Sunday, September 29, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 09-27-2013

38 North

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AERU)
·         Balkh's Economy in Transition 

American Enterprise Institute

American Security Project

Amnesty International
·         Forced Evictions of Roma in France 

Asian Development Bank
·         Asia Bond Monitor, September 2013 

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Asian Institute for Policy Studies

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS)
·         Regional Analysis for Syria 

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs


Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Center for a New American Security

Center for Complex Operations (CCO)
·         Prism, 2013, v. 4,no. 3 
o    Remarks of U.S. President Barack Obama at National Defense University on May 23, 2013
o    Securing the State: National Security and Secret Intelligence
o    Military Leaders and Global Leaders: Contrasts, Contradictions, and Opportunities
o    Redefining the Indirect Approach, Defining Special Operations Forces (SOF) Power, and the Global Networking of SOF
o    The Military in a Wicked World: A European Union Military Point of View
o    Addressing a Recurrent, Variable and Complex Challenge: The Uncertain Trajectory of Stabilization and Reconstruction in U.S. Security Strategy
o    From Multilateral Champion to Handicapped Donor - And Back Again?
o    Central America’s Northern Triangle: A Time for turmoil and Transitions
o    A US Asian-Pacific Pivot Point
o    Towards a Taxonomy of Militaries
o    Joint Deployable Training Teams: Helping to Focus the Effort
o    Response to the Decade of War
o    An Interview with Dennis Blair

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
·         Collaborative Reform Model 

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, No. 136: Navalny and the Moscow Mayoral Election 

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, September 2013, v. 6, no. 9 
o    The Risk of Non-State Actors Acquiring Chemical Weapons in Syria
o    The Swedish Foreign Fighter Contingent in Syria
o    Pakistani Fighters Joining the War in Syria
o    AQAP’s Resilience in Yemen
o    Bilal al-Berjawi and the Shifting Fortunes of Foreign Fighters in Somalia
o    The Current State of Mexico’s Many Drug Cartels
o    Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Defense

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG-13-120 - Transportation Security Administration's Deployment and Use of Advanced Imaging Technology 
·         OIG 13-122 - Annual Review of the United States Coast Guard Mission Performance FY 2012 

Department of Justice Inspector General

Department of State

Department of State Inspector General

East-West Center

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Disarming Syria 
·         Engaging Indonesia 

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Council on Foreign Relations
·         The EU's Silent Revolution 

European Parliament

European Policy Centre (EPC)


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         When Germany Sends Troops Abroad 

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Border Security: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Planning for a Biometric Air Exit System, by Rebecca Gambler, director, homeland security and justice, before the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, House Committee on Homeland Security. GAO-13-853T [testimony] 
·         Community Policing Hiring Grants: Grant Application and Monitoring Processes Could Be Improved to Further Ensure Grantees Advance Community Policing. GAO-13-521 
·         Defense Acquisitions: Navy Strategy for Unmanned Carrier-Based Aircraft System Defers Key Oversight Mechanisms. GAO-13-833 
·         Department of Homeland Security: Opportunities Exist to Better Evaluate and Coordinate Border and Maritime Research and Development. GAO-13-732 
·         Federal Information Security: Mixed Progress in Implementing Program Components; Improved Metrics Needed to Measure Effectiveness. GAO-13-776  
·         Human Capital: Opportunities Exist to Further Improve DOD's Methodology for Estimating the Costs of Its Workforces. GAO-13-792 
·         Human Rights: Additional Guidance, Monitoring, and Training Could Improve Implementation of the Leahy Laws. GAO-13-866 
·         National Airspace System: Improved Budgeting Could Help FAA Better Determine Future Operations and Maintenance Priorities. GAO-13-693 
·         Prepositioned Stocks: Inconsistencies in DOD's Annual Report Underscore the Need for Overarching Strategic Guidance and Joint Oversight. GAO-13-790 
·         Public Transit: Survey of Public Transit Agency Officials on Contracting Out Public Transit Operations and Other Services. GAO-13-824SP 
·         Public Transit: Transit Agencies' Use of Contracting to Provide Service. GAO-13-782 
·         Supply Chain Security: DHS Could Improve Cargo Security by Periodically Assessing Risks from Foreign Ports. GAO-13-764 

Heritage Foundation


Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for National Strategic Studies

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         Syria Update: The Islamic Alliance Emerges 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Economics of Pak-Afghan Relations 

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
·         Climate Change 2013 (Fifth Assessment Report) 

International Crisis Group

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Iran Watch
·         Iran's Nuclear Timetable 

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, September 27, 2013, v. 13, no. 19 
o    Ideological Crackdown Reaches Strongholds of Reform
o    China-U.S. Military Ties on the Upswing
o    Li Keqiang, New Type Urbanist
o    Chinese Commercial Engagement with Guyana: The Challenges of Physical Presence and Political Change

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 3-57, Civil-Military Operations, 11 September 2013 

Lexington Institute

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2013 [updated September 22, 2013
·         Green-on-Blue Attacks in Afghanistan: The Data [updated September 26, 2013

Middle East Studies (MES), Marine Corps University

Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China
·         Prohibition of Dual Use Exports to NorthKorea: Items and Technology List [translatabale version list] 

Mother Agnes Mariam of the Cross

National Academies Press

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

National Security Archive
·         Underground Facilities: Intelligence and Targeting Issues [Hiding of Military Assets by "Rogue Nations"] 

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxfam International

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency
·         India, Pakistan, Water 

Pew Internet and American Life Project
·         Who’s Not Online and Why 

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project
·         Unauthorized Immigration 

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Gerhard Seibert, "São Tomé and Príncipe:The End of the Oil Dream?" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 134, September 2013) 

Project 2049 Institute


Small Arms  Survey

Small Wars Journal

Stimson Center

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Strategic Studies Institute

Ubiquity Press
·         Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 2013, v. 3 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Who Is Hassan Rouhani? 

White House