Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 06-27-2008

United States - Canada Border Drug Threat Assessment 2007

Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy
· Getting the People Part Right: A Report on the Human Resources Dimension of U.S. Public Diplomacy

American Enterprise Institute
· Are We Safer?,filter.all/pub_detail.asp

American Political Science Association
· Perspectives on Politics, June 2008, v. 6, no. 2, p. 347-360
o “The New U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual as Political Science and Political Praxis”

Amnesty International
· Europe: State of Denial: Europe’s Role in Rendition and Secret Detention.
· In the Name of Security: Routine Abuses in Tunisia
· People’s Republic of China: Tibet Autonomous Region: Access Denied.

· The Army’s Home—What Army Installation Management Command is Doing to Restore the Army’s Balance.$File/IMCOM17april.pdf?OpenElement
· U.S. Africa Command: A New Way of Thinking.$File/AFRICOM.pdf?OpenElement

· Getting to Zero Update

Brookings Institute
· Iraq's Long-Term Impact on Jihadist Terrorism
· Middle East’s Economic Paradox: Lost in the Wash
· North Korea's Nuclear Declaration
· Pakistan and Terror: The Eye of the Storm
· To Win the "War on Terror," We Must First Win the "War of Ideas": Here's How

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Asia—Shaping the Future.

Center for American Progress
· How to Close Guantánamo
· In Search of Sustainable Security: Linking National Security, Human Security, and Collective Security to Protect America and Our World

Center for European Reform
· The EU's New Russia Policy Starts at Home

Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland
· Reconsidering the Rules for Space Security

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· Report on NWFZ in the Middle East

Center for Security Policy
· Shariah: Guilty Knowledge

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
· Analysis of the FY 2009 Defense Budget Request

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Conventional Armed Forces in the Gulf

Central Intelligence Agency

Studies in Intelligence, v. 52, no. 2,
o Language, Culture, and Cooperation in Scientific and Technical Intelligence by Lily E. Johnston
o Needed: A National Security Simulation Center by Rachel K. Hanig and Mark E. Henshaw
o Thinking About Rethinking: Reform in Other Professions by William Nolte
o CIA’s Intelligence Art Collection -- Commemoration of the Historical, Inspiration for the Future by Toni Hiley
o The Spy Who Never Was: The Strange Case of John Honeyman and Revolutionary War Espionage by Alexander Rose
o From the Archives-1964 -- An Intelligence Role for the Footnote: For and Against

Constitution Project
· A Critique of “National security Courts”

Council on Foreign Relations
· A Different Tack on Terror
· France's New Military Vision
· Pyongyang's Deal
· Speculating on Oil
· U.S.-Pakistan Alliance in Trouble
· U.S-Pakistan Military Cooperation
· Venezuela’s Oil-Based Economy

Department of Defense. Inspector General
· D-2008-105 Defense Emergency Response Fund, June 20, 2008

Department of Defense. Quarterly Report to Congress
· Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq [June 2008]
· Previous reports

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Elections, Political Transitions and Foreign Policy in East Asia [Conference report]

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
· Gain Seeking in a "Double Security Dilemma": The Case of OPEC

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Boeing Tanker Decision
· Border Security: State Department Expects to Meet Projected Surge in Demand for Visas and Passports in Mexico
· Border Security: State Department Should Plan for Potentially Significant Staffing and Facilities Shortfalls Caused by Changes in the Visa Waiver Program
· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Human Capital Planning Has Improved, but Strategic View of Contractor Workforce Is Needed
· Coast Guard: Change in Course Improves Deepwater Management and Oversight, but Outcome Still Uncertain
· Coast Guard: Strategies for Mitigating the Loss of Patrol Boats Are Achieving Results in the Near Term, but They Come at a Cost and Longer Term Sustainability Is Unknown
· Combating Terrorism: Increased Oversight and Accountability Needed over Pakistan Reimbursement Claims for Coalition Support Funds
· Combating Terrorism: U.S. Oversight of Pakistan Reimbursement Claims for Coalition Support Funds, by Charles Michael Johnson, Jr., director, international affairs and trade, before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
· Critical Infrastructure Protection: Further Efforts Needed to Integrate Planning for and Response to Disruptions on Converged Voice and Data Networks
· Defense Production Act: Agencies Lack Policies and Guidance for Use of Key Authorities
· Homeland Security: DHS Risk-Based Grant Methodology Is Reasonable, But Current Version's Measure of Vulnerability is Limited
· Homeland Security: First Responders' Ability to Detect and Model Hazardous Releases in Urban Areas Is Significantly Limited
· Military Operations: Actions Needed to Better Guide Project Selection for Commander's Emergency Response Program and Improve Oversight in Iraq
· Peacekeeping: Thousands Trained but United States Is Unlikely to Complete All Activities by 2010 and Some Improvements Are Needed
· Risk Management: Strengthening the Use of Risk Management Principles in Homeland Security
· Secure Border Initiative Fiscal Year 2008 Expenditure Plan Shows Improvement, but Deficiencies Limit Congressional Oversight and DHS Accountability
· Securing, Stabilizing, and Rebuilding Iraq: Progress Report: Some Gains Made, Updated Strategy Needed

Heritage Foundation
· Africa Must Confront the Growing Crisis in Zimbabwe
· Addressing the Global Food Crisis

Human Rights Watch
· "As If They Fell From the Sky": Counterinsurgency, Rights Violations, and Rampant Impunity in Ingushetia

International Crisis Group
· Guinea: Ensuring Democratic Reforms
· Reunifying Cyprus: The Best Chance Yet

International Relations and Security Network
· Armenia: Summer of Discontent
· Czech Republic: Issues 'Under the Radar'
· The Deadly Convenience of Victor Bout [Part I]
· The Deadly Convenience of Victor Bout [Part II]
· Dubai: Spots on the Sun
· Multilateralism and Continental Drift
· Missing persons, Ever-present Divide
· Niger Delta: Nowhere to Hide
· Rational Actors: Secular Fallacies
· US Spy Agency: Mission Wanted

International Organization for Migration in Iraq
· IDP June 2008 IOM Iraq Governorate Profiles Go to and scroll down to “IDP June 2008 IOM Iraq Governorate Profiles.” Also of interest "IOM Iraq Assessments & Statistics Report (biweekly)" and the IOM’s latest emergency needs assessment for Iraq, available at

Jamestown Foundation
· Can Turkey’s Anti-Terrorism Cooperation with Iran Lead to a Strategic Partnership?
· Terrorism Focus - June 24, 2008 – Volume 5, Issue 24
o The Paradise Boys: The Internal Debate over the Use of Child Jihadis in Iraq
o Fighting in Lebanon’s Palestinian Refugee Camps Result of Increased Islamist Influence
o Emerging Cracks in Somalia’s Islamist Insurgency
o Can Turkey’s Anti-Terrorism Cooperation with Iran Lead to a Strategic Partnership?

Terrorism Monitor June 26, 2008 – Volume VI, Issue 13
- The Next Generation of Radical Islamist Preachers in the UK by James Brandon
- Kurdish Activism in Europe: Terrorism versus Europeanization by Thomas Renard
- Is There a Nexus between Torture and Radicalization? by Chris Zambelis
- The Mahdi Army: New Tactics for a New Stage by Fadhil Ali

Lexington Institute
· One Future for Missile Defense
· Tanker Fiasco: Five Steps to Fix the Problem
· Why Missile Defense Makes More Sense Today Than During the Cold War

Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies (MCIIS)
MCIIS Theses in Intelligence Studies
o Appropriate Factors to Consider When Assessing Analytic Confidence in Intelligence Analysis
o The Efficacy of Accelerated Analysis in Strategic-Level Estimative Judgments
o Images of Twentieth Century Genocide
o Verbal Probability Expressions in National Intelligence Estimates: A Comprehensive Analysis of Trends from the Fifties through Post 9/11
o A Wiki Is Like A Room… And Other Lessons Learned from 15 Wiki-Based, Open Source, Intelligence Analysis Projects

National Academy of Public Administration
· Addressing the 2009 Presidential Transition at the Department of Homeland Security

Pew Global Attitudes
· Assessing Globalization: Benefits and Drawbacks of Trade and Integration

Pew Research Center
· Global Views of US 2008 Elections

Proteus USA [Army War College]
Proteus Monograph Series
v. 1, no. 5 May 2008
· Iran-Syria-Hizballah-Hamas: A Coalition Against Nature Why Does It Work?
· Proteus 55 Trends: 55 Trends Now Shaping the Future Desktop Reference by Dr. Marvin J. Cetron and Owen Davies [April 2008]

· Challenges of Applying Risk Management to Terrorism Security Policy [testimony by Henry H. Willis] -
· Impacts on U.S. Energy Expenditures and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions of Increasing Renewable-Energy Use
o Main report
o Appendix A
o Appendix B
· Life, Livelihood, and Long Term Well-being: The Effect of Mortality Risks and Land Reforms on Human Capital Investments in India
· Opportunities for Systems Engineering to Contribute to Durability and Damage Tolerance of Hybrid Structures for Airframes
· The Rise of Political Islam in Turkey

Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)
· Romania's Transition to Democracy: Press’s Role in Intelligence Reform

Senlis Council
· Iraq - Angry Hearts and Angry Minds [very large file]

Terrorism Research Initiative
Perspectives on Terrorism [journal], 2008, v. 2, Special Issue: Under-Investigated Topics OR PDF version
· Foreword to Special Issue
· In Cold Blood: The Madrid Bombings
· The Global War on Terror and State Terrorism
· The Radical Milieu: The Under-Investigated Relationship Between Terrorists and Sympathetic Communities
· Two Neglected Areas of Terrorism Research: Careers after Terrorism and How Terrorists Innovate

UN Office on Drugs and Crime
· 2008 World Drug Report

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Integrated Security Assistance: The 1207 Program
· Opposition Alliances and Democratization in Egypt

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Strengthening the Partnership: How to Deepen U.S.-Israel Cooperation on the Iranian Nuclear Challenge
· The Unlikely Peace: Analyzing the Dim Prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian Agreement in 2008

White House
· Fact Sheet: Retroactive Liability Protection: Providing Our Intelligence Officials the Tools They Need to Keep Our Nation Safe
· North Korea; Continuation of Certain Restrictions (EO 13466)
· North Korea; Trading With the Enemy Act, Termination of Exercise of Authorities (Proc. 8271)

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