10 May 2014

Newsletter Apr 2014

American Strategies from West to East Asia 

Analyses on Taliban and al Qaeda 

Talks with Taliban

Al Qaeda &Taliban Tracker

India, China, US and the Indian Ocean 

Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran

Bangladesh & Myanmar 



Country Reports on Terrorism 2013
U.S. State Department



Full Report

Added April 22, 2014 
Type: Monograph 
547 Pages 
Download Format: PDF
Cost: Free 
Brief Synopsis 

The 2012 PLA (People’s Liberation Army) conference took place at a time when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was making its leadership transition from Hu Jintao to Xi Jinping. The conference discussion focused on the developments in China’s national security and in the PLA during the Hu Jintao Administration from 2002 to 2012. Key observations are presented in this volume. The most significant ones are Hu Jintao’s promulgation of the new Historic Missions for the PLA, and Hu’s complete handover of power to his successor. The former has turned on the green light for the PLA to go global. The latter is a milestone is the CCP’s institution building. 

2 May 2014 
SWJ Blog Post | May 1, 2014 

USAID & the National Interest by Patrick Cronin, War on the Rocks 

Many Americans are convinced that foreign aid fails to advance the national interest, while others are vexed that they might be aimed at doing precisely that. A prime example of the latter mindset is reflected in an article by Mark Varga that argues some nations are right to ban USAID. Varga appears to feign surprise that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) promotes democracy and civil society programs broadly congruent with U.S. interests. His outrage may be intended to attack programs that promote “regime change,” including a recent politically inspired social media campaign in Cuba. 

As the former third-ranking official at USAID, I share Varga’s concern about the need to preserve, build and use America’s soft power. However, in focusing on the “digital Bay of Pigs” project to attack many U.S. foreign assistance programs, he picks a fight with a relatively weak institution, ignores the many successes of U.S. foreign aid, and fails to offer realistic and constructive policy recommendations… 

The Afghan Civil Transition Crisis: Afghanistan's Status and the Warnings from Iraq's Failure
MAY 6, 2014 

The Challenges to Transition in Afghanistan: 2014-2015
Shaping the ANSF to meet the Challenges of Transition

IPCS Special Focus 

April 24, 2014 

Middle East Studies (MES) at Marine Corps University is pleased to announce the publication of Middle East Studies In Review 2012-13 covering articles from volumes three and four of MES Insights. The articles fall within three categories: Iran, the Arab World, and Afghanistan and Pakistan. Within each category, the topics range from macro to micro. Some pieces are current and indeed forward-looking while others deal with past events that continue to have links to issues of strategic and tactical concern today. The Review also informs readers of MES activities and of selected engagements by MES staff during 2012 and 2013. 

The Review is available both in print and electronically through the MES website atwww.mcu.usmc.mil under the “Middle East Studies” tab as well as on Facebook atmiddleeaststudies.mcu

April 24, 2014 

by Dave Barno 
The Architect of the Future U.S. Army 

April 24, 2014 
by Whitney Kassel, Foreign Policy 

May-June 2014 

Enlightened self interest, rather than grand postnationalist designs, would put the United States back on the path to greatness. 

We cannot mold other states in our own image. 

Nuclear talks have yielded a framework that buys time for negotiation and reduces the risk of miscalculation on either side. 

Despite its battle fatigue, a U.S. withdrawal from the world would lead to chaos. 

China's growing missile and nuclear forces will pose a complex, challenging threat to America and its allies. 

The life of L. Brent Bozell, Jr., the man who vied with Buckley for leadership of American conservatism. 

It's too soon for fatalism about China's rise. 

The story of the American spy's contacts with the PLO underscores the necessity of talking to adversaries. 

Stop ransacking the past for analogies. The lesson of history is that there usually isn't one. 

April 22, 2014 
Russia Displays a New Military Prowess in Ukraine’s East 
Michael R. Gordon 
New York Times 

April 17, 2014 
ADM James Stavridis, USN (ret) 

Current National Security Challenges & Opportunitie
Presentation (5MB) Audio (75 MB) 

March 27, 2014 
Professor Bruce Hoffman 
State of Global Terrorism: Potential US Counterterrorism Policy and Strategy 
Notes Audio (88 MB) 

February 12, 2014 
Professor Gordon Adams 
Strategic Agility Report Recommendations 
Presentation (1MB) Notes Audio (68 MB) 

January 8, 2014 
Dr. David F. Gordon 
Rethinking Risks and Relationships in the Asia Pacific Region 
Download Video (341 MB) 

December 16, 2013 
Mr. Jason Healey 
Rethinking National and Cyber Security Policies 
Download Video (393 MB) 

November 21, 2013 
Mr. Shawn Brimley 
Game Changers: Disruptive Technology and U.S. Defense Strategy 
Presentation (41 MB) Notes Audio (59 MB) 

October 10, 2013 
Dr. Keith Payne 
Minimum Nuclear Deterrence 
Download Video (287 MB) 

September 5, 2013 
Norman R. Augustine 
Rethinking Science, Technology and Threats to the US 
Download Video (294 MB) 


Rethinking US Enduring Strengths, Challenges and Opportunities is the focus of the 2013-2014 Rethinking Seminar Series. Video, audio, presentation, and bulleted note files for each seminar will be posted on this page as they become available. This year's Rethinking Seminar video as well as those from the last 4 years are also available on the JHU/APL Seminars YouTube Playlist - Rethinking Seminar Series

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U.S. Civilian Engagement in Afghanistan Post-2014 
APR 7, 2014 

By Maren Leed, Ariel Robinson 
APR 7, 2014 

April 01, 2014 — Education is persistently undervalued in most military institutions. This lack of attention is based on two realities of military life: education engenders the habit of questioning, while sound discipline, particularly in combat, requires unhesitating obedience; furthermore, education requires reflection, but war demands action. Thus, the military Services tend to draw broad lines of demarcation between their thinkers and their fighters. 

April 01, 2014 — Representing Servicemembers who make up today’s Joint Force is my greatest honor as Chairman. As the principal military advisor to the President of the United States, Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council, I work to develop a shared understanding of our capabilities and the Nation’s needs in order to provide sound advice and to represent the views of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. To be effective, I must build relationships of trust with those elected to make decisions about the use of military force. But I did not begin to establish relationships with civilian leaders only when I became Chairman. 

April 01, 2014 — As we in the U.S. military continue to renew our commitment to the Profession of Arms, the title of this article asks a compelling question for everyone who wears the cloth of the Nation. While I believe the question has an easy answer, let us not downplay the significance of asking it at every level of professional development. Most serving in the Armed Forces understand the deeper meaning of the question, as well as the commitment to the profession and the American people that goes along with it. Therefore, most military professionals would provide the short answer: “No, we are never really off duty.” 

A Lurking Crisis 
By Rasika Gynedi 
APR 1, 2014 

New Report: State Department Country Reports on Terrorism
April 30, 2014
Department of State
Country Reports of Terrorism 2013

On April 30, 2014, the State Department submitted Country Reports on Terrorism 2013 to the U.S. Congress as required by law. This report, available onwww.state.gov/j/ct, provides the Department of State’s annual assessment of trends and events in international terrorism that occurred from January 1 toDecember 31, 2013. It includes a strategic assessment, country-by-country breakdowns of counterterrorism efforts, and sections on state sponsors of terrorism, terrorist safe havens, and foreign terrorist organizations.

Further information about GTD can be found at www.start.umd.edu/gtd.

CHAPTERS-04/30/14 Chapter 1. Strategic Assessment
-04/30/14 Chapter 2. Country Reports: Africa Overview
-04/30/14 Chapter 2. Country Reports: East Asia and Pacific Overview
-04/30/14 Chapter 2. Country Reports: Europe Overview
-04/30/14 Chapter 2. Country Reports: Middle East and North Africa Overview
-04/30/14 Chapter 2. Country Reports: South and Central Asia Overview
-04/30/14 Chapter 2. Country Reports: Western Hemisphere Overview
-04/30/14 Chapter 3: State Sponsors of Terrorism Overview
-04/30/14 Chapter 4: The Global Challenge of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear (CBRN) Terrorism
-04/30/14 Chapter 5: Terrorist Safe Havens (Update to 7120 Report)
-04/30/14 Chapter 6. Foreign Terrorist Organizations
-04/30/14 Chapter 7. Legislative Requirements and Key Terms

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NBR Reports (Mar 2014) 
Mely Caballero-Anthony, Priscilla Clapp, Catharin Dalpino, Abraham M. Denmark, Meredith Miller and Morten B. Pedersen 

Myanmar’s ongoing political and economic reforms have paved the way for expanded engagement with Southeast Asia and the world. In this new NBR Special Report, leading experts explore the issues surrounding Myanmar’s re-emergence as a regional power and outline implications for U.S. policy. This report is part of the project Myanmar's Growing Regional Role.

Table of Contents

Meredith Miller and Abraham M. Denmark 

Priscilla Clapp

Catharin Dalpino

Mely Caballero-Anthony

Morten B. Pedersen 

Abraham M. Denmark

Meredith Miller

Assessing the People's Liberation Army in the Hu Jintao Era
Added April 22, 2014 
Type: Monograph 
547 Pages 
Download Format: PDF
Cost: Free 
Brief Synopsis

The 2012 PLA (People’s Liberation Army) conference took place at a time when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was making its leadership transition from Hu Jintao to Xi Jinping. The conference discussion focused on the developments in China’s national security and in the PLA during the Hu Jintao Administration from 2002 to 2012. Key observations are presented in this volume. The most significant ones are Hu Jintao’s promulgation of the new Historic Missions for the PLA, and Hu’s complete handover of power to his successor. The former has turned on the green light for the PLA to go global. The latter is a milestone is the CCP’s institution building.

Changing Minds In The Army: Why It Is So Difficult and What To Do About It
Added October 28, 2013 
Type: Monograph 
49 Pages 
Download Format: 
Brief Synopsis

History and organizational studies both demonstrate that changing one’s mind is quite difficult, even in the face of overwhelming evidence that this change needs to occur. This monograph explains how smart, professional, and incredibly performance-oriented Army senior leaders develop frames of reference and then oftentimes cling to their outdated frames in the face of new information. It describes the influence of individual-level concepts—personality, cognitive dissonance reduction, the hardwiring of the brain, the imprints of early career events, and senior leader intuition—along with group level factors to explain how frames of reference are established, exercised, and rewarded. It concludes by offering recommendations to senior leaders on how to structure Army leader development systems to create leaders comfortable with changing their minds when the environment dictates.

Added April 30, 2014 
Type: Monograph 
55 Pages 
Download Format: PDF
Cost: Free 
Brief Synopsis

The authors argue that an urgent leadership issue has arisen which is strongly, but not favorably, influencing our professional culture--a hostility toward religion and its correct expressions within the military. Setting aside the role of Chaplains as a separate issue, the focus here is on the role religion may play in the moral character of individual soldiers--especially leaders--and how their personal morality, faith-based or not, is to be integrated with their profession's ethic so they can serve in all cases "without reservation" as their oath requires.

May 1 

The May–June 2014 issue is now available at http://www.au.af.mil/au/afri/aspj/. To support today’s electronic reading devices, ASPJ makes all articles available in multiple formats. 

In this issue. . . . 

Maj Gen Michael A. Keltz, USAF

Anand Datla

CDR Brian Rivera, USNR
Maj Jussi Toivanen, Finnish Army

Col Suzanne M. Streeter, USAF

Col Michael W. Pietrucha, USAF

Chaplain, Maj Robert A. Sugg, USAF

Journal of Defence Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, April-June 2014

The issue discusses vulnerabilities in the capital acquisition process, maritime security cooperation, privatisation of anti-piracy operations, cloud computing's relevance for defence, Pakistan's biological weapons programme and how marine eco-concerns impact India's maritime strategy.


-- Amit Cowshish


-- Lee Cordner

-- Riddhi Shah

-- Ajey Lele and Munish Sharma

-- Dany Shoham

-- Arnab Das

Review Essay

-- Gautam Sen

Book Reviews

-- Prakash Singh

-- Sanjiv Tomar

-- P.K. Chakravorty

By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR. on May 02, 2014 

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May 1, 2014

APR 22, 2014 

CSIS publishes books, reports, newsletters, and commentaries targeted at decisionmakers in policy, government, business, and academia. 
Publications are sorted chronologically with the most recent at the top. 
You can also browse CSIS publications by type or subject. 
Subscribe to Critical Questions for quick answers to the essential questions surrounding today’s top international events. 
CSIS also publishes New Perspectives in Foreign Policy, a journal for the enrichment of young professionals. 

By David Hamon and Marie V. Milward 
MAY 2, 2014 

Security problems in the Pacific Island countries are many and complex. The island states of Oceania face rapidly evolving and increasingly complex security challenges, some traditional and others less so, including poor maritime domain awareness, the uncertain effects of climatic change, high susceptibility to natural disasters, and pandemic diseases. 

The Korea Chair team takes a biweekly look back at events of interest in Washington, Seoul, and the region from April 17 - April 30, 2014. 

MAY 2, 2014 

Defining religious identity in the Maghreb has become an urgent challenge for governments fighting religious extremism. Nowhere is the battle as intense as in Tunisia, which is struggling to reshape its religious identity after more than a half century of state-imposed secularism. 

By Wayne Mapp 
MAY 1, 2014 

The rise of China is profoundly altering the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region, and this shift will accelerate as China’s economy grows to rival that of the United States during the next two decades. 

Report By Lynn Kuok 
MAY 1, 2014 
Myanmar has made important progress toward democratic reform since President Thein Sein’s civilian government came to power in early 2011. Significant challenges, however, remain and could scuttle efforts at change. 

Critical Questions 
By Richard M. Rossow, Rasika Gynedi 
MAY 1, 2014 

Q1: What did the Special 301 Report detail on India? 

MAY 1, 2014 
The administration of President Barack Obama should sign a bilateral agreement for peaceful nuclear energy cooperation, commonly known as a 123 Agreement, with Vietnam soon and pass it to Congress for its 90-day review. 

MAY 1, 2014 
The administration of President Barack Obama should sign a bilateral agreement for peaceful nuclear energy cooperation, commonly known as a 123 Agreement, with Vietnam soon and pass it to Congress for its 90-day review. 

38 North

Update on North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site http://38north.org/2014/04/punggye042414/

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Thematic Dossier IV: Afghanistan’s 2014 Presidential and Provincial Council Elections http://www.afghanistan-analysts.org/publication/thematic-dossier-iv-afghanistans-2014-presidential-and-provincial-council-elections

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Evolving Terrain: Opium Poppy Cultivation in Balkh and Badakhshan Provinces in 2013 http://www.areu.org.af/EditionDetails.aspx?EditionId=746&ParentId=7&ContentId=7

Air University Library Bibliographies

Central and Eastern Europe - April 2014 

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Al-Maliki Looks at a Third Term in Iraq 

American Security Project
Key Facts: Climate Change 

Amnesty International
Exploitation of Migrant Domestic Workers in Qatar 

Asian Development Bank
Asian Economic Integration Monitor - April 2014 

Assessing Impact in the Greater Mekong Subregion: An Analysis of Regional Cooperation Projectshttp://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/pub/2014/assessing-impact-gms.pdf

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Dynamic Transition of the Exchange Rate Regime in the People's Republic of China http://www.adbi.org/files/2014.04.25.wp476.dynamic.transition.exchange.rate.prc.pdf

Atlantic Council

Turkish-Iranian Rapprochement and the Future of European and Asian Energy http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/images/publications/Turkish-Iranian_Rapprochement.pdf

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Berkman Center on Internet & Society
Governments and Cloud Computing Approaches, and Policy Considerations http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/node/9069


Profitable Development Solutions: How the Private Sector Can Contribute to the Post-2015 Agendahttp://www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2014/04/private-sector-post-2015-agenda

Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
Political Stability and Security in West and North Africahttps://www.csis.gc.ca/pblctns/cdmctrch/20140423-eng.asp

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Extreme Violence and the Rule of Law: Lessons From Eastern Afghanistanhttp://carnegieendowment.org/files/violence_rule_of_law.pdf

Iraq’s Sectarian Crisis: A Legacy of Exclusion http://carnegieendowment.org/files/iraq_sectarian_crisis.pdf

CATO Institute

State-Based Visas: A Federalist Approach to Reforming U.S. Immigration Policyhttp://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/pa748_web.pdf

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

· Digital Theaters: Decentralizing Cyber Command and Control http://www.cnas.org/digital-theaters

· Opportunities for American Influence in a Changing Middle East http://www.cnas.org/us-influence-in-middle-east

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

· Immigration's Impact on Republican Political Prospects, 1980 to 2012 http://cis.org/sites/cis.org/files/gimpel-realignment.pdf

Center for National Policy

· Connecting America: Building Resilience with Social Media http://cnponline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Connecting-America.pdf

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

· Persistent Engagement in the Era of Minimal Footprint http://www.cna.org/sites/default/files/research/Symposium_Persistent_Engagement.pdf

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

· Russian Analytical Digest, No. 147: Legal Reform http://www.css.ethz.ch/publications/pdfs/RAD-147.pdf

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

· FYSA: For Your Situational Awareness, no. 6, April 2014 https://csis.org/files/publication/ISP_newsletter_FYSA_APRIL_2014_0.pdf

  •  Is Nuclear Weapons Modernization Affordable?

  •  Localizing Development Assistance to Enhance Effectiveness

  •  The End of Moore's Law...No Really This Time

  •  Initial Analysis of the Impact of Sequestration on DoD Contracting

· Exploring New Ways to Provide Enduring Strategic Effects for DODhttp://csis.org/files/publication/140422_Murdock_ExploringNewWays_Web.pdf

· Family Planning and Linkages with U.S. Health and Development Goals http://csis.org/files/publication/140417_Fleischman_FamilyPlanningEthiopia_Web.pdf

· PacNet #32 - Mr. Obama: Focus on Alliance Management, not Rebalancing Rhetoric http://csis.org/files/publication/PacNet1432.pdf

· PacNet #32A - Unintended Consequences of US Alliances in Asia http://csis.org/files/publication/PacNet1432A.pdf

· Replenishing GAVI in 2014: Options for U.S. Engagement http://csis.org/files/publication/140422_Bliss_ReplenishingGAVI_Web.pdf

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies

· Perspectives on Terrorism, April 2014, v. 8, no. 2 http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php/pot/issue/view/45

  • Survival of the Fittest: Why Terrorist Groups Endure
  • Hezbollah’s Man in Egypt
  • Locating Cyberterrorism: How Terrorism Researchers Use and View the Cyber Lexicon
  • Bibliography: Muslim Brotherhood (Part 1)
  • Bibliography: (Countering) Violent Extremism and Terrorism
  • “Counterterrorism Bookshelf” – 27 Books on Terrorism & Counterterrorism Related Subjects
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

· How Much Does EU Citizenship Cost? The Maltese Citizenship-for-sale Affair: A Breakthrough for Sincere Cooperation in Citizenship of the Union? http://www.ceps.be/ceps/dld/9193/pdf

· Supporting Access to Finance by SMEs: Mapping the Initiatives in Five EU Countries http://www.ceps.be/ceps/dld/9188/pdf

· Ukraine and Security Disorder in Europe – A Defining Moment for the OSCE? http://www.ceps.be/ceps/dld/9191/pdf

Committee for Human Right in North Korea

· Illicit: North Korea’s Evolving Operations to Earn Hard Currency http://www.hrnk.org/uploads/pdfs/SCG-FINAL-FINAL.pdf

Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

· Investigations into Allegations of Misconduct by the Former Acting and Deputy Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Securityhttp://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1146994/edwards-senate-investigation.pdf

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations

Delhi Policy Group

· Afghanistan Task Force: What India Can Do 

· Afghanistan Update: Preparations for ‘The Decade of Transformation’ http://www.delhipolicygroup.com/uploads/publication_file/1060_Afghanistan_Update.pdf

· Women's Political Participation and Representation in India http://www.delhipolicygroup.com/uploads/publication_file/1066_Women_in_Politics_final.pdf

Department of Defense (DOD)

· Defense Suicide Prevention Office

  • 2012 Calendar year DoD Suicide Event Report (DoDSER)
  • Crisis Support Guide for Families
  •  Reserve Component Suicide Postvention Plan: A Toolkit for Commanders
· DoD Directive 4180.01, DoD Energy Policy, April 16, 2014 http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/418001_2014.pdf

· DoD Instruction 5030.36, Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic (ESCAT), April 24, 2014 http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/503036p.pdf

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of State

· Remarks at the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) Launch http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2014/04/225050.htm

East-West Center

· Australia’s Gains in Northeast Asia Pave the Way for Obama’s Trip http://www.eastwestcenter.org/download/7010/34542/apb258.pdf

· President Obama’s Visit to Malaysia: Looking Beyond Flight MH370 http://www.eastwestcenter.org/download/7013/34547/apb259.pdf

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

· The European Elections: What is at Stake for the Citizens? An Analysis of the EU’s Legitimacy and Policy Challengeshttp://www.egmontinstitute.be/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/academia-european-elections.pdf

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

· Mexico Country Analysis Brief - April 2014 http://www.eia.gov/countries/cab.cfm?fips=MX

EU Institute for Security Studies

· Crisis Rooms – Towards a Global Network? http://www.iss.europa.eu/uploads/media/Crisis_Rooms.pdf

European Policy Centre (EPC)

· EPC Special Collection: Ukraine http://www.epc.eu/pub_details.php?cat_id=1&pub_id=4351

· Ukraine and the EU: Turning the Association Agreement Into a Success Story http://www.epc.eu/documents/uploads/pub_4360_ukraine_and_the_eu.pdf

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

· The Perfect Storm Ahead? An Exploration of the Risk of Nuclear Terrorismhttp://www.fpri.org/docs/Haines.Perfect%20Storm_0.pdf


Avoiding Iraq’s Fragmentation

Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Russia)

· Russian Economic Developments 

German Development Institute

· The formation of a New Technological Trajectory of Electric Propulsion in the French Automobile Industry http://www.die-gdi.de/uploads/media/DP_12.2014.pdf

· International Cooperation and Development: A Conceptual Overview http://www.die-gdi.de/uploads/media/DP_Paulo_13.2014.pdf

· Making Energy Efficiency Pro-poor: Insights from Behavioural Economics for Policy Design http://www.die-gdi.de/uploads/media/DP_11.2014.pdf

· Turkey as a Donor Country and Potential Partner in Triangular Cooperation http://www.die-gdi.de/uploads/media/DP_14.2014.pdf

Global Center on Cooperative Security

· Blue Sky II: Progress and Opportunities in Implementing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategyhttp://www.globalcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Blue-Sky-II-Low-Res.pdf

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

· Department of Defense's Waiver of Competitive Prototyping Requirement for the Army's Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle Program. GAO-14-521R http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-521R

· Department of Defense's Waiver of Competitive Prototyping Requirement for the Air Force's B-2 Defensive Management System Modernization Program. GAO-14-522R http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-522R

· Telecommunications: Projects and Policies Related to Deploying Broadband in Unserved and Underserved Areas. GAO-14-409 http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-409

· Warfighter Support: DOD Policy and Implementation Plan for Reconstitution of Forces. GAO-14-530Rhttp://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-530R

Heritage Foundation

· Basel III Capital Standards Do Not Reduce the Too-Big-to-Fail Problem 

· Congress Should Support the Marines’ New Amphibious Combat Vehicle Plan 

· Crisis in Venezuela: UNASUR and U.S. Foreign Policy

· EEOC Loses Again on Background Checks

· Job Creation—Policies to Boost Employment and Economic Growth 

· A National Strategy for the South China Sea 

· Supreme Court 101: A Primer for Non-Lawyers 

· Time to Reform U.S. International Broadcasting 

Households in Conflict Network

· Civil Conflict, Sex Ratio and Intimate Partner Violence in Rwanda

Human Rights Watch

· "They Say We’re Dirty" : Denying an Education to India’s Marginalized

· "We Were Sent to Kill You" : Gang Attacks in Western Kenya and the Government’s Failed 

· "We Stood, They Opened Fire": Killings and Arrests by Sudan’s Security Forces During the September Protests 

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

  • Ghana, The United States, and Iran: Balancing Alliances with Mutual Interests
  • Elections and the Autocratic Drift in Africa

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

· Monitoring North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site http://isis-online.org/uploads/isis-reports/documents/Punggye-ri_April2014_FINAL.pdf

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

· People's Perspectives of Organised Crime in West Africa and the Sahel 

· Strengthening Prosecutorial Accountability in South Africa 

Institute for the Study of War

· Afghanistan: 5,000 Troops are not Enough 

· Iraq’s 2014 National Elections

· Iraq Update, April 25 - Major attack against AAH-affiliated Sadiqun rally in Baghdad 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

· The Election Scene in Uttar Pradesh

International Centre for Defense Studies (Estonia)

· Lessons Identified in Crimea: Does Estonia’s National Defense Model Meet Our Needs?

· Russian Armed Forces in 2014: Short-term Prognosis

International Centre for Policy Studies

International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

· Global Liquidity - Issues for Surveillance 

International Peace Institute (IPI)

· Beyond Haiti: Enhancing Latin American Military and Police Contributions to UN Peacekeeping http://ipinst.org/media/pdf/publications/ipi_e_pub_beyond_haiti.pdf

Jamestown Foundation

· China Brief, April 25,2014, v. 14, no. 8 

  • China’s Penetration of the Canadian Energy Market
  • China Pursues Ambitious, but Risky, Financial Reforms
  • Chinese 3rd Generation Nuclear Technology Development

Kennedy Center for International Studies

· Journal of International Organization Studies, Fall 2013, v. 5, no. 1 http://journal-iostudies.org/volume-5-issue-1-2014

  • Looking Inward: The Politics of Administering the International Public Sector
  • Internal Dynamics and Dysfunctions of International Organizations—An Introduction to the Special Issue
  • Spoilers from Within: Bureaucratic Spoiling in United Nations Peace Operations
  • How to Deal with Spoilers: Dissent-Shirking, Obstruction, and Coping Strategies with the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor
  • Proselytizing as Spoiling from Within? Comparing Proselytizing by UN Peacekeepers in the Sudan and the DR Congo
  • The Morality of Bureaucratic Politics: Allegations of “Spoiling” in a UN Inter-Agency War
  • Protectionism within the Organization of United Nations Peacekeeping: Assessing the Disconnection between Headquarters and Mission Perspectives
  • Multiple Actors and Centers of Agency? Examining the UN as a Competitive Arena for Norm Change

Long War Journal

· Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2014 [updated April 21, 2014] 

Lowy Institute for International Policy

· Southern Thailand: From Conflict to Negotiations?


· Beyond the Breach [2014 Threat Report] 

Middle East Studies (MES)

National Academies Press

· Gulf War and Health, Volume 9: Long-Term Effects of Blast Exposures

National Bureau of Asian Research

· Asia-Pacific Perspectives on the Ukraine Crisis http://www.nbr.org/research/activity.aspx?id=424

· India in the United States: Economic Engagement in the 21st Century: An Interview with Vinod K. Jainhttp://www.nbr.org/downloads/pdfs/outreach/NBR_IndiaCaucus_April2014.pdf

· Learning from China: A Blueprint for the Future of Coal in Asia? 

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

· Food and Medical Care Assistance:For the Local Residents during the Siberian Interventionhttp://www.nids.go.jp/english/publication/briefing/pdf/2014/briefing_e186.pdf

National Security Archive

· Declassified Documents Show Henry Kissinger's Major Role in the 1974 Initiative That Created the Nuclear Suppliers Group http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb467/

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

· Faces on divides: the May 2014 European elections 

· Think Global, Act European IV: Thinking Strategically About the EU’s External Action http://www.notre-europe.eu/media/tgae2013.pdf?pdf=ok

Police Executive Research Forum

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

· Fueling Calorie Intake Decline: Household Level Evidence from Rural India http://www.peri.umass.edu/fileadmin/pdf/working_papers/working_papers_301-350/WP348.pdf

· A Puzzling Rise in Financial Profits and the Role of Capital Gain-Like Revenues http://www.peri.umass.edu/fileadmin/pdf/working_papers/working_papers_301-350/WP347.pdf


· An Assessment of Program Sustainability in Three Bureau of Justice Assistance Criminal Justice Domainshttp://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR550.html

· Brothers Killing Brothers: The Current Infighting Will Test al Qaeda's Brand http://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE123.html

· Capacity Building at the Kurdistan Region Statistics Office Through Data Collection http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR293.html

· Evaluating the Impact of the Department of Defense Regional Centers for Security Studies http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR388.html

· Improving Technical Vocational Education and Training in the Kurdistan Region — Iraq http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR277.html

· Recruiting Older Youths: Insights from a New Survey of Army Recruits http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR247.html

· Strategic Priorities for Improving Access to Quality Education in the Kurdistan Region — Iraq: Kurdish-language versionhttp://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG1140z2-1.html

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

· The Fate of the Pivot: U.S. Policy in East Asia 

· India’s Nuclear Deterrent: The More Things Change… 

· Is India a Responsible Nuclear Power?

· The Look East Policy and India’s Northeastern States 

· Managing Tensions in the South China Sea: Comparing the China-Philippines and the China-Vietnam Approaches

· U.S. Military Assistance to India: Building Partner Capacity?

Security Council Report

· Cross-Cutting Report on Women, Peace and Security 

Small Wars Journal

· Adding the Warrant to Your Quiver: Ten Tenets of Warrant Based Targeting 

· The Continuing Irrelevance of William Lind http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15621

· Dueling With Clausewitz: Games of Preemption, Wars of Attrition, and Deconstructing a Classic Analogy for Understanding the Fundamental Nature of the First World War http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15616

· How the Military Intelligence Community Has Failed to Incorporate Sociocultural Understanding of their Operational Environment http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15611

· A Proposed Framework for Appreciating Megacities: A US Army Perspective http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15598

· Schizophrenic Doctrine: Why We Need to Separate Democratization Out of Stability and COIN Doctrinehttp://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15606

Strategic Studies Institute

· Assessing the People's Liberation Army in the Hu Jintao Era 

· The Evolution of Los Zetas in Mexico and Central America: Sadism as an Instrument of Cartel Warfare http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1195

Transatlantic Academy

· On Power and Norms Libya, Syria, and the Responsibility to Protect

Transparency International

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

· Dispute Resolution and Justice Provision in Yemen’s Transition

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

· AGOA: Trade and Investment Performance Overview 


2014 Data Breach Investigation

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

· The Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation Agreement: Too Early to Judge 

White House

· Joint Fact Sheet: The United States-Republic of Korea Alliance: A Global Partnership http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/25/joint-fact-sheet-united-states-republic-korea-alliance-global-partnershi

· Remarks by President Obama to U.S. Troops and Personnel at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsanhttp://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/26/remarks-president-obama-us-troops-and-personnel-us-army-garrison-yongsan

· U.S.-Japan Joint Statement: The United States and Japan: Shaping the Future of the Asia-Pacific and Beyondhttp://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/25/us-japan-joint-statement

Air University Library Bibliographies

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

· Motives and Consequences of Ambassador Withdrawals from Doha 

· Towards The Third CHP: An Anatomy of the Main Opposition in Turkey 

· Turmoil in Ukraine 

Angelo State University Center for Security Studies

· Journal of Homeland and National Security Perspectives, 2014, v. 1, no. 1 

  • Policy Recommendation to the Syrian Civil War
  • Globalization's Impact on Weak and Failing
  • Examining the Need for a Cyber Intelligence Discipline
  • Intelligence Failures: Matters of Homeland and National Security
  • The Strait of Hormuz as a Global and U.S. Security Concern: A Transportation and Maritime Security Case Illustration

Asian Development Bank

· A Comparative Analysis of Tax Administration in Asia and the Pacific http://www.adb.org/publications/comparative-analysis-tax-administration-asia-and-pacific

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

· Asian Monetary Integration: A Japanese Perspective 

Aspin Institute

· Adapting for the Global Diplomatic Arena

Atlantic Council

· Beyond Data Breaches: Global Interconnections of Cyber Risk 

· NATO’s Framework Nations: Capabilities for an Unpredictable World 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

· Trajectories of Change: Challenge and Transformation in the Wake of the Arab Spring http://bakerinstitute.org/files/7381/

· Vigilantism in Mexico: A New Phase in Mexico’s Security Crisis http://bakerinstitute.org/files/7390/download/

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

· Grounds for Hope: The Evolutionary Science behind Territorial Conflicthttp://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/files/johnson-toft-policy-brief-march-2014-final.pdf


· Africa in China's Foreign Policy

· Changing Energy Dynamics in the Western Hemisphere: Impacts on Central America and the Caribbean http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2014/04/04-energy-central-america-trinkunas/changing-energy-dynamics.pdf

· Defending the Wolf: The Useful Contradiction of the Bundesbank

· Lessons from the Implementation of the Volcker Rule for Banking Structural Reform in the European Union http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2014/04/lessons-volcker-rule-bank-reform-elliott/lessons_volcker_rule_bank_structure_reform_elliott.pdf

· The New Geopolitical and Security Consequences of Energy

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

· Roots of Crisis in Northern Lebanon 

Center for a New American Security

· Securing the Grid: Opportunities and Risks in Operational Technology http://www.cnas.org/sites/default/files/publications-pdf/CNAS_SecuringTheGrid_Butler.pdf

Center for Complex Operations (CCO)

  • Egypt in Transition: The Third Republic
  • Talking to the Taliban 2010 – 2011: A Reflection
  • Strategic Terrorism: A Call to Action
  • Hybridization of Conflicts
  • Putting State Legitimacy at the Center of Foreign Operations and Assistance
  • Rules of Engagement and Abusive Citizens
  • A Swift and Decisive Victory: The Strategic Implications of What Victory Means
  • Evolving Internal Roles of the Armed Forces: Lessons for Building Partner Capacity
  • Sri Lanka’s National Security
  • Confronting the Threat of Corruption
  • An Interview with Lieutenant General Mike Flynn
Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

· Slap on the Wrist for a Confessed, Wealthy Employer of Many Illegal Aliens http://cis.org/sites/cis.org/files/north-reddy.pdf

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)

· The CIP Report, April 2014, v.12 , no. 10 
  • Defense Industrial Base

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment (CSBA)

· Thinking About a Balanced Future Combat Air Force [presentation] http://www.csbaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/CAF-Briefing-FINAL-Presentation.pdf

· Toward a Balanced Combat Air Force 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

· Evolving Threats and Strategic Partnerships in the Gulf 

· Global Economics Monthly: China's Economic Navigators Enter Choppy Waters 

· Iraq in Crisis

· Issues & Insights v. 14, no. 1 - 8th China-US Dialogue on Strategic Nuclear Dynamics 

· Kim Jong-un’s New Entourage 

· Korea Chair Monitor, 2014, v. 2, no. 7

· PacNet #31 - Indonesia's Ambiguous Elections: Implications for the Region

· PacNet #30 -- A Role for Taiwan in Promoting Peace in the South China Sea 

· PacNet #29 - BIMSTEC: Can it connect two-fifths of global poor? 

· PacNet #28 - The Philippines’ South China Sea Memorial: Sailing into the Wind 

· PacNet #26R - Indonesia, South China Sea and the 11/10/9-dashed lines 

· Preparing for a New Team in New Delhi 

· A Proposed Methodology for Preparing for a Deep Defense Drawdown 

· Shaping the ANSF to meet the Challenges of Transition 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

· Cameron’s Reality Check on Europe http://www.ceps.be/ceps/dld/9176/pdf

· Exploring a Regional Approach to EU Energy Policies http://www.ceps.be/ceps/dld/9178/pdf

Centre for European Reform (CER)

· The EU and Russia: Uncommon Spaces 

· Why a British Exit is not Inevitable http://www.cer.org.uk/insights/why-british-exit-not-inevitable

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

· Crying over Spilt Milk: The History of Dairy Supply Management and Its Role in Recent Trade Negotiations http://www.cigionline.org/sites/default/files/cigi_paper_30.pdf

Chatham House

· Asia-Pacific Security: A Changing Role for the United States 

· Community Forestry in FLEGT [Forest Law, Enforcement, Governance and Trade] Voluntary Partnership Agreements 

· Europe’s Forest Strategy in the Next Decade: Options for the Voluntary Partnership Agreements http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/home/chatham/public_html/sites/default/files/20140414Europe'sForestStrategyHoare.pdf

Conciliation Resources

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

· Rebalancing the Rebalance: Resourcing U.S. Diplomatic Strategy in the Asia-Pacific Region http://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/872692.pdf

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

· An Analysis of the President's 2015 Budget http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45230

· Budgetary Effects of Selected Policy Alternatives Not Included in CBO's Baseline http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45252

· Costs for Mandatory Programs That Continue Beyond Their Current Expiration Date in CBO's Baseline http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45251

· Historical Budget Data—April 2014 http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45249

· Report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program—April 2014 http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45260

· Updated Budget Projections: 2014 to 2024 http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45229

· Updated Estimates of the Effects of the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act, April 2014 http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45231

Department of Defense (DOD)

· DoD Directive 4180.01, DoD Energy Policy, April 16, 2014 

· Estimated Impacts of Sequestration-Level Funding 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

· DODIG-2014-060 An Assessment of Contractor Personnel Security Clearance Processes in the Four Defense Intelligence Agencies http://www.dodig.mil/pubs/documents/DODIG-2014-060.pdf

Department of State

· Progress in Combating Trafficking in Persons: The U.S. Government Response to Modern Slavery http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/224810.pdf

· U.S. Foreign Policy in South Asia: A Vision for Prosperity and Security 

East-West Center

· Japan’s Domestic Politics Prior to President Obama’s Visit

· Moving ASEAN-US Security Relations to a New Level? 

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

· Turkey Country Analysis Brief - April 2014 http://www.eia.gov/countries/cab.cfm?fips=TU

Energy Policy Information Center

· Russia-Ukraine Crisis and Its Implications for Global Energy Markets 

EU Institute for Security Studies

· One Size to Fit All? Setting Standards for European Defence 

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Policy Centre (EPC)

· EPC Special Collection: Ukraine http://www.epc.eu/pub_details.php?cat_id=1&pub_id=4351

· Migration and Integration - Common Challenges and Response from Europe and Asia 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

· The Revenge of Force Planning

Gen. (ret.) Wesley K. Clark and Dr. Phillip A. Karber

· Immediate Improvements Needed in Rapidly Implementing "Non-Lethal" U.S. Military Assistance for Defense of Ukrainehttps://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1114174/clark-karber-report-with-appendix.pdf

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

· Informal Interference in the Judiciary in New Democracies: A Comparison of Six African and Latin American Cases http://www.giga-hamburg.de/de/system/files/publications/wp245_llanos-weber-heyl-stroh.pdf

German Marshall Fund of the United States

· Exploring Emerging Domestic Drivers of Chinese Foreign Policy http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1397485669Pei_EmergingDomesticDrivers_Apr14.pdf

· Ruling vs. Governing: Pluralism and Democracy in Turkey, Egypt, and Tunisia http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1397580368Gumuscu_Keyman_RulingGoverning_Apr14.pdf

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

· Army Modular Force Structure: Annual Report Generally Met Requirements, but Challenges in Estimating Costs and Assessing Capability Remain. GAO-14-294 http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-294

· Defense Contracting: DOD's Use of Class Justifications for Sole-Source Contracts. GAO-14-427R http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-427R

· Foreign Aid: USAID Has Increased Funding to Partner-Country Organizations but Could Better Track Progress. GAO-14-355 http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-355

· Maritime Infrastructure: Key Issues Related to Commercial Activity in the U.S. Arctic over the Next Decade. GAO-14-299 http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-299

· Nuclear Weapons: Technology Development Efforts for the Uranium Processing Facility. GAO-14-295 http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-295

· Petroleum Refining: Industry's Outlook Depends on Market Changes and Key Environmental Regulations. GAO-14-249 http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-249

Heritage Foundation

· The DREAM Act in the NDAA: Wrong for National and Homeland Security http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/pdf/IB4199.pdf

· Paycheck Fairness Act Would Reduce Pay and Flexibility in the Workplace http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/pdf/IB4200.pdf

· President Obama’s 2015 Budget: How Government Expansion Will Limit Opportunity, Slow Economic Growth, and Erode Financial and National Security http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/pdf/BG2903.pdf

· The Second Amendment and the Inalienable Right to Self-Defense http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/pdf/CGL16.pdf

· U.S. Export–Import Bank: Corporate Welfare on the Backs of Taxpayers http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/pdf/IB4198.pdf

Hoover Institution

· Law and Ethics for Autonomous Weapon Systems: Why a Ban Won’t Work and How the Laws of War Can http://www.hoover.org/publications/monographs/144241

Households in Conflict Network

· Conditional Cash Transfers, Civil Conflict and Insurgent Influence: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines http://www.hicn.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/HiCN-WP-174.pdf

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

  • Boko Haram and the 2015 Nigerian Elections
  • Turkey in Africa—An Emerging Influencer?
Africa Watch, April 17, 2014 https://www.ida.org/upload/africawatch/africawatch-apr-17-2014-vol4.pdf
  • Kenya—Mass Arrests Counterproductive and Undermine Security Reform Pledge
  • A Litmus Test for Guinea's President

Institute for Security & Development Policy

· Tallying the Hidden Environmental Costs of Drug Production 

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)

· Indigenous Rights vs Agrarian Reform in Indonesia: A Case Study from Jambi 

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

· People's Perspectives of Organised Crime in West Africa and the Sahel 

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)

· Overt Shi'a Militia Mobilization in Mixed Areas http://iswiraq.blogspot.com/2014/04/overt-shia-militia-mobilization-in.html

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

· Foundations of Bangladesh’s Economic Development: Politics of Aid 

· Youth and ‘Refo-lution’? Protest Politics in India and the Global Context 

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

· Caspian Gas, TANAP and TAP in Europe's Energy Security 

· Global Economic Trends and Recovery Prospects http://www.iai.it/pdf/DocIAI/iai1405.pdf

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

· Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change http://mitigation2014.org/

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

· Terrorism Research and Government

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

· Comparing the Performance of Logit and Probit Early Warning Systems for Currency Crises 

· Cross-Country Experience in Reducing Net Foreign Liabilities: Lessons for New Zealand 

· Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals: Purgatory…not 

· India: Defining and Explaining Inclusive Growth and Poverty Reduction 

· Official Demand for U.S. Debt: Implications for U.S. Real Interest Rates 

International Peace Institute (IPI)

· Beyond Haiti: Enhancing Latin American Military and Police Contributions to UN Peacekeeping

· Terminating Security Council Sanctions 

Jamestown Foundation

· Terrorism Monitor, April 18, 2014, v. 12, no. 8 

  • Terrorist Campaign Strikes Mombasa as Somali Conflict Spreads South
  • Is the End in Sight for Colombia’s FARC Insurgency?
  • In a Shifting Political Landscape, Hezbollah Repositions Itself as the Anti-Terrorist Defender of Lebanon

Law Library of Congress

· Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights and the Parot Doctrine http://www.loc.gov/law/help/parot-doctrine/coe-parot-doctrine.pdf

· Spain: Parot Doctrine After the ECHR Decision http://www.loc.gov/law/help/parot-doctrine/spain-parot-doctrine.pdf

Long War Journal

· Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2014 [updated April 19, 2014] http://www.longwarjournal.org/multimedia/Yemen/code/Yemen-strike.php

Mercatus Center

· Why the Cybersecurity Framework Will Make Us Less Secure 

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Office of Foreign Assets Control

· Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List [updated April 17, 2014] https://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/t11sdn.pdf

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

· 2013 Report on Security Clearance Determinations

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security

· Gustavo Placido dos Santos, "Boko Haram: Time for an Alternative Approach" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 143, April 2014) http://www.ipris.org/php/download.php?fid=787

· Vicente Ferreira da Silva, "NATO should set Limits on Russia's Actions in the East" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 144, April 2014) http://www.ipris.org/php/download.php?fid=788


· The Days After a Deal: Iran, Its Neighbors, and U.S. Policy Following a Nuclear Agreement http://www.rand.org/pubs/conf_proceedings/CF320.html

· The Days After a Deal with Iran: Regional Responses to a Final Nuclear Agreement http://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE122.html

· Designing a System for Collecting Policy-Relevant Data for the Kurdistan Region — Iraq 

· The Future of Health Care in the Kurdistan Region — Iraq: Toward an Effective, High-Quality System with an Emphasis on Primary Care http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG1148-1.html

· Key Facts and Statistics from the RAND Military Caregivers Study 

· Strategies for Private-Sector Development and Civil-Service Reform in the Kurdistan Region 

· Toolkit for Weighting and Analysis of Nonequivalent Groups (TWANG)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

· Economic Integration between South Asia and East Asia: A Perception Survey of Asian Opinion Leaders http://www.rsis.edu.sg/publications/WorkingPapers/WP272.pdf

· Nuclear Deterrence: The Wohlstetter-Blackett Debate Re-visited 

Small Wars Journal

· An Attack Reconnaissance Helicopter for Tomorrow’s Conflict 

· Bridging the Civil-Military Gap: Soldier Photography in Afghanistan 

· Calling “Team Yankee”: Why the U.S. Needs Heavy Armor Back in Europe 

· The Exhausted Insurgency http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15536

· Expanding the Anti-Access Problem Set http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15566

· From Riots to Vigil: The Community, the Police and Mark Duggan’s Legacy 

· India’s National Security Policies and the Threat of Lashkar-e-Taiba: A Forgotten Concern 

· Towards a Cyber Leader Course Modeled on Army Ranger School 

· U.S. Military Engagement Abroad: A Brief Case Analysis 

· Why Russia Supports Syria http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15555

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

· SIGAR 14-47 Afghan Customs: U.S. Programs Have Had Some Successes, but Challenges Will Limit Customs Revenue as a Sustainable Source of Income for Afghanistan http://www.sigar.mil/pdf/audits/SIGAR-14-47-AR.pdf

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

· Recent Trends in Military Expenditure http://www.sipri.org/research/armaments/milex/recent-trends

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

· Augmenting Our Influence: Alliance Revitalization and Partner Development 

Transnational Institute

· On the Issue of Nuclear Terrorism 

· The Tragedy of The Private, The Potential of The Public 

UK House of Commons Defence Committee

· Afghanistan—Camp Bastion Attack

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

· Open Wounds: Torture and Ill-Treatment in the Syrian Arab Republic

· Ukraine: Misinformation, Propaganda and Incitement to Hatred Need to be Urgently Countered – UN Human Rights Report 

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

· PakVotes: A Social Media Experiment in Elections Monitoring

U.S.-Korea Institute

· USKI Policy Brief: “Abe Plays the North Korea Card” http://uskoreainstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2014-0410-Halpin-Abe-North-Korea.pdf

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House

· Remarks by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa O. Monaco http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/16/remarks-assistant-president-homeland-security-and-counterterrorism-lisa-

Wilson Center

· Egypt and Tunisia: Democratic Transitions and the Problem of Power http://www.wilsoncenter.org/sites/default/files/democratic_transitions_and_problem_of_power.pdf


E-Mail- ashwanigupta@hotmail.com

PR Chari
Prithvi short-range ballistic missile

By Rahul K Bhonsle

By Ruhee Neog

Is the United States Responsible for India's Economic Problems?
APRIL 30, 2014

E-Mail- dhruvkatoch@hotmail.com

1 May 2014
Roomana Hukil 
Research Officer, IReS, IPCS
Email: Roomana@ipcs.org 

Paper No. 5693 Dated 30-Apr-2014

Contributed to The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Apr. 29 2014

Ali Ahmed
Independent Analyst 

IssueNet Edition| Date : 28 Apr , 2014

After years of bungling, India’s next prime minister will need to move quickly on both foreign policy and defense reforms. 
By Nitin A. Gokhale

APRIL 24, 2014

A report released today by the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center argues that heavy military spending in India and Pakistan has in fact been detrimental to the citizens of both countries in terms of security and economic growth, and calls on leaders to reinvest in trade and confidence building.

In India and Pakistan: The Opportunity Cost of Conflict, Atlantic Council South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz and Nonresident Senior Fellow Mohan Guruswamy explain how high defense spending and low economic integration into South Asia’s regional economy have come at the expense of those living in poverty. Although many now favor rapprochement, Nawaz and Guruswamy argue that unless both sides begin a dialogue on economic and military relations, these issues will only worsen.

Commentarao: S.L. Rao 

Inder Malhotra | April 27, 2014

9th Apr 2014
Hillary Clinton

Riddhi K Shah
Research Associate, National Maritime Foundation (NMF), New Delhi 

Cyber Warfare in the Indian Context
The Cyber Space

Date : 22 Apr , 2014


C. Raja Mohan
05 May 2014

May 5th, 2014
By Shujaat Bukhari

May 5th, 2014
By Zachary J. Rose

May 5, 2014
CIA Falls Back in Afghanistan
Kimberly Dozier
The Daily Beast

May 1, 2014
Pakistan: Who’s Afraid of the ISI?
Ali Sethi
New York Review of Books

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2014) 
Reviewed by Bruce Riedel 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 

Iraqi security forces arrest suspected militants of the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Hawija on April 24.
photo by Reuters/Yahya Ahmad

Max Boot
April 30, 2014

May 1, 2014 · in Analysis

April 30, 2014

By Rohan Joshi on April 24, 2014 

Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

IPCS Special Focus

Talks with the Taliban: Endgame for the
Political Parties
Sushant Sareen

Talks with the Taliban: Endgame for the
Rana Banerji

Talks with the Taliban: Endgame for the
D Suba Chandran

Pakistan and TTP: Dialogue or Military
Salma Malik

Talks with the Taliban: How far will the
state go?
D Suba Chandran

TTP under Mullah Fazlullah: What next
for the Pakistani Taliban?

Consensus on talks with Taliban; Political
parties in Pakistan, however, protect
their own turf

Edited By
Ayesha Khanyari



Assessing the People's Liberation Army in the Hu Jintao Era
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For the world’s sake, and its own, China needs to change the way it builds and runs its cities Apr 19th 2014

By M S Prathibha

South Asia

1 May 2014
Author: Michael Raska, RSIS 

U.S. Interests and Role
By Lynn Kuok
MAY 1, 2014

MAY 1, 2014
As global demand for energy supplies grew, Russia’s Far East and Eastern Siberia in 2013 acquired ever more importance in the region’s geopolitics. Moscow and Beijing reached accord on joint development of key oil fields in Eastern Siberia. But Moscow used arms sales to Vietnam as part of an apparent effort to thwart Chinese hegemony in the South China Sea. Still, just as Russian comparative economic advantage with Europe and the West has derived primarily from oil and gas, so has integration with Asia hinged on energy.

This article first appeared in Asian Survey, Volume 54, Number 1, January/February 2014, available online athttp://ucpressjournals.com/journal.php?j=as.
Publisher Asian Survey

Aparupa Bhattacherjee 
Research Officer, SEARP, IPCS 
Email: aparupa@ipcs.org 

April 29, 2014 

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Posted on April 15, 2014 by wikistrat
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An Interview with Armond Cohen 
By Jacqueline Koch 
April 21, 2014 

By Delwar Hossain

By Dr. Vibhanshu Shekhar 
APR 14, 2014 

Writing on the wall - Ashok V. Desai 

Economics, Politics and Public Policy in East Asia and the Pacific 
8 April 2014
Author: Jason Cons, Bucknell University 

By Vibhanshu Shekha

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Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-771-5
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Paper No 5676 Dated 30-Mar-2014
Guest Column: By Prof. Ramu Manivannan 


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Apr 28th 2014, 15:08 by S.C.S., R.C. and T.B. | SEOUL, SINGAPORE AND TOKYO

Published on The National Interest (http://nationalinterest.org)
April 25, 2014

Obama’s Trip to Asia: A View From China
April 22, 2014 

By Joseph Nye and Kevin Rudd, Published: April 19

April 22, 2014

APRIL 9, 2014 
By Captain Paul Lushenko, U.S. Army 
Best Defense guest respondent 

Arab World

Journal Article | May 2, 2014

April 16, 2014

An increasingly authoritarian leader, a return of sectarian violence, and a nation worried for its future.
by Dexter FilkinsAPRIL 28, 2014

Iran's Policy on Afghanistan: The Evolution of Strategic Pragmatism
Bruce Koepke
ISBN 978-91-85114-79-5 

Published on Center for Strategic and International Studies (http://csis.org)
Apr 30, 2014Experts & Authors

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21 March 2014

The US has spent billions of dollars to counter the threat of global terror and succeeded in killing Osama bin Laden three years ago. Yet today, al-Qa'ida-type groups are numerous and powerful. 

Saudi Arabia has been perhaps the jihadists’ greatest ally – but will the Kingdom be forced to change tack in the face of American impatience and anarchy in Syria?

On the growing influence of Isis, formerly al-Qa’ida’s force in Iraq, which dominates Sunni areas and is wreaking havoc among the Shia majority

How extremist Islamists have turned the uprising against President Assad into a sectarian war and forced out seculars.

How Sunni fundamentalist groups are successfully winning recruits through well-funded internet propaganda.

April 09, 2014 
The Daily Star 

ROILO GOLEZ Reads & Googles
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Geopolitics and the New World Order

APR 7, 2014 

US and Iranian Strategic Competition: The Conventional and Asymmetric Dimensions - This report looks at Iran’s Military forces in detail, and the balance of forces in the Gulf Region. 
US and Iranian Strategic Competition: The Missile and Nuclear Dimensions – This report looks at Iran’s Missile and Nuclear forces. 
US and Iranian Strategic Competition: Sanctions, Energy, Arms Control, and Regime Change - This report examines the impact of sanctions on the Iranian regime, Iran’s energy sector, and the prospects for regime change in Tehran. 
US and Iranian Strategic Competition: The Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula - This report examines the competition between the US, and Iran and how it affects Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, the UAE, Oman and Qatar. 
Violence in Iraq: The Growing Risk of Serious Civil Conflict - This report examines in detail the role Iran has played in Iraq since 2003, and how the US has tried to counter it. 


U.S., Russia, Ukraine and EU leaders wheeling and dealing in Geneva. 
MAY 1, 2014

May 5th, 2014
By Adrian A. Basora and Aleksandr Fisher

A deal in Geneva fails on the ground
Apr 26th 2014

The disappearing country Apr 13th 2014
by T.J. | SLOVIANSK, UKRAINE (for now)

April 22, 2014


Download all five essays in PDF format or access them online below. 
3. Taiwan Is No Crimea, But...By Alexander Chieh-cheng Huang

April 20, 2014

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April 24, 2014

European Union institutions no longer work. A radical financial and democratic settlement is needed 
The Guardian, Friday 2 May 2014

John Haines is a Senior Fellow and Trustee of FPRI, and Executive Director of FPRI’s Princeton Committee. He is also a private investor and entrepreneur. John R. Haines
April 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron at a a memorial service for Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abbey in March.

Tony Blair's anti-democratic tirade chimes with David Cameron's toxic manoeuvring at home and in the Muslim world 
The Guardian, 23 April 2014

April 19, 2014
General Philip M. Breedlove, Commander, U.S. European Command

April 14, 2014


April 7, 2014 · 
Jam. Bomb. Hack? New U.S. Cyber Capabilities and the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses
By Shane Quinlan 

Taking Out The Space Trash; A Model For Space Cooperation
By JOAN JOHNSON-FREESE on May 02, 2014

Welcome to the Revolution

Category: Global Eye
03 May 2014
Written by Jordan Robertson & Michael Riley / Bloomberg

April 28, 2014 

Author: Jonathan Masters, Deputy Editor
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By George Friedman

By Ajey Lele

April 16, 2014 

April 25, 2014 · by Fortuna's Corner
CNAS On ‘Digital Theaters,’ And Decentralizing Cyber Command And Control

April 24, 2014 
by Fortuna's Corner · 

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UAVs and U.S. Security
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Journal Article | April 6, 2014

April 7, 2014 · by Fortuna's Corner
The 34 page report can be downloaded at this link:


April 6, 2014

There is a very interesting synopsis now available online of a June 2009 conference held at NSA headquarters at Fort George G. Meade about all the different cryptologic attack and developments efforts the agency was involved in. A large number of representatives from NSA’s Second Party allies in the UK and elsewhere also attended to share with NSA the nature and extent of their work on new systems. The summary of the conference can be read here.

By Brett T. Williams | April 01, 2014

JFQ 73 
By Veronica A. Chinn, Lee T. Furches, and Barian A. Woodward | April 01, 2014

The Promise (and Pitfalls) of the Internet of Things


Matters Military

Lt Gen Harwant Singh | Date:02 May , 2014

Published 12/14/2013

Journal Article | May 2, 2014

By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR. on May 02, 2014 

F.I.R.E. by Lt. Col. Dan Ward, USAF

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Added October 28, 2013 
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May 1, 2014

by Major Andrew Steadman, US Army

April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014 · by Fortuna's Corner

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April 21, 2014
A chapter from Nitin A. Gokhale’s new book on the Siachen Glacier conflict between India and Pakistan.
By Nitin A. Gokhale
The following is an extract from a new book by long-term Diplomat contributor Nitin A. Gokhale,Beyond NJ 9842: The Siachen Saga. The book details the history of Operation Meghdoot and the fighting between India and Pakistan on the Siachen Glacier. The extract is printed here with the kind permission of the author.

April 22, 2014

April 21, 2014
A recent opinion piece at The American Conservative had a number of military officers scratching their heads. In “An Officer Corps that Can’t Score,” William Lind purports to discuss how careerism in the military breeds “habits of defeat.” He tells us that:

April 11, 2014 
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by David Brewster — April 18, 2014

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 · in Art of War

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