Sunday, November 18, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 11-16-2012

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Air Education and Training Command (AETC)

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

American Security Project (ASP)

·         Science & America's National Security   

Amnesty International

Asia Foundation

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center


·         Election 2012 Data: The Impact on the House [graphic]
·         Ten Economic Issues for Obama's Second Term [infographic]

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Strategy (CNAS)

Center for Naval Analysis

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

·         Hemisphere Insider, v. 2,no. 30 , November 16, 2012
·         Significant Cyber Incidents Since 2006 [updated August 16, 2012]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

·         Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), November 9, 2012 / 61(44); 895-898
o    Energy Drink Consumption and Its Association with Sleep Problems Among U.S. Service Members on a Combat Deployment — Afghanistan, 2010

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

·         Reviewing the EU ETS Review?

Century Foundation

Chatham House

·         The Crisis in Syria: Is There a Way Out? [transcript and audio]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. Senate. Senator Tom Coburn

·         Department of Everything

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

·         A Global Trust for Rule of Law

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

·         DODIG-2013-020 Independent Auditor's Report of FY 2011 Department of State Funds Transferred to DoD for Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Prevention, November 9, 2013

Department of Homeland Security

·         OIG-13-06 DHS’ Oversight of Interoperable Communications
·         OIG-13-07 The Visa Waiver Program

Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Department of State

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Enough Project

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Highway Administration (FHA)

Foreign Policy

·         Emergency Route [Israel]
·         Head Over Heels [Myanmar]
·         The Peace Process Isn't Dead [Gaza]   
·         Silent but Deadly [drones]
·         The World Is Not Enough


·         France and Central Asia

Georgia Institute of Technology

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

·         Air Passenger Screening: Transportation Security Administration Could Improve Complaint Processes. GAO-13-43
·         Countering Violent Extremism: Additional Actions Could Strengthen Training Efforts. GAO-13-79
·         DOD and VA Health Care: Medication Needs during Transitions May Not Be Managed for All Servicemembers. GAO-13-26
·         DOD Joint Bases: Management Improvements Needed to Achieve Greater Efficiencies. GAO-13-134
·         Flexible Funding Continues to Play a Role in Supporting State and Local Transportation Priorities. GAO-13-19R
·         Fighter Aircraft: Better Cost Estimates Needed for Extending the Service Life of Selected F-16s and F/A-18s. GAO-13-51
·         Information Technology: Agencies Need to Strengthen Oversight of Billions of Dollars in Operations and Maintenance Investments. GAO-13-87
·         Information Technology Dashboard: Opportunities Exist to Improve Transparency and Oversight of Investment Risk at Select Agencies. GAO-13-98
·         Maritime Infrastructure: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Effectiveness of Federal Efforts to Support the Marine Transportation System. GAO-13-80  
·         Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2012. GAO-13-2SP
·         Recovering Servicemembers and Veterans: Sustained Leadership Attention and Systematic Oversight Needed to Resolve Persistent Problems Affecting Care and Benefits. GAO-13-5
·         Security Assistance: DOD's Ongoing Reforms Address Some Challenges, but Additional Information Is Needed to Further Enhance Program Management. GAO-13-84
·         Spectrum Management: Incentives, Opportunities, and Testing Needed to Enhance Spectrum Sharing. GAO-13-7
·         State Department: Diplomatic Security Challenges, by Michael J. Courts, acting director, international affairs and trade, before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. GAO-13-191T  [testimony]

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Infinity Journal

·         The Journal of Military Operations, Fall 2012, v. 1, no. 2 
o    Whither Armor?
o    Down the Tubes: A View on the Future of Field Guns Using United Kingdom Artillery as the Example
o    Blood and Water: The Present and Future of Amphibious Operations
o    Vehicle Movement in High Threat Environments
o    Fight on Foot, Defeat on Foot
o    Lessons from the Last War - Predicting the Next War

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

·         IAEA Safeguards Report on Iran

Institute for the Study of War

·         Afghanistan - Order of Battle [updatedNovember 2012]
·         Weekly Iraq Update #46 - November 7, 2012-November 15, 2012

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Institute of Homeland Security Solutions

International Centre for the Study of Radicalization

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation

·         China Brief, November 18,2012
o    China Brief’s Guide to Central Military Commission
o    New CMC Vice Chairmen Strong Advocates for Joint, Modern Military
o    Parsing the Selection of China’s New High Command
o    Professionalism and Factionalism in the PLA Leadership Selection
o    Hu Jintao’s Doubtful Future on the Central Military Commission
o    Assessing the PLA ’s Promotion Ladder to CMC Member Based on Grades vs . Ranks – Part 1
o    Assessing the PLA ’s Promotion Ladder to CMC Member Based on Grades vs . Ranks – Part 2

·         China Brief, November 16,2012 - v. 12, no. 22
o    18th Party Congress Showcases Stunning Setback to Reform
o    A Bump in the Road for Taiwan and Japan but Little More
o    New CMC Vice Chairmen Strong Advocates for Joint, Modern Chinese Military
o    Parsing the Selection of China’s New High Command

·         Terrorism Monitor, November 15, 2012, v. 10, no. 21
o    Strategic and Tactical Shift Keeps al-Qaeda Insurgency Alive in Southern Yemen
o    Economic Security at Risk as Pirates Adapt Tactics in the Gulf of Guinea
o    "Heeding the Call for Jihad": The Sudden Resurgence of Baloch Nationalist Militancy in Iran

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

National Academies Press

·         Big Data: A Workshop Report

National Homeland Security Consortium (NHSC)

National Security Archive

 Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

North-South Institute

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

·         Who Rules Nigeria?

Pak Institute for Peace Studies

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

·         Yawning Gaps in NATO Planning

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Project on Defense Alternatives (PDA)


Review of International Studies

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transnational Institute

·         EU Crisis Pocket Guide [English, Spanish and Italian]

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

·         2012 Annual Report to Congress

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House

·         Executive Order (EO) 13269 - Establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council