Thursday, August 27, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 08-21-2009

Amnesty International
· Honduras: Human Rights Crisis Threatens as Repression Increases

· Tunisia: Continuing Abuses in the Name of Security

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· The Armageddon Test

Brookings Institution
· Monetary Policy Challenges for Emerging Market Economies

· Pakistan's Madrassas: The Need for Internal Reform and the Role of International Assistance
· Peace, Reconciliation, and Displacement
· Protecting the Displaced in Colombia: The Role of Municipal Authorities

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Palestine: The Schism Deepens

· Rising Tensions in Afghanistan: Dispatch from Kandahar

Center for American Progress
· In Afghanistan, Do What We Must

· Peaking Duck: Beijing’s Growing Appetite for Climate Action
· Slideshow: Afghanistan Heads to the Ballot Box- Pre-Election Photos from Afghanistan

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
· Jobs Americans Won’t Do? A Detailed Look at Immigrant Employment by Occupation

· Worse Than It Seems: Broader Measure of Unemployment Shows Bleak Picture

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
· Energy Conversation: The First 3 Years

· Powering America’s Defense: Energy and the Risks to National Security

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Alternative Transportation Fuels and Vehicle Technologies

· GCC - Iran: Operational Analysis of Air, SAM and TBM Forces
· Issues in International Political Economy - "Mexico's Periodic Bad Times" - August 2009 - Number 116 · Legitimacy and the Afghan Elections
· A Risk-Management Approach to Afghanistan?
· Shape, Clear, Hold, and Build

Centre for International Governance Innovation
· Afghanistan’s Alternatives for Peace, Governance and Development: Transforming Subjects to Citizens & Rulers to Civil Servants

Council on Foreign Relations
· Beyond Elections, Fixing the Afghan State

· FARC, ELN: Colombia’s Left-Wing Guerrillas

· Overcoming the 'Rut' in Middle East Peace Efforts
· Political Instability in Egypt

Department of Defense (DOD)
· Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/ Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) U.S. Casualty Status Fatalities

Department of Defense Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP)
· CBDP Annual Report to Congress 2009

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-09-93 - Review of U.S. Coast Guard Enterprise Architecture Implementation Process

Department of Justice
· Cities in Which Mexican DTOs Operate Within the United States--Situation Report

· National Methamphetamine Threat Assessment 2009
· National Prescription Drug Threat Assessment 2009

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Prolonging East Asia’s Surprising Peace—Can It Be Managed?

Heritage Foundation
· Afghan Elections Offer Hope for the Future

· Extended Republic or Centralized Nation-State? Herbert Croly, Progressivism, and the Decline of Civic Engagement
· A CIA Special Prosecutor: A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing

· No North Korean Thaw from Clinton Trip
· Obama Missile Defense Proposal: Numbers Matter
· Strengthening U.S. Anti-Narcotics Efforts in Colombia
· Sustain MEADS, the Other European Missile Defense Program
· The U.S. Should Not Join the International Criminal Court

Hudson Institute
· The Talibanization of Gaza: A Liability for the Muslim Brotherhood

Human Rights Watch
· "They Want Us Exterminated": Murder, Torture, Sexual Orientation and Gender in Iraq

Institute for the Study of War
· Building Security Forces and Ministerial Capacity: Iraq as a Primer

International Crisis Group
· Myanmar: Towards the Elections

International Relations and Security Network
· Afghan Vote: Dangerous Ink Stains

· Central Asia: Beyond Jihad
· Mexico’s ‘Divine Justice’
· South Ossetia: The War Way of Life
· Transdniester: No End to Conflict
· Turnout Mixed In Afghan Vote
· The US and the Gulf: Shifting Diplomatic Landscapes
· US Defense Budget, A Hard Sell

International Republican Institute (IRI)
· Afghanistan Public Opinion Survey: July 16-26, 2009

Iran Tracker
· A Thorn in the Side of the Taliban: Turkistan Bhittani Biography and Analysis

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, v. 9, 17, August 20, 2009

*Hu's Anti-Graft Drives Lack Institutional Checks and Reforms
*Is China a "Soft" Naval Power?
*Peace-Mission 2009: A Military Scenario Beyond Central Asia
*China-ASEAN Free Trade Area: A Chinese "Monroe Doctrine" or "Peaceful Rise"?
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 7, no. 26, August 20, 2009

*Jihadis Turn their Eyes to Syria as a Post-Iraq Theater of Operations
*The Death of Baitullah Mahsud: A View from Afghanistan
*Uncertainty Rather than Stability Follows Defeat of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers
*The Return of the Kingmaker: Afghanistan's General Dostum Ends his Exile

Lexington Institute
· Are Policymakers Too Enchanted With Unmanned Aircraft?

· Reversing Industrial Decline: A Role for the Defense Budget

National Security Archive
· Brazil Conspired with U.S. to Overthrow Allende

· Breaking the Silence: The Mexican Army and the 1997 Acteal Massacre

Natural Resources Defense Council
· A Clear Blue Future: How Greening California Cities Can Address Water Resources and Climate Challenges in the 21st Century

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· The 2008 Oil Price "Bubble"

· Criss-Crossing Globalization: Uphill Flows of Skill-Intensive Goods and Foreign Direct Investment
· Setting the NAFTA Agenda on Climate Change
· Structural and Cyclical Trends in Net Employment over US Business Cycles 1949–2009: Implications for the Next Recovery and Beyond
· What's on the Table? The Doha Round as of August 2009

PEW Center
· New Data Show Nanotechnology-Related Activities in Every U.S. State

· Computer Simulation of General and Flag Officer Management: Model Description and Results

· Finding Needles in a Haystack: A Resource Allocation Methodology to Design Strategies to Detect Terrorist Weapon Development

Small War Journal
· To Kill a Mockingbird: The Deconstruction of Information Operations

Stimson Center
· The Indian Ocean: Resource and Governance Challenges

· Islam and Politics: Renewal and Resistance in the Muslim World

Strategic Studies Institute
· Mind-Sets and Missiles: A First Hand Account of the Cuban Missile Crisis

· The Role of Cuban Paramilitary Organizations (People's Militias) in the Post-Castro Era
· Taking Up the Security Challenge of Climate Change

UK Parliament
· Closing the Impunity Gap: UK Law on Genocide (and Related Crimes) and Redress for Torture Victims

· Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2009): UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2007, Quarterly Reports for 2008, Licensing Policy and Review of Export Control Legislation

US Institute of Peace
· Building the Rule of Law in Haiti: New Laws for a New Era

· How Opium Profits the Taliban
· Notes from Sudan

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Cracking Down on Iran's Illicit Trade

· Fatah Congress: Will New Resolutions Mean a New Direction?

Washington Post-ABC News
· Poll Data on US Opinion on Afghan War

· Washington Post article

World Health Organization (WHO)
· Annual Disaster Statistical Review 2008: The Numbers and Trends

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