Monday, July 30, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 07-27-2012

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

American Security Project (ASP)

Army War College

Atlantic Council
·         Addressing Cyber Instability 
·         Africa in the “New, New World” 

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brookings Institute

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
·         Fragile States—Stuck in Trap 

Capital Economics

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         End of the Putin Era? 
·         Tunisian Media in Transition 

CATO Institute

Center for Global Development

Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ)

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report, July 2012, Surface Transportation 

Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA)

Center for Naval Analysis (CNA)
·         Retirement Choice: 2012    
·         Retirement Choice Calculator 

Center for Security Policy (CSP)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 20 - July 23, 2012 
·         Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER) - No. 59, 23 July 2012 

Centre for Eastern Studies

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Combat Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, July 2012, v. 5, no. 7 
o    Between Islamization and Secession: The Contest for Northern Mali
o    A Profile of AQAP’s Upper Echelon
o    Taliban Recruiting and Fundraising in Karachi
o    A Biography of Rashid Rauf: Al-Qa`ida’s British Operative
o    Mexican DTO Influence Extends Deep into United States
o    Information Wars: Assessing the Social Media Battlefield in Syria
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         U.S. Engagement in Central Asia 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         The Dodd-Frank Act 

Cyber Conflict Studies Association

Department of Defense

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-113  Assessment of Air Force Global Strike Command Organizational Structures, Roles and Responsibilities 

Department of State
·         Current U.S. Foreign Policy Issues 
·         U.S. Engagement in Central Asia 

East West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Argentina Country Analysis Brief 

Enough Project

European Policy Centre
·         Turkey and the New Middle East 

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, July 2012 
o    Psychopathy: An Important Forensic Concept for the 21st Century
o    The Predator: When the Stalker Is a Psychopath
o    Looking Behind the Mask: Implications for Interviewing Psychopaths
o    No More Bagpipes: The Threat of the Psychopath
o    The Language of Psychopaths: New Findings and Implications for Law Enforcement

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy
·         Beijing's Real Olympic Hero 
·         Children of War 
·         Geolympics [eight most politically charged moments in Olympic history] 
·         Mitt's Pilgrimage 
·         North Korea's Extreme Makeover 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

George C. Marshall Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Afghanistan Security: Long-standing Challenges May Affect Progress and Sustainment of Afghan National Security Forces. GAO-12-951T [testimony] 
·         Chief Acquisition Officers: Appointments Generally Conform to Legislative Requirements, but Agencies Need to Clearly Define Roles and Responsibilities. GAO-12-792 
·         Combating Nuclear Smuggling: DHS has Developed Plans for Its Global Nuclear Detection Architecture, but Challenges Remain in Deploying Equipment. GAO-12-941T [testimony] 
·         Debt Limit: Analysis of 2011-2012 Actions Taken and Effect of Delayed Increase on Borrowing Costs. GAO-12-701 
·         DOD Civilian Workforce: Observations on DOD's Efforts to Plan for Civilian Workforce Requirements. GAO-12-962T [testimony] 
·         Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle: DOD Is Addressing Knowledge Gaps in Its New Acquisition Strategy. GAO-12-822 
·         Federal Bureau of Prisons: Methods for Estimating Incarceration and Community Corrections Costs and Results of the Elderly Offender Pilot. GAO-12-807R 
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: DHS Is Taking Action to Better Manage Its Chemical Security Program, but It Is Too Early to Assess Results. GAO-12-515T [testimony] 
·         Federal Protective Service: Preliminary Results on Efforts to Assess Facility Risks and Oversee Contract Guards. GAO-12-943T [testimony] 
·         Food Safety: FDA's Food Advisory and Recall Process Needs Strengthening. GAO-12-589 
·         IMF: Planning for Use of Gold Sales Profits Under Way, but No Decision Made for Using a Portion of the Profits. GAO-12-766R 
·         Information Technology: DHS Needs to Further Define and Implement Its New Governance Process. GAO-12-818 
·         Information Technology Cost Estimation: Agencies Need to Address Significant Weaknesses in Policies and Practices. GAO-12-629 
·         Overseas Rightsizing: State Has Improved the Consistency of Its Approach, but Does Not Follow Up on Its Recommendations. GAO-12-799 
·         Refugee Resettlement: Greater Consultation with Community Stakeholders Could Strengthen Program. GAO-12-729 
·         Software Development: Effective Practices and Federal Challenges in Applying Agile Methods. GAO-12-681 
·         Student and Exchange Visitor Program: DHS Needs to Take Actions to Strengthen Monitoring of Schools. GAO-12-895T [testimony] 
·         TANF Electronic Benefit Cards: Some States Are Restricting Certain TANF Transactions, but Challenges Remain. GAO-12-535 
·         United Nations Renovations: Best Practices Could Enhance Future Cost Estimates. GAO-12-795 
·         Veterans Paralympics Program: Improved Reporting Needed to Ensure Grant Accountability. GAO-12-703 

Heritage Foundation
·         Zimbabwe: Sanctions Should Stand 

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Information Sharing Environment (ISE)

Initiative for Peacebuilding

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
·         Africa Trends, v. 1, no. 3, May-June 2012 

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq's Post-Withdrawal Crisis, Update 30, July 16, 2012-July 20, 2012 
·         Rebel Groups of Jebel Al-Zawiyah 

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Research Institute (PRIO)
·         ACLED Conflict Trends no. 4, Real-Time Analysis of African Political Violence, July 2012 

Jamestown Institute
·         Terrorism Monitor, July 27, 2012, v. 10, no. 15 
o    A Challenge for Pakistan: Saudi Arabia’s New Counterterrorism Cooperation with India
o    Piracy on the Rise in the Gulf of Guinea as Niger Delta Militants Move Offshore
o    Between Electoral Politics and Global Jihad: Libya’s Islamist Groups Consider New Options

King’s Centre for Military Health Research (UK)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lowy Institute

National Academies Press

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
·         Terrorism and the Olympics 

National Security Archive

Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol)

New America Foundation
·         America’s Emerging Growth Story 

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update July 24, 2012

North South Institute

Observer Research Foundation

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Project on Defense Alternatives


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
·         The Next Arms Race 

UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         The Prince and the Revolution 
·         What Must Be Done in Syria 

Webster Commission