Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Friday Miscellany 12-06-2013

Afghanistan Analyst Network

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         Geneva II Battle: Opposing Agendas  

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, November 2013, v. 20, no. 11 
o    Syncope among U.S. Air Force Basic Military Trainees, August 2012-July 2013 
o    Syncope, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 1998-2012
o    Update: motor vehicle-related deaths, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 1999-2012
o    Surveillance snapshot: bacterial meningitis among beneficiaries of the Military Health System, 1998-2013
o    Surveillance snapshot: age and gender distribution of service members, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, compared to the U.S. population, 2011

Asia Foundation

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
·         Afghanistan: Future Scenarios 

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Geneva Interim Accord—A Bad Deal 

Bipartisan Policy Center

Bread for the World Institute

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated November 30, 2013

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Global Development

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
·         CNA's Integrated Ship Database: Third Quarter CY 2012 Update  

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest,  28 November 2013, No. 140: Capital Flight and Off-Shore Investment 

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Korea Chair Monitor, November 20, 2013, v. 1, no. 11
·         PacNet #88 - New Thinking on Futenma Replacement
·         PacNet #87 - Chinese Announcement of the Air Defense Identification Zone – What Follows?
·         PacNet #87A - Complicating the Complex: China's ADIZ
·         PacNet #86 - Impasse in Japan-Korea Relations is an Opportunity for Resolution
·         PacNet #85 - Building Peace and Security in the Asia-Pacific

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC)

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for European Reform

Centre for Eastern Studies

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House
·         Qatar’s Foreign Policy 

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Congress. Senate. Office of Senator Chuck Grassley

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         Overview of the Federal Budget 

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

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Directive 3115.16, The Defense Warning Network, December 5, 2013
·         DoD Directive 5205.75, DoD Operations at U.S. Embassies, December 4, 2013
·         Report—Results of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Organizational Review
·         Fact Sheet—Office of the Secretary of Defense Organizational Review
·         Transcript—DOD Press Briefing by Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey

Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General

Department of State

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         United Arab Emirates Country Analysis Brief - December 2013 

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         After Vilnius 

Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         2012 Hate Crime Statistics 

French Institute of International Relations (Institut français des relations internationals)


Foundation for Strategic Research (Fondation pour la recherche stratégique)

German Development Institute (GIE)

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Geospatial Information: OMB and Agencies Can Reduce Duplication by Making Coordination a Priority. GAO-14-226T [testimony] 
·         Immigration Detention: Additional Actions Could Strengthen DHS Efforts to Address Sexual Abuse. GAO-14-38 

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa WatchDecember 5, 2013 
o    Petro-Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea
o    Despite Protests, Dos Santos and MPLA Firmly in Control of Angola

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         India and Asian Geopolitics 

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group
·         CrisisWatch N°124, 01 December 2013 

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, December 5, 2013, v. 13, no. 24 
o    East China Sea Air Defense Moves: What for and Why Now?
o    Philippine Military Modernization More Urgent and Less Likely after Hurricane
o    China’s East China Sea ADIZ: Framing Japan to Help Washington Understand
o    AirSea Battle and ADIZ: A Reaction to a Reaction
o    Critical Node: Taiwan’s Cyber Defense and Chinese Cyber-Espionage
o    Ending the Sino-Mongolia Chill
·         Terrorism Monitor, December 3, 2013, v. 11, no. 22 
o    Foreign Fighters in Somalia and al-Shabaab’s Internal Purge
o    Turkey Faces Security Challenges and Political Dilemmas in the Syrian Conflict
o    Oil Exploration and Political Stalemate Threaten to Trigger Renewed Conflict in the Western Sahara

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 1-05, Religious Affairs in Joint Operations, 20 November 2013
·         Joint Pub 3-06, Joint Urban Operations, 20 November 2013

Legatum Institute
·         Caught in the Bear Trap

Middle East Studies (MES)
·         MES Insights, November 2013, v. 4, no. 5
o    The Safeguard of the Iranian Regime: Nuclear Weapons Program

National Academies Press

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation

Oxford Research Group

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)
·         Conflict & Peace Studies, Spring 2013, v. 5, no. 1
o    Afghanistan and Pakistan: A Common Security Perspective  
o    Pak-Iran Relations: Views of Political and Religious Parties and Militant Groups
o    Anti-Americanism Deconstructed
o    Culture of Violence versus Culture of Silence
o    The Role of Religious Scholars in Counter-Radicalization
o    Evolution of Militant Groups in Pakistan (3)

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Program for Public Consultation
·         Questionnaire

Quilliam Foundation


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

Stanley Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

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


Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House Council of Economic Advisors and the Department of Labor

World Bank - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency