Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 10-03-2008

American Enterprise Institute
Iran's Revolutionary Guards--A Rogue Outfit?
Meeting the Challenge: U.S. Policy toward Iranian Nuclear Development

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
Campaign Finance in the United States
Global Governance and the Role of NGOs in International Peace and Security
Overcoming the Lethargy: Climate Change, Energy Security, and the Case for a Third Industrial Revolution

Amnesty International
Congo: Armed Groups and Government Forces Continue to Abuse Women and Children in North Kivu
Law Used Against Housing Activists in Cambodia

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Public Health Emergency Preparedness: Six Years of Achievement

Atlantic Council of the United States
Restoring Georgia's Sovereignty in Abkhazia

NATO Nuclear Sharing: Opportunity for Change?
The Nuclear Suppliers Group Waiver

Bipartisan Policy Center
Meeting the Challenge: U.S. Policy Toward Iranian Nuclear Development

Brookings Institution
Egypt’s Education System: Parents and Students Emerge as a New Force for Reform
Iraqi Elections and Displacement

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Russia-Georgia Crisis

Center for American Progress
The Coldest Days of the Cold War

Center for Defense Information
Could U.S. Missile Defense Policy Restrict Access to ISS?

Center for European Reform
India's Role in the New World Order

Center for Immigration Studies
Taking Back the Streets: ICE and Local Law Enforcement Target Immigrant Gangs [this info page has links for the video and backgrounder reports] -- full report

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
America's Self-Destroying Air Power: Becoming Your Own Peer Threat
A Healthy Dose of Treaties

Center for the Study of Intelligence
CIA's Relationship with Congress, 1946-2004

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute [Silk Road Studies]
In Defense of Greater Central Asia
Russia’s War in Georgia: Causes and Implications for Georgia and the World

Chatham House
After the Battle: What the August War will mean for Russia's Domestic Politics
The August 2008 Conflict: Economic Consequences for Russia
The Paradoxical Regional Implications of Russian Actions in Georgia
Piracy in Somalia: Threatening Global Trade, Feeding Local Wars
Russia and Georgia: Culpabilities and Consequences
Russia and Europe in the Aftermath of the Georgian Conflict: New Challenges, Old Paradigms
US-Russian Relations After the Events of August 2008

Command and Control Research Program (CCRP)
International C2 Journal, 2008, v. 2, no. 1 [Special Issue - " Awareness in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operations "]

Congress. Committee on Homeland Security
Compilation of Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPD) Updated Through December 31, 2008

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
CBO's Analysis of Dodd Substitute Amendment for H.R. 1424
Cost Estimate on Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
The Cyclically Adjusted and Standardized Budget Measures
The Treatment of Federal Receipts and Expenditures in the National Income and Product Accounts

Council on Foreign Relations
The Next Chapter: The United States and Pakistan
Setting a Constructive Russia Agenda
Shining Path, Tupac Amaru (Peru, leftists)
A Surge of Will in Afghanistan
The U.S. Financial Regulatory System
The U.S.-India Nuclear Deal

Department of Defense
Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq [September 2008 report]

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
• D-2008-119 Construction Contracting Procedures Implemented by the Joint Contracting Command-Iraq/Afghanistan, September 29, 2008
• D-2008-133 Joint Follow On Evaluation of the Equipment Status of Operation Iraqi Freedom Forces, September 20, 2008
• D-2008-135 Requiring Radio Frequency Identification in Contracts for Supplies, September 29, 2008

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Performance Plan

Department of Justice Attorney General
The Attorney General's Guidelines for Domestic FBI Operations

Director of National Intelligence
Intelligence Community Directive 503 - Intelligence Community Information Technology Systems Security Risk Management, Certification and Accreditation

Energy Security Leadership Council
A National Strategy for Energy Security: Recommendations to the Nation on Reducing U.S. Oil Dependence

Foreign Policy in Focus
The Cost of Boots on the Ground in Iraq

Fort Leavenworth. Combined Arms Center
Military Review, v. 88, no. 8, September-October 2008
• Multi-National Force-Iraq Commander’s Counterinsurgency Guidance by General David H. Petraeus U.S. Army
• The Baby and the Bathwater: Changing Times or Changing Principles? By Colonel John Mark Mattox U.S. Army
• Discipline, Punishment, and Counterinsurgency by Scott Andrew Ewing
• Adaptation: It’s Time for an Army Advisor Command by Dr. John A. Nagl LTC U.S. Army Retired
• Integrating the Advisory Effort in the Army: A Full Spectrum Solution by Major Michael D. Jason U.S. Army
• An Innovative Approach to Blast Injury Recovery by Colonel Karl D. Reed U.S. Army
• In Uncle Sam’s Backyard: China’s Military Influence in Latin America by Loro Horta
• Waging Counterinsurgency in Algeria: A French Point of View by Lieutenant Colonel Philippe Francois French Marine Infantry
• Operation BOA: A Counterfactual History of the Battle for Shah-I-Kot by Colonel Robert D. Hyde USAF, Colonel Mark D. Kelly USAF and Colonel William F. Andrews USAF
• Leadership Success Strategies of U.S. Army Women General Officers by Lieutenant Colonel Yvonne Doll U.S. Army Retired
• Amnesty, Reintegration, and Reconciliation in Rwanda by Major Jeffrey H. Powell U.S. Army
• Winning Battles but Losing Wars: Three Ways Successes in Combat Promote Failures in Peace by Christopher E. Housenick Ph.D.
• A National Security Strategy for the Next Administration by Amitai Etzioni
• Finding the Flow: Shadow Economies, Ethnic Networks, and Counterinsurgency by Captain Robert M. Chamberlain U.S. Army

Freedom House
Progress Review: Kazakhstan's OSCE Commitments on Democracy and Rule of Law in Light Of Kazakhstan's Upcoming OSCE Chairmanship

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Climate Change: Federal Actions Will Greatly Affect the Viability of Carbon Capture and Storage As a Key Mitigation Option. GAO-08-1080.
Contingency Contracting: DOD, State, and USAID Contracts and Contractor Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. GAO-09-19.
Defense Acquisitions: Sound Business Case Needed to Implement Missile Defense Agency's Targets Program. GAO-08-1113.
DOD Financial Management: Improvements Are Needed in Antideficiency Act Controls and Investigations. GAO-08-1063.
Energy Markets: Analysis of More Past Mergers Could Enhance Federal Trade Commission's Efforts to Maintain Competition in the Petroleum Industry. GAO-08-1082.
Export Promotion: The Export-Import Bank's Financing of Dual-Use Exports. GAO-08-1182R.
Federal Energy Management: Addressing Challenges through Better Plans and Clarifying the Greenhouse Gas Emission Measure Will Help Meet Long-term Goals for Buildings. GAO-08-977.
Financial Management: Persistent Financial Management Systems Issues Remain for Many CFO Act Agencies. GAO-08-1018.
Homeland Security: DHS Risk-Based Grant Methodology Is Reasonable, But Current Version's Measure of Vulnerability is Limited. GAO-08-852, June 27. [File revised to reflect changes in note on page 10 and graphic on page 18.]
Influenza Pandemic: HHS Needs to Continue Its Actions and Finalize Guidance for Pharmaceutical Interventions. GAO-08-671.
Information Security: Actions Needed to Better Protect Los Alamos National Laboratory's Unclassified Computer Network. GAO-08-1001.
NASA: Agency Faces Challenges Defining Scope and Costs of Space Shuttle Transition and Retirement. GAO-08-109.
Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan and Iraq. GAO-09-86R.
Space Acquisitions: DOD's Goals for Resolving Space Based Infrared System Software Problems Are Ambitious. GAO-08-1073.
Space Acquisitions: Uncertainties in the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program Pose Management and Oversight Challenges. GAO-08-1039.
U.S. Asylum System: Agencies Have Taken Actions to Help Ensure Quality in the Asylum Adjudication Process, but Challenges Remain. GAO-08-935.
U.S. Asylum System: Significant Variation Existed in Asylum Outcomes across Immigration Courts and Judges. GAO-08-940.

Heritage Foundation
Chinese Investment (Mostly) Welcome
Congress Should Support the U.S. Africa Command
The Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties with the United Kingdom and Australia Advance the American Interest
Mbeki's Ouster Opens the Door for Enhanced U.S.–South Africa Cooperation
Taiwan’s Defense Hobbled by U.S. Arms "Freeze"

Hudson Institute
How to Strengthen Democracy in Latin America

Human Rights Watch
"Why Am I Still Here?": The 2007 Horn of Africa Renditions and the Fate of Those Still Missing

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis
Iran with Nuclear Weapons: Anticipating the Consequences for U.S. Policy

Joint Chiefs of Staff
Joint Publication 3-11: Operations in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Environments

International Crisis Group
CrisisWatch N°62, 1 October 2008

International Relations and Security Network
Al-Qaida's Bosnian War Move
International CIIP Handbook 2008/2009 (An Inventory of 25 National and 7 International Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Policies)
Iraq's Poll Miasma
Kadyrov's Last Rival Dead

Lexington Institute
Missile Defense: The World Has Changed
Why The Navy Wants To Rethink Its Next Destroyer

Long War Journal
Iraqi Security Forces Order of Battle: October 2008 update
Pakistan's Taliban Warlord: A Profile of Baitullah Mehsud
US Attacks Inside Pakistan and Incidents Along the Border in 2008

National Academies Press
Department of Homeland Security Bioterrorism Risk Assessment: A Call For Change
Global Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events: Understanding the Contributions to Infectious Disease Emergence: Workshop Summary

National Defense University (NDU)
Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ) no. 51, 4th Quarter 2008
• Confronting Biological Threats to the Homeland by Michael Chertoff
• DOD and the Nuclear Mission by Clark A. Murdock
• The New Threat of Unconventional Warfare by Albert J. Mauroni
• Nuclear First Use: Prudence or Peril? by Stephen J. Cimbala
• Combating WMD Collaboratively by Paul I. Bernstein
• Missile Defense and NATO Security by Peppino A. DeBiaso
• Preparedness for a CBRNE Event by Zygmunt F. Dembek
• Decontamination Operations in a Mass Casualty Scenario by Michael L. Snyder and Thomas J. Sobieski
• Confronting Biological Threats to the Homeland by Michael Chertoff
• DOD and the Nuclear Mission by Clark A. Murdock
• The New Threat of Unconventional Warfare by Albert J. Mauroni
• Nuclear First Use: Prudence or Peril? by Stephen J. Cimbala
• Combating WMD Collaboratively by Paul I. Bernstein
• Missile Defense and NATO Security by Peppino A. DeBiaso
• Preparedness for a CBRNE Event by Zygmunt F. Dembek
• Decontamination Operations in a Mass Casualty Scenario by Michael L. Snyder and Thomas J. Sobieski
• U.S. Africa Command and the Principle of Active Security by William E. Ward and Thomas P. Galvin
• The Road to a New Unified Command by Robert T. Moeller and Mary C. Yates
• USAFRICOM: The Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy? by Dennis R.J. Penn
• Legal Impediments to USAFRICOM Operationalization by Jeffrey S. Palmer
• USJFCOM Commander’s Guidance for Effects-based Operations by James N. Mattis IV
• Whatever Happened to the “War on Drugs”? by James G. Stavridis
• Developing a Unit Language Capability for War by Harry D. Tunnell IV
• The Global Positioning System: A Case Study in the Challenges of Transformation by Matthew E. Skeen
• Carpe DIEM: Seizing Strategic Opportunity in the Arctic by Anthony L. Russell
• The Russian Chechen Wars: Three Lessons for U.S. Defense Planners by Daniel T. Canfield
• Al Qaeda: Refining a Failing Strategy by Martin J. Hart
• Global Networks: The Need for a Strategic Targeting Organization by Robert M. Brassaw
• Command and Control of Military Forces in the Homeland by Jeffrey W. Burkett
• Terrorist Violence in the Next Millennium: New Legal Solutions for an Old Nemesis by James P. Terry
• Information-driven Interagency Operations in Afghanistan by Shannon O’Harren, Trude V.V. King, Tushar Suthar, and Kenneth D. Cockrell
• Revisiting the Seventies: The Third World Comes of Age by Thomas C. Reed and Danny B. Stillman

Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE)
The Death Penalty in the OSCE Area: Background Paper 2008
Final Report on Sustainable Policies for Roma and Sinti Integration
Implementation of the Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti Within the OSCE Area

Pew Hispanic Center
Sharp Decline in Income for Non-Citizen Immigrant Households, 2006-2007
Trends in Unauthorized Immigration: Undocumented Inflow Now Trails Legal Inflow

Project on National Security Reform (PNSR)
Project on National Security Reform: Case Studies Volume I

Proteus [Army War College]
A Proof of Concept for Collecting and Analyzing Open Source Information in Universities for the Purpose of Identifying Over-The-Horizon Threats to Selected Items on the Military Critical Technologies List, by Dr. William G. Perry, Volume 2, Issue 3, Oct. 2008.
Tech 2035: Future Technology, Future Power in Asia, and Future Intelligence Challenges, by Dr. Marvin J. Cetron and Owen Davies, Volume 2, Issue 2, Sep. 2008.

Al Qaeda and Its Affiliates: A Global Tribe Waging Segmental Warfare
The Effect of Personnel Stability on Organizational Performance: Do Battalions with Stable Command Groups Achieve Higher Training Proficiency at the National Training Center?
Integrating Instruments of Power and Influence: Lessons Learned and Best Practices
Options for Improving the Military Child Care System

Reform Institute
Building a Resilient Nation: Enhancing Security, Ensuring a Strong Economy

Stanley Foundation
Improving US National Security: Options for Strengthening US Foreign Operations
International Implications for and Levers on US Nuclear Weapons Policy
New Power Dynamics in Southeast Asia

Strategic Studies Institute
Dueling Natures
Stability Operations and State Building: Continuities and Contingencies

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
The Importance of Iraq's Provincial Elections
Rethinking the Two-State Solution
Stability in Lebanon Threatened, Again

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control
Tracking the World's Efforts to Punish Iranian Proliferators

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