Friday, June 6, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 06-06-2008

Air & Space Power Journal
Summer 2008, v. 22, no. 2
· A House Divided: The Indivisibility of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance by Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF and Maj R. Greg Brown, USAF
· Fifth Air Force: Ready for the Future by Maj Gen Larry D. James, USAF
· Expeditionary Operations by Lt Col Paul D. Berg, USAF
· Cleared to Engage: Improving the Effectiveness of Joint Close Air Support by Maj Michael H. Johnson, USMC
· A Practical Approach to Effects-Based Operational Assessment by Capt Clinton R. Clark, USAF, Retired and Capt Timothy J. Cook, USAF
· Adding Less-Lethal Arrows to the Quiver for Counterinsurgency Air Operations by Col Ernie Haendschke, USAF
· The Role of Air Force Civil Engineers in Counterinsurgency Operations by Lt Col Kendall Brown, USAFR, PhD, PE
· Timing Is Everything: Operational Assessment in a Fast-Paced Fight by Lt Col Kirsten R. Messer, USAF
· Air-Intelligence Operations and Training: The Decisive Edge for Effective Airpower Employment by Col D. Scott George, USAF and Lt Col Robert Ehlers, USAF
· The ABCs of Strong Leadership by Col Brad Ashley, USAF
· Education in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance beyond the “Green Door” by Lt Col Jeff S. Hinrichs, USAFR

American Enterprise Institute
· Understanding Iranian Strategy in Afghanistan

Amnesty International
· Myanmar Ethnic Group Faces Crimes Against Humanity
· Myanmar Government Puts Cyclone Survivors at Increased Risk

Brookings Institute
· AFRICOM: The Road Ahead for United States Africa Command.
· Democracy, Not Weapons, Should Drive U.S.-Pakistan Agenda
· Improving Detainee Policy: Handling Terrorism Detainees within the American Justice System
· Missing Markets: Fostering Market Based Solutions to Major Risks
· One Horrible Year for Nicolas Sarkozy
· The Rise of Middle East Peacemakers
· Stemming Nuclear Proliferation: Prevent and Manage the Rise of New Nuclear Powers
· Unfinished Business: U.S. Overseas Military Presence in the 21st Century
· What Do You Call a Terror(Jihad)ist?

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute
· Canada First Defence Strategy

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Democracy Promotion in the Middle East: Restoring Credibility

Center for a New American Security
· Finding Our Way Report
· Making America Grand Again Report
· A Strategy for American Power: Energy, Climate, and National Security
Center for American Progress
· Support the Troops? Cheap Talk and Abandoned Obligations

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
No. 35: "Switzerland's Controversial Middle East Policy"
No. 36: "Energy Security of the European Union"

Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy (ATASP)
· All Roads Lead away from Rome?: A Theory of Institutions in (European) Decision Making

Center for Strategic and International Studies
· Angola and China
· China in Nigeria
· Economic Relations Between Kenya and China, 1963-2007
· Israeli and Syrian Weapons of Mass Destruction
o Israeli report
o Syrian report

Congress. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
· Phase II report on prewar Iraq intelligence -
· Report on Whether Public Statements Regarding Iraq by U.S. Government Officials were substantiated by Intelligence Information
· Report on Intelligence Activities Relating to Iraq Conducted by the Policy Counterterrorism Evaluation Group and the Office of Special Plans within the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Evidence on the Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology
· Increasing Transparency in the Pricing of Health Care Services and Pharmaceuticals
· S. 3036, Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008

Council on Foreign Relations
· China-Gulf Economic Relations
· The National Security Debate
· Negotiating with Hostile States
· U.S. Security Agreements and Iraq

Department of Defense Joint Chiefs of Staff
· Detainee operations (30 May 2008) [Joint Pub 3-63]

Department of Homeland Security
· Information Sharing Strategy

European Union Institute for Security Studies
· Chaillot Paper n°109 -- Partnerships for Effective Multilateralism: EU Relations with Brazil, China, India and Russia
· Reorienting Strategies Towards Burma/Myanmar[tt_news]=1062&tx_ttnews[backPid]=1&cHash=5a6bc13341

Foreign Policy
· The FP Memo: What Might Have Been in Iraq
· The List: The Worst Places to Be a Terrorist
· Seven Questions: The New World Energy Order

Foreign Police Research Institute
· Taiwan under President Ma Ying-jeou

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Alien Detention Standards: Observations on the Adherence to ICE's Medical Standards in Detention Facilities
· Combating Terrorism: Guidance for State Department's Antiterrorism Assistance Program Is Limited and State Does Not Systematically Assess Outcomes, by Charles M. Johnson, Jr., director, international affairs and trade, before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
· Defense Acquisitions: Better Weapon Program Outcomes Require Discipline, Accountability, and Fundamental Changes in the Acquisition Environment
· Defense Management: Assessment of the Reorganization of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.
· Department of Energy: Implementation and Use of Other Transactions Authority Provided in the Energy Policy Act of 2005
· Nuclear Weapons: NNSA Needs to Establish a Cost and Schedule Baseline for Manufacturing a Critical Nuclear Weapon Component.
· September 11: HHS Needs to Develop a Plan That Incorporates Lessons from the Responder Health Programs.
· Oil and Gas Royalties: Litigation over Royalty Relief Could Cost the Federal Government Billions of Dollars

Henry L. Stimson Center
· Natural Hazards and Homeland Security: An Expectation to Protect?
· A New Strategy to Prevent Terrorist Acquisition of the Bomb: Clear, Hold, Build
· Sleiman Goes to Baabda: Is Lebanon Back from the Brink?
· An Unsettled Foundation?: Labor in the UAE

Heritage Foundation
· U.S. Air Force Guard and Reserves Are Force Multipliers that Deserve Support

Hudson Institute
· How to Strengthen Democracy in Latin America
Human Rights First
· In Pursuit of Justice: Prosecuting Terrorism Cases in the Federal Courts

International Crisis Group
· CrisisWatch N°58, 1 June 2008
· Georgia and Russia: Clashing over Abkhazia
· Russia’s Dagestan: Conflict Causes

International Relations and Security Network (ISN)
· EU: Rethinking the Arms Export Code
· History as Tool in Somaliland Bid
· Letters from Nepal: From One King to Many
· Tiananmen: 1989-2008

Lexington Institute
· Missile Defense: The Navy’s Role is Growing
· Navy Destroyer Plans Don’t Make Sense

National Security Archive
· The Soviet Plan to Destroy Guantanamo Naval Base

· The Challenges of Trying Terrorists as Criminals: Proceedings of a RAND/SAIS Colloquium
· How Do Earnings Change When Reservists Are Activated?: A Reconciliation of Estimates Derived from Survey and Administrative Data
· The Maritime Dimension of International Security: Terrorism, Piracy, and Challenges for the United States

Russian and Eurasian Security
· Russian Analytical Digest, June 2008, v. 42, no. 5
o More than a Cog in the Kremlin’s Machine: A Political Portrait of Tatarstan
o The Oil Factor and War of Clans in Chechnya
o The Regional GDPs of Tatarstan and the Chechen Republic
o Election Results of the 2007 Duma Elections and the 2008 Presidential Electionsfor Tatarstan and for the Chechen Republic

State Department
· Advancing Freedom and Democracy Report 2008
· Trafficking in Persons Report 2008
o Previous reports
· To Walk the Earth in Safety 2008
o Previous reports

Strategic Studies Institute
· Chavez - The Beginning of the End
· From the New Middle Ages to a New Dark Age: The Decline of the State and U.S. Strategy

US Institute of Peace
· Bringing Peace to the Niger Delta
· PeaceWatch June 2008
· USIP Dialogue on Media and Conflict in Iraq Spawns Call for Partnership
· Why We Should Still Study the Cuban Missile Crisis

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Turkey Turns Cold to European Defense: Implications for Western Security
· Treatment of Bahais: A Test of Human Rights in Iran

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