Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New CNAS Report - Crime Wars: Gangs, Cartels and U.S. National Security

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) has released their report entitled "Crime Wars: Gangs, Cartels and U.S. National Security."

According to their website, the report is a "...result of a yearlong study by the Center for a New American Security, Crime Wars provides some elements of such a strategy, including recommendations for the U.S. government to: renew political and military outreach to Latin American states; enhance efforts to strengthen state institutions throughout the region; and better attack cartels’ financial networks. At the same time, domestic policy should aim to disseminate better intelligence among law enforcement, federally fund additional campaigns to diminish drug demand and safeguard U.S. communities against gang recruitment. Only by dealing with transnational crime in a comprehensive manner will societies in the hemisphere be able to mitigate its impact."

Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 09-24-2010

Africa Center for Strategic Studies
· Enhancing Civilian Protection in Peace Operations: Insights from Africa

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· Putting the “Kerala Model” to Rest: Lessons for a New Era of Development in India

Atlantic Council
· Global Governance 2025

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· The Network ADF – C4ISR Capability Summary 2010

Berghof Conflict Research
· The KLA and the Kosovo War: From Intra-State Conflict to Independent Country

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
· A Progressive Nuclear Policy: Rethinking Continuous-at-Sea Deterrence

Brookings Institution
· Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated September 20, 2010 and archive]

· Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [updated September 21, 2010 and archives]

· Ten Economic Facts about Immigration

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· The Dispatch, Fall 2010, v. 8, no. 3

o Threat Manipulation, Distorted Intelligence and War: Using History to Disprove a Popular Theory of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq
o Global Summitry: Under Construction
o Investing in Ideas: Modern Strategic Development in Support of Defence Policy and Practice
o Reducing CF Command & Control Overhead-Is Structure the Issue?
o The Major Commission of Inquiry and ‘Connecting the Dots’
o NORAD of the North
o Canada’s Post-2011 Commitment to Afghanistan
o Decline of the American Empire
· G8 Security Sector Capacity Building in Fragile States: Examining Effectiveness and Coherence

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· The Arctic: A View from Moscow

· Regional Trade Blocs: The Way to the Future?

CATO Institute
· Budgetary Savings from Military Restraint

Center for a New American Security
· An Indispensable Force: Investing in America’s National Guard and Reserves

Center for American Progress
· Strong and Sustainable : How to Reduce Military Spending While Keeping Our Nation Safe

· A Thousand Cuts : What Reducing the Federal Budget Deficit Through Large Spending Cuts Could Really Look Like

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· The Afghan Elections: Another Milestone on the Road to Nowhere?

· Western Balkans Policy Review 2010

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
· Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening the Nation’s Emergency Response State by State

Center on International Cooperation, New York University
· Drug Production and Trafficking, Counterdrug Policies, and Security and Governance in Afghanistan
· Emerging Doctrine for Political Missions
· Is a Regional Pact to Stabilize Afghanistan Possible?

· Map: Political Missions 2009-2010
· Political Missions, Mediation and Good Offices

· Why All Peace Operations Are Political

Centre for International Governance Innovation
· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Afghanistan

· Improving the Governance of the Food Aid Convention: Which Way Forward?

Chatham House
· Britain's Strategic Defence and Security Review: Cut and Stay Strong [The World Today, October 2010, v. 66, no. 10]

· Floods and Fighting: State of Crisis [The World Today, October 2010, v. 66, no. 10]

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Operating in the Digital Domain: Organizing the Military Departments for Cyber Operations [September 23, 2010]
o U.S. Cyber Command: Organizing for Cyberspace Operations [September 23, 2010]
o A Question of Quality and Value: Department of Defense Oversight of Tuition Assistance Used for Distance Learning and For-Profit Colleges [September 22, 2010]

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· Pipeline Safety Oversight and Legislation

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Crimes Against Humanity: When Will Indonesia’s Military Be Held Accountable for Deliberate and Systematic Abuses in West Papua?

· Nuclear Cooperation and Non-Proliferation after Khan and Iran: Are We Asking Enough of Current and Future Agreements?

· Renegotiating the South Pacific Tuna Treaty: Closing Loopholes and Protecting U.S. Interests

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· DHS Planning and Response: Preliminary Lessons from Deepwater Horizon

· Securing America’s Transportation Systems: The Target of Terrorists and TSA’s New Direction

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
· ECPA Reform and the Revolution in Cloud Computing

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee
· Made in the USA: Manufacturing Policy, the Defense Industrial Base, and U.S. National Security

· Transition in Iraq: Is the State Department Prepared to Take the Lead?

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
· Keeping Us Safe: The Need for a Nationwide Public Safety Network

· S.3742, The Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2010

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Challenges to Water and Security in Southeast Asia

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
· Nine Years After 9/11: Confronting the Terrorist Threat to the Homeland

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
· The Electronic Communications Privacy Act: Promoting Security and Protecting Privacy in the Digital Age

· Investigating and Prosecuting Financial Fraud after the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Contingency Planning: Electoral Violence in Nigeria

· Foreign Policy and the 2010 Midterm Elections: Trade

Crisis States Research Centre
· Kyrgyzstan in Crisis: Permanent Revolution and the Curse of Nationalism

Critical Threats Project
· Gulf of Aden Security Review

· Map of Mogadishu

Department of Defense Inspector General
· D-2010-085 Kuwait Contractors Working in Sensitive Positions Without Security Clearances or CACs

Department of Homeland Security
· Active Shooter: How to Respond

· Mass Shooting/Active Shooter First Responder Awareness Card

Department of Justice Inspector General
· A Review of the FBI's Investigations of Certain Domestic Advocacy Groups, September 2010

Department of State
· Background Notes : Iraq

· Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), 1969-1976, v. 10, January 1973-July 1975

Departments of the Navy and Army
· Guam and CNMI Military Relocation including Relocating Marines from Okinawa Transient Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Berth Air and Missile Defense Task Force

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

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Nine Years After September 11, 2001: Perspective on the First Decade of an Enduring Conflict

Free and Fair Elections Foundation of Afghanistan
· Election Day 2010: First Preliminary Observation Report September 20, 2010

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· 2010 Resubmission of the U.S.-Russia Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: Further Actions Needed by State and Other Agencies to Improve the Review of the Classified Nuclear Proliferation Assessment, GAO-10-1039R

· Aviation and the Environment: Systematically Addressing Environmental Impacts and Community Concerns Can Help Airports Reduce Project Delays, GAO-10-50
· Aviation and the Environment: Survey of Airport Officials on Airport Environmental Issues (GAO-10-748SP, September 2010), an E-supplement to GAO-10-50
· Building Security: New Federal Standards Hold Promise, But Could Be Strengthened to Better Protect Leased Space, GAO-10-873
· Defense Exports: Reporting on Exported Articles and Services Needs to Be Improved, GAO-10-952
· Disaster Response: Criteria for Developing and Validating Effective Response Plans, GAO-10-969T [testimony]
· Global Positioning System: Challenges in Sustaining and Upgrading Capabilities Persist, GAO-10-636
· President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Efforts to Align Programs with Partner Countries' HIV/AIDS Strategies and Promote Partner Country Ownership, GAO-10-836

· Public Transit Security Information Sharing: DHS Could Improve Information Sharing through Streamlining and Increased Outreach, GAO-10-895

· Sudan Divestment: U.S. Investors Sold Assets but Could Benefit from Increased Disclosure Regarding Companies' Ties to Sudan, GAO-10-742

· Survey of Public Transit Agencies on Security Information Sharing, GAO-10-896SP (E-supplement to GAO-10-895)

Heritage Foundation
· China–Japan Confrontation at Sea: Senkaku Islands Issue Won’t Go Away

· Free Markets and National Defense: US Import Dependence on China
· New START, U.S. Strategy, and How Much Is Enough?
· Not the Time to Go Wobbly: Press US Advantage on South China Sea

· The Obama Administration’s Ambitious Export Control Reform Plan

· Turkey’s Referendum: A Looming Challenge to US Interests?
· UN Millennium Development Goals: Foreign Aid v. Economic Freedom

· The United Nations and Development: Grand Aims, Modest Results
· Want Real Homeland Security? Give State and Local Governments a Real Voice

Hudson Institute
· The Clash of the Counter-Bureaucracy and Development

· Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 10
o The Iranian Revolution in the New Era
o Why Iran’s Islamic Government is Unraveling
o The Iranian Clergy’s Silence
o Reform Versus Radicalism in the Islamic Republic
o The Shiites of Saudi Arabia
o Iran’s Central Asia Temptations
o Jordan’s Encounter with Shiism
o The Making of the Christmas Day Bomber
o Profile: Hizb ut-Tahrir in the UK
o Gender Ideology and the Jamaat-e-Islami
o The Primacy of Values

Human Rights First
· State of Affairs: Three Years After Nisoor Square Accountability and Oversight of U.S. Private Security and Other Contractors

Human Rights Watch
· Once You Enter, You Never Leave: Deinstitutionalization of Persons with Intellectual or Mental Disabilities in Croatia

· Targets of Both Sides: Violence Against Students, Teachers, and Schools in Thailand’s Southern Border Provinces

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses
· Can the Rise of ‘New’ Turkey Lead to a ‘New’ Era in India-Turkey Relations?

· New START and the Obama Administration: Hurdles Still Ahead
· Water Security for India: The External Dynamics

Institute for National Strategic Studies
· China Strategic Perspectives: Assessing The PLA's Role in Elite Politics

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· ISS Paper 217: Reintegration in Mozambique, An Unresolved Affair

· Conference Report: 3rd African Conference of Commandants

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
· Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Poliferation [sic]: Linkages and Dissonaces

Institute for the Study of War
· Force Disposition: Afghanistan/Pakistan Border

International Crisis Group
· China’s Myanmar Strategy: Elections, Ethnic Politics and Economics

· Eritrea: The Siege State

· Guinea: Reforming the Army

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
· Chinese Navy's New Strategy in Action

· Long March of China's Military Reform
· Pakistan's Floods: Broader Implications

· Rough Seas Ahead for UK Navy

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Pakistan: Use of Fund Resources—Request for Emergency Assistance—Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Pakistan

International Relations and Security Network
· Afghan Vote Count Begins

· Britain’s Security Future
· Iran's Option In Case of Attack
· Mexico: The Bicentennial and Beyond

· North Korea's Succession Speculation

· The Real Greek Economy: Owners, Rentiers, Opportunists

· South Africa at the Rubicon - Again?

· Tajikistan: Militant Ambush Puts Spotlight on Security

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, September 24, 2010, v. 10, no. 19

o Aging Tigers, Mighty Dragons: China’s Bifurcated Surface Fleet
o China Unveils "The Kashmir Card"
o The Politics of China’s Missile Redeployments
o Bloc Politics in the Persian Gulf: China’s Multilateral Engagement with the Gulf Cooperation Council
· Terrorism Monitor, September 23, 2010, v. 8, no. 36

o Suicide-Bomb Assassination of Prominent Cleric in South Waziristan May Incite Tribal Conflict
o Iraqi Oil Facilities Threatened as Islamic State of Iraq Intensifies its Campaign Against the State
o French Counterterrorism Operations in the Sahara

National Academies Press
· Review of the Department of Homeland Security's Approach to Risk Analysis

· Tsunami Warning and Preparedness: An Assessment of the U.S. Tsunami Program and the Nation's Preparedness Efforts

National Intelligence Council
· Global Governance 2025: At a Critical Juncture

National Security Archive
· The Iraq War -- Part I: The U.S. Prepares for Conflict, 2001

National Terrorism Center (NCTC)
· Bomb Threat Stand-Off Distance Chart

· Intelligence Guide for First Responders

Nautilus Institute
· Political Prospects for a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone in Northeast Asia

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
· Privatization in Kosovo: The International Project 1999-2008

Office of the United States Trade Representative
· 2010 Trade Policy Agenda and 2009 Annual Report

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· The G-20 and International Financial Institution Governance

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· Brazilians Upbeat About Their Country, Despite Its Problems

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

· Religion and the Issues: Results from the 2010 Annual Religion and Public Life Survey

Security Council Report
· Update Report no. 3 - Counterterrorism

Sheldon I. Cohen
· Debt and Home Foreclosures: Their Effect on National Security Clearances

Small Wars Journal
· A Culture of Inclusion: Defense, Diplomacy, and Development as a Modern American Foreign Policy
· The Iranian Ballistic Missile Threat And a “Phased, Adaptive Approach” to Missile Defense for Europe · The Mumbo-Jumbo of Design: Is this the Army’s EBO?
· Terrorism, COIN, and National Security

· Three Wickets and A Bulldozer: Overcoming Afghanistan’s Geopolitical Barriers

· The Troubles in Northern Ireland: Conflict Resolution and the Problem with Being ‘Reasonable’

Strategic Studies Institute
· Preparing for One War and Getting Another?

UK Defence Academy
· Cyber Probing: The Politicisation of Virtual Attack

· The Mouse that Roared, or the Bear that Growled? Russia's Latest Military Doctrine

· The Russian Federation Navy: An Assessment of its Strategic Setting, Doctrine and Prospects
· Security Sector Reform and Donor Assistance in Serbia: Complexity of Managing Change

UN General Assembly and Security Council
· The Situation in Afghanistan and Its Implications for International Peace and Security

UN Human Rights Council
· Report of the international fact-finding mission to investigate violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance*

UN Secretary General
· The Situation in Afghanistan and Its Implications for International Peace and Security

Urban Institute Center on International Development and Governance
· The Local Government System in Pakistan: Citizens Perceptions and Preferences

US Army Peacekeeping Institute
· Measuring Progress in Conflict Environments – A Metrics Framework

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· The Civil Society-Military Relationship in Afghanistan

· Institutionalizing Security Sector Reform
· Local Justice in Southern Sudan

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Captured Documents: What We Now Know about Saddam's Iraq

· If War Comes: Israel vs. Hizballah and Its Allies
· Laying the Foundation for Peace: Challenges for the Palestinian Economy
· Turkey after the Constitutional Referendum: Implications for Washington

Monday, September 20, 2010

REPORT - National Guard and Reserves

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) has just released a new report, An Indispensable Force: Investing in America's National Guard and Reserves, on the importance of the National Guard and Reserves.

From the website summary, the authors [John Nagl and Travis Sharp] "argue that although policymakers have taken great strides in recent years to support the Guard and Reserves, the U.S. government still is not investing sufficiently in the policies, laws, and budgets required for the Guard and Reserves to fulfill their current and future role in U.S. national security."

A video of an interview with one of the authors, John Nagl is also available.

NIC REPORT - Global Governance 2025

The National Intelligence Council has released its latest report - "Global Governance 2025: At a Critical Juncture." This is a follow-up to their 2008 "Global Trends 2025: A Transforme World" report.

According to their website this report "provides an informal contribution to an important international debate on the way forward for global, regional, and bilateral institutions and frameworks to meet emerging challenges such as climate change, resource management, international migration flows, and new technologies."

The main site has additional information is available

For additional information, see their press release

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 09-17-2010

Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents
Before Disaster Strikes: Imperatives for Enhancing Defense Support of Civil Authorities

Afghanistan Analysts Network
Who Controls the Vote? Afghanistan’s Evolving Elections

Air University
Air and Space Power Journal, Fall 2010, v. 24, no. 3

o Lorenz on Leadership: Part 3
o Reenabling Air Force Command and Control for Twenty-first-Century Partnerships
o Desert Shield and Desert Storm: 20 Years in Retrospect
o Seeing the Whole Elephant
o Femme Fatale 2010
o Civilian Language Education in America: How the Air Force and Academia Can Thrive Together
o Achieving a Credible Nuclear Defense
o It’s Time to Fight Back: “Operationalizing” Network Defense
o Satellites and Remotely Piloted Aircraft: Two Remotely Operated Ships Passing in the Fight

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision Statement on Capital Standards
Missed Opportunities in the Dodd-Frank Act
The Monumental Task Assigned to the Fed
Proxy Access and the Market for Corporate Control
Regulation of Broker-Dealers and the Dodd-Frank Act

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
German Family Policy and the Idea of “Wahlfreiheit”
German Views on the Ninth Anniversary of 9/11
Promoting Energy Innovation and Investment Through Transatlantic Transfer of Community Energy Politics

American Security Project
Consensus for American Security

Amnesty International
New Order, Same Abuses—Unlawful Detentions and Torture in Iraq
Senegal: Land of Impunity

Asian Development Bank Institute
Fiscal Policy Issues for India after the Global Financial Crisis (2008–2010)

Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
Consequence Management: Steps in the Right Direction?

Brookings Institution
The Challenge of a Nuclear North Korea: Dark Clouds, Only One Silver Lining
Combating Climate Change through Quality Education
The Determinants of Aid Volatility
The Federal Budget Outlook
Making Development Aid More Effective
New Geopolitics and Rediscovery of the US-Japan Alliance: Reshaping “Northeast Asia” Beyond the Border
Obama’s Infrastructure Agenda: Understanding the Pillars
Pakistan’s Future: The Bellagio Papers
Reflections on the Evolution of the China Field in Political Science
States Of Conflict: An Update on Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan
Territorial Disputes and Seabed Petroleum Exploitation: Some Options for the East China Sea
Tracking Economic Recession and Recovery in America’s 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas

Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace
Cambodia—Maritime Security Challenges and Priorities
Security Challenges and Implications for Defense Policy

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
Mexico: Current and Future Political, Economic and Security Trends

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Pakistan’s Roller-Coaster Economy: Tax Evasion Stifles Growth
Three Mirages and Two Markets: Understanding the South Caucasus

CATO Institute
Short Sales Bans: Shooting the Messenger?

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Eye to the Future: Refocusing State Department Policy Planning
Planning Diplomacy and Development: Force Planning Applications for the State Department and USAID
Rebuilding Diplomacy: A Survey of Past Calls for State Department Transformation

Center for Security Policy
Shariah: The Threat to America: An Exercise in Competitive Analysis - Report of Team 'B' 11

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
Sustaining America’s Strategic Advantage in Long-Range Strike
o Related slides

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Afghanistan: A Progress Report
Part I – Shaping the Campaign
Part II – Meeting the Challenges of 2010
Part III – Implementing the New Strategy
Afghanistan’s National Assembly Elections
Central Asia's Pipelines
The Military Balance in Asia, 1990-2010: A Quantitative Analysis
U.S.-Saudi Security Cooperation and the Impact of U.S. Arms Sales

Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP)
Assessing the Health of Army Laboratories: Funding for Basic Research and Laboratory Capital Equipment
Improving the Army's Next Effort in Technology Forecasting
A Primer on Alternative Transportation Fuels

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Obama's War: Prospects for the Conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Combined Arms Center
The Colloquium, September 2010, v. 3, no. 2
o The Path to Victory: Counterinsurgency Operations in Iraq
Military Review, September-October 2010, v. 90, no. 5
o The Top Seven Myths of U.S. Defense Policy Toward the Americas
o Disarming the Key Leader Engagement
o Thoughts on the Battle for the Mind: IO and COIN in the Pashtun Belt
o National Will from a Threat Perspective
o Heuristics and Biases in Military Decision Making
o Shared Situational Understanding: Fundamental Principles and Iconoclastic Observations
o The Militarization of Gazprom
o The Allure of Quick Victory: Lessons from Peru’s Fight against Sendero Luminoso
o Talking Grand Strategy
o A Practical Approach to Cultural Insight
o Now That We’re Leaving Iraq, What Did We Learn?
o The Challenge of Leadership in the Interagency Environment

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
Fulfilling the Promise of Peace: Human Rights, Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland and Bosnia

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
The Evolving Nature of Terrorism - Nine Years after the 9/11 Attacks

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Pilot Flight and Duty Time Rule

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
Current Security Situation on the Korean Peninsula

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
The Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) into the National Airspace System (NAS): Fulfilling Imminent Operational and Training Requirements
Oversight of MWAA, Reagan Washington National Airport and the Perimeter Rule

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
Banking on Reform: Capital Increase Proposals from the Multilateral Development Banks

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
Nuclear Terrorism: Strengthening Our Domestic Defenses, Part II

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Fiscal Policy Choices in Uncertain Times

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Afghanistan's Unpromising Elections
Rising Midterm Economic Pressures

Danish Institute for International Security (DIIS)
‘Old’ versus ‘New’ Europe: The 2002-08 Straitjacket of European Geopolitics

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Interagency Combating WMD Database of Responsibilities, Authorities, and Capabilities (INDRAC) website

Department of Defense
Better Buying Power: Guidance for Obtaining Greater Efficiency and Productivity in Defense Spending
Guidance Roadmap
DoD Instruction 2200.01, Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP), September 15, 2010
DoD Instruction 3115.12, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), August 24, 2010
Directive-Type Memorandum DTM-08-011, Intelligence Oversight Policy Guidance, March 26, 2008, Incorporating Change 1, September 8, 2010
Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 08-021, DoD Use of the Civil Search and Rescue Satellite-aided Tracking (SARSAT) System for Support to Personnel Recovery, October 17, 2008 - Incorporating Change 1, September 16, 2010
Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 08-027, Security of Unclassified DoD Information on Non-DoD Information Systems, July 31, 2009 - Incorporating Change 1, September 16, 2010
Directive-Type Memorandum DTM-08-052, DoD Guidance for Reporting Questionable Intelligence Activities and Significant or Highly Sensitive Matters, June 17, 2009 - Incorporating Change 1, September 10, 2010

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
OIG-10-107 - Recommendations to Improve the Coast Guard’s System for Adjudicating Suspension and Revocation Matters
OIG-10-114 - Federal Emergency Management Agency Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center Tenant Satisfaction Survey)

Department of State
Consular Notification and Access
The Consular Notification and Access Manual
Update: U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster

Department of the Air Force
2010 Combat Air Force Strategic Plan

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Country Analysis Brief: United Kingdom

EU Institute for Security Studies
Human Rights Challenges in EU Civilian Crisis Management: The Cases of EUPOL and EUJUST LEX
Humanitarian Action in Pakistan: A Case for EU Political Involvement
State and Society: The Democratic Challenge

European Policy Centre
Nagorno-Karabakh – A Ticking Time Bomb
EU Strategic Partnerships: Are They Worth the Name?

Foreign Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Crime in the United States, 2009

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
The Constitutional History of U.S. Foreign Policy: 222 Years of Tension in the Twilight Zone
Defending U.S. Maritime Commerce In Peacetime From 1794 To Today
Mexico: The Bicentennial and Beyond

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Inadequate Communication and Oversight Hampered DHS Efforts to Develop an Advanced Radiography System to Detect Nuclear Materials, GAO-10-1041T [testimony]
Defense Health Care: Status of Efforts to Address Lack of Compliance with Personality Disorder Separation Requirements, GAO-10-1013T [testimony]
Defense Planning: DOD Needs to Review the Costs and Benefits of Basing Alternatives for Army Forces in Europe, GAO-10-745R
Financial Management Systems: Experience with Prior Migration and Modernization Efforts Provides Lessons Learned for New Approach, GAO-10-808
Information Security: Progress Made on Harmonizing Policies and Guidance for National Security and Non-National Security Systems, GAO-10-916
Iraqi-U.S. Cost-Sharing: Iraq Has a Cumulative Budget Surplus, Offering the Potential for Further Cost-Sharing, GAO-10-304
Joint Strike Fighter: Assessment of DOD's Funding Projection for the F136 Alternate Engine, GAO-10-1020R
Military Training: DOD Continues to Improve Its Report on the Sustainability of Training Ranges, GAO-10-977R
Nuclear Waste: Actions Needed to Address Persistent Concerns with Efforts to Close Underground Radioactive Waste Tanks at DOE's Savannah River Site, GAO-10-816
Perchlorate: Occurrence Is Widespread but at Varying Levels; Federal Agencies Have Taken Some Actions to Respond to and Lessen Releases, GAO-10-769
Veterans' Benefits: Training for Experienced Disability Claims Processors, GAO-10-1029T [testimony]
Whistleblower Protection: Sustained Management Attention Needed to Address Long-standing Program Weaknesses, GAO-10-722

Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force
COMISAF's Counterinsurgency (COIN) Contracting Guidance [8 Sept 2010]

Heritage Foundation
Adding DREAM Act to Defense Bill Is Another Form of Amnesty
Advice and Consent? The Senate Should START with Advice
China’s Indian Provocations Part of Broader Trend
Don’t Ask, I’ll Just Tell You What the Law Should Be: Log Cabin Republicans v. United States
Do Not Undermine the US-European Military Relationship
Federal Pay Still Inflated After Accounting for Skills
Implementing Obamacare: A New Exercise in Old-Fashioned Central Planning
Legalizing Marijuana: Why Citizens Should Just Say No
Nine Years Since 9/11: When Will Congress Wake Up on Homeland Security?
Obama Tax Hikes: McConnell-Grassley Tax Hike Prevention Act Would Help Taxpayers and Economy
Russia’s Proposed New European Security Treaty: A Non-Starter for the U.S. and Europe
Targeting the Yuan: A Feel-Good but Futile Response
Turkey’s Referendum: A Looming Challenge to U.S. Interests?
Twelve Flaws of New START That Will Be Difficult to Fix

Human Rights Watch
Always on the Run: The Vicious Cycle of Displacement in Eastern Congo
Without Protection: How the Lebanese Justice System Fails Migrant Domestic Workers

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
Thinking about Pakistan's Nuclear Security in Peacetime, Crisis and War

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
Civil Separated Plutonium in the INFCIRC/549 States – Taking Stock
Global Fissile Material Stock Charts
Guidelines for the Management of Plutonium (INFCIRC/549): Background and Declarations

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
Monograph 172: The International Criminal Court that Africa Wants
ISS Paper 215: Eco-cop Environmental Policing in Eastern Africa
ISS paper 216: Natural Resources Conflict Management Processes and Strategies in Africa

Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR)
Disgruntled Afghans Throw Out Taleban

International Crisis Group
Pakistan: The Worsening IDP Crisis

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Adjustment under a Currency Peg: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania during the Global Financial Crisis 2008-09
Bank Capital and Uncertainty
Commodity Windfalls, Polarization, and Net Foreign Assets: Panel Data Evidence on the Voracity Effect
Cyprus: Selected Issues
Indonesia: Financial System Stability Assessment
Indonesia: Selected Issues
Monetary Transmission of Global Imbalances in Asian Countries

International Peace Institute (IPI)
The United Nations Security Council and Civil War: First Insights from a New Dataset

International Relations and Security Network
Assessing the Iraq Surge
BP Returns To Libya Decades After Gaddafi’s Revolution
Burma Finds Protective Brother in China
China’s Rise, the US, and Asia’s Angst
A Choice of 9/11s
Georgia Pressing US to OK Defense Purchases
'Ground Zero' Imam Says Plans Misunderstood
Political Is Personal in Peace Process
Reshaping Bank Behavior
Serbia: Trouble in Sandzak
Ugandans Divided Over Somalia Strategy
Uncertainty Remains Over Black Sea Fleet
Washington Turf Wars

International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan
COMISAF's Counterinsurgency (COIN) Contracting Guidance

Japan Ministry of Defense
Defense of Japan 2010 [defense white paper]

Lexington Institute
Radical Multiculturalism a Growing Problem in Public Schools

National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Afghanistan Elections Update

National Security Archive
Former Guatemalan Soldier Sentenced to Ten Years for Lying About Role in Dos Erres Massacre
"No-Go" Tribal Areas Became Basis for Afghan Insurgency Documents Show

Nautilus Institute
The 2009 Australian Defence White Paper: Analysis And Alternatives

New American Foundation
The Battle For Pakistan: Militancy and Conflict in Dir
o Map of Dir
The Battle For Pakistan: Militancy and Conflict in the Frontier Regions
o Map of Frontier Regions
The Battle For Afghanistan: Militancy and Conflict in Helmand
o Map of Helmand
The Battle For Pakistan: Militancy and Conflict in Orakzai
o Map of Orakzai
The Battle For Afghanistan: Militancy and Conflict in Zabul and Uruzgan

Office of The Secretary of Defense/Joint Staff Freedom of Information Reading Rooms
Joint Staff/Joint Operations: Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) History Brief
Congressional Correspondence: Senator Barack Obama, DoD correspondence sent, 2005-2008
Congressional Correspondence: Senator Barack Obama correspondence to DoD, 2005-2008

Palm Center
Don’t Ask Don't Tell Scorecard

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

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
Americans Spending More Time Following the News
Public Focused on Tensions over Islam: Partisans Divide over Media Coverage of Obama

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellent in Journalism
Koran and Cultural Center Put Islam in the News

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex: How the Country Can Profit and Become More Secure by Getting Rid of Its Surplus Weapons-Grade Uranium

Moving Toward a Sustainable U.S. Defense Budget: Speech Given June 15, 2010, at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Real Instituto Elcano
Africa, AFRICOM and the Path to Stability

Security Council Report
UN Security Council Elections 2010

Security Service MI5
Address at the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals by the Director General of the Security Service, Jonathan Evans

Small Business Administration (SBA)
Global Entrepreneurship and the United States

Small Wars Journal
Comparisons in Nation Building: Korea & Iraq
Drone Attacks and Just War Theory
Fighting for a Narrative: A Campaign Assessment of the US-led Coalition’s Psychological and Information Operations in Afghanistan
Plan Mexico? Towards an Integrated Approach in the War on Drugs
A Remembrance of 9/11
When Relief Aid Becomes Counterproductive: A Study of Intervention in the Congo (2007-2008)

Space Security.org
Space Security 2010

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
Lessons Learned in Preparing and Conducting Elections in Afghanistan

Yousuf Nazar - State of Pakistan
Pakistan's Way Forward: Disengagement, Realignment, and Empowerment

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
The Limitations of European Union Reports on Arms Exports: The Case of Central Asia

Truman Project
Afghanistan 101

UK House of Commons Defence Committee
Strategic Defence and Security Review
The Strategic Defence and Security Review - Memoranda

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
Afghanistan: Conditions-Based Redeployment
Advancing New Media Research
Cautious Optimism for Peace in Colombia
Civil Society in Darfur: The Missing Peace
• Finding Common Ground: Kirkuk as a Special Governorate (Arabic edition)
Fulfilling the Promise of Peace: Human Rights, Peace and Reconciliation in Bosnia
The ICJ’s Advisory Opinion on Kosovo
Internal Displacement and Local Peacebuilding in Kenya: Challenges and Innovations
Navigating Negotiations in Afghanistan

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Hamas and the Peace Process: New Talks Highlight Internal Tensions
Three Temptations on the Road to Mideast Peace
The Red Line: How to Assess Progress in U.S. Iran Policy
What Arabs Really Think About Iran

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Mexico: New Data and Insights Illuminate Key Trends and Challenges

World Bank
The Economic Consequences of “Brain Drain” of the Best and Brightest: Microeconomic Evidence from Five Countries

Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 09-10-2010

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
Campaign Trail 8: A multipolar election in the Afghan West 1
Campaign Trail 8: A multipolar election in the Afghan West 2
Who Controls the Vote? Afghanistan's Evolving Elections

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
Afghan Election, 2010: Alternative Narratives
Parliamentarians and Local Politics in Afghanistan: Elections and Instability II
The Wolesi Jirga in Flux, 2010: Elections and Instability I

Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Nonstate Policing: Expanding the Scope for Tackling Africa's Urban Violence

Amnesty International
Cambodia: Ongoing Serious Human Rights Violations Must Be Addressed
United Kingdom: Submission for the Review of Counter-terrorism and Security Powers

Army War College
Parameters, Summer 2010, v. 40, no. 2

o War—Continuity in Change, and Change in Continuity
o An Appraisal of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Strategy to Counter Terrorism
o Time for a Strategic and Intellectual Pause in Afghanistan
o Positive Perceptions to Sustain the US-Pakistan Relationships
o A Counter-WMD Strategy for the Future
o Soldiers and Politics: Exposing Some Myths
o The North Caucasus: Russian Roulette on Europe's Borders
o Google Confronts China’s “Three Warfares”

Baker Institute for Public Policy
Economics of Pricing the Cost of Carbon Dioxide Restrictions in the Production of Electricity
Energy Market Consequences of an Emerging U.S. Carbon Management Policy: Lithium in Bolivia: Can Resource Nationalism Deliver for Bolivians and the World?

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
The GCC States and the Security Challenges of the Twenty-First Century

Bipartisan Policy Center
Assessing the Terrorist Threat: A Report of the Bipartisan Policy Center's National Security Preparedness Group

BP [British Petroleum]
Deepwater Horizon Accident Investigation Report [report, appendices, summary and video]

Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated August 31, 2010 and Archives]
Attention: Deficit
Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated September 1, 2010 and archives]

CATO Institute
The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill: A Blueprint for Future Trade Expansion

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
South Asia’s Geography of Conflict

Center for Global Development
Beyond Short-Term Thinking: How to Spend Billions Well in Pakistan, for Them and for Us

Center for Security Policy
All Us ‘Citizens of the World’
Oppose Shariah, Don’t Burn the Quran

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Five Years After Katrina
Freeman Report: Cross-Strait Prospects – ECFA and Beyond
How America Corrupted Afghanistan: Time to Look in the Mirror

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA): Towards a New Era for Caribbean Trade

Centre for Social Cohesion (CSC)
Control Orders: Strengthening National Security

Charities Aid Foundation
World Giving Index

Chatham House
BBC Recording: Has the Taliban Won the War in Afghanistan?
Livestock Trade in the Djibouti, Somali and Ethiopian Borderlands
Livestock Trade in the Kenyan, Somali and Ethiopian Borderlands
A Macro-Economic Assessment of UK Security and Defence Policy Options

Congress. Senate. Senator Chuck Grassley
Oversight Review of Audit Reporting by the Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General
Grassley to Gates letter

Department of Defense
Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq [June 2010]
• Medal of Honor: Heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan
Update: Interaction with OSD/PA on Release of Official Information [memo Sept 2, 2010]

Department of State
Fact Sheets: Devastating Floods in Pakistan: U.S. Secretary of State Calls for Worldwide Help
Foreign Relations of the United States [FRUS] - Release of Foreign Relations, 1969-1976, Volume VII, Vietnam, July 1970-January 1972
United States Foreign Policy [remarks by Sec Clinton]

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
OIG-10-111 - DHS Needs to Improve the Security Posture of Its Cybersecurity Program Systems
OIG-10-110 - Information Technology Management Letter for the FY 2009 DHS Integrated Audit (Redacted)
Ethics Resource Center
Ethics and Employee Engagement

German Institute for Economic Research
The Business of Piracy in Somalia

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Contractor Integrity: Stronger Safeguards Needed for Contractor Access to Sensitive Information. GAO-10-693
Hybrid Warfare, GAO-10-1036R
University Research: Policies for the Reimbursement of Indirect Costs Need to Be Updated, GAO-10-937

Heritage Foundation
China’s Indian Provocations Part of Broader Trend
Defining the Obama Doctrine, Its Pitfalls, and How to Avoid Them
Do Not Undermine the U.S.–European Military Relationship
Don’t Ask, I’ll Just Tell You What the Law Should Be: Log Cabin Republicans v. United States
India: Fast Growth Does Not Mean a Strong Economy
The New Face of the Union Movement: Government Employees
Nine Years Since 9/11: When Will Congress Wake Up on Homeland Security?
Obama Tax Hikes Defended by Myths and Straw Man Arguments: Summary
Targeting the Yuan: A Feel-Good but Futile Response

Human Rights Watch
Dignity on Trial: India’s Need for Sound Standards for Conducting and Interpreting Forensic Examinations of Rape Survivors
Needless Pain: Government Failure to Provide Palliative Care for Children in Kenya
A Strange Case: Violations of Workers’ Freedom of Association in the United States by European Multinational Corporations

Immigration Policy Center
Back to the Border; A Historical Comparison of U.S. Border Politics

Institute of Defence Studies & Analyses
As Dragon Flexes Muscle, the Rising Sun Goes Defensive
India-Russia Strategic Partnership: Common Perspectives
India and New Zealand: Emerging Challenges
Sky’s No Limit: Space-Based Solar Power, the Next Major Step in the Indo-US Strategic Partnership?
Journal of Defence Studies, 2010, v. 4, no. 2
o Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) in India
o India, China and the United States: The Triangle That Isn’t
o Naxalite Movement in India: The State's Response
o Integrated Network Electronic Warfare: China's New Concept of Information Warfare
o India's Defence Budget 2010-11: An Analysis
o Management of Medical Stores in Indian Armed Forces
o The Evolution of African Armies: A Perspective in 2010
o North Korea's Nuclear Issue: Security Implications for Asia
o Reconstitution of the Bangladesh Rifles
o India's Response Options to Pakistani Nuclear First Use
o Indian Aerospace Power
o China Builds Dam on Indus near Ladakh

Institute for Democracy in South Africa
What South Africa Does the World Need?

Institute of Development Studies
Security Systems in Francophone Africa

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
IAEA Iran Safeguards Report: Iran Degrading Safeguards Effectiveness; Low Enriched Uranium Production Holds Steady

Institute for Security Studies
The Burundi Peace Process: From Civil War to Conditional Peace
The Chair of the African Union – What Prospect for Institutionalization?

Institute for the Study of War
Afghanistan - Order of Battle [updated September 2010]
Iraq - Order of Battle [updated September 2010]

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Ache/Indonesia: IDPs and Returnees Still Face Significant Recovery and Reintegration Needs

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic
Israeli Nuclear Capabilities

International Crisis Group
Azerbaijan: Vulnerable Stability
Illicit arms in Indonesia
Managing Land Conflict in Timor-Leste
Squaring the Circle: Palestinian Security Reform under Occupation
Turkey’s Crises over Israel and Iran

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The End of an Era? The Medium- and Long-term Effects of the Global Crisis on Growth in Low-Income Countries
Review of the Fund's Mandate - Follow-Up on Modernizing Surveillance
To Starve or not to Starve the Beast?
Why Does Bad News Increase Volatility and Decrease Leverage?

International Relations and Security Network
All Eyes on Red Sea Gas
America in Iraq: Power, Hubris, Change
Are Tajikistan's Security Services Breaking Down?
Copper Tells the Story
Moldova's Referendum Appears To Fail
Moscow, Baku Cinch Gas Export Deal
Tajiks Turn to Sharia Law
The Unsettling Resettlement of Bhutan’s Refugees
What the Asian Debate about US Hegemony Tells Us

International Peace Institute (IPI)
The United Nations Security Council and Civil War: First Insights From a New Dataset

Iran Watch
Iran's Nuclear Timetable [updated September 9, 2010]
Tracking the World's Efforts to Punish Iranian Proliferators [updated August 13, 2010]

Jamestown Foundation
China Brief, September 10, 2010, v. 10, no. 18
o Premier Wen's "Southern Tour": Ideological Rifts in the CCP?
o China’s Evolving Anti-Access Approach: “Where’s the Nearest (U.S.) Carrier?”
o China’s Emerging Debate on Military Transparency
o Ryukyu Chain in China’s Island Strategy
Terrorism Monitor, September 9, 2010, v. 8, no. 34

o Al-Qaeda's Sa'id al-Shihri Seeks to Revolutionize the Saudi Military
o Floods Wash Out Counterterrorist Operations in North Waziristan
o Hukm al-Tatarrus: al-Qaeda's Justification for Killing Muslim Civilians

Migration Policy Institute
The Demographics Impacts of Repealing Birthright Citizenship

National Academies Press
Assessing the Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on Human Health: A Summary of the June 2010 Workshop
National Science Foundation
Proposed Federal R&D Funding for FY 2011 Dips to $143 Billion, with Cuts in National Defense R&D

2010 SecrecyReport Card htt

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The Consequences of Banking Crises for Public Debt

Peterson Institute for International Economics
Not All Financial Regulation Is Global

Pew Global Attitudes Project
Turks Downbeat About Their Institutions: Even Military Less Well-Regarded

Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Why Did the Crisis of 2008 Happen?

A Stress Test for America

Project on Defense Alternatives
An Undisciplined Defense: Understanding the $2 Trillion Surge in US Defense Spending

Reporters Without Borders
The Iraq War—A Heavy Death Toll for the Media

Small Wars Journal
Approaching Doctrinal Training the Army Way
The Art of “Campaigning” to Inform and Influence
Department of Defense Special Branch: An Organizational Proposal for Counter-threat Operations in Low Intensity Conflicts

Design and the Prospects for Deviant Leadership
Hezbollah in the Tri-Border Area of South America
Khastan Tawanestan! – “We Can, We Will!”
Nine Years After 9/11: Assessing the War on Terror
Rebuilding the Force: Unconventional Advisory Forces in Counterinsurgency

Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks: Can the Hamlet Evaluation System Inform the Search for Metrics in Afghanistan?

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Controlling Conflict Resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

New Foreign Policy Actors in China

Strategic Studies Institute
An Army Transformed: The U.S. Army's Post-Vietnam Recovery and the Dynamics of Change in Military Organizations

Somalia: Line in the Sand--Identification of MYM Vulnerabilities

Transportation Research Board
Cooperative Research Programs Security Research Status Report

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Ruling on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
Averting Hell on Earth: Religion and the Prevention of GenocideIran's Subsidies Conundrum

On the Issues: What if Kabul Bank Fails?
Many Shuras Do Not a Government Make: International Community Engagement with Local Councils in Afghanistan

Pakistan: Progress in Peacebuilding

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Combating Export Violations to Iran: The Role of ICE Homeland Security Investigations

Beyond the Washington Summit: Challenges Facing Israeli-Palestinian Talks
The Red Line: How to Assess Progress in U.S. Iran Policy