Sunday, March 8, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 03-06-2009

Air University
· Strategic Studies Quarterly, Spring 2009, v. 3, no. 1

*The Contact Sport Senior Leaders Must Play by Maj Gen Charles J. Dunlap Jr., USAF
*Policy and Purpose: The Economy of Deterrence by Gen Norton A. Schwartz, USAF & Lt Col Timothy R. Kirk, USAF
*Waging Deterrence in the Twenty-First Century by Gen Kevin Chilton, USAF
*On Nuclear Deterrence and Assurance by Keith B. Payne
*Stabilization, Peacebuilding, and Sustainability in the Horn of Africa by Stephen F. Burgess
*Resurrecting the "Icon": The Enduring Relevance of Clausewitz's On War by Nikolas Gardner

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
· The Global Economy Unravels


American Public University System
· Airport Disaster Preparedness in a Community Context


Brookings
· The 2008 Brown Center Report on American Education: How Well Are American Students Learning?

· Bank Capital and the Stress Tests

· Federal Budget

· Financial Institutions

· Internal Displacement and the Construction of Peace

· Mapping the Money: An Interactive Map of the G-20 Stimulus Plans

· Mexico’s Economy: Preparing for a Tough Year

· Put Earmarks in Perspective
· Regulating Insurance After the Crisis

· Restoring Leadership in the Middle East: A Regional Approach to Peace
· The U.S. Military's New Warriors: Robots and
video

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· European Conflict Management in the Middle East: Toward a More Effective Approach


Center for American Progress
· Carbon Capture and Sequestration 101

· The Costs of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
· Interactive Map: U.S. Airstrikes in Pakistan on the Rise
· It’s Easy Being Green: A New Military Mission: Clean Energy
· Threats, Options, and Risks in Pakistan


Center for Defense Information (CDI)
· Paths to Diplomacy with North Korea


Center for Immigration Studies
· Border Basics: What Is Terrorist Travel?


James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· CNS Conducts Workshop on Implementing UNSC Resolution 1540 in Uzbekistan


Center for Security Policy
· A Rare Victory in the Judicial War in Peru


Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· No. 49: The Middle East Conflict after the Gaza War


Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Pressing the "Reset Button" on US-Russia Relations

· Smart Power in U.S.-China Relations: A Report of the CSIS Commission on China

· Ukraine A Net Assessment of 16 Years of Independence: Implementation of Key Tasks and Recommendations

Centre for European Reform
· The Lisbon scorecard IX: How to Emerge from the Wreckage


Century Foundation
· Building on Success: Educational Strategies that Work


Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan
· Home page

· Public hearings


Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· HASC Hearings for March 2-6, 2009

*Can DOD Travelers Book a Trip? Defense Travel System Update [March 5, 2009]
*Combating Piracy on the High Seas [March 5, 2009]
*Special Operations Forces: Challenges and Opportunities [March 3, 2009]
*Department of Defense Fuel Demand Management at Forward-Deployed Locations and Operational Energy Initiatives [March 3, 2009]
*Recruiting, Retention and End Strength Overview [March 3, 2009]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Committee Hearings

· The Role for Congress and the President in War: The Recommendations of the National War Powers Commission [March 5, 2009]

· U.S.-Bolivia Relations: Looking Ahead [March 3, 2009]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Putting People First: A Way Forward for the Homeland Security Workforce - March 05, 2009

· Examining 287(g): The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement in Immigration Law - March 04, 2009 · FEMA’s Gulf Coast Rebuilding Efforts: The Path Forward - March 03, 2009

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Hearing on the Acquisition of Major Weapons Systems by the Department of Defense and on S. 454, the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009. [March 3, 2009]


Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· U.S. Strategy Regarding Iran [March 5, 2009]

· Iranian Political and Nuclear Realities and U.S. Policy Options [March 3, 2009]

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
· Follow the Money: Transparency and Accountability for Recovery and Reinvestment Spending [March 5, 2009]

· Tax Haven Banks and U. S. Tax Compliance - Obtaining the Names of U.S. Clients with Swiss Accounts [March 4, 2009]

· Where Were the Watchdogs? Systemic Risk and the Breakdown of Financial Governance [March 4, 2009]

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Estimated Macroeconomic Impacts of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009


Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· After Indictment, Sudan Holds Its Breath

· Al-Shabaab
· A Costly Exit from Iraq

Department of Defense (DOD)
· DoD Instruction 3020.48, Guidance for Maritime Operational Threat Response (MOTR)-Related Conferencing Coordination Activities Implementation

· DoD Instruction 5205.10, DoD Treaty Inspection Readiness Program (DTRIP)
· DoD Instruction 5400.16, DoD Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Guidance

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2009-056 Personal Commercial Solicitation of Military Personnel: Impact of DoD Actions and Public Law 109-290, February 23, 2009


Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-09-28 - Independent Review of the Customs and Border Protection's Reporting of FY 2008 Drug Control Obligations

· OIG-09-27 - Independent Review of the U.S. Coast Guard's Reporting of the FY 2008 Drug Control Performance Summary Report
· OIG-09-26 - Independent Review of the U.S. Coast Guard's Reporting of FY 2008 Drug Control Obligations

· OIG-09-23 - National Communications System's Management of 2005 Gulf Coast Hurricanes Mission Assignment Funding

· OIG-09-18 - Customs and Border Protection Award Fees for Enforcement Equipment Maintenance and Field Operations Support Contract


Department of Justice
· The Code of the Street and African-American Adolescent Violence


Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel Memoranda
· Department of Justice Releases Nine Office of Legal Counsel Memoranda and Opinions

· Memorandum Regarding Status of Certain OLC Opinions Issued in the Aftermath of the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (01-15-2009)

· Memorandum Regarding Constitutionality of Amending Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to Change the "Purpose" Standard for Searches (09-25-2001)
· Memorandum Regarding Authority for Use of Military Force to Combat Terrorist Activities within the United States (10-23-2001)
· Memorandum Regarding Authority of the President to Suspend Certain Provisions of the ABM Treaty (11-15-2001)

· Memorandum Regarding the President's Power as Commander in Chief to Transfer Captured Terrorists to the Control and Custody of Foreign Nations (03-13-2002)
· Memorandum Regarding Swift Justice Authorization Act (04-08-2002)

· Memorandum Regarding Determination of Enemy Belligerency and Military Detention (06-08-2002)

· Memorandum Regarding Applicability of 18 U.S.C. § 4001(a) to Military Detention of United States Citizens (06-27-2002)

· Memorandum Regarding October 23, 2001 OLC Opinion Addressing the Domestic Use of Military Force to Combat Terrorist Activities (10-06-2008)

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
· Data Mining Report


Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Defense Showstoppers: National Security Challenges for the Obama Administration: A Conference Report
· Towards a Balanced and Sustainable Defense

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: GAO's Role in Helping to Ensure Accountability and Transparency GAO-09-453T

· Climate Change: Observations on the Potential Role of Carbon Offsets in Climate Change Legislation GAO-09-456T

· Debt Management: Treasury's Cash Management Challenges and Timing of Payments to Medicare Private Plans. GAO-09-118
· Defense Acquisitions: DOD Must Balance Its Needs with Available Resources and Follow an Incremental Approach to Acquiring Weapon Systems GAO-09-431T
· Defense Management: DOD Needs to Increase Attention on Fuel Demand Management at Forward-Deployed Locations. GAO-09-300
· Defense Management: Increased Attention on Fuel Demand Management at DOD's Forward-Deployed Locations Could Reduce Operational Risks and Costs GAO-09-388T

· Department of Energy: Contract and Project Management Concerns at the National Nuclear Security Administration and Office Of Environmental Management GAO-09-406T

· Department of Homeland Security: Organizational Structure, Spending, and Staffing for the Health Care Provided to Immigration Detainees GAO-09-401T
· DHS: Organizational Structure and Resources for Providing Health Care to Immigration Detainees. GAO-09-308R
· Disaster Recovery: Past Experiences Offer Recovery Lessons for Hurricanes Ike and Gustav and Future Disasters GAO-09-437T
· DOD Business Transformation: Status of DOD's Actions on Previous Recommendations for the Defense Travel System GAO-09-416T
· GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Developing and Managing Capital Program Costs. GAO-09-3SP
· Highway Infrastructure: Federal Efforts to Strengthen Security Should Be Better Coordinated and Targeted on the Nation’s Most Critical Highway Infrastructure

· Immigration Enforcement: Better Controls Needed over Program Authorizing State and Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws GAO-09-109

· Immigration Enforcement: Controls over Program Authorizing State and Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws Should Be Strengthened GAO-09-381T
· Influenza Pandemic: Sustaining Focus on the Nation's Planning and Preparedness Efforts GAO-09-334 · NASA: Assessments of Selected Large-Scale Projects. GAO-09-306SP
· Nuclear Detection: Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Should Improve Planning to Better Address Gaps and Vulnerabilities. GAO-09-257

· Nuclear Weapons: NNSA and DOD Need to More Effectively Manage the Stockpile Life Extension Program GAO-09-385
· Systemic Risk: Regulatory Oversight and Recent Initiatives to Address Risk Posed by Credit Default Swaps GAO-09-397T


Heritage Foundation
· Secretary Clinton’s European Tour: A NATO-First Agenda

· The United Kingdom Must Lead Europe's Withdrawal from the U.N.'s Durban Review Conference

· U.S. Boycott of U.N. Durban II Conference on Racism: The Right Decision by the Obama Administration

Human Rights Watch
· “Please, do not make us suffer any more…”: Access to Pain Treatment as a Human Right


Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA)
· Missile Defense, the Space Relationship, & the Twenty-First Century

· Updating U.S. Deterrence Concepts and Operational Planning: Reassuring Allies, Deterring Legacy Threats, and Dissuading Nuclear "Wannabes"

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· 01 Dec 2008: Organised Crime Watch, Issue 1


International Crisis Group
· CrisisWatch, No. 67, 1 March 2009

· Guinea: The Transition Has Only Just Begun
· Haiti 2009: Stability at Risk

· The ICC Indictment of Bashir: A Turning Point for Sudan?


International Relations and Security Network
· Afghanistan: A Misread War

· Border Dispute: A Long Shelf Life
· Debating China's Future, Vol.4 No.2 Spring 2008
· Tibet: A New Diplomacy War
· Towards a Balanced and Sustainable Defense
· The UAE Nuclear Debate
· US Stimulus: Neglecting the Global Perspective?

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief - v. 9, Issue 5

*In a Fortnight by L.C. Russell Hsiao
*China's Views on NATO Expansion: A Secondary National Interest by Dennis J. Blasko
*The Future of Chinese Deterrence Strategy by Michael S. Chase, Andrew S. Erickson and Christopher Yeaw
*China's Palestine Policy by Chris Zambelis
*New Directions in China's Health Sector Reform by Qingyue Meng
· The Impact of the Russia-Georgia War on the South Caucasus Transportation Corridor

· Terrorism Monitor - v, 7, Issue 4
*A Who's Who of the Insurgency in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province: Part Two - FATA excluding North and South Waziristan by Rahimullah Yusufzai
*Assessing the Role of Hezbollah in the Gaza War and Its Regional Impact by Benedetta Berti
*The Return of Shari'a Law to Pakistan's Swat Region by Mukhtar A. Khan
*India's Home-Grown Jihadi Threat: A Profile of the Indian Mujahideen by Animesh Roul

Lexington Institute
· How to Cut the Cost Of The President's New Helicopter

· Performance-Based Logistics Limits Government Waste

Migration Policy Institute
· Collateral Damage: An Examination of ICE's Fugitive Operations Program

· DHS and Immigration: Taking Stock and Correcting Course
· New Data Guide on Finding, Using the Most Accurate, Recent Immigration Data Resources

National Academies Press
· 21st Century Innovation Systems for Japan and the United States: Lessons from a Decade of Change: Report of a Symposium [free download but registration required]


Peterson Institute
· 09-6: Pressing the "Reset Button" on US-Russia Relations

· Trade, Finance, and the Global Recession


RAND
· Film Piracy, Organized Crime, and Terrorism

· What It Takes: Air Force Command of Joint Operations


Redress
· Kenya and Counter-terrorism: A Time for Change


Henry L. Stimson Center
· Leveraging Science for Security: A Strategy for the Nuclear Weapons Laboratories in the 21st Century


Stanley Foundation
· On Reforming the International Order


Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· Chemical and Biochemical Non-lethal Weapons: Political and Technical Aspects

· China's Expanding Peacekeeping Role: Its Significance and the Policy Implications

· Reporting transfers of small arms and light weapons to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, 2007
· South Ossetia and Abkhazia: Placing the Conflict in Context

· The Supreme Court, the Bush Administration and Guant√°namo Bay

· Terrorism in Asymmetrical Conflict

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· Prospects for U.S.-Russian Security Cooperation


U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP)
· The 2009 'New DPRK Revolutionary Upsurge'—A Blast from the Past or a New Path?

· Mapping Peace Between Syria and Israel

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Hamas Arms Smuggling: Egypt's Challenge

· Preventing a Cascade of Instability. U.S. Engagement to Check Iranian Nuclear Progress
· Rewriting the Narrative: An Integrated Strategy for Counterradicalization [Task Force on Confronting the Ideology of Radical Extremism]

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