Sunday, December 31, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 12-29-2017

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Asian Centre for Human Rights

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Blair Institute for Global Change

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center Immigration Studies

Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University
·         Georgetown Security Studies Review, December 2017, v. 6, no. 1
o    The “Sick Man of Eurasia”: Quarantining the Russian Federation in the 21st Century
o    US Assistance to Syrian Kurdish Forces
o    Domestic Politics, Military Reforms, and Threat Perceptions: Three Factors Influencing Russian Decision-Making in its Near Abroad
o    A Commitment to Peace or Just Good Enough?: Analyzing the Tuareg Uprisings in Niger (1990-2009)
o    The Role of the Security Services in Russian Foreign Adventurism and Its Consequences for US Policy
o    An Unorthodox Call to Arms: The Humanitarian Case for Military Intervention in the DPRK
o    Lessons Learned from the Russian Active Measures Campaign in the 2016 United States Presidential Elections: A Crossroads of Success and Failure
o    Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces and Civilian Control Mechanisms in Colombia: 1991-2006
o    The Drivers of Iranian Cyber Strategy: From Stuxnet to the Present
o    “Then Kill the Pagans Wherever You Find Them”: The Emerging Trend of Islamic State Networks Targeting Christians in Egypt
o    Individual Choice, National Consciousness: Cyber Hygiene

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
·         Studies in Intelligence, December 2017, v. 61, no. 4
o    The 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam and the Seizure of Hue
o    The Development of a British-American Concept of Special Operations in WWII Burma
o    Cooperation in the Libya WMD Disarmament Case
o    A Guide to the Application of Energy Data for Intelligence Analysis
o    A Call for More Humility in Intelligence Analysis

College of Europe

Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG 2018-049 U.S. Military-Occupied Facilities Evaluation – Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)

Library of Congress, law Library


Modern War Institute

National Academies Press

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

Observer Research Foundation

Pew Research Center
·         17 Striking Findings from 2017

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Swedish Defence Commission
·         Resilience - The Total Defence Concept and the Development of Civil Defence 2021-2025  
o    Summary [English]
o    Full Report [Swedish]


Syrian Network for Human Rights

Trust for America's Health

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Monday, December 25, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 12-22-2017

38 North

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

American Technology Council (ATC)

Amnesty International

Arab Center For Research and Policy Studies

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Atlantic Council
·         Iran’s Long Game in Bahrain

Australia Parliament
·         Energy Resources: A Quick Guide

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Iran and the New Land Corridor

Beyond the Parallel



Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for Complex Operations (CCO)
·         Prism, 2017, v. 7, no. 2
o    Cognitive-Emotional Conflict - Adversary Will and Social Resilience
o    How is NATO Meeting the Challenge of Cyberspace
o    Power Projection in the Digital Age
o    A National Security Enterprise Response - Digital Dimension Disruption
o    A Cyber Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: Achieving Enhanced National Security
o    Bridging the Cyberspace Gap - Washington and Silicon Valley
o    Battlefield Geometry in our Digital Age: From Flash to Bang in 22 Milliseconds
o    Cyber Gray Space Deterrence
o    Cyberdeterrence by Engagement and Surprise
o    A Three-Perspective Theory of Cyber Sovereignty
o    An Interview with Marina Kaljurand, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

Center for Global Development

Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM)

Center for Security Policy (CSP)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Caucasus Analytical Digest, No. 100: Georgia’s Domestic Political Landscape
·         Russian Analytical Digest

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #90 - North Korea Must Warn the Status of a Nuclear Power

Center for Strategic Research (SAM - Turkey)

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, December 2017,  v. 11, no. 6
o    Thirty Years after its Foundation - Where is al-Qaida Going?
o    Revisiting al-Qaida's Foundation and Early History
o    Al-Qaida and the Pakistani Harakat Movement: Reflections and Questions about the Pre-2001 Period
o    The Jihadi Social Movement (JSM): Between Factional Hegemonic Drive, National Realities, and Transnational Ambitions
o    Jihadi Competition and Political Preferences
o    The Spread of its Message: Studying the Prominence of al-Qaida Materials in UK Terrorism Investigations
o    Islamic State and Technology - a Literature Review
o    Islamic State and Al-Nusra: Exploring Determinants of Chemical Weapons Usage Patterns
o    Al-Qaida's Complex Balancing Act in Syria
o    Success for al-Qaida in Syria?
o    The Strategic Logic of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham
o    Jordan's Curriculum De-jihadization
o    Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and the Dilemmas of Jihadi Loyalty
o    Demystifying al-Qaida's Impact in Nigeria
o    Al-Qaida's Strategy in Libya: Keep it Local, Stupid
o    Bibliography: Al-Qaeda and its Affiliated Organizations (Part 1)
o    Recent Online Resources for the Analysis of Terrorism and Related Subjects

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
·         Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 2017, v. 18, no. 2
o    Vimy 2017: From Both Sides of the Ridge
o    Introduction: Vimy 2017
o    The Canadian Corps in the Great War: A Learning Organization in Action
o    Vimy and the Battle of Arras: The Evolution of the Air Campaign
o    Deployment to Employment: The Introduction of New Infantry Weapons in the Canadian Corps
o    A Portrait of the Soldier as a Young Man: Ernst Jünger at Fresnoy, April 1917
o    “Lessons learned” in WWI: The German Army, Vimy Ridge and the Elastic Defence in Depth in 1917
o    “The Sacrifice of Horses:” The BEF Animal Health Crisis, Spring 1917
o    The Meanings of 1917
o    National myths and Pivotal Battles: The Case of Vimy
o    The Larger Implications of Manipulated Images: The Taking of Vimy Ridge
o    Myth and Memory: Vimy 2017 at the Canadian War
o    Did Vimy Matter?

Chatham House

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Clingendael Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, December 2017, v. 10, no.11
o    Insurgents Again: The Islamic State's Calculated Reversion to Attrition in the Syria-Iraq Border Region and Beyond
o    A View from the CT Foxhole: Joseph Felter, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia
o    Violent Extremism among Central Asians: The Istanbul, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, and New York City Attacks
o    The Islamic State's Libyan External Operations Hub: The Picture So Far
o    A Jihadi Takeover Bid in Nigeria? The Evolving Relationship between Boko Haram and al-Qa`ida

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

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

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

East West Center

European Parliament

Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         The Post-Soviet Wars:
o    Part II
o    Part I

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

Foundation for Strategic Research (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique)

French Institute of International Relations (Institut Français des Relations Internationales)
·         A Brave New World for Trade

German Development Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         Reforming the Eurozone

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Georgetown Center on Privacy & Technology

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Columbia Class Submarine: Immature Technologies Present Risks to Achieving Cost Schedule and Performance Goals GAO-18-158
·         Drug Industry: Profits, Research and Development Spending, and Merger and Acquisition Deals GAO-18-40
·         Internet Firearm Sales: ATF Enforcement Efforts and Outcomes of GAO Covert Testing GAO-18-24
·         Minority- and Women-Owned Business Contracting: Analysis of DOD Contract Awards, Fiscal Years 2010-2016 GAO-18-195R
·         Natural Gas Storage: Department of Transportation Could Take Additional Steps to Improve Safety Enforcement Planning GAO-18-89
·         Sexual Violence: Actions Needed to Improve DOD's Efforts to Address the Continuum of Unwanted Sexual Behaviors GAO-18-33
·         Transportation Security Administration: After Oversight Lapses, Compliance with Policy Governing Special Authority Has Been Strengthened GAO-18-172

Henley Putnam University
·         Journal of Strategic Security, 2017, v. 10, no. 4
o    Security Inequalities in North America: Reassessing Regional Security Complex Theory
o    Psychopolitics of the Current Nationalism
o    Resistance Dynamics and Social Movement Theory: Conditions, Mechanisms, and Effects
o    Abandoning Counterinsurgency: Toward a More Efficient Antiterrorism Strategy
o    Leading the National Security Enterprise

Heritage Foundation

Hoover Institution

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, December 21, 2017  
o    What Does Unrest in Oromia Signify?
o    Saudi Arabia: Developing an Africa Strategy
·         Introduction to ciTools

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         Syria Situation Report: November 16 - December14, 2017

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Asia’s New Geopolitics

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group
·         Ukraine: Will the Centre Hold?

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, v. 17, no. 17, December 22, 2017
o    In a Fortnight: China Faces Wintertime Energy Crisis of its Own Making 
o    United Front Work after the 19th Party Congress
o    China’s Overseas Military Base in Djibouti: Features, Motivations, and Policy Implications
o    Technological Entanglement? — Artificial Intelligence in the U.S.-China Relationship
o    Putinism with Chinese Characteristics: the Foreign Origins of Xi Jinping’s Cult of Personality

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lowy Institute for International Relations

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
·         Canadian Military Journal, 2017, v. 18, no.1
o    China Looking North: Compromising Canada’s Arctic Sovereignty and Security?
o    The Social Construction of War
o    In Need of Rescue: Canadian Search and Rescue Policy
o    British Strategic Culture and General Sir Alan Brooke during the Second World War
o    Asian- and Black-Canadians at Vimy Ridge
o    Royal Military College of Canada Special Staff Assistance Visit Update
o    Navigating Towards a New Identity: Military to Civilian Transition
o    Dialogue on Defence

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence

Nautilus Institute

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Observer Research Foundation 
·         Asian Cybersecurity Futures

Oxford Internet Institute Computational Propaganda Research Project

Oxford Research Group

Palm Center

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Police Foundation

Polish Institute of International Affairs

PONARS Eurasia


Royal Australian Air Force Air Power Development Centre

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Stockton Center for the Study of International Law

Strategic Studies Institute

Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)
·         Improving the Resilience of Transit Systems Threatened by Natural Disasters

Transnational Institute

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons Defense Committee

United Kingdom Ministry of Defense

US Fire Administration
·         Fire in the United States

US Geological Survey (USGS)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Varieties of Democracy Institute

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Israel's Gas Disappointment

White House
·         Press release

Wilson Center