Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 12-17-2009

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· Community-Based Dispute Resolution Processes in Bamiyan Province

· Community-Based Dispute Resolution Processes in Nangarhar Province
· A Holistic Justice System for Afghanistan

American Academy of Pediatrics
· Pediatrics, January 2010, v. 125, no. 1, p. 13-21 - Children on the Homefront: The Experience of Children From Military Families

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· The Challenge of Muslim Integration in Germany and the United States

· The Fate of Deutschland AG
· The Lasting Division of Germany: Two Germanys - Still Far from United

American Security Project
· Are We Winning? Measuring Progress in the Struggle Against al Qaeda and Associate Movements

Atlantic Council
· A New Transatlantic Compact for NATO: SAG Issue Brief

Australian Strategic Policy Institute
· A Delicate Issue: Asia’s Nuclear Future

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· An Enhanced Engagement Moving Beyond Security Training for the Palestinian Authority

· Export Control Development in the United Arab Emirates: From Commitments to Compliance
· What Accounts for the Success of Islamist Parties in the Arab World

Brookings Institute
· Iran Sanctions: Options, Opportunities and Consequences

· Judicial Protection of Internally Displaced Persons: The Colombian Experience

Cairo Institute for Human Rights
· Bastion of Impunity, Mirage of Reform [press release]

· Arabic version

· English version

Center for a New American Security
· Contractors in Conflicts: Adapting to a New Reality

· Time for Action: Redefining SOF Missions and Activities

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· No. 65: The Crisis of the NPT: Ahead of the 2010 Review Conference

· No. 66: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: An Anti-Western Alignment?

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Defense Department PAS Positions

· Iran as a Nuclear Weapons Power
· Iraq: Creating a Strategic Partnership

· Next Steps for the Transatlantic Climate Change Partnership

· The Northern Distribution Network and the Modern Silk Road: Planning for Afghanistan's Future

· U.S.-Japan-India Strategic Dialogue

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Timor-Leste

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Understanding Cyberspace as a Medium for Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization [December 16]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· The Lisbon Treaty: Implications for Future Relations Between the European Union and the United States

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Has the TSA Breach Jeopardized National Security? An Examination of What Happened and Why

· Violent Extremism: How Are People Moved from Constitutionally-Protected Thought to Acts of Terrorism?

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Reevaluating U.S. Policy in Central Asia

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
· Afghanistan Contracts: An Overview

· One DHS, One Mission: Efforts to Improve Management Integration at the Department of Homeland Security
· Tools to Combat Deficits and Waste: Expedited Rescission Authority

· Safeguarding the American Dream: Prospects for Our Economic Future and Proposals to Secure It

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Coming up Short on Pakistan

· Security and Politics Collide in Iraq

Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
· Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the U.S. Military Service Academies, Academic Program Year 2008-2009

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-10-19 - DHS Conference Spending Practices and Oversight

· DHS Conference Spending Practices and Oversight, Attachment 1: Fiscal Year 2007 Conferences as Reported by DHS Components

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Annual Energy Outlook 2010 Early Release with Projections to 2035

European Union Institute for Security Studies
· Afghanistan: Time to Curb the Law of Inertia

· The Iranian Nuclear Issue: A Never-Ending Story
· Report on the India-EU Forum: Effective Multilateralism

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· "How the United States Lost the Naval War of 2015" article by James Kraska in Obris

· The Palestinian Islamic Jihad‟s U.S. Cell (1988-95): The Ideological Foundations of its Propaganda Strategy

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Anti-Money Laundering: Improved Communication Could Enhance the Support FinCEN Provides to Law Enforcement, GAO-10-141

· Biosurveillance: Developing a Collaboration Strategy Is Essential to Fostering Interagency Data and Resource Sharing, GAO-10-171
· Department of Homeland Security: Actions Taken Toward Management Integration, but a Comprehensive Strategy Is Still Needed, GAO-10-131
· Department of Homeland Security: A Comprehensive Strategy Is Still Needed to Achieve Management Integration Departmentwide, GAO-10-318T [testimony]
· Department of Veterans Affairs' Implementation of Information Security Education Assistance Program, GAO-10-170R

· DOD Civilian Personnel: Intelligence Personnel System Incorporates Safeguards, but Opportunities Exist for Improvement, GAO-10-134
· Influenza Pandemic: Monitoring and Assessing the Status of the National Pandemic Implementation Plan Needs Improvement, GAO-10-73

· Overseas Contingency Operations: Funding and Cost Reporting for the Department of Defense, GAO-10-288R

· Status of GAO Recommendations to the Department of Defense (Fiscal Years 2001-2008), GAO-10-211R · Troubled Asset Relief Program: The U.S. Government Role as Shareholder in AIG, Citigroup, Chrysler, and General Motors and Preliminary Views on its Investment Management Activities, GAO-10-325T [testimony]
· UN Office for Project Services: Management Reforms Proceeding but Effectiveness Not Assessed, and USAID's Oversight of Grants Has Weaknesses, GAO-10-168

Heritage Foundation
· Five Reasons Why FEMA Should Stay at DHS

· US Should Stay Firm on Implementation of Okinawa Force Realignment
· US Should Push for Adjustment in U.N. Dues
· Winning the War in Afghanistan

Human Rights Watch
· Bloody Monday: The September 28 Massacre and Rapes by Security Forces in Guinea

· Hostile Shores: Abuse and Refoulement of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Yemen

· In the Name of Unity: The Yemeni Government’s Brutal Response to Southern Movement Protests
· Human Security for an Urban Century: Local Challenges, Global Perspectives

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Documents Assessing the Organizational Structure of FEDAT

· Farsi and English Versions of Document on Neutron Initiator
· The Trials of the German-Iranian Trader Mohsen Vanaki: The German Federal Intelligence Service Assesses that Iran Likely Has a Nuclear Weapons Program (Updated for Dec. 15th)

Institute for the Study of War
· Afghanistan – Order of Battle

Institute of Race Relations (IRR)
· Spooked! How Not to Prevent Violent Extremism

International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament
· Eliminating Nuclear Threats: A Practical Agenda for Global Policymakers

· The Security of Pakistan's Nuclear Facilities

International Crisis Group
· Central Asia: Islamists in Prison

· Reshuffling the Cards (I)?: Syria’s Evolving Strategy

· Reshuffling the Cards (II)?: Syria’s New Hand
· Sudan Preventing Implosion
· Uribe’s Possible Third Term and Conflict Resolution in Colombia

International Energy Agency (IEA)
· International Energy Agency Electricity Survey

International Relations and Security Network
· The Fall and Rise of Religion?

· Hamas Seeks Wiggle Room

· Intel Brief: New Ethics, Same Jihad
· Tokyo Plays Hard to Get with Washington

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, v. 9, no. 25, December 16, 2009

o CCP party Apparatchiks Gaining at the Expense of Technocrats
o China in the Caribbean: The new big brother
o J-10: The New Cornerstone of Sino-Pakistani Defense Cooperation
o China’s Rising Profile in International Arms Sales
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 7, no. 38, December 15, 2009

o New Hezbollah Manifesto Emphasizes Political Role in a United Lebanon
o Jihadis Debate Growing Rift Between al-Qaeda and the Taliban
o Military Victory in South Waziristan or the Beginning of a Long War?
o Terror Without Frontiers: Transnational Terror Plots Expose Lashkar-e-Taiba's Global Reach

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
· Dynamic Planning for COIN in Afghanistan

Lexington Institute
· The Teaching of American History: Promise and Performance

Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition (MACLC)
· countertERROrism Policy : MACLC’s Critique of the NYPD’s report on Homegrown Radicalism

Muslim Public Affairs Council
· Building Bridges to Strengthen America: Forging an Effective Counterterrorism Enterprise between Muslim Americans and Law Enforcement

National Academies Press
· BioWatch and Public Health Surveillance: Evaluating Systems for the Early Detection of Biological Threats: Abbreviated Version: Summary [free download but registration required]

· Priorities for the National Vaccine Plan

National Security Archive
· Kyoto Redux?: Obama's Challenges at Copenhagen Echo Clinton's at Kyoto

NEFA Foundation
· The Wanat Battle video [July 13, 2008 Wanat battle]

Open Society Institute & Soros Foundation Network
· Muslims in Europe: A Report on 11 EU Cities

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· The International Monetary Fund and Regulatory Challenges

· The World Needs Further Monetary Ease, Not an Early Exit

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
· Global Restrictions on Religion

Pew Research Center
· Little Support for Terrorism Among Muslim Americans

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Mixed Views of Obama at Year's End: Unabated Economic Gloom, Divides on Afghanistan and Health Care

· Iran Sanctions: Options, Opportunities, and Consequences (Testimony)

· Trends in Connectivity Technologies and Their Socioeconomic Impacts: Final Report of the Study: Policy Options for the Ubiquitous Internet Society
· Understanding Terrorist Motivations (Testimony)
· United States Air Force Aircraft Fleet Retention Trends: A Historical Analysis

RTI International [Tricare report]
· 2008 Department of Defense Survey of Health Related Behaviors Among Active Duty Military Personnel: A Component of the Defense Lifestyle Assessment Program (DLAP) [LARGE FILE]

· Report link and survey summary

Small Wars Journal
· Afghanistan Governed by a Federal System with Autonomous Regions: A Path to Success?
· Arghandab and the Battle for Kandahar

· Counterinsurgency and Professional Military Education
· Does The United States Still Need USSCOM?

Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information
· Report and Recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information

Transnational Institute
· Redefining Targets: Towards a Realistic Afghan Drug Control Strategy

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH)
· Ready or Not? Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism

UK National Audit Office
· Ministry of Defence: Major Projects Report 2009 [Projects reviewed include CVF, JSF, A400M, Typhoon, and FSTA (A330 tanker)]

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
· Afghanistan Opium Survey 2009

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Islam vs. Iran's 'Islamic Republic'

· Staying Solvent: Assessing Al-Qaeda’s Financial Portfolio

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