Sunday, May 12, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 05-10-2013

38 North

Afghanistan Analysts Network

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Alliance for American Manufacturing

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         Conflict Trends (No.14): Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence, May 2013

Asian Development Bank

Atlantic Council

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

·         The Final Countdown: Prospects for Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030 (Interactive)
·         The Final Countdown: Prospects for Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030 (report)

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Japan’s Global Health Policy 
·         PacNet #33 - Malaysia Edges Toward Change, But Not Yet

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House
·         Do US Presidents Matter?

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

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. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Army Modernization
·         Department of the Air Force
·         Navy Shipbuilding Programs

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         A Tour of the Federal Budget

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         National Defense Budget Estimates for FY 2014 (Green Book)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG 13-84 - FEMA’s Initial Response to Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana was Effective and Efficient
·         OIG 13-85 - The State of NY Needs to Sign Mission Assignments More Quickly
·         OIG 13-87 - Federal Emergency Management Agency Privacy Stewardship

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         The Tymoshenko Case

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, May 2013 
o    Addressing the Problem of the Active Shooter 
o    Higher Education and Local Law Enforcement
o    Officers and Child-Sex Offenders: Operational Safety Considerations
o    Notable Speech: Remember, and Remain Vigilant
o    Leadership Spotlight: It’s Your Turn?

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
·         National Mitigation Framework
·         National Prevention Framework
·         National Response Framework

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

·         Sweden and Central Asia

German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Card Reader Pilot Results Are Unreliable; Security Benefits Need to Be Reassessed, GAO-13-198
·         Department of Energy: Observations on Project and Program Cost Estimating in NNSA and the Office of Environmental Management. GAO-13-510T [testimony] 
·         Homeland Security: DHS and TSA Continue to Face Challenges Developing and Acquiring Screening Technologies. GAO-13-469T [testimony]
·         Pakistan: Reporting on Visa Delays That Disrupt U.S. Assistance Could Be Improved. GAO-13-427
·         Transportation Worker Identification Credential: Card Reader Pilot Results Are Unreliable; Security Benefits Need to be Reassessed. GAO-13-198
·         Transportation Worker Identification Credential: Card Reader Pilot Results Are Unreliable; Security Benefits Should Be Reassessed. GAO-13-610T [testimony]

Heritage Foundation

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         Rockets in Maoist Arsenal 

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Understanding of War
·         Updated Syrian Air Force and Air Defense Capabilities         

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

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group
·         Zimbabwe: Election Scenarios

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, May 9, 2013, v. 13, no. 10
o    Binding the Baton: Expanding Police Power, Improving Accountability
o    The “Two Incompatibles” and PLA Self-Assessments of Military Capability
o    China’s Iraq Oil Strategy Comes Into Sharper Focus
o    New Sino-Mongolian Oil Deal Undercuts Russia’s Old Role

National Academies Press

National Security Archive

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center

NATO Defense College

Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC)

North-South Institute
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation
·         China Military Watch,  May 9, 2013, v.2, no. 9

Peace Research Institute Oslo

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
·         Sovereign Damage Control

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends
·         Gun Violence in America


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Transnational Institute
·         Austerity in Europe? Tighten the Military Belt [Essay Part 1 on military spending and the EU crisis]
·         Europe’s Guns, Debt and Corruption [Essay Part 2 on military spending and the EU crisis]

Ubiquity Press
·         Stability: International Journal of Security & Development 2013, v. 2, no. 1 
o    In Defence of New Wars
o    Towards an understanding of community organization against crime: The case of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
o    The Urban Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Threat to Human Security and Sustainable Development
o    Searching for Conflict Related Missing Persons in Timor-Leste: Technical, Political and Cultural Considerations
o    Challenging International Justice: The Initial Years of the International Criminal Court’s Intervention in Uganda
o    From Conflict to Collaboration: An Innovative Approach to Reducing Coca Cultivation in Bolivia
o    Mission creep or responding to wider security needs? The evolving role of mine action organisations in Armed Violence Reduction
o    Status of Developing Afghan Governance and Lessons for Future Endeavors
o    Mali: The Disintegration of a "Model African Democracy"
o    Understanding Peacebuilding as Essentially Local
o    Kofi Annan, Syria and the Uses of Uncertainty in Mediation

UK National Audit Office

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
·         Afghanistan Opium Survey 2012

Urban Institute

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Erdogan Visits Washington 

White House