Sunday, January 22, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 01-20-2012

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit

Air Force Office of Special Investigations
American Enterprise Institute
·         Yemen Crisis Situation Report [latest update] 

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs


Canada National Defence, Chief of the Air Staff
·         Canadian Air Force Journal, Fall 2011, v. 4, no. 4
o    Ultra -High Frequencies Going Once, Going Twice…
o    Primer in Air Movements: Basic Loads to Combined Air Terminal Operations and Beyond
o    The Air Historian: Part II
o    What Air Forces Do

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Naval Analyses

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CBSA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER) - No. 50, 25 January 2012 

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS)
·         CJCSI 5120.02C, Joint Doctrine Development System, 13 January 2012 
·         CJCSM 5120.01, Joint Doctrine Development Process, 13 January 2012 
·         JP 2-01, Joint and National Intelligence Support to Military Operations, 05 January 2012 

Col. Arthur D. Simons Center

College of Europe

Combating Terrorism Center
·         CTC Sentinel, January 2012, v. 5, no. 1 
o    The U.S.-Pakistan Relationship in the Year Ahead
o    Profiles of Mexico’s Seven Major Drug Trafficking Organizations
o    Bioterrorism: Still a Threat to the United States
o    Radicalization Processes in Afghanistan
o    Individual Jihadist Operations in Europe: Patterns and Challenges
o    Al-Shabab’s Western Recruitment Strategy

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Oil's Trouble Spots (Updated) 

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·         OIG-12--20 Future Directions of FEMA’s Temporary Housing Assistance Program 
·         OIG-12-22 Annual Report to Congress on States’ and Urban Areas’ Management of Homeland Security Grant Programs Fiscal Year 2011 
·         OIG-12-24 The Effects of USCIS Adjudication Procedures and Policies on Fraud Detection by Immigration Services Officers 

Department of State

Department of the Army

Department of the Navy (DON)
·         SECNAVINST 4950.4B (AFI 16-105 and AR 12-15) - Joint Security Cooperation Education and Training     

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Gabon Country Analysis Brief   
·         Uzbekistan Country Analysis Brief 

Enough Project

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy
·         False Flag 

·         Understanding India 

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
·         Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 2011, v. 30, no. 3 
o    Reaching across the Mekong: Local Socioeconomic and Gender Effects of Lao-Thai Crossborder Linkages
o    Lessons from Preah Vihear: Thailand, Cambodia, and the Nature of Low-Intensity Border Conflicts
o    Skilled Migration, Knowledge Transfer and Development: The Case of the Highly Skilled Filipino Migrants in New Zealand and Australia
o    Multiplicity within Singularity: Racial Categorization and Recognizing “Mixed Race” in Singapore
o    The End of Political Islam? A Comparative Analysis of Religious Parties in the Muslim Democracy of Indonesia

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Bank Capital Requirements: Potential Effects of New Changes on Foreign Holding Companies and U.S. Banks Abroad, GAO-12-235 
·         Dodd-Frank Act:  Hybrid Capital Instruments and Small Institution Access to Capital, GAO-12-237 
·         Immigrant Integration: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Could Better Assess Its Grants Program, GAO-12-274 

Government of Afghanistan

Heritage Foundation
·         Preparing for a Post-Assad Syria 

Human Rights Watch

·         Common Defense Quarterly, Winter 2011/Spring 2012 
o    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and the Missile Technology Control Regime
o    Interview with Major General Alojz Steiner, Chief of the General Staff, Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF)
o    Developing a Practical Ballistic Missile Defense
o    Increasing International Defense Cooperation Could Help DoD Get More Out of its Shrinking Acquisition Dollar
o    The Role Of The U.S. Congress In Security Cooperation
o    Defense Acquisition
o    Touch Screen Devices Aren’t Just For Consumers The Military Wants Them, Too
o    V-22: Achieving the Promise
o    Interview with HE Nigel Sheinwald, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the United States

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses
·         Challenges Before Japan in 2012   

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
·         No Obama Letter to Iran? 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Surges [emerging market economies (EMEs)] 

International Relations and Security Network

International Relations Program, U of PA
·         Global Go To Think Thanks Report 2011   

Internet World Stats

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, January 20, 2012, v. 12, no. 2 
o    The Politics and Policy of Leadership Succession
o    Political Challenges in China’s Economic Governance
o    Shifting Perspectives: Assessing the PLA from the Ground Up
o    Foreign Affairs a Secondary Priority but Salient Challenges Ahead

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lexington Institute

Middle East Institute (MEI)

Migration Policy Institute

National Defence and the Canadian Forces
·         Canadian Military Journal, Winter 2011, v. 12, no. 1 
o    Ethics, Human Rights, and the Law of Armed Conflict
o    Security Force Capacity Building: Local Ownership versus Human Capital
o    Combating Corruption in Afghanistan
o    Design and Joint Operation Planning
o    Gouzenko to Gorbachev: Canada's Cold War
o    Am I speaking Japanese? Cultural Implications in Language Training
o    When I Think of Royal Military College Saint-Jean...
o    The Report on Transformation 2011

National Academies Press

National Defense University (NDU)
·         Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), January 2012, no. 64 
o    Total Commitment to the Total Force
o    An Interview with James F. Amos
o    The Joint Enabling Capabilities Command: A Rarity within the Conventional Force
o    Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn: A Model for Joint Experience, Training, and Education
o    SpaceCRAF: A Civil Reserve Air Fleet for Space-based Capabilities
o    War Is a Moral Force: Designing a More Viable Strategy for the Information Age
o    The Future of Influence in Warfare
o    Security Cooperation: A New Functional Command
o    The Civil-Military Gap Need Not Become a Chasm
o    Integrating Human Rights and Public Security: The Challenges Posed by the Militarization of Law Enforcement
o    A Saudi Outlook for Cybersecurity Strategies Extrapolated from Western Experience
o    Military Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula
o    Assessing Chinese Intentions for the Military Use of the Space Domain
o    "Going Out": Is China’s Skillful Use of Soft Power in Sub-Saharan Africa a Threat to U.S. Interests?
o    Slicing the Onion Differently: Seapower and the Levels of War
o    The High-energy Laser: Tomorrow’s Weapon to Improve Force Protection
o    Targeted Killing, the Law, and Terrorists: Feeling Safe?
o    U.S. Strategy in Southeast Asia: Power Broker, Not Hegemon
o    How Are Great Leaders Made? Lessons from the Career of General John Shalikashvili (1936–2011)
o    Joint Force Development Vision: Adapting to New and Future Realities

National Institute of Justice

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

New America Foundation

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)


Partners Relief & Development
·         Crimes in Northern Burma 

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
·         The European Crisis Deepens 
·         Japan Post: Retreat or Advance? 

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         China and Mozambique 


Refugees International

Royal United Services Institute

Stanley Foundation

Strategic Research Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute

UK Secretary of State for Justice
·         Justice and Security Green Paper 

United Nations

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         The Empires Strike Back 
·         Turkey's Kurdish Weltschmerz 

White House / Office of National Drug Control Policy

World Economic Forum
·         Global Risks 2012 (7th ed) 

World Public