Monday, April 14, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 04-11-2014

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Afghanistan Analysts Network

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Air Force Headquarters

American Enterprise Institute
·         Brazil and Mexico: Hope or Hype? 

Amnesty International
·         Fair Trial Manual, 2nd ed  

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         Conflict Trends Report no.25: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence, April 2014 

Arthur D. Simons Center
·         IAS-003 (April 2014) 9/11, Counterterrorism, and the Senior Interagency Strategy Team: Interagency Small Group Performance in Strategy Formulation and Implementation 

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Jerusalem is Not Up for Grabs 

Bipartisan Policy Center


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         Situation Report: Pakistan 

Center for American Progress (CAP)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
·         Drone Strikes in Pakistan 

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, No. 146: Eurasian Union 
·         Russian Analytical Digest, No. 145: Russia and the Asia-Pacific 

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment (CBSA)
·         Toward a Balanced Combat Air Force 

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
·         The Challenges to Transition in Afghanistan:2014-2015 [revised and corrected] 
·         Policy Writings on the Middle East (Arabic) 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         Restarting Ukraine’s Economy 

Centre for European Reform (CER)

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Climate Central

Combat Studies Institute Press

Commission on Energy and Geopolitics
·         Oil Security Index - Quarterly Update, April 2014 

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Readiness Posture 

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         U.S. Policy Toward Morocco 

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
·         Army Active and Reserve Force Mix 
·         Army Modernization  
·         Navy Shipbuilding Programs  
·         Tactical Aircraft Programs 

Congress. Senate. Energy & Natural Resources Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
·         Oversight of Small Agencies 

Dept. of Agriculture and Dept. of Interior

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         National Defense Budget Estimates for FY 2015 [Green Book] 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-057  Improvements to Controls Over Cash Are Needed at Army Disbursing Stations in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia 

Department of State
·         Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks 

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Enough Project

EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

European Data Protection Supervisor

European Policy Centre (EPC)

European Union Institute for Security Studies

European Union Non-Proliferation Consortium

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Air Force: Actions Needed to Strengthen Management of Unmanned Aerial System Pilots. GAO-14-316 
·         Aviation Safety: FAA Should Improve Usability of its Online Application System and Clarity of the Pilot's Medical Form. GAO-14-330 
·         Ballistic Missile Defense: Actions Needed to Address Implementation Issues and Estimate Long-Term Costs for European Capabilities. GAO-14-314 
·         Defense Infrastructure: In-Kind Projects Initiated during Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012. GAO-14-280 
·         Federal Facility Security: Additional Actions Needed to Help Agencies Comply with Risk Assessment Methodology Standards. GAO-14-86 
·         KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Program Generally on Track, but Upcoming Schedule Remains Challenging. GAO-14-190   
·         Military Capabilities: Navy Should Reevaluate Its Plan to Decommission the USS Port Royal. GAO-14-336 
·         Presidential Helicopter Acquisition: Update on Program's Progress toward Development Start. GAO-14-358R 
·         Status of Efforts to Initiate an Amphibious Combat Vehicle Program. GAO-14-359R 

Heritage Foundation

Households in Conflict Network

Human Rights Watch

Institute for National Strategic Studies

Institute for the Study of War
·         Hezbollah in Syria  

Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Inter-American Dialogue

International Association of Police Chiefs (IAPC)
·         Ambush Fact Sheet                  

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, April 10, 2014, v. 14, no. 7 
o    New High-Level Groups Threaten Line Between Party and Government
o    Sunflowers in Springtime: Taiwan’s Crisis and the End of an Era in Cross-Strait Cooperation
o    ‘A Peaceful, Friendly and Civilized Lion’: Xi Explains China’s Rise in Europe
o    Facing Grain Shortfalls, China Asserts Self-Sufficiency Policy
o    PLA Joint Operations Developments and Military Reform

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lowy Institute for International Policy

·         Beyond the Breach 

Marine Corps University Middle East Studies
·         MES Insights, January 2014, v. 5, no. 2 
o    Future of Direction of Afghanistan: A Look Into History
o    Building Yemen's Maritime Security Capacity

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

National Defense University
·         Targeted Killing of Terrorists 

National Preparedness Leadership Initiative

National Security Archive

National Sheriffs Association and Treatment Advocacy Center

New America Foundation

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors
·         The EU and Its Rural Areas 

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
·         SOLLIMS Sampler 2014, v. 5, no. 2 
o    Overcoming “Challenges & Spoilers” with “Unity & Resolve”

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)


Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
·         Ukraine Crisis 

Security & Defense Agenda
·         EU and 21st Century Security 

Small Arms Survey
·         Firearms and Violence in Honduras 

Small Wars Journal
·         The Exhausted Insurgency 

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR 14-30 Audit Report - Afghan National Security Forces: Despite Reported Successes, Concerns Remain About Literacy Program Results, Contract Oversight, Transition, and Sustainment 
·         SIGAR 14-26 Audit Report  Support for Afghanistan’s Justice Sector: State Department Programs Need Better Management and Stronger Oversight 
·         SIGAR-14-27-SP  USAID Assistance to Afghanistan Reconstruction: $13.3 Billion Obligated Between 2002 and 2013 

Stanley Foundation

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

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

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Lords, European Union Committee
·         Euro Area Crisis: An Update 

UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
·         Global Study on Homicide 2013  

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

US Marine Corps
·         Expeditionary Force 21 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

World Bank
·         Prosperity for All: Ending Extreme Poverty
o    Report 
o    Infographic