Monday, October 1, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 09-28-2012

38 North

ActionAid / Institute of Development Studies / Womankind

Air Land Sea Application (ALSA) Center
·         Air Land Sea Bulletin, September 2012 
o    Expanding Attack the Network
o    Friendly, Neutral, and Threat Networks Show Comparable Engagement Value
o    Networks in the Operational Environment … How Can We Exploit Them?
o    Western Way of War is the Wrong Approach for Current Counterinsurgency
o    Role of Law Enforcement Professionals in Attack the Network Strategy

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International
·         Trafigura's Response to Toxic Waste Report     

Armed Forces Journal
·         AFJ, September 2012 
o    Hyping ASB 
o    DADT, R.I.P. 

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
·         Iran Update Number 162 


Canada National Defence, Chief of the Air Staff
·         Royal Canadian Air Force Journal, v. 1, no. 3, Summer 2012 
o    Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE, 14–24 October, 2011 Canadian Forces Base Wainwright
o    Missed Opportunity: Currie, Turner, and the Abortive Birth of the Canadian Air Force in the Great War
o    Punching Above the Weight: The CP140 Aurora Experience Within Task Force Libeccio and Operation MOBILE
o    Unrealistic Expectations: The Luftwaffe’s Doomed Mission During the Battle of Britain
o    AgustaWestland Congratulates Royal Canadian Air Force Helicopter SAR Crew for Winning International Award
o    Canada’s Air Synthetic Environment Centre: Enabling Force Transformation

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report, September 2012, v. 11, no. 3 - Water Sector 

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, 19 September 2012, No. 117: Public Opinion Polls and Political Culture 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Hemisphere Insider: v. II, no. 23 - September 24, 2012 

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for European Strategy (CES)

Chatham House

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, September 2012, v. 5, No. 9 
o    The Attack on the U.S. Consulate: Emerging Signs of Jihadist Sentiment in Libya
o    Identifying Three Trends in Far Right Violence in the United States
o    Factors Responsible for Al-Shabab’s Losses in Somalia
o    Taliban Militants Striking Pakistan from Afghan Territory
o    Reviewing Pakistan’s Peace Deals with the Taliban
o    The Micro-Level of Civil War: The Case of Central Helmand Province

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Spain Doubles Down on Austerity 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

Department of State

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         2011 Annual Energy Review 
·         World Oil Transit Chokepoints 

Enough Project
·         Holding Sudan Accountable  

European Commission

European Policy Centre (EPC)

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

Foreign Policy
·         Bachelor Padding [China] 
·         Capital Flight 
·         The Entebbe Option 
·         Not So Hot 
·         Go Army, Beat Navy 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         American Exceptionalism… Exposed 
·         How Borders Work 

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Civilian Service Contract Inventories: Opportunities Exist to Improve Agency Reporting and Review Efforts. GAO-12-1007 
·         Defense Health Care: Additional Analysis of Costs and Benefits of Potential Governance Structures Is Needed. GAO-12-911 
·         Department of Homeland Security: Efforts to Assess Realignment of Its Field Office Structure. GAO-12-185R 
·         Grants to State and Local Governments: An Overview of Federal Funding Levels and Selected Challenges. GAO-12-1016 
·         Human Capital: DOD Needs Complete Assessments to Improve Future Civilian Strategic Workforce Plans. GAO-12-1014 
·         Information Technology: DHS Needs to Enhance Management of Cost and Schedule for Major Investments. GAO-12-904 
·         International Food Assistance: Improved Targeting Would Help Enable USAID to Reach Vulnerable Groups. GAO-12-862 
·         Managing for Results: Key Considerations for Implementing Interagency Collaborative Mechanisms. GAO-12-1022 
·         Organizational Transformation: Enterprise Architecture Value Needs to be Measured and Reported. GAO-12-791 
·         VA and DOD Health Care: Department-Level Actions Needed to Assess Collaboration Performance, Address Barriers, and Identify Opportunities. GAO-12-992 
·         Warfighter Support: DOD Should Improve Development of Camouflage Uniforms and Enhance Collaboration Among the Services. GAO-12-707 

Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Heinrich Boell Foundation

Heritage Foundation

Immigration Policy Center

Independent Review Panel of Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy
·         Documents 

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Update #38 September 12, 2012-September 19, 2012 

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Intermedia Pakistan

International Crisis Group
·         Colombia: Peace at Last? 

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Iran Project

James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, v. 10, no. 18, September 27, 2012 
o    Sectarian Violence in Burma Attracting the Attention of International Jihadist Groups
o    Egypt’s Sinai: The Collapsing Buffer Zone between Egypt and Israel
o    After the Strike: Tactics and Strategies of the Iranian Retaliation

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2012 [updated Sept 24, 2012 
·         Green-on-blue Attacks in Afghanistan: The Data [updated Sept 30, 2012

Mission:  Readiness
·         Still Too Fat to Fight 

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

National Defense University Press
·         Prism, September 2012, v. 3, no. 4 
o    Post-Asad Syria
o    "Left of Bang": The Value of Socioculture Analysis in Today's Environment
o    Evolved Irregular Threats
o    Challenges of Developing Host Nation Police Capacity
o    Logistics Islands: The Global Supply Archipelago and the Topologics of Defense
o    The Stabilization Dilemma
o    Political-Military Lessons from U.S. Operations in Vietnam and Afghanistan
o    What Is Wrong with the American Way of War?
o    Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines: Civilian Harm and the Indirect Approach
o    An Interview with Brian Atwood

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update Sept 25, 2012

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence, Centre of Excellence

NATO Defense College

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
·         ICD 107 -- Civil Liberties and Privacy 

Open Society Foundations

Oxford Research Group

Pak Institute for Peace Studies

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)
·         Theses on Weisskopf 

Prevention Web



Small Wars Journal
·         Iraq, Syria, and the Twelfth Imam 

Stanford Law School and New York University Law School

Stanley Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

·         The Elderwood Project 

UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research

UN Children's Fund

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)
·         Andean Trade Preference Act: Impact on U.S. Industries and Consumers and on Drug Crop Eradication and Crop Substitution, Fifteenth Report, 2011 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Abbas's Five Non-Options 
·         Turkey's Kurdish Calculus 

White House