Sunday, May 17, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 05-14-2009

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
· Is Courage a Masculine Virtue?

· Polls on the Environment and Global Warming

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· The German Model of Labor Relations at Sixty: Ready for Retirement?

· The German Republic Turns Sixty: Second Spring or Time for the Old People's Home?
· German Unification: Myth or Reality?
· Governing Global Oil: Trends, Challenges and Policy Implications for the Transatlantic Alliance

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· Learning Under Fire: The US Military, Dissent and Organizational Learning Post-9/11

Brookings Institution
· Assessing Counterinsurgency and Stabilization Missions

· Beyond START: Negotiating the Next Step in U.S. and Russian Strategic Nuclear Arms Reductions
· Democracy Promotion Under Obama: Lessons from the Middle East Partnership Initiative
· Missed by the Boom, Hurt by the Bust: Making Markets Work for Young People in the Middle East
· Strengthening America's Global Development Partnerships: A Policy Blueprint for Better Collaboration Between the U.S. Government, Business and Civil Society
· Taiwan in the World Health Assembly: A Victory, With Limits

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· Pirates Have Rights, Bring in the Police

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Arab Countries Stumble in the Face of Growing Economic Crisis

· Developments in the Global Economy

Center for American Progress
· Funding War Through the Backdoor

Center for Infrastructure Protection
· CIP Report, May 2009 [focus on the water sector]

Center for Security Policy
· Department of Insecurity: Making America Less Safe from 'Man-Caused Disasters'

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· The Dynamics of the "AfPak" Conflict: Metrics and Status Report [Updated May 12 2009]

· Obama, Netanyahu, and the Future of U.S.-Israeli Relations
· Violence in the North Caucasus - Focus: Winter/Spring 2009

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

*Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for Department of the Navy Shipbuilding Acquisition Programs [May 15, 2009]
*Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Budget Request on Defense Health Program Overview [May 15, 2009]
*Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of the Army [May 14, 2009]
*Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of the Navy [May 14, 2009]
*Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for Department of Energy National Security Programs [May 13, 2009]
*Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense [May 13, 2009]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Building Capacity to Protect U.S. National Security: The Fiscal Year 2010 International Affairs Budget [May 13, 2009]

· UN Office on Drugs and Crime's Role in Combating Piracy [May 14, 2009]
· The United States and Turkey: A Model Partnership [May 14, 2009]

Congress. House. Homeland Security
· Markup - H.R. 2200: Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act [May 14, 2009]

· The President’s FY 2010 Budget Request for the Department of Homeland Security [May 13, 2009]

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure
· The Economic Viability of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) Program [May 13, 2009]

· FY 2010 Budget Requests of the Coast Guard, Maritime Administration, and Federal Maritime Commission [May 13, 2009]
· 'An Independent FEMA: Restoring the Nation's Capabilities for Effective Emergency Management and Disaster Response [May 14, 2009]
· Reauthorization of the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Safety Program [May 14, 2009]

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2010 and the Future Years Defense Program [May 14, 2009]

Congress. Senate. Energy & Natural Resources Committee
· Full Committee Hearing: to receive testimony on S. 967 and S. 283 [Strategic Petroleum Reserve]

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Iran: Where We are Today [committee print]
· NATO Post-60: Institutional Challenges Moving Forward [May 6, 2009]
· U.S. Strategy Towards Pakistan [May 12, 2009]
· Energy Security: Historical Perspectives and Modern Challenges [May 12, 2009]
· Confronting Rape and Other Forms of Violence Against Women in Conflict Zones Spotlight: DRC and Sudan [May 13, 2009]
· The Middle East: The Road to Peace [May 14, 2009]

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
· What Went Wrong: Torture and the Office of Legal Counsel in the Bush Administration [May 13, 2009]
· Helping State and Local Law Enforcement [May 12, 2009]

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Alternatives for Modernizing U.S. Fighter Forces

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Assessing the New Command in Afghanistan

· Countering the Taliban's Message in Afghanistan and Pakistan
· China’s $1.5 Trillion Bet: Understanding China’s External Portfolio
· Reversal in Iraq
· Winning the Information War in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Democratic Leadership Council (DLC)
· Moving Houses: How Sparking a Housing Recovery Is the Key to America's Economic Recovery

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2009-079 Controls Over the Department of the Navy Military Payroll Disbursed in Support of the Global War on Terror, May 7, 2009

Department of the Army
· FM 3-07.1 Security Force Assistance

· FM 1-04 Legal Support to the Operational Army
· FM 6-02.40 Visual Information Operations

· Mexico: A Safe Vessel or a Risky Wreck in Turbulent Waters?

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· How Somali Pirates Could Take Obama Hostage

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Aviation Security: TSA Has Completed Key Activities Associated with Implementing Secure Flight, but Additional Actions Are Needed to Mitigate Risks GAO-09-292

· Best Practices: High Levels of Knowledge at Key Points Differentiate Commercial Shipbuilding from Navy Shipbuilding GAO-09-322
· Depot Maintenance: Actions Needed to Identify and Establish Core Capability at Military Depots GAO-09-83
· IRS Management: IRS Practices Contribute to Its Resilience, but It Would Benefit from Additional Emergency Planning Efforts GAO-09-418
· Military Housing Privatization: DOD Faces New Challenges Due to Significant Growth at Some Installations and Recent Turmoil in the Financial Markets GAO-09-352
· Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Issues Regarding the Inclusion of Refined Petroleum Products as Part of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve GAO-09-695T [testimony]

Heritage Foundation
· The Obama Administration Will Not Make the U.N. Human Rights Council Effective

· Restricting H-1B Visas Is Bad for Business and the Economy
· Strategic Posture Commission's Report Provides Necessary Guidance to Congress

Human Rights Watch
· “You Can Die Any Time”: Death Squad Killings in Mindanao

· War on the Displaced: Sri Lankan Army and LTTE Abuses Against Civilians in the Vanni

International Crisis Group
· Congo: Five Priorities for a Peacebuilding Strategy

· Serb Integration in Kosovo: Taking the Plunge

International Relations and Security Network
· Addressing Hamas

· Al-Qaida at the Crossroads
· Arms: Weathering the Crisis
· Hints of Failure in Guatemala
· Nepal: The Maoist Farce
· Safeguarding Security in Turbulent Times
· Suu Kyi: Against the Tide

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, May 15, 2009, v. 9, no. 10

*Hu Jintao Picks Core Sixth-Generation Leaders
*The U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue: Continuity and Change in Obama’s China Policy
*The Panda Hugs the Tucano: China’s Relations with Brazil
*The Shanxi Coal Mine Blast and the Failure of Safety Governance in China

Lexington Institute
· Pentagon Needs Clear Plan for Electronic Warfare

· Secretary Gates is Dead Wrong on KEI

National Academies Press
· The 2nd International Forum on Biosecurity: Summary of an International Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, March 30 to April 2, 2008 [free download but registration required]

· Technology, Policy, Law, and Ethics Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities

National Counterproliferation Center
· Counter WMD website

New America Foundation
· Nuclear Bailout

· Cross-Cultural Skills for Deployed Air Force Personnel: Defining Cross-Cultural Performance

· Imported Oil and U.S. National Security
· Improving Mental Health Care for Returning Veterans
· Occupying Iraq: A History of the Coalition Provisional Authority
· The RAND Palestine Initiative
· U.S. Combat Commands' Participation in the Proliferation Security Initiative: A Training Manual
· Value of Pharmaceutical Innovation: The Access Effects, Diffusion Process, and Health Effects of New Drugs

Simon Wiesenthal Center
· Facebook, YouTube +: How Social Media Outlets Impact Digital Terrorism and Hate

Small Wars Journal
· The Pope

· The Taliban Can Be Stopped
· Riskless War
· On Pirates and Strategies
· A Model for Population-Centered Warfare: A Conceptual Framework for Analyzing and Understanding the Theory and Practice of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

Henry L. Stimson Center
· Pakistan and Israel

· A 21st Century Science and Technology Hedge
· The US Government’s Global Health Policy Architecture: Structure, Programs, and Funding

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· SIPRI Arms Transfer Data, 2008

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Assessing Progress Against the Global Jihadist Threat
· Populism, Authoritarianism, and National Security in al-Maliki's Iraq
· Will Russia Help the United States with Iran?

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