Monday, November 7, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 11-04-2011

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS)

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

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSWR), October 2011, v. 18, no. 10
o    Relationships between increasing outpatient encounters for neurological disorders and introductions of associated diagnostic codes, active duty military service members, 1998-2010
o    Alcohol-related diagnoses, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2010
o    Update: Cold weather injuries, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2006-June 2011
o    Surveillance Snapshot: Reportable medical events of heat injury in relation to heat index, June-September 2011

Army Center of Military History

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

BASIC Trident Commission

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
·         Islam and the Role of Elites 
·         Muslims in America 

Berghof Conflict Research

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
·         Iran Update: Number 153 

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated October 31, 2011] 
·         Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated October 28, 2011]    

Center for Naval Analyses

Center for Security Policy
·         The Enemy is Inside the Wire 

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
·         Defense in an Age of Austerity 
·         Jemaah Islamiyah 

Center for the National Interest and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Center for the New American Security (CNAS)

Civil-Military Fusion Centre

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, October 2011, v. 4, no. 10 
o    India’s Approach to Counterinsurgency and the Naxalite Problem
o    Evaluating Pakistan’s Offensives in Swat and FATA
o    The Enduring Appeal of Al-`Awlaqi’s “Constants on the Path of Jihad”
o    The Decline of Jihadist Activity in the United Kingdom
o    Understanding the Role of Tribes in Yemen
o    Al-Shabab’s Setbacks in Somalia
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity
o    Insights from Bin Ladin’s Audiocassette Library in Kandahar

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings 
o    2014 and Beyond: U.S. Policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan, Part I [Nov 3, 2011]
o    Congressional-Executive Commission on China: 2011 Annual Report [Nov 3, 2011]
o    Efforts to Transfer America’s Leading Edge Science to China [Nov 2, 2011]
o    U.S. Policy Toward Zimbabwe [Nov 2, 2011]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Assad's Broken Promises
·         The G20 and Eurozone Debt Crisis 
·         Greece's Risky Eurozone Maneuver 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction 2000.26, Suspicious Activity Reporting, November 1, 2011 
·         Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan, October, 2011 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

Department of the Navy
·         Chips magazine, October-December 2011
o    The DoD Information Enterprise
o    The Communications Special Forces Need
o    Powering America’s Army: Army Network and Cyber Leaders Discuss the Network of 2020 — Secure, Reliable, Trusted
o    Certification & Accreditation Transformation
o    Cyber Strategy Initiatives
o    NUWC Newport Achieves IT Acquisition Efficiencies with DoD ESI
o    DON Enterprise Architecture Supports the DON lM/IT/Cyberspace Campaign Plan
o    The DON SSN Reduction Plan Continues
o    Ensuring Your Solicitation is Section 508 Compliant
o    NCTAMS LANT Embraces a New Online Training Program: “SHORE UNIQUE COURSEWARE”
o    Human Presence Detection
o    Responding at the Speed of Change — NCTS Sicily Supports Operation Odyssey Dawn and Operation Unified Protector
o    JPEO JTRS Delivers SRW Telemetry Operations Waveform
o    Trident Warrior 2011

East-West Center

European Policy Centre
·         Eurozone Exits No Longer Taboo 

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy
·         The End of the Innocents     
·         Keeping it in the Family [Saudi Succession] 
·         Highway to Homs 
·         The New Stars of Cannes 


George C. Marshall Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Arizona Border Surveillance Technology: More Information on Plans and Costs Is Needed before Proceeding, GAO-12-22 
·         Aviation Security: TSA Has Taken Steps to Enhance Its Foreign Airport Assessments, but Opportunities Exist to Strengthen the Program, GAO-12-163 
·         Biosurveillance: Nonfederal Capabilities Should Be Considered in Creating a National Biosurveillance Strategy, GAO-12-55 
·         Deepwater Horizon: Coast Guard and Interior Could Improve Their Offshore Energy Inspection Programs, GAO-12-203T [testimony] 
·         Defense Contract Management Agency: Amid Ongoing Efforts to Rebuild Capacity, Several Factors Present Challenges in Meeting Its Missions, GAO-12-83 
·         Language and Culture Training: Opportunities Exist to Improve Visibility and Sustainment of Knowledge and Skills in Army and Marine Corps General Purpose Forces, GAO-12-50 
·         National Export Initiative: U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Should Improve Performance and Resource Allocation Management, GAO-11-909 
·         Neutron Detectors: Alternatives To Using Helium-3, GAO-11-753 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute of Medicine

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)

The Institute for Security Studies

Institute for the Study of War

International Crisis Group

International Institute for Strategic Studies
·         Signs of Civil War in Syria 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         What Drives the Global Land Rush? 

International Relations and Security Network

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, November 4, 2011, v. 9, no. 40 
o    The Three Strategies behind Iran’s Projection of Naval Power
o    Islamist Militants of the Philippines Restructure to Intensify the Anti-Government Jihad
o    Clan and Conflict in Somalia: Al-Shabaab and the Myth of “Transcending Clan Politics”

Joint Chiefs of Staff
·         JP 1-0, Joint Personnel Support, 24 October 2011 

Lewis & Clark Law School
·         Lewis & Clark Law Review, 2012 

Lexington Institute

NATO  Review
o    Was it worth investing in Afghanistan?
o    Double vision - an Afghan-American view
o    My journey, my country
o    Afghanistan's story in pictures
o    Teaming, Transparency, and Transition in Afghanistan
o    Afghanistan: 10 years of missed opportunities?
o    Afghanistan: what’s gone right, what’s gone wrong
o    Where now for Afghanistan? Interview with Ahmed Rashid

Nautilus Institute

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
·         China a 'Precocious' Superpower? 
·         Putin Takes a Populist Turn 

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS)


Small Wars Journal
·         COIN is Dead. Long Live COIN? 

Smart Global

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)

Veterans Affairs

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         China's Iranian Gambit 
·         Israel: A True Ally in the Middle 
·         Libya's Post-Qadhafi Challenges