Monday, July 23, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 07-20-2012

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Afghanistan Watch

American Enterprise Institute

American Security Project (ASP)

Amnesty International

·         Phishing Activity Trends Report 

Armed Forces Journal
·         AFJ, July 2012 
o    Mixed Messages on Drone Strikes
o    How to Teach about Islam
o    Share Expeditionary Lessons
o    How to Build Good Stuff
o    Change Course on LCS

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council
·         Africa in the “New, New World” 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center’s Cyber Security Task Force
·         Public-Private Information Sharing 

Brookings Institute
·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 [updated July 12, 2012

Canada National Defence, Chief of the Air Staff
·         Royal Canadian Air Force Journal, v. 1, no. 2 Spring 2012 
o    Air Power, Counter-insurgency and Influence: The British experience during the period 1945-1976
o    CC150 Polaris Aeromedical Evacuation Beds: the Challenge for the Design Engineer
o    What was the Primary Reason for the Collapse of the French Air Force in 1940?
o    Understanding the Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC)
o    Air Power’s Contribution to Coercion
o    Terminology Talk (Article 4): Integrated
o    Applying Aerospace Power to the Operational Level of War: The Time-Space Challenge

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         The Rise of Egypt’s Workers 

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Center for Security Studies

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 19 - July 16, 2012 
·         Korea: TPP Beckons 

Center for Transatlantic Security Studies (CTSS)

Centre for Eastern Studies

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Col. Arthur D. Simons Center

Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress.  Senate. Judiciary Committee

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Mujahadeen-e-Khalq (MEK) (aka People's Mujahedin of Iran or PMOI) 
·         Understanding the Libor Scandal 

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Defense Freedom of Information Office
·         Documents posted 19 July 2012 
o    Public Affairs Guidance U.S. Action Against Iraq
o    The Case for Action - Iraq
o    Asbat al-Ansar
o    Missed Opportunities on Assessing Saddam's Links to Terrorism

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
·         2012-2017 DIA Strategic Plan 

Department of Defense
·         DoD Instruction 5210.42, Nuclear Weapons Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-111 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Schedule Delays and Reengineering Weaknesses Increase Risks to DoD’s Auditability Goals, July 13, 2012  
·         DODIG-2012-112  Reporting the Daily Location of Deployed Service Members Generally Adequate; However, the Navy Needed Improvement, July 18, 2012  

Department of Homeland Security
·         Bomb Threat? An App for that, too 
·         OIG-12-94 Implementation and Coordination of TSA’s Secure Flight Program (Redacted) 
·         OIG-12-96 Review of Allegations of Misconduct and Mismanagement Within TSA’s Office of Global Strategies (Redacted) 

Department of State

Department of the Navy
·         OPNAV 2000.31A - Use of Department of Defense and Commercial Information Technology Standards 

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Egypt Country Analysis Brief 

Enough Project

European Policy Centre

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Foreign Policy
·         Arab League [Middle East's aspiring women Olympians] 
·         Flying Under the Influence [drones] 
·         The House of Nehru-Gandhi 
·         Tales of Omar Suleiman 
·         Two Steps Forward… [Saudi Arabia's two female athletes] 

·         Eastern Europe and Central Asia 
·         Italy and Central Asia 

Fridtjof Nansen Institute

George Mason University

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
·         Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 2012, v. 41, no. 2    
o    Global Flows with Chinese Characteristics
o    Chinese Migration to Russia as Revealed by Narratives in Chinese Cyberspace
o    Transnational Chinese Sphere in Singapore: Dynamics, Transformations and Characteristics
o    “Small Is Beautiful”: Lessons from Laos for the Study of Chinese Overseas
o    How Africans Pursue Low-End Globalization in Hong Kong and Mainland China
o    Development vs. Environment in Taibei

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Policy Forum

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Air Force Training: Actions Needed to Better Manage and Determine Costs of Virtual Training Efforts. GAO-12-727 
·         Cybersecurity: Challenges in Securing the Electricity Grid. GAO-12-926T [testimony] 
·         Data Center Consolidation: Agencies Making Progress on Efforts, but Inventories and Plans Need to Be Completed. GAO-12-742 
·         Department of State: Foreign Service Midlevel Staffing Gaps Persist Despite Significant Increases in Hiring. GAO-12-721 
·         Foreign Assistance: Actions Needed to Help Ensure Quality and Sustainability of USAID Road in Indonesia. GAO-12-728 
·         General Aviation Security: Weaknesses Exist in TSA's Process for Ensuring Foreign Flight Students Do Not Pose a Security Threat. GAO-12-875 
·         General Aviation Security: TSA's Process for Ensuring Foreign Flight Students Do Not Pose a Security Risk Has Weaknesses. GAO-12-900T [testimony] 
·         Government Transparency: Efforts to Improve Information on Federal Spending. GAO-12-913T [testimony] 
·         Gun Control: Sharing Promising Practices and Assessing Incentives Could Better Position Justice to Assist States in Providing Records for Background Checks. GAO-12-684 
·         Gun Control: States' Laws and Requirements for Concealed Carry Permits Vary across the Nation. GAO-12-717 
·         Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Use in the National Airspace System and the Role of the Department of Homeland Security. GAO-12-889T [testimony] 

Heritage Foundation
·         Power Struggle in Pyongyang 

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         The Arms Trade Treaty 

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Afghanistan - Order of Battle [updated July 2012
·         Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 29 July 6, 2012-July 16, 2012 

Inter-American Dialogue
·         What is US Drug Policy?  

International Crisis Group
·         How Indonesian Extremists Regroup 
·         Mali: Avoiding Escalation 

International Institute for Counter-Terrorism

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI)

Jamestown Institute
·         China Brief, July 20, 2012, v. 12, no. 14 
o    Beijing Plays Up the Carrot While Still Wielding the Stick
o    The Soapbox and the Truncheon: Hu Jintao’s Amorphous Power
o    Uzbekistan's Balancing Act With China: A View From the Ground
o    Polar Stakes: China’s Polar Activities as a Benchmark for Intentions

Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Mission: Readiness

MIT Security Studies

Mitre Corp
·         A New Paradigm for Small UAS   

National Academies Press

National Defense University Press
·         Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), 3rd Quarter July 2012, no. 66 
o    Developing Joint Force Officer/Enlisted Leadership Capacity for the 21st Century
o    Deterrence and Escalation in Cross-domain Operations: Where Do Space and Cyberspace Fit?
o    Shadow Boxing: Cyber Warfare and Strategic Economic Attack
o    Offensive Cyber for the Joint Force Commander: It's Not That Different
o    Resilience: The Result of a Totally Fit Force
o    Spiritual Fitness: A Key Component of Total Force Fitness
o    Technological Strategy in the Age of Exponential Growth
o    Forging Jointness Under Fire: Air-Ground Integration in Israel's Lebanon and Gaza Wars
o    Airpower Dollars and Sense: Rethinking the Relative Costs of Combat
o    Science vs. the Art of War
o    From Niche to Necessity: Integrating Nonlethal Weapons into Essential Enabling Capabilities
o    The V-22 Osprey: From Troubled Past to Viable and Flexible Option
o    The F-35 and the Future of Power Projection

National Security Archive
·         The Alexeyeva File [Soviet, American, and Russian Documents on the Human Rights Legend] 

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update July 17, 2012

NATO Defense College
·         Vox Collegii Magazine, July 2012, v. 5 
o    The Transatlantic Link After Chicago
o    NATO Chicago Summit: Success or Failure?
o    Game Over in Afghanistan
o    Strategic Communications in Asymmetric Scenarios
o    Interning with the NATO Defense College
o    41st Conference of Commandants

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency
·         Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan, April 1-July 10, 2012 

·         Journal of International Peace Operations, v. 8, no. 1 – July-August, 2012 
o    In-Country Medical Risk: Prevention and Preparedness
o    Anatomy of a Kidnapping: Helping companies and individuals understand the process and aftermath of an incident
o    Medical Evacuation and Movement: When medical support in theater is not enough
o    Remote Area Medicine & MEDEVAC- A Unity Resources Group Perspective
o    A Conversation with Mark Bartolini
o    Confronting the Boko Haram Challenge to the Nigeria State: Exploring Options for a Peaceful Settlement
o    Escalating Violence in the Eastern DRC: Political Dimensions May be Shifting
o    The Stability Model of the Future

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Forum Religion & Public Life

Program for Public Consultation


Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Stimson Center

Transatlantic Academy

Transnational Institute

Unitas Communications

United Kingdom Parliament
·         Scrutiny of Arms Exports—Business, Innovation and Skills, Defense, Foreign Affairs and International Development
o    Volume I 
o    Volume II 

U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Haiti: Turning the Page? 

Washington Institute for Near Policy
·         Assad's Final Warning 
·         Democracy, Salafi Style 
·         Did Hezbollah Do It? 
·         Who Is Jabhat al-Islah? 

World Public Opinion