Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday's Miscellany -5-30-2014

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Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Air University
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Summer 2014, v. 8, no. 2  
o    An Interview with the Honorable Deborah Lee James
o    The Strategic Significant of the Internet Commons
o    Neomercantilism and Great-Power Energy Competition in Central Asia and the Caspian
o    From Eurasia with Love: Russian Security Threats and Western Challenges
o    Beyond the Horizon: Developing Future Airpower Strategy
o    Hedging Nuclear Deterrence: Reserve Warheads or a Responsive Infrastructure?
o    Air and Sea Power Shaped for the Asia-Pacific Rebalance
o    Can Russian-US Relations Improve?

American Security Project
·         The 21st Century Nuclear Arsenal 

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
·         Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), May 2014, v. 21, no. 5 
o    Numbers and proportions of U.S. military members in treatment for mental disorders over time, active component, January 2000-September 2013
o    U.S. Armed Forces air crew: incident illness and injury diagnosis during the 12 months prior to retirement, 2003-2012
o    The geographic distribution of incident Lyme disease among active component service members stationed in the continental United States, 2004-2013
o    Injuries associated with combat sports, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2010-2013
o    Surveillance snapshot: cauliflower ear, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2004-2013

Army War College
·         Parameters, Spring 2014, v. 44, no. 1 
o    The New Cold War
o    Options for Avoiding Counterinsurgencies
o    Rethinking Small-Footprint Interventions
o    Pakistan's Changing Counterterrorism Strategy: A Window of Opportunity?
o    China's North Korea Policy: Rethink or Recharge?
o    Predicting Future War
o    Forking Paths: War After Afghanistan 
o    The National Guard as a Strategic Hedge
o    Reserve Component Costs: A Relook
o    Drones, Drone Strikes, and US Policy: The Politics of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
o    T. E. Lawrence: Enigmatic Military Visionary

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council
·         No Arab Spring for Algeria 

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
·         A Saudi Arabian Defense Doctrine  

Berkman Center on Internet & Society

Bertelsmann Foundation

·         Polarized We Govern? 

CATO Institute

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest, 26 May 2014/No. 148 
o    Foreign policy and Ideology

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
·         Global Economics Monthly, May 2014, v. 3, no. 5 
o    Australia’s Middle-power Moment
·         Iraq in Crisis 
·         Korea Chair Monitor, May 14-20, 2014, v. 2, no. 10 
·         PacNet #40 - Thailand’s Coup: Prologue to Breaking the Impasse? 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for International and Strategic Analysis (SISA)
·         The Chinese Underwater Deterrent 

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
·         CTC Sentinel, May 2014, v. 7, no. 5 
o    Boko Haram and the Kidnapping of the Chibok Schoolgirls
o    The ISIL’s Stand in the Ramadi-Falluja Corridor
o    Kidnappings and Murders Targeting Foreigners in Libya
o    The British Foreign Fighter Contingent in Syria
o    A Profile of Ahrar-ul-Hind and Ansar-ul-Mujahidin in Pakistan
o    Al-Hijra: Al-Shabab’s Affiliate in Kenya
o    Recent Highlights in Political Violence

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         2013 Statistical Report on the Military Retirement System [select Military Retirement, then Statistical Reports]   

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         Sector Risk Snapshot

Department of State

Department of the Navy

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

European Policy Centre (EPC)
·         Post-European Parliament Elections 

European Union Institute for Security Studies
·         Ukraine: Four Crises, One Country 

Feinstein International Center
·         Recovery in Northern Uganda 


Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Global Security Studies
·         Global Security Studies Journal, Spring 2014, v. 5, no. 2 
o    The Rise and Fall of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (Levant) ISIS
o    Don't Forget the Humans: Toward a 21st Century Offensive Cyber Strategy
o    Leadership Crisis and the Emerging Resurgence of Military in African Politics
o    China: Growth Rates and Domestic Allies Concern American Security
o    Counteracting Human Insecurities

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         2013 Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with Disclosure Requirements. GAO-14-485 
·         2013 Sequestration: Selected Federal Agencies Reduced Some Services and Investments, While Taking Short-Term Actions to Mitigate Effects. GAO-14-452 
·         Army Networks: Select Programs Are Utilizing Competition to Varying Degrees. GAO-14-460 
·         Defense Acquisitions: Assessment of Institute for Defense Analyses' C-130 Avionics Modernization Program Analysis. GAO-14-547R 
·         Defense Research: Improved Management of DOD's Technical Corrosion Collaboration Program Needed. GAO-14-437 
·         DOD Financial Management: Improvements Needed in Army's Efforts to Ensure the Reliability of Its Statement of Budgetary Resources. GAO-14-60 
·         Emergency Transportation Relief: Agencies Could Improve Collaboration Begun during Hurricane Sandy Response. GAO-14-512
·         Information Security: Agencies Need to Improve Cyber Incident Response Practices. GAO-14-354 
·         Trusted Travelers: Programs Provide Benefits, but Enrollment Processes Could Be Strengthened. GAO-14-483

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, May 29, 2014 
o    Mali - 2012 All Over Again?
o    Malawi: Tensions As Partial Recount Delays Election Results

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
·         Spin, Spin, Spin 

Institute for Security & Development Policy

Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS)

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

Institute of International Affairs

Inter-American Dialogue

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, May 31, 2014, v. 12, no. 1 
o    Tunisian Jihadists Establishing New Networks with Libyan Islamists
o    Al-Shabaab Exploits Kenyan Crackdown to Recruit Muslim Youth
o    Operation Dignity: General Haftar's Latest Battle May Decide Libya's Future

Lowy Institute for International Policy
·         Infrastructure, Tax, Energy 

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

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

National Crime Agency (NCA)

National Security Archive
·         Anatoly S. Chernyaev Diary, 1974 

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Why Kerry Failed 

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)

·         Improving Technical Vocational Education and Training in the Kurdistan Region — Iraq: Arabic-language version 
·         Improving Technical Vocational Education and Training in the Kurdistan Region — Iraq: Kurdish-language version 

Refugees International
·         South Sudan—On the Precipice

Remote Control Project

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

UN Development Programme (UNDP)

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General
·         14-02603-178 - VA Interim Report - Review of Patient Wait Times, Scheduling Practices, and Alleged Patient Deaths at the Phoenix Health Care System 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House