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25 January 2023

Air University Press

AEther: A Journal of Strategic Airpower and Spacepower, Winter 2022, v. 1, no. 4 Special Issue - International Space Policy

Offensive Defense: PLA Logic of Preemption in Space

The Paradox of Article IX and National Security Space Activities

International Space Collaboration and Security: A NATO Perspective

Devising National Space Policy in Pakistan

Holding the High Ground: Operational Considerations for the Earth-Moon System

Mitigating Noncooperative RPOs in Geosynchronous Orbit

In-Space Sustainment: An International, Civilian-Led Logistics Architecture

Lawn Dart Network Utilization on the Moon

IJ Infinity GroupMilitary

Strategy Magazine, Winter 2022, v. 8, no. 3 Does Artificial Intelligence Change the Nature of War?

Great in Theory: Does the U.S. Need a New Strategic Paradigm?

Turnaround Bundeswehr: What Money Cannot Buy

On Two Antecedent Principles of War

Quantum Principles

Because War Matters: The Communications Problem in Strategic Studies

15 January 2023

Military Review,



General Suggested Writing Themes and Topics—2023
Section I: Notable Commentary on the Civil-Military Relationship
Civilian Control of the Military: A “Useful Fiction”?
Who’s the Boss? Defining the Civil-Military Relationship in the Twenty-First Century
Politics, Warfare, and the American People: How America’s Uneven Political Leadership Harms Its Ability to Win
Ignoring Failure: General DePuy and the Dangers of Interwar Escapism
Section II: Afghanistan and GWOT Retrospective: Will We Forget?
Military Power Is Insufficient: Learning from Failure in Afghanistan
All Power Is Local: Understanding Disciplinary Power to Mobilize the Population
Afghanistan
Civil Dispute Resolution: An Ignored Winning Strategy for Afghanistan
Rule of Law and Expanding the Reach of Government: Lessons Learned from an AFPAK Hands Foxhole
Cracks in the Liberal Edifice
America’s Great-Power Opportunity: Revitalizing U.S. Foreign Policy to Meet the Challenges of Strategic Competition
Medal of Honor: Spc. 5 Dennis M. Fujii

14 January 2023

Terrorism Monitor,


 January 6, 2023, v. 23, no. 1 

Security Risks Rise in Rohingya Refugee Camps on the Myanmar-Bangladeshi Border
ISKP Attack on Chinese Nationals in Kabul Unleashes Wave of Anti-Chinese Jihadist Propaganda
The Case of Farhad Hoomer: Is South Africa Becoming Islamic State’s Regional Fundraising Hub?

7 January 2023

War Transformed

Brian Kerg

The character of war is rapidly changing. The increasing availability of evolving technology confounds previous frameworks for military operations. Socioeconomic factors and demographic shifts complicate manpower and force generation models for national defense. Ubiquitous connectivity links individuals to global audiences, expanding the reach of influence activities. And a renewed emphasis on strategic competition enhances the scope of military action below the threshold of violence.

This is the world that Mick Ryan explores in War Transformed: The Future of Twenty-First Century Great Power Competition and Conflict. A retired major-general of the Australian Army, adjunct fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a frequent writer on topics of modern and future warfare, Ryan is well positioned to develop this study. By deeply examining drivers of change, Ryan aims to offer a solid approach to preparing for modern competition and war. In this he succeeds admirably, offering military practitioners and policy makers alike a sound understanding of war’s changing character, a path of inquiry to understand it, and principles to seek advantage in this new security environment.

Ryan’s central premise is that despite ever expanding technological leaps, relative advantage will not be maintained by the relentless pursuit of the latest tech.[1] Rather, military organizations will gain a decisive edge in the 21st century through a combination of appropriate ideas, adaptive institutions, and well trained and educated people. While Ryan offers that his argument is not particularly groundbreaking, it is still important and must be re-emphasized to guard against the feckless pursuit of new and glamorous technology, and to focus policymakers and leaders instead on their greatest asset—their people.

6 January 2023

Hoover's China Leadership Monitor

China Leadership Monitor, Winter 2022, no. 74 

Xi’s New Central Military Commission: A War Council for Taiwan?

New Faces of Leaders, New Factional Dynamics: CCP Leadership Politics Following the 20th Party Congress

Policy Continuity with Rhetorical Escalation: Parsing Xi Jinping’s Political Report to the 20th Party Congress

The Covid–19 Pandemic and China’s Economic Slowdown

Hoover Institution

Strategika, no. 82 

Deterrence, Air Defense, and Munitions Production in a New Missile Age

Thinking About the Unlikely but Thinkable

Putin’s Nuclear Risk and Reward Calculation

1 January 2023

Terrorism Monitor


The Causes and Consequences of the Islamic State Caliph’s Killing in Deraa

Baloch Liberation Army Kidnapping Fails to Lead to Negotiations With Islamabad

The Arakan Army and Tatmadaw’s Tenuous Truces in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

25 December 2022

Air University Press

Air & Space Operations Review, Winter 2022, v. 1, no. 4 
  • Combat Drones in Ukraine
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft C2 Latency during Air-to-Air Combat
  • Refocusing Reapers Tangible Improvements Today That Prepare for the Future
  • DoD Labs Back to the Future?
  • Stars on Tombstones Honorary Promotions of Air Corps and Air Force Leaders
  • Canada’s “Open Door” on 9/11 Adapting NORAD
  • Hypersonics between Rhetoric and Reality

24 December 2022

Centre for Military, Security and Strategic

StudiesJournal of Military and Strategic Studies, 2022, v. 22, no. 2 
  • Special Issue on the War in Ukraine
  • ‘Now or Never’: The Immediate Origins of Putin’s Preventative War on Ukraine
  • How likely is it that Vladimir Putin will be able to Claim some sort of Victory in Ukraine? An Assessment based on Events from February - early November 2022
  • The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and the (Un)Changing Character of War
  • War in Ukraine: The Clash of Norms and Ontologies
  • At War with the West: Russian Realism and the Conflict in Ukraine
  • The Case for Neutrality: Understanding African Stances on the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

15 December 2022

Australian Defence College (ADC)

Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies, v. 4, no. 2, 2022 
  • The 2022 JG Grey Oration: Change and Continuity in War by Prof. Beatrice Heuser
  • Australian Civil-Military Relations : Distinct Cultural and Constitutional Foundations
  • Digital Payback: How Indigenous Australian Thinking Can Stabilise a Global Rules-Based Order
  • What is Integrated Deterrence? A Gap between US and Australian Strategic Thought
  • A Capability in Search of a Mission: Australia and Hypersonic Missiles
  • On Chinese Deterrence Thought and Practice circa 2022
  • Coercion, Compellence and Conquest: Russia's Strategic Deterrence Concept in Theory and Practice after the Invasion of Ukraine
  • The Unaccountable Contradiction: Military Theory and the Profession of Arms in the Twenty-First Century
  • Focus: Conventional Deterrence - Considerations for Australian Strategy
  • Featuring Commentary Articles from Van Jackson, Benjamin Zala, Matthew Sussex and Michael Clarke

14 December 2022

Henley Putnam University

Journal of Strategic Security, 2022, v. 15, no. 4 
  • Domains of Peace: Cyberspace and the First Global Expression Without War
  • Fifth Generation Warfare, Hybrid Warfare, and Gray Zone Conflict: A Comparison
  • Go Big or Go Home? Right-Sizing Security Cooperation to Fragile States
  • Military Leadership by Intellectual Officers: A Case Study of the IDF
  • A Social Network Analysis of Mexico’s Dark Network Alliance Structure
  • Securing Elections Through International Law: A Tool for Combatting Disinformation Operations?

13 December 2022

Jamestown Foundation

  • Keep Calm and Carry On: Xi Jinping Takes a Page from the Book of Jiang Zemin
  • Will Mass Protests Force Xi to Change Course on Zero-COVID?
  • Meloni at the Helm: What Does Italy’s New Government Mean for Sino-Italian Relations?
  • The 20th Central Military Commission: Personnel and Priorities
  • Predicting China’s Next Foreign Minister: Key Factors and Policy Implications
Terrorism Monitor, December 2, 2022, v. 22, no. 23 
  • Jihadists Condemn Qatar and the World Cup with Hostile Rhetoric
  • Muhojir Tactical: A Profile of the Newest Uzbek Jihadist-Linked Tactical Group in Syria
  • Sindhi and Baluch Separatists Team Up to Target Chinese Interests in Pakistan

31 December 2021

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)


The Oath Keepers and Their Role in the January 6 Insurrection

A View from the CT Foxhole: Brigadier Rob Stephenson, Deputy Commander, NATO Special Operations Headquarters

The Iron March Forum and the Evolution of the “Skull Mask” Neo-Fascist Network

Holding Women Accountable: Prosecuting Female Returnees in Germany

Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI)

Perspectives on Terrorism, December 2021, v.15, no. 6

A New Wave of Terrorism? A Comparative Analysis on the Rise of Far-Right Extremism

Extremist Exploitation of the Context Created by COVID-19 and the Implications for Australian Security

CBRN Terrorism Interdictions (1990-2016) and Areas for Future Inquiry

Myanmar’s Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA): An Analysis of a New Muslim Militant Group and its Strategic Communications

Linking the August 2017 Attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils to Islamic State External Security Apparatus Through Foreign Fighters

Granting Efficacy to the Religious Motives of Terrorists: A Reply to Schuurman’s Response to “Bringing Religiosity Back In, Parts I & II”

Counter-Terrorism Bookshelf: 8 Books on Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism-Related Subjects

Nina Käsehage (Ed.). Religious Fundamentalism in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Münster: Transcript, 2021

Bibliography: Hostage Takings and Extrajudicial Executions (Part 1)

Recent Online Resources for the Analysis of Terrorism and Related Subjects

Air University Press

Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, Winter 2021, v. 4, no. 9

Asymmetric Competition in the Arctic: Implications for North American Defense and Security

Thailand’s Maritime Strategy National Resilience and Regional Cooperation

The US–Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership and the Key Role of Air Force Relations

Building Resilience: A New US Approach to East Asia

Challenges and Lessons Learned from the Projection of French Airpower in Afghanistan

Confluence of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific : How Japan's Strengths Can Shore Up American Weakness in the Pacific

The Coming of Quad and the Balance of Power in the Indo-Pacific

Why China Cannot Challenge the US Military Primacy

Australia's Role in the Quad and Its Crumbling Ties with China

Sieze the Data Initiative

Direct Military Conflict with China May Not Happen - and Why There are Worse Outcomes

30 December 2021

Strategic Studies Quarterly


Graham Allison and the Thucydides Trap Myth

More Is Not Always Better: Oversight of the Military

North America’s Imperative: Strengthening Deterrence by Denial

Will Emerging Technology Cause Nuclear War?: Bringing Geopolitics Back In

Sophons, Wallfacers, Swordholders, and the Cosmic Safety Notice: Strategic Thought in Chinese Science Fiction

Six Steps to the Effective Use of Airpower: On "The Drawdown Asymmetry: Why Ground Forces Will Depart Iraq but Air Forces Will Stay"

Cultivating Future Airpower Strategists: On "Developing Twenty-First-Century Airpower Strategists"

A Case for Strategic Design: On "A Diplomatic Surge in Afghanistan"

Leveraging Regional Partners: On "US Grand Strategy, the Rise of China, and US National Security for East Asia"

Outline of Strategic Aerial Culture

26 December 2021

Jamestown Foundation

 Terrorism Monitor, December 7, 2021, v. 19, no. 23


India Responds to New Kashmiri Militant Factions’ Campaign against Civilians

The Window for a Negotiated Settlement in Ethiopia’s War is Closing as the Country Faces Protracted Civil War

Pakistan's Peace Talks with the Pakistani Taliban: Insights from an Interview with Abdul Wali Mohmand (alias Umar Khalid Khurasani)

25 December 2021

Jamestown Foundation


Forum on China-Africa Cooperation: Beijing’s Blueprint for Foreign Relations or Sui Generis?

A New Chinese National Security Bureaucracy Emerges

Borrowed Boats Capsizing: State Security ties to CCP Propaganda Laundering Rile Czech Public

Sri Lanka’s Balancing Act between China and India

End of the Golden Era: Sino-British Relations Enter Difficult Period