Monday, January 21, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 01-18-2013

38 North

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Amnesty International

·         Nepal—The Search for Justice

Army War College Library

·         Landpower: A Bibliography

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Asian Centre for Human Rights

Atlantic Council

·         Are Drones Really Working?

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

Brookings Institution

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

·         Press Freedom in Turkey 

Center for American Progress

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

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

·         CIP Report, January 2013,v. 11, no. 7 - Aviation

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

·         Russian Analytical Digest No.121: The Russian Budget

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

·         Comparative Connections v. 14, n. 2 [Asia]

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House

College of Europe

Columbia School of Journalism and the Scholars Strategy Network

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

·         CTC Sentinel,  January 2013, v. 6, no. 1 
o    Tunisia: Signs of Domestic Radicalization Post-Revolution
o    Jordan in the Balance: Evaluating Regime Stability
o    Boko Haram’s International Connections
o    Countering Islamist Radicalization in Germany
o    Algerian Foreign Policy in the Context of the Arab Spring
o    A Profile of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi Leader Malik Ishaq
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO)

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

o    Appropriations
o    House
o    Senate

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

·         DoDIG-2013-037  Quality Controls for the Rotary Wing Transport Contracts Performed in Afghanistan Need Improvement

Department of Defense Reserve Forces Policy Board

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

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

Department of the Navy (DON)

·         SECNAV 5000.34E – Oversight and Management of Intelligence Activities, Intelligence-Related Activities, Special Access Programs and Sensitive Activities Within the Department of the Navy
·         SECNAV 1543.2 Cyberspace/Information Technology Work Forces Continuous Learning

Department of State

·         Background Briefing on Africa

Department of the Treasury

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

·         South Korea Country Analysis Brief - January 2013

Enough Project

The European Council on Foreign Relations

European Interagency Security Forum

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Freedom House


Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

Harvard Law School

·         National Security Journal, 2013, v. 4, no. 1
o    Notes on a Terrorism Trial – Preventive Prosecution, “Material Support” and The Role of The Judge after United States v. Mehanna
o    Terrorism Prosecutions in U.S. Federal Court: Exceptions to Constitutional Evidence Rules and the Development of a Cabined Exception for Coerced Confessions
o    Preventing Terrorist Attacks on Offshore Platforms: Do States Have Sufficient Legal Tools?
o    National Security Interest Convergence

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

·         Department of Defense Policies on Accommodating Children with Special Needs in Child Care Programs. GAO-13-165R
·         Force Structure: Army's Annual Report on Modularity Progress Needs More Complete and Clear Information to Aid Decision Makers. GAO-13-183R
·         Hanford Waste Treatment Plant: DOE Needs to Take Action to Resolve Technical and Management Challenges. GAO-13-38 
·         Human Capital: Critical Skills and Competency Assessments Should Help Guide DOD Civilian Workforce Decisions. GAO-13-188
·         Veterans' Disability Benefits: Timely Processing Remains a Daunting Challenge. GAO-13-89
·         VA Health Care: Reliability of Reported Outpatient Medical Appointment Wait Times and Scheduling Oversight Need Improvement. GAO-13-130
·         Veteran-Owned Small Businesses: Planning and Data System for VA's Verification Program Need Improvement. GAO-13-95

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Homeland Security Solutions

Institute for Public Policy

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War

·         Weekly Iraq Update, January 4th, 2012 -January 17th, 2013

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group

·         Kenya’s 2013 Elections

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

·         Bond Markets in Africa
·         Okun's Law: Fit at 50?

International Rescue Committee

·         Syria—A Regional Crisis 

Jamestown Foundation

·         China Brief, v. 13, no, 2,  January 18, 2013
o    Commander-in-Chief Xi Jinping Raises the Bar on PLA “Combat Readiness”
o    China and Commercial Aircraft Production: Harder than It Looks
o    Sino-Kazakh Ties on a Roll
o    China and Central Asia in 2013

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Long War Journal

·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2013 [updated Jan 20, 2013]

National Academies Press

National Defense University (NDU)

·         Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), January 2013, no. 68
o    Bridging the Basics 
o    Russia and European Missile Defenses: Reflexive Reset?
o    Military Wisdom and Nuclear Weapons
o    Managing Foreign Assistance in a CBRN Emergency
o    Operationalizing Mission Command: Leveraging Theory to Achieve Capability
o    The 600-pound Gorilla: Why We Need a Smaller Defense Department
o    The Case for Military Pension Reform
o    Napoleon's Shadow: Facing Organizational Design Challenges in the U.S. Military
o    Cyber Operations: Bridging from Concept to Cyber Superiority
o    Values Statements and the Profession of Arms: A Reevaluation
o    Reconsidering the Armed Forces Officer of 1950
o    Controversial Contrails: The Costs of Remotely Piloted Foreign Policy
o    Logistics Support "Seams" During Operations Odyssey Dawn and Unified Protector
o    Afghanistan: The Challenges of Attaining a Regional Solution
o    On Strengthening Extended Deterrence for the ROK-U.S. Alliance
o    The Effects of 9/11 on China's Strategic Environment: Illusive Gains and Tangible Setbacks
o    Kitona Operation: Rwanda's Gamble to Capture Kinshasa and the Misreading of an "Ally"
o    Operational Design and the Center of Gravity: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Security Archive

·         The Zero Dark Thirty File

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center

·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update Jan15, 2012]

NATO Defense College

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Overseas Development Institute

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security

·         Rajaram Panda, "Shinzo Abe's Return: What Does it Mean for India?" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 115, January 2013)
·         Sean Goforth, "Is Brazil Mexico Thirty Years On?" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 114, January 2013)

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)


Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction  (SIGAR)

·         SIGAR-Audit 13-3 - Afghan Police Vehicle Maintenance Contract: Actions Needed To Prevent Millions of Dollars From Being Wasted

Stanley Foundation


·         Human Rights: The New Agenda

UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

·         The New Turkey and U.S. Policy

White House

Wilson Park