Monday, February 29, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 02-26-2016

38 North
·         Let the Hawks Soar 

Adam Smith Institute
·         Migration and Development 

Air Force Research Institute (AFRI)
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Spring 2016, v. 10, no. 1 
o    Thinking About Peace:  Negative Terms versus Positive Outcomes
o    Red Lines and Green Lights:  Iran, Nuclear Arms Control, and Nonproliferation
o    Revealed Preference and the Minimum Requirements of Nuclear Deterrence
o    NATO’s Readiness Action Plan:  Strategic Benefits and Outstanding Challenges
o    Deterrence Adrift?  Mapping Conflict and Escalation in South Asia
o    Nuclear Weapons Redux

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, Spring 2016, v. 30, no. 1  
o    No Longer the Outlier: Updating the Air Component Structure
o    Challenging Minimum Deterrence: Articulating the Contemporary Relevance of Nuclear Weapons
o    Just Checking the Box: Do Our Airmen Value Their CCAF Degree?
o    A Shot in the Dark: Shedding Light on Exoatmospheric Situational Awareness with Alternate Sensor Utilization
o    Multidomain Operations: A Subtle but Significant Transition in Military Thought
o    Geopolitics and Planning for a High-End Fight
o    The Joint Force Air Component Commander and the Integration of Offensive Cyberspace Effects: Power Projection through Cyberspace

American Enterprise Institute
·         Real and Permanent Minimum Wages 

Amnesty International

Armament Research Services

Army Combined Arms Center
·         Military Review, March-April  2016, v. 96, no. 2 
o    How About Winning Our Nation's Wars Instead of Just Participating in Them?
o    How Daesh Uses Language in the Domain of Religion
o    Beheading, Raping, and Burning: How the Islamic State Justifies Its Actions
o    Clouds or Clocks: The Limitations of Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield in a Complex World
o    On Convergence, Emergence, and Complexity
o    The Myth of the New Complexity
o    Moving Beyond the MBTI: The Big Five and Leader Development
o    I'm Faded
o    Civil-Military Engagement Program: Enhancing the Mission of Regionally Engaged Army Forces
o    Biases of the Incumbents: What If We Were Integrating Men Into a Women's Army?
o    Host-Nation Cybersecurity in Future Stability Operations
o    A Trust-Based Culture Shift: Rethinking the Army Leadership Requirements Model in the Era of Mission Command
o    The Use of the Reconnaissance Squadron during Joint Forcible Entry
o    The Role of the Reserve Component as an Operational Reserve
o    Building a High-Performance Unit: An Army Battalion's Leadership Journey in Preparation for Combat in Afghanistan
o    The Army Civilian Corps: Professionals in the Making
o    Counterinsurgency: What the United States Learned in Vietnam, Chose to Forget and Needs to Know Today

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council
·         Alliance at Risk 

Australian Department of Defence
·         2016 Defence White Paper [site is currently down] 

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Gender & Public Policy in the MENA 

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Berkman Center on Internet & Society

Brennan Center for Justice

·         How to Use Carbon Tax Revenues 


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute
·         Japan’s Security Evolution 

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Global Development

Center for Homeland Security and Defense (CHDS)
·         Homeland Security Affairs, February 2016 

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, No. 179: Russia-Turkey Relations 

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
·         FY 2016 Weapon Systems Factbook 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Korea Chair Monitor, February 11 - February24, 2016, v. 4, no. 3 
·         PacNet #22 - ADMM-dialogue Partners Informal Meetings as a Source of Regional Stability 
·         PacNet #11A - Australia’s Submarine Decision: A Matter of Grand Strategy 

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, February 2016, v. 10, no. 1  
o    Who are the Bangladeshi ‘Islamist Militants’?
o    Why is Contemporary Religious Terrorism Predominantly Linked to Islam? Four Possible Psychosocial Factors
o    How Dangerous Are Domestic Terror Plotters with Foreign Fighter Experience? The Case of Homegrown Jihadis in the US
o    The Nature of Nigeria’s Boko Haram War, 2010-2015: A Strategic Analysis
o    In Conversation with Morten Storm: A Double Agent’s Journey into the Global Jihad
o    If Publicity is the Oxygen of Terrorism – Why Do Terrorists Kill Journalists?
o    Counting Lives Lost – Monitoring Camera-Recorded Extrajudicial Executions by the “Islamic State”
o    Bibliography: Northern Ireland Conflict (The Troubles)

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Climate Central

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)
·         Annual Report to Congress 

Conflict Armament Research

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         U.S. Strategic Forces Posture 

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space & Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Defense Health Care Reform 

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science &Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         The Eastern Congo 
·         The Zika Virus 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2016-051 Air Force Personnel Can Improve Compliance With the Berry Amendment and the Buy American Act 


East West Center

Egmont Institute

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Parliament

European Parliament Think Tank

European Policy Centre

European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center

European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)
·         NIS Directive and National CSIRTs 

European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         The Bordering of Europe 
·         Defense Reform Redux 

German Council on Foreign Relations
·         Kremlin’s Influence in Hungary 

German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

Global Security Studies
·         Global Security Studies Journal, Winter 2016, v. 7, no. 1 
o    Social Media and the Globalization of the Sicarii
o    Combating a Modernized Russia
o    From the Post-Soviet Godless Legacy to Radical Islam: Russian Converts

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Department of Energy: Observations on Efforts by NNSA and the Office of Environmental Management to Manage and Oversee the Nuclear Security Enterprise. GAO-16-422T [Testimony] 
·         Homeland Security: Oversight of Neglected Human Resources Information Technology Investment Is Needed. GAO-16-253 
·         Homeland Security: Weak Oversight of Human Resources Information Technology Investment Needs Considerable Improvement. GAO-16-407T [testimony] 
·         Military Enlisted Aides: DOD's Report Met Most Statutory Requirements, but Aide Allocation Could Be Improved. GAO-16-239 
·         Nuclear Nonproliferation: Preliminary Observations on IAEA's Role in Verifying the Iran Agreement. GAO-16-417  

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW)
·         Libya’s Jihad 

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses
·         Africa Watch, February 24, 2016 
o    Elections in Uganda: The Support May Be Real, But the Process is Flawed
o    Nigeria’s President Buhari: Dealing with Touch Challenges

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for Security Studies, European Union

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         Afghanistan Partial Threat Assessment: February 23, 2016  
·         Iraq Situation Report: February 18 -22, 2016 
·         Russia Security Update: February 17-24, 2016 

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of Modern Russia

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, February 24, 2019, v. 16, no. 4 
o    The PLA’s New Organizational Structure: What is Known, Unknown and Speculation (Part 2)
o    Chinese Influence Faces Uncertain Future in Myanmar
o    Taiwan’s Election Results Reflect Shift in Attitudes
o    Chinese Growing Social Inequality Prompts Stronger Social Control

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2016 [updated February 22, 2016

Migration Policy Institute

National Academies Press

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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

New America Foundation

Nordic Africa Institute

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Oxford Research Group
·         The World as Seen from Raqqa 

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peace Research Institute Oslo

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Physicians for Human Rights

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)


Rethink Institute

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Small Arms Survey

Stimson Center

Transnational Institute

Transparency International
·         Global Corruption Report: Sport 

United Kingdom, Ministry of Defense

United Nations Human Rights Council

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Women Preventing Violent Extremism 


Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Russia in the Middle East 

White House

World Bank

World Health Organization (WHO)

Yale Law School