Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 04-18-2008

Aerospace Industries Association
· U.S. Defense Modernization: Readiness Now and for the Future

American Enterprise Institute
· Corruption and Indignation: Windows into Popular Chinese Views of Right and Wrong,projectID.29/pub_detail.asp

Amnesty International
· Secrecy Surrounds Death Penalty

Atlantic Council of the United States
· The Moment Has Arrived: NATO Membership for Albania, Croatia, and Macedonia

Brookings Institution
· Nicolas Sarkozy’s Foreign Policy: Gaullist by Any Other Name

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute
· The 2007 Ross Ellis Memorial Lectures in Military and Strategic Studies: Is there a Grand Strategy in Canadian Foreign Policy?

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Egypt’s Local Elections Farce: Causes and Consequences's_local_elections_final2.pdf

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· Sustainable Security: Developing a Security Strategy for the Long Haul

Center for Defense Information (CDI)
· CFE Treaty: Prospects for Reinvigoration and Expansion to Asia

Center for International and Security Studies (CISSM)
· "Ungoverned Areas and Threats from Safe Havens"

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies
· Preparing for 2010: Striking a Balance between Nuclear Disarmament & Nuclear Nonproliferation

Center for Security Policy
· The FTA with Colombia: The Political Dimension

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· The European Armaments Sector: The Need for the State to Adapt
· Open Source Intelligence: A Strategic Enabler of National Security

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Comparative Connections v.10 n.1.
· Early Warning? A Review of Conflict Prediction Models and Systems
· The Ongoing Lessons of the Afghan and Iraq Wars
· Overcoming Extremism Conference Report
· Shaping a "Conditions-Based Strategy and Plan for Staying in Iraq"
· A Steep Hill: Congress and U.S. Efforts to Strengthen Fragile States
· Venezuela Forum: Conclusions and Future Implications

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· Central Intelligence Agency Fleet Alternative Fuel Use and Vehicle Acquisition Report - FY 2007

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point
· CTC Sentinel, v.1, no. 5, April 2008
o "Al-Qa`ida in Yemen’s 2008 Campaign," by Gregory D. Johnsen
o "The LIFG’s Current Role in the Global Jihad," by Alison Pargeter
o "Al-Qa`ida’s Finances: Evidence of Organizational Decline?" by Matthew Levitt
o "The UK’s Experience in Counter-Radicalization," by James Brandon
o "AQIM’s Expanding Internationalist Agenda," by Andrew Black
o "Nanomanagement: A Challenge to Those Combating Terrorism," by Major Tommy Sowers, U.S. Army
o "After Action Report: Politics 101 for Small Units in Counter-Insurgency," by Jeremy Gwinn, U.S. Army

Committee on the Present Danger
· Atomic Fissures In Iran: The Case for Public Diplomacy

Congress. House Armed Services Committee
· Agency Stovepipes vs Strategic Agility: Lessons We Need to Learn from Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· An Analysis of the President's Budgetary Proposals for Fiscal Year 2009
· Growing Disparities in Life Expectancy
· Policy Options for the Housing and Financial Markets
· A Review of CBO's Activities in 2007 Under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

Council on Foreign Relations
· Access to Justice in China
· Economic Challenges for Climate Change Policy
· Smart Countries, Foolish Choices

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
· "These Young Men Show No Respect for Local Customs"

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· Letter Report: DHS Needs to Priortize Its Cyber Assets
· The Removal of a Canadian Citizen to Syria

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
· Kosovo: The View from Serbia

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Combating Terrorism: The United States Lacks Comprehensive Plan to Destroy the Terrorist Threat and Close the Safe Haven in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas
· Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Pending Legislation Would Apply U.S.
· Defense Management: Observations on DOD's FY 2009 Budget Request for Corrosion Prevention and Control
· Defense Travel System: Overview of Prior Reported Challenges Faced by DOD in Implementation and Utilization
· Department of Defense: Observations on the National Industrial Security Program
· Drinking Water: The District of Columbia and Communities Nationwide Face Serious Challenges in Their Efforts to Safeguard Water Supplies.
· Freedom of Information Act: Agencies Are Making Progress in Reducing Backlog, but Additional Guidance Is Needed
· Highlights of a Forum Convened by the Comptroller General of the United States: Strengthening the Use of Risk Management Principles in Homeland Security
· Homeland Security: Federal Efforts Are Helping to Address Some Challenges Faced by State and Local Fusion Centers
· Homeland Defense: Steps Have Been Taken to Improve U.S. Northern Command's Coordination with States and the National Guard Bureau, but Gaps Remain
· Homeland Defense: U.S. Northern Command Has Made Progress but Needs to Address Force Allocation, Readiness Tracking Gaps, and Other Issues.
· Immigration Law to the CNMI with a Transition Period
· Transportation Security: Efforts to Strengthen Aviation and Surface Transportation Security Continue to Progress, But More Work Remains.

Henry L. Stimson Center
· Vulnerability of Research Reactors to Attack

Heritage Foundation
· The Bush-Brown White House Meeting: A Chill in the Special Relationship?
· Losing Latin America? A Protectionist Congress Is Destroying U.S. Credibility
· Moving Forward to Secure the Border. Heritage Foundation
· Private Faith, Big Government: Understanding the Impact of Marginalizing Religion
· Stalling the Colombia FTA: A Major Blow to U.S. Public Diplomacy
· The War in Afghanistan: More Help Needed

Human Rights Watch
· Coercion and Intimidation of Child Soldiers to Participate in Violence
· Olympic Corporate Sponsors: Rhetoric and Reality
· Denied Status, Denied Education: Children of North Korean Women in China

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
· After the Surge: Next Steps in Iraq?
· Choosing War: The Decision to Invade Iraq and Its Aftermath

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Briefing notes from February 2008 IAEA Meeting regarding Iran's Nuclear Program

International Crisis Group
· Assessing the Overall Security Situation in Afghanistan [Speech]
· The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes [Speech]
· Sudan's Multifaceted Crisis [Speech]

Lexington Institute
· Buying Weapons: A Reform Agenda for the Next President

National Security Archive (GWU)
· U.S. Reconnaissance Satellites: Domestic Targets

Spring 2008, v. 38, no. 1
**“Revolt of the Generals: A Case Study in Professional Ethics” by Martin L. Cook
**“The Limits of American Generalship: The JCS’s Strategic Advice in Early Cold War Crises” by Wade Markel
**“The Mythical Shia Crescent” by Pat Proctor
**“Meddling in the Markets: Foreign Manipulation” by Felix K. Chang and Jonathan Goldman
**“China through Arab Eyes: American Influence in the Middle East” by Chris Zambelis and Brandon Gentry
**“The Strategic Importance of Central Asia: An American View” by Stephen Blank

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· Where Trust is High, Crime and Corruption are Low: Since Communism's Fall, Social Trust Has Fallen in Eastern Europe

Proteus USA [Army War College]
55 Trends Series
· v. 1. no. 2 [February 2008]
o Now Shaping the Future of Terrorism
· v. 1, no. 1 [February 2008]
o Now Shaping the Future of Policing

· Comparing Alternative U.S. Counterterrorism Strategies: Can Assumption-Based Planning Help Elevate the Debate?
· Invisible Wounds of War: Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery
· Invisible Wounds of War: Summary and Recommendations for Addressing Psychological and Cognitive Injuries
· Performance Evaluation and Army Recruiting
· Perspectives on the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism [testimony]
· Post-Deployment Stress: What You Should Know, What You Can Do
· Post-Deployment Stress: What Families Should Know, What Families Can Do

Refugees International
· Uprooted and Unstable: Meeting Urgent Humanitarian Needs in Iraq

Strategic Studies Institute
· Baloch Nationalism and the Geopolitics of Energy Resources: The Changing Context of Separatism in Pakistan
· The Evolution of U.S. Turkish Relations in a Transatlantic Context
· Precision in the Global War on Terror: Inciting Muslims Through the War on Ideas

United Nations University (UNU)
· Can we Eradicate Hunger?

US Institute of Peace
· Building for Peace [new website]
· Kenya: Setting the Stage for Durable Peace?

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