Sunday, August 30, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 08-28-2008

Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)
· High Frontier Journal, v. 5, no. 4, August 2009

*Building the Political Consensus to Deter Attacks on Our Nation’s Space Systems by US Representative Terry Everett
*Employing Elements of National Power in Schriever V by VADM Carl V. Mauney
*Schriever V Wargames: The Boundaries of Space and Cyberspace by Lt Gen Larry D. James
*Schriever V - A UK Perspective by AVM T. M. “Timo” Anderson
*A Space Doctrine for Soldier, Scientist, and Citizen: What It Will Take to Secure the Space Domain by Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr.
*Political-Military Implications of Space Warfare on Homeland Defense and Allied Relations by BG Robert J. Felderman
*The Value of the Domain [Schriever V Wargame] by Col Robert F. Wright, Jr.
*Coalition Space Operations: Lessons Learned from Schriever V Wargame by Mr. Joseph D. Rouge and Mr. Dennis L. Danielson
*Schriever V: Lessons Learned - A Canadian Perspective by Col François Malo
*The Strategic Value of Schriever V: Policy and Strategy Insights for the Quadrennial Defense Review by Mr. Marc J. Berkowitz
*Schriever V: Managing and Understanding Consequences to Military Space by Maj Gen Franklin “Judd” Blaisdell, USAF, retired
*Schriever Wargames: The Battle for the Ultimate High Ground by Mr. James C. Mesco

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· 'They Can and Must Increase': An Analysis of U.S.-Russian Economic Relations in International Comparison

· Toward a Transatlantic Eastern Policy? The U.S., the EU, and the "In-Between States"

Amnesty International
· Philippines: Shattered Lives: Beyond the 2008-2009 Mindanao Armed Conflict

· Timor-Leste: 'We Cry for Justice’: Impunity Persists 10 Years on in Timor-Leste

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· Options for Reforming the Clean Development Mechanism


Brookings Institute
· The Battle for Baghdad


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Filling the Void: Dispatch from Afghanistan

Center for Contemporary Conflict (CCC)
· Strategic Insights, v. 3, no. 3, August 2009

*Subversion as a Facet of Terrorism and Insurgency: The Case for a Twenty-First Century Approach by Lindsay Clutterbuck and William Rosenau
*Employing Data Fusion in Cultural Analysis and Counterinsurgency in Tribal Social Systems by Steffen Merten
*Could Al Qaeda’s Own Strategy to Defeat Itself Actually Work? by Carl J. Ciovacco
*Diplomatic Game-Changer: How Recent Maritime-Related Initiatives Have Decisively Improved the Ability to Confront Terrorists/Criminals by Brian Wilson
*Ideology or Pragmatism? U.S. Economic Aid, Military Assistance, and Foreign Military Sales: 1950-2007 by David A. Anderson and MAJ Randall D. McCauley, USA
*Democracy Promotion and the National Security Strategy: U.S. National Interest, Primacy, and Coercion by Richard Nere
*Skeptics at NATO’s 60th Anniversary: A Critique of the Criticism by Maj. Loree Filizer, USAF
*Indo-U.S. Relations: An Historical Perspective by Dheeraj Kumar
*What if the President of Sudan is Arrested? by Glen Segell
*What is Washington’s Next Move on North Korea? by Sehun Cheon
*Lost Years, Lost Opportunities: Bush Foreign Policy by David W. Wise

Center for Defense Information (CDI)
· The Concern with South Korea's Missile Defense System

Center for Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
· Critical Path: A Brief History of Critical Infrastructure Protection in the United States [this is not new but has only recently been posted digitally]


Center for National Policy
· The Future of the U.S. Army: Options for Force Modernization

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
· “A Wing and a Prayer”: Summary and Analysis of the NAHLN HPAI Exercise Program


Center for Security Policy
· Stay of Execution


Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· The Afghan-Pakistan War: The Shifting Nature of the Threat

Center for Strategy and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· Life After FCS

Center for the Study of Intelligence
· Studies in Intelligence v. 53, no. 2, (Special Review Supplement) Summer 2009
*Intelligence in Contemporary Media: Views of Intelligence Officers by John McLaughlin

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
· CTC Sentinel, v. 2, no. 8, August 2009
*The Philippines' Continued Success Against Extremists by Peter Chalk
*The Evolving Role of Uzbek-led Fighters in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Jeremy Binnie and Joanna Wright
*Tribal Dynamics of the Afghanistan and Pakistan Insurgencies by Hayder Mili and Jacob Townsend
*A Review of Reconciliation Efforts in Afghanistan by Joanna Nathan
*The Absence of Shi`a Suicide Attacks in Iraq by Babak Rahimi
*Factors Affecting Stability in Northern Iraq by Ramzy Mardini
*Training for Terror: The 'Homegrown' Case of Jami`at al-Islam al-Sahih by Jeffrey B. Cozzens and William Rosenau
*Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· The Budget and Economic Outlook: An Update

· Quality Initiatives Undertaken by the Veterans Health Administration

Department of Homeland Security
· Information Technology Sector Baseline Risk Assessment

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
· General Counsel Electronic Management System (GEMS)

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
· Journal of Defence Studies, v. 3, no. 1, January 2009
*Essential Elements of India's Defence Offset Policy - A Critique by Thomas Mathew
*A Survey of Successful Defence Offset Policy by Anuradha Mitra
*What India can Learn from Global Offset Experiences by Vivek Lall
*Implementation of Offset Policy in Defence Contracts: Indian Army Perspective by S. Sunder
*Offset Absorption Roadmap for the Navy by S. Samaddar
*Offset Absorption Roadmap for the Air Force by Sudhir V. Bal
*Offset Investment Inflow Priorities for Defence R&D by Prahlada, S. Radhakrishnan & Parimal Kumar
*Offset Investment Inflow Priorities for Ordnance Factories by S. Gopalaswamy
*Technology Inflows – Issues, Challenges and Methodology by S. P. Ravindran
*Manufacturing Capabilities Enhancement for Efficient Offset Absorption- Joint Ventures / Collaborations / Tie ups by Jayant Patil & Mukesh Bhargava
*Gearing up for the Defence Exports: Challenges, Opportunities and Pitfalls by B. Khaitan
* Industry Perspectives on Defence Offsets by S. K. Kaura

Institute for National Security Studies
· Strategic Assessment, v 12, no. 2, August 2009
*The Promise and Perils of Engagement by Mark A. Heller
*The Iranian Nuclear Program: Waiting for Obama by Ephraim Kam
*Iran's Ballistic Missiles by Yiftah S. Shapir
*Battling for Consciousness by Yossi Kuperwasser
*Palestinian Duality: Territories, Governments, Agendas by Ephraim Lavie
*The Lebanese Paliamentary Elections: Back to the Future? By Benedetta Berti
*Guardians of a Tense Peace: US Combat Forces in Iraq by Clint ZumBrunnen
*Russia in the Middle East: An Unlikely Comeback by Olena Bagno
*Killing Pakistan from Within by Meirav Mishali-Ram

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Update on the Arak Heavy Water Reactor in Iran

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR)
· 15 Ideas to Fix the Middle East

International Crisis Group
· Chad: Escaping from the Oil Trap

International Relations and Security Network
· Abkhazia: Optimism and Tension
· Swine Flu – the Sickly Side of Globalization

International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
· Counterinsurgency Guidance

Minority Rights Group International
· Peoples Under Threat 2009
*The Efficacy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” by Om Prakash
*Winfield Scott’s 1847 Mexico City Campaign as a Model for Future War by Daniel T. Canfield
*Graying Panda, Shrinking Dragon: The Impact of Chinese Demographic Changes on Northeast Asian by Matt Isler
*A New Grand Bargain: Implementing the Comprehensive Approach in Defense Planning by Thomas G. Mahnken
*Strategic Drift? The Future of the National War College by Janet Breslin-Smith and Cliff Krieger
*Developing Strategists: Translating National Strategy into Theater Strategy by Derek S. Reveron and James L. Cook
*Asia: Facing Interesting Times By Dean Cheng
*Future Gulf War: Weighing Arab and American Forces against Iranian Capabilities by Richard L. Russell
*The State of Play in Russia’s Near Abroad By Peter B. Humphrey
*SORT-ing out START: Options for U.S.-Russian Strategic Arms Reductions by Stephen J. Cimbala
*Real Acquisition Reform By Jim Cooper and Russell Rumbaugh
*Integrating CONOPs into the Acquisition Process by John P. Jumper, David A. Deptula, and Harold B. Adams
*Moving Toward a Joint Acquisition Process to Support ISR by Del C. Kostka
*MRAPs, Irregular Warfare, and Pentagon Reform by Christopher J. Lamb, Matthew J. Schmidt, and Berit G. Fitzsimmons
*Strategic Communication and the Combatant Commander by Jeffrey B. Jones, Daniel T. Kuehl, Daniel Burgess, and Russell Rochte
*Energy and Environmental Insecurity by Richard B. Andres
*Measure, Manage, Win: The Case for Operational Energy Metrics by Andrew Bochman
*Interview with General Raymond T. Odierno, USA, Commander, Multi-National Force–Iraq by David H. Gurney and Jeffrey D. Smotherman
*Breaking the Yardstick: The Dangers of Market-based Governance By Don J. DeYoung
*Radar versus Stealth: Passive Radar and the Future of U.S. Military Power by Arend G. Westra
*Mind Fitness: Improving Operational Effectiveness and Building Warrior Resilience Elizabeth A. Stanley and Amishi P. Jha
*The Department of Homeland Security: An Organization in Transition by Charles B. King III
*U.S. Joint Military Contributions to Countering Syria’s 1970 Invasion of Jordan by Richard A. Mobley

National Democratic Institute (NDI)
· Preliminary Statement of the NDI Election Observer Delegation to Afghanistan's 2009 Presidential and Provincial Council Elections


National Security Archive
· The CIA's Vietnam Histories

New America Foundation
· Japan Rethinks Reform
*Wishful Thinking and Indecisive Wars by Ralph Peters
*A Balanced Approach to Irregular Warfare by Admiral Eric T. Olson
*Future Force Planning for the Middle East by Rear Admiral John F. Sigler
*The Missile Defense Mission by Jeff Kueter
*Contextualizing Counterinsurgency by Stephen Sloan & Sebastian L. v. Gorka
*A Post-Conflict Primer by J. Sullivan, A. Shkolnikov & A. Nadgrodkiewicz
*Higher Miseducation by Patrick Poole
*The Perilous Future of U.S. Strategic Forces by B. Thayer & T. Skypek
*Not Saved by “Zero” by Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
*The Art of (Cyber) War by Brian M. Mazanec
*Finding Equilibrium on Iran by Mario Loyola
*Fixing Our Pakistan Problem by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
*The Power of the Ought”: An Interview with Ambassador Max Kampelman
*LEBANON: Out of Gas by Nicholas Noe
*INDIA: Pakistan’s Enemy Within by M. D. Nalapat
*BELGIUM: The Case for Montenegro by Borut Grgic

Small Wars Journal
· Cultural Awareness or Cultural Apperception: Is There a Difference?
· Dealing with the Crisis in Zimbabwe: The Role of Economics, Diplomacy, and Regionalism

Stanley Foundation
· Peacebuilding Following Conflict


Stimson Center
· Resetting the Peace Clock

Virtual Information Center (VIC)
· Country Primers [latest]
*Indonesia
*Vanuatu
*Tonga
*New Zealand
*Australia

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Ahmadinezhad's Cabinet: Loyalists and Radicals

· Putting Iraq's Security Agreement to the Vote: Risks and Opportunities

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