Monday, June 8, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 06-05-2009

Air University
· Strategic Studies Quarterly, Summer 2009, v. 3, no. 2

*Stay Out: Why Intervention Should Not Be America's Policy by James Wood Forsyth Jr. and Lt Col B. Chance Saltzman, USAF
*The Effects of Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons on Civil-Military Relations in India by Ayesha Ray
*India's Military Aviation Market: Opportunities for the United States by Amit Gupta
*Saving Darfur: Seductive Analogies and the Limits of Airpower Coercion in Sudan by Lt Col Timothy Cullen, USAF
*Coercive Engagement: A Security Analysis of Iranian Support to Iraqi Shia Militias by Maj Christopher Forrest, USAF
*Using the Patriot Act to Turn North Korea's Dirt Money into a Bargaining Chip by Richard S. Tracey

Baker Institute for Public Policy
· Baker Institute Policy Report, April 2009, no. 38

*Developing the U.S. – Mexico Border Region for a Prosperous and Secure Relationship
· Latin America's Changing Energy Landscape

· What We're Thinking: Latin America's Changing Energy Landscape

Brookings Institution
· Change We Can Believe In? The Muslim World, America, and Obama's Promise

· China-Japan Tensions, 1995-2006: Why They Happened, What to Do

· Democracy Gaining Momentum in China
· International Volunteer Service: A Smart Way to Build Bridges

· Obama's Education Promise for the Muslim World—Rhetoric or Reality?
· The Potential Role of Entitlement or Budget Commissions in Addressing Long-term Budget Problems

· Stability in Iraqi Kurdistan: Reality or Mirage?

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· Arab Reform Bulletin, June 2009, v. 7, no. 5

*Lebanon: After the Parliamentary Elections
*Kuwait: New Faces, Same Potential for Trouble
*Iraq: The Status and Future of the Awakening Movements
*Yemen: Economic Crisis Underpins Southern Separatism
*Morocco: Electoral Reform with Public Relations Value
· The Green Elephant in the Room: Dealing with the Hamas Party-State in Gaza

· The IAEA Reports on Egypt: Reluctantly?

· Setting the Scene: Iran’s Presidential (S)elections

Center for a New American Security
· Climate Change War Game: Major Findings and Background

· Clout and Climate Change: Materials Generated from the War Game
· Clout and Climate Change War Game: Participant Briefing Book

Center for American Progress
· Cooperating with China in Latin America

· How to Buy Free Software: Procuring Web 2.0 Technology for the Federal Government

James Martin Center For Nonproliferation Studies
· Report from the NPT Preparatory Committee 2009

Center for Security Policy
· Cuba Today

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Commentary: President Obama in Cairo

· DoD Leaders, Strategists, and Operators in an Era of Persistent Unconventional Challenge

· Iran, Israel, and the Effects of Nuclear Conflict in the Middle East

Center for National Policy
· Tell Me How This Ends: General David Petraeus and the Search for a Way Out of Iraq

Chatham House
· Chinese Direct Investment in Europe: Facts and Fallacies

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

*Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for the U.S. Special Operations Command [June 4, 2009]
*Thinkers and Practitioners: Do Senior Professional Military Education Schools Produce Strategists? [June 4, 2009]
*Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for Military Construction, Family Housing, Base Closure, Facilities Operations and Maintenance [June 3, 2009]
*Coordinating Requirements, Budgets, and Acquisition: How Does It Affect Costs and Acquisition Outcomes? [June 3, 2009]

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· Oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

· Commercial Sales of Military Technologies

· Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Agent Orange: What Efforts Are Being Made To Address The Continuing Impact Of Dioxin In Vietnam?

· Local and Regional Purchases: Opportunities to Enhance U.S. Food Aid

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· The FY 2010 Budget for Departmental Management and Operations at DHS

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
· H.R. 984 the "State Secret Protection Act of 2009

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Electricity Grid Vulnerabilities to Critical Defense Assets and Missions

· Strategic Forces Programs in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2010 and the Future Years Defense Program
· Support for Military Family Programs, Policies, and Initiatives in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2010 and the Future Years Defense Program
· Department of the Navy in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2010 and the Future Years Defense Program

Congress. Senate. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Challenges and Opportunities for U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate Change

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
· Pandemic Flu: Closing the Gaps

· Are We Ready? A Status Report on Emergency Preparedness for the 2009 Hurricane Season

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
· The Uniting American Families Act: Addressing Inequality in Federal Immigration Law

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· An Analysis of the Army's Transformation Programs and Possible Alternatives

· Monthly Budget Review

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Beyond Cairo: Translating 'Important' Obama Message into Policies

· Lebanon's Parliamentary Elections (June 7, 2009)

· Parliamentary Elections and the Future of Lebanon

· Stability in Iraqi Kurdistan: Reality or Mirage?

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-09-65 - The DHS Personnel Security Process

· OIG-09-39 - Special Report: Summary of Significant Investigations March 1, 2003 - September 30, 2008

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· Highlighting Recent FBI Gang Investigations

· Preliminary Annual Crime Statistics for [Crime in the United States]

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· From the Prisoners to the People: America’s Human Rights Policy toward China 20 Years after Tiananmen

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Defense Management: Observations on DOD's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request for Corrosion Prevention and Control GAO-09-732R

· Export Controls: Fundamental Reexamination of System Is Needed to Help Protect Critical Technologies GAO-09-767T [testimony]
· Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Enrollee Cost Sharing for Selected Specialty Prescription Drugs GAO-09-517R
· Hospital Emergency Departments: Crowding Continues to Occur, and Some Patients Wait Longer than Recommended Time Frames GAO-09-347
· Hospital Emergency Departments: Bibliography (GAO-09-348SP, April 30, 2009), an E-supplement to GAO-09-347
· Influenza Pandemic: Continued Focus on the Nation's Planning and Preparedness Efforts Remains Essential GAO-09-760T [testimony]
· International Food Assistance: Local and Regional Procurement Can Enhance the Efficiency of U.S. Food Aid, but Challenges May Constrain Its Implementation GAO-09-570
· International Food Assistance: Local and Regional Procurement Provides Opportunities to Enhance U.S. Food Aid, but Challenges May Constrain Its Implementation GAO-09-757T [testimony]
· Military and Dual-Use Technology: Covert Testing Shows Continuing Vulnerabilities of Domestic Sales for Illegal Export GAO-09-725T [testimony]
· Nuclear Forensics: Comprehensive Interagency Plan Needed to Address Human Capital Issues GAO-09-527R
· Nuclear Waste: DOE's Environmental Management Initiatives Report Is Incomplete GAO-09-697R
· Privacy and Security: Food and Drug Administration Faces Challenges in Establishing Protections for Its Postmarket Risk Analysis System GAO-09-355
· Rebuilding Iraq: Improved Management Controls and Iraqi Commitment Needed for Key State and USAID Capacity-Building Programs GAO-09-526

Henley-Putnam University
· Journal of Strategic Security (JSS) May 2009, v. 2, no. 2
[free download but registration required]
*Targeted Killing: Self-Defense, Preemption, and the War on Terrorism
*Al-Qaeda in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb
*The Importance of Intelligence in Combating a Modern Insurgency
*Fragility: Next Wave in Critical Infrastructure Protection

Heritage Foundation
· Barack Obama's Top 10 Apologies: How the President Has Humiliated a Superpower

· The Care of Freedom

· The Challenge to Religious Liberty in Indonesia
· Effective Counterterrorism: State and Local Capabilities Trump Federal Policy
· Iran's Nuclear Threat: The Day After

· Justice, Law, and the Creation of the American Republic: The Forgotten Legacy of James Wilson

· Obama's Deficits Put U.S. Credit Rating at Risk
· President Obama's Second European Tour: U.S. Priorities for the Transatlantic Alliance
· Sustaining American Leadership with Military Power

Hudson Institute
· Don't Give Up the Ships: A Look at a 200-Ship Navy

Human Rights Watch
· Pursuit of Power: Political Violence and Repression in Burundi

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis
· Peace Regime Building on the Korean Peninsula: What Next?

Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT)
· Workshop Report: Resilience in Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Natural Disasters

International Crisis Group
· Lebanon’s Elections: Avoiding a New Cycle of Confrontation

· Pakistan’s IDP Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities
· U.S.-Iranian Engagement: The View from Tehran

International Relations and Security Network
· Australia's New Old-School Defense

· Malaysia: Religious Politics
· Somalia: Al-Shabaab Defiant, Determined
· Sudan: Keeping a Clinched Fist

Lexington Institute
· Killing the President's New Helicopter Wastes $8 Billion

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor June 4, 2009, v. 7, no. 15

*Indian Army Reacts to the Taliban Threat
*Al-Qaeda Investigation Raises Questions on British Counterterrorism Cooperation with Damascus
*Al-Qaeda and the Iraqi Resistance Seek to Win Over Fighters of the Awakening Councils
*Security Threats to Yemen Create Dilemma for United States

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
· Harnessing the Advantages of Immigration for a 21st-Century Economy

Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
· Foreign Ballistic Missile Capabilities [April 2009]

· Evolving Security Environment - 2006
· Ballistic Missile Capability - 1972

National Intelligence Council (NIC)
· The Impact of Climate Change to 2030: Commissioned Research and Conference Reports

· India: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030- Geopolitical Implications

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· 2009 Estimates for Fundamental Equilibrium Exchange Rates

· Air Force Physician and Dentist Multiyear Special Pay: Current Status and Potential Reforms

· Building a digital Europe: Lessons for the Delivery of Secure Pan-European e-Government
· Managing Risk in USAF Force Planning
· Strategies and Models for Promoting Adolescent Vaccination for Low-Income Populations

Small Wars Journal
· COIN Strategy During the Moro Rebellion

· Flawed Doctrine or Flawed Strategy?
· Future Conflict: Criminal Insurgencies, Gangs and Intelligence

· Helping Others Help Themselves
· Human Terrain: A Strategic Imperative

· Rebooting the Discussion of Air Power and Small Wars

Stimson Institute
· North Korea and Iran

Strategic Studies Institute
· Challenges and Opportunities for the Obama Administration in Central Asia

· China's Maritime Quest

Trust for America's Health
· Pandemic Flu: Lessons From the Frontlines

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Hamas: Ideological Rigidity and Political Flexibility

· Lebanon's Parliamentary Elections: Anticipating Opportunities and Challenges

· Media as Global Diplomat

· U.S. Policy and Bosnia-Herzegovina: An Assessment

Vision of Humanity
· Global Peace Index 2009

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· The Egypt Speech: Obama's Watershed Moment

· House of the Leader: The Real Power in Iran
· Lebanon Goes to the Polls: Last Minute Surprises and Long-term Implications
· Obama in Cairo: Another Step toward Rapprochement?

· Obama's Visit to Riyadh: Competing Agendas?
· President Obama Speaks to the World's Muslims: An Early Assessment

White House
· The President’s Speech in Cairo: A New Beginning

White House. Office of National Drug Control Strategy
· National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control
· Congressional Action on Iran: What Next?

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