Defense and
o    Security through Technology Developed for the Warfighter
o    Critical Infrastructure Protection: Developing Technologies for Critical Infrastructure
o    WMD: Technologies for Destruction of Chemical Weapons
o    CBRN Defense: 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) - Innovative Technology for CBRN Defense
o    Biometrics: The Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency
o    Medical: Recent Advances in Medical Technologies
o    Cultural Studies: Ten Technologies that are Changing Cultural Studies
o    Alternative Energy: New Report Reveals U.S. Military's Renewable Energy Victories

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         Iraq Situation Report:
o    June 28, 2014 
o    June 29, 2014 
o    June 30, 2014 
o    July 1, 2014 
o    July 2, 2014 
o    July 3, 2014 
o    July 4, 2014 
o    July 5, 2014 
·         Syria Updates

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies

Institute of South Asian Studies

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Growth: Now and Forever? 

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, July 3, 2014, v. 14, no. 13 
o    With Zhou’s Circle Down, Xi’s Purge May Turn to Hu
o    China’s Strategic Rocket Force: Sharpening the Sword (Part 1 of 2)
o    Chinese High Speed Rail Leapfrog Development
o    Indonesia Avoids Open Territorial Dispute, Despite Concerns

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lowy Institute for International Policy

National Academies Press

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

National Defense University (NDU)
·         JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly, no. 74, 3rd Quarter 2014 
o    An Interview with Mark A. Welsh III
o    Contexts of Future Conflict and War
o    Tailored Deterrence: Strategic Context to Guide Joint Force 2020
o    The Role of U.S. Land Forces in the Asia-Pacific
o    Resilient Command and Control: The Need for Distributed Control
o    Conducting Operations in a Mission Partner Environment
o    Strengthening PME at the Senior Level: The Case of the U.S. Army War College
o    The Counterproductive “Sea of Sameness” in PME
o    Joint PME: Closing the Gap for Junior Officers
o    Defense Strategic Guidance: Thoughtful Choices and Security Cooperation
o    Strategic Planning: A “How-to” Guide
o    The Intentionality of Education
o    Sexual Assault and the Military Petri Dish
o    Targeted Killing of Terrorists
o    Cyber Power in 21st-Century Joint Warfare
o    Defining and Regulating the Weaponization of Space
o    Military Involvement in Cultural Property Protection: An Overview
o    Medical Diplomacy in Achieving U.S. Global Strategic Objectives

National Security Archive

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         African Emerging Powers 
·         Human Security Twenty Years On 

Nuclear Threat Initiative
·         Securing the Bomb: Tracking U.S. Threat Reduction [interactive budget tool] 

Oxford Research Group
·         The Iraq Crisis: A Briefing Series 

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Internet Project
·         Net Threats 

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


Refugees International
·         Mexico's Unseen Victims 

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Wars Journal

Small Wars Survey

Stanley Foundation
·         Reframing the Climate Debate 

Swedish Defence Research Agency

UK Parliament, House of Commons

UN Environmental Programme (UNEP)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         2014 Open Government Plan 
·         OSTP’s Own Open Government Plan 

William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies
·         Perspectivas eJournal, July 2014, v. 2 
o    Defensa Multidimensional: Una Respuesta a la Multidimensionalidad de la Seguridad
o    Misiones Singularmente Complicadas: El Rol del Perú en las Operaciones de Paz de las Naciones Unidas
o    Inter-American Cooperation: Looking for Trust and Reputation
o    República Dominicana frente a los Desastres

Wilson Center

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars