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

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 02-18-2011

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
· Inciting the Believers to Fight: A Closer Look at the Rhetoric of the Afghan Jihad

· Untangling Afghanistan's 2010 Vote: Analysing the Electoral Data

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· Political Report, February 2011

o How much have Obama's ratings ticked up? Is Congress feeling the love?
o Is the Republican Party's image rebounding?
o Green shoots sprouting? It's not spring yet.
o The pendulum swings against more government regulation.
o What do we really think government should do? Answers from 1939 and today.
o Palin's favorability ratings falling freely.
o How hot is the Tea Party?
o 2011 governors' races: which ones are up in the air?
o Deficit dilemmas: Cut programs or increase taxes?
o Who sleeps with a cell phone?
o Our Sputnik moment: what we thought about the Russians in 1957
· A Year of Living Dangerously: The Management of the Financial Crisis in 2008

Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
· TRADOC Pam 525-3-0, The Army Capstone Concept Operational Adaptability—Operating Under Conditions of Uncertainty and Complexity in an Era of Persistent Conflict

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare
· The Enduring Need for an Effective U.S. Landpower Presence in Europe

Atlantic Council
· The Value of the Visegrad Four

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Back to the Future: Australia’s Interim Sealift and Amphibious Capability

Baker Institute for Public Policy
· Speaking Frankly: Voices from the Borderlands -- The Mexican Citizens Speak

Census Bureau
· 2011 Statistical Abstract

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· The Sacrifice Ahead: The 2012 Defense Budget

Center for American Progress
· Beyond Recovery: Moving the Gulf Coast Toward a Sustainable Future

· A More Proactive U.S. Approach to the Georgia Conflicts
· Where Do We Go from Here?: Principles to Guide Our Future Aid to Egypt

Center for Army Leadership (CAL)
· Army Leader Transitions Handbook (Update Jan 2011)

· Commander's Handbook for Unit Leader Development (Update Jan 2011)
· Self Development Handbook (Update Jan 2011)

Center for Global Development
· Food Crisis, Household Welfare, and HIV/AIDS Treatment: Evidence from Mozambique

· Shared Goals: Measuring Overall Development Progress in Pakistan
· West African Experience with the World Rice Crisis, 2007– 2008

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Emerging Powers, Emerging Donors: Teasing Out Developing Patterns

· Getting the Politics Right for the September 2011 UN High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases · PacNet #11 - Answering the Questions About Smart Power
· PacNet #12 - Asia’s Rise, Western Anxiety: Leadership in a Tripolar World

· The Comprehensive Approach: Results of the QDR Independent Panel

Combat Studies Institute (CSI)
· Unmanned Aerial Systems: A Historical Perspective, Occasional Paper 37

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· 2012 Budget Request for the Department of the Air Force

· 2012 Budget Request for the Department of Defense
· Future Capability of DoD Maintenance Depots

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· Network Neutrality and Internet Regulation: Warranted or More Economic Harm than Good?

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Does the U.S. have a Policy toward Latin America? Assessing the Impact to U.S. Interests and Allies

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Preventing Chemical Terrorism: Building A Foundation of Security At Our Nation’s Chemical Facilities
· Securing our Borders – Operational Control and the Path Forward

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform
· Making Sense Of The Numbers: Improving The Federal Financial Reporting Model

· The Stimulus: Two Years Later
· Unfunded Mandates And Regulatory Overreach
· Waste And Abuse: The Refuse Of The Federal Spending Binge

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2012 and the Future Years Defense Program

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation
· Safeguarding Our Future: Building a Nationwide Network for First Responders

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· U.S. Policy Toward Latin America

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
· The Homeland Security Department's Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2012

· A Ticking Time Bomb: Counterterrorism Lessons from the U.S. Government's Failure to Prevent the Fort Hood Attack

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
· Targeting Websites Dedicated To Stealing American Intellectual Property

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Dangers in U.S.-Pakistan Rift

· Improving Energy Market Regulation: Domestic and International Issues

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2011-042 Lean Six Sigma Project - Defense Logistics Agency/Honeywell Long-Term Contract Model Using One-Pass Pricing for Sole-Source Spare Parts

· D-2011-041 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Funds Used to Repair and Renovate Building 216 at Fort Riley, Kansas
· D-2011-040 Defense-Wide Research and Development Near Term Energy-Efficient Technologies Projects

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
· National Interoperability Field Operations Guide

· OIG-11-34 - Independent Review of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Reporting of FY 2010 Drug Control Obligations

· OIG-11-35 - Independent Review of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Reporting of FY 2010 Drug Control Performance Summary Report
· OIG-11-36 - Independent Review of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Reporting of FY 2010 Drug Control Performance Summary Report
· OIG-11-37 - Independent Review of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Reporting of FY 2010 Drug Control Obligations
· OIG-11-38 - Independent Review of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Reporting of FY 2010 Drug Control Obligations
· OIG-11-39 - Independent Review of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Reporting of FY 2010 Drug Control Performance Summary Report

Department of State
· Fact Sheets: Internet Freedom

Department of the Army
· Knowledge Transfer for the Military Leader

· U.S. Army Social Media Handbook

EU Institute for Security Studies
· The Arab World and Europe - New Challenges for the Union of the Mediterranean

· Managing the Migration of the Arab Democratic Wave
· Revolutionary twists and turns in the Middle East

European Policy Centre
· The Impact of New EU Own Resources on Regional and Local Governments

· Possible Committee of the Regions (CoR) political messages regarding the upcoming EU multiannual financial framework (MFF) post-2013

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· FBI and Justice Department Response to NAS Review of Scientific Approaches Used During the Investigation of the 2001 Anthrax Letters

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· EGYPT: An Eyewitness Report

Global Humanitarian Assistance
· Afghanistan: Tracking Major Resource Flows 2002-2010

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Accountability for U.S. Equipment Provided to Pakistani Security Forces in the Western Frontier Needs to Be Improved, GAO-11-156R

· Border Security: Preliminary Observations on Border Control Measures for the Southwest Border, GAO-11-374T [testimony]
· Department of State's Report to Congress and U.S. Oversight of Civilian Assistance to Pakistan Can Be Further Enhanced, GAO-11-310R
· GAO's 2011 High-Risk Series: An Update, by Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, GAO-11-394T [testimony]
· High-Risk Series: An Update. GAO-11-278
· Nuclear Weapons: NNSA Needs More Comprehensive Infrastructure and Workforce Data to Improve Enterprise Decision-making, GAO-11-188
· U.S. Postal Service: Foreign Posts' Strategies Could Inform U.S. Postal Service's Efforts to Modernize, GAO-11-282

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

· Congress Should Investigate Administration’s $100 Million Gift to U.N. from Tax Equalization Fund
· Containing a Nuclear Iran: Difficult, Costly, and Dangerous
· Defense Cuts in FY 2011 Would Hurt Troops

· Homeland Security Grants Should Not Become Another Federal Entitlement Program
· How President Obama's EU Policy Undercuts U.S. Interests
· How to Improve Financial Management at the Department of Defense
· Iran’s Energy Sector: A Target Vulnerable to Sanctions
· President Obama’s 2012 Budget Builds on Failures of the Past
· Refocus on Iran: More Sanctions Needed

Human Rights Watch
· Torture Redux: The Revival of Physical Coercion during Interrogations in Bahrain

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
· India-US High Technology Cooperation: Moving Forward

· Will the ‘New’ Left Government Resolve the Political Impasse in Nepal?

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
· Strategic Forum #263 - Conventional Prompt Global Strike: Strategic Asset or Unusable Liability?

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Stuxnet Malware and Natanz: Update of ISIS December 22, 2010 Report

Institute for the Study of War
· The U.S. in Iraq Beyond 2011: A Diminishing But Still Vital Role

International Crisis Group
· Chad’s North West: The Next High-Risk Area?

· The Communist Insurgency in the Philippines: Tactics and Talks

International Institute for Strategic Studies
· Stuxnet: Targeting Iran's Nuclear Programme

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· The Great Rebalancing Act: Can Investment Be a Lever in Asia?

· Investing in Public Investment: An Index of Public Investment Efficiency

· What Drives the Performance of Selected MENA Banks?

International Peace Institute
· Being a Peacekeeper: The Challenges and Opportunities of 21st-Century Peace Operations

International Relations and Security Network
· Answering the Questions About Smart Power

· Bahrain - From National Celebration to Day of Rage
· Caucasus Analytical Digest No.24: The Political System in Azerbaijan
· Crisis Watch, No. 90
· Gulf Security Today – A UAE Perspective
· The Mean Green Military Machine
· Progress in Biotechnology as a Future Security Policy Challenge
· Russian Analytical Digest No. 91: Russia and BRIC
· US Policy Toward LRA Short on Details

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)
· JSOU Report 10-7 Innovate or Die: Innovation and Technology for Special Operations

· JSOU Future Concept Report htt
· JSOU Strategic Plan

Lowy Institute for International Policy
· Secrecy and Stratagem: Understanding Chinese Strategic Culture

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
· The Evolution of Border Controls as a Mechanism to Prevent Illegal Immigration

National Academy of Sciences
· Federal Funding of Transportation Improvements in BRAC Cases

· Review of the Scientific Approaches Used During the FBI's Investigation of the Anthrax Letters
· Sociocultural Data to Accomplish Department of Defense Missions: Toward a Unified Social Framework

National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
· Chief Counsel’s Report

National Security Archive
· 27 Years Later, Justice for Fernando García

· Fighting for Darfur
· "Nobody Wins a Nuclear War" But "Success" is Possible

NATO Defense College
· What to Expect of the Egyptian Army?

Nautilus Institute for Security & Sustainability
· Engaging The DPRK Enrichment And Small LWR Program: What Would It Take?

· Two Tracks to Peace and Security in Northeast Asia

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
· Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2012

Office of the Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness
· Population Representation in the Military Services Fiscal Year 2009

Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)
· A Continuation of Politics by Other Means: The "Politics" of a Peacekeeping Mission in Cambodia (1992-1993)

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
· A Generalized Fact and Model of Long-Run Economic Growth: Kaldor Fact as a Special Case

· Post Crisis: What Europe Can Learn from the Baltic States
· Valuation of Damages from Climate Change

Pew Hispanic Center
· Statistical Portraits of the Hispanic and Foreign-Born Populations in the U.S.

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Public Remains Divided Over the Patriot Act

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellent in Journalism
· The Fall of Mubarak and the Media

· Developing Military Health Care Leaders: Insights from the Military, Civilian, and Government Sectors
· A Methodology for Comparing Costs and Benefits of Management Alternatives for F-22 Sustainment
· The Next Supreme Leader: Succession in the Islamic Republic of Iran
· Shaking the Heavens and Splitting the Earth: Chinese Air Force Employment Concepts in the 21st Century · The U.S. Combat and Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Fleets: Issues and Suggestions for Congress
· The War Within: Preventing Suicide in the U.S. Military

· W32.Stuxnet Dossier

UK Cabinet Office
· The Cost of Cyber Crime

United Nations Security Council
· Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Afghanistan [S/2011/55]

US Institute of Peace
· All Eyes on the Egyptian Military

· Egypt's Transition
· Internet Freedom and Social Media

Washington Institute for Near East Asia
· Energy Security Lessons of the Egypt Crisis

· Hizballah: Governing Faction in Lebanon, Criminal Group Abroad
· Saudi Arabia's Fears for Bahrain

Monday, February 14, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 02-11-2011

Hosni Mukarak's speech to the Egyptian people [English translation]
Mubarak's Television Address, February 10, 2011

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
· The Great Talqaida Myth

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· The A to Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance 2011

Air University Press
· Deterrence in the Twenty-first Century Proceedings

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· Policy Report #46: The Benefits of Reviving Transatlantic Armaments Cooperation

Amnesty International
· Broken Bodies, Tortured Minds: Abuse and Neglect of Detainees in Iraq

· Response of Amnesty International to the “Observations on Amnesty International’s Report “Behind a Wall of Silence”

· Torture, War, Crimes, Accountability: Visit to Switzerland of Former US President George W Bush and Swiss Obligations Under International Law
· USA See No Evil: Government Turns the Other Way as Judges Make Findings About Torture and Other Abuse

Army War College
· Combatant Command Interagency Directorate Symposium

Asian Development Bank Institute
· Market Failures and Regulatory Failures: Lessons from Past and Present Financial Crises

· What Regulatory Policies Work for Emerging Markets?

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· The Melanesian Spearhead Group: Testing Pacific Island Solidarity

· Special Report Issue 37 - Sharing Risk: Financing Australia’s Disaster Resilience

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· Climate Policy and Innovation in the Absence of Commitment

Bipartisan Policy Center
· Strengthening Connections Between Transportation Investments and Economic Growth

Brookings Institute
· Accelerating Advanced Manufacturing with New Research Centers

· Deterring North Korean Provocations
· How We're Doing Compared to the Rest of the World

· Immigration and High-Impact, High-Tech Entrepreneurship
· The Japan-Russia Border and Stability in Northeast Asia: Toward a Pragmatic Approach to Territorial Disputes
· A Midterm Assessment of Taiwan's First Quadrennial Defense Review
· National Security Industrial Base: A Crucial Asset of the US, Whose Future May Be in Jeopardy

· Tempting Fate: The Federal Budget Outlook
· How We're Doing Compared to the Rest of the World

· Too Big to Fail: The Transatlantic Debate

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

· The Social Underpinnings of the Current Unrest in North Africa and the Middle East

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· The Difficult Development of Parliamentary Politics in the Gulf

CATO Institute
· Beyond Symbolism? The US Nuclear Disarmament Agenda and Its Implications for Chinese and Indian Nuclear Policy

Center for American Progress
· Beyond Recovery: Moving the Gulf Coast Toward a Sustainable Future

· Helping America Win the Clean Energy Race

Center for Global Development
· Getting Real on Trade with Pakistan: Duty-Free Market Access as Development Policy

Center for International Media Assistance
· Social Media in the Arab World: Leading up to the Uprisings of 2011

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· The Egyptian Military and the Arab-Israeli Military Balance

· An Historical Perspective on the China-North Korea Border
· If Mubarak Leaves: The Role of the Egyptian Military
· Iraq: Patterns of Violence, Casualty Trends and Emerging Security Threats
· PacNet #10 - Pax Sinica? Impossible!
· Significant Cyber Incidents Since 2006
· A Threat Transformed: al Qaeda and Associated Movements in 2011

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· World Leaders - Updates for 14 Jan - 2 Feb 2011

Centre for Eastern Studies (CES)
· Germany is Taking Over the Initiative in Reforming the Eurozone

· The Ukrainian Government’s Strategy Towards the Opposition
· Umarov Takes Responsibility for the Attack on Domodedovo Airport

Century Foundation
· Building Afghan Peace from the Ground Up

Conflict Prevention & Resolution Forum (CPRF)
· Series on Defense, Development, and Diplomacy (3DS) Approach to Foreign Policy

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Military Resale Programs Overview

· What Should the Department of Defense’s Role in Cyber Be?

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· The Effects of Middle East Events on U.S. Energy Markets

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Recent Developments in Egypt and Lebanon: Implications for U.S. Policy and Allies in the Broader Middle East, Part 1

· Recent Developments in Egypt and Lebanon: Implications for U.S. Policy and Allies in the Broader Middle East, Part 2

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Homeland Insecurity Under the Republican Study Committee Budget Plan [from the Democratic staff]
· Preventing Chemical Terrorism: Building A Foundation of Security At Our Nation’s Chemical Facilities · Terrorism and Transportation Security
· Understanding the Homeland Threat Landscape - Considerations for the 112th Congress

Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
· Full Committee World Wide Threats Hearing

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
· Improving Oil Spill Prevention and Response, Restoring Jobs, and Ensuring our Energy Security: Recommendations from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

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

· Long-Term Implications of the 2011 Future Years Defense Program
· Monthly Budget Review, February 2011

Council for Asian Transnational Threat Research (CATR)
· Asian Transnational Security Challenges: Emerging Trends, Regional Visions

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Issue Guide: Arab World Protests

· Mexico: Development and Democracy at a Crossroads
· Militant Extremists in the United States
· Military Holds Key to Egypt's Future
· Shaky Restart to Inter-Korean Talks
· Will Pakistan Follow Egypt's Example?

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
· Of Maps, Law, and Politics: An Inquiry into the Changing Meaning of Territoriality

Defence R&D Canada
· 11he Final Report: ; Information Visualization and Management for Enhanced Domain Awareness in Maritime Security

· Can Events Predict Violent Intra-State Crises?
· Development of Norms for the Post-deployment Reintegration Scale
· Review of Interorganizational Trust Models
· Trust Restoration in International Military Missions

Defense Science Board (DSB)
· Enhancing Adaptability of our Military Forces

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2011-037 Marine Corps Response to Nonlethal Laser Dazzler Urgent Request

· DoD Directive 5100.03, Support of the Headquarters of Combatant and Subordinate Unified Commands, February 9, 2011

Department of Homeland Security
· OIG-11-31 - The Coast Guard’s Polar Icebreaker Maintenance, Upgrade, and Acquisition Program

· OIG-11-24 - DHS Has Made Improvements on the Security Program For Its Intelligence Systems (Unclassified Summary)

Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs
· Veteran Homelessness: A Supplement to the 2009 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress

Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General
· Report to Congress on Implementation of Section 1001 of the USA PATRIOT Act

Department of State
· 2010 Year in Review: Conflict Prevention and Stabilization Operations

· Background Notes: Burundi
· Background Notes: Nigeria
· Background Notes: Venezuela

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
· House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Hearing - Statement for the Record by Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper - Worldwide Threat Assessment of the United States Intelligence Community

· House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Hearing - As Delivered Remarks by Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper - Worldwide Threat Assessment of the United States Intelligence Community
· House Committee on Homeland Security Hearing - Statement for the Record by National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael E. Leiter - Understanding the Homeland Threat Landscape - Considerations for the 112th Congress
· ODNI Instruction 80.12 - Classification of ODNI Information, October 25, 2010
· ODNI Instruction 80.16 - Original Classification Authority Delegation, October 21, 2010
· ODNI Instruction 10.20 - ODNI Director, Information Management, May 18, 2009

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Country Analysis Brief: Egypt

Energy Security Leadership Council
· Transportation Policies for America’s Future

EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
· Democratic Transition in Tunisia: What Role for the EU

· Egypt, the Portuguese Scenario: Not Yet
· EUISS debate: The Arab Democratic Wave
· Some Lessons from North Africa - and Some Tips for Europe

Feinstein International Center
· African Migration to Israel: Debt, Employment, and Remittances

· Humanitarian Action in Pakistan 2005-2010: Challenges, Principles, and Politics

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
· Aftermath of the Sirte Summit: Arab-African Cooperation on the Upswing?

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Depot Maintenance: Air Force Is Assessing Engine Maintenance Options for Work Currently Performed at Kelly Aviation Center, GAO-11-274R

· Employment Verification: Federal Agencies Have Improved E-Verify, but Significant Challenges Remain, by Richard M. Stana, director, homeland security and justice, before the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, House Committee on the Judiciary, GAO-11-330T [testimony]
· Military Personnel: DOD Addressing Challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan but Opportunities Exist to Enhance the Planning Process for Army Medical Personnel Requirements, GAO-11-163

Heritage Foundation
· Additional $47 Billion in Spending Cuts for the Continuing Resolution

· Championing Liberty Abroad to Counter Islamist Extremism

· China’s Investment Overseas in 2010

· Crisis in Côte d'Ivoire: Africa's Time to Step Up?
· Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Lurks as a Long-Term Threat to Freedom
· Five Steps to Meeting the Crisis in Egypt and the Middle East
· Letting PATRIOT Act Provisions Expire Would Be Irresponsible
· More Important Than the Yuan: Opening China's Capital Account
· The PATRIOT Act and the Constitution: Five Key Points

· Taking a Scalpel to the Defense Budget
· Unionizing Airline Screeners Endangers National Security

Homeland Security & Defense Business Council
· Border Security: Are We Ready for the Day Before Tomorrow?

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses
· After Tunisia and Egypt: The Mood in the Arab Streets and Palaces

· Crisis in Egypt: Implications for India

· Optimising Stress in Sub-Conventional Warfare
· Sri Lanka: Will Developmental Projects Solve Political Problems?

Institute for National Strategic Studies
· Defense Horizons #71 - Maximizing the Returns of Government Venture Capital Programs

· Strategic Forum 262 - Small Nuclear Reactors for Military Installations: Capabilities, Costs, and Technical Implications

· Strategic Forum 261 - Getting Beyond Taiwan? Chinese Foreign Policy and PLA Modernization

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Pakistan Appears to be Building a Fourth Military Reactor at the Khushab Nuclear Site

· A Smuggler’s Use of the U.S. Financial System to Receive Illegal Payments from Iran
· United States Indicts Man behind Alleged Multi-Million Dollar Iranian Smuggling Network

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
· Governing and Managing the Defence Sector

Institute for the Study of War
· Afghanistan - Order of Battle [Updated February 2011]

· Counterinsurgency in Helmand: Progress and Remaining Challenges

International Council on Security and Development (ICOS)
· Afghanistan Transition: Dangers of a Summer Drawdown

International Crisis Group
· Armenia and Azerbaijan: Preventing War

· Burundi: From Electoral Boycott to Political Impasse

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
· Gulf of Mexico spill: The Longer-Term Impact

International Monetary Foundation (IMF)
· Conformism and Public News

· Enhancing International Monetary Stability--A Role for the SDR?

· Ireland: Extended Arrangement-Interim Review Under the Emergency Financing Mechanism
· Macro-Fiscal Implications of Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies
· Macro-Fiscal Implications of Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies - Case Studies · Mali: Poverty Reduction and Strategy Paper-2009 Progress Report
· Recession and Policy Transmission to Latin American Tourism: Does Expanded Travel to Cuba Offset Crisis Spillovers?

International Relations and Security Network
· Afghanistan: Echoes of Vietnam

· Civil Society in 1989 and 2011
· DRC Death Penalty Debate

· Handling Irregular Immigration in the EU
· Kenya and ICC Battle Over Impunity

· Market Integration to Spur Investment Opportunity for Latin America

· Obama About to Go Wobbly on North Korea?

· Oil Prices on the Rise
· Sport and Politics - Sometimes a Good Mix
· Talking Security in Munich

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, February 10, 2011, v. 11, no. 3

o Beijing Wary of “Color Revolutions” Sweeping Middle East/North Africa
o Assessing the PLA Air Force's Ten Pillars
o Taiwan's Ballistic-Missile Deterrence and Defense Capabilities
o Satellites Support Growing PLA Maritime Monitoring and Targeting Capabilities
· Terrorism Monitor, February 10, 2011, v. 9, no. 6

o Makati City Bombing Brings Abu Sayyaf Terrorism to Manila
o Merger of Islamist Groups Challenges Somali Government's Pledge to Retake Mogadishu
o "We Wish to Be in the Front Lines With You": Islamist Radicals on the Lotus Revolution

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
· 2011 National Military Strategy

Library of Congress - Law Library
· Israel: Criminal and Ethical Aspects of Municipal Rabbis' Letter Concerning the Sale or Rental of Property in Israel to Non-Jews

Lowy Institute for International Policy
· Australia's Choices in 2011

· The U.S.-Australia Alliance

· Global Energy Cyberattacks: “Night Dragon”

· Nanotechnology Enabled Hybrid Power System Suitable for Portable Telecommunications and Sensor Applications

· Network Management in Emergency Response: Articulation Practices of State-Level Managers Interweaving Up, Down and Sideways

Moby Group
· English Translation of President Karzai's Statement at the Inauguration of New Parliament

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

· IIPER REPORT #33 - Domodedovo Airport Suicide Bombing
· IIPER REPORT #34 - The Moscow Plot and Airport Attack

National Gang Center
· Findings From the Evaluation of OJJDP’s Gang Reduction Program

National Institute of Justice
· The Changing Environment for Policing, 1985-2008

Nautilus Institute
· Status and Future of the North Korean Minerals Sector

New York University Center on International Cooperation
· Separating the Taliban from al-Qaeda: The Core of Success in Afghanistan

PAK Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)
· Internal Security Matrix of Pakistan

Pew Internet & American Life Project
· Generations and Gadgets

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Public Uncertain About Effect of Egypt Protests on U.S.

· Developing U.S. Army Officers’ Capabilities for Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational Environments

· Investment Strategies for Improving Fifth-Generation Fighter Training
· Managing Air Force Joint Expeditionary Taskings in an Uncertain Environment
· The Tenth Year: A Briefing on Terrorism Issues to New Members of the 112th Congress
· The U.S. Combat and Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Fleets: Issues and Suggestions for Congress

Security Council Report
· Update Report No. 1 - Thailand/Cambodia

· Update Report No. 2 - Interdependence Between Security and Development

Small Wars Journal
· The Closers (Part 2): Civilians in the Clear Phase of a Counterinsurgency

· The Mexican Cartel Debate: As Viewed Through Five Divergent Fields of Security Studies
· MRAP Future Discussion Paper
· The Rule of Law at Dawn: A Judge Advocate’s Perspective on Rule of Law Operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2008 to 2010
· Setting the Record Straight on Malayan Counterinsurgency Strategy: Interview with Karl Hack
· Supporting Sustainable Transition in Afghanistan: A Provincial Perspective
· U.S. Military Observers and Comprehensive Engagement
· The War of Ideas, Revisited

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· The Role of Religion in National Security Policy Since 9/11

Transnational Institute
· EU Investment Briefing: Change EU Investment Policy - Now is the Time!

UK Resilience Office (Civil Contingencies Secretariat)
· Strategic National Guidance: The Decontamination of Buildings, Infrastructure and Open Environment Exposed to Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear Materials

US Agency for International Development (USAID)
· Pakistan - Complex Emergency - Fact Sheet #1 - February 07, 2010

· USAID OIG Booklet on Pakistan and Afghanistan - October 2010
· USAID OIG Report to Congress on Trafficking in Persons - January 2011
· Quarterly Progress and Oversight Report on the Civilian Assistance Program in Pakistan, 31 December 2010

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Côte d’Ivoire’s Political Stalemate: A Symptom of Africa’s Weak Electoral Institutions
· Egypt’s Protests Underscore Importance of Early Warning
· Making Peace in Afghanistan: The Missing Political Strategy

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
The Claim for Recognition of Israel as a Jewish State: A Reassessment
· Egypt: A Moment of Change and Challenge
· Egypt's Opposition Must Escalate 'War of Attrition'
· Ideas for U.S. Middle East Policy in the Wake of the Egypt Crisis
· Iran in Iraq: The Role of Muqtada al-Sadr
· Phone Survey of Cairo and Alexandria, February 5-8,2011
· What's the Big Idea?: Confronting the Ideology of Islamist Extremism

White House
Remarks by the President on Egypt