Sunday, September 8, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 09-06-2013

38 North

AEI Iran Tracker

Air University
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Fall 2013, v. 7, no. 3 
o    Asia, the Pacific, and the US Air Force's Contribution to the Future of US National Security
o    Assessing the US Pivot to Asia
o    US Grand strategy, the Rise of China, and US National Security
o    Upping the Ante: Chinese Encroachment, US Entrenchment, and Gulf Security
o    The Rise of China and Varying Sentiments in Southeast Asia Toward Great Powers
o    Taiwan Public Opinion on Cross-Strait Security Issues: Implications for US Foreign Policy
o    Shaping Air and Sea Power for the Asia Pivot: Military Planning to Support Limited Geopolitical Objectives
o    Staying in Step: The U.S. Pivot and U.K. Strategic Choices

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Peace Society
·         World Affairs Journal, September-October  2013 
o    Politics as Justice at the ICTY
o    Pope Francis’s Return to Basics
o    Misreading Iran’s Elections
o    Politics in Tehran
o    Justice Squandered in Cambodia
o    Mexico Is Likely to Disappoint, Again
o    Armenia’s Not So Frozen War
o    Central Europe’s Velvet Power
o    Cyber Kleptomaniacs
o    ‘Democracy’ Spin in Georgia
o    Getting Congo Right?
o    The Coming Water Wars

American Security Project

Amnesty International

Arms Control Association

Army Combined Arms Center
·         Military Review, September-October 2013, 93, no. 5  
o    Trust Erosion and Identity Corrosion
o    Fighting Alone: The Challenge of Shrinking Social Capital and the Army Profession
o    Defeating Future Hybrid Threats: The Greatest Challenge to the Army Profession of 2020 and Beyond
o    Character Development of U.S. Army Leaders: The Laissez- Faire Approach
o    The Trust Lapse: How Our Profession’s Bedrock is Being Undermined
o    Uninformed, not Uniformed? The Apolitical Myth
o    The Myths We Soldiers Tell Ourselves (and the Harm These Myths Do)
o    The Greatest Threat Facing the Army Profession
o    Trust: Implications for the Army Profession
o    Remembering Vietnam

Army War College
·         Parameters, Summer 2013,v. 43, no. 2 
o    The Female Soldier
o    What Women Bring to the Fight
o    Gender Perspectives and Fighting
o    British National Strategy: Who Does It?
o    Looking Back: Understanding Abu Ghraib
o    The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: An Assessment
o    The Iranian Nuclear Debate: More Myths Than Facts
o    Revolt and Resilience in the Arab Kingdoms
o    Review Essay: After the Arab Spring

Asian Development Bank
·         Asian Development Review: Volume 30, Number 2 
o    Demographic Dividends Revisited
o    Princelings and Paupers State Employment and the Distribution of Human Capital Investments Among Households in Viet Nam
o    Foreign Firms and Indigenous Technology Development in the People’s Republic of China
o    Dynamics of Household Assets and Income Shocks in the Long-run Process of Economic Development: The Case of Rural Pakistan
o    Inequality of Human Opportunities in Developing Asia
o    Political Connection and Firm Value
·         Bilateral Trade and Food Security 
·         Poverty and Food Security in India 

Atlantic Council

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs


·         Guide to a Post-Conflict Mali 

CACI International Inc (CACI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         How to Advance the Rule of Law Abroad  

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Nuclear Notes, August 2013, v. 3, no. 1 
o    The Role of U.S. Nuclear Weapons in Assuring South Korea
o    Nuclear Command, Control, and Communication (N3C): Strengthening a Neglected, but Critical, Component of the U.S. Deterrence
o    Averting a Nuclear Arms Race in South Asia
o    Restarting Arms Control after New START
o    Obstacles to a Middle East Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone: Israel, Iran, and Beyond
o    The Non-State Actor Threat to Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons
o    Ballistic Missile Defense and the Iranian Threat: Key Issues
o    Defining the Costs of the U.S. Nuclear Weapon Complex: Reconstructing the 1251 Report
o    Maintaining Nuclear Deterrence and Stability: Why the Status Quo of Nuclear Alert Rates is Effective and Should Remain
·         PacNet #69 - An Era of the ADMM-Plus? Unique Achievements and Challenges 

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, August 2013, v. 7. No. 4 
o    Terrorism Financing Methods: An Overview
o    Hezbollah’s Organized Criminal Enterprises in Europe
o    Terrorism, Drug Trafficking, and the Globalization of Supply
o    Draining the Ocean to Catch one Type of Fish: Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Global Counter-Terrorism Financing Regime
o    The Art of Searching: How to Find Terrorism Literature in the Digital Age
o    Literature on the Financing of Terrorism
o    TRI's Country Networks of PhD Theses Writers

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Chatham House

Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC)
·         Cluster Munition Monitor 2013 

·         CNN European Syria Poll Summary 

College of Europe

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Global Economics Monthly, September 2013 
·         Issue Guide: The Syria Crisi

Department State

East West Center
·         Korea’s Creative Economy Agenda 

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Malaysia Country Analysis Brief - September2013 
·         Sudan and South Sudan Country Analysis Brief - September 2013 

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Russia and Syria - The Odd Couple 

Feinstein International Center

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         A Better Way Forward in Egypt 
·         Poison Gas in World War I 

Foundation for Strategic Research

·         Trading Values with Kazakhstan 

German Development Institute

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         DOD Financial Management: Ineffective Risk Management Could Impair Progress toward Audit-Ready Financial Statements. GAO-13-123 
·         Ford-Class Carriers: Lead Ship Testing and Reliability Shortfalls Will Limit Initial Fleet Capabilities. GAO-13-396 
·         National Defense: Department of Defense's Waiver of Competitive Prototyping Requirement for the VXX Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program. GAO-13-826R 
·         Troubled Asset Relief Program: GAO's Oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program Activities. GAO-13-840R 

Heritage Foundation
·         How to Make China More Honest 

Households in Conflict Network

Information Sharing Environment (ISE)

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
·         The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy—East Asia and Pacific Regional Edition 
·         The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy—Europe and Central Asia Regional Edition 
·         The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy—Latin America and Caribbean Regional Edition 
·         The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy—Middle East and North Africa Regional Edition 
·         The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy—South Asia Regional Edition 
·         The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy—Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Edition 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Syria Updates - A Video Tour of Regime Checkpoints in Hama Province 
·         Syria Updates - Clashes and Air Strikes in Syria on Sept 3, 2013 
·         Syria Updates - Clashes and Air Strikes in Syria from September 1 and 2 
·         Syria Updates - Fighting Continues Across Syria 
·         Syria Updates - Lebanese Rhetoric Surrounding Potential US Strike
·         Syria Updates - Russian Ships Track US Navy Movements 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Inter-American Dialogue

International Crisis Group

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, September 6, 2013, v. 11, no. 17 
o    Jihadis Challenge the Role of the Arab Armies
o    Nigerian Army Takes Over Anti-Boko Haram Operation
o    Egypt and Hamas Struggle with the Growing Salafist Threat in the Sinai
o    Meeting the Jihad Challenge in Tunisia: The Military and Political Response
o    Egypt’s Military Devises Strategy to Move Egypt beyond Political Islamism

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2013 [updated September 5, 2013

Moshe Dayan Center

National Academies Press

National Security Archive
·         The Snowden Affair (Web Resource Documents the Latest Firestorm over the National Security Agency) 

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Naval War College
·         Naval War College Review, Autumn 2013, v. 66, no. 4 
o    National Policy and the Post-systemic Navy
o    Thucydides: Theorist of War
o    Thucydides on Policy, Strategy, and War Termination
o    Maritime Deception and Concealment: Concepts for Defeating Wide-Area Oceanic Surveillance-Reconnaissance-Strike Networks
o    An Amphibious Capability in Japan's Self-Defense Force: Operationalizing Dynamic Defense
o    An Unpersuasive Argument for Overcoming China's A2AD Capability [review essay]

Norwegian Peacebuiding Resource Centre
·         Arab Spring à l’Algérienne 

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Oxfam International

Oxford Research Group
·         The Syrian Crisis 

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

·         Internet Freedom and Political Space   

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Save the Children

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR Audit 13-17 - Health Services in Afghanistan: USAID Continues Providing Millions of Dollars to the Ministry of Public Health despite the Risk of Misuse of Funds 

Stockholm International for Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Tesla Laboratory, Inc./New York Times

Transnational Institute
·         Food Security in a Sovereign State 

UK Gambling Commission

UK National Audit Office

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

United Nations Statistics Division

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria 
·         Official G20 Documents