Monday, February 16, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 02-13-2009

Atlantic Council of the U.S.
· Achieving Peace and Security in Korea and Northeast Asia: A New U.S. Diplomatic Strategy toward North Korea

Brookings Institution
· The Administration’s New Financial Rescue Plan

· Building a Modern Military: The Economic Crisis and its Impact on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army
· Continuity and Change in Korea: Challenges for Regional Policy and U.S.-Russia Relations
· Cross-Strait Relations and Implications for Northeast Asia: Views from the Region [transcript]

· Europe, the United States, and Middle Eastern Democracy: Repairing the Breach
· The Financial Crisis, a Development Emergency, and the Need for Aid

· Obama's Options for Gaza
· Strengthening American Competitiveness: Regaining Our Competitive Edge - Four Priorities and 20 New Ideas

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

· Going South in Afghanistan
· A New Direction for U.S. Policy in the Caspian Region

CATO Institute
· A Better Way to Generate and Use Comparative-Effectiveness Research

Center for American Progress
· Animation: How the Recovery Works

· The Nationwide Allocation of Recovery Funding: An Interactive Map on the Final House-Senate Compromise

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· No. 48: "The Campaign Against Terrorism: Successes and Failures"

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· The Afghan-Pakistan War: The Rising Threat: 2002-2008

· Commentary: Why that Tank of Gas May not Be Cheap for Long
· Critical Questions: Venezuelan Constitutional Referendum: More Years for Chávez?
· The Lebanese Armed Forces: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-Syria Lebanon

· Public Opinion Trends in Afghanistan
· Structure and Dynamics of the U.S. Federal Professional Services Industrial Base 1995-2007

Centre for European Political Sociology
· Europeanisation and the Reform of the State: The Influence of the European Union in the Reform of the Czech Public Administration (1996-2004)

Century Foundation
· A Plan to Extend Super-Fast Broadband Connections to All Americans

Chatham House
· Cyber Security and Politically, Socially and Religiously Motivated Cyber Attacks

· The Palestinian Refugee Issue: A Palestinian Perspective

Combat Terrorism Center (CTC)
· Bombers, Bank Accounts, and Bleedout: al-Qa'ida's Road in and Out of Iraq

· The Globalization of Martyrdom
· Iranian Influence in Iraq: Politics and "Other Means"

· The Power of Truth: Understanding Part 1 of Zawahiri's Press Conference
· Sunni and Shi'a: Differences That Matter

Congress. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
· Open Hearing: Nomination of Admiral Dennis Blair to be Director of National Intelligence

· Open Hearing: Nomination of Leon Panetta to be Director of Central Intelligence Agency
· Open Hearing: Current and Projected National Security Threats to the United States

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· H.R. 1, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

· The Army's Wireless Communications Programs
· Estimated Macroeconomic Impacts of H.R. 1 as Passed by the House and by the Senate

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Closing Guantanamo

· Iran and the Future of Afghanistan
· Pakistan's Muddled War
· Sudan's Fractured Internal Politics

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-09-15 - Removals Involving Illegal Alien Parents of United States Citizen Children

Department of the Navy (DON)
· Maritime Domain Awareness in the Department of the Navy, SecNav Instruction 3052.1 [January 30, 2009]

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
· Director Blair Highlight Global Threats to the Nation

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· China Policy Under Obama

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Afghanistan Security: Corrective Actions Are Needed to Address Serious Accountability Concerns about Weapons Provided to Afghan National Security Forces GAO-09-366T

· Afghanistan Security: Lack of Systematic Tracking Raises Significant Accountability Concerns about Weapons Provided to Afghan National Security Forces GAO-09-267

· Aviation Security: Federal Air Marshal Service Has Taken Actions to Fulfill Its Core Mission and Address Workforce Issues, but Additional Actions Are Needed to Improve Workforce Survey GAO-09-273
· Aviation Security: TSA's Cost and Performance Study of Private-Sector Airport Screening GAO-09-27R
· Defense Management: Actions Needed to Overcome Long-standing Challenges with Weapon Systems Acquisition and Service Contract Management GAO-09-362T

· Human Capital: Opportunities Exist to Build on Recent Progress to Strengthen DOD's Civilian Human Capital Strategic Plan GAO-09-235

· Iraq and Afghanistan: Availability of Forces, Equipment, and Infrastructure Should Be Considered in Developing U.S. Strategy and Plans GAO-09-380T

Heritage Foundation
· Abraham Lincoln: Statesman for All Ages

· Biden's Munich Speech: Obama Administration Foreign Policy Projects Weakness and Confusion
· Disaster of 100 Percent Maritime Cargo Scanning Not Lost on Napolitano
· Growing Instability in Mexico Threatens U.S. Economy and Border Security

· Iraq's Elections: A Win for Prime Minister Maliki and the United States
· Obama's Bank Bailout Plan: Not Ready for Prime Time
· Next Steps for Immigration Reform and Workplace Enforcement
· Power-Sharing in Zimbabwe: Recommendations for the Obama Administration
· Secretary Clinton's Asia Trip: Allied Reassurance

· Secretary Clinton's Asia Trip: Imbalances in the U.S.–China Economic Relationship
· The U.S. and U.K. Must Oppose French Plans to Weaken NATO
· U.S.–India Homeland Security Cooperation: Moving Forward
· U.S.-Russia Relations after Manas: Do Not Push the Reset Button Yet

Hudson Institute
· Avoiding Hubris in a World of Asymmetric Warfare

· The Contest of Ideas with Radical Islam: The Centrality of the Idea of Religious Freedom and Tolerance
· Energy Independence

· Fixing Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communications
· Global Challenges for the Obama Administration

· The "Greater" Middle East: The New Geopolitcal Environment and Its Implications for Obama Administration Policies

· International Negotiations: A Tool to Serve our Interests

· The New Dynamic Relations in Asia: How Can the United States Adjust Its Strategic Vision?

· Pakistan & Afghanistan: Worst-case Scenarios Are Not Unlikely

· A Perfect Storm in Latin America: How Will Obama Handle Economic and Security Challenges South of the Border?
· Relations between Intelligence Analysts and Policymakers: The Lessons of Iraq
· A Strategy for Winning the War of Ideas

· Transformative Leadership in Arms Control and Nonproliferation
· The War of Ideas:Anti-Americanism, the Continuing Conflict, and the Role of the United States

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· ISS Paper 178: Climate Change, Population Pressure and Conflict in Africa

· ISS Paper 177: The Dynamics of Crime, Comparing the Results from the 1998, 2003 and 2007 National Crime and Victimisation Surveys
· ISS Paper 176: South Africans’ Perceptions of the Police and the Courts Results of the 2007 National Victims of Crime Survey
· ISS Paper 175: National Victims of Crime Survey

Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
· Evidence of the Use of the Civilian Population as Human Shields
· Tensions between Hamas and UNRWA Following the Theft of Food and Blankets and the Hamas Takeover of a Supply Convoy

International Crisis Group
· Engaging Syria? U.S. Constraints and Opportunities

· Tajikistan: On the Road to Failure
· Timor-Leste: No Time for Complacency

International Relations and Security Network
· Bahrain's Fraught Sectarian Divide

· China’s Expanding Peacekeeping Role
· Coltan and Conflict in the DRC
· A Fresh Start for Disarmament
· Iraq: Maliki Beats Out Najaf Bosses
· The Manas Disillusionment
· Pakistan: Taliban Gain Momentum
· This is War

Jamestown Foundation
Terrorism Monitor, February 10, 2009 - Volume VII, Issue 3

- Reviving the Iraqi Ba'ath: A Profile of General Muhammad Yunis al-Ahmad
- Primary Threat to India Remains Home-Grown Left and Right-Wing Terrorism
- Balochi Nationalists Intensify Violent Rebellion in Iran
- Hindu Radicals Pose Terrorist Challenge to the Sub-Continent

Lexington Institute
· Global Deterrence: The Role of the F-22

· Rumored Weapons Cuts Would Hit Local Economies Hard

National Academies Press
· Future of the Nuclear Security Environment in 2015: Proceedings

National Security Archive
· Afghanistan and the Soviet Withdrawal 1989-20 Years Later

North American Center for Transborder Studies (NACTS)
· North America Next: A Report to President Obama on Building Sustainable Security and Competitiveness

Peterson Institute
· 09-3: A Green Recovery? Assessing US Economic Stimulus and the Prospects for International Coordination

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· The Global Middle Class: Views on Democracy, Religion, Values, and Life Satisfaction in Emerging Nations

· The Global Technology Revolution 2020, In-Depth Analyses: Bio/Nano/Materials/Information Trends, Drivers, Barriers, and Social Implications

· The Global Technology Revolution 2020, Executive Summary: Bio/Nano/Materials/Information Trends, Drivers, Barriers, and Social Implications

· The Global Technology Revolution China, In-Depth Analyses: Emerging Technology Opportunities for the Tianjin Binhai New Area (TBNA) and the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA)

· The Global Technology Revolution China, Executive Summary: Emerging Technology Opportunities for the Tianjin Binhai New Area (TBNA) and the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA)

· The Global Technology Revolution China, In-Depth Analyses: Emerging Technology Opportunities for the Tianjin Binhai New Area (TBNA) and the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) (Chinese-language version)
· Guidebook for Supporting Economic Development in Stability Operations

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· Japan's Decision for War in 1941: Some Enduring Lessons

· Kazakhstan's Defense Policy: An Assessment of the Trends

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
· Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

U.S. Fire Administration
· Health and Wellness Guide for Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services [FA-321]

U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Iraq, its Neighbors, and the Obama Administration: Syrian and Saudi

· The Private Sector in Security Sector Reform: Essential But Not Yet Optimized

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Countering Transnational Threats: Terrorism, Narco-Trafficking, and WMD Proliferation
· Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Iran
· In His Own Words: Erdogan on Israel, Hamas, and the Gaza Conflict

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