Saturday, February 6, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 02-05-2010

Afghanistan Analyst
· Afghanistan Bibliography


Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· Grounding International Engagement in Afghan Realities


Air War College
· Air National Guard Structure for the Twenty-first Century

· A Cyberspace Command and Control Model
· Flying and Fighting in Cyberspace
· Integration of Weaponized Unmanned Aircraft into the Air-to-Ground System
· Spectrum Management

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· A Nation at War, an Administration in Retreat: An Assessment of the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review and the FY2011 Defense Budget


American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· The Fall of the Wall at 20: Global Consequences Today


Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· The São Paulo Proposal for an Improved International Climate Agreement


Bipartisan Policy Center
· Fragility and Extremism in Yemen

· New Starts: Lessons Learned for Discretionary Federal Transportation Funding Programs

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
· Mind the Gap: Healing the NATO Rift Over US Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Europe


Brookings Institution
· Afghanistan Index - Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated January 29, 2010]

o Archive
· Disrupt Al Qaeda's Core
· Fractionalized, Armed and Lethal: Why Somalia Matters
· Negotiations and Reconciliation with the Taliban: Key Policy Issues and Dilemmas

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· Afghanistan: Out of Sight...?


CATO Institute
· Nuclear Proliferation Update, January 2010


Center for a New American Security
· Vision Meets Reality: 2010 QDR and 2011 Defense Budget


Center for American Progress
· Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell By the Numbers


Center for European Reform
· How Should Europe Respond to China’s Strident Rise


Center for Infrastructure Protection
· The CIP Report, January 2010, v. 8, no. 5 - Aviation


Center for Security Policy
· Flirting with Disaster

· Obama vs. the All-Volunteer Military

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· Few Surprises in the FY 2011 Defense Budget Request


Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· The Ingenuity Gap: Officer Management for the 21st Century

· Recent Trends in the Iraq War
· Strategic Partnership with Iraq

Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction
· U.S. Withdrawal from the Antiballistic Missile Treaty


Chatham House
· Beyond the Impasse: International Intervention and the Israeli–Palestinian Peace Process


Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o 2009 Quadrennial Defense Review [February 4, 2010]
o Report of the Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services [February 3, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense [February 3, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· America and the Iranian Political Reform Movement: First, Do No Harm

· Yemen on the Brink: Implications for U.S. Policy

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Furthering the Mission or Having Fun: Lax Travel Policies Cost DHS Millions


Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
· FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue Program in Haiti: How to Apply Lessons Learned at Home

· Update: The Federal Aviation Administration's Call to Action on Airline Safety and Pilot Training

Congress. House. Veterans Committee
· Implementation and Status Update on the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act, P.L. 110-389


Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011, the Future Years Defense Program, the 2011 Quadrennial Defense Review, and the 2011 Missile Defense Review AND “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy


Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Haiti Reconstruction: Smart Planning Moving Forward


Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
· Business Perspectives on United States Agency for International Development Reconstruction and Development Contracts in Afghanistan

· Keeping Foreign Corruption Out of the United States: Four Case Histories

Congress. Senate. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
· Current and Projected Threats to the United States

· Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Council on Foreign Relations
· Al-Qaeda's Financial Pressures


Cyber Secure Institute
· Cyberware and Cyberterrorism: The Need for a New U.S. Strategic Approach


Department of Defense
· 2010 Defense Quadrennial Review (QDR)

· Ballistic Missile Defense Review (BMDR)
· DoD Directive (DODD) 3020.40, DoD Policy and Responsibilities for Critical Infrastructure
· DoD Directive (DODD) 3150.08, DoD Response to Nuclear and Radiobiological Incidents

Department of Homeland Security
· Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Report (QHSR): A Strategic Framework for a Secure Homeland


Department of Homeland Security Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
· Refugees, Asylum, and Parole System and the Asylum Pre-Screening System


Department of State
· Briefing on Recent Trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan by Richard Holbrooke, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan


Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Country Analysis Brief: Iran


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
· Draft National Recovery Framework


Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Avoiding a Homeland Security Error That Could Leave the U.S. Flying Blind

· Foreign Fighters, Sovereignty, and Counter-Terrorism: Selected Essays
· The Grand Illusion Continues: What the Lisbon Treaty Means for the European Union and Its Global Role

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Biomonitoring: EPA Could Make Better Use of Biomonitoring Data, GAO-10-419T [testimony]

· Defense Acquisitions: Observations on the Department of Defense Service Contract Inventories for Fiscal Year 2008, GAO-10-350R
· Littoral Combat Ship: Actions Needed to Improve Operating Cost Estimates and Mitigate Risks in Implementing New Concepts, GAO-10-257
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Treasury Needs to Strengthen Its Decision-Making Process on the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility, GAO-10-25

Heritage Foundation
· Obama's Earmark Reform Promises Can Help Restore Federal Budget Discipline

· The Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review: Simply an Extension of the President's 2010 Defense Budget Plans
· President Obama's 2011 Budget: How Congress Can Reform Defense Spending and Address Shortfalls
· The Status of the U.S.-Korea Relationship in 2010
· Submarine Arms Race in the Pacific: The Chinese Challenge to US Undersea Supremacy
· Time to Rein in the U.N.'s Budget

Human Rights Watch
· Legal Limbo: The Uncertain Fate of Detained LTTE Suspects in Sri Lanka

· Paramilitaries’ Heirs: The New Face of Violence in Colombia
· Stateless Again: Palestinian-Origin Jordanians Deprived of their Nationality

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
· Avoiding a Crisis of Confidence in the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent


Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community (DNI Report)


Institute for the Study of War
· The Re-Election of Hamid Karzai


Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
· India and Bangladesh: Internal Challenges and External Relations

· Indo-Nepal Relations: Transitional Phase, Testing Times

Intelligence.gov
· New website


International Assessment and Strategy Center
· Ecuador at Risk: Drugs, Thugs, Guerrillas and the Citizens' Revolution


International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Constraints on Growth in the MENA Region

· Fiscal Policy in Oil Producing Countries During the Recent Oil Price Cycle

International Relations and Security Network
· Costs of War: Institutionalizing the War on Terror

· Coup Rumors in Thailand
· Cure Worse Than The Disease
· Deadly Privatization?
· Iraq's Shadow Over Afghanistan
· Mismanaged Crisis Weakens Chavez
· Missile Madness
· US Exploring China Re-Supply Route for Afghanistan

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, February 4, 2010, v. 10, no. 3

o Beijing Bones up its Cyber-Warfare Capacity
o PLAN Shapes International Perception of Evolving Capabilities
o The Politics of Disaster Relief: China, Taiwan and the Haitian Earthquake
o The Strategic Implications of the Turkmenistan-China Pipeline Project
· Terrorism Monitor, February 4, 2010, v. 8, no. 5

o Taking al-Qaeda's Jihad to Facebook
o Turkish Jihadis Respond to Ankara's Anti-al-Qaeda Operations
o Pakistan's Military Examines its Operations in North Waziristan
o A Guide to Militant Groups in Kashmir

Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD)
· Chem-Bio Defense Quarterly Magazine, Fall/Winter 2009, v.6, no. 4

o Joint Biological Tactical Detection System: Bio Surveillance Capability for the Tactical Level Commander
o Integration of Two Biological Defense Systems
o Enhancing Bio Preparedness in the Far East
o Biological Agent Testing Challenges of LIDAR Systems: Past and Present
o Homeland Defense Partnership: Major City Fire Departments Reach Out to Shipboard Collective Protection Expertise
o Think Outside the Gate: Military-Civilian Coordination Activities & CBRN Installation Protection in a Time of All-Hazards Preparedness
o Common Carrier for Biological Warfare Agent Identification
o Rapid Swine Influenza Diagnostic Capability Delivered to U.S. Forces Worldwide
o Non-Medical Chemical Biological Defense Facility Ground Breaking Ceremony
o The Reason for Our Success is Our People

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
· The European Union's Stockholm Program: Less Ambition on Immigration and Asylum, But More Detailed Plans

· Immigration and the United States: Recession Affects Flows, Prospects for Reform
· Protection through Integration: The Mexican Government’s Efforts to Aid Migrants in the United States

National Academies Press
· Medical Surge Capacity: Workshop Summary [free download - registration required]

· Technical Capabilities Necessary for Systemic Risk Regulation: Summary of a Workshop [free download - registration required]

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
· El Salvador 2009 Benchmark Democracy Survey: Initial Findings


National Institute of Justice
· Electronic Crime Scene Investigation: An On-the-Scene Reference for First Responder


National Security Archive
· Seeing Human Rights in the "Proper Manner": The Reagan-Chun Summit of February 1981


Naval Postgraduate School
· December 2009 theses


Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
· UNAMA in Afghanistan: Challenges and Opportunities in Peacemaking, State-building and Coordination


Office of the Director National Intelligence
· Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

· Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· Mixed Views of Hamas and Hezbollah in Largely Muslim Nations


Pew Internet & American Life Project
· Social Media and Young Adults


Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
· ICTS Report on Maghreb and Sahel Terrorism


RAND
· Army Deployments to OIF and OEF

· Security in Iraq: A Framework for Analyzing Emerging Threats as U.S. Forces Leave
· Troubled Partnership: U.S.-Turkish Relations in an Era of Global Geopolitical Change

Small Wars Journal
· The al Qaeda Franchise Model: An Alternative

· Cartel v. Cartel: Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency
· Why is it Important to Talk to the Taliban?
· Small Wars Journal, February 4, 2010, v. 6, no. 1
o CORDS and the Whole of Government Approach: Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Beyond
o Getting Past the First Cup of Tea
o Examining the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Civil Military Operations: A Small Power Securing Military Relevancy in Nontraditional Military Roles
o Clio in Combat, The Transformation of Military History Operations
o Haiti: Boots on the Ground Perspective

Stanley Foundation
· The Challenges of State Fragility for US and Global Security in an Interdependent World


Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· Arms Transfers to East and Southern Africa

· China’s Expanding Role in Peacekeeping: Prospects and Policy Implications
· Chronology of Armaments, Disarmament and International Security 2009

· India and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: To Sign or Not to Sign?
· Map of Multilateral Peace Operation Deployments, September 2009
· North Korea’s Nuclear Test Explosion, 2009


Strategic Studies Institute
· The Army Officers' Professional Ethic--Past, Present, and Future


Transnational Institute
· Countering Illicit and Unregulated Money Flows

· The World Crisis and Beyond - Building a New Global Solidarity

UK Government
· Afghanistan: The London Conference


UN Security Council
· The Consolidated List established and maintained by the 1267 Committee with respect to Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden, and the Taliban and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them


UN University (UNU)
· Comparing the Effectiveness of Accountability Mechanisms in Eastern Europe and Latin America

· Sexed Pistols: The Gendered Impacts of Prolific Small Arms

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Congress and Parliaments in Security Sector Reform

· Delays Will Not Improve Afghan Elections
· Iraq's Oil Politics: Where Agreement Might Be Found
· Peacebuilding through Health Among Israelis and Palestinians
· Time for a Peace Paradigm in Colombia

USA and USMC Counterinsurgency Center Blog
· The Way Ahead in Afghanistan: Does a Silver Bullet Exist? An Analysis of Giving Power Over to the Tribes to Achieve Victory


Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· The Basij Resistance Force: A Weak Link in the Iranian Regime?

· Serious Play: War Games Explore Options on Iran

World Public Opinion.org
· An Analysis of Multiple Polls of the Iranian Public


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