Monday, May 24, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 05-21-2010

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· Connecting with Kabul: The Importance of the Wolesi Jirga Election and Local Political Networks in Afghanistan

Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
· The Responsibility to Prevent: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies for Operationalisation

Atlantic Council
· NATO 2020 Group of Experts Report

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· The India-China Relationship: A Tempered Rivalry?

Baker Institute
· Diplopedia Imagined: Building State’s Diplomacy Wiki

Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School
· Reducing and Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: Country Perspectives on the Challenges to Nuclear Disarmament

Brookings Institution
· Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated May 19, 2010 and archive]

· China’s Midterm Jockeying: Gearing Up for 2012 (Part 2: Cabinet Ministers)

o Part 1
· Non-Proliferation and the Nuclear “Renaissance”: The Contribution and Responsibilities of the Nuclear Industry
· U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Center for American Progress
· Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy

· The Oil Disaster Is a Health Disaster, Too How to Protect Public Health in the Aftermath of Major Disasters

Center for a New American Security
· America’s Extended Hand: Assessing the Obama Administration’s Global Engagement Strategy

Center for International Policy
· Fallacies of High-Tech Fixes for Border Security

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

· Delegitimizing Nuclear Weapons: Examining the Validity of Nuclear Deterrence
· Reducing and Regulating Tactical (Nonstrategic) Nuclear Weapons in Europe: Moving Forward?

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· No. 74: Obama's Nuclear Policy: Limited Change

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· AirSea Battle: A Point-of-Departure Operational Concept

o Briefing slides

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Building U.S. Diplomatic Capacity for Global Health

· Department of Defense, State Department, USAID, and NSC Reporting on the Afghan War

· European Defense Trends: Annotated Brief

· Issues in International Political Economy - Reality Comes to the Fore - May 2010 - Number 125
· Policy Brief Case Study: The OSCE and the 2010 Crisis in Kyrgyzstan
· Saudi Arabia and Gulf Security

Center for Technology and National Security Policy
· Bio-Inspired Innovation and National Security

Century Foundation
· The Role of Infrastructure Investment in Economic Growth

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o H.R. 5136 – To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2011 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2011, and for other purposes [May 19, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Afghanistan Reconstruction Oversight

· Oversight on the Compact of Free Association with the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI)

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Viewpoints on Homeland Security: A Discussion with the 9/11 Commissioners

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
· Deepwater Horizon: Oil Spill Prevention and Response Measures, and Natural Resource Impacts

· Implementation of the Pipeline Inspection, Protection, Enforcement and Safety Act of 2006 and Reauthorization of the Pipeline Safety Program
· Too Much For Too Little: Finding the Cost-Risk Balance

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation
· Response Efforts to the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· The New START Treaty

· After the Earthquake: Empowering Haiti to Rebuild Better

· The History and Lessons of START

· NATO: Report of the Group of Experts

Congress. Senate. Homeland & Governmental Affairs Committee
· Gulf Coast Catastrophe: Assessing the Nation's Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

· Counternarcotics Contracts in Latin America
· Balancing Act: Efforts to Right-Size the Federal Employee-to-Contractor Mix

Congress. Senate. Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
· History of Inaugurations

Congress. Senate. Select Intelligence Committee
· Unclassified Executive Summary of the Committee Report on the Attempted Terrorist Attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· The Economic and Budget Outlook

Department of the Army
· Cyberspace Operations Concept Capability Plan 2016-2028 [TRADOC Pamphlet 525-7-8]

Department of Defense
· Cyber Security

· Law Enforcement Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) System -eGuardian
· US Cyber Command Fact Sheet

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2010-058 Selected Controls for Information Assurance at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency

· D-2010-059 Contingency Contracting: A Framework for Reform

Department of Justice, National Gang Center
· History of Street Gangs in the United States

EU Institute for Security Studies
· The Prospects for Security Cooperation in the Persian Gulf

· The Trilateral Iranian Nuclear Agreement: Shell Games, International Style

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: Policies and Procedures for Preparing Public Health Products Should Be Strengthened, GAO-10-741T [testimony]
· Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: Policies and Procedures for Public Health Product Preparation Should Be Strengthened, GAO-10-449 ht
· Aviation Security: Efforts to Validate TSA's Passenger Screening Behavior Detection Program Underway, but Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Validation and Address Operational Challenges, GAO-10-763

· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: An Appropriate Methodology Is Needed for Determining Administrative Costs Attributable to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, GAO-10-610R · Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: DHS Needs to Conclude Negotiations and Finalize Regulations to Implement Federal Immigration Law, GAO-10-671T [testimony]
· Debt Management: Treasury Was Able to Fund Economic Stabilization and Recovery Expenditures in a Short Period of Time, but Debt Management Challenges Remain, GAO-10-498
· Defense Acquisitions: Observations on Weapon Program Performance and Acquisition Reforms, GAO-10-706T [testimony]

· Information Security: Veterans Affairs Needs to Resolve Long-Standing Weaknesses, GAO-10-727T [testimony]
· Nonprofit Sector: Treatment and Reimbursement of Indirect Costs Vary among Grants, and Depend Significantly on Federal, State, and Local Government Practices, GAO-10-477

Heritage Foundation
· The Federal Response to the Oil Spill: Lessons to Be Learned

· The Interdependence of National Security and National Sovereignty

· SBInet: Homeland Security Should Not Abandon Border Security Technology

· Ten Recommendations for the Cameron Administration on NATO and the EU
· Treating Terrorism Solely as a Law Enforcement Matter – Not Miranda – Is the Problem
· US Coast Guard Budget Cuts: The Wrong Direction to Take

Homeland Security Institute
· The Internet as a Terrorist Tool for Recruitment and Radicalization of Youth

Human Rights Foundation
· “We’ll Tie You Up and Shoot You”: Lack of Accountability for Political Violence in Burundi

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· ISIS Analysis of Main Committee Draft Reports

Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
· Checkmating the Resurgence of Oil Violence in the Niger Delta of Nigeria

Institute for the Study of War
· Afghanistan – Order of Battle (May 2010)

· Fact Sheet: Government Formation in Iraq
· Iraq – Order of Battle (May 2010)

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
· Internal Displacement Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2009

International Crisis Group
· The Rule of Law in Independent Kosovo

· Somalia’s Divided Islamists

· Timor-Leste: Oecusse and the Indonesian Border

· War Crimes in Sri Lanka

International Monetary Foundation (IMF)
· Fiscal Stimulus and Credibility in Emerging Countries

· International Transmission of Bank and Corporate Distress

International Relations and Security Network
· Hungarian 'Provocation' Irks Slovakia

· Intel Brief: The Chad Withdrawal
· New Beginnings in the Balkans?
· Obama’s Drone Handicap
· Rerouting Logistics in Afghanistan
· Thai Army Moves in for the Kill
· Turkish-Azerbaijani Gas Deal Postponed
· A World on the Margin

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, May 20, 2010, v. 8, no. 20

o The Asian Tigers -- The New Face of the Punjabi Taliban
o Muqtada al-Sadr Calls for a New Role for the Jaysh al-Mahdi Militia in Iraq
o Renegade Generals Threaten Unity of South Sudan's SPLA as Independence Referendum Approaches

National Academies Press
· Advancing the Science of Climate Change

· Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change

· Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
· NATO 2020: Assured Security; Dynamic Engagement: Analysis and Recommendations of the Group of Experts on a New Strategic Concept for NATO

Norwegian Refugee Council
· Confusion and Palava: The Logic of Land Encroachment in Lofa County, Liberia

· Not Displaced, Out-of-Place - Education of IDP Children in Georgia

Pakistan Security Research Unit (PSRU)
· PSRU Brief # 57. Socio Economic Cost of Terrorism: A Case Study of Pakistan

Program for Culture & Conflict Studies
· The Culture and Conflict Review, Spring 2010, v. 4. No. 1

o COIN: Theory & Practice
o Ridicule as a Tool for IO/PSYOPS in Afghanistan by Michael Cohn and Paul Sims
o Understanding the Problem in Afghanistan: A Plan for Stability by Nathan A. Minami
o Revisiting COIN in Basra by Glen Segell
o What Would Caesar Say? Modern Warfare through Classical Eyes by James Spencer
o The Iraq Invasion, Seven Years Later: Rebuilding Iraq, Rethinking Iran
o The Political Economy of Iraq's Growing Oil Power: A Crucial Phase by Sabri Zire Al-Saadi
o WMD Intelligence Analysis of Lessons from Iraq to Iran: Only dot the I’s – don’t cross the T’s by Glen Segell o International Economic Influence on Iranian Behavior: An Analysis by Lt Col Robert S. Renfro and David A. Anderson
o Diplomacy & Tribal Politics
o Cold Snap: Hillary, Ottawa, and the Inuit by Barry Zellen

· Cultural Themes in Messages from Top Air Force Leaders, 2005-2008

· Deterrence and First-Strike Stability in Space: A Preliminary Assessment htt
· The Development of China’s Air Force Capabilities (Testimony)
· Potential Effects of Chinese Aerospace Capabilities on US Air Force Operations (Testimony)

Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies
· The Politics of the Futenma Base Issue in Okinawa: Relocation Negotiations in 1995-1997, 2005-2006

Secretary of Defense/Joint Staff Freedom of Information Reading Rooms
· Experimental Programs for Mind Control or Behavioral Modification Purposes

· Foreign Military Sales 1950 - 1998

Small Wars Journal
· The Hidden Engagement: Interpreters

· The Jones Insurgency Model: A Tool for the Prevention and Resolution of Insurgency
· Leveraging Legitimacy: A Key Tool in Population-Centric Counterinsurgency
· “Partnership ‘Till it Hurts”: The Use of Fusion Cells to Establish Unity of Effort Between SOF (Yin) and Conventional Forces (Yang)

Stimson Center
· Local Contours of Security in Afghanistan

Strategic Studies Institute
· Implications of a Changing NATO

· Sufism in Northern Nigeria: A Force for Counter-Radicalization?

TRAC Reports
· As Terrorism Prosecutions Decline, Extent of Threat Remains Unclear

UN Conference on Trade and Development
· Review of Maritime Transport 2009

US Institute of Peace
· Fighting Corruption in Security Sector Reform

· Lebanon‘s Evolving Relationship with Syria
· On the Issues: Iran Sanctions
· On the Issues: Sinking of South Korea's Naval Vessel

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Analyzing the New UN Sanctions Proposal on Iran

· Confronting a Resilient al-Qaeda: The U.S. Strategic Response
· Lessons from the Iran Nuclear Developments
· The New British Government, the 'Special Relationship,' and the Middle East

White House
· First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Presidential Directive on Military Families