Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 05-18-2012

38 North

Afghanistan News Network

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), April 2012, v. 19, no. 4 
o    Commentary: "Military importance": what does it mean and can it be assessed objectively?
o    Absolute and relative morbidity burdens attributable to various illnesses and injuries, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011
o    Hospitalizations among members of the active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011
o    Ambulatory visits among members of the active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011
o    Surveillance Snapshot: illness and injury burdens among U.S. military recruit trainees, 2011

Atlantic Council
·         Anchoring the Alliance  

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)


Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
·         Philippines Country Study  

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         Sudan—From Conflict to Conflict 
·         Interactive Map 

Center for American Progress

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Comparative Connections, v. 14, No. 1 (China, North Korea, Russia, US) 
·         The Gulf Military Balance in 2012 
·         Hemisphere Insider: May 14, 2102, v. 2, no. 11 

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

Centre for International Governance Innovation

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJSC)

Chatham House
·         Harnessing Mozambique’s Mineral Wealth    
·         Vision for Sierra Leone 

Chicago Council on Global Affairs
·         Conference papers 


Combat Studies Institute Press

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings 
o    Iran Sanctions: Strategy, Implementation, and Enforcement [May 17, 2012]
o    The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Challenges and Potential [May 17, 2012]
o    Cuba’s Global Network of Terrorism, Intelligence, and Warfare [May 17, 2012]
o    Assessing U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities and Needs Amidst Economic Challenges in South Asia [May 16, 2012]
o    Status of the Processing of the Camp Ashraf Residents [May 16, 2012]
o    Chen Guangcheng: His Case, Cause, Family, and Those Who are Helping Him [May 15, 2012]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
·         Manufacturing the Muslim Menace 

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction 3020.52, DoD Installation Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Preparedness Standards, May 18, 2012 
·         DoD Instruction 3200.19, Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW) Human Effects Characterization, May 17, 2012 
·         DoD Instruction 5525.15, Law Enforcement (LE) Standards and Training in the DoD, April 27, 2012 
·         DoD Manual O-5205.13, Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CS/IA) Program Security Classification Manual (SCM), April 26, 2012 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-052 Report on the Program and Contract Infrastructure Technical Requirements for the Guam Realignment Program 
·         DODIG-2012-089 Better Contract Oversight Could Have Prevented Deficiencies in the Detention Facility in Parwan, Afghanistan 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG-12-79 Opportunities to Improve FEMA's Public Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessment Process 
·         OIG-12-80 Transportation Security Administration’s Efforts To Identify and Track Security Breaches at Our Nation’s Airports (Redacted) 
·         OIG-12-82 DHS Information Technology Management Has Improved, But Challenges Remain 
·         OIG-12-83 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' Laptop Safeguards Need Improvements 

Department of State
·         Volume I:  Drug and Chemical Control  

Department of the Navy
·         OPNAV 3500.40A - Operational Level of War Education and Training 

Dudley Knox Library
·         The Battle of Midway: a Bibliography (4th Ed.)      

Enough Project
·         South Sudan and Sudan Back to War?  

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Leadership Network (ELN)
·         ELN Chicago Forum Papers 

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin - May 2012 
o    Working Toward the Truth in Officer-Involved Shootings
o    Determined Leadership
o    Leading Through Difficulty and Loss
o    Synthetic Marijuana: Law enforcement officers must be aware of these dangerous new chemicals.
o    Indian Country and the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010

Foreign Policy
·         Guarding Route Jeep [Afghanistan] 
·         Meet the G.U.T.S [BRICs] 
·         Sonnets for the Mujahideen 


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
·         Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 2011, v. 30, no. 4 
o    Cacophony or Empowerment? Analysing the Impact of New Information Communication Technologies and New Social Media in Southeast Asia
o    Crafting a Democratic Enclave on the Cyberspace: Case Studies of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore
o    “The Scum of the Earth”? Foreign People Smugglers and Their Local Counterparts in Indonesia
o    China–Myanmar Energy Cooperation and Its Regional Implications
o    Cambodia’s Façade Democracy and European Assistance
·         Journal of Politics in Latin America, 2012, v, 4, no. 1 
o    Attitudes, Ideological Associations and the Left–Right Divide in Latin America
o    From Top To Bottom (and Back To The Top Again): Federal Spending, Sub-national Coalitions, and Protests in Argentina, 2002–2006
o    Political Factionalism in Southern Mexico: The Case of Oaxaca (2000-2006)
o    In Defense of Oral History: Evidence from the Mercosur Case
o    Party Systems in Latin America after the Third Wave: A Critical Re-assessment

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Zero
·         Nuclear Threat Interactive Map 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Air Emissions and Electricity Generation at U.S. Power Plants.  GAO-12-545R 
·         Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Management Enhancements Needed to Improve Efforts to Detect and Deter Duty Evasion.  GAO-12-551 
·         Foreign Account Reporting Requirements: IRS Needs to Further Develop Risk, Compliance, and Cost Plans. GAO-12-484 
·         Foreign Police Assistance: Defined Roles and Improved Information Sharing Could Enhance Interagency Collaboration.  GAO-12-534 
·         Grants Management: Action Needed to Improve the Timeliness of Grant Closeouts by Federal Agencies.  GAO-12-360 
·         State Partnership Program: Improved Oversight, Guidance, and Training Needed for National Guard's Efforts with Foreign Partners.  GAO-12-548 
·         Warfighter Support: Army Has Taken Steps to Improve Reset Process, but More Complete Reporting of Equipment and Future Cost is Needed.  GAO-12-133 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for the Study of War
·         NATO Chicago Summit (Day One) 

International Crisis Group

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 21 May 4, 2012-May 11, 2012 

Inter-American Dialogue

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
·         2011 Internet Crime Report 


James Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lowy Institute for International Policy

Middle East Institute

National University of Singapore

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Review [latest update May 16, 2012] 

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Sources of Tension in Afghanistan 

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PIIA)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Ana Cristina Alves, "China's Resource Quest in Brazil: The Changing Role of Economic Statecraft" (Portuguese Journal of International Affairs, No. 6, Spring/Summer 2012): 28-39. 

Program for Public Consultation/Stimson Center/Center for Public Integrity

Project on Defense Alternatives (PDA)


Russian and Eurasian Security Network
·         Russian Analytical Digest, no. 113 - Energy 

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Seton Hall University, School of Law

Small Wars Journal

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Stanley Foundation

Terrorism Research Initiative
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, 2012, v. 6, no. 2 
o    Illicit Drugs and Insurgency in Afghanistan
o    Mapping Contemporary Terrorism Courses at Top-Ranked National Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States
o    Taking on the Persona of a Suicide Bomber: a Thought Experiment
o    Terrorism Bookshelf: Top 150 Books on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
o    lllicit Radiological and Nuclear Trafficking, Smuggling and Security Incidents in the Black Sea Region since the Fall of the Iron Curtain – an Open Source Inventory
o    The Revised Academic Consensus Definition of Terrorism
o    Bibliography: Literature on Terrorism in History

Transatlantic Academy

Transatlantic Experts Group

United Kingdom - Lord Ashcroft

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Afghanistan's Civil Order Police 
·         Maritime Security Sector Reform 

Vietnam Veterans of America

Washington Institute for Near East Policy