Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 04-25-2008

American Enterprise Institute
Iraq: The Way Ahead

Arms Control Association
· The 2008 Chemical Weapons Convention Review Conference Reader

Atlantic Council of the United States
· Blair: Confront and Persuade
· Mullen: ‘We Will Have to Deal with Iran in the Very Near Future”
· Murdoch: NATO Faces ‘Crisis of Confidence’

· Iran Update, No. 117

Brookings Institution
· Freedom, Religion and Democracy in the Age of the 24/7 News Cycle: A Dutch Perspective
· Global Displacement and the Implications for Refugees

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Political Reform in China: Leadership Differences and Convergence

Center for American Progress
· Fifteen Years After Black Hawk Down
· Nasty Neighbors: Resolving the Chad-Sudan Proxy War

Center for Defense Information
· The Shambles of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Security

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· A Poisoned Chalice? The Crisis in National Security Planning, Programming, and Budgeting
· The Shi’ite Gamble: Rolling the Dice for Iraq’s Future

Centre for European Reform
· The EU, Israel and Hamas
· France, NATO and European Defence

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) West Point
· The Power of Truth?

Congress. House Oversight Committee
· Felony or Military Personnel Waivers
· April 21, 2008 Letter to Under Secretary Chu [From Chairman Waxman commenting on the statistics provided] --
· Felony Waivers by Type of Offense (The charts show the numbers of felony waivers for conviction only, by service and by type for FY 2006 and FY 2007)
· October 18, 2007 Letter to Under Secretary Chu [From Chairman Waxman requesting statistics]

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· The Cyclically Adjusted and Standardized Budget Measures
· Growing Disparities in Life Expectancy · Policy Options for the Housing and Financial Markets

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· DoD Accounting to Support DoD Personnel During Times of Civil Emergency

Department of Justice
· Summary -- Overview of the Law Enforcement Strategy to Combat International Organized Crime

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· An Israeli View of the Iranian Nuclear Challenge

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Congress and Agencies Should Take Additional Steps to Reduce Substantial Shortfalls in Duty Collection
· Defense Infrastructure: Continued Management Attention Is Needed to Support Installation Facilities and Operations
· Export Controls: State and Commerce Have Not Taken Basic Steps to Better Ensure U.S. Interests Are Protected
· Federal Records: Agencies Face Challenges in Managing E-Mail
· Homeland Security: Enhanced National Guard Readiness for Civil Support Missions May Depend on DOD's Implementation of the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act
· Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance: DOD Can Better Assess and Integrate ISR Capabilities and Oversee Development of Future ISR Requirements
· International Boundary and Water Commission: Two Alternatives for Improving Wastewater Treatment at the United States-Mexico Border
· Nanotechnology: Better Guidance Is Needed to Ensure Accurate Reporting of Federal Research Focused on Environmental, Health, and Safety Risks
· Nanotechnology: Accuracy of Data on Federally Funded Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Could Be Improved
· National Transportation Safety Board: Progress Made in Management Practices, Investigation Priorities, Training Center Use, and Information Security, But These Areas Continue to Need Improvement
· Space Acquisitions: DOD Is Making Progress to Rapidly Deliver Low Cost Space Capabilities, but Challenges Remain
· Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Improving the Cost-Effectiveness of Filling the Reserve

Heritage Foundation
· Furthering the U.N.'s Leftist Agenda: The U.N. CERD Committee Report

Hudson Institute
· The Third Road to Serfdom and its Foreign Policy Implications

Human Rights Watch
· Perpetual Minors: Human Rights Abuses Stemming from Male Guardianship and Sex Segregation in Saudi Arabia

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
· China's Rising Influence in Asia: Implications for U.S. Policy [Strategic Forum no. 231]
· Choosing War: The Decision to Invade Iraq and Its Aftermath [Occasional Paper no. 5]

Institute for Science and International Security
· Syria Update III: New Information about Al Kibar Reactor Site

International Crisis Group
· Côte d’Ivoire: Ensuring Credible Elections
· Will the Real Serbia Please Stand Up?
International Relations and Security Network
· Costs of War: Suicide 'Epidemic'
· Israel's Anti-Missile Hunt
· Pakistan's Elusive Peace Dreams
· The World's Food Insecurity

Lexington Institute
· Defense Acquisition Through 2012
· Economic Security: The Coming Era of Re-Regulation

Project on Defense Alternatives
· The Role of Force & the Armed Forces in Post-Cold War US Foreign Policy: What Have We Learned? Cautionary Lessons for the Next Administration

· An Examination of the Relationship Between Usage and Operating and Support Costs for Air Force Aircraft
· Increasing Aircraft Carrier Forward Presence: Changing the Length of the Maintenance Cycle.

Senlis Council
· Chronic Failures in the War on Terror: From Afghanistan to Somalia

Stanley Foundation
· Arab Media and US Policy: A Public Diplomacy Reset
· Implementation: A New Approach to Multinational Coordination in Afghanistan
· Multilateralism as a Dual-Use Technique: Encouraging Nuclear Energy and Avoiding Proliferation
· New Power Dynamics in Southeast Asia: Changing Security Cooperation and Competition
· One UN Pilots: Aligning UN Capabilities in Support of National Development, 39th United Nations Issues Conference
· Policy Memo: Envisioning a Future Multilateral Security Mechanism for Northeast Asia: What’s at Stake for the US?
· The Rise and Impact of Iran's Neocons

US Institute of Peace
· Managing Crisis and Sustaining Peace Between China and the United States
· PeaceWatch [April 2008, v. 14, no. 1]
o Overcoming Rule of Law 'Ad-hoc-cracy'
o Iran: Dialouges of Peace in Islam
o A "Postmortem Long Overdue"
o Sudan "The Sheikh of Creativity" and Other Tales

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Bad News or Bad Data? The Debate over Arab and Muslim Public Opinion
· Iranian Parliamentary Elections and Ahmadinezhad's Discontents
· Slippery Polls: Uses and Abuses of Opinion Surveys from Arab States

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