Monday, March 26, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 03-23-2012

AEI Critical Threats Project
·         Iran News Round Up - March 23, 2012 
·         Pakistan Security Brief - March 23, 2012 

Afghanistan Analysts Network

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)

American Physical Society (APS)

Amnesty International

Arms Control Association

Asian Development Bank

Atlantic Council

AUSA Institute of Land Warfare

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         India Defies Oil Sanctions on Iran 

Berghof Conflict Research

Berkman Center on Internet & Society
·         Mapping Russian Twitter 

British American Security Information Council


Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
·         Employment Situation of Veterans 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)

Center for Science and International Affairs

Center for Security Policy
·         Faith Under Fire: The Global Threat to Religious Freedom [conference transcript and video] 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 3 - March 19, 2012 

Century Foundation

Chatham House
·         Future of Globalization 

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, March 2012, v. 5, no. 3 
o    A Pre-Trial Profile of Anders Behring Breivik
o    The Rabbani Assassination: Taliban Strategy to Weaken National Unity?
o    Assessing Al-Qa`ida’s Presence in the New Libya
o    U.S. Gang Alignment with Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations
o    The Emergence of the Difa-e-Pakistan Islamist Coalition
o    Attacking Drug Cartels Through Undercover Money Laundering Operations
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS)

Congress. House. Budget Committee
·         The Path to Prosperity: A Blueprint for American Renewal
o    Report  
o    Facts and summary  

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Hazing in the Military 
·         Navy Readiness Posture 
·         Recent Development in Afghanistan 

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings
o    Halting the Decent: U.S. Policy Toward the deteriorating Situation in Iraq [March 21]
o    Russia 2012: Increased Repression, Rampant Corruption, Assisting Rogue Regimes [March 21]
o    The Fiscal Year 2013 Budget: A Review of U.S. Foreign Assistance Amidst Economic Uncertainty [March 20]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Can China Change? 
·         Combating Maritime Piracy 
·         Ending the Afghan War 
·         How to Handle Oil Price Volatility 
·         The Seoul Nuclear Security Summit 

Department of Defense Comptroller
·         National Defense Budget Estimates for FY 2013 ("Green Book") 

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·         OIG-12-50 - IT Matters Related to the ICE Component of the FY 2011 DHS Financial Statement Audit 
·         OIG_12-49 - IT Matters Related to the USCG Component of the FY 2011 DHS Financial Statement Audit 
·         OIG-12-48 - DHS’ Compliance with Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA) 

Department of State
·         Current U.S. Foreign Policy Issues 
·         U.S. Water Partnership Fact Sheet 

Department of the Army

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         International Energy Statistics [updated] 

Enough Project

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Policy Centre

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, March 2012 
o    Protecting Cultural Heritage from Art Theft
o    Count Your Blessings [Leadership Spotlight]
o    Be a Lion [speech]
o    The Disease of Certainty
o    Training for Deadly Force Encounters
o    The Exigent Circumstances Exception After Kentucky v. King

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

·         Revamping the G20 

Geneva Centre for Security Policy

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Institute for International and Security Affairs
·         Qatar and the Arab Spring  

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Aviation Safety: FAA Has An Opportunity to Enhance Safety and Improve Oversight of Initial Pilot Training, GAO-12-537T [testimony] 
·         Defense Headquarters: Further Efforts to Examine Resource Needs and Improve Data Could Provide Additional Opportunities for Cost Savings, GAO-12-345 
·         Department of Homeland Security: Preliminary Observations on DHS's Effort to Improve Employee Morale, GAO-12-509T [testimony] 
·         DOD Financial Management: The Army Faces Significant Challenges in Achieving Audit Readiness for Its Military Pay,  GAO-12-406 
·         DOD Financial Management: The Army Faces Significant Challenges in Achieving Audit Readiness for Its Military Pay, GAO-12-501T [testimony] 
·         Electronic Waste:  Actions Needed to Provide Assurance That Used Federal Electronics Are Disposed of in an Environmentally Responsible Manner, GAO-12-74 
·         Government Efficiency and Effectiveness:  Opportunities for Improvement and Considerations for Restructuring,.  GAO-12-454T [testimony] 
·         Homeland Security: DHS Needs Better Project Information and Coordination among Four Overlapping Grant Programs, GAO-12-303 
·         IT Supply Chain: National Security-Related Agencies Need to Better Address Risks, GAO-12-361 
·         Joint Strike Fighter: Restructuring Added Resources and Reduced Risk, but Concurrency Is Still a Major Concern, GAO-12-525T [testimony] 
·         Managing Preparedness Grants and Assessing National Capabilities: Continuing Challenges Impede FEMA's Progress, GAO-12-526T [testimony]    
·         Pipeline Safety: Collecting Data and Sharing Information on Federally Unregulated Gathering Pipelines Could Help Enhance Safety, GAO-12-388 
·         Space Acquisitions:  DOD Faces Challenges in Fully Realizing Benefits of Satellite Acquisition Improvements, GAO-12-563T [testimony] 

Heritage Foundation

Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI)

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         India's Cyber Security Challenges 
·         India’s Iran Defiance 

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 13, March 9-16, 2012 

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence

International Crisis Group

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
·         Serbia: A Step Closer to the EU 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, March 9, 2012, v. 10, no. 5 
o    Gulf States Consider Political and Military Union to Counter Iranian Security Threat
o    The Looming Storm in Pakistan’s Kurram Ag ency
o    Array of security challenges face Yemen’s new leader - Abd Rabbu Mansur al-Hadi
·         Terrorism Monitor, March 22, 2012, v. 10, no. 6 
o    Losing the Initiative: The PKK’s Crumbling Strategy
o    Oil Conflict Brings North and South Sudan to the Brink of War
o    Predators, Reapers and Ravens: The Drone Revolution

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center

National Academies Press

National Assembly of Pakistan
·         Report of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (20th March 2012) [calling for an end to drone strikes]   [slow to open]
·         Main site link 

National Defense University (NDU)
·         Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), April 2012, no. 65 
o    Resiliency: The Main Ingredient in a Military Household
o    The Real Key to Success in Afghanistan: Overlooked, Underrated, Forgotten, or Just Too Hard?
o    International Terrorism: The Case for Containment
o    Religion in the Thirty Years’ War and Peace of Westphalia: Relevant to Pakistan Today?
o    Between Democracy and Chaos: Indonesia at a Crossroads
o    A Sense of the Enemy: Refocusing Prediction in Military and Foreign Affairs
o    The Evolution of Saudi Security and Enforcement Policies on Communication
o    Global Dispersion, Global Sustainment: A Mandate for a Global Logistics Organization?
o    Counterinsurgency: Not a Strategy, But a Necessary Capability
o    National Defense University: Building Strategic Relations with Vietnam
o    Sailing the Cyber Sea
o    Sailing into the 21st Century: Operating Forward, Strengthening Partnerships
o    Building Resiliency into the National Military Strategy
o    Emerging from Behind the U.S. Shield: Japan’s Strategy of Dynamic Deterrence and Defense Forces
o    Admirals Run Amok: The Danger of Inter-Service Rivalry

National Intelligence Council (NIC)
·         Global Water Security 

National Security Archive

NATO Defense College (NDC)

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Middle East and North Africa, March 2012, Report 21 
o    Syria: The Protest Movement Lacks Appropriate Support
o    Egypt: Which Strategy for the Liberals?
o    Libya: Growing Concern and Anger at the National Transitional Council’s Passivity

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Pew Internet & American Life Project
·         Teens, Smartphones & Texting 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism


Small Wars Journal

South African Institute of International Affairs

Stimson Center
·         Engaging Iran on Afghanistan 


Trans-Border Institute (TBI)

UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee
·         Malware and Cyber Crime
o    Volume I 
o    Volume II 

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Iran Keeps Compromise Option Open 
·         Turkey's Foreign Policy Pivot 
·         Washington Quarterly, Spring 2012, v. 35, no. 2 
o    The 21st Century Force Multiplier: Public—Private Collaboration
o    Bombs Away? Being Realistic about Deep Nuclear Reductions
o    The Real Problem in U.S.—Israeli Relations
o    How to Deter Terrorism
o    To Keep the Peace with Iran, Threaten to Strike
o    Egypt's Troubled Transition: Elections without Democracy
o    A Strategy of “Congagement” toward Pakistan
o    Reassessing China: Awaiting Xi Jinping
o    The South China Sea: Oil, Maritime Claims, and U.S.–China Strategic Rivalry
o    Reversing Pakistan’s Descent: Empowering its Middle Class
o    Defining U.S. Indian Ocean Strategy
o    Have President Obama's Re-Election Prospects Brightened?
·         The Tides of Battle in Syria 

Wilson Center

World Public