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

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