Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 10-28-2011

Aerospace Industries Association

Africa Center for Strategic Studies


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

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

Amnesty International

Army War College Library
·         Institutional Adaptation [Library Notes - brief bibliography] 

Asian Development Bank Institute

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

The Atlantic

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Brookings Institute
·         With a Whimper, Not a Bang 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Security

Center for American Progress

Center for Naval Analyses

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Framing Defense Cuts 
·         The Governance of Climate Change 
·         Iran and the Gulf Military Balance 

Center for Security Studies

Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World
·         Current Trends in Islamist Ideology vol. 12 
o    Organization Vs. Ideology: The Lessons from Southeast Asia
o    The Assertion of Barelvi Extremism
o    The Spring of a New Political Salafism?
o    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood After the Revolution
o    The Extremist Reaction to the UK's Prevent Strategy
o    Islam in the National Story of Pakistan

Chatham House
·         Puntland and Somalia—The Year Ahead (Transcript) 

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB)

Conflict Records Research Center
·         Al Qaeda Collection & Index    
·         Iran-Iraq Records 
·         Saddam Hussein Collection 
·         Related documents 

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Military Retirement Reform 
·         Readiness in the Age of Austerity 

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings 
o    Afghanistan and Pakistan: Transition and the Way Forward [October 27, 2011]
o    The Eurozone Crisis: Destabilizing the Global Economy [October 27, 2011]
o    The Trafficking in Persons Report 2011: Truth, Trends, and Tier Rankings [October 27, 2011]
o    The Expanding U.S.–Korea Alliance [October 26, 2011]
o    Deployment of U.S. Forces in Central Africa and Implementation of The Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act [October 25, 2011]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Col. Arthur D. Simons Center

Council of Inspector General on Integrity and Efficiency
·         Journal of Public Inquiry, Fall/Winter 2010-2011 
o    Transparency in Government
o    First Things First: Focusing Oversight on a Dynamic Department
o    Another Tool in the Toolbox: Alerting Congress about Possible Threats to Agency Economy and Efficiency
o    A New Information Tool Available to Inspectors General for Evaluating Contracting Resources
o    Protecting Federal Employees: From Reaction to Prevention
o    How the Inspector General Community is Giving Back by Teaching in Higher Education
o    Organizational Ombuds: The Best-Kept Secret for Strengthening Internal Efficiency
o    Growing Old Together: Inspector General and Ethics Counsel - Changing Environments and Challenges
o    Ensuring Contractor Accountability: Past Performance and Suspension and Debarments

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Islam: Governing Under Sharia (aka shariah, shari'a) 
·         Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks 
·         Tunisia at the Crossroads 

The Crime Report

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Defense Science Board (DSB)

Defense Security Service

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

Department of Energy Inspector General

Department of Justice (DoJ)

Department of State

Department of the Army

East West Center
·         China Still has a Long Way to Go 

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Country Analysis Brief - Australia  
·         Monthly Energy Review - October 2011 

Enough Project

European Policy Centre

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy
·         America's Unsavory Allies 
·         Hoarders: Dictator Edition 
·         Libya’s Sexual Revolution 
·         Plan Afghanistan 

FRIDE (Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior)

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
·         Cyber Security: The Road Ahead 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Actions Needed to Reduce Evolving but Uncertain Federal Financial Risks, GAO-12-86 
·         Defense Acquisitions: Future Ground-Based Vehicles and Network Initiatives Face Development and Funding Challenges, GAO-12-181T [testimony] 
·         Department of Defense: Use of Neurocognitive Assessment Tools in Post-Deployment Identification of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, GAO-12-27R 
·         DOD Financial Management: Challenges in the Implementation of Business Systems Could Impact Audit Readiness Efforts, GAO-12-177T [testimony] 
·         Federal Courthouses:  Improved Collaboration Needed to Meet Demands of a Complex Security Environment, GAO-11-857 
·         The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: Fall 2011 Update, GAO-12-28SP 
·         International Military Education and Training: Agencies Should Emphasize Human Rights Training and Improve Evaluations, GAO-12-123 
·         Low Income Countries: International Financial Institutions Met Many Goals in Response to Financial, Food, and Fuel Crises, but Impact on Spending Difficult to Establish, GAO-11-832 
·         Maritime Security:  Coast Guard Should Conduct Required Inspections of Offshore Energy Infrastructure, GAO-12-37 
·         National Preparedness:  Improvements Needed for Acquiring Medical Countermeasures to Threats from Terrorism and Other Sources, GAO-12-121 
·         Preventing Sexual Harassment: DOD Needs Greater Leadership Commitment and an Oversight Framework, GAO-11-809 

Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Task Force

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network (HiCN)

Human Rights Watch

Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
·         Can Federalism Work in Iraq? 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Libya By The Numbers 
·         Libya Conflict: Situation Update  
·         VIDEO: The Threat Posed by Iran's Navies 

Institute of South Asian Studies

International Crisis Group
·         Keeping Haiti Safe: Justice Reform 

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute

International Peace Research Institute

Istituto Affari Internazionali

International Relations and Security Network
·         More Than Just a Currency Game 

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, October 28, 2011, v. 11, no. 20 
o    Jockeying for Position Intensifies among Candidates for the Politburo Standing Committee
o    Reforming the People’s Liberation Army’s Noncommissioned Officer Corps and Conscripts
o    The PLA's Evolving Joint Task Force Structure: Implications for the Aircraft Carrier
o    Putin and the Future of the Sino-Russian Partnership

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research
·         Nontraditional Threats to Pakistan    

National Gang Intelligence Center

National Security Archive
·         CIA History of DCI William Colby 

Nautilus Institute FOIA Room

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Pakistan’s Population Prospects 

Observer Research Foundation

Open Society Foundations
·         Muslims in Antwerp  
·         Muslims in Marseilles  

Overseas Development Institute

Pak Institute for Peace Studies
·         Pakistan Security Reports 
·         South Asia Conflict Reports  
·         Tribal Region/KP Security Reports 

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency
·         Ethnic Conflict in Sindh 

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism
·         Death of a Dictator Leads the News 

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS)

Project for Excellence in Journalism


Security & Defense Agenda

Security Council Report

Small Wars Journal
·         Interview with Dayuhan 

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)

Stanley Foundation

Henry L. Stimson Center

Transparency International UK

U.S. Army Nuclear and Combating WMD Agency (USANCA)
·         Combating WMD Journal Spring/Summer 2011, no. 7 
o    Service-Level CWMD Framework
o    The Department of the Army’s Role in Response to a Domestic Bioterror Attack
o    Decon Emitting Neutralizer of Improvised Explosive Devices (DENIED)
o    The Spore Wall as Defense for the Biological Agent Bacillus anthracis
o    Pentomic Soldiers
o    Enhancing Visualization of HPAC Scenarios using Google Earth©
o    Exercise “Poets Corner” a Multinational Effort to Prevent CBRNE Terrorism
o    U.S. - Russian Partnership and the Plutonium Production Reactor Agreement

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

·         Central America - Floods  [latest updated] 
·         Iraq - Complex Emergency [latest updated]

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Frosty, Not Frozen  
·         Turkish Wirtschaftswunder 
·         Welcome to the Shadow War 

World Bank