Sunday, June 23, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 06-21-2013

38 North

AEI Critical Threats

Alberto Nisman [Argentine state prosecutor]

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

·         2013 U.S.-Islamic World Forum
·         2013 U.S.-Islamic World Forum Videos
·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated June20, 2013]

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for American Progress

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #40B - "A New Type of Great-Power Relations" and the Implications for South Korea
·         PacNet #43 - Triangulation and Trustpolitik
·         PacNet #44 - Will the “Oil and Gas Revolution” Pass China by?
·         Rethinking Absorptive Capacity 

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)

Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House
·         Iran After Ahmadinejad

Commission on the Humanities & Social Sciences

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee
·         Reinventing Government

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
·         Airline Industry Consolidation

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

 Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Defense R&D Canada
·         Air S&T Strategic Road Map
·         Scoping Study on DRDC Toronto Future Research Regarding Naval Mine Countermeasures (√Čtude de d√©limitation des recherches futures de RDDC Toronto au sujet de la lutte contre les mines marines)
Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Directive 5505.06, Investigations of Allegations Against Senior DoD Officials, June 6, 2013
·         DoD Directive 6490.14, Defense Suicide Prevention Program, June 18, 2013
·         DoD Manual 1416.08, DoD Manual for Foreign National Compensation, May 30, 2013

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·         OIG-13-95 - DHS Can Take Actions To Address Its Additional Cybersecurity Responsibilities

Department of State

Department of the Navy

East-West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Feinstein International Center
 ·         Modern Challenges to Traditional Justice: The Struggle to Deliver Remedy and Reparation in War-Affected Lango

·         Europe’s Gulf Dilemma

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund

Global Homeland Security Education Network (GHSEN)
·         The Journal of the Global Homeland Security Education Network, 2013, v. 2,no. 1
o    Certainty Through Flexibility: Intelligence and Paramilitarization in Canadian Public Order Policing
o    The Impact of Transgressive Leisure on Domestic Anti-Terrorism, Security and Police Practice Geocaching, Public Safety, and Bomb Scares
o    The Effect of Counter-Terrorism Measure on Participation in Leisure Time Events
o    On Killing: the Changing World of Youth, Violence and Gun Culture
o    Security Venues of Mass Gatherings

 Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Airline Mergers: Issues Raised by the Proposed Merger of American Airlines and US Airways. GAO-13-403T [testimony]
·         Climate Change: Various Adaptation Efforts Are Under Way at Key Natural Resource Management Agencies. GAO-13-253
·         Defense Contractors: Information on the Impact of Reducing the Cap on Employee Compensation Costs. GAO-13-566
·         Defense Infrastructure: DOD's Excess Capacity Estimating Methods Have Limitations. GAO-13-535
·         F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: Restructuring Has Improved the Program, but Affordability Challenges and Other Risks Remain. GAO-13-690T [testimony]
·         Military Airlift: DOD Needs to Take Steps to Manage Workload Distributed to the Civil Reserve Air Fleet. GAO-13-564
·         Nuclear Nonproliferation: IAEA Has Made Progress in Implementing Critical Programs but Continues to Face Challenges. GAO-13-139
·         Personnel Security Clearances: Further Actions Needed to Improve the Process and Realize Efficiencies. GAO-13-728T [testimony]
·         Rail Safety: Preliminary Observations on Federal Rail Safety Oversight and Positive Train Control Implementation. GAO-13-679T [testimony]
·         Transportation Worker Identification Credential: Card Reader Pilot Results Are Unreliable; Security Benefits Should Be Reassessed. GAO-13-695T [testimony]

Heritage Foundation

Hogan Lovells, LLC

Hoover Institute

·         Strategika, 2013, no. 3
o    Women Soldiers Confront not just the Enemy, but a Range of Political Issues
o    For Women in the Infantry, Political Correctness is not Enough
o    The Military's March to Equality

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Infinity Journal
·         Infinity Journal, Winter 2012, v. 3, no. 2 
o    Strategic Culture: More Problems than Prospects
o    Viable Targets? Hamas' Centers of Gravity
o    Looking at Gaza's Strategic Status in the Wake of Operation 'Pillar of Defense'
o    Strategy and Cyberpower: From Tactics to Politics
o    Strategic Education for All Journal Officers: Building Morale and Enabling Adaptability
o    Was Obama's 2009 Afghanistan Surge Based on Sound Strategy?

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Economics & Peace
·         Global Peace Index 2013

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Afghanistan ORBAT: June 2013
·         Iraq's Sunnis in Crisis

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         A Tale of Two Leaders

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, June 21,2013, v. 13, no. 13
o    The South China Sea Dispute (Part 2): Friction to Remain the Status Quo
o    Second Thomas Shoal Likely the Next Flashpoint in the South China Sea
o    President Aquino’s Second Half: Minimum Credible Defense in Contested Waters?
o    Beijing’s Aggressive New Foreign Policy and Implications for the South China Sea

Joint Chiefs of Staff
·         Joint Pub 4-01 The Defense Transportation System, 06 June 2013

Joint Ocean Commission Initiative

Korea Institute for National Unification
Lowy Institute for International Policy

National Academies Press

National Defense University Press
·         Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), 3rd Quarter, July 2013, no. 70
o    Have You Renewed Your Commitment Yet?
o    A Western Insurgency in Afghanistan
o    Forward-deployed Medical Assets and the COIN Offensive
o    The Way Ahead for Human Terrain Teams
o    Environmental Planning While Deployed: Mission Hindrance or Enhancement
o    Air Advising: A Critical Component of Joint Engagement
o    Tora Bora Reconsidered: Lessons from 125 Years of Strategic Manhunts
o    Beyond Sequester: Improving National Defense in an Age of Austerity
o    Insights from the Women in Combat Symposium
o    Enhancing the U.S. Rebalance Toward Asia: Elevating Allies
o    Thucydides, Benghazi, and Honor
o    Unpacking Cyberwar: The Sufficiency of the Law of Armed Conflict in the Cyber Domain
o    Awaiting Cyber 9/11
o    On Military Creativity
o    The New Operational Paradigm: Operation Odyssey Dawn and the Maritime Operations Center
o    Energy Diversity and Development in Kenya
o    Second Fronts: Factors in Success and Failure and Implications for the Future
o    From National to Theater: Developing Strategy

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update June 18, 2013]

NATO Defense College

Naval War College

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation
·         China Military WatchVolume II, Issue 12

One Earth Future Foundation

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Pew Research Hispanic Center

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PWC)

RAND Corporation

Refugees International

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transnational Institute
·         Land & Sovereignty in the Americas - 2013, no. 2
o    Governing the Global Land Grab: Competing political tendencies


U.S. Coast Guard

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Jordan's Web Policy Mistake
·         Regime Change in Qatar
·         The Rowhani Front

White House

Wilson Center