Sunday, May 30, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 05-28-2010

AEI Critical Threats
· The Pakistani Taliban's Suicide Bomber Trainer: A Profile of Qari Hussain Mehsud

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
· Local Defence in Afghanistan: A Review of Government-backed Initiatives

Air Force Space Command (USAFSC)
· High Frontier Journal, May 2010, v, 6, no. 3
o Operationally Responsive Space and the National Security Space Architecture
o The Warfighter’s Perspective on Space Support
o Operationally Responsive Space: Not New, Just Bringing New Approaches to Space
o Operationally Responsive Space: An Avenue to Evolving the Space Enterprise Architecture
o The Science and Technology of Responsive Space and Its Implications on Risk
o Operationalizing Small Space: Challenges of Moving from Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation to Operations
o Operationally Responsive Space: Enabling 21st Century Combined Space
o Responsive Space Funding Challenges and Solutions: Avoiding a Tragedy of the Commons
o SMALLER is Better: Technical Considerations for Operationally Responsive Space
o Deterrence for Space: Is Operationally Responsive Space Part of the Solution?
o You Say You Want a Revolution: Will ORS Spark Innovation in DoD Overhead ISR?
o Maintaining Test Rigor and Fidelity for Responsive Space Programs
o USAFA Astronautics Capstone Programs—Proving Ground For Future Operationally Responsive Space Leaders
o Gemini 76: Lessons From the Past and Visions for the Future
o National Security Space Access and the Space Elevator
o Responsive Space for Europe
o Reliable and Affordable Falcon Commercial Launch Vehicles for Operationally Responsive Launch
o Operationally Responsive Space: A Spaceport Perspective
o Benefits of Returning to the Original Vision of Operationally Responsive Space
o Toward a New Strategy for ORS
o Operationally Responsive Space from a Launch Vehicle Perspective
o Responding at the Speed of Need
o Observations on the Role of Dedicated Spacelift for Nanosat-Class ORS Applications

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· Anything But SWIFT: Why Data Sharing is Still a Problem for the EU

American Security Project
· Ending Our Dependence on Oil

· Ordinary Measures, Extraordinary Results: An Assessment of Foiled Plots Since 9/11

Amnesty International
· Amnesty International Report 2010: The State of the World's Human Rights

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· The Cost of Defence: ASPI Defence Budget Brief 2010-2011

· Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated May 28, 2010 and archive]

· Assessing "NATO 2020"

· Assessing the New Course in US-Italian Relations

· Assessing the Obstacles and Opportunities in a Future Israeli-Syrian-American Peace Negotiation

· Containing North Korea’s New Aggression
· Don’t Make a Big Deal of Ending Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Lessons from U.S. Military Allies on Allowing Homosexuals to Serve

· Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated May 25, 2010 and archives]

· Lessons Learned from the Service of Gays and Lesbians in Allied Militaries Panel
· TIGER: Tracking Indexes for the Global Economic Recovery

Business Transformation Agency (DOD)
· 2010 Congressional Report on Defense Business Operations
· Previous reports [2006-2009]

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Terrorism Out of Pakistan

Center for American Progress
· Defense Spending Bait and Switch: Congress Must End Unwanted Programs

· Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell by the Numbers: The Military Loses Patriotic Men and Women Every Day

· President Obama’s Progressive China Policy: Assessing the U.S.-China Relationship Today and What Lies Ahead
· Responding to the Korean Peninsula Crisis: North Korea Needs to Be Held Accountable for Its Aggression
· Setting Aside Differences to Focus on Afghanistan: India and Pakistan’s Role in Bringing About Regional Stability

· We Share More than a Fence: U.S.-Mexican Cooperation on Migration, Crime, and Climate

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· The New Guns Versus Butter Debate

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· The Afghan War: The Campaign in the Spring of 2010

· Implementation of the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009
· Record of North Korea’s Major Conventional Provocations since 1960s

· Thailand Briefing for Congressional Staff on May 24

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Afghanistan

· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Timor-Leste

Combating Terrorism Center
· CTC Sentinel, May 2010, v. 3, no. 5
o Riyaz Bhatkal and the Origins of the Indian Mujahidin
o Salafi-Jihadi Activism in Gaza: Mapping the Threat
o The Virtual Jihad: An Increasingly Legitimate Form of Warfare
o Internet Jihadists React to the Deaths of al-Qa’ida’s Leaders in Iraq
o The Kidnapping and Execution of Khalid Khwaja in Pakistan
o The Sources of the Abu Sayyaf’s Resilience in the Southern Philippines

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· BP’s Emergency Oil Spill Response Service Agreements
· Combating the BP Oil Spill

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· The Great Lakes Region: Current Conditions and U.S. Policy

· U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation: Next Steps for the Merida Initiative

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Internet Terror Recruitment and Tradecraft: How Can We Address an Evolving Tool While Protecting Free Speech?
· U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation: Next Steps for the Merida Initiative

Congress. House. Science and Technology Committee
· Interoperability in Public Safety Communications Equipment

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Assessing Challenges and Opportunities for Peace in Sudan

· The Role of Strategic Arms Control in a Post-Cold War World (The New START Treaty; Treaty Doc. 111-5)

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· An Analysis of the Navy's Fiscal Year 2011 Shipbuilding Plan

· The Budgetary Impact and Subsidy Costs of the Federal Reserve's Actions During the Financial Crisis
· The Effects of Automatic Stabilizers on the Federal Budget

· Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output from January 2010 Through March 2010

· Strategies for Maintaining the Navy's and Marine Corps' Inventories of Fighter Aircraft

Crisis States Research Centre
· A Pariah in Our Midst: Regional Organisations and the Problematic of Western-Designated Pariah Regimes - the Cases of SADC/Zimbabwe and ASEAN/Myanmar

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2010-062 Controls Over Funds Appropriated for Assistance to Afghanistan and Iraq Processed Through the Foreign Military Sales Network

Department of Defense Office of the Actuary
· FY 2009 DoD Statistical Report on the Military Retirement System

Department of State
· Dangerous Depots: The Growing Humanitarian Problem Posed by Aging and Poorly Maintained Munitions Storage Sites

Department of the Navy
· 2010 Naval Operations Concept

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· International Energy Outlook 2010 Highlights

Family Research Council
· Mission Compromised: How the Obama Administration is Drafting the Military into the Culture War

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
· Preliminary Annual Crime Statistics for 2009

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Business Systems Modernization: Scope and Content of DOD's Congressional Report and Executive Oversight of Investments Need to Improve, GAO-10-663

· Contracting Strategies: Data and Oversight Problems Hamper Opportunities to Leverage Value of Interagency and Enterprisewide Contracts, GAO-10-367

· Defense Management: DOD Needs to Assess Effectiveness and Determine Future Direction for Its High Performing Organizations Initiative, GAO-10-566R
· Defense Infrastructure: Impact of Purchasing from Local Distributors of All Alcoholic Beverages for Resale on Military Installations on Guam, GAO-10-563R

· Department of Veterans Affairs: Agency Has Exceeded Contracting Goals for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, but It Faces Challenges with Its Verification Program, GAO-10-458
· Environmental Satellites: Strategy Needed to Sustain Critical Climate and Space Weather Measurements, GAO-10-456
· Opportunities to Improve Controls over Department of Defense's Overseas Contingency Operations Cost Reporting, GAO-10-562R

· Warfighter Support: Observations on DOD's Ground Combat Uniforms, GAO-10-669R

Henley-Putnam University
· Journal of Strategic Security, Summer 2010, v. 3, no. 2

o The Multiple Faces of Effective Grand Strategy
o Indian Involvement in Afghanistan in the Context of the South Asian Security System
o U.S. Response to Terrorism: A Strategic Analysis of the Afghanistan Campaign
o Ballistic Missile Defense: New Plans, Old Challenges
o North Korea and Support to Terrorism: An Evolving History
o Small to Mid-Size Sporting Events: Are We Prepared to Recover from an Attack?
o The Weakest Link: The Risks Associated with Social Networking Websites

Heritage Foundation
· British Example Shows Danger Facing American Forces

· Don’t Silence Voice of America

· Four Key Principles for a Conservation British Foreign Policy
· Keeping the Homeland Free, Safe, and Prosperous
· US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue: America Must Lead by Example
· US Should Block China-Pakistan Nuclear Reactor Deal

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)
· Peacekeeping Partnerships: Cooperation or Conflict

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· NPT Review Conference Adopts Final Consensus Document

Institute of South Asian Studies
· The Rise and Fall of the Maoist Movement in Pakistan

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
· Rising Inter-Tribal Violence in the South and Renewed Clashes in Darfur Cause New Waves of Displacement

International Committee of the Red Cross
· Afghanistan: ICRC Steps Up Efforts to Help the Sick and Wounded

International Crisis Group
· Cameroon: Fragile State?

· Lebanon’s Politics: The Sunni Community and Hariri’s Future Current

· The Myanmar Elections

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Potential Growth of Australia and New Zealand in the Aftermath of the Global Crisis

International Relations and Security Network
· Ahead of Anniversary, Iran Tightens Grip
· Colombia's Election Countdown
· Italy's 'Purple Movement'
· Offsetting China in the Pacific
· Preparations Needed for N Korea Collapse
· Reviewing Justice in Kampala
· The State of Facebook
· Wanted: European 'Backyard' for Nuclear Waste

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, May 27, 2010, v. 10, no. 11
o Rising Social Malaise Beggars Hu's Reforms
o All Eyes on China in Wake of Cheonan Sinking
o Operational Changes in Taiwan's Han Kuang Military Exercises 2008-2010
o Chinese Analyses of Soviet Failure: Humanitarian Socialism
· Terrorism Monitor, May 28, 2010, v. 8, no. 21

o The Deobandi Debate Terrorist Tactics in Afghanistan and Pakistan
o An Ominous Break from the Past in Thailand: Implications of the
o Red Shirt Revolt
o The Hizbullah Trial in Egypt: A War of Words in the New
o Middle East Cold War

Lexington Institute
· Back To The Future -- The Perils Of Insourcing

· Buying Second Engine For F-35 Wastes Money, Hurts Military

· Smart Grid Implementation: Strategies for Success

National Academies Press
· Priorities for the National Vaccine Plan

National Intelligence Council
· China: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030 (NIC-2009-02D)

National Security Archives
· The Diary of Anatoly Chernyaev, 1990

NATO Defense College
· Research Paper 58: The Debate About Article 5 and Its Credibility. What Is It All About?

NEFA Foundation
· The 2007 London and 2010 Times Square Car Bomb Plots

· The Attempted Christmas Day 2009 Attack on Northwest Flight 253

New America Foundation
· The American Retirement Security Crisis: An Introduction

· Lessons from Portugal
· The Link Between DDR and SSR in Conflict-Affected Countries
· What’s Wrong (And Right) With This Recovery

Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
· Third OIC Observatory Report on Islamophobia (May 2009 to April 2010)

Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)
· Pakistan Security Report (April 2010)

· Tribal Conflict Report - May 17 to May 23, 2010

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Toward a Sunny Future? Global Integration in the Solar PV Industry

· A Trade Agenda for the G-20

Pew Internet & American Life Project
· Reputation Management and Social Media: How People Monitor and Maintain Their Identity Through Search and Social Media

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism
· New Media, Old Media: The Blogosphere

Project 2049 Institute
· Revolutionizing Taiwan’s Security: Leveraging C4ISR for Traditional and Non-traditional Challenges

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
· Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Regime in East Asian Waters: Military and Intelligence-Gathering Activities, Marine Scientific Research and Hydrographic Surveys in an EEZ

· Alternatives for the Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future)

· Improving the Quality and Cost of Healthcare Delivery: The Potential of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology

· Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future) Capability Assessment: Planned and Alternative Structures
· No Path to Glory: Deterring Homegrown Terrorism (Testimony)

· Structures and Dynamics of Social Networks: Selection, Influence, and Self-Organization

Refugees International
· 2009 Annual Report

Santa Clara County Public Health Department Advanced Practice Center (APC)
· Emergency Dark Site Toolkit: A Toolkit on How to Build, Use and Maintain an Emergency Dark Site for Public Health Emergencies

Small Wars Journal
· Bringing the “Wall of the Unknown” Down: Reframing Complex Problems

· The Combined Team: Partnered Operations in Afghanistan
· Many Paths up the Mountain: Population-Centric COIN in Afghanistan
· The New Theology: Building Partner Capacity
· One Hundred Honest Preachers
· The Spiritual Significance of ¿Plata O Plomo?
· Ten Reasons to Ignore bin Laden: Restoring the Balance

Stimson Center
· Fresh Water Futures

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
· Aide Memoire on the Protection of Civilians

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· The Economy of Burma/Myanmar on the Eve of the 2010 Elections

· On The Issues: Turkey and Its Relations with Iraq

· Rape in War: Motives of Militia in DRC
· When Should We Talk to Terrorists?

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Everyone and No One: Iraq Heads toward a Unity Government

White House
· 2010 National Security Strategy

· Letter from Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and National Security Advisor on Southwest Border Security

Thursday, May 27, 2010

2010 National Security Strategy comments

The following are links for some of the comments made on the new 2010 National Security Strategy released by the White House today.

Secretary of State

Department of Defense

2010 National Security Strategy released

The White House has released the latest version of its National Security Strategy.

The White House Blog entry on the report says:

The National Security Strategy is guided by a clear understanding of our increasingly interconnected world where the free flow of information, people and goods continues to accelerate at an unprecedented pace promising new opportunities while simultaneously posing challenges that no longer recognize borders: global networks of terrorists and criminals, threats in space and cyberspace, a degrading climate, and technologies with tremendous destructive power. The response systems and international architecture of the 20th century, designed for another time, are buckling under the weight of these new threats. Currently, these realities describe the world as it is.

Throughout American history, we have risen to such moments of transition and faced new challenges head on to help shape a world of greater security and prosperity. The National Security Strategy is a blueprint for pursuing the world that we seek by outlining a strategy to rebuild our foundations, promote a just and sustainable international order, strengthen and integrate national capabilities, all while advancing American interests, security, prosperities, and universal values.

From ensuring strong alliances, which are the foundation of U.S., regional and global security, to leveraging American leadership to encourage sustained international cooperation to address global issues, America has the tools to face the national security challenges of the 21st century while holding true to the universal values our nation has stood for since its founding.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 05-21-2010

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· Connecting with Kabul: The Importance of the Wolesi Jirga Election and Local Political Networks in Afghanistan

Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
· The Responsibility to Prevent: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies for Operationalisation

Atlantic Council
· NATO 2020 Group of Experts Report

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· The India-China Relationship: A Tempered Rivalry?

Baker Institute
· Diplopedia Imagined: Building State’s Diplomacy Wiki

Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School
· Reducing and Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: Country Perspectives on the Challenges to Nuclear Disarmament

Brookings Institution
· Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated May 19, 2010 and archive]

· China’s Midterm Jockeying: Gearing Up for 2012 (Part 2: Cabinet Ministers)

o Part 1
· Non-Proliferation and the Nuclear “Renaissance”: The Contribution and Responsibilities of the Nuclear Industry
· U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Center for American Progress
· Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy

· The Oil Disaster Is a Health Disaster, Too How to Protect Public Health in the Aftermath of Major Disasters

Center for a New American Security
· America’s Extended Hand: Assessing the Obama Administration’s Global Engagement Strategy

Center for International Policy
· Fallacies of High-Tech Fixes for Border Security

Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· 2009 Inventory of International Nonproliferation Organizations & Regimes

· Delegitimizing Nuclear Weapons: Examining the Validity of Nuclear Deterrence
· Reducing and Regulating Tactical (Nonstrategic) Nuclear Weapons in Europe: Moving Forward?

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· No. 74: Obama's Nuclear Policy: Limited Change

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· AirSea Battle: A Point-of-Departure Operational Concept

o Briefing slides

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Building U.S. Diplomatic Capacity for Global Health

· Department of Defense, State Department, USAID, and NSC Reporting on the Afghan War

· European Defense Trends: Annotated Brief

· Issues in International Political Economy - Reality Comes to the Fore - May 2010 - Number 125
· Policy Brief Case Study: The OSCE and the 2010 Crisis in Kyrgyzstan
· Saudi Arabia and Gulf Security

Center for Technology and National Security Policy
· Bio-Inspired Innovation and National Security

Century Foundation
· The Role of Infrastructure Investment in Economic Growth

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o H.R. 5136 – To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2011 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2011, and for other purposes [May 19, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Afghanistan Reconstruction Oversight

· Oversight on the Compact of Free Association with the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI)

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Viewpoints on Homeland Security: A Discussion with the 9/11 Commissioners

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
· Deepwater Horizon: Oil Spill Prevention and Response Measures, and Natural Resource Impacts

· Implementation of the Pipeline Inspection, Protection, Enforcement and Safety Act of 2006 and Reauthorization of the Pipeline Safety Program
· Too Much For Too Little: Finding the Cost-Risk Balance

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation
· Response Efforts to the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· The New START Treaty

· After the Earthquake: Empowering Haiti to Rebuild Better

· The History and Lessons of START

· NATO: Report of the Group of Experts

Congress. Senate. Homeland & Governmental Affairs Committee
· Gulf Coast Catastrophe: Assessing the Nation's Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

· Counternarcotics Contracts in Latin America
· Balancing Act: Efforts to Right-Size the Federal Employee-to-Contractor Mix

Congress. Senate. Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
· History of Inaugurations

Congress. Senate. Select Intelligence Committee
· Unclassified Executive Summary of the Committee Report on the Attempted Terrorist Attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· The Economic and Budget Outlook

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

Department of Defense
· Cyber Security

· Law Enforcement Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) System -eGuardian
· US Cyber Command Fact Sheet

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2010-058 Selected Controls for Information Assurance at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency

· D-2010-059 Contingency Contracting: A Framework for Reform

Department of Justice, National Gang Center
· History of Street Gangs in the United States

EU Institute for Security Studies
· The Prospects for Security Cooperation in the Persian Gulf

· The Trilateral Iranian Nuclear Agreement: Shell Games, International Style

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: Policies and Procedures for Preparing Public Health Products Should Be Strengthened, GAO-10-741T [testimony]
· Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: Policies and Procedures for Public Health Product Preparation Should Be Strengthened, GAO-10-449 ht
· Aviation Security: Efforts to Validate TSA's Passenger Screening Behavior Detection Program Underway, but Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Validation and Address Operational Challenges, GAO-10-763

· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: An Appropriate Methodology Is Needed for Determining Administrative Costs Attributable to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, GAO-10-610R · Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: DHS Needs to Conclude Negotiations and Finalize Regulations to Implement Federal Immigration Law, GAO-10-671T [testimony]
· Debt Management: Treasury Was Able to Fund Economic Stabilization and Recovery Expenditures in a Short Period of Time, but Debt Management Challenges Remain, GAO-10-498
· Defense Acquisitions: Observations on Weapon Program Performance and Acquisition Reforms, GAO-10-706T [testimony]

· Information Security: Veterans Affairs Needs to Resolve Long-Standing Weaknesses, GAO-10-727T [testimony]
· Nonprofit Sector: Treatment and Reimbursement of Indirect Costs Vary among Grants, and Depend Significantly on Federal, State, and Local Government Practices, GAO-10-477

Heritage Foundation
· The Federal Response to the Oil Spill: Lessons to Be Learned

· The Interdependence of National Security and National Sovereignty

· SBInet: Homeland Security Should Not Abandon Border Security Technology

· Ten Recommendations for the Cameron Administration on NATO and the EU
· Treating Terrorism Solely as a Law Enforcement Matter – Not Miranda – Is the Problem
· US Coast Guard Budget Cuts: The Wrong Direction to Take

Homeland Security Institute
· The Internet as a Terrorist Tool for Recruitment and Radicalization of Youth

Human Rights Foundation
· “We’ll Tie You Up and Shoot You”: Lack of Accountability for Political Violence in Burundi

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· ISIS Analysis of Main Committee Draft Reports

Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
· Checkmating the Resurgence of Oil Violence in the Niger Delta of Nigeria

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

· Fact Sheet: Government Formation in Iraq
· Iraq – Order of Battle (May 2010)

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
· Internal Displacement Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2009

International Crisis Group
· The Rule of Law in Independent Kosovo

· Somalia’s Divided Islamists

· Timor-Leste: Oecusse and the Indonesian Border

· War Crimes in Sri Lanka

International Monetary Foundation (IMF)
· Fiscal Stimulus and Credibility in Emerging Countries

· International Transmission of Bank and Corporate Distress

International Relations and Security Network
· Hungarian 'Provocation' Irks Slovakia

· Intel Brief: The Chad Withdrawal
· New Beginnings in the Balkans?
· Obama’s Drone Handicap
· Rerouting Logistics in Afghanistan
· Thai Army Moves in for the Kill
· Turkish-Azerbaijani Gas Deal Postponed
· A World on the Margin

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, May 20, 2010, v. 8, no. 20

o The Asian Tigers -- The New Face of the Punjabi Taliban
o Muqtada al-Sadr Calls for a New Role for the Jaysh al-Mahdi Militia in Iraq
o Renegade Generals Threaten Unity of South Sudan's SPLA as Independence Referendum Approaches

National Academies Press
· Advancing the Science of Climate Change

· Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change

· Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
· NATO 2020: Assured Security; Dynamic Engagement: Analysis and Recommendations of the Group of Experts on a New Strategic Concept for NATO

Norwegian Refugee Council
· Confusion and Palava: The Logic of Land Encroachment in Lofa County, Liberia

· Not Displaced, Out-of-Place - Education of IDP Children in Georgia

Pakistan Security Research Unit (PSRU)
· PSRU Brief # 57. Socio Economic Cost of Terrorism: A Case Study of Pakistan

Program for Culture & Conflict Studies
· The Culture and Conflict Review, Spring 2010, v. 4. No. 1

o COIN: Theory & Practice
o Ridicule as a Tool for IO/PSYOPS in Afghanistan by Michael Cohn and Paul Sims
o Understanding the Problem in Afghanistan: A Plan for Stability by Nathan A. Minami
o Revisiting COIN in Basra by Glen Segell
o What Would Caesar Say? Modern Warfare through Classical Eyes by James Spencer
o The Iraq Invasion, Seven Years Later: Rebuilding Iraq, Rethinking Iran
o The Political Economy of Iraq's Growing Oil Power: A Crucial Phase by Sabri Zire Al-Saadi
o WMD Intelligence Analysis of Lessons from Iraq to Iran: Only dot the I’s – don’t cross the T’s by Glen Segell o International Economic Influence on Iranian Behavior: An Analysis by Lt Col Robert S. Renfro and David A. Anderson
o Diplomacy & Tribal Politics
o Cold Snap: Hillary, Ottawa, and the Inuit by Barry Zellen

· Cultural Themes in Messages from Top Air Force Leaders, 2005-2008

· Deterrence and First-Strike Stability in Space: A Preliminary Assessment htt
· The Development of China’s Air Force Capabilities (Testimony)
· Potential Effects of Chinese Aerospace Capabilities on US Air Force Operations (Testimony)

Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies
· The Politics of the Futenma Base Issue in Okinawa: Relocation Negotiations in 1995-1997, 2005-2006

Secretary of Defense/Joint Staff Freedom of Information Reading Rooms
· Experimental Programs for Mind Control or Behavioral Modification Purposes

· Foreign Military Sales 1950 - 1998

Small Wars Journal
· The Hidden Engagement: Interpreters

· The Jones Insurgency Model: A Tool for the Prevention and Resolution of Insurgency
· Leveraging Legitimacy: A Key Tool in Population-Centric Counterinsurgency
· “Partnership ‘Till it Hurts”: The Use of Fusion Cells to Establish Unity of Effort Between SOF (Yin) and Conventional Forces (Yang)

Stimson Center
· Local Contours of Security in Afghanistan

Strategic Studies Institute
· Implications of a Changing NATO

· Sufism in Northern Nigeria: A Force for Counter-Radicalization?

TRAC Reports
· As Terrorism Prosecutions Decline, Extent of Threat Remains Unclear

UN Conference on Trade and Development
· Review of Maritime Transport 2009

US Institute of Peace
· Fighting Corruption in Security Sector Reform

· Lebanon‘s Evolving Relationship with Syria
· On the Issues: Iran Sanctions
· On the Issues: Sinking of South Korea's Naval Vessel

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Analyzing the New UN Sanctions Proposal on Iran

· Confronting a Resilient al-Qaeda: The U.S. Strategic Response
· Lessons from the Iran Nuclear Developments
· The New British Government, the 'Special Relationship,' and the Middle East

White House
· First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Presidential Directive on Military Families

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

CSBA report on AirSea Battle

FYI - new report from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Main report - AirSea Battle: A Point-of-Departure Operational Concept, by Jan van Tol with Mark Gunzinger, Andrew Krepinevich and Jim Thomas
Briefing slides
Press Release

Overview [
from website]
The report provides a detailed assessment of how potent anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities will likely make traditional US power projection operations increasingly risky and costly in the future. Using the Western Pacific Theater of Operations (WPTO) as the most stressing potential case, it explores how the United States and its allies could employ a candidate AirSea Battle operational concept to maintain a stable military balance in the Western Pacific.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 05-14-2010

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE?: Assessing the Sustainability of Current Reductions in Opium Production in Afghanistan

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· It's Payback Time: The United States and Germany are Debating a Financial Institution Fee

American Security Project
· Ordinary Measures, Extraordinary Results: An Assessment of Foiled Plots Since 9/11

Atlantic Council
· A Realistic and Balanced US Electric Power Generation Portfolio

· Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [updated May 12, 2010 and archives]

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· The Past as Prologue: Sustaining Canadian Capacity for Defence, Diplomacy and Development

· POLL - The Future of the Canadian Military After Afghanistan
· Reinventing CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Nuclear Industry and Strengthened Safeguards [Abolition Debate series part 8 of 8]

· Is a Regional Strategy Viable in Afghanistan?
· Russia’s Neglected Energy Reserves

Center for a New American Security
· Leverage: Designing a Political Campaign for Afghanistan

Center for American Progress
· Governance in Afghanistan—Looking Ahead to What We Leave Behind

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)
· Homeland Security Affairs (HSA) Journal, May 2010, v. 6, no. 2

o Homeland Security-Related Education and the Private Liberal Arts College
o Homeland Security: An Aristotelian Approach to Professional Development
o Partnership in Progress: A Model for Development of a Homeland Security Graduate Degree Program
o Development of an Outcomes-Based Undergraduate Curriculum in Homeland Security
o No Dark Corners: A Different Answer to Insider Threats
o Firefighters and Information Sharing: Smart Practice or Bad Idea?
o Letter to the Editor: Twelve Questions Answered

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· A 12-Step Recovery Plan for the US-Japan Alliance

· From Conflict to Pandemics
· Responding to Change on the Korean Peninsula
· Transnational Threats Update March-April 2010, v. 8, no. 2
· US Withdrawal and Iraqi Security Forces
· Violence in the North Caucasus

Centre for European Reform
· NATO, New Allies and Reassurance

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o H.R. 5136 [DoD appropriations - various]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· A DHS Intelligence Enterprise: Still Just a Vision or Reality?

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Reserve component programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Sudan: A Critical Moment for the CPA, Darfur and the Region

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs
· Iran Sanctions: Why Does the U.S. Government Do Business With Companies Doing Business in Iran?

· Stafford Act Reform: Sharper Tools for a Smarter Recovery

Department of Defense
· SPO-2010-002 Review of Intra-Theater Transportation Planning, Capabilities, and Execution for the Drawdown from Iraq

Department of State
· Memorandum of Understanding to Enhance Cooperation on Climate Change, Energy and Environment between U.S. and China

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Annual Energy Outlook 2010

European Interagency Security Forum (EISF)
· Crisis Management of Critical Incidents

Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO)
· Net Generation Guide

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Can the United States Do Grand Strategy?

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Defense Infrastructure: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Navy's Basing Decision Process and DOD Oversight, GAO-10-482

· Defense Management: DOD Needs to Determine the Future of Its Horn of Africa Task Force, GAO-10-504 · Depot Maintenance: Improved Strategic Planning Needed to Ensure That Air Force Depots Can Meet Future Maintenance Requirements, GAO-10-526
· Firms Reported to Have Commercial Activity in the Iranian Energy Sector and U.S. Government Contracts, GAO-10-639R
· Foreign Assistance: U.S. Assistance to the West Bank and Gaza for Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009, GAO-10-623R
· Iran Sanctions: Firms Reported to Have Commercial Activity in the Iranian Energy Sector and U.S. Government Contracts, GAO-10-721T [testimony]
· Maritime Security: Varied Actions Taken to Enhance Cruise Ship Security, but Some Concerns Remain, GAO-10-400
· Palestinian Authority: U.S. Assistance Is Training and Equipping Security Forces, but the Program Needs to Measure Progress and Faces Logistical Constraints, GAO-10-505

Heritage Foundation
· Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Does the Federal Government Share Responsibility?

· Managing Alliances in an Upside-Down World
· Massive Oil Spill Makes Case for Reversing Obama Coast Guard Cuts
· Performance Based Logistics: Making the Military More Efficient
· Ten Recommendations for the Next British Secretary of State of Defense
· Times Square Terror Plot: The Right Formula for Stopping Terrorism Has Not Changed

Human Rights Watch
· Costly and Unfair: Flaws in US Immigration Detention Policy

· “I Lost Everything”: Israel's Unlawful Destruction of Property during Operation Cast Lead
· Making Kampala Count: Advancing the Global Fight against Impunity at the ICC Review Conference

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses
· Advantages of Including Munitions Items in the SCOMET List

· How India and the United Kingdom Can Cooperate on Nuclear and Radiological Security

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· NPT RevCon Main Committee draft reports

· Update: U.S. Extradition Request Denied in France for Alleged Iranian Military Parts Smuggler

Institute for Security Studies
· The Justice Sector Afterthought: Witness Protection in Africa

· Workshop Report Climate Change and Transboundary Water Resource Conflicts in Africa

Institute for the Study of War
· Fact Sheet: Ibrahim al-Jaafari

International Crisis Group
· A Force in Fragments: Reconstituting the Afghan National Army

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· From Stimulus to Consolidation - Revenue and Expenditure Policies in Advanced and Emerging Economies

· Greece: Staff Report for Review under Stand-By Arrangement
· The Linkage between the Oil and Non-oil Sectors--A Panel VAR Approach
· Recoveries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan: Have Macroeconomic Policies Been Effective?

International Relations and Security Network
· Costs of War: Days of Oil and Fertilizer

· The Iranian Impasse
· Nuclear ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’
· A Parade of East-West Opportunities
· Unanswered Questions Five Years After Andijon

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, v. 10, no. 10, May 13, 2010

o Kim Jong-Il's Secret Visit to Beijing
o Shifting Sands in the Gulf: The Iran Calculus in China-Saudi Arabia Relations
o China's "Charm Offensive" Loses Momentum in Southeast Asia [Part II]
o Missile Developments in China, India and Pakistan: A Burgeoning Missile Race
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 8, no. 19, May 13, 2010

o Al-Qaeda Infiltration of the Western Sahara's Polisario Movement
o What Kind of Relations Does Egypt's Islamic Group Seek With Cairo's Al-Azhar?
o Breaking Yemen Apart: Al-Qaeda Exploits Social Divisions to Further its Agenda

National Defense University (NDU)
· Prism, June 2010, v. 1, no. 3

o Elevating Development Assistance by J. Brian Atwood
o From Deploying Individuals to Deploying Departments by Robert Polk and Merriam Mashatt
o Do Three Ds Make an F? The Limits of "Defense, Diplomacy, and Development" by Ethan B. Kapstein
o Weak States and Security Assistance by Derek S. Reveron
o Yemen: Primer and Prescriptions by Barbara K. Bodine
o Updating the Commander's Toolbox: New Tools for Operationalizing the Law of Armed Conflict by Laurie R. Blank and Amos N. Guiora
o Getting the Next War Right: Beyond Population-centric Warfare by Thomas A. Marks, Sebastian L.v. Gorka, and Robert Sharp
o Military Planning Systems and Stability Operations by William J. Gregor
o War in Complex Environments: The Technological Dimension by Martin van Creveld
o Mindanao: A Community-based Approach to Counterinsurgency by William A. Stuebner and Richard Hirsch
o Lessons from USDA in Iraq and Afghanistan Edited by Bernard Carreau
o An Interview with Peter Pace

National Academies Press
· Review of the Department of Defense Enhanced Particulate Matter Surveillance Program Report [free download but registration required]

· Testing of Body Armor Materials for Use by the U.S. Army--Phase II: Letter Report [free download but registration required]

Naval War College
· Naval War College Review, Summer 2010, v. 63, no. 3

o The Next Geographical Pivot: The Russian Arctic in the Twenty-first Century - Caitlyn L. Antrim
o Chinese Missile Strategy and the U.S. Naval Presence in Japan - Toshi Yoshihara
o The Zumwalt-Class Destroyer: A Technology "Bridge" Shaping the Navy after Next - George V. Galdorisi and Scott C. Truver
o The Strategic Implications of Obscurants - Thomas J. Culora
o S-2: Options for the Pakistan Navy - Commander Muhammad Azam Khan, Pakistant Navy (Retired)
o Prospects for Indian and Pakistani Arms Control and Confidence-Building Measures - Feroz Hassan Khan
o Naval Vessel Traffic Services: Enhancing the Safety of Merchant Shipping in Maritime Security Operations - Lieutenant Dr. Ir. F. J. Sluiman and Commander Ph. H. de Koning, Royal Netherlands Navy Reserve
o Maritime Information-Sharing Strategy: A Realistic Approach for the American Continent and the Caribbean - Commander Alberto A. Soto, Chilean Navy
o Sir Quinlan: Nuclear Zealot for Moderation - Henry Sokolski

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
· Measuring and Monitoring Armed Violence: Goals, Targets and Indicators

Office of National Drug Control Policy
· 2010 National Drug Control Strategy

Optimization Online
· Multi-Criterion Robust and Stochastic Dominance-Constrained Models with Application to Budget Allocation in Homeland Security

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
· Space Debris

· Pakistan: Can the United States Secure an Insecure State?

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
· Indian Naval Effectiveness for National Growth

Save the Children
· Assessment Report of IDPs Residing in District D.I. Khan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Small Wars Journal
· An Afghan Story

· Building Professional and Personal Relationships in Counterinsurgency Environments
· The Logic and Method of Collaborative Design
· Mission Assessment in Complex Operations: Canadian Lessons from Afghanistan
· Trust: Central to Success in Partnered Operations

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
· China and Nuclear Arms Control: Current Positions and Future Policies

Strategic Studies Institute
· Crime, Violence, and the Crisis in Guatemala: A Case Study in the Erosion of the State

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
· Human Security, Today and Tomorrow

· Investing in Human Security for a Future State

· Migration and Human Development: Opportunities and Challenges

University of Central Florida
· Disaster Resilient Universities Survey Results

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
· First Quarterly Report on the Civilian Assistance Program in Pakistan

U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission
· Capability of the People's Republic of China to Conduct Cyber Warfare and Computer Network Exploitation

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· The Afghan Peace Jirga: Ensuring that Women are at the Peace Table

· Finding Common Ground: Kirkuk as a Special Governorate
· Group Inequality and Conflict: Some Insights for Peacebuilding
· The International Donors’ Conference and Support for Haiti’s Future
· Is Nigeria a Hotbed of Islamic Extremism?
· The Link Between DDR and SSR in Conflict-Affected Countries
· The Road to Successful Transition in Afghanistan: From Here to the December 2010 Review
· Why Youth Join al-Qaeda

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Changing the Paradigm of U.S. Assistance to Egypt: Alternatives to the 'Endowment' Idea

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

· Context Matters: Latino Immigrant Civic Engagement in Nine U.S. Cities

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 05-07-2010

AEI Critical Threats
· Determining the Enemy: Examining a Potential Operational Link between Times Square Attack and Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP)

· Pakistan

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
· Nation-Building Is Not for All; The Politics of Education

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· Speaking from the Evidence: Governance, Justice and Development [Policy notes Kabul Conference]

Army War College
· Brazil's National Defense Strategy – A Deeping of Civilian Control

Atlantic Council
· STRATCON 2010: An Alliance for a Global Century

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· A Natural Power: Challenges for Australia's Resources Diplomacy in Asia

· Coming to America: The Rise of Al Qaeda Affiliate Groups

· IASC Framework on Durable Solutions for IDPs
· Is a World Without Nuclear Weapons Really Possible?
· Southwest Border Partners: U.S. - Mexico Cooperation on Security, Law Enforcement, and Commerce
· Strategies for Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· Canada-US Relations at 150

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· From Violence to Moderation: Al-Jama’a al-Islamiya and al-Jihad

· The Role of the Public [Abolition Debate series part 7 of 8]

· War in Saada: From Local Insurrection to National Challenge

Center for a New American Security
· Leverage: Designing a Political Campaign for Afghanistan

Center for American Progress
· The Iraq War Ledger: A Tabulation of the Human, Financial, and Strategic Costs

Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· The U.S.-India Reprocessing Agreement and Its Implications

Center for Security Policy
· The Oil Leak's Silver Lining?

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· No. 73: Rising India: Challenges and Constraints

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· CSIS-EKEM Policy Report Number Two

· Responding to Change on the Korean Peninsula: Impediments to U.S.–South Korea–China Coordination

Center for the Study of Intelligence
· On Thinking and Writing: Cognitive Science and Intelligence Analysis

Center for Terrorism Law
· Pace Law Review, 2010, v. 30, no. 2, p. 340-363

o Efficacy of the Obama Policies to Combat Al-Qa’eda, the Taliban, and Associated Forces – the First Year by Jeffrey F. Addicott

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program
· The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, 2010, v. 8, no. 1,

o On Initiative Groups and Presidential Elections: Shifting State-Society Relations in Uzbekistan
o The Afghan Issue in the Politics of Eurasian Great Powers: Russia, China, India and Iran
o Reassessing a “New Great Game” between India and China in Central Asia
o The Fedayeen of the Reich: Muslims, Islam and Collaborationism During World War II
o From a Junken City to a Showcase City: The Formation and Development of the City of Shihezi in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China
o Sustaining the Dragon, Dodging the Eagle and Barring the Bear? Assessing the Role and Importance of Central Asia in Chinese National Strategy
o Energy Security Strategy Towards the Caspian Sea Region
o Great Power Politics: India’s Absence from Ideological Energy Diplomacy in Central Asia
o The Petroleum Legal Framework of Iran: History, Trends and the Way Ahead
o Re-thinking Europe’s Gas Supplies After the 2009 Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· Strategic Warning and the Role of Intelligence: Lessons Learned From The 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia

Centre for European Reform
· Should the Nabucco Pipeline Project be Shelved?

Chatham House
· Revolution in Kyrgyzstan - Again

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Another Crossroads? Professional Military Education Two Decades After the Goldwater-Nichols Act and the Skelton Panel

· Hearings
o Developments in security and stability in Afghanistan [May 5, 2010]

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· Deepwater Horizon Rig Oil Spill

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· The Future of U.S. International Nuclear Cooperation

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation
· America Wins When America COMPETES: Building a High-Tech Workforce

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· The Meaning of Marjah

· Sudan: A Critical Moment for the CPA, Darfur and the Region

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
· Work-Life Programs: Attracting, Retaining and Empowering the Federal Workforce

· Terrorists and Guns: The Nature of the Threat and Proposed Reforms

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· US Fiscal Policy After the Financial Crisis and Recession

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· Pakistan's New Generation of Terrorists

· The Risk of Greek Contagion

Department of Defense (DOD)
· DoD Instruction 1340.09, Hostile Fire Pay and Imminent Danger Pay, April 20, 2010

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2010-056 U.S. European Command Civilian Staffing Process

Department of Energy (DOE)
· Declassification of Certain Characteristics of the United States Nuclear Weapon Stockpile

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
· OIG-10-77 - Information Technology Management Letter for the United States Coast Guard Component of the FY 2009 DHS Integrated Audit

· OIG-10-80 - The Responsibilities of the Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement
· OIG-10-81 - NPSC Preparedness for Large-Scale Disasters

Department of Justice
· Statistics on Unsealed International Terrorism and Terrorism-Related Convictions

Department of State
· Foreign Relations of the United States [FRUS] 1969-1976, Volume XIX, Part 1, Korea, 1969-1972

Department of the Treasury
· Report on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Securities at End-June 2009

Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
· National Broadband Plan

Federal Financial Institutes Examination Council
· FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual

Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Advisory Committee (Dept of Justice)
· Fire Service Integration for Fusion Centers: An Appendix to the Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Afghanistan's Security Environment, GAO-10-613R

· Defense Acquisitions: Strong Leadership Is Key to Planning and Executing Stable Weapon Programs, GAO-10-522

· Secure Border Initiative: DHS Has Faced Challenges Deploying Technology and Fencing Along the Southwest Border, GAO-10-651T [testimony]
· Terrorist Watchlist Screening: FBI Has Enhanced Its Use of Information from Firearm and Explosives Background Checks to Support Counterterrorism Efforts, GAO-10-703T [testimony]

· Warfighter Support: Improvements to DOD's Urgent Needs Processes Would Enhance Oversight and Expedite Efforts to Meet Critical Warfighter Needs, GAO-10-460

Heritage Foundation
· 30 Terrorist Plots Foiled: How the System Worked

· An Independent Assessment of New START Treaty

· Defending Freedom Is a Choice

· Five Reasons Not to Support a Bailout of Greece

· Gulf Oil Spill: Washington’s Response Should Not Preclude Future Exploration
· Times Square Terror Plot: The Right Formula for Stopping Terrorism Has Not Changed
· Yo-Ho-Ho and a Battle of … Mao Tai?

Human Rights Watch
· Costly and Unfair: Flaws in US Immigration Detention Policy

· Fields of Peril: Child Labor in US Agriculture

· A Media Minefield: Increased Threats to Freedom of Expression in Uganda
· Turning Critics into Criminals: The Human Rights Consequences of Criminal Defamation Law in Indonesia

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
· Anti-Naxal Operations: Employment of Armed Forces

· Humanitarian Diplomacy & Failed States: Case Study of the WFP Operations in Somalia

Institute for the Study of War
· De-Ba’athification Commission Disqualifications: Critical Vote Thresholds for the Iraqiyyah List

· Fact Sheet: Key Terrorist Groups in Pakistan

International Council on Security and Development (ICOS)
· Operation Moshtarak: Lessons Learned

· Nicaragua: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

International Crisis Group
· Cote d’Ivoire: Securing the Electoral Process

· Philippines: Pre-election Tensions in Central Mindanao

· Sudan: Regional Perspectives on the Prospect of Southern Independence

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Stability: Automatic Stabilizers Work, Always and Everywhere

· Managing the Exit: Lessons from Japan's Reversal of Unconventional Monetary Policy

International Relations and Security Network
· China, Pakistan Boost Nuclear Ties

· Chaos and Crisis in Nepal
· Costs of War: NPT Enmity
· Militarily Defining Post-Soviet Space

International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
· COIN Common Sense: An Afghan Perspective, April 2010

o Partnering: What You Need to Know to Stay on Track
o Get to Know...Afghan Culture
o An Afghan Perspective
o 10 Partnering Principles You Need to Consider When Working with ANSF
o Ran, Respect & Partnering
o Afghan National Army Ranks
o Afghan National Police Ranks

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, May 6, 2010, v. 8, no. 18

o Rashid Rauf and the New York City Subway Bombing Plot
o The Succession Question: The Islamic State of Iraq Searches for New Leaders
o Pakistan's Ongoing Azm-e-Nau-3 Military Exercises Define Strategic Priorities

National Academies Press
· National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces: Letter Report [free download but registration required]

National Security Archive
· Cracking Open the Soviet Biological Weapons System, 1990

· Former Guatemalan Soldier Arrested for Alleged Role in Dos Erres Massacre

· Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen: The Huthi Phenomenon

· Would-be Warriors: Incidents of Jihadist Terrorist Radicalization in the United States Since September 11, 2001

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
· The British Defence and Security Election Survey

Security & Defence Agenda
· The New Global Security Landscape: 10 Recommendations from the 2010 Security Jam

Small Wars Journal
· Design and the Prospects of a US Military Renaissance

· The Future of Terrorism: Mass Hostage Taking in Russia and Mumbai

START - National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
· Background Report: Terrorist Attacks in New York City

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· Decisionmaking In Operation IRAQI FREEDOM: The Strategic Shift of 2007

· Towards a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy for Success: Employing Talent

United States Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute
· Mass Atrocity Response Operations: A Military Planning Handbook

U.S. Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
· ANA Garrison at Gamberi Appears Well Built Overall but Some Construction Issues Need to Be Addressed

· ANA Garrison at Kunduz Does Not Meet All Quality and Oversight Requirements; Serious Soil Issues Need to Be Addressed
· SIGAR Quarterly Report to the United States Congress, April 2010

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· The International Donors’ Conference and Support for Haiti’s Future

· Is Nigeria a Hotbed of Islamic Extremism?

· The Link Between DDR and SSR in Conflict-Affected Countries
· Nuclear Weapon-Free Zones as a New Deterrent?

· Why Youth Join al-Qaeda

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Iran Gets Negative Reviews in Iraq, Even from Shiites

· It's Not the Scuds, It's Support for the Resistance
· Proximity Talks: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back