Monday, August 27, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 08-24-2012

 Africa Center for Strategic Studies

American Security Project (ASP)
·         The Strategic Effects of a Lethal Drones Policy: Understanding Drones in a Broader Context [links to related papers and discussion] 

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
·         Nuclear Iran: A Glossary of Terms 

Brookings Institute
·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated August 22, 2012

Center for Economic and Policy Research

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

Center for Naval Analyses

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Chatham House
·         Syria: Prospects for Intervention 

Combating Terrorism Center
·         CTC Sentinel, August 2012, v. 5, no. 8 
o    A Fight for the Spoils: The Future Role of Syria’s Armed Groups
o    Defining Cyberterrorism: Capturing a Broad Range of Activities in Cyberspace
o    Pakistani Taliban Renew Attacks on Punjabi Heartland
o    The Strategic Limitations of Boko Haram in Southern Nigeria
o    Yemen’s Huthi Movement in the Wake of the Arab Spring
o    Understanding Drivers of Violent Extremism: The Case of al-Shabab and Somali Youth
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction 5230.24, Distribution Statements on Technical Documents, August 23, 2012 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-119 Most Geographic Combatant Commands Effectively Planned and Executed Disaster Relief Operations, but Improvements Could be Made 
·         DODIG-2012-120 Assessment of DoD Wounded Warrior Matters – Wounded Warrior Battalion – West Headquarters and Southern California Units  

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·         OIG-12-108 Special Report: Summary of Significant Investigations January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2011 
·         OIG-12-109 Survey of Hazard Mitigation Planning  
·         OIG-12-111 US-VISIT Faces Challenges in Identifying and Reporting Multiple Biographic Identities (Redacted) 

Department of State

East West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Bolivia Country Analysis Brief
·         Oman Country Analysis Brief 

Enough Project

EU Nonproliferation Consortium

European Leadership Network (ELN)
·         New START: A Net Assessment 

Fire Protection Research Foundation

Foreign Policy
·         The Decider [Israel and Iran] 
·         The FP 50 [The 50 most powerful Republicans on foreign policy] 
·         Highway Robbery 
·         Pipe Dreams [Middle East Oil]
·         Sex and Scandal in the Holy Land 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Department of Defense's Waiver of Competitive Prototyping Requirement for Enhanced Polar System Program. GAO-12-983R 
·         Entrepreneurial Assistance: Opportunities Exist to Improve Programs' Collaboration, Data-Tracking, and Performance Management. GAO-12-819 
·         Information Security: Environmental Protection Agency Needs to Resolve Weaknesses. GAO-12-696 
·         Veterans Health Care: Veterans Health Administration Processes for Responding to Reported Adverse Events. GAO-12-827R 

Heritage Foundation
·         What Is the Role of the People? 

Human Rights Watch

·         Common Defense Quarterly, Fall 2012 
o    Austria: Enhanced Cooperation in the Area of Security and Defence Policy is a Necessity
o    Belgium: Europe’s Armed Forces in the 21st Century: Forging a Stronger Defense through Pooling & Sharing Cooperation
o    Estonia: The key to security is cooperation
o    Finland – Networking as a Part of Defense Policy
o    Germany: The Future of Transatlantic Armaments Cooperation
o    Italy: Towards a Connected Defense
o    Latvia-United States: Brothers in Arms. Past and Future
o    Montenegro: A Small Country - Giant Steps
o    Security Cooperation – A New Zealand Perspective
o    Norway: Global and Regional Security is Our Common Responsibility
o    Romania’s Approach to International Defense Cooperation
o    Turkey-US Defense Industry Cooperation
o    UK-US Defense Cooperation
o    Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties: Enhancing Defense Trade with America’s Key Allies
o    A Really Practical Homeland Ballistic Missile Defense
o    Evolved SEASPARROW Missile: The Evolution Continues
o    One Sustainable Soft Power Solution: The National Guard State Partnership Program
o    The U.S. Marine Corps: Challenges for Conducting Future Coalition Operations Continuing Importance of International Cooperation to Canadian Defence Technology Development and Major Equipment Acquisition
o    The Search Engine of the Seas

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
·         Pakistan’s Descent into Chaos 

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies

Institute for Social and Environmental Transition

Institute for the Study of War

International Crisis Group
·         Ethiopia After Meles 

International Institute for Strategic Studies
·         Bad Times in Baluchistan 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy

JFK Special Warfare Center and School
·         Special Warfare, July-September 2012, v. 25, no. 3 
o    JSOTF-P Uses Whole-of-Nation Approach to Bring Stability to the Philippines
o    Continuity in the Chinese Mind for War
o    The Challenge of China and ARSOF’s Role
o    Leaning to All Sides: What the U.S. May Learn From Chinese Political Warfare in Burma
o    The Chinese People’s Liberation Army and Special Operations
o    Real Results: Military Partnerships in the Philippines
o    Grains of Truth: The Role of the Civil-Military Support Element in Special Operations
o    Reading About the Asia-Pacific Region

Military Voter Protection Project

National Academies Press

Naval War College
·         Naval War College Review, Autumn 2012, v. 64, no. 3 
o    Command of the Sea: An Old Concept Surfaces in a New Form
o    Between Peace and the Air-Sea Battle: A War at Sea Strategy
o    Building the Purple Ford: An Affordable Approach to Jointness
o    Drowning Stability: The Perils of Naval Nuclearization and Brinkmanship in the Indian Ocean
o    "Decided Preponderance at Sea": Naval Diplomacy in Strategic Thought
o    German War Gaming

North American Center for Transborder Studies

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Syria: The Proxy War 
·         The War for Afghanistan 

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
·         Sequestration Update Report for FY 2013 (August 2012

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         "India and South Korea Relations: Past and Future Trends" (Portuguese Journal of International Affairs, No. 6, Spring/Summer 2012): 64-76 


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Israel Debates a Strike on Iran 
·         New U.S. Tone on Iran 
·         Tehran's Unlikely Assassins