Monday, September 16, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 09-13-2013

38 North

AEI Critical Threats

Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, September/October 2013, v. 26, no.5 
o    What Does the Future Hold for Cloud Computing?
o    The Art of Cyber Bank Robbery: Stealing Your Money Through Insidious Attacks
o    Digital Forensics in the Cloud
o    User-Centric Identity Management: A Future Vision for IdM
o    Building a Resilient Service-Oriented Architecture Environment
o    Applying Software Assurance Concepts to the Cloud

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS)

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

American Legion

Arab Reform Initiative

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         Conflict Trends (No.18): Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence, September2013 

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

Aspen Institute

Atlantic Council

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Twenty Years to Oslo 

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
·         Harvard–Belfer on Syria 

Bipartisan Policy Center
·         Debt Limit Analysis 

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)


Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         Individual Freedoms in Turkey  

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security

Center for American Progress

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Comparative Connections v.15 n.2 
o    Regional Overview: Rebalance Continues Despite Distractions
o    US-Japan Relations: Abe Settles In
o    US-China Relations: Sizing Each Other Up at Sunnylands
o    US-Korea Relations: A Good Start
o    US-Southeast Asia Relations: Philippines - an Exemplar of US Rebalance
o    China-Southeast Asia Relations: China's Toughness on the South China Sea - Year II
o    China-Taiwan Relations: Bump along the Road
o    North Korea-South Korea Relations: Second Chance for Trustpolitik
o    China-Korea Relations: How Does China Solve a Problem Like North Korea?
o    Japan-China Relations: Going Nowhere Slowly 
o    Japan-Korea Relations: No Signs of Improvement over the Summer
o    China-Russia Relations: Summer Heat and Sino-Russian Strategizing
o    Australia-East Asia/US Relations: Election plus Marines, Joint Facilities and the Asian Century
·         PacNet #71 - The "Power Transition": A Spot Check 
·         PacNet #70 - Australia under Abbott: What It Means for the Region 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         Macedonia - A Country in Crisis 

Chatham House

Congress. House Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         India's Missing Girls 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Governmental Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Tom Coburn

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Sarin 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Directive 5030.19, DoD Responsibilities on Federal Aviation, September 13, 2013 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG-13-110 - DHS Needs To Strengthen Information Technology Continuity and Contingency Planning Capabilities 
·         OIG 13-111 - Research and Development Efforts to Secure Rail Transit Systems 
·         OIG-13-113 DHS Needs to Manage Its Radio Communication Program Better 
·         OIG 13-115 - DHS Uses Social Media To Enhance Information Sharing and Mission Operations, But Additional Oversight and Guidance Are Needed 

Department of State
·         Syria: Weighing the U.S. Response 

Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)

East-West Center

Elliott School of International Affairs

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Azerbaijan Country Analysis Brief - September 2013 

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Drones for Europe 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Beware Syrians Bearing Gifts 


German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         Europe without Britain 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Cargo Tank Trucks: Improved Incident Data and Regulatory Analysis Would Better Inform Decisions about Safety Risks. GAO-13-721 
·         Defense Headquarters: DOD Needs to Reassess Options for Permanent Location of U.S. Africa Command. GAO-13-646 
·         Defense Management: DOD Should Enhance Oversight of Equipment-Related Corrosion Projects. GAO-13-661 
·         Federal Data Transparency: Opportunities Remain to Incorporate Lessons Learned as Availability of Spending Data Increases. GAO-13-758 
·         Freedom of Information Act: Office of Government Information Services Has Begun Implementing Its Responsibilities, but Further Actions Are Needed. GAO-13-650 
·         Global Positioning System: A Comprehensive Assessment of Potential Options and Related Costs is Needed. GAO-13-729 
·         Homeland Defense: Action Needed to Improve Cost Reporting for DOD's Aerospace Control Alert Mission. GAO-13-785  
·         Information Technology: Key Federal Agencies Need to Address Potentially Duplicative Investments. GAO-13-718 
·         Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise: Observations on NNSA's Options for Meeting Its Plutonium Research Needs. GAO-13-533 
·         Space: Defense and Civilian Agencies Request Significant Funding for Launch-Related Activities. GAO-13-802R 

Heritage Foundation

Hoover Institution
·         Strategika. 2013, no. 6 
o    Arab Spring and American Winter
o    In the Arab World, U.S. Leadership Still in Hibernation
o    Will the Arab Spring offer any improvement, either domestically or internationally, over what it has replaced?

Households in Conflict Network

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for National Security Studies

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report No 50, September 2013

Institute for the Study of War
·         Al-Qaeda in Iraq Resurgent 
·         Syria War Updates -  Clashes and Air Strikes for September 8th,2013 
·         Syria War Updates -  Clashes and Air Strike on September 7, 2013 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Assessment and Strategy Center
·         China's Advanced Helicopter Concepts  

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, September 12, 2013, v. 13, no. 18  
o    Legal Reform in China: An Empty Ritual
o    China’s Energy Development in the East China Sea
o    Russo-China Naval Exercises: Dragging Moscow into China’s Territorial Disputes?
o    Charting Course for 2014 Elections, Taiwanese Opposition Debates China Policy

Lawfare Blog
·         Lawfare Research Papers 

Lowy Institute for International Relations

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Security Archive

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update September 10, 2013

NATO Defense College

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         The 1993 Oslo Accords Revisited 

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Oxfam International

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Internet & American Life Project
·         Location-Based Services [location tagging - social media] 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Project 2049 Institute

Quilliam Foundation


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Transnational Institute

UN’s Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria

UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

US-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

U.S.-Korea Institute

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Post-Qadhafi Libya at Risk 

White House
·         Chemical Weapons Attacks in Syria [updated with videos] 
·         WEEKLY ADDRESS: Pursuing a Diplomatic Solution in Syria 

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars