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