Sunday, November 27, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 11-25-2011

3P Human Security

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Africa Center for Strategic Studies
·         Africa and the Arab Spring 

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Berghof Conflict Research

Bipartisan Policy Center

·         The 2011 Arab Public Opinion Poll 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #67 - The Australian Canary 
·         Why Go to Myanmar? 

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The Global Climate Change Regime 
·         Worries Over U.S. Fiscal Process 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction 2000.26, Suspicious Activity Reporting, November 1, 2011 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

e-International Relations

East Asia Institute (EAI)

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         India Country Analysis Brief 
·         Iran Country Analysis Brief 
·         Monthly Energy Review - November 2011             

EU Institute for Security Studies

Food Bank for New York City

Foreign Policy
·         The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers 
·         The Global Thinkers' Book Club 
·         Life in a Glass House 
·         The Mall of the World 
·         The Second Republic of Tahrir 
·         The Stories You Missed in 2011 [10 events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2012] 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Kidnappings In Venezuela 
·         Jordan’s Quandary Over Syria 

·         State Reform in Arab Transitions 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Arizona Border Region: Federal Agencies Could Better Utilize Law Enforcement Resources in Support of Wildland Fire Management Activities, GAO-12-73 
·         Immigration Benefits: Consistent Adherence to DHS's Acquisition Policy Could Help Improve Transformation Program Outcomes, GAO-12-66
·         Information Technology:  Critical Factors Underlying Successful Major Acquisitions, GAO-12-7
·         Review of U.S. Response to the Honduran Political Crisis of 2009, GAO-12-9R 
·         Transportation Security Information Sharing:  Stakeholders Generally Satisfied but TSA Could Improve Analysis, Awareness, and Accountability, GAO-12-44 
·         Transportation Security Information Sharing:  Results of GAO's Survey of Stakeholder Satisfaction with TSA Products and Mechanisms, an E-supplement to GAO-12-44, GAO-12-67SP 

Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Heritage Foundation

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

International Campaign to Ban Landmines
·         Landmine Monitor 2011 

International Crisis Group
International Institute for Security Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Does Money Matter for Inflation in Ghana?     

International Relations and Security Network

Miller Center

Mission Readiness

National Security Archive

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Centre
·         Armed Guards on Merchant Vessels 

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center

Pew Social & Demographic Trends

Project 2049 Institute


Small Wars Journal

UK Cabinet Office
·         Cyber Security Strategy 

UK National Audit Office


United Nations Security Council

US Commission on International Religious Freedom

US Institute of Peace

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Egypt's Revolution Continues  

World Bank

World Public

Monday, November 21, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 11-18-2011

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

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

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Australia Department of Defence

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

·         Is America Declining? 

Center for American Progress

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

Commonwealth Institute / Project on Defense Alternatives

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings 
o    The 2011 International Religious Freedom Report [November 17, 2011]
o    Narcoterrorism and the Long Reach of U.S. Law Enforcement, Part II [November 17, 2011]
o    Righting the Enduring Wrongs of the Holocaust: Insurance Accountability and Rail Justice [November 16, 2011]
o    The State of Affairs in the Balkans [November 15, 2011]
o    Feeding the Dragon: Reevaluating U.S. Development Assistance to China [November 15, 2011]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
·         A Decade Later: A Call for TSA Reform [Joint Majority Staff Report] 

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Security Issues Relating to Iraq 

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The Arab League 
·         U.S.-Australia Alliance and China 

Defense Science Board (DBS)

Department of Defense

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

East-West Center

EU Institute for Security Studies

Foreign Policy
·         Burning for the Cause [From Tunisia to Tibet, self-immolation] 
·         Chasing the Dragon in Tehran 
·         Elections 2012 
·         Head of the Class? [U.S. universities that have educated today’s new crop of world leaders] 
·         Once Upon a Time in Mogadishu 

George C. Marshall Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Acquisition Workforce: DOD's Efforts to Rebuild Capacity Have Shown Some Progress, GAO-12-232T [testimony] 
·         Climate Change Adaptation: Federal Efforts to Provide Information Could Help Government Decision Making, GAO-12-238T [testimony] 
·         DHS Research and Development: Science and Technology Directorate's Test and Evaluation and Reorganization Efforts, GAO-12-239T [testimony] 
·         Effective Government in a Time of Significant Challenges, by Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States, before the National Academy of Public Administration, in Washington, DC, GAO-12-268CG 
·         Federal Contracting: OMB's Acquisition Savings Initiative Had Results, but Improvements Needed, GAO-12-57    
·         Foreign Assistance:  Clearer Guidance Needed on Compliance Overseas with Legislation Prohibiting Abortion-Related Lobbying, GAO-12-35 
·         Haiti Reconstruction: Factors Contributing to Delays in USAID Infrastructure Construction.  GAO-12-68 
·         Initial Pilot Training: Better Management Controls Are Needed to Improve FAA Oversight, GAO-12-117   
·         Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options: DOE Needs to Enhance Planning for Technology Assessment and Collaboration with Industry and Other Countries, GAO-12-70 
·         Persian Gulf: Implementation Gaps Limit the Effectiveness of End-Use Monitoring and Human Rights Vetting for U.S. Military Equipment, GAO-12-89   
·         Suspension and Debarment: Some Agency Programs Need Greater Attention, and Governmentwide Oversight Could be Improved, GAO-12-245T [testimony] 
·         U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Border Security Fencing, Infrastructure and Technology Fiscal Year 2011 Expenditure Plan, GAO-12-106R 

Heritage Foundation

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

National Academies Press

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Centre

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Pakistan’s Population Prospects 

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
·         The Current Currency Situation 

Pew Global Attitudes Project

Pew Internet & American Life Project
·         Why Americans Use Social Media 

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Small Wars Journal
·         Comparing Mao and Kilcullen 

Strategic Studies Institute

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
·         2011 Report to Congress  

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Turkish-EU Reset, Once Again