Sunday, April 6, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 04-04-2014

38 North
·         North Korean Nukes 2.0 

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

American Security Project

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, March 2014, v. 21, no. 3 
o    Urinary Tract Infections during Deployment, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008-2013
o    Legionellosis in Military Health System Beneficiaries, 1998-2013
o    Update: heat injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2013
o    Update: Exertional Rhabdomyolysis, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2009-2013
o    Update: Exertional Hyponatremia, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 1999-2013

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Berghof Conflict Research

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated March 31, 2014]  

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Center for American Progress

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Strategic Trends 2014: Key Developments in Global Affairs 
o    Russia as a Challenger of the West
o    Sinking in Shifting Sands: The EU in North Africa
o    The ‘Talibanization’ of Insurgency
o    Mounting Challenges to Geostrategic Access
o    People Decide, Parameters Shape: US Foreign Policy Under Barack Obama

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
·         The Global Youth Wellbeing Index 
·         Korea Chair Monitor, March 20 - April 2, 2014, v. 2. no. 6  
·         Nuclear Notes,  v. 4 
·         PacNet #27 - The ROK-US Summit: why beat a dead horse when you can move mountains? 
·         PacNet #26 - The end of strategic ambiguity: Indonesia formally announces its dispute with China in the South China Sea
·         PacNet #25 - China’s Peaceful Rise: Peace through strength? 
·         PacNet #24A - Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its implications for East Asia: a Russian perspective 

Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World
·         Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, March 2014, v. 16 
o    The Dawn of the Islamic State of Iraq and Ash-Sham 
o    Islamism, Post-Islamism, and Civil Islam
o    Islamists Respond to the "End of Islamism"
o    Turkey's Religious Outreach and the Turkic World
o    The Fractured Jihadi Movement in the Sahara
o    Nigerian al-Qaedaism  

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for European Reform (CER)
·         CER Bulletin, Issue 95, April/May 2014 
o    Poland and Ukraine: A Tale of Two Economies
o    Who Will Run Europe?
o    Human Rights and Policy Wrongs

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Centre for Security Governance

Chatham House
·         Law and Citizenship in the GCC  

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

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Danish Institute for International Studies

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         Fort Hood Shooting 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-050 Section 847 Ethics Requirements for Senior Defense Officials Seeking Employment with Defense Contractors 

Department of Energy (DOE)
·         DOE/IG-0902 National Nuclear Security Administration Nuclear Weapons Systems Configuration Management 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         OIG-14-55 DHS’ System To Enable Telework Needs a Disaster Recovery Capability 

Department of State

Department of the Army
·         TRADOC Pamphlet 525-8-5, The U.S. Army Functional Concept for Engagement 

East-West Center

Elliot School of International Affairs - Central Asia Program

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         South Korea Country Analysis Brief - April 2014 

Enough Project
·         Sudan's Tortured Peace Process 

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         Xi Jinping and the EU 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin April 2014 
o    Laser Attacks Against Aircraft: A Threat to Citizens and Law Enforcement Personnel
o    Building Resilience to Violent Extremism: One Community’s Perspective
o    Officer Survival Spotlight: By the Numbers: Turning LEOKA Data into Training Opportunities
o    Leadership Spotlight: The Legacy of a Leader

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


German Development Institute

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Afghanistan: Changes to Updated U.S. Civil-Military Strategic Framework Reflect Evolving U.S. Role. GAO-14-438R 
·         American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Economic Indicators Since Minimum Wage Increases Began. GAO-14-381 
·         Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs. GAO-14-340SP 
·         Defense Infrastructure: Army Has a Process to Manage Litigation Costs for the Military Housing Privatization Initiative. GAO-14-327 
·         Information Security: Federal Agencies Need to Enhance Responses to Data Breaches. GAO-14-487T [testimony] 
·         International Financial Reforms: U.S. and Other Jurisdictions' Efforts to Develop and Implement Reforms. GAO-14-261 
·         Missile Defense: Mixed Progress in Achieving Acquisition Goals and Improving Accountability. GAO-14-351 (Corrected) 
·         Missile Defense: Mixed Progress in Achieving Acquisition Goals and Improving Accountability. GAO-14-481T [testimony] 
·         National Preparedness: HHS Has Funded Flexible Manufacturing Activities for Medical Countermeasures, but It Is Too Soon to Assess Their Effect. GAO-14-329 
·         Puerto Rico: Information on How Statehood Would Potentially Affect Selected Federal Programs and Revenue Sources. GAO-14-31 

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, April 3, 2014 
o    Kenya's Muslims—In the Eye of the Storm
o    Have African Union Policies Helped Reduce Military Coups?

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Inclusive Security

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report No 57 

Institute for the Study of War

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group

International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, April 4, 2014, v. 12, no. 7 
o    Indian Investigations Reveal Funding System for Promoting Jihad in Kashmir
o    From Syria to Sulawesi: Could Mujahideen Indonesia Timor become an ISIS Ally?
o    The Libyan Oil Crisis:  Social Fragmentation in an Unstable State

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2014 [updated April1, 2014

Lowy Institute for International Relations
·         Next-gen Jihad in the Middle East 

National Bureau of Asian Research

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

National Defense University Press
·         Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), April 2014, no. 73 
o    The Joint Force Commander’s Guide to Cyberspace Operations
o    Achieving Accountability in Cyberspace: Revolution or Evolution?
o    Combined Effects Power
o    Information-Sharing with the Private Sector
o    “Break Out”: A Plan for Better Equipping the Nation’s Future Strategic Leaders
o    Green Peace: Can Biofuels Accelerate Energy Security?
o    Shaping a 21st-Century Defense Strategy: Reconciling Military Roles
o    Targeting the JIIM Way: A More Inclusive Approach
o    Airpower and Globalization Effects: Rethinking the Five Rings
o    Sun Tzu in Contemporary Chinese Strategy
o    Geography Matters in Maintaining Global Mobility
o    Reflections on Operation Unified Protector
o    Silent Watch: The Role of Army Air and Missile Defense
o    Leveraging U.S. Civilian Capabilities in Africa
o    The Case for the Junior Joint Logistics Officer Training Program
o    Dieppe All Over Again: The Quandaries of Combined Joint Operations
o    Cross-Domain Synergy: Advancing Jointness

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
·         East Asian Strategic Review 2014 (English Executive Summary) 

National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NIMO)
·         NMIO Technical Bulletin, February 2014,  v. 6 
o    Ocean Facilities for Energy Extraction
o    Ad hoc Sensor Networks to Support Maritime Interdiction Operations
o    Atom-based Gravimeters and Inertial Sensors – Potential Emerging Capabilities
o    International Collaboration in Maritime Trade Protection: Exercise Bell Buoy 13
o    GINA Network-centric Assemble-to-Description Architecture
o    Mine Warfare Area Folders

National Security Archive

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Return to War in South Sudan 

Oxford Research Group

Peace Research Institute Oslo
·         Defining the Scope of Autonomy 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Internet Project
·         Older Adults and Technology Use 

Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal
·         Narco-Cities: Mexico and Beyond 

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR 14-45-AL Baghlan Prison Construction 
·         SIGAR Strategic Plan 2014-2016 

Stanley Foundation

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Swedish Defence Research Agency - Russia

Transatlantic Academy

Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons, Defense Committee

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Lords, Select Committee on Soft Power and the UK’s Influence

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Lords, European Union Committee

·         Ongoing USG Humanitarian Assistance to Pakistan [map updated 3/27/2014] 

United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House

Wilson Center