Monday, November 1, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 10-29-2010

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· Afghanistan Research Newsletter 27, October 2010

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· Globalizing Labor Relations Across the Atlantic?

· The Lisbon Treaty in Focus: Germany, the EU, Transatlantic Relations, and Beyond
· Recovering From an Economic Hangover: Lessons and Prescriptions for Transatlantic Cooperation

American Security Project
· Enemies Among Us: Domestic Radicalization after September 11

Amnesty International
· ‘Just Move Them’: Forced Evictions in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Arms Control Association
· Assessing Progress on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament: 2009-2010 Report Card

Army War College
· US Military Forces and Police Assistance in Stability Operations: The Least-Worst Option to Fill the US Capacity Gap

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Strategic Insights 50 - Australia and South Korea: Middle Power Cooperation and Asian Security

· Special Report Issue 35 – Known Unknowns: Uncertainty About the Future of the Asia-Pacific

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· Beyond Copenhagen: Reconciling International Fairness, Economic Development, and Climate Protection

· The International Climate Change Regime: The Road from Copenhagen
· Iran's Youth, The Unintended Victims of Sanctions
· Iranian Youth in Times of Economic Crisis

BioMed Central
· BMC Psychiatry 2010, 10:88 - Psychiatric Diagnoses and Punishment for Misconduct: The Effects of PTSD in Combat-Deployed Marines

Brookings Institute
· Bending the Curve through Health Reform Implementation

· Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [updated October 26, 2010 and archives]
· Privacy and Security in Cloud Computing

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· Redefining Security in the Post-Afghanistan Era: The Future of Canadian Military Policy in an Uncertain World

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· Iran: A View From Moscow

· Obama in India: Building a Global Partnership: Challenges, Risks, Opportunities
· Toward Realistic U.S.–India Relations
· Why NATO Is on the Right Track

Center for a New American Security
· Renewal: Revitalizing the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Center for American Progress
· Correcting Myths About Federal Pay

Center for Security Policy
· Obama's Not-So-Hidden Agenda

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· Understanding America’s Contested Primacy

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· The Geopolitics of Energy: Emerging Trends, Changing Landscapes, Uncertain Times

· Georgian Lessons: Conflicting Russian and Western Interests in the Wider Europe
· Kazakhstan’s OSCE Chairmanship 2010: Interim Report
· Wikileaks and the Real Face of Modern War

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
· Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, October 28, 2010 / 59(Dispatch); 1-1 -- Cholera Outbreak --- Haiti, October 2010

Central Eurasia Project // Open Society Foundations // Soros Foundation Network
· U.S. Military Aid to Central Asia, 1999-2009: Security Priorities Trump Human Rights and Diplomacy

Chatham House
· Applying Lessons in Nuclear Diplomacy from North Korea to Iran

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
· Lessons from the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks, Parts I and II [full hearing]

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
· Securing America's Safety: Improving the Effectiveness of Antiterrorism Tools and Interagency Communication [full hearing]

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· CBO's Projections of Federal Receipts and Expenditures in the Framework of the National Income and Product Accounts

· Economic Effects of the March Health Legislation

· The Economic Outlook and Options for Fiscal Policy

Council on Foreign Relations
· 2010 Midterms and Foreign Policy

· Foreign Policy and the 2010 Midterms: War in Afghanistan

· Immigration and the Midterm Elections

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
· Narrating Atrocity: Uses of Evidence in the Political Asylum Process

· Winning the Wallet of Today's Chinese Consumer

Department of Homeland Security
· Department of Homeland Security Counternarcotics Doctrine

· DHS Rick Lexicon 2010 Edition
· Naturalization Rates among IRCA Immigrants: A 2009 Update
· OIG-10-123 - FEMA’s Preparedness for the Next Catastrophic Disaster – An Update

Department of the Army
· Army Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Strategy

European Policy Centre
· Entering the End Game: The Race for Caspian Gas

· Escaping the Poverty Trap: Will Europe 2020 Deliver More Equal Societies?

Fellowship of Reconciliation
· Convenient Killing—Armed Drones and the ‘Playstation’ Mentality

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Aviation Safety: Certification and Approval Processes Are Generally Viewed as Working Well, but Better Evaluative Information Needed to Improve Efficiency, GAO-11-14

· Climate Change: A Coordinated Strategy Could Focus Federal Geoengineering Research and Inform Governance Efforts, GAO-10-903
· Critical Infrastructure Protection: DHS Efforts to Assess and Promote Resiliency Are Evolving but Program Management Could Be Strengthened, GAO-10-772
· Defense Acquisitions: Additional Guidance Needed to Improve Visibility into the Structure and Management of Major Weapon System Subcontracts, GAO-11-61R
· Defense Acquisition Workforce: DOD's Training Program Demonstrates Many Attributes of Effectiveness, but Improvement Is Needed, GAO-11-22
· Defense Contracting: Enhanced Training Could Strengthen DOD's Best Value Tradeoff Decisions, GAO-11-8
· FEMA Has Made Limited Progress in Efforts to Develop and Implement a System to Assess National Preparedness Capabilities, GAO-11-51R
· Servicemember Reemployment: Agencies Are Generally Timely in Processing Redress Complaints, but Improvements Needed in Maintaining Data and Reporting, GAO-11-55
· Military Housing: Installations Need to Share Information on Their Section 801 On-Base Housing Contracts, GAO-11-60

Harvard Kennedy School ASH Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
· From Reformasi to Institutional Transformation – A Strategic Assessment of Indonesia’s Prospects for Growth, Equity and Democratic Governance

Harvard Business School
· Technology Diffusion and Postwar Growth

Heritage Foundation
· The Fed’s QE2 and the Economy: Sailing to Safety or a Ship of Fools?

· Four Immediate Reforms to Change the Culture of Congress
· How the “Scientific Consensus” on Global Warming Affects American Business – and Consumers
· How to Cut $343 Billion from the Federal Budget
· Red Tap Rising: Obama’s Torrent of New Regulation
· Time to Revise Obama’s Russian “Reset” Policy
· The UK Budget Cuts: Lessons for the United States

Human Rights Watch
· Beaten, Blacklisted, and Behind Bars: The Vanishing Space for Freedom of Expression in Azerbaijan

· Morocco: “Stop Looking for Your Son”: Illegal Detentions Under the Counterterrorism Law
· Rights Displaced: Forced Returns of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians from Western Europe to Kosovo

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
· China’s Territorial Claim on Arunachal Pradesh: Crafting an Indian Response

· In Search of Congruence Perspectives on India-US Relations under the Obama Administration
· India, US and the Entity List
· India-United States 2020
· Should India Sign the Convention on Supplementary Compensation?

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
· Strategic Forum 259: "Global Commons and Domain Interrelationships: Time for a New Conceptual Framework?"

Institute for Public Policy Research
· States of Conflict: Lessons in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

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

· The Conclusion of a Peace Treaty is Imperative: The North Korean Perspective
· The Fight Against Money Laundering in Latvia and Sweden

· Reconciling Statism with Freedom: Turkey's Kurdish Opening
· Reunification of Korea is a Major Security Issue on the Korean Peninsula: The North Korean Perspective
· The Role of Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking in Kyrgyzstan's Ethnic Crisis
· Sino-Taiwan Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA): Time to Discuss One China?
· The Structure of Impasse: The Complexity of Japan's "North Korean Issues"
· Transnational Organized Crime: An Economic Security Threat in the Baltic Sea Region

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· An African Expert Study on the African Union Concerns About Article 16 of the Rome Statute of the ICC

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
· Al Qa‟eda and Pakistan: Current Role and Future Considerations

Institute for the Study of War
· Afghanistan - Order of Battle [updated October 2010]

· "The Afghan Insurgent Group That Will Not Negotiate" (The Atlantic)

International Crisis Group
· Haiti: The Stakes of the Post-Quake Elections

· Loose Ends: Iraq’s Security Forces Between U.S. Drawdown and Withdrawal

International Food Policy Research Institute
· 2010 Global Hunger Index

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
· Towards a NATO-Russia Strategic Concept: Ending Cold War Legacies; Facing New Threats Together

· Turkey's Bid to Raise Influence in Middle East

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Business Cycle Fluctuations, Large Shocks, and Development Aid: New Evidence

· Crisis and Recovery: Role of the Exchange Rate Regime in Emerging Market Countries
· Democratic Republic of the Congo: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Progress Report
· Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa

International Relations and Security Network
· Afghanistan: Karzai Security Contractor Ban Could Assist Humanitarian Aid Work

· China's Rise, India's Challenge
· Measuring Corruption in Iraq: Between Perceptions and Reality
· Moscow Sends Mixed Signals On Transdniester
· New Dragon in Town: Chinese Aid in the Pacific
· Russia: Facing a Demographic Time-Bomb?
· Russo-Chinese Energy Ties Structure Strategic Cooperation
· Succession, Transition and Transformation in North Korea

· Uganda: War-Era Guns Linked to Recent Murders

· US-Sino Relations: Opportunity Wasted

Iran Watch
· Iran's Nuclear Timetable
· Tracking the World's Efforts to Punish Iranian Proliferators
· With Sanctions, the World Seeks to Force Iran Toward Nuclear Compromise

· The UK Defence Review and the Implications for Germany

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, October 28, 2010, v. 8, no. 39

o Al-Qaeda Exploits Kashmir Conflict to Expand Operations to India
o Charting the Revival of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
o Mali Pays the Price of al-Qaeda's Asymmetrical Threat

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
· Afghan Women Speak: Enhancing Security and Human Rights in Afghanistan

· 2010/2011 Kroll Annual Global Fraud Report

Local, State, Tribal, and Federal Preparedness Task Force
· Perspective on Preparedness: Taking Stock since 9/11

Lowry Institute
· Japan-China Maritime Relations: Dealing with New Dimensions

· What Makes a Leader? Mapping Leadership in Our Region

National Academies Press
· Medical Countermeasures Dispensing: Emergency Use Authorization and the Postal Model: Workshop Summary

National Association of State Chief Information Officers
· Friends, Followers, and Feeds: A National Survey of Social Media Use in State Government

National Bureau of Asian Research
· Maritime Security in Southeast Asia: U.S., Japanese, Regional, and Industry Strategies

Office of the Director of National Intelligence
· "Physical and Technical Security Standards for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities" - Intelligence Community Standard Number 705-1

· "Standards for the Accreditation and Reciprocal Use of Sensitive Compartmented Information" - Intelligence Community Standard Number 705-2

Open Society Foundations
· Corporate War Crimes: Prosecuting Pillage of Natural Resources

Pew Hispanic Center
· After the Great Recession: Foreign Born Gain Jobs; Native Born Lose Jobs

· Illegal Immigration Backlash Worries, Divides Latinos

· From Marginal Adjustments to Meaningful Change: Rethinking Weapon System Acquisition

· Long-Term Effects of Law Enforcement’s Post-9/11 Focus on Counterterrorism and Homeland Security
· Targeting the Occupational Skill Pairings Needed in New Air Force Colonels

Security Council Report
· Cross-Cutting Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Small Wars Journal
· To Build Bridges in Afghanistan, Deploy India-Pakistan Nation-Builders

· A Comprehensive Approach to Local Engagement in Afghanistan, That may also Mitigate IEDs
· CSIS’s Afghanistan IED Metrics Report Does Not Tell the Whole Story
· Design and the Prospects for Frame Reflection
· Stabilization and Reconstruction of Nations: Where, When, and Why Should the U.S. Intervene?

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
· U.S. Civilian Uplift in Afghanistan is Progressing but Some Key Issues Merit Further Examination as Implementation Continues

· Weakness in Reporting and Coordination of Development Assistance and Lack of Provincial Capacity Pose Risks to U.S. Strategy in Nangarhar Province

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· Arms Flows and the Conflict in Somalia

Strategic Studies Institute
· Some of the Best Weapons for Counterinsurgents Do Not Shoot

Transparency International
· 2010 Corruptions Perception Index

United Kingdom House of Commons Library
· How Much Legislation Comes from Europe?

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Evaluating the 2010 NPT Review Conference

· USIP Prevention Newsletter - November 2010

US Marine Corps (USMC)
· 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps Commandant's Planning Guidance 2010

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

· Balancing Rights in Bahrain
· Bandar Is Back
· The Iran Angle of Ras al-Khaimah's Succession Struggle

· Iran's Influence in Iraq: Game, Set, but Not Match to Tehran
· Israel's Strategic Landscape: A Diplomatic and Military Assessment

· Negotiations amidst the Settlement Freeze
· Obama's National Security Vision: Confronting Transnational Threats with Global Cooperation
· Turkey under the AKP: Neither a European nor a Regional Power (Part 3)

White House
· Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan

· President Obama: "A Credible Terrorist Threat Against Our Country, and the Actions That We're Taking"