Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Friday's Miscellany 11-09-2018

38 North
·         DPRK Notches Up the Warnings

Air University
·         Air Force Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, Fall 2018, v. 1, no. 1
o    Opening the Aperture:  Advancing US Strategic Priorities in the Indo-Pacific Region
o    A Short History of US Involvement in the Indo-Pacific
o    Realignment and Indian Air Power Doctrine: Challenges in an Evolving Strategic Context
o    US Military Liberty Restrictions in Okinawa —Falling on Deaf Ears?
o    Evolving Dynamics in the Indo-Pacific:  Deliberating India’s Position
o    Ecuador’s Leveraging of China to Pursue an Alternative  Political and Development Path

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Amnesty International

Atlantic Council

Australian National University – Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA)
·         The Pittsburgh Massacre

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs


·         Learning for Decarbonisation

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
·         Human Performance Enhancement  

Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

Center for Global Development

Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM)

Center for Security Studies
·         Caucasus Analytical Digest: No. 106: Political Regime-Related Country Rankings
·         Russian Analytical Digest:  No. 226: Russia and the Balkans

Center for Strategic and International Studies CSIS)

Center on Global Energy Policy

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, November 2018, v. 11, no. 10
o    Qassem Soleimani and Iran’s Unique Regional Strategy
o    A View from the CT Foxhole: Patrick Skinner, Police Officer in Savannah, Georgia, and Former CIA Case Officer in Afghanistan and Iraq
o    The Portugal Connection in the Strasbourg-Marseille Islamic State Terrorist Network
o    Converging Factors Signal Increasing Terror Threat to Tajikistan
o    Selling the Long War: Islamic State Propaganda after the Caliphate

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

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

Data & Society Research Institute

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG) 

Department of State

The Dialogue

Duke University
·         The U.S. Military in a Time of Geopolitical Strain [event video]

East West Center

Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Enough Project

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC)

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
·         Consolidated Assessment Ratings

Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Foundation for Defense Of Democracies (FDD)

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

French Institute of International Relations (Institut Fran├žais des Relations Internationales)

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         GAO-19-13 VA Disability Exams: Improved Performance Analysis and Training Oversight Needed for Contracted Exams
·         GAO-19-19 Dam Safety: FERC Should Analyze Portfolio-Wide Risks
·         GAO-19-39 Defense Management: DOD Should Take Additional Actions to Enhance Corrosion Prevention and Mitigation Efforts
·         GAO-19-42 Arctic Planning: Navy Report to Congress Aligns with Current Assessments of Arctic Threat Levels and Capabilities Required to Execute DOD's Strategy
·         GAO-19-46 Global Development Lab: USAID Leverages External Contributions but Needs to Ensure Timely Data and Transparent Reporting
·         GAO-19-118 Defense Logistics: Actions Needed to Enhance the Security of High-Risk Ammunition at Storage Locations
·         GAO-19-152R Financial Audit: Office of Financial Stability (Troubled Asset Relief Program) Fiscal Years 2018 and 2017 Financial Statements

Hedayah International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism

Heritage Foundation

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, v. 21,  November 1, 2018  
o    Niger: The Golden Desert
o    Comoros: A Troubled Archipelago
o    Angolan Diamonds: The Challenges of Resource Reform

Institute for Economics & Peace
·         2018 Positive Peace Index

Institute for the Study of War
·         Syria Situation Report: October 25 - November 8, 2018

Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Association of Chiefs of Police
·         Police Chief, v. 85, no. 11, November 2018
o    Mental Fitness and Posttraumatic Growth: Using Stress and Traumatic Events to Develop Officers’ Resilience and Growth
o    Blended Learning Delivery: A Strategy for Maximizing Investments in Training
o    Building Public Trust
o    Improved Outcomes in Racially Charged Police Encounters: Making the Case for Decision-Based Training
o    Psychiatric Techniques in the Selection and Training of a Police Officer
o    Chief’s Counsel: Pitfalls with the First Amendment, Arrest, and Trespass
o    Focus on Officer Wellness: The Art of Self-Care: Wellness as a Key Element of Leadership
o    Traffic Safety Initiatives: Tackling Distracted Driving in Washington State
o    Tech Talk: Voice-Powered Policing: Speech Recognition Is Changing the Way Officers Share Mission Critical Information
o    The Brief: Breaking the Stigma: Recommendations from IACP Police Psychological Services Section

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Martens Centre for European Studies

Migration Policy Institute

Ministry of Defence - Slovenian Armed Forces
·         Contemporary Military Challenges, October 2018, v. 20, no. 3
o    More Security for Europe
o    On the Way to a European Security and Defence Union or Another Dead End?
o    Strategy and Military Deterrence Capabilities
o    Modernisation within the Hungarian Defence Forces 
o    Armoured Personnel Carrier or Infantry Fighting Vehicle in a Medium Infantry Battalion Group
o    Jihadism and Radicalisation in Selected Regions of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa - A Case Study


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

National Defense University
·         Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ),  91 (4th Quarter, October 2018)
o    Complementary Engagement: An American-Led Response to Rising Regional Rivals
o    Beyond the Third Offset: Matching Plans for Innovation to a Theory of Victory
o    Coercive Gradualism Through Gray Zone Statecraft in the South China Seas—China’s Strategy and Potential U.S. Options
o    Political Warfare with Other Means: 2017 Cyber Attacks on Qatar
o    Peacekeepers in the Donbas
o    Additive Manufacturing: Shaping the Sustainment Battlespace
o    The U.S. Air Force and Army in Korea: How Army Decisions Limited Airpower Effectiveness
o    Beyond the Gray Zone: Special Operations in Multidomain Battle
o    A Smarter Approach to Cyber Attack Authorities
o    Military Transformation: Applying the Kotter Eight-Step Methodology for Change in the U.S. Armed Services
o    Air Force Strategic Bombing and Its Counterpoints from World War I to Vietnam
o    The U.S. Government’s Approach to Civilian Security: Focus on Campaign Activities
o    Building Joint Personnel Recovery Through Multinational Collaboration
o    Joint Publication 4-0, Joint Logistics

National Security Archive

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence

Office of Foreign Assets Control

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center Internet & Technology

Policy Exchange

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)


Royal Australian Air Force, Air Power Development Centre

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Wars Journal
·         As If We Need Another Crisis…

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Stanford University
o    Online Appendix

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)


Third Way

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

Transparency International

UN Assistance Mission for Iraq

UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Watson Institute - Brown University

Wilson Center

World Bank