Sunday, January 16, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 01-14-2011

Afghanistan Study Group
· A New Way Forward: Rethinking U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
· What Do Haitians Need After the Earthquake?

Air University Press
· Attitudes Aren't Free: Thinking Deeply about Diversity in the US Armed Forces

America 2050
· High Speed Rail in America

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· Turkey on the Brink

Amnesty International
· Aftershocks: Women Speak Out Against Sexual Violence in Haiti’s Camps

Asian Development Bank Institute
· A De Facto Asian-Currency Unit Bloc in East Asia: It Has Been There but We Did Not Look for It

· Policies and Measures to Mitigate Potential Environmental Impacts of Cross Border Infrastructure Projects in Asia

Australian Defence College
· Australian Defence Force Journal, November/December 2010, no. 183

o Securing Space: Australia’s Urgent Security Policy Challenge for the 21st Century
o Pakistan-US Bilateral Relations: A Difficult Road Ahead
o The Difficulties in Predicting Future Warfare
o ADF Joint Entry Operations: Why Conventional Airborne Forces are Fundamental
o Colin East Goes to SESKOAD – in ‘A Year of Living Dangerously’, 1964
o NATO Special Operations: Exploiting New Structures in Command, Control and Intelligence
o Peacekeepers: Athena’s Champions
o Managing Global Supply Chains
o Sustainable Defence Capability: Australia’s National Security and the Role of Defence Industry

Australian Government
· Counter-Terrorism White Paper 2010 Securing Australia Protecting Our Community 2010

Brookings Institute
· Beyond Consultation: Civil Society and the Governance of International Institutions

· Continuity and Change: China’s Attitude toward Hard Power and Soft Power
· Creating a “Brain Gain” for U.S. Employers: The Role of Immigration
· Designing Social Media Policy for Government
· Foresight Africa: The Continent’s Greatest Challenges and Opportunities for 2011
· Hezbollah's Power Play
· NAEP and the Common Core Standards
· Rationalizing Government Collection Authorities: A Proposal for Radical Simplification
· Rebalancing the U.S.-China Relationship
· Stabilizing Unstable U.S.-China Relations? Prospects for the Hu Jintao Visit
· Sudan’s Referendum: Understanding the Economics of Peace
· The U.S.-Japan Alliance and Evolving Challenges in East Asia: Freedom of Navigation and North Korea

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
· Private Security Industry: A Review of the Definitions, Available Data Sources, and Paths Moving Forward

Canadian Army
· Canadian Army Journal, Spring 2010, v. 13, no. 1

o Editorial - Strategy, Choice, and the Conduct of Land Warfare
o Sensor Equipment and the Urban Battlespace
o Courage Under Fire: Defining and Understanding the Act
o Closing the Gap: Developing the Sharpshooter Capability in the CF
o Red, White, or Pink SA? Understanding the Need for a Holistic Approach to Culture in Military Intelligence
o Training Resilient Soldiers—Looking for Solutions to Operational Stress
o Optimizing Canada’s Commitment to Police Reform in Afghanistan
o Optimizing Deadly Persistence in Kandahar: Armed UAV Integration in The Joint Tactical Fight
o The Art of War - Canadian Siberian Expedition

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Winners and Losers in the Iraqi Election Battle

· Government of Iraq Organizational Chart

Center for American Progress
· Conduct Befitting a Great Power: Responsibility and Sovereignty in U.S.-China Relations

Center for Global Development
· Show Me the Money: Leveraging Anti-Money Laundering Tools to Fight Corruption in Nigeria

· Shared Goals: Measuring Overall Development Progress in Pakistan

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Comparative Connections, v. 12, no. 4

· Containing the Atom: Paul Nitze and the Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons
· Energy and Environment in the Barack Obama–Hu Jintao Meeting
· PacNet #3 - Is Burma Finally Poised for Change?

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
· Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), December 24, 2010 / 59(50): 1637-1641

o Update on Cholera --- Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Florida, 2010

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· Studies in Intelligence, 2010, v. 54, no. 4

o The Intelligence-Policy Nexus: Synthesizing with Clients, Not Analyzing for Customers
o The Evolution of CIA: A New President, a Better CIA, and an Old War: Eisenhower and Intelligence Reporting on Korea, 1953

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Timor-Leste no. 4

Chatham House
· Asia and Europe: Engaging for a Post-Crisis World

· Green Revolutions for Sub-Saharan Africa?

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Defend America: An Armed Services Republican Plan to Keep America Safe

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Compilation of Homeland Security Related Executive Orders (EO 4601 through EO 13528) (1927-2009)

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations (Appropriations)

· Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations (House)
· Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations (Senate)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· The Eurozone's Next Crisis

· Military-Industrial Complex, Fifty Years On
· Reality in U.S.-China Relations
· Understanding Tunisia's Tremors
· U.S. Deepwater Drilling's Future

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
· The Normative Divide in International Society: Sovereignty versus Responsibility

Defence R&D Canada. Centre for Operational Research and Analysis
· Conceiving an Army for the 21st Century

· Confronting the "Essence of Decision": Canada and the Cuban Missile Crisis
· DRDC Mentoring Program: An Examination of Program Design and Program Outcomes
· Literature Review on Best Practices in Collective Learning
· Literature Review on Best Practices in Meta-organizational Governance
· A Prioritization Methodology to Support Investment Decisions at Major Defence Infrastructure Sites · Scoping Report: AI-driven Wargame Replicator
· A Stochastic Optimization Algorithm using Intelligent Agents: A Program with Constraints and Rate of Convergence

Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)
· Measures Against Piracy

· National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG) 2010

Department of Defense (DOD)
· Crosstalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, January/February 2011, v. 24, no. 1 [Data Mining Issue]

o Interview with Dr. Randall W. Jensen
o Data Mining for Process Improvement
o Demystifying Cloud Computing
o A Comparison of Parametric Software Estimation Models Using Real Project Data

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
· 2010 DHS Data Mining Report

Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime
· Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide Source

Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing
· Theft of Customers' Personal Property in Cafes and Bars

Department of the Navy (DON)
· Chips, January-March 2011

o Special Series on the Department of the Navy Social Security Number Reduction Plan
o DON SSN Reduction Plan
o The Numbers Game
o To Err is Human
o Facts About Identity Theft
o Guard Against Identity Theft
o Unique DoD ID Replaces SSN
o DONCAF Reduces SSN Use
o Combating Identify Theft: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
o Complaint Leads to Policy Change Be cautious about revealing your Social Security number
o Take No Prisoners: SPAWAR safeguards and reduces SSN use
o BUPERS Reduces SSN Use: Review process eliminates SSN use
o From stovepiped silos to NMCI, the Department of the Navy's integrated enterprise network
o Wikis, Portals and Bandwidth Considerations in the Fleet

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations
· EUnity of Command - The Planning and Conduct of CSDP Operations

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

EU Institute for Security Studies
· European Involvement in the Arab-Israeli Conflict

· Global Governance 2025: At a Critical Juncture

European Policy Centre
· What Do Citizens Want? - What Survey Results Reveal About Values, Attitudes and Preferences

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· Bank Crime Statistics for the Third Quarter of 2010

Foreign Policy
· AfPak's Strategic Blinders

· Armed, but Not Necessarily Dangerous: Is a Country Violent Just Because It Has a Lot of Guns?

Freedom House
· Freedom in the World 2011

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
· Civil Society 2.0?: How the Internet Changes State-Society Relations in Authoritarian Regimes: The Case of Cuba

· Escalation in Kunduz: Who Are the Insurgents in NE Afghanistan?

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Electricity Grid Modernization: Progress Being Made on Cybersecurity Guidelines, but Key Challenges Remain to be Addressed, GAO-11-117

· H-1B Visa Program: Reforms Are Needed to Minimize the Risks and Costs of Current Program, GAO-11-26
· Rail Safety: Federal Railroad Administration Should Report on Risks to the Successful Implementation of Mandated Safety Technology, GAO-11-133
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Programs and Implementation of GAO Recommendations, GAO-11-74

Harvard Business School Working Papers
· What We Know: Turning Organizational Knowledge into Team Performance

Heritage Foundation
· Britain’s Coalition Government

· China Global Investment Tracker: 2011
· The Constitution in One Sentence: Understanding the Tenth Amendment
· The Debt Ceiling: Time, Options, and Action
· How to Save Money, Reform Processes, and Increase Efficiency in the Defense Department
· Hu Visit a Time to Press, Not Celebrate
· Key Asian Indicators: A 2011 Book of Charts
· Three Policy Changes to Help with Gasoline Prices

Homeland Security & Defense Business Council
· Critical Infrastructure Protection: Are We Ready for the Day Before Tomorrow?

Hudson Institute
· Heading Off the Next Pandemic

· Iran and Latin America [speech by Ambassador Jaime Daremblum]
· The U.S. Net Economic Engagement with the Developing World: A Gordian Knot

Human Rights Watch
· Promises Unfulfilled: An Assessment of China’s National Human Rights Action Plan

Information Sharing Environment (of the Intelligence Community)
· 2010 Report on the Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group (ITAGG)

Institute for South Asian Studies
· History May Not Repeat Itself For Pakistan

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

· Chief of Mission Authority as a Model for National Security Integration

Institute for the Study of War
· Counterinsurgency in Helmand: Progress and Remaining Challenges

· Defining Success in Afghanistan

Intelligence Science Board
· The Intelligence Community and Science & Technology

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
· Sri Lanka: IDPs and Returnees Remain in Need of Protection and Assistance

International Crisis Group
· Bosnia: Europe’s Time to Act

· Nepal: Identity Politics and Federalism

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
· World Disasters Report 2010 - Is Urban the New Rural?

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Capital Flows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and the Real Exchange Rate

· How Does Political Instability Affect Economic Growth?
· The Spanish Labor Market in a Cross-Country Perspective
· What is Driving Financial De-dollarization in Latin America?

International Relations and Security Network
· 2010: A Year of Diplomacy in Review

· Colombia: Foreign Policy in Flux
· The Digital Revolution Meets Diplomacy

· The Future of Private Forces
· Haiti's Long Path to Recovery
· Icesave: Groundhog Day?

· Ten Reasons Why Bailouts Should Stop Before Reaching Spain
· Trying to Solve a European Problem: A Comprehensive Strategy for Roma Minorities
· Tunisia: A Moment of Destiny for the Tunisian People and Beyond?
· Vietnam: Which Way Now?

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, January 14, 2011, v. 9, no. 1

o Chinese SOEs a Target of Hu-Wen's "Inclusive Growth"?
o Assessing the Foreign Policy Influence of the Ministry of State Security
o Sino-Turkish Strategic Partnership: Implications of Anatolian Eagle 2010
o Uzbekistan’s Growing Role in Beijing’s Central Asian Strategy
· Terrorism Monitor, January 14, 2011, v. 9, no. 2

o Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Growing War with North Yemen's Houthist Movement
o Security Implications of Muqtada al-Sadr's Return to Iraq
o Back with a Vengeance: The Baloch Insurgency in Iran

The Knight Foundation
· Media, Information System and Communities: Lessons from HAITI

London School of Economics Global Governance
· Human Security after Collapse: Global Security in Post-Earthquake Haiti

· The Taliban’s Evolving Ideology

Lowry Institute
· How Afghans View Coalition Military Operations in Kandahar

Migration Information Source
· Central American Immigrants in the United States

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
· Immigration Policy and Less-Skilled Workers in the United States

Mitre Corp, JASON Project
· The $100 Genome: Implications for DOD

National Academy University Press (NDU)
· Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), January 2011, no. 60

o Conceptualizing Victory Anew: Revisiting U.S. Law, Doctrine, and Policy for War and Its Aftermath
o An Actor-centric Theory of War: Understanding the Difference Between COIN and Counterinsurgency
o Whose COIN?
o Private Contractors in Conflict Zones: The Good, the Bad, and the Strategic Impact
o Silent Kingmaker: The Need for a Unified Wartime Contracting Strategy
o Spacepower and Warfare
o Airpower, Spacepower, and Cyberpower
o An Allard Commission Postmortem and the Need for a National Space Council
o Defense Planning Paradigms and the Global Commons
o A Philosophical Case for OPCON Transition on the Korean Peninsula*
o Mastering the Art of Wiki: Understanding Social Networking and National Security
o A Commander's Strategy for Social Media
o Chinese Soft Power in Latin America: A Case Study
o Chinese Views on Deterrence
o Red Wings Ascendant: The Chinese Air Force Contribution to Antiaccess
o Long-range Conventional Strike: A Joint Family of Systems
o The Joker is Wild: Managing Assumptions in Planning and Execution
o Centers of Gravity from the "Inside Out"
o Evidentiary Validation of FM 3-24: Counterinsurgency Worldwide, 1978-2008

National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
· Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling

National Defense University Press
· Partnership for the Americas: Western Hemisphere Strategy and U.S. Southern Command

National Security Archive
· The CIA File on Luis Posada Carriles

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
· North Korea’s Succession May Go Smoothly After All

· Should the US Put Nuclear Weapons Back in Korea?

New America Foundation
· Understanding the New House Rules

Observer Research Foundation
· India and the Global Economy: The Next 15 Years

· What after KG D6 ? Challenges for India's Energy Security

One Earth Future Foundation
· Oceans Beyond Piracy

· Costs of Piracy
· Journal of International Peace Operations, January-February 2011, v. 6, no. 4

o The Profit Motive
o Côte d’Ivoire: A Tale of Two Presidents
o Advancing Contingency Operations in Africa
o Developing Ministries and Security Forces in Afghanistan
o Africa Needs a New Map
o Coordinating Stabilization and Reconstruction
o Drone Incentives
o What the ICoC is Not
o An Initiative for the 21st Century?
o The ICoC Contemplates PSC Certification

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PSOI)
· 2010 Transitions: Issues, Challenges and Solutions Conference Report

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
· Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 112th Congress

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Strengthen Ties with China, But Get Tough on Trade

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS)
· IPRIS Viewpoints 33 - Côte d’Ivoire: A Series of Damaging Events?

· IPRIS Viewpoints 34 - Brazil's Selective Nuances: The Argentinean Example
· IPRIS Viewpoints 35 - A Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Guinea-Bissau: A Toothless Body, or a Dangerous One?

· The Other Face of Al-Qaeda

· Afghanistan's Local War: Building Local Defense Forces

· Economics of Air Force Medical Service Readiness
· Involving the Public Healthcare Policy: An Update of the Research Evidence and Proposed Evaluation Framework
· Security in Iraq: A Framework for Analyzing Emerging Threats as U.S. Forces Leave

Security Council Report
· Update Report, January 12, 2011, no. 2 - Israel/Palestine

Small Wars Journal
· COIN Manpower Ratios: Debunking the 10 to 1 Ratio and Surges

· Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico: Web and Social Media Resources
· El significado espiritual de ¿Plata O Plomo?
· Reconceptualizing State Building in Africa (I): Non-State Systems, Decentralization and Refounding African Statehood
· Root Causes of Islamist Extremism: Nine Years Later

Southern Poverty Law Center
· Skinheads in America: Racists on the Rampage

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
· Quarterly Report to Congress - October 2010, 4th Quarter

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· Nuclear Power's Global Expansion: Weighing Its Costs and Risks

United Kingdom. House of Commons
· UK Deepwater Drilling - Implications of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
· The National Security Implications of Investments and Products From the People’s Republic of China In the Telecommunications Sector

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Afghan High Peace Council Fails to Reflect Afghan Civil Society

· Haiti Earthquake: One Year Later
· On the Issues: Lebanon's Government
· The Other Side of Gender: Including Masculinity Concerns in Conflict and Peacebuilding

US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)
· USSOUTHCOM Command Strategy 2020

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Changing a Stagnant Political Order? End of Ben Ali Era in Tunisia

· Hizballah Challenges Lebanon's Prime Minister Hariri -- and President Obama
· The White House, Congress, and the Middle East in 2011: Political and Policy Forecast

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
· China at a Crossroads: Trade Tensions Vie with Consumer Needs

· Outsourcing: New Pressures to Stay Home, Old Reasons to Go Abroad

White House
· Designing a Digital Future: Federally Funded Research and Development in Networking and Information Technology