Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 02-17-2012

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
·         Strengthening Financial Infrastructure [ASEAN, the PRC, and India] 

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

·         No Arab Spring for Egypt's Bedouin 

Center for American Progress

Center for Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Gaza's Health Sector under Hamas 

Centro Studi Sul Federalismo

Chatham House


Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, February 2012, v. 5, no. 2
o    The Merger of Al-Shabab and Qa`idat al-Jihad
o    A Profile of Los Zetas: Mexico’s Second Most Powerful Drug Cartel
o    Hizb Allah’s Counterintelligence War
o    Afghanistan’s Conflict Minerals: The Crime-State-Insurgent Nexus
o    The Complicated Relationship Between the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban
o    Preventing Terrorism and Conflict in Libya: An Innovative Role for the United Nations?
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         FY13 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense                   

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings 
o    Egypt at a Crossroads [February 16, 2012]
o    Further Human Rights Violations in Castro's Cuba: the Continued Abuse of Political Prisoners [February 16, 2012]
o    Reflections on the Revolution in Egypt, Part I [February 15, 2012]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         A Defense Budget at the Crossroads 
·         The Eurozone in Crisis 

Defense Science Board (DSB)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-052 Report on the Program and Contract Infrastructure Technical Requirements for the Guam Realignment Program 

Director of National Intelligence

Department of the Treasury/Department of Defense

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Yemen Country Analysis Brief 

Environment America Research & Policy Center

European Policy Centre

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, February 2012 
o    Agroterrorism: U.S. Agriculture Represents a Large and Viable Terrorist Target
o    National Gang Intelligence Center Online Tool
o    The Meaning and Honor of Service

For the Common Defense

Foreign Policy
·         Fumbling the Nuclear Football 
·         Mock Homs at Your Own Risk 
·         Remembering Anthony Shadid 


German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Information Technology: Departments of Defense and Energy Need to Address Potentially Duplicative Investments,   GAO-12-241 
·         Information Technology: Potentially Duplicative Investments Exist at the Departments of Defense and Energy, GAO-12-462T [testimony] 
·         Law Enforcement Body Armor: DOJ Could Enhance Grant Management Controls and Better Ensure Consistency in Grant Program Requirements, GAO-12-353 
·         Law Enforcement Body Armor: DOJ Supports Its Use and Enhancements, but Could Strengthen Management of Its Related Grant Programs, GAO-12-448T [testimony] 
·         Maritime Security:  Coast Guard Needs to Improve Use and Management of Interagency Operations Centers, GAO-12-202 
·         National Nuclear Security Administration:  Observations on NNSA's Management and Oversight of the Nuclear Security Enterprise, GAO-12-473T [testimony]  
·         Safety Effects of Less Prescriptive Requirements for Low-Stress Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines Are Uncertain,   GAO-12-389R 

Heritage Foundation
·         Delayed Recovery Historically Slow 

Human Rights Watch

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
·         Space and the Joint Fight 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Afghanistan - Order of Battle [updated as of February 2012] 
·         Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 9 [February 10-February 17, 2012] 
·         Iraq's Recurring Political Crisis 

International Crisis Group
·         Indonesia: Cautious Calm in Ambon 

International Institute for Strategic Studies
·         Confidence Returns to the Eurozone 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Debt, Taxes, and Banks 

International Relations and Security Network

Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO)
·         2012-2016 C-IED Strategic Plan 

Korea Institute for National Unification

Moshe Dayan Center

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

National Academies Press

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

·         Journal of International Peace Operations, January-February 2012, v. 7, no. 4 
o    Gender and Private Military and Security Companies
o    Women Fighting for Peace in Iraq
o    From Remedial Action to Women’s Empowerment
o    Breaking the Cycle
o    Insights on International Affairs
o    The Reality of Withdrawal

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
·         Unraveling the Euro Crisis 

Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press


Rolling Stone

Small Wars Journal
·         Iran's Response to a U.S. Attack 
·         What Next For Yemen? 

United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Can Dictators Survive New Media? 
·         Egypt's Cold Shoulder 
·         Iran Is Ready to Talk 
·         Next Up: Turkey vs. Iran 
·         Who Will Lead Post-Khamenei Iran?