Sunday, December 4, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 12-02-2012

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, Winter 2011, v. 25, no. 4 
o    We Measure Success through the Eyes of the War Fighter Core Function
o    Cursor on Target: Inspiring Innovation to Revolutionize Air Force
o    Command and Control
o    A Holistic Approach to Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
o    Joint Targeting in Cyberspace
o    Embracing Autonomy: The Key to Developing a New Generation of Remotely Piloted
o    Aircraft for Operations in Contested Air Environments
o    Hic Sunt Dracones (Here Be Dragons)
o    Air Force Policy for Advanced Education: Production of Human Capital or Cheap Signals?
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Winter 2011, v. 5, no.4 
o    Common Defense 2011: Remarks of Mr. Brett Lambert
o    Finding Space in Deterrence: Toward a General Framework for "Space Deterrence"
o    Nuclear Lessons for Cyber Security?
o    US Policies toward Tehran: Redefining Counterproliferation for the Twenty-First Century
o    Bipolarity, Proxy Wars, and the Rise of China
o    South Asia: Danger Ahead?
o    The United States in Multilateral East Asia: Dealing with the Rise of China

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

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Berghof Conflict Research

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 [updated November 30, 2011] 
·         Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq  [updated November 30, 2011] 
·         Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [updated November 29, 2011] 

Brussels Institute for Contemporary China Studies
·         China’s Roads to Influence 

Center for Defense Information (CDI)

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report: November 2011 - Risk Management 

Center for Security Policy

Center for Security Policy‘s Menges Hemispheric Security Project

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Abu Sayyaf Group 
·         Iran and the Gulf Military Balance 
·         PacNet #68 - Why go to Myanmar? 

Chatham House

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, November 2011, v. 4, no. 11 
o    Al-Qa`ida’s Center of Gravity in a Post-Bin Ladin World
o    After Action Report: Combating Group Violence Abroad with Community-Based Approaches
o    Al-Qa`ida’s Center of Gravity in a Post-Bin Ladin World
o    Government Hardliners Gain Favor in Bahrain
o    Jamaatul Mujahidin Bangladesh: Weakened, But Not Destroyed
o    Militant Pathways: Local Radicalization and Regional Migration in Central Asia
o    Partners or Proxies? U.S. and Host Nation Cooperation in Counterterrorism Operations
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity
o    Terrorist Threats to Commercial Aviation: A Contemporary Assessment

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Assessing Myanmar's Reforms 
·         Egypt's Uncertain Vote
·         The Eurozone in Crisis 
·         How Afghanization Can Work 
·         Tenuous Ties on 'AfPak' Frontier 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         CrossTalk. November/December 2011 
o    Netcentric Proxies for On-Orbit Sensors
o    Give the Stakeholders What They Want: Design Peer Reviews the ATAM Style
o    Software Architecture: Theory and Practice
o    Utilizing Design of Experiments to Reduce IT System Testing Cost
o    Defect Management Using Depth of Inspection and the Inspection Performance Metric
o    Free and Open Source Software Use: Benefits and Compliance Obligations
o    Deployment Optimization for Embedded Flight Avionics Systems

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

European Council on Foreign Relations

Foreign Policy
·         16 Global Cities to Watch 
·         Ready for Their Close-Up[Arab Politics] 
·         What Do Saudi Women Want? 

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


Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Coast Guard: Observations on Arctic Requirements, Icebreakers, and Coordination with Stakeholders, GAO-12-254T [testimony] 
·         Cybersecurity Human Capital: Initiatives Need Better Planning and Coordination,  GAO-12-8 
·         Next Generation Air Transportation:  Collaborative Efforts with European Union Generally Mirror Effective Practices but Near-Term Challenges Could Delay Implementation, GAO-12-48 and e-report   

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

International Crisis Group
·         Myanmar: A New Peace Initiative 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         How Costly Are Debt Crises? 

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, November 30, 2011, v. 11, no. 22
o    Beijing Adopts Multi-Pronged Approach to Parry Washington’s Challenge
o    China and Pakistan: Evolving Focus on Stability within Continuity
o    Chinese Air Force Officer Recruitment, Education and Training
o    Burma and China: The Beginning of the End of Business as Usual?
·         Terrorism Monitor, December 2, 2011, v. 9, no. 44 
o    Will the Return of Ethiopia’s Military to Somalia Destroy al-Shabaab or Revive It?
o    A Comparative Look at the Islamists of the Egyptian and Tunisian Revolutions
o    Hezbollah Risks Regional Credibility by Its Support for the Syrian Regime

Middle East Institute (MEI)
·         The Pakistan Backlash

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
·         NIJ Journal, October 2011, no. 268 
o    Responding to Transnational Organized Crime — Supporting Research, Improving Practice
o    Reconsidering the Project Greenlight Intervention: Why Thinking About Risk Matters
o    Final Findings From the Expert Panel on the Safety of Conducted Energy Devices

National Security Archive

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resources Centre

Observer Research Foundation
·         Understanding Jihadism in Pakistan  

Pew Global Attitudes Project
·         Key Indicators Database 

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

·         Coping with a Nuclearizing Iran 

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

Smart Global

Small Wars Journal
·         Interview with Ken White 

UK National Audit Office

UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee

United Nations General Assembly

UN Afghanistan Mission

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NUREG)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Iran's Rattling Saber 

Wilson Center

World Public