Sunday, May 26, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 05-24-2013

38 North

AEI Critical Threats Project

Air University Library Bibliographies

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Security Project (ASP)
Army War College
·         Parameters, Winter-Spring 2013, v. 42, no. 4/43 no. 1 
o    Drone Wars: Risks and Warnings
o    Drones over Yemen: Weighing Military Benefits and Political Costs
o    Drones: Legitimacy and Anti-Americanism
o    Drones: What Are They Good For?
o    Rethinking the Utility of Nuclear Weapons
o    Reaffirming the Utility of Nuclear Weapons
o    Recalibrating American Grand Strategy:  Softening US Policies Toward Iran in Order to Contain China
o    "The Strange Voyage": A Short PrĂ©cis on Strategy
o    American Landpower and Modern US Generalship

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Israel’s Interests in Syria


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Caspian Research Institute

Center for Media and Democracy

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #35 - Why Taiwan is needed in ICAO

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC)

Chatham House
·         Libya Two Years On

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Combat Studies Institute Press

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, May 2013, v.6, no. 5
o    The Pakistani Taliban’s Karachi Network
o    A Review of the French-led Military Campaign in Northern Mali
o    Mali’s Challenges Post-French Intervention
o    The Significance of Taliban Shari`a Courts in Afghanistan
o    Mexico’s New Strategy to Combat Drug Cartels: Evaluating the National Gendarmerie
o    Morocco’s Stability in the Wake of the Arab Spring
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Congressmen Markey and Waxman

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) 

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Human Rights in Iran

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
·         Global Cyber Crime

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         Selected Acquisition Report  - Program Acquisition Cost Summary [December 31, 2013]

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

Department of Justice

Department of State

East-West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

European Council on Foreign Relations

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Mali: The UN Takes Over

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


Fridtjof Nansen Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Defense Acquisitions: Continued Management Attention Needed to Enhance Use and Review of DOD's Inventory of Contracted Services. GAO-13-491
·         Defense Infrastructure: Navy's Analysis of Costs and Benefits Regarding Naval Station Mayport Demonstrated Some Best Practices and Minimally Addressed Other Requirements. GAO-13-501
·         Emergency Alerting: Capabilities Have Improved, but Additional Guidance and Testing Are Needed. GAO-13-375
·         Export-Import Bank: More Detailed Information about Its Jobs Calculation Methodology Could Improve Transparency. GAO-13-446
·         Government Efficiency and Effectiveness: Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication through Enhanced Performance Management and Oversight. GAO-13-590T [testimony]
·         Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Observations on States' Role, Liabilities at DOD and Hardrock Mining Sites, and Litigation Issues. GAO-13-633T [testimony]
·         Homeland Security: An Overall Strategy Is Needed to Strengthen Disease Surveillance in Livestock and Poultry. GAO-13-424
·         Immigration Enforcement: Preliminary Observations on DHS's Overstay Enforcement Efforts. GAO-13-602T [testimony]
·         Spectrum Management: Federal Relocation Costs and Auction Revenues. GAO-13-472

Harvard Law School
·         Harvard National Security Journal, 2013, v.4, no. 2

Heritage Foundation

Hoover Institute
·         Strategika, no. 2 
o    Can Iran be prevented from obtaining nuclear weapons by sanctions, or ultimately will it require preemptive military action?
o    If Iran becomes nuclear, can it be contained?

Human Rights Watch

·         From Ice to High Seas

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (ISDA)

Institute for National Security Studies (Israel)
Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
·         IAEA Report on Iran 
Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Afghanistan - Order of Battle [updated May 2013]

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Bangladesh’s Growth Enablers

Internal Displacement Monitoring Center

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Fiscal Multipliers in the ECCU

International Peace Institute (IPI)

IP Commission [Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property]
·         IP Commission Report

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, May 24, 2013,v. 13, no. 11
o    China’s Reform Summed Up: Politics, No; Economics, Yes (Sort of...)
o    China’s Coexistence Strategy and the Consequences for World Order
o    Missile Defense with Chinese Characteristics
o    Xinjiang’s April 23 Clash the Worst in Province since July 2009

Leitner Center
Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2013 [updated May20, 2013]

National Academies Press

National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)

National Security Archive
·         The 1983 War Scare: "The Last Paroxysm" of the Cold War - Part 2 
·         The 1983 War Scare: "The Last Paroxysm" of the Cold War - Part 3

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update May 21, 2013]

New America Foundation
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation

Oxford Research Group

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Noureddine Jebnoun, "Tunisia's Security Syndrome" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 123, May 2013)

·         The Terrorist Threat from Syria  [testimony]

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         JPME: The Need for Foresight

US Coast Guard (USCG)
·         Arctic Strategy

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)
·         Journal of International Commerce and Economics, May 2013

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         After Ahmadinejad
·         Nuclear Iran: A Glossary of Terms [May 2013 Update]

White House
·         Remarks of President Barack Obama [released for NDU speech]

Wilson Center

World Public Opinion