Sunday, November 29, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 11-25-2009

Afghanistan Watch
· International Criminal Court (ICC) in Afghanistan

Air University
· Air & Space Power Journal, Fall 2009, v. 23, no. 3

o Cyberspace Leadership: Towards New Culture, Conduct, and Capabilities
o Air-Mindedness: Confessions of an Airpower Advocate
o A Perfect Storm over Nuclear Weapons
o Modern Air Power and the 1916 Arab Revolt: What Can the Modern Airman Do to Counter Lawrence of Arabia?
o Recent US and Chinese Antisatellite Activities
o Team Spirit: A Case Study on the Value of Military Exercises as a Show of Force in the Aftermath of Combat Operations
o Deterrence and Space-Based Missile Defense
o Damage Control: Leveraging Crisis Communications for Operational Effect
o Recruiting for 2030: Is the US Air Force Getting the Recruits It Needs for the Future?
o Modern Air Power and the 1916 Arab Revolt: What Can the Modern Airman Do to Counter Lawrence of Arabia?
o KC-X: The Game Changer for Mobility
o Efficiently Exploiting the Power of C4ISR by Optimally Organizing and Training the Producers of Combat Support Effects
o Airpower Security Cooperation as an Instrument of National Power: Lessons for Iraq from the Cases of Pakistan and Egypt

Army Combined Arms Center
· Military Review, November-December 2009, v. 89, no. 6

o Refighting the Last War: Afghanistan and the Vietnam Template by Thomas H. Johnson, M. Chris Mason
o Conscription, the Republic, and America’s Future by Adrian R. Lewis, Ph.D.
o Transformation and the Irregular Gap by Major Kenneth J. Burgess, U.S. Army
o Breaking Tactical Fixation: The Division’s Role by Brigadier General Alan Batschelet, U.S. Army, Lieutenant Colonel Mike Runey, U.S. Army, Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Meyer Jr., U.S. Army
o MiTT Advisor: A Year with the Best Division in the Iraqi Army by Colonel Timothy Deady, U.S. Army Reserve, Retired
o Russia’s Military Performance in Georgia by Tor Bukkvoll, Ph.D., Norway
o Revolutionary Management: The Role of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias in the Cuban Economy by Terry L. Maris, Ph.D.
o Competency vs. Character? It Must Be Both! by Lieutenant Colonel Joe Doty, U.S. Army, Ph.D., Major Walt Sowden, U.S. Army
o Developing Creative and Critical Thinkers by Colonel Charles D. Allen, U.S. Army, Retired, Colonel Stephen J. Gerras, Ph.D., U.S. Army, Retired
o Empathy: A True Leader Skill by Lieutenant Colonel Harry C. Garner, U.S. Army, Retired
o Emotional Intelligence and the Army Leadership Requirements Model by Lieutenant Colonel Gerald F. Sewell, U.S. Army, Retired
o The Mentorship Dilemma Continues by Major Edward Cox, U.S. Army
o Getting Off the Treadmill of Time by Colonel Chris Robertson, U.S. Army, Lieutenant Colonel Sophie Gainey, U.S. Army
o "Below-the-Zone" and Command Selection by Major Vylius M. Leskys, U.S. Army
o Army Chaplains: Leading from the Middle by Chaplain (Colonel) F. Eric Wester, U.S. Army

Army War College
· Parameters, Autumn 2009, v. 39, no. 3

o A Strategy of Tactics: Population-centric COIN and the Army by Gian P. Gentile
o Beyond Population Engagement: Understanding Counterinsurgency by Heather S. Gregg
o Conventional Deterrence in the Second Nuclear Age by Michael S. Gerson
o Playing for the Breaks: Insurgent Mistakes by Lincoln B. Krause
o Filling Irregular Warfare’s Interagency Gaps by Lew Irwin
o The Defense Identity Crisis: It’s a Hybrid World by Nathan Freier
o To Stay a Soldier by Chuck Callahan

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· We'll Have Six of Them and Four of Those: Off-the-Shelf Procurement and Its Strategic Implications

British Council Pakistan
· Pakistan: The Next Generation

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· The Strategic Quagmire: Why Nation Building in Afghanistan is Failing

CARE Canada
· Knowledge on Fire: Attacks on Education in Afghanistan – Risks and Measures for Successful Mitigation

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Egyptian Nuclear Leadership—Time to Realign?

· Iraqi Vice President Rejects Election Law, Threatening January Vote
· Sharing the Pain: The Global Struggle Over Savings

Center for a New American Security
· On the Knife’s Edge: Yemen’s Instability and the Threat to American Interests

Center for American Progress
· Clean Energy for the Wild Blue Yonder: Expanding Renewable Energy and Efficiency in the Air Force

· The U.S.- India Strategic Partnership is Vital

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· Focal Report 3: Critical Infrastructure Protection Cybersecurity – Recent Strategies and Policies: An Analysis

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· The Afghan Strategy Checklist: How to Evaluate the Effectiveness and Credibility of a Defining Test of Obama's Leadership

· Engaging Regional Players in Afghanistan: Threats and Opportunities

· Making Gender a Global Health Priority

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
· Security Sector Reform Monitor, Afghanistan, November 2009, no. 2

Centre for Social Cohesion’s (CSC)
· Hizb ut-Tahrir: Ideology and Strategy

Chatham House
· The EU and China: Time for a Change?

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· The Costs of Reducing Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Economic and Budget Issue Brief

Council on Foreign Relations
· The United States in the New Asia

· Energy Security: America's Best Defense

Department of State
· Special Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Recent Trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Country Analysis Brief: Caribbean

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· Hate Crime Statistics, 2008

· Law Enforcement Bulletin, November 2009
o Police Training for the Whole Person
o Use of Force and Community Awareness
o Retiring from the “Thin Blue Line” (Part Two)
o Pole Cameras and Surreptitious Surveillance
o Traits of Leadership

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Hu-Obama Summit and U.S.-China Relations

· Obama’s Foreign Policy at Ten Months: the Limits of Consensus

· What Afghans Want

· Winning the Wars We’re In

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
· Fighting the Pre-eminent Threats with Intelligence-led Operations

· Security Sector Reform in Challenging Environments [selected chapters available for download]

· Strategies Against Human Trafficking: The Role of the Security Sector

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Homeland Security: Key US-VISIT Components at Varying Stages of Completion, but Integrated and Reliable Schedule Needed, GAO-10-13

· Nuclear Weapons: National Nuclear Security Administration Needs to Better Manage Risks Associated with Modernization of Its Kansas City Plant, GAO-10-115

· Recovery Act: Recipient Reported Jobs Data Provide Some Insight into Use of Recovery Act Funding, but Data Quality and Reporting Issues Need Attention, GAO-10-223

Heritage Foundation
· Key Asian Indicators: A 2009 Book of Charts

· U.S.-India: An Enduring Partnership in Uncertain Times

Human Rights Watch
· Cruel Britannia: British Complicity in the Torture and Ill-treatment of Terror Suspects in Pakistan

· Group Denial: Repression of Kurdish Political and Cultural Rights in Syria

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
· Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), issue 56, 1st Quarter 2010

o Ambassadors to the World: A New Paradigm for Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communication by Robert D. Deutsch
o Public Engagement 101: What Strategic Communication Is, Isn’t, and Should Be by Kristin M. Lord
o “Strategic Communication” Is Vague: Say What You Mean by Christopher Paul
o Forum Executive Summary by David H. Gurney
o Afghanistan: Context and What’s Next by Volney F. Warner
o Winning Afghanistan at the Community Level: A Rejoinder to Volney F. Warner and “C” by Christopher D. Kolenda
o A Better War in Afghanistan by John A. Nagl
o Unified Effort: Key to Special Operations and Irregular Warfare in Afghanistan by Christopher J. Lamb and Martin Cinnamond
o Civil-Military Integration in Afghanistan: Creating Unity of Command by Joshua W. Welle
o Interview with Admiral Eric T. Olson, USN, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command by David H. Gurney and Jeffrey D. Smotherman
o U.S. Special Operations: Context and Capabilities in Irregular Warfare by Eric T. Olson
o Countering Irregular Threats: The Army Special Operations Contribution by John F. Mulholland, Jr.
o Adapting Across the Spectrum of Conflict: The Role of Naval Special Warfare by Edward G. Winters
o Mastering the Art of the Possible: The Air Force Special Operations Command by Donald C. Wurster
o Forging Marine Special Operators by Mastin M. Robeson
o Legitimizing Army Psychological Operations by Alfred H. Paddock, Jr.
o The Business of War: The Impact of “PLA, Inc.” on Chinese Officers by Dean Cheng
o Israel and the Iranian Nuclear Infrastructure by Brent J. Talbot
o An Intelligent Theater by James G. Stavridis
o The Leavenworth Heresy and the Perversion of Operational Art by Justin Kelly and Michael J. Brennan
o Can the Army Become a Learning Organization? A Question Reexamined by Anthony J. DiBella
o Pay for Play: Countering Threat Financing by Michael T. Flynn and Simone A. Ledeen
o A Joint Staff to Believe In by G. John David and Paul S. Reinhart
o Global Insurgency: Myth Or Reality? Point/Counterpoint Introduction
o The Struggle Against Global Insurgency by Daniel G. Cox
o The Dangers of Mistaking Coherence for Capability by Michael W. Mosser
o Vice Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Leadership of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council by Richard M. Meinhart
o Unity of Command in the Pacific During World War II by Phillip S. Meilinger
o Wargaming the Flu by Margaret M. McCown
· U.S.-Cambodia Defense Relations: Defining New Possibilities

Institute for Security Studies
· ISS Paper 205: Political Violence in Kenya, A Study of Causes, Responses, and a Framework for Discussing Preventive Action

· ISS Paper 204: Confronting Complex Emergencies in Africa, Imperatives of a Search for a New Doctrine of Humanitarian ‘Security’ Interventions

· ISS Paper 203: The International Politics of Rape, Sex and the Family in Sierra Leone

· Another Crossroad for Burundi: From the FNL to Peaceful Elections in 2010
· Libya: A Critical Review of Tripoli’s Sub-Saharan African Policies, Amira Ibrahim

Institute for the Study of War
· President Hamid Karzai’s Second Inaugural Address

· The Taliban's Media Blitz

International Crisis Group
· Afghanistan: Elections and the Crisis of Governance

International Atomic Energy Administration (IAEA)
· Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Islamic Republic of Afghanistan: Afghanistan National Development Strategy: First Annual Report (2008/09)

International Peace Institute
· From Uganda to the Congo and Beyond: Pursuing the Lord's Resistance Army

International Relations and Security Network
· Costs of War: Fort Hood’s 9/11 Déjà Vu

· The Fog of Cyberwar
· The Future Is Ship Shape
· India’s Private Security Metamorphosis
· International Community Stuck in Bosnia
· Reforming the Afghan National Army
· Somalia Jumps on Private Security Bandwagon

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, v, 7, no. 36, November 26, 2009

o Ibrahim al-Rubaish: New Religious Ideologue of al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia Calls for Revival of Assassination Tactic
o Al-Qaeda in Iraq Operations Suggest Rising Confidence Ahead of U.S. Military Withdrawal
o French Operation in Afghanistan Aims to Open New Coalition Supply Route
o Taliban Expand Insurgency to Northern Afghanistan

The Nation
· Blackwater's Secret War in Pakistan

National Academies Press
· Crisis Standards of Care: Summary of a Workshop Series [free download but registration required]

· Disposal of Legacy Nerve Agent GA and Lewisite Stocks at Deseret Chemical Depot Letter Report [free download but registration required]
· Ensuring the Integrity, Accessibility, and Stewardship of Research Data in the Digital Age

· Experimentation and Rapid Prototyping in Support of Counterterrorism [free download but registration required]
· Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2008 [free download but registration required]

National Academy of Science
· Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, November 24, 2009, v. 106, no. 47

o Warming increases the risk of civil war in Africa

National Bureau of Asian Research
· Managing Unmet Expectations in the U.S.-Japan Alliance

· Secure Land Rights as a Foundation for Broad-Based Rural Development in China: Results and Recommendations from a Seventeen-Province Survey

NATO Defense College
· Counterinsurgency: The Challenge for NATO Strategy and Operations

· Armed Violence Reduction: Enabling Development

Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
· Iran's Naval Forces: From Guerilla (sic) Warfare to a Modern Naval Strategy

OpenDoors Online
· Open Doors Report 2009: Report on International Educational Exchange

· The Afghan Anvil: Breaking the Indo-Pakistani Deadlock?

PAK Institute for Peace Studies
· Assessing the Reporting, Approach and Impact of Militants’ Print Media in Pakistan

· Profiling the Violence in Karachi

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Capital Flows to Developing Countries: The Allocation Puzzle

Pew Research Center
· Polling Wars: Hawks vs. Doves

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Where the Public Stands on Immigration Reform

· Air Force Officer Specialty Structure: Reviewing the Fundamentals

· Study of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Questions Assumptions Behind “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
· Understanding Commanders' Information Needs for Influence Operations

Small Wars Journal
· Afghanistan: Education and Literacy

· AFRICOM: Reconstruction and Stability Through the Provincial Reconstruction Team-Enhanced, Enabled by Unity of Command
· Reorganizing for Irregular Warfare

· The Myth of Hearts and Minds

Stanley Foundation
· Talking about Nuclear Weapons with the Persuadable Middle

Stimson Center
· The Indian Ocean: Resource and Governance Challenges

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· The EU Non-Proliferation Clause: A Preliminary Assessment

Strategic Studies Institute
· Democratic Governance and the Rule of Law: Lessons from Colombia

· Leadership and National Security Reform Conference

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
· 2009 Patterns and Trends of Amphetamine-Type Stimulants and Other Drugs in East and South-East Asia (and Neighbouring Regions)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
· State of the World’s Population 2009

World Public
· Majorities Reject Banning Defamation of Religion: 20 Nation Poll

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 11-20-2009

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
Battle for the Bundestag: The German Election of 2009
The Politics of History in Germany and Japan

Australian Strategic Policy Institute
How to Buy a Submarine: Defining and Building Australia’s Future Fleet

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Beyond Zero Enrichment: Suggestions for an Iranian Nuclear Deal

Vision for Victory in Afghanistan - Part I
Vision for Victory in Afghanistan - Part II

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Fixing a Failed Strategy in Afghanistan
Iran, the United States, and the Gulf: The Elusive Regional Policy
Manmohan Singh Visits Washington: Sustaining US-Indian Cooperation Amid Differences
Middle East Democracy Promotion Is Not a One-Way Street
Restoring the NPT: Essential Steps for 2010

CATO Institute
Bending the Productivity Curve: Why America Leads the World in Medical Innovation

Center for a New American Security
On the Knife's Edge: Yemen's Instability and the Threat to American Interests

Center for American Progress
How to Make the Afghanistan War a “Just War”
Integrating Security: Preparing for the National Security Threats of the 21st Century

Center for Contemporary Conflict, Program for Culture & Conflict Studies
Culture & Conflict Review, Fall 2009, v. 3, no. 3
o Developing an IO Environmental Assessment in Khost Province, Afghanistan
o Engaging Afghans: KLE Keys to Success
o The Federally Administered Tribal Areas: A Case Study in Health Capital and Democracy
o Employing Data Fusion in Cultural Analysis and Counterinsurgency in Tribal Social Systems
o The Status of US/ISAF Strategic Communications Efforts in Afghanistan
o Operation Nusrat (Victory): Understanding the Taliban Threat to Kunduz Province
o Clan, the State, and War: Balancing the Subcomponents of World Order
o Afghan Theatre Conference Aims to Impact Strategies in the Field

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
Immigration and Crime: Assessing a Conflicted Issue

Center for Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
CIP Report (September 2009) Biosafety and Biosecurity
CIP Report (October 2009) Aging Infrastructure
CIP Report (November 2009) Chemical Sector

Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
CNA's Integrated Ship Database (ISDB): A Rapid-Access Database of Naval Ship Information
Impacts of Climate Change on Colombia’s National and Regional Security

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
The War in Afghanistan in Strategic Context

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Energy and Geopolitics in China: Mixing Oil and Politics
Iraq: Security Trends
Issues in International Political Economy - November 2009 - Number 119
o The Cost of Questionable Policies
The MAGAI™ Construct and the Northern Distribution Network
Policy Brief Number 5: Kazakhstan and the OSCE Human Dimension

Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
The Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, Fall 2009, v. 12, no. 1
o Olympic Security: Assessing the Risk of Terrorism at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games
o A Special Military Relationship? Canada’s Role in Constructing US Military Power
o Shared Sacrifice? An Inquiry into the Willingness to Perform Compulsory Military Service
o Explaining the Interbellum Rupture in Japanese Treatment of Prisoners of War
o Taking Care of Business: Canada’s Forgotten Cold War Conflict in Cyprus, July-August, 1974
o Permanent Allies? The Canada-US Defence Relationship
o Canada's Army - Post Peacekeeping

The Century Foundation
Challenges and Opportunities for Russia-US Nuclear Arms Control

Chatham House
World Today, December 2009, v. 65, no. 12
o Pakistan: Clear, Hold, Build

Chemical and Biological Defense Program
Joint Service Chemical and Biological Defense Program FY 08-09 Overview

Combat Terrorism Center (CTC)
CTC Sentinel, v. 2, no. 11, November 2009
o Lashkar-i-Tayyiba: One Year After Mumbai By Stephen Tankel
o Success of the Meta-Narrative: How Jihadists Maintain Legitimacy
o AQIM and the Growth of International Investment in North Africa
o Hizb Allah's Domestic Containment and Regional Expansion Strategies
o Jihadist Radicalization and the 2004 Madrid Bombing Network
o The Past and Future of Deobandi Islam By Luv Puri
o Maintaining the Message: How Jihadists Have Adapted to Web Disruptions
o Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
o Resourcing the National Defense Strategy: Implications of Long Term Defense Budget Trends [November 18, 2009]
o Iraq and Afghanistan: Perspectives on U.S. Strategy, Part III [November 17, 2009]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
Is it Time to Lift the Ban on Travel to Cuba?
The State of Political and Religious Freedom in the Middle East
Flag on the Bag?: Foreign Assistance and the Struggle Against Terrorism

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
Reassessing the Evolving al-Qa’ida Threat to the Homeland
Is the Flying Public Protected? An Assessment of Security at Foreign Repair Stations
Federal Protective Service: Will Continuing Challenges Weaken Transition and Impede Progress?

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
Examining U.S. Counterterrorism Priorities and Strategy Across Africa's Sahel Region
The U.S. and the G-20: Remaking the International Economic Architecture
Threats to Free and Independent Media Around the World

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
The Fort Hood Attack: A Preliminary Assessment
Accountability for Foreign Contractors: The Lieutenant Colonel Dominic ‘Rocky’ Baragona Justice for American Heroes Harmed by Contractors Act
H1N1 Flu: Getting the Vaccine to Where It Is Most Needed

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
Cybersecurity: Preventing Terrorist Attacks and Protecting Privacy in Cyberspace

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Long-term Implications of the Department of Defense’s Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Submission

Council on Foreign Relations
Disillusionment in Afghanistan
Public Opinion on Global Issues

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
D-2010-022 Management of Nontactical Vehicles in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
OIG-10-06 - Review of the U.S. Coast Guard's Expenditure Plans for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Redacted)

Department of State
2009 Report on International Religious Freedom

Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
The Inaugural Report of the Global Maritime and Air Communities of Interest Intelligence Enterprises

Gallup Poll
Afghans Assess Roles for NATO, U.N., Regional Actors

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Recent Testing Raises Issues About the Potential Effectiveness of Advanced Radiation Detection Portal Monitors, GAO-10-252T [testimony]
Critical Infrastructure Protection: OMB Leadership Needed to Strengthen Agency Planning Efforts to Protect Federal Cyber Assets, GAO-10-148
Cybersecurity: Continued Efforts Are Needed to Protect Information Systems from Evolving Threats, GAO-10-230T [testimony]
Corporate Crime: Prosecutors Adhered to Guidance in Selecting Monitors for Deferred Prosecution and Non-Prosecution Agreements, but DOJ Could Better Communicate Its Role in Resolving Conflicts, GAO-10-260T [testimony]
Defense Acquisitions: Further Actions Needed to Address Weaknesses in DOD's Management of Professional and Management Support Contracts, GAO-10-39
Defense Health Care: Post-Deployment Health Reassessment Documentation Needs Improvement, GAO-10-56
Homeland Security: Greater Attention to Key Practices Would Improve the Federal Protective Service's Approach to Facility Protection, GAO-10-142
Homeland Security: Greater Attention to Key Practices Would Help Address Security Vulnerabilities at Federal Buildings, GAO-10-236T [testimony]
Homeland Security: Key US-VISIT Components at Varying Stages of Completion, but Integrated and Reliable Schedule Needed, GAO-10-13
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program: Case Studies Show Fraud and Abuse Allowed Ineligible Firms to Obtain Millions of Dollars in Contracts, GAO-10-108
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program: Case Studies Show Fraud and Abuse Allowed Ineligible Firms to Obtain Millions of Dollars in Contracts, GAO-10-255T [testimony]

Heritage Foundation
The “Kyoto II” Climate Change Treaty: Implications for American Sovereignty
Move to Hastily Retire Legacy Fighter Aircraft puts Air Sovereignty at Risk
START Follow-On Treaty Could Interfere with Conventional Strike Systems
Trade Dispute Undercuts Obama's Korea Trip
Swine Flu and Sick Leave: Improvements to the Emergency Influenza Containment Act Would Save Jobs

Human Rights Watch
"An Alleyway in Hell": China's Abusive "Black Jails"
New Castro, Same Cuba: Political Prisoners in the Post-Fidel Era
On Vulnerable Ground: Violence against Minority Communities in Nineveh Province’s Disputed Territories

Common Defense Quarterly, Winter 2009
o Export Control Reform – Once More With Feeling
o “Smart Power: Old Wine in New Bottles?”
o Hard Choices for the Common Defense: Trade Equity and the Shared Political Burden
o Refocusing A Tradition: U.S. Navy Support For Partner Maritime Capacity Building
o Enabling Coalition Operations to Support the Maritime Common Defense
o Origins of a Four Decade Success Story: NATO SeaSparrow’s founders got it right
o Implementing Australia’s Defence White Paper 2009– the need for Signposts and Indicators
o NATO’s Strategic Airlift Capability Achieves Full Operational Capability
o Canada and the United States -- A Forum on Afghanistan
o Cooling the Cauldron in the Caucasus
o Interview with Richard Paniguian, Head, Defence & Security Organization, Ministry of Defence, UK
o United States National Guard Force Structure Part One: People

International Peace Institute
The Invisible Tide: Towards an International Strategy to Deal with Drug Trafficking Through West Africa

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses
US-Induced Privatization of Security in Pakistan

Institute for Security Studies
Bringing Fairness to International Justice, A Handbook on the International Criminal Court for Defence Lawyers in Africa

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and relevant provisions of Security Council resolutions 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008) and 1835 (2008) in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic
New Satellite Image Further Narrows Fordow (Iran) Construction Start Date

Institute for the Study of War
Afghanistan Order of BattleForces Available for Afghanistan, 2009-10

International Relations and Security Network
Caught Between Pristina and Belgrade
EU Sees Through Belarus Smoke
Mexican Cartels’ Andean Stronghold

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Women Warriors—Supporting ‘She Who Has Won The Battle’

Jamestown Foundation
China Brief, v. 9, no. 23, November 19 2009
o The CCP’s Disturbing Revival of Maoism
o Chinese Coast Guard Development: Challenge and Opportunity
o The evolution of Taiwan’s Military Strategy: Convergence and Dissonance
o Chinese Analyses of Soviet Failure: The Party
Terrorism Monitor, v. 7, no. 35, November 20 2009
o A Shift in Terrorist Strategy Threatens Italian National Security
o Iranian Leaders Weigh Support for the Houthi Rebellion in Yemen
o Combating Terrorism in Asian Waters
o The Jihadis and the Cause of South Yemen: A Profile of Tariq al-Fadhli

Virtual Criminology Report 2009: Virtually Here: The Age of Cyber Warfare

National Security Archive
The Soviet Origins of Helmut Kohl's 10 Points

Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
A Modern Navy with Chinese Characteristics

Office of the Command Surgeon, US Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) and the Office of The Surgeon General United States Army Medical Command
Mental Health Advisory Team (MHAT) 6 Operation Enduring Freedom 2009 Afghanistan

Oxfam International and others
The Cost of War: Afghan Experiences of Conflict, 1978-2009

Quilliam Foundation
Unlocking Al-Qaeda: Islamist Extremism in British Prisons

Examining U.S. Counterterrorism Priorities and Strategy Across Africa's Sahel Region
Going Jihad: The Fort Hood Slayings and Home-Grown Terrorism

Small Wars Journal
The Hasan Slide Presentation
A Strategy of Exhaustion

South Asia Analysis Group
The 313 Brigade - International Terrorism Monitor - Paper No. 579
Special Services Group & PAK-Sponsored Terrorism-International Terrorism Monitor: Paper No.578

South Asia Intelligence Review
Weekly Assessments & Briefings, v. 8, no. 18, November 9, 2009
o South Waziristan: Blind Fury

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Map of Multilateral Peace Operations Deployments
Space Security 2009

Stanley Foundation
Securing Vulnerable Nuclear Materials: Meeting the Global Challenge
Talking about Nuclear Weapons with the Persuadable Middle

Strategic Studies Institute
YouTube War: Fighting in a World of Cameras in Every Cell Phone and Photoshop on Every Computer

Transnational Institute
Mexico: The Law Against Small-Scale Drug Dealing

Transparency International
Corruption Perceptions Index 2009

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
2009 Report on International Religious Freedom – Pakistan

US Air Forces Central
Airpower Summary [Daily - OEF/OIF]
Combined Forces Air Component Commander 2004-2009 Airpower Statistics [current as of 2 Nov]

U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission
2009 Report to Congress

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
The Afghan Elections: What Happened and Where Do We Go From Here?
Looking for Justice: Liberian Experiences with and Perceptions of Local Justice Options

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Diagnosing the Impasse in the Middle East Peace Process
A General's Plan for Peace
Hamas and Its Long-Range Rockets: Military and Political Implications
Iraq's Elections Challenge: A Shifting Political Landscape
Iraq's Enduring al-Qaeda Challenge
A Victory for Islamism? The Second Lebanon War and Its Repercussions

World Health Organization (WHO)
Interim Planning Considerations for Mass Gatherings in the Context of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 11-13-2009

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
Different Beds, Same Nightmare: The Politics of History in Germany and Japan
Implications of the 2009 German Election

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
The Canada First Defence Strategy - One Year Later

Measuring Effectiveness in Complex Operations: What is Good Enough?

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Iran, the United States, and the Gulf: The Elusive Regional Policy

U.S. Afghan Strategy: The Big Questions

Federal Cybersecurity Report: Danger on the Front Lines

Center for a New American Security
Hard Lessons: Navigating Negotiations with the DPRK

Center for American Progress
Getting Back on Track to Close Guantanamo: How to Get to Zero
The Next Phase: CAP Trip Report and Findings on the Future U.S.-China Relations

Center for Complex Operations (CCO)
Prism, v. 1, no. 1, December 2009
o Stabilization and Reconstruction: A Long Beginning
o Through the Complex Operations Prism
o Addressing the Problem of Failed States: A New Instrument
o Military Adaptation in Complex Operations
o Complex Operations and Interagency Operational Art
o Organizing for Victory
o Time Lag and Sequencing Dilemmas of Postconflict Reconstruction
o National Security Reform: A Prerequisite for Successful Complex Operations
o A New Approach to the Delivery of U.S. Assistance to Afghanistan
o Provincial Reconstruction Teams: A Literature Review
o An Interview with Richard L. Armitage

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
The Afghan Narcotics Industry: A Summary
The Afghan Narcotics Industry: Extended Summary
The European Approach to Global Health
Global Health Interventions for U.S. Food and Drug Safety
Significant Cyber Events Since 2006
Terrorism and WMD: The Link with the War in Afghanistan
Transnational Threats Update October 2009 - Vol. 7, No. 8
o Turbulence in the Taliban/al Qaeda Relationship
o Adlene Hicheur French Physicist, al Qaeda Supporter?
o al Qaeda Threatens China over Uighurs
o Accusations Fly in Wake of Team Massacre
o Yemen Accuses Iranian Sailors of Arms Smuggling
o Indian Drawdown Highlights J&K Disparity
o Drug Wars Explode in Rio de Janiero
o Serbia Targets the Drug Trade
o American Scientist a Spy for Israel?
o New Report: China is preparing for IW
The United States and Korea Leading beyond the Storm
Water and Agriculture: Implications for Development and Growth: Identifying Common Ground for a U.S.-EU Agenda

Centre for Social Cohesion (CSC)
Anwar al-Awlaki: The UK Connection

Central Intelligence Agency FOIA Office
Preparing for Martial Law: Through the Eyes of Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski
Soviet and Warsaw Pact Military Journals

Chatham House
The DPRK and China: Hard Choices
The Red Flag Rises: South Africa at the Crossroads
Turkey, Russia and the Caucasus: Common and Diverging Interests

Conciliation Resources
Out of the Margins: Securing a Voice for Internally Displaced People: Lessons from Georgia

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Enhancing U.S. Preventative Action
Global Imbalances, National Rebalancing, and the Political Economy of Recovery
Gloomy Prospects for World Growth
Improving Resolution Options for Systemically Relevant Financial Institutions
Political Instability in Egypt
Understanding the Armed Groups of the Niger Delta
The United States in the New Asia
U.S. Immigration Policy

Department of Defense
Report to Congress on Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq

Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DODIG)
D-2010-015, DOD Civil Support During the 2007 and 2008 California Wildland Fires
Interagency Review of Prior Inspector General Recommendations Related to U.S. Export Controls, Volume II, September 2008

Department of Justice Inspector General
A Review of the Department’s Anti-Gang Intelligence and Coordination Centers

Egmont Institute, Royal Institute for International Relations
End-State Afghanistan: A European Perspective
A New Security Architecture for Europe? Russian Proposal and Western Reactions

European Union Institute for Security Studies
The Obama Moment
Risky Business? The EU, China and Dual-Use Technology

Foreign Policy Research Institute
The Obama-Hu Summit
Reforming the Afghan National Army (ANA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Defense Acquisitions: Strategic Airlift Gap Has Been Addressed, but Tactical Airlift Plans Are Evolving as Key Issues Have Not Been Resolved, GAO-10-67
Defense Infrastructure: Guam Needs Timely Information from DOD to Meet Challenges in Planning and Financing Off-Base Projects and Programs to Support a Larger Military Presence, GAO-10-90R
Information Security: Actions Needed to Manage, Protect, and Sustain Improvements to Los Alamos National Laboratory's Classified Computer Network, GAO-10-28
International Monetary Fund: Lending Programs Allow for Negotiations and Are Consistent with Economic Literature, GAO-10-44
Military and Veterans' Benefits: Analysis of VA Compensation Levels for Survivors of Veterans and Servicemembers, GAO-10-62
Military Base Realignments and Closures: Estimated Costs Have Increased While Savings Estimates Have Decreased Since Fiscal Year 2009, GAO-10-98R
U.S. Marshals: Qualifications and Comparison of Demographic Characteristics to Their Counterparts in Selected Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, GAO-10-15R

Heritage Foundation
Copenhagen Climate Change Conference Could Threaten National Security
Dangerous Trajectories: Obama's Approach to Arms Control Misreads Russian Nuclear Strategy
Japan's Security Policy: Navigating the Troubled Waters Ahead
A Meaningful Agenda for President Obama's Meeting with Southeast Asian Leaders
President Obama Has a Full Plate in First Visit to China
Revenge of the Dirty Dozen: 12 Policies that Undermine Civil Society
The Three Reaffirms: Suggested Agenda for President Obama's Visit to China
The U.N. Human Rights Council: No Better for Obama's Engagement

Immigration Policy Center
Essential to the Fight: Immigrants in the Military Eight Years after 9/11

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
Satellite Imagery Narrows Qom (Iran) Enrichment Facility Construction Start Date

Institute for Security Studies
Policy Brief No 16: Addressing the Challenges of Law Enforcement in Africa, Policing in Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia
Policy Brief No 17: A Place for Tradition in an Effective Criminal Justice System, Customary Justice in Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia

Institute for the Study of Labor
Persistence of Civil Wars

International Crisis Group
Bosnia’s Dual Crisis
Palestine: Salvaging Fatah

International Organization for Migration
Assessment of Return to Iraq

International Relations and Security Network
Baghdad Divided
Can Greece Lead the Way?
Europe’s Gas Dilemma
The Politics of Private Force in the Philippines
Should C Asia Fear Taliban Spillover?
Superpower Summitry: Sino-US Relations

Jamestown Foundation
Terrorism Monitor, v. 7, no. 34, November 13, 2009

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o Neo-Zarqawists Target the Arab Christians of Jordan
o The Hunt for Pakistan's Most Wanted Terrorists
o Perspectives on the Future of the Somali Jihad

Lowy Institute
Problems to Partnership: A Plan for Australia-India Strategic Ties
Stemming the 'Evil Flowers' [IEDs]

National Bureau of Asian Research
Pakistani Partnerships with the United States: An Assessment

National Security Archive
The Taliban Biography: The Structure and Leadership of the Taliban 1996-2002

NATO Defense College
An Assessment of Crime Related Risks in the Sahel

Pak Institute for Peace Studies
Pakistan Security Report (October 2009)
South Asia Conflict Report: October 2009
Tribal Region Conflict Report (October 19 to October 26 to November 1, 2009)

Peterson Institute for International Economics
America, Europe, and the New Trade Order
The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Emerging Asia

Pew Global Attitudes Project
Americans and Western Europeans Agree on Afghanistan-Pakistan Extremist Threat

Small Wars Journal
Afghanistan: Seven Fundamental Questions
A Better Understanding of the Vietnam War

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
October 2009 Quarterly Report

Stanley Foundation
Securing Vulnerable Nuclear Materials: Meeting the Global Challenge

Sudan and the Implications for Responsibility to Protect

Stimson Center
Islam and Politics: Renewal and Resistance in the Muslim World

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
China’s Expanding Role in Peacekeeping: Prospects and Policy Implications

US Coast Guard (USCG)
Revised Catastrophic Incident Search and Rescue Addendum to the National Search and Rescue Supplement

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
The Current Status of Religious Coexistence and Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lebanon's Unstable Equilibrium

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Iran and Hizballah: Significance of the Francop Interception
Small War or Big Problem? Fighting on the Yemeni-Saudi Border
Stuck in Neutral? Diagnosing the Impasse in the Middle East Peace Process

A Victory for Islamism? The Second Lebanon War and Its Repercussions

World Bank
Country Aggregate Reports

World Public
Images of China and the United States Around the World
Wide Dissatisfaction with Capitalism -- Twenty Years after Fall of Berlin Wall

Worldwatch Institute
Vital Signs Online

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 11-06-2009

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· VOTING TOGETHER: Why Afghanistan’s 2009 Elections were (and were not) a Disaster [talks about the August elections]

Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
· The Kurdish Question

Atlantic Council
· Common Sense and COIN in Afghanistan

· US-EU Cooperation Toward Smart Grid Deployment

Belfer Center
· Afghans on the Taliban

· Beyond Optimism and Pessimism: The Differential Effects of Nuclear Proliferation
· Climate Finance

Bonn International Center for Conversion
· The Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan: Role Model for Civil-Military Relations?

Brookings Institution
· The Opportunity of the Obama Era: Can Civil Society Help Bridge Divides between the United States and a Diverse Muslim World?

· A Revolution Once More: Unmanned Systems and the Middle East

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Five Alternatives that Make More Sense than Offshore Oil

· The Impact of the Doha Round on Kenya
· The United States and India 3.0

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
· After Guantanamo: The Way Forward

Center for American Progress
· China’s New Engagement in the International System: In the Ring, but Punching Below its Weight

· Cooperation Is the Key: Proposal for U.S.-China Collaboration on Climate Technology

Center for Immigration Studies
· The 287(g) Program: Protecting Home Towns and Homeland

Center for Security Policy
· Obama Doctrine 'Coup'

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· The Afghan Decision: The Defining Test of Obama's Leadership

· Afghan National Security Forces: Shaping Host Country Forces as Part of Armed Nation Building
· DIIG Current Issues No. 16: Wrestling with Complexity in Defense Programs

· DIIG Current Issues No. 17: Contracting for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

· Issues & Insights, November 2009, v. 9, no. 20

o Challenges that could Disrupt the Sino-American Relations
o Stability of the Sino-U.S. Relationship
o Achieving Stability in Sino-American Nuclear Affairs
o Future Crisis in the U.S.-China Relationship

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (CACI)
· Central Asia-Caucasus (CACI) Analyst, v. 11, no. 20, 28 October 2009

o Managed Versus Electoral Political Change: Lessons from Asia
o Afghanistan: War by Metrics?
o Central Asian Women Migrants Deal with Global Economic Crisis
o Mongolia to Become Central Asia's Mining El Dorado?

Century Foundation
· Soft Targets and Great Games in Afghanistan

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Iraq and Afghanistan: Perspectives on U.S. Strategy, Part II [November 5, 2009]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Copenhagen and Beyond: Is There a Successor to the Kyoto Protocol?

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
· The First Line of Defense: Reducing Recidivism at the Local Level

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-10-01 - CBP's Ability to Detect Biological and Chemical Threats in Maritime Cargo Containers (Redacted)

Department of Justice Inspector General
· A Review of the FBI's Involvement in and Observations of Detainee Interrogations in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq, October 2009 (Revised)

Department of the Navy (DoN)
· Final EIS for West Coast Basing of MV-22 (Osprey)

Diversity Spectrum
· The Aynak Copper Tender: Implications for Afghanistan and the West

European Commission Directorate-General for Research
· A More Research-Intensive and Integrated European Research Area: Science, Technology and Competitiveness Key Figures Report 2008/2009

European Council on Foreign Relations
· Towards a Post-American Europe: A Power Audit of EU-US Relations

European Union Institute for Security Studies
· Chaillot Paper 118: Global Security in a Multipolar World

· The Obama Moment: European and American Perspectives
· What Ambitions for European Defence in 2020?

Federation of American Scientists
· Nuclear Notebook: Pakistani Nuclear Forces, 2009

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· What Afghans Want

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Afghanistan's Security Environment, GAO-10-178R

· Contingency Contracting: Further Improvements Needed in Agency Tracking of Contractor Personnel and Contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan, GAO-10-187

· Defense Infrastructure: The Army Needs to Establish Priorities, Goals, and Performance Measures for Its Arsenal Support Program Initiative, GAO-10-167R
· Defense Logistics: Department of Defense's Annual Report on the Status of Prepositioned Materiel and Equipment Can Be Further Enhanced to Better Inform Congress, GAO-10-172R

· Information Technology: Agencies Need to Improve the Implementation and Use of Earned Value Techniques to Help Manage Major System Acquisitions, GAO-10-2
· Millennium Challenge Corporation: MCC Has Addressed a Number of Implementation Challenges, but Needs to Improve Financial Controls and Infrastructure Planning, GAO-10-52

· Operation Iraqi Freedom: Preliminary Observations on DOD Planning for the Drawdown of U.S. Forces from Iraq, GAO-10-179
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Continued Stewardship Needed as Treasury Develops Strategies for Monitoring and Divesting Financial Interests in Chrysler and GM, GAO-10-151

Heritage Foundation
· Bomb or Surrender: Not America's Only Options Regarding Iran

· Chemical Security: Separating Risk from Excessive Regulation
· Congress Wisely Acts to Bring Greater Independence to Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review Process

· Copenhagen Consequences: What You Need To Know

· The Pakistan-Britain Terror Connection: Lessons and Warnings for the United States
· Russia's Economic Crisis and U.S.-Russia Relations: Troubled Times Ahead

· Ten Things about China and Climate Change

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Satellite Imagery Narrows Qom Enrichment Facility Construction Start Date

International Crisis Group
· Shades of Red: China’s Debate over North Korea

· Venezuela: Accelerating the Bolivarian Revolution

International Relations and Security Network
· America Dips Toe in Burmese Waters

· Another Go at India-Pakistan Dialogue
· Bosnian Impasse Over ‘Dayton Two’
· Germany Beyond the Wall
· Remembering the Tak Bai Massacre
· Somaliland Stuck in International Wilderness

· Swine Flu Fears Spread

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, v. 9, no. 22, November 4, 2009

o Chongqing’s mafias expose grave woes in China’s legal apparatus
o PLA exercises march toward trans-regional joint training
o China’s 11th Ambassadorial conference signals continuity and change in foreign policy
o Maritime multilateralism: China’s strategy for the Indian ocean
Terrorism Monitor, v.7, no. 33, November 6, 2009
o Interview with Amir of Jihad in Afghanistan's Balkh Province
o Karzai Claims Mystery Helicopters Ferrying Taliban to North Afghanistan
o Terrorism's Trojan Horse: Vehicle-Borne Suicide Attacks Give Taliban Upper Hand in Pakistan
o Is Iran Supporting the Insurgency in Afghanistan?

Lowry Institute for International Policy
The Global Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences
· The Gulf States and Iran: Robust Competitors or Interested Bystanders?

Mission Readiness
· Ready, Willing, And Unable To Serve

Mitre Corporation
· Rare Events (catastrophic terrorist events)

National Academies Press
· Technology, Policy, Law, and Ethics Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities

National Bureau of Asian Research
· China’s Peaceful Development Doctrine: Views from China

· Managing Unmet Expectations in the U.S.-Japan Alliance

National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA)
· Afghanistan Environment 2008

National Institute of Justice
· Learning from 9/11: Organizational Change in the New York City and Arlington County, Va., Police Departments

National Security Archive
· Afghanistan Déjà vu? Lessons from the Soviet Experience

· Fall of Berlin Wall Caused Anxiety More than Joy at Highest Levels: Secret Documents Show Opposition to German Unification

· Know Thine Enemy: Why The Taliban Cannot Be Flipped

Pacific Research Institute
· Top Ten Energy Myths

Pew Global Attitudes
· Public Opinion Two Decades After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Public Divided Over Afghan Troop Requests, But Still Sees Rationale for War

· The Day After... in Jerusalem: A Strategic Planning Exercise on the Path to Achieving Peace in the Middle East

· Assessing the Cost-Effectiveness of Modernizing the KC-10 to Meet Global Air Traffic Management Mandates
· RAND's Portfolio Analysis Tool (PAT): Theory, Methods, and Reference Manual

· U.S. Policy in Afghanistan: Basic Questions -- Strategic Choices

Small Wars Journal
· Afghanistan Trip Report

· Crime and Terrorism

Strategic Studies Institute
· A Case Study in Security Sector Reform: Learning from Security Sector Reform/Building in Afghanistan (October 2002-September 2003

· India's Strategic Defense Transformation: Expanding Global Relationships

Transnational Institute
· Repairing the Weakest Links: A New Agenda for Fragile States

· The World Crisis - and Beyond

Transportation Research Board
· How Proposed ARFF Standards Would Impact Airports (ARFF - Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting)

UK House of Commons: Defence Committee
· Russia: A New Confrontation?

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Conflict-Business Dynamics in the Democratic Republic of Congo

· Guiding Principles for Stabilization and Reconstruction

· Looking for Justice: Liberian Experiences with and Perceptions of Local Justice Options

US Treasury Department
· U.S. Portfolio Holdings of Foreign Securities at End-Year 2008 Source

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Iran's Nuclear Program: Deciphering Israel's Signals

· Iranian Missiles and U.S. Missile Defense

World Public
· People in 17 of 21 Nations Say Governments Should Put International Law Ahead of National Interest