Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 11-05-2010

AEI Critical Threats Project
· Looking Ahead in Mogadishu: Tough Decisions

American Security Project
· Petraeus Versus Obama

Amnesty International
· Left Without A Choice: Barriers to Reproductive Health In Indonesia

Arms Control Association
· Assessing Progress on Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament

Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute
· Peace & Stability Operations Journal Online, October 2010, v. 1, no. 1

o Rule of Law and a Favorable 21st Century World Order
o Laying the Foundation of Rule of Law for Fragile States through Constitutional Development
o Children Trafficking: Stain on Humanity
o Rule of Law and Justice in Security Sector Reform
o International Humananitarian and International Human Rights Law
o The Pacification Efforts in Haiti’s Cite Soleil and Martissant

Army Commbined Arms Center
· Military Review, November-December 2010, v. 2010, 90, no. 6

o Military Interrogation of Terror Suspects: Imaginative Does Not Have to Mean Unlawful
o Measuring Economic Development in a COIN Environment
o Controlling the Human High Ground: Identifying Cultural Opportunities for Insurgency
o Dealing with Absolutes: Religion, the Operational Environment, and the Art of Design
o Counterinsurgency in Nangarhar Province, Eastern Afghanistan, 2004-2008
o Identifying the Center of Gravity of Afghan Mentoring
o The Criticality of Captains' Education: Now and in the Future
o Toxic Leadership: Part Deux
o Technician and Philosopher: Building the Relevance and Intellectual Capital of the Army's Information Warriors
o "Divorce Counseling": Civil Affairs Proponency under a New Support Paradigm
o The U.S. Army Approach to Security Force Assistance
o Foreign Disaster Response: Joint Task Force-Haiti: Observations
o Reintegration and Reconciliation in Afghanistan: Time to End the Conflict
o Sebastian Junger's War: An Unvarnished Look at Our Soldiers in Afghanistan

Asian Development Bank Institute
· Effects of Social Policy on Domestic Demand

Atlantic Council
· US-India Dialogue on Sustainable Energy Security

Australian Government Department of Defence
· Incoming Government Brief

Brookings Institute
· G-20 Summit

· The G-20 Seoul 2010 Summit: Strengthening the Global Recovery
· Incorporating Protection into Humanitarian Action: Approaches and Limits
· Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated October 31, 2010 and archives]
· Natural Disasters and Human Rights: Comparing Responses to Haiti and Pakistan
· Putting America to Work: The Essential Role of Federal Labor Market Statistics

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· The 2010 Midterms: A Primer for Canadians

· The “Dirty Oil” Card and Canadian Foreign Policy

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Arab Reform Bulletin

· Interview with Mahmoud Ali Mohamed on Election Monitoring
· Interview with Wael Nawara, Secretary General of the Ghad (Tomorrow) Party
· Indispensable Institutions: The Obama-Medvedev Commission and Five Decades of US-Russia Dialogue
· Saudi Fatwa Restrictions and the State-Clerical Relationship

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

Center for American Progress
· Addressing Continuing Vulnerabilities in Air Cargo Security

· Investing in Clean Energy: How to Maximize Clean Energy Deployment from International Climate Investments

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
· CIP Report

· U.S. Tribes and Territories

· Border Security

Center for Security Policy
· Is your Congressman or Senator a 'National Security Failure'?

· 2009-2010 National Security Scorecard
· Saudi Friends and Foes
· Team B II to Congress: Investigate Islamist Shariah Influence on US Security Policies

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Afghanistan and the December Review

· AQAP in Yemen
· Assessing Human Security in the Western Balkans
· European Defense Trends: Budgets, Regulatory Frameworks, and the Industrial Base
· Green Dragons: The Politics of Climate Change in Asia
· Hemisphere Highlights Volume IX Issue 8 - November 2010
· Iran, Iraq, and the Changing Face of Defense Cooperation in the Gulf

· Pakistan Floods: Internally Displaced People and the Human Impact
· Paradigm Shift: Forward-Deployed American Engagement in Asia
· The Saudi Arms Sale: Reinforcing a Strategic Partnership in the Gulf

Central Intelligence Agency Inspector General
· Report of Investigation - Procedures used in Narcotics Airbridge Denial Program in Peru, 1995-2001

Century Foundation
· Militancy in Pakistan's Borderlands: Implications for the Nation and for Afghan Policy

Chatham House
· One Currency, Two Systems: China’s Renminbi Strategy

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
· CTC Sentinel, October 2010, v. 3, no. 10

o The Strengths and Weaknesses of Jihadist Ideology
o The Role of Lashkar-i-islam in Pakistan’s Khyber Agency
o The Torkham Border Closure and Attacks on NATO Supply Convoys in Pakistan
o Mitigating the Further Radicalizations of India’s Muslim Community
o From Iraq to Yemen: Al-Qa’ida’s Shifting Strategies
o Indonesia’s Case Against Abu Bakar Bashir

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Thompson and Jackson-Lee Request GAO Assessment of Cargo Security

Congress. House. Science and Technology Committee
· Engineering the Climate: Research Needs and Strategies for International Coordination; Report by Chairman Bart Gordon, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· 2010 Midterms and Foreign Policy

· Crisis Guide: Pakistan
· The U.S.-India Nuclear Deal

Danish Institute for International Studies
· Victim and Rebel: Al-Qaida’s Salafist Rhetoric and the Pitfalls of Anti-Terrorism

Department of Defense Freedom of Information
· Missile Defense: Report to Congress on Assessment of the GBMD Element of the BMDS

Department of Defense Inspector General
· D-2011-014 Weaknesses in Awarding Fees for the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Contract, November 2, 2010

Department of State
· Background Notes : Philippines

· Background Notes : Taiwan
· Conflicts Without Borders: Mindanao, Philippines Reported Conflict Incidents (July 2008 - June 2010) [map]
· Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XXXII, SALT I, 1969–1972

· The United States and APEC: Achieving Growth and Prosperity in the 21st Century

Department of State Inspector General
· ISP-C-11-08A - Compliance Follow-up Review of Embassy Baghdad, Iraq

Department of the Army
· 2011 Weapon Systems Handbook

East-West Center
· Pakistan's Courts: A Counterterrorism Challenge

European Policy Centre
· The Bumpy Road to Economic Union

· The Concealment of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Rectal Cavities

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Hamas Divided: Time for a New Policy?

· Teaching About Jihadism and the War on Terror

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Defense Acquisitions: Issues to Be Considered as DOD Modernizes Its Fleet of Tactical Wheeled Vehicles, GAO-11-83

· Human Capital: Opportunities Exist for DOD to Enhance Its Approach for Determining Civilian Senior Leader Workforce Needs, GAO-11-136

· H-2B Visa Program: Closed Civil and Criminal Cases Illustrate Instances of H-2B Workers Being Targets of Fraud and Abuse, GAO-10-1053

· Nuclear Commerce: Governmentwide Strategy Could Help Increase Commercial Benefits from U.S. Nuclear Cooperation Agreements with Other Countries, GAO-11-36

Heritage Foundation
· Give Australia Reason to Believe in American Leadership

· Obama Should Approve Korea Trade Agreement
· Obama’s India Visit Should Affirm New Delhi’s Global Role
· Real Economic Ties Should Underpin U.S.–Indonesia Partnership
· Shaping the Future: The Urgent Need to Match Military Modernization to National Commitments
· Stopping the Chaos: A Proposal for Reorganization of Congressional Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security
· The UN Should Stop Ignoring Its Financial Regulations and Pay Its Debts to the Member States

· U.S. Targeted by Human Rights Abusers at Its Universal Periodic Review

Human Rights Watch
· Criminalizing Identities: Rights Abuses in Cameroon based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

· Protesting as a Terrorist Offense: The Arbitrary Use of Terrorism Laws to Prosecute and Incarcerate Demonstrators in Turkey

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· The South African Police Services Annual Report for 2009/2010

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
· Al Qa'eda and Pakistan: Current Role and Future Considerations

Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)
· Rising Security Threat in Afghan North

International Crisis Group
· CrisisWatch, November 2010, No. 87

· Stalemate in Southern Thailand

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
· World Disasters Report 2010

International Institute for Strategic Studies
· UK Cost-Cutting Review Shrinks Military Capacity

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· After the Crisis: Assessing the Damage in Italy

· Bankers Without Borders? Implications of Ring-Fencing for European Cross-Border Banks
· Monetary and Fiscal Policy Interactions in the Post-war U.S.
· A Historical Public Debt Database

International Peace Institute
· The Sudan Referenda: What Role for International Actors?

International Relations and Security Network
· America's Political Seesaw

· China Wary of Burmese Election
· The Harvest of War: Fom [sic] Pain to Gain
· The Lightness of History in the Caucasus
· Mongolia: Wind Farm Project Could Tilt Ulaanbaatar from Coal to Green Energy

· Scenario Scanning: The Syria-Israel-Hezbollah Triangle

· Why Geert Wilders is not Liu Xiaobo

International Republican Institute (IRI)
· Jordan Pre-Election Watch: November 2010 Parliamentary Elections

· Moldova National Voter Study September 7 –21, 2010

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, November 5, 2010, v. 10, no. 22

o An Economic Assessment of China’s Rare Earth Policy
o Mission Action 2010: Three Complex, Transregional, Integrated Joint Operations
o Shriver Case Highlights Traditional Chinese Espionage
o The Modernization of Taiwan's National Security Council
· Terrorism Monitor, November 4, 2010, v. 8, no. 40

o Split in the Islamic Army of Iraq over Post-Occupation Strategy
o Gama'a Islamiya Addresses the Role of Copts in Modern Egypt as al-Qaeda Uses the Coptic Issue to Justify Baghdad Church Attack
o The Growing Separatist Threat in Yemen's Hadramawt Governorate

Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor
· Cluster Munition Monitor 2010

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

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
· Background Report on Package Bombs on Cargo Planes

National Emergency Training Center Library
· Social Media and Emergency Management Bibliography

National Intelligence Council
· NIC Declassified document collections

· Estimative Products on Vietnam, 1948-1975
· Revolution and Subversion in Latin America, 1947-1987
· Tracking the Dragon, National Intelligence Estimates on China During the Era of Mao, 1948-1976
· Yugoslavia from "National Communism" to National Collapse, US Intelligence Community Estimates on Yugoslavia, 1948-1990

National League of Cities
· Municipal Innovations in Immigrant Integration

· North Korea: Migration Patterns and Prospects

National Taxpayers Union
· Toward Common Ground: Bridging the Political Divide to Reduce Spending

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
· Rethinking Extended Deterrence in Northeast Asia

New Zealand Defence Force
· Defence White Paper 2010

· MERLN Defense White Papers website

Observer Research Foundation
· The Obama Visit: Issues and Challenges

Office of the Director of National Intelligence
· Director of National Intelligence James Clapper addresses the 2010 Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Symposium in New Orleans, La., November 2

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)
· PIPS Newsletter Nov, 2010

o Conflict in Balochistan and State Responses
o Attacks on Educational Institutes

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Will It Be Brussels, Berlin, or Financial Markets that Check Moral Hazard in Europe's Bailout Union? Most Likely the Latter!

· Earthquake Insurance and Disaster Assistance: The Effect of Catastrophe Obligation Guarantees on Federal Disaster-Assistance Expenditures in California

· Performance Audit Handbook: Routes to Effective Evaluation

Russian and Eurasian Security Network
· Russian Analytical Digest, No. 85: Urban Planning in the Soviet Union and Russia

Small Wars Journal
· Cholera in Haiti?: Send in the Marines

· Civil Society and Counterinsurgency
· COIN, Complexity, and Full-Spectrum Warfare: Is it possible to have Center of Gravity given all the Fog and Friction?
· Negotiating with the Taliban: Lessons from Vietnam
· The Road to Al Amarah: Operation Yarborough and U.S. Army Special Forces in Southern Iraq (January – June 2008)
· SWJ, v. 6, no, 10
o Civil Society and Counterinsurgency
o COIN, Complexity, and Full-Spectrum Warfare
o Negotiating with the Taliban
o Afghanistan: It Never Hurts to Talk
o Planning a Military Campaign to Support Negotiations in Afghanistan
o Design and the Prospects for Critical Dialogue

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
· From Macacas to Turban Toppers: The rise in Xenophobic and Racist Rhetoric in American Political Discourse

Stimson Center
· Moving Forward in Iraq: the US Civilian Mission and Security

· UNSCR 1540 Implementation in the Americas: A Model for Success
· WMD, Drugs, and Criminal Gangs in Central America: Leveraging Nonproliferation Assistance to Address Security/Development Needs With UN Security Council Resolution 1540

Strategic Studies Institute
· Preventing Yemen from Becoming Fallujah

United Kingdom HM Treasury
· National Infrastructure Plan 2010

· Human and Institutional Capacity Development Handbook: A USAID Model for Sustainable Performance Improvement

· Pre-Departure Guide for U.S.-Based Participant Training & Exchange Visitor Programs

US Cyber Command
· Website

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Defying Expectations: Polio Vaccination Programs Amid Political and Armed Conflict

· Israel, the Palestinian Territories and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
· MINURCAT Withdrawal: The Risks to Civilian Protection and Humanitarian Assistance in Eastern Chad

· On the Issues: Haiti Hit by Hurricane Tomas
· Stabilizing Chad: Security, Governance and Development Challenges
· When Is International Peacemaking Illegal?

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· The Case for an Immediate IAEA Special Inspection in Syria

World Bank Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Division
· Conflicts and Returns to Stability in Developing Countries: A Comparative Analysis