Sunday, November 30, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 11-28-2008

American Enterprise Institute
Hatred in the Time of Cholera
Iraq, the Status of Forces Agreement, and American Interests
· Making a Killing: The Deadly Implications of the Counterfeit Drug Trade

Amnesty International
Haiti: Don't Turn Your Back on Girls. Sexual Violence Against Girls in Haiti

ASIS International
Preventing Gun Violence in the Workplace

Association of Space Explorers International Panel on Asteroid Threat Mitigation
Asteroid Threats: A Call for Global Response

Brookings Institution
Better Aid: Responding to Gaps in Effectiveness
· The Origins of the Financial Crisis
· A New Era of International Cooperation for a Changed World: 2009, 2010, and Beyond
· Re-Thinking U.S.-Latin American Relations: A Hemispheric Partnership for a Turbulent World

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Behind the Mumbai Attacks [NPR interview with Ashley Tellis]

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Inventory of International Nonproliferation Organizations & Regimes
· The International Uranium Enrichment Center at Angarsk: A Step Towards Assured Fuel Supply?
· NukeTube Nonproliferation Multimedia Library
Trafficking Networks for Chemical Weapons Precursors

Center for Security Policy
National Security Scorecard 2007/2008
· Will the Real Bush Finally Stand Up?

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
The Israeli and Syrian Conventional Military Balance: An Overview
· Israeli-Syrian Air and SAM Strength Analysis: Working Estimates of Force Numbers and Location
· World Energy Outlook 2008

Centre for Social Cohesion
Victims of Intimidation: Freedom of Speech within Europe's Muslim Communities

Century Foundation
Reinventing Transparent Government

Congress. House Armed Services Committee. Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations
Joint Improvised Explosive Device Organization: DOD’s Fight Against IEDs Today and Tomorrow

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
A Review of the Department of Defense's National Security Personnel System

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Counterterrorism in India
The ISI and Terrorism: Behind the Accusations
· Mexico's Drug War
Terror Groups in India
Turkey at an Energy Crossroads

Department of Homeland Security
Directive 257-01, Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act
· Instruction 257-01-001, Instruction Guide on the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act

Department of the Navy
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Homeporting of Additional Surface Ships at Naval Station Mayport, Florida
Maritime Domain Awareness Architecture Management Hub Strategy

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
Foreign Policy Challenges for the New Administration
Where is Egypt Headed?

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Confirmation of Political Appointees: Eliciting Nominees' Views on Management Challenges within Agencies and across Government. GAO-09-194
· Defense Acquisitions: Timely and Accurate Estimates of Costs and Requirements Are Needed to Define Optimal Future Strategic Airlift Mix. GAO-09-50
· Defense Management: Preliminary Observations on DOD's Plans for Developing Language and Cultural Awareness Capabilities GAO-09-176R
· Foreign Assistance: Continued Efforts Needed to Strengthen USAID's Oversight of U.S. Democracy Assistance for Cuba. GAO-09-165
· Foreign Assistance: State Department Foreign Aid Information Systems Have Improved Change Management Practices but Do Not Follow Risk Management Best Practices. GAO-09-52R
Human Capital: Diversity in the Federal SES and Processes for Selecting New Executives. GAO-09-110 · Northern Border Security: DHS's Report Could Better Inform Congress by Identifying Actions, Resources, and Time Frames Needed to Address Vulnerabilities. GAO-09-93
· Wildland Fire Management: Interagency Budget Tool Needs Further Development to Fully Meet Key Objectives GAO-09-68

Heritage Foundation
After Mumbai: Could It Happen Here? What to Do
· Anti-Piracy Initiatives Should Reflect U.S. Maritime Interests
Challenges in Latin America: Russians in Caracas, Misrule in Managua
· Experiencing America: Public Diplomacy at Its Best
Fighting the Odds: Venezuela's Opposition Scores Key Victories
Homeland Security Oversight Reform Requires Leadership
India Terror Attacks Point to Need for Stronger U.S.-India Counterterrorism Cooperation
· Pentagon Should Battle Pirates and Terrorists with Laser Technology
U.S.–India Relations: The China Factor
Why the World Still Needs America's Military Might

Human Rights Watch
Congo: The World's Deadliest War
· Stuck in a Revolving Door: Iraqis and Other Asylum Seekers and Migrants at the Greece/Turkey Entrance to the European Union
· A Testing Challenge: The Experience of Lesotho’s Universal HIV Counseling and Testing Campaign
· "We Will Crush You": The Restriction of Political Space in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
Shared Destinies: Security in a Globalised World [free registration required]

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
CRU Policy Brief: Reinforcing Efforts to Seize the Fleeting Window of Opportunity in North Kivu

International Crisis Group
Georgia: The Risks of Winter

International Peace Institute
Implementing the UN Global Counterterrorism Strategy in South Asia

International Relations and Security Network
Balkans: Green Light for Legal War
· China's Capitalist Gangster
· Crimea in Trouble
· Uncertainties Cloud Iraq SOFA
· Under Attack, India Reels
· Violent Non-state Actors and National and International Security

Lexington Institute
Hidden Danger: The Threat to America's Networks

Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 Database

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
Winds of Political Change Haven’t Shifted Public’s Ideology Balance

Potomac Institute
Terrorism Report: The Ideological Battlespace

Between Politics and Clinics -- The Many Faces of Biomedical Policy in Europe: Analysis of Drivers and Outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technologies Policy -- Volume I: Synthesis Report
· Between Politics and Clinics -- The Many Faces of Biomedical Policy in Europe: Analysis of Drivers and Outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technologies Policy -- Volume II: Three Country Case Studies
· Improving the Safety and Security of Freight and Passenger Rail in Pennsylvania
· RAND and the Information Evolution: A History in Essays and Vignettes

UN Security Council
Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Afghanistan
Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation in Somalia

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Gulf Energy Exports: Existing Alternative Pipeline Routes [graphic]
The Money Trail: Finding, Following, and Freezing Terrorist Finances
· Oil Export Flows from the Middle East [graphic]
· Rebuilding U.S.-Libyan Relations Twenty Years after Lockerbie
· Syria's Reactor: Can the IAEA Act Effectively?
· Violence by Extremists in the Jewish Settler Movement: A Rising Challenge

White House
Agreement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq On the Withdrawal of United States Forces from Iraq and the Organization of Their Activities during Their Temporary Presence in Iraq
· Strategic Framework Agreement for a Relationship of Friendship and Cooperation between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq

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