Sunday, July 1, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 06-29-2012

ABT Associates

Afghanistan Analysts Network

American Enterprise Institute

American Security Project

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Journal
·         AFJ, June 2012

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS)
·         Syria Conflict

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
·         Oil: The Next Revolution

British American Security Information Council
·         Backgrounder on the P5 Conferences 

Brookings Institute
·         2012 U.S.-Islamic World Forum

Center for European Policy Studies

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report June 2012 - CIP/HS Update

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

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 17 - June 25, 2012

Chatham House

College of Europe

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
·         The Future of Video

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood
·         Weighing an EU Banking Union

Council on the European Union

Defense Technology Initiative

Department of Defense
·         DoD Directive 5205.02E, DoD Operations Security (OPSEC) Program, June 20, 2012

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-106 DoD Needs to Improve the Billing System for Health Care Provided to Contractors at Medical Treatment Facilities in Southwest Asia, June 17, 2012

Department of Homeland Security
·         OIG-12-88 DHS Needs To Address Portable Device Security Risks
·         OIG-12-89 FEMA’s Progress in Implementing Employee Credentials

Department of State

Department of the Navy
·         Bold Alligator Final Report

Director of National Intelligence
·         Director Clapper interviews on intelligence leaks
o    Part 1
o    Part 2

East-West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Colombia Country Analysis Brief
·         Libya Country Analysis Brief

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Parliament

European Policy Centre

Foreign Policy
·         EuroFail
·         Lost Highways [Mexico]
·         Prescription for Decline
·         The Prince vs. the 'Paupers' [Liechtenstein]
·         Waiting for Gbagbo [Ivory Coast]

·         Spanish Foreign Policy Monitor: April-June 2012

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

German Institute of Global and Area Studies

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: DHS Could Better Manage Security Surveys and Vulnerability Assessments. GAO-12-378
·         Defense Management: Steps Taken to Better Manage Fuel Demand but Additional Information Sharing Mechanisms Are Needed. GAO-12-619
·         DOD Financial Management: Improvements Needed in Prompt Payment Monitoring and Reporting.  GAO-12-662R
·         Environmental Satellites: Focused Attention Needed to Mitigate Program Risks. GAO-12-841T [testimony]
·         Freedom of Information Act: Key Website Is Generally Reliable, but Action Is Needed to Ensure Completeness of Its Reports. GAO-12-754
·         Geostationary Weather Satellites: Design Progress Made, but Schedule Uncertainty Needs to be Addressed. GAO-12-576
·         Information Security: Cyber Threats Facilitate Ability to Commit Economic Espionage. GAO-12-876T [testimony]
·         Military Base Realignments and Closures: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's Technology Center Construction Project. GAO-12-770R
·         Military Base Realignments and Closures: Updated Costs and Savings Estimates from BRAC 2005. GAO-12-709R
·         Mission Iraq: State and DOD Face Challenges in Finalizing Support and Security Capabilities. GAO-12-856T [testimony]
·         Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise: Observations on the Organization and Management of the National Nuclear Security Administration. GAO-12-867T [testimony]
·         Navy Training: Observations on the Navy's Use of Live and Simulated Training. GAO-12-725R 5R
·         Oil Dispersants: Additional Research Needed, Particularly on Subsurface and Arctic Applications. GAO-12-585
·         Partnership and Collaboration: Meeting the Challenges Across All Levels of Government. GAO-12-882CG
·         Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites: Changing Requirements, Technical Issues, and Looming Data Gaps Require Focused Attention. GAO-12-604
·         VA/DOD Federal Health Care Center: Costly Information Technology Delays Continue and Evaluation Plan Lacking.  GAO-12-669
·         Veteran Homelessness: VA and HUD Are Working to Improve Data on Supportive Housing Program.  GAO-12-726

Heritage Foundation
·         Appropriations Tracker: FY 2013

Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI)
o    Event report
o    Event webcast

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 26 - June 9, 2012-June 15, 2012

International Crisis Group
·         Aid and Conflict in Pakistan
·         CrisisWatch, N°107, 1 July 2012 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)
·         Cuban Public Opinion Survey 
·         Innovations in the Rule of Law

Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI)

Jamestown Institute
·         Terrorism Monitor, June 29, 2012, v. 10, no. 13
o    The PKK Strategy to Disrupt Political Negotiations on the Kurdish Issue
o    Are Yemen's Anar al-Shari'a and AQAP One and the Same?
o    Intervening in Mali: West

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Korea Institute for National Unification

Michigan State University

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
·         Data on Post-9/11 Terrorism in the United States [Updated: June 2012]

National Academies Press

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Association of Manufacturers

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update June 26, 2012]

NATO Defense College


Nautilus Institute for Security and Security

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Pew Global Attitudes Project
·         Pakistani Public Opinion Ever More Critical of U.S. [74% Call America an Enemy]

Pew Internet & American Life Project
·         Cell Internet Use 2012

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Istvan Tarrosy, "Two Giants on the Same Soil: A Closer Look at Afro-Asian Relations via Comparing Chinese and Japanese Involvement in Tanzania" (Portuguese Journal of International Affairs, No. 6, Spring/Summer 2012): 52-63.


Refugees International


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies


Small Wars Journal
·         A Hot Summer in Syria

United Kingdom Parliament

UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
·         World Drug Report 2012

Urban Institute

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Not by Sanctions Alone in Iran

White House

Wilson Center