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Defense Planning for National Security: Navigation Aids for the Mystery Tour

Defense Planning for National Security: Navigation Aids for the Mystery Tour
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Stealth Technology and its Effect on Aerial Warfare
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Chinese Engagement in Africa

The March–April 2014 issue Air and Space Power Journal
Gen Mark A. Welsh III, USAF

Maj Gen Jake Polumbo, USAF
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A Different Air Force Tiger Brig Gen Buck Elton, USAF 

Dr. Danny Lam Dr. Brian Paul Cozzarin

Col Phillip S. Meilinger, USAF, Retired

Dr. Stephen J. Cimbala 

International Security Challenges and the Future of NATO
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"What Types of Nuclear Material Require What Levels of Security?"

Threat Perceptions and Drivers of Change in Nuclear Security Around the World: Results of a Survey

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Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute
·         Is Deepening Shi'ite-Sunni Tension Plunging Lebanon into a New Civil War? http://www.aei.org/files/2014/03/06/-is-deepening-shiitesunni-tension-plunging-lebanon-into-a-new-civil-war_08112975627.pdf

American Security Project

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         Conflict Trends Report no.24: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence, March 2014 http://www.acleddata.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ACLED-Conflict-Trends-Report-No-24-March-2014_final.pdf

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare
·         Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness: Building Resilience, Enhancing Performance http://www.ausa.org/publications/ilw/DigitalPublications/Documents/tbip-csf2/index.html

Atlantic Council
·         The Kurdish Question and US-Turkish Relations in a Changing Middle East http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/images/publications/Kurdish_Question_and_US-Turkey_Relations.pdf

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
·         The Snake Campaign & Cyber Espionage Toolkit http://www.baesystems.com/what-we-do-rai/the-snake-campaign

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
·         Beyond Nuclear Summitry: The Role of the IAEA in Nuclear Security Diplomacy After 2016 http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/files/beyondnuclearsummitryfullpaper.pdf

·         mHealth in China and the United States: How Mobile Technology is Transforming Health Care in the World’s Two Largest Economies http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/reports/2014/03/12-mhealth-china-united-states-health-care/mhealth_finalx.pdf
·         Putin’s Dangerous Game http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/putin%E2%80%99s-dangerous-game

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
·         Terrorism, The Internet, and the Security/Privacy Conundrum http://www.cdfai.org/PDF/Terrorism%20Internet%20Security%20Privacy%20Conundrum.pdf

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         Brazil’s Nuclear Kaleidoscope: An Evolving Identity http://carnegieendowment.org/files/brazil_nuclear_kaleidoscope_lo_res.pdf
·         A New U.S. Approach to Gulf Security http://carnegieendowment.org/files/Wehrey-Gulf_Security-final.pdf
·         The Use of Russia’s Military in the Crimean Crisis http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/03/13/use-of-russia-s-military-in-crimean-crisis/h3k5

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Cyber Threat and Response: Combating Advanced Attacks and Cyber Espionage http://csis.org/files/publication/140313_FireEye_WhitePaper_Final.pdf
·         The Gulf Military Balance: Volume II - The Missile and Nuclear Dimensions http://csis.org/files/publication/140113_Cordesman_GulfMilitaryBalance_VolumeII_Web.pdf
·         PacNet #19 - Okinawans want dignity, not just development: Prime Minister Abe, go to Okinawa http://csis.org/files/publication/Pac1419.pdf

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         Carbon Leakage: Options for the EU http://www.ceps.be/ceps/dld/9014/pdf
·         The EU’s Use of ‘Targeted’ Sanctions: Evaluating Effectiveness http://www.ceps.be/ceps/dld/9016/pdf
·         The Social Impact of Migration and the Notion of Citizenship for the EU: Ensuing challenges and opportunities for the Union http://www.ceps.be/ceps/dld/9021/pdf

Centre for International and Strategic Analysis (SISA)
·         Afghanistan’s Testing Times: An Analysis of the Political Situation and the Insurgent Forces http://strategiskanalyse.no/Publikasjoner%202014/2014-03-14_SISA17_AfghanistanTestingTimes_MAKS.pdf
·         Higher than the Himalaya’s or Rockier than the Rockies? A Comparison of Sino-Pak and Pak-US Relations http://strategiskanalyse.no/Publikasjoner%202014/2014-03-14_SISA19_Sino-Pak-US_QS.pdf
·         Karachi: Through Transitions and Transformations http://strategiskanalyse.no/Publikasjoner%202014/2014-03-14_SISA18_Karachi_AliA.pdf

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
·         A Blueprint for a Sovereign Debt Forum http://www.cigionline.org/sites/default/files/CIGI_Paper_27.pdf
·         A Failure to Cooperate? Raising the Risks and Challenges of Exiting Unconventional Monetary Policies http://www.cigionline.org/sites/default/files/CIGI_PB_35.pdf

Chatham House

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·     Information Technology and Cyber Operations: Modernization and Policy Issues in a Changing National Security Environment http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/2014/3/information-technology-and-cyber-operations-modernization-and-policy-issues-in-a-changing-national-security-environment
·         Recent Developments in Afghanistan http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/2014/3/recent-developments-in-afghanistan

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee
·         Status of U.S. Foreign Assistance to Afghanistan in Anticipation of the U.S. Troop Withdrawal http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/u-s-foreign-assistance-oversight-mechanisms-place-ensure-accountability/

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
·      Management Matters: Creating a 21st Century Government http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/hearings/management-matters-creating-a-21st-century-government

Council on Foreign Relations
·         The European Union's Eastern Partnership http://www.cfr.org/europe/european-unions-eastern-partnership/p32577
·         Global Economics Monthly, March 2014 http://i.cfr.org/content/publications/attachments/March PDF.pdf
·         Ukraine in Crisis http://www.cfr.org/ukraine/ukraine-crisis/p32540

East-West Center
·         China’s Media Crackdown Is a Growing Concern http://www.eastwestcenter.org/download/6924/34480/apb252.pdf

Elliot School of International Affairs - Central Asia Program
·         Addressing Soft Security Challenges in Kazakhstan and Central Asia http://centralasiaprogram.org/addressing-soft-security-challenges-in-kazakhstan-and-central-asia/

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         The EU and Its (cyber) Partnerships http://www.iss.europa.eu/uploads/media/Brief_9_Cyber_partners.pdf
·         EU Cyber-defence – A Work in Progress http://www.iss.europa.eu/uploads/media/Brief_10_Cyber_defence.pdf
·         Handle with Care: Crowd-sourcing and Non-proliferation http://www.iss.europa.eu/uploads/media/Brief_8_Crowd_Sourcing_and_WMD.pdf
·         Three Scenarios for Ukraine http://www.iss.europa.eu/uploads/media/Alert_16_Ukraine_Crimea.pdf
·         Ukraine: The View from China http://www.iss.europa.eu/uploads/media/Alert_17_Ukraine_China.pdf

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, March 2013 http://leb.fbi.gov/2014/march
o    Reading People: Behavioral Anomalies and Investigative Interviewing   
o    “Crisis” or “Hostage” Negotiation? The Distinction Between Two Important Terms
o    Humility: A Leadership Trait That Gets Results

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         China and Ukraine: Principled Policy or Power Politics? http://www.fpri.org/docs/Dreyer_-_China_and_Ukraine.pdf
·         China’s Economic Reforms and the Communist Party's New Left http://www.fpri.org/docs/Chang_-_Chinas_Economic_Reforms.pdf

·         Red Paper 2014 - Uroburos Highly Complex Espionage Software with Russian Roots https://public.gdatasoftware.com/Web/Content/INT/Blog/2014/02_2014/documents/GData_Uroburos_RedPaper_EN_v1.pdf

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         Divisive Rule: Sectarianism and Power Maintenance in the Arab Spring: Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/research_papers/2014_RP04_wmm.pdf
·         Tests of Partnership: Transatlantic Cooperation in Cyber Security, Internet Governance, and Data Protection http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/research_papers/2014_RP05_bdk.pdf

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         Promising Partnerships: Emerging and Established Powers in the 21st Century http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1393364293KlimanEtAl_PromisingPartnerships_Mar14_web.pdf

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·      Joint Professional Military Education: Opportunities Exist for Greater Oversight and Coordination of Associated Research Institutions. GAO-14-216 http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-216

Henley Putnam University
·         Journal of Strategic Security, Spring  2014, v. 7, no. 1 http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/jss/
o    The Dawn of a New Age? Democracies and Military Victory
o    Diversionary Foreign Policy in Authoritarian States: The Use of Multiple Diversionary Strategies by Saddam Hussein during the Gulf War
o    Intelligence and Public Diplomacy: The Changing Tide
o    Homegrown Muslim Extremism in the Netherlands: An Exploratory Note
o    Is Cyber Deterrence an Illusory Course of Action? International and Domestic Challenges to Comprehensive National Cybersecurity: A Case Study of the Czech Republic

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         Stealth Technology and its Effect on Aerial Warfare http://www.idsa.in/system/files/monograph33.pdf

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
·         The Iran Primer- Centrifuges: Key to Final Nuclear Deal http://isis-online.org/isis-reports/detail/the-iran-primer-centrifuges-key-to-final-nuclear-deal/
·         Update on Iran’s Total Near 20 Percent Enriched Uranium Stock: Nearly Enough for a Bomb, if Further Enriched http://isis-online.org/uploads/isis-reports/documents/twenty_percent_stock_march_11_2014-final.pdf

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         The End of an Era? The Death of Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim http://www.understandingwar.org/sites/default/files/ISWBackgrounder_Death_of_Fahim.pdf

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Inter-American Dialogue
·         Natural Gas in Central America http://www.thedialogue.org/uploads/NatGAs_1.pdf

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Naval War College
·         /LUCE.NT/ a Journal of National Security Studies, Spring 2014 http://www.usnwc.edu/Publications/-Luce-nt-.aspx
o    Remembering Abdullah
o    Inextricable Links: Why U.S. Debt to China Poses No Threat to National Security
o    Changing the Status Quo: Considering Nuclear Weapons for Taiwan and Other Options to Avoid Possible War with China
o    Hong Kong Getting No Love from Europe and China
o    The Worst Place: Why the Guantanamo Bay Detainee Facility Should be Closed
o    Drones: Tactical Success, Strategic Failure
o    Wrong Leaders for the Right Lessons…Always?

Oxford Research Group
·         Responding to Climate Disruption – Developing the Agenda http://www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/sites/default/files/FebEn14.pdf

Peace Research Institute Oslo
·         Myanmar’s National Census – Helping or Disrupting Peace? http://www.prio.no/Publications/Publication/?x=7103

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
·         IMF Reform Is Waiting on the United States http://www.piie.com/publications/pb/pb14-9.pdf

Pew Research Internet Project
·         Digital Life in 2025 http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/03/11/digital-life-in-2025/

·         Chinese Engagement in Africa: Drivers, Reactions, and Implications for U.S. Policy http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR521.html
·         Democracy in Afghanistan: The 2014 Election and Beyond http://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE120.html
·         What America's Users Spend on Illegal Drugs: 2000–2010  http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR534.html

Small Wars Journal
·         Can the Afghan Security Forces Stand Up to the Taliban?  Observations from the Field Say “Yes” http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15401
·         The Defense Innovation Imperative: A Prescription for Preserving and Formalizing Rapid Technology Innovation in the Department of Defense http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15386
·         The Impact of Domestic Shale Oil Production on U.S. Military Strategy and its Implications for U.S.-China Maritime Partnership http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15408
·         Learning Rural Engagement: Afghan Agriculture and the Future of Rural Stabilization http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15396
·         Transitional Justice Mechanisms: A Case Study of Sierra Leone and Mozambique http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15394

Stimson Center
·         Japan’s Foreign Policy Challenges In East Asia: Views From The Next Generation http://www.stimson.org/images/uploads/research-pdfs/Japans_Challenges_in_EA_FINAL_WEB.pdf

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
·         Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2013 http://books.sipri.org/files/FS/SIPRIFS1403.pdf

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
·         Legality in Cyberspace: An Adversary View http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1193
·         Turkey-Kurdish Regional Government Relations After the U.S. Withdrawal From Iraq: Putting the Kurds on the Map? http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1190

Transnational Institute
·         No Fracking Way: How the EU-US Trade Agreement Risks Expanding Fracking http://www.tni.org/briefing/no-fracking-way

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons Defense Committee
·         Future Army 2020

United Nations
·         The Situation in Afghanistan and Its Implications for International Peace and Security http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/68/789

US Geological Survey (USGS)
·         New Maps of Afghanistan Provide "Fingerprint" of Natural Resources http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3820#.UyT0pk1OW00

Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, March/April 2014, v. 27, no. 2 http://www.crosstalkonline.org/
o    Non-Malicious Taint: Bad Hygiene is as Dangerous to the Mission as Malicious Intent
o    Collaborating across the Supply Chain to Address Taint and Counterfeit
o    Software and Supply Chain Risk Management Assurance Framework
o    Malware, “Weakware,” and the Security of Software Supply Chains
o    Problems and Mitigation Strategies for Developing and Validating Statistical Cyber Defenses
o    Earned Schedule 10 Years Later: Analyzing Military Programs

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, March-April 2014, v. 28, no. 2  http://www.au.af.mil/au/afri/aspj/digital/pdf/issues/2014/ASPJ-Mar-Apr-2014.pdf
o    Global Vigilance, Global Reach, Global Power for America: The World’s Greatest Air Force—Powered by Airmen, Fueled by Innovation
o    Joint Force Multipliers: America’s Airmen Transition to  the Resolute Support Mission
o    A Different Air Force Tiger
o    Peeling the Onion: Why Centralized Control/Decentralized Execution Works
o    The Joint Strike Fighter/F-35 Program: A Canadian Technology  Policy Perspective
o    How LeMay Transformed Strategic Air Command
o    Nuclear Deterrence and Cyber: The Quest for Concept

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American Peace Society
·         World Affairs Journal, March April  2014 http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/issue/marchapril-2014
o    A Nation Divided: Venezuela’s Uncertain Future
o    Euromaidan: Ukraine’s Self-Organizing Revolution

American Security Project

Army Combined Arms Center
·         Military Review, March/April 2014, v. 94, no. 2 http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/militaryreview/
o    Strenghts-Based Leadership Theory and Development of Subordinate Leaders
o    Developing Trustworthy Commissioned Officers
o    Evil on the Horizon
o    Extending SHARP Best Practices
o    Is Experience the Missing Link in Junior Officer Development
o    The Syrian Crisis from a Neighbor's Perspective
o    The Criticality of Captain's Education
o    Ethics Education of Military Leaders
o    Improving Leader Development in the Operational Domain
o    Leading Structured Organization in the Dynamic Age

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         Impact Analysis: U.S. Crude Exports http://bakerinstitute.org/research/impact-analysis-us-crude-exports/

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Will Syria’s Chemical Weapons Arsenal Be Eliminated? http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/perspectives239.pdf

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
·         Threat Perceptions and Drivers of Change in Nuclear Security Around the World: Results of a Survey http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/files/surveypaperfulltext.pdf

·         China, Israel and the United States: Challenges and Opportunities in the Middle East http://www.brookings.edu/events/2014/02/13-china-israel-us

Carnegie Foundation
·         A Comprehensive Strategy for Syria: Next Steps for the West http://carnegieendowment.org/files/comprehensive_syria_strategy.pdf

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
·         Gambling with Ground Forces: The 2015 Defense Budget and The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review http://www.cnas.org/sites/default/files/publications-pdf/GamblingWithGroundForces_policybrief_Sharp_0.pdf

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         CSS Policy Perspectives, 2014 v. 2, no. 1 http://www.css.ethz.ch/publications/pdfs/PP_04_03_2014.pdf
o    After Ukraine: Enhancing Europe’s Gas Security

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment (CSBA)
·          Hemispheric Defense in the 21st Century http://www.csbaonline.org/publications/2014/01/hemispheric-defense-in-the-21st-century/
·         Toward a Balanced Combat Air Force http://www.csbaonline.org/publications/2014/03/toward-a-balanced-combat-airforce/

Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World
·         Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, 2013, v. 15 http://www.hudson.org/content/researchattachments/attachment/1367/20140110_current_trends_vol15.pdf
o    Victory or Death: The Brotherhood in the Trenches
o    Islamism and the Pakistani State
o    The Next Decade of Jihadism in Pakistan
o    Cleansing Pakistan of Minorities
o    On the Eve of 2014: Islamism in Central Asia
o    A Clash of Islamic Models

Chatham House
·         Looking Beyond 2014: Elections in Afghanistan’s Evolving Political Context http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/home/chatham/public_html/sites/default/files/20140200AfghanistanBeyond2014Coburn.pdf

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Threats to Israel: Terrorist Funding and Trade Boycotts http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-threats-israel-terrorist-funding-and-trade-boycotts
·         U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Ukraine http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/hearing-us-foreign-policy-toward-ukraine

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee
·         Can Technology Protect Americans from International Cybercriminals? http://science.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-oversight-and-subcommittee-research-and-technology-joint-hearing-can-technology

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Issue Guide: Crisis in Ukraine's Crimea http://www.cfr.org/ukraine/issue-guide-crisis-ukraines-crimea/p32516
·         Ukraine in Crisis http://www.cfr.org/ukraine/ukraine-crisis/p32540

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) http://www.defense.gov/pubs/2014_Quadrennial_Defense_Review.pdf

East-West Center
·         Russia and Japan: Can Two-Plus-Two Equal More Than Four? http://www.eastwestcenter.org/download/6912/34470/apb251.pdf

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations
·         The Impact of the Withdrawal from Afghanistan on Russia’s Security http://www.egmontinstitute.be/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SPB54.pdf

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Indonesia Country Analysis Brief - March 2014 http://www.eia.gov/countries/cab.cfm?fips=ID

Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI)
·         The Resilient Social Network: @OccupySandy #SuperstormSandy http://homelandsecurity.org/Docs/The%20Resilient%20Social%20Network.pdf

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Pakistan Selling Family Silver: Hard Times Make Privatisation Necessary http://www.isas.nus.edu.sg/Attachments/PublisherAttachment/ISAS_Brief_322_-_Pakistan_Selling_Family_Silver_05032014102136.pdf

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
·         Second Revolution on Euromaidan: What Next for Ukraine? http://www.iai.it/pdf/DocIAI/iaiwp1403.pdf

International Crisis Group
·         CrisisWatch,  N°127, March 2014 http://www.crisisgroup.org/~/media/Files/CrisisWatch/2014/cw127.pdf

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, March 7, 2014, v. 14, no. 5 http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/China_Brief_Vol_14_Issue_5.pdf
o    National Security Trumps Reform at the NPC
o    Terrorist Attack in Kunming Reveals Complex Relations hip with International Jihad
o    Symbolism over Substance: Sochi Showcases China -Russia Pragmatic Partnership
o    The Humbling of the NDRC
·         Terrorism Monitor, March 6, 2014, v. 12, no. 5 http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/TerrorismMonitorVol12Issue5.pdf
o    Yemen’s Southern Insurgency is Undermining the Political Transition
o    The Battle for al-Quneitra, the “Gateway to Damascus”
o    Counterterrorism or Neo-Colonialism? The French Army in Africa

National War College (NWC)
·         China Maritime Study No. 11 February 2014 China's Near Seas Combat Capabilities http://www.usnwc.edu/Research---Gaming/China-Maritime-Studies-Institute/Publications/documents/Web-CMS11-(1)-(1).aspx
·         Naval War College Review, Spring 2014, v. 67, no. 2 http://www.usnwc.edu/Publications/Naval-War-College-Review/2014---Spring.aspx
o    Creating the 1980s Maritime Strategy and Implications for Today
o    Strategic Features of the South China Sea: A Tough Neighborhood for Hegemons
o    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in the Age of Multilateral Cooperation: Nontraditional Security
o    Cyber War, Cybered Conflict, and the Maritime Domain
o    Promising Privateers? Understanding the Constraints of Contemporary Private Security at Sea
o    Innovation for Its Own Sake: The Type XXI U-boat

NATO Defense College
·         Cold War Déjà Vu? NATO, Russia and the Ukraine Crisis http://www.ndc.nato.int/download/downloads.php?icode=406

·         Developing Army Leaders: Lessons for Teaching Critical Thinking in Distributed, Resident, and Mixed-Delivery Venues   http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR321.html

Small Wars Journal
·         After the Divorce: Clausewitz and the Center of Gravity http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15355
·         Al-Shabaab and the Exploitation of the Subject Network Model http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15373
·         Co-Existence, Co-Ordination, and Crowding Out: Examining the Interrelation Between Nonviolent and Armed Resistance Movements http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15377
·         Narco-Submarines: Applying Advanced Technologies to Drug Smuggling http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15369
·         One More Thought on Unconventional Approaches to Dealing with al Qaeda: If the Afghans Kick Us Out, Let’s Hire the Haqqanis http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15351
·         It’s Not History, East Asia, It’s the Stories We Tell http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15344
·         The Perils and Possibilities of Engaging Non-State Armed Actors in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15361
·         Radical Islamic Terrorism: An Evolving and Enduring Threat http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15336
·         Responding to Crimea by Bolstering NATO’s Military Presence in Central and Eastern Europe http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15368
·         The Royal Road: A Mission-Oriented Service for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15354
·         Thrilla in Minnesota: Al-Shabaab vs. The Somali Diaspora http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15350
·         The Un-Tapped Potential of Aviation Intelligence http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15340

*** Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
·         The Chinese People's Liberation Army and Information Warfare http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1191

Transatlantic Academy
·         Tests of Partnership: Transatlantic Cooperation in Cyber Security, Internet Governance, and Data Protection http://www.transatlanticacademy.org/sites/default/files/publications/Bendiek_TestsofPartnership_Feb14_web.pdf
·         Tipping the Power Balance? The Shale Revolution and U.S. Foreign Policy http://www.transatlanticacademy.org/sites/default/files/publications/Shale%20Gas%20Boom%20U%20S%20%20Foreign%20Policy_5%203%202014.pdf

Air Force Research Institute (AFRI)
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Spring 2014, v. 8. no. 1  http://www.au.af.mil/au/ssq/digital/pdf/Spring_2014/spring_2014.pdf
o    China's Military Modernization and Cyber Activities
o    Why Cyber War Will Not and Should Not Have Its Grand Strategist
o    War on Our Doorstep: Not a Mere Crime Problem
o    Toward Attaining Cyber Domain
o    China: An Unlikely Economic Hegemon
o    Act and Actor Attribution in Cyberspace: A Proposed Analytic Framework
o    Airpower Writings of John Andreas Olsen

Army War College Library
·         Conflict Termination: A Selected Bibliography http://www.carlisle.army.mil/library/bibs/Conflict_Termination.pdf

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
·         Assessing the Experience of South Asia-East Asia Integration and India's Role http://www.adbi.org/files/2014.02.25.wp465.experience.south.asia.east.asia.integration.india.pdf

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated February 27, 2014] http://www.brookings.edu/about/programs/foreign-policy/afghanistan-index

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         India’s Solar Energy Future: Policy and Institutions http://csis.org/files/publication/140224_Murthy_IndiaSolarEnergy_Web.pdf
·         Lebanon at the Crossroad: Assessing the Impact of the Lebanon-Syria Insecurity Nexus http://csis.org/files/publication/140226_Nerguizian_Lebanon_At_Crossroad_REPORT.pdf
·         Liberty, Equality, Connectivity: Transatlantic Cybersecurity Norms  http://csis.org/files/publication/140225_Lewis_TransatlanticCybersecurityNorms.pdf

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, February 2014, v. 8, no. 1 http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php/pot/issue/view/44
o    Perspectives on Counterterrorism: From Stovepipes to a Comprehensive Approach
o    Analysing Terrorism from a Systems Thinking Perspective
o    Evidence-Based Counterterrorism or Flying Blind? How to Understand and Achieve What Works
o    Discovering bin-Laden’s Replacement in al-Qaeda, using Social Network Analysis: A Methodological Investigation
o    Boko Haram’s International Reach
o    Bibliography: Non-English Academic Dissertations on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
o    Bibliography: Terrorism Research Literature (Part 2)
o    “Counterterrorism Bookshelf” – 23 Books on Terrorism & Counter-terrorism Related Subjects
o    A Primer to the Sunni-Shia Conflict

Centre for International and Strategic Analysis (SISA)
·         Deeper than the Indian Ocean? An Analysis of Pakistan-China Relations http://strategiskanalyse.no/Publikasjoner%202014/2014-02-27_SISA16_Sino-Pak_QS.pdf
·         The Syria Conflict and its Impact on Pakistan http://strategiskanalyse.no/Publikasjoner%202014/2014-02-20_SISA15_The-Syria-Conflict-Pak_QS.pdf

Combating Terrorism Center
·         CTC Sentinel, Special Issue - February 2014, v. 7, no. 2 http://www.ctc.usma.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/CTCSentinel-Vol7Iss2.pdf
o    The Future Role of U.S. Counterterrorism Operations in Africa
o    Al-Shabab’s Capabilities Post-Westgate
o    An In-Depth Look at Al-Shabab’s Internal Divisions
o    The Malian Government’s Challenge to Restore Order in the North
o    The In Amenas Attack in the Context of Southern Algeria’s Growing Social Unrest
o    Will Terrorism in Libya be Solely Driven by Radical Islamism?
o    Religious Violence in Tunisia Three Years after the Revolution
o    Leadership Analysis of Boko Haram and Ansaru in Nigeria

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Issue Guide: Crisis in Ukraine's Crimea http://www.cfr.org/ukraine/issue-guide-crisis-ukraines-crimea/p32516
·         The Taliban in Afghanistan http://www.cfr.org/afghanistan/taliban-afghanistan/p10551

Department of the Navy
·         U.S. Navy Arctic Roadmap 2014 – 2030 http://www.navy.mil/docs/USN_arctic_roadmap.pdf

Enough Project
·         South Sudan Field Dispatch: Peace Must Come Soon http://www.enoughproject.org/files/South-Sudan-Dispatch-Peace-Must-Come-Soon.pdf
·         Testimony of John Prendergast: U.S. Policy Toward Sudan and South Sudan http://www.enoughproject.org/files/Sudans-House-Hearing-Prendergast-Testimony.pdf

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         South Africa Country Analysis Brief - February 2014 http://www.eia.gov/countries/cab.cfm?fips=SF

EU Directorate General for External Policies
·         Human Rights Implications of the Usage of Drones and Unmanned Robots in Warfare http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/etudes/join/2013/410220/EXPO-DROI_ET(2013)410220_EN.pdf

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Behind and Beyond al-Sisi’s Bid http://www.iss.europa.eu/uploads/media/Alert_14_Egypt_and_al-Sisi.pdf
·         The EU and Brazil: A Natural Partnership? http://www.iss.europa.eu/uploads/media/Alert_15_EU-Brazil.pdf
·         EU and Sub-Saharan Africa: An Energy Partnership? http://www.iss.europa.eu/uploads/media/Brief_5_energy_in_SSA.pdf

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         The Russian Invasion of Ukraine http://www.fpri.org/docs/cecire_crimea.pdf

·         West Africa: Continental engine or brake? http://www.fride.org/download/PB_176_West_Africa_Continental_engine_or_brake.pdf

Global Security Studies
·         Global Security Studies Journal, Winter 2013, v. 5, no. 1 http://globalsecuritystudies.com/vol5iss1winter2014.htm
o    The Emergence of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Effectiveness of the US Counterterrorism Efforts
o    Cyber-Security: The Threat of the Internet
o    Syria, Iran, and Hizballah: A Strategic Alliance
o    The Legality behind Targeted Killings and the Use of Drones in the War on Terror
o    The Impact of CIA Drone Strikes and the Shifting Paradigm of U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy
o    Radicalization of Youth as a Growing Concern for  Counter-Terrorism Policy

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch – February 27, 2014 https://www.ida.org/upload/africawatch/africawatch-feb-27-2014-vol3.pdf
o    South Africa's Defense -- Time for Decisions?
o    A Viable "Third Way" Political Party in Mozambique?

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         Iran under Rouhani: From Confrontation to Reconciliation http://idsa.in/system/files/IB_IranRouhani.pdf

Observer Research Institute
·         Future of Natural Gas in India: Paving the Way to Benefit from Upside Risks of LNG Supply http://orfonline.org/cms/export/orfonline/modules/issuebrief/attachments/issuebrief67_1393327129812.pdf
·         India-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement: Gains and Future Prospects http://orfonline.org/cms/export/orfonline/modules/occasionalpaper/attachments/occasionalpaper50_1393326944577.pdf

·         Countering Others' Insurgencies: Understanding U.S. Small-Footprint Interventions in Local Context   http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR513.html
·         Health and Economic Outcomes in the Alumni of the Wounded Warrior Project: 2010–2012  http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR290.html
·         Penaid Nonproliferation: Hindering the Spread of Countermeasures Against Ballistic Missile Defenses   http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR378.html

Simon Center for Interagency Cooperation
·         IAP 12W (February 2014) Systems Theory and Military Leadership http://thesimonscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/IAP-No12W-FEB2014.pdf

Small Wars Journal
·         Intelligence and Policy Making for the 21st Century: A Case-study of the Benghazi Attacks and the Relationship Between Policy Makers and the Intelligence Community http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15306
·         A Strategy for Dealing with the Islamic Jihad http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15311
·         Water Tensions in Africa: Assisting our African Partners in Developing a Riverine Operations Capability http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15324
·         Why an Army http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15313

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
·         Peacekeepers at Risk: The Lethality of Peace Operations http://books.sipri.org/files/misc/SIPRIPB1402.pdf

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Wilson Center
·         Is Geography Destiny? A Primer on North American Relations http://www.wilsoncenter.org/sites/default/files/primer_north_american_relations.pdf
·         Pakistan's Urbanization: Enabling Entrepreneurial Innovations to Serve Pakistan's Urban Poor http://www.wilsoncenter.org/sites/default/files/PakistanUrbanization.RahmanPolicyBrief.pdf


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