Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 12-23-2011

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

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

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
·         Nuclear Policy Gridlock in Japan 

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
·         Iran Update, no. 154 

·         Interpreting the Arab Spring 
·         Understanding the Iraq Crisis 

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
·         Part One: The Globalization of the Summer Job 
·         Part Two: Young Americans 'Don't Know How the System Works' 
·         Part Three: SWT in Alaska: Fish Sliming as Cultural Exchange 

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report December 2011, Natural Disasters 
Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Cyber Events Since 2006 

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Information Analysis Center (CBRNIAC)
·         CBRNIAC Newsletter, 2011, v. 12, no. 4 
o    Advance by Lawrence Livermore Scientists Makes Possible Near-Instantaneous DNA Analysis
o    Building Trust through Verification:  NNSA’s Office of Nonproliferation and International Security Plays Key Role in the New START Treaty
o    Office of Science and Technology Policy, in Collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Commerce, Released the National Strategy for CBRN Standards
o    Hands-On Training Showcases CDP Mass Casualty Exercise
o    Eminent MRICD Scientists Retires After 41 Years of Service
o    A Site to See in the History of CBRN Defense:  Dugway Proving Ground, Utah
o    CBRNIAC Success Story:  Risk Communication Guide for Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineers

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Forces Committee
·         Central Asia and the Transition in Afghanistan [Majority Staff report] 

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Can Washington Fix Its Deficits? 
·         North Korea After Kim 
·         Weighing a European Fiscal Compact 

Department of Defense (DoD)

Department of the Army
·         Army Weapon Systems 2012 
European Policy Centre
·         Achieving Sustainable Austerity 
·         Thinking Beyond a Fiscal Union 

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Border Security:  Additional Steps Needed to Ensure That Officers Are Fully Trained, GAO-12-269 
·         Coast Guard:  Security Risk Model Meets DHS Criteria, but More Training Could Enhance its Use for Managing Programs and Operations, GAO-12-14 
·         DOD Financial Management:  Ongoing Challenges with Reconciling Navy and Marine Corps Fund Balance with Treasury, GAO-12-132 
·         International Climate Change Assessments:  Federal Agencies Should Improve Reporting and Oversight of U.S. Funding, GAO-12-43 
·         Port Security Grant Program:  Risk Model, Grant Management, and Effectiveness Measures Could Be Strengthened, GAO-12-47 
·         Strategic Sourcing: Office Supplies Pricing Study Had Limitations, but New Initiative Shows Potential for Savings, GAO-12-178 


Heritage Foundation

Infinity Journal
·         Infinity Journal, Winter 2011, v. 2, no. 1  [Registration is free]
o    Strategy, Resources and Reality
o    The Futile Decade: The U.S. Failure in Afghanistan and Its Lessons
o    Covert Operations and Policy
o    Is there a Future for Targeted Killings
o    Transforming Counterinsurgent Strategy: Using the Topography of Intelligence
o    Covert Operations and Strategy

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Relations and Security Network
·         The ECB's High-Wire Act 
·         North Korea After Kim Jong Il 

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, December 21, 2011, v. 11, no. 23 
o    DPP’s Cross-Strait Policy Consistent with “Status Quo”
o    The Last Year of Hu’s Leadership: Hu’s to Blame?
o    China Assesses President Obama’s November 2011 Asia-Pacific Trip
o    Parsing China’s Policy Toward Iran
·         Terrorism Monitor, December 22, 2011, v. 9, no. 47 
o    Former Pakistan Army Chief Reveals Intelligence Bureau Harbored Bin Laden in Abbottabad
o    The Twitter War: A New Battleground for Kenya and al-Shabaab
o    “The Notion of Spring Does Not Exist in the Arab world”: Djibouti’s President Ismail Guelleh Wards off the Arab Spring

Korea Institute for National Unification

Mitre Corp - JASON

National Committee on North Korea

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Pew Global Attitudes Project

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security


Research Centre for East European Studies
·         Russian Analytical Digest Newsletter - Duma Elections 2011, 21 December 2011/No. 106 

Search for Common Ground

Small Wars Journal
·         COIN- A Culture of Entitlement? 

Smart Global Health.org

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

USAID and others
·         Afghanistan Mortality Survey 2010 

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

US-Korea Institute at SAIS

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Bashar Assad in the Balance  
·         Breaking Assad's Hold on Russia 
·         Egypt's Growing Economic Crisis 
·         Why Syria's Regime Is Doomed 

White House