Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 09-24-2010

Africa Center for Strategic Studies
· Enhancing Civilian Protection in Peace Operations: Insights from Africa

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· Putting the “Kerala Model” to Rest: Lessons for a New Era of Development in India

Atlantic Council
· Global Governance 2025

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· The Network ADF – C4ISR Capability Summary 2010

Berghof Conflict Research
· The KLA and the Kosovo War: From Intra-State Conflict to Independent Country

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
· A Progressive Nuclear Policy: Rethinking Continuous-at-Sea Deterrence

Brookings Institution
· Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated September 20, 2010 and archive]

· Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [updated September 21, 2010 and archives]

· Ten Economic Facts about Immigration

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· The Dispatch, Fall 2010, v. 8, no. 3

o Threat Manipulation, Distorted Intelligence and War: Using History to Disprove a Popular Theory of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq
o Global Summitry: Under Construction
o Investing in Ideas: Modern Strategic Development in Support of Defence Policy and Practice
o Reducing CF Command & Control Overhead-Is Structure the Issue?
o The Major Commission of Inquiry and ‘Connecting the Dots’
o NORAD of the North
o Canada’s Post-2011 Commitment to Afghanistan
o Decline of the American Empire
· G8 Security Sector Capacity Building in Fragile States: Examining Effectiveness and Coherence

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· The Arctic: A View from Moscow

· Regional Trade Blocs: The Way to the Future?

CATO Institute
· Budgetary Savings from Military Restraint

Center for a New American Security
· An Indispensable Force: Investing in America’s National Guard and Reserves

Center for American Progress
· Strong and Sustainable : How to Reduce Military Spending While Keeping Our Nation Safe

· A Thousand Cuts : What Reducing the Federal Budget Deficit Through Large Spending Cuts Could Really Look Like

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· The Afghan Elections: Another Milestone on the Road to Nowhere?

· Western Balkans Policy Review 2010

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
· Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening the Nation’s Emergency Response State by State

Center on International Cooperation, New York University
· Drug Production and Trafficking, Counterdrug Policies, and Security and Governance in Afghanistan
· Emerging Doctrine for Political Missions
· Is a Regional Pact to Stabilize Afghanistan Possible?

· Map: Political Missions 2009-2010
· Political Missions, Mediation and Good Offices

· Why All Peace Operations Are Political

Centre for International Governance Innovation
· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Afghanistan

· Improving the Governance of the Food Aid Convention: Which Way Forward?

Chatham House
· Britain's Strategic Defence and Security Review: Cut and Stay Strong [The World Today, October 2010, v. 66, no. 10]

· Floods and Fighting: State of Crisis [The World Today, October 2010, v. 66, no. 10]

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Operating in the Digital Domain: Organizing the Military Departments for Cyber Operations [September 23, 2010]
o U.S. Cyber Command: Organizing for Cyberspace Operations [September 23, 2010]
o A Question of Quality and Value: Department of Defense Oversight of Tuition Assistance Used for Distance Learning and For-Profit Colleges [September 22, 2010]

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· Pipeline Safety Oversight and Legislation

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Crimes Against Humanity: When Will Indonesia’s Military Be Held Accountable for Deliberate and Systematic Abuses in West Papua?

· Nuclear Cooperation and Non-Proliferation after Khan and Iran: Are We Asking Enough of Current and Future Agreements?

· Renegotiating the South Pacific Tuna Treaty: Closing Loopholes and Protecting U.S. Interests

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· DHS Planning and Response: Preliminary Lessons from Deepwater Horizon

· Securing America’s Transportation Systems: The Target of Terrorists and TSA’s New Direction

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
· ECPA Reform and the Revolution in Cloud Computing

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee
· Made in the USA: Manufacturing Policy, the Defense Industrial Base, and U.S. National Security

· Transition in Iraq: Is the State Department Prepared to Take the Lead?

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
· Keeping Us Safe: The Need for a Nationwide Public Safety Network

· S.3742, The Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2010

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Challenges to Water and Security in Southeast Asia

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
· Nine Years After 9/11: Confronting the Terrorist Threat to the Homeland

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
· The Electronic Communications Privacy Act: Promoting Security and Protecting Privacy in the Digital Age

· Investigating and Prosecuting Financial Fraud after the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Contingency Planning: Electoral Violence in Nigeria

· Foreign Policy and the 2010 Midterm Elections: Trade

Crisis States Research Centre
· Kyrgyzstan in Crisis: Permanent Revolution and the Curse of Nationalism

Critical Threats Project
· Gulf of Aden Security Review

· Map of Mogadishu

Department of Defense Inspector General
· D-2010-085 Kuwait Contractors Working in Sensitive Positions Without Security Clearances or CACs

Department of Homeland Security
· Active Shooter: How to Respond

· Mass Shooting/Active Shooter First Responder Awareness Card

Department of Justice Inspector General
· A Review of the FBI's Investigations of Certain Domestic Advocacy Groups, September 2010

Department of State
· Background Notes : Iraq

· Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), 1969-1976, v. 10, January 1973-July 1975

Departments of the Navy and Army
· Guam and CNMI Military Relocation including Relocating Marines from Okinawa Transient Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Berth Air and Missile Defense Task Force

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Country Analysis Brief: Libya

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Nine Years After September 11, 2001: Perspective on the First Decade of an Enduring Conflict

Free and Fair Elections Foundation of Afghanistan
· Election Day 2010: First Preliminary Observation Report September 20, 2010

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· 2010 Resubmission of the U.S.-Russia Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: Further Actions Needed by State and Other Agencies to Improve the Review of the Classified Nuclear Proliferation Assessment, GAO-10-1039R

· Aviation and the Environment: Systematically Addressing Environmental Impacts and Community Concerns Can Help Airports Reduce Project Delays, GAO-10-50
· Aviation and the Environment: Survey of Airport Officials on Airport Environmental Issues (GAO-10-748SP, September 2010), an E-supplement to GAO-10-50
· Building Security: New Federal Standards Hold Promise, But Could Be Strengthened to Better Protect Leased Space, GAO-10-873
· Defense Exports: Reporting on Exported Articles and Services Needs to Be Improved, GAO-10-952
· Disaster Response: Criteria for Developing and Validating Effective Response Plans, GAO-10-969T [testimony]
· Global Positioning System: Challenges in Sustaining and Upgrading Capabilities Persist, GAO-10-636
· President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Efforts to Align Programs with Partner Countries' HIV/AIDS Strategies and Promote Partner Country Ownership, GAO-10-836

· Public Transit Security Information Sharing: DHS Could Improve Information Sharing through Streamlining and Increased Outreach, GAO-10-895

· Sudan Divestment: U.S. Investors Sold Assets but Could Benefit from Increased Disclosure Regarding Companies' Ties to Sudan, GAO-10-742

· Survey of Public Transit Agencies on Security Information Sharing, GAO-10-896SP (E-supplement to GAO-10-895)

Heritage Foundation
· China–Japan Confrontation at Sea: Senkaku Islands Issue Won’t Go Away

· Free Markets and National Defense: US Import Dependence on China
· New START, U.S. Strategy, and How Much Is Enough?
· Not the Time to Go Wobbly: Press US Advantage on South China Sea

· The Obama Administration’s Ambitious Export Control Reform Plan

· Turkey’s Referendum: A Looming Challenge to US Interests?
· UN Millennium Development Goals: Foreign Aid v. Economic Freedom

· The United Nations and Development: Grand Aims, Modest Results
· Want Real Homeland Security? Give State and Local Governments a Real Voice

Hudson Institute
· The Clash of the Counter-Bureaucracy and Development

· Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 10
o The Iranian Revolution in the New Era
o Why Iran’s Islamic Government is Unraveling
o The Iranian Clergy’s Silence
o Reform Versus Radicalism in the Islamic Republic
o The Shiites of Saudi Arabia
o Iran’s Central Asia Temptations
o Jordan’s Encounter with Shiism
o The Making of the Christmas Day Bomber
o Profile: Hizb ut-Tahrir in the UK
o Gender Ideology and the Jamaat-e-Islami
o The Primacy of Values

Human Rights First
· State of Affairs: Three Years After Nisoor Square Accountability and Oversight of U.S. Private Security and Other Contractors

Human Rights Watch
· Once You Enter, You Never Leave: Deinstitutionalization of Persons with Intellectual or Mental Disabilities in Croatia

· Targets of Both Sides: Violence Against Students, Teachers, and Schools in Thailand’s Southern Border Provinces

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses
· Can the Rise of ‘New’ Turkey Lead to a ‘New’ Era in India-Turkey Relations?

· New START and the Obama Administration: Hurdles Still Ahead
· Water Security for India: The External Dynamics

Institute for National Strategic Studies
· China Strategic Perspectives: Assessing The PLA's Role in Elite Politics

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· ISS Paper 217: Reintegration in Mozambique, An Unresolved Affair

· Conference Report: 3rd African Conference of Commandants

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
· Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Poliferation [sic]: Linkages and Dissonaces

Institute for the Study of War
· Force Disposition: Afghanistan/Pakistan Border

International Crisis Group
· China’s Myanmar Strategy: Elections, Ethnic Politics and Economics

· Eritrea: The Siege State

· Guinea: Reforming the Army

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
· Chinese Navy's New Strategy in Action

· Long March of China's Military Reform
· Pakistan's Floods: Broader Implications

· Rough Seas Ahead for UK Navy

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Pakistan: Use of Fund Resources—Request for Emergency Assistance—Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Pakistan

International Relations and Security Network
· Afghan Vote Count Begins

· Britain’s Security Future
· Iran's Option In Case of Attack
· Mexico: The Bicentennial and Beyond

· North Korea's Succession Speculation

· The Real Greek Economy: Owners, Rentiers, Opportunists

· South Africa at the Rubicon - Again?

· Tajikistan: Militant Ambush Puts Spotlight on Security

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, September 24, 2010, v. 10, no. 19

o Aging Tigers, Mighty Dragons: China’s Bifurcated Surface Fleet
o China Unveils "The Kashmir Card"
o The Politics of China’s Missile Redeployments
o Bloc Politics in the Persian Gulf: China’s Multilateral Engagement with the Gulf Cooperation Council
· Terrorism Monitor, September 23, 2010, v. 8, no. 36

o Suicide-Bomb Assassination of Prominent Cleric in South Waziristan May Incite Tribal Conflict
o Iraqi Oil Facilities Threatened as Islamic State of Iraq Intensifies its Campaign Against the State
o French Counterterrorism Operations in the Sahara

National Academies Press
· Review of the Department of Homeland Security's Approach to Risk Analysis

· Tsunami Warning and Preparedness: An Assessment of the U.S. Tsunami Program and the Nation's Preparedness Efforts

National Intelligence Council
· Global Governance 2025: At a Critical Juncture

National Security Archive
· The Iraq War -- Part I: The U.S. Prepares for Conflict, 2001

National Terrorism Center (NCTC)
· Bomb Threat Stand-Off Distance Chart

· Intelligence Guide for First Responders

Nautilus Institute
· Political Prospects for a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone in Northeast Asia

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
· Privatization in Kosovo: The International Project 1999-2008

Office of the United States Trade Representative
· 2010 Trade Policy Agenda and 2009 Annual Report

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· The G-20 and International Financial Institution Governance

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· Brazilians Upbeat About Their Country, Despite Its Problems

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
· Muslim Networks and Movements in Western Europe

· Religion and the Issues: Results from the 2010 Annual Religion and Public Life Survey

Security Council Report
· Update Report no. 3 - Counterterrorism

Sheldon I. Cohen
· Debt and Home Foreclosures: Their Effect on National Security Clearances

Small Wars Journal
· A Culture of Inclusion: Defense, Diplomacy, and Development as a Modern American Foreign Policy
· The Iranian Ballistic Missile Threat And a “Phased, Adaptive Approach” to Missile Defense for Europe · The Mumbo-Jumbo of Design: Is this the Army’s EBO?
· Terrorism, COIN, and National Security

· Three Wickets and A Bulldozer: Overcoming Afghanistan’s Geopolitical Barriers

· The Troubles in Northern Ireland: Conflict Resolution and the Problem with Being ‘Reasonable’

Strategic Studies Institute
· Preparing for One War and Getting Another?

UK Defence Academy
· Cyber Probing: The Politicisation of Virtual Attack

· The Mouse that Roared, or the Bear that Growled? Russia's Latest Military Doctrine

· The Russian Federation Navy: An Assessment of its Strategic Setting, Doctrine and Prospects
· Security Sector Reform and Donor Assistance in Serbia: Complexity of Managing Change

UN General Assembly and Security Council
· The Situation in Afghanistan and Its Implications for International Peace and Security

UN Human Rights Council
· Report of the international fact-finding mission to investigate violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance*

UN Secretary General
· The Situation in Afghanistan and Its Implications for International Peace and Security

Urban Institute Center on International Development and Governance
· The Local Government System in Pakistan: Citizens Perceptions and Preferences

US Army Peacekeeping Institute
· Measuring Progress in Conflict Environments – A Metrics Framework

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· The Civil Society-Military Relationship in Afghanistan

· Institutionalizing Security Sector Reform
· Local Justice in Southern Sudan

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Captured Documents: What We Now Know about Saddam's Iraq

· If War Comes: Israel vs. Hizballah and Its Allies
· Laying the Foundation for Peace: Challenges for the Palestinian Economy
· Turkey after the Constitutional Referendum: Implications for Washington