Monday, May 20, 2013

Friday's Miscellany -5-17-2013

38 North

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Security Project

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank
·         Basic Statistics 2013 [Asia & Pacific Region] 

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies
CAE Professional Services (Canada) Inc.

Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report - May 2013, v. 11, no. 1
o    International CIP

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Afghan War in 2013—Meeting the Challenges of Transition
·         The Age of Proxy Wars 
·         Comparative Connections, January-April 2013, v. 15, no. 1
·         Evolving Military Balance in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia
·         PacNet #34 - Comparative Connections Summaries 
·         Significant Cyber Events [updated May 14, 2013

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House
·         Somalia: Views from the Frontline 
·         U.S. Energy—The New Reality 

College of Europe

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
Congress. House. Appropriations Committee

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Preventing a Nuclear Iran

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate Armed Services Committee
·         Marine Corps Modernization 
Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         U.S. Policy Toward Iran

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         Budget Projections—May 2013 

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Political Instability in Jordan 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Justice (DOJ)

East-West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         United Kingdom Country Analysis Brief - May 2013 

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Policy Centre (EPC)
·         Georgia: The Next Episode

Federation of American Scientists (FAS)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for Strategic Research

·         The EU in Asia’s Alphabet Soup 

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Climate Change: Future Federal Adaptation Efforts Could Better Support Local Infrastructure Decision Makers. GAO-13-242 
·         Data Center Consolidation: Strengthened Oversight Needed to Achieve Cost Savings Goal. GAO-13-378 
·         Data Center Consolidation: Strengthened Oversight Needed to Achieve Billions of Dollars in Savings. GAO-13-627T [testimony] 
·         Defense Headquarters: DOD Needs to Periodically Review and Improve Visibility Of Combatant Commands' Resources. GAO-13-293 
·         Defense Infrastructure: Communities Need Additional Guidance and Information to Improve Their Ability to Adjust to DOD Installation Closure or Growth. GAO-13-436 
·         Defense Logistics: The Department of Defense's Report on Strategic Seaports Addressed All Congressionally Directed Elements. GAO-13-511R 
·         Defense Management: Additional Information Needed to Improve Military Departments' Strategies for Corrosion Prevention and Control. GAO-13-379
·         Diversity Management: Trends and Practices in the Financial Services Industry and Agencies after the Recent Financial Crisis. GAO-13-238 
·         DOD Business Systems Modernization: Further Actions Needed to Address Challenges and Improve Accountability. GAO-13-557   
·         Government Efficiency and Effectiveness: Strategies for Reducing Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieving Cost Savings. GAO-13-631T [testimony] 
·         Oil and Gas Management: Continued Attention to Interior's Revenue Collection and Human Capital Challenges Is Needed. GAO-13-647T [testimony]
·         President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Shift toward Partner-Country Treatment Programs Will Require Better Information on Results. GAO-13-460 
·         Strategic Sourcing: Leading Commercial Practices Can Help Federal Agencies Increase Savings When Acquiring Services. GAO-13-417 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institut Francais des Relations Internationales

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP)
·         The Korean Peninsula in Flames?
·         The Promise of a Protocol 

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Update #20: Presidency and Protests Turn Attention to Negotiation 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Mixed Fortunes for the Congress

Internet Crime Complaint Center
·         2012 Internet Crime Report 

International Crisis Group
·         Kenya After the Elections
·         Venezuela: A House Divided 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         The Anatomy of the VAT

International Peace Institute (IPI)

International Relations and Security Network
·         Why Terrorism is Different

Iran Watch

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, May 17, 2013, v. 11, no. 10 
o    Has al-Qaeda in Iran Gone Operational? The Evidence from Canada
o    Lebanese Salafist Cleric Organizes Militia Forays into Syria
o    Ombatse: Nigerian Religious Cult Joins War on the State in Central Nigeria

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2013 [updated May 18, 2013

Lowy Institute for International Policy

Migration Information Source

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

Mineta Transportation Institute

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Security Agency

National Security Archive
·         The 1983 War Scare 

Nautilus Institute

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
·         State of Reliability 2013

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation
·         China Military Watch, v. 2, no. 10 
o    China, India End Border Standoff 

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Pew  Research Center for the People & the Press

·         Brandishing Cyberattack Capabilities  

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         Guerilla IO: The SFAT Advantage 

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR Audit 13-8 - Taxes: Afghan Government Has Levied Nearly a Billion Dollars in Business Taxes on Contractors Supporting U.S. Government Efforts in Afghanistan

Stimson Center

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
 ·         The Challenge of Drug Trafficking to Democratic Governance and Human Security in West Africa 

Transportation Research Board (TRB)


UK Defense Committee

UN Office of Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Midterm Challenges in Nigeria
Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Yes, Iraq Is Unraveling

White House