Monday, February 10, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 02-07-2014

38 North

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Army Surgeon General

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council
·         Urbanization in Latin America 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Bank of England

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)


Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Census Bureau

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
·         [DOD] Strategic Choices Exercise  

Center for Climate and Security

Center for Global Development

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Korea Chair Monitor, January 23 - February 5, 2014. v. 2, no. 2  
·         PacNet #14 - Overcoming the Japan-South Korea Historical Identity Complex 
·         PacNet #13 - Political Crisis in Thailand not Unique 
·         PacNet #10R - Response to PacNet #10 
·         QDR and FY15 Budget Alternative  
·         Significant Cyber Events [updated February 4, 2014

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for European Strategy

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House
·         Putin's Legacy 

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Committee
·         Worldwide Threats Hearing 

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         Historical Budget Data - February 2014 

Conciliation Resources

Council on Foreign Relations
·         China’s Environmental Crisis 
·         Global Economics Monthly, February 2014 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction 1320.10, Discharge of Commissioned Officers Not Qualified for Promotion to the Grade of First Lieutenant or Lieutenant (Junior Grade), February 6, 2014 
·         DoD Instruction 1348.19, Award of Medals, Trophies, Badges, and Similar Honors in Recognition of Accomplishments, February 3, 2014
·         DoD Instruction 1438.06, DoD Workplace Violence Prevention and Response Policy, January 16, 2014 
·         DoD Instruction 5240.19, Counterintelligence Support to the Defense Critical Infrastructure Program (DCIP), January 31, 2014 

Department of State
·         Terrorism Designations FAQs 

East- West Center

Energy Information Agency (EIA)
·         Angola Country Analysis Brief - February 2014 
·         China Country Analysis Brief - February 2014 

Enough Project

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Afghanistan: The View from Russia 
·         Sochi: Games with Frontiers 

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Journalism Centre (EJC)

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, February 2014 
o    Responding to Persons with Mental Illness: Can Screening Checklists Aid Law Enforcement?
o    Pell Grant Fraud Awareness: White-Collar Crime Challenges
o    Perspective: Taking Ownership of the Local Law Enforcement Brand
o    Officer Survival Spotlight: Speed and Seatbelts
o    Leadership Spotlight: Lunchtime Learning Seminars: Benefits and Steps to Get Started

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global ECCO
·         Combating Terrorism Exchange (CTX), February 2014, v. 4, no. 1 
o    A Roundtable Conversation on Intelligence and Terrorism Part One: The Changing Nature of Terrorism
o    A Roundtable Conversation on Intelligence and Terrorism Part Two: Requirements and Roles and Missions
o    Tags, Tweets, and Tethers
o    The Relevance of Technology in the Fight against India’s Maoist Insurgency
o    Big Data, Insider Threats, and International Intelligence Sharing
o    A Roundtable Conversation on Intelligence and Terrorism Part Three: Sharing Intelligence in Counterterrorism
o    Preventing a Day of Terror: Lessons Learned from an Unsuccessful Terrorist Attack
o    CTAP Interview: Peter Berg, Director of Lone Survivor
o    CTAP Interview Part Two: A Roundtable Discussion of Lone Survivor

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Border Security: DHS Needs to Strengthen Its Efforts to Modernize Key Enforcement Systems. GAO-14-342T [testimony] 
·         Commercial Space Launches: FAA's Risk Assessment Process Is Not Yet Updated. GAO-14-328T [testimony] 
·         Federal Contracting: Commercial Item Test Program Beneficial, but Actions Needed to Mitigate Potential Risks. GAO-14-178
·        Nanomanufacturing: Emergence and Implications for U.S. Competitiveness, the Environment, and Human Health. GAO-14-181SP 
·         Troubled Asset Relief Program: More Efforts Needed on Fair Lending Controls and Access for Non-English Speakers in Housing Programs. GAO-14-117 

Heritage Foundation

Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI)

Hoover Institution
·         Strategika, 2014, no. 10 
o    Do Drones Present New Military Opportunities or are They Simply an Updated Technological Variant of Age-old Weapons and Tactics?

Human Rights Watch

Institut Francais des Relations Internationales

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, February 6, 2014 
o    The Personalization of Political Power in Nigeria and South Africa:  Style Over Substance
o    Elections in Bissau:  Hope for the Best, but Expect the Worse

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)

Institute for Public Policy

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report No 55 

Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-International

Institute for the Study of Labor

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
·         Afghanistan - Order of Battle [updated February 2014
·         Iraq Update 2014 #11: Maliki Proposes Four New Provinces in Iraq 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Challenging Times in Indo-US Ties 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)
·         Beyond the Refugee Crisis in Syria [video] 

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
·         The Battle to End the VA Backlog 

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, February 7, 2014,  v. 12. no. 3 
o    “With These Guns We Will Return to Kurdistan”: The Resurgence of Kurdish Jihadism
o    Anti-Balaka Militias Target Muslims in the Central African Republic
o    Islamist North Caucasus Rebels Training a New Generation of Fighters in Syria

Law Library of Congress

Lowy Institute for International Relations

Mercatus Center

National Academies Press

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

National Security Archive
·         The Rwanda Sitreps 

Naval War College

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxfam International

Oxford Research Group

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Charitable Trust

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Public Interest Advocacy Center

·         Back to the Future: The Resurgence of Salafi-Jihadists  [testimony] 

Refugees International

Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel
·         Commission website 

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal
·         A Grunt at Work

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR 14-32 Audit Report - Direct Assistance: USAID Has Taken Positive Action to Assess Afghan Ministries’ Ability to Manage Donor Funds, but Concerns Remain 

Stimson Center

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

UPMC Center for Health Security and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies
·         Security and Defense Studies Review, 2013, v. 14 - Special Issue: The Drug Policy Debat
o    China, United States, and Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities
o    Perspective on Cutting Edge Research for Crime and Security Policies and Programs in the Caribbean
o    The Growth of the Private Security Industry in Barbados: A Case Study
o    A Geopolitical Interpretation of Security Concerns within United States–Latin American Relations
o    A Tentative Embrace: Brazil’s Foreign and Trade Relations with the United States
o    Brazil’s Border Security Systems Initiative: A Transformative Endeavor in Force Design
o    Estratégia Nacional de Defesa do Brasil: Comentários sobre a sua Implementação (2008–2011)
o    Perspectives on Instability: Honduras and Paraguay
o    Civil-Military Relations in Latin America: Selected Bibliography
o    The Drug Policy Debate - A Selection of Brief Essays Representing the Diversity of Opinion, Contributors: Marilyn Quagliotti, Timothy Lynch, Peter Hakim (with Kimberly Covington), Craig Deare, AMB Adam Blackwell, and General (ret.) Barry McCaffrey