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