Monday, April 30, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 04-27-2012

38 North

AEI Critical Threats
·         Yeman Order of Battle 

Afghanistan Analysts Network

Air University Library Bibs

Amnesty International
·         Human Rights of Inmates in Ghana  

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Australian Strategic Policy Institute

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
·         Firefight in Kabul 
·         Options for U.S. Policy in Syria 

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute
·         Serbia Between East and West 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         Keeping NATO Relevant  

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress

Center for Global Development

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report, April 2012, v. 10, no. 10  [Cybersecurity] 

Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Center for Security Policy
·         The Muslim Brotherhood in America [10 part course]  

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Getting Syria Right  
·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 8 - April 23, 2012 
·         Homegrown Terrorism 

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Center for International Media Assistance

Centre for Studies on Federalism

Chatham House

Col. Arthur D. Simons Center
·         InterAgency Journal, Special Edition 2012, v. 3, no. 2 
o    Special edition - Prevention of Mass Atrocities
o    Introduction: Responding to Genocide in Principle and Practice
o    A New Era of Conflict Resolution
o    The Military Profession and Counter-Genocide Leadership
o    The Killing Fields, Ethnic Cleansing, and Genocide in Europe
o    Far From Nuremberg: The United States, War Crimes, and the International Criminal Court
o    Humanitarian Frames and Humanitarian Soft Power in Darfur
o    Educating Officers on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities
o    Selected Bibliography Entries

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, April 2012, v. 5, no. 4 
o    An Overview of Syria’s Armed Revolution
o    Boko Haram Escalates Attacks on Christians in Northern Nigeria
o    French Counterterrorism Policy in the Wake of Mohammed Merah’s Attack
o    Mangal Bagh and LI Marginalized in Khyber Agency
o    Militants Turn Against Pakistan’s JUI-F Islamist Party
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity
o    Revisiting Shaykh Atiyyatullah’s Works on Takfir and Mass Violence

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings 
o    Confronting Damascus: U.S. Policy Toward the Evolving Situation in Syria, Part II [April 25]
o    LRA, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, AQIM and Other Sources of Instability in Africa [April 25]
o    NATO: The Chicago Summit and U.S. Policy [April 26]
o    The North-South Sudan Conflict 2012 [April 26]
o    Oversight of U.S. Policy Toward Burma [April 25]
o    Western Hemisphere Budget Review 2013: What Are U.S. Priorities? [April 25]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relation Committee
·         U.S. Policy on Burma 

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office

Council on Foreign Relation (CFR)
·         Bahrain's Unsettling Standoff 

Department of Defense

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-081 Navy Organic Airborne and Surface Influence Sweep Program Needs Defense Contract Management Agency Support, April 27, 2012 

Department of Justice

Department of State
·         The Chicago Summit and U.S. Policy 
·         Remarks at the Global Impact Economy Forum [Sec Clinton] 

East-West Center

European Interagency Security Forum

European Policy Centre


Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering

Foreign Affairs
·         Clunky Cyberstrategy 
·         Farewell to Fossil Fuels 

Foreign Policy
·         The Jet That Ate the Pentagon [F-35] 
·         Think Again: Al Qaeda 
·         War Dogs of the World 
·         Why Do They Hate Us? [Women in the Middle East] 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         Korean Hallyu in Trade Policy 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Agency Operations: Agencies Must Continue to Comply with Fiscal Laws Despite the Possibility of Sequestration, GAO-12-675T [testimony] 
·         Aviation Safety: FAA Is Taking Steps to Improve Data, but Challenges for Managing Safety Risks Remain, GAO-12-660T [testimony] 
·         Checked Baggage Screening: TSA Has Deployed Optimal Systems at the Majority of TSA-Regulated Airports, but Could Strengthen Cost Estimates, GAO-12-266 
·         Cybersecurity: Threats Impacting the Nation, GAO-12-666T [testimony] 
·         Defense Biometrics: Additional Training for Leaders and More Timely Transmission of Data Could Enhance the Use of Biometrics in Afghanistan, GAO-12-442 
·         Export Controls: U.S. Agencies Need to Assess Control List Reform's Impact on Compliance Activities, GAO-12-613 
·         Federal Emergency Management Agency: Workforce Planning and Training Could Be Enhanced by Incorporating Strategic Management Principles, GAO-12-487 
·         Federal Employees Workers' Compensation Act: Status of Previously Identified Management Challenges, GAO-12-508R 
·         Federal Protective Service: Better Data on Facility Jurisdictions Needed to Enhance Collaboration with State and Local Law Enforcement, GAO-12-434 
·         Missile Defense: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Acquisitions by Reducing Concurrency and Improving Parts Quality, GAO-12-600T [testimony] 
·         Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise: Strategies and Challenges in Sustaining Critical Skills in Federal and Contractor Workforces, GAO-12-468 
·         Tactical Aircraft: Comparison of F-22A and Legacy Fighter Modernization Programs. GAO-12-524 
·         Urgent Warfighter Needs: Opportunities Exist to Expedite Development and Fielding of Joint Capabilities, GAO-12-385 

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
·         The Red Princelings of China 

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
·         Cross-currents in French Defense 

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for the Study of Labor

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 18, April 14, 2012-April 20, 2012 
·         Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 19, April 20, 2012-April 27, 2012 

Institute for War & Peace Reporting

International Centre for the Study of Radicalization

International Crisis Group
·         Stirring up the South China Sea 

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Strategy and Assessment Center
·         China’s Space Plane Program  

Jamestown Institute
·         China Brief, April 27, 2012, v. 12, no. 9 
o    Hu Jintao’s Sixth Generation Protégés Play Safe to Ensure Promotion
o    Assessing the Growing PLA Air Force Foreign Relations Program
o    ASEAN and the South China Sea: Movement in Lieu of Progress
o    Sino-Philippine Tension and Trade Rising amid Scarborough Standoff

Korea Institute for National Unification

·         Efficient Covariance Encoding 

National Security Archive

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Review [latest update April 24, 2012] 

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
·         Peace & Stability Operations Journal Online, April 2012, v. 2, no. 3 
o    2012 Integration & Exercise and Peace & Stability Operations Training and Education Workshop
o    Linkages: The SOTEW Workshop Series Developing Collaborative Ways Ahead
o    Beyond Access and Influence: Accountability in Military Humanitarian Operations
o    Non-traditional PME: Using Social Entrepreneurship to Educate our Professionals
o    Observations from a Novice
o    Beyond Access and Influence: Accountability in Military Humanitarian Operations

Pew Hispanic Center

Pew Internet & American Life Project
·         Pew Internet: Mobile 

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         IPRIS Maghreb Bulletin, Spring 2012, no. 13 
o    The EU in Libya, one year on
o    Why has the Arab Spring not 'hit' Algeria
o    Moroccan rappers and political descent in the age of the 'Arab Spring'

Project on Government Oversight


Royal United Services Institute
·         Defense in an Independent Scotland  
·         Future of the UK’s Reserve Forces  

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
·         Tactical Nuclear Weapons and NATO 

UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDR)

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         PeaceWatch, Spring 2012 
o    Strengthening Civ-Mil Cooperation for Peace Operations
o    Capacity Building with SENSE in Poland, Afghanistan and Tunisia
o    Police Initiative in Israel
o    Training to Build Peace in Darfur
o    In Afghanistan, Creating Effective Advisers for Times of Crisis

US Marine Corps (USMC)

Vision of Humanity
·         2012 United States Peace Index 
·         Related downloads 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Arab AKPs in the Making? 

White House