Monday, January 19, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 1-16-2009

American Enterprise Institute
· International Health Policy in Africa: More Harm Than Good

· Turkish Dilemma

Amnesty International
· Thai Security Forces Systematically Torture in Southern Counter-Insurgency

Bread for the World Institute
· State of World Hunger 2009

Brookings Institution
· Afghanistan Index

· Iraq Index

· The Limits of U.S. Diplomacy in Kashmir
· Memo to the President: Reform Health Care
· Minorities, Displacement and Iraq's Future

· Obama’s Inaugural Address and U.S. Foreign Policy" Lessons from History
· Predicting Proliferation: The History of the Future of Nuclear Weapons
· Reversing the Decline: An Agenda for U.S.-Russian Relations in 2009

· The Role of African NHRIs in Protecting the Human Rights of IDPs
o English

o French

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· Canada-U.S. Relations in the Arctic: A Neighbourly Proposal

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Avoiding Mutual Misunderstanding: Sino-U.S. Relations and the New Administration

· Nuclear Security Spending: Assessing Costs, Examining Priorities

Center for American Progress
· Let’s Get It Started (political appointments)

· Operation Safe Haven Iraq 2009: An Action Plan for Airlifting Endangered Iraqis Linked to the United States

Center for Defense Information (CDI)
· Afghanistan Update: December 2008 (Fact Sheets)

· ICBL Releases New Annual Landmine Report
· Mumbai Attacks Demonstrate Terrorist Reliance on Small Arms

Center for New American Security (CNAS)
· Remodeling the U.S. Government for Energy Security: Initial Findings from the Big Energy Map

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Comparative Connections v. 10, n. 4

· FATA--A Most Dangerous Place: Meeting the Challenge of Militancy and Terror in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan
· The Fighting in Gaza: How Does It End? (And, Will It?)
· Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction: Doctrine, Policy and Command

· Winning in Afghanistan: Creating Effective Afghan Security Forces

Center for Trade Policy Studies
· "Shipping Jobs Overseas" or Reaching New Customers? Why Congress Should Not Tax Reinvested Earnings Abroad

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· Studies in Intelligence, December 2008, v. 52, no. 4

o Teaching Intelligence Analysts in the UK -- What Analysts Need to Understand: The King’s Intelligence Studies Program by Michael S. Goodman and David Omand
o Guardian Spies -- The US Coast Guard and OSS Maritime Operations During World War II by Michael Bennett

Century Foundation
· Guantánamo and Beyond: What to Do about Detentions, Trials, and the “Global War” Paradigm

Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary [Majority Staff report]
· Reining in the Imperial Presidency: Lessons and Recommendations Relating to the Presidency of George W. Bush

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Getting Beyond Getting Ready for Pandemic Influenza

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2009 to 2019

· The Role of the 25 Percent Revenue Offset in Estimating the Budgetary Effects of Legislation
· The Troubled Asset Relief Program: Report on Transactions Through December 31, 2008
· Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations

Constitution Project
· Use and Abuse of Immigration Authority as a Counterterrorism Tool: Constitutional and Policy Considerations

Department of Defense
· Citizens’ Report Fiscal Year 2008

· Quarterly Report to Congress - Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq [December 2008]

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2009-042 Hiring Practices Used To Staff the Iraqi Provisional Authorities, January 16, 2009

· D-2009-041 Expeditionary Fire Support System and Internally Transportable Vehicle Programs, January 14, 2009

· D-2009-035 DoD IG Report to Congress on Section 357 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, Review of Physical Security of DoD Installations, January 14, 2009

Department of Health & Human Services
· Assessment of States’ Operating Plans to Combat Pandemic Influenza

Department of Homeland Security
· Annual Performance Report for Fiscal Years 2008-2010

o Appendix A: Verification and Validation of Performance Measures

o Appendix B: Changes to Program Goals, Performance Measures, and Performance Targets
o Appendix C: Summary Findings of Program Evaluations

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office
· CCTV: Developing Best Practices, Report on the DHS Privacy Office Public Workshop, December 17 and 18, 2007

· Interim Report on the EU Approach to the Commercial Collection of Personal Data for Security Purposes: The Special Case of Hotel Guest Registration Data, conducted pursuant to Section 222(b)(1)(B) of the Homeland Security Act, in order to enforce the provisions of Article 5 of the 2007 Passenger Name Records (PNR) Agreement. January 16, 2009
· Privacy Impact Assessment for the Correspondence Handling and Management Planning System (CHAMPS)
· Privacy Impact Assessment for the Department of Homeland Security Directory Services Electronic Mail System (DSES), January 14, 2009

Department of State
· Citizens’ Report Fiscal Year 2008

Department of State Inspector General
· Status of the Secretary of State's Panel on Personal Protection Services in Iraq Report Recommendations Report Number MERO-IQO-09-01 December 2008

FBI Biometric Center of Excellence
· State-of-the-Art Biometrics Excellence Roadmap (SABER)

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
· Preliminary Semiannual Crime Statistics for 2008

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
· National Disaster Housing Strategy

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Economic Policy for the Incoming Administration

· Gaza Conflict: Deterrence and the Other Missed Points
· Messages from Mumbai: Terrorism and Policy Implications
· Next-War-itis, This-War-itis, and the American Military

· New Policies and Old Realities in the Middle East

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Defense Infrastructure: Additional Information Is Needed to Better Explain the Proposed 100,000-Acre Expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site GAO-09-171

· Defense Infrastructure: Army's Approach for Acquiring Land Is Not Guided by Up-to-Date Strategic Plan or Always Communicated Effectively GAO-09-32
· Defense Inventory: Army Needs to Evaluate Impact of Recent Actions to Improve Demand Forecasts for Spare Parts GAO-09-199
· Defense Logistics: Lack of Key Information May Impede DOD's Ability to Improve Supply Chain Management GAO-09-150

· Financial Regulation: A Framework for Crafting and Assessing Proposals to Modernize the Outdated U.S. Financial Regulatory System GAO-09-310T

· Health Information Technology: Federal Agencies' Experiences Demonstrate Challenges to Successful Implementation GAO-09-312T
· International Taxation: Large U.S. Corporations and Federal Contractors with Subsidiaries in Jurisdictions Listed as Tax Havens or Financial Privacy Jurisdictions. GAO-09-157

Henry L. Stimson Center
· The Indian Ocean: A Critical Arena for 21st Century Threats and Challenges

Henley-Putnam University
· Journal of Strategic Security, v. 1, no. 1, November 2008

o Dividing up Intelligence Education by Robert Clark
o Strategic Security as a New Academic Discipline by Sheldon Greaves
o ICWorld: An MMOG-Based Approach to Analysis by Kimberly Gill, David Rolston, Wyatt Wong and Robert Pietrusko
o Redefining Terrorism: Why Mexican Drug Trafficking is more than Just Organized Crime by Sylvia M. Longmire and John P. Longmire, IV
o Intelligence-Service Psychology: A German Perspective by Sven Max Litzcke and Helmut Muller-Enbergs
o Research Note: Using the ITERATE and DOTS Databases by Peter A. Flemming, Edward Mickolus and Todd Sandler

Heritage Foundation
· Contracting in Combat: Advice for the Commission on Wartime Contracting

· Iran and the Next Administration: Policy Challenges

· Key Questions for Susan E. Rice, Nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

· Key Questions for Incoming Senior Department of Defense Nominees
· Reforms Needed for a More Effective United Nations: A Memo to President-elect Obama

Human Rights Watch
World Report 2009: Events of 2008

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Detecting the Barrage Approach to Illicit Procurement

· How Cooperation between a Company and Government Authorities Disrupted a Sophisticated Illicit Iranian Procurement
· Iranian Entities' Illicit Military Procurement Networks

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· Report of the PSC Retreat Facilitated by the ISS: Conclusions on a Mechanism for Interaction Between the PSC and Civil Society Organisations in the Promotion of Peace, Security and Stability in Africa

· A Societal Responsibility: The Role of Civil Society Organisations in Prisoner Support, Rehabilitation and Reintegration

International Crisis Group
· Engaging Syria? Lessons from the French Experience

· Liberia: Uneven Progress in Security Sector Reform

· Macedonia's Name: Breaking the Deadlock
· Uneven Progress in Security Sector Reform

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief - January 12, 2009 Volume 9 Issue 1

o Hu Jintao's 'Six-Points' Proposition to Taiwan
o China Flaunts Growing Naval Capabilities
o China’s Gulf of Aden Expedition and Maritime Cooperation in East Asia
o Chinese Inroads in DR Congo: A Chinese "Marshall Plan" or Business?
o Future Prospects of China’s Policy on Climate Change
· Terrorism Focus - January 15, 2009 -- Volume 6, Issue 1

o Jihadis Urge Formation of a New Mujahideen Council to Avenge Israel’s Assault on Gaza
o Turkey Addresses PKK Challenge with Kurdish Language Reforms
o India’s Assam State Reels under New Year’s Terrorist Offensive
o Rocket Attacks from Lebanon Threaten Dangerous Escalation of Gaza War
· Terrorism Monitor - January 9, 2009 Volume 7 Issue

o India’s Sikh Militants Forming Ties with Lashkar-e-Taiba and Pakistani Intelligence
o NATO’s Khyber Lifeline
o Islamist Movements Recruiting in the West for the Somali Jihad
o The Changing Face of the Jihadist Movement in Libya

Lexington Institute
· Does The Defense Industry Need To Be Restructured?

· Missile Defense: The Boost-Phase Advantage

Lowry Institute for International Policy
· Obama's Inaugural Address and U.S. Foreign Policy: Lessons from History

Maritime Administration (MARAD)
· An Evaluation of Maritime Policy in Meeting the Commercial and Security Needs of the United States

Migration Policy Institute
· Immigrants and the Current Economic Crisis: Research Evidence, Policy challenges, and Implications
· Immigration: Data Matters

National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
· Memorandum of Agreement Between the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence on Guidelines for Access, Retention, Use, and Dissemination by the National Counterterrorism Center of Terrorism Information Contained Within Datasets Identified as Including Non-Terrorism Information and Information Pertaining Exclusively to Domestic Terrorism

National Security Archive
· The Iranian Nuclear Program, 1974-1978

· The Nuclear Emergency Search Team, 1974-1996

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· A Report to the President-Elect and the 111th Congress from the Trade Policy Study Group

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· Before Israel’s Invasion, Hamas Popularity Was Waning Among Its Neighbors -- Even in Gaza Itself

· European Worries About Reliance on Russian Energy Were Already High

Pew Hispanic Center
· Hispanics and the New Administration: Immigration Slips as a Priority

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Strong Confidence in Obama - Country Seen As Less Politically Divided: America's Pre-Inauguration Mood

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism
· Media Shift from War to Washington

Progressive Policy Institute (PPI)
· Memos to the New President

· North Korea in 2008: Twilight of the God?

· Domestic Trends in the United States, China, and Iran: Implications for U.S. Navy Strategic Planning
· Federal Financial Incentives to Induce Early Experience Producing Unconventional Liquid Fuels
· The Lessons of Mumbai
· Military Enlistment of Hispanic Youth: Obstacles and Opportunities
· A RAND Analysis Tool for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance: The Collections Operations Model

· A Strategic Planning Approach: Defining Alternative Counterterrorism Strategies as an Illustration

Stanley Foundation
· The US and Rising Powers

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· After Iraq: The Search for a Sustainable National Security Strategy

UK Parliament
· Defence Information Infrastructure

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Disaster in the DRC: Responding to the Humanitarian Crisis in North Kivu

· The Future of Afghanistan

· Passing the Baton: Foreign Policy Challenges and Opportunities Facing the New Administration

· Telling the Story: Documentation Lessons for Afghanistan from the Cambodian Experience
· Toward the End of Poverty in Haiti

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
The IDF in Gaza: Operational Concepts, Lines of Effort, and Effects
· Obama's Turkey Policy: European Democracy and NATO Benchmarks

White House
· Economic Report of the President, 2009

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