Monday, June 16, 2014

Friday's Miscellany 06-13-2014

38 North

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Air University

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Baker Institute for Public Policy

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Berkman Center on Internet & Society

Bipartisan Policy Center


Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Japan's Military Rebirth 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Does the Money Match the Message? 
·         Irregular Warfare: Learning the Lessons of“Worst Case” Wars                          
·         Korea Chair Monitor, May 28-June 11, 2014, v. 2, no. 11 
·         PacNet #43 - Preempting a crisis on the Korean Peninsula: lessons from Ukraine 
·         Shaping Iraq’s Security Forces 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
·         A Gas Hub for Ukraine 

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

China - Information Office of the State Council

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Combatting Terrorism Center (CTC)

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. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congress. House. Veterans' Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Global Economics Monthly, June 2014 

·         Putter Panda: PLA Army 3rd Department 12thBureau Unit 61486 [registration required] 

Defense Business Board (DBB)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2014-080 Assessment of DoD Processes in Support of Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States determinations and Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence Mitigation 

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Directorate-General for External Policies (EU)

East-West Center

Enough Project
·         Path to Peace for South Sudan 

European Council on Foreign Relations
·         China’s Expanding Cyberspace 

European Parliamentary Research Service
·         Chinese Investment in the EU 

European Union Institute for Security Studies

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, June 2014  
o    Criminal Investigative Analysis: Practitioner Perspectives (Part One of Four)
o    The Truth About Lying: What Investigators Need to Know
o    Officer Survival Spotlight: Accidental Deaths Among Law Enforcement Officers
o    Leadership Spotlight: How Do You Live Your Dash?

Feinstein International Center

Foundation for Strategic Research (Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique)

Freedom House
·         Nations in Transit 2014 

·         How Does Central Asia View the EU? 

German Development Institute

German Marshal Fund of the United States

Global Center on Cooperative Security

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Afghanistan: Oversight and Accountability of U.S. Assistance. GAO-14-680T [testimony] 
·         Biosurveillance: Observations on the Cancellation of BioWatch Gen-3 and Future Considerations for the Program. GAO-14-267T [testimony] 
·         Defense Headquarters: Guidance Needed to Transition U.S. Central Command's Costs to the Base Budget. GAO-14-440 
·         Defense Health Care: TRICARE Dental Services Contracts' Requirements and Structure. GAO-14-497 
·         Department of Defense's Waiver of Competitive Prototyping Requirement for the Army's Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2, Block 1 Program. GAO-14-643R 
·         Department of Energy: Enhanced Transparency Could Clarify Costs, Market Impact, Risk, and Legal Authority to Conduct Future Uranium Transactions. GAO-14-291 
·         Guidance Needed to Transition U.S. Central Command's Costs to the Base Budget. GAO-14-440 
·         Health Care Access: Improved Oversight, Accountability, and Prioritization Can Improve Access for Native American Veterans. GAO-14-489 
·         Information Technology: Reform Initiatives Can Help Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness. GAO-14-671T [testimony] 
·         Military Sexual Trauma: Improvements Made, but VA Can Do More to Track and Improve the Consistency of Disability Claim Decisions. GAO-14-477 
·         Nuclear Nonproliferation: Additional Actions Needed to Increase the Security of U.S. Industrial Radiological Sources. GAO-14-293 
·         Nuclear Nonproliferation: Additional Actions Needed to Increase the Security of U.S. Industrial Radiological Sources. GAO-14-681T [testimony] 
·         Nuclear Weapons: Ten-Year Budget Estimates for Modernization Omit Key Efforts, and Assumptions and Limitations Are Not Fully Transparent. GAO-14-373 
·         Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Assessing the Relationship between Education and the Workforce. GAO-14-374 
·         Surface Ships: Navy Needs to Revise Its Decommissioning Policy to Improve Future Decision Making. GAO-14-412 
·         Terrorism Insurance: Treasury Needs to Collect and Analyze Data to Better Understand Fiscal Exposure and Clarify Guidance. GAO-14-445 
·         U.S. Currency: Actions Needed to Improve Coin Inventory Management. GAO-14-601T [testimony] 
·         VA Health Care: Ongoing and Past Work Identified Access, Oversight, and Data Problems That Hinder Veterans' Ability to Obtain Timely Outpatient Medical Care. GAO-14-679T [testimony] 

Harvard Law School
·         National Security Journal, 2014, v.5, no. 2 
o    The International Law of Unconventional Statecraft
o    Jus Extra Bellum: Reconstructing the Ordinary, Realistic Conditions of Peace
o    Controlling the Use of Power in the Shadows: Challenges in the Application of Jus in Bello to Clandestine and Unconventional Warfare Activities
o    Special Operations Forces and Responsibility for Surrogates’ War Crimes
o    The Presidential Intervention Principle: The Domestic Use of the Military and the Power of the Several States

Heritage Foundation

Institut Francais des Relations Internationales

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, June 11, 2014 
o    South Africa After the Elections—Business as Usual?
o    Turning a New Leaf in Madagascar?

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Update - June 12, 2014 - The Battle for Baghdad: Scenarios 
·         Iraq Update - June 11, 2014
·         Iraq Update - June 10, 2014
·         ISIS Activity in Mosul and Beyond 
·         The ISIS Battle Plan 

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
·         A Western Strategy for Libya 

Inter-American Dialogue

International Crisis Group
·         The Huthis: From Saada to Sanaa 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, June 13, 2014, v. 12, no. 12 
o    Ansar-ut Tawhid and the Transnational Jihadist Threat to India
o    A Review of Abubakar Siddique’s The Pashtun Question: The Unresolved Key to the Future of Pakistan and Afghanistan
o    A Divided Military Fuels Mali’s Political Crisis

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2014 [updated June11, 2014
·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2014 [updated June14, 2014

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

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

National Security Archive

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)


Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Pew Research Internet Project
·         Library User Quiz 

Project Salam / National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Arms Survey
·         #20: MANPADS: Surface-to-air Threats and Security [podcast] 

Small Wars Journal

Stimson Center
·         Myanmar In US-China Relations 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
·         Nuclear Forces Development 

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
·         Cyberterrorism after STUXNET 

Swedish Defence Research Agency

Transatlantic Academy

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
·         Trade Bulletin, June 2014 

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         Why Do Youth Join Boko Haram? 

White House
·         FACT SHEET: National Disaster Resilience Competition 
·         NSPD-54/HSPD-23 (Cybersecurity Policy redacted) 
·         Statement by the President on Iraq 

William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies
·         Security and Defense Studies Review, 2014, v. 15 
o    Toward an Integral Counter–Organized Crime Strategy in Mexico: Complexities, Asymmetries, and Approaches to an International Security Matter
o    Symbolic Politics and Democratic Consolidation in Mexico
o    Latin America’s Foreign Policy as the Region Engages China
o    The Challenge of Cybersecurity for the Caribbean: What Are the Policy Options?
o    Colaboración para la Lucha Contra Redes Ilícitas a través de Esfuerzos Interdepartamentales e Internacionales
o    Perry Center Discusses Foreign Policy Dilemma in Latin America
o    Perry Center Discusses the Latin American Electoral Cycle: Implications for Democratic Consolidation
o    Análise Exploratória da Securitizacão Militar do Ciberespaço nos EUA, Brasil e Canada
o    The Most Important Cases of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Wilson Center
·         Rouhani: Mixed Bag One Year Later 

World Bank
·         Global Economic Prospects