Monday, July 29, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 07-26-2013

38 North

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

American Security Project
·         FACT SHEET – Yemen

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council
·         A World Run on Algorithms

Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Berkman Center on Internet & Society

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)


Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Center for American Progress

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, 18 July 2013, No. 133 - Putin 3.0: The Economic Plan

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Global Economics Monthly: Abe's Aim Must Remain True
·         Issues & Insights, Volume 13, No. 9:  Rowing Together—A Chinese Perspective
·         Korea Chair Monitor, 2013, v. 1, no. 4
·         PacNet #58 - Finding a Balance in the Indian Ocean Region
·         PacNet #57 - Fishing Wars: Competition for South China Sea's Resources
·         PacNet #56 - Vietnam's President Visiting the White House to Talk Strategy
·         PacNet #55 - China Debates DPRK Policy 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and McAfee

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC)

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House
·         Al Shabaab in Somalia
·         Citizenship in the Gulf

Child Trends

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combatting Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel,  July 2013, v. 6, no. 7 
o    The Risks Posed by Jihadist Hackers
o    Fire as a Weapon in Terrorist Attacks
o    The Syrian Spillover and Salafist Radicalization in Lebanon
o    Anti-Muslim Attacks in Myanmar Threaten Uptick in Regional Violence and Islamist Activism
o    Zaynab’s Guardians: The Emergence of Shi`a Militias in Syria
o    Al-Qa`ida in the Islamic Maghreb’s Tunisia Strategy

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Women in Service Reviews

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

 Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Technology Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         Crisis in Egypt

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Building the American Workforce

Defense R&D Canada

Defense Security Service (DSS)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2013-099   Compliance with Electrical and Fire Protection Standards of U.S. Controlled and Occupied Facilities in Afghanistan

Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer
·         CHIPS, July-September 2013
o    U.S. Navy Information Dominance Roadmap 2013-2028
o    Focus on IT Credentialing Sought at the Nation's Highest Levels
o    A Resource Guide for the DON Cyberspace/IT Community
o    A Short History of U.S. Navy Information Warfare

East West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         OPEC Revenues Fact Sheet - July 2013

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Council on Foreign Relations
·         The Regional Struggle for Syria

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Geopolitics Reborn

·         Spanish Foreign Policy Monitor: April-June2013

German Development Institute

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Aviation: Status of DOT's Actions to Address the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee's Recommendations. GAO-13-657
·         Building Partner Capacity: DOD Is Meeting Most Targets for Colombia's Regional Helicopter Training Center but Should Track Graduates. GAO-13-674
·         Information Technology: OMB and Agencies Need to More Effectively Implement Major Initiatives to Save Billions of Dollars.  GAO-13-796T [testimony]
·         Military Readiness: Opportunities Exist to Improve Completeness and Usefulness of Quarterly Reports to Congress. GAO-13-678
·         Missile Defense: Precision Tracking Space System Evaluation of Alternatives. GAO-13-747R
·         National Transportation Safety Board: Management and Operational Improvements Found, but Strategy Needed to Utilize Cost Accounting System. GAO-13-611
·         Navy Shipbuilding: Significant Investments in the Littoral Combat Ship Continue Amid Substantial Unknowns about Capabilities, Use, and Cost. GAO-13-530
·         Navy Shipbuilding: Significant Investments in the Littoral Combat Ship Continue Amid Substantial Unknowns about Capabilities, Use, and Cost. GAO-13-738T   [testimony]
·         VA Education Benefits: Student Characteristics and Outcomes Vary across Schools. GAO-13-567
·         U.S.-Mexico Border: CBP Action Needed to Improve Wait Time Data and Measure Outcomes of Trade Facilitation Efforts. GAO-13-603

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
·         Egypt: Back to Square One?

Inter-American Dialogue

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, July 26,2013, v. 13, no. 15 
o    New Faces in Xinjiang Signaling a Policy Shift?
o    Propaganda, Not Policy: Explaining the PLA’s “Hawkish Faction” (Part One)
o    New Chinese Thinking on Sino-U.S. Relations?
o    The Spirit of Xu Sanduo: The Influence of China's Favorite Television Soldier
·         Terrorism Monitor, July 25, 2013, v. 11, no. 15
o    Kurdish Rebels Look to Form Transitional Government in Syria
o    Can the Lebanese Military Ensure Domestic Security After the Battle at Abra?
o    Syrian Jihadists Struggle for Supremacy in the Armed Opposition

Japan Ministry of Defense

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 3-16, Multinational Operations, 16 July 2013

Lexington Institute
 ·         America Needs To Develop A New Bomber Now

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2013 [updated July28, 2013]

Lowy Institute for International Policy

National Academies Press

National Defense University Press

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update July 16, 2013]

NATO Defense College

Pak Institute for Peace Studies

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Quilliam Foundation


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Arms Survey
·         ‘Infernal Machines’: Improvised Explosive Devices [summary]

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transatlantic Academy

Transnational Institute

United Kingdom Cabinet Office
·         UK—Trident Alternatives Review  

United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons Defense Committee
·         Armed Forces Covenant in Action?  Part 3—Educating the Children of Service Personnel. 
o    Volume I
o    Volume II

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
·         USGS projects in Afghanistan 

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

U.S. Institute of Peace

Washington Institute for Near East Policy