Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 09-10-2010

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
Campaign Trail 8: A multipolar election in the Afghan West 1
Campaign Trail 8: A multipolar election in the Afghan West 2
Who Controls the Vote? Afghanistan's Evolving Elections

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
Afghan Election, 2010: Alternative Narratives
Parliamentarians and Local Politics in Afghanistan: Elections and Instability II
The Wolesi Jirga in Flux, 2010: Elections and Instability I

Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Nonstate Policing: Expanding the Scope for Tackling Africa's Urban Violence

Amnesty International
Cambodia: Ongoing Serious Human Rights Violations Must Be Addressed
United Kingdom: Submission for the Review of Counter-terrorism and Security Powers

Army War College
Parameters, Summer 2010, v. 40, no. 2

o War—Continuity in Change, and Change in Continuity
o An Appraisal of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Strategy to Counter Terrorism
o Time for a Strategic and Intellectual Pause in Afghanistan
o Positive Perceptions to Sustain the US-Pakistan Relationships
o A Counter-WMD Strategy for the Future
o Soldiers and Politics: Exposing Some Myths
o The North Caucasus: Russian Roulette on Europe's Borders
o Google Confronts China’s “Three Warfares”

Baker Institute for Public Policy
Economics of Pricing the Cost of Carbon Dioxide Restrictions in the Production of Electricity
Energy Market Consequences of an Emerging U.S. Carbon Management Policy: Lithium in Bolivia: Can Resource Nationalism Deliver for Bolivians and the World?

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
The GCC States and the Security Challenges of the Twenty-First Century

Bipartisan Policy Center
Assessing the Terrorist Threat: A Report of the Bipartisan Policy Center's National Security Preparedness Group

BP [British Petroleum]
Deepwater Horizon Accident Investigation Report [report, appendices, summary and video]

Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated August 31, 2010 and Archives]
Attention: Deficit
Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated September 1, 2010 and archives]

CATO Institute
The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill: A Blueprint for Future Trade Expansion

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
South Asia’s Geography of Conflict

Center for Global Development
Beyond Short-Term Thinking: How to Spend Billions Well in Pakistan, for Them and for Us

Center for Security Policy
All Us ‘Citizens of the World’
Oppose Shariah, Don’t Burn the Quran

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Five Years After Katrina
Freeman Report: Cross-Strait Prospects – ECFA and Beyond
How America Corrupted Afghanistan: Time to Look in the Mirror

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA): Towards a New Era for Caribbean Trade

Centre for Social Cohesion (CSC)
Control Orders: Strengthening National Security

Charities Aid Foundation
World Giving Index

Chatham House
BBC Recording: Has the Taliban Won the War in Afghanistan?
Livestock Trade in the Djibouti, Somali and Ethiopian Borderlands
Livestock Trade in the Kenyan, Somali and Ethiopian Borderlands
A Macro-Economic Assessment of UK Security and Defence Policy Options

Congress. Senate. Senator Chuck Grassley
Oversight Review of Audit Reporting by the Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General
Grassley to Gates letter

Department of Defense
Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq [June 2010]
• Medal of Honor: Heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan
Update: Interaction with OSD/PA on Release of Official Information [memo Sept 2, 2010]

Department of State
Fact Sheets: Devastating Floods in Pakistan: U.S. Secretary of State Calls for Worldwide Help
Foreign Relations of the United States [FRUS] - Release of Foreign Relations, 1969-1976, Volume VII, Vietnam, July 1970-January 1972
United States Foreign Policy [remarks by Sec Clinton]

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
OIG-10-111 - DHS Needs to Improve the Security Posture of Its Cybersecurity Program Systems
OIG-10-110 - Information Technology Management Letter for the FY 2009 DHS Integrated Audit (Redacted)
Ethics Resource Center
Ethics and Employee Engagement

German Institute for Economic Research
The Business of Piracy in Somalia

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Contractor Integrity: Stronger Safeguards Needed for Contractor Access to Sensitive Information. GAO-10-693
Hybrid Warfare, GAO-10-1036R
University Research: Policies for the Reimbursement of Indirect Costs Need to Be Updated, GAO-10-937

Heritage Foundation
China’s Indian Provocations Part of Broader Trend
Defining the Obama Doctrine, Its Pitfalls, and How to Avoid Them
Do Not Undermine the U.S.–European Military Relationship
Don’t Ask, I’ll Just Tell You What the Law Should Be: Log Cabin Republicans v. United States
India: Fast Growth Does Not Mean a Strong Economy
The New Face of the Union Movement: Government Employees
Nine Years Since 9/11: When Will Congress Wake Up on Homeland Security?
Obama Tax Hikes Defended by Myths and Straw Man Arguments: Summary
Targeting the Yuan: A Feel-Good but Futile Response

Human Rights Watch
Dignity on Trial: India’s Need for Sound Standards for Conducting and Interpreting Forensic Examinations of Rape Survivors
Needless Pain: Government Failure to Provide Palliative Care for Children in Kenya
A Strange Case: Violations of Workers’ Freedom of Association in the United States by European Multinational Corporations

Immigration Policy Center
Back to the Border; A Historical Comparison of U.S. Border Politics

Institute of Defence Studies & Analyses
As Dragon Flexes Muscle, the Rising Sun Goes Defensive
India-Russia Strategic Partnership: Common Perspectives
India and New Zealand: Emerging Challenges
Sky’s No Limit: Space-Based Solar Power, the Next Major Step in the Indo-US Strategic Partnership?
Journal of Defence Studies, 2010, v. 4, no. 2
o Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) in India
o India, China and the United States: The Triangle That Isn’t
o Naxalite Movement in India: The State's Response
o Integrated Network Electronic Warfare: China's New Concept of Information Warfare
o India's Defence Budget 2010-11: An Analysis
o Management of Medical Stores in Indian Armed Forces
o The Evolution of African Armies: A Perspective in 2010
o North Korea's Nuclear Issue: Security Implications for Asia
o Reconstitution of the Bangladesh Rifles
o India's Response Options to Pakistani Nuclear First Use
o Indian Aerospace Power
o China Builds Dam on Indus near Ladakh

Institute for Democracy in South Africa
What South Africa Does the World Need?

Institute of Development Studies
Security Systems in Francophone Africa

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
IAEA Iran Safeguards Report: Iran Degrading Safeguards Effectiveness; Low Enriched Uranium Production Holds Steady

Institute for Security Studies
The Burundi Peace Process: From Civil War to Conditional Peace
The Chair of the African Union – What Prospect for Institutionalization?

Institute for the Study of War
Afghanistan - Order of Battle [updated September 2010]
Iraq - Order of Battle [updated September 2010]

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Ache/Indonesia: IDPs and Returnees Still Face Significant Recovery and Reintegration Needs

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic
Israeli Nuclear Capabilities

International Crisis Group
Azerbaijan: Vulnerable Stability
Illicit arms in Indonesia
Managing Land Conflict in Timor-Leste
Squaring the Circle: Palestinian Security Reform under Occupation
Turkey’s Crises over Israel and Iran

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The End of an Era? The Medium- and Long-term Effects of the Global Crisis on Growth in Low-Income Countries
Review of the Fund's Mandate - Follow-Up on Modernizing Surveillance
To Starve or not to Starve the Beast?
Why Does Bad News Increase Volatility and Decrease Leverage?

International Relations and Security Network
All Eyes on Red Sea Gas
America in Iraq: Power, Hubris, Change
Are Tajikistan's Security Services Breaking Down?
Copper Tells the Story
Moldova's Referendum Appears To Fail
Moscow, Baku Cinch Gas Export Deal
Tajiks Turn to Sharia Law
The Unsettling Resettlement of Bhutan’s Refugees
What the Asian Debate about US Hegemony Tells Us

International Peace Institute (IPI)
The United Nations Security Council and Civil War: First Insights From a New Dataset

Iran Watch
Iran's Nuclear Timetable [updated September 9, 2010]
Tracking the World's Efforts to Punish Iranian Proliferators [updated August 13, 2010]

Jamestown Foundation
China Brief, September 10, 2010, v. 10, no. 18
o Premier Wen's "Southern Tour": Ideological Rifts in the CCP?
o China’s Evolving Anti-Access Approach: “Where’s the Nearest (U.S.) Carrier?”
o China’s Emerging Debate on Military Transparency
o Ryukyu Chain in China’s Island Strategy
Terrorism Monitor, September 9, 2010, v. 8, no. 34

o Al-Qaeda's Sa'id al-Shihri Seeks to Revolutionize the Saudi Military
o Floods Wash Out Counterterrorist Operations in North Waziristan
o Hukm al-Tatarrus: al-Qaeda's Justification for Killing Muslim Civilians

Migration Policy Institute
The Demographics Impacts of Repealing Birthright Citizenship

National Academies Press
Assessing the Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on Human Health: A Summary of the June 2010 Workshop
National Science Foundation
Proposed Federal R&D Funding for FY 2011 Dips to $143 Billion, with Cuts in National Defense R&D
2010 SecrecyReport Card htt

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The Consequences of Banking Crises for Public Debt

Peterson Institute for International Economics
Not All Financial Regulation Is Global

Pew Global Attitudes Project
Turks Downbeat About Their Institutions: Even Military Less Well-Regarded

Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Why Did the Crisis of 2008 Happen?
A Stress Test for America

Project on Defense Alternatives
An Undisciplined Defense: Understanding the $2 Trillion Surge in US Defense Spending

Reporters Without Borders
The Iraq War—A Heavy Death Toll for the Media

Small Wars Journal
Approaching Doctrinal Training the Army Way
The Art of “Campaigning” to Inform and Influence
Department of Defense Special Branch: An Organizational Proposal for Counter-threat Operations in Low Intensity Conflicts

Design and the Prospects for Deviant Leadership
Hezbollah in the Tri-Border Area of South America
Khastan Tawanestan! – “We Can, We Will!”
Nine Years After 9/11: Assessing the War on Terror
Rebuilding the Force: Unconventional Advisory Forces in Counterinsurgency

Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks: Can the Hamlet Evaluation System Inform the Search for Metrics in Afghanistan?

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Controlling Conflict Resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

New Foreign Policy Actors in China

Strategic Studies Institute
An Army Transformed: The U.S. Army's Post-Vietnam Recovery and the Dynamics of Change in Military Organizations

Somalia: Line in the Sand--Identification of MYM Vulnerabilities

Transportation Research Board
Cooperative Research Programs Security Research Status Report

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Ruling on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
Averting Hell on Earth: Religion and the Prevention of GenocideIran's Subsidies Conundrum

On the Issues: What if Kabul Bank Fails?
Many Shuras Do Not a Government Make: International Community Engagement with Local Councils in Afghanistan

Pakistan: Progress in Peacebuilding

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Combating Export Violations to Iran: The Role of ICE Homeland Security Investigations

Beyond the Washington Summit: Challenges Facing Israeli-Palestinian Talks
The Red Line: How to Assess Progress in U.S. Iran Policy