Monday, June 27, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 06-24-2016

38 North

American Security Project (ASP)

Army Combined Arms Center
·         Military Review, July-August 2016, v. 96, no. 4 
o    Leading and Managing High-Performance Army Organizations
o    Cyberspace Situational Understanding for Tactical Army Commanders
o    Professional Case for Force Management
o    The Relevance of Culture
o    Colombia and the War-to-Peace Transition
o    Commanding General of the [Brazilian] Army Denies Possibility of Military Intervention
o    NATO Special Operations Forces, Counterterrorism and the Resurgence of Terrorism in Europe
o    20th CBRNE Command
o    Reinventing the Wheel: Operational Lessons Learned by the 101st Division Artillery during Two Warfighter Exercises
o    The Mud of Verdum
o    Everything I Never Wanted to Learn About the Network and Where We Might Go from Here
o    The Danger of Delusions-and How to Prevent Them from Causing Conflict: A Perspective on China
o    Foreign Language and History: The Enlightened Study of War
o    Tactical Utility of Tailored Systems
o    Sustainable Readiness and Regional Alignment of Forces
o    The Other Space Race: Eisenhower and the Quest for Aerospace Security

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brookings Institution

Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security

Center for Global Development

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         New Perspectives in Foreign Policy, Summer 2016, v. 11 
o    Climate Neutral Disaster Response: Challenges and Opportunitites
o    Redefining Korean Identity: Transitioning to Civic Nationalism
o    Pakistan's Military Courts: The Army's Newest Political Tool
o    Wilkom-one, Wilkom-all
o    Paz Colombia: A Move Toward U.S. Social and Economic Aid
o    The European External Action Service: A Half-Decade in, an After-Action Report
o    "Catch up and Ovetake"? Russian Drone Capabilities
·         PacNet #52 - After China Meeting, ASEAN Must Heed Early South China Sea Warning 
·         PacNet #51 - Building a US-China Nuclear Partnership in Southeast Asia 
·         Transatlantic Economic Statecraft 

Center for the Study of the Drone

Centre for International and Strategic Analysis (SISA)
·         Cutting the IS Lifeline  

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
·         One Internet (Final Report of the Global Commission on Internet Governance) 

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         A New Strategy -Implications for CSDP [Common Security and Defence Policy] 

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Military Cyber Operations 

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Countering the Virtual Caliphate 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform  Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
·         The Ideology of ISIS 

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Constitution Society

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Deep Cuts Project
·         Back from the Brink: Toward Restraint and Dialogue between Russia and the West (Third Report of the Deep Cuts Commission)  

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2016-096 Evaluation of a Complaint Regarding the Handling of Sexual Assault and Drug Investigations at the U.S. Air Force Academy 
·         DODIG-2016-101  - Review of the Policies for Prepublication Review of DoD Classified or Sensitive Information to Ensure no DoD Sensitive or Classified Information is Released to the Media 
·         DODIG-2016-102 Additional Controls Needed to Issue Reliable DoD Cost of War Reports That Accurately Reflect the Status of Air Force Operation Inherent Resolve Funds 
·         Directive -type Memorandum (DTM) 16-004– Phased Retirement 

Department of the Navy
·         SECNAV 3850.2D Department of the Navy Counterintelligence 

East Asia Institute (EAI)

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         The Nagorno-Karabakh Redux 

European Parliament

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


German Council on Foreign Relations

Global Center on Cooperative Security

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Army Working Capital Fund: Army Industrial Operations Could Improve Budgeting and Management of Carryover. GAO-16-543 
·         Combating Nuclear Smuggling: NNSA's Detection and Deterrence Program Is Addressing Challenges but Should Improve Its Program Plan [Reissued on June 20, 2016]. GAO-16-460
·         Commercial Space: Industry Developments and FAA Challenges. GAO-16-765T [Testimony] 
·         Controlled Substances: DEA Should Take Additional Actions to Reduce Risks in Monitoring the Continued Eligibility of Its Registrants. GAO-16-310  
·         Defense Facility Condition: Revised Guidance Needed to Improve Oversight of Assessments and Ratings. GAO-16-662 
·         Defense Health Care: Availability and Quality Measurement of Women's Health Care Services in U.S. Military Hospitals. GAO-16-596  
·         Drug Enforcement Administration: Additional Actions Needed to Address Prior GAO Recommendations. GAO-16-737T [Testimony] 
·         Electronic Waste: DOD Is Recovering Materials, but Several Factors May Hinder Near-Term Expansion of These Efforts. GAO-16-576 
·         Government Purchase Cards: Opportunities Exist to Leverage Buying Power. GAO-16-526 
·         Identity Theft and Tax Fraud: IRS Needs to Update Its Risk Assessment for the Taxpayer Protection Program. GAO-16-508 
·         Information Security: Agencies Need to Improve Controls over Selected High-Impact Systems. GAO-16-501 
·         Veterans Affairs: Sustained Management Attention Needed to Address Numerous IT Challenges. GAO-16-762T [Testimony] 


Harvard Law School
·         National Security Journal, 2016,  v.7, no. 2 
o    Detect, Disrupt, Deter: A Whole-of-Government Approach to National Security Cyber Threats
o    U.S.-Hired Private Military and Security Companies in Armed Conflict: Indirect Participation and its Consequences
o    The Irony of the Iron Dome: Intelligent Defense Systems, Law, and Security
o    Traditional Military Activities in Cyberspace: The Scope of Conventional Military Authorities in the Unconventional Battlespace
o    Proportionality Decision Making in Targeting: Heuristics, Cognitive Biases, and the Law

Heritage Foundation

Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center
·         HDIAC Journal, 2016, v. 3, no. 2 
o    Partial Hybridization of Military Power Applications
o    Leveraging Smartphones and Biometrics in Disasters
o    Disaster Prevention for Nuclear Power Plants
o    Real-Time Biological Target Detection in Operation Environments by Dogs
o    Rapid Response: Quick, Accurate Identification of Biological Pathogens
o    Decontaminants: Protecting the Warfighter Against Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents
o    Operational Energy
o    Identifying CBRN Agents to Stop Disease in its Tracks
o    The Psychology Behind ISIL’s Media Usage
o    Applications of Nanotechnology in Military Medicine
o    The Role of Medical Mannequins in Battlefield Death Prevention

Hudson Institute

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses   (IDA)

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report No 81 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Situation Report: June 14 - 20, 2016 
·         ISIS in Southeast Asia: April 22 to June 23, 2016 
·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria: May 27 - June 17, 2016 
·         Syria Situation Report: June 18 - 24, 2016 

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

InterAgency Board (IAB)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS)
·         NATO’s Cyber Deterrence 

International Crisis Group
·         Venezuela: Edge of the Precipice 

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, June 21, 2016, v. 16, no. 10 
o    The Rise of Admiral Sun Jianguo and the Future of U.S.-China Naval Relations
o    The New PLA Joint Headquarters and Internal Assessments of PLA Capabilities
o    Creeping Islamophobia: China’s Hui Muslims in the Firing Line
o    China’s Sinking Port Plans in Bangladesh
·         Terrorism Monitor, June 24, 2106, v. 14, no. 13 
o    Bangladesh Launches Crackdown on Islamist Threat
o    Political Stalemate Heightens Appeal of Religious Extremism for Western Sahara Youth 
o    Jihadist Threat Persists in Kosovo and Albania Despite Government Efforts

JFK Special Warfare Center and School
·         Special Warfare, January -June 2016, v. 29. no. 1  
o    Daesh and the Gray Zone: More black and White Than They Appear?
o    Special Operations Command Europe

Konrad Adenauer Foundation

McAfee Labs
·         McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2016 

Middle East Institute (MEI)

Migration Policy Institute  (MPI)

Mitchell Institute

National Academies Press

New America Foundation

Nordic Africa Institute

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)

Office of Naval Research
·         Future Force: Naval Science and Technology, Spring 2016 
o    How Can We Improve the Military-Academia Relationship?
o    Widening the Aperture: Achieving Diversity in the Search for Excellence
o    Dateline 2030: The State of the Workforce
o    “Full Access”: Interning at the Naval Research Laboratory
o    Shaping the Future Cyber Workforce
o    It's Time to Take a Technology Scout Tour
o    Understanding the Ins and Outs  of Hiring Authorities
o    Feeling the Sting of STEM: The RoboBees
o    The Naval Engineering  Education Consortium

Open the Books

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Oxford Research Group
·         Endless War? Fallujah Revisited 
·         Eye in the Sky -Screening and Q &A 

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Pew Research Center Internet, Science & Tech
·         Social Media andthe Workplace 

Pew Research Center Religion & Public Life

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics &Policy

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PIIA)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Rethink Institute

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal
·         David Petraeus: A Shot from the Grave  
·         ISIS: State or Terror Group? 
·         Science Under the Gun 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute

Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         FACT SHEET: Global Entrepreneurship Summit
·         FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces New Actions to Reduce Recidivism and Promote Reintegration of Formerly Incarcerated Individuals                                                                                                                            

Wilson Center