Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 11-19-2010

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· Means to What End? Policymaking and State-Building in Afghanistan


Africa Center for Strategic Studies
· Democracy and the Chain of Command: A New Governance of Africa’s Security Sector


Air Force Space Command
· High Frontier, November 2010, v. 7, no. 1

o Schriever 2010, A Political Perspective
o The Complexities of America’s National Security: Enabling A New Generation of Leadership
o The Challenge of Integration: Lessons from Schriever Wargame 2010
o Schriever Wargame 2010: Thoughts on Deterrence in the Non-Kinetic Domain
o Schriever Wargame 2010 – A Coming of Age
o Schriever – An Australian Perspective
o Beyond Schriever Wargame 2010
o Flight Suits and Sport Coats: The Role of Industry in Military Space Operations
o Effects Felt Around the World: The Growing Complexities of the Interaction Between Geographic and Functional Combatant Commanders
o National Security Fundamentals in the Space and Cyber Domains
o Science Supporting Space and Cyber: Insights From Schriever Wargame 2010
o The Schriever Challenge – Keep the Walls Down
o A Comprehensive Approach to Space and Cyberspace Operations
o When the Future Dries Up

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· Deter and Assure: Charting a Course for America’s Asian Alliances in a New Nuclear Age


Amnesty International
· International Criminal Court: Concerns at the Ninth Session of the Assembly of States Parties

· Open Secret: Mounting Evidence of Europe’s Complicity in Rendition and Secret Detention

Atlantic Council
· Save NATO: Merge it with CSDP


Baker Institute for Public Policy
· Cartels, Corruption, Carnage, and Cooperation


Bipartisan Policy Group
· Restoring America's Future: Reviving the Economy, Cutting Spending, and Debt, and Creating a Simple, Pro-Growth Tax System


British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
· Current NATO Nuclear Policy

· Options for Arms Control to Reduce the Role of Nuclear Weapons in NATO
· Polish and Central European Priorities on NATO’s Future Nuclear Policy

Brookings Institute
· Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated November 11, 2010]

· Brazil’s Executive-Legislative Relations Under the New Coalition Government
· The Old and New Politics of Faith: Religion and the 2010 Election

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· NATO Summit: Making Peace with Russia, Canada Notwithstanding: A Policy Update Paper


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· Can Iraq’s Political Agreement be Implemented?

· Is NATO’s Nuclear Deterrence Policy a Relic of the Cold War?
· Reinterpreting China’s Success Through the New Economic Geography

CATO Institute
· The US Generalized System of Preferences: Helping the Poor, But at What Price?


Center for American Progress
· Cutting the Cost of Clean Energy 1.0: Toward a Clean Energy Deployment Plan For Jobs, Security, and Broad-Based Economic Growth in 2011

· The Power of the President: Recommendations to Advance Progressive Change
· The United States’ Role in European Security Under the Obama Administration: Reset with Russia and Reassurance for Allies Provide Key Security Dividends

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Southern Sudan No. 3


Center for Strategic & International Studies
· Afghan National Security Forces

· European Defense Trends
· A Human Capital Crisis in Cybersecurity
· Issues and Insights Vol 10 No 25: The Nuclear Lexicon Project: Breaking Down the Complexities of Nuclear Science for Policymakers
· Linkages Between Gender, AIDS, and Development
· The NATO Summit: Updated Strategy, Phased Transition in Afghanistan, Reset with Russia
· PacNet #53: The Diwali Summit
· PacNet #54: Heart But No Seoul: Obama Will Leave Korea Without KORUS
· Private Security Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq: The Potential Impact of the Montreux Document
· A Strategic Review of the Gulf Oil Spill
· Structure and Dynamics of the US Federal Professional Services Industrial Base, 1995-2009
· US Engagement in Indian Health Care: What is the Impact

Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Defence R&D Canada
· Energy Security in Yemen


Central Intelligence Agency Office of Inspector General
· Procedures Used in Narcotics Airbridge Denial Program in Peru, 1995-2001


Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS)
· CJCSI 5705.01D, Standardization of Military and Associated Terminology


Chatham House
· Ensuring Peace and Security in Africa: Implementing the New Africa-EU Partnership

· On Cyber Warfare

Congress
· Letter about Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

· Letter - New START Treaty

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· The Transition to a Civilian-Led U.S. Presence in Iraq: Issues and Challenges

· The Emerging Importance of the U.S.-Central Asia Partnership

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
· Faith-Based Initiatives: Recommendations of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Community Partnerships and Other Current Issues


Congress. House. Science and Technology Committee
· A Rational Discussion of Climate Change: the Science, the Evidence, the Response


Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Briefing on the Net Assessment of Russian and U.S. Strategic Forces in Support of the New START


Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Technology Committee
· Transportation Security Administration Oversight Hearing


Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Executive Report 111-6 - Treaty with Russia on Measures for Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (The New START Treaty)

· Senate Print 111-56 - U.N. Resolution 1325: More Action Needed
· Senate Print 111-54 - Saudi Arabia and Syria: Improving Bilateral Relations, Advancing U.S. Interests
· Jamming the IED Assembly Line: Impeding the Flow of Ammonium Nitrate in South and Central Asia

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs
· Closing the Gaps in Air Cargo Security

· Oversight of Reconstruction Contracts in Afghanistan and the Role of the Special Inspector General
· Security Clearance Reform: Setting a Course for Sustainability
· Securing Critical Infrastructure in the Age of Stuxnet

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
· Women's Rights Are Human Rights: U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)


Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Public Spending on Transportation and Water Infrastructure


Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Congress and National Security

· Strategic Posture Review: Egypt
· A Tenuous Deal in Iraq


Crisis States Research Centre
· Taxation, Resource Mobilisation and State Performance


Customs and Border Protection
· Frontline, Fall 2010

o The Silent Vigil [CBP's Air and Marine Operations Center]
o CPB Welcomes Anti-Terrorism Pioneer
o Hitting the Target [National Targeting Center]
o Program Steamlining Immigration Enforcement
o Deserted

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
· Homegrown Terrorism in the West, 1989-2008


Department of Defense
· Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs) [as of September 30, 2010]


Department of Defense - Comptroller
· FY 2010 DoD Agency Financial Report (AFR)/DoD Performance and Accountability Report (PAR)


Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· SPO-2011-001 Assessment of U.S. Government Efforts to Develop the Logistics Sustainment Capability of the Iraq Security Forces


Department of Homeland Security
· An Analysis of Migrant Smuggling Costs along the Southwest Border

· Information for First Responders on Maintaining Operational Capabilities during a Pandemic
· Private Sector Resources Catalog 2.0
· Preventing and Defending Against Cyber Attacks
· OIG-11-04 - Information Sharing With Fusion Centers Has Improved, but Information System Challenges Remain
· OIG-11-05 - Transportation Security Administration’s Management of Its Screening Workforce Training Program Can Be Improved

Department of State
· 2010 International Religious Freedom Report

· Background Notes: Estonia
· Background Notes: Libya
· Background Notes: Pakistan
· Background Notes: Turkmenistan
· Remarks on the New START Treaty
· U.S. Government Strategy for Addressing the Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
· The EU’s Progress Report on Turkey’s Accession


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


EU Institute for Security Studies
· ISSues - n°33, October 2010
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o Beyond the Big Powers
o European Security: Unfinished Business in Europe
o The EU in the World: International Justice and the EU
· The US Midterm Elections: Implications for the Transatlantic Agenda
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· What Do Europeans Want from NATO?

European Commission
· Investing in Europe's Future


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· Domestic Terrorism - Anarchist Extremism: A Primer


Feinstein International Center
· Winning Hearts and Minds? Examining the Relationship between Aid and Security in Afghanistan’s Balkh Province


Google
· White Paper - Enabling Trade in the Era of Information Technologies: Breaking Down Barriers to the Free Flow of Information


Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Afghanistan Development: U.S. Efforts to Support Afghan Water Sector Increasing, but Improvements Needed in Planning and Coordination, GAO-11-138

· Combating Terrorism: U.S. Agencies Report Progress Countering Terrorism and Its Financing in Saudi Arabia, but Continued Focus on Counter Terrorism Financing Efforts Needed. (Arabic version) GAO-11-190
· Combating Terrorism: U.S. Agencies Report Progress Countering Terrorism and Its Financing in Saudi Arabia, but Continued Focus on Counter Terrorism Financing Efforts Needed, GAO-09-883 September 24, 2009 [reposted]
· Defense Infrastructure: Actions Needed to Improve the Navy's Processes for Managing Public Shipyards' Restoration and Modernization Needs, GAO-11-7
· Defense Logistics: Additional Oversight and Reporting for the Army Logistics Modernization Program Are Needed, GAO-11-139
· DOD Personnel Clearances: Preliminary Observations on DOD's Progress on Addressing Timeliness and Quality Issues, GAO-11-185T [testimony]
· The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: Fall 2010 Update, GAO-11-201SP
· Health Information Technology: DOD Needs to Provide More Information on Risks to Improve Its Program Management, GAO-11-148

· Nuclear Weapons: National Nuclear Security Administration's Plans for Its Uranium Processing Facility Should Better Reflect Funding Estimates and Technology Readiness, GAO-11-103

· Recovery Act: FEMA Could Take Steps to Protect Sensitive Port Security Grant Details and Improve Recipient Reporting Instructions, GAO-11-88

Heritage Foundation
· Administration Must Unequivocally Drop Afghanistan 2011 Withdrawal Date

· Eliminating Partisan Analysis from Congress’s Support Agencies
· EMP Attacks – What the US Must Do Now
· NATO’s 2010 Strategic Concept: Five Markers of Success
· A Short United Nations To-Do List for the New Congress
· What Is America’s Role in the World?

Homeland Security & Defense Business Council
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The 9/10/11 Project
o Aviation Security
o Cyber Security
o Information Sharing

Hudson Institute
·
Counter-Terrorism as a U.S. National Security Priority
· Nuclear Weapons Reconstitution and its Discontents: Challenges of “Weaponless Deterrence”
· Playing for Time on the Edge of the Apocalypse: Maximizing Decision Time for Nuclear Leaders

Human Rights Watch
·
They Own the People: The Ampatuans, State-Backed Militias, and Killings in the Southern Philippines

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
·
North Korea – Construction of Nuclear Power Plant

Institute for Homeland Security Solutions
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The Impact of Emotion in the American Public’s Assessments of and Reactions to Terrorism

Institute for Security Studies
·
Militias, Rebels and Islamist Militants, Human Insecurity and State Crisis

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
·
How To Improve the United States' Image in the Muslim World
· ISPU Chaplaincy Services for Muslim Patients in New York City Hospitals: Assessing Needs, Barriers, and the Role of Muslim Chaplains

Institute for the Study of War
·
Force Disposition: Afghanistan/Pakistan Border [map]
· Iraq's Lessons for Transition in Afghanistan

Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)
·
Marjah Civilians Take Up Arms Against Taleban

Institute of International Education (IIE)
·
Open Doors Report 2010

International Council on Security and Development (ICOS)
·
Afghanistan Transition: Missing Variables

International Crisis Group
·
Congo: No Stability in Kivu Despite Rapprochement with Rwanda
· Madagascar: Crisis Heating Up?
· Reforming Afghanistan’s Broken Judiciary

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·
Do Credit Shocks Matter? A Global Perspective
· Emerging Asia's Impact on Australian Growth: Some Insights From GEM
· Government Involvement in Corporate Debt Restructuring: Case Studies from the Great Recession
· On the Estimation of Term Structure Models and An Application to the United States
· A New Index of Currency Mismatch and Systemic Risk
· Review of the Method of Valuation of the SDR
· Unemployment and Productivity in the Long Run: the Role of Macroeconomic Volatility

International Relations and Security Network
·
Afghanistan: Russia Pushes for CSTO-NATO Cooperation on Counter-Narcotics Front
· Chinese Walls in Hong Kong
· Obama in Asia: Narrowing the Indo-US Drift
· Prioritizing Access to Adequate Sanitation, Hygiene and Health
· Time for the Human Approach
· Turkey: Traditionalist Opposition Party Attempts Radical Makeover
· Uncertainty on New START
· Ugandan Girls Entering Juba Prostitution Racket

Jamestown Foundation
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China Brief, November 19, 2010, v. 10, no. 23
o Beijing Wages Economic Diplomacy to Counter "China Threat" Theory
o China Eyes “Dual Use” Applications for its Supercomputers
o Hambantota, Chittagong, and the Maldives – Unlikely Pearls for the Chinese Navy
o Capabilities and Implications of China’s Jiaolong Submersible
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Terrorism Monitor, November 18, 2010, v. 8, no. 42
o The Halt of S-300 Missile System in the Context of Iranian-Russian Military Relations
o Al-Shabaab Razes Somali Forests to Finance Jihad
o Anwar al-Awlaki Attacks Mardin Conference's Declaration on Jihad

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·
JP 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, 12 April 2001, as amended through September 2010 (New)

Middle East Institute
·
US-Pakistan Relations: What Trust Deficit?

National Academies Press
·
Certifying Personal Protective Technologies: Improving Worker Safety
· The Power of Renewables: Opportunities and Challenges for China and the United States
· When Weather Matters: Science and Service to Meet Critical Societal Needs

National Assessment of Educational Progress/National Center for Education Statistics
·
Nation's Report Card: Math 2009

National Security Archive
·
Cold War Air Defense Relied on Widespread Dispersal of Nuclear Weapons, Documents Show

NATO
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Strategic Concept
· Recent documents in external literature - 2009/2010

NATO Training Mission Afghanistan (NTM-A)
·
Year in Review (November 2009 - November 2010)

Nautilus Foundation
·
Lessons Learned from the North Korean Nuclear Crises

New America Foundation
·
The Battle for Afghanistan

North American Integration and Development Center
·
No DREAMers Left Behind: The Economic Potential of DREAM Act Beneficiaries

Open Society Foundations
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Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property

Oxfam International
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Nowhere to Turn: The Failure to Protect Civilians in Afghanistan

Pakistan Security Research Unit (PSRU)
·
The Limited Military Utility of Pakistan’s Battlefield Use of Nuclear Weapons in Response to Large Scale Indian Conventional Attack

RAND
·
An Analysis of the Incidence of Recruiter Irregularities
· Confronting Space Debris: Strategies and Warnings from Comparable Examples Including Deepwater Horizon
· Managing Spent Nuclear Fuel: Strategy Alternatives and Policy Implications
· Risking NATO: Testing the Limits of the Alliance in Afghanistan

Real Instituto Elcano
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The Strengthening of National Parliaments Within the European Integration Process. A New Role for the Spanish Cortes Generales After the Lisbon Treaty

Russian and Eurasian Security Network
·
Russian Analytical Digest - No. 86: Regional Developments

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
·
The Aceh-based Militant Network: A Trigger for a View into the Insightful Complex of Conceptual and Historical Links

Security Council Report
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Update Report No. 1: Western Sahara (15 November 2010)
· Update Report No. 2: Guinea (17 November 2010)
· Update Report No. 3: Myanmar (17 November 2010)

Small Wars Journal
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Counterinsurgency Insights by Tom Ricks
· From the TBA to the USA: Barbarians at the Gate
· Gambling on the Districts: All-In at the GIRoA Casino
· Interview with Dr. David Ucko
· Mission Command — A Multifaceted Construct
· A New NATO Social Contract: Interview with Brigadier General (ret) Dr. Klaus Whittman

Stimson Center and US Institute of Peace
·
Engagement, Coercion, and Iran’s Nuclear Challenge: Report of a Joint Study Group on US–Iran Policy

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
·
Human Development Report 2009/10 Occupied Palestinian Territory: Investing in Human Security for a Future State

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
·
UNHCR Statistical Yearbook 2009

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
·
2010 Report to Congress

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·
Can You Help Me Now?: Mobile Phones and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan
· Engagement, Coercion, and Iran’s Nuclear Challenge: Report of a Joint Study Group on US-Iran Policy · Hydropolitics in Pakistan’s Indus Basin
· On the Issues: U.S.-Pakistan-India
· Secession and Precedent in Sudan and Africa
· Why Sudan’s Popular Consultation Matters

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·
Changing the Guard: Saudi Arabia's Geriatric Politics
· Flawed Diplomacy: The United Nations and the War on Terrorism
· A Marriage of Convenience http
· Parliamentary Elections in Egypt and Next Year's Presidential Vote
· Political Change in Egypt: A Role for the United States?
· Potential Iranian Responses to NATO's Missile Defense Shield
· Regenerating the U.S.-Turkey Partnership
· Stability or Rigidity? Egypt's Use of Constitutional and Executive Power
· Sultan of the Muslim World

World Bank
·
China Quarterly Update, November 2010