Monday, May 19, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 05-16-2014

38 North

Air University Press

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         India's May 12 Elections 

American Enterprise Institute
·         The Rundown – May 12, 2014 

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

American Security Project (ASP)
·         Ten Key Facts—Climate Change 
·         White Paper: National Security and Space

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Aspen Institute

Atlantic Council

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated May 14,2014

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute
·         REAL ID—State-by-State Update 

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Testing Times for Saudi Arabia 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Comparative Connections v.16 n.1  
·         The HPV Vaccination in Japan 
·         Korea Chair Monitor, May 1 - May 13, 2014, v. 2, no. 9 
·         Issues & Insights Vol. 14 - No. 4 - Rare Earth Elements: A Critical Strategic Resource in Asia 
·         PacNet #39 - Comparative Connections Summaries 
·         PacNet #38 - Vietnam’s next move: sue CNOOC 
·         PacNet #38A - China sending giant oil rig to Vietnam’s EEZ: Four strategic mistakes 
·         PacNet #37 - Synergy or Neutrality? Time for US and Indonesia to Clarify Positions on the South China Sea 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         Macedonia: Illiberal Democracy 

Chatham House

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations
·         Misleading Parallelism 

College of Europe

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         Report no. 20130424=013764 Oversight Review: United States Forces - Afghanistan Investigation into the Loss of a Medal of Honor Recommendation for Captain William Swenson, U.S. Army 

Department of State
·         Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks 

Dudley Knox Library

East West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Energy Policy Information Center

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         China’s Way: The New Silk Road 


European Council on Foreign Relations
·         France’s “Pivot” to Asia 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Georgetown University Law Center
·         Journal of National Security Law & Policy, 2014, v. 1, no. 2              
o    On the Bulk Collection of Tangible Things
o    Symposium Introduction: Swimming in the Ocean of Big Data
o    Charting the Future: What to Expect from Big Data
o    Big Data Before and After Snowden
o    Big Data: It’s Not the Size That Matters
o    The Democratization of Big Data
o    The NSA and Accountability in an Era of Big Data

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Army Corps of Engineers: Actions Needed to Further Improve Management of Hopper Dredging. GAO-14-290 
·         Biological Defense: DOD Has Strengthened Coordination on Medical Countermeasures but Can Improve Its Process for Threat Prioritization. GAO-14-442 
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: Observations on DHS Efforts to Implement and Manage its Chemical Security Program. GAO-14-608T [testimony] 
·         Clear Air Force Station: Air Force Reviewed Costs and Benefits of Several Options before Deciding to Close the Power Plant. GAO-14-550 
·         Defense Business Systems: Further Refinements Needed to Guide the Investment Management Process. GAO-14-486 
·         Disaster Resilience: Actions Are Underway, but Federal Fiscal Exposure Highlights the Need for Continued Attention to Longstanding Challenges. GAO-14-603T [testimony] 
·         DOD Financial Management: Actions Under Way Need to Be Successfully Completed to Address Long-standing Funds Control Weaknesses. GAO-14-94 
·         DOD Financial Management: Effect of Continuing Weaknesses on Management and Operations and Status of Key Challenges. GAO-14-576T [testimony] 
·         Export Controls: NASA Management Action and Improved Oversight Needed to Reduce the Risk of Unauthorized Access to Its Technologies. GAO-14-315 
·         F-22 Modernization: Cost and Schedule Transparency Is Improved, Further Visibility into Reliability Efforts Is Needed. GAO-14-425 
·         Law Enforcement Body Armor: Status of DOJ's Efforts to Address GAO Recommendations. GAO-14-610R  
·         Oil and Gas: Updated Guidance, Increased Coordination, and Comprehensive Data Could Improve BLM's Management and Oversight. GAO-14-238 
·         Reexamining Regulations: Agencies Often Made Regulatory Changes, but Could Strengthen Linkages to Performance Goals. GAO-14-268 
·         VA Health Care: VA Lacks Accurate Information about Outpatient Medical Appointment Wait Times, Including Specialty Care Consults, by Debra A. Draper, director, health care, before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. GAO-14-620T [testimony] 

Heritage Foundation

Hoover Institute
·         Strategika, 2014, n. 13 
o    Can or should the West try to stop Vladimir Putin's attempts to reabsorb portions of the old Soviet Union?

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch - May 15, 2014 
o    Eritrea: Time for Change?
o    Sata Stalls New Zambian Constitution

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
·         Parchin: Resolution Urgent 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         A Poll-Time Indian Narrative 

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)
International Crisis Group
·         Ukraine: Running Out of Time 

Institute for the Study of War

Internal Displacement Organization

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, May 16, 2014. v, 12, no. 10 
o    Iraqi Shi’a Militia Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq Expands Operations to Syria
o    Peru’s Shining Path in Decline as Its MOVADEF Political Arm Broadens Appeal
o    Alleged Connection between Boko Haram and Nigeria’s Fulani Herdsmen Could Spark a Nigerian Civil War

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2014 [updated May12, 2014

Lowy Institute for International Policy

National Academies Press

National Security Archive

NATO Defense College

Navy Personnel Research Studies and Technology

Navy Retention Study Group
·         2014 Navy Retention Study 

New America Foundation
·         Solving the Retirement Puzzle 

Norwegian Refugee Council

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)

Oxfam International

Oxford Research Group

Palm Center

Peace Research Institute Oslo

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Internet Project

Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Sean Goforth, "Argentina's New Inflation Index Looks Credible Enough" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 145, May 2014) 
·         Licínia Simão, "Narratives of the Ukrainian Crisis: The Power of Discourse and Media Wars" (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 146, May 2014) 



Refugees International

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
·         Measuring the Resilience of Cities 

Small Wars Journal
·         Good Vibrations 

Strategic Studies Institute
·         Soldiers of Misfortune? 

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons, Defense Committee

United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission
·         Bitcoin’s Uncertain Future in China  

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

US Naval Institute

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House

Wilson Center
·         New Terrorism and New Media