Monday, March 5, 2018

Friday's Miscellany 03-02-2018

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Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

Air Force Research Institute (AFRI)
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Spring 2018, v. 12, no. 1
o    Another BRAC Now
o    Defending the Record on US Nuclear Deterrence
o    2017 National Security Strategy Perspective
o    Dragon in the Room: Nuclear Disarmament’s Missing Player
o    Autonomous Weapon Systems and International Crises
o    China in Space: Ambitions and Possible Conflict
o    Transformation and the War in Afghanistan
o    Unbalanced: Rethinking America’s Commitment to the Middle East

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, Spring 2018, v. 32, no. 1
o    The Big Data Imperative: Air Force Intelligence for the Information Age
o    Semper Optiones: 21st Century Intelligence
o    Air Mobility Liaison Officer Promotions: Perception and Reality
o    Developing Air Force Field Grade Officers for Joint Leadership
o    The Elements of an Effective Squadron: An Air Force Organizational Study
o    Terror from Above: How the Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Revolution Threatens the US Threshold
o    Piercing the Fog of Data: Using Activity Based Intelligence to Combat the North Korea Missile Problem
o    Toward an Innovation Strategy for the US Air Force
o    The New Matrix of War: Digital Dependence in Contested Environments

Amnesty International
·         Urgent Debate on Eastern Ghouta

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, February 2018, v. 5, no. 2
o    Update: Malaria, U.S. Armed Forces, 2017
o    Surveillance for Vector-borne Diseases Among Active and Reserve Component Service Members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2010–2016
o    Diagnostic Evaluation of Military Blood Donors Screening Positive for Trypanosoma cruzi Infection

Army University Press
·         Military Review, March-April 2018, v. 98, no. 2
o    What Kind of Victory for Russia in Syria?
o    Diasporas, Foreign Governments, and American Politics
o    Russian Diaspora as a Means of Russian Foreign Policy
o    Rethinking the U.S. Army Infantry Rifle Squad
o    The U.S. Army and Mission Command: Philosophy versus Practice
o    An Army Overseas: Expeditionary Maneuver through the Maritime Domain
o    Putting Concepts of Future Warfare to the Test
o    Commanding in Multi-Domain Formations
o    The Tyranny of the Shores: Army Planning for the Asia-Pacific Theater
o    Western Anbar after the Awakening: A Tale of Three Cities
o    A Joint and Operational Approach for Security Assistance to Georgia and Ukraine
o    Mission before Comfort: A Mission-Focused Approach to Gender in the Army
o    Implacable Foes: War in the Pacific, 1944-1945

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         The Myth of Russian Weakness

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense


Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for Climate & Security

Center for Global Development

Center for Security Policy
·         Exposed: The Civilization Jihad Against America’s Popular Culture [scroll down for free PDF]

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         China's Arctic Dream
·         PacNet #16 - Will the Trump Administration Advance Support for Taiwan Despite China’s Objections?

Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2018-081 The Army’s Tactical Explosive Detection Dog Disposition Process from 2011 to 2014

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG-18- 53 - Immigration and Customs Enforcement Did Not Follow Federal Procurement Guidelines When Contracting for Detention Services

Department of State
·         Terrorism Designations FAQs

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, February 2018,  v. 12, no. 1
o    Online Resources for the Analysis of Terrorism and Related Subjects
o    200 Reconsidering Radicalization: Fanaticism and the Link Between Ideas and Violence
o    Explaining Civilian Attacks: Terrorist Networks, Principal-Agent Problems and Target Selection
o    Terrorist Tactics by Criminal Organizations: The Mexican Case in Context
o    Terrorist Prison Breaks
o    Radicalisation: A Subtype of Religious Conversion?
o    Black-boxing the Black Flag: Anonymous Sharing Platforms and ISIS Content Distribution Tactics
o    Counterterrorism Bookshelf: 18 Books on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism-Related Subjects
o    Bibliography: Social Aspects of Terrorism
o    Bibliography: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Part 2)  
o    Recent + Academic Theses (Ph.D. and MA) on Terrorism- and Counter-Terrorism - related Issues, written in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, and Norwegian

Center on Global Energy Policy
·         U.S. Energy Diplomacy

Centre for European Reform (CER)
·         Macron's Plans for the Euro

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Relations Committee
·         Zimbabwe After Mugabe

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space, & Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
·         The State of Aviation Safety

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         United States Cyber Command

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Department of the Army - Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC)

Egmont Institute

Elliot School of International Affairs - Central Asia Program

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, February 2018
·         Autonomous Vehicles: How Will They Challenge Law Enforcement?
·         Rape Aggression Defense Class
·         Setting the Example

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)

German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         GAO-18-77 - Military Personnel: Additional Actions Needed to Address Gaps in Military Physician Specialties
·         GAO-18-194 - Defense Management: DOD Needs to Take Additional Actions to Promote Department-Wide Collaboration
·         GAO-18-216 - Intellectual Property: Agencies Can Improve Efforts to Address Risks Posed by Changing Counterfeits Market
·         GAO-18-263 - Bank Secrecy Act: Derisking along the Southwest Border Highlights Need for Regulators to Enhance Retrospective Reviews
·         GAO-18-278 - Department of Energy: New Process to Review Financial Assistance for Research Projects Created Uncertainty
·         GAO-18-335 - 2017 Disaster Contracting: Observations on Federal Contracting for Response and Recovery Efforts 
·         GAO-18-367T - Positive Train Control: Many Commuter Railroads Still Have Significant Additional Implementation Work and Opportunities Exist to Provide Federal Assistance [testimony]
·         GAO-18-404T - Analyzing Regulatory Burden: Policies and Analyses under the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Retrospective Reviews Could Be Improved [testimony]

Heritage Foundation

Hoover Institution
·         Strategika, February 2018, no. 48
·         U.S. Military Policy in Afghanistan
·         Americanism In Afghanistan? A Flawed Design
·         Afghanistan Options: Leave, Increase, Stand Pat, Or Cut Back?
·         Committed To The Long Haul

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Security Studies

Institute for Strategic Dialogue 

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

Institute for the Study of War

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Italian Institute for International Political Studies

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, v. 18, no. 3, February 26, 2018
·         In a Fortnight: In Maldives Standoff, China Looks to Safeguard Growing Interests
o    Party Congress Reshuffle Strengthens Xi’s Hold on Central Military Commission
o    "Full Employment" in Tibet: The Beginning and End of Chen Quanguo's Neo-Socialist Experiment
o    Beijing’s Vision for a Reshaped International Order
o    Amphibious Operations: Lessons of Past Campaigns for Today’s PLA
·         Terrorism Monitor, February 26, 2017, v. 16, no. 4  
o    The Potential for a New Strand of Islamist Extremism in Pakistan
o    Ending Islamic State: Dealing With Women and Children Returnees in the North Caucasus
o    Libya’s Rogue Militias Keep the Country From Tackling Human Trafficking

John Hopkins Center for Health Security

Law Library of Congress, Global Legal Research Center

Library of Congress - Federal Research Division

Lowy Institute for International Relations

Marine Corps University Middle East Studies
·         MES Insights, v. 9, no.  1, February 2018
·         Israel’s Cognitive War

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
·         Fake News. A Roadmap

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Oxford Research Group

Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center Internet & Technology
·         Social Media Use in 2018

Pew Research Center U.S. Politics & Policy

Polish Institute of International Affairs

PONARS Eurasia

·         RAND State Firearm Law Database

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
·         Brexit and European Security

Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

Small Wars Journal
·         Letter Home 2053

US Fire Administration (USFA)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Reporting Syria and Iraq

World Bank