Monday, May 4, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 05-01-2015

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Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering,  May/June 2015, v. 28, no. 3  
o    Software Engineering and the Persistent Pursuit of Software Quality
o    Enough Software Processes, Let’s Do Patterns!
o    The Impact of Contextual Factors on the Security of Code
o    Open Forum: What is a Software Engineer?
o    Is Software Engineering Really Engineering?
o    SISE: A Novel Approach to Individual Effort Estimation
o    The Effectiveness Formula

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, May-June 2015, v. 29, no. 3 
o    Call to the Future: The New Air Force Strategic Framework
o    De Plein Fouet: Is Strategy Dead? De Plein Fouet: Is Strategy Dead?
o    Untethered Operations: Rapid Mobility and Forward Basing Are Keys to Airpower's Success in the Antiaccess/Area-Denial Environment
o    Strategic Reform: A Battle of Assumptions
o    Tribal Warfare: The Society of Modern Airmen
o    The Quest for a New Airpower Strategy: Systemic Paralysis and Systemic Empowerment
o    Airpower in Modern War
o    Aviation and Health: A Key Nexus for the US Air Force's Regional Security-Building Efforts

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Soldz, Stephen,  Steven Reisner, Nathaniel Raymond et. al.

Amnesty International

Armament Research Services

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), April 2015, v. 22, no. 4 
o    Medical Surveillance Monthly Report: The first 20 years
o    Absolute and relative morbidity burdens attributable to various illnesses and injuries, U.S. Armed Forces, 2014
o    Hospitalizations among members of the active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2014
o    Ambulatory visits among members of the active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2014
o    Surveillance snapshot: Illness and injury burdens among reserve component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2014
o    Surveillance snapshot: Illness and injury burdens among U.S. military recruit trainees, 2014
o    Absolute and relative morbidity burdens attributable to various illnesses and injuries, non-service member beneficiaries of the Military Health System, 2014

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Boko Haram: Whose Islamic State? 
·         Technology and Energy Reforms 

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
·         Rethinking Europe's Foreign Policy 

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Immigration Studies

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report, April 2015,v.14, no. 7 
o    Transportation Sector

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         FYSA: For Your Situational Awareness, April 2015, Issue 18 
o    OCO--The New Budget Battleground
o    Toward A New Middle East Security Framework
o    Secretary Carter Wires in to Silicon Valley
o    Russia: A Different Version of the A2/AD Challenge
·         A Shaky Equilibrium in Ukraine 

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, April 2015, v. 9, no. 2 
o    Sharia4: : From Confrontational Activism to Militancy
o    Behavioral Problems and Disorders among Radicals in Police Files
o    Jihadism, Narrow and Wide: The Dangers of Loose Use of an Important Term
o    Evolving Transnational Cinematic Perspectives of Terrorism
o    NATO's Role in Counter-Terrorism
o    Islamic State and al-Qaeda Competing for Hearts & Minds
o    Bibliography: Genocide (since 1980) Part 1
o    Counterterrorism Bookshelf: Nine Books on Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism-Related Subjects
o    Op-Ed: Challenging Jihadi Chains of Authorization (ijazat)
o    News from National/Regional TRI Networks of PhD Theses

Centre for European Reform (CER)
·         Two cheers for Ukraine 

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combating Terrorism Center
·         CTC Sentinel,  April 2015, v. 8, no. 4 
o    The Cult of the Offensive: The Islamic State on Defense
o    Chad: A Precarious Counterterrorism Partner
o    Ethnic Albanian Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria
o    Canadian Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria
o    A View From the CT Foxhole: An Interview with Tom Wheelock
o    Jamaat-ud Daawa: Into the Mainstreamv

Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         ISIS: Defining the Enemy 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Military Space Programs 

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         China in Africa 
·         Fragile Nepal's Steep Challenges 
·         Yemen in Crisis 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2015-111 F-35 Engine Quality Assurance Inspection [redacted] 

Department of State
·         Briefing on the 2015 QDDR Report 

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         South Africa Country Analysis Brief - April2015 

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Parliamentary Research Service

European Policy Centre

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

German Institute for International and Security Affairs  (GIISA)

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global ECCO
·         Combating Terrorism Exchange (CTX), May 2015, v. 5, no. 2 
o    SOF Joint Combined Exchange Training from a Host Nation’s Perspective
o    Turkey’s Fight to Shut Off the Flow of PKK Finances
o    The Movers and Shakers of the Lord’s Resistance Army
o    Hybrid Warfare Revisited
o    Report on the 2014 Special Operations Research Association Symposium
o    CTAP Interview - Dr. Michael Noonan
o    Ethics and Insights: Making Decisions, Taking Ethical Responsibility

Global Zero Commission on Nuclear Risk Reduction

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Budgeting For Disasters: Approaches to Budgeting for Disasters in Selected States. GAO-15-424 
·         Coast Guard Aircraft: Transfer of Fixed-Wing C-27J Aircraft Is Complex and Further Fleet Purchases Should Coincide with Study Results. GAO-15-325 
·         Defense Contracting: DOD's Use of Competitive Procedures. GAO-15-484R 
·         Facility Security: Federal Protective Service's and Selected Federal Tenants' Sharing of and Response to Incident Information. GAO-15-406R   
·         Force Structure: Army's Analyses of Aviation Alternatives. GAO-15-430R 
·         Homeland Security: Actions Needed to Better Manage Security Screening at Federal Buildings and Courthouses. GAO-15-445 
·         Public-Safety Broadband Network: FirstNet Should Strengthen Internal Controls and Evaluate Lessons Learned. GAO-15-407 
·         Southwest Border: Issues Related to Private Property Damage. GAO-15-399  
·         Space Acquisitions: Some Programs Have Overcome Past Problems, but Challenges and Uncertainty Remain for the Future. GAO-15-492T [testimony] 
·         USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program: Volunteers Provide Technical Assistance, but Actions Needed to Improve Screening and Monitoring. GAO-15-478 
·         Veterans Affairs Health Care: Addition to GAO's High Risk List and Actions Needed for Removal. GAO-15-580T [testimony] 
·         Yemen: DOD Should Improve Accuracy of Its Data on Congressional Clearance of Projects as It Reevaluates Counterterrorism Assistance. GAO-15-493 

Heritage Foundation

Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC)
·         HDIAC Journal, April 2015, v.2, no. 1 
o    Alternative Energy: Perovskite Solar Cells
o    CBRN Defense: Collaborative Efforts Responding to the Missions Associated with Addressing CBRN and Explosive Acts of Domestic Terrorism
o    Biometrics: A Brief Overview of Privacy Policy in the European Union 
o    WMD: Lean-Sensing: Intelligent, Low-Cost, Remote Detection by Integrating Currently Available Components for Distant Early Warning

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, April 30, 2015 
o    Xenophobia: South Africa’s Successor to Apartheid
o    Does Peacekeeping Fuel Mutiny in Africa?

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Control of Terrain in Iraq: May 1, 2015 
·         Control of Terrain in Syria: April 30, 2015 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    April 25-27, 2015 
o    April 28-29, 2015 
·         Syria Situation Report: April 20-28, 2015 
·         Ukraine Crisis Update: April 30, 2015 

Institute of Development Studies

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group
·         Myanmar’s Electoral Landscape 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, May 1, 2015, v. 15, no. 9 
o    China Takes Stock of U.S.-Japan Alliance as Abe Speaks to Congress
o    China’s Global Maritime Presence: Hard and Soft Dimensions of PLAN Antipiracy Operations
o    PLA Special Operations Forces: Organizations, Missions and Training
o    The Top Trends in China’s Military Diplomacy
o    Game Change in the Western Pacific Region and R.O.C.’s Self-Defense Effort
·         Terrorism Monitor, May 1. 2015, v. 13, no. 9 
o    Western Women Who Join the Islamic State
o    Fighting Terror in Tunisia: Domestic and Foreign Response to Bardo
o    AQAP Surges in Yemen as War Rages

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)

Kaspersky Lab

Konrad Adenauer Foundation

National Academies Press

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

National Security Archive

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Offices of Inspector Generals
·         Report on the President's Surveillance Program [redacted] 


Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Journalism & Media
·         State of the News Media 2015 

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Project on Middle East Political Science
·         Iran and the Nuclear Deal 

·         Three Studies in Conflict 

Refugees International

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
·         Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis (CTTA), April 2015, v. 7, no. 3 
o    Countering violent extremism—Revisiting rehabilitation and community engagement
o    The Mufti-Mustafti approach to religious rehabilitation
o    The Da’i-Mad’uw approach to religious rehabilitation
o    Female members of ISIS—A greater need for rehabilitation

Securing America's Future Energy

Soufan Group

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Stanley Foundation

Stimson Center

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Riyadh Reshuffle 

White House
·         U.S.-Japan Joint Vision Statement 

Wilson Center

World Economic Forum
·         Bringing Space Down to Earth 

World Bank