Monday, February 18, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 02-15-2013

38 North
·         North Korean Miniaturization
Afghanistan NGO Safety Office
·         Quarterly Data Report, 4th Quarter 2012
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
American Center for Democracy
American Enterprise Institute
American Federation of Government Employees
Amnesty International
Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         Conflict Trends (No. 11): Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence, February 2013
Armed Forces Journal
·         AFJ, January 2013
o    Naval Power and the Future of Assured Access
o    Turning Acquisition on Its Head
o    At War with Fatigue
o    Counterinsurgency & Common Sense
o    Competition in Cyberspace
o    The Business Side of AFSOC
Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Berghof Foundation
Brookings Doha Center
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
CATO Institute
Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Center for American Progress
Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
Center for International Policy
Center for Security Studies (CSS)
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         China’s Competitiveness: Huawei   
·         DIIG Current Issues No. 31: Latin American Defense Spending Trends
·         Hemisphere Insider: v. 3, no, 2 - February 14, 2013
·         Nuclear Notes
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Centre for International and Strategic Analysis (SISA)
·         Uzbek Militancy in Pakistan
Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
·         Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 2013, v. 14, no. 3 & 4
o    Strategic Developments In The Western Pacific: Anti-Access/Area Denial And The Airsea Battle Concept
o    Enemies within our bosom: Nazi Sabotage in Canada
o    Rouen: La Semaine Rouge
o    Military Coalitions in War and Peace: NATO and the Greek-Turkish Conflict 1952 – 1989
o    The Federal Republic and War
o    Canada and the Libya Coalition
o    Ancient Greek Coalition Warfare: Classical and Hellenistic Examples
o    The Maritime Way in Munitions: The Entente and Supply in the First World War
o    A Canadian Approach: Canada’s Cold War Grand Strategy, 1945 to 1989
o    Alliance-Building at the Dawn of Chinese Civilization
o    Advancing the Canada-US Alliance: The Use of History in Decision-Support
o    Decision Making at the Theatre Strategic Level: ISAF HQ
Chatham House
Clingendael Institute
College of Europe
Congress. House. Appropriations Committee Democrats
·         Report on Sequestration  
Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee
Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs
Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Cyber Security Program of the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism (CICTE)
Defense Science Board (DSB)
Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Directive 5250.01, Management of Intelligence Mission Data (IMD) in DoD Acquisition, January 22, 2013
·         DoD Directive 7045.14, The Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Process, January 25, 2013
Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2013-041 Assessment of the USAF Accident Investigation Board (AIB) Report on the F-22A Mishap of November 16, 2010
·         DODIG-2013-046  Acquisition Processes and Contract Management DoD Does Not Have Visibility Over the Use of Funds Provided to the Department of Energy
Department of State
Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières)
East West Center
Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Gabon Country Analysis Brief - February 2013
·         Saudi Arabia Country Analysis Brief - February 2013
·         Thailand Country Analysis Brief - February 2013 
Enough Project
European Policy Centre (EPC)
Feinstein International Center
Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
German Development Institute
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         Turkey’s Iraq Challenge
Global Humanitarian Assistance
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         2013 Update to GAO's High Risk List.  GAO-13-283  
·         Afghanistan: Key Oversight Issues. GAO-13-218SP
·         Building Partner Capacity: Key Practices to Effectively Manage Department of Defense Efforts to Promote Security Cooperation, by Janet St. Laurent, managing director, defense capabilities and management, before the House Committee on Armed Services. GAO-13-335T [testimony]
·         Cybersecurity: National Strategy, Roles, and Responsibilities Need to Be Better Defined and More Effectively Implemented. GAO-13-187
·         Defense Health: Actions Needed to Help Ensure Combat Casualty Care Research Achieves Goals. GAO-13-209
·         Defense Business Transformation: Improvements Made but Additional Steps Needed to Strengthen Strategic Planning and Assess Progress. GAO-13-267  
·         Depot Maintenance: Additional Information Needed to Meet DOD's Core Capability Reporting Requirements. GAO-13-194
·         Department of Homeland Security: Progress Made and Work Remaining after Nearly 10 Years in Operation, by Cathleen A. Berrick, managing director, homeland security and justice, before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, House Committee on Homeland Security [testimony] GAO-13-370T
·         Drug Control: State Approaches Taken to Control Access to Key Methamphetamine Ingredient Show Varied Impact on Domestic Drug Labs. GAO-13-204
·         Helium Program: Urgent Issues Facing BLM's Storage and Sale of Helium Reserves, by Daniel Garcia-Diaz, director, natural resources and environment, before the House Committee on Natural Resources. GAO-13-351T [testimony]
·         Influenza: Progress Made in Responding to Seasonal and Pandemic Outbreaks, by Marcia Crosse, director, health care, before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Energy and Commerce. GAO-13-374T [testimony]
·         Standard Missile-3 Block IIB Analysis of Alternatives. GAO-13-382R
·         Pipeline Permitting: Interstate and Intrastate Natural Gas Permitting Processes Include Multiple Steps, and Time Frames Vary. GAO-13-221
·         Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Continued Coordination, Operational Data, and Performance Standards Needed to Guide Research and Development, by Gerald L. Dillingham, Ph.D., director, physical infrastructure issues, before the Subcommittee on Oversight, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. GAO-13-346T [testimony]  
·         VA Health Care: Reported Outpatient Medical Appointment Wait Times Are Unreliable, by Debra A. Draper, director, health care, before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. GAO-13-363T [testimony]
·         Warfighter Support: Army's and Defense Logistics Agency's Approach for Awarding Contracts for the Army Combat Shirt. GAO-13-57R
Government of the United Kingdom
Heritage Foundation
Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
Institute of International Affairs
Institute for Public Policy
Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         Iraq's Return to Bloodshed
Intelligence and National Security Alliance
International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)
International Crisis Group
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Peace Institute (IPI)
International Relations and Security Network (ISN)
·         Managing Kashmir
·         Managing the Indian Ocean
·         Managing the Strait of Malacca
Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, February 15,2013, v. 13, no. 4
o    All the General Secretary’s Men: Xi Jinping’s Inner Circle Revealed
o    Radar Incident Obscures Beijing’s Conciliatory Turn toward Japan
o    The PLA Prepares for Future Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations
o    Shared Threat Perceptions Begin Renewal of Sino-Russian Arms Trade
Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy (Harvard University)
Moshe Dayan Center
National Academies Press
National Bureau of Asian Research
National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
NATO Defense College
Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
New America Foundation
New York University School of Law
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Qatar’s Foreign Policy
Oxford Research Group
·         Mali: Consequences of a War
Pew Global Attitude Project
Pew Hispanic Center
Pew Internet and American Life Project
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)
Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Chris Landsberg and Candice Moore, "BRICS, South-South Cooperation and the Durban Summit: What's in it for South Africa?" (Portuguese Journal of International Affairs, No. 7, Spring/Summer 2013): 3-14
Small Wars Journal
Stanley Foundation
Transborder Institute
UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan  (UNAMA)
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDR)
United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Anniversary of Hariri's Murder
·         On a Military Wing and a Prayer
White House
·         Executive Order (EO) 13636 Cybersecurity: Critical Infrastructure Improvement
Wilson Center