Sunday, May 2, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 04-30-2010

Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project
· The Democratic Republic of Congo: Military Justice and Human Rights - An Urgent Need to Complete Reforms

Air Force Education and Training Command
· Active Shooter: Tri-fold Brochure for Response

· State of the Internet 2009

American Security Project
· Are We Winning? Mid-Year Update New Indications of Progress and Lingering Concerns in the Fight against al Qaeda

Amnesty International
· Iraq Civilians Under Fire

Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL)
· An Analysis of U.S. Army Fratricide Incidents during the Global War on Terror (11 September 2001 to 31 March 2008) USAARL report number 2010-4

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· China’s Maritime Strategic Agenda

Business Executives for National Security (BENS)
· Business Leaders in Action Results in America

Brookings Institute
· Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated April 29, 2010 and archives]

· Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated April 27, 2010 and archives]

· Russia-U.S. Relations and Russia’s Vision for International Affairs

· Social Entrepreneurship in the Middle East: Toward Sustainable Development for the Next Generation

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· Towards a Coherent Reserve Strategy for the Canadian Forces

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· Afghanistan: A View from Moscow

· Pakistan Deal Signals China's Growing Nuclear Assertiveness

CATO Institute
· The Case for Auditing the Fed is Obvious

· The State of Liberal Democracy in Africa: Resurgence or Retreat?

Center for a New American Security
· Lost in Translation: Closing the Gap Between Climate Science and National Security Policy

Center for American Progress
· The New Levant: Understanding Turkey’s Shifting Roles in the Eastern Mediterranean

· Oil Spills by the Numbers: The Devastating Consequences of Exxon Valdez and BP Gulf

Center for Defense Information (CDI)
· The Defense Monitor, Volume XXXVIV – Jan/Fed/Mar 2010

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· No. 72 - UN Security Council Reform: A Gordian Knot?

· No. 71 - Cyberwar: Concept, Status Quo, and Limitations

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· The Logic and Limitations of the Nuclear Posture Review

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Agriculture, Food, and Poverty in Afghanistan

· An Arms Control Process for the Middle East
· Cultivating Global Food Security
· National Security and the Commercial Space Sector
· Shaping the War in Afghanistan: The Situation in the Spring of 2010

· US Strategic Interests in the Arctic

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
· Approaches to Fostering Productivity Growth in Brazil, China and India

· A Plan to Stabilize Afghanistan

Chatham House
· Operationalizing the Comprehensive Approach

Competitive Enterprise Institute
· The Department of Defense Should Assess the Security Risks of Climate Change Policies

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Security and Stability in Pakistan: Developments in U.S. Policy and Funding. [April 29, 2010]
o Air and Mobility Programs [April 28, 2010]
o Closing the Gap: Addressing Critical Rotary Wing Shortfalls for U.S. Special Operations Forces in Fiscal Year 2011 and Beyond [April 27, 2010]
o Simplifying Defense Travel: Improving the Defense Travel System for the User [April 27, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 Army Reserve, Army National Guard, and Air National Guard Training and Operations [April 27, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· A Relic of the Cold War: Is it Time to Repeal Jackson-Vanik for Russia?

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Laying the Framework for the Task Ahead: An Examination of the Department of Homeland Security’s Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

· FEMA’s FY 2011 Priorities and Beyond: Aligning Budget, Mission, and Vision

Congress. Senate. Armed Service Committee
· Military Compensation and Benefits, Including Special and Incentive Pays, in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· The Historical and Modern Context for U.S.- Russian Arms Control

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee
· Developing Federal Employees and Supervisors: Mentoring, Internships, and Training in the Federal Government

· Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: The Role of Investment Banks

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Evaluating Military Compensation

· Life-Cycle Costs of Selected Navy Ships

Department of the Army
· 2010 Army Modernization Strategy (AMS)

Department of Defense
· 2010 edition of the Manual for Military Commissions (M.M.C.)

· "Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan" also incorporated in this report is the "United States Plan for Sustaining the Afghanistan National Security Forces"

Department of Defense. Defense Health Board
· Achieving World Class: An Independent Review of the Design Plans for the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2010-055 Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor Contract Supporting Coalition Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, April 29, 2010

Department of Homeland Security
· OIG-10-75 - Evaluation of Newly Deployed and Enhanced Technology and Practices at the Passenger Screening Checkpoint (Unclassified Summary)

· Nonimmigrant Admissions to the United States: 2009

Department of State
· New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) and Protocol

· Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

· TE-SAT 2010 EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, April 2010

o Should Sector Policing Be in Your Organization’s Future?
o Futures Orientation in Police Decision-Making Practices
o Confessions and the Constitution

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· China’s “Peaceful Rise,” “Harmonious” Foreign Relations, and Legal Confrontation—and Lessons from the Sino-Japanese Dispute over the East China Sea

· How the United States Lost the Naval War of 2015

· How the U.S. and Mexico Can Take Back the Border— Together

· Ten Things Every American Student Should Know About Our Army in World War II

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Anti-Money Laundering: Better Communication Could Enhance the Support FinCEN Provides to Law Enforcement, GAO-10-622T [testimony]

· Bank Secrecy Act: FinCEN Needs to Further Develop Its Form Revision Process for Suspicious Activity Reports, GAO-10-609T [testimony]
· Coast Guard: Civil Rights Directorate's Action Plans to Improve Its Operations Could Be Strengthened by Implementing Several Aspects of Project Planning and Implementation Practices, GAO-10-571T [testimony]
· Defense Infrastructure: Department of Defense Renewable Energy Initiatives, GAO-10-681R
· Defense Infrastructure: DOD Needs to Determine and Use the Most Economical Building Materials and Methods When Acquiring New Permanent Facilities, GAO-10-436

· Defense Logistics: Actions Needed to Improve Implementation of the Army Logistics Modernization Program, GAO-10-461
· Defense Supplier Base: DOD Should Leverage Ongoing Initiatives in Developing Its Program to Mitigate Risk of Counterfeit Parts, GAO-10-389
· Depot Maintenance: Sustainment Strategy for Harrier Aircraft Could Be Enhanced with Additional Metrics, GAO-10-618R
· Force Structure: Assessment of Army Progress in Modular Restructuring, Prepositioned Equipment, and Equipment Reset GAO-10-507R
· Homeland Defense: DOD Can Enhance Efforts to Identify Capabilities to Support Civil Authorities during Disasters, GAO-10-386
· Homeland Defense: DOD Needs to Take Actions to Enhance Interagency Coordination for Its Homeland Defense and Civil Support Missions, GAO-10-364
· Information Security: Opportunities Exist for the Federal Housing Finance Agency to Improve Controls, GAO-10-528
· Military Personnel: Comparisons between Military and Civilian Compensation Can be Useful, but Data Limitations Prevent Exact Comparisons, GAO-10-666T [testimony]
· Military Personnel: Status of Implementation of GAO's 2006 Recommendations on DOD's Domestic Violence Program GAO-10-577R

· Preliminary Observations on the Department of Defense's Counternarcotics Performance Measurement System, GAO-10-594R
· Quadrennial Defense Review: 2010 Report Addressed Many but Not All Required Items, GAO-10-575R
· U.S. Tsunami Preparedness: NOAA Has Expanded Its Tsunami Programs, but Improved Planning Could Enhance Effectiveness, GAO-10-490

Heritage Foundation
· 30 Terrorist Plots Foiled: How the System Worked

· How to Fix Homeland Security Critical-Infrastructure Protection Plans: A Guide for Congress

· An Independent Assessment of New START Treaty
· The Nuclear Posture Review: Adding More of an “Unfunded Mandate” for Defense?

· US Strategy Against Mexican Drug Cartels: Flawed and Uncertain

Human Rights Watch
· “I Want to Help My Own People”: State Control and Civil Society in Burma after Cyclone Nargis

· Slow Reform: Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers in Asia and the Middle East
· Unjust and Unhealthy: HIV, TB, and Abuse in Zambian Prisons

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA)
· Answering Questions and Countering Arguments Against Ballistic Missile Defense: A Layman’s Guide

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
· Nuclear Politics in Iran

· Strategic Forum no. 255 - Africa's Irregular Security Threats: Challenges for U.S. Engagement

Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
· Scientific Change and the Security Environment Biotechnology and Security to 2025

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Elements for a Plan of Action for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons by Group of Non-Aligned States Parties to the NPT

· Working Paper presented by the group of Non-Aligned States Parties to the 2010 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Institute for Security Studies
· Monograph No 169: Player and Referee, Conflicting Interests and the 2010 Fifa World Cup(TM)

Institute for the Study of War
· Iraqi Candidate Disqualification Update

International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP)
· Effect of Drug Law Enforcement on Drug-Related Violence: Evidence from a Scientific Review

International Crisis Group
· Kyrgyzstan: A Hollow Regime Collapses

· LRA: A Regional Strategy Beyond Killing Kony

· Tipping Point? Palestinians and the Search for a New Strategy

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on the Chilean Banking System

· Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific -- April, 2010
· Balance Sheet Network Analysis of Too-Connected-to-Fail Risk in Global and Domestic Banking Systems

International Relations and Security Network
· Confrontations and Conspiracies in Thailand

· Costs of War: Top Secret Transparency
· Debating Jihad
· Pentagon Beyond US Anti-Corruption Laws?
· Sri Lanka's War: Time For Accountability
· What If Sanctions Don’t Work?

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, v. 10, no. 9

o Chinese Leaders Revive Marxist Orthodoxy
o Is China Leading the Rebirth of Asia's Commercial Aircraft Industry?
o China’s “Charm Offensive” Loses Momentum in Southeast Asia [Part I]
o The U.S.-China Strategic Security Relationship and the Nuclear Posture Review Report
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 8, no. 17

o Iranian Naval Exercises Display Advancements in IRGC Armed Capabilities
o HuJI Operations Expand Beyond the Indian Subcontinent
o The Hazara Division of Pakistan -- Growing Talibanization amidst Political Instability and Ethnic Tensions

Janson Communications
· Military Facebook Study

Lowry Institute
· Why Neoconservatism Still Matters

Marine Corps University
· Emerald Express Strategic Symposium, Afghanistan: The Way Ahead
o Transcript of "Afghanistan: The Way Ahead" Panel Discussion: Defining, Dealing and Defeating the Neo-Taliban and Their Message

o Transcript of "Afghanistan: The Way Ahead" Panel Discussion: Governing Afghanistan: District Councils, Development, Judicial Reform

o Transcript of "Afghanistan: The Way Ahead" Panel Discussion: Transition of Military Authority to the ANSF

Minority Rights Group International (MRG)
· Peoples under Threat 2010

National Democratic Institute (NDI)
· Final Report on the 2009 Lebanese Parliamentary Elections

· Imagining the Election: A Look at What Citizens Know and Expect of Sudan’s 2010 Vote

National Library of Medicine (NLM)
· Crude Oil Spills and Human Health

National Priorities Project (NPP)
· Federal Budget 101: Budget Charts [updated]

National Security Archive
· The Glasnost Tours: Breaking Down Soviet Military Secrecy

· Historic Dissident Journal Published Online: Original Russian-Language "Problems of Eastern Europe" Connected Soviet, Eastern and Western Publics

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Protection by Stealth: Using the Tax Law to Discriminate against Foreign Insurance Companies

Pew Internet & American Life Project
· Government Online: The Internet Gives Citizens New Paths to Government Services and Information

· Bridging the Gap: Developing a Tool to Support Local Civilian and Military Disaster Preparedness

· Enforcing Immigration Law at the State and Local Levels: A Public Policy Dilemma
· The Role of Incentive Pays in Military Compensation

· Strengths and Weaknesses of the Netherlands Armed Forces: A Strategic Survey

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· China and Nuclear Arms Control: Current Positions of Future Policies

Small Wars Journal
· Dispatch: The Battle for Kandahar

· Dispatch: Big Guns

· In Marja: Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way
· Measuring Defense Reform
· Some Considerations for Planning and Executing a Military-Political Engagement in Afghanistan

· Tribal Engagement at the Tactical Level

· Why Does Special Forces Train and Educate for Unconventional Warfare? Why is it Important? A Quick Response to Robert Haddick

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· Reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)

· Shades of CORDS in the Kush: The False Hope of "Unity of Effort" in American Counterinsurgency

TRADOC Culture Center
· Afghanistan Smart Book

· Pakistan Smart Book

United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (AGECC)
· Energy for a Sustainable Future: The Secretary-General's Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change's Summary Report and Recommendations

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)
· United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Annual Report 2010

United States Environmental protection Agency (EPA)
· Understanding Oil Spills and Oil Spill Response

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· The Health Sector and Gender-Based Violence in a Time of War

· Preventing Conflict in the "Stans"
· Turkey’s New Engagement in Iraq: Embracing Iraqi Kurdistan

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Getting the Message Across: Better Broadcasting to Iran

· Substance beyond the Humor: Analyzing the Jones Address