Monday, November 18, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 11-15-2013

Afghanistan News Network

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, November-December 2013, v. 27, no. 6 
o    Search and Rescue in the High North: An Air Force Mission?
o    Cyberspace Superiority: A Conceptual Model
o    A Strategic Assessment of Infrastructure Asset-Management Modeling
o    Who's in Charge? Commander, Air Force Forces or Air Force Commander?
o    Deployed Communications in an Austere Environment: A Delphi Study
o    Missile-Warning Augmentation: A Low-Risk Approach
o    Public Health Considerations of Launching Nuclear Waste to the Sun

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         Conflict Trends Report no.20: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence, November 2013 

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Asian Centre for Human Rights
·         Judicial Coup d'état in Maldives 

Atlantic Council
·         Spotlight—Venezuela 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Israel vs. the Iran-Hizballah Axis 
·         Kerry’s Antagonism Unmasked 
·         Kerry: Stay Home 

Bipartisan Policy Center
·         Conditional Sanctions and Repeal Authority: A Mechanism for Legislative-Executive Cooperation on Negotiations with Iran
o    Report 
o    Tables  


Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Canadian Security Intelligence Center (CSIC)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         The CIP Report, November 2013, v. 12, no. 5 
o    Education

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Ending a Feud Between Allies 
·         New Perspectives in Foreign Policy, Summer/Fall 2013, v. 5 
·         PacNet #81 - China's New "State Security Committee": Questions Ahead 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         The European Banking Disunion 

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International and Strategic Analysis (SISA)

Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

Chatham House

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Iraq 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
·         Threats to the Homeland 

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-007  Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Afghanistan Disposal Process Needed Improvement 

Department of State

East-West Center

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Council on Foreign Relations
·         A Westphalia Moment at Geneva? 

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
·         Terrorist Financing in West Africa 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Aviation Security: TSA Should Limit Future Funding for Behavior Detection Activities. GAO-14-159 
·         Aviation Security: TSA Should Limit Future Funding for Behavior Detection Activities. GAO-14-158T [testimony] 
·         Defense Logistics: Army Should Track Financial Benefits Realized from its Logistics Modernization Program. GAO-14-51 
·         DHS Financial Management: Additional Efforts Needed to Resolve Deficiencies in Internal Controls and Financial Management Systems. GAO-13-561 
·         DHS Financial Management: Continued Effort Needed to Address Internal Control and System Challenges. GAO-14-106T [testimony] 
·         Federal Employees: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Performance Management Pilot. GAO-13-755 
·         Information Resellers: Consumer Privacy Framework Needs to Reflect Changes in Technology and the Marketplace. GAO-13-663 
·         Information Technology: Leveraging Best Practices to Help Ensure Successful Major Acquisitions. GAO-14-183T [testimony] 
·         Military Personnel: Actions Needed to Improve Evaluation and Oversight of Reserve Officers' Training Corps Programs. GAO-14-93 
·         Personnel Security Clearances: Opportunities Exist to Improve Quality Throughout the Process. GAO-14-186T [testimony] 
·         Preliminary Observations on DOD Estimates of Contract Termination Liability. GAO-14-107R 

Heritage Foundation

Hoover Institute
·         Strategika, no. 8 
o    America-Russia: The Bearable Weight of History

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, November 14, 2013 
o    Africa’s Expanded Access to Credit Markets—Opportunity and Risk
o    The Crisis in Central African Republic—How Late is Too Late?

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
·         IAEA Safeguards Report on Iran 

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report, November 2013, no 52 

Institut Francais des Relations Internationales

Institute for the Study of War
·         Afghanistan - Order of Battle [updated October 2013
·         Iraq Update # 39 - Further Indications of al-Qaeda’s Advance in Iraq 

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

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group

International Institute for Counter-Terrorism

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Bailouts and Systemic Insurance 

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, November 15, 2013, v. 11, no. 21 
o    Militancy in the Niger Delta Becoming Increasingly Political – A Worry for 2015
o    AQAP Resilience Exposes the Weakness of Yemen’s Security Apparatus
o    The Day After: Iran’s Quiet Taliban Diplomacy Reflects Preparations for a Post-U.S. Afghanistan

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

NATO Defense College

New America Foundation

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Pak Institute for Peace Studies

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project

Pew Research Journalism Project

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)


Refugees International

Small Wars Journal
·         Political Legitimacy and Values 

Stanley Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

UNISCI - Research Unit on International Security and Cooperation
·         UNISCI Journal no. 33 October 2013  
o    Building a State without the Nation? “Peace-through-Statebuilding” in Southern Sudan, 2005-2011
o    Post-conflict Decentralization: Dynamics of Land and Power in Unity State–South Sudan
o    The Poetics of Transitional Justice in Dinka Songs in South Sudan
o    The CPA Failure and the Conflict in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States
o    Interests of Border Communities in Water and Pastures: Will They Influence Nile Water Policies of the Two Sudans?
o    The Perpetuation of a System of Conflicts in Darfur, Caught Between Local Violence and Regional Disorder
o    How to Handle Your Neighbours’ Conflict: Ethiopia’s Relationships with Sudan and South Sudan
o    South Sudan Secession: Modelling the Fiscal Shock and Its Spillover Effects
o    Confederation: A Better Tool for Good Neighborliness´s and Prosperous Relationships Between Sudan and South Sudan
o    Obama and the Middle East, Round Two
o    In Pursuit of 1 Sri Lanka: Lessons from a Malaysian Counterpart

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
·         Afghanistan Opium Survey—2013 

United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Wilson Center