Sunday, January 3, 2010

Friday Miscellany 01-01-2010

Wishing all a happy, healthy and peaceful 2010!

Center for Security Policy
· Jihad 101

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Defense Department PAS Positions [updated December 31, 2009]

Council of Economic Advisers
· The Economic Case for Health Care Reform: Update

Crisis States Research Centre
· Armed Conflict, Crime and Social Protest in South Bolivar, Colombia (1996-2004)

· Civil Society in Conflict Cities: the Case of Ahmedabad

Department of Veterans Affairs
· 2009 VHA Facility Quality and Safety Report

· Previous reports

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Recovery Act: Planned Efforts and Challenges in Evaluating Compliance with Maintenance of Effort and Similar Provisions, GAO-10-247

Heritage Foundation
· After Detroit: Presidential To-Do List for Plugging Gaps in Stopping Terrorist Travel

· Detroit Terror Plot Makes 28 Plots Foiled Since 9/11
· Re-Learning the Lessons from the Thwarted Detroit Airline Bombing

Human Rights Watch
· Jailing Refugees: Arbitrary Detention of Refugees in the US Who Fail to Adjust to Permanent Resident Status

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
· Strategic Forum no. 252 - Avoiding a Crisis of Confidence in the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Iran’s Uranium Stockpile Dwindling

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
· Economics and Policy of Illegal Immigration in the United States

National Academies Press
· The Domestic and International Impacts of the 2009-H1N1 Influenza A Pandemic: Global Challenges, Global Solutions: Workshop Summary [free download but registration is required]

National Defense University Library
· Issues at a Glance

o H1N1 and Pandemic Influenza

o Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

o U.S. Relations with the Muslim World

o U.S. Grand Strategy for Afghanistan/Pakistan
· Military Policy Awareness Links (MiPALs)

Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform
· Red Ink Rising: A Call to Action to Stem the Mounting Federal Debt

· Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES): Manpower, Personnel, and Training Implications
· A Delicate Balance: Portfolio Analysis and Management for Intelligence Information Dissemination Programs
· Data Collection Methods: Semi-Structured Interviews and Focus Groups

· Preparing and Training for the Full Spectrum of Military Challenges: Insights from the Experiences of China, France, the United Kingdom, India, and Israel

Small Wars Journal
· Into Thine Hand I Commit My Spirit

· One Week with Task Force Buffalo: Changing the Face of the Arghandab
· A Short Response to AF-PAK and South Asia Hands

· Should AF/PAK Hands be South Asia Hands?: How the India-Pakistan Relationship Shapes the War in Afghanistan

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
· DHS Secretary Napolitano Statement on Northwest Flight 253

University of Denver
· Architecture for Immigration Reform: Fitting the Pieces of Public Policy [2009 Immigration Panel final report]

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· The Challenge of Virtual Diplomacy

White House
· Presidential Memorandum - Aviation Screening

· Presidential Memorandum - Watchlisting Procedures

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