Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 10-22-2010

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
The Ex-Taleban on the High Peace Council: A Renewed Role for the Khuddam ul-Furqan?

Afghanistan NGO Safety Office
Afghanistan: ANSO Quarterly Data Report Quarter 3 2010 [01 January - 30 September]

ANSO Quarterly Data Reports

Air University Library
Recent Bibliographies

WMD: Chemical, Biological, & Radiological
Somalia Piracy
Cyberspace and National Security
Iraq Reconstruction

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Network Neutrality 101 - Why the Government Must Act to Preserve the Free And Open Internet

Amnesty International
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Briefing to the UN Committee Against Torture

Atlantic Council
Triple Crown 2010: Can the Transatlantic Alliance be Strategic?

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Analysis of Financial Incentives for Early CCS Deployment
How Good Politics Results in Bad Policy: The Case of Biofuel Mandates
Transportation Revenue Options: Infrastructure, Emissions, and Congestion

British American Security Information Council(BASIC)
Iran Update, no. 146

Brookings Institute
Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated October 19, 2010 and archive]
Civil Society in the Arab World and the Dilemma of Funding
Empirical Performance of a Decentralized Civil Violence Model
Financial Sector Regulation and Reforms in Emerging Markets: An Overview
Reset Reloaded: The Second Phase of Obama’s Russia Policy Should Now Have a Major European Component
The Role of Religious Leaders and Religious Communities in Diplomacy
Systemic Risk in the Financial System: Insights from Network Science
(Un?)Happiness and Gasoline Prices in the United States

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2009 Statistical Tables

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
Broken Promises: The Fragility Gap and the Millennium Development Goals
China’s Strategic Behaviour

CARE Canada
Looking for Leadership: Women’s Empowerment and Canada’s New Role in Afghanistan

CATO Institute
A Free Trade Agreement with South Korea Would Promote Both Prosperity and Security

Center for a New American Security
America’s Interests in India
India, The United States and the Global Commons
Natural Allies: A Blueprint for the Future of US-India Relations
The Strategic Implications of Indo-US Private Sector Ties
The United States and India 10 Years Out
Unleashing US-India Defense Trade

Center for American Progress
A New Approach to the Russia-Georgia Conflict

Center for Immigration Studies
A Gift to the Drug Cartels: Will New Mexico Become the New Arizona?

Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, Summer 2010, v. 12, no. 4
• Germany and Sea Power in the 20th Century
• Inexpensive Leadership: On Canada’s Global Normative Position and Its Potentials
• Conference Proceedings: Canadian Reserves on Operations
• Conference Powerpoints: Canadian Reserves on Operations

Center for Security Policy
National Security Scorecard

Center for Security Studies
Intelligence Agencies: Adapting to New Threats
Switzerland and the EU: Challenges and Uncertainties of Bilateralism

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Cyber Events Since 2006
Doing Less with Less? Assessing the Impact of the UK Strategic Defense and Security Review
Issues & Insights Vol. 10 - No. 24
Middle Eastern Perspectives on the United States
PacNet #50 - Enhancing Japan's position in the Senkaku Dispute
The US Transition in Iraq: Iraqi Forces and US and Military Aid

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
The Caribbean Papers: Caribbean Economic Governance Project
Security Sector Reform Monitor: Burundi [4th ed]

Chatham House
Evaluating the 2010 Strategy Review
Hong Kong in the Global Economy: How the Special Administrative Region Rises to the Challenges Posed by China
Managing Energy: Rethinking the Fundamentals - Managing Energy Technology
Strategy in Austerity: The Security and Defence of the United Kingdom
Yemen and Somalia: Terrorism, Shadow Networks and the Limitations of State-Building

Combat Studies Institute (CSI)
War Termination: The Proceedings of the War Termination Conference United States Military Academy West Point 21 June 2010

Council on Foreign Relations
Midterm Elections 2010: Spending Wars

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
The Russo-Chinese Energy Relationship

Deloitte’s Global Energy & Resources Group
Energy Predictions 2011 report

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
OIG-10-124 - The Performance of 287(g) Agreements Report Update
OIG-10-122 - Age Determination Practices for Unaccompanied Alien Children - Update
OIG-10-121 - FEMA’s Implementation of Recommendations from Top Officials 4
OIG-10-97 - DHS' Counterintelligence Activities (Summary)

Department of State
Briefing on Pending Major Arms Sale

Department of the Navy
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) 2011 Guidance

Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
China in Ghana: Easing the Shift from Aid Dependency to Oil Economy?

European Environment Agency
Tracking Progress Towards Kyoto and 2020 Targets in Europe

European Policy Centre
Skills and Education for Growth and Well-Being in Europe 2020: Are We on the Right Path?

Federal Reserve Board
Report to the Congress on Risk Retention

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
Identity Theft – Trends, Patterns, and Typologies Reported in Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) Filed by Depository Institutions

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Secure Border Initiative: DHS Needs to Strengthen Management and Oversight of Its Prime Contractor, GAO-11-6
Servicemember Reemployment: Agencies Are Generally Timely in Processing Redress Complaints, but Improvements Needed in Maintaining Data and Reporting, GAO-11-55
Southwest Border: More Timely Border Patrol Access and Training Could Improve Security Operations and Natural Resource Protection on Federal Land, GAO-11-38

Heritage Foundation
America’s Founders and the Principles of Foreign Policy: Sovereign Independence, National Interests, and the Cause of Liberty in the World
Protective Agreement to Limit Missile Defense and Space Systems Should Delay New START
Spending Cuts in British Defense Review: Less Than Expected, but Still Damaging
The U.S. Takes “New Europe” for Granted at its Own Peril

Human Rights Watch
Afraid and Forgotten: Lawlessness, Rape, and Impunity in Western Côte d’Ivoire
Development Without Freedom: How Aid Underwrites Repression in Ethiopia
The Price of Independence: Silencing Labor and Student Unions in Tunisia

Institute for Homeland Security Solutions
Building on Clues: Examining Successes and Failures in Detecting U.S. Terrorist Plots, 1999-2009

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
A Contentious New START: A Snapshot of the Debate over the New START Treaty
Strategic Forum # 260 Private Contractors in Conflict Zones: The Good, the Bad, and the Strategic Impact

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
Burundi: Overview of the 2010 Elections and Observations on the way Forward
A Critical Assessment of Security Challenges in West Africa
Illegal Fishing and the Rising Threat of Piracy

Institute for the Study of War
Iraq – Order of Battle (Dec 09 – Oct 10)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Bank Lending in Turkey: Effects of Monetary and Fiscal Policies
Deconstructing The International Business Cycle: Why Does A U.S. Sneeze Give The Rest Of The World A Cold?
Financial Contagion through Bank Deleveraging: Stylized Facts and Simulations Applied to the Financial Crisis
Financial Frictions, Investment, and Institutions
The Impact of the Great Recession on Emerging Markets
International Capital Flows and Development: Financial Openness Matters
Is Social Spending Procyclical?
Regional Economic Outlook: Europe
Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere
Restoring Debt Sustainability After Crises: Implications for the Fiscal Mix
Spillovers from Europe into Morocco and Tunisia

International Relations and Security Network
Azerbaijan: Should the Learned be Elected in Baku?

Bahrain on the Edge
The Broken US-Mexican Border
China's Demographic Dilemma
Drone Attacks Stoke Debate in Pakistan
German Defense Reform and Conscription
Regional Military Force Established to Crack Down on Lord’s Resistance Army

Turkey's Referendum: Revenge à la Turca?
Wen Jiabao: The Verdict of History

IRIS Independent Research
9 Secrets of the Tanker War: Replacing America’s Aerial Refueling Tankers with KC-X

Jamestown Foundation
China Brief, October 22, 2010, v. 10, no. 21

o PLA Gains Clout: Xi Jinping Elevated to CMC Vice-Chairman
o Letter from Taiwan: Taipei and the New, Assertive China
o New Strains Emerge in the Sino-Russian Military Relationship
o Growing Nationalism and Maritime Jurisdiction in the East China Sea
Terrorism Monitor, October 21, 2010, v. 8, no. 38

o Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Strategy of "Encircling" India
o The New Ideologues of the North Caucasus Jihadists
o Can Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Maintain its Operational Capability in a Sanctions Regime?

Joseph Rowntree Foundation
How Globalisation is Changing Patterns of Marginalisation and Inclusion in the UK

McKinsey Global Institute
Beyond Austerity: A Path to Economic Growth and Renewal in Europe

Miller Center of Public Affairs
Well Within Reach: America’s New Transportation Agenda

Monterey Institute for International Studies
Islam, Islamism and Politics in Eurasia Reports

National Academies Press
Building Community Disaster Resilience through Private-Public Collaboration
Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies: Interim Report
Sequence-Based Classification of Select Agents: A Brighter Line
Severe Space Weather Events--Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts: A Workshop Report
Understanding the Demand for Illegal Drugs

National Library of Medicine
Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) website
NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit
Maritime Homeland Security: Are Duties & Responsibilities Changing?

Parliamentary Library of Australia
Multiculturalism: A Review of Australian Policy Statements and Recent Debates in Australia and Overseas

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Development Thinking
Prospects for Implementing the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement
A Role for the G-20 in Addressing Climate Change?

Pew Global Attitudes Project
Indians See Threat From Pakistan, Extremist Groups

Residential Insurance on the U.S. Gulf Coast in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: A Framework for Evaluating Potential Reforms
Retention of Military Physicians: The Differential Effects of Practice Opportunities Across the Three Services
Three Essays on Obstacles to Improving Demographic Representation in the Armed Forces

Russian and Eurasian Security Network
Russian Analytical Digest No. 84: Police Reform

Small Wars Journal
Afghanistan: It Never Hurts to Talk
In Afghanistan, Less is More
Design and the Prospects for Critical Dialogue
Governance in the Raw: A Primer on Tribal Political Systems
Planning a Military Campaign to Support Negotiations in Afghanistan
Southern Sudan - the Four Theses
Team Ninewa Models Successful Civilian-Military Unity of Effort

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Military Spending and Arms Procurement in the Gulf States

Transnational Institute
Assumptions in the European Union Biofuels Policy: Frictions with Experiences in Germany, Brazil and Mozambique
The Second Conquest: The EU Free Trade Agreement with Colombia and Peru

United Kingdom
A Strong Britain in an Age of Uncertainty: The National Security Strategy
Securing Britain in an Age of Uncertainty: The Strategic Defence and Security Review

UK National Audit Office
Ministry of Defence: The Major Projects Report 2010

United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
Disarmament Forum - Arms Control Verification, 2010, no. 3
o Arms Control Verification (full text)
o Verification: To Detect, to Deter and to Build Confidence
o The Verification Debate in the BTWC in 2011
o Monitoring and Verification of the Arms Trade and Arms Embargoes
o Verification in Space: Theories, Realities and Possibilities
o Verification and Security in a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World: Elements and Framework of a Nuclear Weapons Convention
o The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in the Verification of International Agreements

United Nations Office in Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Guide for the Development of Forensic Document Examination Capacity

Uppsala Conflict Data Program // Peace Research Institute Oslo
UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset: Version 4-2010, 1946 – 2009

U.S. Census Bureau
Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 2009

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
“Children of War” Screening at United Nations Spotlights Efforts to Aid Child Soldiers
Dangerous Liaisons with the Afghan Taliban: The Feasibility and Risks of Negotiations
On the Issues: Lebanon
Persistent Challenges to Long-Term Peace in Côte d’Ivoire
Realism and Pragmatism in Security Sector Development
Social Media Amplify Concerns in India’s Jammu and Kashmir State
Transparency is the Key to Legitimate Afghan Parliamentary Elections

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Balancing Rights in Bahrain
Iran's Influence in Iraq: Game, Set, but Not Match to Tehran
Turkey under the AKP: Neither a European nor a Regional Power (Part 3)

World Economic Forum
Global Gender Gap Index 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 10-15-2010

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· Capacity-Building Through Policymaking: Developing Afghanistan’s National Education Strategic Plan

· Does Women’s Participation in the National Solidarity Programme Make a Difference in their Lives?: A Case Study in Parwan Province
· Peace at all Costs? Reintegration and Reconciliation in Afghanistan

Air Force Doctrine Command
· Cyberspace Operations [AFDD 3-12]

Air University
· Air Warfare [reprint edition]

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· Asia-Pacific Demographics in 2010-2040: Implications for Strategic Balance

· Defending Defense: Setting the Record Straight on US Military Spending Requirements
· The Enigma of Russian Mortality
· Post-Partisan Power

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· 20 Years After German Reunification: A Bumpy Road to Success – With Confusingly Much Green Light Ahead

· The Lisbon Treaty in Focus
· Recovering From an Economic Hangover: Lessons and Prescriptions for Transatlantic Cooperation

Amnesty International
· Nigeria: Port Harcourt Demolitions: Excessive Use of Force Against Demonstrators

· USA: The Case of the ‘Cuban Five’

Asian Development Bank Institute
· The Impact of Free Trade Agreements on Business Activity: A Survey of Firms in the People's Republic of China

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare
· Fiscal Year 2011 Army Budget: An Analysis

Baker Institute for Public Policy
· Rehabilitation of Radicals

· American Politics on the Eve of the Midterm Elections

· Catalysts for Rights: The Unique Contribution of the UN’s Independent Experts on Human Rights

· Next Steps on U.S.-Russian Nuclear Negotiations and Nuclear Nonproliferation

Bureau of Justice Statistics
· Gang Units in Large Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2007

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Natural Gas Pricing and Its Future: Europe as the Battleground

CATO Institute
· Congress Should Account for the Excess Burden of Taxation

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· Inventory of International Nonproliferation Organizations & Regimes [updated]

Center for American Progress
· Big Oil Goes to College: An Analysis of 10 Research Collaboration Contracts Between Leading Energy Companies and Major U.S. Universities

· From a "Green Farce" to a Green Future: Refuting False Claims About Immigrants and the Environment

Center for Security Policy
· Is it Time for More Attacks?

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Comparative Connections v. 12 n. 3

· Global Aging Preparedness Index
· Grand Strategy in the Afghan, Pakistan, and Iraq Wars
· The Growing Challenges in Defense Spending and the Defense Budget: An Overview
· Middle East Notes and Comment: Failure and Success on the Nile

· PacNet #47 – The Seoul G20 Summit: Opportunity for and Challenge to Strengthening US-Korea Relations
· PacNet #48 – Comparative Connections Summaries
· PacNet #49 - Asia in the “New American Moment”
· The Uncertain Cost of War(s)

Central Command (CENTCOM)
· CENTCOM Information Portal Extranet FOIA Reading Room

Chatham House
· Muslim Networks and Movements in Western Europe
· Strategy in Austerity: The Security and Defence of the United Kingdom

Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST)
· Suicide Attack Database

CIVIC (Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict)
· Civilians in Armed Conflict: Civilian Harm and Conflict in Northwest Pakistan

Congress. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
· Report and Analysis of Sitting on Our Assets: The Federal Government’s Misuse of Taxpayer-Owned Assets

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Monthly Budget Review, October

· Potential Costs of Veterans’ Health Care

Consortium for Strategic Communication [Arizona State University]
· A Counter-Narrative for Iranian Tyranny
· Lessons from Aceh Terrorist De-Radicalization

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Crisis Guide: Pakistan

· Foreign Policy and the 2010 Midterms: Energy and Climate Policy
· The Prospect for Peace in Sudan: A View from Religious Leaders on the Ground (Audio)
· Solving the Kashmir Conundrum

Department of Defense
· DOD Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

Department of Defense and Department of State
· Joint Statement on Enhancing Coordination to Secure America's Cyber Networks

Department of Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)
· Historical Facts Book

Department of Homeland Security
· OIG-10-123 - FEMA’s Preparedness for the Next Catastrophic Disaster - An Update
· OIG-10-120 - Management of DHS’ Data Center Consolidation Initiative Needs Improvement
· Privacy Impact Assessment for the Use of Social Networking Interactions and Applications Communications/Outreach/Public Dialogue
· Privacy Impact Assessment for the Significant Event Notification (SEN) System

Department of State
· Background Notes: Japan

Detention Watch Network, the National Immigrant Justice Center, and the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights
· Year One Report Card: Human Rights and the Obama Administration's Immigration Detention Reforms

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook

EU Institute for Security Studies
· China's Foreign Policy Debates

· The ICJ Advisory Opinion on Kosovo: The Beginning of a New Road
· Is the EU Capable of Making Serbs and Albanians Finally Reconcile?
· Transforming the Quartet principles: Hamas and the Peace Process

Georgia Tech Information Security Center
· Emerging Cyber Threats Report 2011

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Afghanistan and Iraq: DOD Should Improve Adherence to Its Guidance on Open Pit Burning and Solid Waste Management, GAO-11-63

· Aviation Weather: Agencies Need to Improve Performance Measurement and Fully Address Key Challenges, GAO-10-84

· Coast Guard: Efforts to Identify Arctic Requirements Are Ongoing, but More Communication about Agency Planning Efforts Would Be Beneficial, GAO-10-870
· Defense Acquisitions: DOD Needs to Reassess Joint Cruise Missile Costs before Starting New Production Phase, GAO-11-112
· Military Personnel: Sustained Leadership and Oversight Needed to Improve DOD's Prevention and Treatment of Domestic Abuse, GAO-10-923
· Supply Chain Security: CBP Has Made Progress in Assisting the Trade Industry in Implementing the New Importer Security Filing Requirements, but Some Challenges Remain, GAO-10-841

Henley-Putnam University
· Journal of Strategic Security, Fall 2010, v. 3, no. 3
o Understanding the Appeal of the Taliban in Pakistan
o Conceptualizing Terrorist Violence and Suicide Bombing
o Eriksonian Identity Theory in Counterterrorism
o Social Cohesion and Islamic Radicalization: Implications from the Uighur Insurgency
o North Korea and Support to Terrorism: An Evolving History
o Political Terrorism: An Historical Case Study of the Italian Red Brigades

Heritage Foundation
· 2010 Index of Dependence on Government
· The 21st-Century Militia: State Defense Forces and Homeland Security
· America’s Founders and the Principles of Foreign Policy: Sovereign Independence, National Interests, and the Cause of Liberty in the World
· Defending Defense: Setting the Record Straight on U.S. Military Spending Requirements
· The Obama Administration Mush Push for Macedonia’s Accession to NATO at the Lisbon Summit
· Obama Jobs Deficit Further Evidence of Failure
· Technology Explains Drop in Manufacturing Jobs
· The White House Embraces Smart Power: Now What?

The Institute for Security Studies
· Somalia Dilemmas Changing Security Dynamics, but Limited Policy Choices

Institute for the Study of War
· Creating Police and Law Enforcement

· The Haqqani Network

International Crisis Group
· Colombia: President Santos’s Conflict Resolution Opportunity

· New Crisis, Old Demons in Lebanon: The Forgotten Lessons of Bab-Tebbaneh/Jabal Mohsen

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· The Euro's Effect on Trade Imbalances

· Government Investment and Fiscal Stimulus
· Monetary Policy Matters: New Evidence Based on a New Shock Measure
· Panama: Selected Issues Paper

International Relations and Security Network
· Al-Qaida: Condition and Prospect

· Kyrgyzstan: Parties Prepare for Coalition Building

· Listening to the Asia-Europe Dialogue

· Mexico: Assassins on the 'Cheap'
· Transparency: Obama’s Mixed Scorecard
· The 'X' Factor: Reintegrating Female Combatants

Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development
· Mission Maryland: Measuring Economic Impact of Maryland's Military Installations

National Academies Press
· BioWatch and Public Health Surveillance: Evaluating Systems for the Early Detection of Biological Threats: Abbreviated Version

· Building Community Disaster Resilience through Private-Public Collaboration
· Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5

National Drug Intelligence Center
· SENTRY - An Early Warning and Response System [mapping application]

National Priorities Project
· Military Recruitment 2009

National Science Foundation
· Federal R&D Funding by Budget Function: Fiscal Years 2009–11

Nixon Center
· Asia’s Role in the Middle East and the Indian Ocean: Implications for the Region and the US

Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network
· Korea-Japan Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (KJNWFZ) Concept Paper
o English

o Japanese

o Korean
· The Status Quo Isn’t Working: A Nuke-Free Zone Is Needed Now

OMB Watch
· Analysis of A Pledge to America

Open Society Foundations
· Confinement Conditions at a U.S. Screening Facility on Bagram Air Base

· Revenue Watch Index: Transparency: Governments and the Oil, Gas and Mining Industries
· The Trust Deficit: The Impact of Local Perceptions on Policy in Afghanistan

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· The Central Banker's Case for Doing More

· Global Economic Prospects as of September 30, 2010: A Moderating Pace of Global Recovery
· Reform of the Global Financial Architecture

Pew Internet & American Life Project
· Americans and Their Gadgets

· Video Calling and Video Chat

· The Perfect Storm: The Goldwater-Nichols Act and Its Effect on Navy Acquisition

· Police Recruitment and Retention for the New Millennium: The State of Knowledge
· Reducing Drug Trafficking Revenues and Violence in Mexico: Would Legalizing Marijuana in California Help? · Today's Police and Sheriff Recruits: Insights from the Newest Members of America's Law Enforcement Community

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
· Entente or Oblivion—Prospects and Pitfalls of Franco-British Cooperation on Defense

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
· India’s Emerging Land Warfare Doctrines and Capabilities

· Japan’s New Security Imperative: The Function of Globalization

Security Council Report
· Update Report on Somalia [October 15, 2010]

Small Wars Journal
· A Better, Bad Choice
· Humanizing “The Man:”: Strengthening Psychological and Information Operations in Afghanistan
· Implementing COIN Doctrine in the Absence of a Legitimate State
· Looking for the Hedgehog Idea

· The Rising Dominance of the Information Revolution within RMA Thought

Strategic Studies Institute
· Operation EUFOR TCHAD/RCA and the EU's Common Security and Defense Policy

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
· Pakistan: A Guide to Main Militant Groups

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
· The Globalization of Crime: A Transnational Organized Crime Threat Assessment

· UNODC Annual Report 2010

US District Court - Central District of California
· Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America and Robert M. Gates -- "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" suspension order

· Related documents

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Ahmadinezhad's Lebanon Visit and the Fate of the Hariri Tribunal

· Obama's National Security Vision: Confronting Transnational Threats with Global Cooperation
· Negotiations amidst the Settlement Freeze
· Pakistan Goes Rogue

White House
· An Economic Analysis of Infrastructure Investment

· Report on Afghanistan and Pakistan, September 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 10-08-2010

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
Capacity-Building Through Policymaking: Developing Afghanistan’s National Education Strategic Plan

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

Air University
• The Wright Stuff, v. 5, no. 20, September 23, 2010
o Air Force Advanced Analysis: A Proposition

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
The Russian Federation: Confronting the Special Challenges of Aging and Social Security Policy in an Era of Demographic Crisis

Amnesty International
Universal Jurisdiction: UN General Assembly Should Support This Essential International Justice Tool

Army War College
US Army War College Guide to National Security Issues Volume II, National Security Policy and Strategy

Atlantic Council
The Danger of Divergence: Transatlantic Cooperation on Financial Reform

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
Australia's National Security Institutions: Reform and Renewal
Southeast Asia: Patterns of Security Cooperation

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
Getting to Zero Update, October 7, 2010

Brookings Institute
Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated October 4, 2010 and archive]
China’s Population Destiny: The Looming Crisis
The Future Is Now: A Balanced Plan to Stabilize Public Debt and Promote Economic Growth
Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated September 30, 2010 and archive]
Latin America Economic Perspectives
October 2010 Update for TIGER: Tracking Indexes for the Global Economic Recovery
The Next Economy and the Growth Challenge for the United States
Subjective Well-Being, Income, Economic Development and Growth
Ten Economic Facts about Immigration

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Gang Units in Large Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2007

CACI International Inc.
Made in China - Waking Up to U.S. National Security Cyberthreats

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Armenia and Turkey: Bridging the Gap

Caucasian Review of International Affairs (CRIA)
Caucasus Update No. 80, October 6, 2010 Unblocking the US-Azerbaijan Relationship

Center For Hemispheric Defense Studies
Security and Defense Studies Review, Spring-Summer 2010, v. 10
o Eastphalia: Asia en la Geopolítica Global y las Implicaciones para las Américas
o A Conflict Analysis Methodology for Formulating Security Policy and Strategy
o Las Relaciones Político-Militares en Democracia: Los Ministerios de Defensa
o Mujeres Terroristas: Ascendiendo la Escala de Terror
o El Uso de la Fuerzas Militares en el Marco del Derecho Internacional Humanitario, Como Herramienta Legítima en el Enfrentamiento con los Actores Armados No Estatales
o Dimensión Internacional de la Política de Seguridad Democrática
o New Regionalism and Leadership in Brazilian Security and Defense Policy
o Maras, Inc.: The Continuing Evolution of the Transnational Street Gangs in Central America
o Cyber Espionage: A Threat to National Security
o New Frontiers? China – Latin America Space Cooperation
o U.S. Military Justice: Present at the Creation

Center for Security Studies
Privatising Security: The Limits of Military Outsourcing

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
Sustaining America’s Strategic Advantage in Long-Range Strike

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
DIIG Current Issues No. 22: Rare Earth Elements
Iraq: The Realities of US “Withdrawal of Combat Forces” and the Challenges of Strategic Partnership
Putting the Air War in Pakistan in Perspective

Center for Technology and National Security Policy
Islamic Radicalization in the United States: New Trends and a Proposed Methodology for Disruption
Risk-Informed Decisionmaking for Science & Technology

Centre for European Reform
How to Save the Euro
How Should Europe Respond to Sovereign Investors in its Defense Sector?
Turkish Politics and the Fading Magic of EU Enlargement

Century Foundation
India in Afghanistan and Beyond: Opportunities and Constraints
Post-Soviet Central Asian National Interests in Afghanistan

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
CTC Sentinel, September 2010, v. 3, no. 9
o Reevaluating Al-Qa`ida's Weapons of Mass Destruction Capabilities
o The Evolving Terrorist Threat in Yemen
o The U.S.-Pakistan Relationship and Finding an End State in Afghanistan
o Piracy in the Horn of Africa: A Growing Maritime Security Threat
o Al-Qa`ida's Key Operative: A Profile of Mohammed Ilyas Kashmiri
o The Role and Significance of Signature Attacks in the Iraqi Insurgency
o Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
Inquiry into the Role and Oversight of Private Security Contractors in Afghanistan - report

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
The Economic Outlook and Fiscal Policy Choices
Fiscal Policy Choices in Uncertain Times
Monthly Budget Review, October 2010
Potential Costs of Veterans' Health Care

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
The Global Finance Regime
Internet Governance in an Age of Cyber Insecurity
Islam: Governing Under Sharia
Pakistan's New Generation of Terrorists
State Sponsors: Iran
Sudan's Fractured Internal Politics
White House Report on Afghanistan and Pakistan, September 2010

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Cyber Probing: The Politicisation of Virtual Attack
The Mouse that Roared, or the Bear that Growled? Russia’s Latest Military DoctrineThe Russian Federation Navy: An Assessment of its Strategic Setting, Doctrine and Prospects
Security Sector Reform and Donor Assistance in Serbia: Complexity of Managing Change

Defence Research and Development Canada
Exercise Integrated Response 2008 (ExIR-08): After Action Report
V2010 CBRNE Tabletop Exercise 2009 (TTX-09):After Action Report
V2010 CBRNE Live Play Exercise 2009: After Action Report

Defense: New Realities, Innovative Response

Department of the Army
Army Regulation 381–12 - Threat Awareness and Reporting Program

Department of Defense
DoD Directive 3025.13, Employment of DoD Capabilities in Support of the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), October 8, 2010
DoD Instruction 1340.25, Combat Zone Tax Exclusion (CZTE), September 28, 2010
Directive-Type Memorandum DTM-08-021, DoD Use of the Civil Search and Rescue Satellite-aided Tracking (SARSAT) System for Support to Personnel Recovery, October 17, 2008 - Incorporating Change 1, September 16, 2010
Directive-Type Memorandum DTM-10-018, Law Enforcement Reporting of Suspicious Activity, October 1, 2010

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
OIG-10-119 - Evaluation of Screening of Air Cargo Transported on Passenger Aircraft (Unclassified Summary)
OIG-10-118 - Efforts to Detect and Deter Fraud Committed by Immigration Services Officers
OIG-10-117- CBP's Handling of Unaccompanied Alien Children

Department of State
Background Notes: Colombia
Limited-Scope Review of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security's Oversight of Explosives Detection Canine Programs

Department of Veterans Affairs
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Oversight Advisory Report
VA Has Opportunities to Strengthen Program Implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12

Director of National Intelligence
A Dialogue on the New National Information-Sharing Environment (ISE) Strategy: Building Beyond the Foundation

Energy Information Administration
Country Analysis Brief: Iraq
Country Analysis Brief: South Korea

European Policy Centre
The EU as a Counter-Terrorism Actor Abroad: Finding Opportunities, Overcoming Constraints
The Treaty of Lisbon: A Second Look at the Institutional Innovation

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Cyberspace Policy: Executive Branch Is Making Progress Implementing 2009 Policy Review Recommendations, but Sustained Leadership Is Needed, GAO-11-24
DOD Business Transformation: Improved Management Oversight of Business System Modernization Efforts Needed, GAO-11-53
Firms Reported in Open Sources to Have Sold Iran Refined Petroleum Products between January 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010, GAO-10-967R
Global Health: Trends in U.S. Spending for Global HIV/AIDS and Other Health Assistance in Fiscal Years 2001-2008, GAO-11-64
Information Technology: Opportunities Exist to Improve Management of DOD's Electronic Health Record Initiative, GAO-11-50
Nuclear Weapons: National Nuclear Security Administration Needs to Ensure Continued Availability of Tritium for the Weapons Stockpile, GAO-11-100
Privacy: OPM Should Better Monitor Implementation of Privacy-Related Policies and Procedures for Background Investigations, GAO-10-849

Heritage Foundation
The 21st-Century Militia: State Defense Forces and Homeland Security
The Arizona Immigration Law: Racial Discrimination Prohibited
The White House Embraces Smart Power: Now What?
Why is America Exceptional?

Human Rights Watch
Walls at Every Turn: Abuse of Migrant Domestic Workers Through Kuwait’s Sponsorship System

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses
Afghanistan: A Firewall is Better than Partition
Change in India-US Diplomatic Practices – An Interim Report

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis
Air, Space, & Cyberspace Power in the 21st-Century

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
Strategic Forum no. 259 - Global Commons and Domain Interrelationships: Time for a New Conceptual Framework?

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
Taking Stock: North Korea’s Uranium Enrichment Program

Institute for the Study of Labor
The Economic Consequences of "Brain Drain" of the Best and Brightest: Microeconomic Evidence from Five Countries

Institute for the Study of War
After the Surge: Task Force Raider’s Experience in Iraq

The Institute for Security Studies
Situation Report: Abyei Natural Resources Conflicts
Situation Report: Liberia: The 2011 Elections and Building Peace in the Fragile State

Inter-American Development Bank
Disaster Risk Indicators

International Food Policy Research Institute
Food Security and Economic Development in the Middle East and North-Africa

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Islamic Banking: How Has it Diffused?
Strategies for Fiscal Consolidation in the Post-Crisis World
What Can International Cricket Teach Us About the Role of Luck in Labor Markets?
World Economic Outlook (WEO): Recovery, Risk, and Rebalancing

International Relations and Security Network
Ecuador: Between Rebellion and Coup
Jihadist Census: ‘Al Qaeda-Affiliated and 'Homegrown’ Jihadism in the UK'
OSINT Report 3/2010
Rebuilding Kyrgyzstan
The Success of Islamophobia
Survival of the Richest: Taxation in Pakistan
Venezuela's Poll: Democracy Against the Odds

Jamestown Foundation
China Brief, October 8, 2010, v. 10, no. 20
o Hu Revives Quasi-Maoist Tactics to Stem Social Instability
o The Karakoram Corridor: China’s Transportation Network in Pakistan
o China’s Growing Clout in the SCO: Peace Mission 2010
o New Twists over Old Disputes in China-Japan Relations
Terrorism Monitor, October 4, 2010, v. 8, no. 37
o Islamist Terrorism in Europe: Could Greece Be Next?
o Insurgent Groups React to the Withdrawal of American Combat Forces in Iraq
o Jihad in the Rasht Valley: Tajikistan's Security Dilemma

Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Chem-Bio Defense Quarterly Magazine, 2010, v. 7, no. 2
o Acquisition Reform Practical Approach for Both Government and Industry
o Face Free Respirator Protection Takes to the Sky
o Joint Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP) Leaders Unite to Support President Obama’s Standards Initiative
o The Next Generation Chemical Standoff Detection System and the Long Road to Dugway Proving Ground, a Study in Government-Industry Collaboration
o Partnering to Protect
o What Makes a “Good” Architecture?
o Product Manager Consequence Management (PM-CM)
o New Provisional Biosurveillance Office at CBMS
o ECBC Cooperative Research and Development Agreements

Levy Institute
Why Has China Succeeded – And Why It Will Continue To Do So

Lexington Institute
P-8A Poseidon: A New Model For Military Procurement

Lowy Institute
Nuclear Weapons and American Strategy in the Age of Obama
Our Consensus Future: The Lay of the Land in 2025
The Return of Geo-Economics

National Academies Press
Proceedings of a Workshop on Deterring CyberAttacks: Informing Strategies and Developing Options for U.S. Policy

National Commission on Children and Disasters
2010 Report to the President and Congress

National Research Council
Review of the Department of Homeland Security's Approach to Risk Analysis

National Security Archive
THE IRAQ WAR -- PART III: Shaping the Debate

Nautilus Institute
Australian Defence Force (ADF) Budget Allocations for Afghanistan-Related Activities
Treaty between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2007-09-05

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspector General
OIG-10-A-21 Audit of NRC’s Oversight of the Access Authorization Program for Nuclear Power Plants

Open Society Foundation
The Trust Deficit: The Impact of Local Perceptions on Policy in Afghanistan

Pak Institute for Peace Studies
Hizbut Tahrir in Pakistan: Discourse and Impact
Pakistan's Responses to Terrorism: A Broad Overview

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Beyond Borders: Diversity and Transnational Links in Afghan Religious Education
Engaging Diasporas in Development. A Review of Pilot Project Pakistan

Air Power [Posted with permission from The International Studies Encyclopedia, Vol. I, edited by Robert A. Denemark, April 2010, pp. 47–65]
Best Practices in Developing Proactive Supply Strategies for Air Force Low-Demand Service Parts
Reflecting Warfighter Needs in Air Force Programs: Prototype Analysis

Royal Institute for International Relations
Countering Afghan Narcotics: A Litmus Test for Effective NATO and Russia Cooperation?
A Strategy for CSDP: Europe’s Ambitions as a Global Security Provider

Security & Defence Agenda
The 2010 UK Strategic Defence and Security Review
A Conversation on Cybersecurity

Small Wars Journal
Afghanistan: The De-evolution of Insurgency
Arming the U.S. Military for the Future
Bismarck’s Lesson on COIN: An Invading Force’s Presence in a Foreign Land is its own Enemy
Counterinsurgency in Pakistan
Design and the Prospects for Mission Analysis
Iraqi Police Priorities
The Misunderstood Private Dynamic of Modern War
The Prospect for a Unified International Policy on Iran
The U.S. Strategic Imperative Must Shift From Iraq/Afghanistan to Mexico/The Americas and the Stabilization of Europe

Smart Grid Interoperability Panel
Smart Grid Interoperability Panel - Cyber Security Working Group Standards Review

Stimson Center
Enhancing United Nations Capacity to Support Post-Conflict Policing and Rule of Law
Beyond the Boundaries in the Middle East
UN Panels of Experts and UN Peace Operations

Strategic Studies Institute
Harnessing Post-Conflict "Transitions": A Conceptual Primer

The Liaison Office
The Dutch Engagement in Uruzgan: 2006 to 2010

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
Crime, Politics and Violence in Post- Earthquake Haiti
Humanitarian Space Shrinking for Health Program Delivery in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Local Justice in Southern Sudan

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Jerusalem: A Vision for Tomorrow

Monday, October 4, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 10-01-2010

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
Disruptive Information Technologies: Cloud Computing, Social Networking, Consumerization
Tipping Point: Maintaining the Health of the National Security Space Industrial Base

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
The Russian Federation: Confronting the Special Challenges of Aging and Social Security Policy in an Era of Demographic Crisis

Amnesty International
The Chains Remain: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Sudan
• Le
ft Out: Violations of the Rights of Roma in Europe
Not Welcome Anywhere: Stop the Forced Return of Roma to Kosovo

Asian Development Bank Institute
Promoting Learning and Industrial Upgrading in ASEAN Countries

Atlantic Council
NATO 2020: SAG Strawman Strategic Concept

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
Southeast Asia: Patterns of Security Cooperation
Special Report Issue 34 – Australia’s National Security Institutions: Reform and Renewal

Baker Institute
The History of U.S. Relations with OPEC: Lessons to Policymakers

China-Japan Security Relations

Cyprus: Current Developments and Prospects for the Future
The Future Is Now: A Balanced Plan to Stabilize Public Debt and Promote Economic Growth

Center for American Progress
Dirty Money: Oil Companies and Special Interests Spend Millions to Oppose Climate Legislation
Navigating Political Currents to Achieve Middle East Peace: American Leadership Is Vital
The Transformation of US-Russia Relations

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Crime Wars: Gangs, Cartels and U.S. National Security
Fueling the Future Force: Preparing the Department of Defense for a Post-Petroleum Era

Center For Hemispheric Defense Studies
Strategic Forum 259, Global Commons and Domain Interrelationships: Time for a New Conceptual Framework?

Centre for International Governance Innovation
Security Sector Reform Monitor: Afghanistan September 2010, no. 4

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Defense Department PAS Positions
Final Review Draft of “Afghan National Security Forces”
Foreign Policy and Development
PacNet #42 – Casting Off the Old Regime: The DPJ’s Real Challenge
PacNet #43 – Tip of the Spear: The 13 Missions for US Marines in Okinawa
PacNet #44 - The Challenge of a Nuclear North Korea: Dark Clouds, Only One Silver Lining
Spread Sheet Model for Analyzing the Military Balance in Asia
Thresholds for Cyberwar

Center for Strategic Research
Strategic Perspectives 1 "Redefining Success: Applying Lessons in Nuclear Diplomacy from North Korea to Iran

Common Cause
Voting in 2010: Ten Swing States (includes discussion of military voters overseas)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
o Department of Defense’s efficiency initiative [September 29, 2010]
o Fighting Superbugs: DOD’s Response to Multidrug-Resistant Infections in Military Treatment Facilities [September 29, 2010]
o Small Business’ Role and Opportunities in Restoring Affordability to the Department of Defense [September 29, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
Cambodia’s Small Debt: When Will the U.S. Forgive?
Out of the Shadows: The Global Fight Against Human Trafficking
PEPFAR: From Emergency to Sustainability and Advances Against HIV/AIDS
Renewed Engagement: U.S. Policy Toward Pacific Island Nations
U.S. Strategy for Countering Jihadist Websites

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office: Can It Overcome Past Problems and Chart a New Direction?
Emergency Logistics Management: Transforming the Delivery of Disaster Relief for the 21st Century
Is the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Adequately Connected to the Broader Homeland Communities?

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
Courtroom Use: Access to Justice, Effective Judicial Administration, and Courtroom Security
Reining in Overcriminalization: Assessing the Problems, Proposing Solutions
The Role of Immigration in Strengthening America's Economy

Congress. House. Science and Technology Committee
Averting the Storm: How Investments in Science Will Secure the Competitiveness and Economic Future of the U.S.

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
Pipeline Safety: Assessing the San Bruno, California Explosion and Other Recent Accidents

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
The al-Megrahi Release: One Year Later

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
Earthquake Preparedness: What the United States can Learn from the 2010 Chilean and Haitian Earthquakes
Implementation, Improvement, and Sustainability: Management Matters at the Department of Homeland Security
Improving Financial Accountability at the Department of Defense

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
Crimes Against America's Homeless: Is the Violence Growing?

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
The Economic Outlook and Fiscal Policy Choices - Testimony
Fiscal Policy Choices in Uncertain Times

Council of Foreign Relations (CFR)
Foreign Policy and the 2010 Midterms: New START and Arms Control

Crisis States Research Centre
Civilian Control of the Military in Tanzania and Zambia: Explaining Persistent Exceptionalism

Department of Defense
DoD Directive 5148.11, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight (ATSD(IO)), September 20, 2010
DoD Instruction 1340.25, Combat Zone Tax Exclusion (CZTE), September 28, 2010

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
D-2010-088 Accountability and Disposition of Government Furnished Property in Conjunction with the Iraq Drawdown - Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, September 30, 2010
D-2010-091 DOD Needs to Improve Management and Oversight of Operations at the Theater Retrograde-Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, September 30, 2010

Department of Homeland Security
OIG-10-115 - FEMA’s Management of Disaster Assistance Employee Deployment and Payroll Processes
OIG-10-112 - Evaluation of DHS' Security Program and Practices For Its Intelligence Systems For Fiscal Year 2010 (Unclassified Summary)

Department of State
Background Notes : North Korea [updated September 29, 2010]
The American Experience in Southeast Asia, 1946-1975 [program]

East-West Center
How to Confront Radical Islam
Vietnam-US Relations: Past, Present, Future

Economic Policy Institute
Rising China Trade Deficit will Cost One-Half Million U.S. Jobs in 2010

Energy Information Administration
Country Analysis Brief: Iraq

EU-27 Trade and Foreign Direct Investment with the USA, China, the EFTA Countries, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Canada and Australia in 2009

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
BARACK W. OBAMA?: The Obama Middle East Strategy in Historical Perspective

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Air Ambulance: Effects of Industry Changes on Services Are Unclear, GAO-10-907
Army Corps of Engineers: Organizational Realignment Could Enhance Effectiveness, but Several Challenges Would Have to Be Overcome, GAO-10-819
Defense Infrastructure: Department of Defense's Energy Supplemental Report, GAO-10-988R
The Democratic Republic of the Congo: U.S. Agencies Should Take Further Actions to Contribute to the Effective Regulation and Control of the Minerals Trade in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, GAO-10-1030
Department of Defense: Financial Management Improvement and Audit Readiness Efforts Continue to Evolve, GAO-10-1059T [testimony]
Department of Homeland Security: Progress Made in Implementation and Transformation of Management Functions, but More Work Remains, GAO-10-911T [testimony]
Export Promotion: Observations on the Export-Import Bank's Efforts to Achieve U.S. Policy Goals, GAO-10-1069T [testimony]
Federal Contracting: Assessments and Citations of Federal Labor Law Violations by Selected Federal Contractors, GAO-10-1033
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites: Improvements Needed in Continuity Planning and Involvement of Key Users, GAO-10-799
Human Capital: Further Actions Needed to Enhance DOD's Civilian Strategic Workforce Plan, GAO-10-814R
Information Sharing: Federal Agencies Are Helping Fusion Centers Build and Sustain Capabilities and Protect Privacy, but Could Better Measure Results, GAO-10-972
Iraq and Afghanistan: DOD, State, and USAID Face Continued Challenges in Tracking Contracts, Assistance Instruments, and Associated Personnel, GAO-11-1
Maritime Security: Actions Needed to Assess and Update Plan and Enhance Collaboration among Partners Involved in Countering Piracy off the Horn of Africa, GAO-10-856
Military Personnel: Observations on the Use and Effects of the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Act of 2008, GAO-10-1014R
Office of the Federal Detention Trustee's (OFDT) Cost Estimation Methods Reflect Features of Best Practices, but Processes Could Be Enhanced, GAO-10-1037R
Persian Gulf: U.S. Agencies Need to Improve Licensing Data and to Document Reviews of Arms Transfers for U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security Goals, GAO-10-918
Supply Chain Security: DHS Should Test and Evaluate Container Security Technologies Consistent with All Identified Operational Scenarios to Ensure the Technologies Will Function as Intended, GAO-10-887
U.S. Employment in the United Nations: State Department Needs to Enhance Reporting Requirements and Evaluate Its Efforts to Increase U.S. Representation, GAO-10-1028
U.S. Water and Sanitation Aid: Millions of Beneficiaries Reported in Developing Countries, but Department of State Needs to Strengthen Strategic Approach, GAO-10-957
VA Health Care: Spending for and Provision of Prosthetic Items, GAO-10-935
Weapons of Mass Destruction: Actions Needed to Track Budget Execution for Counterproliferation Programs and Better Align Resources with Combating WMD Strategy, GAO-10-755R

Heritage Foundation
China-Japan Confrontation at Sea: Senkaku Islands Issue Won’t Go Away
East China Sea Flare-Up: Learning the Wrong Lessons in Beijing
Obama Tax Hikes: Bad for All Americans
Senate Must Scrutinize Deeply Flawed New START Verification Measures
Trade Freedom Continues to Advance - Barely
The Uncertainty of Health Care Projections
Venezuela’s Legislative Elections: Democratic Opposition Makes Major Gains
What Nuclear Gaming Tells Us About New START
Why is America Exceptional?

Homeland Security Policy Institute
Foreign Fighters: Trends, Trajectories & Conflict Zones

Human Rights Watch
Hatred in the Hallways: Violence and Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students in U.S. Schools
Looser Rein, Uncertain Gain: A Human Rights Assessment of Five Years of King Abdullah’s Reforms in Saudi Arabia

Institute of History
No 83: Russian Policy Towards Africa and the Near East

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
What is North Korea Building in the Area of the Destroyed Cooling Tower? It Bears Watching

Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP)
China and the EU: Economy Prevails

The Improvement of U.S.- Myanmar Relations: Processes, Reasons and Prospects
The Pipeline Dynamics in the Sino-Myanmar Honeymoon: Regional Contention and Strategic Fallout

Political Roles of Religious Communities in South Asia
Return of the Liberal Democrats? Internal Divisions within the Democratic Party of Japan
Tough Times Ahead? Escalating Tensions Between Japan and China: Dual Perspectives

Institute for the Study of War
From the Front Lines: Evaluating Afghanistan (VIDEO)

International Crisis Group
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina – A Parallel Crisis
CrisisWatch N°86, 1 October 2010

Nepal’s Political Rites of Passage

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Chile: Selected Issues Paper
Heavily Indebted Countries (HIPC) Initiative and Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI)--Status of Implementation
Price Dynamics in China
Monetary Transmission in Low Income Countries
Recent Credit Stagnation in the MENA Region: What to Expect? What Can Be Done?

International Relations and Security Network
Azerbaijan Gears Up for Elections
‘New’ Direct Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations Doomed
Pakistan Blocks NATO Supply Route
Pakistan Supreme Court, Government Face Off
Role for Local Justice in Darfur?
Serbia's Sandzak Becomes Balkan's Latest Hot Spot

National Academies Press
Biometric Recognition: Challenges and Opportunities
A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States

National Defense Intelligence College (NDIC)
Blue Planet: Informal International Police Networks and National Intelligence

National Democratic Institute
Public Opinion Poll Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) August 2010

National Security Archive
THE IRAQ WAR -- PART II: Was There Even a Decision?
The United States vs. Rito Alejo del Río

Implementing a Japanese-Korean Nuclear Weapon Free Zone: Precedents, Legal Forms, Governance, Scope and Domain, Verification and Compliance, and Regional Benefits

New America Foundation
Public Opinion in Pakistan’s Tribal Regions

Pacific Research Institute
GI Junior Scholarships: Expanding Education Options for Children from Military Families in California

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Controversies Over Mosques and Islamic Centers Across the U.S.

Pew Research Center
Static America: Myths about Political Change in the U.S.

Polish Institute of International Affairs
Financial Aspects of Russian Military Reform

Calculator Shows the Cost of Crime and Value of Police
Developing a Defense Sector Assessment Rating Tool
Hidden in Plain Sight: What Cost-of-Crime Research Can Tell Us About Investing in Police

Job Search on the Internet, E-Recruitment, and Labor Market Outcomes
Our Foes Cannot Destroy This Nation

Recruiting and Retaining America's Finest: Evidence-Based Lessons for Police Workforce Planning
Security in Iraq: A Framework for Analyzing Emerging Threats as U.S. Forces Leave
Understanding and Reducing Off-Duty Vehicle Crashes Among Military Personnel
Use of the C-27J Fixed-Wing Aircraft for Conducting Army Mission Critical, Time Sensitive Missions in Counterinsurgency Operations

Rubicon Research Repository
Digital Repository of Diving and Environmental Physiology Research

Security Council Report
Cross-Cutting Report on Women, Peace and Security

Small Wars Journal
The Afghan National Security Force: A Progress Report, Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell, IV Remarks to the NATO Military Committee
Breaking Ranks?

Design for Napoleon’s Corporal
The Fight for Marjah: Recent Counterinsurgency Operations in Southern Afghanistan
Mission and Morality: Tough Choices for Advisors, Mentors and Teams Leaders
Penny Packets Revisited: How the USAF Should Adapt to 21st Century Irregular Warfare
“Right Tech” Solutions for USAF Security Force Assistance
The Village Engagement Center: Stabilizing One Village at a Time
WikiLeaks, Media, and Policy: A Question of Super-Empowerment

Stimson Center
Beyond Boundaries in the Middle East: Leveraging Nonproliferation Assistance to Address Security/Development Needs With Resolution 1540

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
The Limitations of European Union Reports on Arms Exports: The Case of Central Asia

Transportation Research Board
Maritime Freight Transportation, National Economic Recovery, and Global Sustainability: Coordinating a Strategic Plan

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
DRC [Democratic Republic of the Congo]: Mapping Human Rights Violations 1993-2003

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Afghan Opium Survey 2010

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
Civic Education and Peacebuilding
Crime, Politics and Violence in Post- Earthquake Haiti
Crowdsourcing Crisis Information in Disaster- Affected Haiti

The ICJ’s Advisory Opinion on Kosovo
Make It Theirs

Mental Health Services During and After Armed Conflict: The State of Knowledge and Practice
On the Issues: Bosnian Elections
On the Issues: North Korea’s Leadership Succession: The China Factor

USAID Inspector General
Review of Security Costs Charged to USAID Projects in Afghanistan
USAID OIG Booklet on Pakistan and Afghanistan - July 2010

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Bringing Damascus into the Tent: Can Washington Revive Israel-Syria Peace Talks?
Dear Prime Minister: U.S. Efforts to Keep the Peace Process on Track
Laying the Foundation for Peace: Challenges for the Palestinian Economy
Turkey after the Constitutional Referendum: Implications for Washington

White House
Iran; Blocking Property of Persons With Respect to Human Rights Abuses (EO 13553)

World Public
Governments Misspend More Than Half of Our Taxes--Global Poll