Monday, April 15, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 04-12-2013

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AEI Critical Threats

Afghanistan Watch

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Security Project

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         Conflict Trends (No.12): Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence, April 2013

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy
·         U.S. Immigration Reform

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Berghof Foundation

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

Brookings Institute
·         New Sectarianism—The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi‘a-Sunni Divide 

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report, April 2013,v. 11, no. 10 
o    Partnerships and Information Sharing

Center for Naval Analysis (CNA)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Issues & Insights—Volume 13, Number 4—Testing Resolve:  The US-ROK Alliance at a Crossroads, The Fifth US-ROK Strategic Dialogue 
·         Issues & Insights—Volume 13, Number 5—Toward the Next "Strengthening" Agenda:  The US-Japan Alliance in Search of a Vision 
·         PacNet #23 - Will China's Soft-Power Strategy on South Korea Succeed? 
·         PacNet #24 - The Real Lessons from North Korea's Ongoing Threats

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for International and Strategic Analysis (SISA)

Chatham House
·         Drones: The Future of War? 

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·Mental Health Research

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
·         Worldwide Threats 

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Emerging Counterterrorism Threats 
·         Situation in Syria 

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         U.S. Policy Toward Syria

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request

Department of Defense Office of the Actuary

East West Center

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Dimming Power: Naim or Nye? 

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, April 2013
o    IAFIS Identifies Suspect from 1978 Murder Case
o    Predictive Policing: Using Technology to Reduce Crime
o    Legal Digest: Search Warrant Execution: When Does Detention Rise to Custody? Part 1
o    Perspective: Public Safety Consolidation: Does it Make Sense?
o    Leadership Spotlight: Leadership Lessons from Home

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         Spain’s Hidden Strengths 

Global Political Trends Center

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel: Observations on the Key Attributes and Challenges of Storage and Disposal Options. GAO-13-532T [testimony]
·         Communications Network Security: Outcome-Based Measures Would Assist DHS in Assessing Effectiveness of Cybersecurity Efforts. GAO-13-275 
·         Emergency Preparedness: NRC Needs to Better Understand Likely Public Response to Radiological Incidents at Nuclear Power Plants. GAO-13-243
·         The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: Spring 2013 Update. GAO-13-481SP 
·         Government Efficiency And Effectiveness: Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial Benefits. GAO-13-496T  [testimony] 
·         NextGen Air Transportation System: FAA Has Made Some Progress in Midterm Implementation, but Ongoing Challenges Limit Expected Benefits. GAO-13-264 
·         Presidential Helicopter Acquisition: Program Makes Progress in Balancing Requirements, Costs, and Schedule. GAO-13-257 

Heritage Foundation

Hoover Institution

Households in Conflict Network

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
 ·         Peace and Security Council Report, April 2013, no 45 
·         South African Crime Quarterly, March 2013, no. 43 
o    Business robbery, the foreign trader and the small shop: How business robberies affect Somali traders in the Western Cape
o    New blood: Implications of en masse recruitment for the SAPS
o    Violence is not a crime : The impact of ‘acceptable’ violence on South African society

Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy

Institute for the Study of War
·         2013 Iraq Update #15- Maliki Hints at Post-Election Plans 
·         Afghanistan Order of Battle  [updated April 2013]    

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Intelligence and National Security Alliance

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)


Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, April 12, 2013, v. 13, no. 8 
o    Xi Jinping the Moralist: Assessing Continuity versus Innovation in Reform
o    Beijing Builds its Eurasian Transportation Network
o    Counting Z's: The Gradual Expansion of China's Helicopter Force
o    System of System Operational Capability: Impact on PLA Transformation

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2013 [updated Apr 14, 2013
·         Green-on-Blue Attacks in Afghanistan: The Data [updated Apr 10, 2013]

Lowy Institute for International Policy
·         After Fukushima—Implications for Nuclear 3S (Safeguards, Safety and Security) 

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Security Archive

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Naval War College
·         MOC [Maritime Operations Center] Warfighter, April 2013, no. 1 
o    Operating Forward at the Ready: The 6F MOC in Action during Operation Odyssey Dawn
o    Operations Center
o    The Operations Process and the Commander's Decision Cycle
o    When Disaster Strikes: Understanding FHA/DR Key Players and Processes
o    Time to Think About Design: Reconciling Operation Design with Navy Planning
o    Chiefs as a Resource on Fleet Staffs and Operational Planning Teams
o    MOC Reservist
o    Doctrine Update: Navy Planning (NWP 5-01) Revision

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Power and Politics in Pakistan

Observer Research Foundation
·         China Military WatchVolume II, Issue 7

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
o    Mid-Session Review
o    The Budget
o    Overview
o    Analytical Perspectives
o    Historical Tables
o    Supplemental Materials
o    Appendix
o    Supplementals, Amendments, and Releases
o    OMB Contributors to the Budget
o    Fact Sheets
·         Past Budgets 

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Mohamed Mansour Kadah, "Democracy, Human Rights and Capitalism: Are They Truly Global?" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 121, April 2013)  

President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF)


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal
·         Of Groundhogs and Ground Combat 
·         Understanding Groupthink 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute

Transnational Institute
·         Guns, Debt and Corruption

United Kingdom Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism
·         CONTEST Annual Report 2012

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons Defense Committee

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

United States International Trade Commission (USITC)


Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Islamism in Libya
·         U.S. Policy Toward Syria
·         Why Turkey Won't Attack Syria

Wilson Center