Monday, June 20, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 06-17-2011

Afghan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA)

Afghanistan Analysts Network

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Air University Library
·         Russia 2011 Bibliography 

American Enterprise Institute Critical Threats
·         Yemen Crisis Situation Report [latest update] 

American Interest
o    America's Radical Idealists Strike Again
o    The Americanization of Islamism
o    Ending al-Qaeda
o    Playing with Fire
o    Reform School for Radicals
o    What Would War with Iran Look Like?

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

Amnesty International

Army War College Library
·         Building Partnership Capacity 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Al Qaeda in Iraq 
·         China's Exchange Rate Politics 
·         Demographic Trends and Realities 
·         Global Forecast 2011 
·         The New Cold War in Asia? 
·         Nuclear Power after Fukushima 
·         A Partnership for Recovery 

Chatham House
·         Libya: Prospects and Challenges 

Combat Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, June 2011, v. 4, no. 6 
o    The Death of Usama bin Ladin: Threat Implications for the U.S. Homeland
o    Terrorist Tactics in Pakistan Threaten Nuclear Weapons Safety
o    The Syrian Uprising: Evaluating the Opposition
o    Can Al-Qa`ida Survive Bin Ladin's Death? Evaluating Leadership Decapitation
o    Hizb Allah's Position on the Arab Spring
o    Israel, Hizb Allah, and the Shadow of Imad Mughniyyeh
o    The Taliban's Conduct of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings 
o    Best Practices and Next Steps: A New Decade in the Fight Against Human Trafficking [June 13, 2011]
o    Holding Honduras Hostage: Revoked Visas and U.S. Policy [June 14, 2011]
o    Global Maritime Piracy: Fueling Terrorism, Harming Trade [June 15, 2011]
o    Africa's Newest Nation: The Republic of Southern Sudan [June 16, 2011]
o    Why Taiwan Matters [June 16, 2011]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
·         Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
·         Emerging Threats to Rail Security 

Congress. Senate. Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Responding to Syria's Aggression 

Department of Defense (DOD)
o    Analysis Makes the Case for Consolidated Procurement of Industry Standards and Specifications
o    A New Test Standard Cuts the Erosion of Rotor Blade Protective Materials
o    Standard Containers Get Supplies to the Warfighter Faster
o    JCREW Systems Defeat the Global Radio-Controlled IED Threat
o    Common Code Cuts the Cost of CAPRE Communications with Aircraft Avionics Systems
o    Weapons Systems Provisioning Data and Standardization Complement Each Other
o    A Standardized Catalog Allows a Common Food Management System

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Policy Centre
·         Promoting Health - Should the EU Have a Role?       

Foreign Policy
·         The Drawdown Debate 
·         Wheels of Change 
·         The Zawahiri Era Begins 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Geneva Centre for Security Policy

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Government of Canada

Heritage Foundation
·         The Way Forward in Libya 

Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI)

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Dynamics of Decision Making in Africa [conference report] 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Libya Conflict: Situation Update 

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Relations and Security Network
·         Facing the Greek Crisis 
·         A Finance Minister for Europe? 
·         Russia's Grey Cardinal 
·         The Western Balkans After Mladic 

Jamestown Foundation
o    CCP Tightens Control over Courts
o    Near-Term Missions for China’s Maiden Aircraft Carrier
o    China’s Strategic Advantage in Nepal
o    Energy Security in China’s 12th Five-Year Plan
o    Shiite Militancy Makes Inroads in Sunni Gaza
o    Insurgents Intensify Attacks in Iraq as U.S. Prepares Military Withdrawal
o    Contradictions in Pakistan's Counterterrorism Strategy Leading to Security Collapse

Jinnah Institute

National Defense University (NDU)
·         Prism, June 2011, v. 2, no. 3 
o    Forging a Comprehensive Approach to Counterinsurgency Operations
o    Terrorist-Criminal Pipelines and Criminalized States: Emerging Alliances
o    Criminal Insurgency in the Americas and Beyond
o    Law Enforcement Capacity-building in African Postconflict Communities
o    International Support for State-building: Flawed Consensus
o    Irregular Conflict and the Wicked Problem Dilemma: Strategies of Imperfection
o    Three Lessons from Contemporary Challenges to Security
o    Five Missteps in Interagency Reform - And What to Do About Them
o    Stability Operations: From Policy to Practice
o    Gangs, Netwar, and "Community Counterinsurgency" in Haiti
o    The Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands
o    Learning While Fighting: Operational Knowledge Management That Makes a Difference
o    An Interview with David Petraeus

National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council
·         National Prevention Strategy 

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Pak Institute for Peace Studies
·         Pakistan Security Report 2010 

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Ponemon Institute

Portuguese Institute for International Relations and Security
o    Angola Reopening the African Window
o    Dilma's Brazil and South America: A Lackluster Start?
o    Strengthening Portugal's Soft Diplomacy


Security Affairs
o    State of Fear
o    Russia’s Future Imperfect
o    No Reset in the Post-Soviet Space
o    Preventing the Unthinkable
o    Dialogue of the Deaf
o    The Caliphate Comes Home
o    Heavy Fuel
o    Guns and Butter
o    Tbilisi in the Crosshairs
o    Shifting Sands
o    The Dangers of Defunding Defense
o    Our China Challenge
o    Tangled Up in the War on Terror

Security Council Report
·         Sudan, Update report no. 3 

Small Wars Journal
·         The CIA's Secret Victory in Iraq 
·         Mexico: A Mosaic Cartel War 
Stanley Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
·         Resolving Insurgencies 

Transportation Research Board (TRB)


United Nations Panel of Experts

·         Haiti - Earthquake and Cholera [latest update]

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Conflict in the Niger Delta 
·         Eye on Afghanistan-Pakistan 
·         Toward a New Republic of Sudan 

US International Trade Commission
o    Proceedings of the Joint Symposium of U.S.-China Advanced Technology Trade and Industrial Development (Full Version)
o    Overview of U.S.-China Trade in Advanced Technology Products
o    A Tale of Two Cities: A Comparison of Patent-based Innovative Performance of Domestic and Multinational Companies in China
o    Study of China’s International Specialization Status in Advanced Technology Industry: A Case Study of Zhejiang Pinghu Opto-mechatronics Industry Cluster
o    On the Value Chain and International Specialization of China’s Pharmaceutical Industry
o    The Information Technology Agreement: An Assessment of World Trade in Information Technology Products
o    Understanding China’s High Investment Rate and FDI Levels: A Comparative Analysis of the Return to Capital in China, the United States, and Japan
o    Innovation in Biotechnology Seeds: Public and Private Initiatives in India and China
o    Innovation and Job Creation in a Global Economy: The Case of Apple’s iPod

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         The Degrading of Syria's Regime 
·         In Search of Leverage with Syria 
·         Learning from Lebanon's Cabinet 
·         Toward the Endgame in Libya

White House

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars