Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 03-25-2011

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
Pashtunwali – Tribal Life and Behaviour Among the Pashtuns

Africa Center for Strategic Studies
West Africa's Growing Terrorist Threat: Confronting AQIM's Sahelian Strategy

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Europe's Default in Credibility
Gulf of Aden Security Review
Political Report March 2011
o Speaker Boehner: less popular and less unpopular than Speaker Gingrich
o Pain at the pump and presidential (un)popularity
o Attitudes on offshore drilling: drill, baby, drill more?
o Drawing lines in the polling sand on Libya
o Obamacare one year after passage: Patient stable, but not improving
o Americans on public employees: cut benefits, not collective bargaining
o Twenty-six percent wear the union label in Wisconsin
o State and national finances: They're bad! What to do?
o NPR listeners: More upscale, educated, and liberal
o Plus much more: Trump's positive trajectory, the sheen on Sheen
Yemen Protest Map
Yemen Protests: U.S. Policy in Crisis

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
German Policy on Libya: Right on Substance, Short on Style
In Europe's Own Neighborhood

Amnesty International
A ‘Lawless Law’: Detentions Under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act
Bloodied but Unbowed: Unwarranted State Violence Against Bahraini Protestors
Freedom of Expression Under Fire: Briefing to the Hungarian Government on the New Media Legislation

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Emerging Contours of Financial Regulation: Challenges and Dynamics
Processing Trade, Exchange Rates, and the People's Republic of China's Bilateral Trade Balances

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Egypt’s Classic Strategic Triangle 

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Japan Nuclear Crisis Resources

Bipartisan Policy Center and American Clean Skies Foundation
Task Force on Ensuring Stable Natural Gas Markets

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
Getting to Zero Update March 23, 2011 

Assessing Obama’s Visit to Brazil: A New Framework for Relations with Latin America?
A View of the U.S. Economy

Canada's Parliamentary Budget Officer
An Estimate of the Fiscal Impact of Canada’s Proposed Acquisition of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter
Comparing PBO and DND Cost Estimates on Canada’s Proposed Acquisition of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: Some Preliminary Questions and Answers on Key Issues

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
Policy Update – Libya: Why Are We Involved

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Bulletin - March 22, 2011 - Next Steps in Egypt's Transition

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Extreme Crises: Reassessing US Preparedness After Japan 
Security Through Partnership: Fighting Transnational Cartels in the Western Hemisphere

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
CIP Report no. 104 - Oil and Gas

Center for Security Policy
America's Descent into Strategic Dementia
UN Intervention into Libya an Ominous Precedent for Israel
Understanding the Third Terror War

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
Strategic Trends 2011 
o Power Shifts: Emerging Markets Emerged, Geopolitics Fractured
o Regional Dynamics in the New Middle East
o 9/11 Ten Years On: Terrorism as a Manageable Risk
o Narcotics as a Growing Security Concern

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
Selected Options and Costs for a No-Fly Zone Over Libya

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS
Afghanistan and the Uncertain Metrics of Progress
Fukushima: What It Is and Isn’t
Health Outlook in Japan
The Iranian Navy’s Historic Mediterranean Deployment: Timing Is Everything
Issues & Insights Vol. 11 - No. 4
Japan's Energy Supply and Security since the March 11 Earthquake
Libya: Managing a Fragile Coalition
Libya: Three Possible Outcomes and the Role of Governance, Money, Gas, and Oil
PacNet #18 - Facing a Complex Crisis: Thoughts on Japan’s Recovery
Responding to Crisis in Japan
Response to Japan’s March 11 Disaster: When the Going Gets Tough
Rethinking a Resource-Based Strategy
Seizing the Multilateral Moment in Libya
Suspicions, Misconceptions, and Mistakes

Centre for Eastern Studies
'Creeping' Civil War in the North Caucasus
Germany’s Stance on the Libyan Crisis as a Function of German Internal Policy
Russia on the Military Intervention in Libya

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Security Sector Reform in Haiti One Year After the Earthquake
Toward a Post-2015 Development Paradigm (1)

Centre for International Policy Studies
Is NATO’s Counterinsurgency Strategy Working in Afghanistan?: A Case Study

Century Foundation
Afghanistan—Negotiating Peace

Chatham House
Post-Revolutionary Georgia on the Edge?

Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Defense Information Analysis Center
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Information Analysis Center (CBRNIAC) Newsletter, 2011, v. 12, no. 1
o U.S. Coast Guard’s Chemical/Biological (CB) Small Boat and Aircrew Anti-Exposure/Dry Suit
o The USSTRATCOM Center for Combating WMD (SCC-WMD) Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Support Cell
o Hazardous Materials Course Focus on WMD Attack and Response

CIA FOIA reading room
Wartime Statutes - Instruments of Soviet Control

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
CBO's Labor Force Projections Through 2021 
Preliminary Analysis of the President’s Budget for 2012

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
The Dilemma of Humanitarian Intervention
Libya and the Responsibility to Protect
Obama's 'Poorly Conceived' Libya Intervention

Department of Defense
DoD Instruction 5525.14, DoD Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) Flying Armed, March 22, 2011

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
SPO-2011-004 Assessment of DOD Wounded Warrior Matters - Fort Sam Houston

Department of Defense Task Force for Business and Stability Operations
Mineral Resource Team 2010 Activities Summary [Afghanistan]

Department of Energy
The Situation in Japan - Radiological Assessment - Updated 03/22/11

Department of Homeland Security
Enabling Distributed Security in Cyberspace: Building a Healthy and Resilient Cyber Ecosystem with Automated Collective Action

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
OIG-11-47 DHS Department-wide Management of Detection Equipment (Redacted)

East-West Center
A Step Too Far: Why CPGS Is The Wrong Answer to China's Anti-Access Challenge

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations
Renewed Financial Supervision in Europe – Final or Transitory?

European Policy Centre
The EU budget – an Instrument for Shaping and Delivering Key EU Policy Priorities

Foreign Policy
The Eye of the Storm [Libya] 
The Hard Part: What Happens if the Libyan Rebels Actually Win?
Obama’s Unconstitutional War
The Qaddafi I Know

Foreign Policy Research Institute
The New Liberalism In Global Politics: From Internationalism to Transnationalism

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Defense Acquisitions: Application of Lessons Learned and Best Practices in the Presidential Helicopter Program, GAO-11-380R
DOD and VA Health Care: Federal Recovery Coordination Program Continues to Expand but Faces Significant Challenges, GAO-11-250
The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: January 2011 Update, GAO-11-451SP
Missile Defense: Actions Needed to Improve Transparency and Accountability, GAO-11-372

Heritage Foundation
Coordinated Terrorist Attacks on Global Energy Infrastructure: Modeling the Risks
Four Recommendations for Hungary's Proposed Constitution
Middle East Lessons for China: Internal Stability
NATO’s Libya Mission: U.S. and U.K. Must Assert Strong Leadership
Obama’s 2012 Budget: Higher Taxes, Slower Growth
President Obama in El Salvador: Facing the Central American Challenge
President Obama in Latin America: Put Hugo Chavez on the Agenda 
Rare Earths: The US Government Should Not Manage Supply
Restarting Health Care Reform: A New Agenda
Washington’s To-Do List for Libya: Next Steps Must be Measured
What the President Must Do About Yemen

Hoover Institute
Poland’s National Digital Archives

Human Rights Watch
Everyday Intolerance: Racist and Xenophobic Violence in Italy
Violence Instead of Vigilance: Torture and Illegal Detention by Uganda’s Rapid Response Unit

Infinity Journal
Infinity Journal, Spring 2011, no. 2 [free registration required]
o Reconsidering War's Logic and Grammar
o Coping with Nonstate Rivals
o Seek and Destroy: The Forgotten Strategy for Countering Armed Rebellion
o Special Forces - Strategic Asset
o Cyber Power and Strategy - So What?
o The "Narrative Strategy': A Politicized Strategy for Leaving Afghanistan

Institute for Defence and Security Analyses (IDSA)
Giving Away Our Best and Brightest
Impact of the Earthquake on the Japanese and Global Economies
India: An Uneasy Onlooker! 
Japan Battling the Nuclear Nightmare 
Japan Faces a Nuclear Disaster
Japan's Disaster Brings Sino-Japanese Relations Closer
Japan’s Energy Dilemma 
Japan’s Nuclear Crisis and Analysis of Radiation Data as on 18/03/2011
Japan’s Political Battles at a time of National Crisis
Maoists in Delhi and NCR: Wake-up time for Police
Relevance of an East China Sea dispute to India
Revision of the DSCO: Human Rights to the Fore
Taking Stock of Japan’s Nuclear Crisis
Why Culture Matters?

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
No Shortcuts: U.S. Policy and the Challenge of Stabilizing Pakistan
Through the Health Lens: The Aftermath of the 2010 Pakistan Flood
The U.S. Talks to Egyptians: Who is Listening?

Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy
Combating Piracy – China’s Contribution
NATO and its New Strategic Concept

Institute for the Study of War
Libya Conflict: Situation Update
VIDEO- Afghanistan: Regional Stability and Global Security

International Council on Security & Development (ICoS)
Afghanistan Transition: Dangers of a Summer Drawdown

International Crisis Group
Gaza: The Next Israeli-Palestinian War?
The Philippines: Back to the Table, Warily, in Mindanao 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Effects of Fiscal Consolidation in the Czech Republic
Food Prices and Political Instability
How Strong are Fiscal Multipliers in the GCC? An Empirical Investigation
Leadership Contestability, Monopolistic Rents and Growth
Making OTC Derivatives Safe - A Fresh Look
Managing Volatility - A Vulnerability Exercise for Low-Income Countries

International Relations and Security Network
AirSea Battle: An Exchange 
In Wake of Japan Disaster, Safety of Armenian Nuclear Plant Questioned
India Looks East in Search of New Partners 
Kazakhstan - From Regional Discourse to Global Security 
Libya's War, History's Shadow 
Peacebuilding Through Statebuilding? 
Putin’s Crusade
Taliban Employs Modern Weapons in 'War of Words' 
Zimbabwe: New Verse, Same as the First 

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
Egyptians Choose Order over Further Political Upheaval
Libya: Direct Military Hits, Unclear Political Target

Jamestown Foundation
China Brief, March 25, 2011, v. 11, no.5
o Beijing's Blueprint for Tackling Mass Incidents and Social Management
o A Chinese Assessment of China's External Security Environment
o The PLA’s "Orient Express": Militarization of the Iron Silk Road
o Defense and Deterrence in China’s Military Space Strategy
Terrorism Monitor, March 24, 2011, v. 9, no. 12
o After Mubarak: Egypt's Islamists Struggle to Adapt to the Egyptian Revolution
o Qaddafi Tries to Secure Loyalty of Circassians of Misrata
o The Unseen Hand: Saudi Arabian Involvement in Yemen

KOF Swiss Economic Institute
KOF Index of Globalization 2011: Economic Crisis Slows Down Globalization

Marine Corps Combat Development Command (USMCCDC)
Report of the 2010 Marine Corps Force Structure Review Group Executive Summary

McKinsey Global Institute
Urban World: Mapping the Economic Power of Cities

Handbook for Implementing Agile in Department of Defense Information Technology Acquisition
Human Performance and Fatigue Research for Controllers
A Model-Based Analysis of Semi-Automated Data Discovery and Entry Using Automated Content Extraction
National Airspace System Security Cyber Architecture
Using Inferred Probabilities to Measure the Accuracy of Imprecise Forecasts

Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS)
Islam, Islamism and Politics in Eurasia Report No. 36 - January 2011: Most Violent January for CHRI/CE in a Decade

National Academies Press
HIV Screening and Access to Care: Health Care System Capacity for Increased HIV Testing and Provision of Care
The Importance of Common Metrics for Advancing Social Science Theory and Research: A Workshop Summary
Intelligence Analysis: Behavioral and Social Scientific Foundations
Intelligence Analysis for Tomorrow: Advances from the Behavioral and Social Sciences

National Defense University Library - MERLN
Issues at a Glance - Libya

National Hazards Center
2011 Japanese Disasters Resources

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Understanding and Managing Risk Security Systems for the DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex: Committee on Risk-Based Approaches for Securing the DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex

National Security Archive
"Learn from History", 31st Anniversary of the Assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero

NATO Defense College
NATO and Complex Operations: The Challenge of Responding to Mass Atrocity

New American Foundation
The Chinese Yuan Grow Up-Slowly: Fact and Fiction about China's Currency Internationalization

Peterson Institute for International Economics
North Korea's Recurrent Humanitarian Crises
Resource Management and Transition in Central Asia, Azerbaijan, and Mongolia
Will the Crisis Create a New Japan?

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
Opposition to Nuclear Power Rises amid Japanese Crisis: Support for Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Rebounds

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS)
New Challenges and Opportunities for Brazil's Defense Policy [Viewpoints 45]
UN Legitimacy and Relevance [PJIA 4] 

Changing Aircraft Carrier Procurement Schedules: Effects That a Five-Year Procurement Cycle Would Have on Cost, Availability, and Shipyard Manpower and Workload
Identifying Arabic-Language Materials for Children That Promote Tolerance and Critical Thinking
Looming Discontinuities in U.S. Military Strategy and Defense Planning: Colliding RMAs Necessitate a New Strategy
Ready for Takeoff: China's Advancing Aerospace Industry
Shared Modular Build of Warships: How a Shared Build Can Support Future Shipbuilding

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Winds of Change in Sarawak Politics?

Secretary of Defense/Joint Staff Freedom of Information Reading Rooms
Recent releases
o Detainees: Documents Released under Litigation 2011
o Detainees: Summary of Conclusions for Meeting of the NSC Principals Committee - 19 June 2003
o Detainees: Briefing Guantanamo Detainees - February 4, 2004.
o Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) & Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA): Contractors in Iraq - Part 1 and 2

Small Wars Journal
The Clash of the Caliphates: Understanding the Real War of Ideas
'Holding' for Companies and Platoons in Counterinsurgency
Panama: Is Restructuring the Razor to Cut Out Corruption?
“Penny Wise, Pound Foolish” 
A Theory of Dark Network Design (Part One)
A Theory of Dark Network Design (Part Two): Type-I Dark Network: Opportunistic-Mechanical

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
An Evaluation of Counterinsurgency as a Strategy for Fighting the Long War
Security and Governance: Foundations for International Stability

Sudan Human Security Baseline Assessment // Small Arms Survey
SPLM/A–Shilluk Conflict in Upper Nile

United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Protective Order and Procedures for Counsel Access to Detainees Subject to Military Commission Prosecution at the United States Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba [Protective Orders]

UN Human Development Programme (UNDP)
Kosovo Human Development Report 2010

UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Global Smart Update, March 2001, v. 5

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
Ready for Takeoff: China’s Advancing Aerospace Industry

US Marine Corps (USMC)
2011 Report to Congress on the Posture of the Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Strategy and Implementation Plan

Japan - Complex Emergency - Disaster Assistance at a Glance [latest update]
Libya - Complex Emergency - Disaster Assistance at a Glance [latest update]
New Zealand - Earthquake - Disaster Assistance at a Glance [latest update]

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Implementing Obama's Message Supporting Iranian Human Rights
The Iran Primer: Power, Politics, and U.S. Policy
Operation Odyssey Dawn and the Course of the Libyan War

YouGov Afghanistan poll

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Beyond a No-Fly Zone: How to Protect Civilians in Libya
Is a Palestinian Uprising Next?
Implementing Obama's Message Supporting Iranian Human Rights
The Iran Primer: Power, Politics, and U.S. Policy
Iraq's Regional Awakening
The Muslim Brotherhood Today: Between Ideology and Democracy
Operation Odyssey Dawn and the Course of the Libyan War
Yemen May Be the Next Regime to Fall
Yemeni Military Leader Tied to Terrorism Pledges to Protect Protesters

White House
Letter from the President Regarding the Commencement of Operations in Libya
Remarks by President Obama and President Funes of El Salvador in Joint Press Conference
Remarks by President Obama and President Sebastian Pinera of Chile at Join Press Conference
Remarks by President Obama and President Rousseff of Brazil in Exchange of Toasts at Official Lunch in Brasilia, Brazil
Remarks by President Obama and President Rousseff of Brazil in Brasilia, Brazil
Remarks by the President at CEO Business Summit in Brasilia, Brazil
Remarks by President Obama on Latin America in Santiago, Chile
Remarks by the President on Libya
Remarks by the President to the People of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Weekly Address: The Military Mission in Libya