Sunday, December 18, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 12-16-2011

Accuvant Labs

Afghanistan News Network

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Air Force Accident Investigation Board

American Enterprise Institute
·         Can We Manage a Declining Russia? 

Amnesty International

Army War College Library

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
·         Japan's Strategic Outlook 


Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
·         Homeland Security Affairs, 2011, v. 7 

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         The "End" of the War in Iraq? 
·         Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER) - No 48, 12 December 2011 

Center for Strategic Leadership

Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Chatman House
·         Afghanistan: Mikhail Gorbachev's Lessons for President Obama [event transcripts and audio] 

College of Europe

Combat Studies Institute (CSI)

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings 
o    Changing Energy Markets and U.S. National Security [December 16, 2011]
o    Confronting Damascus: U.S. Policy toward the Evolving Situation in Syria [December 14, 2011]

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
·         Judicial Reliance on Foreign Law 

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congress. Senate. Senator Claire McCaskill

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Mexico's Drug War 
·         Was the Iraq War Worth It? 

Defense Business Board (DBB)
·         Global Logistics Management 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

Department of Homeland Security

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Malaysia Country Analysis Brief 

European Policy Centre

Foreign Policy
·         FP's Favorite Reads of 2011 
·         The Last Prisoner 
·         Newt Skywalker and the Moon Mirror 
·         The Real Mohamed Bouazizi 
·         Remembering Basra 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Iran’s Internal Dynamics 


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Arlington National Cemetery:  Management Improvements Made, but a Strategy Is Needed to Address Remaining Challenges, GAO-12-105 
·         Arlington National Cemetery:  Additional Actions Needed to Continue Improvements in Contract Management, GAO-12-99 
·         Coast Guard: Communication of Post-Government Employment Restrictions Can Be Strengthened, GAO-12-174 
·         DOD Health Care:  Actions Needed to Help Ensure Full Compliance and Complete Documentation for Physician Credentialing and Privileging, GAO-12-31 
·         Drug Shortages:  FDA's Ability to Respond Should Be Strengthened, GAO-12-116 
·         Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance: Retirement Benefit and Retained Asset Account Disclosures Could Be Improved, GAO-12-94 
·         Station Fire:  Forest Service's Response Offers Potential Lessons for Future Wildland Fire Management, GAO-12-155 
·         Nuclear Nonproliferation: Action Needed to Address NNSA's Program Management and Coordination Challenges, GAO-12-71 

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
·         History Lessons from Karbala 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Afghanistan Order of Battle (updated December 2011)  
·         Iraq After the American Troop Withdrawal: Update #1         
·         Iraq Order of Battle (updated December 2011)  
·         Maliki Arrests Potential Opposition  
·         Struggle for Syria in 2011  

Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA)

International Crisis Group
·         Islamic Parties in Pakistan 

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, December 16, 2011, v. 9, no. 46 
o    Jund al-Khilafa Operations Expand in Kazakhstan
o    Bringing London’s “Christmas Bombers” to Trial
o    The Turn to Armed Rebellion in Syria: The Rise of the Free Syrian Army
Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC)
·         Journal of the JAPCC, 2011, no. 14 
o    Challenges and Chances of the Spanish Air Force: Interview with General Jiménez Ruiz, Chief of Staff of the Spanish Air Force
o    Ballistic Missile Defence – What’s the Big Deal?
o    Australia’s Wedgetail: Linking the Joint Battlespace
o    The Threat Still Exists – Suppression of Enemy Air Defences
o    Indirect Fire – Understanding the Threat
o    Integrating Joint Capabilities Beyond Ground Support: Air Surface Integration
o    Challenges for NATO Air & Space Power Defining the High Ground
o    Command and Control –
o    Exploring Alternatives: The Realities of Two C2 Models for Air Power Proponents
o    Italian Flying Training: In Pursuit of Excellence
o    The Principles of War: Back to Basics?
o    Space and Cyber Power Relevance to Contemporary Operations
o    Regional Fighter Partnership Sovereignty and Implementation Considerations
o    The Missing Link: Tying Tactical Air Operations to Policy Goals
o    A JAPCC Policy Proposal: NATO Employment & Coordination of Space Capabilities

National Defense University (NDU)

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
·         East Asian Strategic Review 2011 

National Security Archive

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Pakistan’s Population Prospects 

Observer Research Foundation

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

·         Journal of International Peace Operations, v. 7, no. 3 – November-December, 2011 - Evolutions in Maritime Security 
o    The Future of Stability Operations: What’s Next for the Stability Operations Industry?
o    Missed Opportunities to Improve Contingency Contracting: Reflections on the CWC’s Final Report
o    The Terrorist Threat to Peacekeeping Operations: A Single Weapon Causing a Myriad of Damage
o    Subcontractor Vetting: Implementing a Risk-Based Evaluation Framework
o    The Band-Aid Has Been Pulled Off: Palestine’s Quest for Statehood
o    Education in Afghanistan: Education is the Key to Successful Transition in Afghanistan
o    Armed Security at Sea: Risk management and mitigation in a risky environment
o    Protecting Energy on the Water: The Relationship Between Maritime Energy Supply and Private Security
o    A Different Kind of Security: The Provision of Private Maritime Security under the ICoC
o    Building a Maritime Stability Partnership in Kenya: CWOW’s Impact on Maritime Peace Operations
o    Private Sector Perspectives on Stability Operations: Innovations to Improve Civilian Surge Capacity
o    Finally Final...For Now: Exploring the Final Rule on PSCs
o    National Security Ten Years After 9/11: A Conversation with the Honorable Michael Chertoff

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security

Rajaratnam School of International Studies


Russian and Eurasian Security Network
·         Russian Analytical Digest Newsletter, 5 December 2011, No. 105 
o    Modernization after Medvedev?
o    State-led Modernization in Russia: The Nanotechnology Industry
o    Raiding in Russia

Small Wars Journal
·         A Question of Legitimacy 

Smart Global

Stanley Foundation

START - National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
·         Violent Extremism in the U.S. 

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Terrorism Research Initiative
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, 2011, v. 5, no. 5-6 
·         Full PDF version 
o    Living with terror, not Living in Terror: The Impact of Chronic Terrorism on Israeli Society
o    What Have We Learned about Lone Wolves from Anders Behring Breivik?
o    Preventing Lone Wolf Terrorism: some CT Approaches Addressed
o    Practice Makes Perfect?: The Changing Civilian Toll of CIA Drone Strikes in Pakistan
o    Requirements and Facilitators for Suicide Terrorism: an Explanatory Framework for Prediction and Prevention
o    Sharia Adherence Mosque Survey: Correlations between Sharia Adherence and Violent Dogma in U.S. Mosques
o    A Chronology of Attacks on and Unlawful Interferences with, Offshore Oil and Gas Installations, 1975 – 2010
o    Literature on Right-wing and Vigilante Terrorism
o    Expanding the TRI Network for Doctoral Researchers in the Fields of Terrorism, Political Violence and Armed Conflict to the United States of America and Russia

US Forces Afghanistan
·         Findings and Recommendations (AR 15-6 Investigation – Credibility Assessment of Allegations of Human Rights Violations Appearing in a Human Rights Watch Report) 

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         The Arab Uprisings, One Year On 
·         Give Iran Good Television 

White House
·         End of Iraq War 

World Public