Friday, May 2, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 05-02-2008

Administrative Office of the United States Courts

· 2007 Wiretap Report (For the Period January 1 Through December 31, 2007)

American Enterprise Institute

· Dictating Norms: Who Decides What Is Right for the World?: The Inauguration of Global Governance Watch,eventID.1706/transcript.asp

· Dissent and Reform in the Arab World: Empowering Democrats: A Report of the American Enterprise Institute Dissent and Reform in the Arab World Project,filter.foreign/book_detail.asp

· Turkey’s Uncertain Future: A Symposium.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

· France and Nuclear Disarmament: The Meaning of the Sarkozy Speech

Center for Global Development (CGD)

· Power and Roads for Africa

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

· U.S.-South Korea Relations: Rekindling an Alliance Flame

Center for Strategic and International Studies

· Analysis of the National Counterterrorism Center Annual Report on Terrorism

· The Close of the Mugabe Era

· Colombia: Making Military Progress Pay Off

· Reviving Turkey’s Stalled EU Drive?

· Trends in European Defense Spending, 2001-2006

· War in Iraq: The Public Perspectives

Congress. House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

· Agency Stovepipes Versus Strategic Agility--Lessons We Need to Learn from Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan

· Deploying Federal Civilians to the Battlefield--Incentives, Benefits and Medical Care

Congress. House Committee on Oversight and Government

· The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle—Over Budget, Behind Schedule, and Unreliable

Congressional Budget Office

· Aviation Investment and Modernization Act of 2008

· Preliminary Analysis of a Proposal for Comprehensive Health Insurance

Department of Homeland Security

· Small Vessel Security Strategy (SVSS)

Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General

· Follow-Up Healthcare Inspection: VA’s Role in Ensuring Services for Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans after Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Environmental Defense Fund [and NACCHo and GMU]

· Are we Ready? Preparing for the Public Health Challenges of Climate Change

Foreign Policy Research Institute

· Los Zetas: the Ruthless Army Spawned by a Mexican Drug Cartel

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

· Chemical Assessments: Low Productivity and New Interagency Review Process Limit the Usefulness and Credibility of EPA's Integrated Risk Information System

· Defense Acquisitions: Results of Annual Assessment of DOD Weapon Programs

· Defense Infrastructure: Planning Efforts for the Proposed Military Buildup on Guam Are in Their Initial Stages, with Many Challenges Yet to Be Addressed

· Defense Transportation: DOD Should Ensure that the Final Size and Mix of Airlift Force Study Plan Includes Sufficient Detail to Meet the Terms of the Law and Inform Decision Makers

· Economic and Other Implications of Switching from Coal to Natural Gas at the Capitol Power Plant and at Electricity-Generating Units Nationwide

· Global HIV/AIDS: A More Country-Based Approach Could Improve Allocation of PEPFAR Funding

· Global HIV/AIDS: Survey of PEPFAR Country Team Officials (supplement)

· Health and Safety Information: EPA and OSHA Could Improve Their Processes for Preparing Communication Products

· Military Transformation: DOD Needs to Strengthen Implementation of Its Global Strike Concept and Provide a Comprehensive Investment Approach for Acquiring Needed Capabilities

· U.S. Capitol Police: Status of Efforts to Address Prior GAO Recommendations on Administrative and Management Operations

· VA and DOD Health Care: Progress Made on Implementation of 2003 President's Task Force Recommendations on Collaboration and Coordination, but More Remains to Be Done

Henry L. Stimson Center

· Designating Countries of Particular Concern: Religious Freedom within the U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda
· Global Food Fight

Heritage Foundation

· Congress Should Fund Development of Air-to-Air Missile Defense Technology

· Petraeus Hearing Should Focus on Three Fronts, One Long War

· Playing "Whack-a-Mole" with North Korea

· The U.S. Should Reject the U.N. "Responsibility to Protect" Doctrine

· The West Should Unite in Support of Georgia

· Yucca Mountain Remains Critical to Spent Nuclear Fuel Management

Human Rights Watch

· “Every Morning They Beat Me”: Police Abuses in Burundi

· Vote to Nowhere: The May 2008 Constitutional Referendum in Burma

· “Walking on Thin Ice”: Control, Intimidation and Harassment of Lawyers in China

Institute for Science and International Security

· The Candidates' Positions-Iran and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

· Presidential Candidates on Iran's Nuclear Program-April Update

International Crisis Group

· Colombia: Making Military Progress Pay Off

· Iraq after the Surge I: The New Sunni Landscape

· Iraq after the Surge II: The Need for a New Political Strategy

· Restoring Democracy in Bangladesh, Asia Report Restoring Democracy in Bangladesh

International Rice Research Institute

· The Rice Crisis: What Needs to be Done?

Jamestown Foundation

· China Brief

· Terrorism Focus

Lexington Institute

· Boeing and the Air Force at War: The Damage Spreads

National Security Archive [GWU]

· Air Force Histories Show Cautious Presidents Overruling Air Force Plans for Early Use of Nuclear Weapons

Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

· Background Briefing with Senior U.S. Officials on Syria’s Covert Nuclear Reactor and North Korea’s Involvement


· Fiscally Informed Total Force Manpower

· Methodology for Improving the Planning, Execution, and Assessment of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operations

· Rethinking Counterinsurgency: RAND Counterinsurgency Study -- Volume 5

· Strategies for Disrupting Illegal Firearm Markets: A Case Study of Los Angeles

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)

· Quarterly Report to Congress

· 08-011 [April 29, 2008] -- Review of Outcome, Cost, and Oversight of Electricity-Sector Reconstruction Contract with Perini Corporation

· 08-017 [April 28, 2008] -- Transferring Reconstruction Projects to the Government of Iraq: Some Progress Made but Further Improvements Needed to Avoid Waste

· 08-013 [April 28, 2008] -- Interim Report on Iraq Reconstruction Contract Terminations

· 08-015 [April 25, 2008] -- Interim Analysis of Iraqi Security Force Information Provided by the Department of Defense Report, Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq

· 08-016 [April 24, 2008] -- U.S. Anticorruption Efforts in Iraq: Progress Made in Implementing Revised Management Plan

· 08-014 [April 24, 2008] -- Progress on Recommended Improvements to Contract Administration for the Iraqi Police Training Program

State Department

· 2007 Country Report on Terrorism

Strategic Studies Institute

· Global Climate Change National Security Implications

· Operation Iraqi Freedom: Selected Bibliography

· Prospects from Korean Unification

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

· Human Rights and the Basis for EU Sanctions against Iran

· A Roadmap for the Foreign Terrorist Organizations List

· Tackling Turkey's Image Problem in the European Union

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