Monday, August 5, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 08-02-2013

38 North
·         North Korea's Cuban Missile Crisis 

AEI Critical Threats

Air University

American Enterprise Institute

American Security Project
·         American Security Quarterly, July 2013, v.2,  no. 3  
o   America’s National Labs Critical to Energy Security
o   Why Oil Prices Will Remain High Despite the U.S. Oil Boom
o   Cyber Theft and Vulnerabilities to the U.S. Defense Industrial Base
o   American Competiveness Must be a Priority in Washington
o   Bringing Russia in from the Cold
o   More Action Needed to Reduce Nuclear Dangers
o   Engagement: What Does it Mean for Public Diplomacy?
o   Looking at the Lessons Since Black Hawk Down

Amnesty International

Arthur D. Simons Center
·         InterAgency Journal 4-2 (Summer 2013) 
o   Defeating the Taliban’s Shadow Government: A Foreign Internal Governance Strategy
o   Team of Rivals: Building Civil-Military Synergy in the Interagency
o   Fiscal Crises Experimentation: A Darwinian Approach
o   Intellectual Habits in Understanding the Operational Environment
o   Achieving Civil-Military Unity of Effort: Jordan Case Study
o   An Interagency Experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Bipartisan Policy Center
·         Border Security Assets  
·         Entry-Exit Visa Tracking 

·         The Fall and Rise and Fall of Iraq 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
·         The Future of MILSATCOM  

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Arctic Economics in the 21st Century  
·         Issues & Insights Vol. 13 - No. 10 - ASEAN's Nuclear Landscape - Part 1 
·         Morocco's Rediscovery of Africa 
·         PacNet #52R - China’s Great Power Mentality and Its Diplomatic Vision for the 21st Century 
·         PacNet #59 - The Asia-Pacific's "Balance of Relations" and Dangerous Choices 
·         Transition in Afghanistan 

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC)

Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World
·         Cleansing Pakistan of Minorities 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House
·         Trends in U.S.Military Spending  

Combat Studies Institute Press
·         The Evolution of Operational Art 

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Treaty Doc. 112–7

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Council on Foreign Relations  (CFR)
·         Trends in U.S.Military Spending 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction3025.22, The Use of the National Guard for Defense Support of Civil Authorities, July 26, 2013 
·         Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan (July 2013) 

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·         OIG-13-103 - DHS’ Efforts To Screen Members of Foreign Terrorist Organizations 

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Egypt Country Analysis Brief - July 2013 

Enough Project

European Commission

European Parliament

Foundation for Strategic Research


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Global ECCO
·         CTX (Combating Terrorism Exchange), August 2013, v.3, no. 3  
o   When the Goldfish Meets the Anaconda: A Modern Fable on Unconventional Leadership
o   Incentivizing Cooperation in Afghanistan
o   Estonia’s Forest Brothers in 1941: Goals, Capabilities, and Outcomes
o   The Strategy and Activity of the Forest Brothers: 1947–1950
o   Cutting the Link between Illegal Drugs and Terrorists
o   Human Rights as a Weapon of Terrorists
o   The Real “Double-Bind”

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Army Logistics: Container Handling Equipment Requirements, Contracts, and Inventory. GAO-13-719R 
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: DHS Could Strengthen the Management of the Regional Resiliency Assessment Program. GAO-13-616 
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: DHS Needs to Improve Its Risk Assessments and Outreach for Chemical Facilities. GAO-13-801T [testimony] 
·         Defense Acquisitions: DOD Efforts to Adopt Open Systems for Its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Have Progressed Slowly. GAO-13-651 
·         Department of Veterans Affairs: Available Data Not Sufficiently Reliable to Describe Use of Consulting Services. GAO-13-714R 
·         DOD's POW/MIA Mission: Capability and Capacity to Account for Missing Persons Undermined by Leadership Weaknesses and Fragmented Organizational Structure. GAO-13-810T [testimony] 
·         Drug Compounding: Clear Authority and More Reliable Data Needed to Strengthen FDA Oversight. GAO-13-702 
·         Federal Vehicle Fleets: Adopting Leading Practices Could Improve Management. GAO-13-659 
·         Grant Workforce: Agency Training Practices Should Inform Future Government-wide Efforts. GAO-13-591
·         Insurance Markets: Impacts of and Regulatory Response to the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis.GAO-13-583
·         International Regulatory Cooperation: Agency Efforts Could Benefit from Increased Collaboration and Interagency Guidance. GAO-13-588    
·         Overstay Enforcement: Additional Actions Needed to Assess DHS's Data and Improve Planning for a Biometric Air Exit Program. GAO-13-683
·         Transportation Security: TSA Could Strengthen Monitoring of Allegations of Employee Misconduct. GAO-13-624 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Palestine Studies

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
·         Critical Capability 

Institute for the Study of War

Institute of Homeland Security Solutions (IHSS)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Pakistan Elects a New President 

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group
·         CrisisWatch N°120, August 1, 2013 

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2013 [updated July 29, 2013
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2013 [updated August 1, 2013

Lowy Institute for International Relations

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Defense University Press

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
·         4th International Workshop on Asia Pacific Security - "Security Outlook of the Asia Pacific Countries and Its Implications for the Defense Sector" [papers] 

National Security Archive

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update July 30,2013

NATO Defense College

North Korea International Documentation Project
·         Captured North Korean Documents [digital archive project] 
·         Korean War Armistice [digital archive project] 

Observer Research Foundation
·         China Military Watchv.2, no. 15 - India and China Hold Talks on Peace Along the Borde

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Oxfam International

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Project 2049 Institute


Royal United Service Institute (RUSI)

Small Arms Survey
·         Non-lethal Firearm Violence 

Small Wars Journal
·         Cautious Hope in Sangin 

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         20th Quarterly Report to Congress (July 2013

Strategic Studies Institute

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons Home Affairs Committee
·         UK E-Crime
o   Volume I 
o   Volume II 

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
·         Enabling Trade in Ukraine 

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

U.S.-Korea Institute

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House

Wilson Center
·         Digital Archive [declassified document collections]