Friday, December 25, 2009

Friday's Miscellany [on Wednesday] 12-24-2009

Happy Holidays to all!

Brookings Institute
· Afghanistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan
o Latest [updated December 22, 2009]

o Archive

· Iraq Index: Tracking Variable of Reconstruction & Security in Post-Saddam Iraq
o Latest [updated December 11, 2009]

o Archive
· Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan
o Latest [Updated December 22, 2009]

o Archive

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· Don’t Overburden or Undervalue NATO

Center for a New American Security
· Contractors in American Conflicts: Adapting to a New Reality

· Time for Action: Redefining SOF Missions and Activities

Center for American Progress
· Paying for the Troop Escalation in Afghanistan: Ten Ways to Cut Baseline Defense Spending to Fight this War within Our Means

Center for Contemporary Conflict (CCC)
· Strategic Insights, Winter 2009/2010, v. 8, no. 5,

o Extended Deterrence, Security Guarantees, and Nuclear Proliferation: Strategic Stability in the Gulf Region by Daniel J. Moran and James A. Russell
o Extended Deterrence and Communicating Resolve by James M. Acton
o Extended Deterrence, Security Guarantees and Nuclear Weapons: U.S. Strategic and Policy Conundrums in the Gulf by James A. Russell
o Security Guarantees and Extended Deterrence in the Gulf Region: A European Perspective by Bruno Tertrais
o Extended Deterrence and Iran by Shahram Chubin
o Strategic Reassurance if Iran “Goes Nuclear”: A Framework and Some Propositions by Lewis A. Dunn
o Beyond Afghanistan: Recharging European: Foreign and Security Policy by Sergey Smolnikov
o The North African Franchise: AQIM’s Threat to U.S. Security by Captain Russell J. Isaacs
o U.S. National Security Strategy: Is There an Empirical Relationship Between Economic Freedom and Political Freedom? by Major Shon A. McCormick and David A. Anderson
o Oil and Conflict: Fatal Attraction? A Correlational Examination of Oil Resources and Armed Conflict by James E. McGinley
o North Korea After Kim Jong Il: Four Scenarios by Sico van der Meer
o No One Talks to the Generals by Peter A. Coclanis

Center for International Policy
· After Plan Colombia

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency

Centre for European Reform
· Cameron’s Europe: Can the Conservatives Achieve Their EU Objectives?

Chatham House
· Economic Drivers of Conflict and Cooperation in the Horn of Africa

· The World Today, January 2010

o United States Presidency: First-Year Blues, Nicolas Bouchet
o Afghanistan: Perfect Paralysis, Prem Shankar Jha
o Israelis and Palestinians: Contest for Control, Rosemary Hollis
o Children in Conflict: Thailand's Red Zone, Charu Lata Hogg
o International Criminal Court: Peace and Justice, Richard Dicker
o Somalia: Bad Situation, Getting Worse, Sally Healy and Mark Bradbury
o European Diplomatic Service: Putting Europe First, Jan Gaspers
o Digital Age Diplomacy: Time to Text, Ivor Roberts
o Ukraine: Democratic Dangers, James Sherr
o Energy Conflicts in Europe and Eurasia: Clogging the Hubb, Louis Skyner
o Gas for the Nabucco Pipeline: Energy Aria, Alexandros Petersen

Combat Terrorism Center (CTC)
· CTC Sentinel [Dec 2009, v. 2, no. 12]

o The Danger of Prison Radicalization in the West
o LIFG Revisions Posing Critical Challenge to Al-Qa`ida
o Assessing the Progress of Pakistan’s South Waziristan Offensive
o The Internet and its Role in Terrorist Recruitment and Operational Planning
o Prisons in Iraq: A New Generation of Jihadists?
o Developing Regional Counterterrorism Cooperation in South Asia
o Singapore’s Approach to Counterterrorism

Conference of Defence Associations
· A Canadian Military Presence in Afghanistan Post 2011

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Debating a New Role for the Fed

· Nuclear Agenda Rising to Top of World Issues in 2010 [interview]

Department of State
· Foreign Relations of the United States series - v. 31, Foreign Economic Policy, 1973-1976

· Pakistan Assistance Strategy Report

Department of State Inspector General
· MERO-A-10-02 - Status of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Counternarcotics Programs in Afghanistan

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· Uniform Crime Report 2009 (preliminary)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· International Space Station: Significant Challenges May Limit Onboard Research, GAO-10-9

· Managing Sensitive Information: Actions Needed to Prevent Unintended Public Disclosures of U.S. Nuclear Sites and Activities, GAO-10-251

Heidelberg Institute on International Conflict Research
· Conflict Barometer 2009

Institute for the Study of War
· Accelerating Combat Power in Afghanistan

· ISW's Michael Gordon interviews Ambassador Richard Holbrooke (CFR) [Webcast]

· James Danly speaks about the National Guard's role in Iraq and Afghanistan (CPR) [Webcast]

International Crisis Group
· Jonglei’s Tribal Conflicts: Countering Insecurity in South Sudan

· The Philippines: After the Maguindanao Massacre

International Relations and Security Network
· Ethiopia’s Ogaden Insurgency Threat

· A Feast of Abundance
· Pakistan Pushes Back
· Rattling the Resource Chain

· Reaping What Children Sow
· Selective Counterterrorism in Pakistan
· Russian Analytical Digest, no. 70 - The North Caucasus Crisis
o Chechnya After the Cancellation of Counter-Terrorist Operations
o Ingushetia: on the Road to Overcoming Social-Political Instability?
o Dagestan and the Russian State: “Stable Instability” Forever?
o The Northern Caucasus: Administrative Subdivisions [Map]
o Official Statistics for the Southern Federal District [Statistics]
o "What is Going On in the Northern Caucasus?" [Opinion Poll]

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, December 23, 2009, v. 9, no. 39

o Is the Chinese Navy Reluctant to Use Force Against Somali Pirates?
o Taliban Issue Interview with the Jihad Leader of Sar-i-Pul Province
o The Disconnection of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and al-Qaeda from the Afghan Jihad Experience
o Militant Iraqi Nationalists Struggle with Approach to al-Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq

National Academies Press
· Achieving Effective Acquisition of Information Technology in the Department of Defense [free download, registration required]

National Democratic Institute (NDI)
· Afghanistan Election Data website [includes reports and maps]

Pew Hispanic Center
· Latinos Online, 2006-2008: Narrowing the Gap

· The Acquisition Cost-Estimating Workforce: Census and Characteristics

· Natural Gas and Israel’s Energy Future: Near-Term Decisions from a Strategic Perspective
· Natural Gas and Israel's Energy Future: A Strategic Analysis Under Conditions of Deep Uncertainty

· RAND Project AIR FORCE Annual Report 2009
· Recasting NATO’s Strategic Concept: Possible Directions for the United States
· Spotlight on 2009: Helping Policymakers Find a Way

· Trends in Connectivity Technologies and Their Socioeconomic Impacts: Final Report of the Study: Policy Options for the Ubiquitous Internet Society

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· Arms Transfers to East and Southern Africa

· North Korea’s Nuclear Test Explosion, 2009
· Terrorism in Asymmetrical Conflict: Ideological and Structural Aspects

Small Wars Journal
· Behavioural Conflict From General to Strategic Corporal: Complexity, Adaptation and Influence
· End States vs. Strategies
· War is about Killing and Destruction, It is Not Armed Social Science

Strategic Studies Institute
· Medvedev's Plan: Giving Russia a Voice but not a Veto in a New European Security System

· Talent: Implications for a US Army Officer Corps Strategy

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
· Planning Guidelines and Design Standards for Checked Baggage Inspection Systems

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Establishing Leadership on Civilian Assistance to Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 12-17-2009

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· Community-Based Dispute Resolution Processes in Bamiyan Province

· Community-Based Dispute Resolution Processes in Nangarhar Province
· A Holistic Justice System for Afghanistan

American Academy of Pediatrics
· Pediatrics, January 2010, v. 125, no. 1, p. 13-21 - Children on the Homefront: The Experience of Children From Military Families

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· The Challenge of Muslim Integration in Germany and the United States

· The Fate of Deutschland AG
· The Lasting Division of Germany: Two Germanys - Still Far from United

American Security Project
· Are We Winning? Measuring Progress in the Struggle Against al Qaeda and Associate Movements

Atlantic Council
· A New Transatlantic Compact for NATO: SAG Issue Brief

Australian Strategic Policy Institute
· A Delicate Issue: Asia’s Nuclear Future

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· An Enhanced Engagement Moving Beyond Security Training for the Palestinian Authority

· Export Control Development in the United Arab Emirates: From Commitments to Compliance
· What Accounts for the Success of Islamist Parties in the Arab World

Brookings Institute
· Iran Sanctions: Options, Opportunities and Consequences

· Judicial Protection of Internally Displaced Persons: The Colombian Experience

Cairo Institute for Human Rights
· Bastion of Impunity, Mirage of Reform [press release]

· Arabic version

· English version

Center for a New American Security
· Contractors in Conflicts: Adapting to a New Reality

· Time for Action: Redefining SOF Missions and Activities

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· No. 65: The Crisis of the NPT: Ahead of the 2010 Review Conference

· No. 66: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: An Anti-Western Alignment?

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Defense Department PAS Positions

· Iran as a Nuclear Weapons Power
· Iraq: Creating a Strategic Partnership

· Next Steps for the Transatlantic Climate Change Partnership

· The Northern Distribution Network and the Modern Silk Road: Planning for Afghanistan's Future

· U.S.-Japan-India Strategic Dialogue

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Timor-Leste

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Understanding Cyberspace as a Medium for Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization [December 16]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· The Lisbon Treaty: Implications for Future Relations Between the European Union and the United States

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Has the TSA Breach Jeopardized National Security? An Examination of What Happened and Why

· Violent Extremism: How Are People Moved from Constitutionally-Protected Thought to Acts of Terrorism?

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Reevaluating U.S. Policy in Central Asia

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
· Afghanistan Contracts: An Overview

· One DHS, One Mission: Efforts to Improve Management Integration at the Department of Homeland Security
· Tools to Combat Deficits and Waste: Expedited Rescission Authority

· Safeguarding the American Dream: Prospects for Our Economic Future and Proposals to Secure It

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Coming up Short on Pakistan

· Security and Politics Collide in Iraq

Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
· Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the U.S. Military Service Academies, Academic Program Year 2008-2009

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-10-19 - DHS Conference Spending Practices and Oversight

· DHS Conference Spending Practices and Oversight, Attachment 1: Fiscal Year 2007 Conferences as Reported by DHS Components

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Annual Energy Outlook 2010 Early Release with Projections to 2035

European Union Institute for Security Studies
· Afghanistan: Time to Curb the Law of Inertia

· The Iranian Nuclear Issue: A Never-Ending Story
· Report on the India-EU Forum: Effective Multilateralism

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· "How the United States Lost the Naval War of 2015" article by James Kraska in Obris

· The Palestinian Islamic Jihad‟s U.S. Cell (1988-95): The Ideological Foundations of its Propaganda Strategy

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Anti-Money Laundering: Improved Communication Could Enhance the Support FinCEN Provides to Law Enforcement, GAO-10-141

· Biosurveillance: Developing a Collaboration Strategy Is Essential to Fostering Interagency Data and Resource Sharing, GAO-10-171
· Department of Homeland Security: Actions Taken Toward Management Integration, but a Comprehensive Strategy Is Still Needed, GAO-10-131
· Department of Homeland Security: A Comprehensive Strategy Is Still Needed to Achieve Management Integration Departmentwide, GAO-10-318T [testimony]
· Department of Veterans Affairs' Implementation of Information Security Education Assistance Program, GAO-10-170R

· DOD Civilian Personnel: Intelligence Personnel System Incorporates Safeguards, but Opportunities Exist for Improvement, GAO-10-134
· Influenza Pandemic: Monitoring and Assessing the Status of the National Pandemic Implementation Plan Needs Improvement, GAO-10-73

· Overseas Contingency Operations: Funding and Cost Reporting for the Department of Defense, GAO-10-288R

· Status of GAO Recommendations to the Department of Defense (Fiscal Years 2001-2008), GAO-10-211R · Troubled Asset Relief Program: The U.S. Government Role as Shareholder in AIG, Citigroup, Chrysler, and General Motors and Preliminary Views on its Investment Management Activities, GAO-10-325T [testimony]
· UN Office for Project Services: Management Reforms Proceeding but Effectiveness Not Assessed, and USAID's Oversight of Grants Has Weaknesses, GAO-10-168

Heritage Foundation
· Five Reasons Why FEMA Should Stay at DHS

· US Should Stay Firm on Implementation of Okinawa Force Realignment
· US Should Push for Adjustment in U.N. Dues
· Winning the War in Afghanistan

Human Rights Watch
· Bloody Monday: The September 28 Massacre and Rapes by Security Forces in Guinea

· Hostile Shores: Abuse and Refoulement of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Yemen

· In the Name of Unity: The Yemeni Government’s Brutal Response to Southern Movement Protests
· Human Security for an Urban Century: Local Challenges, Global Perspectives

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Documents Assessing the Organizational Structure of FEDAT

· Farsi and English Versions of Document on Neutron Initiator
· The Trials of the German-Iranian Trader Mohsen Vanaki: The German Federal Intelligence Service Assesses that Iran Likely Has a Nuclear Weapons Program (Updated for Dec. 15th)

Institute for the Study of War
· Afghanistan – Order of Battle

Institute of Race Relations (IRR)
· Spooked! How Not to Prevent Violent Extremism

International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament
· Eliminating Nuclear Threats: A Practical Agenda for Global Policymakers

· The Security of Pakistan's Nuclear Facilities

International Crisis Group
· Central Asia: Islamists in Prison

· Reshuffling the Cards (I)?: Syria’s Evolving Strategy

· Reshuffling the Cards (II)?: Syria’s New Hand
· Sudan Preventing Implosion
· Uribe’s Possible Third Term and Conflict Resolution in Colombia

International Energy Agency (IEA)
· International Energy Agency Electricity Survey

International Relations and Security Network
· The Fall and Rise of Religion?

· Hamas Seeks Wiggle Room

· Intel Brief: New Ethics, Same Jihad
· Tokyo Plays Hard to Get with Washington

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, v. 9, no. 25, December 16, 2009

o CCP party Apparatchiks Gaining at the Expense of Technocrats
o China in the Caribbean: The new big brother
o J-10: The New Cornerstone of Sino-Pakistani Defense Cooperation
o China’s Rising Profile in International Arms Sales
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 7, no. 38, December 15, 2009

o New Hezbollah Manifesto Emphasizes Political Role in a United Lebanon
o Jihadis Debate Growing Rift Between al-Qaeda and the Taliban
o Military Victory in South Waziristan or the Beginning of a Long War?
o Terror Without Frontiers: Transnational Terror Plots Expose Lashkar-e-Taiba's Global Reach

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
· Dynamic Planning for COIN in Afghanistan

Lexington Institute
· The Teaching of American History: Promise and Performance

Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition (MACLC)
· countertERROrism Policy : MACLC’s Critique of the NYPD’s report on Homegrown Radicalism

Muslim Public Affairs Council
· Building Bridges to Strengthen America: Forging an Effective Counterterrorism Enterprise between Muslim Americans and Law Enforcement

National Academies Press
· BioWatch and Public Health Surveillance: Evaluating Systems for the Early Detection of Biological Threats: Abbreviated Version: Summary [free download but registration required]

· Priorities for the National Vaccine Plan

National Security Archive
· Kyoto Redux?: Obama's Challenges at Copenhagen Echo Clinton's at Kyoto

NEFA Foundation
· The Wanat Battle video [July 13, 2008 Wanat battle]

Open Society Institute & Soros Foundation Network
· Muslims in Europe: A Report on 11 EU Cities

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· The International Monetary Fund and Regulatory Challenges

· The World Needs Further Monetary Ease, Not an Early Exit

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
· Global Restrictions on Religion

Pew Research Center
· Little Support for Terrorism Among Muslim Americans

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Mixed Views of Obama at Year's End: Unabated Economic Gloom, Divides on Afghanistan and Health Care

· Iran Sanctions: Options, Opportunities, and Consequences (Testimony)

· Trends in Connectivity Technologies and Their Socioeconomic Impacts: Final Report of the Study: Policy Options for the Ubiquitous Internet Society
· Understanding Terrorist Motivations (Testimony)
· United States Air Force Aircraft Fleet Retention Trends: A Historical Analysis

RTI International [Tricare report]
· 2008 Department of Defense Survey of Health Related Behaviors Among Active Duty Military Personnel: A Component of the Defense Lifestyle Assessment Program (DLAP) [LARGE FILE]

· Report link and survey summary

Small Wars Journal
· Afghanistan Governed by a Federal System with Autonomous Regions: A Path to Success?
· Arghandab and the Battle for Kandahar

· Counterinsurgency and Professional Military Education
· Does The United States Still Need USSCOM?

Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information
· Report and Recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information

Transnational Institute
· Redefining Targets: Towards a Realistic Afghan Drug Control Strategy

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH)
· Ready or Not? Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism

UK National Audit Office
· Ministry of Defence: Major Projects Report 2009 [Projects reviewed include CVF, JSF, A400M, Typhoon, and FSTA (A330 tanker)]

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
· Afghanistan Opium Survey 2009

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Islam vs. Iran's 'Islamic Republic'

· Staying Solvent: Assessing Al-Qaeda’s Financial Portfolio

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 12-11-2009

Air Force Space Command (AFSC)
· High Frontier, 2009, v. 6, no. 1

o Air Force Space Acquisition by Mr. Gary E. Payton
o Applying the Lessons of Acquisition Success in the Next Generation Electro-Optical Program by Maj Gen Ellen M. Pawlikowski
o Requirements Generation: The Crucial First Step to Delivering Warfighter Capability by Col Jay A. Moody
o Forward: Space and Missile Systems Center “Building the Future of Military Space Today” by Lt Gen John T. “Tom” Sheridan
o Getting it Right: Lessons from Failed Space Acquisitions by Mr. Douglas Loverro
o Mission Assurance: “Baking In” Mission Success by Col David Swanson, Dr. Sumner Matsunaga et al.
o PMAG: The Relentless Pursuit of Program Management Excellence by Col Mun H. Kwon
o Keys to Acquisition Success by Ms. Catherine J. Steele
o Firth Principles by Dr. Robert L. Butterworth
o Regaining Credibility: Making Nuclear Sustainment a Model of Excellence by Col James D. Fisher
o Acquisition Education for Space Warriors by Dr. Brian K. Anderson
o Acquiring Space Systems in an Uncertain Future: The Introduction of Value-Centric Acquisition by Dr. Owen C. Brown and Mr. Paul Eremenko
o The Cyberspace-Development Dogfight: Tightening the Acquisitions Turn Circle by Maj Matt Larkowski, Dr. Robert F. Mills et al.
o Is Acquiring Space Systems a Wicked Problem? by Maj Nick J. Martin
o Ten Rules for Common Sense Space Acquisition by Maj Gen Thomas D. Taverney, retired and Col James D. Rendleman, retired
o Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act by Maj Jung H. Ha

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy
· Polls on the Environment and Global Warming

American Probation and Parole Association
· Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Planning: Guidelines for Community Corrections

Amnesty International
· Iran Election Contested, Repression Compounded

· Mexican Civilian Authorities Must Investigate Pattern of Serious Abuses by Military

· Nigerian Police ‘Kill at Will’

Asia Foundation
· Mongolia Corruption Benchmarking Survey

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Connecting the Docs: Towards an Integrated National Security

· Japan: Recasting Politics, and Opening Up Strategic 'Space'

Asian Human Rights Commission
· The State of Human Rights in Pakistan in 2009

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· Breaking the Climate Impasse with China: A Global Solution

· Pakistan and the Cold War

BR McCaffrey Associates LLC
· After Action Report – General Barry R McCaffrey USA (Ret0 – Visit to Kuwait and Afghanistan – 10-18 November 2009

· Strategic National Security Challenges Facing the United States

· A Bold Gamble for Afghanistan

· Climate Change and Japan’s Post-Copenhagen Challenge

· Copenhagen Climate Change Conference

Center for a New American Security
· Smart Defense Acquisition: Learning from French Procurement Reform

· Taiwan's Gamble: The Cross-Strait Rapprochement and Its Implications for U.S. Policy

Center for American Progress
· Climate Change on the Move: Climate Migration Will Affect the World’s Security

· Getting Back on Track to Close Guantanamo: How to Get to Zero
· Myth vs. Reality on the Copenhagen Climate Summit: A Look at the Facts on the Ground at the U.N. Climate Conference

Center for Security Policy
· How to Lose a War

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· The Case for an Afghanistan Timeline

· The Day After Copenhagen

· Defense Department PAS positions

· Shaping Afghan National Security Forces: What It Will Take to Implement President Obama’s New Strategy

Central Statistics Organization - Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
· Summary of The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2007/8: A Profile of Afghanistan

Chatham House
· China’s Overseas Direct Investment in the UK

· Private Financing of Renewable Energy: A Guide for Policymakers

· Procedural Safeguards for Security Detention in Non-International Armed Conflict

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Afghanistan: The Results of the Strategic Review, Part I & II. [Dec 3 and 8, 2009]
o Status of Army and Marine Corps Reset Requirements, Part II. [December 10, 2009]

Congress. House. Foreign Relations Committee
· New Direction or Old Path? Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI)

· A Strategic and Economic Review of Aerospace Exports

· U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan – PART II

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Moving Toward More Effective Immigration Detention Management

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
· Maritime Domain Awareness

· Public Transit Safety: Examining the Federal Role

Congress. Senate. Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs
· Examining the Federal Role in Overseeing the Safety of Public Transportation Systems

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
· Aviation Safety: Oversight of FAA Safety Initiatives

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· The New Afghanistan Strategy: The View from the Ground

· Strengthening the Transatlantic Economy: Moving Beyond the Crisis

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
· Children and Disasters: A Progress Report on Addressing Needs

· The Diplomat’s Shield: Diplomatic Security in Today’s World

· Five Years After the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA): Stopping Terrorist Travel

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
· Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security

· Mortgage Fraud, Securities Fraud, and the Financial Meltdown: Prosecuting Those Responsible

Council on Foreign Affairs
· U.S.-NATO: Looking for Common Ground in Afghanistan

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
· Bandits, Borderlands and Opium Wars: Afghan State-building Viewed from the Margins

Department of Homeland Security
· Declaration of Principles Between the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America and the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of the United Mexican States

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· D-2010-027 Army's Management of the Operations and Support Phase of the Acquisition Process for Body Armor

· D-2010-025 Transportation Planning for the Withdrawal of DOD Personnel and Assets from Iraq

· OIG-10-17 - Annual Review of the United States Coast Guard's Mission Performance (FY 2008)
· OIG-10-14 - Management of the Transportation Security Administration's Logistics Center
· OIG-10-12 - Age Determination Practices for Unaccompanied Alien Children in ICE Custody

European Union Institute for Security Studies
· Abkhazia and the Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict: Autumn 2009

· In Defence of European Defence
· European Union Aid to Pakistan: Steadily on the Rise

Federation For American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
· Paving the Road to Amnesty: A Comprehensive Assessment of President Obama's Record on Immigration During His First Year in Office

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Financial Management Systems: DHS Faces Challenges to Successfully Consolidating Its Existing Disparate Systems, GAO-10-76

· Intellectual Property: Enhancements to Coordinating U.S. Enforcement Efforts, GAO-10-219T [testimony]
· International Trade: Observations on U.S. and Foreign Countries' Export Promotion Activities, GAO-10-310T [testimony]

· Rail Transit: Observations on FTA's State Safety Oversight Program and Potential Change in Oversight Role, GAO-10-293T [testimony]

· Recovery Act: Status of States' and Localities' Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability, GAO-10-231

· Recovery Act: Status of States' and Localities' Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability (Appendixes), GAO-10-232SP

· Recovery Act: States' Use of Highway and Transit Funds and Efforts to Meet the Act's Requirements GAO-10-312T [testimony]

· State Department: Challenges Facing the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, GAO-10-290T

· State Department: Diplomatic Security's Recent Growth Warrants Strategic Review, GAO-10-156

· Telecommunications: FCC Needs to Improve Oversight of Wireless Phone Service, GAO-10-34
· Telecommunications: Surveys of Consumers and of State Utility Commissions about Wireless Phone Service, GAO-10-35SP, an E-supplement to GAO-10-34
· Transportation Worker Identification Credential: Progress Made in Enrolling Workers and Activating Credentials but Evaluation Plan Needed to Help Inform the Implementation of Card Readers, GAO-10-43

Government of Canada
· Canada's Engagement in Afghanistan, Report to Parliament, September 2009

Heritage Foundation
· Public Diplomacy 2.0: Where the U.S. Government Meets "New Media"

· Strategic Listening: How to Build Research Capacity Within the US Government

· The U.S. Can Afford the Troop Increase in Afghanistan

Human Rights Watch
· Lethal Force: Police Violence and Public Security in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

· No Healing Here: Violence, Discrimination and Barriers to Health for Migrants in South Africa
· Preparing for the Polls: Improving Accountability for Electoral Violence in Uganda

· Sabotaged Schooling: Naxalite Attacks and Police Occupation of Schools in India’s Bihar and Jharkhand States
· Truth and Justice Can’t Wait: Human Rights Developments in Libya Amid Institutional Obstacles
· "You Will Be Punished": Attacks on Civilians in Eastern Congo

· "We Have the Promises of the World" Women's Rights in Afghanistan

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
· Strategic Forum no. 251 - U.S.-Cambodia Defense Relations: De ning New Possibilities

· Defense Horizon no. 70 - STAR–TIDES and Starfish Networks: Supporting Stressed Populations with Distributed Talent

Institute for Public Policy Research
· Shared Responsibilities: A National Security Strategy for the UK

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Self-Serving Leaks from the A.Q. Khan Circle

Institute for Security Studies
· Monograph No 166: Nature and Extent of Environmental Crime in Kenya

· Enquete Sur La Criminalité à Bamako Conduite
· Trends, Impact and Policy Development on HIV/AIDS and African Armed Forces Conference Proceedings
· The State’s Response to Crime and Public Security in South Africa

· Policing in South Africa in 2007, Key Issues and Developments, Compiled by Bilkis Omar, 31 October – 1 November 2007

International Crisis Group
· Bangladesh: Getting Police Reform on Track

· Somaliland: A Way out of the Electoral Crisis
· Southern Thailand: Moving towards Political Solutions?

International Relations and Security Network
· Cocaine Trade Finds West Africa Window

· Costs of War: The Somalia Inheritance
· For Now, Peace in Sierra Leone
· Mexican Cartels Recruit Texan Teens
· Re-arrests Hope to Prove Bosnia Terror Plots
· Turkey and Israel: Ends and Beginnings
· Yemen's Dangerous Escalation

Information Sharing Environment (ISE)
· ITACG Intelligence Guide for First Responders

· Report on the Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group Second Report for the Congress of the United States, The Secretary of Homeland Security, the Attorney General, and the Director of National Intelligence

Internet Security Alliance (ISA)
· Implementing the Obama Cyber Security Strategy via the ISA Social Contract Model

Lowry Institute
· Obama’s Surge: The United States, Australia and the Second War for Afghanistan

MIT Press
· Innovations, Fall 2009, v. 4, no. 4

o Energy for Change: Creating Climate Solutions [special issue] available for free articles include:
o Assurance of Supply: A New Framework for Nuclear Energy
o Enabling a Nuclear Revival—and Managing Its Risks
o Responsible Expansion of Nuclear Power Requires Global Cooperation on Spent-Fuel Management
o The World Institute for Nuclear Security: Filling a Gap in the Global Nuclear Security Regime

National Nuclear Security Administration
· Radiological Survey of Downtown Washington DC for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration

National Security Archive
· Kennedy Considered Supporting Coup in South Vietnam, August 1963

· Operación México: Programa Argentino de Rendición Extraordinaria Revelado por Documentos Desclasificados

· Thirtieth Anniversary of NATO's Dual-Track Decision: The Road to the Euromissiles Crisis and the End of the Cold War

Pakistan Security Research Unit, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford
· A Review of AfPak and the Ongoing Challenge of Pakistan

· At the Precipice: Is Pakistan About to Fail?

· Insurrection, Terrorism, and the Pakistan Army

· Public Perceptions of Pakistan’s War Against the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Reconciling Climate Change and Trade Policy

Pew Research Center
· The Millennials

Population Reference Bureau
· The Fight Against 'Honor Killings': Interview With Investigative Journalist Rana Husseini

· Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Use by Adults in the U.S.: A Snapshot as of Mid-November 2009

· Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Use by Adults in the U.S.: Detailed Survey Tables, Mid-November 2009
· Understanding the Role of Deterrence in Counterterrorism Security

Small Wars Journal
· Domestic Radical Islamic Insurgency

· Needed: An Exorcism in Kandahar

Strategic Studies Institute
· Learning From Security Sector Reform/Building in Afghanistan (Oct 2002 – Sept 2003)

Transnational Institute
· Redefining Targets: Towards a Realistic Afghan Drug Control Strategy

Transparency International
· Global Corruption Report 2009 : Corruption and the Private Sector

United Nations Foundation
· New Technologies in Emergencies and Conflicts: The Role of Information and Social Networks

US Air Force
· Air Force Energy Plan 2010

· Plan Appendices
o Air Force Acquisition & Technology Energy Plan 2010

o Air Force Aviation Operations Energy Plan 2010

o Air Force Infrastructure Energy Plan 2010
o Related information and video

US Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School
· Domestic Operational Law Handbook for Judge Advocates

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Online Discourse in the Arab World

· What Next for the Democratic Republic of Congo?

US Marine Corps
· U.S. Marine Corps S&T Strategic Plan: Leading Edge Technology for the Marines of Tomorrow

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Contending with the PKK's Narco-Terrorism

· Reforming the Rogue: Lessons from the U.S.-Libyan Rapprochement
· Saudi Royals Reunited? Crown Prince Sultan Returns Home

· Sulaiman Meets Obama as Washington's Lebanese Allies Face Crisis at Home
· A Victory for Islamism? The Second Lebanon War and Its Repercussions

White House
· National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats

· President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize speech

World Bank Group
· Doing Business in the Arab World 2010

World Public
· World Publics on International Cooperation

Task Force report on Controlled Unclassified Information

The Presidential Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information released its report - "Report and Recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information"

From the DHS press release --

"Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder today announced two major steps in their efforts to implement reforms to enhance information sharing among federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies and safeguard sensitive information used by the government—designed to expand joint capabilities to protect the United States from terrorist activity, violent crime and other threats to the homeland.

The Presidential Interagency Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), led by Secretary Napolitano and Attorney General Holder, today released a report recommending a single, standardized framework for marking, safeguarding and disseminating sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information across the federal government. SBU information refers collectively to the various designations for documents and information that are sufficiently sensitive to warrant some level of protection but that do not meet the standards for classification."

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats

Just released from the White House today

National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats

press release info

From the press release:
"This strategy outlines the President's vision for addressing the challenges from proliferation of biological weapons or their use by terrorists. It highlights the beneficial nature of advances in the life sciences and their importance in combating infectious diseases of natural, accidental, and deliberate origin. It also outlines how the risks associated with misuse and potential consequences of a biological attack require tailored actions to prevent biological threats….

Promote global health security: Increase the availability of and access to knowledge and products of the life sciences that can help reduce the impact from outbreaks of infectious disease whether of natural, accidental, or deliberate origin.
Reinforce norms of safe and responsible conduct: Reinforce a culture of responsibility, awareness, and vigilance among all who utilize and benefit from the life sciences to ensure that they are not diverted to harmful purpose.
Obtain timely and accurate insight on current and emerging risks: Improve threat identification, notification, and assessment capabilities as well as our understanding as to the global progress and distribution of the life sciences to help identify and understand new and emerging challenges and inform appropriate actions to manage the evolving risk.
Take reasonable steps to reduce the potential for exploitation: Identify, sensitize, support, and otherwise safeguard knowledge and capabilities in the life sciences and related communities that could be vulnerable to misuse.
Expand our capability to prevent, attribute, and apprehend: Further hone our abilities to identify and stop those with ill intent to reduce the risk of single, multiple, or sequential attacks.
Communicate effectively with all stakeholders: Ensure the United States Government is advancing cogent, coherent, and coordinated messages.
Transform the international dialogue on biological threats: Promote a robust and sustained discussion among all nations as to the evolving biological threat and identify mutually agreed steps to counter it.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 12-04-2009

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· Losing Legitimacy? Some Afghan Views on the Government, the International Community, and the 2009 Elections

Air University
· Strategic Studies Quarterly, Winter 2009, v. 3, no. 4

o Obama's "Eisenhower Moment:" American Strategic Choices and the Transatlantic Defense Relationship
o The Logic of the Nuclear Arsenal
o Pakistan’s Stability/Instability Complex: The Politics and Reverberations of the 2007 November Emergency
o When Is Deterrence Necessary? Gauging Adversary Intent
o “Harmonious Society:” Rise of the New China
o France’s New NATO Policy: Leveraging a Realignment of the Alliance?
o Asymmetric Interdependence: Do America and Europe Need Each Other?
o U.S. Interventions Abroad: A Renaissance of the Powell Doctrine?

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· AICGS Advisor, December 2009

o Afghanistan - Of Tribes and Allies for a Political Strategy
o Alliances and Aspirations for Afghanistan

Atlantic Council
· Shoulder to Shoulder: Forging a Strategic US-EU Partnership

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Cyber security: Threats and Responses in the Information Age

· Information Sharing in Australia's National Security Community

Bread for the World
· 2010 Hunger Report

· Afghanistan Index

· Afghanistan: How Long Until We Know?

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· The Afghanistan Decision

· Made on Earth: How Global Economic Integration Renders Trade Policy Obsolete

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· Afghanistan Strategy on Stage: Five Key Questions for the Administration

· Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan

Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· Nuclear Disarmament Proposals from 1995 to 2009: A Comparative Chart

· Comparative Chart

Center for Security Policy
· One Year of Jihad in America

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· No. 63: "Swiss Civilian Peace Support: Potential and Limitations"

· No. 64: "British Defence Policy at a Crossroads: East of Suez Revisited?"

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· Estimating Funding for Afghanistan

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· The Afghan "Surge": Beginning, Middle, or End?

· Homebound Security: Migrant Support for Improved Public Safety in Conflict-Prone Settings
· Obama’s New Strategy in Afghanistan [commentary by Anthony Cordesman]

· "Shape, Clear, Hold, and Build:" The Uncertain Metrics of the Afghan War

· Trafficking in the Mesoamerican Corridor

Center for Strategic Leadership
· Bullets and Blogs: New Media and the Warfighter

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Burundi, No. 1

· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Haiti, No. 3
· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Southern Sudan, No. 1

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
· Deadly Vanguards: A Study of al‐Qa'ida's Violence Against Muslims

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Afghanistan: The Results of the Strategic Review, Part I [December 3, 2009]
o Assessing the Guam War Claims Process [December 2, 2009]
o New Walter Reed: Are We on the Right Track? [December 2, 2009]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· BRIEFING - Sudan: A Review of the Administration’s New Policy and A Situation Update

· HEARING - Sudan: A Review of the Administration’s New Policy and A Situation Update

· U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· The United States Secret Service and Presidential Protection: An Examination of a System Failure

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform
· Post-Katrina Recovery: Restoring Health Care in the New Orleans Region

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· To Receive testimony on Afghanistan

o December 2, 2009
o December 8, 2009

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation
· Aviation Safety: Pilot Fatigue

· Transportation Security Challenges Post-9/11

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Afghanistan: Assessing the Road Ahead

· Tora Bora Revisited: How We Failed to Get Bin Laden and Why It Matters Today

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
· Disaster Case Management: Developing a Comprehensive National Program Focused on Outcomes
· Nomination of Caryn A. Wagner to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Constitution Project
· Recommendations for Reforming our Immigration Detention System and Promoting Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings

· Coremetrics Benchmark Cyber Monday Report 2009

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
· Status of Muslim Civil Rights in the United States 2009: Seeking Full Inclusion

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Assessing the Afghan Surge

· Avoiding Elections at Any Cost in Iraq

Crisis States Research Centre
· The City as Frontier: Urban Development and Identity Processes in Goma

· Civil Society in Conflict Cities: The Case of Ahmedabad

· The Eye of the Storm: Cities in the Vortex of Afghanistan's Civil Wars

· Peacemaking in the Midst of War: An Assessment of IGAD's Contribution to Regional Security

· The Quandaries of Coding and Ranking: Evaluating Poor State Performance Indexes

· Urban Politics, Conspiracy and Reform in Nampula, Mozambique

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2010-021 Using System Threat Assessments in the Acquisition of Tactical Wheeled Vehicles, November 23, 2009

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-10-16 - Major Management Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security

· OIG-10-15 - Information Sharing at the National Operations Center (Redacted)
· OIG-10-13 - Immigration and Customs Enforcement Policies and Procedures Related to Detainee Transfers

· OIG-10-10 - DHS Contracts With Low Wage Payments
· OIG-10-09 - Security of Air Cargo During Ground Transportation (Redacted)
· OIG-10-07 - Review of United States Coast Guard's Certification of Maritime Awareness Global Network (MAGNET) (Unclassified Summary)

Elcano Royal Institute
· Countering Terrorism and Building Cooperation in North Africa: The Potential Significance of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

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

· Country Analysis Brief: Saudi Arabia

· Country Analysis Brief: United Arab Emirates

European Union Institute for Security Studies
· Chaillot Paper N° 119: Back from the Cold? The EU and Belarus in 2009

· Post-2011 Scenarios in Sudan: What Role for the EU?

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
· 2009 Report on U.S. Ethanol Market Concentration

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Chemical Regulation: Observations on Improving the Toxic Substances Control Act, GAO-10-292T [testimony]

· Commercial Space Transportation: Development of the Commercial Space Launch Industry Presents Safety Oversight Challenges for FAA and Raises Issues Affecting Federal Roles, GAO-10-286T [testimony]
· Disaster Assistance: Improvements in Providing Federal Disaster Case Management Services Could Help Agencies Better Assist Victims, GAO-10-278T [testimony]
· Homeland Security: DHS's Progress and Challenges in Key Areas of Maritime, Aviation, and Cybersecurity, GAO-10-106
· Hurricane Katrina: Federal Grants Have Helped Health Care Organizations Provide Primary Care, but Sustaining Services Will Be a Challenge, GAO-10-273T [testimony]

· Nuclear Waste Management: Key Attributes, Challenges, and Costs for the Yucca Mountain Repository and Two Potential Alternatives, GAO-10-48

· Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program: Performance Measurement Would Strengthen Accountability and Enhance Awareness among Potential Claimants, GAO-10-5

· Recovery Act: Contract Oversight Activities of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and Observations on Contract Spending in Selected States, GAO-10-216R
· Status of Funds for the Merida Initiative, GAO-10-253R
· Supply Chain Security: Feasibility and Cost-Benefit Analysis Would Assist DHS and Congress in Assessing and Implementing the Requirement to Scan 100 Percent of U.S.-Bound Containers, GAO-10-12

Heritage Foundation
· America Should Follow Through with Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations

· NATO Allies in Europe Must Do More in Afghanistan
· Opportunity at Copenhagen -- Nations Should Promote Free Trade at the Climate Conference
· President Obama's Afghanistan Speech: An Uncertain Message

· Robotics and the Next Steps for National Security
· START Follow-On Treaty: Balance Arms Control with Nuclear Modernization Progress

· To Control National Debt, Congress Needs to Tackle Entitlements
· U.S. Dabbles in Trade Protectionism, China Wallows
· U.S. Should Endorse Honduras Elections Results

· U.S. Should Reject Illegitimate Election Process in Bolivia

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
· From FATA to South Punjab: The Looming Leap of Islamic Radicalism in Pakistan

Institute of South Asian Studies
· The Talibanisation of Pakistan's Western Region

Institute for the Study of War
· The Taliban's Campaign for Kandahar

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
· Pakistan: Millions of IDPs and Returnees Face Continuing Crisis

· pdf version

Internet Security Alliance
· Implementing the Obama Cyber Security Strategy via the ISA Social Contract Model

International Crisis Group
· Handing Back Responsibility to Timor-Leste's Police

International Relations and Security Network
· Assessing Somalia’s Terror Threat

· Costs of War: Tora Bora Backdraft

· Honor Killing: India's Continuing Shame

· Russia Bombing Highlights Security Failure
· Somalia’s Kool-Aid Syndrome
· Swiss Minaret Ban Sends Ripples Worldwide

· Tajik-Uzbek Resource Battle Intensifies

· What Afghans Think About the Surge

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, v. 9, no. 24, December 3, 2009

o Hu Jintao Unveils Major Foreign-Policy Initiative
o Libya Cautions China: Economics Is No Substitute to Politics
o Taiwan and the Changing Strategic Balance in the East China Sea
o Priorities and Challenges in China's Naval Deployment in the Horn of Africa
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 7, no. 37, December 3, 2009

o American Jihad: New Details Emerge About al-Shabaab Recruitment in North America
o New Strategies in Pakistan's Counter-Insurgency Operation in South Waziristan
o PKK Leader Abdullah Ocalan Challenges Omission from Peace Initiative from His Prison Cell
o Separatists, Islamists and Islamabad Struggle for Control of Pakistani Balochistan

Lowy Institute for International Policy
· China and the World: Public Opinion and Foreign Policy

· The Mekong: River Under Threat
· Victim of Success: China’s Growth and Environmental Consequences

National Academies Press
· The National Emergency Care Enterprise:Advancing Care Through Collaboration: Workshop Summary [free download - registration required]

National Security Archive
· Bush and Gorbachev at Malta

· Jacobo Timerman hizo Tambalear a la Dictadura Argentina

· Operation Sofia: Documenting Genocide in Guatemala

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· Negative Views of U.S. Unchanged in Turkey: But Some Signs of Improvement

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· U.S. Seen as Less Important, China as More Powerful

· Complete report

PNC Financial Services Group
· The 2009 PNC Christmas Price Index

· Analysis of the Air Force Logistics Enterprise: Evaluation of Global Repair Network Options for Supporting the F-16 and KC-135

Small Wars Journal
· Overdue Bill: Integrating Counterinsurgency into Army Professional Education

· Why Buy Something We Hate?: Subsidize Other Crops, Not Poppy

Southwest Asia Joint Planning Group
· Comprehensive Oversight Plan Afghanistan-Pakistan Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2009 through Fiscal Year 2010

Steven Pressfield Blog
· "A Strategy for Success in Afghanistan: One Tribe at a Time" by Major Jim Grant (US Army Special Forces)

· Blog exchanges between the author and others

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· China’s Expanding Role in Peacekeeping

· North Korea’s Nuclear Test Explosion, 2009

U.S. Army
· Field Manual (FM 3-23.30) Grenades and Pyrotechnic Signals

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Human Terrain System
· My Cousin’s Enemy is My Friend—A Study of Pashtun ‘Tribes’ in Afghanistan

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
· Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program

U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP)
· North Korea’s Currency Revaluation: A Tipping Point?

U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff
· Joint Pub 1-05 Religious Affairs in Joint Operations

· Joint Pub 3-06 Joint Urban Operations

· Joint Pub 3-26 Counterterrorism

U.S. Marine Corps
· Marine Corps Order (MCO 5400.53) Marine Corps Space Policy

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Mr. Erdogan Visits Washington: The AKP's Foreign Policy and United States Interests

White House
· President Obama's Speech - The Way Forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan
o Text

o Video

World Bank
· World Development Report 2010 - Public Attitudes Toward Climate Change: Findings from a Multi-Country Poll