Saturday, August 9, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 08-08-2008

American Enterprise Institute

· Beijing 2008: AEI Scholars on China and Its Olympic Moment.

· Iraq: Why We Are Winning.

· What Does China's Growth Portend for Latin America?

· Legacy or Complacency? Lula's Unfinished Business in Brazil.

American Prospect

· A Glossary of Iraq Euphemisms

Asian Centre for Human Rights

· South Asia Human Rights Index 2008


· Iran Update

Brookings Institution

· Afghanistan Index - Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan

· Crime in Latin America: Democracy Losing this Fight

· The Looming Crisis: Displacement and Security in Iraq

· Standing Down as Iraq Stands Up

· Surge in the Number of Iraqi Refugees: Causes and Implications

CACI International Inc (CACI) and the National Defense University (NDU)

· Dealing With Today’s Asymmetric Threat to U.S. and Global Security: The Need for an Integrated National Asymmetric Threat Strategy

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

· India - IAEA Reports

Center for American Progress

· Climate War Games

· How to Deal with Jerusalem

Center for Security Policy

· Enola Gay: Dangerous Disarmers

· Taiwan Arms Freeze.

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

· Issues & Insights Vol. 08 - No. 07 - August 5, 2008U.S.-Japan Strategic Dialogue: Next Generation Views of the U.S.-Japan Alliance

· Sadr and the Mahdi Army: Evolution, Capabilities, and a New Direction

· Transnational Threats Update July 2008 - Vol. 6, No. 7

· U.S.-Japan Strategic Dialogue: Next Generation Views of the U.S.-Japan Alliance.

· US Casualties: The Trends in Iraq and Afghanistan

Council on Foreign Relations

· Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)

· Avoiding Transfers to Torture

· China’s Environmental Crisis

· Confronting Climate Change: A Strategy for U.S. Foreign Policy

· Eritrea's Border Troubles

· Food Price Inflation: Explanation and Policy Implications

· Gaming the China Model

· Securing Pakistan's Tribal Belt

· Trade Liberalization: Cordell Hull and the Case for Optimism

· Trouble on the Ballot in Iraq

Department of Defense

· Tenth Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation

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o V. 1 -

Department of Defense Inspector General

§ D-2008-115 Status of Training Vehicles for U.S. Ground Forces Deploying in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General

Foreign Policy Research Institute

§ The History and Future of Suicide Terrorism

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

§ Amerithrax (Anthrax) Court Documents

Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior

§ Afghanistan, the Limits of Counter-Insurgency and the Prospects for Negotiations

Government Accountability Office

§ DOD Business Transformation: Air Force's Current Approach Increases Risk That Asset Visibility Goals and Transformation Priorities Will Not Be Achieved

§ DOD Business Systems Modernization: Key Navy Programs' Compliance with DOD's Federated Business Enterprise Architecture Needs to Be Adequately Demonstrated

§ Stabilizing and Rebuilding Iraq: Iraqi Revenues, Expenditures, and Surplus

Heritage Foundation

§ Alexander Solzhenitsyn: The Passing of a Titan

§ Don't Let the Good Die Young: Strengthening Homeland Security's Policy Office

§ The Turkish Constitutional Crisis: Resolved—for Now

Institute for National Security Studies

§ Israel and a Nuclear Iran: Implications for Arms Control, Deterrence, and Defense

Institute for Security Studies

§ Elimination of Mercenarism in Africa: A Need for a New Continental Approach

§ Peace in the Kivu's? An analysis of the Nairobi and Goma Agreements

International Relations and Security Network

§ Assessing Stability in Syria

§ The History, Future of Suicide Terrorism

§ Indian Presence Essential in Afghanistan

§ The Olympic Countdown: Beijing to Shanghai

§ Sarkozy's New Priorities

§ Uzbekistan: Losing Control

Jamestown Foundation

§ Terrorism Focus - August 5, 2008 – Volume 5, Issue 29

o Lebanese Jihadis Accuse Sunni Shaykhs of Acting as Agents for Shiite Hezbollah

o Restructuring al-Qaeda’s Algerian Insurgency

o India’s Security Agencies Struggle with Probe into Serial Bombings in Gujarat and Karnataka

o Istanbul Bombings Suggest PKK Insurgency May Be Entering a More Ruthless Phase

Lexington Institute

§ Rapid, Reliable Warning is the Key to Homeland Biodefense

§ Low-Cost Solution to Missile Defense has Many Advantages

Lowy Institute for International Policy

§ Foreign Investment in Australia and China

§ Hizbullah: Walking the Lebanese Tightrope

§ So what? Matching policy to Australian interests in West Asia

National Defense University

§ The Need for an Integrated National Asymmetric Threat Strategy

§ Choosing War: The Decision to Invade Iraq and Its Aftermath

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

§ Trafficking in Persons Especially on Women and Children in Nepal

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

§ Human Rights, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism, Fact Sheet No. 32

Pew Global Attitudes Project

§ An Enthusiastic China Welcomes the Olympics

Pew Internet & American Life Project

§ Search Soars, Challenging Email as a Favorite Internet Activity

Proteus [Army War College]

§ Iran-Syria-Hizballah-Hamas: A Coalition Against Nature, Why Does it Work? by Dr. Ely Karmon, Volume 1, Issue 5, May 2008.


§ Future U.S. Security Relationships with Iraq and Afghanistan: U.S. Air Force Roles

Refugees International

§ Colombia: Forced Internal Displacement Overwhelming Capacity to Respond

§ Northern Uganda: International Support for Sudanese Refugees Still Required

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

§ Why Have We Not Been Attacked Again? Competing and Complementary Hypotheses for Homeland Attack Frequency

Strategic Studies Institute

§ China-Russia Security Relations: Strategic Parallelism without Partnership or Passion?

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

§ Increasing Pressure on Iranian Opposition in Iraq

§ Coping with the Challenge of Iran

§ The Future of the Iraqi Kurds

World Health Organization

§ Preventing Violence and Reducing Its Impact: How Development Agencies can Help

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