Monday, March 29, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 03-26-2010

Air University
Air & Space Power Journal, Spring 2010, v. 24, no. 1
o The United States Air Force Expeditionary Center: Airpower from the Ground Up
o The Combined Air Power Transition Force: Building Airpower for Afghanistan
o China’s Perspective on Nuclear Deterrence
o Global Dynamic Operations: Allocation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft among Combatant Commands
o Cyber This, Cyber That . . . So What?
o Improving Cost-Effectiveness in the Department of Defense
o Achieving a Cost-Effective Balance in the Department of Defense: Concurrent and Proportional Recapitalization of the Air National Guard
o A Cyber Proving Ground: The Search for Cyber Genius
o The Resurgence of Russian Interests in Central Asia
o P-51 Escorts: Legend or Myth?

Army Office of Business Transformation
2010 Army Report to Congress on Business Transformation

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
Strait Thinking: China-Taiwan Relations Under Ma Ying-Jeou


Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated March 22, 2010]
o Archive

Broken Politics
Comments on FEMA's National Disaster Recovery Framework

Natural Disasters, Conflict, and Human Rights: Tracing the Connections
Pakistan’s War of Choice
Presumed Innocent? Representing Guantánamo Detainees

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
The Newly Emerging Arctic Security Environment

POLL - The Future of the Canadian Military in Afghanistan
Security in an Uncertain World: A Canadian Perspective on NATO's New Strategic Concept

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
The Political Challenge of Yemen’s Southern Movement
Key events in South Yemen’s history
o Key names and organizations
o Map
Sustaining Social Safety Nets: Critical for Economic Recovery

CATO Institute
Appreciate This: Chinese Currency Rise Will Have a Negligible Effect on the Trade Deficit
Nuclear Proliferation Update, March 2010
o Why China and Russia balk at sanctions against North Korea and Iran
o Nuclear weapons spending and the future of the arsenal

Center for American Progress
The Costs of Mass Deportation: Impractical, Expensive, and Ineffective
Implementing the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the U.S. Armed Forces
Progress in Pakistan: A National Security Briefing Memo
What Is Non-Defense Discretionary Spending?: An Interactive Look at the Federal Budget

Center for Global Development
The U.S. Aid “Surge” to Pakistan: Repeating a Failed Experiment? Lessons for U.S. Policymakers from the World Bank’s Social-Sector Lending in the 1990s

Center for Non-Proliferation Studies (CNS)
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Resources [great website with regularly updated information]

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Electrical Grid as a Target for Cyber Attack
From the Ferghana Valley to South Waziristan: The Evolving Threat of Central Asian Jihadists
Options in Dealing with Iran's Nuclear Program

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Iraq's New Reality
CIGI-Stimson Iraq Report 1 - The Impact of Conflict on Minorities, Refugees, and the Internally Displaced
CIGI-Stimson Iraq Report 2 - Ensuring Security and Setting The National Security Agenda
CIGI-Stimson Iraq Report 3 - The Politics of Governance and Federalism
CIGI-Stimson Iraq Report 4 - Finding its Role in the Middle East

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
The Failure of Jihad in Saudi Arabia

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for Department of Energy Atomic Energy Defense Activities. [March 25, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Requests from the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea. [March 25, 2010]
o Department of the Navy and Air Force Combat Aviation Programs. [March 24, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for Department of Defense’s Science and Technology Programs. [March 23, 2010]
o Interagency Coordination of Grants and Contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan: Progress, Obstacles, and Plans. [March 23, 2010]
o Military Associations’ Legislative Priorities. [March 23, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
An Overview of U.S. Policy in Africa

Congress. House. Homeland Security Affairs Committee
Visa Overstays: Can They be Eliminated?

Congress. Senate. Armed Service Committee
Military Health System Programs, Policies, and Initiatives in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program.
U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Strategic Command, and U.S. Forces Korea in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program.

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs
Removing the Shroud of Secrecy: Making Government More Transparent and Accountable

Congress. Senate. Veteran's Affairs
VA's Plan for Ending Homelessness among Veterans

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
An Analysis of the President's Budgetary Proposals for Fiscal Year 2011
Direct Spending and Defense Programs (Testimony)
Federal Climate Change Programs: Funding History and Policy Issues

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Holding Pakistan: The Second Phase of Pakistan's Counterinsurgency Operations
Pakistan's Shrewd Shift in Dialogue
The Strategic Arms Treaty's Promise

Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of Defense Instruction (DODI) 1332.14 Enlisted Administrative Separations 8. Homosexual Conduct
Department of Defense Instruction (DODI) 1332.30 Separation of Regular and Reserve Commissioned Officers Homosexual Conduct
Summary of Changes Revisions to the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” regulations

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
D-2010-047 Repair and Maintenance Contracts for Aircraft Supporting Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait

East-West Center
Political Attitudes under Repression: Evidence from North Korean Refugees

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Country Analysis Brief: Columbia
Country Analysis Brief: Venezuela

G8 Research Group
2009 L’Aquila G8 Summit Interim Compliance Report: 11 July 2009 to 22 February 2010

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Bureau of the Public Debt: Areas for Improvement in Information Security Controls, GAO-10-517R
Defense Acquisitions: DOD Could Achieve Greater Commonality and Efficiencies among Its Unmanned Aircraft Systems, GAO-10-508T [testimony]
Energy Star Program: Covert Testing Shows the Energy Star Program Certification Process Is Vulnerable to Fraud and Abuse, GAO-10-470
Federal User Fees: Fee Design Characteristics and Trade-Offs Illustrated by USCIS's Immigration and Naturalization Fees, GAO-10-560T [testimony]
Information Security: Concerted Response Needed to Resolve Persistent Weaknesses, GAO-10-536T [Testimony]
Iraq and Afghanistan: Agencies Face Challenges in Tracking Contracts, Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Associated, GAO-10-509T [Testimony]
Joint Strike Fighter: Significant Challenges and Decisions Ahead, GAO-10-478T [Testimony]
Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Comprehensive Planning and a Results-Oriented Training Strategy Are Needed to Support Growing Inventories, GAO-10-331

Heritage Foundation
How the EU’s Lisbon Treaty Affects US National Security
Now is the Time to Seek Ratification of the US – Australia Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty
Politics of Well-Known Japanese “Secrets” Risk American Nuclear Umbrella
Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communications Review: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight
Time for an EMP Recognition Day
Time to Stop the Rush for “Amnesty” Immigration Reform

Human Rights Watch
A Larger Prison: Repression of Former Political Prisoners in Tunisia
Mob Justice in Burundi: Official Complicity and Impunity
“One Hundred Ways of Putting Pressure”: Violations of Freedom of Expression and Association in Ehtiopia
Trail of Death: LRA Atrocities in Northeastern Congo

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
The Leybold Charter: Putting Non-Proliferation Above Commercial Interests
Pakistan Government Seeks to Investigate A.Q. Khan’s Activities
Steam Emitted from Second Khushab Reactor Cooling Towers; Pakistan May Be Operating Second Reactor

Institute for the Study of War
Fact Sheet: Iraq’s Preliminary Elections Results (25 MAR 2010 Update)

International Crisis Group
Libya/Chad: Beyond Political Influence

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Germany: Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Germany: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes-FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Islamic Republic of Iran: Selected Issues Paper

International Relations and Security Network
Blackwater-Linked Airline Serves Central Asia
Costs of War: Too Late for Two States?
Europe’s Gas: Careful What You Wish For
Globalization in the Age of Terror
Hizbollah: Governance Under Arms
Intel Brief: Leverage Over Lukashenko
Israel Mulls Going Nuclear, Again
Prime Time for Pakistan's Military
Reinforcing NATO’s Identity
Rethinking Environmental (In)Security
Shaky Ground in Guinea
• UN Council Targets Swiss Anti-Minaret Vote

Jamestown Foundation
Terrorism Monitor, v. 8, no. 12, March 26, 2010
o Northern Nigeria's Boko Haram Movement: Dead or Resurrected?
o Salafi-Jihadis in Mauritania at the Center of al-Qaeda's Strategy
o Kurdish-Arab Tensions and Irbil-Baghdad Relations

Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Chem-Bio Defense Quarterly Magazine CBMS Special Edition 2010
o The Chemical Biological Medical Systems: Countering Current and Emerging CBRN Threats
o Time-Temperature Indicators: Increasing Warfighting Confidence Decreasing Medical Logistics Load
o Partnering to Meet Warfighter Needs

Lexington Institute
Countering The Asymmetric Threat From Sea Mines
European Aircraft Subsidies: A Study Of Unfair Trade Practices

Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies
Organized Crime in Iraq: Strategic Surprise and Lessons for Future Contingencies

Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)
Handbook of Emergency Management for State-Level Transportation Agencies

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
Data on Post-9/11 Terrorism in the United States

National Academies Press
Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals: Volume 8 [free download but registration required]
Medical Surge Capacity: Workshop Summary [free download but registration required]

National Defense University Library
Weapons of Mass Destruction Military Policy Awareness Link (MiPAL)

National Strategy Information Center
Adapting America's Security Paradigm and Security Agenda

Naval War College
Naval War College Review, Spring 2010, v.63, no. 2
o The Emerging Republic of Korea Navy: A Japanese Perspective
o Arctic Security Considerations and the U.S. Navy's Roadmap for the Arctic
o The U.S. Navy's Transition to Jets
o Pieces of Eight: An Appraisal of U.S. Counterpiracy Options in the Horn of Africa
o China's Oil Security Pipe Dream: The Reality, and Strategic Consequences, of Seaborne Imports
o Formal Mentoring in the U.S. Military: Research Evidence, Lingering Questions, and Recommendations
o Reflecting on Fuchida, or "A Tale of Three Whoppers" (essay)
o Israel: A Revolutionary Miracle in Palestine (review essay)

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
The Politics of the Comprehensive Approach: The Military, Humanitarian and State-building Discourses in Afghanistan

Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre
Afghanistan’s Religious Landscape: Politicising the Sacred

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency
Narcotics and Pakistan

Diversity of Service Academy Entrants and Graduates
A Funding Allocation Methodology for War Reserve Secondary Items
Japanese Science and Technology Capacity: Expert Opinions and Recommendations

Real Instituto Elcano
Radicalisation in the Diaspora: Why Muslims in the West Attack Their Host Countries

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
NATO’s Tactical Nuclear Dilemma

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Asian Regionalism and US Policy: The Case for Creative Adaptation

Small Wars Journal
Dispatch: Battle for Kandahar (Part I)
Dispatch: Scent of Weakness
Getting it Right: What the 34-day War Has to Teach the US Army
Lessons From a Military Humanitarian in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Moving Artillery Forward: A Concept for the Fight in Afghanistan
A Strategic Perspective on Taliban Warfare

Stimson Center
Iraq’s New Reality: Finding its Role in the Middle East

Strategic Studies Institute
Decisionmaking in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM: Removing Saddam Hussein by Force
Synchronizing U.S. Government Efforts toward Collaborative Health Care Policymaking in Iraq

Union of Concerned Scientists
Japan and America’s Nuclear Posture
Concerning the Program of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Japan Defense Agency report, 1995)

UK Home Office
Pursue Prevent Protect Prepare: The United Kingdom's Strategy for Countering International Terrorism

UK House of Commons, Defence
The Contribution of ISTAR to Operations

U.K Joint Committee on Human Rights
Counter-Terrorism Policy and Human Rights (Seventeenth Report): Bringing Human Rights Back In

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Disrupting Iran's Illicit Activities
Nuclear Proliferation and Nuclear Power in the Middle East
What is the Purpose of the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Organizations List?

White House
National Framework for Strategic Communication

Monday, March 22, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 03-19-2010

Air University Library (AUL)
· Information Operations [bibliography]

· Taiwan 2010 [bibliography]

Atlantic Council
· NATO’s Nuclear Policy in 2010

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Homeward Bound: Australia’s New Counter-Terrorism White Paper

· Strategic Insights 49 - Obama in His Own Words: On Leadership, Force, and Rebuilding US Primacy
· Trends in US Defence Spending: Implications for Australia

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
· Iran Update, no. 141, March 18, 2010

· 2010 U.S. Islamic World Forum

· Assessing the National Broadband Plan

· Five Myths About Afghanistan
· Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [updated March 18, 2010] · Archives
· The Myth of Excluding Moderate Islamists in the Arab World

· Osiraq Redux: A Crisis Simulation of an Israeli Strike on the Iranian Nuclear Program

· A Primer on Self-Executing Rules
· The United States and Turkey: A View from the Obama Administration

· A Viewer's Guide to the Health Care Reform Bill Process

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· The Harper Government and Defence After Four Years

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· What Comes Next in Yemen? Al-Qaeda, the Tribes, and State-Building


CATO Institute
· Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Worth the Fuss?

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· The US-ROK Alliance in the 21st Century

Center for American Progress
· From Deliberation to Dysfunction: It is Time for Procedural Reform in the U.S. Senate

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
· Immigration and the SPLC: How the Southern Poverty Law Center Invented a Smear, Served La Raza, Manipulated the Press, and Duped its Donors

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Defense Department PAS Positions [updated March 15, 2010]

· Economic Challenges in Post-Conflict Iraq
· Innovative Financing for Global Health: A Moment for Expanded U.S. Engagement?

· Middle East Notes and Comment: Dangerous Brinkmanship

· New Reports on International Cooperation in Counterterrorism
· Report of the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy

Chatham House
· Beyond the Dollar: Rethinking the International Monetary System

Citizen and Immigration Services (CIS)
· Task Force on New Americans Report - Building an Americanization Movement for the Twenty-First Century

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for Military Construction, Family Housing, Base Closure, Facilities Operation and Maintenance [March 18, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Requests from the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Northern Command [March 18, 2010]
o Force Protection Equipment Programs for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan [March 17, 2010]
o Military Personnel Legislative Priorities [March 17, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Requests from the U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, and U.S. Transportation Command [March 17, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for the Military Services’ Operation and Maintenance Funding [March 16, 2010]
o Status of United States Strategic Forces [March 16, 2010]
o Legislative Priorities in Support of Families [March 15, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Relations Committee
· National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats: Diplomacy and International Programs

· Next Steps for Honduras
· Transatlantic Security in the 21st Century: Do New Threats Require New Approaches?
· U.S.-Japan Relations: Enduring Ties, Recent Developments

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· An Assessment of Checkpoint Security: Are Our Airports Keeping Passengers Safe

· Ensuring Strong FEMA Regional Offices: An Examination of Resources and Responsibilities

· Markup: H.R. 4842: the “Homeland Security Science and Technology Authorization Act of 2010

· SBInet: Does it Pass the Border Security Test?
· Working with Communities to Disrupt Terror Plots

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee
· Rewarding Bad Actors: Why Do Poor Performing Contractors Continue to Get Government Business?

· U.S. Aid to Pakistan (Part II): Planning and Accountability

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" Policy

· Strategic Forces Programs in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program
· U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
· The Lessons and Implications of the Christmas Day Attack: Intelligence Reform and Interagency Integration

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Economic Growth and Employment in the Short Term

· H.R. 4872, Reconciliation Act of 2010 [cost estimate]

· Report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program--March 2010
· Responses to Questions About CBO's Preliminary Estimate of the Direct Spending and Revenue Effects of H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Act of 2010

Council on Foreign Relations
· Debt Recovery: A Balancing Act

· Future of NATO
· Intervention to Stop Genocide and Mass Atrocities
· An Israeli Strike on Iran

· Renewed Conflict in Sudan: CPA Contingency Planning Memorandum No. 7

· Somalia: A New Approach
· Terrorism and Indo-Pakistani Escalation

· U.S. – Israel : Unsettled Relationship

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
· The Strategic Challenge of Chinese Organisations

Department of Defense
· Department of Defense FY 2009 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military

· DoD Directive (DODD) 5111.12E, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), March 18, 2010

· DoD Directive (DODD) 5505.13E, DoD Executive Agent (EA) for the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3), March 1, 2010
· DoD Instruction (DODI) 6200.03, Public Health Emergency Management Within the Department of Defense, March 5, 2010

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· OIG-10-58 - DHS' Progress in Federal Incident Management Planning (Redacted)

East West Center
· The 2010 QDR and Asia: Messages for the Region

European Union Institute for Security Studies
· Education, Research and Gender: The Sources of Progress

· Has the EU Lost Ukraine?
· Why Europe Must Engage with Political Islam

Fels Institute of Government
· Making the Most of Social Media: 7 Lessons from Successful Cities

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Back to the Future: Pre-Modern Religious Policy in Post-Secular China

· Regarding the Controversy over “The World of Islam” Series

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Aviation Security: TSA Is Increasing Procurement and Deployment of the Advanced Imaging Technology, but Challenges to This Effort and Other Areas of Aviation Security Remain, GAO-10-484T [testimony]

· Defense Acquisitions: Opportunities Exist to Position Army's Ground Force Modernization Efforts for Success, GAO-10-406
· Environmental Contamination: Information on the Funding and Cleanup Status of Defense Sites, GAO-10-547T [testimony]
· Homeland Security: Ongoing Challenges Impact the Federal Protective Service's Ability to Protect Federal Facilities, GAO-10-506T [testimony]
· Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance: Overarching Guidance Is Needed to Advance Information Sharing, GAO-10-500T [testimony]
· Joint Strike Fighter: Additional Costs and Delays Risk Not Meeting Warfighter Requirements on Time, GAO-10-382
· Secure Border Initiative: DHS Needs to Address Testing and Performance Limitations That Place Key Technology Program at Risk, GAO-10-158
· Secure Border Initiative: Testing and Problem Resolution Challenges Put Delivery of Technology Program at Risk, GAO-10-511T [testimony]
· Warfighter Support: Continued Actions Needed by DOD to Improve and Institutionalize Contractor Support in Contingency Operations, GAO-10-551T [testimony]

Government of Canada
· Canada's Engagement in Afghanistan, Report to Parliament, October 1 to December 31, 2009

Heritage Foundation
· Bangladesh: Checking Islamist Extremism in a Pivotal Democracy

· EU Foreign Policymaking Post-Lisbon: Confused and Contrived
· Interstate Competition and Choice in Health Insurance: The American Way

· Is India’s Economy Weakening?

· New North Korean Missile Unit Reflects Growing Missile Threat

· Time to Stop the Rush for “Amnesty” Immigration Reform

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· The Price of Getting Documents from AQ Khan: Carrying His Water

Institute for the Study of War
· Fact Sheet: Iraq’s Preliminary Elections Results

Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
· Hamas and the Terrorist Threat from the Gaza Strip. The Main Findings of the Goldstone Report Versus the Factual Findings

International Crisis Group
· Madagascar: Ending the Crisis

· North Korea Under Tightening Sanctions

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Working Paper No. 10/62: The U.S. Federal Debt Outlook: Reading the Tea Leaves

· Working Paper No. 10/68: The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Middle East and Central Asia: Is the Current Crisis Different?

· Working Paper No. 10/69: Public Expenditures on Social Programs and Household Consumption in China

· Working Paper No. 10/70: Crisis Management and Resolution for a European Banking System

International Relations and Security Network
· Brussels Fiddles While Athens Strikes

· Challenging Education

· DynCorp Wins Afghan Contract Dispute
· Eritrea Recalibrates Somalia Policy
· Hidden Money, Covert Operations

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
· 2009 Annual Report

· Previous annual reports

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, v. 10, no. 6, March 18, 2010

o Powerful Interests Stifle Reforms at National People's Congress
o Chinese Strategic Thinking: People’s War in the 21st Century
o Taiwan’s Navy: Still in Command of the Sea?
o Hobson's Choice: China's Second Worst Option on Iran
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 8, no. 11, March 19, 2010

o Security Implications of Shi'a Politics in Post-Election Iraq
o Al-Shabaab Proscribed in Canada and the United Kingdom
o Al-Qaeda on Pakistan: Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri's Morning and the Lamp

McKinsey & Company
· McKinsey on Government, Spring 2010, no. 5, Defense Special Issue

o Lessons from Around the World Benchmarking Performance in Defense
o Improving US Equipment Acquisition
o An Expert View on Defense Procurement
o Big Savings from Little Things: Non-equipment Procurement
o Stabilizing Iraq: A Conversation with Paul Brinkley
o Supply Chain Transformation Under Fire
o A Dynamic Strategy for Uncertain Times
o Without Taboos: France's New Defense Policy
o From R&D Investment to Fighting Power 25 Years Later

National Academies Press
· Infectious Disease Movement in a Borderless World: Workshop Summary [free download but registration is required]

· Information Assurance for Network-Centric Naval Forces [free download but registration is required]

National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC)
· China’s Promotion of the Renewable Electric Power Equipment Industry: Hydro, Wind, Solar and Biomass

National Security Archive
· Sunshine and Shadows: The Clear Obama Message for Freedom of Information Meets Mixed Results

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
· Crime, Police Corruption and Development: Evidence from Victimization Data2, NUPI Working Paper: 772

NATO Defense College
· NATO: Peacekeeping in the Holy Land? A Feasibility Study

New America Foundation
· Al-Qaeda Central and the Internet

o Appendices

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
· Indonesia's Place Along the Spectrum of Global Religious Restriction

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· Indonesia: The Obama Effect

Project 2049 Institute
· China's Nuclear Warhead Storage and Handling System

· Air Force Cyber Command (Provisional) Decision Support

· Chaos or Control?: What is the role of government in a borderless internet world? RAND Europe assesses the implications for policy makers

· Hidden in Plain Sight: What Cost-of-Crime Research Can Tell Us About Investing in Police
· Human Capital Management for the USAF Cyber Force
· The Iraq Effect: The Middle East After the Iraq War
· Questions of Balance: The Shifting Cross-Strait Balance and Implications for the US [Testimony]
· Reform or Radicalisation?

Simon Wiesenthal Center
· Facebook, Youtube+: Social Media Outlooks Impact Digital Terrorism and Hate - 2009 edition highlights

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· End-User Certificates: Improving Standards to Prevent Diversion

· Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2009

Small Wars Journal
· French Counterinsurgency in Algeria: Forgotten Lessons from a Misunderstood Conflict

· From Tal Afar to Marja: Applying Counterinsurgency to Local Conditions
· Man Dogs

· Mobilizing Identity in the Pashtun Tribal Belt

· The Tea Fallacy
· The Tribal Configuration Matrix

Strategic Studies Institute
· Lashkar-I-Taiba: The Fallacy of Subservient Proxies and the Future of Islamist Terrorism in India

Truman National Security Project
· Oil Addiction: Fueling Our Enemies

UK House of Commons Defence
· The Comprehensive Approach: The Point of War is Not Just to Win But to Make a Better Peace

· National Security and Resilience: Government Response to the Committee’s Third Report of Session 2009-10
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
· Human Development Report: Nigeria 2008 - 2009

University of Notre Dame Law School
· Unlawful Killing with Combat Drones: A Case Study of Pakistan, 2004-2009

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
· Frontline Magazine

· Summer 2009
o No Softening of CBP's Anti-Terrorism Focus
o Targeting the Threat of Corruption
o Heeding a Silent Cry
o Ready for Prime Time
o Securing History
· Winter 2010

o Securing the Border by a Nose: Training K-9 Teams in El Paso
o CBPs 24/7 Communications Center
o Outbound: A New Focus on the Southwest Border
o New "Green" Border Patrol Station, El Paso

U.S. Joint Forces Command
· Joint Operating Environment 2010

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Israel as the 'National Homeland of the Jewish People': Looking Back and Ahead

· Nuclear Proliferation and Nuclear Power in the Middle East

· What is the Purpose of the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Organizations List?

World Public
· Who Really has the Public's Support on Health Care?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Joint Operating Environment 2010 (JOE)

The U.S. Joint Forces Command released the Joint Operating Environment 2010 – a strategic framework that forecasts possible threats and opportunities that will challenge the future joint force. For more information see their press release.

Previous versions

JOE 2008
JOE 2007

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 03-12-2010

AEI Critical Threats
· Militant Islam's Global Preacher: The Radicalizing Effect of Sheikh Anwar al Awlaki

Afghanistan Analysts Network (ANA)
· The AfPak Strategy: Reactions in Pakistan

· Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: Pakistan in 2010

Army Combined Arms Center
· Military Review, March-April 2010, v. 90, no. 2

o Unleashing Design: Planning and the Art of Battle Command
o Field Manual 5-0: Exercising Command and Control in an Era of Persistent Conflict
o NetWar: Winning in the Cyberelectromagnetic Dimension of "Full Spectrum Operations"
o The Maneuver Company in Afghanistan: Establishing Counterinsurgency Priorities at the District Level
o Political Capital and Personal Interest: Understanding the Economy of Power in Defeated Countries
o Interagency Command and Control at the Operational Level: A Challenge in Stability Operations
o Social Media and the Army
o In Defense of After Action Reviews: The Art and Science of Small Unit Coping
o The Quiet Enemy: Defeating Corruption and Organized Crime
o Investing in Stability: The Need for Intelligence Preparation for Economic Operations
o Language and Culture Training: Separate Paths?
o The Marshall Approach: The Battle Command Training Program and 21st-Century Leader Development
o Design: How, Not Why
o Lessons Learned from Vietnam
o Efficacy or Justice? Overturning the Ban

Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
· US Army Special Operations Forces: Integral to the Army and Joint Forces

Atlantic Council
· US-Iranian Relations: An Analytic Compendium of US Policies, Laws, and Regulations

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Special Report Issue 29 – Nuclear Weapons: Arms Control, Proliferation and Nuclear Security

· Iraq Index - Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated March 11, 2010]

o Archives

· Natural Disasters, National Diligence: The Chilean Earthquake in Perspective
· The Power of Open Government

· Rising to the Challenge of Change: Greece, Europe and the United States

Canadian Pugwash
· Ridding the Arctic of Nuclear Weapons: A Task Long Overdue

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
· The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood: Islamist Participation in a Closing Political Environment

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· The Burden: America’s Hard Choices in Post-Election Iraq

Center for American Progress
· Iraqis Take Back Their Country: Iraq’s 2010 Elections as U.S. Policy Transitions

· Stopping the Destructive Spread of Small Arms: How Small Arms and Light Weapons Proliferation Undermines Security and Development

Center for Strategic & International Security (CSIS)
· Afghanistan Where Things Stand
· Defense Department PAS Positions [updated March 8, 2010]
· Iraq: Meeting the Challenges of 2010

· Geopolitics of the Iranian Nuclear Energy Program: But Oil and Gas Still Matter

· A Growing Terrorist Threat? Assessing "Homegrown" Extremism in the United States
· Shaping the War in Afghanistan: The Situation in the Spring of 2010

Chatham House
· International Affairs, March 2010
o Understanding the Helmand Campaign: British Military Operations in Afghanistan

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Defense Acquisition Reform Panel [March 11, 2010]
o Army acquisition and modernization programs. [March 10, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Requests from the U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Joint Forces Command [March 1o, 2010]
o Reviewing Studies of the Effects of Deployment on Military Children [March 9, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Bad Company: Lashkar e-Tayyiba and the Growing Ambition of Islamist Militancy in Pakistan

· The Google Predicament: Transforming U.S. Cyberspace Policy to Advance Democracy, Security, and Trade

· International Worker Rights, U.S. Foreign Policy and the International Economy

· U.S. Investments in HIV/AIDS: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

· U.S. Policy Toward the Americas in 2010 and Beyond

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Visa Security and Passenger Pre-Screening Efforts in the Wake of Flight 253

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
· A Review of the Coast Guard Acquisition Programs and Policies

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Joint Forces Command in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program

· U.S. Government Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism
· Active, Guard, Reserve, and civilian personnel programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program
· U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program
· Military Space Programs in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Building on Success: New Directions in Global Health

· The Future of U.S. Public Diplomacy

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Government Affair Committee
· The Lessons and Implications of the Christmas Day Attack: Watchlisting and Pre-Screening

· New Border War: Corruption of U.S. Officials by Drug Cartels

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Budget Outlook 2010

· Preliminary Analysis of the President’s 2011 Budget

Crisis States Research Centre
· Buffer Zone, Colonial Enclave or Urban Hub? Quetta: Between Four Regions and Two Wars

· The Open City: Social Networks and Violence in Karachi
· Nationalism, Urban Poverty and Identity in Maputo, Mozambique
· Some Reflections on the Notion of an 'Inclusive Political Pact': A Perspective from Ahmedabad

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
· Chinese Foreign Policy: A Chronology April - June 2009

· Sonatrach: An International Giant in the Making

Department of State
· 2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Department of State Office of Inspector General
· ISP-I-10-32A, Report of Inspection - Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Country Analysis Brief: Yemen [updated March 2010]

· Country Analysis Brief: South Africa [updated March 2010]
· OPEC Oil Export Revenues Fact Sheet

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin - February 2010

o Campus Safety
o Threat Assessment Teams
o Retaliation in Discrimination Cases
o Unusual Weapon
o The Tragic Toll of Police Work

Federal Reserve Board (FRB)
· Beige Book - Current Economic Conditions

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Power in East Asia: A Conference Report

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Afghanistan Drug Control: Strategy Evolving and Progress Reported, but Interim Performance Targets and Evaluation of Justice Reform Efforts Needed, GAO-10-291

· Defense Acquisitions: Opportunities for the Army to Position Its Ground Force Modernization Efforts for Success, GAO-10-493T [testimony]
· Electronic Government: Implementation of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, GAO-10-365
· Global Food Security: U.S. Agencies Progressing on Governmentwide Strategy, but Approach Faces Several Vulnerabilities, GAO-10-352

· Global Food Security: Progress toward a U.S. Governmentwide Strategy Is Under Way, but Approach Has Several Vulnerabilities, GAO-10-494T [testimony]
· Iraq: Iraqi Refugees and Special Immigrant Visa Holders Face Challenges Resettling in the United States and Obtaining U.S. Government Employment, GAO-10-274

· Joint Strike Fighter: Significant Challenges Remain as DOD Restructures Program, GAO-10-520T [testimony]
· Revitalization Programs: Empowerment Zones, Enterprise Communities, and Renewal Communities, GAO-10-464R
· Space Acquisitions: DOD Poised to Enhance Space Capabilities, but Persistent Challenges Remain in Developing Space Systems, GAO-10-447T [testimony]
· VA Faces Challenges in Providing Substance Use Disorder Services and Is Taking Steps to Improve These Services for Veterans, GAO-10-294R

Heritage Foundation
· Charting US Policy after Iraq’s Elections

· Obama Budget Raises Taxes and Doubles the National Debt
· Reject Coast Guard’s Maritime Security and Counterterrorism Mission Budget Cuts
· Taliban Reconciliation: Obama Administration Must Be Clear and Firm

· Ten Practical Steps to Liberty in Iran

Institute for Homeland Security Solutions
· Identifying Predictive Markers of Field Performance: The Potential Role of Individual Differences in Threat Sensitivity

Institute for the Study of War
· Afghanistan – Order of Battle (March 2010)

· Iraq – Order of Battle (March 2010)

International Crisis Group
· Radicalisation and Dialogue in Papua

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· The Influence of "Big Brothers:" How Important are Regional Factors for Uruguay?

· Prize or Penalty: When Sports Help Economies Score

International Relations and Security Network
· Bosnia Flirts with Fiscal Responsibility

· Milestone for Indian Women
· Turkey and Ergenekon: From Farce To Tragedy
· Who's Following the Money in Afghanistan?

International Security Assistance Force - Afghanistan
· Gen. McChrystal: 8 Imperatives of COIN

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 8, no. 10, March 11, 2010

o Drone Attacks: Pakistan's Policy and the Tribesmen's Perspective
o Kurdish Counterterrorism Group Works to Prevent Terrorism in Kurdistan and Iraq
o Kashmir's Militants May Derail India-Pakistan Negotiations
o Will Xinjiang's Turkistani Islamic Party Survive the Drone Missile Death of its Leader?

National Academies Press
· Evaluation of the Health and Safety Risks of the New USAMRIID High Containment Facilities at Fort Detrick, Maryland

· Promoting Chemical Laboratory Safety and Security in Developing Countries
· Seventeenth Interim Report of the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels

National Intelligence Council (NIC)
· China: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030- Geopolitical Implications

· India: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030- Geopolitical Implications
· Mexico, The Caribbean, and Central America: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030- Geopolitical Implications

· North Africa: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030- Geopolitical Implications

· Russia: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030- Geopolitical Implications
· Southeast Asia: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030- Geopolitical Implications

National Security Archive
· Archival Evidence of Mexico's Human Rights Crimes: The Case of Aleida Gallangos

PAK Institute for Peace Studies
· Pakistan Security Report (February 2010)

o Pervious reports

· South Asia Conflict Reports

· Tribal Region Conflict Reports

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· After the Flop in Copenhagen

· Copenhagen, the Accord, and the Way Forward

Project on Defense Alternatives (PDA)
· Defense Budget Resources 2011

· Enabling Long-Term Access to Scientific, Technical and Medical Data Collections

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
· The Korean Peninsula in China’s Grand Strategy: China’s Role in Dealing with North Korea’s Nuclear Quandary

Small Wars Journal
· The Bridge

· Buying the Enemy: Demobilization Programs in the Midst of Counterinsurgency
· Countering the IMU in Afghanistan
· Is There an Islamic Way of War?
· Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost
· Putting the “I” in the COIN Team

· A Sea Change in Pakistan?: Breaking Down the Arguments

· The Employment Effects of Awarding Major U.S. Defense Contracts To U.S.-Based Firms, Compared to Foreign-Based Multinational Firms: An Economic Case Study of the Competition To Produce the KC-X Refueling Tanker

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· China Prepares for an Ice-Free Arctic

TRAC Immigration
· Backlog in Immigration Cases Continues to Climb

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Actions, Not Just Attitudes: A New Way to Assess U.S.-Arab Relations

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 03-05-2010

Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)
High Frontier Journal, February 2010, v. 6, no. 2

o Military International Space Cooperation
o Coalition Space Operations – A NATO Perspective
o Improving Space Security through Enhanced International Cooperation
o The Imperative of Space Cooperation in an Environment of Distrust: Working With China
o How International Collaboration is Improving Space Situational Awareness
o NASA, Exploring the Boundaries of International Cooperation
o Opening Up the Aperture
o Steps Towards International Space Situational Awareness
o Are We Experiencing a Global Navigation Satellite System Insurgency?
o Legal Considerations of International Space Operations
o Shaping the Future with a New Space Power: Now is the Time
o The Rise of India as a Space Power
o Mission Assurance Capability for Access to Space
o Commercial Operators Partnering with the Military to Meet Global Bandwidth Demands
o Spacefarers and Satellite Operators: A Proliferation of Countries, Organizations, and Companies, 1957–2009

Air University
Strategic Studies Quarterly, Spring 2010, v. 4, no. 1

o The Illogic of the Biological Weapons Taboo
o The Art of Military Discovery: Chinese Air and Space Power Implications for the USAF
o Cyber Vision and Cyber Force Development
o Remembrance of Things Past: The Enduring Value of Nuclear Weapons
o Exploring the Security Dimension of Sino--US Trade Asymmetry: Implications for the International Trade System
o Security Assistance, Surrogate Armies, and the Pursuit of US Interests in Sub-Saharan Africa

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
A Nation of Joiners: Sports Clubs in Germany

Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
The Army Management Enterprise

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
Special Report Issue 28 – Here to Help: Strengthening the Defence Role in Australian Disaster Management

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
Sensitive Rationalization or Overlooked Expansion? Demystifying the Obama Plan for Missile Defense in Europe

Brookings Institution
Afghanistan Index : Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated February 28, 2010]
o Archive
How We're Doing in the World
Iraq: An Elections Preview
Iraq Index - Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Sadddam Iraq [updated February 26, 2010]
o Archives
Natural Disasters, National Diligence: The Chilean Earthquake in Perspective
Pakistan Index - Tracking Variables of Reconstruction and Security in Pakistan [updated March 5, 2010]
o Archives

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
Whatever Happened to Peacekeeping? The Future of a Tradition

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Overmanaged Democracy in Russia: Governance Implications of Hybrid Regimes

CATO Institute
Nuclear Proliferation Update, February 2010

Center for American Progress
Iraqis Take Back Their Country: Iraq’s 2010 Elections as U.S. Policy Transitions

Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Briefing Book 2010

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
CSS Analysis No. 69 - European Energy: The ‘Solidarity’ Conundrum
CSS Analysis No. 70 - Yemen: Challenges of Counterterrorism

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
Littoral Combat Ship: An Examination of its Possible Concepts of Operation

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Cyber Events Since 2006
Defense Department PAS Positions [updated March 2, 2010]
Past Failures and Future Transitions in Iraqi Reconstruction
Russia-Europe Energy Relations
Shape, Clear, Hold, and Build: The Full Metrics of the Afghan War
A U.S. Strategy for ASEAN

Centre for International Governance Innovation
Ending the Agony: Seven Moves to Stabilize Afghanistan

The Century Foundation
Russia’s Policy in the Middle East: Prospects for Consensus and Conflict in the Middle East

Chatham House
The ‘Marco Polo’ Effect: Chinese FDI in Italy
World Today, March 2010, 66, no. 3
o China, Iran and the United States: Best Friends with Beijing
o Extended Nuclear Deterrence: Under the Umbrella
o World Oil Trade: New Oil Axis
o Prospects for Oil Prices: Up and Down
o Guinea: Bought by Beijing
o Zimbabwe: Turning Thirty
o Health Security and Animal Disease: Hooves and Humans
o Turkey: Moving East or West?
o Greece and the Euro: Get a Sin Bin
o Iraq: No End in Sight

Combat Terrorism Center (CTC)
CTC Sentinel, February 2010, v. 3, no. 2
o A Beacon for Extremists: The Ansar al-Mujahideen Web Forum By Evan Kohlmann
o Al-Qa`ida and Hamas: The Limits of Salafi-Jihadi Pragmatism By Mary Habeck
o Lebanon at Risk from Salafi-Jihadi Terrorist Cells By Bilal Y. Saab
o The Changing Scene in Londonistan By Raffaello Pantucci
o Political Islam in Central Asia: The Role of Hizb al-Tahrir By Emmanuel Karagiannis
o How Terrorist Groups End By Leonard Weinberg and Arie Perliger
The Failure of Jihad in Saudi Arabia [occasional paper]

Combined Arms Center Blog
Isolating the Critical Element Necessary to Achieve Success in a Population Focused Counterinsurgency Environment: Close Personal Relationships by MAJ Nathan Springer

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
o Review of the Department of Defense Process for Assessing the Requirements to Implement Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” [March 3, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
Regional Overview of East Asia and the Pacific
Restoring America’s Reputation in the World: Why it Matters

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
Policies, Procedures, and Practices Relating to the Transfer of Detainees held at the Guantanamo Detention Facility
Protective Forces at the Department of Energy

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Technology Committee
Toyota's Recalls and the Government's Response

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
Middle East Peace: Ground Truths, Challenges Ahead

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Government Affairs
Chemical Security: Assessing Progress and Charting a Path Forward
The Next Big Disaster: Is the Private Sector Prepared?

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
The Future of NATO

Department of Defense
Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Review of the Policy on Homosexuality in the Armed Forces

Department of State
2010 International Narcotics Control Strategy
Volume I: Drug and Chemical Control
Volume II: Money Laundering and Financial Crimes
Previous reports
Afghanistan and Pakistan Regional Stabilization Strategy (Updated Feb 2010)

Department of the Army
TRADOC Pamphlet 525-7-8 - Cyberspace Operations Concept Capability Plan 2016-2028

Department of the Treasury
Treasury International Capital System
Preliminary Report on the survey of Foreign Portfolio Holdings of U.S. Securities at End-June 2009

Dubai Press Club
Arab Media Outlook, 2009-2013: Inspiring Local Content

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Conversions of Selected Employees from Political to Career Positions at Departments and Selected Agencies, GAO-10-356R
Cybersecurity: Progress Made but Challenges Remain in Defining and Coordinating the Comprehensive National Initiative, GAO-10-338
Emergency Communications: Establishment of the Emergency Communications Preparedness Center and Related Interagency Coordination Challenges, GAO-10-463R
The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: January 2010 Update, GAO-10-468SP
Iran Sanctions: Complete and Timely Licensing Data Needed to Strengthen Enforcement of Export Restrictions, GAO-10-375
Warfighter Support: A Cost Comparison of Using State Department Employees versus Contractors for Security Services in Iraq, GAO-10-266R

Heritage Foundation
The 2009 Index of Dependence on Government
Charting U.S. Policy After Iraq's Elections
Chinese Outward Investment: Better Information Required (Testimony)
Electromagnetic Pulse Weapons: Congress Must Understand the Risk
The FY 2011 Homeland Security Budget: Spending Doesn’t Match the Missions
Iran, Democracy, and Trade Keys to Successful Clinton Visit to Latin America
The Iranian Regime: What You Need to Know
Meeting Taiwan’s Self-Defense Needs
President Obama Must Not Remove Nuclear Weapons from Europe
Ten Steps to a Free Iran
U.S.-Indonesia Relations: Build for Endurance, Not Speed

Human Rights Watch
Fast-Tracked Unfairness: Detention and Denial of Women Asylum Seekers in the UK
From the Tiger to the Crocodile: Abuse of Migrant Workers in Thailand

Immigration Policy Center
DHS Progress Report: The Challenge of Reform

Institute for National Strategic Studies
Strategic Forum 253 - Strengthening the IAEA: How the Nuclear Watchdog Can Regain Its Bark

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
Supplement to Iran’s Gas Centrifuge Program: Taking Stock

Institute for the Study of Violent Groups (ISVG)
Extremist Groups
Hotspots of Violent Extremism in the United States
ISVG Database
Terrorism Library Search

Institute for the Study of War
Iraq on the Eve of Elections
Operation Moshtarak: Taking and Holding Marjah

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Democracy and Human Rights in Venezuela
Honduras: Human Rights and the Coup D’Etat

International Crisis Group
CrisisWatch February 2010
The Threat from Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh
Zimbabwe: Political and Security Challenges to the Transition

International Relations and Security Network
Burma Saves Its Tigers and Not Its Women
Costs of War: Ugly Politics
Kabul in Crisis over Media Restrictions
Turkey at the Crossroads

International Security Assistance Force-Afghanistan (ISAF)
COIN Common Sense February 2010, v. 1, no. 1

Jamestown Foundation
China Brief, v. 10, no. 5, March 5, 2010
o Beijing Seeks Paradigm Shift in Geopolitics
o The Role of U.S. Arms Sales in Taiwan's Defense Transformation
o Will China Join the Iran-Pakistan-India Pipeline?
o Military Cooperation between China and Central Asia: Breakthrough, Limits, and Prospects
Terrorism Monitor, v. 8, no. 9, March 5, 2010
o Kata'ib Hezbollah and the Intricate Web of Iranian Military Involvement in Iraq
o Signs of Growing Islamist Insurgency Create Apprehension in Thailand
o An Assessment of the Anatomy of al-Qaeda in Yemen: Ideological and Social Factors

Karen Women Organization
Walking Amongst Sharp Knives: The Unsung Courage of Karen Women Village Chiefs in Conflict areas of Eastern Burma

Lowry Institute
China Reform

National Academies Press
Private-Public Sector Collaboration to Enhance Community Disaster Resilience: A Workshop Report [free download but registration required]

National Defense University
Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), 2nd Qrt, April 2010, no. 57
o The Accidental Strategist
o Community Defense in Afghanistan
o Educate to Cooperate: Leveraging the New Definition of "Joint" to Build Partnering Capacity
o Unintended Strategic Consequences of Security Assistance in the South Caucasus
o DOD's Energy Challenge as Strategic Opportunity
o Battlefield Renewable Energy: A Key Joint Force Enabler
o Turning Fallujah
o Leverage Points for the War on Terror: The Iraq Experience and Domino Theory Revisited
o Understanding OPCON
o Unmanned Aircraft Systems: The Moral and Legal Case
o Burgeoning Courses, Laggin Standardization
o Bioterror in the Age of Biotechnology
o Evolving Technological Strategy in Advanced Air Defense Systems
o Post-START, Re-START, and New Start: Defogging Russian-American Strategic Nuclear Arms Control
o Russia's Arctic Strategy: Ambitions and Constraints
o India and the Balance of Power in the Asia-Pacific
o The Department of Treasury: Ensuring Prosperity and Security
o Military History and the Study of Operational Art
o Developing a Common Understanding of Unconventional Warfare
o Operational Commander's Intent

Prism, March 2010, v. 1, no. 2
o Security Is More Than "20" Percent
o Adjusting to Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations
o Leaving the Civilians Behind: The "Soldier-Diplomat" in Afghanistan and Iraq
o Organized Crime in Iraq: Strategic Surprise and Lessons for Future Contingencies
o Forging a U.S. Policy Toward Fragile States
o State Fragility as a Wicked Problem
o Lessons from Liberia's Success: Thoughts on Leadership, the Process of Peace, Security, and Justice
o Complex Operations in Weak and Failing States: The Sudan Rebel Prospective
o Not in Our Image: The Challenges of Effective Peace-building
o Building a Civilian Lessons Learned System

NATO Defense College
Piracy – Threat or Nuisance?

New America Foundation
Lashkar-e-Taiba in Perspective: An Evolving Threat

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
NCR Summary of Performance and Financial Information FY 2009

Ending F-22A Production: Costs and Industrial Base Implications of Alternative Options

Small Wars Journal
Addressing the Zawahirist Outsurgency
Implementing a Population-Centric Counterinsurgency Strategy
The Tribal Path – A Better Alternative?

Henry L. Stimson Center
Pharmaceutical Terror: Getting Health Care Reform Right

Strategic Studies Institute
Transnational Insurgencies and the Escalation of Regional Conflict: Lessons for Iraq and Afghanistan

UK House of Commons Defence
Defence Equipment 2010

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
Health Initiatives and Counterinsurgency Strategy in Afghanistan

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
After the Elections: Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Iraq
Closing Loopholes: Another Vital Aspect of Sanctions on Iran
The Missing Lever: Information Activities against Iran

White House. National Security Council
Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI)- declassified summary
Transcript and Speech Video