Sunday, February 16, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 02-14-2014

38 North

AEI’s Critical Threats Project
·         Yemen's Pivotal Moment 

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute
·         Yemen's Pivotal Moment 

American Farm Bureau

Amnesty International

Annenberg Public Policy Center
·         Alarms Unheeded 
·         Homeland Confusion [video] 

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         Conflict Trends Report no.23: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence, February 2014 

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Asia Foundation

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council
·         Egypt’s Labor Dilemma 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         The Boycott Mirage 

·         The Arab World Learning Barometer 

CATO Institute

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest,  6 February 2014, no. 142 
·         Russian Analytical Digest,  9 February 2014, no. 143: The Sochi Olympics 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #14R - Response to PacNet #14 “Power and Identity in Japan-South Korea Relations” 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         Latvia and Greece: Less is More 

Centre for European Reform
·         CER Bulletin, February/March 2014 
o    Britain’s Populist Arms Race over Immigration
o    EU-Russia Relations:  Partnership on Ice?
o    Why Europe Broaden Its Horizons in the Shael

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
·         Bioterrorism: Assessing the Threat 

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure 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

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         Capping War-Related Spending 

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Media Censorship in China 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of State
·         Background Briefing on Syria 

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         U.S. Energy Mapping System 

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Commission

European Investment Bank

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Mayhem in Michoacán Mexico 


German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Civilian Intelligence Community: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Reporting on and Planning for the Use of Contract Personnel. GAO-14-204 
·         Civilian Intelligence Community: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Reporting on and Planning for the Use of Contract Personnel. GAO-14-257T [testimony]  
·         Department Of Homeland Security: Ammunition Purchases Have Declined Since 2009. GAO-14-119 
·         Drinking Water: EPA Has Improved Its Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Program, but Additional Action Is Needed. GAO-14-103 
·         Drug Shortages: Public Health Threat Continues, Despite Efforts to Help Ensure Product Availability. GAO-14-194 
·         Drug Shortages: Threat to Public Health Persists, Despite Actions to Help Maintain Product Availability. GAO-14-339T [testimony]  
·         Extreme Weather Events: Limiting Federal Fiscal Exposure and Increasing the Nation's Resilience. GAO-14-364T [testimony] 
·         Managing for Results: Implementation Approaches Used to Enhance Collaboration in Interagency Groups. GAO-14-220 
·         Maritime Administration: Ship Disposal Program Needs Improved Communications and Updated Strategic Plan. GAO-14-223 
·         Personnel Security Clearances: Actions Needed to Ensure Quality of Background Investigations and Resulting Decisions. GAO-14-138T [testimony] 
·         U.S.-China Trade: Detailed Lists of Commitments in Key Bilateral Dialogues (GAO-14-224SP, February 2014), an E-supplement to GAO-14-102  
·         U.S.-China Trade: United States Has Secured Commitments in Key Bilateral Dialogues, but U.S. Agency Reporting on Status Should Be Improved. GAO-14-102 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

IJ Infinity Group
·         Infinity Journal, Winter 2014, v. 3, no. 4 
o    Politics, Strategy, and the Stream of Time
o    Beyond Strategy as a Means to an End
o    North Korean Provocation Gone Nuclear: What Happens Next & How the U.S. Can Prevent It in the First Place
o    Blurred Lines: The Myth of Guerrilla Tactics
o    The Fox and the Hedgehog: Contrasting Approaches to Anticipating the Environment
o    Strategy and the Use of Covert Operations: The Failed Attempts to Overthrow Saddam Hussein

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, February 12, 2014 
o    The African Growth Story Continues--But What If...
o    Zimbabwe Opposition Faces Leadership Challenge

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Veterans and Military Families

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

International Crisis Group
·         Fields of Bitterness (I): Land Reform in Burundi [full report in French] 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         What is Shadow Banking? 

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms 

Journal of Water and Energy Security
·         Journal of Water and Energy Security, January 2014, v. 1, no. 1 
o    Global Water and Energy Security
o    The Global Water Landscape: Strategic Issues and Policy Implications
o    A New Nicaragua Canal: Environmental, Policy, and Strategic-Security Implications
o    The Economic and Social Costs of Criminal Maritime Activity

Lexington Institute

Long War Journal
·         Green-on-Blue Attacks in Afghanistan: The Data [updated February 13, 2014

Military Officers Association of America, et. al.
·         Military Spouse Employment Report 

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
·         Future State Vision - 2018 
·         NGA Strategy 2013-2017   

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NATO Defense College
·         Vox Collegii Magazine, 2014, v. 81 

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation
·         Cult of the Cyber Offensive 

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Oxford Research Group

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Internet Project

Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Noureddine Jebnoun, "Changing Security Dynamics in North Africa and Western Sahel Region" (Portuguese Journal of International Affairs, no. 8, Spring/Summer 2014): 3-14 


Reporters Without Borders
·         2014 World Press Freedom Index  

Stanley Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Ubiquity Press
·         International Journal Stability of Security & Development, 2014, v. 3,no. 1 

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House

Wilson Center

World Bank