Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 06-19-2009

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
· Blocking Faith, Freezing Charity: Chilling Muslim Charitable Giving in the 'War on Terrorism Financing

Amnesty International
· Amnesty International Report 2009

Berkman Center for Internet & Society
· Mapping the Arabic Blogosphere: Politics, Culture, and Dissent

Brookings Institution
· Internal Displacement in Iraq: The Process of Working toward Durable Solutions

· North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Tests and the Six-Party Talks: Where Do We Go From Here?
· Pakistani Displacement: Lessons Learned from Other Mass Displacement Situations

· The States of Iraq and Afghanistan

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· Bilateral and Regional Issues in U.S.–Egyptian Relations
· The Case for a Collective Security Organization in the Gulf
· Islamists and the West: Time for a Common Vision?
· Rising Social Distress: The Case of Morocco, Egypt, and Jordan

· The Tunisian Elite and U.S. “Democratic Reform Policy”
· The United States' Challenges in the Middle East: Arab Perspectives
· The United States, Morocco and the Western Sahara Dispute
· U.S. Aid to Egypt: The Current Situation and Future Prospects

· U.S.–Algerian Security Cooperation and the War on Terror

· Uneven Crisis in Africa

· Massachusetts Miracle or Massachusetts Miserable: What the Failure of the "Massachusetts Model" Tells Us about Health Care Reform

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· No Illusions: Regaining the Strategic Initiative with North Korea

Center for American Progress
· The Power of Justice: Applying International Human Rights Standards to American Domestic Practices

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
· Repealing REAL ID? Rolling Back Driver's License Security

James Martin Center For Nonproliferation Studies
· Letter to Congress: U.S. Production of Mo-99 for Medical Radioisotopes

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Commentary: America's Most Important Agreement Today

· Commentary: The Election: Iran as Usual?
· Commentary: Georgia-Why We Should Be Watching
· Issues & Insights Vol. 09 - No. 09 - June 2009
*Relations at Sea: The U.S.-Japan Alliance on the Oceans
· Issues & Insights Vol. 09 - No. 10 - June 2009

*The Guillotine: Japan’s Demographic Transformation and its Security Implications
· Observations From a Visit to Iraq: Memorandum to General Odierno

· U.S. Engagement in International Tobacco Control

Centre for European Reform (CER)
· Obama, Russia and Europe

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
· Economic Impact on Caregivers of the Seriously Wounded, Ill, and Injured

Century Foundation
· The China-Russia Relationship: What It Involves, Where It Is Headed, How It Matters for the United States

· Iran Election Bulletin, Volume 1, No. 8
*Iran’s Militias Could Tip Election in Ahmadinejad’s Favor
*Political Factionalism in Iran’s Guards and Militias
*Iran’s Presidential Election Day Primer

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

*H.R. 2647 – To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2010, and for other purposes [June 16, 2009]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Exploring the Nature of Uighur Nationalism: Freedom Fighters or Terrorists?

· North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Tests and the Six-Party Talks: Where Do We Go from Here?

· Strengthening the Transatlantic Alliance: An Overview of the Obama Administration's Policies in Europe · TV Marti: A Station in Search of an Audience?
· U.S. Efforts to Combat Arms Trafficking to Mexico: Report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· The Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Act of 2009

Congress. House. Science and Technology Committee
· Advancing Technology for Nuclear Fuel Recycling: What Should Our Research, Development and Demonstration Strategy Be?

· Continuing Independent Assessment of the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

Congress. Senate. Armed Services
· Army Modernization and Management of the Future Combat Systems Program in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2010 and the Future Years

· Ballistic Missile Defense Programs in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2010 and the Future Years Defense Program
· Military Construction, Environmental, and Base Closure Programs in the Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2010

· Navy Shipbuilding Programs in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2010 and the Future Years Defense Program
· U.S. Special Operations Command in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2010 and the Future Years Defense Program

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation
· Aviation Safety: The Role and Responsibility of Commercial Air Carriers and Employees

· The Consumer Wireless Experience

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
· Examining State Business Incorporation Practices: A Discussion of the Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act

· Protecting Our Employees: Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and the Federal Workforce

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· An Analysis of the President's Budgetary Proposals for Fiscal Year 2010

· Did the 2008 Tax Rebates Stimulate Short-Term Growth?
· Health Care Reform and the Federal Budget

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Coping with Pyongyang: Regional Diplomacy Still Vital

· Funding the U.S. Counterinsurgency Wars

· Netanyahu Speech Aimed to Ease U.S. Relations, Unlikely to Assuage Palestinians
· Parsing Iran's 'Momentous' Internal Drama
· Presidential Power in Iran

· Realigning Pakistan's Security Forces
· Strengthening South Korean Ties

Department of Defense Inspector General
· D-2009-074 Review of Defense Contract Management Agency Support of the C-130J Aircraft Program

Department of Homeland Security
· Apprehensions by the U.S. Border Patrol: 2005-2008

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-09-79 - The Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program

· OIG-09-72 - Independent Auditor's Report on Auditability Assessment of the Department of Homeland Security's Statement of Budgetary Resources
· OIG-09-71 - FEMA Policy Relating to Coastal Velocity Zones
· OIG-09-70 - Challenges Facing FEMA's Disaster Contract Management
· OIG-09-69 - TSA's Role in General Aviation Security

Department of Justice
· Highlights of the 2007 National Youth Gang Survey

Department of the Navy
· OPNAVNST 1414.12 Naval Intelligence Professional Qualification

· OPNAVINST 1414.9B Naval Intelligence Officer Professional Qualification Program

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· Putting Together the North Korea Puzzle

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Broadcasting to Cuba: Observations Regarding TV Marti's Strategy and Operations, GAO-09-758T [testimony]

· CBP Could Improve Its Estimation of Funding Needed for New Border Patrol Agents, GAO-09-542R

· Defense Acquisitions: Issues to be Considered for Army's Modernization of Combat Systems, GAO-09-793T [testimony]
· Defense Exports: Foreign Military Sales Program Needs Better Controls for Exported Items and Information for Oversight, GAO-09-454

· Firearms Trafficking: U.S. Efforts to Combat Arms Trafficking to Mexico Face Planning and Coordination Challenges, GAO-09-709
· Firearms Trafficking: U.S. Efforts to Combat Arms Trafficking to Mexico Face Planning and Coordination Challenges, GAO-09-781T [testimony]

· Hurricanes Gustav and Ike Disaster Assistance: FEMA Strengthened Its Fraud Prevention Controls, but Customer Service Needs Improvement, GAO-09-671

· Identity Theft: Governments Have Acted to Protect Personally Identifiable Information, but Vulnerabilities Remain, GAO-09-759T [testimony]

· Influenza Pandemic: Greater Agency Accountability Needed to Protect Federal Workers in the Event of a Pandemic, GAO-09-783T [testimony]
· Influenza Pandemic: Increased Agency Accountability Could Help Protect Federal Employees Serving the Public in the Event of a Pandemic, GAO-09-404
· International Trade: Observations on U.S. Government Efforts to Address Textile Transshipment, GAO-09-813T [testimony]
· Military Pay: The Defense Finance and Accounting Service--Indianapolis Could Improve Control Activities over Its Processing of Active Duty Army Military Personnel Federal Payroll Taxes, GAO-09-557R · Military Training: DOD Needs a Strategic Plan and Better Inventory and Requirements Data to Guide Development of Language Skills and Regional Proficiency, GAO-09-568
· NASA: Commercial Partners Are Making Progress, but Face Aggressive Schedules to Demonstrate Critical Space Station Cargo Transport Capabilities, GAO-09-618
· Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites: With Costs Increasing and Data Continuity at Risk, Improvements Needed in Tri-agency Decision Making, GAO-09-564

· Polar-Orbiting Satellites: With Costs Increasing and Data Continuity at Risk, Improvements Needed in Tri-agency Decision Making, GAO-09-772T [testimony]
· Technology Transfer: Clearer Priorities and Greater Use of Innovative Approaches Could Increase the Effectiveness of Technology Transfer at Department of Energy Laboratories, GAO-09-548
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: June 2009 Status of Efforts to Address Transparency and Accountability Issues, GAO-09-658
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Capital Purchase Program Transactions for October 28, 2008, through May 29, 2009, and Information on Financial Agency Agreements, Contracts, Blanket Purchase Agreements, and Interagency Agreements Awarded as of June 1, 2009 (GAO-09-707SP, June 2009), an e-supplement to GAO-09-658

Healthy Families/Thriving Communities Collaborative Council
· Responding to Gang, Crew and Youth Violence in the District of Columbia: A Blueprint for Action

Heritage Foundation
· Improving U.S. Competitiveness with K-12 STEM Education and Training

· The Iranian Elections and Public Diplomacy 2.0: A Tale of Untapped Potential

· KORUS FTA Strengthens the U.S. Economy and Alliance with Korea

· The FY 2010 Defense Budget Request: Prelude to Another Procurement Holiday?
· The NATO First Act Would Advance Transatlantic Security
· Nuclear Energy Renaissance: Global Supply Chain Critical
· Obama Administration Must Speak Out Against Iran's Clenched Fist
· Obama's 2010 Defense Budget: Top Five Worst Choices for National Security
· The Obama-Berlusconi White House Meeting: Advancing U.S.-Italian Cooperation
· Rogue States and Rising Powers Continue to Pose a Strategic Risk to American Security
· The SAFETY Act: Obama Cyber Plans and the Private Sector

· U.S. Border Security: Realities and Challenges for the Obama Administration

Hudson Institute
· The Long-Term Fiscal Impact of Health Reform: Risks and Risk Management Options

Human Rights Watch
· Discrimination, Denial, and Deportation: Human Rights Abuses Affecting Migrants Living with HIV

· An Uncivil Approach to Civil Society: Continuing State Curbs on Independent NGOs and Activists in Russia

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· African Terrorism Bulletin, Issue 16

· ISS Paper 187: Negotiating the Convention on Cluster Munitions: The Role of African States

Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS)
· Journal of Energy Security, June 2009

*China's Oil Supply Dependence
*Energy and High North Governance: Charting Uncertainty
*The US Department of Defense: Valuing Energy Security
*The Security Vulnerabilities of Smart Grid
*Iran-Pakistan Pipeline: Iran's New Economic Lifeline
*Europe's Chance to Face Up to Russia's Energy Bullying

International Crisis Group
· North Korea: Getting Back to Talks

· North Korea’s Chemical and Biological Weapons Programs
· North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Programs

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 7, no. 17, June 18, 2009

*Reaction of the Afghan Taliban to the Pakistani Government's Offensive in Swat by Wahidullah Mohammad
*Libyan Islamists Back Away from al-Qaeda Merger in Reconciliation with Qaddafi Regime by Camille Tawil
*Weapons for Warlords: Arms Trafficking in the Gulf of Aden by Andrew Black
*Pakistani Government Offensive in Swat Heading for the Taliban of Waziristan by Mukhtar A. Khan

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund
· Confronting the New Faces of Hate: Hate Crimes in America 2009

Lexington Institute
· Missile Defense Shift Puts Spotlight on Raytheon Solution

National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)
· Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat

National Defense University Library
· U.S. Relations with the Muslim World

National Security Archive
· Air Force Audit Finds Agency Lacks Basic Systems to Comply with the Freedom of Information Act

· Secret Sentry Declassified

New America Foundation
· Workers of the World

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· A Solution for Europe's Banking Problem

· US Interests and the International Monetary Fund

· Understanding Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)

Rockefeller Institute of Government
· Who's in Charge? Who Should Be? The Role of the Federal Government in Megadisasters: Based on Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

· Innovation Procurement: Part of the Solution

· Reconstruction Under Fire: Unifying Civil and Military Counterinsurgency
· Support for Students Exposed to Trauma: The SSET Program

Stimson Center
· Cairo: The Perfect Storm?

Strategic Studies Institute
· Challenge to Change: Developing Leaders for the Nonkinetic Fight

· China's Strategic Culture: A Perspective for the United States

· Guide to Rebuilding Governance in Stability Operations: A Role for the Military?
· Strategic Implications of Emerging Technologies

US Air Force
· Air Force Doctrine Document 2-12 - Nuclear Operations

US Global Change Research Program
· Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

US State Department
· Trafficking in Person Report 2009

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Defeating al-Qaeda and Neutralizing Its Support Network

· Iran's 'Election': What Happened? What Does It Mean?
· The Iranian Elections: Politics of the Supreme Leader vs. Power of the President
· Strategic Challenges in a Changing Middle East

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