Thursday, July 3, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 07-03-4008

American Enterprise Institute
· Mugabe Calls Africa's Bluff,filter.all/pub_detail.asp
· Policies to Improve the Resiliency of Long-Term Social Security Financing,filter.all/pub_detail.asp
· Private Sector and Public Sector Malaria Treatment in Africa,filter.all/pub_detail.asp

Amnesty International
· Amnesty International Report 2008
· Mauritania: «Nobody wants to have anything to do with us» : Arrests and collective expulsions of migrants denied entry into Europe

· Another Milestone to Zero: UK Statesmen Call for a World Without Nuclear Weapons

Brookings Institute
· MetroPolicy for a MetroNation
· More Than Just the 123 Agreement: The Future of U.S.-India Relations
· The Pentagon and Autism
· The Right Way to Beat Chinese Inflation

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· North Korea Hands Over Nuclear Details

Center for American Progress
· Humanity as a Weapon of War: Sustainable Security and the Role of the U.S. Military

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· EU-Russia Relations: Toward a Way Out of Depression
· A Poisoned Chalice? The Crisis in National Security Planning, Programming, and Budgeting
· U.S.-Russia Strategic Partnership against Nuclear Proliferation: From Declaration to Action

CNN/Opinion Research Corp.
· Poll: Terrorism Fears are Fading

Commonwealth Institute Report of the Task Force for a Responsible Withdrawal from Iraq
· Quickly, Carefully, and Generously: The Necessary Steps for a Responsible Withdrawal from Iraq

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Recent Trends in the Variability of Individual Earnings and Household Income

Council on Foreign Relations
· Afghanistan's Struggling Security Services
· Food Prices
· The Taliban in Afghanistan
· Tapping Iraq's Oil

Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General
· OIG-08-52 - ICE Policies Related to Detainee Deaths and the Oversight of Immigration Detention Facilities
· OIG-08-59 - Technical Security Evaluation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Activities at the Chet Holified Federal Building
· OIG-08-66 - TSA's Administration and Coordination of Mass Transit Security Programs
· OIG-08-65 - Targeting of Cargo Containers 2008: Review of CBP's Cargo Enforcement Reporting and Tracking System

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Elections in the Republic of Korea: Foreign Policy Alternatives Under New Leadership
· Preaching Jihad on Welfare: The Story of Abu Qatada
· Roles, Missions, and Equipment: Military Lessons from Experience in this Decade

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· American Samoa: Issues Associated with Potential Changes to the Current System for Adjudicating Matters of Federal Law
· Defense Acquisitions: A Knowledge-Based Funding Approach Could Improve Major Weapon Systems Program Outcomes
· Depot Maintenance: DOD's Report to Congress on Its Public-Private Partnerships at Its Centers of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITEs) Is Not Complete and Additional Information Would Be Useful
· Electronic Payments: Many Programs Electronically Disburse Federal Benefits, and More Outreach Could Increase Use
· Nuclear Safety: NRC's Oversight of Fire Protection at U.S. Commercial Nuclear Reactor Units Could Be Strengthened
· Nuclear Waste: DOE Lacks Critical Information Needed to Assess Its Tank Management Strategy at Hanford
· VA Health Care: Facilities Have Taken Action to Provide Language Access Services and Culturally Appropriate Care to a Diverse Veteran Population

Gulf Research Center (GRC)
Security & Terrorism Bulletin, No 8, May 2008
· Maritime Security in the Gulf
o Protecting Middle East Seaborne Energy Exports by Andrew Forbes
o Maritime Terrorism: A Threat Magnified by Arms Proliferation by Michael Richardson
o US Navy Changing the Rules of Engagement: Maritime Security and ‘Accidental War’ Scenario in the Gulf by Mustafa Alani
o Maritime Confidence-building in the Gulf by Peter Jones
o The Applicability of the Pakistan-India Maritime Cooperation Model in the Gulf Region by Faryal Leghari
o Maritime Confidence-building Measures in South Asia – The Case of India and Pakistan by P K Ghosh

Heritage Foundation
· Colombia and Mexico: Vitally Important U.S. Allies and Trading Partners
· Hostage Rescue Major Blow to the FARC: U.S. Support for Colombia Increasingly Effective
· The Iraq War Bill Was the Wrong Place to Create a Permanent New Entitlement
· NATO in Afghanistan: A Special Address by the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
· Nuclear Energy: What We Can Learn From Other Nations
· Terrorism, Insurgency, and Drugs Still Threaten America's Southern Flank
· Transforming the U.S.-South Korean Alliance
· U.S. Should Defy Chinese-Russian Attack on Missile Defense

Institute for Intergovernmental Research
· Best Practices to Address Community Gang Problems

International Crisis Group
· CrisisWatch no. 59, 1 July 2008
· Guinea-Bissau: In Need of a State
· Nepal’s Election: A Peaceful Revolution?
· Nepal’s New Political Landscape
· South Korea's Elections: A Shift to the Right

International Relations and Security Network
· ISN Podcasts: The Cyprus Issue
· Pakistan's Growing Woes in its Wild West
· Profile: Blackwater Worldwide
· Trouble in Tajik Mountain Province
· The World's Water Future

Lexington Institute
· Funding Stability: A Proven Cure for Pentagon Disorders

National Security Archive
· National Security Archive Guatemala Project
· The Nuclear Vault: Resources from the National Security Archive's Nuclear Documentation Project

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· Global Economic Gloom - China and India Notable Exceptions: Some Positive Signs for U.S. Image

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· As Gas Prices Pinch, Support for Energy Exploration Rises

· After Saddam: Prewar Planning and the Occupation of Iraq
· A Comparison of the Health Systems in China and India

US Institute of Peace
· Making Bosnia Work: Why EU Accession is Not Enough
· Opposition Alliances and Democratization in Egypt

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Invigorating the U.S.-Turkish Strategic Partnership
· Thinking about Preventative Military Action against Iran
· The Unlikely Peace: Prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian Agreement in 2008

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