Monday, February 14, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 02-11-2011

Hosni Mukarak's speech to the Egyptian people [English translation]
Mubarak's Television Address, February 10, 2011

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
· The Great Talqaida Myth

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· The A to Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance 2011

Air University Press
· Deterrence in the Twenty-first Century Proceedings

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· Policy Report #46: The Benefits of Reviving Transatlantic Armaments Cooperation

Amnesty International
· Broken Bodies, Tortured Minds: Abuse and Neglect of Detainees in Iraq

· Response of Amnesty International to the “Observations on Amnesty International’s Report “Behind a Wall of Silence”

· Torture, War, Crimes, Accountability: Visit to Switzerland of Former US President George W Bush and Swiss Obligations Under International Law
· USA See No Evil: Government Turns the Other Way as Judges Make Findings About Torture and Other Abuse

Army War College
· Combatant Command Interagency Directorate Symposium

Asian Development Bank Institute
· Market Failures and Regulatory Failures: Lessons from Past and Present Financial Crises

· What Regulatory Policies Work for Emerging Markets?

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· The Melanesian Spearhead Group: Testing Pacific Island Solidarity

· Special Report Issue 37 - Sharing Risk: Financing Australia’s Disaster Resilience

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· Climate Policy and Innovation in the Absence of Commitment

Bipartisan Policy Center
· Strengthening Connections Between Transportation Investments and Economic Growth

Brookings Institute
· Accelerating Advanced Manufacturing with New Research Centers

· Deterring North Korean Provocations
· How We're Doing Compared to the Rest of the World

· Immigration and High-Impact, High-Tech Entrepreneurship
· The Japan-Russia Border and Stability in Northeast Asia: Toward a Pragmatic Approach to Territorial Disputes
· A Midterm Assessment of Taiwan's First Quadrennial Defense Review
· National Security Industrial Base: A Crucial Asset of the US, Whose Future May Be in Jeopardy

· Tempting Fate: The Federal Budget Outlook
· How We're Doing Compared to the Rest of the World

· Too Big to Fail: The Transatlantic Debate

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· ‘Now for the Hard Part’: A User’s Guide to Renewing the Canadian-American Partnership

· The Social Underpinnings of the Current Unrest in North Africa and the Middle East

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· The Difficult Development of Parliamentary Politics in the Gulf

CATO Institute
· Beyond Symbolism? The US Nuclear Disarmament Agenda and Its Implications for Chinese and Indian Nuclear Policy

Center for American Progress
· Beyond Recovery: Moving the Gulf Coast Toward a Sustainable Future

· Helping America Win the Clean Energy Race

Center for Global Development
· Getting Real on Trade with Pakistan: Duty-Free Market Access as Development Policy

Center for International Media Assistance
· Social Media in the Arab World: Leading up to the Uprisings of 2011

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· The Egyptian Military and the Arab-Israeli Military Balance

· An Historical Perspective on the China-North Korea Border
· If Mubarak Leaves: The Role of the Egyptian Military
· Iraq: Patterns of Violence, Casualty Trends and Emerging Security Threats
· PacNet #10 - Pax Sinica? Impossible!
· Significant Cyber Incidents Since 2006
· A Threat Transformed: al Qaeda and Associated Movements in 2011

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· World Leaders - Updates for 14 Jan - 2 Feb 2011

Centre for Eastern Studies (CES)
· Germany is Taking Over the Initiative in Reforming the Eurozone

· The Ukrainian Government’s Strategy Towards the Opposition
· Umarov Takes Responsibility for the Attack on Domodedovo Airport

Century Foundation
· Building Afghan Peace from the Ground Up

Conflict Prevention & Resolution Forum (CPRF)
· Series on Defense, Development, and Diplomacy (3DS) Approach to Foreign Policy

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Military Resale Programs Overview

· What Should the Department of Defense’s Role in Cyber Be?

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· The Effects of Middle East Events on U.S. Energy Markets

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Recent Developments in Egypt and Lebanon: Implications for U.S. Policy and Allies in the Broader Middle East, Part 1

· Recent Developments in Egypt and Lebanon: Implications for U.S. Policy and Allies in the Broader Middle East, Part 2

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Homeland Insecurity Under the Republican Study Committee Budget Plan [from the Democratic staff]
· Preventing Chemical Terrorism: Building A Foundation of Security At Our Nation’s Chemical Facilities · Terrorism and Transportation Security
· Understanding the Homeland Threat Landscape - Considerations for the 112th Congress

Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
· Full Committee World Wide Threats Hearing

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
· Improving Oil Spill Prevention and Response, Restoring Jobs, and Ensuring our Energy Security: Recommendations from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Cost Estimate for H.R. 1, Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act

· Long-Term Implications of the 2011 Future Years Defense Program
· Monthly Budget Review, February 2011

Council for Asian Transnational Threat Research (CATR)
· Asian Transnational Security Challenges: Emerging Trends, Regional Visions

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Issue Guide: Arab World Protests

· Mexico: Development and Democracy at a Crossroads
· Militant Extremists in the United States
· Military Holds Key to Egypt's Future
· Shaky Restart to Inter-Korean Talks
· Will Pakistan Follow Egypt's Example?

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
· Of Maps, Law, and Politics: An Inquiry into the Changing Meaning of Territoriality

Defence R&D Canada
· 11he Final Report: ; Information Visualization and Management for Enhanced Domain Awareness in Maritime Security

· Can Events Predict Violent Intra-State Crises?
· Development of Norms for the Post-deployment Reintegration Scale
· Review of Interorganizational Trust Models
· Trust Restoration in International Military Missions

Defense Science Board (DSB)
· Enhancing Adaptability of our Military Forces

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2011-037 Marine Corps Response to Nonlethal Laser Dazzler Urgent Request

· DoD Directive 5100.03, Support of the Headquarters of Combatant and Subordinate Unified Commands, February 9, 2011

Department of Homeland Security
· OIG-11-31 - The Coast Guard’s Polar Icebreaker Maintenance, Upgrade, and Acquisition Program

· OIG-11-24 - DHS Has Made Improvements on the Security Program For Its Intelligence Systems (Unclassified Summary)

Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs
· Veteran Homelessness: A Supplement to the 2009 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress

Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General
· Report to Congress on Implementation of Section 1001 of the USA PATRIOT Act

Department of State
· 2010 Year in Review: Conflict Prevention and Stabilization Operations

· Background Notes: Burundi
· Background Notes: Nigeria
· Background Notes: Venezuela

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
· House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Hearing - Statement for the Record by Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper - Worldwide Threat Assessment of the United States Intelligence Community

· House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Hearing - As Delivered Remarks by Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper - Worldwide Threat Assessment of the United States Intelligence Community
· House Committee on Homeland Security Hearing - Statement for the Record by National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael E. Leiter - Understanding the Homeland Threat Landscape - Considerations for the 112th Congress
· ODNI Instruction 80.12 - Classification of ODNI Information, October 25, 2010
· ODNI Instruction 80.16 - Original Classification Authority Delegation, October 21, 2010
· ODNI Instruction 10.20 - ODNI Director, Information Management, May 18, 2009

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

Energy Security Leadership Council
· Transportation Policies for America’s Future

EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
· Democratic Transition in Tunisia: What Role for the EU

· Egypt, the Portuguese Scenario: Not Yet
· EUISS debate: The Arab Democratic Wave
· Some Lessons from North Africa - and Some Tips for Europe

Feinstein International Center
· African Migration to Israel: Debt, Employment, and Remittances

· Humanitarian Action in Pakistan 2005-2010: Challenges, Principles, and Politics

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
· Aftermath of the Sirte Summit: Arab-African Cooperation on the Upswing?

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Depot Maintenance: Air Force Is Assessing Engine Maintenance Options for Work Currently Performed at Kelly Aviation Center, GAO-11-274R

· Employment Verification: Federal Agencies Have Improved E-Verify, but Significant Challenges Remain, by Richard M. Stana, director, homeland security and justice, before the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, House Committee on the Judiciary, GAO-11-330T [testimony]
· Military Personnel: DOD Addressing Challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan but Opportunities Exist to Enhance the Planning Process for Army Medical Personnel Requirements, GAO-11-163

Heritage Foundation
· Additional $47 Billion in Spending Cuts for the Continuing Resolution

· Championing Liberty Abroad to Counter Islamist Extremism

· China’s Investment Overseas in 2010

· Crisis in Côte d'Ivoire: Africa's Time to Step Up?
· Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Lurks as a Long-Term Threat to Freedom
· Five Steps to Meeting the Crisis in Egypt and the Middle East
· Letting PATRIOT Act Provisions Expire Would Be Irresponsible
· More Important Than the Yuan: Opening China's Capital Account
· The PATRIOT Act and the Constitution: Five Key Points

· Taking a Scalpel to the Defense Budget
· Unionizing Airline Screeners Endangers National Security

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

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses
· After Tunisia and Egypt: The Mood in the Arab Streets and Palaces

· Crisis in Egypt: Implications for India

· Optimising Stress in Sub-Conventional Warfare
· Sri Lanka: Will Developmental Projects Solve Political Problems?

Institute for National Strategic Studies
· Defense Horizons #71 - Maximizing the Returns of Government Venture Capital Programs

· Strategic Forum 262 - Small Nuclear Reactors for Military Installations: Capabilities, Costs, and Technical Implications

· Strategic Forum 261 - Getting Beyond Taiwan? Chinese Foreign Policy and PLA Modernization

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Pakistan Appears to be Building a Fourth Military Reactor at the Khushab Nuclear Site

· A Smuggler’s Use of the U.S. Financial System to Receive Illegal Payments from Iran
· United States Indicts Man behind Alleged Multi-Million Dollar Iranian Smuggling Network

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· Governing and Managing the Defence Sector

Institute for the Study of War
· Afghanistan - Order of Battle [Updated February 2011]

· Counterinsurgency in Helmand: Progress and Remaining Challenges

International Council on Security and Development (ICOS)
· Afghanistan Transition: Dangers of a Summer Drawdown

International Crisis Group
· Armenia and Azerbaijan: Preventing War

· Burundi: From Electoral Boycott to Political Impasse

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
· Gulf of Mexico spill: The Longer-Term Impact

International Monetary Foundation (IMF)
· Conformism and Public News

· Enhancing International Monetary Stability--A Role for the SDR?

· Ireland: Extended Arrangement-Interim Review Under the Emergency Financing Mechanism
· Macro-Fiscal Implications of Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies
· Macro-Fiscal Implications of Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies - Case Studies · Mali: Poverty Reduction and Strategy Paper-2009 Progress Report
· Recession and Policy Transmission to Latin American Tourism: Does Expanded Travel to Cuba Offset Crisis Spillovers?

International Relations and Security Network
· Afghanistan: Echoes of Vietnam

· Civil Society in 1989 and 2011
· DRC Death Penalty Debate

· Handling Irregular Immigration in the EU
· Kenya and ICC Battle Over Impunity

· Market Integration to Spur Investment Opportunity for Latin America

· Obama About to Go Wobbly on North Korea?

· Oil Prices on the Rise
· Sport and Politics - Sometimes a Good Mix
· Talking Security in Munich

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, February 10, 2011, v. 11, no. 3

o Beijing Wary of “Color Revolutions” Sweeping Middle East/North Africa
o Assessing the PLA Air Force's Ten Pillars
o Taiwan's Ballistic-Missile Deterrence and Defense Capabilities
o Satellites Support Growing PLA Maritime Monitoring and Targeting Capabilities
· Terrorism Monitor, February 10, 2011, v. 9, no. 6

o Makati City Bombing Brings Abu Sayyaf Terrorism to Manila
o Merger of Islamist Groups Challenges Somali Government's Pledge to Retake Mogadishu
o "We Wish to Be in the Front Lines With You": Islamist Radicals on the Lotus Revolution

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
· 2011 National Military Strategy

Library of Congress - Law Library
· Israel: Criminal and Ethical Aspects of Municipal Rabbis' Letter Concerning the Sale or Rental of Property in Israel to Non-Jews

Lowy Institute for International Policy
· Australia's Choices in 2011

· The U.S.-Australia Alliance

· Global Energy Cyberattacks: “Night Dragon”

· Nanotechnology Enabled Hybrid Power System Suitable for Portable Telecommunications and Sensor Applications

· Network Management in Emergency Response: Articulation Practices of State-Level Managers Interweaving Up, Down and Sideways

Moby Group
· English Translation of President Karzai's Statement at the Inauguration of New Parliament

Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program
· Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Reports (IIPER)

· IIPER REPORT #33 - Domodedovo Airport Suicide Bombing
· IIPER REPORT #34 - The Moscow Plot and Airport Attack

National Gang Center
· Findings From the Evaluation of OJJDP’s Gang Reduction Program

National Institute of Justice
· The Changing Environment for Policing, 1985-2008

Nautilus Institute
· Status and Future of the North Korean Minerals Sector

New York University Center on International Cooperation
· Separating the Taliban from al-Qaeda: The Core of Success in Afghanistan

PAK Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)
· Internal Security Matrix of Pakistan

Pew Internet & American Life Project
· Generations and Gadgets

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Public Uncertain About Effect of Egypt Protests on U.S.

· Developing U.S. Army Officers’ Capabilities for Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational Environments

· Investment Strategies for Improving Fifth-Generation Fighter Training
· Managing Air Force Joint Expeditionary Taskings in an Uncertain Environment
· The Tenth Year: A Briefing on Terrorism Issues to New Members of the 112th Congress
· The U.S. Combat and Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Fleets: Issues and Suggestions for Congress

Security Council Report
· Update Report No. 1 - Thailand/Cambodia

· Update Report No. 2 - Interdependence Between Security and Development

Small Wars Journal
· The Closers (Part 2): Civilians in the Clear Phase of a Counterinsurgency

· The Mexican Cartel Debate: As Viewed Through Five Divergent Fields of Security Studies
· MRAP Future Discussion Paper
· The Rule of Law at Dawn: A Judge Advocate’s Perspective on Rule of Law Operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2008 to 2010
· Setting the Record Straight on Malayan Counterinsurgency Strategy: Interview with Karl Hack
· Supporting Sustainable Transition in Afghanistan: A Provincial Perspective
· U.S. Military Observers and Comprehensive Engagement
· The War of Ideas, Revisited

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· The Role of Religion in National Security Policy Since 9/11

Transnational Institute
· EU Investment Briefing: Change EU Investment Policy - Now is the Time!

UK Resilience Office (Civil Contingencies Secretariat)
· Strategic National Guidance: The Decontamination of Buildings, Infrastructure and Open Environment Exposed to Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear Materials

US Agency for International Development (USAID)
· Pakistan - Complex Emergency - Fact Sheet #1 - February 07, 2010

· USAID OIG Booklet on Pakistan and Afghanistan - October 2010
· USAID OIG Report to Congress on Trafficking in Persons - January 2011
· Quarterly Progress and Oversight Report on the Civilian Assistance Program in Pakistan, 31 December 2010

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Côte d’Ivoire’s Political Stalemate: A Symptom of Africa’s Weak Electoral Institutions
· Egypt’s Protests Underscore Importance of Early Warning
· Making Peace in Afghanistan: The Missing Political Strategy

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
The Claim for Recognition of Israel as a Jewish State: A Reassessment
· Egypt: A Moment of Change and Challenge
· Egypt's Opposition Must Escalate 'War of Attrition'
· Ideas for U.S. Middle East Policy in the Wake of the Egypt Crisis
· Iran in Iraq: The Role of Muqtada al-Sadr
· Phone Survey of Cairo and Alexandria, February 5-8,2011
· What's the Big Idea?: Confronting the Ideology of Islamist Extremism

White House
Remarks by the President on Egypt