Sunday, November 14, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 11-12-2010

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· The Future of Nuclear Weapons in NATO

· The Lisbon Treaty in Focus: Germany, the EU, Transatlantic Relations, and Beyond

American Security Project
· Yemen and U.S. Security: Assessing and Managing the Challenge of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) [re-release]

Amnesty International
· Violent Attacks Against Roma in Hungary: Time to Investigate Racial Motivation

Army Combat Studies Institute
· To Fight or Not to Fight?: Organizational and Doctrinal Trends in Mounted Maneuver Reconnaissance from the Interwar Years to Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

· Wanat: Combat Action in Afghanistan, 2008

Asia Foundation
· Afghanistan in 2010: A Survey of the Afghan People

Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
· Fiscal year 2011 Army Budget: An Analysis

· Leveraging Science in the Manoeuvrist Approach to Counterinsurgency Operations
· A Shot in the Dark: The Futility of Long-Range Modernization Planning

Atlantic Council
· The Iran Stalemate and the Need for Strategic Patience

Attorney General of the United States and the Minister of Public Safety of Canada
· Identity-Related Crime: A Threat Assessment: A Report to the Attorney General of the United States and the Minister of Public Safety of Canada

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· The New Zealand Defence White Paper: A More Strategically-Extroverted Kiwi?

· 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, Harvard Kennedy School
· Promoting Safe, Secure, and Peaceful Growth of Nuclear Energy: Next Steps for Russia and the United States

Brookings Institute
· Around the Halls: Reducing the Budget Deficit

· Divided We Thrive
· The Elusive Myth of Democratic Egyptian Elections
· Is Three a Crowd? The Venezuela Factor in Cuba’s Policy Toward the US
· The Perils of Proximity: China-Japan Security Relations
· President Barack Obama’s First Two Years: Policy Accomplishments, Political Difficulties
· The Rising Burden of Government Debt
· The US-India Relationship

Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict
· Civilians in Armed Conflict: Civil Harm and Conflict in Northwest Pakistan

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Arab Reform Bulletin, November 2010

o Hamas and the Peace Process: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution? Interview with Wael Nawara, Secretary General of the Ghad (Tomorrow) Party
o Interview with Mahmoud Ali Mohamed on Election Monitoring

CATO Institute
· Fixing Transit: The Case for Privatization

Center for a New America Security (CNAS)
· America's Duty: The Imperative of a New Approach to Warrior and Veteran Care

Center for American Progress
· After the Midterms, What Next for International Economic Policy?

· Cooperation or Confrontation on Clean Energy?: A Proposed Agenda for the New Congress and the President
· The Benefits of a Strategic Economic Partnership Between the United States and India
· Easy Come, EZ-GO: A Federal Role in Removing Jurisdictional Impediments to College Education
· Honoring Our Veterans in 2010: A By-the-Numbers Look at Difficulties Facing America’s Veterans on Veterans Day 2010
· Ties that Bind: U.S.-Taiwan Relations and Peace and Prosperity in East Asia

Center for Global Development
· China in Africa: A Macroeconomic Perspective

· Commitment to Development Index 2010
· Giving Money Away? The Politics of Direct Distribution in Resource Rich States
· Which Countries Pass the FY2011 Corruption Indicator? A Preview into Round 8 of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Country Selection

Center for Immigration Studies
· Subsidizing Sanctuaries: The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Afghan and Iraqi Metrics and the IED Threat

· Beyond Ratification: The Future of U.S. Engagement on International Tobacco Control
· The Coming Challenges in Defense Planning, Programming, and Budgeting
· Hemisphere Highlights Volume IX Issue 8 - November 2010
· Key Players in Global Health: How Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa Are Influencing the Game
· The Macroeconomics of US Defense Spending: Problems in Federal Spending, and Their Impact on National Security
· PacNet #52 – China in 2010: The Perils of Impatience
· The Saudi Arms Sale
· “Unplanning” for Uncertainty: Reshaping Future Defense Plans

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

Centre for European Reform (CER)
· Ukraine Turns Away From Democracy and the EU

· Why Germany is Not a Model for the Eurozone

Century Foundation
· The G20 and the US: Opportunities for More Effective Multilateralism

· Placing Human Rights Violations in Iran on Top of the Foreign Policy Agenda

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· A Conversation with Pervez Musharraf

· The Fed's Foreign Policy Misstep
· Foreign Policy and the 2010 Midterms: New START and Arms Control
· The G20 Summit's Lost Focus
· Islam: Governing Under Sharia
· Military Escalation in Korea
· Appendix: Korean Peninsula Clashes (1955–2010)
· Toward Deeper Reductions in U.S. and Russian Nuclear Weapons
· U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan

Crisis States Research Centre
· Drugs and (Dis)order: A Study of the Opium Trade, Political Settlements, and State-making in Afghanistan

· Land Acquisition for Public Use: Emerging Conflicts and Their Socio-Political Implications
· The Peacemaking Effectiveness of Regional Organisations

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
· The Financial Crisis and Low Income Countries

· Will NATO's Strategic Concept mean Hello to Missile Defence and Good Bye Nuclear Weapons?

Department of the Army
· TRADOC PAM 525-2-1 - The U.S. Army Functional Concept for Intelligence 2016-2028
· TRADOC PAM 525-3-1 - United States Army Operating Concept 2016-2028
· TRADOC PAM 525-3-3 - The U.S. Army Functional Concept for Mission Command 2016-2028
· TRADOC PAM 525-3-4 - The U.S. Army Functional Concept for Fires 2016-2028
· TRADOC PAM 525-3-5 - The The U.S. Army Functional Concept for Protection 2016-2028
· TRADOC PAM 525-3-6 - The The U.S. Army Functional Concept for Movement and Maneuver 2016-2028
· TRADOC PAM 525-4-1 - The U.S. Army Functional Concept for Sustainment 2016-2028
· United States Army 2011 Business Transformation Plan

Department of the Army, Chief Information Office
· Common Operating Environment

o Common Operating Environment Architecture
o Common Operating Environment Information Paper
o Army Architecture Website
o Army Software Transformation
o Area Processing Centers (APC)

Department of the Air Force
· Crosstalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, November/December 2010

o Architecture Today
o Just Enough Architecture: The Risk-Driven Model
o Enabling Agility Through Architecture
o The Chief Software Architect in U.S. Army Acquisition
o XDDS: A Scalable Guard-Agnostic Cross Domain Discovery Service
o Service Incentive: Towards an SOA-Friendly Acquisition Process
o Global Workforce Development Projects in Software Engineering

Department of Justice
· Review of ATF’s Project Gunrunner

Department of State
· Background Notes: Egypt

· Background Notes: Germany
· Background Notes: Paraguay
· Background Notes: Singapore
· Foreign Terrorist Organizations

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Country Analysis Brief: China

· Country Analysis Brief: Russia

European Parliament
· Draft New Strategy for Afghanistan

European Policy Centre
· Adapting to Climate Change: What Role for the EU?

· A Bridge over Troubled Borders: Europeanising the Balkans

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Al-Shabaab Tries To Take Control In Somalia

· The Geopolitics Of Northern Mexico
· The Marines: 235 Years Of Individual Valor And Institutional Adaptation
· Seabasing: Concept, Issues And Recommendations

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Preliminary Assessment of Federal Financial Risks and Cost Reimbursement and Notification Policies and Procedures, GAO-11-90R

· Defense Acquisitions: Issues to Be Considered as DOD Modernizes Its Fleet of Tactical Wheeled Vehicles, GAO-11-83
· Financial Audit: Bureau of the Public Debt's Fiscal Years 2010 and 2009 Schedules of Federal Debt, GAO-11-52
· Human Capital: Opportunities Exist for DOD to Enhance Its Approach for Determining Civilian Senior Leader Workforce Needs, GAO-11-136
· NATO Partnerships: DOD Needs to Assess U.S. Assistance in Response to Changes to the Partnership for Peace Program, GAO-10-1015
· Space Acquisitions: Challenges in Commercializing Technologies Developed under the Small Business Innovation Research Program, GAO-11-21

Heritage Foundation
· Administration Must Unequivocally Drop Afghanistan 2011 Withdrawal Date

· Do Not Expect Much from Japan During Obama Visit
· Lame Duck, Lame START: Inappropriate Timing for New START Debate
· New START: Critical Limits on U.S. Missile Defense Options Persist
· New START and Missile Defense: We Are 33 Minutes Away…
· Religious Freedom in Egypt
· Russia’s Duma Decision to Delay Consideration of New START: Now the Senate Can Take Its Time to Review the Treaty
· Shaping the Future: The Urgent Need to Match Military Modernization to National Commitments
· Take the Austerity Cure: G-20 Should Resist U.S. Efforts to Spread More Debt Around

Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute
· Strategic Program Assessment for DHS Learning Development

· Common Defense Quarterly, Winter 2010

o Interview with Grete Faremo, Defense Minister, Norway
o U.S. Export Control Reform Framework Reflects Structures and Practices in Place in Selected Foreign Countries
o Advancements in Foreign Military Sales – A Practitioner’s View
o The Coast Guard’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program, Its Recent Growth and Its Contributions to the Service’s International Sea Partnerships
o Making the Global Maritime Partnership Tick
o Deterrence
o Afghanistan: Reintegration How?
o The Ratification of the UK/US Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty - A Cause for Celebration?
o State Partnership Program: Maine-Montenegro
o Global Defense Trade
o Interview with Uwe Koch

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (ISDA)
· Linkages between Indian and Nepalese Maoists

· Myanmar: The November 2010 Election
· Russia and Japan Clash over the Kuriles in the North Pacific
· The Third Front: Military Ethics

Institute for Homeland Security Solutions
· Informatics Tools for Food Safety and Defense

· The Role of Internet Service Providers in Cyber Security

Institute for Security Studies
· ISS Paper 219: Fusing Privatisation of Security with Peace and Security Initiatives

· Monograph 174: The Security Sector in Southern Africa
· Monograph 173: Understanding Africa's Contemporary Conflicts - Origins, Challenges and Peacebuilding

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
· Building Mosques In America: Strategies for Securing Municipal Approvals

· “Not In Our Neighborhood”: Managing Opposition to Mosque Construction

Institute for the Study of War
· Afghanistan - Order of Battle (updated November 2010)

· Iraq - Order of Battle (updated November 2010)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation
· Return of the Militants: Violent Dissident Republicanism

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Assessing the Risk of Private Sector Debt Overhang in the Baltic Countries

· Asset Prices in Affine Real Business Cycle Models
· Cross-Cutting Themes in Employment Experiences During the Crisis
· Determinants of the Foreign Exchange Risk Premium in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
· Emerging from the Global Crisis - Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries
· IMF Applications of Purchasing Power Parity Estimates
· Post-Crisis Fiscal Policy Priorities for the ASEAN-5
· Riding the Roller Coaster: Fiscal Policies of Nonrenewable Resource Exporters in Latin America and the Caribbean
· Should Advanced Countries Adopt a Fiscal Responsibility Law?
· Slowdown of Credit Flows in Jordan in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis: Supply or Demand Driven?
· Structural Breaks in Fiscal Performance: Did Fiscal Responsibility Laws Have Anything to Do with Them?

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
· Lebanon Indictments Set to Raise Tensions

International Relations and Security Network
· America vs Al-Qaida: the Widening War

· Bahrain After the Elections
· Britain's SDSR - Mired in Fantasy
· Controlling Tactical Nuclear Weapons
· Elections in Tanzania and Prospects for Democratic Reform
· Russia and Georgia: The Circassian Question
· Sustainability From Below: Or, Why We Shouldn't Take Cities for Granted

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, November 11, 2010, v. 8, no. 41

o Between Baghdad and Ankara: The Kurdistan Regional Government's Delicate Balance
o New Directions for Indonesian Militants after Successful Counterterrorist Operations
o New Light on the Accuracy of the CIA's Predator Drone Campaign in Pakistan

Lowry Institute
· Australian and Japan: Ambivalent Asians, Ambitious Regionalists

· Terror Games: Understanding Risk and Security in New Delhi

National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
· Draft Co-Chairs' Proposal slides

· Draft Proposal - $200 Billion in Illustrative Savings

National Governors Association
· A Governor’s Guide to Homeland Security

National Security Archive
· Justice Department Censors Nazi-Hunting History

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
· The Strategic Significance of Afghanistan

NATO Library
· Arctic Security

· Cyberspace Security
· Maritime Security
· Women, Peace and Security

NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan
· Year in Review - November 2009 - November 2010

Nautilus Institute
· Changing Dynamics of U.S. Extended Nuclear Deterrence on the Korean Peninsula

· Implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1874

Naval War College
· Naval War College Review, Autumn 2010, v. 63. no. 4

o Programs vs. Resources: Some Options for the Navy
o Talking about Sea Control
o The Canadian Navy and Canada's National Interests in This Maritime Century
o A Private Security Solution to Somali Piracy? The U.S. Call for Private Security Engagement and the Implications for Canada Taming the Outlaw Sea
o China's "Antiaccess" Ballistic Missiles and U.S. Active Defense
o The Most Daring Act of the Age: Principles for Naval Irregular Warfare
o Four Lessons That the U.S. Navy Must Learn from the Dreadnought Revolution
o Uncovering No Such Agency [review essay]
o Paul Johnson's Brief Life of Churchill [review essay]

New America Foundation
· The Battle for Afghanistan: Militancy and Conflict in Kandahar

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Currency Wars?

· Monetary Ease and Global Rebalancing: Debunking the Japanese Scare Story

· NATO's Strategic Communications Concept and Its Relevance for France

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
· The Defence and Security Review Survey

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
· The Asian and Global Financial Crises: Consequences for East Asian Regionalism

· India's Emerging Land Warfare Doctrines and Capabilities
· Japan's New Security Imperative: The Function of Globalization
· Japan-Korea Relations and the Tokdo/Takeshima Dispute: The Interplay of Nationalism and Natural Resources
· Mapping the Religious and Secular Parties in South Sulawesi and Tanah Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia
· A Response to Fourth Generation Warfare

Save the Children
· A National Report Card on Protecting Children During Disasters

Security & Defence Agenda
· Anything to Declare? Cutting EU Customs Redtape

· A Conversation on Cybersecurity
· Fine-Tuning EU Border Security

Small Wars Journal
· Contextual Truth-Telling to Counter Extremist-Supportive Messaging Online: The Wikileaks “Collateral Murder” Case Study

· Design and the Prospects for Decision
· Interview with Colonel Peter Mansoor
· Interview with Dr. David Kilcullen
· Interview with Dr. John Nagl
· A Timely Lesson from the Korean War

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)
· October 2010: Quarterly Report To Congress

South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG)
· China’s Economic Espionage Prowess

Stanley Foundation
· Creating a 21st Century Nuclear Material Security Architecture

· Global Lockdown: Moving the Needle on Nuclear Security

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· International Transfers of Combat Aircraft, 2005-2009

Strategic Studies Institute
· Deciding to Buy: Civil-Military Relations and Major Weapons Programs

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH)
· Fighting Flu Fatigue

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
· Millennium Development Goals in Russia

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
· UNESCO Science Report 2010

· World Social Science Report 2010

UN Security Council
· Letter dated 12 May 2010 from the Panel of Experts Established Pursuant to Resolution 1874 (2009) Addressed to the President of the Security Council [leaked copy]

US Geological Survey (USGS)
· Water Security—National and Global Issues

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Kosovo: The Next Steps

· On the Issues: Iraqi Parliamentary Minority Caucus
· Zimbabwe: Power-Sharing Deal Under Stress

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· The Iran Primer: Power, Politics, and U.S. Policy [selected chapters]

· The Real Choice Turkey Has to Make When It Comes to Israel
· Sunni Hamas and Shiite Iran Form a Common Political Theology

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
· The Looming U.S. Trade Crisis