Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF) and Operation New Dawn

In case you missed it, President Obama's speech on the end of the combat mission in Iraq is available as follows. This marks the end of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (OEF) and the beginning of OPERATION NEW DAWN:



Salute to the troops [Fort Bliss visit]



Sunday, August 29, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 08-27-2010

Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)
High Frontier Journal, August 2010, v. 6, no. 4
o Cyberspace Mission Assurance: A New Paradigm for Operations in Cyberspace
o Cyber and Space – A Way Ahead
o Integrating and Synchronizing Non-kinetic Effects: USSTRATCOM Forward Integration Team
o Delivering It to the Soldier
o The Time Has Come for the Bachelor of Science in Cyber Engineering
o Mission Assurance in the Face of Cyber Attacks
o Cybersecurity: Challenging Questions with Incomplete Answers
o Exploring the Complementary Nature of Cyber and Space Operations
o Re-thinking Warfare: How Does the Integration of Space and Cyber Forces: Impact a Combatant Commander’s Air-Sea Battle Concept?
o Examining the Inherent Right of Self-Defense
o Cerfing (Cyber)Space
o Space and Cyber: A Valuable Strategic Alliance
o The Cyber Kill Chain: a Foundation for a New Cyber Security Strategy
o Beyond Data Services: Cloud Processing for Net-Centric Information Distribution
o Demonstrating Cyberspace Superiority in an Acquisition World

Amnesty International
UN Human Rights Council Fifteenth Session

Yemen: Security at What Price?

Asian Development Bank Institute
Impacts of Current Global Economic Crisis on Asia's Labor Market

Brookings Institute
Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated August 19, 2010 and Archives]
Earthquakes and Floods: Comparing Haiti and Pakistan
Iraq Index Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated August 24, 2010 and Archives]
New Orleans Index at Five: An Overview of Greater New Orleans: From Recovery to Transformation
Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [updated August 16, 2010 and Archives]
Reflections on the Evolution of the China Field in Political Science
U.S. Aid to Pakistan: Time for a New Approach

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
Welcome to a New Era of Arctic Security

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Issus and Insights Vol 10 – No 22: The Cheonan’s Long Shadow: The Second US-ROK Strategic Dialogue
Issues and Insights Vol 10 – No 21: The Heart of the Matter: ‘Core Interests’ in the US-China Relationship

Center on 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

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program
China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, 2010, v. 8, no. 2
o Traditional and Non-Traditional Security Threats in Central Asia: Connecting the Old and the New
o Conventional Security Risks to Central Asia: A Summary Overview
o Energy and Environmental Issues in Central Asia’s Security Agenda
o “Misunderstanding”: A Road to Nowhere - Reflections from Tajikistan
o Central Asia in the Context of Japanese-Russian Relations
o Energy-related Corruption and its Effects on Stability in Central Asia
o The Vulnerability of Energy Infrastructure to Environmental Change
o Potential Security Implications of Environmental Change in Central Asia
o Climate Change and Water Security: Implications for Central Asia
o Environment and Security in the East Caspian Region
o Radioactive Tailings in Kyrgyzstan: Challenges and Solutions
o Uranium Production and Nuclear Energy in Central Asia: Assessment of Security Challenges and Risks

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
FIELD HEARING - Five Years Later: Lessons Learned, Progress Made, and Work Remaining from Hurricane Katrina

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
The Budget and Economic Outlook: An Update
Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output From April 2010 Through June 2010

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Anxious Iraqis Look at Uncertain Future

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
Security and Justice Reform in Sierra Leone: A Decade of Learning Revisited

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Returning Science to the Social (Making Sense of Confusion: A Case for Honest Reflection)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
D-2010-077 Air Force Military Personnel Entitlement Pay in Support of Contingency Operations

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
OIG-10-106 - Annual Review of the United States Coast Guard’s Mission Performance (FY 2009)

Department of State
Section 655 Annual Military Assistance Reports
Universal Periodic Review

Elcano Royal Institute
A New Composite Global Terrorism Threat to Western Societies from Pakistan? Making Sense of the January 2008 Suicide Bomb Plot in Barcelona

Foreign Policy Magazine
Militants on the Move in Pakistan?

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
Ancient and Modern Nation-Building: The Biblical Model for the American Experience

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Federal Contracting: Opportunities Exist to Increase Competition and Assess Reasons When Only One Offer Is Received, GAO-10-833
Telecommunications: Enhanced Data Collection Could Help FCC Better Monitor Competition in the Wireless Industry, GAO-10-779

Heritage Foundation
Another Presidential Rescue Mission in North Korea
The China Military Report and What’s Left Unsaid
Cyber Security: A Complex “Web” of Problems
More Than Lip Service: Why Private Sector Engagement is Essential
New CBO Budget Baseline Shows that Soaring Spending – Not Falling Revenues – Risks Drowning America in Debt
New Technologies, Future Weapons: Gene Sequencing and Synthetic Biology
Obama Administration Must Enforce America’s Immigration Laws
Returning More Power to the States Is the Natural Evolution in Homeland Security

Hoover Institution
All Economics is Political: ECFA Front and Center

Human Rights Watch
Detained and at Risk: Sexual Abuse and Harassment in United States Immigration Detention
An Uncertain Future: Oil Contracts and Stalled Reform in Sao Tome e Principe
“As if We Weren’t Human”: Discrimination and Violence against Women with Disabilities in Northern Uganda

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
If India Tests? The Implications for the Indo-US Civil-Nuclear Deal

Institute for the Study of War
Afghanistan Order of Battle (August)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Islamic Banking: How Has it Diffused?
Measuring Financial Barriers Among East African Community Countries

Institute for War & Peace Reporting
Helmand Bomb Deaths Could Boost Taleban

International Relations and Security Network
An Asymmetrical Drone War
FARC Seeking Rebirth in Venezuela?
Floods and Failure in Pakistan
Mongolia Wary of Chinese Intentions
Navigating the US-India Nuclear Partnership
The Next Baghdad Boom
Pakistan’s Continuing Misery

Marine Corps University Press
Marine Corps University Journal, Spring 2010, v. 1, no. 1
o “This Will Not Come Quickly”: An Interview with Anthony H. Cordesman on the Situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan
o “Right Now, We Cannot Just Let Go”: An Interview with Amin Tarzi on the Situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan
o List of Selected Publications on Afghanistan and Pakistan
o Feral Cities: Problems Today, Battlefields Tomorrow?

National Defense University Press
The 71F Advantage: Applying Army Research Psychology for Health and Performance Gains

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
Fresh Insights on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration: A Survey for Practitioners

Office of Immigration Statistics
2009 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics

Pakistan Security Research Unit (PSRU)
PSRU Brief # 60. Domestic Politics and Systemic Constraints in Pakistanâ's India Policy
PSRU Brief # 59. An Analysis of Obama’s AfPak Goal and First Objective: Setting the Baseline and Prospects for Success

Pew Global Attitudes Project
Obama's Middle East Problem

Pew Internet & American Life Project
Older Adults and Social Media

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
Public Remains Conflicted Over Islam

Are Law and Policy Clear and Consistent? Roles and Responsibilities of the Defense Acquisition Executive and the Chief Information Officer
Navy Network Dependability: Models, Metrics, and Tools

Small Wars Journal
The Best Defense is a Good Offense: The Necessity of Targeted Killing
Deep Inside the Insurgent’s Mind: Past the Motorcycle Diaries Towards Understanding Che Guevera
Conviction Focused Targeting: Targeting Violent Extremists While Developing Rule of Law Capacity
Preventing Future Natural Disaster Casualties: Partnering with USAID and the Office of Reconstruction and Development
Professional Military Education for United States Army Special Operations Forces (Part Two)
The Rise of Intrastate Wars: New Threats and New Methods
Signals and Noise in Intelligence
Transition to Iraq Sovereignty: The Impact on US Military Advisory Efforts
What Sri Lanka Can Teach Us About COIN

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
David Galula: His Life and Intellectual Context
U.S. Military Forces and Police Assistance in Stability Operations: The Least-Worst Option to Fill the U.S. Capacity Gap

Truman Project
National Security Manual 2010

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
Conflict Prevention: Principles, Policies and Practice
Correcting America's Image Problem in Pakistan

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Iran's Shadow over Unrest in Bahrain
Peace within a Year? Israeli-Palestinian Direct Talks Resume
Reassessing U.S. Military Assistance to Lebanon

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Two Views on the Crisis in Sudan

World Bank
Why Are Developing Countries So Slow in Adopting New Technologies? The Aggregate and Complementary Impact of Micro Distortions

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 08-20-2010

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

Anti Defamation League (ADL)
Resurgence of the Sovereign Citizen Movement

Atlantic Council
Strategies for a Cybered World

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
Iran Update, No. 145 – 18 August 2010
New Players in the Dispute over Iran's Nuclear Program: Brazilian, Turkish and Iranian Objectives

Brookings Institute
Crises No More: The Success of Obama’s Stimulus Program
Partnership, Strength and Presence: Converging Regional Interests and Opportunities in the Gulf
Reflections on the Evolution of the China Field in Political Science
A Statesman's Forum with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

CAC / COIN – Colloquium
Mitigation of Terrorist Effects on Victims‟ Motivation

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Nuclear Suppliers Group and the IAEA Additional Protocol

CATO Institute
Nuclear Proliferation Update: Exporting the Bomb

Center for Complex Operations
Prism, September 2010, v. 1, no. 4
o Diplomacy Before and After Conflict
o Afghanistan: Opportunities and Risks
o A "Net Shift" for Afghanistan?
o Analytics and Action in Afghanistan
o Afghanistan: Long-term Solutions and Perilous Shortcuts
o Recalibrating the Afghan Reconciliation Program
o Countering Taliban Information Operations in Afghanistan
o Afghanistan: The German Factor
o Stabilization Operations Beyond Government: Joint Venture Public-Private Partnerships in Iraq and Afghanistan
o Columbia: Learning Institutions Enable Integrated Response
o Blind Ambition: Lessons Learned and Not Learned in an Embedded PRT

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Cooperative Mexican-US Antinarcotics Efforts
Economic Transformation and the Future of Capitalism
Iraq: Strategic Partnership or Lose the "Unwon" War
Iraq After the Election: Meeting the Challenges of 2010
Iraq After the Election: Measuring the Course of the War
Iraq After the Election: Economy, Demographics, Budget and Trade
Iraq After the Election: Critical Impact on World Oil Supplies
Iraq After the Election: Economic and Military Aid and US Withdrawals
Strategic Competition with Iran: The Military Dimension

Centre for Policy Alternatives
Freedom of Expression and the Internet in Sri Lanka

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
The BP Oil Spill: Accounting for the Spilled Oil and Ensuring the Safety of Seafood from the Gulf

Congress. Senate. Environment & Public Works Committee
Failure of Leadership: President Obama and the Flawed Federal Response to the BP Disaster

Council on Foreign Relations
Afghanistan's National Security Forces
Conflicting Objectives for U.S. in Afghanistan - Interview with Col. Gian P. Gentile
Conflicting Objectives for U.S. in Afghanistan - Interview with Jack Kem: Long Road Ahead for Afghan Security Forces
U.S. Withdrawal Echoes in Iraq

Department of the Army
United States Army Operating Concept—2016-2028

Department of Defense
2010 DoD Report to Congress on the Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China
DoD Directive 5205.14, DoD Counter Threat Finance (CTF) Policy, August 19, 2010
Protecting the Force: Lessons Learned from Fort Hood - Final Recommendations of the Ft Hood Follow-on Review

Department of Defense Inspector General
D-2010-075 Foreign Allowances and Differentials Paid to DOD Civilian Employees Supporting Overseas Contingency Operations, August 17, 2010
D-2010-076 Recoupment of Advanced Education Costs from Disenrolled Air Force Academy Cadets, August 17, 2010)
D-2010-078 Air Force Use of Time-and-Materials Contracts in Southwest Asia, August 16, 2010

Department of Health and Human Services
The Public Health Emergency Countermeasures Enterprise Review

Department of Homeland Security
Data on Enforcement Actions
Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2009

Department of State
Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act 2010 [U.S. efforts on international water issues]
Pervious reports

Energy Information Administration
Country Analysis Brief: India

Foreign Policy and The Fund for Peace
2010 Failed States Index
2010 Global Cities Index

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Anticipating and Meeting Accountability Challenges in a Dynamic Environment
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Key Private and Public Cyber Expectations Need to Be Consistently Addressed,GAO-10-628
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Federally Funded Programs Have Helped to Address the Needs of Gulf Coast Small Businesses, but Agency Data on Subcontracting Are Incomplete, GAO-10-723
Superfund: Interagency Agreements and Improved Project Management Needed to Achieve Cleanup Progress at Key Defense Installations, GAO-10-348

Heritage Foundation
The Building Blocks of a Strong National Defense
A Conservative Foreign Policy
Developing a Strong Border and Immigration Policy
Ensuring that Congress Follows the Constitution
The Federalization of Homeland Security
Getting the Small-Boat Threat Right
Holding Terrorists Accountable
New CBO Budget Baseline Shows that Soaring Spending—Not Falling Revenues—Risks Drowning America in Debt
Re-embracing Federalism
Reining in Runaway Spending and Deficits
Remember the Jay Treaty: START Behaving Like Senators
Restoring the US to a Free Economy
The Rising Tide of Red Tape
The Threat of Nuclear Weapons
The Unsustainable Growth of Welfare

Human Rights Watch
Everyone’s in on the Game: Corruption and Human Rights Abuses by the Nigeria Police Force
Where is the Justice? Interethnic Violence in Southern Kyrgyzstan and Its Aftermath

Common Defense Quarterly, Fall 2010
o Montenegro – a Reliable Defense Partner
o The NATO Summit in Lisbon: Charting NATO’s Future in a Resource Constrained Environment
o Building Resilient Critical Infrastructure through International and Domestic Partnerships
o The Force Multiplier: The Whole of Government In An Era of Resource Constraints and Mission Growth
o A Deployable Civilian Force for Reconstruction and Stabilization: S/CRS and the Civilian Response Corps
o Federated Identity: A Building Block Approach for Secure Collaboration
o Multidisciplinary Activities
o The Best and Brightest Enabling Technologies May Already Be Decades Old, and Just Waiting to be Rediscovered
o Industrial Partnerships Key To Patriot Modernization
o The Empire Test Pilots’ School Learn to test – test to learn
o Interview with Major General Tom H Knutsen, RNorAF, Defense Attache, Royal Norwegian Embassy
o Interview with Kent R. Schneider, President & CEO, AFCEA
o Interview with Brigadier General Michael M. Brogan, USMC, Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command
o Washington DC Embassy Defense Attachés
o Foreign Government Buyers in DC of U.S. Defense and Aerospace Equipment

Institute for Policy Studies
Report of the Task Force on A Unified Security Budget for the United States

Institute for the Study of War
Status Update: Shi’a Militias in Iraq

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR)
ICSR Peace and Security Summit

International Crisis Group
Chad: Beyond Superficial Stability

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The Dynamic Effects of Commodity Prices on Fiscal Performance in Latin America

International Relations and Security Network
Australian Poll: Quiet on the Foreign Policy Front
Azerbaijan Eyes Russian Missile System
Cambodia: Military, Inc.
China’s Next Elite: 2012 and Beyond
Iraq’s Future Hanging by a Thread
Kyrgyz Security Forces Implicated in Violence
Limits of Brazil-Iran Relationship Revealed
Taleban Justice 'Fairer' Than State Courts
Tempting Fate
US, Vietnam Tighten the Bond
US Disengages from Burma
Who Controls Sharia Law?

Jamestown Foundation
China Brief, August 19, 2010 v. 10, no. 17
o Hawks vs. Doves: Beijing Debates “Core Interests” and Sino-U.S. Relations
o PLA Amphibious Capabilities: Structured for Deterrence
o The Caspian Sea: China’s Silk Road Strategy Converges with Damascus
o China’s Secure Communications Quantum Leap
Terrorism Monitor, August 19, 2010, v. 8, no. 33
o Kurdish PKK Using PJAK to Isolate Turkey
o Al-Shabaab's Unavoidable Clash with Somaliland Democracy
o Round Seven? The Houthi Rebellion in Northern Yemen

Palm Center
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell—Detailing the Damage”

Partnership for Public Service
Closing the Gap: Seven Obstacles to a First-Class Federal Workforce

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Growing Number of Americans Say Obama is a Muslim: Religion, Politics and the President

Pew Global Attitudes Project
Mexicans Continue Support for Drug War: But Sense of Progress and Support for U.S. Involvement Declines

Building a More Resilient Haitian State
Evaluating Navy’s Funded Graduate Education Program: A Return-on-Investment Framework
Multi-perspective Strategic Decision Making: Principles, Methods, and Tools
Reflecting Warfighter Needs in Air Force Programs: Prototype Analysis

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The Asian and Global Financial Crises: Consequences for East Asian Regionalism
Enabling Security for the 21st Century: Intelligence & Strategic Foresight and Warning

Security Sector Reform (SSR)
Security Sector Reform Monitor: Burundi No. 3

Small Wars Journal
The Hezbollah Myth and Asymmetric Warfare
Identity, Insurgency & Healing
Primitive Violence, Culture, and the Path to Peace
Professional Military Education for United States Army Special Operations Forces
Reexamination of a Quintessential Joint Force Operation Case Study: Urgent Fury
The Ugly Truth: Insurgencies are Brutal
U.S. Efforts to Combat Terrorism Financing: Progress Made and Future Challenges

UK Parliament
Military Campaign in Afghanistan

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Pakistan Initial Floods Emergency Response Plan
Pakistan: Numbers of People Affected by Floods

University of Pennsylvania
Terrorism in Pakistan: Incident Patterns, Terrorists’ Characteristics, and the Impact of Terrorist Arrests on terrorism [dissertation]

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
The 2009 NGO Sustainability Index: For Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
Flooding Challenges Pakistan's Government and the International Community
Improving High-Value Resource Contracting in Afghanistan
On the Issues: Iraq in Transition

US Public Interest Research Group (PIRG)
Chemical Insecurity - America’s Most Dangerous Companies and Multimillion Dollar Cmapaign Against Common Sense Solutions

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Arming Hizballah? U.S. Military Assistance to Lebanon
Going Critical: Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Reactor Starts Up
Reforming the Rogue: Lessons from the US-Libya Rapprochement

White House
Executive Order 13549 of August 18, 2010 - Classified National Security Information Program for State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Entities
Executive Order 13550 of August 18, 2010 - Establishment of Pakistan and Afghanistan Support Office
Report to the President on Reengineering the Influenza Vaccine Production Enterprise to Meet the Challenges of Pandemic Influenza

Monday, August 16, 2010

REPORT -- Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China

The Department of Defense just released its 2010 DoD Report to Congress on the "Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China."

The related news release about it says that thought progress has been made China's military transperancy is still lacking.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 08-13-2010

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission
· Report on Civilian Casualties: January 1 - July 31 2010

· The Situation of Detention Centers and Prisons in Afghanistan

American Enterprise Institute
· Continuity in a Time of Flux: Pakistan Army Chief’s Term Extended

· Time for a “Demographic Stress Test” for the Western Economies

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· The Many Sides of Muslim Integration: A German-American Comparison

· Religious Tolerance and Islam: A Comparative Analysis
· They've Come a Long Way - Really? Women in Politics in Germany and the United States

Amnesty International
· United Kingdom: Five Years On: Time to End the Control Orders Regime

Atlantic Council
· Conflciting Policy Presumptions about Cybersecurity: Cyber-Prophets, -Priests, -Detectives, and –Designers, and Strategists for a a Cybered World

· Cyber Security: An Integrated Governmental Strategy for Progress

Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
· The (New?) National Security Strategy

· Profile of the U.S. Army – A Reference Handbook - 2010 Edition

Brookings Institute
· The Debate Over Expiring Tax Cuts: What About the Deficit?

· Latin America and the Caribbean's Economic Recovery
· Net Neutrality or Internet Toll Booths?

Caucasian Review of International Affairs (CRIA)
· Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Summer 2010, v. 4, no. 3

o EU Democracy Promotion through Conditionality in its Neighbourhood: The Temptation of Membership Perspective or Flexible Integration?
o EU Engagement in Conflict Resolution in Georgia: Towards a More Proactive Role
o Religion and its Importance in International Politics: A Case Study of 2008 Russian-Georgian War
o From Racketeer to Emir: A Political Portrait of Doku Umarov, Russia’s Most Wanted Man
o The Crisis of Gazprom as the Crisis of Russia’s “Energy Super-State” Policy towards Europe and the Former Soviet Union
o Eurasian Bargaining, Agriculture, and the Doha Round
o Was Kosovo’s Split-off Legitimate? Background, Meaning and Implications of the ICJ’s Advisory
o Ukraine: A Challenge for U.S., EU & NATO Regional Policy
o It’s in Georgia’s interest to be friendly with Russia
o Russia Puts Comparatively Little Effort into Using Soft Power in the South Caucasus

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Cooperative Mexican-U.S. Antinarcotics Efforts

· CSIS Issues & Insights Vol 10 No 19 (“Ready for Action”: Responding to Crisis in North Korea)

· Reforming ANSF Metrics

Chr. Michelsen Institute
· Afghan Hydrocarbons: A Source for Development or for Conflict? A Risk Assessment of Norwegian Involvement in Development of the Afghan Oil and Gas Industry

Combat Studies Institute (CSI)
· To Fight or Not to Fight?: Organizational and Doctrinal Trends in Mounted Maneuver Reconnaissance from the Interwar Years to Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

· Fire for Effect: Field Artillery and Close Air Support in the US Army

Council on Foreign Relations
· The Global Health Regime

· Profile: Hassan Nasrallah

Demographic Research
· The Differential Impact of Mortality of American Troops in the Iraq War: The Non-Metropolitan Dimension

Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General
· Report to Congress on Implementation of Section 1001 of the USA PATRIOT Act, August 2010

Department of State
· Background Notes : China

Department of State, Office of War Crimes Issues
· Report To Congress on Measures Taken by the Government of Sri Lanka and International Bodies To Investigate Incidents During the Recent Conflict in Sri Lanka, and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Such Efforts

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· OPEC Oil Export Revenues

· Short-Term Energy Outlook

European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
· Fiscal Policy and Sustainability in View of Crisis and Population Ageing in Central and Eastern European Countries

· Organised Crime & Energy Supply: Scenarios to 2020

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
· Banking and Financial Crises in United States History: What Guidance Can History Offer Policymakers?

Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
· The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers

Foreign Policy in Focus
· Blackwater: Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
· Iran's Energy Partners--Companies Requiring Investigation Under U.S. Sanctions Law

Government Accountability Office
· Electronic Waste: Considerations for Promoting Environmentally Sound Reuse and Recycling, GAO-10-626

· Homeland Security: US-VISIT Pilot Evaluations Offer Limited Understanding of Air Exit Options, GAO-10-860
· State and Local Governments: Fiscal Pressures Could Have Implications for Future Delivery of Intergovernmental Programs, GAO-10-899

· Tactical Aircraft: DOD's Ability to Meet Future Requirements Is Uncertain, with Key Analyses Needed to Inform Upcoming Investment Decisions, GAO-10-789

Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan & United Nations (UN) / ReliefWeb
· United Nations Development Assistance Framework: In Support of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy 2010 - 2013

Heritage Foundation
· Critical Lessons from the Federal Response to the Gulf Oil Spill

· Cronyism: Undermining Economic Freedom and Prosperity Around the World
· The Kampala Aftermath: The US Should Remain Wary of the ICC

· A Prescription for Export Growth – and Economic Recovery
· Santos–Chávez Santa Marta Summit: A Moment of Promise and Peril in the Americas

· U.S. Funding of the United Nations Reaches All-Time High

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
· Police Organization in Pakistan

· Swat: Paradise Regained? Report of an HRCP Fact-finding Mission

Human Rights Watch
· Illusions of Care: Lack of Accountability for Reproductive Rights in Argentina

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (ISDA)
· India’s Northeast 2020: Four Alternative Futures

· Sustaining Motivation in Sub-Conventional Warfare

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
· China’s Naval Modernization

· Civil-Military Relations in China: Assessing the PLA’s Role in Elite Politics [China Strategic Perspectives 2]

· Reforming the Inter-American Defense Board
· Sereseres Mexico-Caribbean Presentation

Institute of Medicine
· Assessing the Human Health Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: An Institute of Medicine Workshop [free download]

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
· Obama’s Afghanistan Policy: A Review of Literature

· Pakistan and Afghanistan: Understanding Islamabad's Objectives and Strategies

Institute for the Study of Labor
· The Long-Run Labor-Market Consequences of Civil War: Evidence from the Shining Path in Peru

International Relations and Security Network
· Afghan Former Militants Rejoin Insurgency

· Al-Qaida's Business Jihad
· Closing the Gender Gap

· Expanding India’s Nuclear Options

· Kashmir's E-Protest

· Mexican Repatriation Could Feed Crime

· A Tale of Two Leaks

· Two Reminders From Indonesia

· Understanding Pakistan's Military

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, August 12, 2010, v. 8, no. 32

o Pakistan's Bajaur Agency Emerges as New Hub for Islamist Militancy
o Al-Qaeda Ideologue Attiya Allah al-Libi Releases New Booklet Discussing Recruitment of Jihadis and the Use of Takfir
o Militias in Afghanistan: The Key to Local Security?

Lowry Institute for International Policy
· Cheonan Choices

· Power and Choice—Asian Security Futures

National Academies Press
· Assessing the Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on Human Health: A Summary of the June 2010 Workshop [free download - registration required]

National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)
· The Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System—An Independent Assessment of Design, Implementation and Impact

National Security Archive
· To Save Dan Mitrione Nixon Administration Urged Death Threats for Uruguayan Prisoners

· The Test Ban Challenge

Naval War College
· Naval War College Review, Summer 2010, v. 63, no. 3

o The Next Geographical Pivot: The Russian Arctic in the Twenty-first Century
o Chinese Missile Strategy and the U.S. Naval Presence in Japan
o The Zumwalt-Class Destroyer: A Technology "Bridge" Shaping the Navy after Next
o The Strategic Implications of Obscurants
o S-2: Options for the Pakistan Navy
o Prospects for Indian and Pakistani Arms Control and Confidence-Building Measures Naval Vessel Traffic Services: Enhancing the Safety of Merchant Shipping in Maritime Security Operations
o Maritime Information-Sharing Strategy: A Realistic Approach for the American Continent and the Caribbean
o Sir Quinlan: Nuclear Zealot for Moderation

· Understanding Pakistan's Military

Oxford Research Group
· Military Action Against Iran: Impact and Effects - Executive Summary

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)
· Counter-Radicalization: A Multifold Strategy Stressed

Palm Center
· "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy Project

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Renminbi Undervaluation, China's Surplus, and the US Trade Deficit

Pew Hispanic Center
· Unauthorized Immigrants and Their U.S.-Born Children

· Analyzing the Operation of Performance-Based Accountability Systems for Public Services

· Building a more Resilient Haitian State

· Enhancing Army Joint Force Headquarters Capabilities
· Reserve Component Unit Instability: How Big is the Problem, What Causes It, and What Can Be Done About It?
· Reserve Component Unit Stability: Effects on Deplorability and Training

· Toward a Culture of Consequences: Performance-Based Accountability Systems for Public Services

· Multilateral Peace Operations
o Africa

o Asia
o Europe
o Personnel

Small Wars Journal
· Army Capstone Concept & the Genesis of German World War One Assault Squad & Infiltration Tactics

· The Cognitive Dissonance of COIN: Right Doctrine, Wrong War

· Down at the District: A Look at the District Delivery Program

· Interviewing Tactics in Counterinsurgency

· President Obama: Look for a New Massoud

· The Saudi Option

· The Strait of Hormuz: al-Qaeda’s Newest Jihad Zone?

· Strategic Communication & Influence Operations: Do We Really Get It?

· Thai Village Security Lessons for Afghanistan

Strategic Studies Institute
· Defense Energy Resilience: Lessons from Ecology

TRAC Immigration
· Immigration Case Backlog Continues To Grow

Transportation Research Board (TRB)
· Research on the Transmission of Disease in Airports and on Aircraft

UNAMA Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
· Afghanistan Mid Year Report 2010 Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
· World Investment Report 2010: Investing in a Low-Carbon Economy

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Graduate Education and Professional Practice in International Peace and Conflict

· Informal Dispute Resolution in Afghanistan

· The Quest for Nuclear Disarmament in South Asia: A Reality Check

· Real Change for Afghan Women's Rights: Opportunities and Challenges in the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

US Secret Service and Verizon
· 2010 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· The East Asian Loophole in Iran Sanctions: Encouraging Compliance by Our Allies and China

· Internal Divisions among Iranian Hardliners Come to the Fore
· It's Time to Get Tough on Iran

· Major U.S.-Saudi Arms Deal to Bolster Riyadh against Iran
· Military Implications of the Israel-Lebanon Border Incident

· Status Check on the Struggle against Global Terrorism

World Bank
· The Economic Consequences of “Brain Drain” of the Best and Brightest: Microeconomic Evidence from Five Countries

· Experimental Approaches to Migration Studies
· Foreign Bank Participation in Developing Countries: What do We Know About the Drivers and Consequences of this Phenomenon?
· Shadow Economies All over the World: New Estimates for 162 Countries from 1999 to 2007

Monday, August 9, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 08-06-2010

Establishing a ‘New Normal’—National Security, Civil Liberties, and Human Rights Under the Obama Administration—An 18-Month Review

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Asia's Role in the Global Financial Architecture
· Rebalancing the US Economy in a Postcrisis World
Trade Logistics and Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

Brookings Institution
2010 Arab Public Opinion Poll: Results of Arab Opinion Survey Conducted June 29-July 20, 2010
AGOA [Africa Growth and Opportunity Act] at 10: Challenges and Prospects for U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Relations
Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated July 31, 2010 and archives]
The Arab World’s Shifting Attitude Toward the Obama Administration
Assessing Decision-making on the NYC Islamic Center: Continuing Our Tradition of Religious Liberty
A Government for Baghdad
Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated July 28, 2010 and archives]
The New Orleans Index at Five
Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [updated July 28, 2010 and archives]
Surveying for Dollars: The Role of the American Community Survey in the Geographic Distribution of Federal Funds
WikiLeaks Will Make Intelligence Gathering in Afghanistan Harder

CACI International Inc and the U.S. Naval Institute
Cyber Threats to National Security: Countering Challenges to the Global Supply Chain

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
Exploring the China-Pakistan Relationship: Roundtable Report

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Geopolitics and Energy in Iraq: Where Politics Rule
South Asia Monitor: A Difficult Road Ahead: India's Policy on Afghanistan - August 1, 2010
· The Next Phase in America's Relationship with Iraq
The Uncertain Cost Of War(s)
"Unplanning" for Uncertainty: Reshaping Future Defense Plans

Combat Studies Institute (CSI)
· Press On!: Selected works of General Donn A. Starry
Volume I
Volume II
US Army and the Interagency Process: Historical Perspectives: the Proceedings of the Combat Studies Institute 2008 Military History Symposium
US Army and the Media in Wartime: Historical Perspectives: The Proceedings of the Combat Studies Institute 2009 Military History Symposium

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
CTC Sentinel, July 2010, v. 3, no. 7
o The Mysterious Relationship Between Al-Qa`ida and Iran
o Al-Shabab's Agenda in the Wake of the Kampala Suicide Attacks The Punjabi Taliban: Causes and Consequences of Turning Against the State
o The Ghazi Force: A Threat to Pakistan's Urban Centers Pakistan's Challenges in Orakzai Agency
o The Growing Threat of Female Suicide Attacks in Western Countries
o Countering Terrorist Financing: Successes and Setbacks in the Years Since 9/11
o Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
3 Years Later, Implementation of 100% Maritime Scanning Mandate Still Elusive

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
Navy’s Plans for the Next Generation Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine
Report of the Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel
Russian Force Structure in Support of the New START Treaty

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
Transforming Government Through Innovative Tools and Technology

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
Government Preparedness and Response to a Terrorist Attack Using Weapons of Mass Destruction
Protecting the Public Interest: Understanding the Threat of Agency Capture

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
A Deluge of Woe in Pakistan
Why Sanctions Can Hurt North Korea

Critical Threats Project
Ahmadinejad in West Africa: What Iranian Outreach to the Region Reveals about Tehran’s Foreign Policy

Department of State
Country Reports on Terrorism 2009
Previous reports
To Walk the Earth in Safety: The United States Commitment to Humanitarian Demining, 2010
Previous reports

Department of the Army
Army Sustainability Report 2009
Sustainability 2001-2008

Department of the Treasury. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
2010 OFAC Recent Actions (in reverse chronological order)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Bank Crime Statistics (BCS) Federal Insured Financial Institutions January 1, 2010 – March 31, 2010
Corruption, Drugs, Gangs, and More

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Cyberspace: United States Faces Challenges in Addressing Global Cybersecurity and Governance, GAO-10-606
Homeland Security: Addressing Weaknesses with Facility Security Committees Would Enhance Protection of Federal Facilities, GAO-10-901
Organizational Transformation: A Framework for Assessing and Improving Enterprise Architecture Management (Version 2.0), GAO-10-846G

Heritage Foundation
Oil Spill Liability: A Plan for Reform
Santos Takes Charge in Colombia: New Leader for an Old Friend

Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley
Building Peace, Seeking Justice: A Population-Based Survey on Attitudes about Accountability and Social Reconstruction in the Central African Republic

Information Sharing Environment (ISE)
Information Sharing Environment, Annual Report to the Congress (July 2010)

Institute for Security Studies
Peace and Security Council Protocol, August 2010. No. 13

Institute for the Study of War
Uncertain Future for the Sons of Iraq

Institute of Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
India's Unfinished Security Revolution
South Asia Trends, v. 1, no. 7, July 19-31, 2010

International Crisis Group
Drums of War: Israel and the "Axis of Resistance"
Indonesia: The Deepening Impasse in Papua

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: A Sectoral and Institutional Approach
Output and Unemployment Dynamics during the Great Recession: A Panel Unobserved Components Analysis
Peaks, Spikes, and Barrels: Modeling Sharp Movements in Oil Prices

International Relations and Security Network
The Assam Conflict: Failure of the Press
The Chechen Insurgency And Succession
Convention Calls Time on Cluster Bombs
Costs of War: Game Over?
Democracy Sidelined in India-Myanmar Ties
Georgia: A Future Beyond War
Kenya Faces Crucial Referendum
The Implications of the Fayyad-Plan
Iraq: On the Path to National Salvation?
Kyrgyz Opposition Leader Arrested
Rwanda: Kagame’s New Seven-Year Challenge
Stress-Testing European Banks
Violence in Karachi

Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT)
Interactive Terror History Map

Jamestown Foundation
China Brief, August 5, 2010, v. 10, no. 16
o China's Brain Drain Dilemma: Elite Emigration
o Assessing the PLA’s Promotion Ladder to CMC Member Based on Grades vs. Ranks – Part 2
o The Japanese Archipelago through Chinese Eyes
o Will Linguistic Centralization Work? Protesters Demonstrate against Restrictions on Cantonese
Terrorism Monitor, August 5, 2010, v. 8, no. 31
o Half-Hearted Security Operations in Punjab Do Little to Restrain Taliban
o Bombings in Bangkok: A Return to Political Violence for the Red Shirts?
o Al-Qaeda's Ambitions in Pakistan: Changing Goals, Changing Strategies

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
JP 3-22, Foreign Internal Defense, 12 July 2010

Lowry Institute
Reviving Dead Aid: Making International Development Assistance Work

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
The Differential Impact of Mortality of American Troops in the Iraq War: The Non-Metropolitan Dimension [Demographic Research, July 2010, v. 23, article 2, p. 41-62]

National Academies Press
Review of the Department of Defense Enhanced Particulate Matter Surveillance Program Report [free download but registration required]

National Guard
The National Guard a Great Value for America

National Wildlife Federation
Assault on America: A Decade of Petroleum Company Disaster, Pollution, and Profit

NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
COMISAF’s Counterinsurgency Guidance

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)
Pakistan Security Report 2009

Pew Global Attitudes Project
Concern About Extremist Threat Slips in Pakistan—America’s Image Remains Poor

United States and Mexico: Ties That Bind, Issues That Divide

Small Wars Journal
America’s Flawed Approach to the Global War on Terror
Army Capstone Concept & the Genesis of German WW I...Tactics
Down at the District
· Interviewing Tactics in Counterinsurgency
The Saudi Option
Strategic Communication & Influence Operations: Do We Really Get It?
Thai Village Security Lessons for Afghanistan

Stimson Center and Stanley Foundation
"WMD, Drugs, and Criminal Gangs in Central America: Leveraging Nonproliferation Assistance to Address Security/Development Needs With UNSCR 1540

Strategic Studies Institute
Organizing to Compete in to Political Terrain

Truman Project
National Security Manual 2010

United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women
Women with a Blue Helmet: The Integration of Women and Gender Issues in UN Peacekeeping Missions

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
Scenarios for Sudan's Future, Revisited
William J. Perry and Stephen J. Hadley Testify on the "Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel"

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Ahmadinezhad's Bomb Rhetoric: Opportunities for U.S. Policy
· Brushfire or Spark? Incident on the Israel-Lebanon Border
Fighting the Ideological Battle: The Missing Link in U.S. Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism
How to Form a New Iraqi Government while U.S. Combat Forces Withdraw