Sunday, July 31, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 07-29-2011

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

American Enterprise Institute Critical Threats
·         Al Qaeda's Safe Haven in Iran
·         Pakistan Security Brief [updated daily]
·         Yemen Crisis Situation Report [latest update]  

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank Institute

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

Brookings Institute

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) FOIA Reading Room
·         Bay of Pigs [July 28, 2011]
o    Volume I - Air Operations, March 1960-April 1961
o    Volume II - Participation in the Conduct of Foreign Policy 92
o    Volume III - Evolution of CIA's Anti-Castro Policies, 1951-January 1961
o    Volume IV - The Taylor Committee Investigation of the Bay of Pigs

Centre for Eastern Studies

Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Chatham House
·         Britain and Russia 

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, July 2011, v. 4, no. 7, 2011
o    The JRTN Movement and Iraq’s Next Insurgency
o    Anwar al-`Awlaqi’s Disciples: Three Case Studies
o    David Hicks’ Memoir: A Deceptive Account of One Man’s Journey with Al-Qa`ida
o    The Significance of Fazal Saeed’s Defection from the Pakistani Taliban
o    Hizb al-Tahrir: A New Threat to the Pakistan Army?
o    The Somali Diaspora: A Key Counterterrorism Ally
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity
o    Will Al-Qa`ida and Al-Shabab Formally Merge?

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Total Force Readiness
·         The Way Ahead in Afghanistan 

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings
o    Axis of Abuse: U.S. Human Rights Policy toward Iran and Syria, Part 1 [July 27]
o    Coordinating Africa Policy on Security, Counterterrorism, Humanitarian Operations and Development [July 26]
o    Eastern Europe: The State of Democracy and Freedom [July 26]
o    Improving Implementation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [July 28]
o    Reassessing American Grand Strategy in South Asia [July 26]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         Selling Federal Property 

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Europe: Integrating Islam
·         Tightening the Pentagon's Belt

Defence R&D Canada

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction 3115.14, Civil Aviation Intelligence, July 29, 2011 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General

Department of State

East European Studies

East-West Center
·         Malaysia’s Political Awakening 

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)-GAFI

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy
·         The African Summer
·         The Forgetting Stone
·         The Last Tourist in Syria

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
·         Journal of Chinese Affairs, 2011, v. 40, no. 2
o    Religion and the State in China: The Limits of Institutionalization
o    Religious Renaissance in China Today
o    Ideational Learning and the Paradox of Chinese Catholic Reconciliation
o    Protestantism in China: A Dilemma for the Party-State
o    Buddhist Revival under State Watch
o    Social Capital and Rural Grassroots Governance in China
o    Maritime Territorial Disputes in East Asia: A Comparative Analysis of the South China Sea and the East China Sea

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Relations and Security Network

International Peace Institute (IPI)

International Republican Institute (IRI)
·         IRI Tunisia Index

ISIS Europe

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, July 29, 2011, v. 11, no, 14
o    China Reacts to Admiral Mullen Visit; Growth Imperative Challenges Even Chinese Security Regulations
o    Wenzhou Crash Shows the Dangers of China's Nuclear Power Ambitions
o    Assessing the Grade Structure for China’s Aircraft Carriers: Part 2
o    Revising the Border: China's Inroads into Tajikistan
o    Beijing Confronts Long-Standing Weakness in Anti-Submarine Warfare
·         Terrorism Monitor, July 29, 2011, v. 9, no. 30
o    To Pay or Not to Pay? The French Hostage Dilemma
o    Semtex or Stability? The Conflict in Libya and its Impact on Security in Niger
o    The Muslim Brotherhood in Somalia: An Interview with the Islah Movement's Abdurahman M. Abdullahi (Baadiyow)

McKinsey Global Institute

Middle East Studies

National Security Archive

National Intelligence Council (NIC)
·         Map 

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability


Oxford Research Group

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
·         Europe on the Brink

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Public Health Law Network


Security Council Report
·         Israel/Palestine 

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

UK House of Commons
·         Operations in Afghanistan

UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UMAMA)

UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
·         World Investment Report 2011 

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

·         Democratic Republic of the Congo - Complex Emergency [latest update]
·         Haiti - Earthquake and Cholera [latest update]
·         Horn of Africa - Drought [latest update]
·         Iraq - Complex Emergency [latest updated]
·         Yemen - Complex Emergency - Disaster Assistance at a Glance [latest update]    

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Eye on the Two Sudans
·         PeaceWatch Summer 2011
o    Starting an Af-Pak Dialogue
o    Afghanistan: Preparing Peacemakers
o    Pakistan: Training the Mediators
o    Training U.S. Advisers, Building Afghan Ministers
o    Grants at Work in Iraq
o    USIP Does 'Peace Multiplication' in Nigeria
o    Grants at Work in Nigeria
o    Working against Violence in Sudan
o    Strengthening Justice and Security in the Himalayas
o    Mixing Business with Peace
o    People on the Move
o    Convening Power

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Hezbollah: Party of Fraud