Sunday, October 18, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 10-16-2009

3D Security Initiative
· The Costs of Drone Strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Afghanistan NGO Safety Office (ANSO)
· ANSO Quarterly Data Report, Q.3 2009

· ANSO Report 16-30 September 2009

American Nurses Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility and Health Care Without Harm
· Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care: A Snapshot of Chemicals in Doctors and Nurses

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Understanding the al-Shabaab Networks

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· The Global War on Terrorism: Rectifying a Failure of Imagination

· Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Evolving Forms of the Nuclear Genie
· The São Paulo Proposal for an Agreement on Future International Climate Policy

· Somalia, Redux: A More Hands-Off Approach

Center for American Progress
· The Economics of Clean Energy in 50 States

· Impressions from Iraq: Part One
· New DHS Immigration Rules Don't Go Far Enough
· The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
· Public Opinion in Mexico on U.S. Immigration: Zogby Poll Examines Attitudes

Center for Security Policy
· Assault on the Military

· How Turkey was Lost
· Mackenzie Eaglen: The Disaster of Defense Budget Cuts

Center for Strategic & International Studies
· Comparative Connections, 3rd Qrt (July September) 2009, v. 11, no. 3

*Regional Overview: Promises Kept, for Better and for Worse
*U.S.-Japan Relations: Interpreting Change
*U.S.-China Relations: Strategic & Economic Dialogue Sets Agenda for Cooperation
*U.S.-Korea: Bill's Excellent Adventure
*U.S.-Russia Relations: Missiles of September
*U.S.-Southeast Asia Relations: The United States Is Back!
*China-Southeast Asia Relations: Myanmar, South China Sea Issues
*China-Taiwan Relations: Temporarily in the Doldrums
*North Korea-South Korea Relations: On the Mend?
*China-Korea Relations: China’s Nuclear North Korea Fever
*Japan-China Relations: Old Issues Greet a New Government
*Japan-Korea Relations: Japan’s New Government: Hope and Optimism
*China-Russia Relations: Market Malaise and Mirnaya Missiya
*Australia-East Asia/U.S. Relations: Australia Adjusts to New Realities
· Intelligence Gathering Is Compatible with Counterterrorism

· Significant Cyber Events Since 2006
· Transnational Threats Update, September 2009, v. 7, no. 7

Chatham House
· Afghanistan: Is it Mission Impossible?

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

*Can the Department of Defense Protect Taxpayers When It Pays Its Contractors? [October 15, 2009]
*Afghanistan: Getting the Strategy Right [October 14, 2009]

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· H.R. 515, The Radioactive Import Deterrence Act

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Afghanistan Policy at the Crossroads

· Assessing U.S. Drug Policy in the Americas
· Future of APEC

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Diversity at The Department of Homeland Security: Continuing Challenges and New Opportunities

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Drought, Flooding and Refugees: Addressing the Impacts of Climate Change in the World's Most Vulnerable Nations

· U.S. International Broadcasting into the War Zones: Iraq and Afghanistan

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Long-Term Implications of the Department of Defense’s Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Submission

Department of the Treasury
· Semiannual Report on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies

Enough - The Project to End Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
· A Political Settlement for Darfur: A Practical Roadmap

European Union Institute for Security Studies
· Energy and Global Economic Crisis: The Chances for Progress

· No Euro-Mediterranean Community Without Peace
· Risky Business?: The EU, China and Dual-Use Technology

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Confronting al-Qaida: Understanding the Threat in Afghanistan and Beyond (Testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee)

· Disrupting the Foreign Fighter Flow

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Defense Infrastructure: DOD Needs to Provide Updated Labor Requirements to Help Guam Adequately Develop Its Labor Force for the Military Buildup, GAO-10-72

· Defense Management: Widespread DCAA Audit Problems Leave Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Vulnerable to Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Mismanagement, GAO-10-163T [testimony]
· Energy-Water Nexus: Improvements to Federal Water Use Data Would Increase Understanding of Trends in Power Plant Water Use, GAO-10-23
· Equal Employment Opportunity: DHS Has Opportunities to Better Identify and Address Barriers to EEO in Its Workforce, GAO-10-160T [testimony]
· The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: Fall 2009 Update, GAO-10-137SP
· Food Safety: Agencies Need to Address Gaps in Enforcement and Collaboration to Enhance Safety of Imported Food, GAO-09-873
· Information Security: NASA Needs to Remedy Vulnerabilities in Key Networks, GAO-10-4
· International Taxation: Study Countries That Exempt Foreign-Source Income Face Compliance Risks and Burdens Similar to Those in the United States, GAO-09-934
· The Role of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, GAO-10-111CG
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: GAO's Oversight Role, GAO-10-150CG
· Warfighter Support: Independent Expert Assessment of Army Body Armor Test Results and Procedures Needed Before Fielding, GAO-10-119

Heritage Foundation
· A Flawed Approach to Arms Control: START Negotiations Will Not Serve U.S. Interests

· The Obama Administration Makes the Wrong Call on the U.N.'s Arms Trade Treaty
· Patriot Ace: A Chance to Commit to National Security
· Time for Tougher Sanctions on Iran’s Terrorist Regime

Human Rights Watch
· Still Waiting for Justice: No End to Impunity in Nepal

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
· The Costs and Requirements of Engaging the Muslim World

· Helping Pakistan Defeat the Taliban: A Joint Action Agenda for the United States & Pakistan
· Responding to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Crisis in Pakistan

Institute for the Study of War
· Afghanistan – Order of Battle [updated October 2009]

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
· The Dragon on Safari: China’s Africa Policy

· Expanding Cross-LoC Interactions: Perspectives from India
· Expanding Cross-LoC Interactions: Perspectives from Pakistan
· Harnessing the Indus Waters: Perspectives from India
· India’s Look East Policy: A Critical Assessment
· Two Decades of Indo-Pak CBMs: A Critique from India

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR)
· 15 Ideas to Fix the Middle East

International Crisis Group
· Guinea: Military Rule Must End

· Kosovo: Štrpce, a Model Serb Enclave?

International Relations and Security Network
· DRC: Arc of War, Map of Responsibility

· Forgotten Frontiers: Islam in Southeast Asia
· India in Afghanistan: The 'Soft Power' Question
· Indonesia's Salafist Sufis
· Insurgents Taking Charge in Kunduz
· Wasps of War

Joint Chiefs of Staff
· Joint Publication 3-24, Counterinsurgency Operations

Marine Corps University
· Counterinsurgency Leadership in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Beyond

National Academies Press
· Experimentation and Rapid Prototyping in Support of Counterterrorism [free download but registration required]

· Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations: A Letter Report [free download but registration required]
· Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers in the Workplace Against Novel H1N1 Influenza A: A Letter Report [free download but registration required]
· Sensing and Supporting Communications Capabilities for Special Operations Forces [free download but registration required]
· Toward a Universal Radio Frequency System for Special Operations Forces [free download but registration required]

NATO Defense College
· NATO and the Economic and Financial Crisis

· Controlling the Cost of C4I Upgrades on Naval Ships

· Local Authority Commissioning: Understanding the Use of Information and Evidence by Commissioners of Services

· Officer Classification and the Future of Diversity Among Senior Military Leaders: A Case Study of the Army ROTC

· Afghanistan maps

· Afghanistan: Violence (as of 08 Oct 2009) - Location Map
· Philippines: Typho on Ketsana - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 5 Oct 2009) [map]

Small Wars Journal
· Business as Usual?: The Role of Department of Defense in Foreign Economic Development

· China’s Preoccupation with Asymmetric War: Lessons Learned from the Hezbollah-Israeli War
· An Interview with Peter Godwin
· A National Security Act of 2009?: A Short Recommendation for a Possible Revision of the National Security Act of 1947

Stanley Foundation
· Sudan and the Implications for Responsibility to Protect

Stimson Center
· Afghanistan and Pakistan: The Graveyard for US Foreign Policy Planning?

Transportation Research Board
· Helping Airport and Air Carrier Employees Cope with Traumatic Events

Trust for America's Health
· H1N1 Challenges Ahead

UK House of Commons
· Ministry of Defence: Support to High Intensity Operations

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
· Trafficking in Persons: Analysis on Europe

· United Nations Criminal Justice Standards for United Nations Police

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Afghanistan Policy at the Crossroads

· An Education Track for the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Al-Qaeda and Taliban Status Check: A Resurgent Threat

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