Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 07-04-2009

Brookings Institution
· Crisis in Honduras

· Governance Matters 2009: Learning From Over a Decade of the Worldwide Governance Indicators

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· CDFAI Dispatch, Summer 2009, v. 7, no. 2

*Engaging the Obama Administration
*Geopolitics Today
*The Canadian Military in the Service of Northern Environmental Stewardship
*Pirates Have Rights, Bring in the Police
*How did this Happen? More Troubling Questions about the Maritime Helicopter Program
*A Renewed Canadian-Iceland NATO Commitment: A Chance to Assist an Old Friend and Ally
*NATO: A Glass Half Full
*Civil-Military Relations in Bangladesh after Pilkhana

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

*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
· Moscow Summit: Expert Briefing Live From Moscow

· The Taliban's Winning Strategy in Afghanistan

CATO Institute
· Draw Down in Iraq a Positive First Step

Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)
· Encouraging the Use of, and Rethinking Protections for De-Identified (and “Anonymized”) Health Data

Center for Security Policy
· Time to reject dictatorship in Latin America

· 'Take My Voice': An Everywoman's Story from Iran
· U.S. Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century: Getting It Right
· Walid Phares: Elections in Lebanon & Iran

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· The Pentagon‘s Wasting Assets: The Eroding Foundations of American Power (Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr. – Foreign Affairs – Jul/Aug 2009 issue)

· Strategy for the Long Haul

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Conflict, Community, and Criminality in Southeast Asia and Australia

· The Crisis Presidency? The Swedes Take the EU Baton
· Critical Questions : The Departure of U.S. Forces from Iraq‘s Cities
· The Departure of U.S. Forces from Iraq's Cities
· The Dynamics of the "AfPak" Conflict: Metrics and Status Report
· Energy and Climate Change at the Upcoming G-8 Summit
· Military Coup in Honduras: Under What Circumstances Did President Manuel Zelaya Leave Honduras?
· South Asia Monitor: The Congress Comeback: Unexpected Results of the Indian Election - June 01, 2009

Century Foundation
· Iran Election Bulletin, v. 1, no. 9, June 26, 2009

*In Wake of Protests, Khamenei Faces Split Inside Regime
*Resolving the Iranian Crisis Requires Honoring the People’s Will
*Regime Reacts Violently Against Protestors and Faces Uncertain Future
*Baton Carriers
*A Green Revolution in the Making
*Iran 2009 Presidential Election Results

Chatham House
· China in Africa - Preparing for the Next Forum for China Africa Cooperation

Combat Studies Institute (CSI)
· Army Support during the Hurricane Katrina Disaster. Occasional Paper 29

· Back to Basics: A Study of the Second Lebanon War and Operation CAST LEAD
· Over the Beach: US Army Amphibious Operations in the Korean War
· US Army and the Interagency Process: Historical Perspectives: the Proceedings of the Combat Studies Institute 2008 Military History Symposium

Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
· Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 - House Report 111-186

Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee
· Final White Paper on Department of Homeland Security Information Sharing and Access Agreements

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-09-78 - Management Advisory Report: FEMA's Response to Hurricane Ike

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
· National Pollution Funds Center – Pollution Response funding, Liability, and Compensation System (NPFC PRFLACS)

· Personal Identity Verification

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
· The Interpolar World: A New Scenario. Occasional Paper no. 79 (June 2009)
· War Crimes, Conditionality and EU Integration in the Western Balkans. Chaillot Paper no. 116 (June 2009)

Financial Action Task Force
· Money Laundering through the Football Sector

Foreign Policy
· 2009 Failed States Index

Freedom House
· Annual Survey Nations in Transit (NIT) - 2009

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Defense Travel System: Implementation Challenges Remain, GAO-09-577

· Federal Contracting: Guidance on Award Fees Has Led to Better Practices but Is Not Consistently Applied, GAO-09-630
· Federal Information Security Issues, GAO-09-817R
· Insurance Sales to Military Personnel: Additional Actions Needed to Prevent Improper Life Insurance Sales and Pay Allotment Transactions, GAO-09-452
· Recovery Act: The Department of Transportation Followed Key Federal Requirements in Developing Selection Criteria for Its Supplemental Discretionary Grants Program, GAO-09-785R
· Urban Area Security Initiative: FEMA Lacks Measures to Assess How Regional Collaboration Efforts Build Preparedness Capabilities, GAO-09-651

Heritage Foundation
· Entitlements Darken Long-Term Outlook for Federal Budget

· Entitlement Reform Is Necessary for Long-Term Fiscal Stability
· Honduras Fires Its Runaway President: Constitutional Order Is Preserved
· Obama Missile Defense Plan Puts America at Risk
· Terrorist Watch: 23 Plots Foiled Since 9/11
· U.S. Levies Economic Sanctions on North Korea
· What Americans Need to Know About Missile Defense: We're Not There Yet
· Worst-Case Scenario: Dealing with WMD Must Be Part of Providing for Common Defense

Hudson Institute
· START Treaty Renewal and America's Strategic Posture

Human Rights Watch
· "Bring the Gun or You’ll Die": Torture, Rape, and Other Serious Human Rights Violations by Kenyan Security Forces in the Mandera Triangle

· Diamonds in the Rough: Human Rights Abuses in the Marange Diamond Fields of Zimbabwe · Precisely Wrong: Gaza Civilians Killed by Israeli Drone-Launched Missiles
· "What Did I Do Wrong?": Papuans in Merauke Face Abuses by Indonesian Special Forces
· "What Your Children Do Will Touch Upon You": Punitive House-Burning in Chechnya

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· Jun 09: No 1 Security Sector Reform in Zimbabwe, What, Why and How?

· Jun 09: No 2 Intelligence and Accountability in Africa

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
· "Our World - Views From the Field" Opinion Survey, Part 1: The Impact of Armed Conflict

· Our World - Views from Afghanistan: Opinion Survey 2009
· Our World - Views from Colombia: Opinion Survey 2009

· Our World - Views from Democratic Republic of the Congo: Opinion Survey 2009

· Our World - Views from Georgia: Opinion Survey 2009
· Our World - Views from Haiti: Opinion Survey 2009

· Our World - Views from Lebanon: Opinion Survey 2009

· Our World - Views from Liberia: Opinion Survey 2009
· Our World - Views from Philippines: Opinion Survey 2009

International Crisis Group
· Côte d’Ivoire: What’s Needed to End the Crisis

· Sri Lanka’s Judiciary: Politicised Courts, Compromised Rights

International Relations and Security Network
· Bosnia: Premier Pointlessness

· Chasing Phantoms in the Tajik Mountains
· Costs of War: The Iraq Onus
· Haiti’s Annus Horribilus
· Indonesian Poll: Dangerously Dull
· Iraq: Face of Corruption, Mask of Politics
· The Softer Side of Security
· US$147/B One Year On: Political Winners and Strategic Losers
· White House 2.0: Spreading its Message

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, July 2, 2009, v. 7, no. 9

*Jihadis Debate Attacks on Western Interests and U.N. Peacekeepers
*A Profile of the Late Qari Zainuddin Mahsud - Waziristan Militant and Opponent of Baitullah Mahsud
*Lashkar-e-Taiba's Financial Network Targets India from the Gulf States
*Uncertainty Surrounds the Arrest of al-Qaeda Financier in Yemen

National Academy Press
· Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals, Volume 7 [free download but registration is required]

· Combating Tobacco Use in Military and Veteran Populations [free download but registration is required]

· Evaluating Testing, Costs, and Benefits of Advanced Spectroscopic Portals for Screening Cargo at Ports of Entry: Interim Report (Abbreviated Version) [free download but registration is required]

National Security Archive
· Saddam Hussein Talks to the FBI

New York City Police Department
· Engineering Security: Protective Design for High Risk Buildings

Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism
· 140 Characters of Protest [Iran and Twitter]

· Influenza Vaccine Use by Adults in the U.S.: A Snapshot at the End of the 2008-2009 Vaccination Season

· Influenza Vaccine Use by Adults in the U.S.: Detailed Survey Data Tables for the 2008-2009 Vaccination Season

Small Wars Journal
· Enhancing the Security Cooperation Marine Air Ground Task Force to Satisfy the Needs of the Uncertain Global Security Environment

· From War Managers to Soldier Diplomats: The Coming Revolution in Civil Military Relations
· The Navy’s Gators: An Endangered Species?
· Not So Fast, Amigas y Amigos
· The People in Arms: A Practitioner’s Guide to Understanding Insurgency and Dealing with it Effectively

Strategic Studies Institute
· Pakistan - The Most Dangerous Place in the World

· Redeployment of the Jedi

US Coast Guard Maritime Liaison Office (MARLO)
· MARLO Newsletter

US Institute of Peace
· New State Department Documents Refute Karadzic Claims

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Gulf of Conflict: A History of U.S.-Iranian Confrontation at Sea

· Iraqi Oil: Baghdad Looks for a Bigger Role
· Responding to the Iran Crisis: How to Reconcile Competing Priorities
· Assessing Leaders Worldwide 2009

· Pakistani Public Opinion on the Swat Conflict, Afghanistan, and the US

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