Sunday, March 14, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 03-12-2010

AEI Critical Threats
· Militant Islam's Global Preacher: The Radicalizing Effect of Sheikh Anwar al Awlaki

Afghanistan Analysts Network (ANA)
· The AfPak Strategy: Reactions in Pakistan

· Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: Pakistan in 2010

Army Combined Arms Center
· Military Review, March-April 2010, v. 90, no. 2

o Unleashing Design: Planning and the Art of Battle Command
o Field Manual 5-0: Exercising Command and Control in an Era of Persistent Conflict
o NetWar: Winning in the Cyberelectromagnetic Dimension of "Full Spectrum Operations"
o The Maneuver Company in Afghanistan: Establishing Counterinsurgency Priorities at the District Level
o Political Capital and Personal Interest: Understanding the Economy of Power in Defeated Countries
o Interagency Command and Control at the Operational Level: A Challenge in Stability Operations
o Social Media and the Army
o In Defense of After Action Reviews: The Art and Science of Small Unit Coping
o The Quiet Enemy: Defeating Corruption and Organized Crime
o Investing in Stability: The Need for Intelligence Preparation for Economic Operations
o Language and Culture Training: Separate Paths?
o The Marshall Approach: The Battle Command Training Program and 21st-Century Leader Development
o Design: How, Not Why
o Lessons Learned from Vietnam
o Efficacy or Justice? Overturning the Ban

Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
· US Army Special Operations Forces: Integral to the Army and Joint Forces

Atlantic Council
· US-Iranian Relations: An Analytic Compendium of US Policies, Laws, and Regulations

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Special Report Issue 29 – Nuclear Weapons: Arms Control, Proliferation and Nuclear Security

· Iraq Index - Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated March 11, 2010]

o Archives

· Natural Disasters, National Diligence: The Chilean Earthquake in Perspective
· The Power of Open Government

· Rising to the Challenge of Change: Greece, Europe and the United States

Canadian Pugwash
· Ridding the Arctic of Nuclear Weapons: A Task Long Overdue

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood: Islamist Participation in a Closing Political Environment

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· The Burden: America’s Hard Choices in Post-Election Iraq

Center for American Progress
· Iraqis Take Back Their Country: Iraq’s 2010 Elections as U.S. Policy Transitions

· Stopping the Destructive Spread of Small Arms: How Small Arms and Light Weapons Proliferation Undermines Security and Development

Center for Strategic & International Security (CSIS)
· Afghanistan Where Things Stand
· Defense Department PAS Positions [updated March 8, 2010]
· Iraq: Meeting the Challenges of 2010

· Geopolitics of the Iranian Nuclear Energy Program: But Oil and Gas Still Matter

· A Growing Terrorist Threat? Assessing "Homegrown" Extremism in the United States
· Shaping the War in Afghanistan: The Situation in the Spring of 2010

Chatham House
· International Affairs, March 2010
o Understanding the Helmand Campaign: British Military Operations in Afghanistan

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Defense Acquisition Reform Panel [March 11, 2010]
o Army acquisition and modernization programs. [March 10, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Requests from the U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Joint Forces Command [March 1o, 2010]
o Reviewing Studies of the Effects of Deployment on Military Children [March 9, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Bad Company: Lashkar e-Tayyiba and the Growing Ambition of Islamist Militancy in Pakistan

· The Google Predicament: Transforming U.S. Cyberspace Policy to Advance Democracy, Security, and Trade

· International Worker Rights, U.S. Foreign Policy and the International Economy

· U.S. Investments in HIV/AIDS: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

· U.S. Policy Toward the Americas in 2010 and Beyond

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Visa Security and Passenger Pre-Screening Efforts in the Wake of Flight 253

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
· A Review of the Coast Guard Acquisition Programs and Policies

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Joint Forces Command in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program

· U.S. Government Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism
· Active, Guard, Reserve, and civilian personnel programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program
· U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program
· Military Space Programs in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Building on Success: New Directions in Global Health

· The Future of U.S. Public Diplomacy

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Government Affair Committee
· The Lessons and Implications of the Christmas Day Attack: Watchlisting and Pre-Screening

· New Border War: Corruption of U.S. Officials by Drug Cartels

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Budget Outlook 2010

· Preliminary Analysis of the President’s 2011 Budget

Crisis States Research Centre
· Buffer Zone, Colonial Enclave or Urban Hub? Quetta: Between Four Regions and Two Wars

· The Open City: Social Networks and Violence in Karachi
· Nationalism, Urban Poverty and Identity in Maputo, Mozambique
· Some Reflections on the Notion of an 'Inclusive Political Pact': A Perspective from Ahmedabad

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
· Chinese Foreign Policy: A Chronology April - June 2009

· Sonatrach: An International Giant in the Making

Department of State
· 2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Department of State Office of Inspector General
· ISP-I-10-32A, Report of Inspection - Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Country Analysis Brief: Yemen [updated March 2010]

· Country Analysis Brief: South Africa [updated March 2010]
· OPEC Oil Export Revenues Fact Sheet

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin - February 2010

o Campus Safety
o Threat Assessment Teams
o Retaliation in Discrimination Cases
o Unusual Weapon
o The Tragic Toll of Police Work

Federal Reserve Board (FRB)
· Beige Book - Current Economic Conditions

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Power in East Asia: A Conference Report

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Afghanistan Drug Control: Strategy Evolving and Progress Reported, but Interim Performance Targets and Evaluation of Justice Reform Efforts Needed, GAO-10-291

· Defense Acquisitions: Opportunities for the Army to Position Its Ground Force Modernization Efforts for Success, GAO-10-493T [testimony]
· Electronic Government: Implementation of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, GAO-10-365
· Global Food Security: U.S. Agencies Progressing on Governmentwide Strategy, but Approach Faces Several Vulnerabilities, GAO-10-352

· Global Food Security: Progress toward a U.S. Governmentwide Strategy Is Under Way, but Approach Has Several Vulnerabilities, GAO-10-494T [testimony]
· Iraq: Iraqi Refugees and Special Immigrant Visa Holders Face Challenges Resettling in the United States and Obtaining U.S. Government Employment, GAO-10-274

· Joint Strike Fighter: Significant Challenges Remain as DOD Restructures Program, GAO-10-520T [testimony]
· Revitalization Programs: Empowerment Zones, Enterprise Communities, and Renewal Communities, GAO-10-464R
· Space Acquisitions: DOD Poised to Enhance Space Capabilities, but Persistent Challenges Remain in Developing Space Systems, GAO-10-447T [testimony]
· VA Faces Challenges in Providing Substance Use Disorder Services and Is Taking Steps to Improve These Services for Veterans, GAO-10-294R

Heritage Foundation
· Charting US Policy after Iraq’s Elections

· Obama Budget Raises Taxes and Doubles the National Debt
· Reject Coast Guard’s Maritime Security and Counterterrorism Mission Budget Cuts
· Taliban Reconciliation: Obama Administration Must Be Clear and Firm

· Ten Practical Steps to Liberty in Iran

Institute for Homeland Security Solutions
· Identifying Predictive Markers of Field Performance: The Potential Role of Individual Differences in Threat Sensitivity

Institute for the Study of War
· Afghanistan – Order of Battle (March 2010)

· Iraq – Order of Battle (March 2010)

International Crisis Group
· Radicalisation and Dialogue in Papua

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· The Influence of "Big Brothers:" How Important are Regional Factors for Uruguay?

· Prize or Penalty: When Sports Help Economies Score

International Relations and Security Network
· Bosnia Flirts with Fiscal Responsibility

· Milestone for Indian Women
· Turkey and Ergenekon: From Farce To Tragedy
· Who's Following the Money in Afghanistan?

International Security Assistance Force - Afghanistan
· Gen. McChrystal: 8 Imperatives of COIN

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 8, no. 10, March 11, 2010

o Drone Attacks: Pakistan's Policy and the Tribesmen's Perspective
o Kurdish Counterterrorism Group Works to Prevent Terrorism in Kurdistan and Iraq
o Kashmir's Militants May Derail India-Pakistan Negotiations
o Will Xinjiang's Turkistani Islamic Party Survive the Drone Missile Death of its Leader?

National Academies Press
· Evaluation of the Health and Safety Risks of the New USAMRIID High Containment Facilities at Fort Detrick, Maryland

· Promoting Chemical Laboratory Safety and Security in Developing Countries
· Seventeenth Interim Report of the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels

National Intelligence Council (NIC)
· China: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030- Geopolitical Implications

· India: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030- Geopolitical Implications
· Mexico, The Caribbean, and Central America: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030- Geopolitical Implications

· North Africa: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030- Geopolitical Implications

· Russia: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030- Geopolitical Implications
· Southeast Asia: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030- Geopolitical Implications

National Security Archive
· Archival Evidence of Mexico's Human Rights Crimes: The Case of Aleida Gallangos

PAK Institute for Peace Studies
· Pakistan Security Report (February 2010)

o Pervious reports

· South Asia Conflict Reports

· Tribal Region Conflict Reports

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· After the Flop in Copenhagen

· Copenhagen, the Accord, and the Way Forward

Project on Defense Alternatives (PDA)
· Defense Budget Resources 2011

· Enabling Long-Term Access to Scientific, Technical and Medical Data Collections

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
· The Korean Peninsula in China’s Grand Strategy: China’s Role in Dealing with North Korea’s Nuclear Quandary

Small Wars Journal
· The Bridge

· Buying the Enemy: Demobilization Programs in the Midst of Counterinsurgency
· Countering the IMU in Afghanistan
· Is There an Islamic Way of War?
· Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost
· Putting the “I” in the COIN Team

· A Sea Change in Pakistan?: Breaking Down the Arguments

· The Employment Effects of Awarding Major U.S. Defense Contracts To U.S.-Based Firms, Compared to Foreign-Based Multinational Firms: An Economic Case Study of the Competition To Produce the KC-X Refueling Tanker

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· China Prepares for an Ice-Free Arctic

TRAC Immigration
· Backlog in Immigration Cases Continues to Climb

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Actions, Not Just Attitudes: A New Way to Assess U.S.-Arab Relations