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