Monday, April 23, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 04-20-2012

38 North
·         Party Time in Pyongyang 

Afghanistan News Network

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Journal
·         AFJ, April 2012
o    More on Truth, Lies and Duty
o    Truth, Lies and Duty
o    A Better Way to Fight IEDs
o    Air-Sea Battle: Something’s Missing
o    Acquisition Reform ... for Real
o    Perspectives: Harness Wartime Lessons Now
o    Evaluating Humanitarian Ops
o    Our Veterans Deserve Better

Army War College
·         Parameters, Winter 2011-12, v. 41, no. 4
o    Future Warfare and the Decline of Human Decisionmaking
o    What Not to Learn from Afghanistan
o    Chaos as Strategy
o    Soldiers of the State: Reconsidering American Civil-Military Relations
o    In Praise of Attrition
o    The Need to Increase the Size of the Deployable Army
o    Beyond Vom Kriege: The Character and Conduct of Modern War
o    Neo-Classical Counterinsurgency?
o    New Challenges and Old Concepts: Understanding 21st Century Insurgency
o    A Strategy of Tactics: Population-Centric COIN and the Army
o    Integrating Civilian and Military Activities
o    The Vatican—Two Accounts

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council
·         The US Cyber Policy Reboot

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Brookings Institute

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies
·         Russian Non-Proliferation Efforts 

Center for Democracy and Technology

Center for Security Studies

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 7 - April 16, 2012
·         Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER) - No. 55, 16 April 2012
·         Nuclear Challenges in 2013
·         Playing a New Geoeconomic Game
·         Russia Drifts Eastward?

Chatham House


Congress. House. Armed Forces Committee
·         Sequestration Resource Kit

Congress. House. Foreign Relations Committee
·         Hearings
o    The Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act [April 17]
o    North Korea after Kim Jong-il: Still Dangerous and Erratic [April 18]
o    Bureau of Counterterrorism: Budget, Programs, and Policies [April 18]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         Syria: U.S. Policy Options

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Armed Clash in the South China Sea 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense (DOD) and State

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-072 A Joint Audit by the Inspectors General of U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of Defense: DoD's FY 2010 Purchases Made Through the Department of the Interior, April 13, 2012

Department of State

East West Center

Enough Project

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Policy Centre

Federal Emergency Management Agency / IACP

Foreign Policy
·         Afghanistan the Beautiful
·         Any Given Friday (How a battle over a Facebook page became a war for the soul of the Syrian revolution)
·         He's Not Alone (The trial of Norway's alleged mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is only the tip of the iceberg in a rising sea of radical Islamophobia in Europe)
·         Patriot Games (How the FBI spent a decade hunting white supremacists and missed Timothy McVeigh)
·         The Pickers of Dandora (Nairobi's mountainous waste land)


German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
·         Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 2012, v. 41, no. 1
o    Latin America's Response to China's Rise
o    China and Latin America: Complementarity, Competition, and Globalisation
o    China and Brazil: Economic Impacts of a Growing Relationship
o    Economic Liberalization and Trade Relations between Mexico and China
o    The Political Economy of Sino-Peruvian Relations: A New Dependency?
o    Chile’s Economic and Political Relationship with China
o    China, Global Governance and the Future of Cuba
o    Data Supplement

The German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         Turkey: A Global Swing State

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Border Security: Observations on Costs, Benefits, and Challenges of a Department of Defense Role in Helping to Secure the Southwest Land Border, GAO-12-657T [testimony]
·         DOD Financial Management:  Challenges In Attaining Audit Readiness and Improving Business Processes and Systems, GAO-12-642T [testimony]
·         FBI Counterterrorism: Vacancies Have Declined, but FBI Has Not Assessed the Long-Term Sustainability of Its Strategy for Addressing Vacancies, GAO-12-533
·         Federal Telework: Program Measurement Continues to Confront Data Reliability Issues. GAO-12-519
·         Military Education: Improved Oversight and Management Needed for DOD's Fellowship and Training-with-Industry Programs, GAO-12-367
·         Missile Defense: Opportunity Exists to Strengthen Acquisitions by Reducing Concurrency, GAO-12-486

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War

International Crisis Group

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         An End To China’s Imbalances?

International Relations and Security

Joint Chiefs of Staff

Korea Institute for National Unification

National Academies Press

National Security Journal

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Review [latest update April 17, 2012]

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation
·         China Military Watch, April 16, 2012, v. 1, no. 4
·         Pakistan Military Watch, April 22, 2012, v. 1, no. 22

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

Pew Research Center Project for Excellence in Journalism

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security

Project 2049 Institute


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

Second Line of Defense

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         Yemen: Always on the Brink?

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Truman National Security Project

United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
·         Afghanistan Opium Survey—2012 

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Washington Office on Latin America

White House

World Bank