Sunday, March 24, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 03-22-2013

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Air University Library Bibliographies

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute
·         Argentina's Race to the Bottom

 American Security Project

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Amnesty International

Atlantic Council

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Israel Is Not Isolated

Brookings Institute
·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated March19, 2013]

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for American Progress (CAP)

 Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
·         Dealing with a Nuclear Iran
·         PacNet #20 - Reading Into South Korea's Nuclear Debate
·         Significant Cyber Events [updated Feb 6,2013]

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
·         Director's Advisory Group on Women in Leadership [Unclassified Report]

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House


Columbia Law School

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Cyber Security Threats

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
·        Assessing the Risks, Impacts, and Solution for Space Threats

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·        Counterterrorism Policies and Priorities: Addressing the EvolvingThreat
·        Rebalance to Asia: What Does It Mean for Democracy, GoodGovernance and Human Rights?
·        Syria’s humanitarian Crisis

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Al-Qaeda in Iraq

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2013-057  Enterprise Business System Was Not Configured to Implement the U.S. Government Standard General Ledger at the Transaction Level

Department of Homeland Security
·         OIG 13-49 DHS Involvement in OCDETF Operation Fast and Furious

East West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Policy Centre (EPC)


Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

·         Understanding North Korea

·         Engaging China on Development

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Financial Institutions: Causes and Consequences of Recent Failures of Community Banks. GAO-13-476T [testimony]
·         High-Risk Series: Government-wide 2013 Update and Progress Made by the Department of Homeland Security. GAO-13-444T [testimony]
·         Information Technology: DHS Needs to Enhance Management of Major Investments. GAO-13-478T [testimony]
·         National Preparedness: Improvements Needed for Measuring Awardee Performance in Meeting Medical and Public Health Preparedness Goals. GAO-13-278
·         National Preparedness: FEMA Has Made Progress in Improving Grant Management and Assessing Capabilities, but Challenges Remain. GAO-13-456T [testimony]
·         Puerto Rico: Characteristics of the Island's Maritime Trade and Potential Effects of Modifying the Jones Act. GAO-13-260
·         Security Assistance: Evaluations Needed to Determine Effectiveness of U.S. Aid to Lebanon's Security Forces. GAO-13-289
·         U.S. Assistance to Yemen: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight of Emergency Food Aid and Assess Security Assistance. GAO-13-310
·         Veteran-Owned Small Businesses: Planning and Data System for VA's Verification Program Need Improvement. GAO-13-425T [testimony]

Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
·         Treaty Design and Duration: Effects on R&D, Participation, and Compliance

Heritage Foundation
 ·         U.S.–South Korea Nuclear Cooperation: Agreeing on Commercial and Nonproliferation Goals

Human Rights Watch

Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI)

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Public Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of Diplomacy

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         2013 Iraq Update #12: Maliki and Sadr Raise Electoral Stakes

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, March 21, 2013, v. 11, no. 6
o    Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Calls on North African Jihadists to Fight in Sahel, Not Syria
o    Facing the “Permanent Arab Spring”: Terrorism and Russia’s Evolving Threat Assessment
o    Islamist Militias Take to the Streets as Egyptians Look for Solutions to Internal Security Crisis

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Library of the European Parliament
·         The EU's Eastern Neighbours

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2013 [updated Mar21, 2013]

National Academies Press

National Defense University Press

National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC)
·         T-Band Report

National Security Archive
·         The Iraq War Ten Years After

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Centre
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update Mar 13, 2013]

Naval War College
·         International Law Studies, 2013, v. 89
o    The Geography of Cyber Conflict: Through a Glass Darkly
o    The Law of State Responsibility in Relation to Border Crossings: An Ignored Legal Paradigm
o    Networks in Non-International Armed Conflicts: Crossing Borders and Defining "Organized Armed Groups"
o    Geography of Armed Conflict: Why it is a Mistake to Fish for the Red Herring
o    Self-defensive Force against Cyber Attacks: Legal, Strategic and Political Dimensions
o    Territorial Sovereignty and Neutrality in Cyberspace
o    The Role of Counterterrorism Law in Shaping ad Bellum Norms for Cyber Warfare
o    Cyber Attacks: Proportionality and Precautions in Attack
o    Computer Network Operations and U.S. Domestic Law: An Overview

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

New America Foundation
·         The Conflict in Syria

Norwegian Peacekeeping Resource Centre
·         Libyans’ Longing for a State

Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group (NSGEG)


Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

·         Stability Operations, March-April, 2013, v. 8, no. 5
o    Global Program Budgets
o    Contingency Operations Budget Resources: The Only Certainty is Uncertainty
o    Can a Devastating Blow to the U.S. Military be Averted?: The President and Congress Must Stop Defense Sequestration
o    What Sequester Means: The Meat Ax is Far Easier to Wield than a Scalpel
o    Retrograde Removal from Afghanistan: Risks and Challenges for Private Companies
o    Republic of Mali: End of One Insurgency and Possibly the Beginning of Another?
o    UAV Use in Stability Operations: Situational Awareness is Critical to Mission Success and Protecting Our People
o    Logistics Support to the African-led International Support Mission in Mali: In War and in Peace, Military Leaders Must Move and Supply Their Combat Forces

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Paulo Gorjão, "Portugal", in Andrei Kulikov (ed.), EU Budget 2014-2020: Views from across Europe after 7-8 February 2013 (Bulletin on European and CIS Studies, Institute of Europe, RussianAcademy of Sciences, March 2013), pp. 35-36.
·         Pedro Amakasu Raposo, "Portugal and Japan: A New Course or Just Historical Momentum?" (IPRIS Policy Brief, No. 8, March 2013)
·         Philippe Conde, "After Chavez's Death: Is Russian Presence in Venezuela at Risk?" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 120, March 2013)

·         Managing September 12th in Cyberspace: Presented before the House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies
·         Managing September 12th in Cyberspace: Presented before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats

Small Wars Journal
·         VSO versus DSO

Strategic Studies Institute

 Trend Micro Incorporated

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         In Power, But Not in Control
·         What Obama Should Do in Israel
·         When Barack Meets Bibi
·         Why Europe Should Ban Hezbollah

White House

Wilson Center