Monday, December 10, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 12-07-2012

Afghanistan Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee

Afghanistan Watch

African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes

American Enterprise Institute

American Security Project

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)

·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), November 2012, v. 19, no. 11
o    Costs of war: excess health care burdens during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (relative to the health care experience pre-war)
o    Substance use disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2011
o    Outbreak of gastrointestinal illness during Operation New Horizons in Pisco, Peru, July 2012

Armed Forces Journal

·         AFJ, November 2012 
o    Unloved Aerial Vehicles: Gutting Its UAV Plan, Air Force sets a Course for Irrelevance
o    The Cyber Terror Bogeyman
o    Don’t Box in the Red Team
o    Paper Dragon
o    Help Troops Save
o    Understanding the CIA
o    Back to basics

Atlantic Council

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center



Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

·         Global Ten [large file]  

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Security Policy

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

·         Russian Analytical Digest, No. 120:Legislation and Governance

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 32 - December 7, 2012
·         Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER)No. 63, 4 December 2012
·         Issues & Insights, v. 12,  no. 13

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House

Coalition for Fiscal and National Security

Congress. Senator Coburn

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

·         Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood
Defense Security Service (DSS)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

·         DODIG-2013-026 Supply Support Activities in Afghanistan Could Be Managed More Effectively to Improve Inventory Accountability, November 30, 2012 
·         DODIG-2013-028 Contracting Improvements Still Needed in DoD's FY 2011 Purchases Made Through the Department of Veterans Affairs, December 7, 2012

Department of State

East-West Center

Emergency Management

Enough Project


European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federation of American Scientists (FAS)

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy

·         The Big Kill
·         Blue World Order
·         The Climate Scofflaw
·         DeMinted
·         Who Really Did Build That?

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

·         A New Chance for Ukraine? 
·         Turkey and the EU: What Next?

Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA)

·         GHA Report 2012

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

·         Afghanistan Development: Agencies Could Benefit from a Shared and More Comprehensive Database on U.S. Efforts. GAO-13-34
·         Civil Rights: Additional Actions in Pigford II Claims Process Could Reduce Risk of Improper Determinations. GAO-13-69R
·         Defense Management: Opportunities Exist to Improve Information Used in Monitoring Status of Efficiency Initiatives. GAO-13-105R
·         DHS Strategic Workforce Planning: Oversight of Departmentwide Efforts Should Be Strengthened. GAO-13-65
·         Federal Employees' Compensation Act: Effects of Proposed Changes on Partial Disability Beneficiaries Depend on Employment After Injury. GAO-13-143R
·         The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: Fall 2012 Update. GAO-13-148SP
·         Firms Reported to Have Sold Iran Refined Petroleum Products or Engaged in Commercial Activities in Iran's Energy Sector. GAO-13-173R
·         James Webb Space Telescope: Actions Needed to Improve Cost Estimate and Oversight of Test and Integration. GAO-13-4
·         Screening Partnership Program: TSA Should Issue More Guidance to Airports and Monitor Private versus Federal Screener Performance. GAO-13-208

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

·         Obama’s Visit to Myanmar
·         The Second India-China SED

Institute for Economics and Peace

Institute for the Study of Radical Movements (ISRM)

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)

·         Weekly Iraq Update #49 November 30,2012-December 06, 2012

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Intelligence and National Security Alliance

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation

International Crisis Group

·         CrisisWatch N°112, 1 December 2012

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

·         Pension Reforms in Japan

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Joint Chiefs of Staff

·         Joint Pub 3-13, Information Operations, 27 November 2012
·         Joint Pub 3-18, Joint Forcible Entry Operations, 27 November 2012

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lexington Institute

Long War Journal

·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2012 [updated Dec 9, 2012]

National Academies Press

National Security Archive

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

New America Foundation

·         Congress' Wicked Problem 

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA)

·         Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts [Full report]
·         Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts [Executive Summary]
·         Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts [Case Studies]


·         RAND in the Middle

Refugees International



Small Arms Survey

·         Urban Armed Violence

Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

Stimson Center

Transparency International

UK Department for Business Innovation & Skills

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Vision of Humanity

·         2012 Global Terrorism Index

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

·         Iraq's Oil Future 
·         The Rise of Al Qaeda in Syria

White House

Wilson Center

·         Women after the Arab Awakening

World Bank