Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 05-29-2009

Arms Control Association
· Strategic Missile Defense: A Reality Check

· To Curtail the Iranian Nuclear Threat, Change Tehran's Threat Perceptions

Association of the United States Army(AUSA)
· Emerging Global Trends and Potential Implications for National Security

· Expanding and Improving the Army's Contracting Oversight

· The Future of Army Aviation Requirements
· Key Issues Relevant to Taking Care of Soldiers and Families
· Russia: A Problematic Partner?

Brookings Institution
· 'Guatemalastan': How to Prevent a Failed State in our Midst

· North Korea’s Nuclear Paradox

· Tracking the Global Financial Crisis: An Analysis of the IMF's World Economic Outlook
· The United States and Canada: Toward a Better Border

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· A Guide to U.S.-China Climate Cooperation

· The Taming of the Great Nuclear Powers

CATO Institute
· Broadcast Localism and the Lessons of the Fairness Doctrine

Center for American Progress
· Meeting the Challenges in Pakistan

Center for Defense Information (CDI)
· New Updated Timeline of North Korea's Missile Flight Tests

James Martin Center For Nonproliferation Studies
· North Korea Conducts Nuclear Test

Center for Security Policy
· Ollanta Humala, Peru's Worst Nightmare

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Gulf Threats, Risks and Vulnerabilities: Terrorism and Asymmetric Warfare

· Issues & Insights v. 9, no. 7, 2009

*Continuity and Change in Japan-U.S. Relations
· Issues & Insights v. 9, no. 8, May 2009

*Tipping Point for the Six-Party Talks?
· Winning in Afghanistan: Creating Effective Afghan Security Forces

Center for National Policy
· The Accidental Guerilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One

Century Foundation
· U.S.-Russian Relations and the Islamist Challenge

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Canadian Oil Sands Energy Security

· From AfPak to PakAf: A Response to the New U.S. Strategy for South Asia
· Global Imbalances and the Financial Crisis
· If the U.S. Dollar Plummets
· Lessons of the Financial Crisis
· Nourishing Afghanistan's Agricultural Sector
· Reversal in Iraq
· U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2009-083 Logistics Support Contracting for the United States Special Operations Command

· D-2009-6-005 Report on Review of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Single Audit for the Audit Period October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2007

Department of Homeland Security
· Canada-United States Framework for the movement of goods and people across the border during and following an emergency

· Framework Agreement on Integrated Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations Between the Government of the United States and the Government of Canada
· Protected Critical Infrastructure Information Program Procedures Manual

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
· Privacy Impact Assessment for the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) Program Comprehensive Exit Program: Air Exit Pilot

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
· 2009 National Intelligence: A Consumer's Guide

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· The Anatomy of the Long War’s Failings

· The Gathering Storm: From World War I to World War II
· International Intervention in Sri Lanka

· Reflections on Memorial Day
· Ten Things Every American Student Should Know About Our Army in WWII
· Understanding the Surge in Iraq and What’s Ahead
· What Students Need to Know About the Vietnam War

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Defense Management: Observations on DOD's Analysis of Options for Improving Corrosion Prevention and Control through Earlier Planning in the Requirements and Acquisition Processes GAO-09-694R

· Federal Reserve Banks: Areas for Improvement in Information Security Controls GAO-09-722R
· Financial Management: DOD Needs to Clarify Its General Gift Fund Policies to Provide for Effective Oversight GAO-09-486R
· National Preparedness: FEMA Has Made Progress, but Needs to Complete and Integrate Planning, Exercise, and Assessment Efforts GAO-09-369
· Sponsored Noncitizens and Public Benefits: More Clarity in Federal Guidance and Better Access to Federal Information Could Improve Implementation of Income Eligibility Rules GAO-09-375
· U.S. Public Diplomacy: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight GAO-09-679SP

Heritage Foundation
· China Global Investment Tracker

· Contracting Out in Defense: Lessons from the British Experience for the U.S. and Great Britain

· Japan's Economic Failure and America's Economic Risk

· Maintaining the Superiority of America's Defense Industrial Base
· North Korea's Nuclear Defiance

· President Obama's Visit to Germany: Mythologies of Dresden Must Be Rejected

Homeland Security Today
· Public Role and Engagement in Counterterrorism Efforts: Implications of Israeli Practices for the U.S.

Hudson Institute, Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World
· The Arab Reception of Vilayat-e-Faqih: The Counter-Model of Muhammad Mahdi Shams al-Din

· Hezbollah's Agenda in Lebanon
· Hezbollah: The State Within a State
· The Paradoxes of Shiism
· The Return of Political Mahdism

Human Rights Watch
· Guests of the Governor: Administrative Detention Undermines the Rule of Law in Jordan

· Perilous Plight: Burma’s Rohingya Take to the Seas

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Satellite Imagery of the Yongbyon Nuclear Site in North Korea

· Satellite Imagery of the 2009 Nuclear Test Site in North Korea
· ISIS Statement on Washington Post Report from May 28, 2009

Institute for the Study of War
· Ethno-Linguistic Map of Afghanistan (updated May 19, 2009)

· Forces Available for Deployment to Afghanistan (updated March 2009)

· Map of Afghanistan and Surrounding Regions (Updated April 16, 2009)

· Order of Battle in Afghanistan (Updated May 12, 2009)

· Political Map of Afghanistan (Updated April 23, 2009)

International Crisis Group
· Yemen: Defusing the Saada Time Bomb

· The Virtuous Twins: Protecting Human Rights and Improving Security in Colombia

International Relations and Security Network
· Afghanistan: Bible Blitzkrieg

· Assessing the Czech EU Presidency
· Backing Ahmadinejad
· Paradigmatic Progress in Israel-Palestine?
· Partnership 'Against' Russia

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, May 27, 2009, v. 9, no. 11

*In a Fortnight
*International Monetary Reform and the Future of the Renminbi
*China’s Strategy toward Central America: The Costa Rican Nexus
*Cross-Strait Matrix: The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement
*Food Security in Africa: China's New Rice Bowl
· Terrorism Monitor, May 26, 2009, v. 7, no. 14

*Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr Seeks Regional Influence with Visit to Ankara
*Jihadis Discuss Plans to Seize Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal
*Europe's Oldest Terrorist Organization: The Basque ETA Marks 50 Years of Operations
*The FM Mullahs and the Taliban's Propaganda War in Pakistan

Lexington Institute
· E-2D and Maritime Security

· Obama is Right: The F-35 Doesn't Need Another Engine
· Will the Pentagon Remember to Defend American Skies?

National Academies Press
· Beyond 'Fortress America': National Security Controls on Science and Technology in a Globalized World
· Countering Biological Threats: Challenges for the Department of Defense's Nonproliferation Program Beyond the Former Soviet Union
· Global Security Engagement: A New Model for Cooperative Threat Reduction

· Technology, Policy, Law, and Ethics Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities
· Toward a Sustainable and Secure Water Future: A Leadership Role for the U.S. Geological Survey
[Free download but registration is required]
· The U.S. Commitment to Global Health: Recommendations for the Public and Private Sectors

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
· Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools, Findings from the School Survey on Crime and Safety: 2007-08
· Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2008

National Priorities Project (NPP)
· The President's Budget: Bush to Obama [provides a comparison of the Bush and Obama budgets]

National Security Archive
· The Diary of Anatoly Chernyaev 1989

Open Society Justice Institute
· Addressing Ethnic Profiling by Police

· Ethnic Profiling in the European Union: Pervasive, Ineffective, and Discriminatory

Oregon State University Libraries
· Middle East Water Collection

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism
· Politics Punctuate the Terrorism Debate

· Swine Flu Coverage Around the World

· Emerging Threats and Security Planning: How Should We Decide What Hypothetical Threats to Worry About?

· The Evolving Terrorist Threat to Southeast Asia: A Net Assessment
· Helping Each Other in Times of Need: Financial Help as a Means of Coping with the Economic Crisis · The Long March: Building an Afghan National Army

Small Wars Journal
· Countering Terrorism from the Second Foreign Fighter Glut

· Perspective on the Systems Perspective: How Army Special Forces Can Use Existing Systems within the Operational Environment

Henry L. Stimson Center
· North Korea’s Second Nuclear Test: A Test Also for China and the United States

Strategic Studies Institute
· State and Nonstate Associated Gangs: Credible "Midwives of New Social Orders"

UN Secretary General
· The UN Secretary-General's Database on Violence Against Women

US Coast Guard (USCG)
· U.S. Coast Guard Posture Statement With 2010 Budget in Brief

· U.S. Coast Guard: America's Maritime Guardian

US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
· Defense Industrial Base Assessment: U.S. Integrated Circuit Design and Fabrication Capability

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· North Korea's Weapons Testing

· Policing Afghanistan: A Meeting of the Security Sector Reform Working Group
· What to do about Bosnia and Herzegovina?: The Case for Accelerated NATO Membership and OSCE Coordination of Constitutional Reform

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Engaging Iran: Lessons from the Past

White House
· Cyberspace Policy Review: Assuring a Trusted and Resilient Information and Communications Infrastructure

World Water Council
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