Sunday, July 21, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 07-19-2013

38 North

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         The House that Nazarbayev Built

Amnesty International

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Berkman Center on Internet & Society

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated July15, 2013

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report, July 2013, v. 12, no. 1 – Legal Insights

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Descending Drones? 
·         Russian Analytical Digest, 11 July 2013, No. 132 - Russia and Northeast Asia: Russian Foreign Policy Between Conflict and Rapprochement  

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Issues & Insights, v. 13, no. 8 - Innovate or Enervate: The Future of US-Japan Alliance Collaboration
·         PacNet #54 - US-Japan Ties: Innovate or Enervate in a Rebalanced Region
·         PacNet #53 - China's Shift to Toughness on Maritime Claims - One Year Later
·         PacNet #52 - The Fragile and Vulnerable Foundation of the Sino-US Relationship
·         South China Sea in Focus

Center for the Study of Intelligence
·         Issues of Studies in Intelligence, March 2013, v. 57, no. 1 
o    The Early Evolution of the Predator Drone
o    An Alternative Framework for Agent Recruitment: From MICE to RASCLS

Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World
·         A Clash of Islamic Models

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Congress. Armed Services Committee
·         Sequestration Resource Kit [updated]

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. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations


Defense R&D Canada
·         Air S&T Strategic Road Map

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction 3300.05, Reserve Component Intelligence Enterprise (RCIE) Management, July 17, 2013

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2013-105  Navy Did Not Develop Processes in the Navy Enterprise Resource Planning System to Account for Military Equipment Assets
·         DODIG-2013-104 DoD Oversight Improvements Are Needed on the Contractor Accounting System for the Army’s Cost- Reimbursable Stryker Logistics Support Contract
·         DODIG-2013-091  Evaluation of the Military Criminal Investigative Organizations Sexual Assault Investigations

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of Justice

Department of State

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Ukraine’s Gas Loop

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Geopolitics Reborn


German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         Bridging the Gulf with Iraq

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         America Competes Acts: Overall Appropriations Have Increased and Have Mainly Funded Existing Federal Research Entities. GAO-13-612
·         Department of Homeland Security: Oversight and Coordination of Research and Development Efforts Could Be Strengthened. GAO-13-766T [testimony]  
·         DOD's POW/MIA Mission: Top-Level Leadership Attention Needed to Resolve Longstanding Challenges in Accounting for Missing Persons from Past Conflicts. GAO-13-619
·         Foreign Affairs Management: State Department Has Strengthened Foreign Service Promotion Process Internal Controls, but Documentation Gaps Remain. GAO-13-654
·         Highlights of a Forum: Data Analytics For Oversight and Law Enforcement. GAO-13-680SP
·         Strategic Sourcing: Improved and Expanded Use Could Provide Significant Procurement Savings. GAO-13-765T  [testimony]

Heritage Foundation
·         Airline Safety: The Good News

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) 

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
·         Update on Iran’s Arak Reactor 

Institute for the Study of War
·         2013 Iraq Update #28: The Revival of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq
·         2013 Iraq Update #29: Protesters Turn Out During Ramadan Despite Rising Violence: 2013 Iraq Update #29

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Indian Rupee: Tortuous Travails

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Lloyd’s of London

Long War Journal
·         Green-on-Blue Attacks in Afghanistan: The Data [updated July 15, 2013]

Middle East Studies
·         MES Insights, July 2013, v.4, no. 4 

Miller Center 

Moshe Dayan Center
·         Iqtisadi, July 21, 2013, v. 3, no. 7 Egypt's Agony

National Academies Press
National Bureau of Asian Research
·         Asia Policy, July 2013,no.  16 [access is free through Sept 15, 2013] 
o    Himalayan Water Security: The Challenges for South and Southeast Asia
o    Asia’s Unstable Water Tower: The Politics, Economics, and Ecology of Himalayan Water Projects
o    China’s Upstream Advantage in the Great Himalayan Watershed
o    Melting the Geopolitical Ice in South Asia
o    Himalayan Water Security: A South Asian Perspective
o    Hydropower Dams on the Mekong: Old Dreams, New Dangers
o    Climate Change and Water Security in the Himalayan Region
o    Securing the Himalayas as the Water Tower of Asia: An Environmental Perspective
o    A New Type of Major-Power Relationship: Seeking a Durable Foundation for U.S.-China Ties
o    China’s Transition to a More Credible Nuclear Deterrent: Implications and Challenges for the United States
o    Expanding Contacts to Enhance Durability: A Strategy for Improving U.S.-China Military-to-Military Relations
o    Policy Succession and the Next Cross-Strait Crisis

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Institute of Justice

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center 

Observer Research Foundation

·         China Military Watch,  July 15, 2013, v.2, no. 14  China, Russia Conclude Joint Maritime Exercise
·         Nawaz Sharif and India

Oxfam International

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Internet & American Life Project 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

·         Re-Examining the Al Qa'ida Threat to the United States   [testimony]

Refugees International

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Wars Journal
·         Thinking and Writing About COIN

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Transnational Institute

Transparency International

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons Defense Committee
·         First Joint Report of the Business, Innovation and Skills, Defense, Foreign Affairs and International Development Committees…  Scrutiny of Arms Exports and Arms Control
o    Volume I:  Report
o    Volume II:  Memorandum from the Chair of the Committees
o    Volume III:  Oral and Additional Written Evidence

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Deterioration in the Sinai

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars