Sunday, October 28, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 10-26-2012

American Enterprise Institute

·         Why We Must Win in Afghanistan 
Amnesty International

Arms Control Association

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

 Atlantic Council


Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Brookings Institution

·         Losing Syria (And How to Avoid It)  


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Strategy (CNAS)

·         The Pentagon's New Cyber Strategy [interview] 

Center for American Progress (CAP)

·         Federal Judicial Emergencies

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 27 - October 26,2012

·         Patterns of Violence in Iraq 


Central Asia Program - The Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

 Chatham House


Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS)

·         CNSSD no. 506 - National Directive to Implement Public Key Infrastructure for the Protection of Systems Operating on Secret Level Networks

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

 Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

·         Waiting on Iran Nuclear Talks

Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute



 Department of Defense (DOD)

·         DoD Directive 5105.65, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), October 26, 2012  

Department of State

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

·         Monthly Energy Review - October 2012   

Enough Project

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Policy Centre (EPC)

·         Ukraine: The Moment of Truth

 Foreign Policy

·         The Backfire in Baghdad

·         Clicking This Will Make You Stupider [2012 foreign policy ads]

·         Jerks vs. Waterboarders

·         Me and My Censor [China]

·         The Not-So-Funny Papers

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


Fridtjof Nansen Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: An Implementation Strategy Could Advance DHS's Coordination of Resilience Efforts across Ports and Other Infrastructure. GAO-13-11

·         Defense Acquisitions: Future Aerostat and Airship Investment Decisions Drive Oversight and Coordination Needs. GAO-13-81

·         Homeland Defense: DOD Needs to Address Gaps in Homeland Defense and Civil Support Guidance. GAO-13-128

·         Religious Compensatory Time: Office of Personnel Management Action Needed to Clarify Policies for Agencies. GAO-13-96

 Harvard Law School

·         National Security Journal, 2012, v. 3, no.2 

Heritage Foundation

Institute Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute of National Security Studies (Israel)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Institute for the Study of War

·         Weekly Iraq Update #43, October 17, 2012-October 24, 2012

 Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group

·         Burundi: Bye-bye Arusha?

 International Monetary Fund (IMF)

·         Financial Spillovers to Chile

 International Relations and Security Network (ISN)

 Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Korea Institute for National Unification

 Long War Journal

·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2012 [updated Oct 24, 2012]

·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2012 [updated Oct 28, 2012]

·         Green-on-Blue Attacks in Afghanistan: The Data [updated Oct 25, 2012]

Marine Corps Intelligence Association (MCIA)

·         INTSUM Magazine, Spring/Summer 2012, v. 24, no. 1& 2

o    Special: Intell in Korea: Strategic to Marine Infantry Battalion Level

o    "The Ghost Armies of Manchuria”

o    Next War: Korea Wargame

o    “Battalion Intell Functioning in Korea”

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Security Archive

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center

·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update Oct 23, 2012]

 Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

·         Peace & Stability Operations Journal Online, 2012, v. 3, no. 1

o    No Will, No Way: Women, Peace, and Security in Peacekeeping Operations

o    Female Engagement Teams: An Enduring Requirement with a Rocky Start

o    Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts: A Conspiracy of Silence

o    "Improving the Interactions between Child Soldiers and Security Forces: The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, Experiences from the Field

o    Gender Integration in Action

o    Sex and Age Disaggregated Data: Solution to Lack of Gender Mainstreaming in Food Aid Projects in Complex Emergencies

Pew Global Attitudes Project

·         Global IQ Quiz

Pew Internet and American Life Project

 Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

 Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


 Small Wars Journal

 Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

·         SIGAR-Safety-Alert 12-1 SIGAR Alert Letter to U.S. Commanders on Threat to U.S. Forces from Lack of Culvert Denial Systems

·         SIGAR-Safety-Alert 12-2 SIGAR Letter to USAID on Fraud Investigation Concerning $498 Million Contract for Road Projects 

·         SIGAR-Investigative Report 12-3 SIGAR Letter Calls for Immediate Action to Prevent Entities and Individuals Supporting the Insurgency from Obtaining Contracts, Grants and Cooperative Agreements

·         SIGAR-Inspection 12-02 Kunduz Ana Garrison: Army Corps of Engineers Released Dyncorp of all Contractual Obligations Despite Poor Performance and Structural Failures

Stanley Foundation

 Stimson Center

·         Diplomacy In A Time Of Scarcity

 Transnational Institute

·         The Global Land Grab: A Primer

 US International Trade Commission (USITC)

 Washington Institute for Near East Policy

·         Hezbollah under Pressure

·         Qatar's Emir Visits Gaza

 World Public