Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 07-25-2008

American Enterprise Institute
· America and the War on Terror,pubID.22819/pub_detail.asp
· Possible Extension of the UN Mandate for Iraq: Options,pubID.28373/pub_detail.asp
· Public Opinion on the War with Iraq,pubID.22142/pub_detail.asp
· What Does China's Growth Portend for Latin America?,pubID.28366/pub_detail.asp

· Iran Update No. 122 - 24 July 2008

Brookings Institute
· Engaging the Muslim World: A Communication Strategy to Win the War of Ideas

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Party for Justice and Development in Morocco: Participation and Its Discontents

Center for American Progress
· Relief from High Oil Prices: Testimony Before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
· Seeking Justice for Zimbabwe

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· Strategic Leadership: Framework for a 21st Century National Security Strategy

Center for Security Policy
· Iran in Latin America [The Americas Report, v. 4, no. 30, July 24, 2008],%202008.pdf

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Commentary: Afghanistan: The Problem is Far More than Troop Levels By Anthony H. Cordesman
· Commentary: On Energy Independence By Frank Verrastro
· Government Open Source Policies
· NAFTA Revisited: How to Proceed
· US Troop Levels And Iraqi Perceptions of the US
· US Troop Withdrawals from Iraq: How Ready are Iraqi Forces?
· Western Investment in Central and Eastern Europe:
· Incentives, Constraints, Contexts

Commission to Assess the Threat to United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack
· Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack: Critical National Infrastructure.
· Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· CBO's Estimate of Cost of the Administration's Proposal to Authorize Federal Financial Assistance for the Government-Sponsored Enterprises for Housing
· Evidence on the Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology (testimony)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Angola’s Political and Economic Development
· Confronting Climate Change: A Strategy for U.S. Foreign Policy
· The Soft Power Surge
· Will Deal With Iran Be Worked Out?

Department of Health and Human Services/Department of Homeland Security
· Guidance on Allocating and Targeting Influenza Vaccine

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-08-48 - Challenges Remain In Executing the Department of Homeland Security’s Information Technology Program For Its Intelligence System
· OIG-08-71 - Management of Department of Homeland Security International Activities and Interests

Director of National Intelligence
· Vision 2015: A Globally Networked and Integrated Intelligence Enterprise

EastWest Institute
· Promoting Media Responsibility in Countering Violent Extremism

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Agencies Believe Strengthening International Agreements to Improve Collection of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties Would Be Difficult and Ineffective
· Aviation Security: Transportation Security Administration Has Strengthened Planning to Guide Investments in Key Aviation Security Programs
· Cayman Islands: Business Advantages and Tax Minimization Attract U.S. Persons and Enforcement Challenges Exist
· Cayman Islands: Business and Tax Advantages Attract U.S. Persons and Enforcement Challenges Exist
· Cayman Islands: Review of Cayman Islands and U.S. Laws Applicable to U.S. Persons' Financial Activity in the Cayman Islands, (GAO-08-1028SP), an E-supplement
· Defense Infrastructure: Services' Use of Land Use Planning Authorities
· Developing Countries: U.S. Financing for Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative Currently Experiencing a Shortfall
· Government Performance: 2007 Federal Managers Survey on Performance and Management Issues
· Government Performance: Lessons Learned for the Next Administration on Using Performance Information to Improve Results
· Highway Public-Private Partnerships: Securing Potential Benefits and Protecting the Public Interest Could Result from More Rigorous Up-front Analysis
· Influenza Pandemic: Federal Agencies Should Continue to Assist States to Address Gaps in Pandemic Planning
· Information Sharing: Definition of the Results to Be Achieved in Terrorism-Related Information Sharing Is Needed to Guide Implementation and Assess Progress
· Information Sharing Environment: Definition of the Results to Be Achieved in Improving Terrorism-Related Information Sharing Is Needed to Guide Implementation and Assess Progress
· Nuclear Material: DOE Needs to Take Action to Reduce Risks Before Processing Additional Nuclear Material at the Savannah River Site's H-Canyon
· Public Transportation: Improvements Are Needed to More Fully Assess Predicted Impacts of New Starts Projects
· Securing, Stabilizing, and Rebuilding Iraq: Progress Report: Some Gains Made, Updated Strategy Needed
· State Department: Comprehensive Strategy Needed to Improve Passport Operations

Heritage Foundation
· Economic Freedom as a Human Right
· India Wins Big Bet on U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Deal
· Mexico, Drug Cartels, and the Merida Initiative: A Fight We Cannot Afford to Lose
· The Russia-Venezuela Axis: Using Energy for Geopolitical Advantage

Human Rights Watch
· Appeasing China: Restricting the Rights of Tibetans in Nepal

International Crisis Watch
· Taliban Propaganda: Winning the War of Words?
· Venezuela: Political Reform or Regime Demise?

International Relations and Security Network
· Argentina: A Crisis of Riches
· Britain Adrift
· Nigeria: Tension over Bakassi Peninsula
· Security and the Other Tri-border
· Serbia: Karadzic Capture Lifts EU Dreams

Jamestown Foundation
China Brief
Volume 8, Issue 15 (July 17, 2008)
· "PLA Deploys S-300 PMU3/Dongfeng-15A Surface to Air Missiles"
· "Beijing Revives Mao's “People's Warfare” to Ensure Trouble Free Olympics"
· "The Evolution of Espionage: Beijing’s Red Spider Web"
· "Taiwan’s Defense Budget Dilemma: How Much is Enough in an Era of Improving Cross-Strait Relations?"
· "The New Rules of Cross-Strait Economic Engagement"
Terrorism Monitor
July 25, 2008 – Volume VI, Issue 15
· "The Pakistan Frontier Corps in the War on Terrorism – Part One"
· "Empowering “Soft” Taliban Over “Hard” Taliban: Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy"
· "PKK Kidnappings an Isolated Initiative or a New European Strategy?"
· "The Global Repercussions of Nigeria’s Niger Delta Insurgency"

John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
· Information Galaxy: Intelligence Study on Security and Defense –Case of Potential terrorism at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Middle East Institute (MEI)
· Affirming the Saudi Will to Power: Domestic Challenges to King ‘Abdullah
· Countering the Negative Image of Arab Women in the Arab Media: Toward a "Pan Arab Eye" Media Watch Project
· Water and Conflict in the Middle East

Office of the Director of National Intelligence
· MOA between DOD CIO and ONDI CIO Establishing Net-Centric Software Licensing Agreements for Information Sharing Technologies.

PARAMETERS US Army War College Quarterly
Summer 2008, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2
· “Reflections on Leadership” by Robert Gates “Aligning “Soft” with “Hard” Power” by Henrietta Holsman Fore “Theory of Victory” by J. Boone Bartholomees
· “Waging Communication War” by Kenneth Payne “Making Revolutionary Change: Airpower in COIN Today” by Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
· “Collaborative Strategic Planning and Action: A New Approach” by Fred T. Krawchuk
· “With Friends Like These: Grievance, Governance, and Capacity-Building in COIN” by Robert M. Chamberlain
· “Retiring Hitler and “Appeasement” from the National Security Debate” by Jeffrey Record
· “Lost for Words: The Intelligence Community’s Struggle to Find its Voice” by Josh Kerbel

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· The 2008 Pew Global Attitudes Survey in China: The Chinese Celebrate Their Roaring Economy, as They Struggle with its Costs Near Universal Optimism About Beijing Olympics

· Allocation of Forces, Fires, and Effects Using Genetic Algorithms
· Ensuring That Army Infrastructure Meets Strategic Needs

T Boone Pickens Wind Plan
· Website
· Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee testimony Energy Security: An American Imperative
· Related DOE report – 20% Wind Energy by 2030: Increasing Wind Energy’s Contribution to U.S. Electricity Supply

Transportation Research Board (TRB)
· The Role of Transit in Emergency Evacuation
· Scanning the Home Front for Transportation’s Best Practices: Program Facilitates State Agency Exchange of Information, Technology

US Climate Change Science Program
· Analyses of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human Systems – final Report of Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.6
· Main website

US Institute of Peace
· Iraq: Positive Change in the Detention System
· Killing Friends, Making Enemies: The Impact and Avoidance of Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Can Lebanon's March 14 Reverse the Tide?
· Confronting the Challenge of Iran: Comprehensive Solutions for a Comprehensive Threat

World Security Institute
Arab Insights Quarterly Journal
v. 2, no. 2, Summer 2008
· "Emerging Financial & Economic Trends
· "Gulf Investments in the United States: Unwelcome Money"
· "Islamic Banking: Myths and Facts"
· "Egyptian Islamists and Nonviolence: Views from a Prison Cell"
· "China in the Middle East: Perspectives from the Arab World"
· "Arabs and the 2008 Election: Hopes and Predictions"

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