Sunday, October 30, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 10-28-2016


38 North



Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)




Air Force STSC

·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering,  November/December  2016, v. 29, no. 6

o    The Heart of Agile

o    From the Trenches: Improving the Scrum Daily Standup Meeting

o    The ORDERED Process for Improving Agile Engineering Outcomes

o    A Comparison of Commercial and Defense Software

o    A New Agile Paradigm for Mission Critical Software Development

o    Beyond the Agile Manifesto: Epoch of the Team

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)





·         Rare Events and Long-Run Risks


Amnesty International



Army Combined Arms Center

·         Military Review, November-December 2016, v. 96, no. 6

o    The Crisis of National Identity

o    Migration as a Weapon in Theory and in Practice

o    Bridging the Gap between Policing and Counterinsurgency in Pakistan

o    Transformative Staff Training in Ukraine

o    Operational Contract Support: The Missing Ingredient in the Army Operating Concept

o    New Business Practices for Army Acquisition

o    Conceptions of Leadership: U.S. and African Models

o    Operation Sangaris: A Case Study in Limited Military Intervention

o    The Area Under the Curve: Developing Strategic Leaders to Win in a Complex World

o    A Call for Research on the Impact of Dogs Deployed in Units to Reduce Posttraumatic Stress

o    Transforming Unit Training with the Science of Learning   

o    Pathways: A Division Commander’s Observations in the Pacific

o    Lenin’s Formula for Agenda Setting

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)

·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, October 2016, v.23, no. 10

o    Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Associated Attrition, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, January 2004–May 2016

o    Update: Cold Weather Injuries, Active and Reserve Components, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2011–June 2016

o    Surveillance Snapshot: Influenza Immunization Among U.S. Armed Forces Healthcare Workers, August 2011–April 2016

o    Deployment-related Conditions of Special Surveillance Interest

o    Atlantic Council

o    Enhancing the US-Swedish Defense Relationship http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/issue-briefs/enhancing-the-us-swedish-defense-relationship

Asia Foundation


Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)



Atlantic Council


Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)


Baker Institute for Public Policy

·         The Extortion Cycle in Mexico

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs



Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies




Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs



Brennan Center for Justice



Brookings







CATO Institute



Center for a New American Security (CNAS)


Center for Complex Operations (CCO)


Center for Global Development



Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)


Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)


·         Issues & Insights Vol. 16 - No. 17 - Responding to China's Strategic Use of Combined Effects


·         PacNet #79 - China is Behind Our Economic Ills, But Not Because of Trade

·         PacNet #78 - Outmatching Chinese Strategy Requires Bold New US Thinking

·         The PLA Navy

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies

·         Perspectives on Terrorism, October 2016, v. 10, no. 5

o    Patterns of Collective Desistance from Terrorism: Fundamental Measurement Challenges

o    Involvement Mechanisms of Jihadist Networks

o    Classification and Collection of Terrorism Incident Data in Canada

o    ‘Criminalised’ Islamic State Veterans – A Future Major Threat in Organised Crime Development?

o    A Communitarian Justification for Measures to Prevent Terrorism in the UK

o    Poverty and “Economic Deprivation Theory”: Street Children, Qur’anic Schools/almajirai and the Dispossessed as a Source of Recruitment for Boko Haram and other Religious, Political and Criminal Groups in Northern Nigeria

o    IS and its Predecessors: Violent Extremism in Historical Perspective

o    Watchlisting

o    Nobody Born a Terrorist, but Early Childhood Matters: Explaining the Jihadis’ Lack of Empathy

o    Bibliography: Terrorism and the Media (including the Internet) (Part 3)

Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies




Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)





Centre for Security Governance


Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations


College of Europe


Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

·         CTC Sentinel, October 2016, v. 9, no. 10

o    A View from the CT Foxhole: An Interview with LTG(R) Charles T. Cleveland, former Commanding General, USASOC

o    Revising the History of al-Qa`ida’s Original Meeting with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

o    Lessons from the Fifteen-Year Counterterrorism Campaign

o    Losing Mosul, Regenerating in Diyala: How the Islamic State Could Exploit Iraq’s Sectarian Tinderbox

o    Unseating the Caliphate: Contrasting the Challenges of Liberating Fallujah and Mosul

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)


Danish Institute for International Studies (Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier)



Defense Business Board (DBB)




Department of Defense (DOD)


Department of Energy

·         DOE-OIG-17-01 Evaluation Report on “The Department of Energy’s Unclassified Cybersecurity Program – 2016”

Department of the Army

·         ATP 3-01.8 Techniques for Combined Arms for Air Defense

·         ATP 4-02.85 Multi-Service Tactics, Techniques and Procedures for Treatment of Chemical Warfare Agent Casualties and Conventional Military Chemical Injuries

East West Center


Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations



Energy Information Administration (EIA)

·         Russia Country Analysis Brief - October 2016

Enough Project



Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


European Policy Centre



European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC)


Financial Action Task Force (FATF)



Finnish Institute of International Affairs



Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)


German Development Institute


German Marshall Fund of the United States




Global Political Trends Center


Government Accountability Office (GAO)

·         Homeland Security Acquisitions: Joint Requirements Council's Initial Approach Is Generally Sound and It Is Developing a Process to Inform Investment Priorities. GAO-17-171

·         Military Personnel: Performance Measures Needed to Determine How Well DOD's Credentialing Program Helps Servicemembers [Reissued on October 21, 2016]. GAO-17-133

·         Nuclear Material: Agencies Have Sound Procedures for Managing Exchanges but Could Improve Inventory Monitoring. GAO-16-713

Heritage Foundation





Human Rights Watch


Institut Fran├žais des Relations Internationals (IFRI)



Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)





Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)


Institute for Strategic Dialogue


Institute for the Study of War





·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria: September 20 - October 25, 2016

·         Syria Situation Report: October 20 - 27, 2016

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)




Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)





Jamestown Foundation

·         China Brief, October 26, 2016, v. 16, no. 16 

o    Chinese Military Aviation in the East China Sea

o    The Stable Door and Chollima: Chinese Computers and North Korean IT

o    Taiwan-Japan Ties Deepen Amid Chinese Assertiveness

o    Holding Up Half the Sky? (Part 2): The Evolution of Women’s Roles in the PLA

o    Downsizing the PLA, Part 1: Military Discharge and Resettlement Policy, Past and Present

·         Terrorism Monitor, October 14, 2016, v. 14, no. 20

o    Our Kind of Warlord: Afghanistan’s Deal With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

o    The Niger Delta: Will Restarting Amnesty Payments Ease the Conflict?

o    AQAP in Southern Yemen: Learning, Adapting and Growing

Korea Institute for National Unification





Long War Journal

·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2016 [updated October 27,  2016]

Marine Corps University Press


·         MCU Journal, 2016 Special Issue Climate Change & Policy

o    Climate Change and the Department of Defense: An Introduction

o    Richard Nixon, Barack Obama, and the Road to American Climate Change Policy

o    Warmly Argued: A Brief Historical Look at Two Centuries of Climate Change Findings in Public Dialogue

o    Tooth-to-Tail Greening: Energy and Climate Leadership and Policy Change at the Department of Defense

o    Impact of Climate Change on U.S. Military Operations in the Western Pacific

o    Examining Long-Term Climate-Related Security Risks through the Use of Gaming and Scenario Plannin

Migration Policy Institute


Modern War Institute (MWI)




National Academies Press


New America Foundation




Oxford Research Group



Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency


Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends


Pew Research Center Internet, Science & Tech


Project 2049 Institute


Rand





Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)


Small Wars Journal







Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)


·         Greater Horn of Africa Dialogue

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)


Transnational Institute



Trend Micro


US-China Economic & Security Review Commission


Washington Institute for Near East Policy




·         Is Turkey Pivoting to China?



Wilson Center