Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 02-18-2010

Air University Library (AUL)
· Iran: Nuclear Issues [February 2010]

· Terrorism Groups and Methods [January 2010]

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· The Fall of the Wall at 20: Global Consequences Today

· German Unification: Result of an Historical Process and a Task for Present and Future. East Germans, the Peaceful Revolution, and its Consequences

American Physical Society (APS) Panel on Public Affairs
· Technical Steps to Support Nuclear Arsenal Downsizing

American Society of Civil Engineers
· Infrastructure 2009: Pivot Point

Arms Control Association
· Now More Than Ever: The Case for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Bipartisan Policy Center
· Fragility and Extremism in Yemen

Brookings Institution
· 2010 U.S. Islamic World Forum

· In Defense of Much, But Not All, Financial Innovation

· Iraq Index - Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated February 17, 2010]

o Archives
· Pakistan Index - Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated February 17, 2010]

o Archives

· Resolving Iraqi Displacement: Humanitarian and Development Perspectives
· Three Phone Numbers for Europe: Will the Lisbon Treaty Make the European Union More Effective Abroad

Center for a New American Security
· Keeping the Edge: Revitalizing America's Military Officer Corps

Center for American Progress
· Americans Support Repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”

Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
· Deficit Scaremongering Undermining Economic Recovery

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
· Immigration, Political Realignment, and the Demise of Republican Political Prospects

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· Swiss Military Operations Abroad: Challenges and Options

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· The Afghan Test Bed In "Marja"

· Next Generation US-ROK Visualization Project

· The Uncertain Security Situation in Iraq
· The Unending Campaign against NAFTA

Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
· Missing Pieces: Directions for Reducing Gun Violence Through the UN Process on Small Arms Control

Chatham House
· Ukraine's Elections: Watershed or New Stalemate?

Council on Foreign Relations
· Altering Afghanistan's Balance of Power [interview]

Department of Defense
· DOD Directive (DODD) 5100.20, National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS)

· FY 2009 Summary Performance and Financial Information

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2010-042 DoD Obligations and Expenditures of Funds Provided to the Department of State for the Training and Mentoring of the Afghan National Police

Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General
· DHS Controls Over Firearms

· Resource and Security Issues Hinder DHS' Implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12

· TSA's Breach of Sensitive Security Information

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
· 2010 Winter Olympics Social Media Event Monitoring Initiative

Department of Justice
· Amerithrax Documents
· Amerithrax Investigative Summary

Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General
· Report to Congress on Implementation of Section 1001 of the USA PATRIOT Act, February 2010

European Union Institute for Security Studies
· Cooperation by Committee: The EU Military Committee and the Committee for Civilian Crisis Management

· Human Security: A New Perspective for Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation

· Yemen: The Evolution of a Problem

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· A Snapshot of Latin America Today

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· CNMI Immigration and Border Control Databases, GAO-10-345R

· Disaster Assistance: Federal Assistance for Permanent Housing Primarily Benefited Homeowners; Opportunities Exist to Better Target Rental Housing Needs, GAO-10-17

· Recovery Act: Project Selection and Starts Are Influenced by Certain Federal Requirements and Other Factors, GAO-10-383

Henley-Putnam University
· Journal of Strategic Security, Spring 2010, v. 4, no. 1

o Geographic Trajectories of Al-Qaida and Taliban Terrorist Groups in Pakistan
o Global Risk of Nuclear Terrorism
o Intelligence and Its Role in Protecting Against Terrorism
o Variance, Violence, and Democracy: A Basic Microeconomic Model of Terrorism
o Toward a New Trilateral Strategic Security Relationship: United States, Canada, and Mexico
o Strategic Asymmetric Deception and Its Role in the Current Threat Environment

Heritage Foundation
· Capture of Baradar Shows Need for Legal Framework for Treatment of Detainees

· Capture of Taliban Leader Hints Pakistan Reevaluating Afghan Strategy

· An Inconvenient Founding: America's Principles Applied to the ICC

· Support for Iran's Green Revolution Gains Traction in the Senate

· Common Defense Quarterly Spring 2010

o Missile Defense Cooperation with Japan
o Building Partnership Capacity Through Education and Training: Key Efforts of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency
o New Career Path Recognizes Global Scope of Acquisitions
o Coast Guard Acquisition: Mission Execution Begins Here
o Enhancing Naval Partners’ Capabilities and Capacities: The U.S. Navy’s International Frigate Working Group
o A Brief Introduction to Cyber Warfare
o Developing An Interoperable Coalition Communication Strategy Using Suite B
o Collaboration: A Strong Motivator for Cloud Computing
o Democracy and Research - Key to Sweden’s Management of Nuclear Waste
o “Office of Defense Cooperation” and German Procurement
o The New Role of the Military in Modern Times

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
· Strategic Forum no. 254 - U.S.-Mexico Homeland Defense: A Compatible Interface

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
· Razing Expectations: Erecting a Strategic Vision for Fusion Centers

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
· IAEA Iran Report: Enrichment at Natanz Improving; Entire LEU Tank Moved to PFEP; No Progress on Weaponization

International Crisis Group
· The Iran Nuclear Issue: The View from Beijing

· Reforming Pakistan's Civil Service

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Evaluation of the Oil Fiscal Regime in Russia and Proposals for Reform

· Spillovers to Central America in Light of the Crisis: What a Difference a Year Makes

International Relations and Security Network
· Al-Qaida Versus American Bureaucracy

· Greek Tragedy Averted for Now
· Offshore Havens for the Defense Industry
· QE Carriers, Beyond Invincible
· Taliban Leader Mystery Deepens

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, February 18, 2010, v. 10, no. 4

o Deepening Chinese Stakes in West Africa: The Case of Ghana
o Advances in PLA C4ISR Capabilities
o China’s Arms Sales to Latin America: Another Arrow in the Quiver
o New Strains in the U.S.-China-Taiwan Strategic Triangle
· Terrorism Monitor, February 19,2010, v. 8, no. 7

o Pakistani Responses to the CIA's Predator Drone Campaign against the Taliban and al-Qaeda
o Pakistani Taliban Display Effectiveness of their Intelligence Network with Attack on U.S. Special Forces
o Who Speaks for the Shi'a of Iraq?
o Resolution of Turkey's "Kurdish Question" in Critical Stage as PKK Threatens to End Peace Initiatives

National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB)
· Optimizing Industrial Involvement with Medical Countermeasure Development: A Report of the National Biodefense Science Board

NATO Defense University
· The Military Doctrine of the Russian Federation 2010

· The “Kneber” BotNet: A ZeuS Discovery and Analysis

New York University
· Afghanistan Digital Library
[works published in Afghanistan between 1870 and 1930]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence
· 2010 Fact Sheet

Pakistan Security Research Unit (PSRU)
· Fighting Kufr and the American Raj: Hizb-ut-Tahrir in Pakistan

· Punjabi Taliban and the Sectarian Groups in Pakistan

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Confronting Asset Bubbles, Too Big to Fail, and Beggar-thy-Neighbor Exchange Rate Policies

Pew Internet & American Life Project
· Does Google Make Us Stupid?

Project on National Security Reform (PNSR)
· Recalibrating the System: Toward Efficient and Effective Resourcing of National Preparedness

Small Wars Journal
· Supporting the ISAF Campaign Plan

· The Men Who Would Govern Marjah
· Trying to Win Afghanistan without Afghan Women
· Seven Pillars of Ambiguity
· R.I.P. Mr. Charles Wilson, Father of the Taliban

· Patterns
· Jihad of the Pen: A Practitioners Guide to Conducting Effective Influence Operations in an Insurgency

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

· China's Expanding Role in Peacekeeping: Prospects and Policy Implications

· Chronology of Armaments, Disarmament and International Security 2009
· Demilitarizing Mining Areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Case of Northern Katanga Province
· Map of Multilateral Peace Operation Deployments, September 2009

· North Korea's Nuclear Test Explosion, 2009

Stimson Center
· 2010: The Winter of PRC Discontent

Strategic Studies Institute
· Accessing Talent: The Foundation of a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy

· Do Oil Exports Fuel Defense Spending?

UK Ministry of Defence
· Adaptability and Partnership: Issues for the Strategic Defence Review (Defence Green Paper 2010)

United Kingdom
· Iraq Inquiry

United Nations
· Afghanistan 2010 Humanitarian Action Plan

US Agency for International Development (USAID)
· Guide to the Drivers of Violent Extremism

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Delays Will Not Improve Afghan Elections

· Local Ownership of Security Sector Reform
· Traditional Dispute Resolution and Stability in Afghanistan

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· From Jerusalem to Ramallah: Agenda 2010

· The Long Arm of Lashkar-e-Taiba

White House - Vice President
· Annual Report to the President on Progress Implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
· One Year Anniversary Recovery Act Map
· Recovery by the Numbers

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