Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 02-18-2011

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
· Inciting the Believers to Fight: A Closer Look at the Rhetoric of the Afghan Jihad

· Untangling Afghanistan's 2010 Vote: Analysing the Electoral Data

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· Political Report, February 2011

o How much have Obama's ratings ticked up? Is Congress feeling the love?
o Is the Republican Party's image rebounding?
o Green shoots sprouting? It's not spring yet.
o The pendulum swings against more government regulation.
o What do we really think government should do? Answers from 1939 and today.
o Palin's favorability ratings falling freely.
o How hot is the Tea Party?
o 2011 governors' races: which ones are up in the air?
o Deficit dilemmas: Cut programs or increase taxes?
o Who sleeps with a cell phone?
o Our Sputnik moment: what we thought about the Russians in 1957
· A Year of Living Dangerously: The Management of the Financial Crisis in 2008

Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
· TRADOC Pam 525-3-0, The Army Capstone Concept Operational Adaptability—Operating Under Conditions of Uncertainty and Complexity in an Era of Persistent Conflict

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare
· The Enduring Need for an Effective U.S. Landpower Presence in Europe

Atlantic Council
· The Value of the Visegrad Four

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Back to the Future: Australia’s Interim Sealift and Amphibious Capability

Baker Institute for Public Policy
· Speaking Frankly: Voices from the Borderlands -- The Mexican Citizens Speak

Census Bureau
· 2011 Statistical Abstract

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· The Sacrifice Ahead: The 2012 Defense Budget

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

· A More Proactive U.S. Approach to the Georgia Conflicts
· Where Do We Go from Here?: Principles to Guide Our Future Aid to Egypt

Center for Army Leadership (CAL)
· Army Leader Transitions Handbook (Update Jan 2011)

· Commander's Handbook for Unit Leader Development (Update Jan 2011)
· Self Development Handbook (Update Jan 2011)

Center for Global Development
· Food Crisis, Household Welfare, and HIV/AIDS Treatment: Evidence from Mozambique

· Shared Goals: Measuring Overall Development Progress in Pakistan
· West African Experience with the World Rice Crisis, 2007– 2008

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Emerging Powers, Emerging Donors: Teasing Out Developing Patterns

· Getting the Politics Right for the September 2011 UN High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases · PacNet #11 - Answering the Questions About Smart Power
· PacNet #12 - Asia’s Rise, Western Anxiety: Leadership in a Tripolar World

· The Comprehensive Approach: Results of the QDR Independent Panel

Combat Studies Institute (CSI)
· Unmanned Aerial Systems: A Historical Perspective, Occasional Paper 37

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· 2012 Budget Request for the Department of the Air Force

· 2012 Budget Request for the Department of Defense
· Future Capability of DoD Maintenance Depots

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· Network Neutrality and Internet Regulation: Warranted or More Economic Harm than Good?

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Does the U.S. have a Policy toward Latin America? Assessing the Impact to U.S. Interests and Allies

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Preventing Chemical Terrorism: Building A Foundation of Security At Our Nation’s Chemical Facilities
· Securing our Borders – Operational Control and the Path Forward

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform
· Making Sense Of The Numbers: Improving The Federal Financial Reporting Model

· The Stimulus: Two Years Later
· Unfunded Mandates And Regulatory Overreach
· Waste And Abuse: The Refuse Of The Federal Spending Binge

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2012 and the Future Years Defense Program

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation
· Safeguarding Our Future: Building a Nationwide Network for First Responders

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· U.S. Policy Toward Latin America

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
· The Homeland Security Department's Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2012

· A Ticking Time Bomb: Counterterrorism Lessons from the U.S. Government's Failure to Prevent the Fort Hood Attack

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
· Targeting Websites Dedicated To Stealing American Intellectual Property

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Dangers in U.S.-Pakistan Rift

· Improving Energy Market Regulation: Domestic and International Issues

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2011-042 Lean Six Sigma Project - Defense Logistics Agency/Honeywell Long-Term Contract Model Using One-Pass Pricing for Sole-Source Spare Parts

· D-2011-041 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Funds Used to Repair and Renovate Building 216 at Fort Riley, Kansas
· D-2011-040 Defense-Wide Research and Development Near Term Energy-Efficient Technologies Projects

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
· National Interoperability Field Operations Guide

· OIG-11-34 - Independent Review of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Reporting of FY 2010 Drug Control Obligations

· OIG-11-35 - Independent Review of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Reporting of FY 2010 Drug Control Performance Summary Report
· OIG-11-36 - Independent Review of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Reporting of FY 2010 Drug Control Performance Summary Report
· OIG-11-37 - Independent Review of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Reporting of FY 2010 Drug Control Obligations
· OIG-11-38 - Independent Review of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Reporting of FY 2010 Drug Control Obligations
· OIG-11-39 - Independent Review of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Reporting of FY 2010 Drug Control Performance Summary Report

Department of State
· Fact Sheets: Internet Freedom

Department of the Army
· Knowledge Transfer for the Military Leader

· U.S. Army Social Media Handbook

EU Institute for Security Studies
· The Arab World and Europe - New Challenges for the Union of the Mediterranean

· Managing the Migration of the Arab Democratic Wave
· Revolutionary twists and turns in the Middle East

European Policy Centre
· The Impact of New EU Own Resources on Regional and Local Governments

· Possible Committee of the Regions (CoR) political messages regarding the upcoming EU multiannual financial framework (MFF) post-2013

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· FBI and Justice Department Response to NAS Review of Scientific Approaches Used During the Investigation of the 2001 Anthrax Letters

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· EGYPT: An Eyewitness Report

Global Humanitarian Assistance
· Afghanistan: Tracking Major Resource Flows 2002-2010

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Accountability for U.S. Equipment Provided to Pakistani Security Forces in the Western Frontier Needs to Be Improved, GAO-11-156R

· Border Security: Preliminary Observations on Border Control Measures for the Southwest Border, GAO-11-374T [testimony]
· Department of State's Report to Congress and U.S. Oversight of Civilian Assistance to Pakistan Can Be Further Enhanced, GAO-11-310R
· GAO's 2011 High-Risk Series: An Update, by Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, GAO-11-394T [testimony]
· High-Risk Series: An Update. GAO-11-278
· Nuclear Weapons: NNSA Needs More Comprehensive Infrastructure and Workforce Data to Improve Enterprise Decision-making, GAO-11-188
· U.S. Postal Service: Foreign Posts' Strategies Could Inform U.S. Postal Service's Efforts to Modernize, GAO-11-282

Heritage Foundation
· Accepting Disaster Relief from Other Nations: Lessons from Katrina and the Gulf Oil Spill

· Congress Should Investigate Administration’s $100 Million Gift to U.N. from Tax Equalization Fund
· Containing a Nuclear Iran: Difficult, Costly, and Dangerous
· Defense Cuts in FY 2011 Would Hurt Troops

· Homeland Security Grants Should Not Become Another Federal Entitlement Program
· How President Obama's EU Policy Undercuts U.S. Interests
· How to Improve Financial Management at the Department of Defense
· Iran’s Energy Sector: A Target Vulnerable to Sanctions
· President Obama’s 2012 Budget Builds on Failures of the Past
· Refocus on Iran: More Sanctions Needed

Human Rights Watch
· Torture Redux: The Revival of Physical Coercion during Interrogations in Bahrain

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
· India-US High Technology Cooperation: Moving Forward

· Will the ‘New’ Left Government Resolve the Political Impasse in Nepal?

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
· Strategic Forum #263 - Conventional Prompt Global Strike: Strategic Asset or Unusable Liability?

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Stuxnet Malware and Natanz: Update of ISIS December 22, 2010 Report

Institute for the Study of War
· The U.S. in Iraq Beyond 2011: A Diminishing But Still Vital Role

International Crisis Group
· Chad’s North West: The Next High-Risk Area?

· The Communist Insurgency in the Philippines: Tactics and Talks

International Institute for Strategic Studies
· Stuxnet: Targeting Iran's Nuclear Programme

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· The Great Rebalancing Act: Can Investment Be a Lever in Asia?

· Investing in Public Investment: An Index of Public Investment Efficiency

· What Drives the Performance of Selected MENA Banks?

International Peace Institute
· Being a Peacekeeper: The Challenges and Opportunities of 21st-Century Peace Operations

International Relations and Security Network
· Answering the Questions About Smart Power

· Bahrain - From National Celebration to Day of Rage
· Caucasus Analytical Digest No.24: The Political System in Azerbaijan
· Crisis Watch, No. 90
· Gulf Security Today – A UAE Perspective
· The Mean Green Military Machine
· Progress in Biotechnology as a Future Security Policy Challenge
· Russian Analytical Digest No. 91: Russia and BRIC
· US Policy Toward LRA Short on Details

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)
· JSOU Report 10-7 Innovate or Die: Innovation and Technology for Special Operations

· JSOU Future Concept Report htt
· JSOU Strategic Plan

Lowy Institute for International Policy
· Secrecy and Stratagem: Understanding Chinese Strategic Culture

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
· The Evolution of Border Controls as a Mechanism to Prevent Illegal Immigration

National Academy of Sciences
· Federal Funding of Transportation Improvements in BRAC Cases

· Review of the Scientific Approaches Used During the FBI's Investigation of the Anthrax Letters
· Sociocultural Data to Accomplish Department of Defense Missions: Toward a Unified Social Framework

National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
· Chief Counsel’s Report

National Security Archive
· 27 Years Later, Justice for Fernando García

· Fighting for Darfur
· "Nobody Wins a Nuclear War" But "Success" is Possible

NATO Defense College
· What to Expect of the Egyptian Army?

Nautilus Institute for Security & Sustainability
· Engaging The DPRK Enrichment And Small LWR Program: What Would It Take?

· Two Tracks to Peace and Security in Northeast Asia

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
· Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2012

Office of the Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness
· Population Representation in the Military Services Fiscal Year 2009

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
· A Continuation of Politics by Other Means: The "Politics" of a Peacekeeping Mission in Cambodia (1992-1993)

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
· A Generalized Fact and Model of Long-Run Economic Growth: Kaldor Fact as a Special Case

· Post Crisis: What Europe Can Learn from the Baltic States
· Valuation of Damages from Climate Change

Pew Hispanic Center
· Statistical Portraits of the Hispanic and Foreign-Born Populations in the U.S.

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Public Remains Divided Over the Patriot Act

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellent in Journalism
· The Fall of Mubarak and the Media

· Developing Military Health Care Leaders: Insights from the Military, Civilian, and Government Sectors
· A Methodology for Comparing Costs and Benefits of Management Alternatives for F-22 Sustainment
· The Next Supreme Leader: Succession in the Islamic Republic of Iran
· Shaking the Heavens and Splitting the Earth: Chinese Air Force Employment Concepts in the 21st Century · The U.S. Combat and Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Fleets: Issues and Suggestions for Congress
· The War Within: Preventing Suicide in the U.S. Military

· W32.Stuxnet Dossier

UK Cabinet Office
· The Cost of Cyber Crime

United Nations Security Council
· Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Afghanistan [S/2011/55]

US Institute of Peace
· All Eyes on the Egyptian Military

· Egypt's Transition
· Internet Freedom and Social Media

Washington Institute for Near East Asia
· Energy Security Lessons of the Egypt Crisis

· Hizballah: Governing Faction in Lebanon, Criminal Group Abroad
· Saudi Arabia's Fears for Bahrain