Sunday, September 20, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 09-18-2009

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
Toward an Afghan Democracy?: Exploring Perceptions of Democratisation in Afghanistan

American Enterprise Institute
The Deficit Endgame

Making Securitization Work for Financial Stability and Economic Growth

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
Revisiting “Deutsche Mark Diplomacy”: Applying German Economic Statecraft to the Sino-Russian Axis on Iran’s Nuclear Issue
The SPD’s Electoral Dilemmas

Success After Success, but Clouds Loom on the Horizon: The Left Party in 2009

Amnesty International
Saudi Arabia: Countering Terrorism with Repression
USA Must Grant Bagram Detainees Access to US Courts

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Improving U.S.-China Relations: The Next Steps
Public Diplomacy: Ideas for the War of Ideas

Berghof Research Center
Conflict Parties' Interests in Mediation

Brookings Institution
G-20 Summit: Recovering from the Crisis
Previewing the U.S. Agenda for the United Nations General Assembly
The U.S. Intelligence Community and Foreign Policy: Getting Analysis Right

Canada's Engagement in Afghanistan
Canada's Engagement in Afghanistan, Report to Parliament, June 2009
Previous reports

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
Mr. Harper Goes to Washington

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
NATO and Russia: A New Beginning
The Significance of Japan’s New Government
Why Obama is Right on Missile Defense—What's Next?

Escaping the “Graveyard of Empires:” A Strategy to Exit Afghanistan
Getting What You Paid For – Paying For What You Get: Proposals for the Next Transportation Reauthorization

Center for a New American Security
A ‘Better War’ in Afghanistan: A Congressional Testimony

Center for American Progress
Haiti’s Changing Tide: A Sustainable Security Case Study

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
An Air Force Strategy for the Long Haul

Center on International Cooperation (CIC)
The Public Cost of Private Security in Afghanistan

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Burma, Senator, Webb, and U Win Tin
Kazakhstan’s Contribution to the OSCE Economic Dimension
The Levin “Plan:” A Wrong Approach in Afghanistan
Winning in Afghanistan: How the US Will Win or Lose the War

Chatham House
Defining US and NATO Priorities
Securing the Promise of Nanotechnologies: Towards Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation
Who Owns Our Low Carbon Future? Intellectual Property and Energy Technologies

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
*The Department of Defense and Industry: Does DOD Effectively Manage its Industrial Base and Match its Acquisition Strategies to the Marketplace? [September 17, 2009]
*Charting the Course for Effective Professional Military Education. [September 10, 2009]

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
Preparing for the 2009 Pandemic Flu

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
United Nations Chapter VII Mandates and the U.S.-Iraq Bilateral Agreement
Outlook for Iraq and U.S. Policy
U.S.-China Relations: Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
The Secure Border Initiative: SBInet Three Years Later
Status Report on Federal and Local Efforts to Secure Radiological Sources

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
Aviation Safety: The Hudson River Midair Collision and the Safety Of Air Operations in Congested Space

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
Countering the Threat of Failure in Afghanistan
Exploring Three Strategies for Afghanistan
Iraq: Report from the Field

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
Security Clearance Reform: Moving Forward on Modernization
Cyber Attacks: Protecting Industry Against Growing Threats
Follow the Money: An Update on Stimulus Spending, Transparency, and Fraud Prevention

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
The Economic Effects of Legislation to Reduce Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Department of Defense (DOD)
DoD Base Structure Report Fiscal Year 2009 Baseline (09/2009)
Selected Acquisition Report, September 2009

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
D-2009-102 Price Reasonableness Determinations for Contracts Awarded by the U.S. Special Operations Command
IE-2009-007 Interagency Evaluation of the Section 1206 Global Train and Equip Program

Department of Homeland Security
Homeland Security Advisory System: Task force Report and Recommendations

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Management Reports
OIG-09-87 - Status of Disaster Recovery Planning for Information Systems at the Nebraska Avenue Complex (Unclassified Summary)
OIG-09-97 - Transportation Security Administration Privacy Stewardship
OIG-09-98 - Improved Management and Stronger Leadership are Essential to Complete the OneNet Implementation (Redacted)

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
Critical Infrastructure Change Detection (CICD)
Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement (MISLE)

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
National Intelligence Strategy
Fact sheet

Electronic Privacy Information Center
EPIC Privacy Report Card

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
Politics, Terrorism, and the Sunni Divide

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Combating Nuclear Terrorism: Preliminary Observations on Preparedness to Recover from Possible Attacks Using Radiological or Nuclear Materials, GAO-09-996T [testimony]
Depot Maintenance: Improved Strategic Planning Needed to Ensure That Army and Marine Corps Depots Can Meet Future Maintenance Requirements, GAO-09-865
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Navy Implementing a Number of Key Management Controls on Enterprise Resource Planning System, but Improvements Still Needed, GAO-09-841
Energy Policy Act of 2005: Greater Clarity Needed to Address Concerns with Categorical Exclusions for Oil and Gas Development under Section 390 of the Act, GAO-09-872
Federal Oil And Gas Management: Opportunities Exist to Improve Oversight, GAO-09-1014T [testimony]
Homeland Defense: Greater Focus on Analysis of Alternatives and Threats Needed to Improve DOD's Strategic Nuclear Weapons Security, GAO-09-828
Homeland Security: Despite Progress, DHS Continues to Be Challenged in Managing Its Multi-Billion Dollar Annual Investment in Large-Scale Information Technology Systems, GAO-09-1002T [testimony]
Human Capital: Improved Tracking and Additional Actions Needed to Ensure the Timely and Accurate Delivery of Compensation and Medical Benefits to Deployed Civilians, GAO-09-1019T [testimony]
Missile Defense: DOD Needs to More Fully Assess Requirements and Establish Operational Units before Fielding New Capabilities, GAO-09-856
Nuclear Nonproliferation: National Nuclear Security Administration Has Improved the Security of Reactors in its Global Research Reactor Program, but Action Is Needed to Address Remaining Concerns, GAO-09-949
Personnel Security Clearances: Progress Has Been Made to Reduce Delays but Further Actions Are Needed to Enhance Quality and Sustain Reform Efforts, GAO-09-684T [testimony]
Reserve Forces: Army Needs to Finalize an Implementation Plan and Funding Strategy for Sustaining an Operational Reserve Force, GAO-09-898
Secure Border Initiative: Technology Deployment Delays Persist and the Impact of Border Fencing Has Not Been Assessed, GAO-09-896
Secure Border Initiative: Technology Deployment Delays Persist and the Impact of Border Fencing Has Not Been Assessed, GAO-09-1013T [testimony]

Henley-Putnam University
Journal of Strategic Security, August/September 2009, v. 2, no. 3
*Countering the Somali Pirates: Harmonizing the International Response
*The Tipping Point: Biological Terrorism
*START: Overcoming Remaining Challenges
*What Price Security?
*Decision Support for Countering Terrorist Threats against Transportation Networks
*Keeping our Campuses and Communities Safe

Human Rights Council
Human Rights in Palestine and Other Occupied Arab Territories: Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict

Institute for Security Studies
Unpacking the Zimbabwe Crisis: A Situation Report
ISS Paper 199: Providing Security and Justice for the People Security Sector Reform in Zimbabwe
ISS Paper 198: The Somalia Conflict, Implications for Peacemaking and Peacekeeping Efforts
The Regional Dimensions of the War in Northern Uganda
ISS Paper 197: The AU and the Challenge of Unconstitutional Changes of Government in Africa

International Council on Security and Development
New Approaches to Public Security and Drug Policy
Political Quagmire in Afghanistan

International Crisis Group
China’s Myanmar Dilemma

International Relations and Security Network
Al-Hariri Faces Uphill Task
Blackwater Forever
Galileo: Failure to Launch
The Truth About 'Truth' Commissions

Iran Watch
Full text of Iran’s Proposal for Comprehensive and Constructive Negotiations
Iran’s Missile Program Making Steady Progress: An Interview with Uzi Rubin

Jamestown Foundation
Terrorism Monitor, September 17, 2009, v. 7, no. 28
*Jihadis Speculate on al-Qaeda's Nuclear Strategy
*Al-Qaeda Attempt on Saudi Royal's Life Signals Tactical and Strategic Changes
*Iraqi Insurgents Take the Offensive as Parliamentary Elections Approach
*At the Center of the Storm: An Interview with Afghanistan's Lieutenant General Hadi Khalid -- Part Two

National Academies Press
Avoiding Technology Surprise for Tomorrow's Warfighter: A Symposium Report [free download but registration is required]
The Disposal of Activated Carbon from Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities [free download but registration is required]
Sixteenth Interim Report of the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels [free download but registration is required]

NATO Defense College
Arguing Afghanistan: What the Detractors of NATO's Mission Get Wrong
NATO and the new US “Af-Pak” Strategy
SECURING THE COMMONS: Towards NATO’s New Maritime Strategy

New America Foundation
100 Megabits or Bust!
Overcoming America’s Debt Overhang: The Case for Inflation
Pakistani Capabilities for a Counterinsurgency Campaign: A Net Assessment
Secrecy Report Card09: Indicators of Secrecy in the Federal Government

Peterson Institute for International Economics
Reform from Below: Behavioral and Institutional Change in North Korea
Why SDRs Could Rival the Dollar

China’s International Behavior: Activism, Opportunism, and Diversification
The Evolving Terrorist Threat to Southeast Asia
Living Conditions in Anbar Province in June 2008
Security in Mexico: Implications for U.S. Policy Options
Strengthening U.S. International Energy Assistance to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Improve Energy Security

Small Wars Journal
Theory, Policy, and Strategy: A Conceptual Muddle
The Art of Declaring Victory and Going Home: Strategic Communication and the Management of Expectations
The Army After This
When a Cup of Coffee Becomes a Soy Decaf Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino
Fulbright Scholars Want to Pave Way to Brighter Future for Iraq

Peacekeeping Dues and Dont’s: A Checklist for the Next President

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
Alien: How Operational Art Devoured Strategy
Baghdad ER--Revisited
Escalation and Intrawar Deterrence During Limited Wars in the Middle East
Iraq: Strategic Reconciliation, Targeting, and Key Leader Engagement
Russian Elite Image of Iran: From the Late Soviet Era to the Present

Treasury Department
The Next Phase of Government Financial Stabilization and Rehabilitation Policies

Truman National Security Project
Climate Change: A New Threat to National Security

UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Anti-Corruption Policies and Measures of the Fortune Global 500

US Institute of Peace
Preventing Violent Conflict: Assessing Progress, Meeting Challenges

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
After King Abdullah: Succession in Saudi Arabia
Beyond Settlements: U.S. Policy Options Going Forward
Breaking Stalemates on Iran and Syria at the IAEA
Broadening the U.S. Approach on Iran
Changing Conventional Military Balance in the Gulf
Contending with Transnational Threats: The Role of Special Operations
Economic Challenges and Opportunities for Israel and the Palestinians
Quds Day in Iran: Velvet Revolution Trumps Nuclear Negotiations
Saudi Oil Policy: An Unlikely Weapon to Pressure Iran

World Public
Global Poll Shows Support for Increased Government Spending and Regulation
Global Poll: Widespread Perception of Serious Lack of Political Tolerance

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