Sunday, April 3, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 04-01-2011

AEI Critical Threats
Libya Conflict: Situation Update

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
Afghanistan’s Drug Career: From War to Drug Economy

Amnesty International
Death Sentences and Executions 2010

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center
Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), March 2011, v. 18, no. 3
o Motorcycle and other motor vehicle-related deaths, U.S. Armed Forces, 1999-2010
o Update: Heat injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2010
o Update: Exertional rhabdomyolysis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2010
o Update: Exertional hyponatremia, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 1999-2010
o Deployment-related conditions of special surveillance interest

Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
Small Wars 2.0: A Working Paper on Land Force Planning After Iraq and Afghanistan

Asian Development Bank Institute
Crisis, Imbalances, and India
Foreign Direct Investment in Cross-Border Infrastructure Projects
Trans-Pacific Rebalancing: Thailand Case Study

Atlantic Council
“Strategically Lonely” Iran Exploits Opportunities for Regional Influence

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
Global Forces 2010: Proceedings of the ASPI Conference
Special Report Issue 38 – A Better Fit: National Security and Australia’s Aid Program
Unchartered Terrain: Libya and the Responsibility to Protect

Baker Institute for Public Policy
Between War and Peace: Considering the Statecraft of Cyberspace from the Perspective of the U.S. State Department
Uranium Mining in Texas: Why Is It Done That Way?

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Covert Action for Toppling the Gaddafi Regime

Brookings Institute
Protecting Civilians in Disasters and Conflicts

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
Being Rejected in the United Nations: The Causes and Implications of Canada's Failure to Win a Seat in the UN Security Council
Canada’s Citizen Soldiers: A Discussion Paper
The New Terrorism: Understanding Yemen

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Gambit or Endgame? The New State of Arms Control
Obstacles on the Path of Tunisia’s Democratic Transformation Arab Bulletin - March 30, 2011
The Contentious Debate Over China’s Economic Transition
Gambit or Endgame? The New State of Arms Control
Impact of the Global Financial Crisis: Predictions Gone Wrong
Low Numbers: A Practical Path to Deep Nuclear Reductions
NPT 2010-2015: The Way Forward

CATO Institute
Bankrupt: Entitlements and the Federal Budget

Center for American Progress
Cleaner Cars, Less Foreign Oil: A Path to Economic Prosperity and Oil Security

Center for a New American Security
Forging a Libya Strategy: Policy Recommendations for the Obama Administration
Security Through Partnership: Fighting Transnational Cartels in the Western Hemisphere

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
Homeland Security Affairs Journal, 2011, Supplement no. 3
o IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security Papers
o Policy, Practice, and the Search for Alpha
o Gamma-Insensitive Fast Neutron Detector with Spectral Source Identification Potential
o Using Public Network Infrastructures for UAV Remote Sensingin Civilian Security Operations
o Intelligent Recognition of Acoustic and Vibration Threats for Security Breach Detection, Close Proximity Danger Identification, and Perimeter Protection
o Augmenting the DGPS Broadcast with Emergency Information
o Prototyping Fusion Center Information Sharing: Implementing Policy Reasoning Over Cross-Jurisdictional Data Transactions Occurring in a Decentralized Environment

Center for Immigration Studies
Taking Names: List of Firms Barred from Foreign Worker Programs Likely Just Scratches the Surface

Center for Security Policy
Durbin Launches the 'Anti-Pete King' Hearing

Center for Security Studies
No. 94 Russian Studies

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
DIIG Current Issues No. 24: India’s Defense Spending and Military Modernization
Hemisphere INSIDER Volume I Issue 1 - March 2011
o Criminal Justice Reforms Challenge Mexico
o Cuba Releases a Notable Political Prisoner
o Haiti Holds Runoff Elections
o The United States Delays Approval of Its Free Trade Agreement with Colombia
o China and Colombia Discuss Building an Alternative to the Panama Canal
o Dissent and a Faltering Economy in Venezuela Could Challenge Chavez’s Grip
o Uruguay and Argentina Plan Construction for a Joint Re-Gasification Plant
o China Pursues Energy Investments in Argentina
India's Military Modernization
The North Caucasus: Russia's Volatile Frontier
PacNet 18A – Japan: Don’t Waste the Crisis
PacNet 19 - Deal with Preah Vihear Peacefully
PacNet 20 - China’s Acquiescence on UNSCR 1973: No Big Deal
US and Iranian Strategic Competition

Center for the Studies of Intelligence
Studies in Intelligence, 2011, v. 55, no. 1
o Ensnaring the Unwitting in Czechoslovakia: KAMEN: A Cold War Dangle Operation with an American Dimension, 1948-1952
o What I Learned in 40 Years of Doing Intelligence Analysis for US Foreign Policymakers

Centre for Studies on Federalism
Pan-Africanism and Federalism

Century Foundation
Afghan Women at the Crossroads: Agents of Peace—Or Its Victims?

Chatham House
India and South Africa as Partners for Development in Africa?
Key Issues in Nigeria’s 2011 Elections 

China, People's Republic, Information Office of the State Council
China's National Defense in 2010

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
CTC Sentinel, March 2011, v. 4, no. 3
o The Unraveling of the Salih Regime in Yemen
o Using Google Insights to Assess Egypt's Jasmine Revolution
o Accuracy of the U.S. Drone Campaign: The Views of a Pakistani General
o The Risks of Supporting Tribal Militias in Pakistan
o The Factors Behind Rebellion in Iranian Kurdistan
• Media reports -- Yemen's Saleh Says Willing to Quit Under Conditions and "Google: A New Tool For U.S. Intelligence?"
Self-Inflicted Wounds: Debates and Divisions within al-Qa'ida and its Periphery

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for Missile Defense
FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Budget Requests from SOUTHCOM, NORTHCOM, and EUCOM
Improving the Readiness of U.S. Forces through Military Jointness
Operation Odyssey Dawn and US Military Operations in Libya

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
H.R. 908, a bill to extend the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security to maintain the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
Asia Overview: Protecting American Interests in China and Asia [March 31, 2011]
Libya: Defining U.S. National Security Interests [March 31, 2011]
Rising Oil Prices and Dependence on Hostile Regimes: The Urgent Case for Canadian Oil [March 31, 2011]

Congress. House. Homeland Security
Public Safety Communications: Are the Needs of Our First Responders Being Met?
The U.S. Homeland Security Role in the Mexican War Against Drug Cartels

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
H-1B Visas: Designing a Program to Meet the Needs of the U.S. Economy and U.S. Workers
The Permanent Provisions of the PATRIOT Act
Raising the Agencies' Grades – Protecting the Economy, Assuring Regulatory Quality and Improving Assessments of Regulatory Need

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee
Has Dodd-Frank Ended Too Big To Fail?
Unfunded Mandates And Regulatory Overreach Part II
Why Isn't The Department Of Homeland Security Meeting The President's Standard On FOIA?

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure
Improving the Nation's Response to Catastrophic Disasters: How to Minimize Costs and Streamline our Emergency Management Programs

Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Chairman Rogers Opposes Supplying Arms to Libyan Rebels
Chairman Rogers Response to President Obama’s Address to the Nation on Libya

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
Department of Defense Efficiencies Initiatives
Department of the Army in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2012 and the Future Years Defense Program
Operation Odyssey Dawn and the situation in Libya
Strategic Forces Programs of the National Nuclear Security Administration in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2012 and the Future Years Defense Program
U.S. European Command and U.S. Strategic Command in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2012 and the Future Years Defense Program

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
Another U.S. Deficit – China and America – Public Diplomacy in the Age of the Internet
Assessing the Situation in Libya
A Shared Responsibility: Counternarcotics and Citizen Security in the Americas
Tibet: Seeking Common Ground on the Rooftop of the World

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
Exploring Drug Gangs’ Ever-Evolving Tactics to Penetrate the Border and the Federal Government’s Ability to Stop Them
Securing the Border: Building on the Progress Made
Strengthening the Senior Executive Service: A Review of Challenges Facing the Government’s Leadership Corps
Ten Years After 9/11: A Report From the 9/11 Commission Chairmen
Tools to Prevent Defense Department Cost Overruns

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Protecting the Civil Rights of American Muslims 

Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Intelligence
Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence Covering the Period January 3, 2009 - January 4, 2011 [S.Rpt 112-3]

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program
A Review of CBO's Activities in 2010 Under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Handling the Middle East's 'Tectonic' Shifts
Nuclear Power Safety Concerns 
“Reaching Out” – Promoting Community Engagement (Video)

Department of Defense
National Defense Budget Estimates for FY 2010 (Green Book)
FY2012 budget documents
Operation Odyssey Dawn

Department of the Navy
OPNAV 5400.7438 Standard Naval Distribution List

East-West Center
Dealing with Davis: Inconsistencies in the US-Pakistan Relationship

EU Institute for Security Studies
Don't Forget Syria
Yemen after Saleh

European Policy Centre
Addressing the Security Challenges in the South Caucasus
A Quantum Leap in Economic Governance - But Questions Remain

Foreign Policy
The Deadliest Village in Russia
The Dis-Integration of Europe
Massacre in Mazar
Mission Not Accomplished 
The Syrian Time Bomb 
This Week at War: Don't Arm the Rebels, Train Them
The YouTube Revolutions

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
Transition from Democracy Loss of Quality, Hybridisation and Breakdown of Democracy

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Border Security: DHS Progress and Challenges in Securing the U.S. Southwest and Northern Borders GAO-11-508T [testimony]
Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs, GAO-11-233SP
Defense Infrastructure: Ability of Ship Maintenance Industrial Base to Support a Nuclear Aircraft Carrier at Naval Station Mayport, GAO-11-388R 
DOD Cost Overruns: Trends in Nunn-McCurdy Breaches and Tools to Manage Weapon Systems Acquisition Costs, GAO-11-499T [testimony]
H-1B Visa Program: Multifaceted Challenges Warrant Re-examination of Key Provisions, GAO-11-505T [testimony] 
Key Indicator Systems: Experiences of Other National and Subnational Systems Offer Insights for the United States, GAO-11-396
Refugee Assistance: Little Is Known about the Effectiveness of Different Approaches for Improving Refugees' Employment Outcomes, GAO-11-369
State and Local Governments: Knowledge of Past Recessions Can Inform Future Federal Fiscal Assistance, GAO-11-401
Trends in Nunn-McCurdy Cost Breaches for Major Defense Acquisition Programs, GAO-11-295R

Heritage Foundation
Aiding Libya More Than Arming Rebels 
Checkbook Homeland Security: Highlights from the FY2012 Budget Request
E-Verify Self Check: A Solid Step Forward 
EUCOM Should Lead US Combatant Commands in Defense of National Interests in the Arctic
Obama Wrongly Adopts U.N. “Responsibility to Protect” to Justify Libya Intervention
President Obama Sees Amtrak as Key to America’s Transportation 

Human Rights Watch
Montagnard Christians in Vietnam: A Case Study in Religious Repression

Idisaster 2.0
Selected Resources on Social Media and Emergency Management

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
Protests in the Arab World: Implications for the Region and India
Uprisings in the Arab World: Options for GOI (Government of India)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
Characterizing the Crisis at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Fukushima Crisis: A Chronology Preliminary Assessment of Accident Sequences and Potential Atmospheric Radiation Releases

Institute for Security Studies
Conference Report: Policing in South Africa: 2010 and Beyond
Securing Africa's Nuclear Resources
Workshop Report: Understanding the IPID Mandate for Addressing Police Corruption

Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy
The PLA’s “Orient Express”: Militarization of the Iron Silk Road

Institute for the Study of War
New Developments in Iraq’s Nascent Government
Opium Poppies Creep Back in Afghan Province
The Status of Current Operations in Libya

International Crisis Group
CrisisWatch N°92, 1 April 2011
Iraq and the Kurds: Confronting Withdrawal Fears
Radical Islam in Gaza
Reforming Pakistan’s Electoral System War?

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Debt Dilution and Sovereign Default Risk
Fiscal sustainability and the fiscal reaction function for South Africa
Reconsidering the Role of Food Prices in Inflation
Sovereign Rating News and Financial Markets Spillovers: Evidence from the European Debt Crisis

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
Global Strategic Review Report 2010

International Peace Institute
Impact of Emerging Powers on the Council

International Relations and Security Network
Emerging Markets: New Challenges After the Global Recession
Feeding Billions: Food Security in China
The Genesis of Terrorism in the Sahara 
Harnessing the Power of Social Media in International Relations
Libya: AFRICOM's Combat Christening  Libya: War or Humanitarian Intervention?
Russia: Conscription Crisis Looming?
Swiss Experiences in Peace Mediation, Part One
• Tackling Corruption in Revolutionary Egypt
Thoughts on Japan’s Recovery

Jamestown Foundation
Terrorism Monitor, April 1, 2011, v. 9, no. 13
o The Khurasan Mujahideen Seek to Eliminate Espionage in Waziristan
o New Tensions in Kirkuk as Kurdish Peshmerga Surround City
o Solidarity in Resistance: Middle East Revolutions Strengthen Hezbollah

Joint Air Power Competence Centre
Journal of the JAPCC, 2010, no. 12
o Evolving to Meet Future NATO Challenges: Interview with General Hasan Aksay
o Naval Air Power – The Italian Navy Vision
o Strategic Airlift Capability: C-17 Multinational Airlift Takes Flight
o Integrating Space – People First!
o Challenges for NATO Missile Defence
o Strategy versus Capability: The Non-Contribution of NATO Air and Space Power to Counter-Piracy
o What Place Space? The Critical Need to Develop Space Expertise
o NATO’s Achilles Heel: The Case for NATO Logistics Command Authority
o Contemporary Operations with an Eye on the Future
o Military History – Handle with Care
o Delivering Fixed-Wing Air Power Effects in a COIN Environment

Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG)
Unacceptable Risk: Two Decades of “Close Calls,” Leaks and Other Problems at U.S. Nuclear Reactors
National Academies Press
The Emerging Threat of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Southern Africa: Global and Local Challenges and Solutions: Workshop Summary
National Water Resources Challenges Facing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

National Defense University (NDU)
Skin in the Game: Partnership in Establishing and Maintaining Global Security and Stability

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
The Russian Perspective on the Korean Peninsula in 2010 and Implications for the Future

New America FoundationEvolving Structures of the Global Oil and Gas Industry

Journal of International Peace Operations, March- April 2011, v. 6, no. 5
o Independence in South Sudan
o The Future of the Stability Operations Industry
o Q & A with Sir John Holmes
o Local Solutions to Global Problems
o The Afghanistan Transition
o Treating a Nation
o In Defense of Human Rights
o The Future of S/CRS – What’s in a Name?
o Doug Brooks: A Decade in Stability
o Amb. Herman Cohen: Africa Ten Years into the Future
o Gary Sturgess: The East India Company

Peterson Institute for International Economics
Coordinating Regional and Multilateral Financial Institutions
Oil-Hungry China Needs to Rethink Energy Security

Pew Global Attitudes Project
Upbeat Chinese May Not Be Primed for a Jasmine Revolution

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
Lukewarm Public Interest in Libya
Modest Support for Libya Airstrikes, No Clear Goal Seen

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS)
Dilma Rousseff in Portugal: Worst Timing Ever [Viewpoints #46]
Parallels of Inadequacy: The G4 and Libya [Viewpoints #47]

Program for Culture & Conflict Review
The Culture and Conflict Review, Spring 2011, v. 5, no. 1
o Muscular Mentoring: FM 3-24 and Selected Experiences of Regional Corps Advisory Command 3-5
o The Social Fitness of Insurgencies: The Organizational Payoff for Legitimated Power – The Case of Hezbollah
o Muscular Nonviolence: People Powered Insurgencies Stage a Stunning Resurgence
o Negotiating with the Taliban: The Timing and Consequences of Settlements in Foreign Power COIN Wars
o A Return to 2001: The Consequences of Premature Withdrawal from Afghanistan
o Economic Liberalism and Regional Security in East Asia: A Case Study on the Impact of China’s Accession to the WTO
o Disaster Response, Peacekeeping/Stability Ops, and Cultural Heritage Protection: Capacity Development through the Inter-American System
o Rogue Wave: Modern Maritime Piracy and International Law

Project for Excellence in Journalism
Media Focus Remains Overseas

Public Interest Declassification Board
Discretionary Declassification and Release of Contemporary National Security Information
Regularizing the Declassification Review of Classified Congressional Records
Simplifying the Declassification Review Process for Historical Records

Air Force Contingency Contracting: Reachback and Other Opportunities for Improvement
Assessing the Illegal Trade in Cultural Property from a Public Policy perspective
Beyond Rivalry and Camaraderie: Explaining Varying Asian Responses to China
New Opportunities and Challenges for Taiwan's Security 
Supplying Biomass to Power Plants: A Model of the Costs of Utilizing Agricultural Biomass in Cofired Power Plants

Research and Documentation Center (RDC)
Bosnian Atlas of War Crimes (Atlas)

Royal Society
Knowledge, Networks, and Nations: Global Scientific Collaboration in the 21st Century

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Rising from Within: China’s Search for a Multilateral World and Its Implications for Sino-US Relations
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
Winds of Change in Sarawak Politics?

Small Wars Journal
The Clash of the Caliphates: Understanding the Real War of Ideas
Countering Extremism in Yemen: Beyond Interagency Cooperation
'Holding' for Companies and Platoons in Counterinsurgency
Insurgencia Criminal en las Américas
Lessons for Libya? - Flawed Policy and the Inevitability of Military Failure: The Anglo-French Suez Expedition of 1956
Libya and the Responsibility to Protect
Libya’s Rebel Leaders and Western Assistance
Panama: Is Restructuring the Razor to Cut Out Corruption?
“Penny Wise, Pound Foolish”
Shaping Coalition Forces’ Strategic Narrative in Support of Village Stability Operations
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
Ku Klux Klan: A History of Racism

Stimson Center
Maritime Commerce and Security: The Indian Ocean
The Meaning of JASDF’s Airlift Operation in Iraq and JASDF’s Future Challenges 
North Korea: Challenge for the US-Japan Alliance

Strategic Studies Institute
Junior Leader Professional Development — Who Has the Time?
Resolving Ethical Challenges in an Era of Persistent Conflict

Transnational Institute
Withdrawal Issues: Report on the U.S. Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Europe

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
China’s Active Defense Strategy and its Regional Impact [hearing transcript]
Going Out: An Overview of China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
Analyzing Post-Conflict Justice and Islamic Law
Concerns Grow over Cote d'Ivoire
Egypt Opposition Divided over New Political Parties Law
Egypt's Economic Future 
Eye on the Middle East and North Africa
The Future of Pakistan
Libya: No Fly Zone
Libya, Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect
Preventing Arab-Kurd Conflict in Iraq after the Withdrawal of U.S. Forces
Telhami in Politico: Libya Action in U.S. National Interest
Transitional Justice in Egypt and Tunisia
The Unfolding Situation in Yemen
Upheaval in Syria 

Afghanistan - Complex Emergency - Disaster Assistance at a Glance [latest update]
Iraq - Complex Emergency - Disaster Assistance at a Glance [latest update]
Japan - Complex Emergency - Disaster Assistance at a Glance [latest update]
Libya - Complex Emergency - Disaster Assistance at a Glance [latest update]

U.S. Geological Survey
Mines and Mineral Processing Facilities in the Vicinity of the March 11, 2011, Earthquake in Northern Honshu, Japan

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Egypt Opposition Divided over New Political Parties Law
Egypt's Transition: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Odyssey Dawn Squeezes Qadhafi
Qatar's Quest to Become the Leading Arab State
Why Turkey Needs a New Foreign Policy

White House
Advise the Advisor: Secretary Steven Chu and Energy Policy 
Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future
Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Libya
• Weekly address - The Military Mission in Libya [March 26, 2011]

World Food Program
WFP/FAO/UNICEF Rapid Food Security Assessment Mission to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea 

World Public
Rising Concern about China's Increasing Power: Global Poll