Monday, June 21, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 06-18-2010

Air Force Association (AFA)
· Russian Federation's fifth-generation fighter, the Sukhoi PAK-FA/I-21/T-50 Program

Africa Center for Strategic Studies
· Misinterpreting Ethnic Conflicts in Africa

Amnesty International
· From Homeland to Oil Sands: The Impact of Oil and Gas Development on the Lubicon Cree of Canada

Army Combined Arms Center
· Military Review, May-June 2010, v. 90, no. 3

o Relationships Matter: Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief in Haiti
o At What Cost, Intelligence? A Case Study of the Consequences of Ethical (and Unethical) Leadership
o The Operations Targeting and Effects Synchronization
o The Revolution in Military Affairs: 12 Observations on an Out-of-Fashion Idea
o Medical Operations in Counterinsurgency Warfare: Desired Effects and Unintended Consequences
o Harnessing Information Operations’ Potential Energy
o Combat Advising in Iraq: Getting Your Advice Accepted
o Achieving Excellence in Small-Unit Performance
o The Parting of the Sulawesi Sea: U.S. Strategy and Transforming the Terrorist Triangle
o Attack or Defend? Leveraging Information and Balancing Risk in Cyberspace
o Information Operations as a Deterrent to Armed Conflict
o Laboratory of Asymmetry: The 2006 Lebanon War and the Evolution of Iranian Ground Tactics
o Can a Nuclear-Armed Iran Be Deterred?

ASIS International
· Organizational Resilience: Security, Preparedness, and Continuity Management Systems - Requirements with Guidance for Use Standard ASIS SPC.1-2009

Aspen Institute
· U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin - Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam

Atlantic Council
· The Afghanistan-Pakistan Theater: Militant Islam, Security & Stability

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Army Capability Review 2010

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
· Cyber Power

· Cybersecurity: The U.S. Legislative Agenda
· A Pillar's Progress: How Development's History Shapes U.S. Options in the Present

Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)
· Can a Nuclear Iran be Contained? [video]

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

· Embracing North Korean Defectors: The "Small Unification" of Korea

· Deposits Could Aid Ailing Afghanistan
· Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated June 16, 2010 and archives]
· A Mid-Term Assessment of the Policies of the Ma Ying-jeou Administration

· South Asia Monitor no. 142, June 15, 2010 - Sri Lanka: Political Consolidation without Reconciliation?

· Taking Stock of the Youth Challenge in the Middle East: New Data and New Questions

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Arab Reform Bulletin - Interview with Essam al-Arian, member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Guidance Bureau

· Could Al-Qaeda Turn African in the Sahel?

· Exploiting Grievances: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
· Turkey’s Moment of Inflection
· A Two-State Solution Requires Palestinian Politics

CATO Institute
· Freedom and Exchange in Communist Cuba

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· Cornerstone: A Future Agenda for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)
· The 2010 NPT Review Conference: Deconstructing Consensus

· Inventory of International Nonproliferation Organizations & Regimes 2009

Center for Security Policy
· The 'Bring Back the Draft' Act

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· The Challenge of Chronic Diseases on the U.S.-Mexico Border

· Final Report on Lessons Learned (Department of Defense Task Force for Business and Stability Operations)
· Issues in International Political Economy - Narcotics - June 2010 - Number 126

· The Key to Success in Afghanistan

· PacNet #30 - How Transparent is the PLA?

· Realism in Afghanistan: Rethinking an Uncertain Case for the War
· Surprise Is Inevitable; Vulnerability Is Not: Improving the Defense Department’s Readiness to Address Key Areas of Potential Surprise

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· Baptism By Fire: CIA Analysis of the Korean War Overview

Congress. House. Armed Service Committee
· Hearings

o Developments in Afghanistan [June 16, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Horn of Africa: Current Conditions and U.S. Policy

· Press Freedom in the Americas

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Caring for Special Needs during Disasters: What’s being done for Vulnerable Populations?

· Cybersecurity: DHS’ Role, Federal Efforts and National Policy

· H.R. 5498, the WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2010
· SBInet: Does it Pass the Border Security Test?

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform
· Viral Hepatitis: The Secret Epidemic

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Situation in Afghanistan [June 15, 2010]

· Situation in Afghanistan [June 16, 2010]

· New START and Implications for National Security Programs

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· The New START Treaty (Treaty Doc. 111-5): The Negotiations

· The New START Treaty (Treaty Doc. 111-5): Views from the Pentagon

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
· The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Ensuring a Financially Responsible Recovery

· Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset: Comprehensive Legislation for the 21st Century

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Fear and Uncertainty in Afghanistan

· The Lengthening List of Iran Sanctions
· Terrorism Havens: Somalia
· U.S. Policy Toward the Korean Peninsula

Crisis States Research Centre/ London School of Economics and Political Science
· The Sun in the Sky—The Relationship Between Pakistan’s ISI and Afghan Insurgents

Department of Defense
· 2010 Annual Industrial Capabilities Report

· DOD/USGS briefing on minerals in Afghanistan

o Briefing slides

Department of Energy
· 2010 Gulf Spill

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-10-94 - U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team Makes Progress in Security Cyberspace, but Challenges Remain

Department of Justice Inspector General
· Review of the Drug Enforcement Administration's El Paso Intelligence Center, Evaluation and Inspections Report I-2010-005

Department of State
· 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report

· Chart on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response: Government to Government International Offers of Assistance
· U.S. Assistance in Response to the Current Humanitarian Crisis in the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan

Department of the Treasury
· Fact Sheets: U.S. Treasury Department Targets Iran's Nuclear and Missile Programs

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Country Analysis Brief: Algeria

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· Islamist Lawfare: Briefs as Weapons of Mass Disruption
· Mapping the Response to BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Cybersecurity: Continued Attention Is Needed to Protect Federal Information Systems from Evolving Threats, GAO-10-834T [testimony]

· Defense Infrastructure: Observations on the Department of the Navy's Depot Capital Investment Program. GAO-10-726R
· Federal Energy Management: GSA's Recovery Act Program Is on Track, but Opportunities Exist to Improve Transparency, Performance Criteria, and Risk Management, GAO-10-630

· Homeland Security: Preliminary Observations on the Federal Protective Service's Workforce Analysis and Planning Efforts, GAO-10-802R
· International Trade: Exporters' Use of the Earned Import Allowance Program for Haiti Is Negligible because They Favor Other Trade Provisions, GAO-10-654
· Natural Catastrophe Insurance Coverage Remains a Challenge for State Programs, GAO-10-568R
· Oil and Gas Management: Key Elements to Consider for Providing Assurance of Effective Independent Oversight, GAO-10-852T [testimony]
· Oil Spills: Cost of Major Spills May Impact Viability of Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, GAO-10-795T [testimony]
· Secure Border Initiative: DHS Needs to Reconsider Its Proposed Investment in Key Technology Program, GAO-10-340

· Secure Border Initiative: DHS Needs to Follow Through on Plans to Reassess and Better Manage Key Technology, GAO-10-840T [testimony]
· The Strategic Framework for U.S. Efforts in Afghanistan, GAO-10-655R

Government of Canada
· Canada’s Engagement in Afghanistan - Quarterly Report to Parliament for the Period of January 1 to March 31, 2010

Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons
· Muslim Prisoners’ Experiences: A Thematic Review

Heritage Foundation
· Another Limit Imposed by the New START Treaty

· Creating a Crisis: The Squandered $100 Billion Education Stimulus

· From Russian Competition to Natural Resources Access: Recasting US Arctic Policy
· Hamas Is a Threat to Peace, Despite Propaganda Claims

Human Rights Watch
· “Welcome to Kenya”: Police Abuse of Somali Refugees

Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung
· Low Intensity Terrorist Threats – A Future Trend in Europe?

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
· Countering the Naxals

· Economic Crises, Currencies and Geopolitical Turning Points

Institute for Security Studies
· Monograph 171: The Burundi Peace Process

· Monograph 170: Climate Change and Natural Resources Conflicts in Africa

· Workshop Report: The state of the region Security Sector Governance in Southern Africa

Institute for the Study of War
· Afghanistan Order of Battle [updated June 2010]

· Security Trends in Afghanistan Between the 2004 and 2009 Elections

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
· Still at Risk: Internally Displaced Children’s Rights in North-West Pakistan

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Can You Map Global Financial Stability?

· Demand Spillovers and the Collapse of Trade in the Global Recession

· Islamic Republic of Afghanistan: Request for an Extension of the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility
· Paraguay: Selected Issues
· Resolution of Banking Crises: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

International Relations and Security Network
· Aid Distribution May Deepen Kyrgyz Crisis

· Guiding EU Defense
· Is Afghan 'Jirgah' the Way Forward?
· Israel vs Iran: The Risk of War
· Managing Asia’s Nuclear Rivalry
· A New Front in the PKK Insurgency
· Soil Smuggling in Indonesia

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, June 18, 2010, v. 8, no. 24

o Perceptions of Success and Failure in ISAF Operations in Marjah, Afghanistan
o AQAP's New Strategy: Targeting Westerners and Promoting the Individual Jihad
o Will al-Qaeda Survive the Loss of its Leadership

Migration Information Source/Migration Policy Institute
· Political Considerations Surround Decision to Deploy National Guard to Southwest Border

National Academies Press
· The Domestic and International Impacts of the 2009-H1N1 Influenza A Pandemic: Global Challenges, Global Solutions: Workshop Summary [free download - registration required]

· Persistent Forecasting of Disruptive Technologies--Report 2 [free download - registration required]

National Defense University
· Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), July 2010, 3rd Quarter

o "Africa's Future is Up to Africans": Putting the President's Words into Action
o Misinterpreting Ethnic Conflicts in Africa
o Ethnic Politics, Defense, and Security in "Latin" America
o Clan, the State, and War: Lessons from the Far North
o Regional Threats: Security Capacity Imperatives in the Caribbean
o The Age of Irregular Warfare: So What?
o Reorienting Grand Strategy: The Promise of Single-equilibrium Defense Planning
o Stabilization Operations: A Successful Strategy for Postconflict Management
o USCYBERCOM: The Need for a Combatant Commant versus a Subunified Command
o The End of Surface Warships
o Unmanned Systems and the Joint Team
o Are We Professionals?
o When Do We Teach the Basics?
o The Post-9/11 American Serviceman
o Developing Air Force Strategists: Change Culture, Reverse Careerism
o Military Dissuasion: A Framework for Influencing PLA Procurement Trends
o Off and Running: The Middle East Nuclear Arms Race
o Through a Jingzi, Darkly
o The Social Sciences and Innovation in Gaming
o Joint Doctrine Update
o Time for Deconstruction of Field Manual 3-24
o Constructing the Legacy of Field Manual 3-24
o Freeing the Army from the Counterinsurgency Straitjacket
o Learning and Adapting to Win

National Security Archive
· Cold War Origins of Global Cutoff Proposal and Why It Failed

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
· An Honourable Exit for MINURCAT?

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Estimates of Fundamental Equilibrium Exchange Rates, May 2010

· In Defense of Europe's Grand Bargain

· US Trade and Wages: The Misleading Implications of Conventional Trade Theory

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· Obama More Popular Abroad Than At Home, Global Image of U.S. Continues to Benefit

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Fueling Both Sides of the Energy Debate

· Cash Incentives and Military Enlistment, Attrition, and Reenlistment

· Enhancing Public Health Emergency Preparedness for Special Needs Populations: A Toolkit for State and Local Planning and Response
· Hired Guns: Views About Armed Contractors in Operation Iraqi Freedom

· Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Use by Adults in the U.S.: A Snapshot from the End of the 2009-2010 Vaccination Season
· Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Use by Adults in the U.S.: Detailed Survey Data Tables for the 2009-2010 Vaccination Season

Research Centre for East European Studies/Center for Security Studies
· Russian Analytical Digest, no. 81: Russian Public Relations Activities and Soft Power

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
· Future of US Power: Is China Going to Eclipse the United States? Two Possible Scenarios to 2040

Security and Defence Agenda
· Does Europe Need "Homeland Security"?

Security Studies Center
· Chinese Perceptions of the Utility of Nuclear Weapons: Prospects and Potential Problems in Disarmament

Small Arms Journal
· Our Ambivalent Iraqi-Kurdistan Policy

· The Relevance of Technology in Afghanistan

Stanley Foundation
· The Future Role of the G-8 Global Partnership: Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction

· Leadership and the Global Governance Agenda: Three Voices

· The United Nations and the G-20: Ensuring Complementary Efforts
· Wider Lessons for Peacebuilding: Security Sector Reform in Liberia

Stimson Center
· Next Steps for Nuclear Security

Strategic Studies Institute
· Endgame for the West in Afghanistan? Explaining the Decline in Support for the War in Afghanistan in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany

United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
· The Globalization of Crime: A Transnational Organized Crime Threat Assessment

US Geological Survey (USGS)
· USGS Projects in Afghanistan Documents

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· The Flawed Shura Council Elections: Omen for Egypt's Future?

· Mahmoud Abbas Visits Washington: Key Quotes

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict
· Setting the Right Priorities: Protecting Children Affected by Armed Conflict in Afghanistan

World Public

· Listening to the Voice of Humanity