Saturday, May 8, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 05-07-2010

AEI Critical Threats
· Determining the Enemy: Examining a Potential Operational Link between Times Square Attack and Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP)

· Pakistan

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
· Nation-Building Is Not for All; The Politics of Education

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· Speaking from the Evidence: Governance, Justice and Development [Policy notes Kabul Conference]

Army War College
· Brazil's National Defense Strategy – A Deeping of Civilian Control

Atlantic Council
· STRATCON 2010: An Alliance for a Global Century

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· A Natural Power: Challenges for Australia's Resources Diplomacy in Asia

· Coming to America: The Rise of Al Qaeda Affiliate Groups

· IASC Framework on Durable Solutions for IDPs
· Is a World Without Nuclear Weapons Really Possible?
· Southwest Border Partners: U.S. - Mexico Cooperation on Security, Law Enforcement, and Commerce
· Strategies for Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· Canada-US Relations at 150

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· From Violence to Moderation: Al-Jama’a al-Islamiya and al-Jihad

· The Role of the Public [Abolition Debate series part 7 of 8]

· War in Saada: From Local Insurrection to National Challenge

Center for a New American Security
· Leverage: Designing a Political Campaign for Afghanistan

Center for American Progress
· The Iraq War Ledger: A Tabulation of the Human, Financial, and Strategic Costs

Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· The U.S.-India Reprocessing Agreement and Its Implications

Center for Security Policy
· The Oil Leak's Silver Lining?

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· No. 73: Rising India: Challenges and Constraints

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· CSIS-EKEM Policy Report Number Two

· Responding to Change on the Korean Peninsula: Impediments to U.S.–South Korea–China Coordination

Center for the Study of Intelligence
· On Thinking and Writing: Cognitive Science and Intelligence Analysis

Center for Terrorism Law
· Pace Law Review, 2010, v. 30, no. 2, p. 340-363

o Efficacy of the Obama Policies to Combat Al-Qa’eda, the Taliban, and Associated Forces – the First Year by Jeffrey F. Addicott

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program
· The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, 2010, v. 8, no. 1,

o On Initiative Groups and Presidential Elections: Shifting State-Society Relations in Uzbekistan
o The Afghan Issue in the Politics of Eurasian Great Powers: Russia, China, India and Iran
o Reassessing a “New Great Game” between India and China in Central Asia
o The Fedayeen of the Reich: Muslims, Islam and Collaborationism During World War II
o From a Junken City to a Showcase City: The Formation and Development of the City of Shihezi in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China
o Sustaining the Dragon, Dodging the Eagle and Barring the Bear? Assessing the Role and Importance of Central Asia in Chinese National Strategy
o Energy Security Strategy Towards the Caspian Sea Region
o Great Power Politics: India’s Absence from Ideological Energy Diplomacy in Central Asia
o The Petroleum Legal Framework of Iran: History, Trends and the Way Ahead
o Re-thinking Europe’s Gas Supplies After the 2009 Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· Strategic Warning and the Role of Intelligence: Lessons Learned From The 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia

Centre for European Reform
· Should the Nabucco Pipeline Project be Shelved?

Chatham House
· Revolution in Kyrgyzstan - Again

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Another Crossroads? Professional Military Education Two Decades After the Goldwater-Nichols Act and the Skelton Panel

· Hearings
o Developments in security and stability in Afghanistan [May 5, 2010]

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· Deepwater Horizon Rig Oil Spill

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· The Future of U.S. International Nuclear Cooperation

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation
· America Wins When America COMPETES: Building a High-Tech Workforce

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· The Meaning of Marjah

· Sudan: A Critical Moment for the CPA, Darfur and the Region

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
· Work-Life Programs: Attracting, Retaining and Empowering the Federal Workforce

· Terrorists and Guns: The Nature of the Threat and Proposed Reforms

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· US Fiscal Policy After the Financial Crisis and Recession

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Pakistan's New Generation of Terrorists

· The Risk of Greek Contagion

Department of Defense (DOD)
· DoD Instruction 1340.09, Hostile Fire Pay and Imminent Danger Pay, April 20, 2010

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2010-056 U.S. European Command Civilian Staffing Process

Department of Energy (DOE)
· Declassification of Certain Characteristics of the United States Nuclear Weapon Stockpile

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
· OIG-10-77 - Information Technology Management Letter for the United States Coast Guard Component of the FY 2009 DHS Integrated Audit

· OIG-10-80 - The Responsibilities of the Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement
· OIG-10-81 - NPSC Preparedness for Large-Scale Disasters

Department of Justice
· Statistics on Unsealed International Terrorism and Terrorism-Related Convictions

Department of State
· Foreign Relations of the United States [FRUS] 1969-1976, Volume XIX, Part 1, Korea, 1969-1972

Department of the Treasury
· Report on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Securities at End-June 2009

Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
· National Broadband Plan

Federal Financial Institutes Examination Council
· FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual

Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Advisory Committee (Dept of Justice)
· Fire Service Integration for Fusion Centers: An Appendix to the Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Afghanistan's Security Environment, GAO-10-613R

· Defense Acquisitions: Strong Leadership Is Key to Planning and Executing Stable Weapon Programs, GAO-10-522

· Secure Border Initiative: DHS Has Faced Challenges Deploying Technology and Fencing Along the Southwest Border, GAO-10-651T [testimony]
· Terrorist Watchlist Screening: FBI Has Enhanced Its Use of Information from Firearm and Explosives Background Checks to Support Counterterrorism Efforts, GAO-10-703T [testimony]

· Warfighter Support: Improvements to DOD's Urgent Needs Processes Would Enhance Oversight and Expedite Efforts to Meet Critical Warfighter Needs, GAO-10-460

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

· An Independent Assessment of New START Treaty

· Defending Freedom Is a Choice

· Five Reasons Not to Support a Bailout of Greece

· Gulf Oil Spill: Washington’s Response Should Not Preclude Future Exploration
· Times Square Terror Plot: The Right Formula for Stopping Terrorism Has Not Changed
· Yo-Ho-Ho and a Battle of … Mao Tai?

Human Rights Watch
· Costly and Unfair: Flaws in US Immigration Detention Policy

· Fields of Peril: Child Labor in US Agriculture

· A Media Minefield: Increased Threats to Freedom of Expression in Uganda
· Turning Critics into Criminals: The Human Rights Consequences of Criminal Defamation Law in Indonesia

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
· Anti-Naxal Operations: Employment of Armed Forces

· Humanitarian Diplomacy & Failed States: Case Study of the WFP Operations in Somalia

Institute for the Study of War
· De-Ba’athification Commission Disqualifications: Critical Vote Thresholds for the Iraqiyyah List

· Fact Sheet: Key Terrorist Groups in Pakistan

International Council on Security and Development (ICOS)
· Operation Moshtarak: Lessons Learned

· Nicaragua: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

International Crisis Group
· Cote d’Ivoire: Securing the Electoral Process

· Philippines: Pre-election Tensions in Central Mindanao

· Sudan: Regional Perspectives on the Prospect of Southern Independence

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability: Automatic Stabilizers Work, Always and Everywhere

· Managing the Exit: Lessons from Japan's Reversal of Unconventional Monetary Policy

International Relations and Security Network
· China, Pakistan Boost Nuclear Ties

· Chaos and Crisis in Nepal
· Costs of War: NPT Enmity
· Militarily Defining Post-Soviet Space

International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
· COIN Common Sense: An Afghan Perspective, April 2010

o Partnering: What You Need to Know to Stay on Track
o Get to Know...Afghan Culture
o An Afghan Perspective
o 10 Partnering Principles You Need to Consider When Working with ANSF
o Ran, Respect & Partnering
o Afghan National Army Ranks
o Afghan National Police Ranks

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, May 6, 2010, v. 8, no. 18

o Rashid Rauf and the New York City Subway Bombing Plot
o The Succession Question: The Islamic State of Iraq Searches for New Leaders
o Pakistan's Ongoing Azm-e-Nau-3 Military Exercises Define Strategic Priorities

National Academies Press
· National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces: Letter Report [free download but registration required]

National Security Archive
· Cracking Open the Soviet Biological Weapons System, 1990

· Former Guatemalan Soldier Arrested for Alleged Role in Dos Erres Massacre

· Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen: The Huthi Phenomenon

· Would-be Warriors: Incidents of Jihadist Terrorist Radicalization in the United States Since September 11, 2001

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
· The British Defence and Security Election Survey

Security & Defence Agenda
· The New Global Security Landscape: 10 Recommendations from the 2010 Security Jam

Small Wars Journal
· Design and the Prospects of a US Military Renaissance

· The Future of Terrorism: Mass Hostage Taking in Russia and Mumbai

START - National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
· Background Report: Terrorist Attacks in New York City

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· Decisionmaking In Operation IRAQI FREEDOM: The Strategic Shift of 2007

· Towards a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy for Success: Employing Talent

United States Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute
· Mass Atrocity Response Operations: A Military Planning Handbook

U.S. Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
· ANA Garrison at Gamberi Appears Well Built Overall but Some Construction Issues Need to Be Addressed

· ANA Garrison at Kunduz Does Not Meet All Quality and Oversight Requirements; Serious Soil Issues Need to Be Addressed
· SIGAR Quarterly Report to the United States Congress, April 2010

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· The International Donors’ Conference and Support for Haiti’s Future

· Is Nigeria a Hotbed of Islamic Extremism?

· The Link Between DDR and SSR in Conflict-Affected Countries
· Nuclear Weapon-Free Zones as a New Deterrent?

· Why Youth Join al-Qaeda

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Iran Gets Negative Reviews in Iraq, Even from Shiites

· It's Not the Scuds, It's Support for the Resistance
· Proximity Talks: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back