Sunday, January 8, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 01-06-2012

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Air University
·         Air and Space Power Journal, January-February 2012, v.26, no. 1 
o    The Efficiency Paradox: How Hyperefficiency Can Become the Enemy of Victory in War
o    What Every Airman Needs to Know About Medical Stability Operations
o    Building Toward the Future
o    Air-mindedness: The Core of Successful Air Enterprise Development
o    Partnership between the US and Iraqi Air Forces: One Airman's Perspective
o    Support the COCOM, Develop the Force, or Roll the Dice?: What the Air Force's Deployment Tasking Process Doesn't Do
o    Air Force Policy for Advanced Education
o    Air Force ISR Operations
o    The Decline of the Military Ethos and Profession of Arms: An Argument Against Automomous Lethal Engagements
o    Principles of War for Cyberspace
o    Logistics Aloft
o    The Strategic Striking Force
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Winter 2011, v. 5, no. 4 
o    Common Defense 2011
o    Finding Space in Deterrence: Toward a General Framework for "Space Deterrence"
o    Nuclear Lessons for Cyber Security?
o    US Policies toward Tehran: Redefining Counter-proliferation 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
o    Airpower: Two Centennial Appraisals

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

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)


Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center
·         Numbers and Characteristics of Women in the Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011 [in MSMR, December 2011, v. 18, no. 12)    


CACI International

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Critical Questions for 2012 
·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume I, Issue 8 - December 2011 

Chatham House

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The Pentagon Pivots to Asia 
·         Persian Gulf Storm Clouds 
·         Issue Guide: The World in 2011 

Department of Defense
·         Pentagon Press release 
·         President Obama Remarks
o    Transcript 
o    Video
·         Secretary Panetta’s Speech
o    Transcript
o    Video

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Department of the Treasury

East-West Center

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy
·         After America 
·         Flu Season [possible bioweapon?] 
·         The Myth of Europe 
·         Pakistan's Slow-Motion Coup 


George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Coast Guard: Continued Improvements Needed to Address Potential Barriers to Equal Employment Opportunity, GAO-12-135 
·         Managing Service Contracts: Recent Efforts to Address Associated Risks Can Be Further Enhanced, GAO-12-87 

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute
·         China's Economy a Party Plan 

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         2011: A Strategic Survey  
·         Threats to Space Assets and India’s Options     

Institute for Social Policy Understanding (ISPU)
·         Imran Faces His Greatest Test 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Can Taliban Leaders Bring Peace? 

Institute of Land Warfare

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR)
·         Al-Shabaab to Hold Online Q&A 

International Crisis Group
·         Crisis Watch, No. 101 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Relations and Security Network
·         The Europeanization of Switzerland 

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, January 6, 2012, v.22, no. 1 
o    The Grim Future of the Wukan Model for Managing Dissent
o    ECFA and the Elections: Implications for Cross-Strait Relations
o    How Pakistan’s Unstable Tribal Areas Threaten China’s Core Interests
o    Problems and Prospects for China’s Ship-Based Aviation Program


Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Observer Research Foundation

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)
·         Inequality in Our Age 

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS)

Program for Culture & Conflict Studies
·         Culture & Conflict Review, Winter 2011/2012, v. 5, no. 4 
o    Nile Basin Conflict: Perspectives on Water Sharing, Food Shortages, Civil Wars and Terrorism
o    China’s Rise: The Effect of Beijing’s Increasing Role in International Institutions on Singapore
o    People's Movements in Uttarakahnd: Culture, Conflict and Development
o    Viewpoint: The Middle East and South Asia: Past, Present and Future


Small Wars Journal
·         COIN and FID in Colombia 
·         The Colonel Faisal that I Know 

Stanley Foundation

US International Trade Commission (USITC)
·         Journal of International Commerce and Economics, 2012    
o    Can We Apply Lessons From the German Trade Balance With China to the United States?
o    The U.S. International Trade Commission's High-Technology Trade Roundtable
o    China's Vision for Renewable Energy: The Status of Bioenergy and Bioproduct Research and Commercialization

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         A Testing Weekend in Bahrain 
·         Turkey Moves Far Beyond Europe 

White House