Thursday, December 30, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 12-17-2010

Psychiatric Services, December 2010, v. 61, no. 12, p. 1177 “Self-Inflicted Deaths Among Women With U.S. Military Service: A Hidden Epidemic?”

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
Poverty in Afghan Policy: Enhancing Solutions through Better Defining the Problem
Securing Life and Livelihoods: The Role of Social Relations in Afghanistan
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standing and Addressing Context in Rural Afghanistan: How Villages Differ and Why

Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)
CV-22B Accident Investigation Board report

Air University
Air & Space Power Journal, Winter 2010, v. 24, no. 4
o Haiti Relief: An International Effort Enabled through Air, Space, and Cyberspace
o Air Force ISR Operations: Hunting versus Gathering
o A Seat at the Table: Beyond the Air Component Coordination
o Element
o Bringing Balance to the Force
o Global Power Requires a Global, Persistent Air-to-Air Capability
o Closing the Irregular Warfare Air Capability Gap: The Missing Puzzle Piece: Rugged Utility Aircraft and Personnel
o Air Component Campaign Planning: Beyond Conflict and Kinetics
o Developing US European Command's Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Strategy for Fiscal Years 2010 through 2015

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Financial Crisis Primer: Questions and Answers on the Causes of the Financial Crisis
Security in the Indo-Pacific Commons
Sino-US Competition and US Security: How Do We Assess the Military Balance?
Turkey on the Brink

Amnesty International
Partial Truth and Selective Justice: The Aftermath of the June 2010 Violence in Kyrgyzstan
Seeking Safety, Finding Fear: Refugees, Asylum-Seekers and Migrants in Libya and Malta
Uganda: Amnesty International Memorandum on the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act, 2010

Asia-Pacific Research Center
A Brief History of the US-ROK Alliance and Anti-Americanism in South Korea

Asian Development Bank Institute
Financial Development: A Broader Perspective
How the iPhone Widens the United States Trade Deficit with the People's Republic of China

Atlantic Council
Central Europe and the Geopolitics of Energy

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
Special Report Issue 36 – Making Mischief: The Return of the South China Sea Dispute
What Goes Around – Choosing the RAN’s Future Combat Helicopter

Belfer Center
What Happened (and Why): An Assessment of the Cancun Agreements

Brookings Institution
Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated December 10, 2010]

Don't Rush Back to the Six-Party Talks: A Call for Vigilant Disregard
Drug Trafficking from North Korea: Implications for Chinese Policy
A Half-Empty Government Can’t Govern: Why Everyone Wants to Fix the Appointments Process, Why It Never Happens, and How We Can Get It Done
Innovation’s Darker Future: Biosecurity, Technologies of Mass Empowerment, and the Constitution

Internal Displacement and Refugee Status Determination
Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated December 9, 2010]
The Next Round: The United States and Nuclear Arms Reductions After New START
Plan A-Minus for Afghanistan
When Disaster Strikes: Women's Particular Vulnerabilities and Amazing Strengths

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Victims of Identity Theft, 2008

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Pilot Error – Why the F-35 Stealth Fighter is Wrong for Canada

Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Strengthening Our Ties: Four Stops Toward a More Successful Canada-U.S. Partnership

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
Canada’s International Policy Statement Five Years Later
From the Operational to the Strategic: A Post-2011 Opportunity

Canadian Forces College
The Justifications for War and Peace in World Religions; Part I: Extracts, Summaries and Comparisons of Scriptures in the Abrahamic Religions (Christianity, Islam and Judaism)

The Justifications for War and Peace in World Religions; Part II: Extracts, Summaries and Comparisons of Scriptures in Indic Religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism)
The Justifications for War and Peace in World Religions Part III: Comparison of Scriptures from Seven World Religions

Canadian Senate
Training in Afghanistan: Including Women

Carnegie Endowment
Arab Reform Bulletin, December 15, 2010 - Turkish-Arab Economic and Military Cooperation: How Far Will it Go?
A Place in the Sun or Fifteen Minutes of Fame? Understanding Turkey’s New Foreign Policy
Russia’s Oil Exports: Economic Rationale Versus Strategic Gains
The Sources of Soviet Iranian Conduct: George Kennan’s Fifteen Lessons for Understanding and Dealing With Iran
The Way Forward for Turkey and the EU: A Strategic Dialogue on Foreign Policy

Carnegie Corporation of New York
Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Beyond Borders: Developing Comprehensive National Security Policies to Address Complex Regional Challenges
Managing 21st-Century Diplomacy: Lessons from Global Corporations

Responsible Transition: Securing U.S. Interests in Afghanistan Beyond 2011
Robotic Skies: Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and the Strategic Defense of Japan
Securing South Korea: A Strategic Alliance for the 21st Century

Center for American Progress
The Cancun Compromise: Masterful Diplomacy Ends with Agreement

New START: A Test Of GOP Seriousness

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
America’s Wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, And Iraq

Approaching Korean Unification: What We Learn from Other Cases
Clear Gold: Water as a Strategic Resource in the Middle East
Developing America’s Unconventional Gas Resources
Global Aging Preparedness Index
North Korea: Migration Patterns and Prospects
Pivot Points: The Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR)
Policy Brief Number 9 -- After the Astana Summit: More Questions than Answers

WikiLeaks and Free Flow of Information on the Internet

Center on Law and Security
Terrorist Trial Report Card: September 11, 2001-September 11, 2010
Top 50 High Profile Terror Plots

Central Intelligence Agency
Studies in Intelligence, 2010, v. 54, no. 3

o Intelligence Community Reform: A Cultural Evolution
o Open Source Insights: Origins and Current State of Japan’s Reconnaissance Satellite Program
o Cross References: The National Cryptologic Museum Library
o Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War
o A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Africa Portal

Century Foundation
Slouching to the Brink: The Coming Economic Crisis

Chatham House
The Changing Nature of Nigeria-India Relations
India’s Africa Engagement: Prospects for the 2011 India-Africa Forum

More for Asia: Rebalancing World Oil and Gas
Mozambique’s International Diplomatic and Trade Perspectives
No Shortcut to Stability: Justice, Politics and Insurgency in Afghanistan
The UK’s Role in Protecting Our Future Supply Chain

Citizen Corps
Nuclear Incident Communication Planning

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
Littoral Combat Ship acquisition in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Federal Debt and Interest Costs

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Forging a Four-Sided Afghan Deal

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
Riding the Tiger: China’s Rise and the Liberal World Order

Department of Defense
2009-2010 Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies

2010 Service Academy Gender Relations Survey
FY 2011 Enterprise Transition Plan
Report on Progress Towards Security and Stability in Afghanistan [November 2010]

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
D-2011-024 Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center's Use of Undefinitized Contractual Actions

Department of Homeland Security and Public Safety Canada
Canada-US Action Plan for Critical Infrastructure

Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
The Collaboration Toolkit for Community Organizations: Effective Strategies to Partner with Law Enforcement
The Co-Implementation of Compstat and Community Policing: A National Assessment

Crime Prevention Research Review No. 4: The Effects of Problem-Oriented Policing on Crime and Disorder

Department of State
Background Notes: Congo (Brazzaville)

Background Notes: Israel
Background Notes: Mexico
Background Notes: Uruguay
Background Notes: Zambia
Fact Sheets: Investments in Ballistic Missile Defense
Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) - Leading Through Civilian Power

President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) page
U.S. - South African PEPFAR Partnership Fact Sheet
U.S. - South African PEPFAR Partnership signing remarks

Director of National Intelligence
Summary of the Reengagement of Detainees Formerly Held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Country Analysis Brief: Azerbaijan

European Commission
The EU and Africa: Working Towards Closer Partnership

EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report TE-SAT

European Policy Centre
Enhancing the Well-Being of Europe's Citizens: Hard Choices?

The European Citizens' Initiative: Next Step, Implementation
Political Trends and Priorities 2011-2012

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
FBI Versus the Klan, Part 5: Trouble in Texas

National Information Sharing Strategy 2011

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
Money Laundering Using Trusts and Company Service Providers

Money Laundering Using New Payment Methods

Foreign Policy
5 Ways to Win the War in Afghanistan
How to Stop the Next Korean War
The Palestinians Are the Real Obstacle to Peace
Spawn of WikiLeaks

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
Power, Money, and American National Security: Today and Tomorrow

Fraser Institute
Skating on Thin Ice: Canadian-American Relations in 2010 and 2011

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
B-2 Bomber: Review of the Air Force's Decision to Change Extremely High Frequency Satellite Communications Antennas, GAO-11-180R

Defense Acquisitions: Realizing Savings under Different Littoral Combat Ship Acquisition Strategies Depends on Successful Management of Risks, GAO-11-277T [testimony]
Defense Management: DOD Needs to Monitor and Assess Corrective Actions Resulting from Its Corrosion Study of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, GAO-11-171R
Export Controls: Agency Actions and Proposed Reform Initiatives May Address Previously Identified Weaknesses, but Challenges Remain, GAO-11-135R
Federal Work/Life Programs: Agencies Generally Satisfied with OPM Assistance, but More Tracking and Information Sharing Needed, GAO-11-137
Information Sharing: DHS Could Better Define How It Plans to Meet Its State and Local Mission and Improve Performance Accountability, GAO-11-223
National Security: An Overview of Professional Development Activities Intended to Improve Interagency Collaboration, GAO-11-108

National Security: An Inventory of Professional Development Activities Intended to Improve Interagency Collaboration and Selection Characteristics by Providing Agency and Type of Activity, GAO-11-109SP (E-supplement to GAO-11-108)
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Comprehensive U.S. Planning and Better Foreign Cooperation Needed to Secure Vulnerable Nuclear Materials Worldwide, GAO-11-227
Public Health Information Technology: Additional Strategic Planning Needed to Guide HHS's Efforts to Establish Electronic Situational Awareness Capabilities, GAO-11-99
Quadrennial Homeland Security Review: 2010 Reports Addressed Many Required Elements, but Budget Planning Not Yet Completed, GAO-11-153R
Statewide Transportation Planning: Opportunities Exist to Transition to Performance-Based Planning and Federal Oversight, GAO-11-77
Statewide Transportation Planning: Surveys of State Departments of Transportation and Regional Planning and Development Organizations , GAO-11-78SP (E-supplement to GAO-11-77)

Harvard Business Center & NBER
Decoding Inside Information*

Heritage Foundation
Afghan Review Shows Troop Surge Working

Building Leaders: Improving National Security Professional Development
Export Controls and the Hard Case of China
Five Things Congress Should Do About China
Friend of Liberty: Cuba Broadcasting Targets the Castro Tyranny
House Spending Plans for Defense Would Harm the Military

How to Fix Medicare: A New Vision for a Better Program
Treaty Ratification During Lame Duck Sessions

Yucca Mountain and Nuclear Waste Policy: A New Beginning?

Human Rights Watch
Buffeted in the Borderland: The Treatment of Asylum Seekers and Migrants in Ukraine
Indifference to Duty: Impunity for Crimes Committed in Nepal
Separate and Unequal: Israel’s Discriminatory Treatment of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
“Their Future is at Stake”: Attacks on Teachers and Schools in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province
“We Are a Buried Generation”: Discrimination and Violence against Sexual Minorities in Iran

Journal of Energy Security, December 2010

o The “Radicalization” of Maritime Piracy: Implications for Maritime Energy Security
o Energy Infrastructure As A Diplomatic Tool: The Arab Gas Pipeline
o Water and Energy: A Flashpoint in Pakistan-India Relations?
o China's Rare Earth Monopoly
o The Brazilian Biodiesel Program
o Thirsty Energy, Scarce Water: Interdependent Security Challenges
o Calculating Energy Security: How to Functionally and Reliably Develop the European-Caspian Gas Link

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
China’s Out of Area Naval Operations: Case Studies, Trajectories, Obstacles, and Potential Solutions

Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP)
China and EU in Myanmar: Different Paths to the Same Goals
Human Trafficking and Conflict
Latvian Organized Crime Invests in Politics
Sovereign Debt: The Implications for China of the Financial Crisis in Europe

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
Understanding and Combating Muslim Radicalism in the United States
The United States & Political Islamism: From Demobilization to Deradicalization?

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)
Afghanistan Report 7: Counterinsurgency in Kandahar: Evaluating the 2010 Hamkari Campaign

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
IRAQ: Political Wrangling Leaves Around 2.8 Million Displaced Iraqis with No Durable Solutions in Sight

International Crisis Group
Dangerous Little Stones: Diamonds in the Central African Republic
Georgia: Securing a Stable Future
Timor-Leste: Time for the UN to Step Back

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Estimating a Structural Model of Herd Behavior in Financial Markets

Export versus FDI in Services
Income Uncertainty and Household Savings in China
Japan's Quest for Growth: Exploring the Role of Capital and Innovation
Rebalancing in Japan: The Role of Private Consumption
Senegal: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Annual Progress Report
Weathering the Global Storm: The Benefits of Monetary Policy Reform in the LA5 Countries
What Drives House Prices in Australia? A Cross-Country Approach

International Relations and Security Network
Africa Amidst Currency Wars

America: The Panoptic Shiver
Darfur Fears as Attention Shifts to South Sudan
The Human Commodity: Our Global Shame
India's Military Might: Hype over Substance
TAPI Pipeline Signed, Sealed – Not Yet Delivered [Turkmen-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India]
Turkey: Are PKK and Gulen Movement Burying the Hatchet?
US-Congo Minerals Law: Overdue Reform or Fuel on the Fire?

Jamestown Foundation
China Brief, December 17, 2010, v. 10, no. 25

o Xi Jinping's Chongqing Tour: Gang of Princelings Gains Clout
o China's Missteps in Southeast Asia: Less Charm, More Offensive
o PLA's Growing Force Projection Capabilities
o China's Doctrine of Non-Interference Challenged by Sudan's Referendum
Terrorism Monitor, December 16, 2010, v. 8, no. 45

o Haqqani Network Shifting from North Waziristan to Pakistan's Kurram Agency
o Abdullah Azzam Brigades Claim to be Defenders of Sunnis in Lebanon
o The Triangle of Death: Central Africa's New Hub of Regional Instability

Library of Congress
Rule of Law Handbook

Mitre Corporation - JASON
Science of Cyber-Security

National Academies Press
Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change
Advancing the Science of Climate Change
Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change
Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change

National Alliance of Caregivers
Caregivers of Veterans—Serving on the Home Front

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Calm Before the Storm – Hong Kong People Respond to Reform

National Gang Center
Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and Programs

National Institute of Justice
CBRN Protective Ensemble Standard for Law Enforcement: NIJ Standard-0116.00

Making Policing More Affordable: Managing Costs and Measuring Value in Policing

Nautilus Institute
An Initial Exploration of the Potential for Deep Borehole Disposal of Nuclear Wastes in South Korea

Deep Borehole Disposal of Nuclear Spent Fuel and High Level Waste as a Focus of Regional East Asia Nuclear Fuel Cycle Cooperation
Out of the War: Policies for an Australian Contribution to a Sustainable Peace in Afghanistan

Nowhere to Turn: The Failure to Protect Civilians in Afghanistan

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)
Conflict and Insecurity in Balochistan: Assessing Strategic Policy Options for Peace and Security

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
Lessons Learned from U. S. Government Law Enforcement in International Operations

Peterson Institute for International Economics
How Europe Can Muddle Through Its Crisis
The Role of International Organizations in Creating a More Stable World Economy
Trade Disputes Between China and the United States: Growing Pains so Far, Worse Ahead?

Pew Global Attitudes Project
Global Publics Embrace Social Networking

Pew Internet & American Life Project
Generations Online in 2010

Project on National Security Reform (PNSR)
The Power of People: Building an Integrated National Security Professional System for the 21st Century

Adding Value to Air Force Management Through Building Partnerships Assessment

An Economic Analysis of the Financial Records of al-Qa'ida in Iraq

Refugees International
Afghanistan: In a Time of Conflict

Buried Alive: Stateless Kurds in Syria
Confronting Climate Displacement: Learning from Pakistan’s Floods

Last Line of Defense: How Peacekeepers Can Better Protect Civilians
Sudan: The 30-Day Countdown

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
ASEAN Institutionalization: The Function of Political Values and State Capacity

China’s Military Build-up in the Early Twenty-first Century: From Arms Procurement to War-fighting Capability
Darul Uloom Deoband: Stemming the Tide of Radical Islam in India
Recent Developments in the South China Sea: Grounds for Cautious Optimism?

Transforming the Military: The Energy Imperative

Turkey’s Role and Priorities in Enhancement of Security of Oil and Gas Supplies

Small Wars Journal
800 Words on the Last Year in Afghanistan
Airborne Troops as a Tactical and Operative Military Revolution
Beyond FM 3-24: Readings for the Counterinsurgency Commander
Che Guevara: An Exploration of Revolutionary Theory

A Conversation with Dr. Douglas Porch: Relooking French Encounters in Irregular Warfare in the 19th Century
The Killer Tiger Roared: A Strategic Analysis of Sri Lankan “Kinetic” Counterinsurgency and its Theoretical Implications
Thinking Critically about COIN and Creatively about Strategy and War: An Interview with Colonel Gian Gentile
Visual Tracking and the Military Tracking Team Capability: A Disappearing Skill and Misunderstood Capability

Stimson Center
A Code of Conduct for Responsible Space-Faring Nations
Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review: Our Assessment

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
La Familia Drug Cartel: Implications for U.S.-Mexican Security

Lessons Learned from U.S. Government Law Enforcement in International Operations

Trust for America's Health
Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
International Trade After the Economic Crisis: Challenges and New Opportunities

United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa
Economic Diversification in Africa: A Review of Selected Countries

United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
China: Intellectual Property Infringement, Indigenous Innovation Policies, and Frameworks for Measuring the Effects on the U.S. Economy

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Women’s Work After War

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

Iran's Supreme Power Struggle
WikiLeaks, Gulf Arabs, and Iran: An Opportunity for U.S. Policy

White House
Afghanistan-Pakistan Annual Report - overview

World Organization for Resource Development and Education (WORDE)
A Community Based Approach to Countering Radicalization: A Partnership for America