Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 01-15-2010

Afghan Center for Socio-Economic and Opinion Research
· Poll of Afghan Opinion, 11-23 December 2009

Afghanistan Analysts Network
· The State of the Afghan State

Brookings Institution
· Afghanistan Index - Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated January 11, 2010]

o Archive
· Pakistan Index Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [updated January 15, 2009]

o Archive
· The Status Report: Facing Challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan [video]
· U.S.-China Relations: Seeking Strategic Convergence in Pakistan

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· Beneath the Radar: Change and Transformation in the Canada-U.S. North American Defence Relationship

· Dancing on Snake Heads in Yemen

· Democracies and Small Wars
· Don’t Overburden or Undervalue NATO

Carnegie Endowment
· Global Implications of the U.S.-India Deal

· (Re)Engaging Russia in an Era of Uncertainty

Center for American Progress
· “Connecting the Dots” Requires a Commitment to IT Infrastructure

· Oil Dependence Is a Dangerous Habit

· Ukraine’s Elections Demand Engagement: The West Can’t Be Complacent About Ukraine’s Nascent Democracy

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
· Defense Planning for the Long Haul: Scenarios, Operational Concepts, and the Future Security Environment

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· African Conflicts and U.S. Diplomacy

· Building Trust Across the Taiwan Strait: A Role for Military Confidence-building Measures

· Comparative Connections v.11 n.4 – Full Version

· Defense Department PAS Positions [Updated January 13, 2010]
· Kenya Trip Report
· Policy Brief Number 6: Kazakhstan Holds the OSCE Chair
· "Shape, Clear, Hold, Build, and Transfer:" The Metrics of the Afghan War
· US Agricultural Research in a Global Food Security Setting
· Violence in the North Caucasus: 2009, a Bloody Year
· Wall Street and the Pentagon: Analyzing Defense Finance

Center for European Reform
· How to Restore Financial Stability

Chatham House
· Decisions and Deadlines: A Critical Year for Sudan

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
· CTC Sentinel, Special Yemen Issue, January 2010

o AQAP in Yemen and the Christmas Day Terrorist Attack By Gregory D. Johnsen
o The Expansion Strategy of Al-Qa`ida in the Arabian Peninsula By Gregory D. Johnsen
o AQAP a Rising Threat in Yemen By Brian O'Neill
o Assessing the Strength of Al-Qa`ida in Yemen By Gregory D. Johnsen
o Al-Qa`ida in Yemen's 2008 Campaign By Gregory D. Johnsen
o Deconstructing Salafism in Yemen By Laurent Bonnefoy
o The Current State of Al-Qa`ida in Saudi Arabia By Michael Knights
o Examining Saudi Arabia's 85 Most Wanted List By Christopher Boucek
o The Dilemma of the Yemeni Detainees at Guantanamo Bay By Gregory D. Johnsen & Christopher Boucek

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o China: Recent Security Developments [January 13, 2010]
o Understanding Cyberspace as a Medium for Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization [January 13, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Hearings

o The Impact of U.S. Export Controls on National Security, Science and Technological Leadership [January 15, 2010]

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
· Preliminary Recommendations in Fort Hood Investigation

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Policies for Increasing Economic Growth and Employment in 2010 and 2011
· Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations

Council on Foreign Relations
· Contingency Planning Memorandum No. 6: Terrorist Attack Sparks Indo-Pakistani Crisis

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
· An Assessment in the Context of Organised Crime and Terrorist Finance – Is There A Cause for Concern?

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-10-30 - Improvements Necessary in DHS' Security Program and Practices For Its Intelligence Systems (Unclassified Summary)

DOD Independent Review on Fort Hood
· Protecting the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood

· DOD Special Report: Tragedy at Fort Hood

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Islam and Islamism Today: the Case of Yusuf al-Qaradawi

· What’s So Important About the Abdulmutallab Affair?

Freedom House
· Freedom in the World 2009

· Previous reports

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Briefing on Commercial and Department of Defense Space System Requirements and Acquisition Practices, GAO-10-315R

· Corporate Crime: DOJ Has Taken Steps to Better Track Its Use of Deferred and Non-Prosecution Agreements, but Should Evaluate Effectiveness, GAO-10-110

Heritage Foundation
· American Leadership Necessary to Assist Haiti After Devastating Earthquake

· The Cargo-Screening Clog: Why the Maritime Mandate Needs to Be Re-examined
· The Chinese Navy’s Budding Overseas Presence

· An Israeli Preventive Attack on Iran's Nuclear Sites: Implications for the U.S.
· Russia's Iran Policy: A Curveball for Obama

House of Commons Library
· The Islamic Republic of Iran: An Introduction

Human Rights Watch
· Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity: A Digest of the Case Law of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

· Unkept Promise: Failure to End Military Business Activity in Indonesia

Immigration Policy Center
· Raising the Floor for American Workers: The Economic Benefits of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
· Gulf of Aden vs Malacca Strait: Piracy and Counter-Piracy Efforts

· Nuclear Iran: From Confrontation to Cooperation?
· Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Environments: A Critical Analysis of the UN Approach in Timor-Leste, Liberia and Nepal

International Crisis Group
· Central African Republic: Keeping the Dialogue Alive

· Nepal: Peace and Justice

· Sri Lanka: A Bitter Peace

International Relations and Security Network
· Charging the Future

· Costs of War: Connecting the Clichés
· Courting The Taliban
· A Plea to Yushchenko
· Zoning in on Greece

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, January 14, 2010, v. 8, no. 2

o The Radical Source for Non-Arabic Speaking Muslims: Anwar al-Awlaki
o East African Terrorism Comes to Scandinavia
o Indonesian Counter-Terrorism: The Great Leap Forward
o The Growth of the Deobandi Jihad in Afghanistan

Joint Guam Program Office
· Environmental Impact Statement / Overseas Environmental Impact Statement - Guam and CNMI Military Relaction Relocating Marines from Okinawa, Visiting Aircraft Carrier Berthing, and Army Air and Missile Defense Task Force

Legatum Institute
· Prospects for Pakistan

National Academies Press
· Choosing the Nation's Fiscal Future [free download but registration required]

National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
· Counterterrorism Calendar for 2010

National Security Archive
· The Air Force versus Hollywood: Documentary on "SAC Command Post" Tried to Rebut "Dr. Strangelove" and "Fail Safe"

Naval War College
· Chinese Civil-Military Relations in the Post-Deng Era: Implications for Crisis Management and Naval Modernization

· Naval War College Review, v. 63, no. 1, Winter 2010
o China's Aircraft Carrier Ambitions: An Update by Nan Li and Christopher Weuve
o Great Britain Gambles with the Royal Navy by Geoffrey Till
o Australia's 2009 Defense White Paper: A Maritime Focus for Uncertain Times by Jack McCaffrie and Chris Rahman
o Major Convoy Operation to Malta, 10-15 August 1942 (Operation Pedestal) by Milan Vego
o How Will the DPJ Change Japan? by Tobias Harris
o Engaging Oceania by Sea Sovereign Thomas
· War in Afghanistan: A Legal Analysis

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
· Norway’s Whole-of-Government Approach and its Engagement with Afghanistan

· Regional Conflicts and International Engagement on the Horn of Africa

Pak Institute for Peace Studies
· Pakistan Security Report 2009

· 2008 report

Police Executive Research Forum
· Benchmarks for Developing A Law Enforcement Pandemic Flu Plan

· Between Slogans and Solutions: A Frame-Based Assessment Methodology for Public Diplomacy
· Developing Headquarters Guidance for Army Installation Sustainability Plans in 2007
· The Impact of US Military Drawdown in Iraq on Displaced and Other Vulnerable Populations: Analysis and Recommendations
· Security, At What Cost? Quantifying People’s Trade-offs Across Liberty, Privacy and Security
· A Vehicle for Change: PNGV, An Experiment in Government-Industry Cooperation

Small Wars Journal
· An Asymmetric Approach to Yemen

· Host Nation Information Requirements: Achieving Unity of Understanding in Counterinsurgency
· Waiting to Win: From Deterrence to Deferrence in the War on Terror

Stimson Center
· Pharmaceutical Terror: Getting Health Care Reform Right

Strategic Studies Institute
· Towards a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy for Success: Retaining Talent

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
· UNAMA report on Afghanistan: Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict 2009

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· International Engagement with Somalia

· Iraqi Voices Entering 2010
· Prospects for Haiti’s New Government

USA and USMC Counterinsurgency Center Blog
· Taking the Next Step: Operationalizing a Population-Centric Strategy at the Battalion - Squadron Level

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Deterred but Determined: Salafi-Jihadi Groups in the Palestinian Arena

· Much Traction from Measured Steps: The Iranian Opposition, the Nuclear Issue, and the West
· Renewed Violence against Egypt's Coptic Christians

World Economic Forum
· Global Risks 2010: A Global Risk Network Report

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