Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 11-14-2008

* Smart on Crime: Recommendations for the Next Administration and Congress

Amnesty International
* There’s No Pride in Silence: Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Women in Armenia

* The G-20 Financial Summit: Seven Issues at Stake

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
* Gates: Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence in the 21st Century

* Nuclear Renaissance: Is It Coming? Should It?
* Stabilizing Afghanistan: Threats and Challenges

* A Federal Renewable Electricity Requirement

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
* From Preponderance to Partnership: American Maritime Power in the 21st Century

Center for American Progress
* The Price of Prevention: Getting Ahead of Global Crises

Center for American Progress Action Fund
* Homeland Security: Presidential Transition Initiative
Restoring Housing and Financial Markets

Center for Security Policy
* About that NIE

* Anti-Islamists: Where Does the Fight Go From Here?

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
* No. 43: "Iran Nuclear Crisis: Status and Options"
* No. 44: "Swiss Foreign Policy: Strategies of a Niche Player"
* Unpacking the Mystery of Mediation in African Peace Processes

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
* Defense Procurement by Paralysis: Costly Mortgages for the Next Administration

* The Geopolitical Consequences of Transatlantic Energy Disunity
* The NATO-Russia Relationship: Defining Moment or Deja Vu?
* Security Cooperation in the Gulf: Actions — Rather than Words and Good Intentions
* Transitioning Defense Organizational Initiatives: An Assessment of Key 2001-2008 Defense Reforms

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
* The Original Wizards of Langley: Overview of the Office of Scientific Intelligence

Congress. Committee on Governmental Reform
* United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions (Plum Book)

Council on Foreign Relations
* A Tribal Strategy for Afghanistan

Department of Defense
* DoD Operations Security (OPSEC) Program Manual (DoD Manual 5205.02M)

* TroopTube

DOD Business Transform Agency (BTA)
* 2008 Enterprise Transition Plan

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
* Funding Alternatives for Fire and Emergency Services

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
* Energy Efficiency: Potential Fuel Savings Generated by a National Speed Limit Would Be Influenced by Many Other Factors GAO-09-153R
* Force Structure: The Army Needs a Results-Oriented Plan to Equip and Staff Modular Forces and a Thorough Assessment of Their Capabilities. GAO-09-131
* Nonproliferation: U.S. Agencies Have Taken Some Steps, but More Effort Is Needed to Strengthen and Expand the Proliferation Security Initiative GAO-09-43
* Public Health and Border Security: HHS and DHS Should Further Strengthen Their Ability to Respond to TB Incidents GAO-09-58
* Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Management and Integration of DOD Efforts to Support Warfighter Needs GAO-09-175

Heritage Foundation
* China's Stimulus Plan: Repackaged and Misdirected
* Crisis in Congo and the Challenge for the International Community
* The Global Response to a Terror-Generated Energy Crisis
* Stand by Indonesia in its Struggle for a Just and Civilized Humanity
* Washington Subsidies Not Necessary to Rebuild U.S. Nuclear Industry
* Why the U.S. Should Oppose "Defamation of Religions" Resolutions at the United Nations

Human Rights Center (HRC)
* Guantánamo and Its Aftermath: In Partnership with Center for Constitutional Rights: U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices and Their Impact on Former Detainees

Human Rights Watch
* Human Rights Watch Memorandum for the Seventh Session of the International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties
* "Our Hands Are Tied": Erosion of the Rule of Law in Zimbabwe
* Sinai Perils: Risks to Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers in Egypt and Israel

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
* Unprecedented Projected Nuclear Growth in the Middle East: Now is the Time to Create Effective Barriers to Proliferation

Institute for Security Studies
* African Guide to International Criminal Justice

* ISS Paper 169: South Africa’s Xenophobic Eruption

International Crisis Group
* Preventing and Resolving Deadly Conflict: What Have We Learned?

* Turkey and Iraqi Kurds: Conflict or Cooperation?

International Relations and Security Network
* Financial Disaster in Central Asia
* The Return of Missile Diplomacy
* Saudi Ismailis' Sectarian Strife
* Somaliland: The Pull of Terror

Lexington Institute
* Cargo Loaders in Future Air Mobility
* Economic Security: We Must Save American Manufacturing

National Academies Press
* Protecting Individual Privacy in the Struggle Against Terrorists: A Framework for Program Assessment

National Security Archive
* History of Cold War Intelligence Activities

National Volunteer Fire Council
* Health and Wellness Guide for the Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services

NATO Review
* The Balkans: Quo Vadis? September-October 2008 [Video edition]

Naval Studies Board
* The “1,000 Ship Navy” – A Distributed and Global Maritime Network
* Manpower and Personnel Needs for a Transformed Naval Force
* U.S. Conventional Prompt Global Strike: Issues for 2008 and Beyond

OMB Watch
* Moving Towards a 21st Century Right to Know Agenda: Recommendations to President-Elect Obama and Congress

* Assessing Compensation Reform: Research in Support of the 10th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation
* Enhancing Small-Business Opportunities in the DoD
* Feasibility of an Air Liaison Officer Career Field: Improving the Theater Air-Ground System
* In the Middle of the Fight: An Assessment of Medium-Armored Forces in Past Military Operations
* The Kefaya Movement: A Case Study of a Grassroots Reform Initiative
* Measuring the Strategic Value of the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA)

Strategic Studies Institute
* Unity of Command in Afghanistan: A Forsaken Principle of War

US Institute of Peace
* Abrahamic Alternatives to War: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on Just Peacemaking

* Haiti After the Storms: Weather and Conflict

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
* Interfaith, Oil, and Afghanistan: Where Saudi and U.S. Interests Diverge
* The Money Trail: Finding, Following, and Freezing Terrorist Finance
* The Problems of Engaging with Iran's Supreme Leader
* The Rise of Apocalyptic Islam: Causes and Implications

The White House Transition Project
* White House Transition Project website

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