Sunday, November 24, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 11-22-2013

38 North

ACLU and Service Women’s Action Network

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)


American Peace Society
·         World Affairs Journal, November/December  2013 
o    Why the US Can’t Leave the Middle East
o    How the UN Became Anti-Israel
o    In Defense of the NSA
o    Rights in Russia: Navalny and the Opposition

Amnesty International

Arthur D. Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation
·         IAP 11W (November 2013) Evolving a Hamstrung and Broken System 

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Atlantic Council

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Berkman Center on Internet & Society


CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Naval Analysis (CNA)

Center for Security Policy (CSP)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, no. 138 (November2013) - Putin’s Turn to Traditionalism/Nationalism 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Issues & Insights v. 13 , no. 15 - Time for Fresh Air: Young Leaders' Responses to a World in Transition 
·         Korea Chair Monitor, v. 1, no. 10,  November 7-20,  2013 
·         PacNet #83 - The China Challenge and the US-Japan Alliance 
·         PacNet #82 - Super-typhoon Haiyan: ASEAN's Katrina Moment? 
·         Shaping the Iraqi Security Forces 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         Extending Working Life in Belgium 
·         Extending Working Life in Finland 

Chatham House

College of Europe

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Military Resale Programs Overview 

Congress.  House. Energy and Commerce Committee
·         Security of 

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Terrorist Groups in Syria 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee
·         Commercial Space 

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         Arctic Strategy  
·         DoD Directive 3115.09, DoD Intelligence Interrogations, Detainee Debriefings, and Tactical Questioning, October 11, 2012; Incorporating Change 1, Effective November 15, 2013 
·         DoD Directive 3115.13, DoD Support to the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG), December 9, 2010; Incorporating Change 1, Effective November 15, 2013 
·         DoD Instruction 1000.17, Detail of DoD Personnel to Duty Outside the Department of Defense, October 30, 2013 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-011  Missile Defense Agency and Defense Microelectronics Activity Use of Cost-Reimbursement Contracts 

Department of State

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

East-West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies

The European Council on Foreign Relations
·         The Gulf and Sectarianism 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

·         Can the Syrian War be Ended? 

Global ECCO
·         Combating Terrorism Exchange (CTX), November 2013, v. 3, no. 4 
o    Protecting Soft Networks: Time to Counter the Enemy’s Logical Strategy
o    The Ideologies of Anti-Technology Violence
o    De-radicalizing Muslim Youth in Western Societies
o    The Role of Medical Development in Support of Security
o    The Challenge of Combat Search and Rescue for Colombian National Army Aviation
o    The Future of SOF Education: A Vision for Global Special Forces Education
o    The Haqqani Network: Pursuing Feuds under the Guise of Jihad?
o    To Pay or Not to Pay: Criminal Extortion from a Game Theory Perspective
o    CTAP INTERVIEW - COL Billy Shaw, U.S. Army Special Forces, with Doug Borer
o    Kill v. Capture—With a Twist
o    The Wildest Province: SOE in the Land of the Eagle
o    The Deceptive American

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Civil Support: Actions Are Needed to Improve DOD's Planning for a Complex Catastrophe. GAO-13-763 
·         Critical Infrastructure: Assessment of the Department of Homeland Security's Report on the Results of Its Critical Infrastructure Partnership Streamlining Efforts. GAO-14-100R 
·         Immigration Detention: Additional Actions Could Strengthen DHS Efforts to Address Sexual Abuse. GAO-14-38 
·         Maritime Security: DHS Could Benefit from Tracking Progress in Implementing the Small Vessel Security Strategy. GAO-14-32 
·         Maritime Security: Progress and Challenges in Key DHS Programs to Secure the Maritime Borders. GAO-14-196T [testimony] 
·         Minority AIDS Initiative: Consolidation of Fragmented HIV/AIDS Funding Could Reduce Administrative Challenges. GAO-14-84 
·         Navy Shipbuilding: Opportunities Exist to Improve Practices Affecting Quality. GAO-14-122 
·         Personnel Security Clearances: Actions Needed to Help Ensure Correct Designations of National Security Positions. GAO-14-139T [testimony] 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, November 21, 2013 
o    Angola’s Sovereign Wealth Fund – Paving the Way for the Dos Santos Family Dynasty?
o    Radical Land Reform Unlikely in South Africa

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Pakistan’s New Taliban Challenge 

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Inter-American Dialogue

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)
·         Video: Husain Haqqani's Book 

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, v. 13, no.23, November 2013 
o    Taiwan Trade Agreements with Singapore, Japan, Should Calm Fears of PRC Economic Domination
o    Major Party Meeting Calls for PLA Reform and Restructuring
o    Xi’s Power Grab Towers Over Market Reform
o    Economic Reform in the Third Plenum: Balancing State and Market
o    Firm Warning, Light Consequences: China’s DPRK Policy Upholds Status Quo
o    China’s New Exit-Entry Law: Strike Hard Against Immigration

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2013 [updated November 22, 2013
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2013 [updated November 19, 2013

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

National Security Archive
·         Nunn-Lugar  

New America Foundation

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
·         Work in progress: Iran and P5+1 

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxfam International

Pew Research Center
·         JFK's America 

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

·         The Role of Terrorism and Terror in Syria's Civil War  [testimony] 

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         Blood in Shallow Waters 
·         Why is Hezbollah in Syria? 

Stimson Center

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Ubiquity Press
·         Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 2013, v. 2,  no. 3 

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
·         USCC 2013 Annual Report to Congress  

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Electoral Offensive 
·         Sectarianism in Lebanon and Syria 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Terrorist Groups in Syria 

White House

World Bank