Sunday, February 6, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 02-04-2011

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
· Peace Offerings: Theories of Conflict Resolution and Their Applicability to Afghanistan

Afghanistan Rights Monitor
· ARM Annual Report Civilian Casualties of War January-December 2010

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· Afghanistan Research Newsletter, January/February 2011, no. 28

Amnesty International
· Forgotten Prisoners; Sri Lanka Uses Anti-Terrorism Laws to Detain Thousands

· Kazakhstan: No Effective Safeguards Against Torture
· Partial Truth and Selective Justice: The Aftermath of the June 2010 Violence in Kyrgyzstan
· Security, Peace and Order? Violations in the Wake of Elections in Belarus
· Somalia: International Military and Policing Assistance Should Be Reviewed

Aon Risk Solutions
· Political Risk Rising: 2011 Aon Political Risk Map

Atlantic Council
· Learning by Doing: The Pakistan Army's Experience with Counterinsurgency

· Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated January 30, 2011]

· Aiding Development: Assistance Reform for the 21st Century
· How Egypt Looks From Osama Bin Laden's Cave
· Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated January 31, 2011] · Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [updated January 30, 2011]

Bureau of Transportation Statistics
· America's Container Ports: Linking Markets at Home and Abroad

Canadian Air Force
· Canadian Air Force Journal, Fall 2010, v. 3, no. 4

o Fouled Deck: The Pursuit of an Augmented Aircraft Carrier Capability for the Royal Canadian Navy. Part 2, 1956-64
o Honorary Ranks of the RCAF
o Thoughts on Professionalism
o Valour Remembered: The Story of Alan Arnett McLeod, VC
o You Have to Be Mental to Be a Fighter Pilot
· Canadian Air Force: Leadership and Command - The Human Dimension of Expeditionary Air Force Operations

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· Getting it Done: Renewing the Canada-US Relationship

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· The Arab World in Crisis: Redefining Arab Moderation

· Protest Movements and Political Change in the Arab World
· Too Late for Reform Now

CATO Institute
· Beyond Exports: A Better Case for Free Trade

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· Pressure: Coercive Economic Statecraft and US National Security

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
· Homeland Security Affairs Journal, 2011, v. 7

o Changing Homeland Security: In 2010, Was Homeland Security Useful
o With a Disaster, Pain is Inevitable but Suffering is Optional
o Twitter, Facebook, and Ten Red Balloons: Social Network Problem Solving and Homeland Security
o Dual Status Command for No-Notice Events: Integrating the Military Response to Domestic Disasters
o Americus Georgia: The Case Study of Disasters Serving the Role of Facilitators and Expeditors of Progress and Betterment
o Terrorist to Tyrant
o Baton Rouge Post-Katrina: The Role of Critical Infrastructure Modeling in Promoting Resilience

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· China’s Active Defense Strategy and its Regional Implications

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Cybersecurity Two Years Later

· Egypt and Tunisia (and, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan)
· GCC Security, Risk Assessment, and U.S. Extended Deterrence
· Getting the Message [Egypt]
· The Impact of Egyptian Unrest on Oil Markets
· Military Aid to Egypt: A Critical Link
· PacNet #6 - Renewing the India-Indonesia Bond
· PacNet #7 - Can Mubarak Follow South Korea’s Path?
· PacNet #8 - A Way Out of the Six-Party Impasse?
· Status of the Free Trade Agreements with Korea, Colombia, and Panama
· Tough Choices: Sustaining Amphibious Capabilities’ Contributions to Strategic Shaping
· The U.S., China, and Preparing for North Korea's Demise

Centre for European Reform
· Delivering Energy Savings and Efficiency

Century Foundation
· TCF's Ongoing Coverage of Egypt

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· United States Policy Toward Iraq

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Iraq: The Challenging Transition to a Civilian Mission [hearing]

· Iraq: The Transition from a Military Mission to a Civilian-Led Effort [committee print]

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
· Improving Federal Contract Auditing

· Lieberman, Collins, Carper Statement on Cybersecurity
· A Ticking Time Bomb: Counterterrorism Lessons from the U.S. Government’s Failure to Prevent the fort Hood Attack

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Egypt's Diplomatic Challenge for the United States

· Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood
· Issue Guide: Arab World Protests
· Mubarak's Remarks on the Situation in Egypt, February 2011
· Obama's Remarks on the Situation in Egypt, February 2011
· Ripple Effect of Egypt's Protests
· The Ticking U.S. Debt-Limit Clock

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
· The EU’s Legal Ties with its Former Colonies - When Old Love Never Dies

· Growing Jasmines: What Should the EU Do in Tunisia Now?
· Mining for Sustainable Development – A Missed Opportunity
· Popular Nationalism in China and the Sino-Japanese Relationship: The Conflict in the East China Sea

Defence R&D Canada, Centre for Operational Research & Analysis
· Some Considerations in Developing Effective Messaging: The SUCCESs Framework and Military Influence Activities

Department of Defense (DOD)
· DOD Report to Congress on Contracting Fraud

· FY 2011 Strategic Management Plan
· National Security Space Strategy (NSSS)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2011-036 Competition Should Be Used for Instructor Services for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles

Department of Homeland Security
· OIG-11-28 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Oversight of the Permit to Transfer Process for Cargo Containers

· OIG-11-27 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Ground Transportation of Detainees
· OIG-11-26 - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Identification of Criminal Aliens in Federal and State Custody Eligible for Removal from the United States
· OIG-11-19 - Ability to Communicate with Federal Air Marshals While in Mission Status (Unclassified Summary)

Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review
· FY 2010 Statistical Year Book

Department of State
· Background Notes: Cambodia

· Background Notes: Georgia
· Background Notes: Malaysia
· Background Notes: Thailand
· Fact Sheet -- Central Warhead and Delivery Vehicle Limits of the New START Treaty
· Fact Sheet -- New START Treaty Entry Into Force
· Fact Sheet -- The New START Treaty's Categories of Data Pertaining to Strategic Offensive Arms
· FY 2010 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoptions

Department of the Air Force
· 2011 Chief of Staff reading list

Department of the Army Center for Military History
· Surging South of Baghdad: The 3d Infantry Division and Task Force Marne in Iraq, 2007 - 2008

Department of the Army Combined Arms Center
· Complex Operations Newsletter, Volume II

· Disaster Response Staff Officer's Handbook
· Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Team Handbook

DNI Open Source Center
· Ownership, Affiliation, and Influence of Major Iranian Newspapers

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

EU Institute for Security Studies
· After Tunisia, Egypt: The Roar of Democracy

· The Citizens' Rebellion
· Depart, I Say!
· Egypt's Democratic Rising: Five Recommendations

European Union
· Risk Assessment and Mapping Guidelines for Disaster Management [Commission Staff Working Paper]

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· FBI Response to Senate Fort Hood Report

Feinstein International Center
· Winning Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan?: Examining the Relationship between Aid and Security in Faryab Province

Foreign Policy
· The Al Jazeera Revolution

· America's Other Most Embarrassing Allies
· Game Over: The Chance for Democracy in Egypt is Lost
· Iran Cracks Down While Egypt Cracks Up

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Economics in History: What Every High School Student and Teacher Needs to Know

· The Moroccan Exception

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
· Conflict Prevention through Natural Resource Management? A Comparative Study

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Border Security: Enhanced DHS Oversight and Assessment of Interagency Coordination Is Needed for the Northern Border, GAO-11-97

· Electronic Health Records: DOD and VA Should Remove Barriers and Improve Efforts to Meet Their Common System Needs, GAO-11-265
· Hearing Loss Prevention: Improvements to DOD Hearing Conservation Programs Could Lead to Better Outcomes, GAO-11-114

Heritage Foundation
· 10 Conservative Principles for Cybersecurity Policy

· A Big Future for Small Nuclear Reactors?
· China's Investment Overseas in 2010
· The Classical Virtues of Ronald Reagan
· Five Steps to Meeting the Crisis in Egypt and the Middle East
· How the EU’s Prevarication Advances the AKP’s Agenda in Turkey
· Taking a Scalpel to the Defense Budget
· Ten (Mostly) Hayekian Insights for Trying Economic Times
· Top Five Lessons from the Fight for Freedom in Egypt
· Transportation Policy and Congressional Earmarks
· TSA Privatization Freeze: More Politics Than Security

Human Rights Watch
· The “Anti-Nationals”: Arbitrary Detention and Torture of Terrorism Suspects in India

· Gold’s Costly Dividend: Human Rights Impacts of Papua New Guinea’s Porgera Gold Mine
· “Work on Him Until He Confesses”: Impunity for Torture in Egypt

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
· Accelerating India's “Look West Policy” in the Gulf

· Hu Jintao’s State Visit to the United States: An Attempt to Put the Sino-US Narrative in Place
· Managing the 3Ms of Military Readiness
· Optimising Stress in Sub-Conventional Warfare

Institute of Land Warfare
· The French-British Defense Treaty: Setting History Aside?

Institute for the Study of War
· Fact Sheet: The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) & The Islamic Jihad Union (IJU)

Inter-American Dialogue
· Rising Confidence in Latin America

International Center for Terrorism Studies // Potomac Institute
· The Consequences of Terrorism: An Update on al-Qaeda and other Terrorist Threats in the Sahel & Maghreb

International Crisis Group
· Central Asia: Decay and Decline

· CrisisWatch No. 90

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
· China's J-20: Future Rival for Air Dominance?

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Algeria: Selected Issues Paper

· Algeria: Statistical Appendix
· Consolidated Regulation and Supervision in the United States
· The Electricity Sector in FYR Macedonia
· An Estimated Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Model of the Jordanian Economy
· Federated States of Micronesia: Statistical Appendix
· Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Selected Issues
· Global Shocks and their Impact on Low-Income Countries: Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis
· Globalization, the Business Cycle, and Macroeconomic Monitoring
· Overborrowing, Financial Crises and ‘Macro-prudential’ Policy

International Relations and Security Network
· Balancing the Budget on DoD's Back
· Iran: Ahmadinejad Alienates Key Protector
· The Middle East Path: Toward Awakening
· Moscow Attack Illustrates Importance of Prevention
· Mubarak's Egypt: Bad Paternalism, and the Army's Interest in Managed Transition
· Naval Power in Asia
· Neither Socialismo Nor Muerte – Cuba Moves Beyond Defunct Adage
· Political Burlesque Follows Economic Chaos in Ireland
· Red Sea Rag: Geopolitical Bulls
· Turkey Battles Resurgent PKK

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Foundation, February 4, 2011, v. 9, no. 5

o Fresh Violence Threatens to Make Karachi the New Mogadishu
o Tunisia's Battered Islamist Movement Seeks a Place in the Era of Change
o Muqtada al-Sadr and Iran Use "Soft Power" to Pursue Objectives in Iraq

London School of Economics
· Double-Edged Swords: Armies, Elite Bargaining and State-building

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
· Delegation and Divergence: A Study of 287(g) State and Local Immigration Enforcement

National Academies Press
· BioWatch and Public Health Surveillance: Evaluating Systems for the Early Detection of Biological Threats: Abbreviated Version

· Preventing Transmission of Pandemic Influenza and Other Viral Respiratory Diseases: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers Update 2010

National Defense University Library
· A New Issues at a Glance: Protests in the Middle East

National Security Archive
· Fighting for Darfur

NATO Defense College
· What to Think of the Political Crisis in North Africa and the Middle East?

New Jersey State Police
· Gangs in New Jersey: Municipal Law Enforcement Response to the 2010 NJSP Gang Survey

· New Jersey State Police Gang survey

Parallel History Project on Cooperative Security
· Indo-Soviet Relations : New Russian & German Evidence

· Spying on the West : Soviet-Bulgarian Scientific Intelligence Cooperation
· Submarine Intrusions in Swedish Waters During the 1980s

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
· Foreign Direct Investment in Times of Crisis

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· Egypt, Democracy and Islam

Pew Hispanic Center
· Unauthorized Immigrant Population: National and State Trends, 2010

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
· José Augusto Duarte, "West Africa and the European Union: key areas and possible responses" (Portuguese Journal of International Affairs, No. 4, Autumn/Winter 2010): 8-13.

· IPRIS Lusophone Countries Bulletin 15
· IPRIS Viewpoints 37 - Lukashenko's Iron Fist on Belarus

· Disease Management Evaluation: A Comprehensive Review of Current State of the Art

· Service Members in School: Military Veterans' Experiences Using the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Pursuing Postsecondary Education
· Sustaining Key Skills in the UK Military Aircraft Industry
· What Should Be Classified?: A Framework with Application to the Global Force Management Data Initiative

Refugees International
· Latvia: The Perilous State of Nationality Rights

Security and Defence Agenda
· Protecting the Global Commons

· Redefining NATO and the Transatlantic Relationship

Small Wars Journal
· El Imperativo Estratégico de Estados Unidos Debe Cambiar de Irak/Afganistán a México/Las Américas y la Estabilización de Europa

· Interview with Jeffrey Dressler: An Interim Assessment on the Campaign for Regaining the Momentum in Helmand Province
· Karzai’s Governing Strategy: A Threat to ISAF COIN Implementation
· Maintaining American Military Power In an Age of Uncertainty
· Motivational Interviewing: Improving Combat Advising to Strengthen Partnering with Afghan National Security Forces
· The Real Plan B in AfPak: Keeping China Out, Bringing India In, Calming Turkey Down
· Realism, Idealism, and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Islamic World: Why Democratic Realpolitik is Essential · Reconceptualizing State Building In Africa (IV): Lessons for State Building
· Turmoil in North Africa: Lessons for European Defense
· Unnecessary Evil:The Necessary Exclusion of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
· SIGAR January 30, 2011 Quarterly Report to Congress

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)
· SIGIR January 2011: Quarterly Report and Semiannual Report to Congress

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

· Mass Atrocities and Armed Conflict: Links, Distinctions, and Implications for the Responsibility to Prevent
· The Road to Korea 2012: Nuclear Security Summits and Global Efforts to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· SIPRI Map of Multilateral Peace Operation Deployments

· SIPRI Multilateral Peace Operations Database

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· 2010 SSI Annual Strategy Conference Report "Defining War for the 21st Century"

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)
· Federal Criminal Enforcement and Staffing: How Do the Obama and Bush Administrations Compare?

Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security
· Muslim-American Terrorism Since 9/11: An Accounting

UK Cabinet
· Strategic National Guidance: The Decontamination of Buildings, Infrastructure and Open Environment Exposed to Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear Materials

UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
· Afghanistan Opium Survey 2011: Winter Rapid Assessment

United Nations Development Programme // Afghan Center for Socio-Economic and Opinion Research
· Afghanistan Police Perception Survey 2010

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Belgium, from Model to Case Study for Conflict Resolution

· Reforming Pakistan‘s Police and Law Enforcement Infrastructure: Is It Too Flawed to Fix?
· Is Egypt 'Too Big to Fail'?
· Sudan's Referendum: Preliminary Results
· USIP Tracks the Unfolding Situation in Egypt
· UPDATE: Eye on Egypt

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· The Egyptian Military and the Fate of the Regime

· From Caution to Boldness: U.S. Policy toward Egypt
· Mohamed ElBaradei: On the Record
· The Muslim Brotherhood: On the Record
· Protests in Yemen: President Saleh Promises Change
· U.S. Interests in Egypt: A Proposed Statement of U.S. Policy

White House
· Remarks by the President on the Situation in Egypt [February 1, 2011]

· Strategy on American Innovation Securing Our Economic Growth and Prosperity
· Weekly Address – Winning the Future Through American Innovation

World Bank
· Graphical Analysis tool

· How Firms in Eastern and Central Europe Fared through the Global Financial Crisis: Evidence from 2008–2010
· Trade Performance in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

World Public
· American Public Shows How it Would Cut the Budget Deficit

· Interactive Budget Exercise