Sunday, March 11, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 03-08-2012

AEI Critical Threats

Amnesty International

American Peace Society
·         World Affairs Journal, March/April 2012 
o    The Perils of Wishful Thinking
o    Korea’s Third Kim
o    Whither Putin’s Fascistoid State?
o    Stability Is Paramount in Afghanistan
o    Is Mahan’s Naval Wisdom on the Wane?

American Security Project

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Berkman Center on Internet & Society


Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         Mauritania’s Islamists 
·         Why Fukushima Was Preventable 

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
·         Perspectives on the FY2013 Budget Request for DOD [testimony] 

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
·         Secure Communities by the Numbers, Revisited (Part 2 of 3) 

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
·         Presentation slides 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Iran: The Waiting Option 
·         One Year after Fukushima 
·         Significant Cyber Events [updated March 7, 2012] 

Centre for European Reform

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for International Policy Studies

Chatham House

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings 
o    The State Department's Rewards Programs: Performance and Potential [March 7, 2012]

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         The situation in Syria 

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Technology Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Tensions Over Germany's Euro Role 
·         U.S. Rail Infrastructure 


Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of the Army
·         FM 1-04 - Legal Support to the Operational Army 

Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         Tribal Resource Guide 

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·         OIG-12-39 Information Sharing on Foreign Nationals: Border Security (Redacted) 

Department of Justice
·         Attorney General Eric Holder speech at Northwestern University School of Law [Targeted Killing of U.S. Citizens] 

Department of State

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Algeria Country Analysis Brief 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Foreign Policy
·         How Not to Intervene in Syria 
·         In the Name of the Lord [Lord's Resistance Army] 
·         Let North Korea Keep Its Nukes 
·         Riding the Dragon 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Russia’s Looming Crisis 


Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
·         Toolkit on Police Integrity 

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Institute for International and Security Affairs

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Health Policy Center

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Interagency Collaboration: State and Army Personnel Rotation Programs Can Build on Positive Results with Additional Preparation and Evaluation, GAO-12-386 
·         Interagency Collaboration: Survey Results of State and Army Personnel Rotation Program Participants and Their Host-Agency Supervisors, an E-supplement to GAO-12-386. GAO-12-387SP 
·         Mobility Capabilities:  DOD's Mobility Study Limitations and Newly Issued Strategic Guidance Raise Questions about Air Mobility, GAO-12-510T [testimony] 
Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch
·         Satellite Images Show Homs [Syria] Shelling  

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 12, March 2 - 8, 2012

International Crisis Group

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Relations and Security Network
·         Cautious Optimism on Burma 
·         Putin Redux 
·         Timor-Leste: Crucial Year Ahead 

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Economy
·         Information on the report 

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

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 Agency
o    Array of Security Challenges face Yemen’s New Leader - Abd Rabbu Mansur al-Hadi

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lexington Institute

Lowy Institute

McCaffrey Associates
·         Iran, Nukes, & Oil—The Gulf Confrontation [Seminar for NBC Executives and Producers] 

Military Intelligence Corps Association (MICA)
·         The Vanguard, November 2011, v. 16, no. 3 
o    “Exploitation Intelligence:”Is it a New Intelligence Discipline?
o    Building a Decision Support Red Team
o    Thinking as an Insurgent to Win the COIN Fight
o    Drought in Somalia: How a Humanitarian Crisis May Destabilize the Entire Horn of Africa
o    Somalia: How a Culture of Corruption Feeds a Famine
o    The Afars in the Horn of Africa’s Tri-Border Area: An Examination of Potential Influence
o    Focus on Africa Command (USAFRICOM)
o    141st MI Battalion Soldiers Establish Enduring Capacity and Friendships in Iraq

Mineta Transportation Institute


National Academies Press


NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Review [latest update 6 March 2012

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Nordic Africa Institute

Nuclear Energy Industry (NEI)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Oxford Research Group
·         Political Context of the Iran Crisis  

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Pew Global Attitudes Project

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Portuguese Journal of International Affairs, Spring/Summer 2012, no. 6 
o    Japan's Foreign Aid Policy and the Influence of External Factors: Implications for the TICAD Security and Political Role

·         Making Strategic Analysis Matter 

Russian and Eurasian Security Network

Small Arms Survey
·         Femicide: A Global Problem

Small Wars Journal

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
·         Intelligence Report, Spring 2012, no. 145
o    The Year in Hate and Extremism 2011
o    The 'Patriot' Movement Explodes
o    Georgia Militia Members to be Tried Later this Year in Movement’s Latest Murder Plot
o    'Nativist Extremist' Groups 2011

Stanley Foundation

Terrorism Research Initiative
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, 2012, v. 6, no. 1 
o    Perception Challenges Faced by Al-Qaeda on the Battlefield of Influence Warfare
o    From Terrorist to Persona: Para-Social Interaction and the ETA Website
o    The YouTube Jihadists: A Social Network Analysis of Al-Muhajiroun’s Propaganda Campaign
o    Online Arguments against Al-Qaeda: An Exploratory Analysis
o    Rhetorical Charms: The Promise and Pitfalls of Humor and Ridicule as Strategies to Counter Extremist Narratives
o    Use of the Internet to Counter the Appeal of Extremist Violence. Conference Summary & Follow-up/ Recommendations
o    Literature on Terrorism, Media, Propaganda & Cyber-Terrorism

Transnational Institute

Transportation Research Board

United Kingdom Border Agency

UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Haiti Newsletter - January 2012 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Arm the Free Syrian Army Now 
·         The End of the 'Peace Process'? 
·         No Nuclear Compromise 

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

White House

World Bank