Monday, April 2, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 03-30-2012

Action on Armed Violence

Afghanistan Analysts Network

Air Force Research Institute (AFRI)

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEE)

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, March 2012, v. 19. No. 3 
o    Initial assessment of impact of adenovirus type 4 and type 7 vaccine on febrile respiratory illness and virus transmission in military basic trainees, March 2012
o    Surveillance Snapshot: adenovirus among U.S. military recruit trainees
o    Case report: chest pain in service members following smallpox vaccination
o    Predictive value of surveillance case definitions of Guillain-Barré Syndrome in vaccine safety assessment
o    Mental health diagnoses during the year prior to schizophrenia, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2010
o    Update: heat injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011
o    Update: exertional rhabdomyolysis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011
o    Update: exertional hyponatremia, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 1999-2011

Armed Forces Journal
·         AFJ, March 2012 
o    Our Monolingual Air Force
o    What DoD Can Do for Academia
o    Know Thy Enemy’s Weapons
o    Monetary Misdirection
o    Women Warriors
o    Naming Miscue

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Center for Biosecurity of UPMC

Center for Immigration Studies

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Strategic Trends 2012 

Center for Security Policy
·         Leading With No One Behind 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         China and Afghanistan 
·         DIIG Current Issues No. 28: Defense Industrial Policy the Iranian Way 
·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 4 - March 26, 2012 
·         Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER) - No. 54, 31 March 2012 
·         Taking a Step Forward on Syria 

Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World

Chatham House
·         Lessons From Japan’s Disaster 
·         Rebalancing Europe 

Conflict Records Research Center’s (CRRC)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings
o    Assessing China's Role and Influence in Africa [March 29, 2012]
o    The Price of Public Diplomacy with China [March 28, 2012]
o    Investigating the Chinese Threat, Part One: Military and Economic Aggression [March 28, 2012]
o    Creating Jobs: Economic Opportunities in Europe and Eurasia [March 27, 2012]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Combating Maritime Piracy 
·         Does the BRICS Group Matter? 

Department of Defense
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, March/April 2012
·         Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-14: Procedures Implementing Section 1022 of the NDAA FY 2012
o    iPhone Malware Paradigm
o    A Practical Approach to Securing and Managing Smart Devices
o    Mobile Applications Security: Safeguarding Data in a Mobile Device World
o    Engaging the Community: Strategies for Software Assurance Curricula Outreach
o    The PC Evolution and Diaspora
o    New ISO/IEC Technical Report describes Vulnerabilities in Programming Languages
o    Supply Chain Risk Management: Understanding Vulnerabilities in Code You Buy, Build, or Integrate

Department of State speeches
·         Assessing China’s Role and Influence in Africa [testimony] 
·         Piracy Off the Horn of Africa 
·         Regional Integration: Afghanistan 

East-West Center

Europe China Research and Advice Network

The European Council on Foreign Relations

Foreign Policy
·         Combat Camera 
·         Israel's Secret Staging Ground 
·         The Land of Lady Liberty [Burma] 
·         The Revenge of Wen Jiabao 
·         Undergunned and Overwhelmed [Syria Rebels] 

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

·         Spanish Foreign Policy Monitor: January-March 2012 

Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
·         Africa Spectrum, 2011, v. 46, no. 3 
o    Something Mightier: Marginalization, Occult Imaginations and the Youth Conflict in the Oil-Rich Niger Delta
o    The Neglected Economic Dimensions of ECOWAS’s Negotiated Peace Accords in West Africa
o    The Limits of the EU as a Peace and Security Actor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
o    Property and Citizenship: Conceptually Connecting Land Rights and Belonging in Africa
o    Notes on Land-based Conflicts in Kenya’s Arid Areas
o    Too Soon to Tell? Land Reform in Zimbabwe

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Airborne Electronic Attack: Achieving Mission Objectives Depends on Overcoming Acquisition Challenges, GAO-12-175 
·         Background Investigations:  Office of Personnel Management Needs to Improve Transparency of Its Pricing and Seek Cost Savings, GAO-12-197  
·         Defense Acquisitions: Assessment of Selected Weapon Programs, GAO-12-400SP 
·         DOD Financial Management: Implementation Weaknesses in Army and Air Force Business Systems Could Jeopardize DOD's Auditability Goals, GAO-12-134 
·         DOD Financial Management: Reported Status of Department of Defense's Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, GAO-12-565R 
·         DOD Supply Chain: Suspect Counterfeit Electronic Parts Can Be Found on Internet Purchasing Platforms, GAO-12-375 
·         Export Controls: Proposed Reforms Create Opportunities to Address Enforcement Challenges, GAO-12-246 
·         Federal Statistical System: Agencies Can Make Greater Use of Existing Data, but Continued Progress is Needed on Access and Quality Issues, GAO-12-54 
·         Force Structure: Assessment of Army Report on Fiscal Year 2011 Progress in Modular Restructuring, GAO-12-527R
·         IT Supply Chain: Additional Efforts Needed by National Security-Related Agencies to Address Risks, GAO-12-579T [testimony] 
·         KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Acquisition Plans Have Good Features but Contain Schedule Risk, GAO-12-366 
·         Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise: New Plutonium Research Facility at Los Alamos May Not Meet All Mission Needs, GAO-12-337 
·         Operational Contract Support: Management and Oversight Improvements Needed in Afghanistan, GAO-12-290 
·         Proliferation Security Initiative: Agencies Have Adopted Policies and Procedures but Steps Needed to Meet Reporting Requirement and to Measure Results, GAO-12-441 
·         Transportation Security Administration:  Progress and Challenges Faced in Strengthening three Key Security Programs, GAO-12-541T [testimony] 
·         Visa Waiver Program:  Additional Actions Needed to Mitigate Risks and Strengthen Overstay Enforcement, GAO-12-599T [testimony] 

Heritage Foundation

Hoover Institution
·         Beware of Cyber China 
·         The CIA-Congress War 
·         Importing China's Economic Model 
·         The New Anti-Semitism 
·         Policy Review, March 30, 2012, no. 172 
o    Hubris and False Hopes
o    The Power of Economics and Public Opinion
o    Russian Power, Russian Weakness
o    I’ll Gladly Pay You Tuesday
o    Authoritarian Capitalism Versus Democracy
o    A Still-Strong Alliance
o    Deciding to Be Mars
o    The West Runs Out of Power
o    Will Europe Arrest Its Strategic Fade?
o    Reaffirming Transatlantic Unity
o    Reconsidering the Arab Spring
o    The Economist's Pantheon
o    A Tale of Modern India
o    Bartlett on Tax Reform

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (ISDA)
·         Emerging Trends in Cyber Security 

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
·         Al Qaeda Collection & Index 
·         The Politics of Kurdish Crude 
·         Saddam & Terrorism Records 

Institute of National Security Studies (Israel)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         Afghanistan - Order of Battle [updated as March 2012] 
·         Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis Update 14 [March 15-23, 2012] 

International Crisis Group
·         CrisisWatch, N°104, 1 April 2012 

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
·         Myanmar's Year of Hopeful Change 
·         West Africa's 'Cocaine Coast' 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Revisiting Risk-Weighted Assets 

International Panel on Climate Change

International Peace Institute (IPI)

International Relations and Security Network
·         China’s Uncertain Peaceful Rise 

James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
·         NPT Briefing Book: 2012 Edition 

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, March 30, 2012, v. 12, no. 7 
o    Beijing’s Post-Bo Xilai Loyalty Drive Could Blunt New Calls for Reform
o    Politics and the PLA: Securing Social Stability
o    Taiwan Navy Sailing Ahead with Indigenous Submarine Program
o    Exploring Unmanned Drones as an Option for China’s First Carrier

Joint Air Power Competence Centre
·         Journal of the JAPCC, no. 15 
o    The Portugese Air Force Facing Challenges Head-On: Interview with General José Pinheiro Chief of Staff, Portugese Air Force
o    Piracy off the Horn of Africa – Bringing Air and Space Power to the Fight
o    The VMAQ-4 Seahawks: Writing the Next Chapter USMC Airborne Electronic Warfare
o    Indirect Fire – Understanding the Threat (Part 2)
o    Special Air Warfare: A Coherent Framework for NATO SOF Aviation
o    AWACS Rising – Joint C2ISR Force Multiplier for the 21st Century
o    The European Ait Transport Fleet Increasing the Airlift Provision within the European Union
o    The Polish Air Force Academy (PAFA): Then and Now An Interview with General Jan Rajchel
o    Mass Migration and Financial War: New Challenges for Air Power?
o    A Fool too Late Recognising Space Dependency
o    Air Power’s Second Century: Growing Dominance or Faded Glory?
o    The Evolving Cyberspace Threat
o    One Swallow Maketh Not a Summer What Success in Libya Means for NATO

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lowy Institute for International Affairs

National Defence and the Canadian Forces
·         Canadian Military Journal, Autumn 2012, v. 12, no. 2 
o    The Many Problems in Military Personnel Law and Policy
o    The Next Generation Fighter Club: How Shifting Markets will Shape Canada's F-35 Debate
o    The Case for Reactivating the Royal Canadian Army Veterinary Corps
o    Clausewitz and the Search for Limited Nuclear Options – 1975-1980
o    Institutional Analysis and Irregular Warfare: Portugal's Involvement in Angola, Guinea Bissau, and Mozambique (1961-1974)
o    Was Former Captain Robert Semrau Solely Responsible, from an Ethical Point of View, for Killing an Injured Man?
o    Canada's Military Justice System
o    Not so Fast … Who Really Won at Québec in 1759?
o    The Comprehensive Approach: Establishing a NATO Governance Support Team
o    The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy and the Royal Canadian Navy

National Security Archive

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
·         An Assessment of the Viability of Accommodating Wireless Broadband in the 1755 – 1850 MHz Band [satellite tracking, telemetry, and commanding (TT&C) operations]  

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [March 27, 2012] 

NATO Defense College

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Observer Research Foundation

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security

Project 2049 Institute

Project on Defense Alternatives (PDA)

·         The Future of Irregular Warfare [testimony] 

Refugees International

Security & Defense Agenda

Small Wars Journal

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Trans-Border Institute/Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

Transnational Institute

U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations
·         Peacekeeping Statistics [including Troops & Police Contributors, Fatalities and Gender] 

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence
·         Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, October-December 2011, v. 37, no. 4 
o    The Requirement for Sociocultural Understanding in Full Spectrum Operations
o    One of the Eggs in the Joint Force Basket: HTS in Iraq/Afghanistan and Beyond
o    HTS Training and Regulatory Compliance for Conducting Ethically-Based Social Science Research
o    The Afghanistan TCE and TSO: Administrative and Logistical Support to HTS Teams and the Knowledge Management of HTS Information
o    Development of HTS Social Science Standards of Practice
o    HTS Support to Information Operations: An Example of Integrating HTS into COIN Operations
o    Local Confl ict Assessment Framework: Analyzing Perceptions and Sources of Violence
o    Geo-statistical Forecasting Using Attitudinal Survey Data in Afghanistan
o    Bilingual Data Collection and Research Protocols: Some Lessons Learned in Afghanistan
o    HTT Coverage of Afghan Women’s Perceptions and Perspectives: The Commonly Forgotten Community
o    A Case Study of the Rural Human Terrain and Deep Engagements in Kandahar
o    Operationalizing the HTT: Partnership with Strike and Spartan Brigades
o    Integrating Social Science Research into Military (Division) Staff Planning
o    Building Credibility: Engaging Local Religious Leaders in the Central Helmand River Valley
o    HTAT Arrives at Multinational Division Baghdad

U.S. Coast Guard
·         Proceedings of the Marine Safety and Security Council, Spring 2012, v.69, no. 1 
o    To Break Up the Haunts of Pirates: The Revenue Cutters' war against maritime predators
o    The International Maritime Organization: Orchestrating the maritime response
o    Collaborating to Combat Piracy: The Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia
o    Best Management Practices: Industry-approved techniques to avoid, evade, and defend against piracy
o    Anti-Piracy Programs and the Use of Arms Aboard Ships: The mariner's perspective
o    Countering Piracy by Enhancing Vessel Security: U.S. Coast Guard efforts to develop and refine guidance for merchant ships in high-risk waters
o    Gathering Around the Table: Coast Guard, government, and industry collaborative efforts to combat piracy
o    Getting the Word Out: Regional information brokers keep mariners apprised
o    Pirate or Criminal? A difference of location
o    The Maritime Security Interagency Policy Committee: Working to eliminate piracy
o    Anti-Piracy Education and Training
o    Defending Against Piracy: Private armed security teams
o    Locate, Disrupt, Detain: Collaborative efforts thwart a pirate attack
o    Global Enforcers: Coast Guard law enforcement detachments tackle piracy at its source
o    LEDET 406: A personal journey in pirate defense
o    The Maritime Operational Threat Response Plan: The unified U.S. response to maritime piracy
o    An Evolving Target: The challenge of fighting piracy at sea
o    Caring for Seafarers Affected by Piracy
o    Enhancing International Efforts to Prosecute Suspected Pirates
o    U.S. Prosecutions of Suspected Pirates
o    Their Last Catch: The Bering Sea claims another fishing vessel

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

US Marine Corps Press

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Danger Zone 
·         The Human Rights Crisis in Syria 

Wilson International Center for Scholars