Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 12-03-2010

Air University
· Strategic Studies Quarterly, Winter 2010, v. 4, no. 4

· Minimum Deterrence and its Critics
· National Security Acquisition Challenges
· NATO's Next Strategic Concept: How the Alliance's New Strategy will Reshape Global Security
· Chinese Military Involvement in a Future Korean War
· A Diplomatic Surge in Afghanistan, 2011-14
· Tinted Blue: Air Force Culture and American Civil-Military Relations
· What's Wrong with America's Nuclear Hawks?
· Reply: What's Still Wrong with Zero?
· Strategic Trailblazers [book review essay]

Amnesty International
· Briefing to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

· Listen to Their Voices and Act: Stop the Rape and Sexual Abuse of Girls in Nicaragua
· Too Late, Too Little: The Failure of Law Reform for Women in Swaziland

Arms Control Association
· The Case for the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

Atlantic Council
· Advancing US, African, and Global Interests: Security and Stability in the West Africa Maritime Domain

Brookings Institute
· An American Strategy for Iraq Moving Forward

· Defense Budgets and American Power
· Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated November 30, 2010] · The Next Round: The United States and Nuclear Arms Reductions After New START
· Unfinished Business: An American Strategy for Iraq Moving Forward
· Wikileaks and Arab Opinion

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Afghanistan at the Breaking Point

Center for American Progress
· Creating 21st Century Jobs: Increasing Employment and Wages for American Workers in a Changing World

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
· Counterinsurgency on the Ground in Afghanistan: How Different Units Adapted to Local Conditions

Center for European Reform
· Why Berlin Won’t Back Down on Euro Reform

Center for Global Development
· Preventing Odious Obligations: A New Tool for Protecting Citizens from Illegitimate Regimes

Center for Security Policy
· Disarmed & Dangerous: Stop the New START Treaty [video]

Center for Security Studies
· Russia’s Economic Development

· Stalinist Terror in the South Caucasus

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· The Fiscal Commission and Defense: Strategy in an Age of Austerity

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· The Changing Terrorist Threat and NCTC’s Response

· Managing the Challenge of Russian Energy Policies
· Oversight for Cybersecurity Activities: Why Intelligence Policies Won't Work, and What Kind of Approach Will
· PacNet #58 - Combatting Climate Change – We Need a New Process
· Radical Islam in the North Caucasus
· Regional Monetary Cooperation in East Asia
· Sudanese Perspectives on the 2010 Referendum
· The US – UAE Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: A Gold Standard or Fool’s Gold?
· The War in Afghanistan: Key Trends in the Fighting and ANSF Development in the DoD 1230 Report and Year-End NTM-A Reporting

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
· The Future of Security Sector Reform

Century Foundation
· Investing in America’s Economy: A Budget Blueprint for Economic Recovery and Fiscal Responsibility

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Information Analysis Center (CBRNIAC)
· Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Information Analysis Center Newsletter (Volume 11, Number 4, 2010)

1. Team Edwards Concludes Exercise Desert Wind With Dirty Bomb Drill
2. A Relic From the Past
3. Remembering William C. Patrick, III, Biological Warfare Expert
4. Project Ancile Showcases Prototype of the Adaptable GIS Multi-threat Detection System
5. NNSA, Los Angeles Partner on Mobile Aerial Response Training
6. Power Your Research with Collaboration
7. USANCA Launches Army CWMD Information Portal
8. CBRNIAC Hosts Technical Forum on Biological Decontamination

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· “Do-Not-Track Legislation: Is Now the Right Time?”

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Implementing Tougher Sanctions on Iran: A Progress Report

· The Transition to a Civilian-Led U.S. Presence in Iraq: Issues and Challenges
· Zimbabwe: From Crisis to Renewal

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Testimony on the report of the Department of Defense Working Group that conducted a comprehensive review of the issues associated with a repeal of section 654 of title 10, United States Code, “Policy Concerning Homosexuality in the Armed Forces.”
o December 2, 2010

o December 3, 2010

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
· International Aviation Screening Standards

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Latin America in 2010: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Future of U.S. Policy in the Hemisphere

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
· Finding Solutions to the Challenges Facing the U.S. Postal Service

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
· Examining Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Immigration Policy in the United States: An Update

· Trends in Federal Tax Revenues and Rates

Council on Foreign Relations
· Sharia and Militancy

Danish Institute for International Studies
· Think Twice Before Engaging in Yemen

Defence Research and Development Canada
· NATO Transformation and Operational Support in the Canadian Forces - Part 2: The Military and Institutional Dimensions

Department of Defense
· Department of Defense Report to Congress on Addressing Challenges for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

· Department of Defense Final Report to Congress on Access to National Airspace for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
· Don't Ask Don't Tell report

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2011-020 DOD Controls Over Information Placed on Publicly Accessible Web Sites Require Better Execution, November 29, 2011

· Errata Memo

European Interagency Security Forum (EISF)
· Managing Aid Agency Security in an Evolving World: The Larger Challenge

European Policy Centre
· Parliamentary Elections in the Republic of Moldova: A Three-Way Test

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· Law Enforcement Bulletin - November 2010

o Proactive Human Source Development
o Police Practice
· Today's FBI Facts and Figures 2010-2011

· Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Data Tool

Foreign Policy
· The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers - 2010

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· How We Fight: Crusades, Quagmires, and the American War of War

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· "Acquisition Reform Challenges Facing Government," by Gene L. Dodaro, acting comptroller general, before the Integrated Program Management 2010 Conference, in Bethesda, Maryland, GAO-11-209CG

· Aviation Security: DHS Has Taken Steps to Enhance International Aviation Security and Facilitate Compliance with International Standards, but Challenges Remain, GAO-11-238T [testimony]
· Displaced Iraqis: Integrated International Strategy Needed to Reintegrate Iraq's I
nternally Displaced and Returning Refugees, GAO-11-124

· DOD Components Are Not Sending Required Information on Contract Awards to the Office of Public Affairs, GAO-11-122R
· FEMA Flood Maps: Some Standards and Processes in Place to Promote Map Accuracy and Outreach, but Opportunities Exist to Address Implementation Challenges, GAO-11-17
· Information Security: Federal Agencies Have Taken Steps to Secure Wireless Networks, but Further Actions Can Mitigate Risk, GAO-11-43
· Integration of Current Implementation Efforts with Long-term Planning for the Next Generation Air Transportation System, GAO-11-132R
· Moving Illegal Proceeds: Challenges Exist in the Federal Government's Effort to Stem Cross-Border Currency Smuggling, GAO-11-73
· Personnel Security Clearances: Progress Has Been Made to Improve Timeliness but Continued Oversight Is Needed to Sustain Momentum, GAO-11-65
· Personnel Security Clearances: Overall Progress Has Been Made to Reform the Governmentwide Security Clearance Process, GAO-11-232T [testimony]
· September 11: World Trade Center Health Programs Business Process Center Proposal and Subsequent Data Collection, GAO-11-243R
· Sudan Divestment: U.S. Investors Sold Assets but Could Benefit from Additional Information about Companies' Ties to Sudan, GAO-11-245T [testimony]

Heritage Foundation
· The Arizona Immigration Law: What It Actually Does, and Why It Is Constitutional

· Current Ballistic Missile Defense Plans Offer No Confidence in New START
· Don’t Get Your Hopes Up About Chinese Political Reform
· The Current Threat Level: Ending Color-Coded Terror Alerts
· Fiscal Commission Report: Too Much Taxes, Not Enough Spending Cuts
· Five Controversial Treaties to Be Wary of in 2011
· North Korea Pressures US Through Provocations
· Nuclear Weapons Modernization: White House Lacks Commitment
· What Russia’s Stealth Fighter Developments Mean for America
· Why Does Sovereignty Matter to America?

Hudson Institute
· Counter-Terrorism as a US National Security Priority

· Herman Kahn: Applying His Nuclear Strategy Precepts Today
· Herman Kahn: Public Nuclear Strategy 50 Years Later
· 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 Security Project Report
· Human Security Report 2009/2010: The Causes of Peace and The Shrinking Costs of War

Human Rights Watch
· Fear of Life: Violence Against Gay Men and Men Perceived as Gay in Senegal

· Policing Morality: Abuses in the Application of Sharia in Aceh, Indonesia

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses
· The Need for a Strategic Response to Insurgency and Terrorism

· North Korea’s Artillery Attack on Yeonpyeongdo: Responses and Implications
· Professional Military Education: The First Steps in the Indian Context

Infinity Journal Group
· Infinity, Winter 2010, v. [new online strategy journal]

· Assumptions – A Fatal Oversight
· The End of a Strategy-free Decision Making Environment?
· Targeted Killings Work
· Israel’s Strategy (or Lack of) Towards Iran’s Forward Rocket
· Deployments in Lebanon and Gaza
· Lynchpin: The U.S.-ROK Alliance after the Cheonan
· Strategic Culture: A Look at Europe

Institute for Security Studies
· ISS Paper 220: The Impact of Climate Change in Africa

· ISS Seminar Report: Human Security and Kenya's New Constitution

Institute for Science and International Security
· ISIS Special Report: Libya: A Major Sale at Last

International Crisis Group
· Afghanistan: Exit vs Engagement

· CrisisWatch N°88
· Trial by Fire: The Politics of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· The Chinese Corporate Savings Puzzle: A Firm-level Cross-country Perspective

· A Status Update on Fiscal Exit Strategies
· The Transmission Mechanism in Armenia: New Evidence from a Regime Switching VAR Analysis
· When and Why Worry About Real Exchange Rate Appreciation? The Missing Link between Dutch Disease and Growth

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief , December 3, 2010, v. 10, no. 24

o Beijing's Stance on North Korea Challenged by Yeonpyeong Island Incident
o The Changing Political Landscape in Taiwan: Implications of the Special Municipality Elections
o The Arctic: A Future Source of Russo-Chinese Discord?
o China’s Marines: Less is More
· Terrorism Monitor, December 2, 2010, v. 8, no. 44

o Philippine Armed Forces Adopts New Counter-Insurgency Strategy
o Trial of Would-Be Assassin Illustrates al-Awlaki's Influence on the British Jihad
o The Salafist Challenge to al-Qaeda's Jihad

Lexington Institute
· Empowering Partners: A Strategy For Helping Allies Share The Security Burden

Lowy Institute
· Dropping the Autopilot: Improving Australia’s Defence Diplomacy

· Losing Turkey? Why Turkey’s Foreign Policy is Changing and What it Means for the West

· Web 2.0 A Complex Balancing Act – The First Global Study on Web 2.0 Usage, Risks, and Best Practices

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
· Top 10 Migration Issues of 2010

National Academies Press
· The Power of Renewables: Opportunities and Challenges for China and the United States

· Strengthening the National Institute of Justice

National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
· The Moment of Truth: Report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

National Defense University Press
· The 71F Advantage: Applying Army Research Psychology for Health and Performance Gains

NATO Defence College
· Built on Shaky Ground: The Comprehensive Approach in Practice

Office of Budget and Management (OMB)
· M-11-06, WikiLeaks - Mishandling of Classified Information

· M-11-02, Sharing Data While Protecting Privacy

Palm Center
· Military University Faculty Respond to DADT Senate Hearing

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Despite Years of Terror Scares, Public's Concerns Remain Fairly Steady

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
· Most Continue to Favor Gays Serving Openly in Military

PLoS Currents
· Pandemics in the Age of Twitter: Content Analysis of Tweets during the 2009 H1N1 Outbreak

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)
· NIH Should Stop Funding Researchers Who Sign Their Names to Ghostwritten Articles

· Deradicalizing Islamist Extremists

· Sexual Orientation and US Military Personnel Policy: An Update of RAND’s 1993 Study

Refugees International
· Afghanistan: In a Time of Conflict

Russian and Eurasian Security Network
· Russian Analytical Digest Newsletter, 29 November 2010, No. 88: Russia's Economic Development

Security & Defence Agenda
· Protecting the Global Commons

· Redefining NATO and the Transatlantic Relationship

Small Wars Journal
· How Afghanistan Ends: A Political-Military Path to Peace

· Interview with Dr. John Arquilla: How can French Encounters with Irregular Warfare in the 19th Century Inform COIN in Our Time?
· Irregular Warfare on the Korean Peninsula: Thoughts on Irregular Threats for north Korea Post-Conflict and Post-Collapse: Understanding Them to Counter Them

· Karachi’s Ethnic Tinderbox
· A Précis on the Logic of the Afghan War
· A Response to “A Shot in the Dark: The Futility of Long-Range Modernization Planning”
· Second Land Armies and Excess Combatant Commands
· A Well Worn Path: The Soviet and American Approaches to the Critical Tasks of Counter Insurgency

Stanley Foundation
· Multilateral Counterterrorism: Harmonizing Political Direction and Technical Expertise

Stimson Center
· Engagement, Coercion, and Iran’s Nuclear Challenge

Texas Department of Public Safety
· Texas Gang Threat Assessment 2010

Union of Concerned Scientists
· Securing the Skies: Ten Steps the US Should Take to Improve the Security and Sustainability of Space

US Army Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute
· Harnessing Post-Conflict “Transitions”: A Conceptual Primer

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· The North-South Border Initiative (NSBI) Resource Library

· Secession and Precedent in Sudan and Africa
· Why Sudan's Popular Consultation Matters

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Back to the Table: New P5+1 Talks with Iran

· Egypt at the Polls: Consequences for Cairo and Washington
· Jerusalem-Ramallah-Cairo-Amman: A Trip Report and Policy Update
· Merging Bottom-Up And Top-Down Peace Efforts: A Jerusalem-Ramallah Trip Report
· Turkish Exceptionalism?

White House
· FACT SHEET: U.S. Government Mitigation Efforts in Light of the Recent Unlawful Disclosure of Classified Information

World Public
· American Public Vastly Overestimates Amount of U.S. Foreign Aid