Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 12-19-2008

American Enterprise Institute

· A Conversation with President Bush

Amnesty International

· 'Less Than Lethal’?: The Use of Stun Weapons in US Law Enforcement

Brookings Institution

· Challenges in Alliance Management between Washington and Seoul

· The Current Detainee Population of Guantánamo: An Empirical Study

· Human Rights, Asia and the New Administration: Can Multilateralism Work This Time?

· Memo to the President: Expand the Agenda in Pakistan and Afghanistan

· The Road…Less Traveled: An Analysis of Vehicle Miles Traveled Trends in the U.S.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

· Chinese Regional Inequalities in Income and Well-Being

· Counter-Terrorism from Within: Assessing Saudi Arabia’s Religious Rehabilitation and Disengagement Programme

· Sharing the Burden in the Middle East

· Thinking Strategically About Russia

· Venezuela: A Nuclear Profile


· What Will Climate Change Cost Us?

Center for Defense Information (CDI)

· 2009 National Security and Nonproliferation Briefing Book

· Fiscal Year 2009 (FY 09) Defense Budget: Programs of Interest

Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy (CSTSP)

· Nuclear Weapons in 21st Century U.S. National Security

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

· Cost of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Other Military Operations Through 2008 and Beyond

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

· Bridging Strategic Asia: The United States, Japan, and India

Congress House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

· “Passing the Baton: Preparing for the Presidential Transition”

Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States

· Strategic Posture Review Commission (SPRC) Interim Report to Congress

Congressional Management Foundation (CMF)

· Communicating with Congress: Recommendations for Improving the Democratic Dialogue

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

· Expanding U.S. Military Partnerships in the Pacific

· Rice Defends Regime Change in Iraq, Stresses Diplomacy Elsewhere [Interview]

Defense Science Board (DSB)

· Report of the Joint Defense Science Board and the Intelligence Science Board Task Force on Integrated Sensor-Collected Intelligence

Department of the Army

· Training for Full Spectrum Operations (FM 7-0)

Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO)

· 2007-2008 APY Military Service Academies Gender Relations Survey Annual Report

Department of Health and Human Services

· Considerations for antiviral Drug Stockpiling by Employers in Preparation for an Influenza Pandemic

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General

· OIG-09-08 - Major Management Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security

Department of Justice National Drug Intelligence Center

· National Drug Threat Assessment 2009

Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General

· Department of Justice Efforts in Managing Information Technology Security Vulnerabilities

· An Investigation of Overtime Payments to FBI and Other Department of Justice Employees Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan

European Union Police (EURPOL) Mission to Afghanistan

· Basics of Afghan Law and Criminal Justice: A Manual for the Afghan Police and Legal Professionals [translation]

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

· Tahdiya: Calm Before the Palestinian Storm?

· Time to Change our Oil Policy

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

· Defense Inventory: Management Actions Needed to Improve the Cost Efficiency of the Navy's Spare Parts Inventory GAO-09-103

· Defense Logistics: Department of Defense's Annual Report on the Status of Prepositioned Materiel and Equipment Can Be Enhanced to Better Inform Congress GAO-09-147R

· Disaster Assistance: Federal Efforts to Assist Group Site Residents with Employment, Services for Families with Children, and Transportation GAO-09-81

· Disaster Recovery: FEMA's Public Assistance Grant Program Experienced Challenges with Gulf Coast Rebuilding GAO-09-129

· Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Report of the United States Government

· Flood Insurance: Options for Addressing the Financial Impact of Subsidized Premium Rates on the National Flood Insurance Program GAO-09-20

· Global War on Terrorism: Reported Obligations for the Department of Defense GAO-09-233R

· Improvement Continues in DOD's Reporting on Sustainable Ranges, but Opportunities Exist to Improve Its Range Assessments and Comprehensive Plan GAO-09-128R

· Results Oriented Management: Opportunities Exist for Refining the Oversight and Implementation of the Senior Executive Performance-Based Pay System GAO-09-82

· United Nations Peacekeeping: Challenges Obtaining Needed Resources Could Limit Further Large Deployments and Should Be Addressed in U.S. Reports to Congress GAO-09-142

Heritage Foundation

· Building Cyber Security Leadership for the 21st Century

· Diplomacy in an Age of Faith: How Failing to Understand the Role of Religion Hinders America's Purposes in the World

· Fixing Border Security and Immigration: A Memo to President-elect Obama

· Learning from Japan: Infrastructure Spending Won't Boost the Economy

· New CFIUS Regulations Support U.S. National and Economic Security Concerns

· The Oil-Price Roller Coaster: Global Challenges for the Obama Administration

· Protectionism Won't Fuel a Nuclear Renaissance

· Sovereign Wealth Funds: New Voluntary Principles a Step in the Right Direction

· Stiffening Pakistan's Resolve Against Terrorism: A Memo to President-elect Obama

Human Rights Watch

· The Quality of Justice: Failings of Iraq’s Central Criminal Court

o English

o Arabic

· This Alien Legacy: The Origins of "Sodomy" Laws in British Colonialism

· Trapped and Mistreated: LTTE Abuses against Civilians in the Vanni

International Crisis Group

· Ending Zimbabwe's Nightmare: A Possible Way Forward

· Palestine Divided

· Policing in Afghanistan: Still Searching for a Strategy

· Turkey and Europe: The Decisive Year Ahead

International Relations and Security Network

· 2009: War on Terror Part II

· Guantanamo Algerians Back in Bosnia

· Irish Voice, European Future

· Moscow Eyes Pan-European Security

· Nuclear Disarmament

· Obama's Plans for Latin America

· Political End Game

· Reform or Stasis?: Women and Peace Operations

· UN Declaration of Human Rights at 60: What Role for EU Foreign Policy?

Jamestown Foundation

· Chinese Land Attack Cruise Missile Developments and Their Implications for the United States

· Eurasia Daily Monitor December 19, 2008, v. 5, no. 242

o The Kremlin Defends Its Energy Interests

o Russia to OSCE: Recognize South Ossetia or Get Out

o Need for More Transparency in Kyrgyz and Tajik Energy Sectors to Avoid Future Crises

o Will Turkey See a Sunni-Alevi Confrontation in the Near Future?

· Eurasia Daily Monitor December 18, 2008, v. 5, no. 241

o U.S.–Georgia Security and Military Agreement in the Works

o U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership to Address Georgia’s Vulnerability

o A Military Reform That Does Not Seem to Satisfy Anyone

o Turkish Military in Need of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

· India's Intelligence Services Struggle with War on Terrorism

· A Mujahideen Bleed-Through from Iraq? Part Four – The Case of Palestine and Israel

Lexington Institute

· The Army Needs to Rethink Its Armored Vehicle Strategy

Lowry Institute for International Policy

· Ambition: The Emerging Foreign Policy of the Rudd Government

· Putting the Genie Back in the Bottle: Ruling Regimes and the New Media in the Arab World

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

· Public Response to Terrorism: Findings from the National Survey of Disaster Experiences and Preparedness

Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)

· Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience

Peterson Institute for International Economics (IIE)

· A New Trade Policy for the United States [Memo to the President-Elect]

· The (Non) Impact of UN Sanctions on North Korea

· The North American Free Trade Agreement: Time for a Change?

Pew Internet and American Life Project

· The Future of the Internet III


· The Netherlands F-16 Comparative Analysis: An Evaluation of the Process

· Occupational Safety and Health for Public Safety Employees: Assessing the Evidence and the Implications for Public Policy

· Improving Organ Donation and Transplantation in the European Union: Assessing the Impacts of European Action

· PREPARE for Pandemic Influenza: A Quality Improvement Toolkit

· The RAND SLAM Program

· U.S. Navy Shipyards: An Evaluation of Workload- and Workforce-Management Practices

Strategic Studies Institute

· War Without Borders: The Colombia-Ecuador Crisis of 2008

Transportation Research Board

· The Role of Transit in Emergency Evacuation

US Institute of Peace

· Iraq in the Obama Administration

· Toward Resolving Chad’s Interlocking Conflicts

Washington Institute for Near East Studies

· The Challenges of Israeli Military Action in Gaza

· IDF Military Action in Gaza: Options and Implications

· Security First: U.S. Priorities in Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking

· Terrorist Threat and U.S. Response: A Changing Landscape

· Views of Arab Democrats: Advice to America on Promoting Middle East Reform

White House Transition Project (WHTP)

· WHTP Website

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