Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 07-24-2009

Afghanistan NGO Safety Office (ANSO)
· ANSO Quarterly Data Report, 2nd Quarter [Jan-June 2009]

· ANSO Quarterly Data Reports archive
· ANSO Report [bi-weekly]

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICIGS)
· After the Election: Germany Will Continue to Obstruct: Global Economic Rebalancing

· America’s Opposite Hand: Germany’s Parties Agree on the Necessity of Environmental Protection and a Green New Deal
· Germany's Founding Pillars at 60: Future Challenges and Choices

· They Can and Must Increase': An Analysis of U.S.-Russian Economic Relations in International Comparison
· Toward a Transatlantic Eastern Policy? The U.S., the EU, and the "In-Between States"

· Waiting for September: German-American Relations Between Elections

Amnesty International
· Public Security Reforms and Human Rights in Jamaica

· Saudi Arabia: Assaulting Human Rights in the Name of Counter-Terrorism

Army Combined Arms Center
· Military Review July- August 2009, v. 89, no. 4

*Tactical Leader Lessons Learned in Afghanistan: Operation Enduring Freedom VIII by Colonel William B. Ostlund
*Exploiting Insurgent Violence in Afghanistan by Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Brouns
*Adult Education in Afghanistan: The Key to Political and Economic Transformation by Captain Chad M. Pillai
*Rethinking IED Strategies: From Iraq to Afghanistan by Commander John Moulton
*Afghanistan's Nangarhar Inc: A Model for Interagency Success by Major David K. Spencer
*The Israeli Defense Forces Response to the 2006 War with Hezbollah by Matt M. Matthews
*Detainee Healthcare as Part of Information Operations by Lieutenant Colonel Beverly D. Patton
*Understanding Innovation by Colonel Thomas M. Williams
*Future Strategic Environment in an Era of Persistent Conflict by Major Paul S. Oh
*How to End the Genocide in Darfur and Why it Won’t Happen by Midshipman Brendon J. Mills
*Misguided Intentions: Resisting AFRICOM by Captain Moussa Diop Mboup, Michael Mihalka and Major Douglas Lathrop,
*Leveraging Liminality in Post-Conflict Security Sector Reform by Major Louis P. Melancon
*The Role of Empathy in Irregular Warfare by Major John Bauer
*The School of Advanced Military Studies: An Accident of History by Brigadier General Huba Wass de Czege
*Terrorists: Neither Soldiers nor Criminals by Amitai Etzioni
*Field Hospital Support for Civilians in Counterinsurgency Operations by Colonel Albert R. Bryan
*Influencing a Soldier, Lessons Learned by Steve McGregor
*Eight Imperatives for Success in Afghanistan From “Commander’s Initial Guidance,” 13 June 2009 by GEN Stanley A. McChrystal

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
· The Shadow NATO Summit: Options for NATO - Pressing the Rest Button on the Strategic Concept

Brookings Institution
· Aid Coordination on the Ground: Are Joint Country Assistance Strategies the Answer?

· Climate Change and Vulnerable Societies

· Iran: Recent Developments and Implications for U.S. Policy
· Policy Outlook for Immigration Reform

· Protecting the Displaced in Colombia: The Role of Municipal Authorities

· Reducing Systemic Risk in the Financial Sector
· Sky’s the Limit? National and Global Implications of China’s Reserve Accumulation

Center for Infrastructure Protection
· The CIP Report, v. 8, no. 1, July 2009

*Australian Infrastructure
*Israel's Counterterrorism Efforts
*Italian Infrastructure Protection
*UK Infrastructure Protection
*Piracy Economics and the Law
*International Medical Services
*Pandemic Influenza
*Legal Insights
*Cyber Conflict Perspectives

Center for National Policy
· The Navy's Fighter Gap: Fact or Fiction?

Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· Full-Scale Exercise Mocking Up Non-Nuclear State Verification of Nuclear Warhead Dismantlement Held

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· The Afghanistan Campaign: Can We Win?

· CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy [new website]

· The Geopolitics of Russian Energy
· International Family Planning: A Common-Ground Approach to an Expanded U.S. Role
· A Shared Security Strategy for a Euro-Atlantic Partnership of Equals

Centre for European Reform
· Intelligence, Emergencies and Foreign Policy: The EU's Role in Counter-Terrorism

· Liberalism Retreats in China
· Medvedev and the New European Security Architecture

Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)
· Beyond the Surge: Policy Options for Afghanistan

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
· CTC Sentinel, July 2009, v. 2, no. 7

*The Terrorist Threat to Pakistan's Nuclear Weapons
*The Significance of Qari Zain's Assassination in Pakistan
*Pakistan's New Offensive in South Waziristan
*A Diagnosis of Somalia's Failing Transitional Government
*The Status of Conflict in the Southern and Central Regions of Somalia
*A New Phase of Resistance and Insurgency in Iranian Baluchistan
*Incorporating Law Enforcement Interrogation Techniques on the Battlefield
*Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity
· Radical Islamic Ideology in Southeast Asia

Congress. House Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

*Proposed Reconfiguration of the National Defense Stockpile [July 23, 2009]
*Oversight of Family Support Programs [July 22, 2009]
*H. Res. 602 – Requesting that the President and directing that the Secretary of Defense transmit to the House of Representatives All Information in Their Possession Relating to Specific Communications Regarding Detainees and Foreign Persons Suspected of Terrorism. [July 21, 2009]

*Shaping a workforce for today’s acquisition environment that can meet DOD’s needs [July 21, 2009]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· IRAN: Recent Developments and Implications for U.S. Policy

· From L’Aquila to Copenhagen: Climate Change and Vulnerable Societies

· Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America: Soft Power and the Free Flow of Information

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Securing the Modern Electric Grid from Physical and Cyber Attacks

· MARKUP of H.R. 1517, H.R. 1726, H.R. 3239 [Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism]

· Protecting the Protectors: Examining the Personnel Challenges Facing the Federal Air Marshal Service

Congress. House. Oversight ad Government Reform Committee
· Following the Money: Report of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP)

· Oversight Committee to Examine Risks of Peer to Peer Networks

Congress. House. Science & Technology Committee
· Effectively Transforming Our Electric Delivery System to a Smart Grid

Congress. Senate. Energy & Natural Resources Committee
· Full Committee Hearing: To Consider the Preparedness of Federal Land Management Agencies for the 2009 Wildfire Season

Congress. Senate. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Climate Change and Global Security: Challenges, Threats and Diplomatic Opportunities

· The Case for Reform: Foreign Aid and Development in a New Era

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Brazil on the International Stage

· The China-North Korea Relationship
· The Media Landscape in Iran

Department of Homeland Security
· Department of Homeland Security: Progress in Implementing 9/11 Commission Recommendations

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-09-86 - Efforts to Identify Critical Infrastructure Assets and Systems
· OIG-09-85 - FEMA's Temporary Housing Unit Program and Storage Site Management
· OIG-09-84 - Management Advisory Report: Computer Data Match of FEMA and HUD Housing Assistance Provided to Victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

· OIG-09-83 - FEMA Response to Formaldehyde in Trailers
· OIG-09-82 - U.S. Coast Guard's Acquisition of the Vertical-Takeoff-and-Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle · OIG-09-81 - Management Advisory Report: Accountability for Property Purchased through Grant Funding

Department of State Bureau of Political Military Affairs
· To Work the Earth in Safety

Department of State Inspector General
· Report of Inspection, Embassy Baghdad, Iraq - ISP-I-09-30A

· Report of Inspection, Embassy Mexico City, Mexico - ISP-I-09-21A

· Report of Inspection, Embassy Naimey, Niger - ISP-I-09-22A

· Report of Inspection, Embassy Paris, France and Constituent Posts - ISP-I-05-06A
· Report of Inspection, Inspection of the American Institute in Taiwan - ISP-I-05-24A

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
· Reforming the Nation's Financial System: A Timeline

Freedom House
· Freedom in the World 2009

· Undermining Democracy: 21st Century Authoritarians

· Worst of the Worst 2009

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Toward an Intelligence-based Nuclear Cooperation Regime

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Combating Gangs: Better Coordination and Performance Measurement Would Help Clarify Roles of Federal Agencies and Strengthen Assessment of Efforts, GAO-09-708
· Defense Critical Infrastructure: Actions Needed to Improve the Consistency, Reliability, and Usefulness of DOD's Tier 1 Task Critical Asset List, GAO-09-740R
· Disaster Assistance: Greater Coordination and an Evaluation of Programs' Outcomes Could Improve Disaster Case Management, GAO-09-561
· Drug Control: U.S. Counternarcotics Cooperation with Venezuela Has Declined, GAO-09-806

· Federal Air Marshal Service: Actions Taken to Fulfill Core Mission and Address Workforce Issues, GAO-09-903T [testimony]

· Gulf Coast Disaster Recovery: Community Development Block Grant Program Guidance to States Needs to Be Improved, GAO-09-541
· Hurricane Katrina: Barriers to Mental Health Services for Children Persist in Greater New Orleans, Although Federal Grants Are Helping to Address Them, GAO-09-563
· Hurricane Katrina: Federal Grants Have Helped Health Care Organizations Provide Primary Care, but Challenges Remain, GAO-09-588

· International Trade: Prior Updates of the Trade Advisory System Offer Insights for Current Review GAO-09-842T [testimony]
· Project Bioshield: HHS Can Improve Agency Internal Controls for Its New Contracting Authorities, GAO-09-820

· Project BioShield Act: HHS Has Supported Development, Procurement, and Emergency Use of Medical Countermeasures to Address Health Threats, GAO-09-878R

· Transportation Security: Key Actions Have Been Taken to Enhance Mass Transit and Passenger Rail Security, but Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Federal Strategy and Programs, GAO-09-678
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Treasury Actions Needed to Make the Home Affordable Modification Program More Transparent and Accountable, GAO-09-837
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Efforts to Address Transparency and Accountability Issues, GAO-09-920T [testimony]
· Wildland Fire Management: Federal Agencies Have Taken Important Steps Forward, but Additional Action Is Needed to Address Remaining Challenges, GAO-09-906T [testimony]

Human Rights First
· In Pursuit of Justice: Prosecuting Terrorism Cases in the Federal Courts - 2009 Update and Recent Developments

Human Rights Watch
· Arbitrary Killings by Security Forces: Submission to the Investigative Bodies on the November 28-29, 2008 Violence in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

Human Security Report Project - Afghanistan Conflict Monitor
· Beyond The Surge: Policy Options For Afghanistan

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis
· A New NATO, Euro-Atlantic Security, and the Greek-American Partnership

International Crisis Group
· Indonesia: The Hotel Bombings
· Israel’s Religious Right and the Question of Settlements

International Energy Agency (IEA)
· Oil Market Report - June 2009

· Oil Market Report website

International Peace Institute
· Managing Complexity: Political and Managerial Challenges in United Nations Peace Operations

· Peacebuilding: Task Forces on Strengthening Multilateral Security Capacity

International Relations and Security Network
· Assam: Black Widow’s Web

· Germany’s Afghan Dilemma
· Indonesia Terror: War of Ideas
· Iran Watch: Breaking the Rubicon Cord
· Migration: Politics of Cultural Conflict
· Tatars: Kiev's Anti-Russian Allies
· Tibet Is Not Xinjiang

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, July 23, 2009, v. 9, no. 15

*The Xinjiang Crisis: A Test for Beijing's Carrot-and-Stick Strategy
*KMT's Change of Guard: Ma’s Power Play in Taiwanese Politics
*China Makes Strides in Energy “Go-out” Strategy
*China-Bangladesh Relations and Potential for Regional Tensions

Japan Ministry of Defense
· Defense of Japan 2009

Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO)
· Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization Annual Report 2008

Lexington Institute
· Are Jets a Better Fit for the Afghan Environment?

· There's no Reason to Cut Funds for C-130 Modernization

Migration Policy Institute
· The Next Generation of E-Verify: Getting Employment Verification Right

Minority Rights Group
· State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2009

National Defense University
· JFQ (Joint Force Quarterly), no. 54, 3rd Quarter 2009

*An Interview with Admiral Michael G. Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
*On Strategic Leadership
*Advancing the Army Professional Military Ethic
*Keepers of the Flame
*Ethical Challenges for Commanders and Their Chaplains
*Ethics and Intelligence
*A Long, Hard Fall from the Pedestal
*Lawfare: A Decisive Element of 21st-century Conflicts?
*The Detainee Interrogation Debate and the Legal-Policy Process
*Institutional Ethics: Drawing Lines for Militant Democracies
*Law and Ethics
*Afghanistan: The Path to Victory
*Destroy the Taliban’s Sanctuary
*Trapping Ourselves in Afghanistan and Losing Focus on the Essential Mission
*Gangs, Drugs, Terrorism—and Information-sharing
*Healing Hidden Wounds: The Mental Health Crisis of America’s Veterans
*The Joint Narrative: Describing the Future Environment and Joint Operations
*Getting Indonesia Right: Managing a Security Partnership with a Nonallied Country
*The Enduring Value of NORAD
*Cyber Operations: The New Balance
*The Stance on the Cluster Munitions Ban: U.S. Philosophy Explained
*Global Distributed ISR Operations: The Changing Face of Warfare
*Eliminating High Seas Piracy: Legal and Policy Considerations
*Charting a New U.S.-Iraqi Relationship
*Hard Day’s Night: A Retrospective on the American Intervention in Somalia
*Gaming the 21st Century: What to Game?
*Joint Doctrine and Irregular Warfare

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
· A Summary of Challenges on Addressing Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in the Agricultural Sector in the OSCE Region

Partnership for Public Service
· Cyber IN-Security: Strengthening the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· American Multinationals and American Economic Interests: New Dimensions to an Old Debate

· Sanctioning North Korea: The Political Economy of Denuclearization and Proliferation

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· Key Indicators Database

· Most Muslim Publics not so Easily Moved: Confidence in Obama Lifts U.S. Image Ground the World

Pew Hispanic Center
· Mexican Immigrants: How Many Come? How Many Leave?

· 2015: A Connected and Diversified Europe: eIDM Vision Paper

· The Phoenix Program and Contemporary Counterinsurgency

Small Wars Journal
· Police Operational Art for a Five-Dimensional Operational Space

Stimson Center
· Avoiding One Pitfall in U.S.-India Relations

UK House of Lords European Union Committee
· Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism
*v. I: Report

*v. II: Evidence

UK Parliament
· Helicopter Capability

United Nations Development Programme
· Arab Human Development Report 2009 - Challenges to Human Security in the Arab Countries

US Institute of Peace
· Interview with Manal Omar about Iraq

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· 'How This Ends': Iraq's Uncertain Path toward National Reconciliation

· In Their Own Words: Making Sense of the International Community's Nuclear Deadline with Iran
· Saudi Efforts to Combat Terrorist Financing

World Public
· Global Poll Finds Widespread Belief that Afghans Want NATO Forces Out
· Publics Want More Aggressive Government Action On Economic Crisis: Global Poll

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