Monday, March 31, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 03-28-2014

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Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         The Salafi Nour Party In Egypt 

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Arms Control Association and Partnership for Global Security Report

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council
·         Europe's Imperfect Banking Union 

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare
·         Cyberspace as a Weapon System 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Bipartisan Policy Center

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
·         Nuclear Security Fact Sheet 


Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress (CAP)
·         Turkey in Turmoil 

Center for Global Development
·         Does Development Reduce Migration? 
Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, 15 March 2014/No. 144 Corruption in Russia 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         New Perspectives in Foreign Policy, v. 6, Winter 2014 
·         PacNet #24 - Russia’s Crimean annexation: what it means for East Asia 
·         PacNet #23 - Why Crimea matters to the US and Asia 
·         PacNet #22 - Crimea’s Demonstration Effect in Asia 

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
·         Studies in Intelligence, December 2013, v. 57, no. 4 
o    Rethinking the President’s Daily Intelligence Brief
o    Needed: More Thinking about Conceptual Frameworks for Analysis—The Case of Influence
o    Iraqi Human Intelligence Collection on Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program, 1980–2003

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, March 2014, v. 7, no. 3 
o    The War of Jihadists Against Jihadists in Syria
o    The Finnish Foreign Fighter Contingent in Syria
o    The Narco of Narcos: A Profile of Fugitive Mexican Druglord Rafael Caro-Quintero
o    The Caucasus Emirate: From Anti-Colonialist Roots to Salafi-Jihad
o    The Evolution of the Ethnic Baluch Insurgency in Iran
o    A Profile of the Informal Anarchist Federation in Italy
o    Recent Highlights in Political Violence

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Military Personnel Overview 
·         Posture of the United States Army 

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
·         Over-Federalization 

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Current Readiness of U.S. Forces 

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Energy & Natural Resources Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Directive 3222.04, Electronic Warfare (EW) Policy, March 26, 2014 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-046  Independent Auditor’s Report on the Examination of DoD Execution of North Atlantic Treaty Organization–Contributing Countries’ Donations to Afghan National Army Trust Fund 
·         DODIG-2014-047  Independent Auditor’s Report on the Attestation of the Existence, Completeness, Rights and Obligations, and Presentation and Disclosure of the Department of the Navy’s Ordnance 

East West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Enough Project

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union Institute for Security Studies
·         Afghanistan: The View from Iran 
·         Qatar: Last Arab(ist) Standing? 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Draining the Swamp in Iraq  

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Canceled DOD Programs: DOD Needs to Better Use Available Guidance and Manage Reusable Assets. GAO-14-77 
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: Observations on Key Factors in DHS's Implementation of Its Partnership Approach. GAO-14-464T [testimony] 
·         Defense Infrastructure: DOD's 2013 Facilities Corrosion Study Addressed Reporting Elements. GAO-14-337R   
·         DHS Asset Forfeiture: Additional Actions Could Help Strengthen Controls over Equitable Sharing. GAO-14-318  
·         F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: Problems Completing Software Testing May Hinder Delivery of Expected Warfighting Capabilities. GAO-14-322 
·         F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: Slower Than Expected Progress in Software Testing May Limit Initial Warfighting Capabilities. GAO-14-468T [testimony]  
·         Federal Contracting: Noncompetitive Contracts Based on Urgency Need Additional Oversight. GAO-14-304 
·         International Food Aid: Better Agency Collaboration Needed to Assess and Improve Emergency Food Aid Procurement System. GAO-14-22 
·         Major Automated Information Systems: Selected Defense Programs Need to Implement Key Acquisition Practices. GAO-14-309 
·         Spectrum Management: FCC's Use and Enforcement of Buildout Requirements. GAO-14-236 

Heritage Foundation

Hoover Institution
·         Strategika, February 2014, no. 11 
o    Does China Pose an Immediate Threat to US Strategic Interests?

Households in Conflict Network
Human Rights Watch

IJ Infinity Group
·         Infinity Journal Special Edition - The Strategy Bridge, March 2014 
o    Thoughts on Colin Gray's Strategy Bridge
o    A Theory for Practice: But Where is Machiavelli?
o    The Reluctant Theorist: Colin Gray and the Theory of Strategy
o    War, 'Moral Forces', and the 'Virus of Strategism'
o    Relativity and Negotiation: Core Elements of a General Theory of Strategy
o    Anachronism and Strategic History

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for National Strategic Studies

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch,  March 27, 2014 
o    Burundi 2015: If at First You Don't Succeed...
o    Shale Gas: The Solution to South Africa's Energy Crisis?

Institute for the Study of War

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Youth and Aam Aadmi Party 

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group
·         The Next Round in Gaza 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Korea Institute for National Unification

KPMG International, Inc.

Lexington Institute

Lowy Institute for International Relations

National Academies Press

National Security Archive

New America Foundation

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxfam International

Oxford Research Group

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Alena Vysotskaya Guedes Vieira, "Ukraine's Revolution: A Challenge to Russia's Eurasian Integration Project" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 142, March 2014) 
·         Sandra Fernandes, "Ukraine: A New Geopolitical Europe with Less European Union?" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 141, March 2014) 


Refugees International

Royal United Services Institute

Small Wars Journal
·         Government in a Box 

Stanley Foundation

Students Veterans Project

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons, Defense Committee
·         Remotely Piloted Air Systems: Current and Future UK Use
o    Volume I (the report) 
o    Volume II (written evidence)  

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Egypt's New Military Brass 

Wilson Center
·         Iranian Nuclear Talks Plow Ahead