Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 02-28-2014

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Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Air Force Research Institute (AFRI)
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Spring 2014, v. 8. no. 1  
o    China's Military Modernization and Cyber Activities
o    Why Cyber War Will Not and Should Not Have Its Grand Strategist
o    War on Our Doorstep: Not a Mere Crime Problem
o    Toward Attaining Cyber Domain
o    China: An Unlikely Economic Hegemon
o    Act and Actor Attribution in Cyberspace: A Proposed Analytic Framework
o    Airpower Writings of John Andreas Olsen

Airport Cooperative Research Program

American Enterprise Institute

American Security Project

Amnesty International

Army War College Library

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
·         Cybersecurity by Executive Order  

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated February 27, 2014

·         [United Kingdom's] PREVENT Strategy: A Cradle to Grave Police-State  

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
·         The Carrier Air Wing of the Future 

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Global Economics Monthly, February 2014, v. 3, no. 1 - China: Reform is in the Air? 

Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
·         Perspectives on Terrorism, February 2014, v. 8, no. 1 
o    Perspectives on Counterterrorism: From Stovepipes to a Comprehensive Approach
o    Analysing Terrorism from a Systems Thinking Perspective
o    Evidence-Based Counterterrorism or Flying Blind? How to Understand and Achieve What Works
o    Discovering bin-Laden’s Replacement in al-Qaeda, using Social Network Analysis: A Methodological Investigation
o    Boko Haram’s International Reach
o    Bibliography: Non-English Academic Dissertations on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
o    Bibliography: Terrorism Research Literature (Part 2)
o    “Counterterrorism Bookshelf” – 23 Books on Terrorism & Counter-terrorism Related Subjects
o    A Primer to the Sunni-Shia Conflict

Central European Policy Institute and DemosEUROPA

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International and Strategic Analysis (SISA)

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combating Terrorism Center
·         CTC Sentinel, Special Issue - February 2014, v. 7, no. 2 
o    The Future Role of U.S. Counterterrorism Operations in Africa
o    Al-Shabab’s Capabilities Post-Westgate
o    An In-Depth Look at Al-Shabab’s Internal Divisions
o    The Malian Government’s Challenge to Restore Order in the North
o    The In Amenas Attack in the Context of Southern Algeria’s Growing Social Unrest
o    Will Terrorism in Libya be Solely Driven by Radical Islamism?
o    Religious Violence in Tunisia Three Years after the Revolution
o    Leadership Analysis of Boko Haram and Ansaru in Nigeria

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

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         Lebanon at the Crossroads 

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         CBO’s Outlook for the Economy 

Council on Foreign Relations
·         The Taliban in Afghanistan 
·         U.S.-Cuba Relations 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Instruction 1010.04, Problematic Substance Use by DoD Personnel, February 20, 2014 
·         DoD Instruction 1235.09, Management of the Standby Reserve, February 12, 2014 
·         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 1332.43, Voluntary Separation Pay (VSP) Program for Service Members, February 26, 2014 
·         DoD Instruction 1348.19, Award of Medals, Trophies, Badges, and Similar Honors in Recognition of Accomplishments, February 3, 2014 
·         DoD Instruction 5100.76, Safeguarding Sensitive Conventional Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (AA&E), February 28, 2014 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         Report No.: 14-35  Independent Review of U.S. Coast Guard’s Reporting of FY 2013 Drug Control Performance Summary Report 
·         Report No.: 14-36 USCIS Controls To Ensure Employers Sponsoring H-1B and L-1 Employees Pay Applicable Border Security Fee 
·         Report No.: 14-38  Review of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Reporting of FY 2013 Drug Control Performance Summary Report 
·         Report No.: 14-40 Independent Review of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Reporting of FY 2013 Drug Control Performance Summary Report 
Department of State

Department of the Navy

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

Enough Project

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         South Africa Country Analysis Brief - February 2014 

EU Directorate General for External Policies

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Behind and Beyond al-Sisi’s Bid 

European Parliamentary Research Service

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         The Russian Invasion of Ukraine 

Fortify Rights, Inc.


German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Security Studies
·         Global Security Studies Journal, Winter 2013, v. 5, no. 1 
o    The Emergence of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Effectiveness of the US Counterterrorism Efforts
o    Cyber-Security: The Threat of the Internet
o    Syria, Iran, and Hizballah: A Strategic Alliance
o    The Legality behind Targeted Killings and the Use of Drones in the War on Terror
o    The Impact of CIA Drone Strikes and the Shifting Paradigm of U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy
o    Radicalization of Youth as a Growing Concern for  Counter-Terrorism Policy

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Army Workload and Performance System: Actions Needed to Complete Assessment of Unnecessary Overlap with Logistics Modernization Program. GAO-14-266 
·         Aviation Workforce: Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots. GAO-14-232 
·         Aviation Workforce: Current and Future Availability of Aviation Engineering and Maintenance Professionals. GAO-14-237 
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: Observations on DHS Efforts to Identify, Prioritize, Assess, and Inspect Chemical Facilities. GAO-14-365T [testimony] 
·         Defense Transportation: DOD Can Better Ensure That Federal Agencies Fully Reimburse for Using Military Aircraft. GAO-14-189 
·         Electronic Health Records: VA and DOD Need to Support Cost and Schedule Claims, Develop Interoperability Plans, and Improve Collaboration. GAO-14-302 
·         Information Technology: Leveraging Best Practices and Reform Initiatives Can Help Defense Manage Major Investments. GAO-14-400T [testimony] 
·         Internet Pharmacies: Most Rogue Sites Operate from Abroad, and Many Sell Counterfeit Drugs. GAO-14-386T [testimony] 
·         Military Health System: Sustained Senior Leadership Needed to Fully Develop Plans for Achieving Cost Savings. GAO-14-396T [testimony] 

Heritage Foundation
·         Is the FDA Getting Out of Control? 

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa WatchFebruary 27, 2014 
o    South Africa's Defense -- Time for Decisions?
o    A Viable "Third Way" Political Party in Mozambique?

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

International Crisis Group

Korea Institute for National Unification

National Academies Press

National Cooperative Highway Research Program
·         NCHRP Synthesis 451: Emergency Medical Services Response to Motor Vehicle Crashes in Rural Areas 
·         NCHRP Synthesis 456: Non-Nuclear Methods for Compaction Control of Unbound Materials 

National Security Archive

NATO Defense College

Naval War College
·         Gray Book [collection of Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz communications] 

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Institute
·         Roadmap for Russia-India-China 

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)
·         Conflict and Peace Studies, Spring 2013, v. 5, no. 1 
o    Afghanistan and Pakistan: A Common Security Perspective  
o    Pak-Iran Relations: Views of Political and Religious Parties and Militant Groups
o    Anti-Americanism Deconstructed
o    Culture of Violence versus Culture of Silence
o    The Role of Religious Scholars in Counter-Radicalization
o    Evolution of Militant Groups in Pakistan (3)

Pew Research Center for People and the Press

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Internet Project
·         The Web at 25 in the U.S. 

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Gerhard Seibert, "São Tomé Simultaneously Strengthens Relations with Taipei and Re-Establishes Commercial Ties with Beijing" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 137, February 2014) 
·         Sean Goforth, "Papering Over Brazil's Problems" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 138, March 2014) 


Simon Center for Interagency Cooperation
·         IAP 12W (February 2014) Systems Theory and Military Leadership 

Small Wars Journal
·         Why an Army http://smallwarsjournal.com/printpdf/15313

Stimson Center

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

UN General Assembly

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Youth Radicalization in Pakistan 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Implications of a Sisi Presidency 

Wilson Center
·         Pakistan's Urbanization: Enabling Entrepreneurial Innovations to Serve Pakistan's Urban Poor http://www.wilsoncenter.org/sites/default/files/PakistanUrbanization.RahmanPolicyBrief.pdf