Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 01-07-2011

Africa Portal
· Somalia: A Risk Assessment Brief

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· Defining Success in Afghanistan

· A Guide for Deficit Reduction in the United States Based on Historical Consolidations That Worked

Amnesty International
· Dashed Hopes: Continuation of the Gaza Blockade

· Iran: Executions by Stoning
· Serbia: Briefing to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Army Counterinsurgency Center
· Case Study: Operation Enduring Freedom Philippines

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare
· U.S. Army Aviation and Full-Spectrum Operations

Berkman Center for Internet & Society
· 2010 Report on Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
· North Korea Nuclear Tensions Rise

· @ Brookings Podcast: The Future of Afghanistan and Pakistan

· Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [December 31, 2010 and updates]

· Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [December 30, 2010 and updates]
· Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [December 28, 2010 and updates]

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Arab Reform Bulletin - What to Expect after the South Sudan Referendum

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Cyber Events Since 2006
· Iran: Public Opinion on Foreign, Nucler and Domestic Issues
· Iraq’s Coming National Challenges: The Past and Future Role of U.S. Aid
· Iraq’s Coming National Challenges: Key Issues in Shaping Iraq’s Future and a Strategic Partnership
· PacNet #1 - What's Not to Say About the DPRK New Year's Editorial (and why it's important!)?
· PacNet #2 - After New START: Give Obama a Hand
· Washington Quarterly, Winter 2011, v. 34 no. 1

o Coping with a Conflicted China
o The Emergent Security Threats Reshaping China’s Rise
o The Militarization of Post-Khomeini Iran: Praetorianism 2.0
o Is China Playing a Dual Game in Iran?
o India’s Relations with Iran: Much Ado about Nothing
o A Climate Coalition of the Willing
o Turkey’s Eurasian Agenda
o Plan A-Minus for Afghanistan
o Caught in the Muddle: America’s Pakistan Strategy
· Pakistan’s Counterterrorism Strategy: Separating Friends from Enemies

Centre for European Reform (CER)
· Beyond the European Parliament: Rethinking the EU’s Democratic Legitimacy

· Turkey and the EU: Can Stalemate be Avoided?

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS)
· 2011 Guidance

Century Foundation
· Slouching to the Brink: The Coming Economic Crisis

Chatham House
· More for Asia: Balancing World Oil and Gas

Congress. Senate
· Justice Undone: The Release of the Lockerbie Bomber

Congressional Budget Office
· Immigration Policy in the United States – An Update

· Monthly Budget Review, January 2011

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Debating a New Role for the Fed

· Explaining the Salman Taseer Murder
· A Looming Debt Limit Crisis

· Perils in Pakistan's Political Crisis
· Southern Sudan's Milestone Referendum
· U.S. Deepwater Drilling's Future

Defense Security Cooperation Agency
· Humanitarian and Civic Assistance and Humanitarian Mine Action Programs FY 2009

Department of Defense
· Defense Efficiencies Initiative

· DoD Directive 3025.18, Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA), December 29, 2010
· DoD Directive 5100.01, Functions of the Department of Defense and Its Major Components, December 21, 2010
· DoD Directive 5105.83, National Guard Joint Force Headquarters - State (NG JFHQs-State), January 5, 2011
· Administrative Instruction 28, Overtime, Prescribed Hours of Duty, and Alternative Work Schedules for Civilian Employees, January 5, 2011
· FY 2011 DoD Strategic Management Plan (SMP)
· Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China - 2010
· Secretary of Defense Gates travels

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2011-030 Ballistic Testing and Product Quality Surveillance for the Interceptor Body Armor - Vest Components Need Improvement

Department of Energy
· Critical Materials Strategy

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-11-21 - Management Advisory Report: Recoupment of Improper Disaster Assistance

Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
· Theft of Scrap Metal

Department of State
· Background Notes: Bosnia and Herzegovina

· Background Notes: Grenada
· Background Notes: Nepal
· Background Notes: Rwanda
· Background Notes: Somalia

Department of the Army
· Camouflage, Concealment, and Decoys," Army Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures 3-34.39

Department of the Navy
· Department of the Navy's Energy Program for Security and Independence

East West Center
· China's Confucius Institutes: Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations
· The EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme: Achievements, Key Lessons, and Future Prospects

· From Lisbon to Lisbon: Squaring the Circle of EU and NATO Future Roles

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

· Country Analysis Brief: Saudi Arabia

European Interagency Security Form // Security Management Initiative
· Is Terrorism an Issue for Humanitarian Agencies?

Europol - European Police
· The Changing Face of Cybercrime

· Cybercrime as a Business: The Digital Underground Economy
· Cybercrime Presents a Major Challenge for Law Enforcement
· The Hidden Risks of Social Media

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· FBI Law Enforcement, December 2010

o Intelligence-Led Policing in a Fusion Center
o Attitudes and Performance
o The Price of Freedom
o Leadership 101
o Unusual Weapon - Keychain Razor
o Spirituality and Emotional Wellness

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
· Uncertainty Lies Ahead for the World Economy

Foreign Policy
· The FP Survey: Terrorism

· This Week at War: Gates's China Syndrome
· Next Year's Wars: The 16 Brewing Conflicts to Watch for in 2011
· The Right Cuts: Why Canceling Unnecessary Military Programs is Good Finance and Good Strategy

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Regional Security in East Asia: An FPRI Conference Report

· Taiwan: Elections At Home, Economic Relations With The Mainland And U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· DOD's 2010 Comprehensive Inventory Management Improvement Plan Addressed Statutory Requirements, But Faces Implementation Challenges, GAO-11-240R

Heritage Foundation
· Beware of a VAT Attack on the American Economy

· The Case for Comprehensive Missile Defense in Asia
· Chinese Military Modernization: The Future Is Arriving Much Sooner Than Expected
· “Educate to Innovate”: How the Obama Plan for STEM Education Falls Short
· The Filibuster Protects the Rights of All Senators and the American People
· Legislative Powers: Not Yours to Give Away
· Obama’s Foreign Aid Strategy: Hire More Federal Workers, Spend More Taxpayer Money
· Support and Defend: Understanding the Oath of Office

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
· China’s ‘All-Weather Friendship’ with Pakistan: Implications for India

· India-China Relations: It’s the Economy, and No One’s Stupid
· Wen Jiabao’s India visit: A Strategic Review

Institute for Security and Development Policy
· Human Trafficking and Conflict

Institute of Strategic Research at the Ecole Militaire
· The Comprehensive Approach to Civil-military Crisis Management: A Critical Analysis and Perspective

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
· Lebanon: No New Displacement but Causes of Past Conflicts Unresolved

International Crisis Group
· CrisisWatch N°89, 3 January 2011

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
· Haiti Earthquake 2010: One-Year Progress Report

· Haiti Earthquake Relief: One-Year Report

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Asian Financial Integration: Trends and Interruptions

· A Barrel of Oil or a Bottle of Wine: How Do Global Growth Dynamics Affect Commodity Prices?
· The Chilean Output Gap
· The Fund's Role Regarding Cross-Border Capital Flows
· How Does Trade Evolve in the Aftermath of Financial Crises?
· India's Financial Globalization
· Monetary Policy Transmission in an Emerging Market Setting
· Sources of Corporate Profits in India -Business Dynamism or Advantages of Entrenchment?

International Relations and Security Network
· Afghanistan: Donor Funding Missing Mark

· Bosnia and Herzegovina: Dealing with a Frozen Conflict

· Creating Jobs a Drug Dealer Would Love

· Critical Minerals: Growing Demands, Rising Tensions

· Jiabao's India Visit Exacerbates Fault Lines

· Referendum in Sudan: Prelude for a North-South Divorce?
· Rise of Tibetan Soft Power
· Russia: Central Asian Labor Migrants Facing Uncertain Year

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, January 6, 2011, v. 9, no. 1

o The Role of Egyptian Militants in Developing al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
o Al-Shabaab Desertions Increase in Southern Somlia
o The Tribes of Yemen: A Threat to Stability or Asset to Unification? Part One

Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
· The Journal of International Security Affairs, Fall/Winter 2010, no. 19

o The Post-Iran Proliferation Cascade
o Nonproliferation, Russian Style
o Tracing Syria’s Nuclear Ambitions
o Tackling Pyongyang’s Proliferation Trade
o The NPT’s Challenge to Israel
o Off to a Bad START
o Provocatively Weak
o The Last Line of Defense
o Adrift in Arabia
o The Yemeni Vortex
o Defeating Decentralized Terrorism
o Radicalism South of the Border
o The Tabligh Challenge
o The Caucasian Cauldron
o Taking Stock in Iraq
o Dubious Disarmament
o MOROCCO: The Promise of a United Maghreb
o TUNISIA: The Tunisian Model
o AUSTRIA: Kreisky’s Corrosive Legacy

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
· Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Matters: Nuclear Test Ban FOIA releases
o Part 1 - Summary of JCS Positions and Statements on Nuclear Testing, Proliferations, Weapons and Materials 1977-1979

o Part 2 Comprehensice Test Ban (U)

Lexington Institute
· Next Generation Jammer: Essential Protection In The Digital Age

Lowry Institute
· Indonesia’s Islamic Courts

· Our Post-GFC World Economy
· Responding to Boat Arrivals in Australia: Time for a Reality Check

· The Stakeholder Spectrum: China and the United Nations

Marine Corps University
· Iranian Puzzle Piece – Understanding Iran in the Global Context

National Academies Press
· Avoiding Technology Surprise for Tomorrow's Warfighter--Symposium 2010

· Evaluating Testing, Costs, and Benefits of Advanced Spectroscopic Portals for Screening Cargo at Ports of Entry: Interim Report (Abbreviated Version)
· Evaluation of U.S. Air Force Preacquisition Technology Development
· Medical Countermeasures Dispensing: Emergency Use Authorization and the Postal Model: Workshop Summary
· The Power of Renewables: Opportunities and Challenges for China and the United States

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
· Background Report: Incendiary Devices in Packages at Maryland Government Buildings

National Defense University Library
· Crisis in the Kyrgyz Republic

National Institute of Justice
· Law Enforcement Agencies Are Phasing Out Old Radio Codes

National Science Foundation
· Diversity in the Federal Science and Engineering Workforce

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
· It is Time for a ‘Change of Thinking’ in Our Rough-And-Ready China Policy

New America Foundation
· The Year of the Drone

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
· M-11-08, Initial Assessments of Safeguarding and Counterintelligence Postures for Classified National Security Information in Automated Systems

· M-11-06, WikiLeaks - Mishandling of Classified Information

Pak Institute for Peace Studies
· Internal Conflicts

o Conflict and Insecurity in Balochistan: Assessing Strategic Policy Options for Peace and Security
o Evolution of Counter-Terrorism Legislation in Pakistan
o Post-911 Peace Narrative in Pakistan
o A Progressive Understanding of Pashtun Social Structures amidst Current Conflict in FATA
o Understanding FATA

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Encouraging Adjustment by Surplus Countries

· Strengthening IMF Surveillance: A Comprehensive Proposal

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· 2010 Poll Findings that Will Matter in 2011

· Internet Gains on Television as Public's Main News Source: More Young People Cite Internet than TV

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS)
· IPRIS Lusophone Countries Bulletin's December 2010

o Macaronesia: The Latest Wish in Cape Verde's Bucket List
o Guantanamo and the WikiLeaks: A Hand Full of Nothing
o Portugal Is No Longer a Foreign Policy Priority to Sao Tome and Principe?
o Angola: The Triumph of the State and the Failure of the Nation
· Referendum in a Powder Keg: Independence for South Sudan [IPRIS Viewpoints 31]

· Confronting Space Debris: Strategies and Warnings from Comparable Examples Including Deepwater Horizon

· Reducing Gun Violence: Results from an Intervention in East Los Angeles

Small Wars Journal
· Afghan National Security Forces Literacy Program

· Afghanistan: Reconciliation Plans, Tribal Leaders and Civil Society
· Counterinsurgency: Domestic Politics by Other Means
· Cyberwar Case Study: Georgia 2008
· The Merida Initiative: A Flawed Counterdrug Policy?
· The Need to Create an Unconventional Warfare Advanced Studies and Training Center
· Not Just a Job, an Adventure: Drafting the U.S. Civil Service for Counterinsurgencies
· SOF Detachment Civil Military Operations in Iraq
· Widening and Flattening: The Case for Decentralized Thinking

South Korea Ministry of Defense
· Defense White Paper 2010 [has been released but doesn't seem to be posted yet but should appear here]

Stanley Foundation
· Atrocity Prevention and US National Security: Implementing the Responsibility to Protect

· The Road to Korea 2012: Nuclear Security Summits and Global Efforts to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism
· The Roles of Brazil and the US for the 21st-Century International Agenda

Stimson Center
· A Code of Conduct for Responsible Space-Faring Nations: From Concept to Reality?

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· SIPRI Arms Embargoes Database

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· North Korea's Nuclear Question: Sense of Vulnerability, Defensive Motivation, and Peaceful Solution

Terrorism Research Institute
· Perspectives on Terrorism, 2010, v. 4, no. 6

o Justice or Peace? The Hariri Assassination and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
o Online De-Radicalization? Countering Violent Extremist Narratives: Message, Messenger and Media Strategy
o The Lord's Resistance Army: an African Terrorist Group?
o A Critical View of Critical Terrorism Studies
o Selected Literature on Terrorism and Organized Crime

Understanding War
· Counterinsurgency in Helmand: Progress and Remaining Challenges

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
· Creative Economy Report 2010

· Review of Maritime Transport 2010

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
· 2010 South-East Asia Opium Survey

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Afghanistan Media Assessment: Opportunities and Challenges for Peacebuilding

· Can You Help Me Now?: Mobile Phones and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan
· On the Issues: Genocide and Prevention
· USIP Prevention Newsletter - January 2011
o Talks over Iran's Nuclear Program
o U.S.-Pakistan Relations
o Rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula
o Turkey's Role in the Mideast
o USIP's Kenya Working Group
o Post-Electoral Tensions in Côte D'Ivoire

US Marine Corps (USMC)
· Marine Corps Suicide Prevention Program (MCSPP) Update January 2011

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Combating Violent Extremism: The Counterradicalization Debate in 2011

· Gaza's Economy: How Hamas Stays in Power
· Saudi Arabia's Oil Policy Vacancies
· Seismic Shift: Israel's Natural Gas Discoveries
· Tension with Gaza: Israel's Deterrence under Pressure

World Bank
· Pakistan Floods 2010: Preliminary Damage and Needs Assessment