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