Monday, May 4, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 05-01-2009

American Enterprise Institute
· Index of Leading Environmental Indicators 2009

· Pilot Study Comparing Technologies to Test for Substandard Drugs in Field Settings

Amnesty International
· Mixed Messages from President Obama After 100 Days

Asia Society
· Asia's Next Challenge: Securing the Region's Water Future

Brookings Institution
· Action on Aid: Steps Toward Making Aid More Effective

· A Case Study of Aid Effectiveness in Ethiopia
· Democratic Republic of Congo: World's Deadliest Spot

· GovWatch: Setting the First Mark at 100 Days

· Making the Business of Energy Efficiency Both Scalable and Sustainable

· President Obama’s First 100 Days: Managing Global Insecurity Project Recommendations and an Evaluation of U.S. Global Engagement
· What a Flu Pandemic Could Cost the World

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· Getting it Done in Foreign Policy

· A Summary of Operation Nunalivut 2009

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· Will the International Economic Crisis Undermine Struggling Democracies?

Center for a New American Security
· U.S.-DPRK Nuclear Negotiations: A Survey of the Policy Literature

Center for American Progress
· Securing America’s Energy Independence Through Energy Diversification The Lessons of the Past and the Direction for the Future

Center for Biosecurity of UPMC
· Border Restrictions: Not an Effective Means of Preventing the Spread of Swine Flu

· Can the Current Swine Flu Outbreak Be Contained? In A Word, No
· FDA Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs): What Are They and What Do They Mean for the Swine Flu Response?
· An Influenza Virus Naturally Can Have Multiple Genetic Sources: Why the Current Swine Flu Virus Is Not Bioterrorism

· Social Stigma Attached to “Swine Flu”—An FAQ for U.S. Elected Leaders and Health Officials
· Stigma: Its Harm and Its Remedy in Outbreaks Like Swine Flu

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
· Trends in Immigrant and Native Employment

Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· The North Korean Rocket Launch: International Reactions and Implications

· Understanding Obama in Jerusalem

Center for Security Policy
· The Questionable Harold Koh: A Transnationalist Cannot 'Uphold’ the Constitution

· Obama Goes South: An Analysis of the Summit of the Americas

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· Nuclear Terrorism: Assessing the Threat, Developing a Response

Center for National Policy
· The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
· Afghanistan and Al Anbar: Lessons Learned Nine differences between Iraq's Al Anbar province and Afghanistan and what it means for the Marine Corps

· The United States and the Asia-Pacific Region: Security Strategy for the Obama Administration

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Chapters in the forthcoming CSIS Africa Program report: Beyond the Bush Administration’s Africa Policy: Critical Choices for the Obama Administration
*Advancing Democratization in Africa

*Africa’s Looming Mega-Challenges
*China’s Engagement in Africa
*Diplomacy Against Conflict
*Making Better Sense of U.S. Security Engagement in Africa

*Pursuing U.S. Energy Security Interests in Africa
*A Smarter U.S. Approach to Africa
· Iraq: The Broader Trends in Violence

· Iraq: USCENTCOM and Iraqi Government Estimates of the Trends in the Patterns in Violence and Casualties
· The Other-White-Meat Flu
· The Power of Outreach

Center for Terrorism Research (CTR)
· Homegrown Terrorists in the U.S. and U.K.: An Empirical Study of the Radicalization Process

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· Central Intelligence Agency Fleet Alternative Fuel Use and Vehicle Acquisition Report - FY 2008

Chatham House
· Palestinian Refugees: The Regional Perspective

Congress. House. Agriculture Committee
· Hearings

*Review of Federal food safety systems at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) [April 23, 2009]

Congress. House. Appropriations Committee
· DOD Funding for Iraq, Afghanistan and Operation Noble Eagle, FY 2001-FY2008

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

*Space System Acquisitions and the Industrial Base [April 30, 2009]
*Major weapons system acquisition and related legislative proposals [April 30, 2009]
*Effective Counterinsurgency: The Administration’s Perspective on the Future of the U.S.-Pakistan Military Partnership [April 29, 2009]
*Military Health System: Health Affairs/TRICARE Management Activity Organization [April 29, 2009]
*Acquisition Workforce: Merely a Business Expense or a Force Multiplier for the Warfighter? [April 28, 2009]

Congress. House. Budget Committee
· 2010 Conference Agreement Cuts Deficit by Nearly Two Thirds in Four Years [Charts]

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· H.R. 2221, the Data Accountability and Trust Act and H.R. 1319, the Informed P2P User Act

· Cybersecurity: Network Threats and Policy Challenges
· Swine Flu Outbreak and the U.S. Federal Response

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· International Efforts to Combat Maritime Piracy

Congress. House. Homeland Security
· Influenza Facts and Resources

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
· Judiciary Democrats Call for Special Counsel on Torture

Congress. Senate. Appropriations Committee
· Webcast of April 28 Labor HHS Subcommittee Hearing on the Public Health Response to the Swine Flu [April 28, 2009]

· Video Webcast of April 1 State and Foreign Operations Hearing on Assistance for Civilian Casualties of War

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Current and Future Roles, Missions, and Capabilities of U.S. Military Air Power [April 30, 2009]

· Secretary of Defense’s 2010 Budget Recommendations [April 30, 2009]

· Implementation of Wounded Warrior Policies and Programs [April 29, 2009]

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
· The Future of National Surface Transportation Policy [April 28, 2009]

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Confronting Piracy off the Coast of Somalia [April 30, 2009]

· War Powers in the 21st Century [April 28, 2009]

· Voice of Veterans of the Afghan War [April 23, 2009]

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
· National Security Reform: Implementing a National Security Service Workforce [April 30, 2009]

· The Federal Government's Role in Empowering Americans to Make Informed Financial Decisions [April 29, 2009]
· Swine Flu: Coordinating the Federal Response [April 29, 2009]

· Government 2.0: Advancing America into the 21st Century and a Digital Future [April 28, 2009]
· Cyber Security: Developing a National Strategy [April 28, 2009]

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
· “Date Change---Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do It and How?” [April 30, 2009]

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Milken Institute Global Conference, 2009

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Stabilizing Pakistan: Boosting its Private Sector

· U.S. Must Act to Reduce Nuclear Force Levels and Dangers of Proliferation and Use

Defense Science Board (DSB)
· Time Critical Conventional Strike from Strategic Standoff

Department of Defense
· 2008 DoD Statistical Report on the Military Retirement System

· DOD Progress Report

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-09-48 - Information Technology Management Letter for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Component of the FY 2008 DHS Financial Statement Audit (Redacted)

· OIG-09-47 - Information Technology Management Letter for the United States Coast Guard Component of the FY 2008 DHS Financial Statement Audit

Department of the Army
· FM 3-07.1, Security Force Assistance (1 May 2009)

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· What to do About Piracy?

George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute
· Canada and the United States: Time for a Joint Threat Assessment?

· The H1N1 Influenza A Virus: A Test Case for a Global Response

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Acquisition Workforce: DOD Can Improve Its Management and Oversight by Tracking Data on Contractor Personnel and Taking Additional Actions GAO-09-616T [Testimony]

· Bureau of Public Debt: Areas for Improvement in Information Security Controls GAO-09-633R

· Defense Acquisitions: Charting a Course for Lasting Reform GAO-09-663T [Testimony]
· Higher Education: Approaches to Attract and Fund International Students in the United States and Abroad GAO-09-379
· Information Technology: Management and Oversight of Projects Totaling Billions of Dollars Need Attention GAO-09-624T [Testimony]
· The Nation's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: March 2009 Update GAO-09-405SP

· Recovering Servicemembers: DOD and VA Have Made Progress to Jointly Develop Required Policies but Additional Challenges Remain GAO-09-540T [Testimony]
· Recovery Act: Consistent Policies Needed to Ensure Equal Consideration of Grant Applications GAO-09-590R
· Recovery Act: Initial Results on States' Use of and Accountability for Transportation Funds GAO-09-597T [Testimony]
· Space Acquisitions: Government and Industry Partners Face Substantial Challenges in Developing New DOD Space Systems GAO-09-648T [Testimony]

· Telecommunications: Long-Term Strategic Vision Would Help Ensure Targeting of E-rate Funds to Highest-Priority Uses GAO-09-253
· Telecommunications: Information on Participation in the E-rate Program (GAO-09-254SP, March 2009), an e-supplement to GAO-09-253

· U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Secure Border Initiative Fiscal Year 2009 Expenditure Plan GAO-09-274R
· Women's Pay: Converging Characteristics of Men and Women in the Federal Workforce Help Explain the Narrowing Pay Gap GAO-09-621T [Testimony]
· Women's Pay: Gender Pay Gap in the Federal Workforce Narrows as Differences in Occupation, Education, and Experience Diminish GAO-09-279

Heritage Foundation
· 100 Days of Obama's Presidency: Serious Questions on National Security Strategies

· The $64,000 Question: Is President Obama Actually Increasing the Defense Budget?

· Coming to Grips with an Expanding Extremist Threat in Pakistan
· Mexico's Swine Flu Crisis: Expect Political and Economic Fallout
· Obama's 100 Days in Foreign Policy: Triumph of the Personal
· Securing the West: The U.S., the U.K., and Present Dangers

· Squeezing the Military through the Emergency War Supplemental
· Strategy for Swine Flu Should Focus on Common Sense, Not the Border

Hudson Institute
· Hudson Economic Report--May 1, 2009

· Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances, 2009

Human Rights Watch
· Uniform Impunity: Mexico's Misuse of Military Justice to Prosecute Abuses in Counternarcotics and Public Security Operations

· Journal of Energy Security, April 2009

*Obama and Chávez: Energy Partners?
*Al Qaeda & Oil Facilities in the Midst of the Global Economic Crisis
*Thorium as a Secure Nuclear Fuel Alternative
*Energy Poverty and Security
*Energy Security Implications of the US-India Nuclear Deal
*Maritime Security & Counter-Piracy: Strategic Adaptations and Technological Options

Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P)
· National Cyber Security Research and Development Challenges

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· ISS Paper 185: Social and Economic Dynamics of Mining in Kalima, DRC

· SA Crime Quarterly No 27, March 2009

Institute for the Study of War
· Selection of Speaker Reveals Shifting Coalitions in Iraqi Parliamentary Politics

International Crisis Group
· Crisis Watch no. 69, 1 May 2009

· Haiti: Saving the Environment, Preventing Instability and Conflict
· Nigeria: Seizing the Moment in the Niger Delta

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR)
· Laskhar-E-Taiba: From 9/11 to Mumbai

International Relations and Security Network
· Barack Obama’s Hundred Days

· Costs of War: Dirty Little Secrets

· EU Eastern Partnership Under Strain
· Financial Meltdown, Social Breakdown

· Global Imbalances and the Financial Crisis
· Iceland: Self-Image After Crisis ht
· Indo-Israeli Defense Deals Draw Flak

· Iran’s Latin America Inroads
· Pakistan: Exposing the Taliban

· Resurrecting a Green Babylon
· Swine Flu: Another Threat To Global Economy

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, v. 9, no. 9, April 30, 2009

*In a Fortnight
*PLA’s “Absolute Loyalty” to the Party in Doubt
*Beijing and Havana: Political Fraternity and Economic Patronage
*Impeccable Affair and Renewed Rivalry in the South China Sea
*Maritime Confrontation Highlights Troubled State of China-U.S. Defense Diplomacy
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 7, no. 11, April 30, 2009

*Rival Islamist Groups Vie for the Support of Southeast Turkey's Conservative Kurdish Population
*Mujahideen Leader Appeals to Scholars and Professionals to Defeat U.S.-Iranian Plot to Subjugate Iraq
*Counter the Counter-Terrorists: Senior Jihadis Offer Advice on Security Techniques
*Gems, Timber and Jiziya: Financing the Jihad of the Pakistani Taliban

Lexington Institute
· The Business Case for Buying Tankers from Both Teams

National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
· 2008 Report on Terrorism

National Defense University Library
· Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

National Research Council Committee on Offensive Information Warfare
· Technology, Policy, Law and Ethics Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities

National Science Foundation (NSF)
· Solving the Puzzle: Researching the Impacts of Climate Change Around the World

National Security Archive
· "How Much is Enough?": The U.S. Navy and "Finite Deterrence"

Naval War College
· U.S. Naval Strategy in the 1980s [large file]

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
· Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Public Remains Divided Over Use of Torture

· Assessing Capabilities and Risks in Air Force Programming: Framework, Metrics, and Methods

· Assessing Changes in Global Drug Problems, 1998-2007: Main Report

*Assessing the Operation of the Global Drug Market Report 1

*Estimating the Size of the Global Drug Market: A Demand-Side Approach Report 2
*Issues in Estimating the Economic Cost of Drug Abuse in Consuming Nations Report 3

*The Unintended Consequences of Drug Policies: Report 5

· Contractor Logistics Support in the U.S. Air Force
· No Bullies Allowed: Understanding Peer Victimization, the Impacts on Delinquency, and the Effectiveness of Prevention Programs
· Perspectives of Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers on the Detection and Prevention of Corporate Misdeeds: What the Policy Community Should Know

· Security in Mexico: Implications for U.S. Policy Options

· A Stability Police Force for the United States: Justification and Options for Creating U.S. Capabilities

Small Wars Journal
· Back to the Future: A Study of Post Partisan Warfare Reconstruction

· Combat Advising: Three Challenges We Must Overcome to Succeed in Afghanistan
· Japanese Counterinsurgency in the Philippines: 1942-45
· Plazas for Profit: Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency
· SOF vs. SOF-Like

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)
· Asset-transfer Process for Iraq Reconstruction Projects Lacks Unity and Accountability

· Need to Enhance Theater-wide Internal Security Services Contracts
· Special Forces Logistics Contract Experienced Certain Cost, Outcome and Oversight Problems

Stimson Center
· Following Swine Flu

· King Abdullah has Given Reform and Saudi Their Best Chance Yet
· Pakistan's Future and U.S. Assistance

Strategic Studies Institute
· Beyond the Strait: PLA Missions other than Taiwan

· New NATO Members: Security Consumers or Producers?

United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
· Human Rights Report 1 July - 13 December 2008

UK Parliament
· Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2007-08

· Russia and the West
· Russia’s Military Posture

U.S. Department of State
· 2009 Country Reports on Terrorism

· 2009 Treaties in Force

U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP)
· The Role of the Ministerial Advisor in Security Sector Reform: Navigating Institutional Terrains

United States Africa Command
· United States Africa Command 2009 Posture Statement

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Counternarcotics Offers Chance to Cooperate with Tehran

· National Security and the Rule of Law in Combating International Terrorism

· Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: A Global Intelligence Imperative

· Throwing the Book at Tehran

White House
· The President’s Remarks on H1N1

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