Monday, October 15, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 10-12-2012

American Peace Society
·         World Affairs Journal, September-October 2012 
o    Mexico’s Massacre Era
o    In Russia, Politics in Spite of Putin
o    The Sufis’ Choice: Egypt’s Political Wild Card
o    America in Decline? It’s a Matter of Choices, Not Fate
o    Tibet’s Transition: Will Washington Take a Stand?
o    Blaming China’s Currency Manipulation is Tempting—but Wrong
o    Confront China’s Currency Manipulation Now
o    Learning from Sadat: The Dividends of American Resolve
o    Mocking Justice in Norway

American Security Project

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council
·         India's Water Challenges 

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brookings Institute
·         Old Problems, New Solutions: Harnessing Technology and Innovation in the Fight Against Global Poverty [collection of briefs - ninth annual Brookings Blum Roundtable on Global Poverty, held in Aspen, Colorado on August 1–3, 2012] 

Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
·         Homeland Security Affairs Journal, October 2012, v. 8 
o    Public-Private Partnerships in Homeland Security: Opportunities and Challenges
o    Network Fusion: Information and Intelligence Sharing for a Networked World

Center for Naval Analyses

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, No. 118: Russia's Evolving Political System 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Hemisphere Insider, v. 2, no. 25, October 8, 2012 
·         PacNet #63 - Leveraging Leverage 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         Securing EU Growth from Services 

Congress. House. Appropriations Committee

Congress. House. Permanent Committee on Intelligence

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         Monthly Budget Review, September 2012    

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Drone Politics in Pakistan 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoDD 3115.06, DoD Intelligence Interrogations, Detainee Debriefings, and Tactical Questioning, October 11, 2012 
·         Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta “Defending the Nation from Cyber Attack” Business Executives for National Security, New York, NY Thursday, October 11, 2012 

Department of Defense Command and Control Research Program

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-140, An Unreliable Chart of Accounts Affected Auditability of Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System Financial Data 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG-12-133 - Department of Homeland Security Compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation Revisions on Proper Use and Management of Cost-Reimbursement Contracts 
·         OIG-12-132 CBP’s Strategy to Address Illicit Cross Border Tunnels 
·         OIG-12-131 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Penalty Process – Statute of Limitations 
·         OIG-12-127 - FEMA’s Efforts To Recoup Improper Payments in Accordance with the Disaster Assistance Recoupment Fairness Act of 2011 (3) 
·         OIG-12-125 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements Program Issues 
·         OIG-12-120 Transportation Security Administration Has Taken Steps To Address the Insider Threat But Challenges Remain (Redacted) 
·         OIG-12-119 Annual Review of the United States Coast Guard’s Mission Performance (FY 2011) 
·         OIG-12-118 FEMA’s Management of Corrective Actions and Lessons Learned From National Level Exercises 
·         OIG-12-115 - Review of DHS' Information Security Program for Intelligence Systems for Fiscal Year 2012 Spotlight 
·         OIG-12-107 - Adherence to Acquisition Management Policies Will Help Reduce Risks to the Technology Integration Program (Revised) 

East-West Center

Enough Project

European Policy Centre

Foreign Policy
·         Not All That It Can Be [American Military] 
·         Red Lines in the Sand [Israel and Iran] 
·         A Tale of Two Moroccos 
·         Work More, Make More? 
·         Worst. Prize. Ever. [Nobel Prize] 


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         Cyprus – a Future Energy Hub? 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Mobile Device Location Data: Additional Federal Actions Could Help Protect Consumer Privacy. GAO-12-903 
·         Oil and Gas: Information on Shale Resources, Development, and Environmental and Public Health Risks. GAO-12-732 
·         Unconventional Oil and Gas Development: Key Environmental and Public Health Requirements. GAO-12-874 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Infinity Journal
·         Infinity Journal, 2012 Special Edition - Strategic Misfortunes 
o    An Introduction to Strategic Misfortunes
o    Clipping the Eagle’s Wings: Explaining Failure and Success in the Battle of Britain, 1940
o    El Alamein, 1942: Rommel’s Anti-Climax
o    Israeli Strategy in the First Lebanon War
o    The Accidental Coindinista: A Historian’s Journey Back From the Dark Side of Social Science
o    Vietnam and After: Failure in the Vietnam War and the Enduring Defects in US Strategic Culture
o    Strategy and the Chinese Civil War

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         Insight Southeast Asia, September 2012, v. 1, no. 4 
·         Is Arab Spring Part-2 Unravelling? 

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)

Institute for Science and International Studies (ISIS)
·         Iran’s Evolving Breakout Potential    

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         South African Crime Quarterly, September 2012, no. 41 

International Crisis Group

International Energy Administration (IEA)
·         Iraq Energy Outlook 

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

International Relations and Security Network
·         The Geopolitics of Energy Security 
·         Oil and Gas by the Numbers 

JFK Special Warfare Center and School
·         Special Warfare, October-December 2012, v. 25, no. 4 
o    ARSOF in Colombia: 50 Years of Persistent Engagement
o    OEF-CCA: Irregular Applications for SOF Efforts
o    Ahead of the Guns: SOF in Central America
o    Fuerzas Comando 2012
o    Out of the Andean Ridge
o    Lessons Learned and the Implications of Plan Colombia and Coca Production

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2012 [updated Oct 11, 2012
·         Green-on-blue Attacks in Afghanistan: The Data [updated Oct 10, 2012

Lowy Institute for International Policy

National Academies Press

National Defense University Press

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Security Archive

NATO/Harvard Medical School
·         The Haiti Case Study

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxford Research Group

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
·         SOLLIMS Sampler, October 2012, v. 3, no. 4 [focus on medical assistance  health services] 

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Ploughshares Fund
·         What Nuclear Weapons Cost Us  

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)


Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Terrorism Research Initiative
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, v. 6, no. 4-5 
o    Terrorist Decision-Making: Insights from Economics and Political Science
o    Turning to and from Terror: Deciphering the Conditions under which Political Groups Choose Violent and Nonviolent Tactics
o    Why Terrorists Overestimate the Odds of Victory
o    Exploring Agreements of Convenience Made among Violent Non-State Actors
o    Exploring the Iran-Hezbollah Relationship: A Case Study of how State Sponsorship affects Terrorist Group Decision-Making
o    Terrorist Group and Government Interaction: Progress in Empirical Research
o    The Decision Calculus of Terrorist Leaders
o    Terrorism in North America (Canada, United States, Mexico), 1970 - 2010: a Research Note
o    Bibliography: Inside Terrorist Organisations 

Transparency International UK

US Transportation Command (TRANSCOM)
·         Our Story - 2013-2017 [strategic plan] 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Defining Our Red Lines 

White House

Wilson Center

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control
·         Getting the Facts right on Iran 

World Public Opinion