Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday's Miscellany -5-09-2008

Amnesty International
· Routinely Targeted: Attacks on Civilians in Somalia.

Athena Intelligence Journal
· February 2008, v. 3, no. 1 Information Operations during Counterinsurgency Operations

· Iran Update, No. 118.

Brookings Institution
· China's Competing Nationalisms.
· Disaster in Myanmar: Key Challenges for the International Community
· Expand the U.S. Agenda toward Pakistan.
· Human Rights and Natural Disasters.

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute
· CFIS: A Foreign Intelligence Service for Canada.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Arab Reform Bulletin: May 2008.
· What is at Stake in Kuwait’s Parliamentary Elections?

Center for a New American Security
· U.S.-South Korea Relations: Rekindling an Alliance Flame.

Center for American Progress
· A New Peace Strategy for Northern Uganda and the LRA.

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
· Dissuasion Strategy

Center for Strategic and International Studies
· The Iraq War: Key Trends and Developments.

Combat Studies Institute
· OP #27, "The Challenge of Adaptation: The US Army in the Aftermath of Conflict, 1953-2000"

Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Republican Staff
· Tobacco and Terror: How Cigarette Smuggling is Funding Our Enemies Abroad

Congress. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Majority Staff
· Hospital Emergency Surge Capacity: Not Ready for the 'Predictable Surprise.' OR

Congress. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
· China's Foreign Policy and "Soft Power" in South America, Asia, and Africa. [S. Prt. 110-46]

Congress. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Majority and Minority Staff
· Violent Islamist Extremism, The Internet, and the Homegrown Terrorist Threat

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Capital Budgeting.
· Nuclear Power's Role in Generating Electricity
· Sources of the Growth and Decline in Individual Income Tax Revenues Since 1994
· Testimony on Current and Future Investment in Infrastructure.

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· The Democratic Prospect in East Asia.
· The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace.

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Aviation and the Environment: NextGen and Research and Development Are Keys to Reducing Emissions and Their Impact on Health and Climate, by Gerald L. Dillingham, director, physical infrastructure issues, before the Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
· Department of Homeland Security: Better Planning and Assessment Needed to Improve Outcomes for Complex Service Acquisitions
· Department of Homeland Security: Better Planning and Oversight Needed to Improve Complex Service Acquisition Outcomes, by John P. Hutton, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the House Committee on Homeland Security
· Employment Verification: Challenges Exist in Implementing a Mandatory Electronic Employment Verification System, by Richard M. Stana, director, homeland security and justice issues, before the Subcommittee on Social Security, House Committee on Ways and Means.
· Human Capital: Corps of Engineers Needs to Update Its Workforce Planning Process to More Effectively Address Its Current and Future Workforce Needs
· Human Capital: Transforming Federal Recruiting and Hiring Efforts, by Robert N. Goldenkoff, director, strategic issues, before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
· Interagency Contracting: Need for Improved Information and Policy Implementation at the Department of State.
· Natural Catastrophe Insurance: Analysis of a Proposed Combined Federal Flood and Wind Insurance Program
· Physical Infrastructure: Challenges and Investment Options for the Nation's Infrastructure, by Patricia A. Dalton, managing director, physical infrastructure issues, before the House Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
· Preliminary Observations on the Use and Oversight of U.S. Coalition Support Funds Provided to Pakistan
· Value-Added Taxes: Lessons Learned from Other Countries on Compliance Risks, Administrative Costs, Compliance Burden, and Transition

Heritage Foundation
· The Best U.S. Export-Promotion Strategy: Free Trade.
· Magnequench: CFIUS and China's Thirst for U.S. Defense Technology.
· NATO: "Finding a Way Ahead".
· Russia's Presidential Transition: Vladimir Putin Remains in Charge.

International Relations and Security Network
· EU: Green light for Galileo
· The Golan, via Ankara
· Rice: Timor's Next Crisis

Lexington Institute
· The Next Quadrennial Defense Review Needs to be Delayed

National Counterterrorism Center
· 2007 Report on Terrorism [official link -- but not working so use

National Interest online
· All the World’s a Stage

Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Dr. Donald Kerr, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, address to the 14th Annual Intelligence Community Inspectors General Conference.

Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
· Sarwaran Primary School Under the Commander's Emergency Response Program, Erbil, Iraq. [SIGIR PA-08-120]

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
· Religion in China on the Eve of the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Public Agenda
· Confidence in U.S. Foreign Policy Index Energy - v. 6, Spring 2008 -- Economy New Focal Points for Anxiety Over U.S. Foreign 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 · Identifying DG SANCO's Future Challenges 2009-2014
· Performance Evaluation and Army Recruiting

US Institute of Peace
· Is Liberia’s Governance and Economic Management Assistance Program a "Necessary Intrusion?"

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Assessing the Annapolis Process.
· Highlighting al-Qaeda's Bankrupt Ideology.

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