Monday, December 13, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 12-10-2010

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
AEI Political Report, December 2010, v. 6, no. 11

o The Role of Government: What Do Americans Want?
The F-22: Raptor or Albatross?
A Rift with the Afghans

Trickling Home to South Waziristan
Unfinished Business: An American Strategy for Iraq Moving Forward

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
Forging the Future of Germany and Europe: Reflections on 20 Years of German Unification

Policy Report #45: Intellectual Property Rights and Green Technology Transfer: German and U.S. Perspectives
The Reform of the IMF: Europe's Short-Term Arithmetic and Long-Term Choices
Remembering and Renewing: Polish-German Relations Forty Years Later
Why Flooding Facebook With Comic Pictures Calls for the Application of Copyright Laws

Amnesty International
Behind a Wall of Silence: Prosecution of War Crimes in Croatia

A Blow to Humanity: Torture by Judicial Caning in Malaysia
Still in Need of Safety: The Internally Displaced in Eastern Chad

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center
Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, November 2010, v. 17, no. 11 - Mental Health issue

Asian Development Bank Institute
EU-Asia Free Trade Areas? Economic and Policy Considerations
Universalizing Complete Access to Finance: Key Conceptual Issues

Atlantic Council
Hitting the Reset Button on US-Russia Cooperation
Modernizing the OSCE: An Agenda Item for Astana

Berghof Conflict Research
Empowering Diasporas: The Dynamics of Post-War Transnational Tamil Politics

Brookings Institute
Al Qaeda's M&A Strategy
Attitudes Toward the Middle East Peace Process: Surveys of Arab and Jewish Opinion in Israel and Public Opinion in the United States
Innovation’s Darker Future: Biosecurity, Technologies of Mass Empowerment, and the Constitution
Korea-US Cooperation Against Bulk Cash Smuggling
Taking Action on Climate Change: The Forecast for Cancún and Beyond

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Arab Reform Bulletin December 8, 2010 - The Obama Administration’s Quiet Approach to Reform in the Arab

CATO Institute
Why is Africa Poor?

Center for American Progress
U.S.-China Relations: Security and the Military-to-Military Exchange

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Responsible Transition: Securing U.S. Interests in Afghanistan Beyond 2011

Center for Global Development
Capability Traps? The Mechanisms of Persistent Implementation Failure
MCA Monitor Report from the Field: Republic of Georgia
More than Money: Impact Investing for Development
Sudan Debt Dynamics: Status Quo, Southern Secession, Debt Division, and Oil—A Financial Framework for the Future

Center for Security Studies
NATO and Missile Defence: Opportunities and Open Questions
NATO Summit: Forward-looking Decisions, Difficult Implementation

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Enhancing India’s Role in the Global Nonproliferation Regime
India and the Nonproliferation Institutions
Moving Forward with Constitutional Reform in Kenya
The North African Military Balance
PacNet #59 - Testing Trilaterism
PacNet #60 - China’s Policy Toward North Korea: A New Twist?
PacNet #61 - More than Futenma
South Asia Monitor, no. 148 - The Inside Pages: An Analysis of the Pakistani Press The Tongue-tied Press of Pakistan: Comparing English and Urdu Newspapers
South Asia Monitor, no. 149 - Beyond Kashmir’s Summer of Violence
US and Iranian Strategic Competition
What to Do About North Korean Aggression?

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program
China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, 2010, v. 8, no. 3
o Special Issue: Turkmenistan
o Turkmenistan: Permanent Transition or Elusive Stability?
o Changes in the Political Elite in Post-Soviet Turkmenistan
o Berdymukhammedov’s Turkmenistan: A Modest Shift in Domestic and Social Politics
o Turkmenistan: A Promised Land for Doing Business? Macroeconomic Reforms under Berdymukhammedov
o External Conditionality, Domestic Insulation and Energy Security: The International Politics of Post-Niyazov Turkmenistan

Chatham House
On Cyber Warfare

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
Crime and Insurgency in the Tribal Areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan
CTC Sentinel Nov/Dec 2010
o AQAP’s Soft Power Strategy in Yemen
o Developing Policy Options for the AQAP Threat in Yemen
o The Role of Non-Violent Islamists in Europe
o The Evolution of Iran’s Special Groups in Iraq
o Fragmentation in the North Caucasus Insurgency
o Assessing the Success of Leadership Targeting
o Revolution Muslim: Downfall or Respite?
o Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
Crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Implications for U.S. National Security
Strategic Forces: The Status of Implementing the Phased Adaptive Approach to Ballistic Missile Defense in Europe

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
Implementing Tougher Sanctions on Iran: A Progress Report
Zimbabwe: From Crisis to Renewal

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
Assessment of Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Support Function Roles and Responsibilities

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
Civil Liberties and National Security

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
Nunn-Lugar Global: The Africa Mission, November 2010
The New START Treaty (Treaty Doc. 111–5)

Congress. Senate. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Benefitting Whom? For-Profit Education Companies and the Growth of Military Educational Benefits

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
Examining the Efficiency, Stability, and Integrity of the U.S. Capital Markets

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
Financial Access 2010

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Cancun Outcome a Modest Step Forward
How WikiLeaks Hurts U.S.-Pakistan Ties
Threat of Homegrown Islamist Terrorism
UN Security Council Enlargement and U.S. Interests

Deloitte Energy & Resources
Oil & Gas Reality Check 2011

The Edge of Violence: “Tackling Home-Grown Terrorism Requires a Radical Approach…”

Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service
Household Food Security in the United States, 2009

Department of Defense
Administrative Instruction 111, Component Emergency Response on the Pentagon Reservation
DoD Directive 3115.13, DoD Support to the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG)
DoD Instruction 8100.04, DoD Unified Capabilities (UC)
DoD Manual 7730.47-M, Vol. 1, Manual for Defense Incident-Based Reporting System (DIBRS): Data Segments and Elements
DoD Manual 7730.47-M, Vol. 2, Defense Incident-Based Reporting System (DIBRS): Supporting Codes

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
OIG-11-08 - Assessment of Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Support Function Roles and Responsibilities
OIG-11-12 - Protective Security Advisor Program Efforts to Build Effective Critical Infrastructure Partnerships: Oil and Natural Gas Subsector
OIG-11-13 - Review of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Site Selection Process

Department of Justice - Office of Immigration Litigation
Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions: Padilla v. Kentucky

Department of State
Background Notes: Afghanistan

East West Center
Chinese Domestic Debates on Soft Power and Public Diplomacy

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations
Addressing the Financial Crisis: The EU’s Incomplete Regulatory Response

EU Commission
Reaping the Benefits of Electronic Invoicing for Europe

EU Institute for Security Studies
The EU in Zimbabwe: What to Do Now?
The EU, Russia and the Neighbourhood?
Europeans Prepare to Face up to Their Responsibilities
How to Engage with Abkhazia?
India-EU Forum: Effective Multilateralism
Peacebuilding in Asia: Refutation or Cautious Engagement?
Sapsan: A Parable of Russian Modernization

European Interagency Security Forum
Good Practice Review 8 (Revised edition): Operational Security Management in Violent Environments

Foreign Policy
WikiFamous: Ten World Figures Who are Getting Their 15 Minutes in the Limelight
Who's Who in WikiLeaks: The World Leaders Embarrassed by Cablegate

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
Quo Vadis Fidel? Where are You Going?
Time for a New Approach to Mexico
Watching Iran: How the WikiLeaks Disclosures Could Put a Sweeping U.S. Effort to Monitor the Islamic Republic in Jeopardy

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Border Security: Additional Actions Needed to Better Ensure a Coordinated Federal Response to Illegal Activity on Federal Lands, GAO-11-177
Defense Management: DOD Has a Rigorous Process to Select Corrosion Prevention Projects, but Would Benefit from Clearer Guidance and Validation of Returns on Investment, GAO-11-84
Defense Transportation: Additional Information Is Needed for DOD's Mobility Capabilities and Requirements Study 2016 to Fully Address All of Its Study Objectives, GAO-11-82R
Information Security: National Nuclear Security Administration Needs to Improve Contingency Planning for Its Classified Supercomputing Operations, GAO-11-67
Maritime Security: Ferry Security Measures Have Been Implemented, but Evaluating Existing Studies Could Further Enhance Security, GAO-11-207
Military and Veterans Disability System: Pilot Has Achieved Some Goals, but Further Planning and Monitoring Needed, GAO-11-69
Navy's Proposed Dual Award Acquisition Strategy for the Littoral Combat Ship Program, GAO-11-249R

Government of Canada
10th Quarterly Report on Canada’s Engagement in Afghanistan

Henley Putnam University
Journal of Strategic Security, Winter 2010, v. 3, no. 4
o The Security Impact of Oil Nationalization: Alternate Futures Scenarios
o International Security Strategy and Global Population Aging
o Operation Opera: An Ambiguous Success
o Devolving Jihadism

Heritage Foundation
Don’t Get Your Hopes Up About Chinese Political Reform
Indian Globalization: How It Could Happen and How the US Can Help
KORUS FTA: A Good Deal Unnecessarily Delayed
NATO Summit 2010: Time to Turn Words Into Action
Taiwan Straits Relations: Chinese Approaching Crisis Management Crunch-Point
Treaty Ratification During Lame Duck Sessions
Using the SAFETY Act to Build a Stronger US-Israeli Terrorism-Fighting Partnership
Wikileaks and Julian Assange: Time to Update US Espionage Laws

Homeland Security & Defense Business Council
9/10/11 Project monograph - Biosecurity: Are We Ready for the Day Before Tomorrow

Hoover Institute
Pakistan and America

Human Rights Watch
Rights on the Line: Human Rights Watch Work on Abuses against Migrants in 2010

Trigger Happy: Excessive Use of Force by Indian Troops at the Bangladesh Border

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
An Impact Assessment of President Obama’s Visit on the India-US Strategic Partnership

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

Policy Brief No. 21: ZIMBABWE From a Global (Dis)Agreement to Free and Fair Elections? Considering Scenarios for Zimbabwe's Future
Peace and Security Council Report No. 17
South Africa's Second Term at the UN Security Council: Managing Expectations

The Taiwan Calculus in China’s Strategy Towards the North Korea – Iran Axis

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Government Response Improves but Still Fails to Meet Needs of Growing IDP Population

International Crisis Group
Cyprus: Bridging the Property Divide

Indonesia: Preventing Violence in Local Elections
Reforming Pakistan’s Criminal Justice System
Transforming China: Insights from the Japanese Experience of the 1980s

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Bank Capital: Lessons from the Financial Crisis

The Cost of Private Debt Over the Credit Cycle
Determinants of Emerging Market Sovereign Bond Spreads: Fundamentals vs Financial Stress
Into the Great Unknown: Stress Testing with Weak Data
Managing Public Debt and Its Financial Stability Implications
Monetary Policy, Leverage, and Bank Risk-Taking
U.S. Monetary Shocks and Global Stock Prices

International Relations and Security Network
After Cancún: Shifting Climate Gears

Agent Provocateurs: Al-Qaida’s New Strategy in Yemen
Belarusians: In Need of a Nation
Bosnia's Post-Election Future Bleaker Than Ever
The Eurozone Slides into a Vicious Cycle

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Coalition Talks Back at Square One
Prioritizing Nuclear Nonproliferation
'Systemic Corruption': Daunting Challenge in Globalized Era
Why Hasn’t the US Been Able to Foster Democracy in Iraq?
'We Don't Need No Education'?

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
Climate Change and Regime Longevity in the DPRK
Strategy for a Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone as a step to "Common Security"

New America Foundation
A New Deal: A Plan for Sustainable Afghan Stability

New England Journal of Medicine
Health Hazards of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell”

Dashed Hopes: Continuation of the Gaza Blockade

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
10 Reasons Why the Russian Economy Will Recover

Exchange Rate Policy in Brazil

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Muslim Networks and Movements in Western Europe

Pew Internet & American Life Project
Who Tweets?

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
Deficit Solutions Meet With Public Skepticism: Consensus in Principle, Resistance in Practice
Public Sees WikiLeaks as Harmful

The al Qaeda-Inspired Terrorist Threat: An Appreciation of the Current Situation

School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University
Is Government in India Becoming More Responsive? Has Democratic Decentralisation Made a Difference?
Security by Militia, but for Whom?: Non-State Actors and Security Governance in Nigeria

Jr of International Security Affairs, Fall/Winter 2010 - Number 19

o The Next Stage of Proliferation
o The Post-Iran Proliferation Cascade
o Fear and loathing – and an emerging arms race–in the Persian Gulf
o Nonproliferation, Russian Style
o The Kremlin’s strange approach to countering the spread of WMD
o Tracing Syria’s Nuclear Ambitions
o Why Syria wants the bomb, and how it is trying to get it
o Tackling Pyongyang’s Proliferation Trade
o North Korea is arming the world’s rogues, here’s how to stop it
o The NPT’s Challenge to Israel
o How arms control threatens to undermine the Jewish state’s nuclear opacity
o Off to a Bad START
o The new arms control treaty between Washington and Moscow is harmful for America
o Provocatively Weak
o The Last Line of Defense

Security Council Report
Update Report No. 3 on Somalia (8 December 2010)
Update Report no. 4 on Iraq (10 December 2010)

Small Wars Journal
Children, the War on Terror and Decision Making

Design and the Prospects for Artistry
From Conception to Policy: Evolution of Thinking on the War against Terrorism 2002-2004
Insurgencies in South Sudan: A Mandatory Path to Build a Nation?
The Military’s Cultural Disregard for Personal Information
The US in Afghanistan: Follow Sun Tzu rather than Clausewitz to Victory
U.S. Armor in Afghanistan: Worth the Effort?

Stanley Foundation
The IAEA and Nuclear Security: Trends and Prospects

Stimson Center
A Piece of the Global Puzzle: The Role of the Gulf Cooperation Council and League of Arab States in Implementing Resolution 1540

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
Russia's Prospects in Asia

United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA)
Harmful Traditional Practices and Implementation of the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Least Developed Countries Report 2010: Towards a New International Development Architecture for LDCs

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Basic Training Manual on Investigating and Prosecuting the Smuggling of Migrants

Model Law Against the Smuggling of Migrants

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1993-2003 – Humanitarian Abuses and Violations

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
Chad’s 2007 Peace Agreement Plagued by Poor Implementation
Conflict and Post-Conflict Governance: The Stakeholder Perspective
Transcending the Past to Build Haiti’s Future

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Beyond the Freeze Deal: A New Agenda for U.S. Efforts on the Peace Process

Democracy in the Balance? Iraq's Next Government
The Evolution of Iran's Special Groups in Iraq

Jerusalem-Ramallah-Cairo-Amman: A Trip Report and Policy Update
Merging Bottom-Up and Top-Down Peace Efforts: A Jerusalem-Ramallah Trip Report

Palestinian Public Opinion: Tactically Flexible, Strategically Ambitious

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Overconfidence Shattered: North Korean Unification Policy, 1971 -1975

The Soviet Pavilion at Brussels ’58: Convergence, Conversion, Critical Assimilation, or Transculturation?

World Bank
Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention

World Public
Voters Say Election Full of Misleading and False Information