Sunday, December 1, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 11-29-2013

38 North

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Air University
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Winter 2013, v. 7, no. 4 
o    China’s Nuclear Weapons and the Prospects for Multilateral Arms Control
o    Convergent Technologies and Future Strategic Security Threats
o    Chinese-US Relations: Moving Toward Greater Cooperation or Conflict?
o    Reforming Defense: Lessons for Arab Republics
o    Terrorism in China: Growing Threats with Global Implications
o    The Future of US Deterrence in East Asia: Are Conventional Land-Based IRBMs a Silver Bullet?
o    Demystifying Conventional Deterrence: Great-Power Conflict and East Asian Peace

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Amnesty International

Army, Marine Corps and the United States Special Operations Command
·         Strategic Landpower White Paper 

Asian Development Bank
·         Pacific Economic Monitor - December 2013 

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Asan Institute for Policy Studies
·         South Koreans and Their Neighbors 

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
·         Iran Matters [website] 

British American Security Information Council  (BASIC)


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         New Russia Policy for Germany 

CATO Institute

Center for Naval Analysis (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, 18 November 2013,  No. 139: Governors and Mayors 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Impact Player: Choi Yoon-hee 
·         PacNet #84 - Pacify Tensions Before They Boil Over 

Center for Strategic Budgetary Assessment (CSBA)

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC)

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for European Reform (CER)
·         CER Bulletin, no. 93 
o    Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: European Security and Defence
o    Why Germany’s Trade Surplus is Bad for the Eurozone
o    On Target, Off Track: Europe’s Failure to Protect the Climate

Centre for Security Governance
·         eSeminar Primer No. 1 - Libya: Dealing with the Militias and Advancing Security Sector Reform 

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combatting Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, November 2013, v. 6, no. 11-12 
o    Syria Proving More Fertile Than Iraq to Al-Qa`ida’s Operations
o    Tracking Australian Foreign Fighters in Syria
o    The Capture of Abu Anas al-Libi: Reactions and Militancy in Libya
o    Increase in Taliban Efforts to Recruit from Afghan Government and Security Forces
o    The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters: The Newest Obstacles to Peace in the Southern Philippines?
o    The Evolution of Jihadism in Italy: Rise in Homegrown Radicals
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Afghanistan After the Drawdown 
·         China's Maritime Disputes 
·         U.S. War in Afghanistan timeline 

Department of the Navy
·         OPNAVINST. 3111.17 - Strategic Laydown and Dispersal Plan for the Operating Forces of the U.S. Navy 

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Russia Country Analysis Brief - November 2013 

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         BRICS - the Next Layer 
·         BRICS – What’s in a Name? 

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Council on Foreign Relations

Federation of American Scientists (FAS)
·         Public Interest Report, Fall 2013, v. 66, no. 4 
o    We Don't Need Another Manhattan Project
o    President's Message: Rights and Responsibilities
o    Geopolitical and Cyber Risks to Oil and Gas
o    Uranium Mining and the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program
o    Global Threat Reduction Initiative Efforts to Prevent Radiological Terrorism
o    U.S. Spent Nuclear Fuel: The Up To $80/kgU Solution

Feinstein International Center
o    Part One A Review of Livestock Based Livelihood Projects in Sudan
o    Part Two Three Case Studies of Livestock Emergency Programmes in Sudan, and Lessons Learned

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Hurricane Sandy Relief: Improved Guidance on Designing Internal Control Plans Could Enhance Oversight of Disaster Funding. GAO-14-58 
·         National Preparedness: Actions Taken by FEMA to Implement Select Provisions of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006. GAO-14-99R 
·         National Laboratories: DOE Needs to Improve Oversight of Work Performed for Non-DOE Entities. GAO-14-78 
·         U.S. Currency: Coin Inventory Management Needs Better Performance Information. GAO-14-110 

Government of Scotland

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Hudson Institute

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch November 27, 2013 
o    Waters of the Nile—Dispute Simmers but Armed Conflict Unlikely
o    Justice for the Victims of Post-Election Violence in Kenya—Delayed or Denied?

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         The US-Iran Deal and the Outcome 

Institute for Public Policy (IPP)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Afghanistan Order of Battle—November 2013 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Korea Economic Institute of America

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2013 [updated November 29, 2013

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Lowy Institute for International Relations

National Academies Press

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

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainment

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxfam International

Oxford Research Group

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Polaris Project


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Security Council Report
·         UN Sanctions 

Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Making the Iran Nuclear Deal Work 

White House

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control