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