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


charles said...

Influence can be defined as the power exerted over the minds and behavior of others. A power that can affect, persuade and cause changes to someone or something. In order to influence people, you first need to discover what is already influencing them. What makes them tick? What do they care about? We need some leverage to work with when we’re trying to change how people think and behave.

kiramatali shah said...

Influence can be defined as the power exerted over the minds and behavior of others. A power that can affect, persuade and cause changes to someone or something. In order to influence people, you first need to discover what is already influencing them. What makes them tick? What do they care about? We need some leverage to work with when we’re trying to change how people think and behave.