Monday, May 14, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 05-11-2012

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Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         Oil burns both Sudanese States 

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
·         Yemen Crisis Situation Report [updated May 9, 2012

American Peace Society
·         World Affairs Journal, May-June 2012 
o    Defying a Dictator: Meet the Free Syrian Army
o    Israel and Iran: An Attack Might Be Necessary, but Not Yet
o    Israel and Iran: The Grounds for an Israeli Attack
o    Read Me If You Can: Censorship Today
o    A Tale of Two Trials: Soviet Propaganda at Home and Abroad
o    US-Pakistan Relations: Common and Clashing Interests
o    The New Communism: Resurrecting the Utopian Delusion
o    Germany and the Euro Crisis: Is the Powerhouse Really So Pure?
o    The Next Greece? A Sketch of Spain
o    Tehran Politics: Are the Mullahs Losing Their Grip?
o    Lines in the Sand: Assad Plays the Sectarian Card

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Blue Star Families

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

Brookings Institute

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         Understanding Unconventional Oil 
·         War in the Sudan 

Center for American Progress

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Hemisphere Insider, May 7, 2012, v.2, no. 10 
·         Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER), No. 56, 7 May 2012 
·         Issues & Insights, v. 12, no. 3 

Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS)

Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
·         Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, Fall 2012, v. 14, no. 1 
o    Seventy Years On: New Perspectives on the Second World War
o    The War Hitler Won: The Battle for Europe, 1939-1941 
o    German Counterinsurgency Revisited 
o    Occupation Duty In The Dysfunctional Coalition:The Italian Second Army And Its Allies In The Balkans,1941–43 
o    Something is wrong with our army…’ Command, Leadership & Italian Military Failure in the First Libyan Campaign, 1940-41
o    A Stepping Stone to Success: Operation Battleaxe (June 1941) and the Development of the British Tactical Air Doctrine
o    Bomber Harris and Precision Bombing – No Oxymoron Here
o    ‘Steel my soldiers’ hearts’: El Alamein Reappraised
o    Airpower in the Battle of the Bulge: A Case for Effects-Based Operations?
o    A neglected story: German prisoners of war in Italy (1945-1947)
o    The Second War in Every Respect: Australian memory and the Second World War


Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
·         Hidden Gulag 

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Congress. Foreign Relations Committee
·         Hearings 
o    Assessing U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities and Needs Amidst Economic Challenges in the Middle East [May 9, 2012]

Congress. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         NATO: Chicago and Beyond 

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-083 Additional Guidance and Training Needed to Improve Afghan National Army Pharmaceutical Distribution, May 7, 2012 

Department of State
·         Middle East Issues 

East Asia Institute

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         OPEC Oil Export Revenues 
·         Vietnam Country Analysis Brief  

Energy Security Leadership Council

Enough Project

European Council on Foreign Relations

Foreign Policy
·         Dictators With Mommy Issues 
·         Israel's Spy Revolt 
·         A Nation of Spies and Snitches 
·         Shanghaied [China] 
·         Terrorist Fishing in the Yemen [drones] 

Foundation for the Defense Democracy


George C. Marshall Institute
·         The Paradox of Cyber Protest 

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         The Path Toward a Two-Speed Europe 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Border Patrol Security: Progress and Challenges in Implementation and Assessment Efforts.  GAO-12-688T [testimony] 
·         Defense Management: Actions Needed to Evaluate the Impact of Efforts to Estimate Costs of Reports and Studies.  GAO-12-480R 
·         Department Of Homeland Security: Further Action Needed to Improve Management of Special Acquisition Authority.  GAO-12-557 
·         Homeland Security: DHS and TSA Face Challenges Overseeing Acquisition of Screening Technologies. GAO-12-644T [testimony]
·         Nuclear Regulation: NRC's Oversight of Nuclear Power Reactors' Decommissioning Funds Could Be Further Strengthened. GAO-12-258 
·         Security Force Assistance: Additional Actions Needed to Guide Geographic Combatant Command and Service Efforts.  GAO-12-556 
·         Unconventional Oil and Gas Production: Opportunities and Challenges of Oil Shale Development.  GAO-12-740T [testimony] 

Government of Australia

Harvard National Security Journal

Heritage Foundation
·         CISPA Disappoints in the End 
·         Protect America from What? 

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA)
·         Research Notes, Summer 2011 
o    Challenges in Cyperspace
o    Cyperspace - The Fifth and Dominant Operational Domain
o    Transiting to Secure Web-Based Standards and Protocols
o    Information Assurance Assessments for Fielded Systems During Combatant Command Exercises
o    Supplier-Supply Chain Risk Management
o    Internet-Derived Targeting: Trends and Technology Forecasting
o    Training and Educating the DoD Cybersecurity Workforce

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 20 April 27, 2012-May 4, 2012 

Inter-American Dialogue

International Assessment and Strategy Center

International Crisis Group
·         Tunisia: Combatting Impunity, Restoring Security [full report is in French]  

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Bank Capitalization as a Signal 

International Relations and Security Network
·         Europe's Security Flashpoints 

Internet World Stats

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, May 11, 2012, v. 12, no. 10 
o    Chen Guangcheng Fiasco Shows Dim Prospects for Political-Legal Reform
o    Exploring Constitutional Reform in the Wake of the Bo Xilai Affair
o    Local Government Financing Growing Increasingly Precarious
o    Assessing China’s Response Options to Kidnappings Abroad

Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Studies

Korea Institute for National Unification

London School of Economics

Migration Policy Institute

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

National Strategy Forum
·         National Strategy Forum Review, Winter-Spring 2012 
o    Chicago's Security Strategy: Safeguarding the Future of a Global City
o    The 2012 NATO Summit: Chicago's Historic Opportunity
o    Community Colleges: Educating Our Way to a Stronger Economy
o    Chicago Infrastructure Project
o    The War on Chicago's Streets
o    Warnings of a Parting Friend: Today's Fiscal Crisis and U.S. National Security
o    Background Briefing: The G8 and NATO Histories and Missions
o    The Transatlantic Bargain and NATO: Defining the Mission for the Next Decade
o    Why We Oppose NATO
o    Social Responsibility, NATO, the Transatlantic Alliance, and National Security

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Review [latest update May 8, 2012] 

Naval Postgraduate School, Defense Analysis Dept
·         Combating Terrorism Exchange (CTX), 2012,, v. 2, no. 2  
o    Learning from Our Enemies: Sri Lankan Naval Special Warfare against the Sea Tigers
o    Airpower in Irregular Warfare: The Sri Lankan Experience
o    Operation Jatagani: Working to Win the Hearts and Minds of the Afghan People
o    The Killing Technology Next Door: Can South Sudan Learn from the Assassination of
o    Darfur’s JEM Leader?
o    Exploitable Vulnerabilities of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
o    State of the Arts: From yBa to Al Qaeda: A Spectrum of Postmodern Spectacular
o    The Moving Image: Before Iraq and Afghanistan, There Was Ireland
o    Ethics and Insights - Moral Courage: Take Two

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Global Attitudes Project

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)

·         Funding Ammunition Ports 

Save the Children
·         State of the World's Mothers 2012  

Small Wars Journal

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transnational Institute

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Maritime Security Sector Reform 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Kemalism Is Dead, but Not Ataturk 
·         Sanctions Are Only a Stop-Gap 

World Public
·         Defense Cuts - Questionnaire