Sunday, December 15, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 12-13-2013

38 North
·         A Drop of  Caution 

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR)

American Psychological Association (APA)

American Security Project
·         Fact Sheet – Egypt 

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         Conflict Trends Report no.21: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence, December 2013 

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Yemen Under Attack 

Berkman Center on Internet & Society

Brennan Center for Justice
·         National Security and Local Police 

·         How Mobile Technology is Improving Service Delivery [event audio & transcript] 
·         How Social Media is Changing Government and Governance Around the World [event audio & transcript] 
·         Insuring China’s Energy Security  [event audio & transcript] 
·         A New Model for Defense Intelligence [event audio & transcript] 
·         Russia's Role in the Middle East [event audio] 
·         Taiwan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Issues and Opportunities [event audio & transcript] 

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
·         Victims of Identity Theft, 2012 

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Center for American Progress (CAP)
·         Sequestering American Innovation 

Center for Energy Governance and Security
·         LNG Import Diversification in Asia 

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Issues & Insights v. 13, no. 16 - Institutionalizing Nuclear Governance in the Asia Pacific 
·         New Nuclear Suppliers 
·         PacNet #89 - From Russia without Love: Russia Resumes Weapons Sales to China 
·         PacNet #87B - Why did South Korea need to revise the KADIZ? 
·         Refueling the Global Fund 
·         Shaping Iraq’s Security Forces 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         Germany as Scapegoat 
·         The Ghost of Deflation Past 
·         REACH: A killer whale for SMEs? 

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Human Rights Abuses in Egypt 
·         The Resurgence of al-Qaeda in Iraq 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
·         The State of American Aviation 

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         The Transition in Afghanistan 

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 [cost estimate] 

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General
·         OIG 14-17 Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing The Department of Homeland Security 

Department of State
·         The Transition in Afghanistan 

Department of the Navy

European Council on Foreign Relations

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, December 2013 
o    Vetting Confidential Human Source Intelligence Through Investigative Statement Analysis
o    Investigating Domestic Violence: Raising Prosecution and Conviction Rates
o    Legal Digest: Searches Incident to Arrest in the Smartphone Age
o    Officer Survival Spotlight: Wide-Reaching Benefits of Law Enforcement Training.
o    Leadership Spotlight: Emotional Triggers in Decision Making

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


German Development Institute

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Climate Change: Federal Efforts Under Way to Assess Water Infrastructure Vulnerabilities and Address Adaptation Challenges. GAO-14-23 
·         Defense Management: Actions Needed to Ensure National Guard and Reserve Headquarters are Sized to Be Efficient. GAO-14-71 
·         Department of Homeland Security: DHS's Efforts to Improve Employee Morale and Fill Senior Leadership Vacancies. GAO-14-228T [testimony] 
·         Dodd-Frank Regulations: Agencies Conducted Regulatory Analyses and Coordinated but Could Benefit from Additional Guidance on Major Rules. GAO-14-67 
·         Financial Audit: Office of Financial Stability (Troubled Asset Relief Program) Fiscal Years 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements. GAO-14-172R 
·         Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise: NNSA's Budget Estimates Do Not Fully Align with Plans. GAO-14-45 

Headquarters CONR–1AF (AFNORTH)

Heritage Foundation
·         The U.S. Should Lead on Ukraine 

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Infinity Journal
·         Infinity Journal, 2013 Special Edition
o    An Introduction to War and Strategy: Back to Basics
o    What is Strategy
o    Brining the Fundamentals of Strategy to IR
o    Another Bloody Century?
o    Seek and Destroy? The Forgotten Strategy for Countering Armed Rebellion
o    Strategy: Some Notes for a User’s Guide
o    Explaining Strategic Theory
o    The Policy-Strategy Distinction: Clausewitz and The Chimera of Modern Strategic Thought
o    The Mythology of Grand Strategy
o    Strategic Culture: More Problems than Prospects
o    ‘Cyberwar’ Is Not Coming
o    Air-Sea Battle as a Military Contribution to Strategy Development

Institut Francais des Relations Internationales (IFRI)
·         Urbanization and Mobility in China 

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         Iran Nuclear Deal: The Fine Print 

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS – Israel)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report No 53 (December 2013

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, December 13, 2013, v. 11, no. 23 
o    The Army of Justice and the Threat of Sunni Militancy in the Sistan-Baluchistan Province of Iran
o    Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Attacks Morocco’s “Kingdom of Corruption and Despotism”
o    Kurdish Strategy Towards Ethnically-Mixed Areas in the Syrian Conflict

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 3-24, Counterinsurgency, 22 November 2013 

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2013 [updated December 12, 2013

Miller Center
·         A Blueprint for Presidential Leadership [National Transportation Policy Conference] 

National League of Cities (NLC)

National Security Archive

Naval War College
·         Navy Leader Development Strategy 
·         Navy Leader Development Outcomes 

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxfam International

Oxford Research Group

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency
·         Report of Pakistan-Afghanistan Parliamentarians Dialogue - IX (September 24-25, 2013) 

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
·         China’s New Silk Road Diplomacy 

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)



Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

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

UN Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic
·         Final Report 

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Voice of Jihad
·         A Reflection on the American Drone War Strategy [a different point of view]

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         The Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in Iraq 
·         Saudi Arabia's War on Twitter 

Wilson Center