Sunday, March 5, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 03/03/2017

38 North

AEI Critical Threats

Air Force Research Institute (AFRI)
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Spring 2017, v. 11, no. 1
o    An Interview with General David L. Goldfein: Twenty-First Chief of Staff of the US Air Force
o    Conventional Arms and Nuclear Peace
o    Defense Decisions for the Trump Administration
o    The Convergence of Information Warfare
o    Russia, NATO and the INF Treaty
o    Military Planning for East Asia: A Clausewitzian Approach
o    Nuclear Proliferation in the 21st Century

Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering,  March/April 2017, v. 30, no. 2
o    The Impact of Agile and Lean on Process Improvement
o    Modernizing Earned Value Management
o    DD-332/ED-217: Using Modern Software Practice in Airborne Systems
o    Framework for Selecting the Preferred Networked Computer System for Dynamic Continuous Mission
o    Process is Easy, Change is Hard
o    In Search of a Modern Software Lifecycle
o    The Software Deployment Process and Automation
o    Why is Sprint Zero a Critical Activity

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, Spring 2017, v. 31, no. 1
o    Jointness and the Norwegian Campaign, 1940
o    Defeating the Threat of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems
o    Air Mines: Countering the Drone Threat to Aircraft
o    Putting the Right Man in the Loop: Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Tactical Controllers
o    Airpower and Irregular War: A Battle of Ideas
o    The Myth of Strategic and Tactical Airlift
o    The Doolittle Raid--75 Years Later
o    Ensuring Surety of Supply through Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Asian Centre for Human Rights

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Curbing Synthetic Marijuana Use
·         Negotiating the Energy Reform

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Berkman Center on Internet & Society
·         Open Data Privacy Playbook

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for Global Development

Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, No. 199: Making Social Policy in Contemporary Russia
·         Sectarianism in Pakistan

Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University

·         Georgetown Security Studies Review, December 2016, v. 5, no. 1
o    Did Repressive Tactics Redeem a Flawed Soviet Counterinsurgency in Western Ukraine?
o    The Lashkar-e-Taiba Narrative: How Its Members Justify and Imagine Their Violence
o    The Reassertion of Human Intelligence in the Digital Era
o    A Comparative Analysis of Basque Nationalism in Francoist Spain and German Nationalism in Contemporary Germany
o    Countering China's Unrestricted Insurgency in Africa
·         2017 Special Issue
o    What the New Administration Needs to Know About Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Issues & Insights Vol. 17 - No. 2 - Back to Basics: A Conference Report from the US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Strategic Dialogue

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, February 2017, v. 11, no. 1
o    The ISIS Emni: The Origins and Inner Workings of ISIS's Intelligence Apparatus
o    Women of the Caliphate: The Mechanism for Women's incorporation into the Islamic State (IS)
o    Blast through the Past: Terrorist Attacks on Art and Antiquities as a Reconquest of the Modern Jihadi Identity
o    Ansar al-Sharia in Libya: An Enduring Threat
o    Deciphering Ayman Al-Zawahiri and Al-Qaeda’s Strategic and Ideological Imperatives
o    An Empirical Analysis of Causes of Islamist Radicalisation: Italian Case Study
o    De-Radicalising Militant Salafists
o    Bibliography on Islamist Narratives and Western Counter-Narratives (Part 2)
o    Online Resources for the Analysis of Terrorism and Related Subjects

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee
·         Transparency at TSA
·         VA: Path to Reform

Congress. House. Science, Space & Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Cyber Strategy and Policy

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         Iraq After Mosul

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Council on Foreign Relations

Defense Science Board (DSB)
·         Task Force on Cyber Deterrence

Department of State

Department of the Army
·         TRADOC Pamphlet 525-2-1 - U.S Army Future Concept for Intelligence 2020-2040

East West Center

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union Institute for Security Studies
·         European Defence 2016

Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

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

Geneva Centre for Security Policy

German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         Wake Up, Berlin!

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Border Security: DHS Has Made Progress in Planning for a Biometric Air Exit System and Reporting Overstays, but Challenges Remain. GAO-17-170  
·         Contractor Whistleblower Protections Pilot Program: Improvements Needed to Ensure Effective Implementation. GAO-17-227
·         Foreign Assistance: Agencies Can Improve the Quality and Dissemination of Program Evaluations. GAO-17-316
·         Navy Shipbuilding: Need to Document Rationale for the Use of Fixed-Price Incentive Contracts and Study Effectiveness of Added Incentives. GAO-17-211
·         Sexual Assault: Better Resource Management Needed to Improve Prevention and Response in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve. GAO-17-217

Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict

Heritage Foundation

Humanitarian Response

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         The Campaign for Mosul: February 22-March 1, 2017
·         Iraq Situation Report: February 17-28, 2017
·         Russian Airstrikes in Syria: January 26 – February 28, 2017
·         Syria Situation Report: February 24 - March 2, 2017

Institute of International Affairs  (Instituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of International Relations

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

The Inter-American Dialogue

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

·         Hacking Robots Before Skynet 

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, March 6, 2107, v. 17, no. 3
o    In a Fortnight: Food Security and Chinese “Comprehensive National Security”
o    China’s Navy Gets a New Helmsman (Part 1): Spotlight on Vice Admiral Shen Jinlong
o    China Tolerating Vietnam’s South China Sea Activities, For Now
o    Renewable Energy and the PLA’s Next Generation of Self-Sufficiency (Part 1)
o    China and Saudi Arabia Solidify Strategic Partnership Amid Looming Risks

Mitchell Institute

National Academies Press

National Security Archive

Naval War College
·         International Law Studies, v. 93, 2017
o    Detention by Armed Groups under International Law

New America Foundation

Office of Naval Intelligence  (ONI)

Office of Naval Research
·         Future Force: Naval Science and Technology, Fall2016
o    Set-Based Design Ushers in a Modern Approach to Shipbuilding
o    Making a Self-Sufficient Platform: Bringing 3D Printing to a Ship Near You
o    Intelligence in Three Dimensions: Aiding Battlespace Awareness with 3D Visualization
o    CREATE This! Using Computational Prototyping to Improve the Process of Design
o    Physics-Based Modeling and Simulation for the Prediction of Ship Shock Response and Damage Prediction

Oxford Research Group
·         The UK and the Terror Threat

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
·         The City of London after Brexit

Pew Research Center Fact Tank

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Transatlantic Academy

Transnational Institute

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Peace Education in Pakistan

US Office of the Trade Representative

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

World Bank