Monday, January 18, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 01-15-2015

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Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering,  January/February  2016, v. 29, no.1  
o    Increasing Collaboration By The Minute
o    The Capability Conundrum: Creating Constructs for Unleashing the Power and Potential of Your Most Important Resource
o    The Tragedy of the Commons: Establishing a Strategic Project Management Office (PMO)
o    Breakdown Model: A Disruptive Software Development Lifecycle for Fault Tolerant Software Systems
o    Re-Using Open Source Software in Your Software Delivery
o    Better Reliability Verification in Open-Source Software Using Efficient Test Cases
o    Driving Secure Software Initiatives Using FISMA: Issues and Opportunities

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Atlantic Council
·         Farewell to Victimhood 
·         Nigeria’s Oil Revenue Crunch 

Australian National University – Strategic & Defence Studies Centre

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brennan Center for Justice

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

·         Improving Afghanistan Policy 

Center for Immigration Studies
·         Immigration and Wages 

Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Comparative Connections v. 17, n. 3 
o    Regional Overview: Summits Galore, But (Mostly) Business as Usual
o    US-Japan Relations: Official Cooperation, Domestic Challenges
o    US-China Relations: Xi’s First State Visit to the US: Pomp and Progress
o    US-Korea Relations: Summitry, Strength, and a Fourth Nuclear Test
o    US-Southeast Asia Relations: Commitment Concerns
o    China-Southeast Asia Relations: Limited Moderation amid Pressure and Complaints
o    China-Taiwan Relations: A Meeting and a Campaign
o    North Korea-South Korea Relations: Pyongyang’s Bang Explodes Hope
o    China-Korea Relations: A Complex China-ROK Partnership
o    Japan-China Relations: Moving in the Right Direction
o    Japan-Korea Relations: A Litigious Time of the Year
o    China-Russia Relations: Into the Syrian Storm: Between Alliance and Alignment
o    India-East Asia Relations: A Full Year of “Acting East”
·         PacNet #5 - Challenges for the US in Northeast Asia 
·         PacNet #4 - North Korea Vexes US Presidential Candidates 

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Views on Commissary Reform 

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
·         Terror Threat Snapshot [January 2016

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee
·         FOIA Is Broken: A Report 

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Eastern Congo 
·         Ebola Virus 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG 16-17 -  ICE and USCIS Could Improve Data Quality and Exchange to Help Identify Potential Human Trafficking Cases 

Department of State


Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Oman Country Analysis Brief - January 2016 

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         The EU and ASEAN in 2016 

European Parliament 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)

George Mason University School of Law
·         National Security Law Journal, Winter/Fall 2015, v.4, no. 1 
o    Planning for Change: Building a Framework to Predict Future Changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
o    Quantum Lawmaking: How National-Security Law Happens When We’re Not Looking
o    Terror in Mexico: Why Designating Mexican Cartels as Terrorist Organizations Eases Prosecution of Drug Traffickers under the Narcoterrorism Statute
o    Cyberspace: The 21st-Century Battlefield Exposing Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines to Potential Civil Liabilities

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         Organized Crime and Development 
·         Unexpected, Unforeseen, Unplanned 

Global Center on Cooperative Security

Global Security Studies
·         Global Security Studies Journal, Fall 2015, v. 6, no. 4 
o    Securing Iran: Opportunities Presented with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
o    The Middle East Crisis, Rise of the Shia, Russian Growth, and the Loss of American Influence
o    The Essentiality of Mathematics in Counterterrorism Operations within the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Defense Infrastructure: DOD Efforts Regarding Net Zero Goals. GAO-16-153R 
·         Drug Safety: FDA Expedites Many Applications, But Data for Postapproval Oversight Need Improvement. GAO-16-192 
·         Emerging Animal Diseases: Actions Needed to Better Position USDA to Address Future Risks. GAO-16-132 
·         Federally Leased Vehicles: Agencies Should Strengthen Assessment Processes to Reduce Underutilized Vehicles. GAO-16-136 
·         Firearms Trafficking: U.S. Efforts to Combat Firearms Trafficking to Mexico Have Improved, but Some Collaboration Challenges Remain. GAO-16-223 
·         Homeland Security: FPS and GSA Should Strengthen Collaboration to Enhance Facility Security. GAO-16-135 
·         Iranian Commercial Activities: Update on Foreign Firms Reported to Have Engaged in Iran's Energy or Communications Sectors. GAO-16-247R 
·         National Security Cutter: Enhanced Oversight Needed to Ensure Problems Discovered during Testing and Operations Are Addressed. GAO-16-148 
·         Overseas Private Investment Corporation: Additional Actions Could Help Improve Monitoring Processes. GAO-16-64 
·         U.S. Coins: Implications of Changing Metal Compositions. GAO-16-177 
·         Veterans Benefits Management System: Ongoing Efforts Can Be Improved; Goals Are Needed to Promote Increased User Satisfaction. GAO-16-227T [testimony] 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

IJ Infinity Group
·         Infinity Journal, special edition 
o    Introduction: Developing Strategic-Minded Junior Officers
o    Who are We Teaching: Future Second Lieutenants or Strategic Leaders?" Education for Strategic Thinking and Action
o    Theory for Real-Worlders: Teaching International Security Studies to Dutch Cadets
o    IR or No IR? The Potential Contribution of IR Subjects to Professional Military Education at the Latvian National Defence Academy
o    International Relations in Interdisciplinary Professional Military Education: The Norwegian Model
o    From Territorial Defence to Expeditionary Forces. Mastering International Relations and Coping with Different Cultures has Become a Strategic Necessity for Danish Officers
o    Does Canada Educate Strategic Subalterns?
o    Teaching IR at Sandhurst: Blending Learning through an Integrated Approach

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report: January 7 - 11, 2015 
·         ISIS's Regional Campaign: December 2015 
·         Russia Security Update: January 5-12, 2016 
·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria:

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, January 12, 2016, v. 16, no. 1 
o    In a Fortnight - Taiwan's Elections and China's Military Reforms
o    After the Election: The Future of Cross-Strait Relations
o    Defense of Taiwan Post-2016 Elections: Legacy and New Challenges of Military Transformation
o    DPP Plans to Enhance Taiwan Defense: Prospects and Cross Strait Implications
o    The 13th Five-Year Plan: A New Chapter in China’s Maritime Transformation

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Force Quarterly, JFQ 80 (1st Quarter, January 2016) 
o    Eight Signs Our Afghan Efforts Are Working
o    Advising the Afghan Air Force
o    Enhancing Security Cooperation Effectiveness: A Model for Capability Package Planning
o    Global Health Concepts, and Engagements: Significant Enhancer for U.S. Security and International Diplomacy
o    The Future of Department of Defense Global Health Engagement
o    Separate and Equal: Building Better Relationships with the International Humanitarian Community
o    Global Health Engagement: A Military Medicine Core Competency
o    The Fourth Level of War
o    Building Joint Capacity Within the Reserve Component
o    An Interview with Michael S. Rogers
o    Beyond the Build: How the Component Command Support the U.S. Cyber Command Vision
o    Joint Force Observations of Retrograde Operations from Afghanistan
o    Unconventional Warfare in the Gray Zone
o    The Aegis Warship: Joint Force Linchpin for IAMD and Access Control
o    Violent Nonstate Actors with Missile Technologies: Threats Beyond the Battlefield
o    The Criticality of Collaborative Planning
o    The American Wolf Packs: A Case Study in Wartime Adaptation
o    Interorganizational Cooperation—Part II of III: The Humanitarian Perspective
o    The Enduring IED Problem: Why We Need Doctrine

Joint Information Operations Warfare Center
·         IO Sphere: The Professional Journal of Joint Information Operations, Winter 2015 
o    Military Deception: A Core Information Operations Capability
o    Iran's Involvement in Bahrain: A Battleground as Part of the Islamic Regime's Larger Existential Conflict
o    Objective Criteria: Applying the Scientific Method to Influence Activities in Practice
o    Information Operations Best Practices Collaboration
o    Terrorism Gone Viral: The Burgeoning Media War Between ISIS and the U.S.
o    Assessing and Evaluating DoD Inform, Influence, and Persuade Efforts: Guidance for Practitioners

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Martens Centre for European Studies

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China
·         China's Arab Policy Paper 

National Academy of Medicine

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
·         NIDS Journal of Defense and Security No.16 (December 2015) 
o    Capacity Building Assistance in the International Community: The Cases of the United States and China
o    Post-Conflict Security Sector Reform, and the Roles of the Military and the Police: The Case of Sierra Leone
o    Global Efforts on Issues Concerning the Arctic: Implications Regarding Security
o    Japan's Security Cooperation with ASEAN: Pursuit of a Status as a "Relevant" Partnery
o    Muhammad Qutb's Islamist Thought: A Missing Link between Sayyid Qutb and al-Qaeda?
o    Japanese Pre-War Military Attaché System

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Pew Research Center Internet, Science & Tech
·         Privacy and Information Sharing 



Remote Control

Small Wars Journal
·         Whence Islam? 

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reform (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR 16-11-AR Afghanistan’s Oil, Gas, and Minerals Industries: $488 Million in U.S. Efforts Show Limited Progress Overall, and Challenges Prevent Further Investment and Growth 

Stanley Foundation

Transnational Institute

Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security / Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

Union of Concerned Scientists

United Nations University

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

U.S.-Korea Institute

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         FACT SHEET: Maintaining Momentum in The Fight against ISIL 

Wilson Center
·         Is ISIS Going All Out on Turkey? 

World Bank