Monday, November 4, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 11-1-2013

38 North

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Amnesty International

Army War College
·         Parameters, Autumn 2013,v. 43, no. 3 
o    US Options in Syria
o    Pitfalls in Egypt
o    Transition in Afghanistan
o    Imbalance in the Taiwan Strait
o    Regionally Aligned Forces: Business Not as Usual
o    Strategic Landpower and the Arabian Gulf
o    Strategic Landpower in the Indo-Asia-Pacific
o    A War Examined: Afghanistan
o    Cutting Losses

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Baker Institute

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center

·         Beijing as a Globally Fluent City 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
·         Building Better Generals 

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Naval Analyses

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Global Forecast 2014 
·         Morocco's African Future 
·         PacNet #79 - Trying to Mitigate Japan's History Dilemma 

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Chatham House
·         Egypt: A Political Road Map 

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Next Steps on Egypt Policy 

Congress. House. Government Reform and Investigations Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction 1000.17, Detail of DoD Personnel to Duty Outside the Department of Defense, October 30, 2013 
·         DoD Instruction 1304.25, Fulfilling the Military Service Obligation (MSO), October 31, 2013 
·         DoD Instruction 3305.12, Intelligence and Counterintelligence (I&CI) Training of Non-U.S. Persons, October 25, 2007; Incorporating Change 2, October 15, 2013 
·         DoD Instruction 3325.08, DoD Intelligence Collection Management, September 17, 2012; Incorporating Change 1, Effective October 15, 2013 
·         DoD Instruction 4240.10, Counterintelligence (CI) in the Combatant Commands and Other DoD Components, October 5, 2011; Incorporating Change 1, Effective October 15, 2013 
·         DoD Instruction 5525.18, Law Enforcement Criminal Intelligence (CRIMINT) in DoD, October 18, 2013 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-004  Audit of the Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence Program's Use of Grant Funds 

East West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Japan Country Analysis Brief - October 2013 
·         Kazakhstan Country Analysis Brief - October 2013 

Enough Project

European Parliament

European Policy Centre (EPC)
·         A Summit of Little Substance 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Partitioning Syria

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Aviation Safety: Status of Recommendations to Improve FAA's Certification and Approval Processes. GAO-14-142T [testimony] 
·         Central America: U.S. Agencies Considered Various Factors in Funding Security Activities, but Need to Assess Progress in Achieving Interagency Objectives. GAO-13-771 
·         Defense Acquisitions: Where Should Reform Aim Next? GAO-14-145T [testimony] 
·         Intelligent Transportation Systems: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technologies Expected to Offer Safety Benefits, but a Variety of Deployment Challenges Exist. GAO-14-13 
·         Federal Protective Service: Challenges with Oversight of Contract Guard Program Still Exist and Additional Management Controls Are Needed. GAO-13-694 
·         Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program: Indicators Provide Information on Program Accomplishments, but Assessing Program Effectiveness is Difficult. GAO-13-746 
·         Health Care Workforce: HRSA Action Needed to Publish Timely National Supply and Demand Projections. GAO-13-806 
·         Homeland Security: Challenges Associated with Federal Protective Service's Contract Guards and Risk Assessments at Federal Facilities. GAO-14-128T [testimony]  
·         Financial Crime: Foreclosure Rescue Schemes Have Become More Complex, and Efforts to Combat Them Continue.  GAO-14-17 
·         Fiscal Exposures: Improving Cost Recognition in the Federal Budget.  GAO-14-28 
·         Military Airlift: DOD Plans to Participate in Multi-National Program to Exchange Air Services with European Nations. GAO-14-30R 
·         Personnel Security Clearances: Full Development and Implementation of Metrics Needed to Measure Quality of Process. GAO-14-157T [testimony]   
·         Security Clearances: Additional Mechanisms May Aid Federal Tax-Debt Detection. GAO-13-733 
·         Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Treasury's Investments in General Motors and Ally Financial.   GAO-14-6 
·         VA Health Care: Additional Guidance, Training, and Oversight Needed to Improve Clinical Contract Monitoring. GAO-14-54 

Henry Jackson Society

Heritage Foundation

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group
·         Crisis Watch November 2013, no. 123 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, October 31, 2013, v. 11, no. 20  
o    Targeting Civilians at the Core of Boko Haram’s New Strategy
o    Can the Sinai’s Bedouin Become a Counterterrorist Force?
o    Autonomy Campaign in Cyrenaica Brings Libya’s Oil Industry to a Halt

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 4-0, Joint Logistics, 16 October 2013 

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)
·         Special Operations Research Topics 2014  [CAC required] 

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2013 [updated November 1, 2013

McKinsey & Co. Global Institute

National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Security Archive

Naval War College
·         Fleet Arctic Operations Game 
o    Main Body Report 
o    Full Report (CAC enabled) 

New America Foundation
·         Cost of Connectivity 2013  

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         The Shadow of Iran 

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press


Small Arms Survey

Small War Journal
·         Dangers of Ethnicity in Analysis 
·         Heeding the Heretics 

Special Inspector General Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         October 2013 Quarterly Report to Congress 

Stanley Foundation

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy