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