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
Hearings
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)
Website
Extremist Groups
Hotspots of Violent Extremism in the United States
ISVG Database
Publications
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

RAND
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


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