Monday, October 8, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 10-05-2012

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Enterprise Institute
·         [Taiwan:]  Under the Shadow of a Rising Great Power 

American Security Project
·         American Security Quarterly, October 2012, v. 1, no. 4   
·         Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty  

Amnesty International

Annenberg School of Communications

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, September 2012, v. 19, no. 9 
o    Injuries due to firearms and air guns among U.S. military members not participating in overseas combat operations, 2002-2011
o    Health care encounters for injuries associated with a gun mechanism or component, U.S. Armed Forces
o    Images in health surveillance: West Nile virus vectors and prevention
o    Coccidioidomycosis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, January 2000-June 2012
o    Update: Pneumonia-influenza and severe acute respiratory illnesses, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2000-June 2012
o    Pneumonia and influenza among military members and other beneficiaries of the U.S. military health system, 2007-2012
o    Lightning-related medical encounters, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, January 2009-August 2012

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare
·         Profile of the U.S. Army—A Reference Handbook (2012 Edition) 

Atlantic Council

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
·         Europe: Is Democracy at Stake? 

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [Updated September 30, 2012

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Hemisphere Insider: v. II, no. 24 - October 1, 2012 
·         Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER) - No. 61, 2 October 2012 
·         New Perspectives in Foreign Policy 
·         The Washington Quarterly, Fall 2012, v, 35, no. 4 
o    China's Free Trade Agreement Strategies
o    China's Unilateral Sanctions
o    China's Overstretched Military Strategy
o    The Risks of Ignoring Strategic Insolvency
o    A New Era for U.S. Security Assistance
o    How to Exercise U.S. Leverage Over Pakistan
o    Keeping Hamas and Hezbollah Out of a War with Iran
o    Obama's Weak and Failing States Agenda
o    The Return of History in Europe
o    Mexico's Democratic Challenges

Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD)

Centre for Studies in Federalism

Chatham House
·         Sinai: The Buffer Erodes 

Child Soldiers International

 College of Europe

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Global Trust for Rule of Law  
·         Venezuela's High-Stakes Election 

Crisis States Research Network

Defense Science Board (DSB)
·         Predicting Violent Behavior 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2013-002, Improvement Needed With DoD Single-Bid Program to Increase Effective Competition for Contracts, October 4, 2012  

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Venezuela Country Analysis Brief 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Foreign Policy
·         The 4 Percent Solution [Military Budget] 
·         The Contest in Caracas 
·         Game Change: China Edition 
·         Inside Bibi's Bunker 
·         Putin's Miscalculation 

·         Spanish Foreign Policy Monitor: July-September 2012 

Fridtjof Nansen Institute

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         International Trends: Korea 2012 

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

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Batteries and Energy Storage: Federal Initiatives Supported Similar Technologies and Goals but Had Key Differences. GAO-12-842 
·         General Aviation Safety: Additional FAA Efforts Could Help Identify and Mitigate Safety Risks. GAO-13-36 
·         Solar Energy: Federal Initiatives Overlap but Take Measures to Avoid Duplication. GAO-12-843 
·         Strategic Sourcing: Improved and Expanded Use Could Save Billions in Annual Procurement Costs. GAO-12-919 

Heritage Foundation
·         NATO Must Refocus on Afghanistan 
·         Why the Slow Economic Recovery? 

Hinckley Institute of Politics

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA)

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Weekly Update #39, September 19, 2012-September 26, 2012 

International Crisis Group

International Fund for Agricultural Development
·         Growing Peace Through Development 

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Banking and Trading 
·         Tests of German Resilience 
Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, October 5, 2012, v. 12, no. 19 
o    Examining the New Aircraft Carrier through the PLA’s Revolution in “Organizational” Affairs
o    System of Systems Operational Capability: Key Supporting Concepts for Future Joint Operations
o    Foreign Businesses in China: Out on a Limb?
o    Four More Years: The DPP Assesses its 2012 Loss and Looks Ahead to 2016

Joint Chiefs of Staff

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lexington Institute

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2012 [updated Oct 1, 2012
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2012 [updated Oct 4, 2012


National Academies Press

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Security Archive
·         The Armageddon Letters [Telling the Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis From the Perspective of Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro] 

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update Oct 2, 2012

NATO Defense College

Naval War College (NWC)

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Turf on the Roof of the World 

Observer Research Foundation

Pak Institute for Peace Studies

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKOSI)

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)



Small Arms Survey
·         Regional Organizations and the PoA [UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects] 

Small Wars Journal
·         The Syrian Army's Switch to Murder 

Taxpayers for Common Sense

Transnational Institute

Transparency International

UK National Defense Association

UN Habitat

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

University of Pennsylvania, Center for Global Communications Studies
·         Mapping Iran Online  

US Institute for Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         The Case for Humility 
·         Jordan Bracing for Protests 
·         The Specter of Turkish-Syrian War 

Wilson Center
·         Cyber Gridlock: Why the Public Should Care [webcast and documents] 
·         Saudi Arabia's Race Against Time 
·         Venezuela’s Presidential Elections 2012: Report of a Study Mission [webcast and documents]