Sunday, May 1, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 04-29-2016

38 North

Action on Armed Violence

Afghanistan Analysts Network

Air University Press
·         Balancing on the Pivots 

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Army Combined Arms Center
·         Military Review, May-June  2016, v. 96, no. 3 
o    Old Generation Warfare: The Evolution—Not Revolution—of the Russian Way of Warfare
o    Unconventional Art and Modern War
o    Defining a New Security Architecture for Europe that Brings Russia in from the Cold
o    Understanding Today’s Enemy: The Grand Strategists of Modern Jihad
o    The Particular Circumstances of Time and Place: Why the Occupation of Japan Succeeded and the Occupation of Iraq Failed
o    The AFRICOM Queen
o    To Respond or Not to Respond: Addressing Adversarial Propaganda
o    A Rigorous Education for an Uncertain Future
o    Precedent and Rationale for an Army Fixed-Wing Ground Attack Aircraft
o    Social Factors and the Human Domain
o    Force Agility through Crowdsourced Development of Tactics
o    Army ROTC at One Hundred
o    U.S. Cyber Force: One War Away
o    Advantages of Assigning Forces
o    Disciples: The World War Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Asian Development Bank

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

·         Toward a New Multilateralism 


Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Center for Global Development

Center for Infrastructure Protection & Homeland Security
·         CIP Report,  The Regional, State, and Local Resilience Issue 
o    Four Key Imperatives to Building Effective Transportation Infrastructure Resilience
o    MWCOG and InfraGardNCR Key to Government Engagement with Private Sector Critical Infrastructure Stakeholders
o    Regional Networks for Operational Intelligence & Agility: Focusing on Day-to-Day Operations and Advancing Strategic Resilience
o    Challenges for Implementing Resilience during Normal Time: a Human Engineering Approach
o    Thoughts on Resilience: What Happens When WMATA Shuts Down?

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, No. 182: Political Economy 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, April 2016, v. 10, no. 2 
o    'Gonna Get Myself Connected': The Role of Facilitation in Foreign Fighter Mobilizations
o    Why Has The Islamic State Changed its Strategy and Mounted the Paris-Brussels Attacks?
o    Analysing the Processes of Lone-Actor Terrorism: Research Findings
o    Analysing Personal Characteristics of Lone-Actor Terrorists: Research Findings and Recommendations
o    Evaluating CVE: Understanding the Recent Changes to the United Kingdom's Implementation of Prevent
o    In Conversation with Mubin Shaikh: From Salafi Jihadist to Undercover Agent inside the "Toronto 18" Terrorist Group
o    Bibliography: Terrorism Research Literature
o    Op-Ed: Competing Perspectives on Countering ISIS

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Security Governance (CSG)

Chatham House

College of Europe

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         U.S. Policy Toward Lebanon 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
·         Terror Threat Map 

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program 

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         Kunduz Guidance Memo 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2016-078 Biological Safety and Security: Evaluation of DoD Biological Safety and Security Implementation 

Department of the Air Force
·         AF Policy Directive 17-2 - Cyberspace Operations 

E-International Relations

EastWest Institute

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
·         Europe Stretched to the Limit 

Economic Research Forum (ERF) 

Elliot School of International Affairs - Central Asia Program

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Iraq Country Analysis Brief - April 2016 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Water and Insecurity in the Levant 

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Parliament Think Tank

European Policy Centre

European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC)

European Studies Unit (ESU)
·         Strategic Trade Review, Spring 2016, issue no. 2  
o    Points of Deception: Exploring How Proliferators Evade Controls to Obtain Dual-use Goods
o    Proliferation Financing: The Potential Impact of the Nuclear Agreement with Iran on International Controls
o    ICT Surveillance Systems: Trade Policy and the Application of Human Security Concerns
o    Mass Surveillance Technology: Trading Trojan Horses?
o    Dual-Use Technology in Southeast Asia: Nonproliferation Challenges for the Next Decade
o    Singapore’s Journey Towards its Implementation of Strategic Trade Controls
o    Implementation and Enforcement of Strategic Trade Controls in Malaysia
o    The Strategic Trade Management Regime in the Philippines
o    Indonesia’s Approach to Strategic Trade Controls: The Perspective of a Developing and Archipelagic Country

·         2016 Global Threat Report 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

French Institute of International Relations (Institut Français des Relations Internationales)

Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)
·         Anti-vehicle Mines (AVM) Incidents 

German Council on Foreign Relations

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: Federal Agencies Have Taken Actions to Address Electromagnetic Risks, but Opportunities Exist to Further Assess Risks and Strengthen Collaboration. GAO-16-243 
·         Defense Health Care: DOD Is Meeting Most Mental Health Care Access Standards, but It Needs a Standard for Follow-up Appointments. GAO-16-416 
·         F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: Development of New Capabilities Requires Continued Oversight. GAO-16-634T [Testimony] 
·         Government Efficiency and Effectiveness: Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial Benefits. GAO-16-580T [Testimony] 
·         Missile Defense: Ballistic Missile Defense System Testing Delays Affect Delivery of Capabilities. GAO-16-339R 
·         Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program: Improvements Made but Information on Performance Goals Still Needed. GAO-16-617T [Testimony] 
·         Vehicle Cybersecurity: DOT and Industry Have Efforts Under Way, but DOT Needs to Define Its Role in Responding to a Real-world Attack. GAO-16-350 
·         Veterans Justice Outreach Program: VA Could Improve Management by Establishing Performance Measures and Fully Assessing Risks. GAO-16-393 

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, April 26, 2016 
o    The Islamic State in Algeria: Limited Success—For Now
o    Social Media in Africa: A Gathering Force

Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT)
·         Journal of National Security Law & Policy, 2016, v. 8, no. 3 
o    Trends & Predictions in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance: The FAA & Beyond
o    Spying & Fighting in Cyberspace: What is Which?

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Aleppo Warning Update: April 28, 2016 
·         Iraq Situation Report: April 12 - 25, 2016 
·         Russia in Europe: April 30, 2016 
·         Syria Situation Report: April 23-29, 2016 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Structural Reform in Germany 

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, April 29, 2016, v. 14, no. 9 
o    Jahba East Africa: Islamic State Alters the Dynamic of Somalia’s Conflict
o    Iraq’s Shia Militias: Helping or Hindering the Fight Against Islamic State?
o    How Islamic State Gained Ground in India Using Indigenous Militant Networks
o    Germany: Do Terrorists Want to Target Europe’s Nuclear Facilities?

Lexington Institute

Marine Corps University Press
·         MCU Journal, Spring 2016,v. 7, no. 1 
o    Identity, Attribution, and the Challenge  of Targeting in the Cyberdomain
o    Russia’s Ambiguous Warfare and Implications for the U.S. Marine Corps
o    The Dragon’s Pearls: China’s Road to Hegemony in the Indian Ocean
o    Can Refugees Be National Security Assets? Afghan American Contributions to U.S. National Defense since 1978
o    The Intelligence Dilemma in History, Fact, and Fiction

Martens Centre for European Studies

Migration Policy Institute

Minority Rights Group International

Mitchell Institute


National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Defense College

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
·         From Cyber Threats to Cyber Risks 

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre


Oxford Research Group

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency
·         Dialogue Report : India–Pakistan Legislators and Public Officials Dialogue on Sharing of Experiences on Governance and Democracy
o    March 12, 2016 
o    March 10, 2016 
o    March 08, 2016 

Peace Research Institute

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
·         Lone-Actor Terrorism
o    Final Report 

Small Wars Journal
·         Hacking for Defense: Week 4 

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR 16-32 - Primary and Secondary Education in Afghanistan: Comprehensive Assessments Needed to Determine the Progress and Effectiveness of Over $759 Million in DOD, State, and USAID Programs 

Stanley Foundation

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Swedish Defence University

Thomas M. Cooley Law School
·         Homeland & National Security Law Review, Winter 2016, v. 4, no. 1 
o    Bridging the Gap: Amending FISA to Allow Seamless Surveillance of Foreign Terrorists Who Breach Our Nation’s Walls
o    Cybersecurity Firms—Cyber Mercenaries?
o    Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention and Reform of the United Nations Veto: A Pilot Program Aimed Towards International Peace and Increased Security Worldwide

Transparency International

US Coast Guard (USCG)
·         Proceedings of the Marine Safety & Security Council, Spring 2016, v. 73, no. 1 
o    Safety Management Facilitates Safe Vessel Operation: Vessel systems, crew, and operations
o    Safety Management Systems to Prevent Pollution from Ships:  Standard procedures protect the environment
o    Dead Reckoning by Safety Management?:  Check your course
o    Mitigating Risks on the Outer Continental Shelf:  Safety and environmental management systems in action
o    Creating an Effective Safety and Environmental Management System for Offshore Oil and Gas Operations: Adopting performance-based requirements into a hybrid regulatory regime
o    ISM Code and Vessel Safety Management Systems:  Reading between the lines to optimize compliance
o    Strengthening Our Foundation:  Fostering an even more robust safety culture within the liquefied gas industry
o    Making the Safe, Safer:  Implementing safety management systems on domestic passenger vessels
o    One System:  Connecting SMS requirements to vessel operations
o    The IMO Mandatory Member State Audit Program:  Appraising the flag
o    Nothing to Fear:  Objective auditors drive quality throughout organizations
o    Audits vs. Inspections:  What's the difference?
o    A Tale of Two Ships:  Examining SMS similarities, strengths, and weaknesses
o    Suspension and Revocation for Safety Management System Violations:  Maintaining standards for competence and conduct essential to safety at sea
o    Putting People at the Center:  Integrating human factors into safety management systems
o    Deadly Fun:  Personal watercraft operating dangers

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Current Situation in Tunisia 
·         Terrorism Prosecution in Pakistan 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Inside Iran's Runoff Election 

White House

William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies

Wilson Center

World Bank
·         Commodity Markets Outlook
·         World Development Indicators 2016