Monday, August 6, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 08-03-2012

Afghanistan Analysts Network

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         A Long War of Attrition in Syria 

American Security Project

Amnesty International

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Belfer Center

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Brookings Institute
·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated July 31, 2012
·         Next Steps in Syria 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for Global Development

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Center for Security Policy

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 21 - July 30, 2012 
·         Prudence and the G-20 

Center for the Study of Intelligence
·         Studies in Intelligence, March 2012, v. 56, no. 1 
o    Probing the Implications of Changing the Outputs of Intelligence
o    Estimating State Instability

Center on Islam, Democracy, and the Future of the Muslim World
·         Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, v. 13 
o    The Guardian of Pakistan’s Shia
o    UK Islamists and the Arab Uprisings
o    The Milli Görüs of Germany
o    Is the End Nigh for the Islamic Republic?
o    The Ayatollahs Against the Rest
o    Translation: Khairat al-Shater on the Brotherhood’s Rise

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters

Chatham House

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Nonproliferation and Disarmament: What's the Connection and What Does that Mean for U.S. Security and Obama Administration Policy? (Hearing Slides

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Appropriations Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         Next Steps in Syria 
·         Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2011 [S. Rept. 112-194] 

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Addressing an Imploding Mali 

Department of Defense

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-115  Improved Oversight, but No Invoice Reviews and Potential Antideficiency Act Violation May Have Occurred on the Kuwait Observer Controller Team Task Orders, August 2, 2012 

Department of the Navy
·         OPNAV 3050.25 Warfighting Capability, Capacity and Wholeness Assessment 

Department of State
·         2011 Country Reports on Terrorism 

East-West Center

Enough Project

Foreign Policy
·         Breaking the Arab News 
·         China's Champion Children 
·         Making Punk a Threat Again 
·         Our Man in Kigali 
·         When Your Whole Country Is a Closet [Uganda] 

Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO)
·         OE Watch, July 2012, v. 2, no. 7 
o    Coverage includes: Iran, Turkey, Libya, Jordan, Yeman, India, Mexico, Russis, Ukraine, Korea, Afghanistan, Central Asia and more.

Fridtjof Nansen Institute

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Cancellation of the Army's Autonomous Navigation System. GAO-12-851R 
·         Coast Guard: Legacy Vessels' Declining Conditions Reinforce Need for More Realistic Operational Targets. GAO-12-741 
·         Commercial Space Launches: FAA Should Update How It Assesses Federal Liability Risk. GAO-12-899 
·         Contingency Contracting: Agency Actions to Address Recommendations by the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. GAO-12-854R 
·         Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices: Multiple DOD Organizations are Developing Numerous Initiatives. GAO-12-861R 
·         Defense Logistics: DOD Has Taken Actions to Improve Some Segments of the Materiel Distribution System. GAO-12-883R 
·         Influenza Pandemic: Agencies Report Progress in Plans to Protect Federal Workers but Oversight Could Be Improved. GAO-12-748 
·         Iraq and Afghanistan: State and DOD Should Ensure Interagency Acquisitions Are Effectively Managed and Comply with Fiscal Law. GAO-12-750 
·         Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise: NNSA's Reviews of Budget Estimates and Decisions on Resource Trade-Offs Need Strengthening. GAO-12-806 
·         Secure Communities: Criminal Alien Removals Increased, but Technology Planning Improvements Needed. GAO-12-708 
·         Strategic Weapons: Changes in the Nuclear Weapons Targeting Process Since 1991. GAO-12-786R 
·         Privacy: Federal Law Should Be Updated to Address Changing Technology Landscape. GAO-12-961T [testimony] 
·         World Health Organization: Reform Agenda Developed, but U.S. Actions to Monitor Progress Could be Enhanced. GAO-12-722 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Humanitarian Policy Group // Overseas Development Institute

ICC-International Maritime Bureau/Oceans Beyond Piracy

Institut Francais des Relations Internationales (IFRI)

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
·         Now China may play spoiler to TAPI [Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India] 

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq’s Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 31 - July 20, 2012-July 27, 2012 
·         Russian Naval Base Tartus  

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

International Crisis Group
·         CrisisWatch N°108, 1 August 2012 
·         Syria’s Mutating Conflict 

International Human Rights Clinic

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

International Relations and Security Network
·         Defining IR: Is it Asia's Turn? 

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, August 4, 2012, v. 12, no. 15 
o    Succession Politicking Probably Limiting Bo Family’s Punishments
o    Portents of Change in China’s Social Management
o    China Pushes on the South China Sea, ASEAN Unity Collapses
o    Waypoint or Destination? The Jin-Class Submarine and China’s Quest for Sea-Based Nuclear Deterrence

Japan Ministry of Defense
·         Defense of Japan 2012 [defense white paper] 

Joint Chiefs of Staff
·         JP 3-41, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Consequence Management, 21 June 2012 

Joint and Coalition Operational Analysis (JCOA)

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)
·         USSOCOM Research Topics 2013 

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal

Lowy Institute for International Policy

Middle East Institute

Miller Center

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update July 31, 2012

New Economics Foundation (UK)
·         The Happy Planet Index: 2012 Report ( A Global Index of Sustainable Well-Being) 

Observer Research Foundation
·         South China Sea Monitor, August 2012, v. 1, no. 8 

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
·         Peace & Stability Operations Journal Online, July 2012, v. 2, no. 4 
o    Thinking Strategically About Security Sector Reform
o    Strategic Considerations Relating to DDR
o    Harmonizing the Army’s Security Cooperation Doctrine
o    Ethical Considerations in Security Sector Reform
o    Disaster Response - A Military Perspective to the March 2011 Mega-Disaster
o    Economic Security and Security Sector Reform
o    Discovering the Soul of Policing in Afghanistan

Permanent Mission of Afghanistan

Pew Internet & American Life Project
·         Mobile Phone Problems 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Physicians for Human Rights

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS)

Project on Middle East Political Science


Real Instituto Elcano
·         FATA in Northern Mali? 


Royal United Services Institute

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         Quarterly Report to Congress (July 2012
·         SIGAR-Audit 12-12 - Fiscal Year 2011 Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund Projects Are behind Schedule and Lack Adequate Sustainment Plans 
·         SIGAR-Audit 12-13 - Selected Public Diplomacy Awards Mostly Achieved Objectives, but Embassy Can Take Steps to Enhance Grant Management and Oversight 
·         SIGAR-Inspection 12-01 - Construction Deficiencies at Afghan Border Police Bases Put $19 Million Investment at Risk 

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Trans-Border Institute

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

U.S. Treasury Dept.

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Next Steps in Syria 
·         The Turkey-Syria Military Balance 

Washington Post Special
·         What is Air-Sea Battle? 

Wilson Center

Wisconsin Project

World Bank
o    v. 1 - Main Report
o    v. 2 - Technical Background Reports
o    v. 3 - Strategy on Climate Change