Sunday, March 12, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 03-10-2017

38 North

American Enterprise Institute

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 56, March 2017: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence

Army University Press
·         Military Review, March-April 2017, v. 97, no. 2
o    The Role of the Singapore Armed Forces in Forging National Values, Image, and Identity
o    The Venezuelan Crisis: What the United States and the Region Can Do
o    Argentina at the Crossroads Again: Implications for the United States and for the Region
o    Addressing Behavioral Health Impacts: Balancing Treatment and Mission Readiness
o    Fixing the Army’s Feeding System: We Can, and Should, Do Better
o    Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures of the Islamic State: Lessons for U.S. Forces
o    The Importance of a Long- Term Self-Development Concept to Army Officers
o    Multidomain Operations and Close Air Support: A Fresh Perspective
o    “More Quaint and Subtle Ways to Kill”: The Operations Process in Future War
o    Treading the Way of Ignorance: Officer Education and Critical Thought
o    How to Hinder Unit Readiness
o    The Essence of Leadership: Trustworthiness
o    Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying to Destroy America
o    The Zimmermann Telegram
o    Poem of a Soldier

Army War College
·         Parameters, Winter 2016-17, v. 46, no. 4
o    The Army's Identity Crisis
o    Ensuring Effective Military Voice
o    The Crisis of American Military Primacy and the Search for Strategic Solvency
o    Faith in War: The American Roots of Global Conflict
o    Solving America's Gray-Zone Puzzle
o    Strategic Uncertainty, the Third Offset, and US Grand Strategy
o    Ends + Ways + Means = (Bad) Strategy
o    Turning It Up to Eleven: Belligerent Rhetoric in North Korea's Propaganda
o    Foreign Military Education as PLA Soft Power

Asian Centre for Human Rights
Asian Development Bank

Atlantic Council

Australian Defence College (ADC)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Trade Insights, Not Barbs
·         War: The School of Life

Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)


Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #19 - Kim Jong Nam’s Assassination: a Pyongyang Palace Conspiracy?

Center for the Study of Intelligence
·         Unclassified Extracts from Classified Studies v.60, no. 4, 2016
o    Another View of an Episode in “Why Bad Things Happen to Good Analysts”
o    “How good is your batting average?” Early IC Efforts To Assess the Accuracy of Estimates
o    The “Right to Write” in the Information Age: A Look at Prepublication Review Boards

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI

Centre for Security Governance
·         Stability: International Journal of Security & Development, 2017, v. 6, no. 1
o    Out of Reach: How Insecurity Prevents Humanitarian Aid from Accessing the Neediest

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         Re-perceiving Aid Results

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Understanding and Deterring Russia: U.S. Policies and Strategies [2016 hearing  -final version]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Defense Science Board (DSB)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of State

The Dialogue

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Australia Country Analysis Brief - March 2017

European Commission

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union Institute for Security Studies
·         Trends in Terrorism

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, March 2017
o    Supreme Court Cases: 2015-2016 Term
o    Embracing the Spiritual Dimension of Law Enforcement
o    Railroad Crime: Old West Train Robbers to Modern-Day Cargo Thieves
o    Compassion in Law Enforcement

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Keep Your Eye on the Balkans

German Council on Foreign Relations

German Development Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Contracting Data Analysis: Assessment of Government-wide Trends. GAO-17-244SP
·         Department of Defense: Medical Conditions and Care for End-of-Service Military Working Dogs. GAO-17-358
·         Immigrant Investor Program: Proposed Project Investments in Targeted Employment Areas. GAO-17-487T [Testimony]
·         Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Changes Planned to Budget Structure and Justification. GAO-17-294
·         Radioactive Sources: Opportunities Exist for Federal Agencies to Strengthen Transportation Security. GAO-17-58

Henley Putnam University
·         Journal of Strategic Security, 2016, v. 10, no. 1
o    China’s Cyber Initiatives Counter International Pressure
o    Redefining Hybrid Warfare: Russia’s Non-linear War against the West
o    Measuring the Popular Resonance of Daesh’s Propoganda
o    Continuity and Change in the Operational Dynamics of the Islamic State
o    From Tactical to Strategic Deception Detection: Application of Psychological Synthesis
o    Functionality of Radicalization: A Case Study of Hizb ut-Tahrir
o    Common Thread? The Role of Professional Orientation in U.S. and Non-U.S. Intelligence Studies Programs

Henry Jackson Society

Heritage Foundation

Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center
·         Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center, February 2017
o    Special Nanotechnology Issue
o    Electrospun Nanofiber Electrodes and Membranes for Energy Conversion and Storage
o    National Security and the Nano Factor
o    Soft Micro-Robots for Military Medicine
o    A Timeline of Nanotechnology
o    Nanotechnology and the Human Body
o    The Impact of Culture & Religion on Nanotechnology

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, March 9, 2017
o    The Liptako- Gourma Authority’s Joint Task Force: The Solution to Rising Insecurity in Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso?
o    The United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Mali Enters Its Fifth Year

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for the Study of War
·         The Campaign for Mosul: March 2-8, 2017
·         Iran's Assad Regime
·         Iraq Control of Terrain Map: March 9,2017
·         ISIS Sanctuary Map: March 9, 2017
·         Syria Situation Report: March 2 - 9, 2017

Institute of International Affairs  (Instituto Affari Internazionali)
·         The EU and the Six-Party Talks

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, March 10, 2017, v. 15, no. 5  
o    Myanmar’s Muslim Insurgency Gaining Prominence With Jihadist Groups
o    Islamic State’s Deir al-Zour Offensive Puts the Syrian Regime Under Pressure
o    Al-Shabaab: Why Somalia’s al-Qaeda Affiliate Wants Puntland
o    Somalia: One Step Closer to Defeating al-Shabaab
o    Philippines: Islamic State a Potential Unifying Factor for Militants
o    Myanmar’s Muslim Insurgency Gaining Prominence With Jihadist Groups

Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

National Academies Press

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

NATO Defense College

Naval War College
·         Naval War College Review, Spring  2017, v. 70, no. 2
o    Exporting Security - China, the United States, and the Innovator’s Dilemma
o    Planning for the Kamikazes - Toward a Theory and Practice of Repeated Operational Games
o    Expanding the ROKN's Capabilities to Deal with the SLBM Threat from North Korea
o    Blunt Defenders of Sovereignty - The Rise of Coast Guards in East and Southeast Asia
o    Coming Full Circle - The Renaissance of Anzac Amphibiosity
o    Review Essay - Strategic Culture And Ways Of War Elusive Fiction Or Essential Concept?

New America Foundation

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Oxfam Policy & Practice

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Fact Tank


Save the Children

Small Wars Journal
·         Maritime Civil Affairs

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute

Transparency International

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         When Women Make the Headlines

Wilson Center

World Bank