Sunday, September 22, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 09-20-2013


Asian Centre for Human Rights

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Baker Institute for Public Policy

·         Unseasonal Seasonals? 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report, September 2013, v. 12, no. 3  
o    Aging Infrastructure

Center for International Peace Operations
·         Peace Operations Map 2013/2014 

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Deflating Russia’s Gas Pressure 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #72 - Comparative Connections Summaries 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         The Sovereign Debt Crisis: Placing a Curb on Growth (updated edition) 

Centre for European Reform (CER)
·         Division and Indecision over Syria 

Chatham House

College of Europe

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         The 2013 Long-Term Budget Outlook 

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2013-131  Army Requirement To Acquire Individual Carbine Not Justified 
·         DODIG-2013-132 Appropriate Contracting Processes Used to Satisfy Validated Marine Corps Logistics Prepositioning Requirements 
·         DODIG-2013-134  Navy Commercial Access Control System Did Not Effectively Mitigate Access Control Risks 
·         DODIG-2013-135  The Department of Defense and Veteran Affairs Health Care Joint Venture at Tripler Army Medical Center Needs More Management Oversight 
·         DODIG-2013-136  Assessment of the Office of Security Cooperation–Iraq Mission Capabilities  

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG-13-114 - CBP Use of Force Training and Actions To Address Use of Force Incidents 
·         OIG-13-117 - FEMA's Initial Response in New Jersey to Hurricane Sandy 

Department of State

East-West Center

Edgewood Chemical Biological Center

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

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         Transatlantic Trends 2013 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Climate Change: State Should Further Improve Its Reporting on Financial Support to Developing Countries to Meet Future Requirements and Guidelines. GAO-13-829 
·         Compacts of Free Association: Micronesia and the Marshall Islands Continue to Face Challenges Measuring Progress and Ensuring Accountability. GAO-13-675 
·         DHS Recruiting and Hiring: DHS Is Generally Filling Mission-Critical Positions, but Could Better Track Costs of Coordinated Recruiting Efforts. GAO-13-742   
·         Environmental Satellites: Focused Attention Needed to Improve Mitigation Strategies for Satellite Coverage Gaps. GAO-13-865T [testimony]  
·         Federal Data Transparency: Opportunities Remain to Incorporate Recovery Act Lessons Learned. GAO-13-871T [testimony] 
·         Geostationary Weather Satellites: Progress Made, but Weaknesses in Scheduling, Contingency Planning, and Communicating with Users Need to Be Addressed. GAO-13-597 
·         Global Food Security: USAID Is Improving Coordination but Needs to Require Systematic Assessments of Country-Level Risks. GAO-13-809 
·         Global Food Security: USAID Is Improving Coordination but Needs to Require Systematic Assessments of Country-Level Risks (GAO-13-815SP, September 2013), an E-supplement to GAO-13-809. GAO-13-815SP, September 17. 
·         Homeland Security: Observations on DHS's Oversight of Major Acquisitions and Efforts to Match Resources to Needs. GAO-13-846T [testimony] 
·         ICBM Modernization: Approaches to Basing Options and Interoperable Warhead Designs Need Better Planning and Synchronization. GAO-13-831 
·         National Flood Insurance Program: Continued Attention Needed to Address Challenges. GAO-13-858T [testimony]   
·         Polar Weather Satellites: NOAA Identified Ways to Mitigate Data Gaps, but Contingency Plans and Schedules Require Further Attention. GAO-13-676 
·         Positive Train Control: Additional Authorities Could Benefit Implementation. GAO-13-720 

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network
·         Political Mobilization in Tibet 

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
·         India's Approach to Asia Pacific 

Institute for Science and International Security  (ISIS)
·         An Appeal to Iran 

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         Syria War Updates - Air Strikes, Clashes, and Indirect Fire from September 9, 2013 

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, September 19, 2013, v. 11, no. 18 
o    Syrian Jihadists React to the Threat of U.S. Military Intervention
o    Kata’ib al-Farouq al-Islamiya: A Key Armed Opposition Group in the Battle to Cut Assad Off from Damascus
o    Security Forces Sidelined as Salafists Battle Houthi Shiites in Yemen

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)
·         Hybrid Warfare

Lexington Institute

Migration Policy Institute

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

National Academies Press

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

NATO Defense College
·         NATO's 2014 Summit Agenda 

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxford Research Group

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Internet & American Life Project
·         Cell Phone Activities 2013 

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project
·         UN Retains Strong Global Image 

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Sean Goforth, "In Defense of Benign Neglect" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 133, September 2013) 

·         The Drugs Don't Work: A Global Threat   

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
·         Big Data for Defence and Security 

Small Wars Journal
·         Strategic Speed 
·         Two Stories, Same Theme 


Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Ubiquity Press
·         Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 2013, v. 2 

United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic

US Fire Administration

Washington Institute for Near Easy Studies
·         Oslo Still Relevant at Twenty  

White House