Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 09-03-2010

Afghanistan Study Group
A New Way Forward: Rethinking U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Africa’s Fragile States: Empowering Extremists, Exporting Terrorism

Air University
Strategic Studies Quarterly, Fall 2010, v. 4, no. 3 htt
o Air Diplomacy: Protecting American National Interests
o Guidelines for Nation Builders
o How Terrorist Groups End: Studies of the Twentieth Century
o Unit Cohesion and the Impact of DADT
o Cyber Deterrence: Tougher in Theory than in Practice?
o The European Union and the Comprehensive Civil-Military
o Approach in Euro-Atlantic Security: Matching Reality to Rhetoric

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
German Family Policy and the Idea of "Wahlfreiheit"

American Red Cross
Social Media in Disasters and Emergencies

American Security Project
Climate Change and Immigration: Warnings for America’s Southern Border

Amnesty International
Rwanda: Safer to Stay Silent: The Chilling Effect of Rwanda's Laws on 'Genocide Ideology' and 'Sectarianism'
Slovakia: Steps to End Segregation in Education: Briefing to the Government of Slovakia

Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Australia’s Commitment in Afghanistan: Moving to a More Comprehensive Approach by Raspal Khosa

Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [updated August 31, 2010 and Archives]
Seven Myths That Cloud Immigration Debate
The State of New Orleans
Staying Power: The U.S. Mission in Afghanistan Beyond 2011

Center for Defense Information (CDI)
What Did the Rumsfeld/Gates Pentagon Do with $1 Trillion?

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
Birthright Citizenship in the United States: A Global Comparison

Center for Security Policy
Friend of the Brotherhood?

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
The Influence of Regional Military Threats on Israeli Security
Iraq: The Realities of US "Withdrawal" of Combat Forces and the Challenges of Strategic Partnership
South Asia Monitor, no. 145 Building the City: India’s Urban Future
Update on the US Withdrawal From Iraq
Violence in the North Caucasus

Chatham House
Britain and France: A Dialogue of Decline?

Child Welfare Information Gateway
The Role of First Responders in Child Maltreatment Cases: Disaster and Nondisaster Situations

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
CTC Sentinel, August 2010, v. 3, no. 8
o Evaluating the Al-Qa`ida Threat to the U.S. Homeland
o The Growing Danger from Radical Islamist Groups in the United States
o Manchester, New York, and Oslo: Three Centrally Directed Al-Qa`ida Plots
o Lessons Learned from the July 2010 Norwegian Terrorist Plot
o American Journeys to Jihad: U.S. Extremists and Foreign Conflicts During the 1980s and 1990s
o Tensions Rise Between Hizb-i-Islami and the Taliban in Afghanistan
o Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
A Correctional Institution’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices
An Educator’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices
An Employer’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices
A Health Care Provider’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices
Law Enforcement Official’s Guide to The Muslim Community
Teachable Moment Community Response Guide: Guidance for Local Communities to Respond to Challenges & Opposition [Ramadan 2010]

Council on Foreign Relations
Internet Governance in an Age of Cyber Insecurity
Unanswered Policy Questions on U.S. Troops

Department of Defense
Futenma Replacement Facility Bilateral Experts Study Group Report

Department of Defense Inspector General
D-2010-081 Army Use of Time-and-Materials Contracts in Southwest Asia
SDIG-SWA-10-01 Observations from Oversight Organizations Impacting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom Beginning FY 2003 Through FY 2009

DOD Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide by Members of the Armed Forces
The Challenge and the Promise: Strengthening the Force, Preventing Suicide and Saving Lives

Department of Homeland Security
Progress in Implementing New Security Measures Along the Southwest Border

Department of State
Fact Sheets: Foreign Terrorist Organization Designation

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Country Analysis Brief: Australia
Country Analysis Brief: Ecuador

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, August 2010
o The Returning Military Veteran: Is Your Organization Ready?
o The Strategic Communication Plan
o Confronting Science and Market Positioning

Gallup Global Reports
Religiosity Highest in World's Poorest Nations

George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute
Baghdad Surprise?
Iraq in Focus

Government Accountability Office
Defense Acquisitions: Navy's Ability to Overcome Challenges Facing the Littoral Combat Ship Will Determine Eventual Capabilities, GAO-10-523
Hurricane Recovery: Federal Government Provided a Range of Assistance to Nonprofits following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, GAO-10-800
Onshore Oil and Gas: BLM's Management of Public Protests to Its Lease Sales Needs Improvement, GAO-10-670
Pipeline Security: TSA Has Taken Actions to Help Strengthen Security, but Could Improve Priority-Setting and Assessment Processes, GAO-10-867
Recovery Act: States Could Provide More Information on Education Programs to Enhance the Public's Understanding of Fund Use, GAO-10-807

Heritage Foundation
Defining the Obama Doctrine, Its Pitfalls, and How to Avoid Them
India’s Flawed Nuclear Legislation Leaves U.S.–India Partnership Short
Obama’s Iraq Speech Should Stress a Resolute U.S. Security Commitment
Returning More Power to the States Is the Natural Evolution in Homeland Security
The U.S.–U.K. Extradition Treaty: In the Interest of Both Nations

Institute for Business and Home Safety
Five Years Later – Are We Better Prepared?

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
Reconciling Doctrines: Prerequisite for Peace in South Asia
The Sochi Summit: Fresh Moves on The Grand Eurasian Chessboard

Institute for the Study of War
Fact Sheet: The Iraq Drawdown
Graph: Iraq Defense Spending
MAP: Disposition of U.S. Forces in Iraq

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
India National and State Authorities Failing to Protect IDPs

International Crisis Group
Azerbaijan: Vulnerable Stability
Sudan: Defining the North-South Border

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The Effects of the Global Crisis on Islamic and Conventional Banks: A Comparative Study
Information Content of DQAF Indicators - Empirical Entropy Analysis
Optimal Price Indices for Targeting Inflation Under Incomplete Markets
Republic of Korea: Selected Issues
The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies: A Review of Evidence for Developing Countries

International Relations and Security Network
Ahmadinejad Faces New Conservative Challenge
China's Expanding 'Coastal Waters'
Costs of War: Hotel Afghanistan
India Re-Calibrating Af-Pak Strategy
Information Warfare in the Corporate Business Environment
Is Saakashvili Preventing Peace with Russia?
Kashmir: A Place of Blood and Memory (I)
Mexico Nets Another 'Kingpin'
New Developments in Military Automation
Obama’s Failing Middle East Policy
Ortega, Nicaragua’s Worst Option
Power Hungry in Iraq
Testing Japan’s Pacifist Waters
Ukraine's New Regime: The First 200 Days
What Kashmiris Want (II)

National Academies Press
Examination of the U.S. Air Force's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce Needs in the Future and Its Strategy to Meet Those Needs
New Research Directions for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Review of the Design of the Dynasafe Static Detonation Chamber (SDC) System for the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility: Letter Report
Seeing Photons: Progress and Limits of Visible and Infrared Sensor Arrays

National Defense Intelligence College Press
The Blue Planet

National Defense University Press
Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), 4th Qrt October 2010, no. 59
o An Interview with General James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
o Developing an Operational Reserve: A Policy and Historical Context and the Way Forward
o Operational for What? The Future of the Guard and Reserves
o Senior Officer Professional Military Education as an Equalizer
o The Security Trinity: Understanding the Role of Security Forces in COIN
o Understanding Sri Lanka's Defeat of the Tamil Tigers
o ISAF and Afghanistan: The Impact of Failure on NATO's Future
o A QDR for All Seasons? The Pentagon Is Not Preparing for the Most Likely Conflicts
o Is the Conduct of War a Business?
o Harmonious Ocean? Chinese Aircraft Carriers and the Australia-U.S. Aliiance
o U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan: Flawed Assumptions Will Lead to Ultimate Failure
o Information Strategy: The Missing Link
o Ike Warned Us About This: The MICC Stranglehold on Responsible Procurement
o Redress of Professional Military Education: The Clarion Call
o Breaking Ranks: Dissent and the Military Professional
o Building a Potemkin Village: A Taliban Strategy to Reclaim the Homeland
o Strategic Communication in the New Media Sphere
o What U.S. Cyber Command Must Do
o China's Ace in the Hole: Rare Earth Elements
o Responsible Drawdown: Synchromizing the Joint Vision
o Force Planning in the 2010 QDR
o A Patchwork Strategy of Consensus: Establishing Rule of Law in Afghanistan
o Operation Albion and Joint Amphibious Doctrine
o Redefining the Center of Gravity
o ALSA: Increasing Warfighter Interoperability

National Guard Bureau
The National Guard: A Great Value for America

NATO Defense College
Research Paper 61 - NATO's Nuclear Weapons in Europe: Beyond "Yes" or "No"

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

Pew Hispanic Center
U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Flows Are Down Sharply Since Mid-Decade

Analyzing North Korea's Decision-Making Process on its Nuclear Weapons Programs with the Rational Choice and Cognitive Choice Models
Estimation of the Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research Program Treatment Effect
Three Proposed Initiatives for Improving Mobility, Quality of Life, and Economic Growth in the West Bank: A Visual Summary

Royal United Services Institute
Interoperability in a Crisis 2: Human Factors and Organisational Processes

Security Council Report
Update Report No. 1: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Small Wars Journal
Afghanistan: It’s Not Over
Afghanistan Part II: The Reoccurrence of International Terrorism in Somalia
Another Way in Afghanistan: Overcoming the Current Flawed Strategy
“Bring It On” Worked
Eritrea and Al Shabaab: Realpolitik on the Horn of Africa
Genocide in Darfur: A Rebuttal of the UN Commission of Inquiry
Professional Military Education for United States Army Special Operations Forces (Part Three)
Reflections on Algeria’s Islamist Experiences, Past and Present
A Retrospective on Combat in Iraq
Throwing the Book at the Taliban: Undermining Taliban Legitimacy by Highlighting Their Own Hypocrisy

Stimson Center
The Changing Political Utility of Nuclear Weapons: Nuclear Threats from 1970 to 2010

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
Dilemmas of Brazilian Grand Strategy

Unity Abandoned Buildings Outreach Team
Search and Rescue Five Years Later: Saving People Still Trapped in Katrina’s Ruins

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
Blogs and Bullets: New Media in Contentious Politics
Gender Matters: Power and Peacebuilding [PeaceWatch]
Improving High-Value Resource Contracting in Afghanistan
Real Change for Afghan Women's Rights: Opportunities and Challenges in the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Egypt in Transition: Presidential Succession and U.S. Policy
Palestinian Public Opinion Turns Pragmatic as Peace Talks Open
The Peace Talks Resume: Prospects for Success

White House - Office of the Vice President
The Recovery Act: Transforming the American Economy through Innovation

World Public Opinion.org
Attitude Factors in the Search for Israeli-Palestinian Peace: A Comprehensive Review of Recent Polls