Sunday, August 28, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 08-26-2016

38 North

Air Force Research Institute (AFRI)
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Fall 2016, v. 10, no. 3
o    Emerging Technology: Creator of Worlds
o    The Emerging Life Sciences and the National Security State
o    Brain Machine Interfaces: Realm of the Possible
o    Biotechnology: An Era of Hopes and Fears
o    Deterring Emerging Technologies
o    Additive Manufacturing: From Form to Function
o    DARPA Emerging Technologies

Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering,  September/October  2016, v. 29, no. 5
o    Minimizing the Risk of Litigation: Problems Noted in Breach of Contract Litigation
o    The Measurement of Software Maintenance and Sustainment: Positive Influences and Unintended Consequences
o    Towards a better software project manager
o    Legal Liability for Bad Software
o    Durability Challenges in Software Engineering

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, Fall 2016, v. 30, no. 3  
o    Assuring the USAF Core Missions in the Information Age
o    The Best Aircraft for Close Air Support in the Twenty-First Century
o    Matrix Wings: Continuous Process Improvement an Operator Can Love
o    Strategic Flexibility to Deter in the Asia-Pacific
o    A Commonsense Approach to Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operations
o    Nuclear Deterrence in Cyber-ia: Challenges and Controversies
o    The Russian Perception of the NATO Aerospace Threat: Could It Lead to Preemption?

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Atlantic Council
·         Toward Global Water Security

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Beyond the Parallel
·         Documents Library



Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

CATO Institute

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment (CSBA)
·         FY 2017 Weapon Systems Factbook

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #63 - A Separate Group for the "Maritime" ASEAN Nations

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, August 2016, v. 10, no. 4
o    Special Issue on Constructions of Terrorism
o    New Masters of Revolutionary Warfare: The Islamic State Movement (2002-2016)
o    Violent Political Movements: Comparing the Shining Path to the Islamic State
o    Misoverestimating ISIS: Comparisons with Al-Qaeda
o    Framing Daesh: Failures and Consequences
o    Failures of Militarism
o    What comes after ISIS? A Peace Proposal
o    Bibliography on Legal Aspects of Terrorism

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel August 2016, v. 9, no. 8
o    Destroying the Islamic State Hydra: Lessons Learned from the Fall of its Predecessor
o    A View from the CT Foxhole: Adam Szubin, Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Dept. of Treasury
o    Hezbollah’s Pivot Toward the Gul
o    Al-Qa`ida Uncoupling: Jabhat al-Nusra’s Rebranding as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham
o    The Hard March to Mosul: A Frontline Report

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

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Colombia's Civil Conflict

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Defense Science Board (DSB)
·         Summer Study on Autonomy

Department of the Navy

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Flood Insurance: Review of FEMA Study and Report on Community-Based Options. GAO-16-766
·         Force Structure: Better Information Needed to Support Air Force A-10 and Other Future Divestment Decisions. GAO-16-816
·         Patriot Modernization: Oversight Mechanism Needed to Track Progress and Provide Accountability. GAO-16-488
·         SEC Conflict Minerals Rule: Companies Face Continuing Challenges in Determining Whether Their Conflict Minerals Benefit Armed Groups. GAO-16-805

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute
·         Why the Black Sea Matters

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for the Study of War
·         Afghanistan Partial Threat Assessment: August 28, 2016
·         Iraq Control of Terrain Map: August 25, 2016
·         Iraq Situation Report: August 16-22, 2016
·         Syria Situation Report: August 18-25, 2016

Institute of International Affairs  (Instituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Institute of Development Studies

Institute for Security Studies

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, August 22, 2016, v. 16, no. 13
o    Army Day Themes Laud Party Leadership, Highlights Discord
o    Taiwan’s Military Reforms and Strategy: Reset Required
o    The PLA’s Latest Strategic Thinking on the Three Warfares
o    Chinese Foreign Policy in South Sudan: View From the Ground

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         JP 3-07, Stability, 03 August 2016
·         JP 3-61, Public Affairs, 17 November 2013 Incorporating Change 1, 19 August 2016

National Academies Press

New America Foundation

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

UK Parliament

US Coast Guard (USCG)
·         Proceedings of the Marine Safety and Security Council, the Coast Guard Journal of Safety at Sea: Summer 2016, v. 73, no. 2
o    The U.S. Waterborne Economy: The crucial role our waterway infrastructure  and resources play
o    Say “Cheese”! A snapshot of the Coast Guard’s role in commerce on our waterways
o    U.S. Ocean and Coastal Economies: Significant contribution to the national economy
o    The U.S. Coast Guard and the Waterways: A history of the vessel traffic service
o    Storytelling from the Last Frontier: Communications in the Arctic
o    America’s Marine Highway Routes Map
o    Sector Hampton Roads Virginia:  Strength and readiness through collaboration
o    The Port of Virginia: A catalyst for commerce
o    A Port for All Ages: The Port of Milwaukee’s rich transportation and trade history
o    Planning for Success: From berthing to departure, the Houston Ship Channel drives our nation’s economy

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy