Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 05-30-2008

Air University
Strategic Studies Quarterly, Summer 2008. v. 2, no. 2
· "Understanding Requirements of Future Strategy" by Col P. Mason Carpenter I, USAF
· "An Airman's Perspective: Air, Space, and Cyberspace Strategy for the Pacific ' by Gen Howie Chandler, USAF
· "Ballistic Missile Defense: A National Priority" by Jeff Sessions
· "The Drawdown Asymmetry: Why Ground Forces Will Depart Iraq but Air Forces Will Stay" by Lt Col Clint "Q" Hinote, USAF
· "Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq: Making Strategy after 9/11” by Jeffrey Record
· "Genocide and Airpower" by Douglas Peifer

American Enterprise Institute
· Between Foreigners and Shi'is.,pubID.28056/pub_detail.asp
· Contemporary Politics in the Middle East.,pubID.28057/pub_detail.asp
· Economic Integration and Incipient Democracy.

Amnesty International
· Amnesty International Report 2008

· Open Letter to the UK Government on Iran.

Brookings Institution
· The Changing Nature of State Sponsorship of Terrorism
· Five Observations on Natural Disasters.
· Taking Back our Fiscal Future
· Unfinished Business: U.S. Overseas Military Presence in the 21st Century

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
· Over a Barrel: Exiting from NAFTA's Proportionality Clause

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Kuwait’s 2008 Parliamentary Elections: A Setback for Democratic Islamism?

· Asset Bubbles and Their Consequences.
· The Klein Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Polemics.

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· International Reactions: What if Israel Attacks Iran?

Center for Security Policy
· Israel's Staticide?
· Straighter talk needed on nuclear deterrence.

Center for Strategic and International Studies
· Iraqi Force Development 2008.
· The U.S.-Russia Civil Nuclear Agreement: A Framework for Cooperation.

Center for European Reform
· Can Europe and China Shape a New World Order?

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Accounting for Sources of Projected Growth in Federal Spending on Medicare and Medicaid
· Evidence on the Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology
· Health Care and Behavioral Economics

Council on Foreign Relations
· Food Failures and Futures
· Hezbollah's Shadow War
· Iran Needs to Come Clean on Nuclear Military Plans
· U.S. Latin America Relations: A New Direction for a New Reality

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· Some European Perspectives on Terrorism.
· The Zimbabwe Elections.

Fraser Institute
· Immigration Policy and the Terrorist Threat in Canada and the United States
German Development Institute (DIE)
· International Relations in 2030: The Transformative Power of Large Developing Countries

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Bureau of the Public Debt: Areas for Improvement in Information Security Controls
· Department of Defense Pilot Authority for Acquiring Information Technology Services under OMB Circular A-76
· DOD Health Care: Mental Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Screening Efforts Implemented, but Consistent Pre-Deployment Medical Record Review Policies Needed
· Federal Disability Programs: More Strategic Coordination Could Help Overcome Challenges to Needed Transformation
· Force Structure: Ship Rotational Crewing Initiatives Would Benefit from Top-Level Leadership, Navy-wide Guidance, Comprehensive Analysis, and Improved Lessons-Learned Sharing
· Information Security: FDIC Sustains Progress but Needs to Improve Configuration Management of Key Financial Systems
· International Food Security: Insufficient Efforts by Host Governments and Donors Threaten Progress to Halve Hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2015
· Military Personnel: DOD Needs Data to Determine if Active Duty Service Has an Impact on the Ability of Guard and Reservists to Maintain Their Civilian Professional Licenses or Certificates
· Military Readiness: Joint Policy Needed to Better Manage the Training and Use of Certain Forces to Meet Operational Demands
· Review of the President's Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request for the Defense Health Program's Private Sector Care Budget Activity Group.
· Supply Chain Security: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Has Enhanced Its Partnership with Import Trade Sectors, but Challenges Remain in Verifying Security Practices
· Veterans' Benefits: Increased Focus on Evaluation and Accountability Would Enhance Training and Performance Management for Claims Processors.

Heritage Foundation
· Argentina Farmers Strike: Refusing to Foot the Bill for the Kirchners’ Populist Politics.

Human Rights First
· In Pursuit of Justice—Prosecuting Terror Cases in the Federal Courts

Human Rights Watch

· "They Shot at Us as We Fled": Government Attacks on Civilians in West Darfur in February 2008.

Institute for Science and International Security
· AEA Safeguards Report on Iran: Centrifuge Operation Improving and Cooperation Lacking on Weaponization Issues.

International Compact with Iraq
· The International Compact with Iraq: A New Beginning [annual review May 2007-April 2008]

International Relations and Security Network
· EU, China: Honeymoon is Over
· Global Warming, an Unsettled Science
· Israel: Defense Boom Seeks Wiggle Room
· The Serbian Socialists' Dilemma

Lexington Institute
· Tanker Controversy: Questions the Air Force Must Answer

Natural Defense Resources Council
· The Cost of Climate Change: What We'll Pay if Global Warming Continues Unchecked

Office of the Director of National Intelligence
· PDDNI Addresses the Washington Institute for Near East Policy

· Afghanistan: State and Society, Great Power Politics, and the Way Ahead: Findings from an International Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007
· Breaking the Failed-State Cycle
· The Challenges of Trying Terrorists as Criminals: Proceedings of a RAND/SAIS Colloquium.
· Developing Senior Navy Leaders: Requirements for Flag Officer Expertise Today and in the Future.
· Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence -- The U.S. Military and Counterinsurgency Doctrine, 1960-1970 and 2003-2006: RAND Counterinsurgency Study -- Paper 6.
· The Malay-Muslim Insurgency in Southern Thailand -- Understanding the Conflict's Evolving Dynamic: RAND Counterinsurgency Study -- Paper 5.
· Planning for Diversity: Options and Recommendations for DoD Leaders.
· RAND Transportation Researcher Guide.
· Timely Assistance: Evaluating the Speed of Road Home Grantmaking

Strategic Studies Institute
· Borders: Technology and Security--Strategic Responses to New Challenges.

University of Arizona
· Undocumented Immigrants in U.S.-Mexico Border Counties

US Department of Agriculture
· Economic Impact of Foreign Animal Disease
· The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity in the United States

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· USIP Dialogue on Media and Conflict in Iraq Spawns Call for Partnership
· Half Full or Half Empty: Assessing Prospects for Peace in Lebanon
· Iraq’s Interior Ministry: Frustrating Reform

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