Monday, May 30, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 05-27-2016

38 North

Air Force Research Institute (AFRI)
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Summer 2016, v. 10, no. 2 
o    Sustaining and Enhancing the US Military’s Technology Edge
o    Why US Nuclear Force Numbers Matter
o    China’s Nuclear Threat Perceptions
o    Iran’s Path Dependent Military Doctrine
o    Biotech Business Lessons for Defense Acquisition
o    A Reality Check on a Cyber Force
o    Autonomy and the Future Force

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, Summer 2016, v. 30, no. 2  
o    Fight the Base, Recover the Base, Win the War!
o    Thinking beyond the Books: Sociological Biases of Our Military Institutions
o    Institutional Memory and the US Air Force
o    Command and Control of Joint Air Operations through Mission Command
o    Flexible, Smart, and Lethal: Adapting US SEAD Doctrine to Changing Threats
o    An Imperfect Understanding: The Air Force's Transition to Diversity and Inclusion
o    Leading the Development of Concepts of Operations for Next-Generation Remotely Piloted Aircraft
o    Intelligence Support for the F-35A Lightning II

Air University Press
·         Autonomous Warplanes 

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)


Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center


CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress

Center for Climate Security

Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

Center for Global Development

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Energy 101: Electricity 
·         PacNet #47 - Myanmar Must Navigate the North Korean Minefield 
·         PacNet #45R - Prime Minister Suzuki and the Atomic Bomb – Setting the Record Straight 

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
·         China and Global Trade Governance 

Chatham House

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, May 2016, v. 9, no. 5 
o    The Evolving Challenges for Explosive Detection in the Aviation Sector and Beyond
o    A View from the CT Foxhole: Brigadier General Donald C. Bolduc, Commander, Special Operations Command Africa
o    Microfinancing the Caliphate: How the Islamic State is Unlocking the Assets of European Recruits
o    Al-Zawahiri's Bay`a to Mullah Mansoor: A Bitter Pill but a Bountiful Harvest
o    The Strategic Topography of Southern Libya
o    How Bangladesh Became Fertile Ground for al-Qa`ida and the Islamic State

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

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.  Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The Zika Virus 

Department of the Air Force

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of State
·         ESP-16-03 Office of the Secretary: Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements 

East Asia Institute

East-West Center

Energy Security Leadership Council

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Parliamentary Research Service

European Policy Centre

European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC)

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
·         2015 Internet Crime Report 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Boko Haram: A Primer 

Freedom House

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         Due Diligence in Cyberspace 

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         Iranian Moment and Turkey 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Border Security: DHS Surveillance Technology Unmanned Aerial Systems and Other Assets. GAO-16-671T [Testimony] 
·         Disaster Recovery: FEMA Needs to Assess Its Effectiveness in Implementing the National Disaster Recovery Framework. GAO-16-476 
·         DOD Financial Management: Greater Visibility Needed to Better Assess Audit Readiness for Property, Plant, and Equipment. GAO-16-383 
·         High-Risk Series: Key Actions to Make Progress Addressing High-Risk Issues. GAO-16-480R 
·         Human Trafficking: Actions Taken to Implement Related Statutory Provisions. GAO-16-528R 
·         Immigration Detention: Additional Actions Needed to Strengthen DHS Management of Short-Term Holding Facilities. GAO-16-514 
·         Imported Food Safety: FDA's Targeting Tool Has Enhanced Screening, but Further Improvements Are Possible. GAO-16-399 
·         Information Technology: Federal Agencies Need to Address Aging Legacy Systems. GAO-16-468 
·         Information Technology: Federal Agencies Need to Address Aging Legacy Systems. GAO-16-696T [testimony] 
·         Prisoner Operations: United States Marshals Service Could Better Estimate Cost Savings and Monitor Efforts to Increase Efficiencies. GAO-16-472 
·         U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Review of the Staffing Analysis Report under the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014. GAO-16-606R 

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

IJ Infinity Group
·         Infinity Journal, Spring 2016, v. 5, no. 2 
o    Risk Distance
o    What's in a Name
o    Haunted by the Preventive War Paradox
o    Feeing Chaos: Why Air Campaigns Didn't Defeat the FARC and Won't Defeat ISIL
o    The Strategic Bystander: On Mayhem in Century 21
o    Andre Beaufre in Contemporary Chinese Strategic Thinking

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for the Study of War
·         The Campaign for Fallujah: May 26, 2016 
·         Iraq Control of Terrain Map: May 23, 2016 
·         Iraq Situation Report: May 11-24, 2016 
·         ISIS Forecast: Ramadan 2016 
·         ISIS Sanctuary Map: May 25, 2016  
·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria: April 30 - May 26, 2016 
·         Syria Situation Report: May 21 - 27, 2016 

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, Mary 27, 2016, v. 14, no.11 
o    Oman as a Counter-Terrorism Model for the GCC States
o    The Zainabiyoun Brigade: A Pakistani Shiite Militia Amid the Syrian Conflict
o    Libya’s Economic Crisis: Bringing the Oil Sector Back on Track

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)

KMPG/ (ISC)² Inc

Martens Centre for European Studies

Miller Center
·         First Year 2017 
o    v. 1: The First Year 
o    v.2 : National Security 
o    v.3: The First Budget 
o    v.4: Immigration 

National Academies Press 

National Security Archive
·         Anatoly S. Chernyaev Diary - 1976 
·         Operation Condor Verdict: GUILTY! 

New America Foundation
·         Unlocking the Climate Puzzle 

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Office of Naval Research
·         Future Force: Naval Science and Technology, Winter 2016 
o    Welcome to the Age of Laser Wars
o    Using Ice Predictions to Guide Submarines
o    Dust in the Wind: Supporting Warfighters with Weather Satellites
o    Twelve Days before the MASTT
o    Forward Operators Need Advanced Environmental Support
o    Taking Wave Prediction to New Levels: WAVEWATCH II
o    Carrying Radar Signals with Light
o    The Maritime Interdiction Operation Unmanned  Ground Vehicle
o    A Look Ahead:  Building The Future S&T Workforce

Oxford Research Group

Peace Research Institute Oslo

Peacekeeping &  Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
·         Peace and Stability Journal, May 2016, v. 6, no. 3 
o    Integrating Local Defense Forces in Afghanistan: Creating an Afghan Army Reserve
o    The Impact of Aid Reduction on Local Civil Society
o    Enduring Wisdom: Marshall’s 1939 Vision for Expeditionary Operations in the 21st Century
o    Civil Affairs Roundtable Helps Frame the Future of the Force
o    Civilians and Military Transport

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
·         Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, May 2016 
o    ISIS: Questions about Its Survival and Ideology
o    Women’s proactive roles in Jihadism in Southeast Asia
o    The Abu Sayyaf-ISIS Nexus: Rising extremism and its implications for Malaysia
o    The Emerging Wilayat in the Philippines

Small Wars Journal
·         Fundamental Changes in Warfare 
·         ISIS Will Not Get Far in Asia 

Sorenson Impact Center

Stanley Foundation
·         Allies Against Atrocities 

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe

Transnational Institute

Union of Concerned Scientists
·         The Risk of Nuclear War with China 

United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         FACT SHEET: The G-7 Summit at Ise-Shima Japan 
·         FACT SHEET: Trade and Investment with Vietnam 
·         FACT SHEET: United States-Vietnam Relations 

Wilson Center

World Bank