Monday, May 8, 2017

Friday's Miscellany 05-05-2017

38 North

Action on Armed Violence

Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering,  May/June 2017, v. 30, no.3
o    Assessing DoD System Acquisition Supply Chain Risk Management
o    Issues in Development and Maintenance of Open Architecture Software Systems
o    Fathers of Agile: John D. Rockefeller and Alexander Hamilton
o    Software Process Improvement Standards and Guides for Very Small Organizations: An Overview of Eight Implementations
o    Leveraging the Power of Historical Data through the Use of Trend Lines
o    Debunking Agile Myths
o    Open Forum: Which Agile Method is Best?

Air University Press

American Enterprise Institute
·         The Case for a Federal Europe

Amnesty International

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Asian Development Bank

Atlantic Council
·         Building a Better Future

Australian National University

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Israel Is Still at War

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brennan Center for Justice

·         Afghanistan Affectations
·         The Liberal Case for Character
·         Myanmar Maneuvers

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)
·         2017 Energy Series
o    Big Projects, Big Politics, Big Policy: Strengthening Public Confidence in Energy Decision-Making in Canada
o    Energy as a Service: Going Beyond Energy Supply
o    Thoughts on Canada’s Carbon Tax Agenda
o    Understanding the Shift in Energy Security

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Issues & Insights, Vol. 17 - No. 5 – China’s Role in Central Asia
·         PacNet #35 - Withdrawing from KORUS: an own goal for the United States
·         PacNet #34 - Trump’s ‘without-China’ approach on North Korea could work

Center on Global Energy Policy

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Combating Terrorism Center  (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, May 2017, v. 10, no. 5
o    A New Age of Terror? Older Fighters in the Caliphate
o    Iranian Kurdish Militias: Terrorist-Insurgents, Ethno Freedom Fighters, or Knights on the Regional Chessboard?
o    Lessons Learned from the Police Response to the San Bernardino and Orlando Terrorist Attacks
o    A View from the CT Foxhole: James A. Gagliano, Former FBI Hostage Rescue Team Counterterrorist Operator
o    The Terror Threat to Italy: How Italian Exceptionalism is Rapidly Diminishing

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee
·         Reviewing the FAFSA Data Breach

Congress. House. Science, Space, & Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

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

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DOD Directive 3600.01 Information Operations (IO)
·         DOD Directive 5148.13 Intelligence Oversight

Department of Defense (DOD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG-17-56 DHS Tracking of Visa Overstays is Hindered by Insufficient Technology
·         Study on Mobile Device Security

Department of the Army
·         TC 3-21.76 Ranger Handbook

East West Center

Economic Research Forum (ERF)

European Commission’s Joint  Research Centre and the University  of Liege, European Studies Unit
·         Strategic Trade Review,  April 2017, v. 3, no. 4
o    A Resilience Framework for Understanding Illicit Nuclear Procurement Networks
o    Chemical and Biological Contract Manufacturing Services: Potential Proliferation Concerns and Impacts on Strategic Trade Controls
o    Dual-use Research and Trade Controls: Opportunities and Controversies
o    Export Control Compliance and American Academia
o    The Proliferation of Cyber-Surveillance Technologies: Challenges and Prospects for Strengthened Export Controls
o    Is There a Common Understanding of Dual-Use?: The Case of Cryptography

European Institute of the Mediterranean
·         Future of Syria

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union Institute for Security Studies

Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

French Institute of International Relations - Institut Français des Relations Internationals (IFRI)

German Council on Foreign Relations (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e. V.)

German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Border Security: Additional Actions Could Strengthen DHS Efforts to Address Subterranean, Aerial, and Maritime Smuggling. GAO-17-474
·         Border Security: Progress and Challenges in DHS's Efforts to Address High-Risk Travelers and Strengthen Visa Security. GAO-17-599T [Testimony]
·         Department of Energy: Use of Leading Practices Could Help Manage the Risk of Fraud and Other Improper Payments. GAO-17-235
·         International Air Travelers: CBP Collaborates with Stakeholders to Facilitate the Arrivals Process, but Could Strengthen Reporting of Airport Wait Times. GAO-17-470
·         Nuclear Waste: Opportunities Exist to Reduce Risks and Costs by Evaluating Different Waste Treatment Approaches at Hanford. GAO-17-306
·         Personal Protective Equipment: Army and Marine Corps Are Pursuing Efforts to Reduce the Weight of Items Worn or Carried in Combat. GAO-17-431  

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch: May 4, 2107
o    Africa and North Korea: Monuments and Munitions
o    Zambia at Tipping Point?

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security & Development Policy
·         The Raucous Caucasus

Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy (ISPSW)

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Islamic Resistance Movement - Hamas

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

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, May 5, 2017, v. 15, no. 9
o    Leaving Islamism Aside: The Gambia Under Adama Barrow
o    What to Expect in Iraq After the Liberation of Mosul
o    Ten Years of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: Evolution and Prospects

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 3-01, Countering Air and Missile Threats, 21 April 2017


Lowy Institute for International Relations
·         The Prime Ministers in America
·         When Turnbull Meets Trump

Martens Centre for European Studies
·         The Case for a Federal Europe

Mitchell Institute


Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Oceans Beyond Piracy

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Pak Institute for Peace Studies
·         Youth Engagement Program

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

RAND Corporation

Republic of Kenya Ministry of Defence
·         2017 Defence White Paper
·         Gender Policy

Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         Combat, Orders and Judgment

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)


UK Parliament House of Lords

US Central Command (CENTCOM)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)


Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Wilson Center