Sunday, May 25, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 05-23-2008

Air Force Space Command
High Frontier: The Journal of Space and Missile Professionals, v 4, no. 3, May 2008
· GPS Modernization and the Path Forward: Bringing New Capabilities to Military and Civil Users Worldwide
· GPS Integral to SpaceX Falcon Launch Vehicles and Dragon Spacecraft
· The International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Building a System of Systems for a Global World
· Promoting International Civil GNSS Cooperation Through Diplomacy
· Global Positioning Systems: Space-Based PNT for Today and Tomorrow
· Military Positioning, Navigation, and Timing: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities
· Controlling GPS: Architecture Evolution Plan and Beyond
· GPS: Mission Success through Responsive Spacecraft Processing
· The 2nd Space Operations Squadron Transforming Operations
· Worldwide Influence of GPS and the Challenges Ahead
· Tracing Connections—Vanguard to NAVSPASUR to GPS: An Interview with Roger Lee Easton, Sr.

American Enterprise Institute
· Putinism.

American's For Immigration Reform
· An Essential Resource: An Analysis of the Economic Impact of Undocumented Workers on Business Activity in the US with Estimated Effects by State and by Industry

Brookings Institution
· Rising Oil Prices, Declining National Security.

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute
· Turkey: Current and Future Political, Economic, and Security Trends

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Rising Food Prices, Poverty, and the Doha Round
· Reinventing Nunn Lugar

Center for a New American Security
· Strategic Questions for Generals Petraeus and Odierno
· Unfinished Business: U.S. Overseas Military Presence in the 21st Century
Center for Defense Information
· CDI Policy Brief: India's Space Ambitions

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
· India as a Foreign Policy Actor – Normative Redux

Center for Security Policy
· Green Borders
· Lawfare: Bleeping with the Enemy

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· Cracks in the Foundations: NATO after the Bucharest Summit
· Information Operations: Trends and Controversies

Center for Strategic and International Studies
· Disaster Prevention & Response Development Gateway Portal
· The Presidential Campaign, the Iraq and Afghan-Pakistan Wars, and the Coming Year of Uncertainty
· Stabilization and Reconstruction Development Gateway Community Portal

Cold War International History Project
CWIHP Bulletin No. 16 Fall 2007/Winter 2008 "Inside China's Cold War"
· Full bulletin [9.3 MB]
· Table of Contents and download individual sections

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
CTC Sentinel, v. 1, no, 6 (May 2008)
· "Abu Yahya al-Libi's 'Human Shields in Modern Jihad'" by Jarret Brachman and Abdullah Warius
· "The Funding Methods of FATA's Terrorists and Insurgents" by John Solomon
· "Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi: A Counter-Terrorism Asset?" by Joas Wagemakers
· "Al-Qa'ida's Medinan Strategy: Targeting Global Energy Infrastructure" by Marisa Urgo and Jack F. Williams
· "Iraq's Ho Chi Minh Trail: The Syrian - Iraqi Border Since 2003" by James Denslow

Committee on the Present Danger
· Rethinking the Revolution: Khatami Questions Khomeini – and Suffers the Consequences.
Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security Majority Staff
· Small, Minority, and Disadvantaged Business in the Department of Homeland Security - Selected Aspects, FY 2007

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Containing the Cost of a Cap-and-Trade Program for Carbon Dioxide Emissions
· Evidence on the Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology
· H.R. 5658, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009
· Issues and Options in Infrastructure Investment
· The Long-Term Economic Effects of Some Alternative Budget Policies

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
· Defense Intelligence Strategy 2008 --

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2008-098 Internal Controls Over Payments Made in Iraq, Kuwait and Egypt, May 22, 2008

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
· Financial Crimes Report to the Public, Fiscal Year 2007
· A Review of the FBI’s Involvement in Observations of Detainee Interrogations in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· China’s Relations with the West: The Role of Taiwan and Hong Kong
· The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace
· Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829 – 1877

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Auditing and Advising in a Time of Transition
· Chemical Assessments: EPA's New Assessment Process Will Further Limit the Productivity and Credibility of Its Integrated Risk Information System
· Combating Terrorism: U.S. Efforts to Address the Terrorist Threat in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas Require a Comprehensive Plan and Continued Oversight
· Defense Contracting: Post-Government Employment of Former DOD Officials Needs Greater Transparency
· Defense Contracting: Progress Made in Implementing Defense Base Act Requirements, but Complete Information on Costs Is Lacking
· Depot Maintenance: Issues and Options for Reporting on Military Depots
· DOD Business Systems Modernization: Progress in Establishing Corporate Management Controls Needs to Be Replicated Within Military Departments
· Global Nuclear Energy Partnership: DOE Should Reassess Its Approach to Designing and Building Spent Nuclear Fuel Recycling Facilities
· High-Containment Biosafety Laboratories: DHS Lacks Evidence to Conclude That Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research Can Be Done Safely on the U.S. Mainland
· Human Capital: Workforce Diversity Governmentwide and at the Department of Homeland Security
· Information Security: TVA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Control Systems and Networks
· Information Security: TVA Needs to Enhance Security of Critical Infrastructure Control Systems and Networks
· Low-Level Radioactive Waste: Status of Disposal Availability in the United States and Other Countries. GAO-08-813T.
· Motor Carrier Safety: Improvements to Drug Testing Programs Could Better Identify Illegal Drug Users and Keep Them off the Road
· The Nation's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: April 2008 Update
· Personnel Clearances: Key Factors for Reforming the Security Clearance Process
· Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Federal Actions Needed to Ensure Safety and Expand Their Potential Uses within the National Airspace System
Heritage Foundation
· Cuba Solidarity Day 2008: Remembering Our Totalitarian Neighbor
· Bolivia: Santa Cruz Voters Stand Firm-Against Morales and for Democracy
· Preserving Coalition Government Key to U.S. Objectives in Pakistan
· U.S. International Broadcasting on the Frontlines of Freedom
· Fighting Terrorism, Addressing Liability: A Global Proposal

Hudson Institute
· 2008 Index of Global Philanthropy.

Human Rights Watch
· Child Soldier Global Report 2008 Summary.
· "The Best School": Student Violence, Impunity, and the Crisis in Côte d’Ivoire.

Human Security Report Project
· Human Security Brief 2007 OR full report --

Institute for Science and International Security
· Text of Iranian Offer for "Constructive Negotiations"
· The Al Kibar Reactor: Extraordinary Camouflage, Troubling Implications

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)
· Shaping a ‘New Forward Policy’: Tibet and India’s Options

International Crisis Group
· Lebanon: Hizbollah’s Weapons Turn Inward · Negotiating Zimbabwe's Transition

International Relations and Security Network
· After the Tibet Imbroglio
· Kenya in the Somali Crossfire
· Pakistan, India and Peace
· Talking to the Brotherhood
· Turkey and the Power of Water

Lexington Institute
· A History Lesson on Why the F-22 Fighter is Essential

National Security Archives
· The Diary of Anatoly S. Chernyaev: 1987-1988

Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends
Muslim Americans [you have to register to download the dataset but it is free]
"The dataset from the first-ever, nationwide, random sample survey of Muslim Americans is now available to scholars for secondary analysis. The survey, conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2007 among this rare, dispersed, and highly diverse population, included 1,050 adult Muslim Americans, and was conducted in English, Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu. It examined the political and social values, religious beliefs and practices, and life experiences of Muslims living in the U.S. today"

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
· Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2008)

Strategic Studies Institute
· The Second Berlin Wall
· U.S. Foreign Policy and Regime Instability

Vision of Humanity
· Global Peace Index Rankings 2008

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Kuwaiti Elections: Democracy in Action, or Inaction?
· Lebanese Crisis Ends: Hizballah Victory or Temporary Truce?
· Provincial Politics in Iraq: Fragmentation or New Awakening?

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