Monday, January 11, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 01-08-2010

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· Finding Security in an Age of Uncertainty: German and American Counterterrorism Policies

· Transatlantic Counterterrorism Policy: Cultural, Economic, and Financial Aspects

Army Combined Arms Center
· Military Review, v. 90, no. 1, January-February 2010

  • Strengthening the Bridge: Building Partnership Capacity by Admiral James G. Stavridis, U.S. Navy, Colonel Bart Howard, U.S. Army
  • Guiding Principles for Stability and Reconstruction: Introducing a Roadmap for Peace, by Beth Cole and Emily Hsu, U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Forward in Africa: USAFRICOM and the U.S. Army in Africa by Major General William B. Garrett III, U.S. Army, Colonel Stephen J. Mariano, U.S. Army, Major Adam Sanderson, U.S. Army
  • The European Union Military Operation in Chad and Central African Republic by Major General Boguslaw Pacek, Polish Army, Ph.D.
  • Adapting the Generating Force by Lieutenant General Michael A. Vane, U.S. Army
  • Partner Nation Capacity Building: Setting Conditions for Success by Colonel Kenneth J. Crawford, U.S. Army
  • Integrating Economic and Social Aspects into Military Operations by Jonathan Brown, Joseph Ingram, Ayse Kudat, Michael Gillette
  • The Interagency Abroad: The New Paradigm’s Progress by Major G. J. David, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Interagency Operations: General Geoffrey Keyes in Austria 1947–1950 by Lieutenant Colonel James Jay Carafano, U.S. Army, Retired, Ph.D.
  • Political Advisors: Harnessing the Soft Power of Brigade Commanders by Captain Adam Scher, U.S. Army
  • Providing Security Force Assistance in an Economy of Force Battle by Colonel Anthony E. Deane, U.S. Army
  • The Glass Balls of the Brigade Aviation Element: The Brigade Aviation 
Officer in Combat
by Major Erick “Zeke” Sweet II, U.S. Army
  • The Renaissance in American Strategy and the Ending of the Great Cold War by Gordon S. Barrass, CMG
  • Saving Military Families by Captain Gene Thomas Gomulka, U.S. Navy, Retired
  • Ambush and Aftermath: Contractors and Bureaucracy on the Interagency Battlefield by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Christopher, U.S. Army, Retired, Ph.D.

Brookings Institution
· Iraq Index: Tracking Variable of Reconstruction & Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated January 7, 2010]
· Archive

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan

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

· Raising the Floor for American Workers: The Economic Benefits of Comprehensive Immigration Reform · Terrorism in Yemen Rediscovered: There Is No Single Central Front in the War Against Al Qaeda

Center for Global Development
· Bases, Bullets, and Ballots: The Effect of U.S. Military Aid on Political Conflict in Colombia

Center for Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
· CIP Report, no. 89, December 2009 Commercial Facilities Sector

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Afghan War at End 2009: A Crisis and New Realism

· Defense Department PAS Positions [updated January 6, 2010]
· The New "War on Terrorism": Yemen is Only a Symptom of A Far more Complex Mix of Threats

· The Northern Distribution Network and Afghanistan: Geopolitical Challenges and Opportunities

Center on International Cooperation
· The Public Cost of Private Security in Afghanistan
· Robust Peacekeeping: The Politics of Force

Century Foundation
· Exceptional Meets Universal: Moscow and Washington at the United Nations

Chatham House
· Towards a Post-Crisis Economy: Sombre Mood as Recovery Limps into 2010

· Unlocking Finance for Clean Energy: The Need for ‘Investment Grade’ Policy

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
· Behavioural Conflict: From General to Strategic Corporal: Complexity, Adaptation and Influence

· Cockroaches, 'X-Men' and the "Black Day": Food Security and the Russian Federation

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
· Interim Implementation Guide for the National Health Security Strategy of the United states of America
· National Health Security Strategy of the United States of America

Department of the Army
· TRADOC Pam 525-3-0 - The Army Capstone Concept - Operational Adaptability: Operating Under Conditions of Uncertainty and Complexity in an Era of Persistent Conflict, 2016-2028

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Abdurrahman Wahid, The Indonesian Republic, and Dynamics in Islam

· The Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s U.S. Cell [1988-95]: The Ideological Foundations of its Propaganda Strategy

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Maximizing DOD's Potential to Face New Fiscal Challenges and Strengthen Interagency Partnerships

· VA Health Care: Improved Oversight and Compliance Needed for Physician Credentialing and Privileging

Heritage Foundation
· Christmas Day Terror Plot Highlights Need to Sharpen Intelligence System

· Planning for the Future: How and Why to Salvage the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review
· Secure Communities: A Model for Obama's 2010 Immigration Enforcement Strategy
· Six Questions for Detroit Terror Plot Hearings

· Yemen and the Resurgent Al-Qaeda Threat

· Yemen Terrorist Transfers: Policies That Make Sense

Human Rights Watch
· “Where Darkness Knows No Limits”: Incarceration, Ill-Treatment and Forced Labor as Drug Rehabilitation in China

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
· Energy Security: A Global Challenge [presentation links embedded in agenda]

Institute for the Study of War
· The Quetta Shura Taliban in Southern Afghanistan: Organization, Operations and Shadow Governance

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
· Af-Pak: A Strategic Opportunity for South Asia?

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Questions and Answers Regarding Iranian Document: “Outlook for Special Neutron-Related Activities over the Next 4 Years”

Islamic Studies Program, Harvard
· Islamic Heritage Project

International Crisis Group
· Asia Report N°183 - Central Asia: Migrants and the Economic Crisis

International Relations and Security Network
· Baghdad to Pursue Justice for Blackwater Victims

· Beltran Leyvas Down but Not Out
· The Pentagon’s Defense Review Trap
· South America's Power Puzzle

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, v. 10, no. 1, January 7, 2010

o Major Reshuffles in China's Military and Security Leadership
o China’s Conventional Cruise and Ballistic Missile Force Modernization and Deployment
o Canada Resumes Summit Diplomacy with China
o China’s Inroads into North Africa: An Assessment of Sino-Algerian Relations
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 8, no. 1, January 7, 2010

o Algeria Introduces New Military Strategy to Combat Terrorism in the Sahara
o Abu Sayyaf Resurgent in the Philippines
o Opposition Group Promises Attacks Following Sanctions on Eritrea for Support of Terrorism
o Iraq's Security is Kurdistan's Security: An Interview with KRG Intelligence Chief Masrour Barzani

Middle East Forum
· Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2010, v. 17, no. 1
o How Taqiyya Alters Islam's Rules of War: Defeating Jihadist Terrorism

o Syria's Path to Islamist Terror

National Academies Press
· The Domestic and International Impacts of the 2009-H1N1 Influenza A Pandemic: Global Challenges, Global Solutions: Workshop Summary [free download but registration required]

· Sustaining Global Surveillance and Response to Emerging Zoonotic Diseases

National Bureau of Asian Research
· Counterterrorism Cooperation in South Asia: History and Prospects

· Narco-Jihad: Drug Trafficking and Security in Afghanistan and Pakistan
· Pakistani Partnerships with the United States: An Assessment

National Security Archive
· Obama Commits to Declassification, Begins Shift in Classification Programs: Public Engagement Impacts Presidential Action

Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research
· Closing the Gender Land Gap: The Effects of Land-Titling for Women in Peru

· Compensation or Restitutation of Land Rights in the Colombian Peacemaking Process: Economic Effiency vs. Society Building?

· The Muslim Brotherhood in the Wider Horn of Africa
· Piracy in the Greater Gulf of Aden

Peterson Institute for International Economies
· The International Monetary System and Global Imbalances

· The Winter of Their Discontent: Pyongyang Attacks the Market

Pew Internet & American Life Project
· Internet User Profiles Reloaded: Updated Demographics for Internet, Broadband and Wireless Users

Pew Research Center for the People & The Press
· Current Decade Rates as Worst in 50 Years: Internet, Cell Phones Are Changes for the Better

· Millennials: They’re Younger -- But Their Preferences Aren't That Different

Progressive Policy Institute (PPI)
· Spooks in the Machine: How the Pentagon Should Fight Cyber Spies

· Mullahs, Guards, and Bonyads: An Exploration of Iranian Leadership Dynamics

Sanford School of Public Policy
· Anti-Terror Lessons of Muslim-Americans

Small Wars Journal
· Beyond the “Hybrid” Threat: Asserting the Essential Unity of Warfare

· Building a Sustainable, Legitimate, Effective Afghanistan Security Force: A Holistic Perspective
· Developing Foreign Security Force Capabilities as a “Strategic Way”
· Economics: The Better Bullet for Grey War

· First Anglo-Afghan War: Why are Empires Buried in Afghanistan?
· Hybrid Threats and Challenges: Describe… Don’t Define

· The Loss of Strategic Legitimacy
· Yemen’s Strategic Boxes
· War Comes to Long An Back Story to the Writing of a Military Classic

Strategic Studies Institute
· Security Sector Reform: A Case Study Approach to Transition and Capacity Building

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
· Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Armed Violence in African Pastoral Communities

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Congress and Parliaments in Security Sector Reform

· Establishing Leadership on Civilian Assistance to Afghanistan

· Iraq's Oil Politics: Where Agreement Might Be Found

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Fighting al-Qaeda: The Role of Yemen's President Saleh

· Security Challenges in the Broader Middle East [ADM Mullen]

· Strengthening Yemeni Counterterrorism Forces: Challenges and Political Considerations

White House
· Directive - Attempted Terrorist Attack on December 25, 2009: Intelligence Screening, and Watchlist System Corrective Actions

· Review on the December 25, 2009 Attempted Terrorist Attack

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control
· Chinese Companies Evade U.S. Trade Ban

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