Monday, November 10, 2014

Friday's Miscelllany 11-07-2014

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Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, November/December 2014, v. 27, no.6 
o    Through These Fields of Destruction: The Tools versus Process Wars
o    Evolving Postmortems as Teams Evolve Through TxP
o    21st Century Cybersecurity Challenges, Comments, Solutions, and Path Forward
o    Static Analysis Tools Pass the Quals
o    Soft Locking Down the Software Development Environment
o    Static Analysis is not enough: The Role of Architecture and Design in Software Assurance
o    A Software Requirement Tool for Capturing Implied Security Requirements
o    Open Forum: Enhance the Team Status Meeting

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         Egypt: North Sinai Crisis Deepens        

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 32 November 2014: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence 

Asan Institute for Policy Studies
·         Dependencia, North Korea Style 

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council
·         Spotlight Cuba 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated October 29, 2014]    

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         The Future of North Korea 
·         Hoping for a Hot Winter 
·         PacNet #77 - Xi-Abe: Will They or Won’t They? 

Centre for Eastern Studies

Centre for European Reform (CER)
·         A Greek Programme for Greece 

Centre for European Policy Studies

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Security Governance

Century Foundation

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2015-014 Although U.S. Forces–Afghanistan Prepared Completion and Sustainment Plans for Ongoing Construction Projects for U.S. Facilities, Four Construction Projects at Bagram Faced Significant Challenges 
·         DODIG-2015-026  Army Personnel Complied With the Berry Amendment But Can Improve Compliance With the Buy American Act 
·         DODIG-2015-028 Evaluation of Government Quality Assurance Oversight for DoD Acquisition Programs 
·         DODIG-2015-029  DoD Needs to Improve Processes for Issuing and Managing Cost-Reimbursement Contracts  
·         DODIG-2015-031  The Services Need To Improve Accuracy When Initially Assigning Demilitarization Codes 

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·         OIG 15‐05 U.S. Coast Guard Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Modernization 

Department of State
·         Remarks on U.S.-China Relations [Sec. Kerry] 

East-West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Environmental Investigation Agency

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Burkina Faso: A Crisis Foretold 

European Policy Centre

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, November 2014 
o    Embracing the Incident Command System Above and Beyond Theory
o    Policing the Homeless: One Community’s Strategy
o    Expanding the Scope of Leadership: Leading Through Publication
o    What Skills Can We Learn?

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

·         Spanish Foreign Policy Monitor: July-September 2014 [Spanish] 

Georgetown University Law Center
·         Journal of National Security  Law & Policy, 2014, v. 7,no. 3 
o    “On Target”: Precision & Balance in the Contemporary Law of Targeting
o    A Proposal to Reduce Government Overclassification of Information Related to National Security
o    Under the Radar: NSA’s Efforts to Secure Private-Sector Telecommunications Infrastructure
o    Of Guns & Grotius
o    Addressing the Guantanamo “Legacy Problem”: Bringing Law-of-War Prolonged Military Detention & Criminal Prosecution into Closer Alignment
o    Setting the Record Straight: An In-Depth Review of “Duty” by Robert Gates

German Development Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Global Ecco
·         Combatting Terrorism Exchange (CTX), November 2014, v, 4, no. 4 
o    Pakistan: Money for Terror
o    Women in Terrorist Undergrounds
o    Of Culture and Cliché: Politics And the Uses (and Abuses) of Anthropology
o    The Tie That Binds: Reflections on Memorial Day
o    The “Golden Owl” Returns to Kazakhstan
o    CTAP Interview - LTC Chok Bahadur Dhakal
o    Ethics and Insights - A Line in the Sand

Global Security Studies
·         Global Security Studies Journal, Fall 2014, v. 5, no. 4 
o    Iran's Terrorist Proxy: Penetrating the United States with Nuclear Material as the Trigger to Setting off a US Media Explosion, Is a Reality
o    United States Counterintelligence
o    Benghazi: Deception, Denial and Fatal Diplomacy
o    U.S. Counterintelligence and the Problem Posed by Chinese Intelligence

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Information Sharing: DHS Is Assessing Fusion Center Capabilities and Results, but Needs to More Accurately Account for Federal Funding Provided to Centers. GAO-15-155 
·         Military and Veteran Support: DOD and VA Programs That Address the Effects of Combat and Transition to Civilian Life. GAO-15-24 

Heritage Foundation

Humanitarian Practice Network

IJ Infinity Group
·         The Journal of Military Operations, Fall 2014, v. 2, no. 4 
o    Russia's New Generation Warfare in Ukraine: Implications for Defense Policy
o    Tailored Force Requirements for Counterinsurgency Strategies
o    From Individual to Operational Initiative
o    Know Your Enemy
o    Beyond Traffic Lights: Towards a More Complex Human Terrain
o    Over the Beach: The Enduring Utility of Amphibious Operations

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses  (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, October 30, 2014 
o    Constitution-Making in Tanzania—Part Three
o    Mozambique—Opposition Gains in Election
·         Africa Watch, November 6, 2014 
o    Zimbabwe—The First Lady Makes Waves
o    90 Days of Guy Scott: One Week Into a Transitioning Zambian Presidency
o    The Uncertain Durability of Longstanding Rulers and "Stable" Regimes in Africa

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    November 1-2,2014 
o    November 3,2014 
o    November 4-5,2014 
o    November 6-7,2014 
·         Syria Update: October 29 -November 4, 2014 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Pakistani Militants Strike Back 
·         Thames to Teesta and the Himalayas 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

International Crisis Group
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, November 7,2014, v. 14, no. 21 
o    China’s Espionage Against Taiwan (Part I): Analysis of Recent Operations
o    Regional Maneuvering Precedes Obama-Xi Meeting at APEC Summit
o    A Family Divided: The CCP’s Central Ethnic Work Conference
o    Sino-Indian Joint Military Exercises: Out of Step
·         Terrorism Monitor, November 7, 2014, v. 12, no. 21 
o    Iran and the Anti-Islamic State Coalition
o    Al-Shabaab to Face Different Direction after Appointment of New Leader
o    Understanding Turkey’s Hesitation over the Kobane Crisis

Lexington Institute

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2014 [updated November 4 , 2014

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

National Fusion Center Association (NFCA)

National Security Archive

NATO Defense College

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors
·         Defence without Europe? 
·         Defenceless Europe? 

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Overseas Development Initiative (ODI)

Oxford Research Group

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Quilliam Foundation


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Securing America's Future Energy
·         Energy Security Fact Pack, 2014 Q3 

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         The Great Firebase Shootout 
·         Marksmanship & Eyesight 

Soufan Group
·         The Islamic State 

Strategic Studies Institute

Tolerance Project

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons,  Defense Committee

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
·         Hashtag Standards for Emergencies 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         WEEKLY ADDRESS: This Veterans' Day, Let's Honor Our Veterans 

Wilson Center
·         Sino-West German Relations during the Mao Era                  

World Bank