Sunday, April 25, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 04-23-2010

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
· Golden Surrender? The Risks, Challenges, and Implications of Reintegration in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· A to Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance 2010

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· Addressing Corruption in Haiti

· Polls on the Environment and Global Warming
· The Political Lessons of Depression Era Banking Reform
· Tarp, the Auto Bailout, and the Stimulus

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Special Report Issue 30 – Australian Defence Policy Assessment 2010

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· DOE FY 2011 Budget Request for Energy Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment: Analysis and Recommendations

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
· Non-proliferation Requires Disarmament, and Vice Versa: Advice to the Iranian Government as it Seeks to Challenge the Nuclear Order at the NPT Review Conference

· Treading Water in 2010: The Nuclear Weapon States and Nuclear Disarmament

· Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [updated April 21, 2010 and archives]

· The Terrorist We Keep Killing
· Thoughts on an "Initiative Strategy" for the Comprehensive Management of North Korea
· Troops Need Not Shoot in Afghanistan

Bureau of Transportation Statistics
· International Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea: Hindering Maritime Trade and Water Transportation Around the World

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Abolishing Nuclear Weapons - The Abolition Debate series

CATO Institute
· Dealing with Burma, a Potential Nuclear Power?

Center for American Progress
· Securing Our Borders: Doing What Works to Ensure Immigration Reform Is Complete and Comprehensive

Center for a New American Security
· Broadening Horizons: Climate Change and the US Armed Forces

· Security for Peace: Setting the Conditions for a Palestinian State

Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· The April 2010 Nuclear Security Summit: One More Step Toward the Mountaintop

· Nuclear Disarmament Proposals from 1995 to 2009: A Comparative Chart
· UN Aviation Agency Seeks to Combat WMD Trafficking

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Climate Change and Earth Observation Executive Summary

· Cyber Events Since 2006 [updated April 20, 2010]
· Educating Globally Competent Citizens
· Government Open Source Policies
· The Gulf Military Balance in 2010: An Overview
· Issues in International Political Economy - Unequal Partners: The United States and Mexico - April 2010 - Number 124
· Shaping Afghan National Security Forces: What it Will Take to Implement President Obama's New Strategy
· The Unheard Giant: Japan's Missing Voice in the ODA Debate

The Century Foundation
· Dealing with Iran: Time for a “Middle Way” Between Confrontation and Conciliation

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Burundi

· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Haiti
· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Southern Sudan

Chatham House
· Shifting from Emergency Response to Prevention of Pandemic Disease Threats at Source

· UK Foreign Policy: Statements by the Three Main Political Parties

Combat Terrorism Center (CTC)
· CTC Sentinel, April 2010, v. 3, no. 4

o Building a Strategic U.S.-Pakistan Nuclear Relationship Beyond the Moscow Bombings: Islamic Militancy in the North Caucasus
o After Pune, Details Emerge on the Karachi Project and its Threat to India
o Assessing the Recent Terrorist Threat to the Malacca Strait
o The Philippines Chips Away at the Abu Sayyaf Group’s Strength
o Al-Qa`ida in the Islamic Maghreb: A Case Study in the Opportunism of Global
o No Silver Bullets: Explaining Research on How Terrorism Ends
o Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
· Getting Away With Murder - 2010 Impunity Index

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Army and Air Force National Guard and Reserve Component Equipment Posture [April 22, 2010]
o Space Posture Review and the Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for National Security Space Activities [April 21, 2010]
o Defense Health Program [April 21, 2010]
o Implementation of the Requirement to Provide a Medical Examination before Separating Members Diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the Capacity of the Department of Defense to Provide Care to PTSD Cases. [April 20, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Legacies of War: Unexploded Ordnances in Laos

· Neither Appeasement nor Improvement? Prospects for U.S. Engagement with Syria
· Stopping the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, Countering Nuclear Terrorism: The NPT Review Conference and the Nuclear Security Summit

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Unclogging Pipeline Security: Are the Lines of Responsibility Clear?

· Viewpoints on Homeland Security: A Discussion with the WMD Commissioners

Congress. House. Science & Technology Committee
· Caught by Surprise: Causes and Consequences of the Helium-3 Supply Crisis

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and Funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

· Nonproliferation Programs at the Departments of Defense and Energy in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense
· Nuclear Posture Review

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
· Securing the Nation's Rail and Other Surface Transportation Networks

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Promoting Global Food Security: Next Steps for Congress and the Administration

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Government Affairs
· After the Dust Settles: Examining Challenges and Lessons Learned in Transitioning the Federal Government

· Border Security: Moving Beyond the Virtual Fence
· The Future of the U.S. Postal Service
· The Lessons and Implications of the Christmas Day Attack: Securing the Visa Process
· Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: The Role of Credit Rating Agencies

Congress. Senate. Rules and Administration Committee
· Examining the Filibuster: History of the Filibuster 1789-2008

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· U.S. Fiscal Policy After the Financial Crisis and Recession

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· The Global Climate Change Regime

· Pakistan's Constitution

Department of Defense (DOD)
· Unclassified Report on Military Power of Iran

Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics
· Refugees and Asylees: 2009

Department of the Army
· U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap 2010-2035

EU Institute for Security Studies
· Chaillot Paper No. 120: Nuclear Weapons after the 2010 NPT Review Conference

Glevum Associates Human Terrain System
· Kandahar Province Survey Report - March 2010 [report is marked NATO/ISAF Unclassified/REL GCTF]

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Best Practices: DOD Can Achieve Better Outcomes by Standardizing the Way Manufacturing Risks Are Managed, GAO-10-439

· Combating Gangs: Federal Agencies Have Implemented a Central American Gang Strategy, but Could Strengthen Oversight and Measurement of Efforts, GAO-10-395
· Firms Reported in Open Sources as Having Commercial Activity in Iran's Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Sectors, GAO-10-515R
· Operation Iraqi Freedom: Actions Needed to Facilitate the Efficient Drawdown of U.S. Forces and Equipment from Iraq, GAO-10-376
· Securing and Stabilizing Iraq: An Assessment of the U.S. Joint Campaign Plan for Iraq, GAO-10-584R · Surface Transportation Security: TSA Has Taken Actions to Manage Risk, Improve Coordination, and Measure Performance, but Additional Actions Would Enhance Its Efforts, GAO-10-650T [testimony]

Heritage Foundation
· Busting the Brazil/Russia/India/China (BRIC) Myth of Challenging US Global Leadership

· The Crimes Against Humanity Act: Another Step Toward “Universal Jurisdiction”
· Cronyism and Corruption Are Killing Economic Freedom in Argentina
· The Nuclear Posture Review: Adding More of an “Unfunded Mandate” for Defense?
· Quadrennial Defense Review’s Homeland Defense Realignment Leaves US Less Prepared
· The Smolensk Air Disaster: United States Must Stand United with Poland
· The Solution to FEMA’s Budget Woes Is Not More Money
· Strengthen the Pentagon’s Programs for Sea-Based Missile Defense
· Terrorist on Your Street?

Human Rights Watch
· Harsh War, Harsh Peace: Abuses by al-Shabaab, the Transitional Federal Government, and AMISOM in Somalia

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
· Likely Impact of Current Developments on the Pakistani State and its Army

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Achieving Success at the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference

Institute for Security Studies
· ISS Paper 210: Nuclear Energy Rethink? The Rise and Demise of South Africas Pebble Bed Modular Reactor
· Organised Crime Watch, Issue 3
· A Situation Report: The Nature and Extent of Environmental Crimes in Seychelles

Institute for the Study of War
· Afghanistan Order of Battle [as of April 2010]

· Iraq Order of Battle [June 2006 to April 2010]
· Politics and Power in Kandahar

International Crisis Group
· Indonesia: Jihadi Surprise in Aceh

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· The Global Credit Crunch and Foreign Banks' Lending to Emerging Markets: Why Did Latin America Fare Better?

· The Structural Manifestation of the `Dutch Disease': The Case of Oil Exporting Countries

International Relations and Security Network
· Costs of War: Bombers and Tea Parties

· ElBaradei's Insurmountable Obstacles
· OSINT Report 1/2010
· Poor Control Over Afghan Police Funds
· Public Diplomacy 2.0
· ‘Schengen-ing’ European Energy Policy?
· Tale of Three Cities

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 8, no. 16, April 23, 2010

o Al-Qaeda in Iraq Resurfaces with New Strategy and Specific Operations
o Commander of Iraq's Hizbullah Brigades Insists on Resistance to U.S. Occupation
o Algeria Launches Nation-Wide Counterterrorism Offensive

Lowry Institute for International Policy
· The Evolving Post-Crisis World

Mission: Readiness
· Too Fat to Fight: Retired Military Leaders Want Junk Food Out of America’s Schools

New America Foundation
· Al-Qaeda’s Allies: Explaining the Relationship Between Al-Qaeda and Various Factions of the Taliban After 2001

· The Battle for Pakistan: Bajaur
· The Battle for Pakistan: FATA and NWFP
· The Battle for Pakistan: Militancy and Conflict in South Waziristan
· The Battle for Pakistan: Mohmand
· The Battle for Pakistan: North Waziristan
· The Battle for Pakistan: Swat Valley
· Financing the Taliban: Tracing the Dollars Behind the Insurgencies in Afghanistan and Pakistan
· Inside Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province

Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre
· Norway's Strategic Challenges in Afghanistan: How to Make a Difference?

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)
· Pakistani Litterateurs have an Alternative Narrative to Counter-Extremism

Pew Internet & American Life Project
· Teens and Mobile Phones

Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate
· Reenergizing America’s Defense: How the Armed Forces Are Stepping Forward to Combat Climate Change and Improve the U.S. Energy Posture

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Distrust, Discontent, Anger and Partisan Rancor

· EU Civilian Crisis Management: The Record So Far

· How Insurgencies End

Small Wars Journal
· The Kandahar Offensive: Avoid the Snake Oil

· Pseudo-Operations to Neutralize Extremist Networks, Insurgents, and Terrorists
· Will Bad Information Lead to Bad Decisions?
· Small Wars Journal, April 2010, v. 6, no. 3
o Lessons Learned from Six and a Half Years in Afghanistan
o Fight Right to Fight Well: General McChrystal’s Approach to Preserving Noncombatant Immunity
o Information Operations in Adaptive Campaigning: Putting the Green in the Green Zone
o Considerations for Tribal Engagement, A Summary of the Tribal Engagement Workshop 2010
o Afghanistan: Security First
o A District Approach in Afghanistan?

Stimson Center
· Nuclear Threats 1970-2010

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· The SIPRI Top 100 Arms-Producing Companies, 2008

· Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2009

Strategic Studies Institute
· Short of General War: Perspectives on the Use of Military Power in the 21st Century

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
· The Role of the Five Power Defence Arrangements in the Southeast Asian Security Architecture

Trac Immigration
· Federal Prosecutors Along Southwest Border Overwhelmed by Soaring Arizona Drug Cases

United Nations Commission of Inquiry
· Report of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry Into the Facts and Circumstances of the Assassination of Former Pakistani Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
· China and a Sustainable Future

· National Human Development Report in the Russian Federation 2009

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
· Digest of Terrorist Cases

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Peacewatch Spring 2010

· The Tigris-Euphrates River Basin: A Science Diplomacy Opportunity
· Timing Mediation Initiatives
· Western Sahara: The Failure of "Negotiations Without Preconditions"

World Public
· Global Views of United States Improve While Other Countries Decline