Monday, May 7, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 05-04-2012

38 North

Air University
·         Air and Space Power Journal (ASPJ), May-June 2012, v. 26, no. 3   
o    Team Building: The Next Chapter of Airpower Command and Control in Afghanistan
o    Thinking about Air and Space Power in 2025: Five Guiding Principles
o    Operationalizing Knowledge: A New Chapter in the Saga of US War Fighting and Cognition
o    Airpower in the Interagency: Success in the Dominican Republic
o    Ten Thousand Feet and Ten Thousand Miles: Reconciling Our Air Force
o    Culture to Remotely Piloted Aircraft and the New Nature of Aerial Combat
o    Long-Range Strike: The Bedrock of Deterrence and America's Strategic Advantage

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Al-Malahem (Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula)
·         Inspire Magazine, no. 8 and 9 May 2012 

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

Amnesty International

Australian Government
·         Appendices 

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
·         Iran Update: Number 158 

Brookings Institute

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         Drivers of Insecurity in Mauritania  


Center for American Progress

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
o    LTG David W. Barno, USA (Ret.)
o    Dr. Nora Bensahel
o    Dr. Andrew Exum
o    Richard Fontaine

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment (CBSA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 9 - April 30, 2012 
·         Significant Cyber Events Since 2006 [updated May 4, 2012] 

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
·         Studies in Intelligence v.56, No.1 - May 3, 2012 
o    Probing the Implications of Changing the Outputs of Intelligence
o    Estimating State Instability

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS)
·         2012 CJCS Reading List 

Chatham House


Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         Original Documents    
·         Translated Letters in English 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The Next Putin Presidency 

Cyber Squared

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-082 DoD Can Improve Its Accounting for Residual Value From the Sale of U.S. Facilities in Europe, May 4, 2012 

Department of Homeland Security

Department of State
·         Situation in Sudan and North Korea 
·         U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense 

Department of the Army

Department of the Interior

Department of the Navy (DoN)
·         OPNAV Instruction 5450.345 Mission, Functions, and Tasks of Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and Commander, U.S. Tenth Fleet  

East West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Caribbean Country Analysis Brief 
·         Peru Country Analysis Brief 

Enough Project

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
·         The National Preparedness Report 

Federation of American Scientists (FAS)
·         Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons 

Foreign Policy
·         The Dumb Idea Hall of Fame    
·         Friends Like These [US and China] 
·         Once Upon a Time in Dubai 
·         Putin Forever 
·         Scion of Zion 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         China and the Politics of Oil 
·         Who Killed Europe? A Provocation 

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Border Security: Opportunities Exist to Ensure More Effective Use of DHS's Air and Marine Assets, GAO-12-518 
·         Defense Infrastructure: DOD Can Improve Its Response to Environmental Exposures on Military Installations. GAO-12-412 
·         Defense Inventory: Actions Underway to Implement Improvement Plan, but Steps Needed to Enhance Efforts.  GAO-12-493   
·         Defense Logistics: Improvements Needed to Enhance DOD's Management Approach and Implementation of Item Unique Identification Technology.  GAO-12-482 
·         Nuclear Weapons: Evaluation of Report on Feasibility of Increasing Air Transportation of Nuclear Weapons, Components, and Materials.  GAO-12-577R 
·         Tactical Aircraft: F-22A Modernization Program Faces Cost, Technical, and Sustainment Risks. GAO-12-447 

Heritage Foundation

Hoover Institution
·         China Leadership Monitor, 2012, no. 37 
o    China’s Assertive Behavior—Part Four: The Role of the Military in Foreign Crises
o    After the Taiwan Elections: Planning for the Future
o    The Only Honest Man?—General Liu Yuan Calls Out PLA Corruption
o    Leadership Transition and the “Top-Level Design” of Economic Reform
o    Guangdong Leads Calls to Break up “Vested Interests” and Revive Reform
o    Prospects for Solidarity in the Xi Jinping Leadership
o    China’s Top Future Leaders to Watch: Biographical Sketches of Possible Members of the post-2012 Politburo (Part 1)
·         Policing Terrorism 

Hudson Institute
·         Terrorists or Fall Guys? 

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
·         India Launches Radar Satellite 
·         Journal of Defence Studies, 2012, v. 6, no. 2 
o    Defence Acquisition Institute: A Viewpoint
o    Competing Exceptionalisms: US-India Defence Relationship
o    Perceptions of Kashmiri Youth: Security Implications
o    Troubled Waters, Anniversary Parade, PLA's Power Projection: Is China a Concern for the World?
o    India's Ordnance Factories: A Performance Analysis
o    Conflict and Cooperation in India-China Relations
o    The Complexity of Measuring National Power
o    Cultural Heritage and the Armed Forces

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)

Inter-American Dialogue

International Crisis Group
·         CrisisWatch No. 105—May 2012  

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

International Relations and Security Network (ISN)
·         Brazil Leading by Example 

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, May 4, 2012, v. 10, no. 9 
o    Al-Shabaab Split Threatens to Open New Conflict Between Somalia’s Islamists
o    Low Level Boundary Dispute Intensifies as Iran and the UAE Contest Control of Strategic Gulf Islands
o    German Trials Highlight the Role of the IMU as a Feeder for al-Qaeda Operations in Europe

Korea Institute for National Unification

National Consortium for the study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

National Security Archive

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Review [latest update May 1, 2012

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Middle East and North Africa Report 23    

Observer Research Foundation
·         Understanding Jihadism in Pakistan  

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)


Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Partnership for Public Service

·         Journal of International Peace Operations, May-June, 2012, v. 7, no. 6 
o    Slavery Undermines Security in Democratic Republic of Congo
o    Slave Labor to Support US Contracts
o    Fighting Modern Day Slavery
o    Insuring Freedom While Defending Freedom
o    Heroes & Villains
o    A conversation with E. Benjamin Skinner
o    What a Difference a Coup Makes

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Global Attitudes Project

Pew Internet & American Life Project
·         Teens & Online Video 

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security

Project 2049 Institute


Russian and Eurasian Network
·         Russian Analytical Digest Newsletter, 20 April 2012/No. 112 

Small War Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

·         Internet Security Report—2011  

UK Defense Committee
·         Special Report—Operations in Libya  

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House

Yale Project on Climate Change Communication