Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 10-17-2008

American Academy of Diplomacy
· A Foreign Affairs Budget for the Future: Fixing the Crisis in Diplomatic Readiness

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· Counter-Terrorism and German-American Relations: A German Perspective

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
· States of Preparedness. Health Agency Progress, (2nd. Ed.)

· Nuclear Iran: India Has Made Its Choice

Brookings Institution
· Displacement and Human Rights: A Continuing Challenge

· Energy and the Environment: National Security Implications

· The Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement: 10 Year Anniversary
· Moving Beyond Rhetoric: Consultation and Participation with Populations Displaced by Conflict or Natural Disasters
· Protecting Internally Displaced Persons: A Manual for Law and Policymakers
· U.S.- ROK: The Forgotten Alliance

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Iran: Is Productive Engagement Possible?

· International Labor Migration in a Globalizing Economy
· When Money Talks: Arab Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Global Public Policy Discourse

Center for a New American Security
· Fighting Over the Next Fight

· The Ripple Effect: China's Responses to the Iraq War
· The Ripple Effect: India's Responses to the Iraq War
· The Ripple Effect: Japan's Responses to the Iraq War

Center for American Progress
· A “Downward Spiral” in Afghanistan

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· Military Manpower for the Long Haul

· The US Defense Industrial Base: Past, Present and Future

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· 2008 U.S.-China Strategic Nuclear Dynamics Conference: Introduction & Key Findings

· Confronting Two Key Challenges in Afghanistan

· Defense Industrial Initiatives Current Issues: Cost-Plus Contracts

· HOW SOON IS SAFE? Iraqi Force Development and Conditions-Based US Withdrawals
· Iranian Weapons Of Mass Destruction
· The U.S.-India Nuclear Deal and Nonproliferation
· Winning the War in Afghanistan: The Realities of 2009

Chatham House
· Synchronized Dive into Recession: Focus on Damage Limitation

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· New Ideas About Human Behavior in Economics and Medicine

Council on Foreign Relations
· Crisis Guide: Climate Change

Defense Science Board (DSB)
· Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Nuclear Deterrence Skills

Department of Defense
· United States Africa Command

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-08-95 - Review of DHS Security Controls for Portable Storage Devices

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Egypt Reenters the Fray

· Redefining U.S. Interests in the Middle East

Freedom House
· Nations in Transit 2008 (Democratization from Central Europe to Eurasia)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Biosafety Laboratories: Perimeter Security Assessment of the Nation's Five BSL-4 Laboratories. GAO-08-1092

· Defense Management: DOD Can Establish More Guidance for Biometrics Collection and Explore Broader Data Sharing. GAO-09-49

· Multiple Agencies Provide Assistance to Service-disabled Veterans or Entrepreneurs, but Specific Needs Are Difficult to Identify and Coordination Is Weak. GAO-09-11R

· Risk-Based Capital: New Basel II Rules Reduced Certain Competitive Concerns, but Bank Regulators Should Address Remaining Uncertainties. GAO-08-953

Heritage Foundation
· Falling Oil Prices: Useful Lessons from the Slump at the Pump
· Finding Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas

Human Rights Watch
· Breaking the Grip? Obstacles to Justice for Paramilitary Mafias in Colombia

· Returns at Any Cost: Spain’s Push to Repatriate Unaccompanied Children in the Absence of Safeguards

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

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
· Irregular Warfare: New Challenges for Civil-Military Relations [Strategic Forum no. 234]

Institute for Security Studies
· African Security Review Vol 17 No 3, 2008 -- Climate Change and Human Security in Africa

o The climate security divide: Bridging human and national Security in Africa, Denise Garcia
o From the West to the rest: Climate change as a challenge to human security in Africa, Dan Kuwali
o Climate change: A new threat to stability in West Africa? Evidence from Ghana and Burkina Faso, Oli Brown and Alec Crawford
o Environmental change and human security in Lesotho: The role of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project in environmental degradation, Oscar Gakuo Mwangi
o Personnel fatalities in United Nations missions, by year, up to 30 June 2008, Henri Boshoff
o Senegal’s democracy: Has Wade lost his edge? David Zounmenou
o Developing national security strategies in the African context, Colonel (Rtd) James D Noteboom
o Oil pipeline sabotage in Nigeria: Dimensions, actors and implications for national security 99 Freedom C Onuoha
o Understanding Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Laurence Caromba and Hussein Solomon
o The impacts of environmental degradation on refugee–host relationships, Leah Berry

International Peace Institute
· Beyond Terrorism: Deradicalization and Disengagement from Violent Extremism

· Governing the Global Economy: Strengthening Multilateral Institutions
· Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities and the Responsibility to Protect: Challenges for the UN and the International Community in the 21st Century

International Security Advisory Board, U.S. Dept of State
· China’s Strategic Modernizaton: Report from the ISAB Task Force Board

International Crisis Group
· Reforming the Judiciary in Pakistan

· The Role of International Justice in Preventing and Resolving Deadly Conflict
· Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province: Land, Development, Conflict

International Relations and Security Network
· Backyard Games

· Israel's Race Politics
· Kashmir's New Generation
· A Perfect Storm: Calming the Global Food Crisis
· Trimming a Hawk's Wings

Lexington Institute
· Five Reasons Weapons Spending Won't Fall

· The U.S. Navy's Most Successful Shipbuilding Program

National Academies Press
· Review of Directed Energy Technology for Countering Rockets, Artillery, and Mortars (RAM): Abbreviated Version

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)
· NCHRP Report 525, Vol. 13: A Guide to Traffic Control of Rural Roads in an Agricultural Emergency

Nine/Eleven Finding Answers [NEFA] Foundation
· Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe

· Islamic Jihad Union
· Saudi Terror Operative in Yemen: Target Oil to Cause "Total Collapse"

Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE)
· Statement of Preliminary Findings and Conclusions on the 15 October 2008 Presidential Election in Azerbaijan

· Identity Crisis: An Examination of the Costs and Benefits of a Unique Patient Identifier for the U.S. Health Care System

· In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad -- Compilation and Commentary
· Migrant Women in the European Labour Force: Current Situation and Future Prospects

· RAND Voices of Jihad Database
· Recommended Infrastructure Standards for Mass Antibiotic Dispensing

· The Role of the United States Postal Service in Public Safety and Security: Implications of Relaxing the Mailbox Monopoly

Stanley Foundation
· The Roots of the United States’ Deteriorating Civilian Capacity and Potential Remedies: What an Engagement Strategy Entails: Is the United States Government Equipped?

· Strategic Deterrence and US Nuclear Weapons Policy: US Nuclear Policy Review Project
· United States-China-Japan Working Group on Trilateral Confidence- and Security-Building Measures (CSBMs)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· A Forum Without a Future?

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