Sunday, June 10, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 06-8-2012

Afghanistan Analysts Network

Afghanistan Watch

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

American Resources Policy Network

American Society of Military Comptrollers
·         Time to Set Up [Annual survey of Defense and Military Department Financial Management Executives] 

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Journal
·         AFJ, May 2012 
o    Reforms Don’t Go Far Enough
o    More on Truth, Lies and Duty
o    Curing Military Health Care
o    Don’t Promote Mediocrity
o    Air-Sea Battle: Clearing the Fog
o    Secret Weapons & Cyberwar
o    Stay the Course in Afghanistan

Asia Foundation

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Bipartisan Policy Center


Cambridge University Computer Laboratory

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Center for American Progress

Center for Complex Operations (CCO)
·         Prism, June 2012, v. 3, no. 3 
o    Military Support for Democracy
o    Concept Failure? COIN, Counterinsurgency, and Strategic Theory
o    Silver Bullet or Time Suck? Revisiting the Role of Interagency Coordination in Complex Operations
o    Finding Innovation in State-building: Moving Beyond the Orthodox Liberal Model
o    Capability Traps in Development: How Initiatives to Improve Administrative Systems Succeed at Failing
o    Lessons from MoDA: Continuing the Conversation on How to Advise Institution-building
o    Recognizing Systems in Afghanistan: Lessons Learned and New Approaches to Operational Assessments
o    In Somalia, Kenya Risks Death by a Thousand Cuts
o    The Opportunity Cost of Security
o    Village Stability Operations and Afghan Local Police
o    An Interview with Álvaro Uribe Vélez

Center for Digital Government

Center for New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, no. 114 - Russia and Global Governance 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Advancing Health in Ethiopia  
·         Hemisphere Insider, June 4, 2012, v.2, no. 14 
·         Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER), June 1, 2012, No. 57 
·         Issues & Insights, v. 12, no. 4 
·         Nuclear Notes, June 2012, v. 1, no. 1 
o    Missile Defense: An Alternative to the Role of Tactical Nuclear Weapons in NATO
o    Making Progress at the 2012 Middle East Conference - With or Without Israel
o    Containing the Proliferation Risks of Nuclear Energy: From Monitoring to Controlling
·         PacNet #35 - US 1, China 0 [Shangri-La Dialogue] 

Centre for Eastern Studies

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Information Analysis Center (CBRNIAC)
·         CBRNIAC Newsletter, 2012, v. 13, no. 2 

·         U.S. Navy Capstone Strategies 

College of Europe

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Military Resale Programs Overview 

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings [scroll down on this page to find the testimony] 
o    Investigating Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Afghanistan [June 6]
o    What's Next for the U.S.-Korea Alliance? [June 6]
o    The U.S. State Department’s Inadequate Response to Human Rights Concerns in Bolivia: The Case of American Jacob Ostreicher [June 6]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         The 2012 Long-Term Budget Outlook 

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The Widening U.S.-Pakistan Rift 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-100 Independent Auditor's Report on the Examination of the Existence, Completeness, and Rights of the Department of the Air Force's Aircraft, Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, Satellites, Cruise Missiles and Aerial Targets/Drones, June 7, 2012 

Department of Homeland Security
·         2012 Northern Border Strategy 
·         OIG-12-84 Free and Secure Trade Program – Continued Driver Eligibility 

Department of State

East West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Japan Country Analysis Brief 

Foreign Policy
·         Good Leak, Bad Leak 
·         Something's Rotten in Athens 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Russia’s State Church 

Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
·         Migration and Climate Change 

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
·         Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 2012, v. 31, no. 1 
o    Editorial: On China–Myanmar Relations
o    China–Burma Geopolitical Relations in the Cold War
o    Myanmar in Contemporary Chinese Foreign Policy – Strengthening Common Ground, Managing Differences
o    China–Myanmar Comprehensive Strategic Cooperative Partnership: A Regional Threat?
o    China’s Strategic Misjudgement on Myanmar
o    The Vexing Strategic Tug-of-War over Naypyidaw: ASEAN’s View of the Sino–Burmese Ties
o    Burmese Attitude toward Chinese: Portrayal of the Chinese in Contemporary Cultural and Media Works
o    Conference Report: China–Myanmar Relations: The Dilemmas of Mutual Dependence
o    Chronology of the Myitsone Dam at the Confluence of Rivers above Myitkyina

German Marshal Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Afghanistan: USAID Oversight of Assistance Funds and Programs. GAO-12-802T [testimony] 
·         Combating Terrorism: State Should Enhance Its Performance Measures for Assessing Efforts in Pakistan to Counter Improvised Explosive Devices. GAO-12-614 
·         Commercial Space Launch Act: Preliminary Information on Issues to Consider for Reauthorization. GAO-12-767T [testimony] 
·         Disaster Assistance Workforce: FEMA Could Enhance Human Capital Management and Training. GAO-12-538 
·         Disaster Recovery: Selected Themes for Effective Long-Term Recovery. GAO-12-813T [testimony] 
·         Force Structure: Improved Cost Information and Analysis Needed to Guide Overseas Military Posture Decisions. GAO-12-711 
·         National Security: DOD Should Reevaluate Requirements for the Selective Service System. GAO-12-623  
·         Veterans' Pension Benefits: Improvements Needed to Ensure Only Qualified Veterans and Survivors Receive Benefits. GAO-12-540 
·         Veterans' Pension Benefits: Improvements Needed to Ensure Only Qualified Veterans Receive Benefits. GAO-12-784T [testimony] 

Henley Putnam University
·         Journal of Strategic Security, Summer 2012, v. 5, no. 2 
o    The Iron Fist Vs. the Microchip
o    The Impact of the Arab Spring on Islamist Strategies
o    War Without Violence: Leveraging the Arab Spring to Win the War on Terrorism
o    The Youth Bulge in Egypt: An Intersection of Demographics, Security, and the Arab Spring
o    Learning from Libya, Acting in Syria
o    Libya and Resolution 1973: The Law of Politics

Heritage Foundation

Homeland Security Policy Institute

Hoover Task Force on National Security and Law

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
·         Partners in the 21st Century [Leon Panetta speech] 

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report, June 2012, no. 35 
o    Early warning issues for June 2012
o    Country Analysis: Egypt
o    Country Analysis: Guinea-Bissau
o    PSC Retrospective: AU PSC and the EU Peace and Security Committee Meeting
o    Regional Security Analysis: Terrorism in Africa
o    PSC Retrospective: Constitutional conference in Somalia

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 24, May 25, 2012-June 1, 2012 

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Institute
·         Terrorism Monitor, June 1, 2012, v. 10, no. 11 
o    Tripoli’s Islamist militia leader turns to politics in the new Libya
o    Communist insurgency ramps up as Manila reaches settlement with Muslim militants
o    Syrian tribal networks and their implications for the Syrian uprising

National Academies Press

National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)

National Gang Center

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Review [latest update June 5, 2012

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

New York Times
·         Territorial Claims in South China Sea [maps] 

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Rivalries for Authority in Libya 

Oxford Research Group
·         The Current Status of Al-Qaida 

Pew Global Attitudes Project
·         Japanese Wary of Nuclear Energy 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
·         2012 American Values Survey 

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Mohamed Mansour Kadah, "Power Shifts and Power Diffusion: Implications on the Multilateral System" (Portuguese Journal of International Affairs, No. 6, Spring/Summer 2012): 40-51 

Program for Culture and Conflict Studies
·         The Culture and Conflict Review, Summer 2012, v. 6, no. 2 
o    Strategies for Ending Insurgencies: Inclusive Versus Suppressive Policies
o    Radiation as a Cultural Talisman: Nuclear Weapon Testing and American Popular Culture in the Early Cold War
o    A New Economic Model for Iraq: Future Vision and Market-Oriented State Corporations Foster Liberalization of Oil-Rentier Economies

Security & Defense Agenda

Shanghai Institutes for International Affairs
·         China and the South China Sea  

Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transatlantic Academy

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         The MFO Under Fire in Sinai 

World Bank