Sunday, December 23, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 12-21-2012

AEI Critical Threats

·         Pakistan Security Brief

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

Amnesty International

Arthur D. Simons Center

·         InterAgency Journal 2012 - 3-4 (Special Edition)
o    Enhancing North American Security – A Military Perspective
o    Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations:  Sources of Hemispheric Instability
o    Transnational Criminal Organizations: It’s Not  Personal… It’s Business!
o    Achieving Security along the U.S. Southwest Border
o    Department of Defense on the Southwest Border
o    Hemispheric Framework for Counter-Narcotics Operations
o    Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations: Logical Methods for Target Identification
o    Future Conflict, Open Borders, and the Need for Reform

Atlantic Council

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Brookings Institute

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Caspian Research

Center for American Progress

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

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

·         The CIP Report, December2012, v, 11, no. 6 - Resilience  

Center for International Cooperation

·         Political Missions 2012

Center for Naval Analysis (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

·         European Defense Trends 2012 
·         TWQ: The 2011 Protests: Were They About Democracy? - Winter 2013
·         TWQ: An Opportunity for a U.S.–Iran Paradigm Shift - Winter 2013
·         TWQ: Avoid Repeating Mistakes Toward Iran - Winter 2013
·         TWQ: International Order and Global Swing States - Winter 2013
·         TWQ: Mobile Phones: Uplifting Weak and Failed States - Winter 2013
·         TWQ: Reassessing the All-Volunteer Force - Winter 2013
·         TWQ: The Responsibility Doctrine - Winter 2013
·         TWQ: Thinking Long on Afghanistan: Could it be Neutralized? - Winter 2013
·         TWQ: The Turkey–Russia–Iran Nexus: Eurasian Power Dynamics - Winter 2013
·         TWQ: Working with China to Promote Democracy - Winter 2013

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House

College of Europe

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

·         Sequestration Resource Kit

Congress. House. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

·         Energy and Security from the Caspian to Europe [minority staff report]  

Congress. Senate. Intelligence Committee

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Defense (DOD)

·         DoD Instruction 5505.17, Collection, Maintenance, Use, and Dissemination of Personally Identifiable Information and Law Enforcement Information by DoD Law Enforcement Activities, December 19, 2012
·         “The Force of the 21st Century” [SecDef speech]
·         Implications of Ongoing Fiscal Cliff Negotiations [SecDef Memo]

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

·         OIG-13-14 TSA’s National Deployment Force – FY 2012 Follow-Up
·         OIG-13-15 FEMA’s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power Pilot Program

Department of State

·         Accountability Review Board on Benghazi [Pickering report]
·         Benghazi: The Attack and the Lessons Learned [Deputy Secretary William J. Burns]
·         Benghazi Attack, Part II: The Report of theA ccountability Review Board [Deputy Secretary William J. Burns]

Department of the Army

·         U.S. Army Capstone Concept

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

·         OPEC Revenues Fact Sheet

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federation of American Scientists (FAS)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


Fund for Peace

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

·         Afghanistan Drawdown Preparations: DOD Decision Makers Need Additional Analyses to Determine Costs and Benefits of Returning Excess Equipment. GAO-13-185R
·         CMS Innovation Center: Early Implementation Efforts Suggest Need for Additional Actions to Help Ensure Coordination With Other CMS Offices. GAO-13-12
·         Defense Contracting: DOD Initiative to Address Audit Backlog Shows Promise, but Additional Management Attention Needed to Close Aging Contracts. GAO-13-131
·         Dodd-Frank Act: Agencies' Efforts to Analyze and Coordinate Their Rules. GAO-13-101
·         Export Controls: Compliance and Enforcement Activities and Congressional Notification Requirements under Country-Based License Exemptions. GAO-13-119R
·         Information on Former High-Ranking Coast Guard Officials' Employment with Major Contractors. GAO-13-153R
·         Passenger Rail Security: Consistent Incident Reporting and Analysis Needed to Achieve Program Objectives. GAO-13-20

Heritage Foundation

·         Understanding American Liberty

Humanitarian Policy Group


·         Syria: A Way Forward

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Institute for the Study of War

·         Resurgence of Asa’ib Ahl Al-Haq 
·         Weekly Iraq Update - #51, December 12, 2012-December 19, 2012

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

·         India ASEAN FTA in Services 

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Center for Research on Women

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

International Relations and Security Network (ISN)

·         Is China Now a Sea Power?

Iran Project

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal

·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2012 [updated Dec21, 2012]

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

National Defense University (NDU)

·         PRISM, December2012, v. 4, no. 1 
o    How to Build Democratic Armies
o    Civil-Military Cooperation: A Way to Resolve Complex Crisis Situations
o    Making the Afghan Civil-Military Imbalance Conducive to Democratization
o    Thinking About Strategic Hybrid Threats—In Theory and in Practice
o    Chinese Organized Crime in Latin America
o    Adaptive Leadership in Times of Crisis
o    Risk Management of Future Foreign Conflict Intervention
o    Stabilization Success in Afghanistan: The Challenges Within
o    Reconstruction Leaders’ Perceptions of CERP in Iraq: Report Overview
o    The Human Toll of Reconstruction During Operation Iraqi Freedom: Report Overview
o    An Interview with Richard N. Haass

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

·         China Security Report 2012
·         NIDS Journal of Defense and Security No.13 (December 2012)
o    Vietnam, ASEAN, and the South China Sea: Unity or Diverseness?
o    The Concept of Virtual Nuclear Arsenals and "a World without  Nuclear Weapons"
o    Peacekeeping Capacity-building Assistance: The Role of the Group of Eight (G8)
o    Coercive Diplomacy and Peace Operations: Intervention in East Timor

National Security Archive

National Volunteer Fire Council

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

 Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

·         Syria: Towards the Endgame
·         United Arab Emirates

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Pew Global Attitudes Project

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security


Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Trust for America's Health

United Kingdom Defense Committee

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

United States International Trade Commission (USITC)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

·         Egypt on the Brink (Again)
·         Have We Lost Egypt?
·         Is the End Near in Damascus
·         Fixing Afghanistan
·         Lebanon's Stagnation
·         Stabilizing Yemen's Government

White House