Monday, June 9, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 06-06-2014

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Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute
·         NATO's Land Forces: Losing Ground 
·         Energy Security in Taiwan and Asia 

American Security Project (ASP)

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
·         ACLED Conflict Trends Report no. 27, June 2014: Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence 

ASU Center for Strategic Communication

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
·         Pakistan: Back to the Future? 

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)


Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for International Policy

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, 25 May 2014/No. 149 
o    The Russian Economy

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Issues & Insights, v. 14, no. 5  Kim Jong-Un-Prepared: Allied Contingency Plans for Korean Peninsula Unification 
·         PacNet #41 - The “Obama Doctrine” and the Pivot 
·         PacNet #42 - Legacy of Tiananmen: China should look to Taiwan 

Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         Europe is Still Standing 

Centre for International and Strategic Analysis (SISA)

Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
·         Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 2014, v. 15, no. 3 
o    The (Re)-Gathering of the Russian People?
o    The Disciplinary Gaze of the Camera’s Eye: Soldiers’ Conscience and Moral Responsibility
o    The Limits and Implications of the Air-Sea Battle Concept: A Japanese Perspective
o    Swiss Neutrality Examined: Model, Exception or Both?
o    A Reflection On Leadership: A Comparative Analysis Of Military And Civilian Approaches
o    Nowhere May They Roam: Ottoman Area-Denial Operations and Lessons for the Strait of Hormuz
o    Transitional Fossils of the Atomic Age: Regulus and Sea Master
o    Preparing for Peace in Time of War: Canada and the Post-Hostilities Planning Committees, 1943-1945
o    Strategic Influence Reconsidered: Defence Research and Combat Development in Canada’s Early Cold War Army
o    Defense at the Forward Edge of the Battle or rather in the Depth? Different approaches to implement NATO’s operation plans by the alliance partners, 1955-1988
o    Preparing for the War of the Future in the Wake of Defeat: The Evolution of German Strategic Thought, 1919-1935
o    The Past as Future: The US Army's Vision of Warfare in the 21st Century"

CERT® Division of the Software Engineering Institute

Chatham House

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
·         First Sale Under Title 17 [intellectual property] 

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
·         Developments in Ukraine 

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Constitution Project

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-077 Release of Final Report on Hotline Complaint Regarding the Settlement of the Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engine Cost Accounting Standards Case 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         U.S. Naturalizations: 2013 

Department of State
·         Promoting Peace in Burma 

East-West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations
·         The American Way of Partnership 

Energy Information Agency (EIA)
·         United Kingdom Country Analysis Brief - June 2014 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
·         Additional information

Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Council on Foreign Relations
·         Russia’s “Pivot” to Eurasia 

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
·         European Drug Report 2014 

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

·         The American Way of Partnership  

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States
·         A Western Strategy for Libya 

Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         DHS Intelligence Analysis: Additional Actions Needed to Address Analytic Priorities and Workforce Challenges. GAO-14-397 
·         Export Promotion: Trade Agencies Should Enhance Collaboration with State and Local Partners. GAO-14-393 
·         Fusion Energy: Actions Needed to Finalize Cost and Schedule Estimates for U.S. Contributions to an International Experimental Reactor. GAO-14-499 
·         Human Capital: Strategies to Help Agencies Meet Their Missions in an Era of Highly Constrained Resources. GAO-14-168 
·         Maritime Critical Infrastructure Protection: DHS Needs to Better Address Port Cybersecurity. GAO-14-459  
·         Maritime Security: Progress and Challenges with Selected Port Security Programs. GAO-14-636T [testimony] 
·         State Department: Pervasive Passport Fraud Not Identified, but Cases of Potentially Fraudulent and High-Risk Issuances Are under Review. GAO-14-222 

Heritage Foundation

Infinity Journal
·         Infinity Journal, Winter 2014, v. 3, no. 4 
o    Politics, Strategy and the Stream of Time
o    Beyond Strategy as a Means to an End
o    North Korean Provocations Gone Nuclear: What Happens Next & How the U.S. Can Prevent it in the First Place
o    Blurred Lines: The Myth of Guerrilla Tactics
o    The Fox and the Hedgehog: Contrasting Approaches to Anticipating the Environment
o    Strategy and the Use of Covert Operations: The Failed Attempts to Overthrow Saddem Hussein

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, June 5, 2013 
o    Religious Tolerance in Sub-Saharan Africa—Culturally Rooted
o    When the State Fails to Provide—Innovation in Africa

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy
·         Kazakhstan's "Pivot to China"? 

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report No 59 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Syria Update [May 30, 2014] - Regime Air Activity in Hama: 1,800 Sorties in 50 Days 

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Integrity Watch Afghanistan
·         National Corruption Survey, 2014 

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)

International Crisis Group
·         CrisisWatch N°130,  June 2014 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, June 4, 2014, v. 14, no. 11 
o    Forgetting Tiananmen, and What Came Before It
o    The Energy Context behind China’s Drilling Rig in the South China Sea
o    A Legal Sea Change in the South China Sea: Ramifications of the Philippines’ ITLOS Case
o    China’s Information Management in the Sino-Vietnamese Confrontation: Caution and Sophistication in the Internet Era

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2014 [updated June5, 2014

Lowy Institute for International Policy
·         Lowy Institute Poll 2014 

Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government

National Academies Press

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)

National Security Archive
·         Tiananmen at 25 Years 

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)


Parliamentary Library of Australia
·         South Sudan Crisis 

Peace Research Institute Oslo

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

·         Securing America's Ports 

Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel

Small Arms Survey

Soufan Group
·         Foreign Fighters in Syria 

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
·         SIGAR-14-61-SP Inquiry Letter: Afghan National Police Mobile Money Pilot Program Response  
·         SIGAR 14-62-IP Baghlan Prison: Severe Damage to $11.3 Million Facility Requires Extensive Remedial Action 

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transnational Institute
·         Bouncing Back: Relapse in the Golden Triangle [Burma, Thailand and Laos] 

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Revisiting Chicago 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House
·         FACT SHEET: The 2014 G-7 Summit in Brussels 
·         FACT SHEET: Normandy Landings 
·         FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance to Georgia 
·         FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance to Moldova 
·         FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance to Ukraine 
·         FACT SHEET: U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine 
·         FACT SHEET: The United States and Poland:Strong and United 

Wilson Center