Sunday, January 12, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 01-10-2014

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Air Force Research Institute
·         Air & Space Power Journal, January-February 2014, v. 28, no. 1  
o    Strengthening Understanding and Engagement with China's Air Force
o    NATO Air Command–Afghanistan: The Continuing Evolution of Airpower Command and Control
o    Employing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance: Organizing, Training, and Equipping to Get It Right
o    You Can't Win If You Don't Play: Communication—Engage Early, Engage Often
o    Maintaining Space Superiority
o    Revitalizing Nuclear Operations in the Joint Environment

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Army War College Library
·         Impact of Accelerating Technology - USAWC Library Selected Bibliography 

Asian Development Bank

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
·         Iran Matters - Belfer Iran Brief [new weekly summary] 

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated January 10, 2014

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)
·         The Trillion Dollar Nuclear Triad 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Iraq in Crisis  
·         Nuclear Scholars Initiative 
·         PacNet #3 - A Thai Response to the Tyranny of Global Commentary 
·         PacNet #2 - Does Abe’s Rightward Shift Threaten His Legacy? 
·         PacNet #1 - Rebalancing, China and Asian Dynamics – Obama’s Good Fit 
·         Southeast Asia from Scott Circle: Crackdown in Cambodia: What Options for the United States? 

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         Who Will Monitor the Spies? 

Chatham House

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space & Technology Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         The Situation in South Sudan 

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
·         The Syrian Refugee Crisis 

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Global Economics Monthly: January 2014 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Directive 3160.01, Homeland Defense Activities Conducted by the National Guard, August 25, 2008; Incorporating Change 1, Effective December 18, 2013 
·         DoD Instruction 1320.04, Military Officer Actions Requiring Presidential, Secretary of Defense, or Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Approval or Senate Confirmation, January 3, 2014 

Department of Defense SARP

Department of State

Department of the Navy
·         OPNAV 5721.1G - Release of Information on Nuclear Weapons and on Nuclear Capabilities of U.S. Navy Forces 

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Colombia Country Analysis Brief - January 2014 
·         International Energy Statistics  [quarterly update added

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Afghanistan: The View from India 

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Council on Foreign Relations
·         Egypt’s Unsustainable Crackdown 

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, January 2014 
o    Active Shooter Events from 2000 to 2012
o    Legal Digest: Supreme Court Cases: 2012 to 2013 Term
o    Notable Speech: Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity
o    Officer Survival Spotlight: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
o    Leadership Spotlight: Valuable Moments
o    Cyber Crime Update: Revamped Cyber’s Most Wanted List

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Foundation for Strategic Research


German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)
·         China’s Trade Policy 

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         The Rule of Law is the Casualty 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Border Security: DHS's Efforts to Modernize Key Enforcement Systems Could be Strengthened. GAO-14-62 

·         Compacts of Free Association: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight and Accountability of U.S. Assistance to Micronesia and the Marshall Islands. GAO-14-243T [testimony] 
·         Defense Infrastructure: Army Brigade Combat Team Inactivations Informed by Analyses, but Actions Needed to Improve Stationing Process. GAO-14-76 
·         Information Security: Agency Responses to Breaches of Personally Identifiable Information Need to Be More Consistent. GAO-14-34 
·         Iranian Commercial Activities: Foreign Firms Reported to Have Engaged in Certain Activities Involving Iran's Energy or Communications Sectors. GAO-14-218R 
·         James Webb Space Telescope: Project Meeting Commitments but Current Technical, Cost, and Schedule Challenges Could Affect Continued Progress. GAO-14-72   
·         Telecommunications: GSA Needs to Share and Prioritize Lessons Learned to Avoid Future Transition Delays. GAO-14-63 

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Human Impact Partners

IBM Center for the Business of Government

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, January 8, 2014 
o    Education Reform--A Key to South Africa's Future
o    Contested Presidential Election in Madagascar

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Update 2014 #7: Iraqi Army Recruits Volunteers for Anbar Operations  
·         Iraq Update 2014 #6: Sunni Tribal Dynamics in Fallujah and Ramadi 
·         Iraq Update 2014 #5: “The Time to Harvest is Coming” – ISIS Statement  
·         Iraq Update 2014 #4: Anbaris Weigh Negotiations with Maliki 
·         Iraq Update 2014 #3: Update on Situation in Fallujah 
·         Iraq Update 2014 #2: Al-Qaeda in Iraq Patrols Fallujah; Aims for Ramadi, Mosul,Baghdad 
·         Iraq Update 2014 #1: Showdown in Anbar 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Crisis Group
·         CrisisWatch, no. 125, January 2, 2014 
·         Mali: Reform or Relapse [full report is in French] 

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, January 10,2014, v. 14, no. 1 
o    Brief: Xi Evokes “New Left” Vision of China’s Future
o    Xi Invokes Mao’s Image to Boost his own Authority 
o    Tiananmen Attack: Islamist Terror or Chinese Protest?
o    The Language of Terrorism in China: Balancing Foreign and Domestic Policy Imperatives
o    China-US WMD Cooperation: Progress within Limits
·         Terrorism Monitor, January 10, 2014, v. 12, no. 1 
o    Ansar al-Shari’a: Transforming Libya into a Land of Jihad
o    Tunisian Extremists Expand Beyond Their Bases in Jebel Chaambi
o    Northern Cameroon under Threat from Boko Haram and Séléka Militants

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2014 [updated January 8, 2014

Lowy Institute for International Relations
·         Tensions in the East China Sea  

Meir Amit Intelligence and Study Center
·         Foreign Fighters in Syria 

National Academies Press

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
·         NIDS Journal of Defense and Security, No.14 (December 2013) 
o    ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting (ADMM) and ADMM Plus:  A Japanese Perspective
o    Is China's Social Unrest the Source of Its Foreign Policy?  A Preliminary Study on the Impact of Domestic  Instability on External Relations
o    Debates over the Military Value of Outer Space in the Past,  Present and the Future: Drawing on Space Power  Theory in the U.S.
o    Future Outlook for Arms Control / Disarmament Talks  on Non-Strategic Nuclear Forces
o    The Revitalisation of Japan's Submarine Industry:  From Defeat to Oyashio

National Institute of Justice
·         NIJ Journal, 2014, no. 283 
o    'Cultural Shift' Is Among Findings of Second Chance Act Evaluation

National Security Archive

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Naval Studies Board (NSB)

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
·         SOLLIMS Sampler, 2014, v. 5, no. 1 
o    Improving Host Nation Security through Police Forces

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

·         The RAND Toolkit
o    Volume 1 - The Development and Application of the RAND Program Classification Tool 
o    Volume 2 - The RAND Online Measure Repository for Evaluating Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Programs 
o    Volume 3 - A Systematic Process to Facilitate Evidence-Informed Decisionmaking Regarding Program Expansion 
o    Volume 4 - A Program Manager's Guide for Program Improvement in Ongoing Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Programs 

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons Defense Committee
·         Towards the Next Defense and Security Review, Part One
o    Volume I [report, minutes, oral evidence] 
o    Volume II [written evidence]  

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         President Rouhani and the IRGC 

White House

Wilson Center

World Bank