Monday, March 2, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 02-27-2015

AEI Critical Threat
·         2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report 
·         Yemen Order of Battle 

Air Force Research Institute (AFRI)
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Spring 2015, v. 9, no. 1 
o    Minuteman for the Joint Fight
o    Busting Myths about Nuclear Deterrence
o    Applying Cost Imposition Strategies Against China
o    Deterring Malicious Behavior in Cyber Space
o    Remediating Space Debris:  Legal and Technical Barriers
o    Power and Predation in Cyberspace
o    Fear and Learning in Tehran:  What Recent Psychological Research Reveals about Nuclear Crises

Air University Press

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Amnesty International

Army Combined Arms Center
·         Military Review, March/April 2015, v. 95, no. 2 
o    Continuity and Change: The Army Operating Concept and Clear Thinking About Future War
o    Perspectives in Tackling the Army’s Number One Priority
o    Can Trust Be Restored? [sexual harassment/assault]
o    Assignment: Special Assistant to the Commander
o    Women in Combat: The Question of Standards
o    Women in the Infantry: Understanding Issues of Physical Strength, Economics, and Small-Unit Cohesion
o    What the Female Engagement Team Experience Can Teach Us About the Future of Women in Combat
o    The Art of Command and the Science of Control: Brigade Mission Command in Garrison and Operations
o    Ethics, Combat, and a Soldier’s Decision to Kill
o    Force and Faith in the American Experience
o    The Ignorant Counterinsurgent: Rethinking the Traditional Teacher-Student Relationship in Conflicts
o    The Anbar Awakening in Context … and Why It Is so Hard to Replicate
o    Retaking a District Center: A Case Study in the Application of Village Stability Operations
o    Air-Sea Battle and the Danger of Fostering a Maginot Line Mentality
o    Killing From the Inside Out: Moral Injury and Just War

Australian Government

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         A Problem of Nuclear Proportions 

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center

·         The Politics of "Quietist" Salafism  

CATO  Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress

Center for Energy Governance and Security
·         Recent Changes in Arctic Resources Development and Its Implication [EGS Working paper 2015-2-2] 

Center for Global Development

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report, February 2015, v. 14, no. 5 
o    Cybersecurity

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, 26 February 2015, No. 163 
o    Russia’s Diversifying Energy Relations

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         FYSA: For Your Situational Awareness, February 2015, Issue 16 
o    Debating Use of Force Against ISIL
o    The 2015 National Security Strategy: Lots of Words, but Fails to Deliver
o    Tracking Defense Contracts by Budget Account
o    Overambitious in Afghanistan: The Tale of the Doorknob
·         Global Economics Monthly: Can Turkey Breathe New Life into the G20? 
·         Korea Chair Monitor, February 12 - February 25, 2015, v. 3, no. 4  
·         PacNet#12A - US-Thailand relations steadily losing warmth? 
·         PacNet #13 - China’s Double Standard? Fighting Corruption at Home, Turning a Blind Eye Abroad 

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee
·         The Uncertain Future of the Internet  

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         The Shame of Iranian Human Rights 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Worldwide Threat  

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The U.S. Immigration Debate 

Department of State
·         New Reward for Cyber Fugitive 

Dudley Knox Library
·         Lone Wolf Terrorism - A Brief Bibliography [Updated February 2015]  
·         Posse Comitatus/Sovereign Citizens: A Brief Bibliography [Updated January 8, 2015]  

East-West Center

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Energy Information Agency (EIA)
·         Nigeria Country Analysis Brief - February 2015 

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Libya: Crude Implosion 
·         Libya: Law(s) and Disorder 

European Parliament
o    Version I 
o    Version II 
o    Version III 
o    Version IV 

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
·         FATF Action on Terrorist Finance 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

French Institute of International Relations


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Acquisition Reform: DOD Should Streamline Its Decision-Making Process for Weapon Systems to Reduce Inefficiencies. GAO-15-192 
·         African Growth and Opportunity Act: Lessons Learned from Other Countries' Trade Arrangements with Sub-Saharan Africa. GAO-15-393R 
·         Central America: Information on Migration of Unaccompanied Children from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. GAO-15-362 
·         Defense Logistics: Improvements Needed to Accurately Assess the Performance of DOD's Materiel Distribution Pipeline. GAO-15-226 
·         Defense Major Automated Information Systems: Cost and Schedule Commitments Need to Be Established Earlier. GAO-15-282 
·         Department of Homeland Security: Progress Made, but More Work Remains in Strengthening Management Functions. GAO-15-388T [testimony]  
·         Drug-Impaired Driving: Additional Support Needed for Public Awareness Initiatives. GAO-15-293 
·         Disaster Relief: Agencies Need to Improve Policies and Procedures for Estimating Improper Payments. GAO-15-209      
·         Whistleblower Protection: Additional Actions Needed to Improve DOJ's Handling of FBI Retaliation Complaints. GAO-15-112 

Heritage Foundation
·         2015 Index of Military Strength 
·         Who Is Working Less? 

Households in Conflict Network

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report
·         Syria Situation Report: February 17-23, 2015 
·         Ukraine Crisis Update: February 27,  2015 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Inter-American Dialogue

International Crisis Group
·         Libya: Getting Geneva Right 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         ASEAN Financial Integration 

Korea Institute for National Unification

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

National Academies Press

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

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Security Archive
·         The Merchant of Death's Account Book [Sarkis Soghanalian]  

NATO Defense College

Naval War College
·         Naval War College Review, Spring 2015, v. 68, no. 2 
o    The Law of Cyber Targeting
o    On Littoral Warfare
o    The Bulgarian Navy after the Cold War: Challenges of Building and Modernizing an Effective Navy
o    A Question of Estimates: How Faulty Intelligence Drove Scouting at the Battle of Midway
o    Revisiting the Navy's Moral Compass: Has Commanding Officer Conduct Improved?
o    Wanted: U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Champion
o    The American Constitutional Order
o    Is Strategy an Illusion?

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Overseas Development Institute


Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
·         SOLLIMS Sampler, February 2015, v. 6, no. 1 
o    Security Sector Reform

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Religion & Public Life

Pew Research Center - U.S. Politics & Policy

Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS)

·         Connecting Veterans and Employers 

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Wars Journal
·         The ISIS Beheading Narrative 
·         Putin, Clausewitz, and Ukraine 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Transnational Institute (TNI)

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

US-Korea Institute at  SAIS

White House

Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

Wilson Center

World Economic Forum