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

· 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
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
· 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

· 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
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
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
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
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

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
Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property

Oxfam International
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

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
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
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
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