Sunday, January 1, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 12-30-2016

38 North

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

Amnesty International

Army Combined Arms Center
·         Military Review, January-February 2017, v. 97, no. 1
o    Against Bureaucracy
o    Reducing the Size of Headquarters, Department of the Army: An After-Action Report
o    Producing Strategic Value through Deliberate War Planning
o    The Need for a Brigade Politics-and0Policy Staff Officer
o    Expeditionary Land Power
o    Cutting Our Feet to Fit the Shoes: An Analysis of Mission Command in the U.S. Army
o    Complex Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield in Ukrainian Antiterrorism Operations
o    Operational Surveillance and Reconnaissance Battalion
o    From Riley to Baku: How an Opportunistic Unit Broke the Crucible
o    Building Digital Lethality
o    Sleep Banking: Improving Fighter Management
o    Leadership Innovation in the Reserve Officer Training Corps and the Future of the Force
o    Crating a Resource: Helping U.S. Army Central Establish a Historical Document Collection Program
o    Writing: A Way to Maximize Returns on the Army's Investments in Education

Asia Centre
·         China and Australia

Asian Development Bank

Atlantic Council
·         Turkey's Nuclear Program

Australian Army

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Booz Allen - Cyer4sight


Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Center for Climate & Security

Center for Global Development

Center for International Policy

Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM)

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Center for Security Policy (CSP)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #94 - What Next for South Korea?

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, December 2016, v. 10, no. 6
o    Jihadi Terrorism in Europe: The IS-Effect
o    Criminal Pasts, Terrorist Futures: European Jihadists and the New Crime-Terror Nexus
o    With a Little Help from my Friends: an Exploration of the Tactical Use of Single-Actor Terrorism by the Islamic State
o    IS and the Jihadist Information Highway – Projecting Influence and Religious Identity via Telegram
o    Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq and the Socio-Economic Environment They Faced at Home: A Comparison of European Countries
o    Terrorism and Beyond: Exploring the Fallout of the European Foreign Fighter Phenomenon in Syria and Iraq
o    The French "Iraqi Networks" of the 2000s: Matrix of the 2015 Terrorist Attacks?
o    Plebeian Jihadism in Denmark: An Individualisation and Popularization Predating the Growth of the Islamic State
o    Patterns of Involvement among Individuals Arrested for Islamic State-related Terrorist Activities in Spain, 2013-2016
o    Jihadism in Norway: a Typology of Militant Networks in a Peripheral European Country
o    Countering Violent Extremism with Governance Networks
o    Why States Fail to Counter Foreign Fighter Mobilizations: The Role of Intelligence Services
o    The Future of Jihadism in Europe: A Pessimistic View
o    Bibliography: Islamist Terrorism in Europe
o    Counterterrorism Bookshelf: 12 Books on Al-Qaida and ISIS-related Subjects

Center on Global Energy Policy

Centre for European Reform

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Congress. House. Freedom Caucus [Congressman Mark Meadows]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House.  Judiciary and Energy and Commerce Committees

Congress. House.  Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Permanent Committee on Intelligence

Congress. House. Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Senator John McCain
·         America's Most Wasted Report

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)


Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2017-033 Assessment of U.S. and Coalition Efforts to Train, Advise, Assist, and Equip the Kurdish Security Forces in Iraq

Department of State
·         Remarks on the Middle East [Sec Kerry]

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Norway Country Analysis Brief - December 2016

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Resolution Convolutions

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

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

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

German Council on Foreign Relations

German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Declining Resources: Selected Agencies Took Steps to Minimize Effects on Mission but Opportunities Exist for Additional Action. GAO-17-79
·         Dodd-Frank Regulations: Agencies' Efforts to Analyze and Coordinate Their Recent Final Rules. GAO-17-188
·         Homeless Veterans: Management Improvements Could Help VA Better Identify Supportive-Housing Projects.  GAO-17-101

Government of China

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
·         Overcoming the Shadow Economy

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         Countering Fidayeen Attacks

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, December 22, 2016
o    Libya: The Weak Link in Migration Control
o    Zimbabwe: Mugabe, 92, Selected to Run Again in 2018 Election
o    Constitutional Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for the Study of War
·         The Campaign for Mosul: December 13-19, 2016
·         Iraq Situation Report: December 7-20, 2016
·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria: November 21 - December 19, 2016
·         Syria Situation Report: December 15 - 22, 2016

Institute of International Affairs  (Instituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of International Relations

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs

Italian Institute for International Political Studies (Istituto per gli studi di politica internazionale)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, December 21, 2016, v. 16, no.19  
o    Carrier Operations on Display in the Bohai Gulf
o    The Emergence of the Wang Qishan Faction
o    The Strategic Support Force: Update and Overview
o    Modernizing Military Intelligence: Playing Catchup (Part Two)
o    Quantum Leap (Part 2): The Strategic Implications of Quantum Technologies
·         Terrorism Monitor, December 15, 2016, v. 14, no. 24
o    Islamic State in Yemen
o    Foreign Fighters and Sectarian Strikes: Islamic State Makes Gains in ‘Af-Pak’ Region
o    Why Are Egypt’s Counter-Terrorism Efforts Failing in the Sinai Peninsula?

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Lowy Institute for International Relations

Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

Military Cyber Professionals Association
·         Military Cyber Affairs, 2016, v. 2, no. 1
o    Military Cyber Professionals Have an Important Part to Play in the Obama-Trump Transition
o    Leveraging Lexical Link Analysis (LLA) To Discover New Knowledge
o    A Case for Deception in the Defense
o    People's War in Cyberspace: Using China's Civilian Economy in the Information Domain
o    Evaluating Machine Learning Classifiers for Defensive Cyber Operations

National Academies Press

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

National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC)
·         National Insider Threat Policy

National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
·         Canadian Military Journal, 2016, v. 17, no.  1
o    Core Competencies and the Army: A Complex yet Potentially Rewarding Relationship
o    From an International Strategy to Tactical Actions: How Canada Could Run Campaigns
o    Simple Changes, Strategic Gain: The Case for Personnel Recovery in Canada
o    Reflections of a Liaison Officer
o    Canadian Infantry in North Africa, January–May 1943
o    The Missiles of Anadyr: Soviet Cold War Plans That Could Have Included the Destruction of RCAF Station Comox, 1962–1969
o    150 Years of Military History in Downtown Montreal
o    Poland’s Choice for Patriot

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
·         SP 800-184 -- Guide for Cybersecurity Event Recovery

National Security Archive

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

Naval War College
·         Naval War College Review, Winter  2016, v. 70, no. 1
o    Effective Implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation
o    International Law and Search and Rescue
o    Changing DoD's Analysis Paradigm, The Science of War Gaming and Combat/Campaign Simulation
o    A Himalayan Challenge, India's Conventional Deterrent and the Role of Special Operations Forces along the Sino-Indian Border -
o    The Development of Vietnam's Sea-Denial Strategy
o    Review Essay - What Is Victory? (The Verdict of Battle: The Law of Victory and the Making of Modern War, by James Q. Whitman)

New America Foundation

Nuclear Threat Institute

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Oxford Research Group

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

·         A Focus on Cybersecurity

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
·         Cyber Security in Singapore

Small Wars Journal 

Stanley Foundation

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transnational Institute

Trust for America's Health

UK Ministry of Defense

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Women in Nonviolent Movements

US Korea Institute
·         The Arab Spring and North Korea

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Wilson Center

White House
·         Legal and Policy Frameworks
·         Russian Malicious Cyber Activity