Saturday, August 30, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 08-29-2008

Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)
High Frontier Journal, August 2008, v. 4, no. 4

  • National Security Space Collaboration as a National Defense Imperative by Mr. Scott F. Large
  • Mission Assurance—A Key Part of Space Vehicle Launch Mission Success by Maj Gen Ellen M. Pawlikowski
  • Building an Integrated Intelligence Network: Challenges and Opportunities by Dr. Pete Rustan
    Transforming National Space Security: Enabling DoD and Intelligence Community Defensive Space Control Collaboration by BG Jeffrey C. Horne
  • Reflections on the Integration of Black and White Space by Brig Gen Katherine E. Roberts
    National Security Space – A Personal Perspective: An Interview with General Thomas S. Moorman Jr., USAF, Retired by Mr. George W. Bradley III and Dr. Rick Sturdevant
  • National Security Space Collaboration Constructing a National Security Space Plan by Mr. Joseph D. Rouge
  • Assuring Access to Space: The Partnership Continues by Col John G. Stizza
  • Common Language, Common Culture: How the Space Community Must Change Language and Perspective to Achieve Cross-Domain Integration and Dominance by Lt Col Dana Flood
  • Rescuing Apollo: Building Consensus toward a National Strategy for Space by Maj Patrick A. Brown

American Enterprise Institute


Brookings Institution

Center for American Progress

Center for Defense Information

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Energy

Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

German Development Institute (DIE)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Security Studies

International Association of Chiefs of Police

International Crisis Group

International Relations and Security Network

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)

Jamestown Foundation

Lexington Institute

Mother Jones

National Academies Press


Henry L Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute

UN Office of Drugs and Crime

US Coast Guard

US Institute of Peace

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 08-22-2008

American Enterprise Institute
· Drill, Don't Redistribute,filter.all/pub_detail.asp
· Why Groups Go to Extremes,filter.all/book_detail.asp

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
· Global Governance and the Role of NGOs in International Peace and Security
· Overcoming the Lethargy: Climate Change, Energy Security, and the Case for a Third Industrial Revolution

Atlantic Council
· Restoring Georgia’s Sovereignty in Abkhazia's%20Sovereignty%20in%20Abkhazia.pdf

· Afghanistan Update No. 39: 31 July - 14 August 2008

Brookings Institution
· Musharraf’s Departure Is Good for Pakistan but Is It Too Late?
· Securing Georgia

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Pakistan after Musharraf
· Russia-Georgia Crisis

Center for American Progress
· It’s Easy Being Green: Spare the Air? Share the Road
· Think Again: Return of the Cold War Punditocracy
· U.S. Aid to Pakistan by the Numbers

Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response (CCPR)
· Predicting Organizational Crisis Readiness: Perspectives and Practices Toward a Pathway to Preparedness

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· No. 37: "Switzerland and the EU: The Prospects of Bilateralism"
· No. 38: "Africa's Growing Strategic Relevance"

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Commentary: Ensuring U.S. Access to the International Space Station
· Commentary: Pakistan after Musharraf: Trouble and Opportunity
· Commentary: The Georgia War and the Century of "Real Power"
· CSIS Resources on the Conflict in Georgia
· Issues & Insights Vol. 08 - No. 09 - August 20, 2008
o Next Generation Views on Preventive Diplomacy: The Role of the ASEAN Regional Forum
· Issues & Insights Vol. 08 - No. 10 - August 20, 2008
o U.S.-China Strategic Dialogue
· Issues & Insights Vol. 08 - No. 11 - August 20, 2008
o U.S.-Japan-China Relations in the Year 2020
· US Security Interests After Musharraf,com_csis_pubs/task,view/id,4810/type,1/

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
· Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst v. 10, no. 16, August 20, 2008
o Russia, Georgia and South Ossetia: Notes on a War
o Russia’s Disinformation Campaign Over South Ossetia
o Russia’s Invasion of Georgia: Bleak Prospects for the South Caucasus Guam and the Georgian War

Combating Terrorism Center
CTC Sentinel, v. 1, no. 9, August 2008
· “The Sakinah Campaign and Internet Counter-Radicalization in Saudi Arabia” “Pursuing Al-Qa`ida into Diyala Province”
· “Jama`at a-Furqara’: A Domestic Terrorist Threat to the United States?” “Key Factors for the Recent Growth of the Afghan Insurgency”
· “A Preliminary Assessment of Counter-Radicalization in the Netherlands”
· “Curtailing Illicit and Terrorist Activity in Algeria’s Tamanrasset”
· “Countering Terrorism in an Unstable Democracy: Mauritania’s Political Crisis”
· “Saudi Arabia’s Sectarian Ambivalence”
· “After Action Report: Assessing Acceptable Corruption in Iraq”

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Foreign Policy and Political Nominating Conventions

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
· A letter from the Director of National Intelligence & Attorney General to Sen. Reid & Sen. McConnell on S. 2035 - the "Free Flow of Information Act of 2008"
· related information is available at

EU Institute for Security Studies
· E Pluribus Unum: Decision-Makers and decision-Making in Iran[tt_news]=1016&tx_ttnews[backPid]=1&cHash=638718a3e1
· Russia and Georgia: European Destinies[tt_news]=1096&tx_ttnews[backPid]=1&cHash=c22d325738
· Worst case: Escalation of the Unresolved Conflict in Georgia[tt_news]=1097&tx_ttnews[backPid]=1&cHash=47264d11f3

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· 21st Century Socialism in Latin America
· A Clarifying Act of Violence: Russia, Georgia, and The West
· In Havana, Waiting for Obama or for Putin?

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Chemical Safety Board: Improvements in Management and Oversight Are Needed
· PBGC Assets: Implementation of New Investment Policy Will Need Stronger Board Oversight
· Supply Chain Security: CBP Works with International Entities to Promote Global Customs Security Standards and Initiatives, but Challenges Remain

Heritage Foundation
· Europe's Catalogue of Failures in Georgia
· Fighting for Freedom in Rural Peru: "ALBA Houses" Threaten Democracy
· How Do U.S. Foreign Aid Recipients Vote at the U.N.? Against the U.S.
· Hugo Chávez's Andean Offensive
· People, Growth, And Reform: China's Uncertain Future
· Russia-Georgia War Highlights Need for Directed-Energy Defenses
· Russian Forces in the Georgian War: Preliminary Assessment and Recommendations
· The Sound of Silence: The Decline of the Voice of America in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia
· Who Serves in the U.S. Military? The Demographics of Enlisted Troops and Officers

Human Rights Watch
· China: Hosting Olympics a Catalyst for Human Rights Abuses
· Georgia: Civilians Killed by Russian Cluster Bomb ‘Duds’
· Getting Away With Murder: 50 Years of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act
· India: Repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act
· Turkey: Support Justice in Darfur

Institute for Security Studies
· Lawful and Unlawful Community Involvement In The Fight Against Crime

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR)
· Seven Years After 9/11: Al-Qaida's Strengths and Vulnerabilities

International Crisis Group
· Burundi: Restarting Political Dialogue
· Russia vs Georgia: The Fallout
· War in Georgia website

International Relations and Security Network
· Cuba's Emerging Leverage
· Iraqi Christians: Round trip to Death Street
· Letters from Georgia: Nationalism and Fear
· Mauritania Coup a Blow
· Russian Military, Fighting to Reform

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
· Recent Terror blasts in India: How Should We Respond?
· Structural Roots of Authoritarianism in Pakistan

Jamestown Foundation
· Special Coverage from Tbilisi

Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies
· The Analyst's Style Manual

National Academies Press
· Energy Futures and Urban Air Pollution: Challenges for China and the United States
· U.S. Conventional Prompt Global Strike: Issues for 2008 and Beyond

National Defense Intelligence College (NDIC)
· Registering the Human Terrain: a Valuation of Cadastre

National Institute of Standards and Technology
· WTC 7 Investigation Finds Building Fires Caused Collapse

National Research Council (NCR)
· Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies

National Security Archive
· 1998 Missile Strikes on Bin Laden May Have Backfired
· PR Push for Iraq War Preceded Intelligence Findings: "White Paper" Drafted before NIE even Requested

· Insights on Aircraft Programmed Depot Maintenance: An Analysis of F-15 PDM
· The State of U.S. Railroads: A Review of Capacity and Performance Data
· The Weighted Airman Promotion System: Standardizing Test Scores

Securing America's Future Energy
· $120 Oil and Beyond: An Update

Stanley Foundation
· Actualizing the Responsibility to Protect: 43rd Conference on the United Nations of the Next Decade
· Great Expectations
· The United Nations and the Responsibility to Protect
· US Nuclear Weapons, Force Posture, and Infrastructure
· Value Cooperation, Not Antagonism: The Case for Functional-Based Cooperation

Henry L Stimson Center
· The North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004
· The Political Economy of Hydropower Dam Construction in Vietnam
· Young American China Watchers' Views on China

US Institute of Peace
· Moving Beyond Relief: The Challenges of Settling Kenya's Internally Displaced

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· 2007-2008 Lecture Series: Senior U.S. Counterterrorism Officials
· The Future of U.S. Assistance to Egypt
· Kirkuk Derails Iraq's Election Law
· Pakistan after Musharraf: Growing U.S. Challenges

Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 08-15-2008

Brookings Institution
· China: A Global Power
· China’s Energy Policies and Their Environmental Impacts
· The Conflict in Georgia
· Iraq in 2009: How to Give Peace a Chance
· Looming Crisis: Displacement and Security in Iraq
· Preventing the Tragedy of the CO2 Commons:
· Exploring China’s Growth and the International Climate Framework
· South Ossetia Conflict Holds Lessons for Kyiv
· U.S. Policy in Asia: Meeting Opportunities and Challenges
· Vietnam's Model for North Korea
· The War in Georgia: Assessing the Aftermath
· War in Georgia—End of an Era, Beginning a New Cold War?

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute
· Georgia: Risk and Opportunity.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Frequently Asked Questions about India and Nuclear Trade
· Mauritania’s Coup: Domestic Complexities and International Dilemmas
· Questions Linger about India's Safeguards
· Text of U.S. NSG Proposal on India

Center for American Progress
· A Progressive Approach to U.S.-China Relations in the 21st Century.

Center for Defense Information
· Information Warfare and Nuclear Weapons Security

Center for Security Policy
· Back in the USSR

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· ABANDON SHIPS: The Costly Illusion of Unaffordable Transformation
· Georgia: Epicenter of Strategic Confrontation
· Southeast Asia Bulletin August 2008
· South Asia Monitor: Running on Empty: South Asia's Food and Fuel Crisis - August 01, 2008
· Freeman Report July/August 2008 - vol.6 no.7-8

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
· Kazakhstan and the New International Politics of Eurasia

Century Foundation
· Nation-Building and Counterinsurgency after Iraq

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Contractors' Support of U.S. Operations in Iraq

Council on Foreign Relations
· Challenges for Nuclear Power Expansion
· U.S. Trade Strategy: Free Versus Fair

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Visa Security Program

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
· August 11, 2008: Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 500 Director of National Intelligence, Chief Information Office
· NIO Gistaro Describes Current al-Qaeda Threats in Open Briefing

Alan Shawn Feinstein International Center
· Humanitarian Agenda 2015--Nepal Country Case Study

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· The Beijing Olympics Narrative
· Russia Resurgent: An Initial Look at Russian Military Performance In Georgia

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Defense Acquisitions: Department of Defense Needs Framework for Balancing Investments in Tactical Radios
· Defense Critical Infrastructure: Adherence to Guidance Would Improve DOD's Approach to Identifying and Assuring the Availability of Critical Transportation Assets.
· Drug Control: Cooperation with Many Major Drug Transit Countries Has Improved, but Better Performance Reporting and Sustainability Plans Are Needed. GAO-08-784.
· Military Base Realignments and Closures: Army Is Developing Plans to Transfer Functions from Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, but Challenges Remain
· Military Personnel: Improvements Needed to Increase Effectiveness of DOD's Programs to Promote Positive Working Relationships between Reservists and Their Employers.
· Review of Transportation Security Administration's Air Cargo Screening Exemptions Report
· Tax Administration: Comparison of the Reported Tax Liabilities of Foreign- and U.S.-Controlled Corporations, 1998-2005.
· Transportation Security: TSA Has Developed a Risk-Based Covert Testing Program, but Could Better Mitigate Aviation Security Vulnerabilities Identified Through Covert Tests. GAO-08-958.

Heritage Foundation
· Congressional Commission Should Recommend "Damage Limitation" Strategy
· Weighing Chinese Manufacturing Strength
· When Electrons Attack: Cyber-Strikes on Georgia a Wake-Up Call for Congress
· Saving Georgia

Human Rights Watch
· "They Beat Me like a Dog": Political Persecution of Opposition Activists and Supporters in Zimbabwe.
· Russia/Georgia: Investigate Civilian Deaths

Humanitarian Accountability Partnership
· The 2007 Humanitarian Accountability Report

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Can Military Strikes Destroy Iran's Gas Centrifuge Program? Probably Not

Institute for Security Studies
· Is a Military Coup an Answer to the Political Crisis in Mauritania?

International Crisis Group
· Georgia Conflict Alert: Russia Must Withdraw Its Troops from Georgia
· Kyrgyzstan: A Deceptive Calm

International Relations and Security Network
· Abkhaz Open 'Second Front'
· Georgia: Prospects of a New Cold War
· Hot Issues in the Arctic
· Mauritania Coup a Blow
· Oil-addicted World Faces Crude Awakening
· The Tactical Nuclear Weapons Game

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor - Volume VI, Issue 16
o PKK Tactics May Reveal Damage Caused by Turkish Military Campaign By Emrullah Uslu
o Terrorism and Piracy: The Dual Threat to Maritime Shipping By John Daly
o Pakistan's Frontier Corps and the War against Terrorism – Part Two By Tariq Mahmud Ashraf
o Sudan's Oil Industry Faces Major Security Challenges By Andrew McGregor
· Terrorism Focus - Volume V, Issue 30
o Jihadis React to Indictment of Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir
o Technological Innovation and the Turkish Armed Forces' War on the PKK
o Colombia’s FARC Escalate Operations to Demonstrate Their Will to Continue the Armed Struggle
o India’s Strategic Challenge in Pakistan’s Afghan Hinterland

Lexington Institute
· Helicopter Troubles Traceable to Government Mistakes

Lowy Institute for International Policy
· Into Africa: How the Resource Boom is Making Sub-Saharan Africa More Important to Australia

· Department of Defense Training for Operations with Interagency, Multinational, and Coalition Partners.
· Why Has the Cost of Fixed-Wing Aircraft Risen?: A Macroscopic Examination of the Trends in U.S. Military Aircraft Costs over the Past Several Decades.

Reform Institute
· The Smart Alternative: Securing and Strengthening Our Nation’s Vulnerable Electric Grid

Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
· The American Military Advisor: Dealing with Senior Foreign Officials in the Islamic World.

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Kirkuk Derails Iraq's Election Law.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

REPORT -- Contractors' Support of U.S. Operations in Iraq

A newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report is likely to be of particular interest and has been in the news today.

The report - Contractors' Support of U.S. Operations in Iraq is available directly at

The CBO Director's blog with information about the report can be found at Some of the findings as listed on the blog site include:

CBO found:

  • From 2003 through 2007, and converting the funding into 2008 dollars, U.S. agencies awarded $85 billion in contracts for work to be principally performed in the Iraq theater, accounting for almost 20 percent of funding for operations in Iraq. Including funding for 2008 itself, the U.S. has likely awarded $100 billion or more for contractors in the Iraq theater.
  • More than 70 percent of those obligations were for contracts performed in Iraq itself. The Department of Defense awarded contracts totaling $76 billion, and the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Department of State obligated roughly $5 billion and $4 billion, respectively, over the same period.
  • Contractors provide a wide range of products and services in theater. Most contract obligations were for logistics support, construction, petroleum products, or food.
  • Although personnel counts are rough approximations, CBO estimates that at least 190,000 contractor personnel, including subcontractors, work on U.S.-funded contracts in the Iraq theater. About 20 percent are U.S. citizens.
  • The United States has used contractors during previous military operations, although not to the current extent. According to rough historical data, the ratio of about one contractor employee for every member of the U.S. armed forces in the Iraq theater is at least 2.5 times higher than the ratio during any other major U.S. conflict, although it is roughly comparable with the ratio during operations in the Balkans in the 1990s.

Private security contractors have been a particular focus of attention. Our analysis shows:

  • Total spending by the U.S. government and other contractors for security provided by contractors in Iraq from 2003 through 2007 was between $6 billion and $10 billion.
  • About 10,000 employees of private security contractors work directly for the U.S. government. Another 15,000 to 20,000 work for the Iraqi government, other contractors, and other customers, bringing the total to approximately 25,000 to 30,000 employees of private security contractors operating in Iraq.
  • The costs of a private security contract are similar to those of a U.S. military unit performing similar functions. During peacetime, however, the private security contract would not have to be renewed, whereas the military unit would remain in the force structure.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 08-08-2008

American Enterprise Institute

· Beijing 2008: AEI Scholars on China and Its Olympic Moment.

· Iraq: Why We Are Winning.

· What Does China's Growth Portend for Latin America?

· Legacy or Complacency? Lula's Unfinished Business in Brazil.

American Prospect

· A Glossary of Iraq Euphemisms

Asian Centre for Human Rights

· South Asia Human Rights Index 2008


· Iran Update

Brookings Institution

· Afghanistan Index - Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan

· Crime in Latin America: Democracy Losing this Fight

· The Looming Crisis: Displacement and Security in Iraq

· Standing Down as Iraq Stands Up

· Surge in the Number of Iraqi Refugees: Causes and Implications

CACI International Inc (CACI) and the National Defense University (NDU)

· Dealing With Today’s Asymmetric Threat to U.S. and Global Security: The Need for an Integrated National Asymmetric Threat Strategy

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

· India - IAEA Reports

Center for American Progress

· Climate War Games

· How to Deal with Jerusalem

Center for Security Policy

· Enola Gay: Dangerous Disarmers

· Taiwan Arms Freeze.

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

· Issues & Insights Vol. 08 - No. 07 - August 5, 2008U.S.-Japan Strategic Dialogue: Next Generation Views of the U.S.-Japan Alliance

· Sadr and the Mahdi Army: Evolution, Capabilities, and a New Direction

· Transnational Threats Update July 2008 - Vol. 6, No. 7

· U.S.-Japan Strategic Dialogue: Next Generation Views of the U.S.-Japan Alliance.

· US Casualties: The Trends in Iraq and Afghanistan

Council on Foreign Relations

· Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)

· Avoiding Transfers to Torture

· China’s Environmental Crisis

· Confronting Climate Change: A Strategy for U.S. Foreign Policy

· Eritrea's Border Troubles

· Food Price Inflation: Explanation and Policy Implications

· Gaming the China Model

· Securing Pakistan's Tribal Belt

· Trade Liberalization: Cordell Hull and the Case for Optimism

· Trouble on the Ballot in Iraq

Department of Defense

· Tenth Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation

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Department of Defense Inspector General

§ D-2008-115 Status of Training Vehicles for U.S. Ground Forces Deploying in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General

Foreign Policy Research Institute

§ The History and Future of Suicide Terrorism

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

§ Amerithrax (Anthrax) Court Documents

Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior

§ Afghanistan, the Limits of Counter-Insurgency and the Prospects for Negotiations

Government Accountability Office

§ DOD Business Transformation: Air Force's Current Approach Increases Risk That Asset Visibility Goals and Transformation Priorities Will Not Be Achieved

§ DOD Business Systems Modernization: Key Navy Programs' Compliance with DOD's Federated Business Enterprise Architecture Needs to Be Adequately Demonstrated

§ Stabilizing and Rebuilding Iraq: Iraqi Revenues, Expenditures, and Surplus

Heritage Foundation

§ Alexander Solzhenitsyn: The Passing of a Titan

§ Don't Let the Good Die Young: Strengthening Homeland Security's Policy Office

§ The Turkish Constitutional Crisis: Resolved—for Now

Institute for National Security Studies

§ Israel and a Nuclear Iran: Implications for Arms Control, Deterrence, and Defense

Institute for Security Studies

§ Elimination of Mercenarism in Africa: A Need for a New Continental Approach

§ Peace in the Kivu's? An analysis of the Nairobi and Goma Agreements

International Relations and Security Network

§ Assessing Stability in Syria

§ The History, Future of Suicide Terrorism

§ Indian Presence Essential in Afghanistan

§ The Olympic Countdown: Beijing to Shanghai

§ Sarkozy's New Priorities

§ Uzbekistan: Losing Control

Jamestown Foundation

§ Terrorism Focus - August 5, 2008 – Volume 5, Issue 29

o Lebanese Jihadis Accuse Sunni Shaykhs of Acting as Agents for Shiite Hezbollah

o Restructuring al-Qaeda’s Algerian Insurgency

o India’s Security Agencies Struggle with Probe into Serial Bombings in Gujarat and Karnataka

o Istanbul Bombings Suggest PKK Insurgency May Be Entering a More Ruthless Phase

Lexington Institute

§ Rapid, Reliable Warning is the Key to Homeland Biodefense

§ Low-Cost Solution to Missile Defense has Many Advantages

Lowy Institute for International Policy

§ Foreign Investment in Australia and China

§ Hizbullah: Walking the Lebanese Tightrope

§ So what? Matching policy to Australian interests in West Asia

National Defense University

§ The Need for an Integrated National Asymmetric Threat Strategy

§ Choosing War: The Decision to Invade Iraq and Its Aftermath

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

§ Trafficking in Persons Especially on Women and Children in Nepal

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

§ Human Rights, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism, Fact Sheet No. 32

Pew Global Attitudes Project

§ An Enthusiastic China Welcomes the Olympics

Pew Internet & American Life Project

§ Search Soars, Challenging Email as a Favorite Internet Activity

Proteus [Army War College]

§ Iran-Syria-Hizballah-Hamas: A Coalition Against Nature, Why Does it Work? by Dr. Ely Karmon, Volume 1, Issue 5, May 2008.


§ Future U.S. Security Relationships with Iraq and Afghanistan: U.S. Air Force Roles

Refugees International

§ Colombia: Forced Internal Displacement Overwhelming Capacity to Respond

§ Northern Uganda: International Support for Sudanese Refugees Still Required

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

§ Why Have We Not Been Attacked Again? Competing and Complementary Hypotheses for Homeland Attack Frequency

Strategic Studies Institute

§ China-Russia Security Relations: Strategic Parallelism without Partnership or Passion?

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

§ Increasing Pressure on Iranian Opposition in Iraq

§ Coping with the Challenge of Iran

§ The Future of the Iraqi Kurds

World Health Organization

§ Preventing Violence and Reducing Its Impact: How Development Agencies can Help