Sunday, December 11, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 12-09-2011

Afghanistan News Network

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

Amnesty International

Amsterdam Law Forum

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council
·         NATO Agency Reform, Done Right 
·         NATO Reform: Key Principles 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

·         Ten Facts about Mobile Broadband 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for American Progress

Center for Global Development

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for a New American Security
·         Understanding and Preventing Veteran Suicide (Testimony) 
Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         U.S. Policy on Economic Espionage 

Center for Strategic Leadership
·         Strategic Importance of Shale Gas 

Center for Strategic Research

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Chatham House
·         Burma—Time for Change?  

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings 
o    Promoting Global Internet Freedom [Dec 8, 2011]
o    Camp Ashraf: Iraqi Obligations and State Department Accountability [Dec 7, 2011]
o    Fighting Malaria: Progress and Challenges [Dec 5, 2011]
o    Democracy Held Hostage in Nicaragua: Part I [Dec 1, 2011]
o    Compact of Free Association with the Republic of Palau: Assessing the 15-year Review [Nov 30, 2011]
o    Preserving Progress in Iraq, Part III: Iraq’s Police Development Program [Nov 30, 2011]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
·         Draft Legislative Proposal on Cybersecurity [hearing] 
·         Draft Legislative Proposal on Cybersecurity [report] 

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         Monthly Budget Review - November 2011 

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The Eurozone in Crisis 
·         A New Fiscal Union for Europe 
·         A Political Deal for the Euro 

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction 3115.15, Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), December 6, 2011 
·         DoD Instruction 5030.57, Special Warnings to Mariners, December 5, 2011 
·         Nuclear Matters Handbook [Expanded Edition]

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

European Policy Centre
·         Europe: Germany's Dilemma 
·         Stepping into the Abyss? 

Executive Office of the President (EOP)

Foreign Policy
·         Does Israel Matter in 2012? 
·         The Anti-Putin Brigade 
·         Syria Comes of Age 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for Strategic Research


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Fraud Detection Systems: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Needs to Expand Efforts to Support Program Integrity Initiatives, GAO-12-292T [testimony] 
·         Homeland Defense and Weapons of Mass Destruction:  Additional Steps Could Enhance the Effectiveness of the National Guard's Life-Saving Response Forces,  GAO-12-114 
·         IT Dashboard:  Accuracy Has Improved, and Additional Efforts Are Under Way to Better Inform Decision Making, GAO-12-210 
·         Managing for Results: Opportunities for Congress to Address Government Performance Issues, GAO-12-215R 
·         National Capital Region:  2010 Strategic Plan is Generally Consistent with Characteristics of Effective Strategies, GAO-12-276T [testimony] 
·         Visa Waiver Program: Additional Actions Needed to Address Risks and Strengthen Overstay Enforcement, GAO-12-287T [testimony]

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute
·         Can We Manage a Declining Russia? 

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Maliki Arrests Political Opponents 

International Centre for the Study of Radicalization

International Crisis Group
·         Brčko Unsupervised 

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Order of the Red Cross

International Peace Institute (IPI)

International Relations and Security Network

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

National Defense University
·         Prism, v. 3, no. 1, December 2011 
o    Counterinsurgency after Afghanistan: A Concept in Crisis
o    Negotiating Afghanistan: When? With Whom? About What?
o    The State Department, USAID, and the Flawed Mandate for Stabilization and Reconstruction
o    The Promise and Peril of the Indirect Approach
o    The Case for Nation-building: Why and How to Fix Failed States
o    No Marshall Plan for the Middle East
o    Sub-Saharan African Military and Development Activities
o    Enduring Interests and Partnerships: Military-to-Military Relationships in the Arab Spring
o    Unconventional Challenges and Nontraditional Roles for Armed Forces: The Case for Rwanda
o    War Comes to Bala Morghab: A Tragedy of Policy and Action in Three Acts
o    Iraq: A Case Study in Building Civil-Military Capacity, 2007–2010

National Security Archive

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
·         The Uses and Limitations of Nuclear Deterrence in Asia [1964 report] 

Observer Research Foundation

Open Society Initiative

Overseas Development Institute

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Social & Demographic Trends

Polish Institute for International Affairs

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security

Project 2049 Institute

Project on Defense Alternatives (PDA)

·         Is Al Qaeda's Internet Strategy Working? [testimony] 

Refugees International

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Wars Journal
·         Confusing Deference with Agreement 
·         Interview with Ray 

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute

Stanley Foundation

Transparency International
·         Corruption Perceptions Index  

Urban Institute

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Al-Assad in Complete Denial 
·         Iran's Rattling Saber 

White House

Woodrow Wilson Center
·         Cuban Economy—Recent Trends  

World Public