Saturday, January 3, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 1-2-2009

American Enterprise Institute
· The Consumer Burden of a Cap-and-Trade System with Freely Allocated Permits
· Obama and Egypt's Coming Succession Crisis

· Aid Effectiveness in Cambodia
· Rethinking “Energy Independence”
· Rowing Against the Current: The Diversification Challenge in Africa's Resource-Rich Economies
· The State of Iraq: An Update
· "Stimulus" Doesn't Have to Mean Pork

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Between Ideology and Tactics
· Cuba at Fifty
· Diplomacy in the Middle East: Arab Allies Push Their Own Agendas
· Iran is Coming to Grips with Barack Hussein Obama
· Islamists in Politics: The Dynamics of Participation
· The Logic of Syrian-Israeli Peace

· The Benefits of Port Liberalization: A Case Study from India

Center for Defense Information (CDI)
· Stohl Analyzes CRS Annual Report on Arms Transfers

Center for Security Policy
· British Army: The Toothless Lion
· Patriots and False Patriots
· Uncle Shariah
· Will Obama 'go to' Defense?

Center for European Reform
· Why is Britain Eurosceptic?

Combating Terrorism Center, West Point
· Iranian Strategy in Iraq: Politics and "Other Means."

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Budget Options, Volume 1: Health Care

Council on Foreign Relations
· Change Converging on Cuba?
· Defense Spending During Economic Crisis
· Healthcare Costs and U.S. Competitiveness
· In the Shadow of the Oval Office: The Next National Security Adviser
· Israel-Palestinian Crisis Explodes onto Obama's Agenda
· Obama's Pakistan Challenge
· Saudi Arabia and the Future of Afghanistan
· Treading Softly in the Philippines

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2009-031 Afghanistan Security Forces Fund Phase III-Air Force Real Property Accountability, December 29, 2008

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office
· Privacy Policy Guidance Memorandum 2008-02, DHS Policy Regarding Privacy Impact Assessments, December 30, 2008
· Privacy Policy Guidance Memorandum 2008-01, The Fair Information Practice Principles: Framework for Privacy Policy at the Department of Homeland Security, December 29, 2008

Foundation for Defense of Democracies
· Syria Sets its Traps for the Obama Administration

Henry L. Stimson Center
· China's Falling Growth and US Hopes for Stabilizing the Global Economy: Mind the Gap · Global Health Security: A Long-Term Prescription
· The Gulf States Must Press the Nuclear Issue Before It’s Too Late

Heritage Foundation
· Abandoning Third-Site Missile Defenses Would Threaten Transatlantic Security
· Gaza Cease-Fire Must Halt Hamas Rockets
· Indonesian President's Praise of Natsir Raises Questions
· National Security Resolutions for 2009
· Principles and Proposals for NATO Reform
· Time to End "Zeroing" in Trade Dumping Calculations
· Toward an Alternative Strategic Security Posture

Human Rights Watch
· Human Rights in Western Sahara and in the Tindouf Refugee Camps
· Sri Lanka: Trapped and Mistreated: LTTE Abuses against Civilians in the Vanni

Middle East Report Online
· Cast Lead in the Foundry
· Dangerous Liaisons: Pakistan, India and Lashkar-e Taiba

National Academies Press
· Maritime Security Partnerships [free download with registration]

National Defense Intelligence College (NDIC)
· Democratización de la Función de Inteligencia—El Nexo de la Cultura Nacional y la Inteligencia Estratégica

Newport Papers, U.S. Naval War College
· U.S. Naval Strategy in the 1980s: Selected Documents

· Commonality in Military Equipment: A Framework to Improve Acquisition Decisions · Enhancement by Enlargement: The Proliferation Security Initiative
· Facing Human Capital Challenges of the 21st Century: Education and Labor Market Initiatives in Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates

Strategic Studies Institute
Affairs of State: The Interagency and National Security

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Hizballah Will Defend Iran -- Not Palestinians
· The Impact of the Gaza Conflict on Palestinian Politics
· Israel's Policy Options in the Gaza Conflict
· Operation 'Cast Lead': Israel's Assault on Hamas

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