Saturday, June 13, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 06-12-2009

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Russo-Iranian Relations from Iran's Perspective

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
The European Rhetoric of Distance
Germany's Eastern Policy on the Eve of the 2009 National Elections
The International Banking Crisis and Institutional Reforms
Miracles are Possible - Or a Classic German Approach to the Current Crisis
Obama's Opportunity: Defining Power and Purpose in U.S. Foreign Policy

Amnesty International
Serbia: Burying the Past: Impunity for Enforced Disappearances and Abductions in Kosovo
Sri Lanka: Twenty Years of Make-Believe: Sri Lanka’s Commissions of Inquiry

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
Iran Update, no. 135, June 11, 2009

Brookings Institution
Comparing Technology Innovation in the Private and Public Sectors
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: EU-U.S. Cooperation on Climate Change
Internal Displacement in Iraq: The Process of Working Toward Durable Solutions
Iran's Presidential Elections: A Surge of Reformists in Politics
North Korea Collapse Scenarios
Pakistan's Displaced Girls and Women—an Opportunity for Education
Principles of Modern American Counterinsurgency: Evolution and Debate
Which Path to Persia? Options for a New American Strategy Toward Iran

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
Developments in the Global Economy
Saudi Arabia’s King Changes the Guard

CATO Institute
The False Promise of Gleneagles: Misguided Priorities at the Heart of the New Push for African Development

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
After the Fire: Shaping the Future U.S. Relationship with Iraq
Beyond Bullets: A Pragmatic Strategy to Combat Violent Islamist Extremism
Beyond Bullets: Strategies for Countering Violent Extremism
Inside the Surge: One Commander’s Lessons in Counterinsurgency
Natural Security
No Illusions: Regaining the Strategic Initiative with North Korea
The Obama Plan for Energy and Climate Security: Conference Proceedings and Final Recommendations
Triage: The Next Twelve Months in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Center for Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
CIP Report, June 2009, Issue 7.11

Center For Nonproliferation Studies
Disarmament and Nonproliferation Education: An Essential Tool for a World Without Nuclear Weapons

Center for Security Policy
Jerusalem, the Eternal Front Line

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Challenges to the OSCE Chairman-in-Office in 2010
Commentary: The Obama Speech: The Problem of Facts on the Ground
Critical Questions: Kim Jong-il’s Successor: Prospects for the Future in North Korea
Iran and the Challenges to Middle East Security
U.S. Engagement in International Tobacco Control

Central Intelligence Agency FIOA
Air America: Upholding the Airmen's Bond

Centre for European Reform
The EU Should Do More to Support UN Peacekeeping in Africa

Commission on Wartime Contracting
At What Cost? Contingency Contracting In Iraq and Afghanistan Interim Report to Congress

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
o H.R. 2647– To authorize appropriations for FY10 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for FY10, and for other purposes [June 12, 2009]
o H.R. 2647 – To authorize appropriations for FY10 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for FY10, and for other purposes [June 12, 2009]
o H.R. 2647 – To authorize appropriations for FY10 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for FY10, and for other purposes. [June 12, 2009]
o H.R. 2647 – To authorize appropriations for FY10 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for FY10, and for other purposes. [June 11, 2009]
o H.R. 2647 – To authorize appropriations for FY 10 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for FY10, and for other purposes. [June 11, 2009]
o H.R. 2647 – To authorize appropriations for FY 10 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for FY10, and for other purposes. [June 11, 2009]

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
The Future of the Grid: Proposals for Reforming National Transmission Policy

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
Foreign Policy Implications of U.S. Efforts to Address the International Financial Crisis: TARP, TALF and the G-20 Plan
Guatemala at a Crossroads
The Uighurs: A History of Persecution

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
The FY 2010 Budget for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Coast Guard
The FY 2010 Budget for the National Protection and Programs Directorate and the Transportation Security Administration
The FY 2010 Budget for the Directorate for Science & Technology, the Office of Health Affairs, and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
The FY 2010 Budget for the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch: How Did a Private Deal Turn Into a Federal Bailout

Congress. House. Science and Technology Committee
Cyber Security R&D
Reauthorization of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: R&D for Disaster Resilient Communities

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
Tactical aviation programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2010 and the Future Years Defense Program

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Technology Committee
The Blue Economy: The Role of the Oceans in our Nation’s Economic Future
Aviation Safety: FAA’s Role in the Oversight of Air Carriers

Congress. Senate. Foreign Affairs Committee
North Korea: Back at the Brink?

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
Allegations of Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Security Contracts at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul
The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
The Legal, Moral, and National Security Consequences of 'Prolonged Detention'

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Did the 2008 Tax Rebates Stimulate Short-Term Growth?

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
The Canadian Oil Sands: Energy Security vs. Climate Change
Presidential Power in Iran

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
D-2009-085 Contracting for Nontactical Vehicles in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom
D-2009-086 Controls Over the Contractor Common Access Card Life Cycle in the Republic of Korea, June 9, 2009

Department of Homeland Security
Refugees and Asylees: 2008

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
OIG-08-87 - Evaluation of DHS' Security Program and Practices For Its Intelligence Systems for Fiscal Year 2008
OIG-09-66 - DHS' Progress in Addressing Technical Security Challenges at Washington Dulles International Airport (Redacted)

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Update
Department of Homeland Security PRISM
Vessel Requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification System to add the Notice of Arrival on the Outer Continental Shelf Update

Enough Project to End Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
Sudan's Election Paradox

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
From the Prisoners to the People: America’s Human Rights Policy toward China 20 Years after Tiananmen
Ineffective, Unprofessional, and Corrupt: The Afghan National Police Challenge
Iran: Looking Ahead to Reform?

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Army Working Capital Fund: Actions Needed to Improve Budgeting for Carryover at Army Ordnance, GAO-09-415
Aviation and Climate Change: Aircraft Emissions Expected to Grow, but Technological and Operational Improvements and Government Policies Can Help Control Emissions, GAO-09-554
Biomonitoring: EPA Needs to Coordinate Its Research Strategy and Clarify Its Authority to Obtain Biomonitoring Data, GAO-09-353
Coast Guard: Administrative Law Judge Program Contains Elements Designed to Foster Judges' Independence and Mariner Protections Assessed Are Being Followed, GAO-09-489
Defense Infrastructure: DOD Needs to Improve Oversight of Relocatable Facilities and Develop a Strategy for Managing Their Use Across the Military Services, GAO-09-585
Environmental Contamination: Lessons Learned from the Cleanup of Formerly Used Defense and Military Munitions Sites, GAO-09-779T [testimony]
EPA Chemical Assessments: Process Reforms Offer the Potential to Address Key Problems, GAO-09-774T [testimony]
Federal Energy and Fleet Management: Plug-in Vehicles Offer Potential Benefits, but High Costs and Limited Information Could Hinder Integration into the Federal Fleet, GAO-09-493
Nuclear and Worker Safety: Limited Information Exists on Costs and Reasons for Work Stoppages at DOE's Hanford Site, GAO-09-451
Telecommunications: Broadband Deployment Plan Should Include Performance Goals and Measures to Guide Federal Investment, GAO-09-494

Heritage Foundation
America's Air Force Is in the Fight
The American Energy Act Puts Nuclear on the Fast Track
The Confluence of Cyber Crime and Terrorism
Durban II: Lessons for U.S. Engagement with the U.N. on Human Rights
European Elections 2009: Rising Disillusionment with the EU
Iran's Sham Election: Buying Votes with Potatoes
Narco-Terrorism in Peru: The Return of Shining Path
Visa Waiver Program: A Plan to Build on Success

Hudson Institute
Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 8
o The Paradoxes of Shiism
o The Return of Political Mahdism
o The Arab Reception of Vilayat-e-Faqih
o Hezbollah's Agenda in Lebanon
o Hezbollah: A State Within a State
o The Shiite Turn in Syria
o Tashayu in Central Asia and Russia
Economic Report

Human Rights Watch
Together, Apart: Organizing around Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Worldwide

Institute for Science and International Security
IAEA report on Iran
IAEA report on Syria
ISIS Analysis of the February 19 IAEA Report on Iran
ISIS Analysis of the February 19 IAEA Report on Syria

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
04 Jun 2009: Somalia: Understanding Al-Shabaab, Paula Cristina Roque

International Energy Administration (IEA)
Innovations in National Energy Efficiency Strategies and Action Plans
Key World Energy Statistics 2008

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Rising Temperatures, Rising Tensions: Climate Change and the Risk of Violent Conflict in the Middle East

International Relations and Security Network
Exporting Fijian Forces
Gaddafi’s Grand Plan
India's Status Quo Surprise
Iran: Ahmadinejad's Palace Coup
Mladic Machinations

Jamestown Foundation
China Brief, v. 9, no. 12, June 12, 2009
o In a Fortnight by L.C. Russell Hsiao
o Beijing Mulling Tougher Tactics Against Pyongyang by Willy Lam
o Sea of Blood, Year of Friendship: China-North Korean Relations in 2009 by John J. Tkacik, Jr. o Sri Lanka: Beijing’s Growing Foothold in the Indian Ocean by Vijay Sakhuja
o China’s SSBN Forces: Transitioning to the Next Generation by Andrew S. Erickson and Michael S. Chase
Terrorism Monitor, v. 7, no. 16, June 12, 2009
o Al-Qaeda in Yemen Supports Southern Secession by Abdul Hameed Bakier
o Sunni Terrorists Strike Shi'a Mosque in Iran's Sistan-Baluchistan Province by Bernd Kaussler o Hezbollah in Egypt: The Politics of Conspiracy and Resistance by Chris Zambelis
o Are the Afghan Taliban Using Tajikistan's Islamist Militants to Pressure Dushanbe on NATO Supply Routes? by Andrew McGregor

Law Library of Congress
Congressional Access to National Security Information: Precedents from the Washington Administration

Lexington Institute
Homeland Security Should Deploy Bio-Sensors Now
Japan & F-22: Why Not Reward a Reliable Ally?

National Academies Press (NAP)
Optimizing U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense Review of Air Force Acquisitions Programs [Free download but registration required]
Russian Views on Countering Terrorism During Eight Years of Dialogue: Extracts from Proceedings of Four Workshops [Free download but registration required]

National Security Archive
The Secrecy Court of Last Resort: New Declassification Releases by the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP)

New America Foundation
Recalibrating U.S.-China

The Evolving Terrorist Threat to Southeast Asia: A Net Assessment
Fast-Forward: Key Issues in Modernizing the U.S. Freight-Transportation System for Future Economic Growth
Fighter Drawdown Dynamics: Effects on Aircrew Inventories
The PLA Navy's "New Historic Missions": Expanding Capabilities for a Re-emergent Maritime Power [testimony]

Small Wars Journal
Adapting the British Light Infantry Section and Platoon Structure for the Contemporary and Future Operating Environment
Thoughts on Advising Iraqi Security Forces Using an Organized Development Approach
Winning Damaged Hearts and Minds: An Irregular Warfare Concept

Stanley Foundation
At the World’s Summit: How Will Leading Nations Lead?

Stimson Center
President Obama and a New Beginning in Cairo

Strategic Studies Institute
Arrowhead Ripper: Adaptive Leadership in Full Spectrum Operations
Strategic Decapitation and Counterinsurgency

UK Parliament
War and Peace in Sri Lanka

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
Justice Interrupted: Historical Perspectives on Promoting Democracy in the Middle East
PeaceWatch June 2009

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Hizballah Campaigns at Home, Exposed Abroad
Moroccan Elections Unlikely to Upset Status Quo
Political Power and Social Conservatism in Turkey
Renewal of Allegiance: Presidential Elections in Iran
Rule of Law Is Key to Future Israel-Syria Peacemaking
The Voting Manipulation Industry in Iran

Western Forestry Leadership Coalition
The True Cost of Wildfire in the Western U.S.

World Political Review (WPR)
Gangs and the New Insurgency in Latin America
Mexico's Drug War Turns Political
Naval Standoff Between Indonesia, Malaysia
Philippine Military Grabs Upper Hand in Mindanao
U.S.-Backed Majority Holds On to Power in Lebanon

Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
Tunnels, Guns and Kimchi: North Korea’s Quest for Dollars – Part I
Tunnels, Guns and Kimchi: North Korea’s Quest for Dollars – Part II
War by Other Means: Econo-Jihad

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