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