Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 09-04-2009

Air University
· Strategic Studies Quarterly, Fall 2009, v. 3, no. 3

*Framing Deterrence in the Twenty-First Century by Gen John A. Shaud, USAF, Retired
*Economic Security and National Security: Interaction and Synthesis by James G. Rickards
*Security without the United States? Europe's Perception of NATO by Gen Klaus Naumann, Bundeswehr, Retired
*Shared Challenges--Joint Solutions? The United States and Europe Face New Global Security Risks--High Times for Grand Strategy by Ralph Rotte & Christoph Schwarz
*Toward Cooperation or Conflict on the Moon? Considering Lunar Governance in Historical Perspective by James Clay Moltz
*Back From the Future: The Impact of Change on Airpower in the Decades Ahead by Mark Clodfelter

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· Health Care and Pension Reform [in Germany and the United States]

· A Status-Conscious Germany between Adolescence and Retirement: Foreign Policy Commemorations on the 60th Anniversary of the Federal Republic

Army War College
· Balancing Kinetic Effects of Airpower with Counterinsurgency Objectives in Afghanistan

· Exploring Alternatives for Strategic Access to Afghanistan
· Pakistan’s FATA – A Wicked Problem

Atlantic Council of the United States
· Afghanistan: New Strategy or "New Math"?

· Afghanistan's Opportunity Costs
· Afghanistan War All Over But The Shooting
· Pakistan and the Taliban: Leaders Caught Betwixt and Between

· Bending the Curve: Effective Steps to Address Long-Term Health Care Spending Growth

· Detainee Abuse Reviewed
· The "New Normal" For the U.S. Economy: What Will It Be?

· The Progress of the Recovery Act
· Prospects for Afghanistan's Future: Assessing the Outcome of the Afghan Presidential Election [event video & transcript]
· What's Right With Afghanistan

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· Worthwhile Canadian Initiatives: On Banking and ‘Getting Government Right’

Center for a New American Security
· After the Fire: Shaping the Future U.S. Relationship with Iraq

· Beyond Bullets: A Pragmatic Strategy to Combat Violent Islamist Extremism
· Grim Military Report Stirs Questions on Afghan Strategy
· Inside the Surge: One Commander’s Lessons in Counterinsurgency

· No Illusions: Regaining the Strategic Initiative with North Korea

· Triage: The Next Twelve Months in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Center for American Progress
· Evaluating the Elections in Afghanistan

· The Geography of Innovation: The Federal Government and the Growth of Regional Innovation Clusters
· In Search of Sustainable Security

Center for Security Policy
· Israel and the Palestinians: Ending the Stalemate

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· Analysis of the FY 2010 Defense Authorization Bills

· Regaining Strategic Competence
· Resourcing a Full Spectrum Army

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Resourcing for Defeat: The Critical Failures In Planning, Programming, Budgeting And Resourcing The Afghan And Iraq Wars

· Rethinking the Global Trading System
· Violence in the North Caucasus

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Silk Road Studies Program
· Between Fact and Fantasy: Turkey's Ergenekon Investigation

· Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, v. 11, no. 15, August 19, 2009
*A Point of No Return? Georgi and the EU One Year After the August War by Oscar Pardo Sierra
*The SCO’S Iran Problem by Richard Weitz
*Iran, Xinjiang, and Democratization in Eurasia: The Impact of Recent Upheavals by Stephen Blank
*Mediators Propose Interim Status for Nagorno-Karakakh by Haroutiun Khachatrian
*High-Profile Death Raises Questions in Tajisistan by Alexander Sodiqov
*Uzbekistan Concerned Over Russian Military Base in Ferghana by Erkin Akhmadov
*The Problematic Tajikistan-Russia Relationship by Suhrob Majidov
*Election in Kyrgyzstan: Bakiyev Again by Nurshat Ababakirov

Chatham House
· World Today, Volume 65, Number 8/9, August 2009

*Geneva Conventions Sixty Years On: Changing War, Changing Law, Adam Roberts
*The Geneva Conventions: Safeguarding Civilians, Barbara Stocking
*Geneva Conventions and the Media: Bearing Witness, Nik Gowing
*Online Protests in China: Internet Manhunts, Yiyi Lu
*Sri Lanka After the Tamil Tiger Defeat: Army Takes Over, Charu Lata Hogg
*Israeli Settlements: Getting it Settled, Alon Ben-Meir
*Libya - Revolutionary Forty Years On, Molly Tarhuni
*Intelligence in South Africa: Spies Threaten Democracy, Laurie Nathan
*Oil - A Year After Peak Prices: Dash for Survival, Matthew Hulbert
*G20 and the G8: Crowding Round, Erin Fitzgerald
*G20 and the G8: G Force, Paola Subacchi
*German Elections: Hard Times, Thomas Kielinger
*Elections in Japan: Poised for Power, Jeff Kingston
· Thirst for African Oil: Asian National Oil Companies in Nigeria and Angola

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Measuring the Effects of the Business Cycle on the Federal Budget: An Update

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· The African Union

· No Signs of Iranian Flexibility on Nuclear Program
· Reassuring an Edgy Afghanistan
· Rethinking Afghanistan
· The Rise of Political Opposition in Japan
· Shining Path, Tupac Amaru (Peru, Leftists)
· UN Sanctions Pushing N. Korea To 'Smile Diplomacy'

Department of Energy
· Comparing the Impacts of the 2005 and 2008 Hurricanes on U.S. Energy Infrastructure

· The Smart Grid: An Introduction

Department of Health and Human Services
· Assessment of the 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic on Selected Countries in the Southern Hemisphere: Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand and Uruguay

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-09-96 - FEMA's Sourcing for Disaster Response Goods & Services

· OIG-09-95 - Challenges Remain in DHS' Efforts to Secure Control Systems

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
· Electronic Filing System (e-Filing)

· Enterprise Citizenship and Immigrations Services Centralized Operational Repository (eCISCOR)
· Reengineered Naturalization Casework System (RNACS)

Department of State
· Protocol Concerning the Use of Radio Frequencies by Certain Fixed Terrestrial Links Constituting a Cross Border Public Security Communications Network Along the Common Border

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Border Patrol: Checkpoints Contribute to Border Patrol's Mission, but More Consistent Data Collection and Performance Measurement Could Improve Effectiveness, GAO-09-824

· Disaster Recovery: Experiences from Past Disasters Offer Insights for Effective Collaboration after Catastrophic Events, GAO-09-811

Heritage Foundation
· Controlling Illegal Immigration: What Ohio and Every Other State Can Do

· Defending Those Who Serve: Paying the Legal Costs of CIA Officers
· Japanese Election Poses Challenges for U.S. Alliance

· The Perils of Prediction and Unpreparedness in Building the Future Force
· President Obama Must Not Surrender to Russia on Missile Defense
· Soft Despotism, Democracy’s Drift: What Tocqueville Teaches Today

Human Rights Watch
· Denied Dignity: Systematic Discrimination and Hostility toward Saudi Shia Citizens

· False Dawn: The Zimbabwe Power-Sharing Government’s Failure to Deliver Human Rights Improvements

Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG)
· A Clash of Principles? Humanitarian Action and the Search for Stability in Pakistan

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
· The Global Economic Crisis: Some Strategic Implications

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
· Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers in the Workplace Against Novel H1N1 Influenza A
[free download but registration required]

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
· GLOBAL STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT, 2009 - America's Security Role in a Changing World

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· IAEA Report on Iran

· Natanz Enrichment Plant: How to Measure Progress

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

*Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection: The Case of the Trans-ASEAN Energy Network
*Dirty Hands: Russian Coal, GHG Emissions & European Gas Demand
*Oil’s 150th Anniversary: Whose Happy Birthday?
*After the Oil Bubble: Unlearned Lessons & Political Back-sliding
*Militancy and Oil Violence in the Niger Delta
*Applying Advanced Technology for Threat Assessment: A Case Study of the BTC Pipeline
*The Future of Electric Vehicles: Setting the Record Straight on Lithium Availability

Institute of Peace & Conflict Studies (IPCS)
· India, Southeast Asia and the FTA: Strengthening Economic Integration

· India, Bangladesh and Southeast Asia: Connecting the Neighborhood

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
· Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and relevant provisions of Security Council resolutions 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008), and 1835 (2008) in the Islamic Republic of Iran

International Crisis Group
· Afghanistan: What Now for Refugees?

· Ethiopia: Ethnic Federalism and Its Discontent
· Women and Radicalisation in Kyrgyzstan

International Defense Reform
· Common Defense Quarterly, Fall 2009

*Engaging China in Science and Technology: A Wise Endeavor for the Department of Defense
*Defense Technology Security Administration Perspectives
*Export Control Reform – Needed Now More Than
*The QDR’s Missing Dimension
*Rapid Reaction Technology Office: Rapidly Fielding Solutions for the Warfighter
*“Missile Defence - A View from Europe”
*US /Netherlands Cooperative Ballistic Missile Defense Initiative
*The United States National Guard: A Potent Partner
*Arlington Secured
*Net-Centricity Operational: Sweden’s Security Management System

International Relations and Security Network
· Africa: Resisting the Lord's Army

· Kandahar: Microcosm of Afghan Failures
· Libya Urged To Free Swiss Nationals

· Moldova Enters Post-Voronin Era
· Nepal: The Gurkha Exodus
· A New Dynamic in Iran
· Pan-European Security: Considering Russia
· W Sahara: Geopolitical Tug-of-War

Iran Tracker
· A Critical War in a Fragile Country: Yemen's Battle with the Shiite al-Houthi Rebels

Lexington Institute
· Failure To Use Radar Planes Against Taliban Is Foolish

Mineta Transportation Institute
· The Role of Transportation in Campus Emergency Planning

National Priorities Project
· Fact Sheet: Quick Facts About U.S. Military Operations in Afghanistan

Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government
· The Transformation That Fell Short

Parallel History Project on Cooperative Security (PHP)
· Soviet-Indonesian Relations : New Evidence from Russian Archives

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

· Unrealized Vision: Reimagining the Senior Executive Service
· Where the Jobs Are 2009: Mission-Critical Opportunities for America

Pew Internet & American Life Project
· The Internet and Civic Engagement

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Congressional Favorability at 24-Year Low: Midterm Voting Intentions Evenly Divided

Physicians for Human Rights
· Aiding Torture: Health Professionals’ Ethics and Human Rights Violations Demonstrated in the May 2004 CIA Inspector General’s Report

· Countering Piracy in the Modern Era: Notes from a RAND Workshop to Discuss the Best Approaches for Dealing with Piracy in the 21st Century

The Royal Society
· New Approaches to Biological Risk Assessment

Small Wars Journal
· Afghan Village Militia; A People-Centric Strategy to Win

· Complexity, Defense Policy, and Epistemological Failure
· Detainee Operations in Counterinsurgency Operations: Lessons from Afghanistan 2005-2006
· Gaining the Initiative in Afghanistan
· Is the War in Afghanistan in the Interests of the United States and its Allies?

South Asia Analysis Group
· Countering Terrorism In India

· MYANMAR: Another Gesture By Junta To US?

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
· Afghanistan Opium Survey 2009

· Information about the report and links to related information

· Previous reports

US Fire Administration
· Emergency Vehicle Visibility and Conspicuity Study

· Special Report: Fire Departments and Maritime Interface Area Preparedness

US Institute of Peace
· Combating Serious Crimes in Postconflict Societies [Dari Edition]

· Combating Serious Crimes in Postconflict Societies [English Edition]

· Combating Serious Crimes in Postconflict Societies [Nepali Edition]
· An Education Track for the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· After King Abdullah: Succession in Saudi Arabia

· Qadhafi's Time in the Limelight: Impact on U.S. Interests
· Rejectionists Readying to Counter U.S. Peace Push

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