Sunday, March 31, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 03-29-2013

38 North

American Enterprise Institute

American Security Project (ASP)

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Journal
·         AFJ, March 2013
o    Rebuilding the Army — Again: Lessons and Warnings from the Post-Vietnam Era
o    Armor: Key to the Future Fight
o    Medicine and the GWOT

Arthur D. Simons Center
·         InterAgency Journal 4-1 (Winter 2013)
o    When Diplomacy Fails: Consent, Risk and Modern Warfare
o    Is it Time for an Interagency Goldwater-Nichols Act?
o    Social Capital in the Interagency Environment of Iraq
o    “All Hands on Deck” – A Whole-of-Government Approach
o    The Interagency Service Club: (Almost) Free Interagency Training and Education
o    Catastrophe Beyond Disaster: Learning from Katrina
o    The U.S. Government as an Interagency Network

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Asian Centre for Human Rights

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

BASIC Trident Commission

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Berghof Conflict Research


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress

Center for International Governance Innovation

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest 18 March 2013/No. 124: Domestic Politics
·         Russian Analytical Digest 25 March 2013/No. 125 Russia’s Relations With Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER) - No. 66, 28 March 2013
·         PacNet #21 - Shale: the wedge between Russia and China

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

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House


Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, March 2013,v. 6. no. 3 
o    Cooperation or Competition: Boko Haram and Ansaru After the Mali Intervention
o    AQIM’s Playbook in Mali
o    Al-Shabab’s Tactical and Media Strategies in the Wake of its Battlefield Setbacks
o    The Upcoming Peace Talks in Southern Thailand’s Insurgency
o    The Role of Converts in Al-Qa`ida-Related Terrorism Offenses in the United States
o    The Threat from Rising Extremism in the Maldives
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Congress. Senate. Committee on Intelligence
·         S. Rept. 113-7  - Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence United States Senate covering the period JANUARY 5, 2011 to JANUARY 3, 2013

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Iran's New Year Challenges

·         Policing in an Information Age

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction 6495.01 - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program
·         DoD Instruction 6495.02 – Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Procedures

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2013-058  Assessment of U.S. Government and Coalition Efforts to Develop the Afghan National Army Command, Control, and Coordination System
·         DODIG-2013-060 Improvements Needed With Tracking and Configuring Army Commercial Mobile Devices  
·         DODIG-2013-061 Improvements Needed to the Purchase Card On-Line System 

Department of State

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Monthly Energy Review, March 2013

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Chemical Weapon Use in Syria?
·         The European 'Pivot'
·         Moldova’s Political Crisis

European Leadership Network (ELN)

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Feinstein International Center

·         Romania and Central Asia

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: DHS List of Priority Assets Needs to Be Validated and Reported to Congress. GAO-13-296
·         Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs. GAO-13-294SP
·         Defense Contracting: Actions Needed to Increase Competition. GAO-13-325
·         Energy Efficiency: Better Coordination among Federal Programs Needed to Allocate Testing Resources. GAO-13-135
·         Export-Import Bank: Recent Growth Underscores Need for Continued Improvements in Risk Management. GAO-13-303
·         High-Containment Laboratories: Assessment of the Nation's Need Is Missing. GAO-13-466R
·         Information Sharing: Additional Actions Could Help Ensure That Efforts to Share Terrorism-Related Suspicious Activity Reports Are Effective. GAO-13-233
·         International Religious Freedom Act: State Department and Commission Are Implementing Responsibilities but Need to Improve Interaction. GAO-13-196
·         Major Automated Information Systems: Selected Defense Programs Need to Implement Key Acquisition Practices. GAO-13-311
·         National Airspace System: Airport-Centric Development. GAO-13-261
·         Wind Energy: Additional Actions Could Help Ensure Effective Use of Federal Financial Support. GAO-13-136

Harvard University

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Infinity Journal
·         Infinity Journal, Winter 2012, v. 3, no. 1
o    Clausewitz and Connectivity
o    Quantum Strategy: The Interior World of War
o    A U.S. Military Force-Political Objective Disconnect: Assessments and Assumptions Matter
o    Strategy: How to Make it Work
o    Must American Strategy Be Grand?
o    The Mythology of Grand Strategy
·        The Journal of Military Operations, Winter 2012, v. 1, no. 3
o    A Commander Reflects
o    Where to for ‘The Operational’
o    21st Century Operations and the Art of War Gaming
o    Wrong Technology for the Wrong Tactics: The Infantry Fighting Vehicle
o    Are We a learning Organisation? Preparing to Meet the Challenge of the Adaptable Force?
o    Understanding Command Approaches

Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI)

Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of Radical Movements (ISRM)
Institute for the Study of War
·         The Free Syrian Army 
·         Governance In Rebel-Held Syria

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         The New Great Game in Asia

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

International Crisis Group

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

International Relations and Security Network
·         The Future of Israel-Palestine

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, March 28, 2013 - v. 13, no. 7 
o    Centralized Power Key to Realizing Xi’s “China Dream”
o    Policy Reform Measures Highlight Potential for Transformation
o    Taming the Five Dragons? China Consolidates its Maritime Law Enforcement Agencies
o    The Second Artillery Force in the Xi Jinping Era

 Joint Chiefs of Staff
·         Joint Pub 1, Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States, 25 March 2013 

Law Library of Congress

National Academies Press

National Academy of Public Administration/SafeGov

National Iranian American Council (NIAC)

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

North-South Institute

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation
·         Pakistan --To Slither or Slip?

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Oxford Research Group

Peace Research Institute Oslo

Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Refugees International

Security & Defense Agenda
·         Where Cyber-Security is Heading

Small Arms Survey
Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

START - National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

Trans-Border Institute/ Igarapé Institute

Transatlantic Academy

Transatlantic Relations and the Future of Global Governance
Transnational Institute

UK Government

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         The Security Sector in Yemen

Washington Institute for Near East Policy