Monday, March 21, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 03-18-2011

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)Climate and Energy Policy After the U.S. Midterm Elections: A European Perspective
Libya in Limbo?
Not Without America

American Military University (AMU)
Efficacy and Adoption of Central Web 2.0 and Social Software Tools in the U.S. Intelligence Community [redacted version of a thesis]

Amnesty International
Nigeria: Loss of Life, Insecurity and Impunity in the Run-up to Nigeria’s Elections
Parallel Lives: Roma Denied Rights to Housing and Water in Slovenia

Army War College Library
Regional Study Resources  Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Financial Regulatory Harmonization in East Asia: Balancing Domestic and International Pressures for Corporate Governance Reforms
Trade in Services and Human Development: A First Look at the Links

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
Long-term Engagement: The Future of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands
The Next Base? Concerns about Somalia and Yemen

Brookings Institute
Amid Global Crises, Can Obama Make a Real Impact in Latin America?
Devastation in Japan: The Aftermath and Implications of the World’s Fifth Largest Earthquake
Endowed by Their Creator? The Future of Constitutional Personhood
On Libya, the Contours of the Emerging International Semi-Order

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
Libya: A Time for Others in the Region
Marshall Plan Needed for Middle East: A Policy Update Paper

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
After Fukushima: Early Implications for Nuclear Industry and Policy Makers
Arab Reform Bulletin - March 16, 2011 - Demography and Bahrain’s Unrest

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Disaster in Japan: Nuclear Energy, the Economy and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Center for American Progress
Japan and Future of U.S. Nuclear Power
The Origins and Evolution of Progressive Economics
Seismic Activity and U.S. Nuclear Facilities: What We Need to Learn from the Japanese Earthquake

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
Nuclear Disarmament: A Slow March on a Long Road
Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
The “After Hillary” Era Concerns Southeast Asia
DIIG Current Issues No. 23: US Military Aid and Sales to Egypt 
The Evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility
Japanese Nuclear Crisis 
The March 11 Earthquake: Where Things Stand
PacNet#16A – The Implications of China’s Active Defense Strategy
PacNet #17 - AirSea Battle: An Exchange
Measuring Perceptions About the Pashtun People
Risk Management in Non-DoD US Government Agencies and the International Community
Selected Bibliography for Cyber Security
Stability in the Middle East and North Africa: The Other Side of Security
Centre for Eastern Studies
Belarus: Harsh Sentences on Participants in December Opposition Demonstrations
Germany’s Reaction to the Accident at the Nuclear Power Plant in Japan
Tug-of-war over EU’s Policy Towards Its Neighbours
Centre for Global Development
The New Bottom Billion: What If Most of the World’s Poor Live in Middle-Income Countries?
Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, v. 13, no. 1 Fall 2010
o Military Strategy in War and Peace: Introduction
o Strategy, Strategic Leadership and Strategic Control in Ancient Greece
o The Battle of Tannenberg in 1410: Strategic Interests and Tactical Implementation
o Bismarck, Wilhelm II., and German Military Leadership
o Offense, Defence or the Worst of Both Worlds? Soviet Strategy in May-June 1941
o Thoughts on Grand Strategy and the United States in the Twenty-first Century
o Strategic Thinking: The French Case in 1914 (& 1940)
o The Significance of the Balkans as a Strategic-Operational Area for the Bundeswehr
o Military Strategy in War and Peace: Some Conclusions
Chatham House
Scotland and Wales in Africa: Opportunities for a Coordinated UK Approach to Development
Somali Investment in Kenya
The UN Refugee Convention at 60: The Challenge for Europe

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
2012 Budget Request from U.S. Cyber Command
Amphibious Operations 
Developments in Afghanistan
FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for National Security Space Activities
Law of War Detention and the President’s Executive Order Establishing Periodic Review Boards for Guantanamo Detainees
Long-Term Readiness Challenges in the Pacific
Military Health System Overview and Defense Health Program Cost Efficiencies

Military Health System Overview and Defense Health Program Cost Efficiencies: A Beneficiary Perspective

Military Personnel Overview

Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Tactical Aviation Programs
Soldier and Marine Equipment for Dismounted Operations

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
The Agency for International Development and the Millennium Challenge Corporation: Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Requests and Future Directions in Foreign Assistance
The Colombia and Panama Free Trade Agreements: National Security and Foreign Policy Priorities
The Global Nuclear Revival and U.S. Nonproliferation Policy
Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
Ensuring Effective Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for Events Impacting Health Security
Examining the Cyber Threat to Critical Infrastructure and the American Economy
Strengthening the Border – Finding the Right Mix of Personnel, Infrastructure and Technology

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
Oversight Hearing on the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee
The Freedom Of Information Act: Crowd-Sourcing Government Oversight
TSA Oversight Part I: Whole Body Imaging
Congress. House. Science, Space and Technology
Congress. Joint Economic Committee. Republicans
Spend Less, Owe Less, Grow the Economy

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
Department of the Air Force in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2012 and the Future Years Defense Program
Military Construction, Environmental, and Base Closure Programs in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2012 and the Future Years Defense Program
Situation in Afghanistan
Updated National Intelligence Estimate on Iran and Other Related Matters

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
Popular Uprisings in the Middle East: The Implications for U.S. Policy

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee
Catastrophic Preparedness: How Ready Is FEMA for the Next Big Disaster?
Enhancing the President's Authority to Eliminate Wasteful Spending and Reduce the Budget Deficit
Preventing Improperly Paid Federal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disasters
Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
The Freedom of Information Act: Ensuring Transparency and Accountability in the Digital Age
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
An Analysis of the Navy’s Shipbuilding Plans
Reducing the Deficit: Spending and Revenue Options

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Nuclear Power Expansion Challenges
Confronting the Cyber Threat
Cyberspace Governance: The Next Step: Policy Innovation Memorandum No. 2
The Evolving Structure of the American Economy and the Employment Challenge

Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
Dealing with Crimes Against Humanity - Development Dialogue no. 55

Defence Research and Development Canada
Measuring Intangible Assets: Assessing the Impact of Knowledge Management in the S&T Fight Against Terrorism

Department of Defense
Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military Fiscal Year 2010
DoD Instruction 5220.22, National Industrial Security Program (NISP), March 18, 2011
Military Assistance to Japan 
'Operation Odyssey Dawn' Under Way in Libya
Department of Health & Human Services
State & Local Planners Playbook for Medical Response to a Nuclear Detonation
Department of Homeland Security
Small Vessel Security Strategy Implementation Plan

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
OIG-11-46 - Independent Review of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Reporting of FY 2009 Drug Control Obligations
OIG-11-40 - FEMA’s Oversight and Management of Debris Removal Operations

Department of State - Defense Trade Controls
Section 655 Annual Military Assistance Reports

Department of the Air Force
USAF Minerva Energy & Environmental Security Initiative
East-West Center
Australia and Japan: Allies in Partnership
Foreign Policy
How Obama Lost Karzai
It Takes a Network: The New Frontline of Modern Warfare
Land of Disaster 
What Happens During a Nuclear Meltdown?

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Border Security: Preliminary Observations on the Status of Key Southwest Border Technology Programs, GAO-11-448T [testimony] 
Cybersecurity: Continued Attention Needed to Protect Our Nation's Critical Infrastructure and Federal Information Systems, GAO-11-463T [testimony] 
DOD Health Care: Prohibition on Financial Incentives That May Influence Health Insurance Choices for Retirees and Their Dependents under Age 65, GAO-11-160R
Homeland Security: Improvements in Managing Research and Development Could Help Reduce Inefficiencies and Costs, GAO-11-464T [testimony]
Federal Food Safety Oversight: Food Safety Working Group Is a Positive First Step but Governmentwide Planning Is Needed to Address Fragmentation, GAO-11-289 
Joint Strike Fighter: Restructuring Should Improve Outcomes, but Progress Is Still Lagging Overall, GAO-11-450T [testimony]
List of Selected Federal Programs That Have Similar or Overlapping Objectives, Provide Similar Services, or Are Fragmented Across Government Missions (Supplement to GAO-11-318SP), GAO-11-474R
Maritime Security: Updating U.S. Counterpiracy Action Plan Gains Urgency as Piracy Escalates off the Horn of Africa, GAO-11-449T [testimony]
Measuring Disaster Preparedness: FEMA Has Made Limited Progress in Assessing National Capabilities, GAO-11-260T [testimony]
Nuclear Nonproliferation: More Progress Needed in Implementing Recommendations for IAEA's Technical Cooperation Program, GAO-11-482T [testimony]
Nuclear Waste: DOE Needs a Comprehensive Strategy and Guidance on Computer Models that Support Environmental Cleanup Decisions, GAO-11-143
Heritage Foundation
Afghanistan: Time for Political Strategy to Capitalize on Military Gains
Congressional Hearings Offer Opportunity for U.N. Budgetary Scrutiny
How to Field the Right Military Force to Protect America
President Obama’s Visit to Latin America: Democracy, Trade, and Security First
Reviewing America’s Disaster Preparedness
Revolution in the Middle East; Heritage Recommendations
The Role of the United States in Southern Sudan’s Referendum
U.S. Role in Libya: Answers to the Tough Questions
Hudson Institute
Dark Secrets 

Human Rights Watch
Shattering Hopes: Post-Election Crackdown in Belarus
“You Dress According to Their Rules”: Enforcement of an Islamic Dress Code for Women in Chechnya

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
The Complacency Factor in Counter-Insurgency Operations
Decoding the Dalai Lama’s Political Retirement
Internal Security in a Multi-Party Federal Polity
Japan Debates the Viability of Nuclear Power Plants
Terrorism and Electoral Politics in Assam
Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
Secret Weapon: High-value Target Teams as an Organizational Innovation (Strategic Perspectives 4)
Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
New March 18 Satellite Image of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Site in Japan
New Satellite Image of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Site in Japan From March 17, 2011
Satellite Image Shows Damage to Reactor Buildings at Fukushima Daiichi Complex After Explosions
Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
• Monograph 177: African Counter-Terrorism Legal Frameworks a Decade After 2001
• Monograph 176: Merchants of African Conflict, More Than Just a Pound of Flesh
Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS)
IAGS Journal of Energy Security, March 2011
o Common Misconceptions of Rare Earth Elements
o Solutions for Russian-Ukrainian Gas Brinksmanship
o The Nuclear Fuel Bank and Iran
o The Security Vulnerabilities of Smart Grid
o The Lull Before the Storm: Maritime Piracy and Election Violence in the Niger Delta
o Combating Smart Grid Vulnerabilities
o Combating Smart Grid Vulnerabilities
o The Perilous Intersection of Mexico’s Drug War & Pemex
o Politicking Over Central Asia's Pipelines
o DoD's Addiction to Oil: Is there a Cure?
o Azerbaijan's New Energy Act
o Poland's Energy Security Strategy
o The Road to Hungarian Energy Security

Institute for the Study of War
Afghanistan Order of Battle (as of Mar 2011)
Iraq Order of Battle (Dec 2009 to Mar 2011)
Trouble Ahead in Afghanistan's East?
The U.S. in Iraq Beyond 2011: A Diminishing But Still Vital Role
Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group (ITACG)
Intelligence Guide for First Responders (2nd ed)
International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR)
The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West: Evolution and Western Policies
International Crisis Group
North Kosovo: Dual Sovereignty in Practice
International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
Winds of change in Iraqi Kurdistan
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Creditless Recoveries
Imperfect Information and Saving in a Small Open Economy
Inflation Uncertainty and Relative Price Variability in WAEMU Countries
Modeling Inflation in Chad
International Relations and Security Network
Central American Countries Join Forces Against Organized Crime 
Egypt: Does the Revolution Include the Copts? 
Georgian Opposition Girds for 'Revolution,' But Is the Time Right?
How Far Will China's Navy Reach?
Israel's Ethiopian Jews Face Challenges
Japan: From Tsunami to Change 
Nuclear Follies
Ukraine - Backsliding on Democracy 
Understanding China’s Defense Budget: What It Means, Why It Matters 
US Foreign Policy and the Changing Balance of Power in Asia
Jamestown Foundation
Terrorism Monitor, March 17, 2011, v. 9, no. 11
o Al-Shabaab Threats Panic Kenya as Fighting Erupts on the Somali Border
o What Do the Uprisings in The Middle East Mean for al-Qaeda?
o Jihad in China? Marketing the Turkistan Islamic Party

Lowy Institute for International Policy
Justice or Stability? Hizbullah, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and Consequences for the Region

National Academies Press
Harmful Health Effects of Nuclear Radiation Exposure: Resources for Prevention

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
Report After the Deluge: Short and Medium-term Impacts of the Reactor Damage Caused by the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Naval War College
Global Shipping Game: Game Report
Naval War College Review, Spring 2011, v. 64, no. 2
o From Bottle Rockets to Lightning Bolts: China's Missile Revolution and PLA Strategy against U.S. Military Intervention
o Toward an African Maritime Economy: Empowering the African Union to Revolutionize the African Maritime Sector
o The Development of the Angled-Deck Aircraft Carrier: Innovation and Adaptation Hiding in Plain Sight: The U.S. Navy and Dispersed Operations under EMCON, 1956-1972
o Alliance Naval Strategies and Norway in the Final Years of the Cold War
o The Quiet Warrior Back in Newport: Admiral Spruance, the Return to the Naval War College, and the Lessons of the Pacific War, 1946-1947
o Is Deterrence the Only Option? [review essay]
o The Province of Moral Courage [review essay]

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
Public Wary of Military Intervention in Libya
Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS)
Obama's Visit to Brazil: Patching Old Wounds and Pointing the Way Ahead [IPRIS Policy Brief 6]
Portugal and the UN Security Council
The Strategic Concept that Couldn't [IPRIS Viewpoints 44]
Army Tactical Wheeled Vehicles: Current Fleet Profiles and Potential Strategy Implications
The J-20 Episode and Civil-Military Relations in China [testimony]
Measuring Illegal Border Crossing Between Ports of Entry: An Assessment of Four Promising Methods
The Nongovernmental Sector in Disaster Resilience: Conference Recommendations for a Policy Agenda

Russian and Eurasian Security Network
Russian Analytical Digest - No.93: Russian Nationalism, Xenophobia, Immigration and Ethnic Conflict
Security & Defence Agenda
Security & Defence Day 10 Conference Report: Going Global: Europe's Security Policy Challenge

Security Council Report
Update Report on Libya
Update Report on the Peacebuilding Commission
Small Wars Journal
Counterterrorism v. Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Algeria and Afghanistan 
To Design or Not to Design (Part Three): Metacognition: How Problematizing Transforms a Complex System towards a Desired State
Hawaii and Guam: Strategic Convergence Zones for the United States Forward Defense Strategy in the Pacific Rim
Moral Intuition and the Professional Military Ethic
A Theory of Dark Network Design (Part One)
Thinking and Acting Like an Early Explorer: Operational Art is Not a Level of War
Stimson Center
Counterfeit Drugs and National Security
Managing Across Boundaries
Pathfinder Interactive Map 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2010
Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
Russian Military Politics and Russia's 2010 Defense Doctrine

Transnational Institute
The Arab Revolutions and the Democratic Imagination
Guantanamo, Torture, and the Perversion of Justice: Obama’s New Executive Order
Trust for America's Health
Investing in America’s Health: A State-by-State Look at Public Health Funding and Key Health Facts

UN Security Council
The Situation in Afghanistan and Its Implications for International Peace and Security S/2011/120
The Situation in Libya S/RES/1973 (2011)
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety in 2010: A Brighter Spotlight Needed

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
The Evolving Role of China in International Institutions
Japan - Complex Emergency - Disaster Assistance at a Glance [latest update] 
• Libya - Complex Emergency - Disaster Assistance at a Glance [latest update]
Review of USAID/Afghanistan's Bank Supervision Assistance Activities and the Kabul Bank Crisis (F-306-11-003S)
US Institute of Peace (USIP)
Oil and Turmoil in Libya 

U.S. Travel Association
A Better Way; building a World Class system for Aviation Security 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
The Arab Revolutions: An Israeli Perspective
Bahrain's Crisis: Saudi Forces Intervene
Libyan Revolution Faces Defeat without External Military Intervention
Policy Alert: After the Itamar Massacre
Walking a Tightrope: Secretary Clinton Goes to Cairo
White House
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
The Ongoing Response to the Earthquakes and Tsunami in Japan