Sunday, June 24, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 06-22-2012

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

Amnesty International

Atlantic Council

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Brookings Institute
·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated June 20, 2012
·         Hong Kong in the Balance 

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

Center for Global Development

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
·         Homeland Security Affairs Journal, 2012, v. 8

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
·         Secure Communities by the Numbers, Revisited (Part 3 of 3)

Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA)

Center for Security Studies

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
·         Strategy in Austerity

·         Three-part study on Syria: 

Center for Strategic and International Studies
·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 16 - June 18, 2012
·         Islam, Islamism and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER) - No. 58, 21 June 2012

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

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, June 2012, v. 5, no. 6
o    Arc of Convergence: AQAP, Ansar al-Shari`a and the Struggle for Yemen
o    Los Zetas and MS-13: Nontraditional Alliances
o    The Evolution of an American Jihadi:
o    The Case of Omar Hammami The Holsworthy Barracks Plot:
o    A Case Study of an Al-Shabab Support Network in Australia
o    European Experiences in Counterradicalization
o    The Southern Thailand Insurgency in the Wake of the March 2012 Bombings
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. 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

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security  Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The US Immigration Debate

Department of Defense
·         11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation
o    QRMC Main report 
·         DoD Directive 5205.02E, DoD Operations Security (OPSEC) Program 

Dept of Defense Freedom of Information Office (DOD FOIA)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-101 Acquisition of the Navy Organic Airborne and Surface Influence Sweep Needs Improvement, June 13, 2012
·         DODIG-2012-102 Cost-Control Measures Are Needed on the Army's Cost-Reimbursable Services Contract for Logistics Support of Stryker Vehicles, June 18, 2012 

Department of State

Department of the Air Force

Department of the Army

Directorate-General for External Policies

East-West Center

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Council on Foreign Relations

Foreign Policy
·         The Coming Oil Crash
·         No Country for Armed Men [Pakistan]
·         The Rules of the Game [China]
·         The Twisted Arc of History 
·         What Russia Gave Syria

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Russia and Syria


Fund for Peace
·         Failed States Index 2012

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
·         Africa Spectrum, 2012, v. 47, no. 1
o    Multilingualism and Hip Hop Consumption in Nigeria: Accounting for the Local Acceptance of a Global Phenomenon
o    Defining the Nation: National Identity in South Sudanese Media Discourse
o    Land Transactions and Chieftaincies in Southwestern Togo
o    The Democratic Impact of ICT in Africa
o    Three Views of a Secret: Land Rights and the Constitution of Local Citizenship in West Africa

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Aviation Security: Status of TSA's Acquisition of Technology for Screening Passenger Identification and Boarding Passes,  GAO-12-826T [testimony]
·         Commercial Space Transportation: Industry Trends, Government Challenges, and International Competitiveness Issues. GAO-12-836T [testimony]
·         Defense Acquisition Workforce: Improved Processes, Guidance, and Planning Needed to Enhance Use of Workforce Funds.  GAO-12-747R
·         Intelligence Community Personnel: Strategic Approach and Training Requirements Needed to Guide Joint Duty Program. GAO-12-679
·         Managing Critical Isotopes: DOE's Isotope Program Needs Better Planning for Setting Prices and Managing Production Risks. GAO-12-591
·         Marine Corps Depot Maintenance: Budgeting and Management of Carryover Could Be Improved.  GAO-12-539
·         Nanotechnology: Improved Performance Information Needed for Environmental, Health, and Safety Research. GAO-12-427
·         Personnel Security Clearances: Continuing Leadership and Attention Can Enhance Momentum Gained from Reform Effort.  GAO-12-815T [testimony]

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
·         South Asia Trends, June 1-15, 2012, v. 3, no. 6

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Syria's Maturing Insurgency

Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Too Much Finance?

International Peace Institute (IPI)
·         The Yemeni Model and Its Relevance to Syria [video]

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, June 22, 2012, v. 12, no. 12
o    Central Party School’s Critiques Suggest New Leadership Dynamics
o    China Deploys Pugilistic Foreign Policy with New Vigor
o    Su Tseng-Chang and the Future of the DPP
o    From Strength to Strength: Military Exercises Bolster Sino-Thai Relations
o    China’s Air Force Female Aviators: Sixty Years of Excellence (1952-2012)
·         Terrorism Monitor, June 15, 2012, v. 10, no. 12
o    Once Feared Kurdish Hizbullah Making Transition to Politics in Turkey
o    Proposed Saudi Arabia-Bahrain Union Reflects Intensifying Persian Gulf Rivalry
o    Preparing for a Post-Assad Middle East: Hezbollah’s Syrian Dilemma
·         Threats to Nigeria's Security: Boko Haram and Beyond [videos from their conference]

Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
·         Joint Project Manager Transformational Medical Technologies (JPM-TMT) Quarterly Newsletter, June 2012, v. 1, no. 2
o    Hemorrhagic Fever Virus-Therapeutics Medical Countermeasures
o    Emerging Infectious Diseases-Influenza Medical Countermeasure
o    Animal Models and Enabling Technologies
o    Response Systems Capability

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lexington Institute

Middle East Institute

National Association of Manufacturers

National Security Archive

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Review [latest update June 19, 2012]

NATO Defense College

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
·         Loose Lips Sink Ships 

NEFA Foundation

Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC)

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Social & Demographic Trends
·         The Rise of Asian Americans

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Russian and Eurasian Security Network
·         Russian Analytical Digest, No.115: Change and Continuity in Russia’s Political Environment

Security & Defense Agenda

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         The Facets of Mission Command

Stanley Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transnational Institute

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy


White House

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control
·         Where Lies Iran's Nuclear Threat? 

World Bank/Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery