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