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Jun 14 2013

Best of the Scout Report for 2013

  • Better Data, Better Health
  • There has been extended discussion about the ways in which better data can improve public health problems such as obesity, rising health care costs, and other areas of concern. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is intimately concerned with the possible applications of “big data”, and this site offers some fine commentary and reporting on this situation. A good place to start is the Q&A with RWJF Chief Technology and Information Officer Steve Downs. “Better Data = Better Health: Stories from the Field” looks at the applications of mobile health applications, GPS sensors in the service of tracking asthma symptoms, and much more. The footer of the site includes sections analyzing how data is transforming the overall health of communities. There are data sets, reports, rankings and access to publicly available reports that include information on the quality of care delivery, patient outcomes, and patient feedback on physicians, hospitals, and cost.

  • Frontline: Digital Nation
  • How is technology changing our lives? It’s a very difficult question to answer, but this engaging program from Frontline takes first steps into this brave new digital world. This website covers various topics such as Family/Children, Foreign Affairs/Defense, Government/Elections/Politics, Race/Multicultural and so on. On a note that appears on the site’s homepage, Rachel Dretzin (the producer) remarks that “Digital Nation is an effort to define this new space and to put some walls around it.” On the homepage, visitors can watch the entire 90-minute program and also view special segments such as Living Faster, Relationships, Waging War, and Virtual Worlds. The Virtual Worlds area is particularly compelling, as it looks at how virtual reality is being used to treat the post-traumatic stress disorder experienced by soldiers.

    [Source: Scout Report]

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Jan 19 2012

EUISS Occasional Papers

The Mission of the EUISS is to find a common security culture for the EU, to help develop and project the CFSP, and to enrich Europe’s strategic debate. As a think tank it researches security issues of relevance for the EU and provides a forum for debate. In its capacity as an EU agency, it also offers analyses and forecasting to the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Occasional Papers are essays or reports that the Institute considers should be made available as a contribution to the debate on specific issues relevant to European security. They may be based on work carried out by researchers granted awards by the EUISS, on contributions prepared by external experts, and on collective research projects or other activities organised by (or with the support of) the Institute.

Occasional Papers will be available on request in the language – either English or French – used by authors.

Content freely accessible in PDF format. Please click here to access.

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Feb 25 2010

What’s new @ CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online

Update: February 2010

Working Papers

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Title: Why Tocqueville on China?
Author: James W. Ceaser
Date: January 2010

Title: The United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement
Author: Philip I. Levy
Date: October 2009

Austrian National Defence Academy

Title: Coping with Global Change
Author: Anja H. Ebnöther, Ernst M. Felberbauer
Date: November 2009

Title: Strategies Against Human Trafficking: The Role of the Security Sector Vienna and
Author: Cornelius Friesendorf
Date: September 2009

Title: Strategies Against Human Trafficking: The Role of the Security Sector
Author: Cornelius Friesendorf
Date: September 2009

Title: Cutting or Tightening the Gordian Knot? The Future of Kosovo and the Peace Process in the Western Balkans after the Decision on Independence
Author: Ernst M. Felberbauer, Predrag Jureković, Frederic Labarre (Eds.)
Date: October 2008

The Cato Institute

Title: The Massachusetts Health Plan: Much Pain, Little Gain
Author: Michael F. Cannon, Aaron Yelowitz
Date: January 2010

Title: The Libertarian Vote in the Age of Obama
Author: David Boaz, David Kirby
Date: January 2010

Title: Obama’s Prescription for Low-Wage Workers: High Implicit Taxes, Higher Premiums
Author: Michael F. Cannon
Date: January 2010

Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Title: Obama’s First 150 Days: Perspectives from an Arab American Writer
Author: Gregory Orfalea
Date: December 2009

Centre for European Security Studies

Title: SSR in the Republic of Moldova: Strengthening Oversight of the Security Sector
Author: Sami Faltas, editor, Erik Sportel, editor
Date: January 2010

Title: Perceptions and misperceptions in the EU and Turkey: Stumbling blocks on the road to accession
Author: Peter M.E. Volten, editor
Date: October 2009

Title: Peace support operations: The past and the future. Papers of the Ankara Seminar
Author: Ritske Bloemendaal, editor, Kars de Bruijne, editor
Date: July 2008

Title: Common Norms and Good Practices of Civil-Military Relations in the EU
Author: Anne Aldis, editor, Margriet Drent, editor
Date: July 2008

Title: UKRAINE AND NATO: The Policy and Practice of Co-operating with the Euro-Atlantic Security Community
Author: Nienke de Deugd
Date: June 2007

Title: Governance and the Military: Perspectives for Change in Turkey
Author: Sami Faltas, editor, Sander Jansen, editor
Date: May 2006

Title: The Western Balkan Candidates for NATO Membership and Partnership
Author: David Greenwood
Date: December 2005

Council on Foreign Relations

Title: State of the Union Address, 2010
Author: Barack Obama
Date: January 2010

Danish Institute for International Studies

Title: The Legacies of the Holocaust and European Identity after 1989
Author: Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke
Date: January 2010

German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Title: Contested Leadership in International Relations: Power Politics in South America, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa
Author: Daniel Flemes, Thorsten Wojczewski
Date: February 2010

Title: Oil and the Eruption of the Algerian Civil War: A Context-sensitive Analysis of the Ambivalent Impact of Resource Abundance
Author: Miriam Shabafrouz
Date: January 2010

Title: Nigeria: A Prime Example of the Resource Curse? Revisiting the Oil-Violence Link in the Niger Delta
Author: Annegret Mähler
Date: January 2010

Title: “Dreams Don’t Come True in Eritrea”: Anomie and Family Disintegration due to the Structural Militarization of Society
Author: Nicole Hirt
Date: January 2010

Human Rights & Human Welfare (University of Denver)

Title: The Principled Case for Employing Private Military and Security Companies in Humanitarian Interventions and Peacekeeping
Author: Deane-Peter Baker, James Pattison
Date: February 2010

Institute for Development and Peace

Title: Development Cooperation after War and Violent Conflict: Debates and Challenges
Author: Sabine Kurtenbach, Matthias Seifert
Date: January 2010

Title: Korruption und Demokratisierung. Rekonstruktion des Forschungsstandes an den Schnittstellen zu Institutionenökonomik und politischer Transformationsforschung
Author: Birgit Pech
Date: September 2009

Title: The Role of Regional Oganisations in Conflict Prevention and Resolution,
Author: Herbert Wulf (ed.)
Date: July 2009

International Crisis Group

Title: Nepal: Peace and Justice
Date: January 2010

International Peace Institute

Title: Underdevelopment, Resource Scarcity, and Environmental Degradation
Date: December 2009

Title: From Uganda to the Congo and Beyond: Pursuing the Lord’s Resistance Army
Author: Ronald R. Atkinson
Date: November 2009

Title: Mediation and Peace Processes: IPI Blue Paper no. 8
Author: Christoph Mikulaschek
Date: October 2009

Lowy Institute for International Policy

Title: The global financial crisis: causes and consequences
Author: Warwick McKibbin McKibbin
Date: November 2009

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

Title: Of Knowledge and Work
Author: Ben Dankbaar, Geert Vissers
Date: December 2009

Title: The Double Asymmetry of European Integration – Or: Why the EU Cannot Be a Social Market Economy
Author: Fritz W. Scharpf
Date: November 2009

Title: Flexible Employment, Flexible Families, and the Socialization of Reproduction
Author: Wolfgang Streeck
Date: November 2009

Title: Man weiß es nicht genau: Vom Nutzen der Sozialwissenschaften für die Politik
Author: Wolfgang Streeck
Date: October 2009

Title: Representative versus Responsible Government
Author: Peter Mair
Date: September 2009

Title: Empirische Deliberationsforschung
Author: Claudia Ritzi, Gary S. Schaal
Date: September 2009

Title: Die Anspruchsinflation des Wirtschaftssystems
Author: Jens Beckert
Date: September 2009

Title: Market Constitution Analysis: A New Framework Applied to Solar Power Technology Markets
Author: Guido Möllering
Date: July 2009

Title: Parteigänger und Landschaftspfleger: Eine Analyse der Parteispenden großer deutscher Unternehmen, 1984–2005
Author: Martin Höpner
Date: June 2009

National Endowment for Democracy

Title: Libel Tourism: Silencing the Press Through Transnational Legal Threats
Author: Drew Sullivan
Date: January 2010

Title: Under Attack: Practicing Journalism in a Dangerous World
Author: Bill Ristow
Date: December 2009

The New School Graduate Program in International Affairs

Title: The Political Economy of Oil in the U.S.-Iran Crisis: U.S. globalized oil interests vs. Iranian regional interests
Author: Thomas W. O’Donnell
Date: October 2009

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Title: Gendering the Security Sector: Protecting Civilians Against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Author: Randi Solhjell
Date: January 2010

Title: How Does Competition Affect the Relationship Between Innovation and Productivity? Estimation of a CDM Model for Norway
Author: Fulvio Castellacci
Date: November 2009

Title: Implications of a Comprehensive or Integrated Approach for Training in United Nations and African Union Peace Operations
Author: Cedric De Coning
Date: October 2009

Title: Theoretical Models of Heterogeneity, Growth and Competitiveness
Date: September 2009

Oxfam Publishing

Title: The Missing Middle in Agricultural Finance: Relieving the capital constraint on smallholder groups and other agricultural SMEs
Author: Alan Doran, Ntongi McFadyen, Robert C Vogel
Date: December 2009

Title: Failing Gaza: No rebuilding, no recovery, no more excuses
Date: December 2009

Title: A Copper-Bottomed Crisis? The Impact of the Global Economic Meltdown on Zambia
Author: Duncan Green
Date: December 2009

Peterson Institute for International Economics

Title: Estimation of De Facto Flexibility Parameter and Basket Weights in Evolving Exchange Rate Regimes
Author: Jeffrey A. Frankel, Daniel Xie
Date: January 2010

Title: The International Monetary Fund and Regulatory Challenges
Author: Edwin M. Truman
Date: December 2009

Title: Reconciling Climate Change and Trade Policy
Author: Jianwu He, Aaditya Mattoo, Arvind Subramanian, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
Date: December 2009

Title: It Should Be a Breeze: Harnessing the Potential of Open Trade and Investment Flows in the Wind Energy Industry
Author: Thilo Hanemann, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Lutz Weischer
Date: December 2009

Small Arms Survey

Title: No Other Life: Gangs, Guns, and Governance in Trinidad and Tobago
Author: Dorn Townsend
Date: December 2009

Title: Surplus Arms in South America
Author: Aaron Karp
Date: August 2009

United States Institute of Peace

Title: In Pursuit of Democracy and Security in the Greater Middle East: A USIP Study Group Report
Author: Daniel Brumberg
Date: January 2010

Title: Post-Conflict Health Reconstruction: New Foundations for U.S. Policy
Author: Leonard S. Rubenstein
Date: September 2009

Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment

Title: Investment Opportuntities in Mekelle, Tigray State, Ethiopia
Author: Bryant Cannon
Date: December 2009

Title: Bamboo Bikes in Kisumu, Kenya
Author: Katherine Athanasiades, Michelle Eames, Riham Hussein, Young Rhee
Date: December 2009

Books

Columbia University Press

Title: My Life with the Taliban
Author: Abdul Salam Zaeef
Date: January 2010

Title: The Insurgent Archipelago: From Mao to bin Laden
Author: John Mackinlay
Date: December 2009

Policy Briefs

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Title: Climategate and Climate Science
Author: Kenneth P. Green, Steven F. Hayward
Date: December 2009

Title: Building Up to Tearing Down the Wall
Author: Ronald W. Reagan
Date: November 2009

Title: Addicted to the Physician Payment “Fix”
Author: Bryan E. Dowd
Date: November 2009

Title: In Memoriam–Irving Kristol
Author: Christopher DeMuth
Date: October 2009

Title: Getting the Story Right: The True Origin of the Financial Crisis
Author: John H. Makin, Vincent R. Reinhart, Peter J. Wallison
Date: September 2009

Austrian National Defence Academy

Title: Supporting Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Challenge of Reaching Self-Sustainability in a Post-War Environment
Author: Predrag Jureković
Date: January 2010

Title: Serbia - Stepping into Calmer or Rougher Waters?
Author: Djordje Popović
Date: November 2009

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University

Title: U.S. Public Energy Innovation Institutions and Mechanisms: Status & Deficiencies
Author: Laura Anadon, Matthew Bunn, Charles Jones, Venkatesh Narayanamurti
Date: January 2010

Title: Pakistan’s Nuclear Posture: Implications for South Asian Stability
Author: Vipin Narang
Date: January 2010

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Title: (Re)Engaging Russia in an Era of Uncertainty
Author: Sam Greene, Dmitri Trenin
Date: January 2010

Institute of International Education

Title: The Value of International Education to U.S. Business and Industry Leaders: Key Findings from a Survey of CEOs
Date: October 2009

Title: Three-Year Bologna-Compliant Degrees: Responses from U.S. Graduate Schools
Date: April 2009

International Crisis Group

Title: Sri Lanka: A Bitter Peace
Date: January 2010

Title: Central African Republic: Keeping the Dialogue Alive
Date: January 2010

International Peace Institute

Title: Perspectives on the Peacebuilding Commission’s Coordination Role
Author: Jenna Slotin
Date: November 2009

Title: Perspectives on the Peacebuilding Commission and Mutual Accountability
Date: November 2009

Lowy Institute for International Policy

Title: Obama’s surge
Author: Anthony Bubalo
Date: December 2009

Title: Problems to partnership: a plan for Australia-India strategic ties
Author: Rory Medcalf
Date: November 2009

Title: Rebuilding Zimbabwe: Australia’s role in supporting the transition
Author: Jolyon Ford, Joel Negin
Date: October 2009

Title: Caught in the crossfire: the Pashtun tribes of Southeast Afghanistan
Author: Tom Gregg
Date: October 2009

Title: A G-20 caucus for East Asia
Author: Stephen Grenville, Mark Thirlwell
Date: October 2009

Oxfam Publishing

Title: Rescuing the Peace in Southern Sudan
Date: January 2010

Title: How reform of the Fast Track Initiative should lead to a Global Fund for Education
Date: January 2010

Title: Getting Women into Local Strategic Partnerships
Author: Antonia Bance, Louie Fooks, Sue Smith
Date: December 2009

Title: Climate Shame: Get back to the table Initial analysis of the Copenhagen climate talks
Author: Kate Raworth
Date: December 2009

Project on Defense Alternatives

Title: The President’s Dilemma: Deficits, Debt, and US Defense Spending
Date: January 2010

United Nations University

Title: Sexed Pistols: The Gendered Impacts of Prolific Small Arms
Author: Vanessa Farr, Henri Myrttinen, Albrecht Schnabel
Date: January 2010

United States Institute of Peace

Title: Prospects for Haiti’s New Government
Author: Robert Maguire
Date: January 2010

Title: Iraqi Voices Entering 2010
Author: Rusty Barber, William B. Taylor
Date: January 2010

Title: International Engagement with Somalia
Author: Stephanie Schwartz
Date: January 2010

Title: Congress and Parliaments in Security Sector Reform
Author: Robert M. Perito
Date: January 2010

Title: What Next for the Democratic Republic of Congo?
Author: Dorina Bekoe, Michelle Swearingen
Date: December 2009

Title: Online Discourse in the Arab World
Author: Anand Varghese, Joel Whitaker
Date: December 2009

Title: Establishing Leadership on Civilian Assistance to Afghanistan
Author: William B. Taylor, J Alexander Thier
Date: December 2009

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Title: The Iranian Opposition, the Nuclear Issue, and the West
Author: Patrick Clawson, Ray Takeyh
Date: January 2010

Title: Strengthening Yemeni Counterterrorism Forces: Challenges and Political Considerations
Author: Michael Knights
Date: January 2010

Title: Saudi Public Backs Iran Sanctions but Split on Military Action
Author: David Pollock
Date: January 2010

Title: Renewed Violence against Egypt’s Coptic Christians
Author: David Schenker
Date: January 2010

Title: Prospects for the Resumption of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks
Author: David Makovsky
Date: January 2010

Title: Fighting al-Qaeda: The Role of Yemen’s President Saleh
Author: Simon Henderson
Date: January 2010

Title: Dangerous Alliance: Escalating Ties between Terrorist Groups and Criminal Activity
Author: David Johnson
Date: January 2010

Title: Al-Qaeda in the West Bank and Gaza
Author: Matthew Levitt, Bruce Riedel
Date: January 2010

Title: Sulaiman Meets Obama as Washington’s Lebanese Allies Face Crisis at Home
Author: David Schenker
Date: December 2009

Title: Saudi Royals Reunited? Crown Prince Sultan Returns Home
Author: Simon Henderson
Date: December 2009

Title: Reforming the Rogue: Lessons from the U.S.-Libyan Rapprochement
Author: Ronald Bruce St. John, Dana Moss
Date: December 2009

Title: Polling Saudis and Egyptians: Iran, Jihad, and the Economy
Author: David Pollock
Date: December 2009

Title: Mr. Erdogan Visits Washington: The AKP’s Foreign Policy and United States Interests
Author: Soner Cagaptay
Date: December 2009

Title: Islam vs. Iran’s ‘Islamic Republic’
Author: Mehdi Khalaji
Date: December 2009

Title: Icon or Omen? Dubai’s Debt Problem and the Gulf
Author: Simon Henderson
Date: December 2009

Title: Contending with the PKK’s Narco-Terrorism
Author: Benjamin Freedman, Matthew Levitt
Date: December 2009

Journals

CTC Sentinel

Volume: 3, Issue: 1 (January 2010)

SPECIAL ISSUE

Foreign Affairs

Volume: 89, Issue: 1 (January/February 2010)

Volume: 88, Issue: 6 (November/December 2009)

Insight Turkey †

Volume: 11, Issue: 4 (October - December 2009)

Uluslararasi Iliskiler

Volume: 6, Issue: 23 (Winter 2009)

Volume: 6, Issue: 22 (Fall 2009)

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