Saturday, August 8, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 08-07-2009

American Enterprise Institute
· Deter, Defend, Repel, and Partner: A Defense Strategy for Taiwan

· Drug Use in Nigeria

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICIGS)
· German and U.S. Domestic Counterterrorism Responses: Only Half a World Apart

· Kulturpolitik versus Aussenpolitik in the Past Sixty Years

· NATO and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: New Energy Geopolitics for the Transatlantic Alliance
· The Transatlantic Agenda for Labor Market Reform: Increasing Adaptability Through Continuing Training

American Society of Civil Engineers
· Guiding Principles for the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

Amnesty International
· Civilians in the Aftermath of War: The Georgia-Russia Conflict One Year On

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· U.S. Aid to Pakistan—U.S. Taxpayers Have Funded Pakistani Corruption

Brookings Institution
· Germany’s Recession vs. America’s: Doing Worse, but Feeling Better

· How the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Have Shaped the Obama Administration
· Morocco’s King Mohammed VI: 10 Years and Counting

· The Scouting Report: Dialing Down North Korea’s Nuclear Threat
· Seeking Fair and Effective Administration of Immigration Laws
· Why Paying for Health Care Reform Is Difficult and Essential: Numbers and Rules

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Iran's Clenched Fist: Should the United States Extend or Withdraw Its Hand?
· Kurdish Elections: Implications for Iraq and the Region
· The Taliban's Winning Strategy in Afghanistan

Center for Security Policy
· What's Wrong with Insulza and the OAS

· A World of Hurt

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· Correcting Course: The Cancellation of the Future Combat Systems Program

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· The New Metrics of Afghanistan

· Resourcing for Defeat: Critical Failures in Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Resources the Afghan and Iraq Wars
· South Asia Monitor: "A Calculated Risk": India's New Budget - August 03, 2009
· Toward the Heavens: Latin America’s Emerging Space Programs

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
· Aviation Safety: The Relationship Between Network Airlines and Regional Airlines

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Georgia: One Year After the August War

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
· The U.S. Postal Service in Crisis

· Strengthening the Federal Acquisition Workforce: Government-wide Leadership and Initiatives
· Focusing on Children in Disasters: Evacuation Planning and Mental Health Recovery
· Eliminating Wasteful Contractor Bonuses

Congress. Senate. Judicial Committee
· Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court - Sonia Sotomayor

Department of Defense
· Measuring Stability in Iraq, Quarterly Report, July 2009

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2009-098 Status of the Defense Emergency Response Fund in Support of the Global War on Terror

· D-2009-097 Data Migration Strategy and Information Assurance for the Business Enterprise Information Services
· D-2009-091 Information Operations Contracts in Iraq

· D-2009-030 Marine Corps Implementation of the Urgent Universal Needs Process for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles

Department of Homeland Security Office of Immigration Statistics
· An Exploratory Time Series Analysis of Apprehensions and Linewatch Hours on the Southwest Border

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
· Department of Homeland Security Complaint Tracking System (CTS)

· Department of Homeland Security National Dialogue for the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR)

· Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean: Their Impact on Local Economies and the Response of Local Governments

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Energy Market and Economic Impacts of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

FDD's Center for Terrorism Research
· A Guide to Terrorism Events and Landmark Cases: Terrorism in the West 2008

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· U.S. Foreign Policy Traditions and the Middle East

· The U.S. and Egypt Since the Suez Crisis
· What Students Need To Know About America’s Wars, Part 2— 1920–Present: A History Institute for Teachers

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· America Competes Act: NIST Applied Some Safeguards in Obtaining Expert Services, but Additional Direction from Congress Is Needed, GAO-09-789

· Ballistic Missile Defense: Actions Needed to Improve Planning and Information on Construction and Support Costs for Proposed European Sites, GAO-09-771
· Biosafety Laboratories: BSL-4 Laboratories Improved Perimeter Security Despite Limited Action by CDC, GAO-09-851
· Defense Acquisitions: Additional Analysis Needed to Capture Cost Differences Between Conventional and Nuclear Propulsion for Navy's Future Cruiser, GAO-09-886R
· Federal Contracting: Application of OMB Guidance Can Improve Use of Award Fee Contracts, GAO-09-839T
· Hurricane Katrina: Barriers to Mental Health Services for Children Persist in Greater New Orleans, Although Federal Grants Are Helping to Address Them, GAO-09-935T [testimony]

Heritage Foundation
· Bill Clinton in Pyongyang: Bring American Reporters Home, Do Not Let Up on Nukes

· Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Authorization Bill: Conference Issues and Recommendations
· Foreign Aid: Congress Should Shift USAID Funds to the Millennium Challenge Account
· National Security Not a Good Argument for Global Warming Legislation
· Shiprider Program Demonstrates U.S.--Canadian Cooperation

Human Rights Watch
· Broken System: Dysfunction, Abuse, and Impunity in the Indian Police

· Rockets from Gaza: Harm to Civilians from Palestinian Armed Groups’ Rocket Attacks

IBM Center for the Business of Government
· Strategic Risk Management in Government: A Look at Homeland Security [with case example of port security]

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
· Strategic Forum no. 244 - Aligning Disarmament to Nuclear Dangers: Off to a Hasty START?

· Strategic Forum no. 243 - U.S.-Mexico Defense Relations: An Incompatible Interface

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Imagery Brief on Burma

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· ISS Paper 192: Financial Disclosure Requirements in South Africa 2004–2008, Holding Elected Politicians Accountable

· ISS Paper 191: Africa and an Arms Trade Treaty
· Monograph No 163: Benin, Revue de la Justice Criminelle
· Monograph No 162: Mali Criminalité et Justice Criminelle

· Monograph No 161: The Theory and Practice of Criminal Justice in Africa

· Monograph No 160: Sierra Leone. A Country Review of Crime and Criminal Justice, 2008

· Monograph No 159: The Criminal Justice System in Zambia. Enhancing the Delivery of Security in Africa

Institute for the Study of War
· Déjà Vue All Over Again in Afghanistan?

· Major Enemy Groups in Afghanistan [map]
· Order of Battle, Coalition Combat Forces in Afghanistan, August 2009
· Order of Battle, Coalition Combat Forces in Iraq, August 2009

International Relations and Security Network
· F-22: Ruptured Raptor

· Moscow's Security Plans Face Reality Check
· Ukraine: The Rise of Yatsenyuk
· Web 3.0: Installing the Plumbing

International Council on Security and Development
· Afghanistan Elections: Guns and Money

· Kabul maps

Iran Tracker
· Unrest in Iran: Incident Statistics and Map for Protests, Arrests, and Deaths

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, v. 9, no. 16, August 5, 2009

*Hu Boosts Military Modernization at PLA Anniversary
*Xinjiang Crackdown and Changing Perceptions of China in the Islamic World?
*China's Russian Far East
*Strategic Implications of Chinese Fisheries Development
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 7, no. 24, August 6, 2009

* Jihadis Ask How the Mujahideen Will Control an Islamic State of Iraq
*Local Militants Struggle with Taliban Government for Control of Pakistan's Khyber Agency
*What Next for the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group after Rebuff from the Libyan Regime?
*Imprisoned PKK Leader Abdullah Ocalan Preparing a Roadmap to Peace in Turkey's Ethnic-Kurdish Insurgency

Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
· Chem-Bio Defense Quarterly, Vol. 6 No. 3, July-September 2009

Lexington Institute
· Stopping C-17 Now Would Hobble Future Warfighters

Migration Policy Institute
· Aligning Temporary Immigration Visas with US Labor Market Needs: The Case for Provisional Visas

National Academies Press
· Ensuring the Integrity, Accessibility, and Stewardship of Research Data in the Digital Age

· Evaluation of Future Strategic and Energy Efficient Options for the U.S. Capitol Power Plant [free download but registration required]
· Global Security Engagement: A New Model for Cooperative Threat Reduction [free download but registration required]

· Improving Development and Utilization of U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officers

· Public Health Preparedness and Response to Chemical and Radiological Incidents: Functions, Practices, and Areas for Future Work
· A Question of Balance: Political Context and Military Aspects of the China-Taiwan Dispute
· A Strategic Approach to Joint Officer Management: Analysis and Modeling Results

Small Wars Journal
· The 800-Pound Gorilla: The Interrelationship of Culture, Economics, and Security in Afghanistan

· Going Tribal: Enlisting Afghanistan’s Tribes
· Organizing Counterinsurgency Operations in Afghanistan

Special Inspector General For Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
· Quarterly Report to the United States Congress, July 2009

Stimson Center
· Defense Sector Reform: A Note on Current Practice

· National Security Strategies and Policies: A Note on Current Practice
· Threat Assessments and Reviews: A Note on Current Practice

Strategic Studies Institute
· The Role of Cuban Paramilitary Organizations (People's Militias) in the Post-Castro Era

· Taking Up the Security Challenge of Climate Change

UK House of Commons - Foreign Affairs Committee
· Global Security: Afghanistan and Pakistan

UK Parliament
· Allegations of UK Complicity in Torture

· Dual-use Dilemma
· The Iraq Inquiry
· Pandemic Influenza: Follow-up

US Institute of Peace
· Scenarios for Sudan: Avoiding Political Violence Through 2011

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· 'Managed Democracy' Gives Way in Iraqi Kurdistan

White House
· Remarks by John O. Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism – As Prepared for Delivery "A New Approach to Safeguarding Americans"

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