Monday, January 27, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 01-24-2014

38 North
·         North Korea's French Connection 

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute
·         Russia's Precarious Olympics  

Army War College Library

Arthur D. Simons Center
·         IAE 14-01W Understanding Environmental Security and Climate Change 

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council
·         Negotiating Libya's Constitution  

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies


Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Carter-Ruck and Co., Inc.
·         Report into the Credibility of Certain Evidence with Regard to Torture and Execution of Persons Incarcerated by the Current Syrian Regime  [marked confidential but it is not a US Government security marking]

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress

Center for International Policy (CIP)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         FYSA: For Your Situational Awareness, January 2014,  Issue 3 
o    The Pressing Need for Improved Disaster Resilience
o    Beyond Walls: Security in the Coming Urban Age
o    The Next NATO Summit: Setting Up for Disappointment
·         Iraq in Crisis 
·         Korea Chair Monitor, v. 2, no. 1 - January 9 - January 22, 2014 
·         PacNet #5R - Response to PacNet #5 “The Yasukuni Puzzle” 
·         PacNet #9 -- Nuclear-security lessons from Australia 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction 7730.47, Defense Incident-Based Reporting System (DIBRS), January 23, 2014 

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Afghanistan: The View from India 
·         EUFOR RCA Bangui: 'Defence Matters
·         Horizon 2014: The Arab World 
·         Horizon 2014: Sub-Saharan Africa 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union, Directorate-General for External Policies

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         The Geopolitics of Sochi 


German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Army Corps of Engineers: Cost Increases in Flood Control Projects and Improving Communication with Nonfederal Sponsors. GAO-14-35 
·         Defense Management: DOD's Conference Policy Is Generally Consistent with OMB's Requirements. GAO-14-150 
·         Flood Insurance: Strategies for Increasing Private Sector Involvement. GAO-14-127 
·         Recovery Act: Grant Implementation Experiences Offer Lessons for Accountability and Transparency. GAO-14-219 

Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch
·         World Report for 2014: Events of 2013  

IJ Infinity Group
·         Journal of Military Operations, Winter 2014, v. 2, no. 1 
o    Does Operational Art Exist? Space, Time and a Theory of Operational Art
o    Out of Balance: Rebalancing Access and Overcoming Denial
o    The Edge of Glory: The Western Way of Combat and the Seach for the Elusive Decisve Battle in an Age of Terror
o    The Tactics Gap: Why We Wrestle with the Basics
o    Training Obversations
o    The Killing of an Unknown Afghan Fighter in September 2011: A Breakdown in Battlefield Discipline

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, January 23, 2014 
o    China-Japan Tensions Play Out in Africa
o    Police Vetting in Kenya Illustrates Both Progress and Challenges to Reform

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Inclusive Security

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, v. 14, no. 2, January 24, 2014 
o    Hainan Revises Fishing Regulations in South China Sea: New Language, Old Ambiguities
o    Lunar Rover Marks Another Advance in China’s Space Programs
o    Beijing Copes with a Weakened Ma Administration: Increased Demands, and a Search for Alternatives
o    The China Factor in India-Japan Relations
·         Terrorism Monitor, v. 13, no. 2, January 24, 2014 
o    Al-Qaeda Leader al-Zawahiri Urges Jihad Against the “Anti-Islamic” Government of Bangladesh
o    The Struggle for Arabistan: Tensions and Militancy in Iran’s Khuzestan Province
o    Tripoli Battles Shadowy Qaddafists While Tribal Rivals Fight Over Southern Libya

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2014 [updated January24, 2014

National Academics Press

National Security Archive

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
·         ADIZ: A Four Letter Word 

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxfam International

Oxford Research Group

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Project on Government Oversight



S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Securing America’s Future Energy

Small Wars Journal
·         Counterinsurgencies and Deterrence 
·         Giving Advising its Due 
·         Karzai's Great Game Gamble 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Trials and Tribulations in Lebanon 

Wilson Center

World Bank
·         Global Economic Prospects 2014