Monday, March 14, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 03-11-2011

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)· Community-Based Dispute Resolution Processes in Kabul City

Africa Center for Strategic Studies· Africa's Evolving Infosystems: A Pathway to Security and Stability

Air Force Space Command· High Frontier Journal, February 2011, v. 7, no. 2

o A New National Security Strategy for Space
o Air Force Implementation of the National Space Policy: Space Situational Awareness and Launch
o Acquisition Challenges from the New National Space Policy
o Space Act, Space Policy, and the Future of NASA
o Preserving the Space Domain for Future Generations
o Implications of the New National Space Policy
o Engagement and Sustainability in the 2010 National Space Policy
o Collective Assurance
o The New National Space Policy: More is Needed
o USSTRATCOM Perspective on National Space Policy Implementation through Space Situational Awareness Sharing
o National Space Policies as Strategic Communication
o The National Space Policy: Sustainability and Cooperation in a Congested, Competitive, and Contested Domain
o Emerging Dynamics of the New Space Policy
o Eliminating the Alternatives: A Strategy for Aligning National Commitment and National Reliance in Space
o Administering the 2010 National Space Policy: Lessons from History and Recommendations for the Future
o National Space Policy: The Challenge of Implementation
o The National Space Policy: High Tech Requires High Touch
o What’s New in the New National Space Policy?
o Air Force Space Policy: Highlights from the First Half-Century, 1948-1998

Air University· Air and Space Power Journal, Spring 2011, v. 25, no. 1

o Good or Great: Colonel, It Is Up to You!
o Farewell, Lt Col Paul Berg
o Developing Flexible Command and Control of Airpower
o Strategy and Airpower
o Forty-Five Years of Frustration: America’s Enduring Dilemma
o of Fighting Insurgents with Airpower
o Defending the Joint Force: Lessons Learned from Joint
o Base Balad
o The Dangerous Decline in the Department of Defense’s
o Vaccine Program for Infectious Diseases

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research· China’s Military Build-up: Implications for US Defense Spending

Amnesty International· Croatia: Briefing to the Human Rights Committee on Follow-up to the Concluding Observations on Croatia

· Forgotten Prisoners: Sri Lanka Uses Anti-Terrorism Laws to Detain Thousands

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)· Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, February 2011, v. 18, no. 2

o Causes of medical evacuations from Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF), New Dawn (OND) and Enduring Freedom (OEF), active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, October 2001-September 2010
o Cruciate ligament injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2009
o Surveillance snapshot: Acute myocardial infarction, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2009
o Deployment-related conditions of special surveillance interest

Asian Development Bank Institute· Examination of the Singapore Shift in Japan's Foreign Direct Investment in Services in ASEAN

Atlantic Council· Turkey’s Three Transformations

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)· Exiting Afghanistan: Challenges to Transition

Brennan School for Justice· Rethinking Radicalization

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)· Iran Update: Number 149

Brookings· The New Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood

· Patterns of Conflict in Pakistan: Implications for Policy
· The Real Military Options in Libya

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

· Operations Security and the Public’s Need to Know
· The Panda Bear Readies to Meet the Polar Bear: China Debates and Formulates Foreign Policy Towards Arctic Affairs and Canada's Arctic Sovereignty
· Security and Prosperity in the Canada-United States Relationship Two Sides of the Same Coin
· The Social Underpinnings of the Current Unrest in North Africa and the Middle East

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)· Why Syria Is Unlikely to be Next . . . for Now

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)· The Uncertain Rise of China's Military [testimony]

Center for Global Development (CGD)· Failed States, Vicious Cycles, and a Proposal - Working Paper 243

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)· CIP Report, February 2011, v. 9, no. 8 – Resilience

Center for Security Policy· Religious Bias Crimes against Muslim, Jewish and Christian Victims: American Trends from 2000-2009

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)· Afghanistan and the Uncertain Metrics of Progress:
o Part Five - Building Effective Afghan Forces

o Part Six – Showing Victory is Possible
o previous editions -- Part One

o Part Two
o Part Three
o Part Four

· Can Chávez Rescue Qaddafi?
· Global Aging and the Future of Emerging Markets
· On the Ground with the Global Health Initiative
· PacNet #15 - China and the South Pacific: No Cause for Panic Yet
· PacNet #16 - Understanding China’s Defense Budget: What it Means, and Why it Matters
· Significant Cyber Incidents Since 2006
· Turmoil in Libya: The View from Europe
· Update on Libyan Oil Production
· US Strategic Competition With Iran: Energy, Economics, Sanctions, And The Nuclear Issue

Center for Technology and National Strategic Policy (CTNSP)
· Assessing Military Benefits of S&T Investments in Micro Autonomous Systems Utilizing a Gedanken Experiment - (#80)

Chatham House· The Conclusion of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement: US Perspectives and Policy Goals in Sudan (Transcript of speech by Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson)

· Franco-British Defence and Security Treaties: Entente While it Lasts?
· Waging Peace in Independent Southern Sudan: The Way Forward (Transcript of speech by Major General Moses Bisong Obi of the UN Missions in Sudan)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee· Army Modernization

· Navy Shipbuilding Acquisition Programs and Budget Requirements

· Global Challenges to Readiness h
· Counterproliferation Strategy for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Chemical Biological Defense Program

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee· The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Securing Peace in the Midst of Tragedy

· China's Indigenous Innovation Trade and Investment Policies: How Great a Threat?
· Assessing U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities and Needs Amidst Economic Challenges in the Middle East
· North Korea’s Sea of Fire: Bullying, Brinkmanship and Blackmail

· Overview of U.S. Relations with Europe and Eurasia

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response
· Ensuring Effective Preparedness and Response - An Assessment of the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request for the Federal Emergency Management Agency
· Securing Air Commerce From the Threat of Terrorism

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee· Department of the Navy in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2012 and the Future Years Defense Program

· Current and Future Worldwide Threats to the National Security of the United States

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee· State Department Training: Investing in the Workforce to Address 21st Century Challenges

· Information Sharing in the Era of WikiLeaks: Balancing Security and Collaboration

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee· Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)· Four Observations About the Federal Budget
· Monthly Budget Review

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)· Japan's Nuclear Tremors After Quake

· Oil Market Volatility

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)· Dealing with Crimes against Humanity

Department of Defense· CrossTalk, March/April 2011

o From the Rugged Software Community
o Crumple Zones: Absorbing Attack Effects Before They Become a Problem
o Stop the Flow: A Damage Mitigation Framework for Trusted Systems
o The Need for Functional Security Testing
o Fault Tolerance With Service Degradations
o An Ecosystem for Continuously Secure Application Software
o Ensuring Software Assurance Process Maturity
· Secretary Gates speech to NATO regarding Afghanistan

Director of National Intelligence· Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - Statement for the Record by Ms. Corin R. Stone, Intelligence Community Information Sharing Executive, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

· Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing - Statement for the Record by Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper; Worldwide Threat Assessment of the United States Intelligence Community
· U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security - Open Hearing on "The Reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act"; Statement for the Record by ODNI General Counsel Mr. Robert S. Litt

EU Institute for Security Studies· Implementing R2P in Libya - How to Overcome the Inaction of the UN Security Council

· Tread Lightly! [op-ed on Libya]
· The Urgency of Declaring a No-Fly Zone to Protect the Libyan People

European Policy Centre· What Next for EU Cohesion Policy? Going 'Beyond GDP' to Deliver Greater Well-Being

Foreign Policy· Think Again: Arab Democracy

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)· GIGA Focus 2011, no. 1 -- The Decline of Europe and the US: Shifts in the World Economy and in Global Politics

Government Accountability Office (GAO)· Aviation Security: TSA's Revised Cost Comparison Provides a More Reasonable Basis for Comparing the Costs of Private-Sector and TSA Screeners, GAO-11-375R
· Aviation Security: Progress Made, but Challenges Persist in Meeting the Screening Mandate for Air Cargo, GAO-11-413T [testimony]
· Defense Acquisitions: Key Questions Confront the Army's Ground Force Modernization Initiatives, GAO-11-425T [testimony]
· Department of State: Additional Steps Are Needed to Improve Strategic Planning and Evaluation of Training for State Personnel, GAO-11-241
· Department of State: Additional Steps Are Needed to Improve Strategic Planning and Evaluation of Training for State Personnel [testimony]
· Export Controls: Improvements Needed to Prevent Unauthorized Technology Releases to Foreign Nationals in the United States, GAO-11-354

· Flood Insurance: Public Policy Goals Provide a Framework for Reform, GAO-11-429T [testimony]
· Information Technology: Better Informed Decision Making Needed on Navy's Next Generation Enterprise Network Acquisition, GAO-11-150
· Moving Illegal Proceeds: Opportunities Exist for Strengthening the Federal Government's Efforts to Stem Cross-Border Currency Smuggling, GAO-11-407T [testimony]

Henley-Putnam University· Journal of Strategic Security, Spring 2011, v. 4, no. 1

o Resetting U.S.-Turkish Relations: Charting a New Way Forward
o The Financial Arm of the FARC: A Threat Finance Perspective
o The Nuclear (and the) Holocaust: Israel, Iran, and the Shadows of Auschwitz
o Alternative Threat Methodology
o New START: The Contentious Road to Ratification

Heritage Foundation· Australia–China Economic Relations: A Lesson for the U.S., Not a Threat

· The EU-US Counterterrorism Relationship: An Agenda for Cooperation
· Jumpstarting the Visa Waiver Program to Increase Security and Economic Prosperity
· Net Neutrality: Time for Congress to Act
· Not the Time to Tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
· Thinking Past the No-Fly Zone Debate: Charting a Course for U.S. Policy

Homeland Security & Defense Business Council· 9/11/01 Project - Preparedness Through the Generations

Human Rights Watch· Days of Bloodshed in Aden

· Perpetual Fear: Impunity and Cycles of Violence in Zimbabwe

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)· An Arab Revolution?

· Failing to Deliver: Post-Crises Defence Reforms in India, 1998-2010

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)· Brazil and the United States: The Need for Strategic Engagement - Strategic Forum #266

International Crisis Group· Myanmar’s Post-Election Landscape

· Popular Protest in North Africa and the Middle East (II): Yemen between Reform and Revolution

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)· Clear, Hold, Hand Over: NATO's Afghan Transition Plan

· Libyan Rebels' Weapons Deficit

International Monetary Fund (IMF)· Bank Ownership and the Effects of Financial Liberalization: Evidence from India

· Determinants of Bank Credit in Emerging Market Economies
· Evaluating GDP Forecasting Models for Korea
· Fiscal Rules in a Volatile World: A Welfare-Based Approach
· How Big (Small?) are Fiscal Multipliers?
· The Impact of Legislation on Credit Risk - Comparative Evidence From the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany
· Russian Federation: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes-Data Module
· Taxing Financial Transactions: Issues and Evidence

International Peace Institute· Humanitarian Engagement with Nonstate Armed Groups: Enhancing the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

International Relations and Security Network· Arab Popular Uprisings Or The Arab Arrival To Political Modernity

· Arab Uprisings Test EU Architecture
· The Challenges of Maritime Security
· Freedom of Expression on Trial in Thailand
· The Global Democratic Revolution: A New Stage

· Logic May Help: Pakistan and the FMCT
· Pakistan’s Relations with Sri Lanka Serving China?

· Playing Politics With the ICC
· 'The Rising of the Women Means the Rising of Us All'
· São Tomé and the Curse of Oil

· Uprisings Divide Islamic Clerical Establishment

Jamestown Foundation· China Brief, March 20, 2011, v. 11, no. 4

o Beijing’s "Wei-Wen" Imperative Steals the Thunder at NPC
o An Analysis of China’s 2011 Defense Budget and Total Military Spending — The Great Unknown
o Is Russia Helping Taiwan Build Submarines?
o Implications of China’s Military Evacuation of Citizens from Libya
· Terrorism Monitor, March 10, 2011, v. 9, no. 10

o Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Protests in Yemen
o The Case of the Iranian Warships and the Suez Canal
o The Libyan Battle for the Heritage of Omar al-Mukhtar, the "Lion of the Desert"

Military Leadership Diversity Commission· From Representation to Inclusion: Diversity Leadership for the 21st Century Military - final report

· Military Leadership Diversity Commission Issue Papers
· Military Leadership Diversity Commission Decision Papers

National Academies Press· Evaluation of U.S. Air Force Preacquisition Technology Development

· National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces
· Tsunami Warning and Preparedness: An Assessment of the U.S. Tsunami Program and the Nation's Preparedness Efforts

National Security Archive· GLASS HALF FULL: 2011 Knight Open Government Survey Finds Freedom of Information Change

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)· Finding the Balance: U.S. Military and Future Operations

Peterson Institute for International Economics· The Euro Payoff: Germany's Economic Advantages from a Large and Diverse Euro Area

Pew Global Attitudes Project· Will Enthusiasm for Democracy Endure in Egypt and Elsewhere?

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press· Continuing Divide in Views of Islam and Violence

Political Research Associates· Manufacturing the Muslim Menace: Private Firms, Public Servants, and the Threat to Rights and Security

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS)· Empty Words of Revolution in Angola [IPRIS Viewpoints 43]

· An Ocean Apart? Angola, Brazil and the Need for a Strategic Framework [IPRIS Viewpoints 42]
· IPRIS Lusophone Countries Bulletin 16

o India's Interest in Angola
o In the Loop: Old Age Piracy in the Mozambique Channel
o Portugal and the Maghreb: Time to Renew the Vows

Project for Excellence in Journalism· As Gaddafi Clings to Power, Media Keep Focus on Middle East

Royal Academy of Engineering
· Global Navigation Space Systems: Reliance and Vulnerabilities

Small Wars Journal· Breaking the Camel’s Back: Maintaining U.S. Involvement in Yemen without Full Scale Military Intervention

· Building Relationships and Influence in Counterinsurgency: One Officer's Perspective
· To Design or Not to Design (Part Two): The There Is a Problem with the Word ‘Problem;’ How Unique Vocabulary Is Essential to Conceptual Planning
· The EU’s Afghan Police Mission: Failing to Meet Commitments
· The Fallacy of COIN: One Officer’s Frustration
· The Koepenick Syndrome: Is the United States the New Prussia?
· “Mr. Gates Doth Protest Too Much"
· The Post-Afghanistan Threat Environment: A Case Study on the Maldives
· Seeing the Other Side of the COIN: A Critique of the Current Counterinsurgency (COIN) Strategies in Afghanistan
· The Unnecessary Front: Reconsidering The Corps’s East Asian Bases

Stimson Center· Beyond Boundaries in Eastern Africa: Bridging the Security/Development Divide With International Security Assistance

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)· The Doctrinal Nesting of Joint and U.S. Army Terminology

· India in Africa: Implications of an Emerging Power for AFRICOM and U.S. Strategy

Terrorism Research Initiative· Perspectives on Terrorism, March 2011, v. 5, no. 1

o A Blast from the Past: Lessons from a Largely Forgotten Incident of State-Sponsored Terrorism
o Internet Websites and Links for (Counter-)Terrorism Research
o Reactions to the War on Terrorism: Origin- Group Differences in the 2007 Pew Poll of U.S. Muslims
o Situational Awareness in Terrorism and Crime Prevention
o Selected Literature on Terrorism and Religion
o 50 Un- and Under-researched Topics in the Field of (Counter-) Terrorism Studies

UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission· Afghanistan Annual Report 2010 Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

UN Environment Programme (UNEP)· Global Honey Bee Colony Disorders and Other Threats to Insect Pollinators

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission· China’s Narratives Regarding National Security Policy - hearing

USAID· Libya - Complex Emergency - Disaster Assistance at a Glance - updated March 3, 2011

· New Zealand - Complex Emergency - Disaster Assistance at a Glance - updated March 3, 2011

Washington Institute for Near East Policy· Options for Military Intervention in Libya

· Reviewing Egypt's Gains from Its Peace Treaty with Israel
· Saudi Arabia's Planned 'Day of Rage'
· Turkey's Anti-European Rhetoric Challenges U.S. Policy

White House· News Conference by the President [March 11, 2011]

World Public· On Egypt: What Should America Do Now?