Sunday, February 27, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 02-25-2011

ACLU of Northern California
· Costs and Consequences: The High Price of Policing Immigrant Communities

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· Undermining Representative Governance: Afghanistan's 2010 Parliamentary Election and Its Alienating Impact

Africa Center for Strategic Studies
· Investing in Science and Technology to Meet Africa's Maritime Security Challenges

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· China Is No Egypt

· How to Make Egypt Safe for Democracy

American Physical Society Panel on Public Affairs and the Materials Research Society
· Energy Critical Elements: Securing Materials for Emerging Technologies

Amnesty International
· Final Report: Letter Writing Marathon 2010

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
· The Role of Macroeconomic Policy in Rebalancing Growth

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Changing Pace: ASPI’s Strategic Assessment 2011

Baker Institute for Public Policy
· Report from the Cairo Colloquium: Lessons Learned from a Student-led Diplomacy Program and Recommendations for the Future

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
· The Deterioration in Israeli-Turkish Relations and its International Ramifications

· Eurasian Energy and Israel’s Choices

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· Global Rebalancing: The Dangerous Obsession

· Prospects for a New Lebanese Government

Center for a New American Security
· Doing More Without More: Obtaining Efficiency and Productivity in Defense

Center for American Progress
· Qaddafi’s Last Stand?: How the United States Can Respond as Tripoli Heats Up

Center for Contemporary Conflict (CCC)
· Understanding and Responding to Conflict in Africa: Crisis Response versus Conflict Resolution

· Terrorist Innovations in Weapons of Mass Effect: Preconditions, Causes and Predictive Indicators

Center for Global Development
· Capability Traps? The Mechanisms of Persistent Implementation Failure

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
· CIP Report Cybersecurity

Center for Security Policy
· Scandalous Air Tanker Decision: Despite Corruption, EADS Favored over U.S.-based Boeing

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Afghanistan and the Uncertain Metrics of Progress: Part One – The US Failures That Shaped Today’s War
· Lessons From Kenya for the Global Health Initiative
· Pacific Partners: The Future of US-New Zealand Relations
· PacNet #13 - Help China to Help China
· PacNet #13A - US-China: A Narrowing Window for Obama?
· Scarcity and Strategy in the GCC
· Statebuilding in Situations on Conflict and Fragility
· Understanding Saudi Stability and Instability: A Very Different Nation
· Winning the War in Iraq: Creating and Funding a Strategic Partnership

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments Updates for 10 - 24 Feb 2011

Centre for Eastern Studies
· Croatia: Accession Negotiations with the EU Overshadowed by Parliamentary Elections

· Destabilisation of Kabardino-Balkaria: Terrorists Ever Closer to Sochi
· Germany is Enhancing Trade Co-operation with Emerging Economies

Centre for the Study of Civil War
· Sexual Violence in African Conflicts

Congress. Senate. Foreign Affairs Committee
· S. Prt.?? Another US Deficit China and America Public Diplomacy in the Age of the Internet (Committee Print - Minority)

· S. Prt.?? Will Russia End Eastern Europe's Last Frozen Conflict? (Committee Print - Minority)
· S. Prt. 112-3 Iraq: The Transition from a Military Mission to a Civilian-Led Effort (Committee Print - Majority) (General)
· S. Prt. 112-4 Losing Jobs and Alienating Friends The Consequences of Falling Behind on Free Trade with Colombia and Panama (Committee Print - Minority)

· S. Prt. 112-10 Avoiding Water Wars: Water Scarcity and Central Asia's Growing Importance for Stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan (Committee Print)

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Cost Estimate for H.R. 1, Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011

· Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output From October 2010 Through December 2010
· Outlook for the Economy and the Budget

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Gauging U.S.-Taliban Talks

· Issue Guide: Arab World Protests
· Lessons for the Mideast from Asia's Revolutions
· Limiting Iranian Nuclear Activities: Options and Consequences
· Managing the World’s Dollar Dependency

Defence R&D Canada
· Biometrics of Intent: From Psychophysiology to Behaviour

· Collaboration within the JIMP (Joint, Interagency, Multinational, Public) Environment
· Development of a Dynamic Biomechanical Model for Load Carriage: Phase VI:; Assessing Physiological and Biomechanical Loading Using the Portable Measurement System and the Dynamic Biomechanical Model · The Economics of Terrorism: Economics Methods of Analysis in the Study of Terrorism and Counterterrorism
· Empirical Study on Operator Interface Design for Handheld Devices to Control Micro Aerial Vehicles · A Gap Analysis of Research Being Conducted on Naval Personnel Issues
· Suitable Learning Styles for Intelligent Tutoring Technologies

Defense Science Board (DSB)
· DSB 2010 Summer Study on Enhancing Adaptability of US Military Forces (Part A - Main report)

· Part B: Appendices

Department of the Army
· Army Branch Insignia [includes description and history]

· Army Ranks on Symbols and Insignias [includes rank descriptions]
· Army Tabs [includes descriptions and eligibility requirements]
· Combat Badges [includes descriptions and eligibility requirements]
· Field Manual (FM 3-0) Operations [updated February 2008]

East West Center
· Japan's National Security Policy: New Directions, Old Restrictions

· What Can the United States Learn from Russia's Relations with ASEAN Countries?

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations
· The Single Market in Need of a Strategic Relaunch

EU Institute for Security Studies
· Egypt: Heeding the Portugese Lessons

· Franco-British Military Cooperation: A New Engine for European Defence?
· Security developments in East Asia: What Implications for the EU?

European Policy Centre
· EP Electoral Reform: A Question of Trade-offs

Foreign Policy
· How Obama Lost Karzai

· It Takes a Network: The New Frontline of Modern Warfare

· Revolution U - What Egypt Learned from the Students Who Overthrew Milosevic

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Libya In Crisis… What’s Next?

· Turkey’s Changing Foreign Policy and Its International Ramifications

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
· Cutting Bread or Cutting Throats? – Findings from a New Database on Religion, Violence and Peace in Sub‐Saharan Africa, 1990 to 2008

· Security Policies of India, Brazil and South Africa – Regional Security Contexts as Constraints for a Common Agenda

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Debt Limit: Delays Create Debt Management Challenges and Increase Uncertainty in the Treasury Market, GAO-11-203

· Defense Infrastructure: High-Level Federal Interagency Coordination Is Warranted to Address Transportation Needs beyond the Scope of the Defense Access Roads Program, GAO-11-165
· Defense Management: Additional Cost Information and Stakeholder Input Needed to Assess Military Posture in Europe, GAO-11-131
· Tactical Aircraft: Air Force Fighter Reports Generally Addressed Congressional Mandates, but Reflected Dated Plans and Guidance, and Limited Analyses, GAO-11-323R

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

· Breaking an Ice-Bound U.S. Policy: A Proposal for Operating in the Arctic
· Help Libyans Liberate Themselves from Qadhafi
· Internet “Kill Switch”: Mapping Out Government’s Proper Role in Cybersecurity
· Medium Extended Air Defense System: Continued Funding Needed

Hudson Institute
· Malaysian Dilemma: The Enduring Cancer of Affirmative Action

Human Rights Watch
· At a Crossroads: Human Rights in Iraq Eight Years after the US –Led Invasion

· Failing its Families: Lack of Paid Leave and Work-Family Supports in the US

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (ISDA)
· Public Finance and National Security: Deficit Reduction and the American Military in a Time of Diminished Resources

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
· Assessing Military Benefits of S&T Investments in Micro Autonomous Systems Utilizing a Gedanken Experiment [Defense Technology Paper #80]

· Strategic Forum #264 - European Energy Security: Reducing Volatility of Ukraine-Russia Natural Gas Pricing Disputes
· Strategic Forum #265 - Finland, Sweden, and NATO: From 'Virtual' to Formal Allies?

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· IAEA Iran Safeguards Report: Expansion of Natanz Enrichment Plant Lags; LEU Production Not as High as Expected; Iran Readying Advanced Centrifuges for Deployment?; Continued Non-Cooperation on Military Dimensions
· ISIS Resources on the Stuxnet Worm
· Satellite Image Shows Suspected Uranium Conversion Plant in Syria

Institute for Security & Development
· Regional Environmental Cooperation in EU and ASEAN Lessons from Two Regions

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
· Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic

· Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran

International Crisis Group
· Afghanistan’s Elections Stalemate

· Cyprus: Six Steps toward a Settlement
· Nigeria’s Elections: Reversing the Degeneration?
· Popular Protest in North Africa and the Middle East (I): Egypt Victorious?
· Somalia: The Transitional Government on Life Support

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
· Russian Navy's Regeneration Plans

· The OSCE's Uncertain Future

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· The Demographic Dividend: Evidence from the Indian States

· Growth in Africa Under Peace and Market Reforms
· Limits of Floating Exchange Rates: the Role of Foreign Currency Debt and Import Structure
· Measuring Energy Security: Trends in the Diversification of Oil and Natural Gas Supplies
· New Indicators for Tracking Growth in Real Time

International Peace Institute (IPI)
· Bridge over the Dniestr: Confidence-Building Measures in Moldova

International Relations and Security Network
· China: Brick Batting at Home and Abroad

· Drones for German Foreign and Security Policy?
· Egyptians Ponder Israel Peace Terms
· India: Economy Grows, Politics Stagnates
· Libya’s Regime at 40: A State of Kleptocracy
· Maritime Domain Security: A Key Issue of Network Enabled Capabilities: Principles – Ways – Means
· Russia: Looking Ahead
· Time to Rethink the Fight Against Maritime Piracy in the Indian Ocean

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
· 2010 Internet Crime Report

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, February 24, 2011, v. 9, no. 8

o Government Offensive Triggers Taliban Reprisal Attacks in Mohmand Agency
o After Mubarak: Egypt's Islamists Respond to a Secular Revolution
o Sufi Militants Struggle with Deobandi Jihadists in Pakistan

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

· IIPER #35 - Domodedovo Airport Suicide Bombing Update

National Academies Press
· Building Community Disaster Resilience through Private-Public Collaboration

· Preparedness and Response to a Rural Mass Casualty Incident: Workshop Summary

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
· Glossary of Key Information Security Terms

National Military Intelligence Association
· American Intelligence Journal, 2010, v. 28, no. 2 - Treasure Trove or Trouble: Cyber-Enabled Intelligence and International Politics

NATO Defense College
· The Arab Explosion: Questions and Options for NATO

· What Makes Communication Strategic? – Preparing Military Organizations for the Battle of Ideas

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
· Summary of "International Deployment of Commercial Capability in Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Nuclear Power Plant Design, Manufacture and Construction for Developing Countries: Final Report on Task 7"

· Summary of "Update Review of Safety Aspects of Nuclear Power Program in Republic of Korea"

Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre
· Coping with a Failing Pakistan

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
· Capital Account Liberalization and the Role of the Renminbi

· Integrating Reform of Financial Regulation with Reform of the International Monetary System
· Why the World Needs Three Global Currencies

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
· Religion in the News: Islam Was No. 1 Topic in 2010

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Global Trouble Spots Top Public's News Interests: Strong Focus on Asia, Less Interest in Europe

· Interactive map

· Public Favors Tougher Border Controls and Path to Citizenship: Most Oppose Ending "Birthright Citizenship"

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS)
· North and South Sudan: What Lies Ahead?

· Understanding the Libyan Uprising

· Building Community Resilience to Disasters: A Way Forward to Enhance National Health Security

· Intratheater Airlift Functional Area Analysis (FAA)
· Intratheater Airlift Functional Needs Analysis (FNA)
· Intratheater Airlift Functional Solution Analysis (FSA)
· The Next Supreme Leader: Succession in the Islamic Republic of Iran
· The Option of an Oil Tax to Fund Transportation and Infrastructure
· Retaining F-22A Tooling: Options and Costs
· Shaking the Heavens and Splitting the Earth: Chinese Air Force Employment Concepts in the 21st Century

· Upgrading the Extender: Which Options Are Cost-Effective for Modernizing the KC-10?

Religions and Development Research Programme
· Dilemmas of Pride and Pain: Sectarian Conflict and Conflict Transformation in Pakistan

· New forms of religious transnationalism and development initiatives: a case study of Dera Sant Sarwan Dass, Ballan, Punjab, India
· 'The People Know They Need Religion in Order to Develop': The Relationships between Hindu and Buddhist Religious Teachings, Values and Beliefs, and Visions of the Future in Pune, India
· Religion, Development and Wellbeing in India
· Religions, Ethics and Attitudes Towards Corruption: A Study of Perspectives in India
· Sectarian Conflict and Its Aftermath in Jhang and Gilgit, Pakistan

Refugees International
· Iraq: A Stable Region Requires Stable Assistance

Russian and Eurasian Security Network
· Russian Analytical Digest: No. 92: Corruption and the Rule of Law

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
· Structures for Strategy: Institutional Preconditions for Long-Range Planning in Cross-Country Perspective

· What Happened to the Smiling Face of Indonesian Islam? Muslim Intellectualism and the Conservative Turn in Post-Suharto Indonesia

Security Council Report
· Update Report on Libya, 25 February 2011 No. 3

Small Wars Journal
· Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Changing Face of Uzbek Militancy

· The Day Embassy Kabul Forever Changed: Remembering the 1979 Assassination of Adolph “Spike” Dubs and The Dismantling of the American Civilian Mission in Afghanistan
· Exit Strategies: Iraq and the Republic of South Vietnam
· The Future of MISO: A Critique
· Making a Sandwich in Afghanistan: How to Assess a Strategic Withdrawal from a Protracted Irregular War
· Negotiation: By, With, and Through the Afghan People
· Revolution And The Egyptian Labour Movement
· The Wrong War: An Interview with Bing West

Southern Poverty Law Center
· The Year in Hate & Extremism, 2010

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· The SIPRI Top 100 Arms-producing Companies, 2009

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· Reforming Military Command Arrangements: The Case of the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
· Hearing and Roundtable on “China’s Internal Dilemmas”

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Egypt's Military in Power: Dynamics, Challenges, Prospects

· Help Tunisia First
· Israel's Strategic Concerns over Upheaval in Egypt
· 'The Last Bullet': Qadhafi and the Future of Libya
· Protecting Egypt's Evolving Democracy
· Slippery Slope: Libya and the Lessons of Previous No-Fly Zones
· U.S.-NATO Intervention in Libya: Risks and Benefits