Monday, December 3, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 11-30-2012

Air University

·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Winter 2012, v. 6, no. 4
o    An Interview with Gen Mark A. Welsh III
o    Industry's Vital Role in National Cyber Security
o    Crisis Management and the Anti-Access/Area Denial Problem
o    Technology, Qualitative Superiority, and the Overstretched American Military
o    Virtual Patriots and a New American Cyber Strategy: Changing the Zero-Sum Game
o    Deterring North Korea from Using WMD in Future Conflicts and Crises

American Enterprise Institute

American Security Project

·         Iran’s Nuclear Facilities 
·         Mali—Timeline and Factsheet

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

·         Russia in theMiddle East 

Brookings Institute

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated November 20, 2012)

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

·         Russian Awakening 

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)

·         CIP Report, November 2012, 11, no. 5 [Communications Sector]

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 31 - November 30, 2012

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for European Strategy

Chatham House

Combatting Terrorism Center (CTC)

·         CTC Sentinel, November2012, v. 5, no. 11 
o    An Algerian Press Review: Determining Algiers’ Position on an Intervention in Mali
o    Serious Leadership Rifts Emerge in Afghan Taliban
o    Shabiha Militias and the Destruction of Syria
o    Hizb Allah’s Role in the Syrian Uprising
o    Security Implications for Multinational Corporations Operating in Mexico

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

·         Hamas
·         Palestinian Statehood at the UN

Department of Defense Inspector General  (DODIG)

·         DODIG-2013-024  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Needs to Improve Contract Oversight of Military Construction Projects at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, November 26, 2012
·         DODIG-2013-025 Accountability Was Missing for Government Property Procured on the Army's Services Contract for Logistics Support of Stryker Vehicles, November 30, 2012 
·         DODIG-2013-027 DoD Generally Effective at Correcting Causes of Antideficiency Act Violations in Military Personnel Accounts, But Vulnerabilities Remain, November 30, 2013

Department of Homeland Security

·         OIG-13-09 Major Management Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security

Department of the Navy (DoN)

·         Navy Cyber Power 2020  

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, November 2012
o    Social Media and Law Enforcement
o    The Leader Knows Best?
o    The Corporate Psychopath
o    Documenting a Suspect’s State of Mind

Foreign Policy

·         100 Top Global Thinkers
·         The Global Thinkers' Book Club
·         China's Copycat Cities
·         Rwandan Ghosts
·         Spyocrats
·         There's a New Caliph in Town [Muslim Brotherhood]

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


Fridtjof Nansen Institute

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

·         Air Passenger Screening: Transportation Security Administration Needs to Improve Complaint Processes. GAO-13-186T [testimony]
·         Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Megaports Initiative Faces Funding and Sustainability Challenges. GAO-13-37
·         Federal Employees' Compensation Act: Analysis of Proposed Program Changes. GAO-13-108
·         Geospatial Information: OMB and Agencies Need to Make Coordination a Priority to Reduce Duplication. GAO-13-94
·         Guantanamo Bay Detainees: Facilities and Factors for Consideration If Detainees Were Brought to the United States. GAO-13-31
·         Identity Theft: Total Extent of Refund Fraud Using Stolen Identities is Unknown. GAO-13-132T [testimony]
·         Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund: State Should Better Assure the Effective Use of Program Authorities. GAO-13-83
·         Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Oversight and Status of Implementing a Risk-Informed Approach to Fire Safety. GAO-13-8
·         Supply Chain Security: CBP Needs to Conduct Regular Assessments of Its Cargo Targeting System. GAO-13-9

Heritage Foundation

·         What’s in the Fiscal Cliff?

Human Rights Watch

Institut Français des Relations Internationales

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (ISDA)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for the Study of Radical Movements (ISRM)

Institute for the Study of War

·         Iraq Update #47, November21, 2012-November 29, 2012 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group

·         Sudan: Major Reform or More War

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation

·         China Brief, November 30,2012, v. 12,  no. 23
o    Communist Youth League Clique Maintains Clout Despite Congress Setback
o    China’s New Leaders to Strengthen the Party-State
o    The 18th Party Congress Work Report: Policy Blueprint for the Xi Administration
o    Non-Military Escalation: China Cultivates New Heft in Civil Maritime Forces
·         Terrorism Monitor, November 30, 2012, v. 10, no. 22
o    Jihad in Syria: A Profile of Jabhar al-Nusra
o    China Claims Uyghur Militants Are Seeking a Syrian Battlefield
o    The Return of War to Africa's Great Lakes Region: Can the Revolutionary Army of the Congo Be Contained?

Lexington Institute

Long War Journal

·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2012 [updated Dec 1, 2012]

National Academies Press

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

National Security Archive

NATO Defense College

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center

·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update Nov 27, 2012]

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Open Society Justice Initiative

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

·         Reducing Growth to Achieve EnvironmentalSustainability: The Role of Work Hours (Thomas Weisskopf Festschrift Conference Paper)
·         The Rising Strength of Management, HighUnemployment and Slow Growth: Revisiting Okun’s Law (Thomas Weisskopf Festschrift Conference Paper)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security

Project on Defense Alternatives (PDA)


Refugees International

Small Wars Journal

·         Design is Dead!
·         The FSA Strikes Damascus

South Asian Strategic Stability Institute

·         Nuclear Weapons Related Datasets 

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transportation Research Board

United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

·         Spoiling the Gaza Ceasefire
·         Will The Ceasefire Last?

White House

·         Cyberspace Policy Review [documents]

Wilson Center

·         A New Agenda with Mexico

World Public Opinion