Monday, March 19, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 03-16-2012

Afghanistan Analysts Network

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Africa Center For Strategic Studies

Air University Library

Amnesty International

The Atlantic
·         Iran War Clock 

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Basic American Security Information Council (BASIC)
·         Iran Update, March 15, 2012, no. 157 
o    P5+1 Formally Agree to Resume Talks with Iran
o    Second IAEA Visit to Tehran; Agency Releases Latest Report on Nuclear Programme
o    Iran Holds Parliamentary Elections; Khamenei Supporters Gain Significant Majority
o    Israeli Leadership Visit to Washington; Netanyahu and Obama in Talks

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated February 29, 2012] 
·         Mission Incomplete [Afghanistan] 
·         Pakistan Index [ceased but selected indictors have been folded into the Afghanistan Index] 

Center for American Progress Action Fund

Center for Global Development

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 2 - March 12, 2012 
·         Iran’s Influence in the Americas   
·         Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER) - No. 53, 12 March 2012
·         New Perspectives in Foreign Policy, Winter 2012, v. 1 
o    7 Billion Is Not the Problem: Why Malthusians Have It Wrong 
o    The Future of Outsider States in the Arctic 
o    Why Has China’s Charm Offensive Stalled? 
o    Shale Gas and Tight Oil: Domestic Resource, Global Impact
o    Winning Japan’s Cyber War
·         Righting the Global Fund  
·         Significant Cyber Events [updated March 16, 2012] 

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House
·         Gold and the Monetary System  
·         Pakistan in a Changing Regional and Global Environment (transcript) 
·         A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals (transcript) 

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Information Analysis Center (CBRNIAC)
·         CBRNIAC Newsletter, 2012, v. 13, no. 1 
o    USS Mason Upgraded with New Chemical Agent Detection Capability as Navy Begins Massive Fleet-wide Initiative
o    Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Team Achieves Breakthrough Detecting Nuclear Materials
o    An Interagency Confederation:  What is the NICBR?
o    ECBC Scientists Develop Technology to Detect Explosives in Fingerprints
o    NSWC Dahlgren Employees Win NAVSEA Excellence Awards for Impact on Aircraft Carriers, Acquisition and “Real World” CBR Defense
o    ECBC Develops Modern Homemade Explosives Detection Kit
o    Cobalt Dragon Prepares Unit for Threat

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Appropriations Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Consortium for Strategic Communication

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Al-Qaeda in Iraq 
·         U.S. Trade Policy 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-063 Assessment of the DoD Establishment of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq 

Department of Energy

Department of State

Department of the Navy

East-West Center

European Policy Centre

Foreign Policy
·         Celebretarian Intervention 
·         Democrats vs. Dictators: 2012 
·         Failure 2.0 [India's foreign policy] 
·         The Goldilocks Principle 
·         A Shot Across the Bo [Bo Xilai - China] 

·         Algeria's Deceptive Quiet 

Geneva Centre for Security Policy
·         The ‘Iraqisation’ of Libya 

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Defense Contracting: Competition for Services and Recent Initiatives to Increase Competitive Procurements, GAO-12-384 
·         Federal Contracting: Efforts to Consolidate Governmentwide Acquisition Data Systems Should Be Reassessed, GAO-12-429 
·         Military Training: Observations on the Army's Implementation of a Metric for Measuring Ground Force Training, GAO-12-191R 
·         Navy Small Boats: Maintenance Report Addressed Most Directed Elements, but Additional Information Needed, GAO-12-421 
·         Nuclear Nonproliferation: Further Actions Needed by U.S. Agencies to Secure Vulnerable Nuclear and Radiological Materials, GAO-12-512T [testimony] 
·         Renewable Energy:  Federal Agencies Implement Hundreds of Initiatives, GAO-12 260 
·         Renewable Energy:  An Inventory of Fiscal Year 2010 Federal Initiatives, GAO-12-259SP an E-supplement to GAO-12-260 

Henley Putnam University
·         Journal of Strategic Security, Spring 2011, v. 5, no. 1 
o    Ten Years of GWOT, the Failure of Democratization, and the Fallacy of "Ungoverned Spaces"
o    Deterring and Dissuading Nuclear Terrorism
o    Establishing Cyber Warfare Doctrine
o    Policy Intervention in FATA: Why Discourse Matters
o    A Systems-Based Approach to Intelligence Reform

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
·         Iran in the Israeli Calculus 

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         The Dominoes of War with Iran 

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

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
·         IAEA Report on Iran  

International Crisis Group

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
·         Fukushima: The Consequences 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Relations and Security Network
·         Adrift Down Under 
·         Animation Without Borders 

James A. Baker Institute III Institute for Public Policy

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, March 15, 2012, v. 12, no. 6 
o    Sino-Indian Border Negotiations: Problems and Prospects
o    Coal to Newcastle? Understanding China’s Coal Importing Behavior
o    Pivot and Parry: China's Response to America's New Defense Strategy
o    The PLA’s Three-Pronged Approach to Achieving Jointness in Command and Control

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lowy Institute
·         Iran: What If Nothing Happens? 

National Academies Press

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Operation College Promise and the Pat Tillman Foundation

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

·         Journal of International Peace Operations, March-April 2012, v. 7, no. 5 
o    Community-Driven Development and Afghanistan’s Transition
o    Haiti Reconstruction
o    From Diplomacy to Invasion
o    Searching for Stable Economic Models
o    Afghanistan’s Security Sector Transformation and Transition
o    (in)Stability Operations
o    A Conversation with Minister Ali A. Jalali
o    Troubling Signs in South Africa
o    Trouble Ahead for Contractors in Iraq?

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         IPRIS Lusophone Countries Bulletin: 2011 Review
·         Brazil in 2011: Growing Pains 

·         Making Strategic Analysis Matter 

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal
·         Romancing the COIN 
·         Yemen: A U.S. Strategic Partner? 

Stanley Foundation

Stimson Center
·         Engaging Iran on Afghanistan 

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

U.K. Defense Committee

United Nations General Assembly

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)
·         Journal of International Commerce and Economics, March 2012, v. 4, no. 1 
o    Services Liberalization and Computable General Equilibrium Modeling: Beyond Tariff Equivalents
o    China’s Vision for Renewable Energy: The Status of Bioenergy and Bioproduct Research and Commercialization
o    The U.S. International Trade Commission’s High-Technology Trade Roundtable
o    Can We Apply Lessons from the German Trade Balance with China to the United States?
o    Comment on “Innovation and Job Creation in a Global Economy: The Case of Apple’s iPod”

Vortex Foundation

Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         Report highlights 

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control
·         Iran's Nuclear Timetable 
·         Iran's Sactions Tally 

World Bank

World Public