Monday, September 28, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 09-25-2009

Air University Library
· Bibliography - North Korea

· Bibliography - Pakistan

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· The CDU: Still a Party for the Future?

· Forging New Alliances at Home and Abroad: German Greens in a Post-Industrial Era

· The Liberal Renaissance

· The SPD’s Electoral Dilemmas
· Success After Success, but Clouds Loom on the Horizon: The Left Party in 2009

Association of the US Army (AUSA)
· The Kurdish Question

Atlantic Council
· Renewing Globalization and Economic Growth in a Post-Crisis World: The Future of the G-20 Agenda

Australian Strategic Policy Institute
· After the Global Financial Crisis: Australia and the Chimerica Challenge

· A Long and Winding Road: Australia's Role in Building an Afghan National Army
[free download]

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
· Russia's Support for Zero: Tactical Move or Long-term Commitment

Center for a New American Security
· China’s Arrival: A Strategic Framework for a Global Relationship

Center for American Progress
· Beyond Business as Usual: G-20 Leaders and Post-Crisis Reconstitution of the International Economic Order

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
· Homeland Security Affairs Journal, September 2009, v. 5, no. 3

*Exercise Evaluation Guides for Public Health Emergency Preparedness by Christine C. Bradshaw and Thomas A. Bartenfeld
*Emergency Response, Public Health and Poison Control: Logical Linkages for Successful Risk Communication and Improved Disaster and Mass Incident Response by Valerie A. Yeager
*Inaccurate Prediction of Nuclear Weapons Effects and Possible Adverse Influences on Nuclear Terrorism Preparedness by Robert C. Harney
*Beyond the Plan: Individual Responder and Family Preparedness in the Resilient Organization by Mark Landahl and Cynthia Cox
*Do Terrorists Win Elections? By John A. Tures

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Cuba Outlook: Raul and Beyond

· Enhancing U.S. Leadership on Drinking Water and Sanitation Report
· From Assistance to Engagement—A Model for a New Era in U.S.-Russian Civil Society Relations
· Shape, Clear, Hold, and Build: “The Uncertain Lessons of the Afghan & Iraq Wars (Briefings)

*Part I – Counterinsurgency Lessons

*Part II – Afghanistan
*Part III - Iraq

· The Transatlantic Economic Challenge

Century Foundation
· InsideIran [new website]

Combat Terrorism Center (CTC)
· CTC Sentinel, September 2009, v. 2, no. 9

*Are the Afghan Taliban Involved in International Terrorism? By Anne Stenersen
*The Insurgent-Narcotic Nexus in Helmand Province, By Captain Michael Erwin, U.S. Army
*The Expansion Strategy of Al-Qa`ida in the Arabian Peninsula, By Gregory D. Johnsen
*A Profile of Pakistan's Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, By Arif Jamal
*The Failure of Salafi-Jihadi Insurgent Movements in the Levant, By Bilal Y. Saab
*The Dangerous Ideas of the Neo-Zarqawist Movement, By Murad Batal al-Shishani
*The July 17 Jakarta Suicide Attacks and the Death of Noordin Top, By Noor Huda Ismail

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

*DOD Supply Chain Management: Can the Department Identify and Meet its Supply Needs Efficiently? [September 24, 2009]
· Skelton: Best Approach in Afghanistan is a Properly Resourced Counter-insurgency Strategy [letter to President Obama]

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· A National Interoperable Broadband Network for Public Safety: Recent Developments

· Federal Oversight of High Containment Bio-Laboratories

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· I&A Reconceived: Defining a Homeland Security Intelligence Role

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
· Risk-based Security in Federal Buildings: Targeting Funds to Real Risks and Eliminating Unnecessary Security Obstacles

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· President’s Decision on Missile Defense in Europe

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
· H1N1 Flu: Protecting Our Community

· World at Risk: The Weapons of Mass Destruction Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2009 (S. 1649)

· Defense Contract Audit Agency: Who Is Responsible for Reform?

· A Review of U.S. Diplomatic Readiness: Addressing the Staffing and Foreign Language Challenges Facing the Foreign Service
· A Year Later: Lessons Learned, Progress Made, and Challenges that Remain from Hurricane Ike

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
· Strengthening Security and Oversight at Biological Research Laboratories

· Reauthorizing the USA PATRIOT Act: Ensuring Liberty and Security

Department of Defense (DOD)
· Defense Manpower Requirements Report (DMRR) FY2009

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2009-046 Procurement and Delivery of Joint Service Armor Protected Vehicles

· D-2009-103 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ice and Water Response to the 2008 Hurricane Season
· D-2009-104 Sanitization and Disposal of Excess Information Technology Equipment

· D-2009-105 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Temporary Roofing and Temporary Power Response to the 2008 Hurricane Season

· D-2009-108 U.S. Air Forces Central War Reserve Materiel Contract

Department of Energy Inspector General
· The Management of the National Nuclear Science Administration's Classified Enterprise Secure Network Project

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
· Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS)

· Livewave CCTV System
· Core Accounting Suite

Department of Justice Inspector General
· The United States National Central Bureau of INTERPOL

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

· Reforming the Afghan National Police [executive summary]

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC)
· Gender and Elections in Afghanistan

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Biosafety Laboratories: BSL-4 Laboratories Improved Perimeter Security Despite Limited Action by CDC, GAO-09-1038T [testimony]

· DCAA Audits: Widespread Problems with Audit Quality Require Significant Reform, GAO-09-468
· DCAA Audits: Widespread Problems with Audit Quality Require Significant Reform, GAO-09-1009T [testimony]
· Defense Acquisitions: Sound Practices Critical to Ensuring Value for the Defense Logistics Agency's Acquisitions, GAO-09-1040T [testimony]
· Defense Contracting Integrity: Opportunities Exist to Improve DOD's Oversight of Contractor Ethics Programs, GAO-09-591
· Defense Contracting Integrity: Survey on Contractor Ethics Programs (GAO-09-646SP, September 2009), an E-supplement to GAO-09-591, GAO-09-646SP
· Department of State: Additional Steps Needed to Address Continuing Staffing and Experience Gaps at Hardship Posts, GAO-09-874

· Department of State: Comprehensive Plan Needed to Address Persistent Foreign Language Shortfalls, GAO-09-955
· Department of State: Persistent Staffing and Foreign Language Gaps Compromise Diplomatic Readiness, GAO-09-1046T [testimony]
· High-Containment Laboratories: National Strategy for Oversight Is Needed, GAO-09-574
· High-Containment Laboratories: National Strategy for Oversight Is Needed, GAO-09-1036T [testimony]
· High-Containment Laboratories: National Strategy for Oversight Is Needed, GAO-09-1045T [testimony]
· HIV/AIDS: Federal and State Efforts to Identify Infected Individuals and Connect Them to Care, GAO-09-985

· Homeland Security: Federal Protective Service Has Taken Some Initial Steps to Address Its Challenges, but Vulnerabilities Still Exist, GAO-09-1047T [testimony]

· Interagency Collaboration: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight of National Security Strategies, Organizations, Workforce, and Information Sharing, GAO-09-904SP
· Military Readiness: DOD Needs to Strengthen Management and Oversight of the Defense Readiness Reporting System, GAO-09-518
· Overseas Contingency Operations: Reported Obligations for the Department of Defense, GAO-09-1022R

· Results-Oriented Management: Strengthening Key Practices at FEMA and Interior Could Promote Greater Use of Performance Information, GAO-09-676

· Recovery Act: Funds Continue to Provide Fiscal Relief to States and Localities, While Accountability and Reporting Challenges Need to Be Fully Addressed, GAO-09-1016
· Recovery Act: Funds Continue to Provide Fiscal Relief to States and Localities, While Accountability and Reporting Challenges Need to Be Fully Addressed (Appendixes), GAO-09-1017SP

· State Department: Wide Range of Emergency Services Provided to American Citizens Overseas, but Improved Monitoring Is Needed, GAO-09-989
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Government Assistance Provided to AIG, GAO-09-975
· Understanding the Primary Components of the Annual Financial Report of the United States Government, GAO-09-946SP

Heritage Foundation
· Sound Health Care Reform for a Sound Economy: A Response to the CEA Report

Hudson Institute
· Assessing the Obama Administration’s Draft U.N. Security Council Resolution on Nonproliferation and Disarmament

· Nuclear Disarmament, Nonproliferation and the "Credibility Thesis"

· Understanding and Preserving the Foundations of America's Advantage in Asia

· Where is Iraq Going?

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· The Trials of the German-Iranian Trader Mohsen Vanaki: The German Federal Intelligence Service assesses that Iran likely has a nuclear weapons program

· What is Venezuela Up To? Chavez’s Latest Efforts to Purchase Nuclear Technology are Cause for Concern

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· ASR Volume 18 No 3 2009: African Maritime Security

*Maritime Security and International Law in Africa
*Maritime Piracy in Africa: The Humanitarian Dimension
*Bad Order at Sea: From the Gulf of Aden to the Gulf of Guinea
*Sea Piracy and Maritime Security in the Horn of Africa: The Somali Coast and Gulf of Aden in Perspective
*Enhancing Regional Maritime Cooperation in Africa: The Planned End State

Institute for the Study of War
· Afghanistan Force Requirements

· Jihadi Ops Tempo Statistics (JOTS) v1.7 ["statistical breakout of the frequency of al-Qaeda and affiliate operations from 1998 to 19 Aug. 2009"]

International Center for Transitional Justice
· Transitional Justice in the Context of Ongoing Conflict: The Case of Afghanistan

International Relations and Security Network
· Afghanistan: Fighting Fire with Fire

· Afghanistan's Legitimacy Crisis
· Costs of War: NMD Reset
· The Long Road To 'Chindia'
· Robot Wars: The Hal Factor
· UNSC: What About Africa?

International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan
· Initial United States Forces - Afghanistan (USAFOR-A) Assessment

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, September 24, 2009, v. 9, no. 19

*CCP 17th Central Committee Plenum Skips Xi Jinping and Inner-Party Democracy
*The PRC 60th Anniversary Parade: Equipment on Display, Not Military Capabilities
*Changes in Beijing’s Approach to Overseas Basing?
*A Profile of China's Public Gem: China's Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
· Terrorism Monitor, September 25, 2009, v. 7, no. 29

*Djibouti Facing Local Insurgency and Threats from Somali Insurgents
*Taliban Commander Known as "the Butcher" Dies After Arrest in Swat Valley
*PKK General Says Kurdish Militants Are Ready for War or Peace: An Exclusive Interview with Murat Karayilan
*Death from the Skies: An Overview of the CIA's Drone Campaign in Pakistan--Part One

Lexington Institute
· Details Of Army Truck Award Reveal Numerous Errors

· The All-Volunteer Force Is Becoming Unaffordable

Migration Policy Institute
· Immigrant Detention. Can ICE Meet Its Legal Imperatives and Case Management Responsibilities?

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
· NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards. Release 1.0 (Draft)

National Priorities Project
· Security Spending Primer: Getting Smart About The Pentagon Budget

National Security Archive
· Conspiracy of Silence?: Colombia, the United States and the El Salado Massacre

· U.S. Intelligence and the Detection of the First Soviet Nuclear Test, September 1949

Pakistan Security Research Unit (PSRU)
· Civil Society in Pakistan: Stake Holders in a Contested State

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Global Economic Prospects as of September 2009: Onward to Global Recovery

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· Troubled by Crime, the Economy, Drugs and Corruption" Most Mexicans See Better Life in U.S. – One-in-Three Would Migrate

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Public Support for Afghanistan War Wanes: Majority of Democrats Favor Removing Troops

Pew Research Center - Social & Demographic Trends
· Black-White Conflict Isn’t Society's Largest : The Public Assesses Social Divisions

· Barriers to the Broad Dissemination of Creative Works in the Arab World

· Defining and Evaluating Reliable Options for Overseas Combat Support Basing

· Evaluating the Long-term Impacts of AmeriCorps Service on Participants
· Integrating Civilian Agencies in Stability Operations

· The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Long-Term Human Recovery After Disaster: Reflections From Louisiana Four Years After Hurricane Katrina

Small Wars Journal
· I Can’t Believe We Are Losing To These Guys

· What Really Happened in the Tagab Valley?: A Response to Second Lieutenant James Parker

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· Dealing with Political Ferment in Latin America: The Populist Revival, the Emergence of the Center, and Implications for U.S. Policy

· Iraq: Strategic Reconciliation, Targeting, and Key Leader Engagement
· A "New" Dynamic in the Western Hemisphere Security Environment: The Mexican Zetas and Other Private Armies

Transportation Research Board (TRB)
· Public and Private Sector Interdependence in Freight Transportation Markets

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Afghanistan to Recount Some Votes from Aug. 20 Elections Amid Fraud Allegations

· An Education Track for the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
· Post-Conflict Health Reconstruction: New Foundations for U.S. Policy

· Reinforcing Treasury’s Strategic Roles in International Affairs and National Security

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Contending with Transnational Threats: The Role of Special Operations by Adm. Eric Olson, Commander USSOCOM

· Increasing the Focus on Iran's Corruption

· Inside Iranian Politics and Nuclear Strategy: A G-20 Briefing
· Lebanon: Back to Square One?

· Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan: Hamas in Ascendance
· Qadhafi at the UN: How to Be Washington's Friend

· Transition in Egypt: Radicals on the Rise?

White House Council on Environmental Quality
· Interim Report of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

World Bank
· World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change

World Public
· Iranians Public on Current Issues

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