Sunday, April 21, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 04-19-2013

38 North

AEI Critical Threats
·         Gulf of Aden Security Review [April 19, 2013]
·         Pakistan Security Brief [Daily]

Air University Library

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
·         Africa—Iran's Final Frontier? 

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

AV-Test Institute

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
·         Homeland Security Affairs, April 2013, Supplement 6
o    IEEE 2012 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers
o    A Compressed Sensing Approach for Detection of Explosive Threats at Standoff Distances using a Passive Array of Scatterers
o    Return-Oriented Vulnerabilities in ARM Executables
o    Security and Performance Analysis of Passenger Screening for Mass-transit
o    Intelligent Radiation Sensor System (IRSS) Advanced Technology Demonstrator (ATD)
o    A Video-based Hyper-focal Imaging Method for Iris Recognition in the Visible Spectrum

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #25 - Obama-Park Summit a Critical Opportunity for the US-Korea Alliance
·         PacNet #26 - Disturbing Disconnects in the US-Japan Alliance

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House

China. Information Office of the State Council
·         The Diversified Employment of China's Armed Forces [Defense White Paper]

College of Europe

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Defense Authorization Request
·         Situation in Afghanistan 
·         Situation in Syria

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Constitution Project

Delhi Policy Group

East-West Center

EU Institute for Security Studies

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


Fridtjof Nansen Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         911 Services: Most States Used 911 Funds for Intended Purposes, but FCC Could Improve Its Reporting on States' Use of Funds. GAO-13-376
·         Acquisition Workforce: Federal Agencies Obtain Training to Meet Requirements, but Have Limited Insight into Costs and Benefits of Training Investment. GAO-13-231
·         Aviation Safety: FAA Efforts Have Improved Safety, but Challenges Remain in Key Areas. GAO-13-442T [testimony]
·         Defense Infrastructure: Improved Guidance Needed for Estimating Alternatively Financed Project Liabilities. GAO-13-337  
·         F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: Program Has Improved in Some Areas, but Affordability Challenges and Other Risks Remain. GAO-13-500T [testimony]
·         Federal Support for Renewable and Advanced Energy Technologies. GAO-13-514T [testimony]
·         Managing For Results: Agencies Have Elevated Performance Management Leadership Roles, but Additional Training Is Needed. GAO-13-356
·         Managing For Results: Agencies Should More Fully Develop Priority Goals under the GPRA Modernization Act. GAO-13-174
·         President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Per-Patient Costs Have Declined Substantially, but Better Cost Data Would Help Efforts to Expand Treatment. GAO-13-345
·         Satellite Control: Long-Term Planning and Adoption of Commercial Practices Could Improve DOD's Operation. GAO-13-315
·         Status of Funding, Equipment, and Training for the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative. GAO-13-367R

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for the Study of War
·         2013 Iraq Update #16: Provincial Elections Key Tests for Maliki, Protesters
·         Maliki's Authoritarian Regime

Institute of National Security Studies (Israel)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Youth and Politics in India-I 

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence

International Crisis Group

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Iran Project

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, April 19, 2013, v. 11, no. 8
o    Chad Withdraws from Northern Mali as Planning for UN Force Begins
o    Somalia’s al-Shabaab Targets Turkish Nationals in Mogadishu
o    “Obliged to Unite under One Banner”: A Profile of Syria’s Jaysh al-Muhajireen wa’l-Ansar
o    PKK Commanders Split with Imprisoned Kurdish Leader on Reconciliation with Ankara
o    Libya’s Sabha Oasis: Former Qaddafist Stronghold Becoming Regional Center of Insecurity

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lexington Institute

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2013 [updated Apr 17, 2013]
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2013 [updated Apr 17, 2013]

Lowy Institute for International Affairs
·         India-Australia Poll 2013

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC)
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update Apr 9, 2013]
Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Naval War College (NWC)
·         International Law Studies, April 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
o    Classification of Cyber Conflict
o    Lawful Targets in Cyber Operations: Does the Principle of Distinction Apply?
o    Cyber Warriors in the Jus in Bello
o    Cyber War and International Law: Does the International Legal Process Constitute a Threat to U.S. Vital Interests?
o    Organizing for Cyberspace Operations: Selected Issues
o    The Road Ahead: Gaps, Leaks and Drips
o    Methods and Means of Cyber Warfare
o    International Law and Cyber Threats from Non-State Actors
o    Cyber War and International Law: Concluding Remarks at the 2012 Naval War College International Law Conference

NATO Defense College

Norwegian Peacekeeping Resource Centre
·         China’s Buddhist Diplomacy
Observer Research Foundation
·         China Military Watch, v. 2, no. 8

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
·         2012 Data Mining Report

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Security & Defense Agenda

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Swedish Defence Research Agency - Russia


Transnational Institute
·         Sons and Daughters of the Earth

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Waiting for Change

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Syria's Forgotten Front

Wilson Center