Sunday, June 17, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 06-15-2012

AEI Critical Threats
·         Yemen Crisis Situation Reports [updated June 12, 2012

American Security Project
·         Magnetic Fusion Energy – Steps to Commercialization [conference presentations] 

Amnesty International
·         Kyrgyzstan: Dereliction of Duty 

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, May 2012, v. 19, no. 5 
o    Deaths while on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, 1990-2011
o    Degenerative disc disease, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2011
o    The risk of mental health disorders among U.S. military personnel infected with human immunodeficiency virus, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2011

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Australian Department of Climate Change ad Energy Efficiency

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         Bahrain’s Lost Uprising 
·         Guide to Egypt's Transition 
·         Guide to Syria in Crisis 

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for International Media Assistance

Center for Security Policy (CSP)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Hemisphere Insider: June 11, 2012, v, 2, no. 15 

Center for Transatlantic Security Studies (CTSS)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Climate Central

Col. Arthur D. Simons Center

College of Europe

·         Letters by member of Congress to Inspectors General (IGs) of government departments about Muslim Brotherhood

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Defense
·         Energy Security and Innovation [speech by Deputy SecDef Ashton Carter] 
·         Mobility Device Strategy v. 2.0 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-101 Acquisition of the Navy Organic Airborne and Surface Influence Sweep Needs Improvement, June 13, 2012 

Department of Homeland Security
·         OIG-12-85 CBP’s Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Nation’s Border Security 
·         OIG-12-86 Improvements Needed To Strengthen the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Initial Validation Process for Highway Carriers 

Department of State

East-West Center

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Interagency Security Forum

European Policy Centre

Foreign Policy
·         12 Signs of the Europocalypse 
·         Dreams From Their Fathers 
·         Pit of Dreams 
·         Ruling Facebookistan 
·         The View From Kandahar 


Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         Europe on Its Own 

Global Witness
·         Getting to Gold [mining in Afghanistan] 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Aviation Security: Actions Needed to Address Challenges and Potential Vulnerabilities Related to Securing Inbound Air Cargo.  GAO-12-632 
·         Delayed-Baggage Trends and Options for Compensating Passengers.  GAO-12-804R 
·         Government Is Analyzing Alternatives for Contractor Identification Numbers.  GAO-12-715R 
·         Joint Strike Fighter: DOD Actions Needed to Further Enhance Restructuring and Address Affordability Risks.  GAO-12-437 
·         Managing for Results:  A Guide for Using the GPRA Modernization Act to Help Inform Congressional Decision Making.  GAO-12-621SP 

Harvard Law School
·         National Security Journal, 2012, v. 3, no. 1

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

IAB Europe
·         Mediascope Europe 2012 

·         Common Defense Quarterly, Summer 2012 
o    Interview with Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde, Finland
o    Bold Alligator 2012: Re-Shaping Maneuver Warfare from the Sea
o    Japan Increases Permitted Arms Exports Focused on International Cooperation
o    Export Enforcement: A National Security Necessity
o    King David And The Supercomputers
o    Radically Simplifying Cybersecurity
o    United States Patent Controversies Increasing?
o    The Role Of The Media In Security Cooperation… And How To Deal With It
o    MQ-9 Reaper: Not the “Revolution in Warfare” You’ve Been Told
o    New Age of Warefare
o    Interview with James J. Mercer, Public Affairs, JPEO JTRS
o    DDRE Org Chart

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
·         Does India Need a Grand Strategy? 

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Afghanistan - Order of Battle [updated June 2012
·         Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 25, June 1, 2012-June 8, 2012 

International Crisis Group
·         Bangladesh: Back to the Future 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

International Relations and Security Network
·         The Arab Spring in the Long Run 

Jamestown Institute
·         Terrorism Monitor, June 14, 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

Korea Institute for National Unification

Moshe Dayan Center

National Academies Press

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
·         Cybersecurity for State Regulators 

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Review [latest update June 12, 2012

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Middle East and North Africa Report 24 
·         Rivalries for Authority in Libya 

Observer Research Foundation
·         China Military Watch, June 1, 2012, v.1, no. 7   

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Global Attitudes Project

Professional Services Council


Small Wars Journal
·         Innovation in a Small War 

Stanley Foundation

UN General Assembly
·         2012 Children and Armed Conflict 

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Pakistan's Energy Crisis 

Vision of Humanity
·         2012 Global Peace Index 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         What's at Stake with Egypt Vote? 

White House