Sunday, July 25, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 07-23-2010

ADS Group
· UK Aerospace Industry Survey 2010

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· Issue Brief #37: Transatlantic Relations After the Lisbon Treaty

· German-American Issues #13: The Many Sides of Muslim Integration
· Soundboard of Society or Critical Observer: German and American Media Coverage of the Afghanistan Conference

· Systemizing Structural Change: How States Can Learn From Each Other

Amnesty International
· Hard News: Journalists’ Lives in Danger in Somalia

U.S. Army Nuclear and Combating WMD Agency (USANCA)
· Combating WMD Journal, Spring/Summer 2010, Issue 5

o Sea Power - Deterrence From The Sea
o The U.S. Nuclear Weapons Accident & Incident Program in Europe
o Making Foreign Consequence Management Harder
o Pandemics of the Past: A Learning Opportunity
o Nuclear Medical Science Officers: Army Health Physicists Proudly Serving and Defending Their Country around the Globe
o The Need to Redefine Electromagnetic (EM) Protection: “A Think Piece"
o Nuclear Power Plants on Military Installations: “A Think Piece”
o USANCA Launches Army CWMD Information Portal (ACIP)
o The Mission that Drove World History
o Historical Development of the Nuclear Weapons Accident Response Procedures
o Sea Power - Deterrence from the Sea

Atlantic Council
· It's Time to Ratify the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties

· The Changing Pakistan Army Officer Corps

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· Comparing Climate Commitments: A Model-Based Analysis of the Copenhagen Accord

· Interactions between State and Federal Climate Change Policies
· Options for the Institutional Venue for International Climate Negotiations

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
· Iran Update, No. 144 – 19 July 2010

o Talks over Iran's nuclear enrichment could resume in the fall
o More sanctions levied on Iran; Tehran vows to continue enriching uranium
o Utility and impacts of sanctions questioned
o Tehran pushes uranium enrichment progress; United States and Russia warn Iran closer to weapons capability
o G8 and D8 summits
o Case of Iranian nuclear scientist adds more controversy to Iran-U.S. relations; Canadian convicted of trying to export dual-use technology to Iran

Brookings Institute
· Beyond Additionally in Cap-and-Trade Offset Policy

· Bridging Cuba’s Communication Divide: How US Policy Can Help
· Latin America and the Caribbean’s Economic Recovery

· Levantine Reset: Toward a More Viable US Strategy for Lebanon

· Moving to the Cloud: How the Public Sector Can Leverage the Power of Cloud Computing
· Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan (updated July 19, 2010 and archives)

· Steps to Improve Cloud Computing in the Public Sector

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· Building Cooperation in the Eastern Middle East

· Political Dimensions of Police Reform in Pakistan

CATO Institute
· The Inefficiency of Clearing Mandates

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Afghan National Security Forces

· Refocusing Afghan Metrics on Key Local Areas and Population Centers
· US Defense Planning

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
· The Taliban Beyond the Pashtuns

Chatham House
· Between Faith and Reason: UK Policy Towards the US and the EU

· The UK and the World: Rethinking the UK’s International Ambitions and Choices Conference
o Session 1 - A Changing Britain

o Session 2 - The UK in the Global Economy: Still in the Top Tier?
o Session 3 - The UK, US and Europe: Transatlantic Relations and Choices

o Session 4 - The UK as a Global 'Thought Leader'

o Session 5 - Options for Security and Defence Policy

o Session 6 - A Changing Britain

Commission on Wartime Contracting
· Better Planning For Defense-to-State Transition in Iraq Needed to Avoid Mistakes and Waste

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Managing the Department of Defense in a Time of Tight Budgets [July 22, 2010]
o Modeling and Simulation: Enhancing Military Readiness [July 20, 2010]

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· The Role of the Interior Department in the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Oversight of the Feed the Future Initiative

· Protecting U.S. Intellectual Property Overseas: The Joint Strategic Plan and Beyond
· Assessing the Merida Initiative: A Report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)

· Transshipment and Diversion: Are U.S. Trading Partners Doing Enough to Prevent the Spread of Dangerous Technologies?

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· The Role of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Border Security

· Enhancing DHS’ Efforts to Disrupt Alien Smuggling Across Our Borders

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
· Ensuring Justice for Victims of the Gulf Coast Oil Disaster

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Sustaining Nuclear Weapons Under the New START [July 15, 2010]

· Implementation of the New START [July 20, 2010]

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science and Transportation
· Turning Ideas into Action: Ensuring Effective Clean Up and Restoration in the Gulf

· SAFE Port Act Reauthorization: Securing Our Nation's Critical Infrastructure

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
· Charting a Path Forward: The Homeland Security Department's Quadrennial Homeland Security Review and Bottom-Up Review

· A Review of Disaster Medical Preparedness: Improving Coordination and Collaboration in the Delivery of Medical Assistance during Disasters

· The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Ensuring a Financially Responsible Recovery Part II

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· An Analysis of the Army's Arsenal Support Program Initiative

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Debating the New START Treaty

· US Drone Activities in Pakistan

Department of Homeland Security
· Progress in Implementing 9/11 Commission Recommendations: July 2010 Update

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-10-98 - FEMA's Disaster Assistance Improvement Plan

Department of State
· Background Notes: Iran

· Background Notes: Pakistan

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
· Key Fact About Contractors

· ODNI Fact Sheet: Leading an Integrated Intelligence Community that Operates as a Single Enterprise

· Questions & Answers on the Intelligence Community Post 9/11

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Alien Smuggling: DHS Needs to Better Leverage Investigative Resources and Measure Program Performance along the Southwest Border, GAO-10-328

· Alien Smuggling: DHS Could Better Address Alien Smuggling along the Southwest Border by Leveraging Investigative Resources and Measuring Program Performance GAO-10-919T [testimony]
· Border Security: CBP Lacks the Data Needed to Assess the FAST Program at U.S. Northern Border Ports, GAO-10-694

· Defense Management: DOD Needs Better Information and Guidance to More Effectively Manage and Reduce Operating and Support Costs of Major Weapon Systems, GAO-10-717

· Drug Control: DOD Needs to Improve Its Performance Measurement System to Better Manage and Oversee Its Counternarcotics Activities, GAO-10-835

· Drug Control: International Programs Face Significant Challenges Reducing the Supply of Illegal Drugs but Support Broad U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives, GAO-10-921T [testimony]
· Elections: DOD Can Strengthen Evaluation of Its Absentee Voting Assistance Program, GAO-10-476
· Engaging Foreign Audiences: Assessment of Public Diplomacy Platforms Could Help Improve State Department Plans to Expand Engagement, GAO-10-767

· Information Management: Challenges In Federal Agencies' Use of Web 2.0 Technologies, GAO-10-872T [testimony]

· Maritime Security: DHS Progress and Challenges in Key Areas of Port Security, GAO-10-940T [testimony]

· Merida Initiative: The United States Has Provided Counternarcotics and Anticrime Support but Needs Better Performance Measures, GAO-10-837

· Merida Initiative: The United States Needs Better Performance Measures for Its Counternarcotics and Anticrime Support Efforts, GAO-10-913T [testimony]

· Military Base Realignments and Closures: DOD Is Taking Steps to Mitigate Challenges but Is Not Fully Reporting Some Additional Costs, GAO-10-725R
· New Embassy Compounds: State Faces Challenges in Sizing Facilities and Providing for Operations and Maintenance Requirements, GAO-10-689

Heritage Foundation
· As the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty Process Begins, UNs “Programme of Action” on Small Arms Shows Its Dangers

· The Cameron-Obama White House Meeting: The US and UK Must Reject a Timetable for the War in Afghanistan

· Cap-and-Trade Bill Would Make Housing Less Affordable
· China’s Suspect Economic Data

· Comparing Pay in the Federal Government and the Private Sector

· Congress Starts Thinking Seriously About Cybersecurity – But More Thinking Needed
· David Cameron and Barack Obama Must Advance Economic Freedom – Not More Foreign Aid
· David Cameron Must Press for US Ratification of the US-UK Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty
· Europe: What Future?

· Reclaiming America: Why We Honor the Tea Party Movement

Human Rights Watch
· “I Saw It with My Own Eyes”: Abuses by Chinese Security Forces in Tibet, 2008-2010

· Off the Streets: Arbitrary Detention and Other Abuses against Sex Workers in Cambodia

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
· Whither Pakistan? Growing Instability and Implications for India

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· ISS Paper 211: 'Keep Calm and Carry On' An Initial African Assessment of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) 2010 Review Conference

· ISS Paper 212: The Chair of the African Union What Prospect for Institutionalisation?
· ISS Paper 213: Towards an Understanding of Repeat Violent Off Ending: A Review of the Literature

Institute for the Study of Labor
· Did Employer Sanctions Lose Their Bite? Labor Market Effects of Immigration Legalization

Institute for the Study of War
· Analysis of the Afghan Defense Appointments

International Council on Security and Development
· Afghanistan—The Relationship Gap

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Central Banking Lessons from the Crisis

· Euro Area Policies: Selected Issues

· Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and Challenges Ahead: An Update
· Proposal for a Post-Catastrophe Debt Relief Trust Fund

· Resolution of Cross-Border Banks - A Proposed Framework for Enhanced Coordination

International Relations and Security Network
· Can Kabul Conference Cover a Donor-Government Gap?

· Color Revolutions Turn Black

· The Dangers of a Burqa Ban

· Eritrea and Isaias Afewerki: A Cold Logic

· Ethiopia's Election: All Losers

· ICJ Clears Kosovo Independence

· Leadership Crisis in Nepal

· The McChrystal Affair and US Civil-Military Relations

· New Prospect for Space Arms Control

· Thailand Emergency Rule Under Fire

· Ukraine: What Opposition?

· Unrest in Baluchistan

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, July 22, 2010, v. 10, no. 15

o The Chinese Navy’s Emerging Support Network in the Indian Ocean
o Assessing the PLA’s Promotion Ladder to CMC Member Based on Grades vs. Ranks – Part 1
o China Building Africa's Economic Infrastructure: SEZs and Railroads
o Chinese Analyses of Soviet Failure: The Dictatorship of the Proletariat
· Terrorism Monitor, July 22, 2010, v. 8, no. 29

o South Lebanon's Shiites Clash with French Peacekeepers- A Hezbollah Strategy?
o Uyghurs Convicted in East Turkestan Islamic Movement Plot in Dubai
o Tawhid al-Hakimiyyah- A Jihadi Achilles Heel?

Joint Defense Science Board (DSB)/Threat Reduction Advisory Committee Task Force
· The Nuclear Weapons Effects National Enterprise

Military Education Research Libraries Network (MERLN)
· Military Bibliographies [various topics]

Mitchell Institute
· Air Force UAVs: The Secret History

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
· Pakistan’s Police between Centralization and Devolution

Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
· ANP Compound at Kandahar Generally Met Contract Terms but Has Project Planning, Oversight, and Sustainability Issues

Pakistan Security Research Unit (PSRU)
· PSRU Brief # 60. Domestic Politics and Systemic Constraints in Pakistan’s India Policy

· New Equipping Strategies for Combat Support Hospitals

· Observations on Recent Trends in Armored Forces
· Simple Models to Explore Deterrence and More General Influence in the War with al-Qaeda
· Victory Has a Thousand Fathers: Sources of Success in Counterinsurgency
· Victory Has a Thousand Fathers: Detailed Counterinsurgency Case Studies

Small Wars Journal
· Afghanistan: The Importance of Political Maneuver in COIN Operations

· MIA in QDR: A Unifying Vision for Land Forces

· Afghan Governance Considerations
· A Third COIN Course of Action: A Question of Command: Counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq
· Explosive Escalation?: Reflections on the Car Bombing in Ciudad Juarez

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· Controlling Conflict Resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· Got Vision? Unity of Vision in Policy and Strategy: What It Is and Why We Need It [NPS Faculty - Dr Anna Simons]

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· The Iranian Clergy's Silence

· Yemen's Forever War: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
· Yemen's Forever War: The Houthi Rebellion

· Yemen's Forever War: Political Instability in the South

Washington Post
· Top Secret America

White House
· Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

DSB - Nuclear Weapons Effects National Enterprise report

The Joint Defense Science Board (DSB)/Threat Reduction Advisory Committee Task Force has released its latest report -- "The Nuclear Weapons Effects National Enterprise"

According the memo from Task Force Co-Chairs:

"Nuclear weapons remain a serious - and, some believe, growing - threat to U.S. forces, affecting the survivability of critical systems for mission assurance. The potential use of nuclear weapons on the battlefield was not eliminated at the end of the Cold War. Regional Proliferation risks are growing. A global market place has made acquisition of information and components to develop nuclear weapons more accessible. Perhaps most important is the fact that U.S. superiority in its conventional forces makes nuclear weapons attractive to potential adversaries who could never compete against such a robust arsenal of systems.

"At the same time, however, U.S. attention and capabilities to counter nuclear weapons have been atrophying for many years. Intelligence assets are focused elsewhere. Military and civilian leaders in DOD are poorly educated on military operations in nuclear environments, and have little understanding of nuclear weapons and the issues surrounding their use against our nation. U.S. counters (outside of missile defense) have received little attention in over two decades, especially defensive measures to ensure continued operations in radiation environments. Technical expertise and infrastructure have decayed significantly. Investments in nuclear survivability have declined...."

Monday, July 19, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 07-16-2010

Africa Center for Strategic Studies
· Cocaine and Instability in Africa: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean

American Enterprise Institute [AEI] Critical Threats Project
· Expanding the Campaign of Violence: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's English-Language Magazine

Amnesty International
· Independent Voices Stifled in Tunisia

Asian Development Bank Institute
· The Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization: Origin, Development and Outlook

· Financing Asia’s Infrastructure: Modes of Development and Integration of Asian Financial Markets

Australian Ministry of Defence
· Building Defence Capability: A Policy for a Smarter and More Agile Defence Industry Base

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Putting the ‘National’ into National Security: Australia’s Maritime Surveillance Capability

Berghof Conflict Research
· 9th Berghof Handbook Dialogue: "Human Rights and Conflict Transformation: The Challenges of Just Peace

o Introduction: Towards Peace with Justice
o Rethinking Conflict Transformation from a Human Rights Perspective
o Conflicts and the Politics of Human Rights Invocations
o Conflict Transformation and Human Rights: A Mutual Stalemate?
o The New Constitutionalism: An Approach to Human Rights from a Conflict Transformation Perspective
o Reflections on Rights and Conflict from Uganda
o Human Rights and the Imbalance of Power: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
o Interaction between Conflict Transformation and Human Rights in the Face of Ongoing Armed Conflict in Colombia
o Concluding Reflection: Holding Concurrent Realities

Brookings Institute
· Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan (updated July 15, 2010 and archives)

· Bridging Cuba's Communication Divide: How U.S. Policy Can Help
· A Changing Japan in a Changing World

· Energizing Peace: The Role of Pipelines in Regional Cooperation

· Financial Reform: Now It’s Up to the Regulators
· The Political Battle in Iraq
· Social Foundation of Taiwan's Future: Guns, Wheelchairs and Shark's Fin Soup

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· G8 Security Sector Capacity Building in Fragile States: Examining Effectiveness and Coherence

CATO Institute
· Bad Medicine: A Guide to the Real Costs and Consequences of the New Health Care Law

Center for a New American Security
· Contracting in Conflicts: The Path to Reform

Center for American Progress
· Preparing for the Next Public Health Crisis: Establishing a Public Health Response Plan to Address Threats Such as the Gulf Oil Disaster

· What the International Community Should Focus on at the Kabul Conference: Progress in Afghanistan Depends on Political Reforms

Center for Contemporary Conflict (CCC)
· Strategic Insights, Spring/Summer 2010, v. 9, no, 1 - Special Issue: The Complex Realm of Asymmetric Warfare

o State Security Policy and Proxy Wars in Africa: Ultima Ratio Regum: Remix or Redux?
o Change We Can Fight Over: The Relationship between Arable Land Supply and Substate Conflict
o Understanding Female Suicide Terrorism in Sri Lanka through a Constructivist Lens
o The Perilous Slog of Asymmetric Warfare: A Better Way Forward in Afghanistan
o Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement as an Instrument of Coercion

Center for Security Policy
· Disastrously 'Transforming' Defense

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· Strategic Trends Analysis No. 78: The Military Utility of Drones

· Strategic Trends Analysis No. 77: The Libyan Affair: Afterthoughts on Swiss Crisis Management

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· The Accidental Linchpin

· Asia’s Response to Climate Change and Natural Disasters

· Border Security in a Time of Transformation
· Cambodian Debt to the United States: Ring of Consecrated Sand

· Comparative Connections, v. 12, no. 2

· Human Capital Crisis in Cybersecurity

· If Petraeus and Eikenberry Can Win

· Issues in International Political Economy - Mexico's War on Drugs - July 2010 - Number 127

· Public Health in Asia

Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
· The Journal of Military and Strategic Studies (JMSS), Spring 2010, v. 12, no. 3

o Fear and Loathing in Afghanistan?
o Cold Front: Hillary, Ottawa, and the Inuit:A Year after the Inuit Re-Assert their Sovereignty, Washington Takes Their Side
o Canada and Missile Defence: Saying No to Mr. Bush
o Northern Europe’s Arctic Defence Agenda
o Terrorism in Canada: Victims and Perpetrators
o Contemporary Threats to Canada and the Canadian Forces
o From Dogs of War to Soldiers of Peace: Evaluating Private Military and Security Companies as a Civilian Protection Force
o The Geopolitics of Chinese Energy Security
o Military Linguistics: Russian in the Red/Soviet Army

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Oversight of the Activities of the Maritime Administration [July 14, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Agent Orange in Vietnam: Recent Developments in Remediation

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Chain of Command: An Examination of Information Sharing Practices During a Spill of National Significance

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
· Ethical Imperative for Reform of our Immigration System

· Impact of China’s Antitrust Law and other Competition Policies on U.S. Companies

Congress. House. Science and Technology
· Planning for the Future of Cyber Attack Attribution

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Afghanistan: Governance and the Civilian Strategy

· Executive Sessions of the Foreign Relations Committee (Historical Series) Vol 20 [previously classified transcripts of Vietnam Era Executive Sessions]
The New START Treat (Treaty Doc. 111-5): Maintaining a Safe, Secure and Effective Nuclear Arsenal

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Government Reform Committee
· The Cost Effectiveness of Procuring Weapon Systems in Excess of Requirements: Can We Afford More C-17s?

· Preventing and Recovering Medicare Payment Errors

· The Federal Government’s Role in Empowering Americans to Make Informed Financial Decisions

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
· Evaluating The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, S. 2930

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· CBO’s Economic Forecasting Record:2010 Update

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· A Third Lebanon War: CPA Contingency Planning Memorandum No. 8

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
· CTC Sentinel, June 2010 V. 3 Issue 6

o AQAP’s growing security threat to Saudi Arabia
o Assessing AQI’s resilience after April’s leadership decapitations
o The return of Moqtada al-Sadr and the revival of the Mahdi Army
o Indoctrinating children: The making of Pakistan’s suicide bombers
o The third way: A paradigm for influence in the marketplace of ideas
o Still fighting for revolution: Greece’s new generation of terrorists

Danish Institute for International Studies
· Sovereignty at Sea: The Law and Politics of Saving Lives in the Mare Liberum

Department of Defense
· DoD Instruction 3150.10, DoD Response to U.S. Nuclear Weapon Incidents, July 2, 2010

Department of the Navy
· OPNAVINST 3500.39C - Operational Risk Management

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· 2009 Domestic Uranium Production Report

· Energy Market and Economic Impacts the American Power Act of 2010

· Natural Gas Year-In-Review 2009

European Policy Centre
· Europe and rising Asia must re-engage in a new partnership

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Canada at Mid-Year 2010: A View from North of the Border

· The Mavi Marmara Incident, Rafah, and Egypt's Steel Wall
· The McChrystal Affair and U.S. Civil-Military Relations

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Afghanistan Development: Enhancements to Performance Management and Evaluation Efforts Could Improve USAID's Agricultural Programs, GAO-10-368

· Afghanistan Development: Poverty and Major Crop Production (GAO-10-756SP), an E-supplement to GAO-10-368
· Afghanistan Development: USAID Continues to Face Challenges in Managing and Overseeing U.S. Development Assistance Programs, GAO-10-932T [testimony]
· Defense Acquisitions: Missile Defense Program Instability Affects Reliability of Earned Value Management Data, GAO-10-676

· Human Capital: Quality of DOD Status of Forces Surveys Could Be Improved by Performing Nonresponse Analysis of the Results, GAO-10-751R
· Hurricane Katrina: CMS and HRSA Assistance to Sustain Primary Care Gains in the Greater New Orleans Area, GAO-10-773R
· Military Training: Army and Marine Corps Face Challenges to Address Projected Future Requirements, GAO-10-720

Heritage Foundation
· The 2010 Preparatory Committee for the UN Arms Trade Treaty: Five Dangers the US Must Avoid

· The Cameron–Obama White House Meeting: The U.S. and U.K. Must Reject a Timetable for the War in Afghanistan
· China’s Suspect Economic Data
· Comparing Pay in the Federal Government and the Private Sector

· Congress Starts Thinking Seriously About Cybersecurity—but More Thinking Needed
· “Mostly Free” – The Startling Decline of America’s Economic Freedom and What to Do About It
· New START: Beyond the Rhetoric
· A Rational Post-Spill Policy That Allows Offshore Drilling

· “Rebalancing” Chinese Investment in the US
· Tracking Chinese Investment: Western Hemisphere Now Top Target

Human Rights Watch
· “Hellish Work”: Exploitation of Migrant Tobacco Workers in Kazakhstan

· “I Am Not Dead, But I Am Not Living”: Barriers to Fistula Prevention and Treatment in Kenya

· The “Ten-Dollar Talib” and Women’s Rights: Afghan Women and the Risks of Reintegration and Reconciliation
· A Wasted Decade: Human Rights in Syria during Bashar al-Asad’s First Ten Years in Power

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· After the 2010 NPT Review Conference: Advancing the Non-Proliferation Pillar

· Update: New Charges for Irish Company Suspected of Military Exports to Iran
· US Company Faces Penalties for Alleged Nuclear Export Attempts to India, Israel

Institute for the Study of War
· Fact Sheet: Iraqi Politics Update

· Fact Sheet: What to Expect at the Kabul Conference
· Marjah‟s Lessons for Kandahar

International Council on Security and Development (ICOS)
· Afghanistan: The Relationship Gap

· Global Food Security Initiative portal

International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
· Transcript: ISAF Spokesman Discusses Taliban Message

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· China's Economic Growth: International Spillovers

· Financial Innovation, the Discovery of Risk, and the U.S. Credit Crisis

· How Do International Financial Flows to Developing Countries Respond to Natural Disasters?

· Inflation and Conflict in Iraq: The Economics of Shortages Revisited
· Japan: Selected Issues

International Relations and Security Network
· The 2010 Commonwealth Games: India’s Triumph or Disaster?

· Achieving Intelligence Dominance
· Afghan Corruption Alarming

· Al-Shabaab’s Regionalization Strategy
· Asymmetric War: Iran and the New Normal

· Berlusconi:Will the Gagger be Gagged?
· Crunch Time for Japanese PM
· Europe’s Banks, Europe’s Crisis

· Europe’s Stressed Banks

· Fragile Optimism on the HIV/Aids Front

· Japan Engages a Nuclear India
· Midnight in Belgrade, Dusk in Brussels

· The Naxalite/Moaist Movement in India

· A New Approach to Innovation Policy in the European Union

· Police Targeted in Bugojno Terror Attack

· Russian Analytical Digest, 12 July 2010, No 82: The Russian Far East

· Solar Power: The Sky's the Limit

· Why is Tajikistan's Ayni Air Base Idle?

· Why the Spies Really Matter

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, v.8, no. 28, July 16, 2010

o Pakistani Taliban Widen Jihad with Strikes on Fellow Muslims
o Little-Known Ghazi Force Now a Major Player in the Punjabi Jihad?
o Airstrike Ignites Tribes in Yemen's Ma'rib Province

NATO Defense College
· Forum Paper 14 "Complex Operations: NATO at War and on the Margins of War

PACT Sudan /London School of Economics /Development Studies Institute
· Southern Sudan at Odds with Itself: Dynamics of Conflict and Predicaments of Peace

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· The Design and Effects of Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Public Safety Canada
· Canada-United States Action Plan for Critical Infrastructure

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
· The Missing Dimension of Pakistan’s Counterinsurgency Policy

· DNA as Part of Identity Management for the Department of Defense

· Tracking Inmates and Locating Staff with Active Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID): Early Lessons Learned in One U.S. Correctional Facility

Real Instituto Elcano
· Al-Qaeda and Afghanistan in Strategic Context: Counterinsurgency versus Counterterrorism

· Back to Earth: Nuclear Weapons in the 2010s
· Jihadism in Portugal: Grasping a Nebulous Reality

Security Council Report
· Update Report on Preventive Diplomacy and Conflict Prevention

Strategic Studies Institute
· The Russian Military Today and Tomorrow: Essays in Memory of Mary Fitzgerald

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
· Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP): Mid-Year Review of the Appeal 2010 for Afghanistan

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

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
· The Challenge of China’s Green Technology Policy and Ohio’s Response [hearing July 14, 2010]

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Measuring Progress in Conflict Environments (MPICE)

· USIP Prevention Newsletter, July 2010
o The Elections in Lebanon and Côte d'Ivoire
o The Responsibility to Protect
o The Center's Project on Nonproliferation and Arms Control
o UN Sanctions against Iran
o The relations between Israel and Iran
o The Referendum in Kenya
o USIP's Pakistan Program
· What Does the G20 Toronto Declaration Mean for Conflict-Affected States?

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Disrupting the Flow of Funds to Terrorist Groups and Their Supporters

· Fighting the Ideological Battle: The Missing Link in U.S. Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism
· Inside Iran's Revolutionary Guard: A Defector Speaks
· U.S. Policy on Hizballah: The Question of Engagement
· Yemen's Forever War: Challenges for U.S. Policy

White House
· National HIV/AIDS Strategy

· National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation plan

· Progress Report on Cybersecurity

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 07-09-2010

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

· The Many Sides of Muslim Integration: A German-American Comparison
· Religious Tolerance and Islam
· Soundboard of Society or Critical Observer: German and American Media Coverage of the Afghanistan Conference

· What Really Matters In the Design of the European External Action Service

· 2010 Terrorism Threat Map

Army Combined Arms Center
· Military Review, July-August 2010, v. 90, no. 4

o Security Force Assistance Operations: Defining the Advise and Assist Brigade
o Counterinsurgency and Beyond: Operationalizing the Civilian Surge
o Let’s Take the French Experience in Algeria Out of U.S. Counterinsurgency Doctrine
o Unit of Action: Organizing the Brigade Combat Team for Future Wars
o No Simple Solution: Regional Force Operations in Hau Nghia, Vietnam
o 2003 Iraq, 1945 Germany, and 1940 France: Success and Failure in Military Occupations
o Unmanned Aerial Systems: Quality as well as Quantity
o A Primer on Developing Measures of Effectiveness
o Persistent Security, Then Development
o Human Terrain Team Operations in East Baghdad
o Warfare by Internet: The Logic of Strategic Deterrence, Defense, and Attack

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Australian Defence Almanac 2010-2011

· Army Capability Review 2010
· RAAF Capability Review 2010

· Navy Capability Review 2010

Brookings Institute
· Blowing the Vuvuzela on FIFA’s Governance Challenges: Reforms for Development

· Confronting the Crisis of International Climate Policy: Rethinking the Framework for Cutting Emissions · New Partnerships for Growth Research in Africa: Launch Workshop Report
· Nudging Israel Forward

· Options for Federal Judicial Screening Committees

· The Role of Expenditure Reform in Fiscal Consolidations
· The Severity of the Economic Crisis and the Direction of America’s Recovery

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· Innovation and the Visible Hand: China, Indigenous Innovation, and the Role of Government Procurement

Center for American Progress
· Principled Integration: A U.S. Policy Response to the Economic Challenge Posed by Russia

Center for Biosecurity of UPMC
· The Next Challenge in Healthcare Preparedness: Catastrophic Health Events

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· National Security Strategy in an Era of Growing Challenges and Resource Constraints

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· ASEAN Going for Nuclear Power

· Iraq After the Election

· Lack of Transparency in Russian Energy Trade

· Policy Brief Number 8: Formulating an OSCE Summit Agenda

Center for the Study of Intelligence
· Studies in Intelligence, 2010, v. 54, no. 2

o Of Novels, Intelligence and Policymaking: In the Service of Empire: Imperialism and the British Spy Thriller, 1901–1914
o Training for War and Espionage: Office of Strategic Services Training During World War II
o A Window on the Development of Modern Intelligence: Claire Lee Chennault and the Problem of Intelligence in China
o Reflections on Service: A Conversation with Former CIA Director Michael Hayden
o Working for the “War Czar”: Lessons for Intelligence Support to Policymaking during Crises

Centre for European Reform
· How to Reform the Russian Economy

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
· Crafting an African Security Architecture

Centre for Social Cohesion
· Islamist Terrorism: The British Connections

Chatham House
· Aligning Climate and Development Agendas in the Mekong Region: Options for Regional Collaboration between Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

· Electricity – Social Service or Market Commodity? The Importance of Clarity for Decision-making on Nuclear Build

· Tipping the Balance: A Regional Approach to Yemen’s Economic Challenges

Council on Foreign Relations
· China-Pakistan Relations

· Intensifying China-Pakistan Ties
· The Lengthening List of Iran Sanctions
· The Limits of New Iran Sanctions

Crisis States Research Centre
· The Politics of Poverty: Elites, Citizens and States

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
· The Greek Crisis - A Pause

Department of Defense
· Interaction with the Media

· Report to Congress on Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2009 Purchases from Foreign Entities
· Report to Congress on Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2008 Purchases from Foreign Entities

Department of Defense Inspector General
· CRI-HL109655 Whistleblower Reprisal Investigation Arlington National Cemetery (Redacted)

Department of Defense Standards of Conduct Office
· 2010 Ethics Counselor’s Deskbook

· Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure Updates

Department of Health (UK)
· Report of the Swine Flu Critical Care Clinical Group and Key Learning Points for Future Surge Planning

Department of State
· UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Review

Department of the Navy
· OPNAV Instruction 4001.F

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

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Cybersecurity: Key Challenges Need to Be Addressed to Improve Research and Development, GAO-10-466

· Overseas Contingency Operations: Comparison of the Department of Defense's Overseas Contingency Operations Funding Requests for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011 GAO-10-889R

Heritage Foundation
· The 2010 Preparatory Committee for the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty: Five Dangers the U.S. Must Avoid
· Afghanistan: Standing Shoulder to Shoulder with the United States
· Another Feeble Response to North Korean Aggression

· Classrooms for Security: Harnessing Academia to Keep America Safe

· Experts: New START is a Non-Starter

· Obama’s National Space Policy: Subordinating National Security to Arms Control

· The Obama-Netanyahu Meeting: Closer Cooperation Needed

· Tracking Chinese Investment: Western Hemisphere Now Top Target

· Weak Economy, Failed Policies Keep Obama Jobs Deficit High at 7.4 Million

Human Rights Watch
· “Tough, Fair, and Practical”: A Human Rights Framework for Immigration Reform in the United States

· Without Suspicion: Stop and Search under the Terrorism Act 2000

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
· Deflecting the Assassin’s Mace: The Pentagon’s New AirSea Battle Concept and its Strategic Relevance to India

Institute for Homeland Security Solutions
· Adequacy of the Supply and Factors Influencing Potential Shortages Among Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Medicine Physicians

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
· Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), July 2010, no. 58

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 Terrorists and Submarines: Lessons for Afghanistan from the Antisubmarine Campaign of World War I

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· New Satellite Image of Chashma Nuclear Site in Pakistan

Integrity Watch Afghanistan
· Afghan Perceptions and Experiences of Corruption, a National Survey 2010

International Crisis Group
· Bridging Thailand’s Deep Divide

· Indonesia: The Dark Side of Jama’ah Ansharut Tauhid (JAT)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· External Finance, Sudden Stops, and Financial Crisis: What is Different This Time?

· Should African Monetary Unions Be Expanded? An Empirical Investigation of the Scope for Monetary Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa
· World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- Restoring Confidence without Harming Recovery, July 2010

International Peace Institute (IPI)
· Election-Related Disputes and Political Violence: Strengthening the Role of the African Union in Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Conflict

· A New Approach? Deradicalization Programs and Counterterrorism

International Relations and Security
· Behind the Blue Helmets

· Italy's 'Business As Usual' Network

· India’s Emerging Nuclear Market

· Kosovo and Serbian Resolve
· Minerals Can Secure Afghanistan's Future

· Mongolia: Winter Disaster Spurring Urban Migration

· Myanmar-N Korea Proliferation Link?

· Power and Education in Iran

· The Tea Party and the New Right-Wing Feminism

· US To Build Northern Afghan Special Ops Base

Integrity Watch Afghanistan
· Afghan Perceptions and Experiences of Corruption: A National Survey 2010

· Letter to the Troops from Gen. David H. Petraeus

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, July 9, 2010, v. 10, no. 14

o Beijing’s Record Revenue Haul Exacerbates Central-Local Tensions
o Advances in China – Latin America Space Cooperation
o Bay of Bengal Littorals in Chinese Strategic Calculus
o Afghanistan in China’s Emerging Eurasian Transport Corridor
· Terrorism Monitor, July 8, 2010, v. 8, no. 27

o Jihadi Views on General McChrystal's Resignation
o PKK Intensifies Violence to Bring Turkey into Confrontation with the European Union
o Salafi-Jihadis and the North Caucasus: Is There a New Phase of the War in the Making?

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)
· Afghanistan, Counterinsurgency, and the Indirect Approach

Lowy Institute for International Policy
· Confronting the Crisis of International Climate Policy

Mid-America Earthquake Center
· New Madrid Seismic Zone Catastrophic Earthquake Response Planning Project

National Academies Press
· Persistent Forecasting of Disruptive Technologies--Report 2 [free download but registration required]

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
· Background Report: On the 5th Anniversary of the 7/7 London Transit Attack

National Science Foundation (NSF)
· Foreign Science and Engineering Students in the United States

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
· NNSA Policy Letter 70.4 on Information Security

· NNSA Policy Letter 70.2 on Physical Protection

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NCR)
· Report to Congress on the Security Inspection Program for Commercial Power Reactor and Category I Fuel Cycle Facilities: Results and Status Update

Pakistan Security Research Unit
· An Analysis of Obama’s AfPak Goal and First Objective: Setting the Baseline and Prospects for Success

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Dealing with Volatile Capital Flows

· G-20 Protection in the Wake of the Great Recession

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· Widespread Support for Banning Full Islamic Veil in Western Europe: Most Americans Disapprove

Pew Internet & American Life Project
· Millennials' Likely Lifelong Online Sharing Habit

· Assessing Living Conditions in Iraq's Anbar Province in 2009

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

· Measuring the Effectiveness of Border Security Between Ports-of-Entry

Small Arms Survey
· Emerging from Obscurity

Small Wars Journal
· An Afghan Nahal?

· The All-Volunteer Force: The Debate
· The Need for Local, People-Centric Information Does Not End in Afghanistan
· Observations of Turkish Islamist Politics: Islamic Democrats or Enemies of Turkish Secularism?

· A Way to Accomplish Interviews for Commanders and Staff

Stimson Center
· Reducing Nuclear Dangers in South Asia

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· The PLA at Home and Abroad: Assessing the Operational Capabilities of China's Military

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
· UNEP in China: Building Back Better

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
· Report of Security Council Meeting on Afghanistan

United Nations European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI)
· International Statistics on Crime and Justice

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
· Colombia: Coca Cultivation Survey 2009

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Addressing Economic and Educational Challenges in Sudan

· Iraq is Spinning Its Wheels, But in the Right Direction

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· The Obama-Netanyahu Meeting: Assessment and Implications

White House
· EO 13546 - Optimizing the Security of Biological Select Agents and Toxins in the United States