Sunday, April 11, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 04-09-2010

3 D (Development, Diplomacy, Defense Security
· Advancing Peace & Mitigating Crises: Recommendations and Proposed Language for the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA)

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· The State of Transitional Justice in Afghanistan: Actors, Approaches and Challenges

Army Far East Command
· History of the North Korea Army [1952 report declassified]

Army National Guard
· The Azimuth magazine, April 2010, v. 7, no. 2

o Training Insights (Article by BG Huba Wass de Czege)
o Counterinsurgency-An Overview
o U.S. Army / USMC COIN Center
o Insurgency and Counterinsurgency-Historical Perspective
o Counterinsurgency-Doctrine Development
o Counterinsurgency-Afghanistan Update
o Counterinsurgency-Understanding the Operational Environment
o Enemy-and Population-Centric Coin
o Planning
o Vignettes and TTP
o COIN Library and Terminology

Army Nuclear and Combating WMD Agency (USANCA)
· Combating WMD Journal (Issue 4, Fall/Winter 2009)

o CWMD Planning
o Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction: Aligning Capabilities with National Strategy
o Just When We Thought the Hard Part Was Over
o Toward a New Deterrent Analysis and Recommendations for the Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States
o CBRN Standardization in NATO (Non-Medical)
o Medical Microbots Are Nearer Than You Think?
o The Zero Hour - Silver Bullets for Peace in the Middle East
o Opportunities for Higher Education in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Maryland
o "Peace is Our Profession": The U.S. Air Force during the Cold War
o Chemical Warfare: Part II
o Combating WMD Resources

Atlantic Council
· Bulgaria Energy Sector

· NATO Defense Capabilities: A Guide for Action
· NATO Initiatives for an Era of Global Competition

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· The US Nuclear Posture Review: What’s New, What’s Not

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
· Considering NATO’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons After the US Nuclear Posture

· Keeping the Lid On: Nuclear Security and the Washington Summit

· Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated April 8, 2010]

o Archives
· The April 2009 London G-20 Summit in Retrospect

· Capacity for Change: Reforming U.S. Assistance Efforts in Poor and Fragile Countries

· Obama's New Nuclear Policies: A Step in the Right Direction
· Saving Money Through Cloud Computing

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· Armenia and Turkey: Bridging the Gap

· The New START—A View from Washington

· Nuclear Weapons and National Security—A New Strategy

Center for American Progress
· Climate Is a Security Issue: Defense Department Reports Project Mixed Impressions of Climate Threats

· A Strong Case for a New START: A National Security Briefing Memo

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· Promoting the Dialogue: Climate Change and US Ground Forces

Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· Inventory of International Nonproliferation Organizations & Regimes [2009 update]

· New START: Preliminary Thoughts in Moscow

· Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone (NWFZ) Clearinghouse

Center for Security Policy
· Who Lost Iraq?

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· Meeting the Challenge of a Proliferated World

· Understanding the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Bringing Energy Security to East Central Europe

· Capacity for Change: Reforming US Assistance Efforts in Poor and Fragile Countries
· Hemisphere Highlights, v. 9, no. 3, March 2010

· HIV Prevention among Injection Drug Users

· Iraq After the Election
· The Real Results of the Iraqi Election
· Shaping the War in Afghanistan: The Situation in the Spring of 2010

· South Asia Monitor: A Modern Insurgency: India's Evolving Naxalite Problem

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
· The Obama Administration and Latin America: Towards a New Partnership?

Chatham House
· Achieving Effective Inter-Sectoral Collaboration to Prevent, Detect and Control the Emergence and Spread of Zoonotic Diseases

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Combating Climate Change in Africa

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Monthly Budget Review, April 2010

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Iraq: Struggling Through 'Highest Risk' Window

· U.S. Nuclear Posture's New Priorities

Danish Institute for International Studies
· Liberia: Reintegration of Ex-Combatants and Refugees Endangers Fragile Peace

Department of Defense
· Nuclear Posture Review Report

Department of Defense Inspector General
· SPO-2010-001 Assessment of U.S. and Coalition Efforts to Develop the Medical Sustainment Capability of the Afghan National Security Forces

Department of Homeland Security
· Open Government Plan

Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology
· First Responder Communities of Practice [portal]

Department of State
· Protocol to the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms

· Treaty Between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms

European Union Institute for Security Studies
· A Good START

Fraser Institute
· Skating on Thin Ice: Canadian-American Relations in 2010 and 2011

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Coast Guard: Deployable Operations Group Achieving Organizational Benefits, but Challenges Remain, GAO-10-433R

· Critical Infrastructure Protection: Update to National Infrastructure Protection Plan Includes Increased Emphasis on Risk Management and Resilience, GAO-10-296

· GAO Review of the Department of Homeland Security's Certification of the Secure Flight Program--Cost and Schedule Estimates, GAO-10-535R
· Military Munitions Response Program: Opportunities Exist to Improve Program Management, GAO-10-384

· Nuclear Weapons: Actions Needed to Address Scientific and Technical Challenges and Management Weaknesses at the National Ignition Facility, GAO-10-488
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Automaker Pension Funding and Multiple Federal Roles Pose Challenges for the Future, GAO-10-492

Government of Japan
· Diplomatic Bluebook 2009

· Journal of Strategic Security, v. 3, no. 1, Spring 2010

o Geographic Trajectories of Al-Qaida and Taliban Terrorist Groups in Pakistan
o Global Risk of Nuclear Terrorism
o Intelligence and Its Role in Protecting Against Terrorism
o Variance, Violence, and Democracy: A Basic Microeconomic Model of Terrorism
o Toward a New Trilateral Strategic Security Relationship: United States, Canada, and Mexico
o Strategic Asymmetric Deception and Its Role in the Current Threat Environment

Heritage Foundation
· Budget Chart Book (The Federal Budget in Pictures)

· Deadlines and Delays: Chinese Revaluation Will Still Not Bring American Jobs

· Financial Regulation Reform: 16 Key Studies and Analyses
· Iran Economic Sanctions at the UN Security Council: The Incredible Shrinking Resolution

· Leadership Change in North Korea – What it Means for the US
· The Obama Administration's Ballistic Missile Defense Program: Treading Water in Shark-Infested Seas
· U.S. Foreign Aid Recipients and Voting at the United Nations

Human Rights Watch
· All Quiet on the Northern Front?: Uninvestigated Laws of War Violations in Yemen’s War with Huthi Rebels

Indian National Interest
· Pragati, The Indian National Interest Review, April 2010, no.37

o Peacekeeping: India’s Chance to Lead: Why India Should Redefine the Future of UN peacekeeping (p. 12-16) o India Should Extend its Role in Afghanistan: The World Can Ill-Afford a Taliban Triumph (p. 20-22)
o Nuclear Protected Terrorism: The Future of India-Pakistan Rivalry (p. 17-19)

Information Warfare Monitor and the Shadowserver Foundation
· Shadow in the Cloud: Investigating Cyber Espionage 2.0

Institute for the Study of War
· Empowering Local Village Elders and Women in Afghanistan

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
· Obama’s ‘Surge Strategy’ in AfPak: The French Perspective

· Obama’s ‘Surge Strategy’ in AfPak: the German Perspective

· Obama’s ‘Surge Strategy’ in AfPak: the Pakistani Perspective

· Strategic Dialogue: Pakistan and United States

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
· Latin American and Caribbean Macro Watch Data Tool

International Bureau for Children's Rights
· Children and Armed Conflict: A Guide to International Humanitarian and Human Rights

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

International Crisis Group
· Congo: A Stalled Democratic Agenda

· Turkey and the Middle East: Ambitions and Constraints

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Determinants of China's Private Consumption: An International Perspective

· Russia's Output Collapse and Recovery: Evidence from the Post-Soviet Transition

International Relations and Security Network
· Bringing China to the Proliferation Party

· Cyberwar: Concept, Status Quo, and Limitations
· Ecuador Blacklisted for Money Laundering
· Fallout of a New Great Game?
· Moving Toward ‘No First Use’
· A New START?
· Opportunity and Peril in Kyrgyzstan

· Sudan Looks Ahead
· US, Pakistan: What Strategic Dialogue?

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 8, no. 14, April 9, 2010

o Taliban Spokesman Discusses U.S. Media and Military Strategies in Afghanistan
o Mass Arrests of al-Qaeda Suspects in Saudi Arabia Illustrate Security Threat from Yemen
o The Rise and Fall of the Islamic Jihad Union: What Next for Uzbek Terror Networks?

· Federal Cyber Security Outlook for 2010

National Academies Press
· Gulf War and Health: Volume 8: Update of Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War [free download but registration required]

National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC)
· National Drug Threat Assessment 2010

National Security Archive
· How Much is Enough? Part II: "Prague Treaty Cuts Are Modest, Real" Old Cold War Proposals Went Even Lower

· Kissinger Blocked Demarche on International Assassinations to Condor States

· Why is "Poodle Blanket" Classified?: Still More Dubious Secrets at the Pentagon

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
· 2009 Aviation Accident Statistics

Naval Postgraduate School, Acquisition Research Program
· International Journal of Defense Acquisition Management, v. 3, 2010
o Lean Thinking in an Uncertain Environment: The Implications for UK Defence Acquisition

· International Journal of Defense Acquisition Management, v. 2, 2009
o A Performance Model to Optimise the Capability Choices Made in the Procurement Phase within the Australian Defence Force

New America Foundation
· Improvised Explosive Devices: In Soutern Afghanistan and Western Pakistan, 2002-2009

Notre Europe
· Reshaping EU-US Relations: A Concept Paper

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
· Highlights of the 2008 National Youth Gang Survey

Office of the Director of National Intelligence
· April 6, 2010: Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair Addresses the Bipartisan Policy Center's Conference on the "State of Intelligence Reform"

· April 6, 2010: Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Policy, Plans, and Requirements David R. Shedd Addresses the Bipartisan Policy Center's Conference on the "State of Intelligence Reform"

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Global Economic Prospects for 2010 and 2011: Global Recovery Continues

· New PPP-Based Estimates of Renminbi Undervaluation and Policy Implications

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· Hungary Dissatisfied with Democracy, but Not its Ideals

· Assessment of the USCENTCOM Medical Distribution Structure

· Courses of Action for Enhancing U.S. Air Force "Irregular Warfare" Capabilities: A Functional Solutions Analysis

· In Search of the Holy Grail: Understanding Research Success
· Military Capabilities for Hybrid War: Insights from the Israel Defense Forces in Lebanon and Gaza

· A Repair Network Concept for Air Force Maintenance: Conclusions from Analysis of C-130, F-16, and

Refugees International
· Pakistan

o Field Reports

o In-Depth Reports

o Letters & Testimony

Small Wars Journal
· Dispatch: Red Horse

· Dispatch: Village Boys

· Information Sharing for Irregular Warfare

· A Third Way in Afghanistan
· The Toyota Horde: Examining a Lost Cost Military Capability

· Uncut: Lessons Learned From Six and a Half Years in Afghanistan

· The US Army’s Shift to Irregular Warfare

Trust for America's Health
· Shortchanging America's Health: A State-by-State Look at How Public Health Dollars are Spent and Key State Health Facts

UK House of Commons, Defence
· Defence Equipment 2010: Government Response to the Committee's Sixth Report of Session 2009-10

· Readiness and Recuperation of the Armed Forces - looking towards the Strategic Defence Review: Government Response to the Committee's Fourth Report of Session 2009-10

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
· Afghanistan Opium Survey 2010: Winter Rapid Assessment

· UNODC 2010 Report: Promoting Health, Security and Justice

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Education and Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire

· Preventing Media Incitement to Violence in Iraq

US Treasury Department
· Efforts to Disrupt and Dismantle Terrorist Financing [speech]

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Kirkuk in Transition: Confidence Building in Northern Iraq

· The Perfect Handshake with Iran: Prudent Military Strategy and Pragmatic Engagement Policy

· Too Little, Too Late? Nuclear Security and the Middle East

· Tracking Narco-Terrorist Networks: The Money Trail

A World of Possibilities
· Winning The Peace: From West Point to War Zones