Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Friday's Miscellany 8/23 & 8/30

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Air Force Research Institute (AFRI)
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Fall 2019, v. 13, no. 3
·         Why De-escalation Is Bad Policy
·         Realism, Idealism, Deterrence, and Disarmament
·         The Shadow of Exit from NATO
·         The Belt and Road Initiative: Insights from China's Backyard
·         A New Defense Strategy Requires a New Round of BRAC
·         General Nuclear Compellence: The State, Allies, and Adversaries
·         Cyber Operations as Imperfect Tools of Escalation

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, Fall 2019, v. 33, no. 3
o    Leveraging Our War-Fighting Capabilities through the Lens of Operational Contract Support
o    Unexplained Physiological Episodes: A Pilot's Perspective
o    Space Pirates, Geosynchronous Guerrillas, and Nonterrestrial Terrorists: Nonstate Threats in Space
o    Thinking Differently about Air Bases: Evolving with the Evolving Strategic Environment
o    Maximizing Human Capital with Innovative Talent Management Strategy
o    A Plan for a US Space Force: The What, Why, How, and When
·         Air Force Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, Fall 2019, v. 2, no. 3
o    Australia in an Age of Strategic Competition
o    Russia, South Asia, and the United States: A New Great Game?
o    Airmen and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: The Danger of Generalization
o    Japan and the Nuclear Challenge in a New Era of Rising Tensions: Balancing between Disarmament and Deterrence
o    Cooperative Rivalry: Understanding Indo-Pakistani Ties Using Treaty Networks

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         Ethiopia: A Real New Dawn?

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), August 2019, v. 6, no. 8
o    Update: Routine Screening for Antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Civilian Applicants for U.S. Military Service and U.S. Armed Forces, Active and Reserve Components, January 2014–June 2019
o    Epidemiology of Impulse Control Disorders and Association with Dopamine Agonist Exposure, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2014–2018
o    Commentary: Gaps in Reportable Medical Event Surveillance Across the Department of the Army and Recommended Training Tools to Improve
o    Surveillance Practices
o    Evaluation of Serological Testing for Lyme Disease in Military Health System Beneficiaries in Germany, 2013–2017
o    Historical Review: Rickettsial Diseases and Their Impact on U.S. Military Forces
o    Surveillance Snapshot: Incidence of Rickettsial Diseases among Active and Reserve Component Service Members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2010–2018

Arms Control Association

Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
·         Worldwide Equipment Identification Cards
o    China Edition
o    Iran Edition
o    Russia Edition

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute  (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Energy in Transition
·         The INF Forces Treaty is Dead
·         Making Pemex Great Again?
·         Taxing Streaming Services

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA)

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Blair Institute for Global Change

Brookings Institute

Brown University Watson Institute Costs of War Project

Canada. Department of Public Safety

Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
·         Royal Canadian Air Force Journal, Summer  2019, v. 8, v. 3
o    AI and the Kill Chain
o    Royal Canadian Air Force Contributions to Space Debris Mitigation
o    RCAF Procurement: Canadianization is Not the Best Fit for Canada
o    Towards a Greener Future: Complex Considerations of Alternative Jet Fuels
o    Canada’s Arctic Sovereignty and the Northwest Passage: Sovereignty Foremost or Enhanced Global Strategy?
o    Air Power in COIN: An Instrument of Politics
o    ASPOC 1703 – From the Other Side

Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre

Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI)

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Climate Security (CCS)

Center for Security Policy

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Center for the Study of Intelligence (CSI)

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, August 2019, v. 13, no. 4
o    Benevolent Radicalization: An Antidote to Terrorism
o    Calling on Women: Female-Specific Motivation Narratives in Danish Online Jihad Propaganda
o    When Foreign Fighters Come Home: The Story of Six Danish Returnees
o    Does Trust Prevent Fear in the Aftermath of Terrorist Attacks?
o    The White Wolves: The Terrorist Manifesto That Wasn’t?
o    Counterterrorism Bookshelf: 60 Books on Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism-Related Subjects
o    Bibliography: Terrorism by Country – Pakistan
o    Bibliography: Conflict in Syria (Part 4)
o    Recent Online Resources for the Analysis of Terrorism

Centre for European Reform (CER)
·         CER Bulletin, Issue 127 - August/September 2019
o    What Next for the EU's Capital Markets Union?
o    No-Deal Brexit Means Trouble for Brits Living in the EU
o    Von der Leyen's Bumpy Road to Becoming Commission President

Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies
·         Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 2019, v. 19, no. 4
o    Close Encounters of the Military Kind: A Civilian’s Perspective
o    Threat Evaluation In Air Defense Systems Using Analytic Network Process
o    An Economic Analysis Of The Fall Of France In June 1940 Based On The Theory Of New Institutional Economics
o    France's “Indo-Pacific” Strategy: Regional Projection
o    Deterrence, Resilience and Hybrid Wars: The Case of Canada and NATO
o    Leveraging Capability: A Study of the Interoperability of Fourth- and Fifth-Generation NATO Fighter Aircraft

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         Top 5 China Research 
o    China's Influence in Europe through Investments
o    Political Values in Europe-China Relations (17 case studies)
o    A United Nations with Chinese Characteristics?
o    The US–China Trade–Tech Stand-Off
o    China Rushes Into Brabant: ‘Great Opportunity, but Look Closely at the Stakes Involve

College of Europe

Commission for Countering Extremism

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)


Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)


Department of Defense
·         Reaffirming Our Commitment to Ethical Conduct [memo from SecDef Esper]

Department of Defense, Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2019-113 Audit of the Air Force Nonappropriated Fund Government Purchase Card Program
·         DODIG-2019-114 Audit of the Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense Program
·         DODIG-2019-115 Audit of the Planning for and Implementation of the Afghan Personnel and Pay System

Department of Justice Inspector General
·         19-02 - Report of Investigation of Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey's Disclosure of Sensitive Investigative Information and Handling of Certain Memoranda

Department of State

Department of the Treasury

East West Center

Economic Research Forum
·         Growth After War in Syria

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Leadership Network (ELN)

European Policy Centre

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for Defense of Democracies

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

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

George Washington University Program on Extremism

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

German Development Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         Cyber Deterrence is Overrated

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Defense Management: DOD Should Set Deadlines on Stalled Collaboration Efforts and Clarify Cross-Functional Team Funding Responsibilities GAO-19-598 
·         DOD Installations: Monitoring Use of Physical Access Control Systems Could Reduce Risks to Personnel and Assets GAO-19-649
·         Federal Vehicle Fleets: Agencies Have Continued to Incorporate Alternative Fuel Vehicles into Fleets, but Challenges Remain GAO-19-397

Hedayah International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism

Heritage Foundation
·         Tracking House oversight in the Trump Era [interactive]
·         Judicial Appointment Tracker
·         A Way Forward in Yemen

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) 

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS - Israel)

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security Studies [Africa]

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

Institute for the Study of War
·         Syria Situation Report: August 7 - 21, 2019

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)
·         Information Age Proxy Warfare

Just Security

McAfee Labs

Marine Corps University Middle East Studies
·         MES Insights, August 2019, v. 10, no. 4
o    “Innovation in the Battlefield in Iraq”

Middle East Institute (MEI)

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)


National Security Archive

NATO Defense College

New America

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Observer Research Foundation

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Oxford Internet Institute Computational Propaganda Research Project

Oxford Research Group

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center


Royal Australian Air Force Air Power Development Centre

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
·         Interreligious Relations (IRR) Issue 7 – A Near Century of Dialogue

Small Arms Survey (SAS)

Small Wars Journal
·         Controlling Cognitive Domains

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
·         SIPRI Yearbook [1969 to 2016 available for free download]

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse  

UN Environment Programme  (UNEP)

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
·         USCIS Policy Manual

US  Institute of Peace (USIP)

United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
·         Journal of International Commerce and Economics, August 2019

United States Studies Centre (USSC)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Wilson Center

World Bank

World Economic Forum