Monday, December 23, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 12-20-2013

38 North

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Asan Institute for Policy Studies
·         The Asan Public Opinion Brief (December 2013) 

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Palestinian Red Line 
·         Yemen Under Attack 

Bipartisan Policy Center


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress (CAP)
·         Moving Out of Harm’s Way 

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
·         CIP Report, December 2013, v. 12, no. 6  
o    Resilience

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
·         FYSA: For Your Situational Awareness, December 2013, Issue 2 
o    How is the Defense Drawdown Affecting Industry?
o    The Need for a National Debate on Nuclear Strategy
o    Invest in Pakistan...Really?
·         Global Economics Monthly, December 2013, v. 2, no. 12 : Economics and the Rebalance 
·         PacNet #91 - Importance of Jeju Civilian-Military Port 
·         PacNet #90 - North Korean Regime Change 
·         Significant Cyber Events [updated December19, 2013

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, December 2013, v. 7, no. 6 
o    Media Metrics: How Arab and Western Media Construct Success and Failure in the ‘Global War on Terror’ 
o    Sri Lanka’s Post-Conflict Strategy: Restorative Justice for Rebels and Rebuilding of Conflict-affected Communities
o    Salafi Violence and Sufi Tolerance? Rethinking Conventional Wisdom
o    Simultaneous Attacks by Terrorist Organisations
o    Al-Shabaab’s Somali Safe Havens: A Springboard for Terror
o    Rethinking International Counterterrorism Assistance to the Greater Horn of Africa: Toward a Regional Risk Reduction Strategy
o    Research Note on the Energy Infrastructure Attack Database (EIAD)
o    Risks of Terrorism, Homicide and Illness: a Methodological Consideration
o    Literature on the Conflict in Syria (2011 – November 2013)
o    Selected Dissertations and Theses on Terrorism, Counterterrorism and Political Violence, 1980 – 2013 

Central Asia Program - The Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
·         CIA at War 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         Who Lost Ukraine? 

Centre for European Reform (CER)

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
·         The Arctic and Geopolitics 

Chatham House
·         Shale Gas in the United Kingdom 

College of Europe

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         Federal Investment 
·         A Guide to Style and Usage 

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         NIPP 2013 Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience 
·         OIG-14-20 Adequacy of USSS Efforts to Identify, Mitigate, and Address Instances of Misconduct and Inappropriate Behavior (Redacted) 

Department of State

Department of the Air Force

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
·         ICD 731 - Supply Chain Risk Management 

East West Center

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Reforming Arab Security Sectors 

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Council on Foreign Relations
·         European Defence: Ten Years On 

European Policy Centre (EPC)
·         Pre-Summit Analysis 

FireEye, Inc.

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


German Development Institute

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Political Trends Center

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Defense Management: Further Analysis Needed to Identify Guam's Public Infrastructure Requirements and Costs for DOD's Realignment Plan. GAO-14-82 
·         Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Oversight of Carriers' Fraud and Abuse Programs. GAO-14-39 
·         Federal Protective Service Continues to Face Challenges with Contract Guards and Risk Assessments at Federal Facilities, GAO-14-235T (testimony)  
·         Homeland Security: Federal Protective Service Continues to Face Challenges with Contract Guards and Risk Assessments at Federal Facilities. GAO-14-235T (testimony)  

Heritage Foundation

Hoover Institute
·         Strategika, December2013, no. 9 
o    Is Our NATO Ally Turkey Emerging as a Regional Power That is Hostile, Neutral, or Can Remain a Partner to American Strategic Concerns?

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, December 13, 2013 
o    France's Latest African Rescue Mission--The Central African Republic
o    The Fallout from Malawi's "Cashgate" Corruption Scandal
·         Africa Watch, December 20, 2013 
o    Countering Al-Shabaab's Role in the Charcoal Trade: Time for Economic Warfare
o    April 2014: A Look Forward to the Next Election in South Africa
·         IDA Research Notes, Fall 2013 
o    DOD Acquisition—Starting Viable Programs
o    Defining acquisition trade space through “DERIVE”
o    Supporting acquisition decisions in air mobility
o    Assessing system reliability with limited flight testing
o    Promise, reality, and limitations of software defined radios
o    Implications of contractor working capital on contract pricing and financing
o    The mechanisms and value of competition
o    Initiation and early management of acquisition programs

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·         Chinese Intrusions Across the LAC  

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)

International Crisis Group
·         Somalia: Puntland’s Punted Polls 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lexington Institute

Lowy Institute for International Policy

Middle East Studies (MES)
·         MES Insights, December 2013, v. 4, no. 6

National Academies Press

National Defense University Press

National Iranian American Council (NAIC)

National Security Archive

Nautilus Peace and Security Network

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Office of U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)
·         Wastebook 2013  
Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Pew Hispanic Trends Project

Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Shamshad A. Khan, "Abe's Agenda of Revising Japanese Peace Constitution: The Motives and the Internal Challenges" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 136, December 2013) 

President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies
·         Whitehouse Press Release 


Security Council Report

Small Arms Survey

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR 14-13 Forward Operating Base Sharana: Poor Planning and Construction Resulted in $5.4 Million Spent for Inoperable Incinerators and Continued Use of Open-Air Burn Pits 

Stanley Foundation


Transnational Institute

Trust for America's Health

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

US Treasury Department

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House