Monday, July 1, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 06-28-2013

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Air Force Research Institute (AFRI)

Air University  
·         Air & Space Power Journal, July-August 2013, v. 27, no. 4 
o   The Air Advisor: The Face of US Air Force Engagement
o   The Glass Ceiling for Remotely Piloted Aircraft
o   Funding Cyberspace: The Case for an Air Force Venture Capital Initiative
o   Strategic Distraction: The Consequence of Neglecting Organizational Design
o   Airpower Is Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
o   Losing Is Not an Option! Why Cyber Warriors and Cyber Readiness Matter
o   Defining Time: The Argument for a Paradigm Shift in Air Force Thinking
o   The Swarm, the Cloud, and the Importance of Getting There First: What's at Stake in the Remote Aviation Culture Debate
o   The Next Lightweight Fighter: Not Your Grandfather's Combat Aircraft
o   Building Partnership Capacity by Using MQ-9s in the Asia-Pacific
o   Personnel Security During Joint Operations with Foreign Military Forces

Air University Library
·         The Caucasus: Bibliography

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank
·         Pacific Energy Update 2013
Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

 Atlantic Council

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Berkman Center on Internet & Society

 Bipartisan Policy Center


Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress

Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

 Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
·         Global Polio Eradication [video]
·         Issues & Insights v. 13 , no. 7 - Hanging Together: Improving Deterrence Through ROK-Japan Cooperation
·         Korea Chair Monitor, v. 1, no. 2
·         PacNet #40C - The Obama-Xi Summit: Whither ASEAN?
·         PacNet #45 - Abe’s Half Year: Maintaining Hope for Situation after Election
·         PacNet #46 - Taiwan and Sunnylands: The Dog That Didn't Bark
·         PacNet #47 - Ambitious Periphery Can Strengthen the Core
·         Southeast Asia from the Corner of 18th & K Streets: Hun Sen's Homegrown Political Risk

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

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House
·         India's Policy towards Burma 

Combat Studies Institute Press

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, June 2013, v.6, no. 6
o   The Renewed Threat of Terrorism to Turkey
o   The Local Face of Jihadism in Northern Mali
o   Boko Haram’s Evolving Tactics and Alliances in Nigeria
o   A Profile of Khan Said: Waliur Rahman’s Successor in the Pakistani Taliban
o   Tweeting for the Caliphate: Twitter as the New Frontier for Jihadist Propaganda
o   Rebellion, Development and Security in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas
o   Peace with the FARC: Integrating Drug-Fueled Guerrillas into Alternative Development Programs?

Combined Arms Center (CAC)
·         Military Review, July-August 2013, v. 93 , no. 3 
o   The Future Army: Preparation and Readiness
o   Trafficking Terror through Tajikistan
o   The CTC Program: Leading the March into the Future
o   Turkey’s Role in Afghanistan and Afghan Stabilization
o   Sowing Dragon’s Teeth: OSS Operational Groups of World War II
o   Joint Operational Access and the Global Response Force: Redefining Readiness
o   The Engaged Leader Paradigm: The Community Health Promotion Council as the Key to Family and Soldier Readiness
o   Design and Operational Art: A Practical Approach to Teaching the Army Design Methodology
o   A More Flexible Army and a More Stable World
o   Women: The Combat Multiplier of Asymmetric Warfare

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science. Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs  Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Directive 3000.06, Combat Support Agencies (CSAs), June 27, 2013
·         DoD Directive 5105.20, Defense Representation, United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (USNATO) and Europe, June 27, 2013
·         DoD Directive 6490.14, Defense Suicide Prevention Program, June 18, 2013

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2013-093  DoD Needs to Improve Oversight of the Afghan National Police Training/Mentoring and Logistics Support Contract
·         DODIG-2013-094 Assessment of U.S. Government and Coalition Efforts to Develop Leaders in the Afghan National Army
·         DODIG-2013-097  Improvements Needed in the Oversight of the Medical-Support Services and Award-Fee Processes Under the Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Base Operations Support Services Contract
·         DODIG-2013-098 Assessment of U.S. Military Cemeteries

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

East-West Center

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Arabism - 100 Years of Solitude

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Feinstein International Center


Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


 German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Key Challenges to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises' Pursuit of the Imposition of Trade Remedies. GAO-13-575
·         Army Industrial Operations: Budgeting and Management of Carryover Could Be Improved. GAO-13-499
·         Border Security: Progress and Challenges in DHS Implementation and Assessment Efforts. GAO-13-653T [testimony]
·         Building Partner Capacity: Actions Needed to Strengthen DOD Efforts to Assess the Performance of the Regional Centers for Security Studies. GAO-13-606
·         Contractor Performance: DOD Actions to Improve the Reporting of Past Performance Information. GAO-13-589
·         Defense Acquisitions: Goals and Associated Metrics Needed to Assess Progress in Improving Service Acquisition. GAO-13-634
·         Defense Forensics: Additional Planning and Oversight Needed to Establish an Enduring Expeditionary Forensic Capability. GAO-13-447
·         Gas Pipeline Safety: Guidance and More Information Needed before Using Risk-Based Reassessment Intervals. GAO-13-577
·         Grants Management: Improved Planning, Coordination, and Communication Needed to Strengthen Reform Efforts. GAO-13-383
·         Grants Performance: Justice and FEMA Collect Performance Data for Selected Grants, but Action Needed to Validate FEMA Performance Data. GAO-13-552
·         Haiti Reconstruction: USAID Infrastructure Projects Have Had Mixed Results and Face Sustainability Challenges. GAO-13-558
·         Managing for Results: 2013 Federal Managers Survey on Organizational Performance and Management Issues (GAO-13-519SP, June 2013), an E-supplement to GAO-13-518. GAO-13-519SP
·         Managing For Results: Executive Branch Should More Fully Implement the GPRA Modernization Act to Address Pressing Governance Challenges. GAO-13-518
·         Military Bases: DOD Has Processes to Comply with Statutory Requirements for Closing or Realigning Installations. GAO-13-645
·         National Nuclear Security Administration: Laboratories' Indirect Cost Management Has Improved, but Additional Opportunities Exist. GAO-13-534
·         National Preparedness: FEMA Has Made Progress, but Additional Steps Are Needed to Improve Grant Management and Assess Capabilities. GAO-13-637T [testimony]
·         Program Evaluation: Strategies to Facilitate Agencies' Use of Evaluation in Program Management and Policy Making. GAO-13-570
·         U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Building Overhead Costs into Projects and Customers' Views on Information Provided. GAO-13-528

Henley Putnam University
·         Journal of Strategic Security,  Summer 2013, v. 6, no. 2
o   Achieving Resilience in Disaster Management: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships
o   Emerging Media Crisis Value Model: A Comparison of Relevant, Timely Message Strategies for Emergency Events
o   Beyond the Storms: Strengthening Preparedness, Response, & Resilience in the 21st Century
o   DigiNotar: Dissecting the First Dutch Digital Disaster
o   Disaster, Resilience and Security in Global Cities
o   Lessons from Japan: Resilience after Tokyo and Fukushima

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI)

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence
·         International Journal of Conflict and Violence IJCV, 2013, v. 7, no. 1
o   Introduction: Transitions from Violence. Analysing the Effects of Transitional Justice
o   Bringing Justice and Enforcing Peace? An Ethnographic Perspective on the Impact of the Special Court for Sierra Leone
o   Contesting International Norms of Transitional Justice: The Case of Timor Leste
o   Transitional Justice: History-Telling, Collective Memory and the Victim-Witness
o   Qualitative Research on Prejudice
o   Racism, Differentialism, and Antiracism in Everyday Ideology: A Mixed-Methods Study in Britain
o   “It Depends How You’re Saying It”: The Complexities of Everyday Racism
o   The Meaning of Anti-Americanism: A Performative Approach to Anti-American Prejudice
o   How Racist Violence Becomes a Virtue: An Application of Discourse Analysis
o   Dealing with Discrimination and the Struggle for Social Advancement in Migrant Families: Theoretical and Methodo - logical Aspects of a Study on Adolescent Generational Dynamics in Turkish Migrant Families Subjected to Marginalization
o   Economic Prosperity as “Narcissistic Filling”: A Missing Link Between Political Attitudes and Right-wing Authoritarianism
o   “I Am First and Foremost a Man of Logic” – Stereotyping, the Syndrome Character of Prejudice, and a Glance at Anders Breivik’s Manifesto

Institute for Homeland Security Solutions (IHSS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
·         Where is Israel Heading?

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)
·         Providing for Peacekeeping [website]

Jamestown foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, June 27, 2013, v. 11, no. 13
o   Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Makes Inroads in Southern Yemen but Reveals Limits to Its Operational Capabilities
o   Punjab Government Financing Front Group for Lashkar-e-Taiba Terrorists
o   Shiite Enclaves North of Aleppo Becoming Staging Grounds for Hezbollah’s Next Offensive
o   The Tribal Factor in Syria’s Rebellion: A Survey of Armed Tribal Groups in Syria

Korea Institute for National Unification

National Academies Press

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NATO Defense College

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Organization of American States (OAS)

Oxford Research Group

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Project on Defense Alternatives (PDA)


Royal United Service Institute (RUSI)

Security & Defense Agenda
·         Safeguarding Defense Technologies 

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         Fooled by Certainty
·         Leader-Imposed Stress

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR Audit 13-13 - Afghan Special Mission Wing: DOD Moving Forward with $771.8 Million Purchase of Aircraft that the Afghans Cannot Operate and Maintain

 Stanley Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transnational Institute

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons Defense Committee

UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
·         2013 World Drug Report

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

U.S.-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Nuclear Breakthrough Unlikely Under Rouhani
·         Will Erdogan Visit Gaza?

White House