Monday, April 6, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 04-03-2009

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
· The Mullah, the Caudillo, and the Terrorist

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· Climate and Energy Policies in the United States and Germany: Lessons for the Future

· A Legacy of Impunity: A Threat to Algeria’s Future

· Greece: Alleged Abuses in the Policing of Demonstrations
· Paraguay's Indigenous Peoples in Peril

· Public Outrage: Police Officers Above the Law in France

Atlantic Council
· G20 Report: Stimulus and Regulation Compromise Needed

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
· Iran Update, 31 March 2009

Brookings Institution
· The Danger of a U.S.-China Strategic "G-2" Alliance

· The G-20 London Summit 2009: Recommendations for Global Policy Coordination

· No-Drama Obama and the North Koreans

Business Executives for National Security
· Business Leaders in Action, Results for America – BENS Leadership Report 2009

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· Why Canada Needs a Robust Artic Air Rescue Capability

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· Preventing Conflict Over Kurdistan

· Nuclear Energy: Rebirth or Resuscitation?

· Reforming the Intelligence Agencies in Pakistan’s Transitional Democracy

· Resurgent Protectionism: Risks and Possible Remedies

· NATO at 60: A Hollow Alliance

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· The Past and Present as Prologue: Future Warfare through the Lens of Contemporary Conflicts

· Uncharted Waters: The U.S. Navy and Navigating Climate Change

Center for American Progress
· Should We Be Grateful to China for Buying U.S. Treasuries?

Center for Defense Information (CDI)
· Missile Defense Is Not the Solution for Long-Term Security

Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· Engaging China and Russia on Nuclear Disarmament

· Launch of North Korean "Communications Satellite" Draws Near, Raising Concerns of Regional Instability

Center for Security Policy
· Lawfare and Obama's Transnationalist

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· China's Capacity to Manage Infectious Diseases

· Security in Iraq: Key Maps and Trend Lines
· Turkey's Evolving Dynamics: Strategic Choices for U.S.-Turkey Relations

Centre for Social Cohesion
· A Degree of Influence: The Funding of Strategically Important Subjects in UK Universities

Century Foundation
· Policy Recommendations from the Russia Working Group

Chatham House
· Trade and the Global Economic Crisis: Immediate Challenges and Long-term Threats

Congress. House. Appropriations Committee
· Subcommittee on Defense Hearings

*Missile Defense Agency [April 2, 2009]
*Shipbuilding Programs [April 1, 2009]
*Army Aviation [March 31, 2009]
· Subcommittee on Homeland Security Hearings

*Priorities Enforcing Immigration Law [April 2, 2009]
*Cargo and Container Security: Keeping a Lid on Threats [April 1, 1009]
*Rail and Transit Security, Aviation Security Efficiency [March 31, 2009]

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

*Terrorism and the New Age of Irregular Warfare: Challenges and Opportunities [April 2, 2009]
*Improving Recovery and Full Accounting of POW/MIA Personnel from All Past Conflicts [April 2, 2009]
*New Strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan and Developments in U.S. Central Command and Special Operations Command [April 2, 2009]
*National Security Personnel System – The Way Forward [April 1, 2009]
*Coordinating Contract Support on the Battlefield: Defense, State, and U.S. AID [April 1, 2009]
*Measuring Value and Efficiency: How to Assess the Performance of the Defense Acquisition System [April 1, 2009]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Hearing schedule

*Export Controls on Satellite Technology [April 2, 2009]
*U.S. Strategy for Afghanistan: Achieving Peace and Stability in the Graveyard of Empires [April 2, 2009]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Business Opportunities Manual

· Hearings

· Homeland Security Policymaking: HSC at a Crossroads and Presidential Study Directive 1 [April 2, 2009]
· The Future of Fusion Centers: Potential Promise and Dangers [April 1, 2009]
· Do the Payment Card Industry Data Standards Reduce Cybercrime? [March 31, 2009]

· Examining Preparedness and Coordination Efforts of First Responders Along the Southwest Border [March 31, 2009]

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
· Public Safety and Civil Rights Implications of State and Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws [April 2, 2009]

· Consumer Debt — Are Credit Cards Bankrupting Americans? [April 2, 2009]

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations
· USAID the 21st Century [April 1, 2009]

· The Return and Resettlement of Displaced Iraqis [March 31, 2009]

· U.S. - Mexican Border Violence [March 30, 2009]

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs
· Recovery and Reinvestment Spending: Implementing a Bold Oversight Strategy [April 2, 2009]

· Stability through Scandal: a Review of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer [March 31, 2009]

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· A Preliminary Analysis of the President's Budget and an Update of CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook

· A Review of CBO's Activities in 2008 Under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Lessons of the Financial Crisis

Department of Defense
· Joint Pubs 3-29 Foreign Humanitarian Assistance

· Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq Quarterly Report, March 2009

· Previous reports

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2009-062 Internal Controls Over DoD Cash and Other Monetary Assets, March 25, 2009

· Marine Corps' Management of the Recovery and Reset Programs, April 1, 2009

Department of Homeland Security
· Instruction 121-01-008, Issuance and Control of the Department of Homeland Security Credentials

Department of the Army
· FM 7-15 The Army Universal Task List

· The U.S. Army Concept Capability Plan for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction for the Future Modular Force 2015-2024 [TRADOC Pamphlet 525-7-19]

Director of National Intelligence Office of Inspector General
· (U) Critical Intelligence Community Management Challenges

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Annual Energy Outlook 2009

Foreign Policy
· The 'Axis of Lula' vs. the 'Axis of Hugo'

· The Center Cannot Hold [about EU]

· The Idiot's Guide to Pakistan

· Is China the New America?

· The List: Look Who's Censoring the Internet Now

· Medvedev Makes His Move
· The Russia Opportunity

· There Is No Congo

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Bank Secrecy Act: Suspicious Activity Report Use Is Increasing, but FinCEN Needs to Further Develop and Document Its Form Revision Process GAO-09-226

· Contingency Contracting: DOD, State, and USAID Are Taking Actions to Track Contracts and Contractor Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan GAO-09-538T [testimony]

· Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs GAO-09-326SP
· Defense Acquisitions: Measuring the Value of DOD's Weapon Programs Requires Starting with Realistic Baselines GAO-09-543T [testimony]
· Defense Infrastructure: DOD Needs to Periodically Review Support Standards and Costs at Joint Bases and Better Inform Congress of Facility Sustainment Funding Uses GAO-09-336

· Defined Benefit Pensions: Survey Results of the Nation's Largest Private Defined Benefit Plan Sponsors GAO-09-291

· Global War on Terrorism: Reported Obligations for the Department of Defense GAO-09-449R

· Human Capital: Improved Implementation of Safeguards and an Action Plan to Address Employee Concerns Could Increase Employee Acceptance of the National Security Personnel System GAO-09-464T [testimony]
· Information on Proposed Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program GAO-09-420R

· Nuclear Nonproliferation: Strengthened Oversight Needed to Address Proliferation and Management Challenges in IAEA's Technical Cooperation Program GAO-09-275

· Oil and Gas Management: Federal Oil and Gas Resource Management and Revenue Collection In Need of Stronger Oversight and Comprehensive Reassessment GAO-09-556T [testimony]
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: March 2009 Status of Efforts to Address Transparency and Accountability Issues GAO-09-504

· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Capital Purchase Program Transactions for the Period October 28, 2008 through March 20, 2009 and Information on Financial Agency Agreements, Contracts, and Blanket Purchase Agreements Awarded as of March 13, 2009 (GAO-09-522SP, March 2009), an E-supplement to GAO-09-504
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Efforts to Address Transparency and Accountability Issues GAO-09-539T [testimony]

· Wildland Fire Management: Actions by Federal Agencies and Congress Could Mitigate Rising Fire Costs and Their Effects on Other Agency Programs GAO-09-444T [testimony]

Heritage Foundation
· Budget Proposal Will Raise Taxes, Grow Government, and Cut Defense

· The Past, Present, and Possible Futures of the Anglo-American Alliance

· Secure Flight Program Creates Safer Skies
· U.S. to Seek Seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council: A Wrong Step for the Obama Administration
· A U.S.-China G-2: Today It's Closer to a G-0

Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI)
· The Homeland Security Council: Considerations for the Future

Human Rights Watch
· From Horror to Hopelessness: Kenya’s Forgotten Somali Refugee Crisis

· No Direction Home: Returns from Guantanamo to Yemen

Information Warfare Network
· Tracking GhostNet: Investigating a Cyber Espionage Network

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Missile at Musudan-ri site in North Korea Visible in Satellite Imagery

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· 01 Feb 2009: ISS Paper 179: Arms Control in a Rough Neighbourhood. The Case of the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR)
· The Culture of Global Jihad: Character, Future Challenges and Recommendations

International Crisis Group
· CrisisWatch no. 68, 1 April 2009
· North Korea's Missile Launch: The Risks of Overreaction

International Relations and Security Network
· Blackwater Metamorphoses

· Bosnia Investigates Radical Threats
· EU Parliament Backs Belarus Pragmatism
· G20: Global Recovery Plan Agreed
· Gaza Allegations Unaddressed
· Missile Defense: No Long-Term Solution
· NATO at 60

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
· 2008 IC3 Annual Report

Lexington Institute
· Progress on Marine Vehicle Barely Noticed by Media

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief April 2009, v. 9, no. 7

*CCPLA: Tightening the CCP's Rule over Law
*The Death of Constitutional Litigation in China?
*Chinese Involvement in African Conflict Zones
*Is a “Win-Win” Relationship in the Cards for China and Mexico?
· Terrorism Monitor April 3, 2009, v. 7, no. 8

*Strange Days on the Red Sea Coast: A New Theater for the Israel-Iran Conflict?
*The Amir of the Islamic State in Iraq Lambastes President Obama's Plan for Iraq
*Lashkar-e-Taiba Resumes Operations Against Indian Forces in Jammu and Kashmir
*Assyrian Nationalists Cooperate with Kurdish PKK Insurgents

· Afghanistan Report 2009

· A Framework to Assess Programs for Building Partnerships

· Improving Capacity for Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations
· Navy Enterprises: Evaluating Their Role in Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE)
· Russian Foreign Policy: Sources and Implications

· Underkill: Scalable Capabilities for Military Operations amid Populations

· Understanding Forfeitures: An Analysis of the Relationship Between Case Details and Forfeiture Among TEOAF High-Forfeiture and Major Cases

· U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan [testimony]

Stimson Center
· "Insuring" against WMD Terrorism: How the Insurance Industry Could Become a Key Ally in Preventing a Nuclear 9/11

· New US Policy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Unlikely to Succeed
· Unblocking the Road to Zero: Perspectives of Advanced Nuclear Nations

Strategic Studies Institute
· The Army's Strategic Role: An Online Debate

· Towards a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy for Success: A Proposed Human Capital Model Focused upon LinkTalent

Transportation Research Board (TRB)
· Transportation's Role in Emergency Evacuation and Reentry

U.S. Federal Highway Administration
· Information Sharing for Traffic Incident Management

U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Afghanistan: A Senatorial View From Senator Kit Bond

· On the Issues: Iran
· Progress in Peacebuilding: Afghanistan

Violence Policy Center
· Iron River: Gun Violence & Illegal Firearms Trafficking on the U.S. – Mexico Border

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Desert Schism: Prince Nayef Bids for Saudi Throne

· New Israeli Government: More Convergence Than Division

· Obama in Turkey: Enticing Ankara Westward

· Turkey's Local Elections: Liberal Middle-Class Voters Abandon AKP

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