Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 06-25-2010

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
· The Northern Front: The Afghan Insurgency Spreading beyond the Pashtuns

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
· Hospital Assessment and Recovery Guide

· Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· Distributional Impacts in a Comprehensive Climate Policy Package

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· At the Eve of Convergence? Social Services in the U.S. and Germany

· Religious Tolerance and Islam

American Security Project
· Yemen and U.S. Security: Assessing and Managing the Challenge of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

Amnesty International
· Israel: Submission to the Human Rights Committee

· USA: Normalizing Delay, Perpetuating Injustice, Undermining the ‘Rules of the Road’

Army Surgeon General
· Pain Management Task Force Final Report

Arms Sales Monitoring Project
· Missile Watch, June 2010, v. 3, no. 2

Asian Human Rights Commission
· Hegemony of Wilderness Torture Situation in Pakistan

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· How Much is Enough? The Disclosure of Defence Capability Planning Information

· Measuring Up: Evaluating Cohesion in the National Security Community

· RAAF Capability Review 2010

Brookings Institution
· Beyond Madrasas: Assessing the Links Between Education and Militancy in Pakistan

· Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [updated June 23, 2010 and archives]

· Recovery or Relapse: The Role of the G-20 in the Global Economy

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
· Women in Law Enforcement, 1987-2008

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· A Primer to the G8/G20 Toronto and Huntsville Summits

Center for American Progress
· China’s Clean Energy Push: Evaluating the Implications for American Competitiveness

Center for International Cooperation
· Drug Production and Trafficking, Counterdrug Policies and Security and Governance in Afghanistan

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· The Afghan War: A Campaign Overview

· Iraq and the United States: Creating a Strategic Partnership

· The Role of Markets and Trade in Food Security
· Strengthening Global Health Preparedness: Recommendations for Expanding U.S. Engagement and Leadership

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
· The G20 Framework for Strong, Sustainable And Balanced Growth: A Study in Credible Cooperation

Commonwealth of Australia
· Hackers, Fraudsters and Botnets: Tackling the Problem of Cyber Crime

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee
· Warlord, Inc.—Extortion and Corruption Along the U.S. Supply Chain in Afghanistan

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Progress in Preventing Military Suicides and Challenges in Detection and Care of the Invisible Wounds of War

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Finding Common Ground with a Rising China

· Iran Policy in the Aftermath of UN Sanctions

· The New START Treaty (Treaty Doc. 111-5): Benefits and Risks

· The New START Treaty (Treaty Doc. 111-5): Implementations—Inspections and Assistance

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Building African Partnerships to Defeat Piracy

· Deterrence Misapplied: Challenges in Containing a Nuclear Iran

Defense Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP)
· 2010 CBDP Annual Report to Congress

Department of Defense
· McChrystal Statement Expresses Support for Policy

o President’s Statement
o Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s Statement

o NATO Secretary General’s Statement

Department of Defense Inspector General
· Administrative Investigations H10L111565072 Reinvestigation of Combat Action at Wanat Village, Afghanistan

Department of Homeland Security
· DRAFT - National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

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

· OIG-10-90 - Immigration and Customs Enforcement Information Technology Management Progresses But Challenges Remain
· OIG-10-89 - The Coast Guard's Maritime Safety and Security Team Program

Department of State, Office of the Historian
· Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), 1969-1976, Volume VIII, Vietnam, January-October, 1972

Department of the Army
· Wanat Review [Battle - 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team at Wanat Village, Afghanistan]

o General Campbell's Report

o CENTCOM redacted report

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Country Analysis Brief -- Kuwait

EU Institute for Security Studies
· A Strategy for EU Foreign Policy

European Community’s 7th Framework Programme
· PRIV-WAR: Regulating Privatisation of War [website]

Fund for Peace
· 2010 Failed States Index

Goldman Sachs
· World Cup and Economics 2010

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Army Working Capital Fund: Army Faces Challenges in Managing Working Capital Fund Cash Balance during Wartime Environment, GAO-10-480

· Defense Infrastructure: Army Needs to Improve Its Facility Planning Systems to Better Support Installations Experiencing Significant Growth, GAO-10-602

· Humanitarian Assistance: Status of North Korean Refugee Resettlement and Asylum in the United States, GAO-10-691

· Nuclear Weapons: Actions Needed to Identify Total Costs of Weapons Complex Infrastructure and Research and Production Capabilities, GAO-10-582
· Transportation Security: Additional Actions Could Strengthen the Security of Intermodal Transportation Facilities, GAO-10-435R

· Warfighter Support: Preliminary Observations on DOD's Progress and Challenges in Distributing Supplies and Equipment to Afghanistan, GAO-10-842T [testimony]

Heritage Foundation
· Air Cargo Security: How to Keep Americans Secure without Harming the Economy

· The Economy Hits Home: International Trade
· Key Questions about Elena Kagan
· New START: Potemkin Village Verification

· Oil Spill Response Sets Poor Precedent for Public-Private Cooperation

· President Obama Should Give the Senate Access to the Negotiating History of New START

· The Three Biggest Myths About Tax Cuts and the Budget Deficit

· Visa Waiver Program: A Security Partnership

· What the EU Bailout Means for the US

· World Bank’s Palm Oil Development Strategy Should Focus on Economic Freedom

Human Rights Watch
· Curing the Selectivity Syndrome: The 2011 Review of the Human Rights Council

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
· South Asia Trends, v. 1, no. 4, June 7-20, 2010

· US Sanctions on Iran and their Impact on India

International Crisis Group
· Cameroon: The Dangers of a Fracturing Regime

· Guatemala: Squeezed Between Crime and Impunity

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· How Did Emerging Markets Cope in the Crisis?

International Relations and Security Network
· Buying Blackwater

· China’s Cheonan Problem

· Defining ‘Victory’ In Pakistan’s War On The Taliban

· General McChrystal Out

· Kazakhstan Gets Jump on Caspian Naval Race

· Ramallah on the Fence

· Shale Gas: Eureka or False Dawn?

· US Coast Guard: Bigger Missions, Fewer Dollars

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, June 24, 2010, v. 10, no. 13

o China's New Aristocracy: Red Cadres and Red-Hat Businessmen
o The Changing Face of PLA Political Education
o Reorientation of China’s Armed Forces: Implications for the Future Promotions of PLA Generals
o Shangri-La Dialogue Highlights Tensions in Sino-U.S. Relations
· Terrorism Monitor, June 25, 2010, v. 8, no. 25

o Is Yemen Contemplating a Military Offensive in the Secessionist South?
o Taliban Spokesman Discusses Relations with al-Qaeda and Opium Production in Afghanistan
o Algeria's AQIM Becomes a Regional Threat Despite Surrender of Senior Leaders

McKinsey Global Institute
Lions on the Move: The Progress and Potential of African Economies

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

National Defense University Library
U.S. National Strategy Documents digital collection

National Security Archive
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Korea?

National Strategy Information Center (NSIC)
Adapting America's Security Paradigm and Security Agenda

Peterson Institute for International Economics
Deepening China-Taiwan Relations through the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement

· Counterinsurgency in Pakistan

· The Enduring Partnership? The Trans-Atlantic Community as a Natural Alliance

· Reconstruction Under Fire: Case Studies and Further Analysis of Civil Requirements
· Uncertainties in the North Korean Nuclear Threat

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Swords to Ploughshares: China’s Defence-Conversion Policy

Religions and Development Research Programme
· Elusive Peace: Seeking a "New Normal" in Post-Conflict Ahmedabad and Mumbai

Rolling Stone
· The Runaway General

School for a Culture of Peace
· 2010 Yearbook on Peace Processes

Security & Defence Agenda
· Is Europe's Energy Security Policy a Reality or an Ambition?

Small Wars Journal
· The Branch Formerly Known As PSYOP: Names Influence

· Three Cups of Tea and an IED: The Death of Haji Abdul Jabar and the Future of the Alikozai Tribe

· Symantec 2010 SMB Information Protection Survey - Global: June 2010

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
· Afghanistan: Cannabis Survey 2009

· Colombia - Coca Cultivation Survey 2009

· Drug Use in Afghanistan

· Global Smart Update 2010

· World Drug Report 2010

UN Security Council
· Secretary General report on IEDs in Afghanistan

UK House of Commons Library
· The ‘AfPak Policy’ and the Pashtuns

· Progress Towards Nuclear Disarmament?

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Haiti: A Forward Look

· Improving Natural Resource Management in Sudan

· Rebuilding Afghanistan's Political Immunity

United States Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC)
· 2010 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Actions, Not Just Attitudes: A New Paradigm for U.S.-Arab Relations

· Fighting the Ideological Battle: The Missing Link in America's Effort to Counter Violent Extremism

· The Gaza Flotilla Incident: Impact on Three Key Arab Actors
· Giving Teeth to the Iran Sanctions: Targeting Re-Export Loopholes