Sunday, February 2, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 01-31-2014

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Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         Somalia: An Unconvincing Progress 

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE

American College of Emergency Physicians

American Enterprise Institute
·         Azerbaijan's Iran Problem  

American Security Project

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, January 2014, v. 21, no. 1 
o    Editorial: The Military and Its Potential Role in Malaria Elimination
o    Update: Malaria, U.S. Armed Forces, 2013
o    Report of Two Cases of Vivax Malaria in U.S. Soldiers and a Review of Malaria in the Republic of Korea 
o    Surveillance Snapshot: Self-reported Malaria Prophylaxis Compliance Among Service Members with Diagnosed Malaria, 2008-2013
o    Images in Health Surveillance: Dengue and Chikungunya Virus Vectors and Prevention
o    Deployment-related Conditions of Special Surveillance Interest

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         India-Israel Defense Cooperation 

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         Egypt’s Post-Mubarak Predicament  
·         Reforming India's Financial System 

CATO Institute
·         Obamacare: What We Know Now 

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Policy

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         The Gulf Military Balance 
o    Volume I: The Conventional and Asymmetric Dimensions 
o    Volume II: The Missile and Nuclear Dimensions 
o    Volume III: The Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula 
·         Iraq in Crisis 
·         PacNet #12 - China's Anti-Japan Campaign 
·         PacNet #11 - Class, Economy, Monarchy: Thailand’s Multidimensional Malaise 
·         PacNet #10 - Middle-Power Cooperation between South Korea and India: Hedging the Dominance of the Great Powers 

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

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
·         Hot Air, Guilt and Arbitration 

Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
·         Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 2013, v. 15, no. 2 
o    Arctic Security Order: Collective Security, Collective Defense, or Something New?
o    Arctic Security - An Equation with Multiple Unknowns
o    Understanding The Arctic Council: A 'Sub-Regional' Perspective
o    China's Growing Interest in the Arctic
o    The European Union – An Arctic Actor?
o    The Quest for Resources – the Case of Greenland
o    The ”new” Arctic – the Military Dimension
o    Appendix: Conference on Arctic Security: Summary and Perspectives
o    Canadian Defence Spending – A Case Study of Mismanagement

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
·         The Scope of Fair Use 

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Veterans Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Energy & Natural Resources Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Intelligence

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The Rise of Islamic Finance                

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction 1215.17, Educational Requirements for Appointment to a Grade Above First Lieutenant or Lieutenant (Junior Grade) in a Reserve Component, January 29, 2014 
·         DoD Instruction 5240.19, Counterintelligence Support to the Defense Critical Infrastructure Program (DCIP), January 31, 2014 
·         DoD Manual 3150.02, DoD Nuclear Weapon System Safety Program Manual, January 31, 2014 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-033 Followup Audit: Body Armor First Article Testing Standardized DoD-Wide  

Department of State

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Congo (Brazzaville) Country Analysis Brief - January 2014 
·         Monthly Energy Review, January 2014 
·         Qatar Country Analysis Brief - January 2014 

Enough Project
·         Clouds over Congo’s Progress 

EU  Directorate-General for External Policies

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Afghanistan: The View from China 
·         Horizon 2014: Central Asia 
·         Horizon 2014: Eastern Europe 

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Leadership Network (ELN)

European Policy Centre (EPC)

·         Spanish Foreign Policy Monitor:October-December 2013 [in Spanish] 

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         The Race for the Arctic 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: More Comprehensive Planning Would Enhance the Cybersecurity of Public Safety Entities' Emerging Technology. GAO-14-125 
·         Federal Workforce: Recent Trends in Federal Civilian Employment and Compensation. GAO-14-215 
·         Imminent Danger Pay: Actions Needed Regarding Pay Designations in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility. GAO-14-230R 
·         Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Information on Mortgage Protections and Related Education Efforts. GAO-14-221 
·         U.S. Merchant Marine: Maritime Administration Should Assess Potential Mariner-Training Needs. GAO-14-212 

Henley Putnam University
·         Journal of Strategic Security, Winter 2013, v. 6, no. 4 
o    Russia and Countering Violent Extremism in the Internet and Social Media: Exploring Prospects for U.S.-Russia Cooperation Beyond the "Reset"
o    Media Use and Source Trust among Muslims in Seven Countries: Results of a Large Random Sample Survey
o    Preventing Violent Extremism through Value Complexity: Being Muslim Being British
o    Social Identity Theory for Investigating Islamic Extremism in the Diaspora
o    Irrational Rationality of Terrorism

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for National Strategic Studies
·         Escalation in Gaza 

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         South African Crime Quarterly, December 2013, no. 46 

Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations

Institute for the Study of War
·         Assad Strikes Damascus 
·         The Campaign for Homs and Aleppo 
·         Iraq Update 2014 #10: Journalists, Government Employees Targeted in Mosul Intimidation Campaign 
·         Iraq Update 2014 #11: Maliki Proposes Four New Provinces in Iraq 

International Crisis Group
·         CrisisWatch, February 2014, no. 126

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lexington Institute

Lowy Institute for International Policy

Marine Corps University Middle East Studies
·         MES Insights, January 2014, v. 5, no. 1 
o    Syria’s Civil War: No Resolution in Sight

McAfee, Inc.

Migration Policy Institute

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force
·         Commission website  

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

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
·         China Security Report 2013 

Naval War College
·         Piracy 
·         Taliban Networks in Afghanistan 

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Observer Research Foundation

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Oxfam International

Oxford Research Group

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Arms Survey
·         Rifles 

Small Wars Journal
·         Helping ‘Till It Hurts 

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR 14-26 - Support for Afghanistan’s Justice Sector: State Department Programs Need Better Management and Stronger Oversight 
·         SIGAR 14-30 - Afghan National Security Forces: Despite Reported Successes, Concerns Remain about Literacy Program Results, Contract Oversight, Transition, and Sustainment 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP)

Transnational Institute
·         State of Power 2014 

Ubiquity Press
·         Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 2014, v. 3,no. 1 
o    The Implementation of Police Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Analysing UN and EU Efforts
o    Violent Conflicts and Civil Strife in West Africa: Causes, Challenges and Prospects

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         2014 State of the Union Address [enhanced video version] 
·         Open for Questions: State of the Union 2014 [video] 

William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies

World Bank