Saturday, January 30, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 01-2-2010

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· Why Tocqueville on China?

Atlantic Council
· Pakistan’s Existential Threat

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· Al Qaeda Weapons of Mass Destruction Threat: Hype or Reality?: A Timeline of Terrorists' Efforts to Acquire WMD

· The Blueprint: A History of Dubai’s Spatial Development Through Oil Discovery
· The Cross-Border Financial Impact of Violence
· Health Financing and Health Outcomes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
· Oil, Labor Markets, and Economic Diversification in the GCC: An Empirical Assessment
· "Pakistan's Nuclear Posture: Implications for South Asian Stability"

Berghof Conflict Research (BCR)
· Mediating Identity Conflicts – Potential and Challenges of Engaging with Hamas

Brookings Institution
· Afghanistan Index - Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated January 21, 2010]

o Archive
· Incorporating the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement into Domestic Law: Issues and Challenges

· Iraq Index Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Iraq [updated January 26, 2009]

o Archive
· State of the Union 2010: A Pivotal Moment

· Three Keys to Success for Haiti Relief

Center for a New American Security
· Contested Commons: The Future of American Power in a Multipolar World

· Promoting the Dialogue: Climate Change and the Quadrennial Defense Review

Center for American Progress
· Coming of Age in a Post-9/11 World: A Conversation with Young Muslim-American Leaders [video]

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· Looking Ahead to the FY 2011 Defense Budget

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· How the US Must Expand and Redefine International Cooperation in Fighting Terrorism

· Prevention of New HIV Infections: Priorities for U.S. Action
· Recommendations: The London Ministerial on Yemen

· Technical Challenges Associated with the New US Nuclear Agenda

CSIS and McAfee
· In the Crossfire: Critical Infrastructure in the Age of Cyber War [report is free but registration required]

Center for the Study of Intelligence
· Studies in Intelligence, December 2009, v. 53, no. 4

o Operation INFEKTION: Soviet Bloc Intelligence and Its AIDS Disinformation Campaign by Thomas Boghardt
o The Origins of Modern Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
o Military Intelligence at the Front, 1914–18 by Terrence J. Finnegan, Col., USAFR (Ret.)
o An Experiment in Collaboration on an Intelligence Problem: Developing STORM, a Methodology for Evaluating Transit Routes of Transnational Terrorists and Criminals by Mark T. Clark and Brian Janiskee
o In Defense of John Honeyman (and George Washington) by Kenneth A. Daigler, aka P.K. Rose

Chatham House
· Conceptualizing AfPak: The Prospects and Perils

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
· CTC Sentinel, January 2010, v. 3, no. 1

o The Facade of Allegiance: Bin Ladin’s Dubious Pledge to Mullah Omar by Vahid Brown
o Assessing the Al-Qa`ida Threat to the United States by Martha Crenshaw
o The Pakistan Military’s Adaptation to Counterinsurgency in 2009 by Sameer Lalwani
o Karachi Becoming a Taliban Safe Haven? by Imtiaz Ali
o Uighur Dissent and Militancy in China’s Xinjiang Province by Chris Zambelis
o Ninawa Province: Al-Qa`ida’s Remaining Stronghold by Andrea Plebani
o The French Approach to Counterterrorism by Charles Rault

Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
· Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism Report Card: An Assessment of the U.S. Government's Progress in Protecting the United States from Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism

· Report Card grades

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Al Qa'ida in 2010: How Should the U.S. Respond? [January 27, 2010]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Flight 253: Learning Lessons from an Averted Tragedy

· Is the Medical Community Ready if Disaster or Terrorism Strikes: Closing the Gap in Medical Surge Capacity

Congress. Joint Economic Committee
· Understanding the Economy: State-by-State Snapshots

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Haiti: From Rescue to Recovery and Reconstruction

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Government Committee
· Cutting the Federal Government’s Energy Bill: An Examination of the Sustainable Federal Government Executive Order

· Intelligence Reform: The Lessons and Implications of the Christmas Day Attack, Part II

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· An Analysis of the Roadmap for America's Future Act of 2010

· CBO's Analysis of Scenarios for Funding the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
· Long-Term Implications of the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Budget
· Testimony on the Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2010 to 2020 - Senate
· House of Representatives

Defense Science Board
· Capability Surprise, Vol II: Supporting Papers

· Capability Surprise, Vol I: Main Report

Department of Homeland Security
· No FEAR Act Data

· Press Briefing by Secretary Napolitano on Aviation Security
· Privacy Impact Assessment for the IdeaFactory

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-10-34 - Cargo Targeting and Examinations

European Muslim Research Centre
· Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Hate Crime: a London Case Study

European Union Institute for Security Studies
· The Future of Haiti: Not Simply a Matter of Money

GIDEON Informatics, Inc.
· The Infectious Diseases of Haiti

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Defense Acquisitions: Status of DOD's Implementation of Independent Management Reviews for Services Acquisitions, GAO-10-284

· Defense Contracting: DOD Has Enhanced Insight into Undefinitized Contract Action Use, but Management at Local Commands Needs Improvement, GAO-10-299

· Defense Contracting: Recent Law Has Impacted Contractor Use of Offshore Subsidiaries to Avoid Certain Payroll Taxes, GAO-10-327

· Defense Infrastructure: DOD Needs to Take Actions to Address Challenges in Meeting Federal Renewable Energy Goals, GAO-10-104
· Electronic Health Records: DOD and VA Interoperability Efforts Are Ongoing; Program Office Needs to Implement Recommended Improvements, GAO-10-332
· Emergency Preparedness: State Efforts to Plan for Medical Surge Could Benefit from Shared Guidance for Allocating Scarce Medical Resources, GAO-10-381T [testimony]
· Homeland Security: Better Use of Terrorist Watchlist Information and Improvements in Deployment of Passenger Screening Checkpoint Technologies Could Further Strengthen Security, GAO-10-401T [testimony] · Military Recruiting: Clarified Reporting Requirements and Increased Transparency Could Strengthen Oversight over Recruiter Irregularities, GAO-10-254
· Nuclear Security: DOE Needs to Address Protective Forces' Personnel System Issues, GAO-10-275

Heritage Foundation
· 10 China Myths for the New Decade

· Battling Chavez's Radical Vision for an Anti-U.S. Honduras
· Biometric Exit Programs Show Need for New Strategy to Reduce Visa Overstays

· China’s Economy: Something Is Not Right in Beijing

· The Decline of Britain: A Cautionary Tale for America
· It Is Past Time for Macedonia to Join NATO

· London Conference and the Future of Afghanistan

· Realistic Budget Baseline Show $13 Trillion in Debt over the Next Decade
· Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism

· The State of the US Military

· State of the Union Should Be "State of War" Presidential Address
· To Keep and Bear Arms

· U.N. Data and Statistics: Manipulated for a Higher Purpose?

Human Rights Watch
· “Skin on the Cable”: The Illegal Arrest, Arbitrary Detention and Torture of People Who Use Drugs in Cambodia

· A State of Isolation: Access to Abortion for Women in Ireland

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Burma: A Nuclear Wannabe; Suspicious Links to North Korea; High-Tech Procurements and Enigmatic Facilities

· Exploring Claims about Secret Nuclear Sites in Myanmar

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
· Rising Extremism in South Asia

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Working Paper No. 10/19: The Outlook for Financing Japan's Public Debt

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, January 28, 2010, v. 8, no. 4

o Yemeni Clerics Announce Mandatory Jihad Against Foreign Intervention
o Saudi Military Operations along the Yemen Border Repel Houthist Incursion
o AQIM Funds Terrorist Operations with Thriving Sahel-Based Kidnapping Industry
o Al-Qaeda's Purpose in Yemen Described in Works

Institute of South Asian Studies
· India-Pakistan Relations Post-Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

Institute for the Study of War
· CENTCOM in 2010: Views from General David H. Petraeus [interview videos]

International Relations and Security Network
· Aid Failure Bodes Ill for Haiti

· Cricket: A Dangerous Game
· Drones: War from Afar
· India's Maoist Standoff
· The Mutsinzi Report: Report of the Investigation into the Causes and Circumstances of and Responsibility for the Attack of 06/04/1994 Against the Falcon 50 Rwandan Presidential Aeroplane
· Negotiating with the Narco Elite

· Welcome to the United States

Joint Chiefs of Staff
· Joint Pub 3-30 Command and Control for Joint Air Operations

National Academies Press
· Crisis Standards of Care: Summary of a Workshop Series [free download - registration required]

NATO Defence College
· Taking Stock of NATO’s Response Force

New America Foundation
· Yemen on the Brink?

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
· Build-up of Afghan Security Forces Ill Advised

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
· The Financial Crisis: Reform and Exit Strategies

Pew Research Center for the People & The Press
· Public’s Priorities for 2010: Economy, Jobs, Terrorism

Project on Defense Alternatives
· An Undisciplined Defense: Understanding the $2 Trillion Surge in US Defense Spending

· Reconstructing Haiti (Testimony)

Small Wars Journal
· Do Ideas Matter?: A Clausewitzian Case Study

· Haiti: Boots on the Ground Perspective
· War, “Like War”, or Something Else?

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· The Effects of Multiple Deployments on Army Adolescents

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Negotiating Sudan's Post-Referendum Arrangements

US Aid and International Development (USAID) Inspector General
· Audit of USAID/Pakistan's Capacity Building for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas Development Program

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Saudi Public Opinion: A Rare Look

· When Yemen Meets Gaza

White House
· President Obama's 2010 State of the Union address

· A summary of the major initiatives by Deputy Chief of Staff, Mona Sutphen

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