Monday, September 17, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 09-14-2912

American Security Project

Amnesty International
·         Discrimination in Moldova  

Asian Centre for Human Rights

Assessment Capabilities Project

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Will Egypt Go Nuclear?  

Berkman Center on Internet & Society


Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
·         Canadian Primer to APEC  

Carlton University

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for Naval Analyses
·         Capability Calculators 

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Comparative Connections v.14, n.2 
·         Myanmar Trip Report  

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS)

Chatham House

Chicago Council

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         F-22 Pilot Physiological Issues 
·         Federal Voting Assistance Program 

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space and Technology

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Constitution Project

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of the Army
·         ATP 2-22.9 Open-Source Intelligence 

Department of Defense

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-127 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – Implementation of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Requirements for Planning, Contractor’s Performance, and Reporting Was Ineffective, September 10, 2012 

Department of State
·         Assessing U.S. Policy on Peacekeeping Operations in Africa [Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson] 
·         Assessing U.S. Policy on Peacekeeping Operations in Africa [Secretary Esther Brimmer] 

East-West Center

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO)

Foreign Policy
·         America's Other Army [US Foreign Service] 
·         Don't Give Up on the Arab Spring 
·         Libya's Downward Spiral 
·         The Salafi Moment 
·         When Bibi Didn't Meet Barack 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         The End of Strategic Happy Talk? 
·         Nightmares of an I.R. Professor 

George C. Marshall Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         Transatlantic Trends 2012 
·         Turkey and the European Sclerosis 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Anthrax: DHS Faces Challenges in Validating Methods for Sample Collections and Analysis. GAO-12-488 
·         Assets Forfeiture Programs: Justice and Treasury Should Determine Costs and Benefits of Potential Consolidation. GAO-12-972 
·         Aviation Safety: Additional FAA Efforts Could Enhance Safety Risk Management. GAO-12-898 
·         Aviation Security: 9/11 Anniversary Observations on TSA's Progress and Challenges in Strengthening Aviation Security. GAO-12-1024T [testimony] 
·         Biosurveillance: DHS Should Reevaluate Mission Need and Alternatives before Proceeding with BioWatch Generation-3 Acquisition. GAO-12-810 
·         Biosurveillance: Observations on BioWatch Generation-3 and Other Federal Efforts. GAO-12-994T [testimony] 
·         Border Security: State Could Enhance Visa Fraud Prevention by Strategically Using Resources and Training. GAO-12-888 
·         Critical Infrastructure: DHS Needs to Refocus Its Efforts to Lead the Government Facilities Sector. GAO-12-852 
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: DHS is Taking Action to Better Manage Its Chemical Security Program, but It Is Too Early to Assess Results. GAO-12-567T [testimony] 
·         Defense Logistics: Space-Available Travel Challenges May Be Exacerbated If Eligibility Expands. GAO-12-924R 
·         Defense Management: The Department of Defense's Annual Corrosion Budget Report Does Not Include Some Required Information. GAO-12-823R 
·         Department of Homeland Security: Oversight and Coordination of Research and development Should be Strengthened. GAO-12-837 
·         Disaster Assistance: USDA and SBA Could Do More to Help Aquaculture and Nursery Producers. GAO-12-844
·         Disaster Relief: Reimbursements to the American Red Cross for Certain 2008 Disaster Assistance. GAO-12-877
·         Electronic Government Act: Agencies have Implemented ost Provisions, but Key Areas of Attention Remain. GAO-12-782
·         Federal Disaster Assistance: Improved Criteria Needed to Assess a Jurisdiction’s Capability to Respond and Recover on Its Own GAO-12-838 
·         Federal Protective Service: Actions Needed to Assess Risk and Better Manage Contract Guards at Federal Facilities. GAO-12-739 
·         Federal Real Property Security: Interagency Security Committee Should Implement a Lessons-Learned Process. GAO-12-901 
·         Financial Stability: New Council and Research Office Should Strengthen the Accountability and Transparency of Their Decisions. GAO-12-886 
·         Homeland Security: DHS Has Enhanced Procurement Oversight Efforts, but Needs to Update Guidance. GAO-12-947 
·         Industrial Base: U.S. Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Manufacturers Face Period of Uncertainty as DOD Purchases Decline and Foreign Sales Potential Remains Unknown. GAO-12-859 
·         Iraq and Afghanistan: Agencies are Taking Steps to Improve Data on Contracting but Need to Standardize Reporting. GAO-12-977R 
·         Maritime Security: Progress and Challenges 10 Years after the Maritime Transportation Security Act, GAO-12-1009T [testimony] 
·         Military Dependent Students: Better Oversight Needed to Improve Services for Children with Special Needs. GAO-12-680 
·         Military Training: DOD Met Annual Reporting Requirements and Improved Its Sustainable Ranges Report. GAO-12-879R 
·         Millennium Challenge Corporation: Results of Transportation Infrastructure Projects in Seven Countries. GAO-12-631 
·         Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise: Observations on the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Oversight of Safety, Security and Project Management. GAO-12-912T [testimony] 
·         Next Generation Air Transportation System: FAA Faces Implementation Challenges. GAO-12-1011T [testimony] 
·         Nonproliferation: Agencies Could Improve Information Sharing and End-Use Monitoring on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Exports. GAO-12-536 
·         Nuclear Nonproliferation: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Security of Radiological Sources at U.S. Medical Facilities. GAO-12-925 
·         Operational Contract Support: Sustained DOD Leadership Needed to Better Prepare for Future Contingencies. GAO-12-1026T 
·         Public Financial Management: Improvements Needed in USAID's and Treasury's Monitoring and Evaluation Efforts. GAO-12-920 
·         Reemployment of Retirees: Six Agencies' Use of Dual Compensation Waiver Authority is Limited. GAO-12-855R 
·         Securities Investor Protection Corporation: Customer Outcomes in the Madoff Liquidation Proceeding. GAO-12-991 
·         Spectrum Management: Federal Government's Use of Spectrum and Preliminary Information on Spectrum Sharing. GAO-12-1018T [testimony] 
·         Spent Nuclear Fuel: Accumulating Quantities at Commercial Reactors Present Storage and Other Challenges. GAO-12-797 -12-797
·         Trade Adjustment Assistance: Commerce Program Has Helped Manufacturing and Services Firms, but Measures, Data, and Funding Formula Could Improve. GAO-12-930 
·         Slot-Controlled Airports: FAA's Rules Could Be Improved to Enhance Competition and Use of Available Capacity. GAO-12-902 
·         Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Measuring Progress and Addressing Potential Privacy Concerns Would Facilitate Integration into the National Airspace System. GAO-12-981
·         VA Disability Compensation: Actions Needed to Address Hurdles Facing Program Modernization. GAO-12-846  
·         Veterans' Reemployment Rights: Department of Labor and Office of Special Counsel Need to Take Additional Steps to Ensure Demonstration Project Data Integrity. GAO-12-860R 
·         World Food Program: Stronger Controls Needed in High-Risk Areas. GAO-12-790 

Henley Putnam University
·         Journal of Strategic Security, Fall 2012, v. 5, no. 3 
o    The Strategic Implications of China's Rare Earths Policy
o    Arctic Energy Resources: Security and Environmental Implications
o    The 2011 MENA Revolutions: A Study in U.S. Energy (In)Security
o    European Strategies for Energy Security in the Natural Gas Market
o    Assessing Whether Oil Dependency in Venezuela Contributes to National Instability

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute
·         China Model and U.S. Energy Policy  

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (ISDA)

Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism
·         Journal of National Security Law & Policy, 2012, v. 6, no. 1 
o    Preventive Detention in the Law of Armed Conflict: Throwing Away the Key?
o    Torture and the War on Terror: The Need for Consistent Definitions and Legal Remedies
o    Self-Restraint and National Security
o    The U.S.-China Incidents at Sea Agreement: A Recipe for Disaster
o    Can the President and Congress Establish a Legislative Veto Mechanism for Jointly Drawing Down a Long and Controversial War?
o    From Executive Order to Judicial Approval: Tracing the History of Surveillance of U.S. Persons Abroad in Light of Recent Terrorism Investigations
o    CIA and the Rule of Law
o    Dead Contractors: The Un-Examined Effect of Surrogates on the Public’s Casualty Sensitivity
o    Virtual Checkpoints and Cyber-Terry Stops: Digital Scans To Protect the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War

International Crisis Group

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

International Relations and Security Network
·         The Crime-Terrorism Nexus 
·         Thwarting Crime and Terrorism 

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, September 13, 2012, v. 10, no. 17  
o    Dual Blows Imperil the Future of the Cross-Border Haqqani Network
o    Repression Begets Rebellion in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province
o    Kazakhstan Struggles to Contain Salafist-Inspired Terrorism

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2012 [updated Sept 1, 2012] 
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2012 [updated Sept 6, 2012] 
·         Green-on-blue Attacks in Afghanistan: The Data [updated Sept 6, 2012] 

MIT Security Studies Program


Muslim Public Affairs Council

National Academies Press

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

National Security Archive

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update Sept 11, 2012

NATO Defense College

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Middle East and North Africa Newsletter 26 [covering events in August 2012

Observer Research Foundation
·         Spring Storm 
·         Taliban's Turn? 

Palm Center, University of California

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
·         United Nations Infantry Battalion Manual
o    v. 1 
o    v. 2 

·         Stability Operations, September-October 2012, v. 8, no. 2 
o    The New Deal’s New Prospects
o    Enhancing State and Human Security in West Africa
o    The Promise of Compound Growth in Africa
o    Rules of Engagement for Confronting Corruption in Emerging Markets
o    South Sudan’s First Anniversary
o    The Menacing Threat of Piracy

Polish Institute of International Affairs

Pew Global Attitudes Project



Refugees International

Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF)

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal
·         The Case for Cyber 

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR-Alert 12-2 Destruction of Operation Enduring Freedom Financial Documents Related to Afghan National Army Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants 
·         SIGAR-Audit 12-14 - Interim Report on Afghan National Army Fuel Program 

Stanley Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

UN University – Institute for Water, Environment and Health

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Iran’s Electoral Strategy 
·         Jihadism's Foothold in Libya 

White House

Wilson Center
·         Weighing the Benefits and Costs of Military Action Against Iran
o    Executive Summary 
o    Report 
o    Panel discussion 

World Bank