Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 05-14-2010

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE?: Assessing the Sustainability of Current Reductions in Opium Production in Afghanistan

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· It's Payback Time: The United States and Germany are Debating a Financial Institution Fee

American Security Project
· Ordinary Measures, Extraordinary Results: An Assessment of Foiled Plots Since 9/11

Atlantic Council
· A Realistic and Balanced US Electric Power Generation Portfolio

· Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [updated May 12, 2010 and archives]

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· The Past as Prologue: Sustaining Canadian Capacity for Defence, Diplomacy and Development

· POLL - The Future of the Canadian Military After Afghanistan
· Reinventing CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Nuclear Industry and Strengthened Safeguards [Abolition Debate series part 8 of 8]

· Is a Regional Strategy Viable in Afghanistan?
· Russia’s Neglected Energy Reserves

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

Center for American Progress
· Governance in Afghanistan—Looking Ahead to What We Leave Behind

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
· Homeland Security Affairs (HSA) Journal, May 2010, v. 6, no. 2

o Homeland Security-Related Education and the Private Liberal Arts College
o Homeland Security: An Aristotelian Approach to Professional Development
o Partnership in Progress: A Model for Development of a Homeland Security Graduate Degree Program
o Development of an Outcomes-Based Undergraduate Curriculum in Homeland Security
o No Dark Corners: A Different Answer to Insider Threats
o Firefighters and Information Sharing: Smart Practice or Bad Idea?
o Letter to the Editor: Twelve Questions Answered

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· A 12-Step Recovery Plan for the US-Japan Alliance

· From Conflict to Pandemics
· Responding to Change on the Korean Peninsula
· Transnational Threats Update March-April 2010, v. 8, no. 2
· US Withdrawal and Iraqi Security Forces
· Violence in the North Caucasus

Centre for European Reform
· NATO, New Allies and Reassurance

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o H.R. 5136 [DoD appropriations - various]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· A DHS Intelligence Enterprise: Still Just a Vision or Reality?

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Reserve component programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Sudan: A Critical Moment for the CPA, Darfur and the Region

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs
· Iran Sanctions: Why Does the U.S. Government Do Business With Companies Doing Business in Iran?

· Stafford Act Reform: Sharper Tools for a Smarter Recovery

Department of Defense
· SPO-2010-002 Review of Intra-Theater Transportation Planning, Capabilities, and Execution for the Drawdown from Iraq

Department of State
· Memorandum of Understanding to Enhance Cooperation on Climate Change, Energy and Environment between U.S. and China

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Annual Energy Outlook 2010

European Interagency Security Forum (EISF)
· Crisis Management of Critical Incidents

Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO)
· Net Generation Guide

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Can the United States Do Grand Strategy?

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Defense Infrastructure: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Navy's Basing Decision Process and DOD Oversight, GAO-10-482

· Defense Management: DOD Needs to Determine the Future of Its Horn of Africa Task Force, GAO-10-504 · Depot Maintenance: Improved Strategic Planning Needed to Ensure That Air Force Depots Can Meet Future Maintenance Requirements, GAO-10-526
· Firms Reported to Have Commercial Activity in the Iranian Energy Sector and U.S. Government Contracts, GAO-10-639R
· Foreign Assistance: U.S. Assistance to the West Bank and Gaza for Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009, GAO-10-623R
· Iran Sanctions: Firms Reported to Have Commercial Activity in the Iranian Energy Sector and U.S. Government Contracts, GAO-10-721T [testimony]
· Maritime Security: Varied Actions Taken to Enhance Cruise Ship Security, but Some Concerns Remain, GAO-10-400
· Palestinian Authority: U.S. Assistance Is Training and Equipping Security Forces, but the Program Needs to Measure Progress and Faces Logistical Constraints, GAO-10-505

Heritage Foundation
· Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Does the Federal Government Share Responsibility?

· Managing Alliances in an Upside-Down World
· Massive Oil Spill Makes Case for Reversing Obama Coast Guard Cuts
· Performance Based Logistics: Making the Military More Efficient
· Ten Recommendations for the Next British Secretary of State of Defense
· Times Square Terror Plot: The Right Formula for Stopping Terrorism Has Not Changed

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

· “I Lost Everything”: Israel's Unlawful Destruction of Property during Operation Cast Lead
· Making Kampala Count: Advancing the Global Fight against Impunity at the ICC Review Conference

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses
· Advantages of Including Munitions Items in the SCOMET List

· How India and the United Kingdom Can Cooperate on Nuclear and Radiological Security

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· NPT RevCon Main Committee draft reports

· Update: U.S. Extradition Request Denied in France for Alleged Iranian Military Parts Smuggler

Institute for Security Studies
· The Justice Sector Afterthought: Witness Protection in Africa

· Workshop Report Climate Change and Transboundary Water Resource Conflicts in Africa

Institute for the Study of War
· Fact Sheet: Ibrahim al-Jaafari

International Crisis Group
· A Force in Fragments: Reconstituting the Afghan National Army

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· From Stimulus to Consolidation - Revenue and Expenditure Policies in Advanced and Emerging Economies

· Greece: Staff Report for Review under Stand-By Arrangement
· The Linkage between the Oil and Non-oil Sectors--A Panel VAR Approach
· Recoveries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan: Have Macroeconomic Policies Been Effective?

International Relations and Security Network
· Costs of War: Days of Oil and Fertilizer

· The Iranian Impasse
· Nuclear ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’
· A Parade of East-West Opportunities
· Unanswered Questions Five Years After Andijon

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, v. 10, no. 10, May 13, 2010

o Kim Jong-Il's Secret Visit to Beijing
o Shifting Sands in the Gulf: The Iran Calculus in China-Saudi Arabia Relations
o China's "Charm Offensive" Loses Momentum in Southeast Asia [Part II]
o Missile Developments in China, India and Pakistan: A Burgeoning Missile Race
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 8, no. 19, May 13, 2010

o Al-Qaeda Infiltration of the Western Sahara's Polisario Movement
o What Kind of Relations Does Egypt's Islamic Group Seek With Cairo's Al-Azhar?
o Breaking Yemen Apart: Al-Qaeda Exploits Social Divisions to Further its Agenda

National Defense University (NDU)
· Prism, June 2010, v. 1, no. 3

o Elevating Development Assistance by J. Brian Atwood
o From Deploying Individuals to Deploying Departments by Robert Polk and Merriam Mashatt
o Do Three Ds Make an F? The Limits of "Defense, Diplomacy, and Development" by Ethan B. Kapstein
o Weak States and Security Assistance by Derek S. Reveron
o Yemen: Primer and Prescriptions by Barbara K. Bodine
o Updating the Commander's Toolbox: New Tools for Operationalizing the Law of Armed Conflict by Laurie R. Blank and Amos N. Guiora
o Getting the Next War Right: Beyond Population-centric Warfare by Thomas A. Marks, Sebastian L.v. Gorka, and Robert Sharp
o Military Planning Systems and Stability Operations by William J. Gregor
o War in Complex Environments: The Technological Dimension by Martin van Creveld
o Mindanao: A Community-based Approach to Counterinsurgency by William A. Stuebner and Richard Hirsch
o Lessons from USDA in Iraq and Afghanistan Edited by Bernard Carreau
o An Interview with Peter Pace

National Academies Press
· Review of the Department of Defense Enhanced Particulate Matter Surveillance Program Report [free download but registration required]

· Testing of Body Armor Materials for Use by the U.S. Army--Phase II: Letter Report [free download but registration required]

Naval War College
· Naval War College Review, Summer 2010, v. 63, no. 3

o The Next Geographical Pivot: The Russian Arctic in the Twenty-first Century - Caitlyn L. Antrim
o Chinese Missile Strategy and the U.S. Naval Presence in Japan - Toshi Yoshihara
o The Zumwalt-Class Destroyer: A Technology "Bridge" Shaping the Navy after Next - George V. Galdorisi and Scott C. Truver
o The Strategic Implications of Obscurants - Thomas J. Culora
o S-2: Options for the Pakistan Navy - Commander Muhammad Azam Khan, Pakistant Navy (Retired)
o Prospects for Indian and Pakistani Arms Control and Confidence-Building Measures - Feroz Hassan Khan
o Naval Vessel Traffic Services: Enhancing the Safety of Merchant Shipping in Maritime Security Operations - Lieutenant Dr. Ir. F. J. Sluiman and Commander Ph. H. de Koning, Royal Netherlands Navy Reserve
o Maritime Information-Sharing Strategy: A Realistic Approach for the American Continent and the Caribbean - Commander Alberto A. Soto, Chilean Navy
o Sir Quinlan: Nuclear Zealot for Moderation - Henry Sokolski

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
· Measuring and Monitoring Armed Violence: Goals, Targets and Indicators

Office of National Drug Control Policy
· 2010 National Drug Control Strategy

Optimization Online
· Multi-Criterion Robust and Stochastic Dominance-Constrained Models with Application to Budget Allocation in Homeland Security

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
· Space Debris

· Pakistan: Can the United States Secure an Insecure State?

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
· Indian Naval Effectiveness for National Growth

Save the Children
· Assessment Report of IDPs Residing in District D.I. Khan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Small Wars Journal
· An Afghan Story

· Building Professional and Personal Relationships in Counterinsurgency Environments
· The Logic and Method of Collaborative Design
· Mission Assessment in Complex Operations: Canadian Lessons from Afghanistan
· Trust: Central to Success in Partnered Operations

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

Strategic Studies Institute
· Crime, Violence, and the Crisis in Guatemala: A Case Study in the Erosion of the State

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
· Human Security, Today and Tomorrow

· Investing in Human Security for a Future State

· Migration and Human Development: Opportunities and Challenges

University of Central Florida
· Disaster Resilient Universities Survey Results

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
· First Quarterly Report on the Civilian Assistance Program in Pakistan

U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission
· Capability of the People's Republic of China to Conduct Cyber Warfare and Computer Network Exploitation

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· The Afghan Peace Jirga: Ensuring that Women are at the Peace Table

· Finding Common Ground: Kirkuk as a Special Governorate
· Group Inequality and Conflict: Some Insights for Peacebuilding
· 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
· The Road to Successful Transition in Afghanistan: From Here to the December 2010 Review
· Why Youth Join al-Qaeda

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Changing the Paradigm of U.S. Assistance to Egypt: Alternatives to the 'Endowment' Idea

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

· Context Matters: Latino Immigrant Civic Engagement in Nine U.S. Cities