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

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