Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 08-15-2008

Brookings Institution
· China: A Global Power
· China’s Energy Policies and Their Environmental Impacts
· The Conflict in Georgia
· Iraq in 2009: How to Give Peace a Chance
· Looming Crisis: Displacement and Security in Iraq
· Preventing the Tragedy of the CO2 Commons:
· Exploring China’s Growth and the International Climate Framework
· South Ossetia Conflict Holds Lessons for Kyiv
· U.S. Policy in Asia: Meeting Opportunities and Challenges
· Vietnam's Model for North Korea
· The War in Georgia: Assessing the Aftermath
· War in Georgia—End of an Era, Beginning a New Cold War?

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute
· Georgia: Risk and Opportunity.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Frequently Asked Questions about India and Nuclear Trade
· Mauritania’s Coup: Domestic Complexities and International Dilemmas
· Questions Linger about India's Safeguards
· Text of U.S. NSG Proposal on India

Center for American Progress
· A Progressive Approach to U.S.-China Relations in the 21st Century.

Center for Defense Information
· Information Warfare and Nuclear Weapons Security

Center for Security Policy
· Back in the USSR

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· ABANDON SHIPS: The Costly Illusion of Unaffordable Transformation
· Georgia: Epicenter of Strategic Confrontation
· Southeast Asia Bulletin August 2008
· South Asia Monitor: Running on Empty: South Asia's Food and Fuel Crisis - August 01, 2008
· Freeman Report July/August 2008 - vol.6 no.7-8

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
· Kazakhstan and the New International Politics of Eurasia

Century Foundation
· Nation-Building and Counterinsurgency after Iraq

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Contractors' Support of U.S. Operations in Iraq

Council on Foreign Relations
· Challenges for Nuclear Power Expansion
· U.S. Trade Strategy: Free Versus Fair

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Visa Security Program

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
· August 11, 2008: Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 500 Director of National Intelligence, Chief Information Office
· NIO Gistaro Describes Current al-Qaeda Threats in Open Briefing

Alan Shawn Feinstein International Center
· Humanitarian Agenda 2015--Nepal Country Case Study

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· The Beijing Olympics Narrative
· Russia Resurgent: An Initial Look at Russian Military Performance In Georgia

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Defense Acquisitions: Department of Defense Needs Framework for Balancing Investments in Tactical Radios
· Defense Critical Infrastructure: Adherence to Guidance Would Improve DOD's Approach to Identifying and Assuring the Availability of Critical Transportation Assets.
· Drug Control: Cooperation with Many Major Drug Transit Countries Has Improved, but Better Performance Reporting and Sustainability Plans Are Needed. GAO-08-784.
· Military Base Realignments and Closures: Army Is Developing Plans to Transfer Functions from Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, but Challenges Remain
· Military Personnel: Improvements Needed to Increase Effectiveness of DOD's Programs to Promote Positive Working Relationships between Reservists and Their Employers.
· Review of Transportation Security Administration's Air Cargo Screening Exemptions Report
· Tax Administration: Comparison of the Reported Tax Liabilities of Foreign- and U.S.-Controlled Corporations, 1998-2005.
· Transportation Security: TSA Has Developed a Risk-Based Covert Testing Program, but Could Better Mitigate Aviation Security Vulnerabilities Identified Through Covert Tests. GAO-08-958.

Heritage Foundation
· Congressional Commission Should Recommend "Damage Limitation" Strategy
· Weighing Chinese Manufacturing Strength
· When Electrons Attack: Cyber-Strikes on Georgia a Wake-Up Call for Congress
· Saving Georgia

Human Rights Watch
· "They Beat Me like a Dog": Political Persecution of Opposition Activists and Supporters in Zimbabwe.
· Russia/Georgia: Investigate Civilian Deaths

Humanitarian Accountability Partnership
· The 2007 Humanitarian Accountability Report

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Can Military Strikes Destroy Iran's Gas Centrifuge Program? Probably Not

Institute for Security Studies
· Is a Military Coup an Answer to the Political Crisis in Mauritania?

International Crisis Group
· Georgia Conflict Alert: Russia Must Withdraw Its Troops from Georgia
· Kyrgyzstan: A Deceptive Calm

International Relations and Security Network
· Abkhaz Open 'Second Front'
· Georgia: Prospects of a New Cold War
· Hot Issues in the Arctic
· Mauritania Coup a Blow
· Oil-addicted World Faces Crude Awakening
· The Tactical Nuclear Weapons Game

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor - Volume VI, Issue 16
o PKK Tactics May Reveal Damage Caused by Turkish Military Campaign By Emrullah Uslu
o Terrorism and Piracy: The Dual Threat to Maritime Shipping By John Daly
o Pakistan's Frontier Corps and the War against Terrorism – Part Two By Tariq Mahmud Ashraf
o Sudan's Oil Industry Faces Major Security Challenges By Andrew McGregor
· Terrorism Focus - Volume V, Issue 30
o Jihadis React to Indictment of Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir
o Technological Innovation and the Turkish Armed Forces' War on the PKK
o Colombia’s FARC Escalate Operations to Demonstrate Their Will to Continue the Armed Struggle
o India’s Strategic Challenge in Pakistan’s Afghan Hinterland

Lexington Institute
· Helicopter Troubles Traceable to Government Mistakes

Lowy Institute for International Policy
· Into Africa: How the Resource Boom is Making Sub-Saharan Africa More Important to Australia

· Department of Defense Training for Operations with Interagency, Multinational, and Coalition Partners.
· Why Has the Cost of Fixed-Wing Aircraft Risen?: A Macroscopic Examination of the Trends in U.S. Military Aircraft Costs over the Past Several Decades.

Reform Institute
· The Smart Alternative: Securing and Strengthening Our Nation’s Vulnerable Electric Grid

Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
· The American Military Advisor: Dealing with Senior Foreign Officials in the Islamic World.

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Kirkuk Derails Iraq's Election Law.

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