Sunday, February 28, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 02-26-2010

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· Between Patronage and Rebellion: Student Politics in Afghanistan

American Enterprise Institute - Critical Threats Project
· The FATA Conflict after South Waziristan: Pakistan’s War against Militants Continues in Orakzai, Kurram, Bajaur, and North Waziristan

Arms Sales Monitoring Project
· Missile Watch, February 2010, v. 3, no. 1

Army War College
· Information as Power: An Anthology of Selected United States Army War College Student Papers

· v. 4
· v. 3
· v. 2

· v. 1
· Parameters, Winter 2009-2010, v. 39, no. 4

o “What’s the Matter with Being a Strategist (Now)? by Charles P. Moore
o “The Cultural Imperative for Professional Military Education and Leader Development” by Allison Abbe and Stanley M. Halpin
o “The NFP Strategic Leader” by R. Craig Bullis
o “A Historical Basis for Force Requirements in Counterinsurgency” by Steven M. Goode
o “The Role of the Military in Presidential Politics” by Steve Corbett and Michael J. Davidson
o “The Engagement of Military Voice” by Charles D. Allen and Breena E. Coates
o “Contractors as Military Professionals?” by Gary Schaub, Jr., and Volker Franke
o “In Search of the Art and Science of Strategic Communication” by Dennis M. Murphy

Australian Government
· Counter-Terrorism White Paper, Securing Australia – Protecting our Community

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Here to Help: Strengthening the Defence Role in Australian Disaster Management

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

o Archive

· If China Stops Buying our Debt, Will Calamity Follow?

· Toughing it Out in Afghanistan

· War Games: America's Army

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
· Arsenal’s End? American Power and the Global Defense Industry

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· No. 68 - Finland: Crisis Management and Territorial Defence

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· Why AirSea Battle?

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Agricultural Productivity in Changing Rural Worlds

· Barriers to Reconciliation in Iraq: Tensions Between Sunnis, Shi’Ites, and Kurds, and the Role of External Powers
· El Trafico Ilicito en el Corredor Mesoamericano
· Russia-Europe Energy Relations: Implications for U.S. Policy

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress
· Mobilizing NATO for Afghanistan & Pakistan: An Assessment of Alliance Capabilities

Centre for Social Cohesion
· Blood & Honour: Britain's Far-Right Militants

Chicago Council on Global Affairs
· Engaging Religious Communities Abroad: A New Imperative for U.S. Foreign Policy

China Security
· China Security, 2010, Issue 16 -
The Limits of Partnership: China, NATO and the Afghan War

Command and Control Research Program
· C2 Journal , v. 4, no. 2 -
Knowledge Sharing as a Contingency in the Design of Counterterrorism Organizations by Mark E. Nissen and Tara A. Leweling
· C2 Journal , v. 4, no. 1

o Special Issue: "Agility and Interoperability for 21st Century Command and Control"
o Semantic Service Discovery for Interoperability in Tactical Military Networks
o Frank T. Johnsen, Marianne Rustad, Trude Hafsøe, and Anders Eggen
o A Behavioral Model of Team Sensemaking
o Ellen Powers, Frank Stech, and Kevin Burns
o Implications of Operationalizing a Comprehensive Approach:
o Defining What Interagency Interoperability Really Means
o Andrew P. Williams
o Formalization and Agility in Military Headquarters Planning
o Alexander Kalloniatis and Iain Macleod

Combined Arms Research Library
· Nafziger Collection of Orders of Battle [compilation of orders of battle from 1600 to 1945]

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Private Sector Perspectives on Department of Defense Information Technology and Cybersecurity Activities [February 25, 2010]
o Defense Acquisition Reform Panel – Expert Perspectives on Managing the Defense Acquisition System and the Defense Acquisition Workforce [February 25, 2010]
o Energy Management and Initiatives on Military Installations. [February 24, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Requests – Air Force, Army and Navy

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee
· Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Drinking Water: Risks to Human Health and the Environment

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Oversight: Hard Lessons Learned in Iraq and Benchmarks for Future Reconstruction Efforts

· Promoting Security Through Diplomacy and Development: The Fiscal Year 2011 International Affairs Budget

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Is the Medical Community Ready if Disaster or Terrorism Strikes: Closing the Gap in Medical Surge Capacity

· Flight 253: Learning Lessons from an Averted Tragedy
· Furthering the Mission or Having Fun: Lax Travel Policies Cost DHS Missions

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Contracting in a Counterinsurgency: An Examination of the Blackwater-Paravant Contract and the Need for Oversight

· Operation Moshtarak in Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
· Aviation Safety: One Year After the Crash of Flight 3407

· Cybersecurity: Next Steps to Protect Our Critical Infrastructure

· Improving Energy Efficiency Through Technology and Communications Innovation

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Foreign Policy Priorities in the FY11 International Affairs Budget

· Afghan Women and Girls: Building the Future of Afghanistan
· Examining the U.S.- Nigeria Relationship in a Time of Transition

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
· Interagency Contracts (Part 1): Overview and Recommendations for Reform

· Countdown to Census Day: Progress Report on the Census Bureau’s Preparation for Enumeration
· Blue, Gold and Green: How Delaware State and Local Governments are Cutting Their Energy Costs

Department of Defense
· Directive-Type Memorandum DTM 09-026 - Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-based Capabilities

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
· Chair's Report: Trans-Pacific Symposium on Dismantling Transnational Illicit Networks

Eldis Gateway to Development and Environment Information
· Promoting Peace and Democracy Through Security Sector Reform

Foreign Policy
· Foreign Policy, March/April 2010 The New Rules of War by John Arquilla

· War Games

Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior (FRIDE)
· Transatlantic Policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan in Obama Year One: Missed Opportunities

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Aviation Safety: Preliminary Information on Aircraft Icing and Winter Operations, GAO-10-441T [testimony]

· Coast Guard: Observations on the Requested Fiscal Year 2011 Budget, Past Performance, and Current Challenges, GAO-10-411T [testimony]

· Coast Guard: Service Has Taken Steps to Address Historic Personnel Problems, but It Is too Soon to Assess the Impact of These Efforts, GAO-10-268R
· Combating Nuclear Terrorism: Actions Needed to Better Prepare to Recover from Possible Attacks Using Radiological or Nuclear Materials, GAO-10-204
· Defense Acquisitions: Missile Defense Transition Provides Opportunity to Strengthen Acquisition Approach, GAO-10-311

· DOD Assessments of Supplier-Base Availability for Future Defense Needs, GAO-10-317R

· Emergency Preparedness: FEMA Faces Challenges Integrating Community Preparedness Programs into Its Strategic Approach, GAO-10-193

· Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Report of the United States Government

· Military Personnel: Additional Actions Are Needed to Strengthen DOD's and the Coast Guard's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Programs, GAO-10-215

· Military Personnel: DOD's and the Coast Guard's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Programs Need to Be Further Strengthened, GAO-10-405T [testimony]

Heritage Foundation
· The 2011 Defense Budget: Inadequate and Full of Inconsistencies

· After the Christmas Day Bomber: Staying on Offense in the War on Terror
· Brazilian Retaliation Against U.S. Trade Violations: A Signal for Reform
· Building a Robust National Defense
· The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2009: A Start, But Not Nearly Enough

· The FY 2011 Homeland Security Budget: Spending Doesn't Match the Missions
· Meeting Taiwan's Self-Defense Needs

· More Charm than Harm: Lessons from China's Economic Offensive in Southeast Asia
· President's Yucca Policy Inconsistent with Nuclear Rhetoric
· Russian Anti-Americanism: A Priority Target for U.S. Public Diplomacy
· U.S. Coast Guard at Risk: Modernization Plans Sinking Under Budget Constraints

· The U.S. Should Set Rigorous Standards for U.N. Aid to North Korea

Institute for National Security Studies - Israel
· Middle East Military Forces Database

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)
· Democracy and Human Rights in Venezuela

International Crisis Group
· Abkhazia: Deepening Dependence

· Iraq’s Uncertain Future: Elections and Beyond

· The Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora after the LTTE

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Bank Credit during the 2008 Financial Crisis: A Cross-Country Comparison

· Simulating Inflation Forecasting in Real-Time: How Useful Is a Simple Phillips Curve in Germany, the UK, and the US?

· Lessons and Policy Implications from the Global Financial Crisis

· Strategies for Fiscal Consolidation in the Post-Crisis World

International Narcotics Control Board (INCD)
· Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2009

International Relations and Security Network
· Raising the Stakes in Turkey

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, February 26, 2010, v. 8, no. 8

o The Indian Navy's Agenda for Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean
o U.K. Prosecutors Lose a Legal Option in Preventing Terrorism
o Key to Iraqi Stability Lies in Resolution of the Conflicting Interests of Kurds and Arabs
o No Place Like Home: Iraq's Refugee Crisis Threatens the Future of Iraq

Joint Chiefs of Staff
· Joint Pub 3-10 - Joint Security Operations in Theater, 03 February 2010

· Joint Pub 4-09 - Distribution Operations, 05 February 2010

Long War Journal
· The Afghan Taliban's Top Leaders

Open Society Institute
· Strangers at the Door: Night Raids by International Forces Lose Hearts and Minds of Afghans

Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
· Monitoring the Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States and Situations

· Fragile States Principles Monitoring Survey: Global Report

· Country Report 1: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
· Country Report 5: Sierra Leone

Palm Center
· Gays in Foreign Militaries 2010—A Global Primer

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Proposals for Ukraine: 2010 – Time for Reforms

Pew Research Center
· How Millennial Are You? [quiz]
· Millennials: A Portrait of Generation Next

Project on National Security Reform
· Torward Integrating complex National Missions: Lessons from the National Counterterrorism Center’s Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning

· Catastrophe Risk Management in the Public Sector

· Measuring Underemployment Among Military Spouses
· Understanding Illicit Drug Markets, Supply-Reduction Efforts, and Drug-Related Crime in the European Union

Small Wars Journal
· From Canada: A Thank You to U.S. Service Members

· Counterinsurgency vs. Counterterrorism: A Civilian’s View

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)
· Applying Iraq’s Hard Lessons to the Reform of Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations

UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil & Energy Security (ITPOES)
· The Oil Crunch: A Wake-Up Call for the UK Economy

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNOCD)
· Crime and Instability: Case Studies of Transnational Threats

United Kingdom House of Commons
· The Legal Basis for the Invasion of Afghanistan

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Dubai: On the Front Line of U.S. Iran Policy

· Resistance and Rockets: Hamas Targeting of Israeli Civilians

Friday, February 26, 2010

DOD Releases Policy for Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-Based Capabilities

According to a new DOD press release, a policy memorandum has been released outlining DoD guidance "regarding the safe and effective use of Internet-based capabilities, including social networking services (SNS) and other interactive Web 2.0 applications."

The contents of the press release ---

DOD Releases Policy for Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-Based Capabilities

No. 154-10 February 26, 2010

DOD Releases Policy for Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-Based Capabilities

Today the Department of Defense released a policy memorandum regarding the safe and effective use of Internet-based capabilities, including social networking services (SNS) and other interactive Web 2.0 applications.

The memorandum makes it policy that the DoD non-classified network be configured to provide access to Internet-based capabilities across all DoD components. Commanders at all levels and heads of DoD components will continue to defend against malicious activity on military information networks, deny access to prohibited content sites (e.g., gambling, pornography, hate-crime related activities), and take immediate and commensurate actions, as required, to safeguard missions (e.g., temporarily limiting access to the Internet to preserve operations security or to address bandwidth constraints).

The directive is consistent with the increased security measures that the Department has taken to secure its networks and reinforces existing regulations related to ethics, operations security, and privacy.

"This directive recognizes the importance of balancing appropriate security measures while maximizing the capabilities afforded by 21st Century Internet tools," said Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III.

Use of Internet-based capabilities, including SNS, have become integral tools for operating and collaborating across the DoD and with the general public. Establishing a DoD-wide policy ensures consistency and allows for full integration of these tools and capabilities.

The new policy memorandum is available at: .

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 02-18-2010

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

· Terrorism Groups and Methods [January 2010]

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

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

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

American Society of Civil Engineers
· Infrastructure 2009: Pivot Point

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

Bipartisan Policy Center
· Fragility and Extremism in Yemen

Brookings Institution
· 2010 U.S. Islamic World Forum

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

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

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

o Archives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

· Next Generation US-ROK Visualization Project

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

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

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

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

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

· FY 2009 Summary Performance and Financial Information

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

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

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

· TSA's Breach of Sensitive Security Information

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

Department of Justice
· Amerithrax Documents
· Amerithrax Investigative Summary

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

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

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

· Yemen: The Evolution of a Problem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

· Capture of Taliban Leader Hints Pakistan Reevaluating Afghan Strategy

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

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

· Common Defense Quarterly Spring 2010

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

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

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

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

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

· Reforming Pakistan's Civil Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Office of the Director of National Intelligence
· 2010 Fact Sheet

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

· Punjabi Taliban and the Sectarian Groups in Pakistan

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

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

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

Small Wars Journal
· Supporting the ISAF Campaign Plan

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

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

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

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

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

· North Korea's Nuclear Test Explosion, 2009

Stimson Center
· 2010: The Winter of PRC Discontent

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

· Do Oil Exports Fuel Defense Spending?

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

United Kingdom
· Iraq Inquiry

United Nations
· Afghanistan 2010 Humanitarian Action Plan

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

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

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

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

· The Long Arm of Lashkar-e-Taiba

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

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 02-12-2010

Afghanistan Analysts Network (ANA)
· Governance in Afghanistan in a Regional Perspective

Brookings Institution
· Five Years of Kyoto

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· A London Fog on Afghanistan
· China and the United States—A Difficult Year Ahead
· Iran's Political Stock—A Short Sell
· Ukraine’s Presidential Election—The End of the Orange Revolution
· Yemen Faces Grave and Growing Domestic Challenges

Center for Biosecurity of UPMC
· The Next Challenge in Healthcare Preparedness: Catastrophic Health Events

Center for Cryptologic History (CCH)
· Historical Publications

Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM)
· Guide to Nongovernmental Organizations for the Military: A Primer for the Military About Private, Voluntary, and Nongovernmental Organizations Operating in Humanitarian Emergencies Globally

Center for European Reform (CER)
· Can Turkey Combine EU Accession and Regional Leadership?
· The New Commission’s Economic Philosophy

Center for Security Studies
· Strategic Trends 2010: Key Developments in Global Affairs
o Global Overview 2010
o Financial Crisis: Geoeconomic Twist, Geopolitical Stick
o US Foreign Policy: New Approaches and Old Problems in Afghanistan and the Middle East
o Non-Proliferation: Brining Back Disarmament
o Energy Security: Oil Price Volatility and Pervasive Resource Nationalism
o The Crisis of Crisis Management

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Defense Department PAS Positions [updated February 12, 2010]

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
· China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, 2009, v. 7, no. 4
o Spain and Central Asia: Prospects for 2010
o Notes on the Chinese Government’s Handling of the Urumqi Riot in Xinjiang
o Reassessing the SCO Economic Security in the Context of the “Afghan Factor”
o Competition for Water Resources in Central Asia and its Impact on China
o Peeling the Waziristan Onion: Central Asians in Armed Islamist Movements in Afghanistan and Pakistan
o Central Asia and the European Union: Prospects of an Energy Partnership
o Between Russia and the West: Turkey as an Emerging Power and the Case of Abkhazia
o Turkey in the Eurasian Energy Security Melting Pot
o The Three Blind Spots of Afghanistan: Water Flow, Irrigation Development, and the Impact of Climate Change

Centre for Eastern Studies (CES)
· Jihad Vs. the New Great Game: Paradoxes of Militant Islamic Threats in Central Asia

Chatham House
· No Painless Solution to Greece’s Debt Crisis

Department of Defense
· Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq - December 2009
· Previous reports

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· IPO-2010-E001 Evaluation of DoD Sexual Assault Response in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom Areas of Operation

Executive Office of the President and the Council of Economic Advisors
· 2010 Economic Report of the President
· 1996-2009
· 1947-2009

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
· Is the International Role of the Dollar Changing?

Foreign Policy
· The Ultimate AfPak Reading List

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· The ‘Mega-Eights’: Urban Leviathans and International Instability

Geothermal Energy Association
· U.S. Geothermal Power Production and Development Update: January 2010

Heritage Foundation
· After Ukraine Elections: What Is Next for U.S. Policy?
· Arms Control: The Heritage Foundation Recommendations
· Ballistic Missile Defense: The Heritage Foundation Recommendations
· National Export Initiative Falls Short as a Winning U.S. Trade Policy
· U.S. Military Base Not a Reasonable Option for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Trial

Human Rights Watch
· Torture Redux: The Revival of Physical Coercion during Interrogations in Bahrain

Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
· January 30, 2010 Quarterly Report to Congress
· Previous reports

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses
· Cross-LoC Confidence Building Measures between India and Pakistan: A Giant Leap or a Small Step towards Peace?

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Iran’s Enrichment for the Tehran Research Reactor: Update
· Iran’s Gas Centrifuge Program: Taking Stock
· Iran’s Recent Statements about Production of Fuel for the Tehran Research Reactor: A Quick Review

Institute for Security Studies
· Command and Control?: Planning for EU Military Operations

Institute for the Study of War
· Afghanistan - Order of Battle
· Iraq - Order of Battle [February 2010]
· Operation Moshtarak: Preparing for the Battle of Marjah

International Assessment and Strategy Center
· Ecuador at Risk: Drugs, Thugs, Guerrillas and the Citizens Revolution

International Crisis Group
· Burundi: Ensuring Credible Elections

International Institute for Counter-Terrorism
· On the Mission and Concept of Roles of Gatekeepers in Intelligence Organizations: The Case of the Israeli Security Agency
· Pakistan, the Radicalization of the Jihadist Movement and the Challenge to China

International Relations and Security Network
· Afghanistan: Propaganda of the Deed
· All Quiet on the Missiles for Romania Front
· Costs of War: The Sexual Orientation of Defense
· France, Brazil Defensive Dedication
· Ignoring Iran
· Tehran’s Pyrrhic Victory

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, v. 8, no.6 February 12, 2010
o The Insurgent Rationale in Iraq
o The People of Righteousness: Iraq's Shi'a Insurgents Issue Demands for Hostages
o Jihad and Islamism in the Maldive Islands
o Bajaur Agency: The New Landscape of Insurgency in FATA

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
· The Global Crisis and the Future of the Dollar: Toward Bretton Woods III?

National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH)
· Winter Homeless Services: Bringing Our Neighbors in from the Cold

National Security Archive
· Project Azorian: The CIA's Declassified History of the Glomar Explorer
· Seeing Human Rights in the "Proper Manner": The Reagan-Chun Summit of February 1981

Office of Immigration Statistics
· Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2009

Pew Charitable Trusts
· An Initial Estimate of the Cost of Lost Climate Regulation Services Due to Changes in the Arctic Cryosphere
· Full report

Project for Excellence in Journalism
· Surplus of Deficit Coverage

Project on Defense Alternatives
· Trillions to Burn? A Quick Guide to the Pentagon Budget Surge

· Global Combat Support Basing: Robust Prepositioning Strategies for Air Force War Reserve Materiel
· RAND in Southeast Asia: A History of the Vietnam War Era

Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)
· Can the Open Source Intelligence Emerge as an Indispensable Discipline for the Intelligence Community in the 21st Century?
· The European Union Post 9/11 Counter-Terror Policy Response: An Overview

Small Wars Journal
· Operational Design: Promise and Problems
· Seven
· Special Delivery
· Tribal Engagement: The Way Forward in Afghanistan
· Unrest in Iran: A Test Case for Counterinsurgency Theory

Strategic Studies Institute
· Drug Trafficking, Violence, and Instability in Mexico, Colombia, and the Caribbean: Implications for U.S. National Security

Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program
· 2009 Global Rankings of Think Tanks

TRAC Immigration
· Detention of Criminal Aliens: What Has Congress Bought?

UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)
· 2010 Humanitarian Action Report

UN Development Programme (UNDP)
· Mumbai Human Development Report 2009

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Can Gaza Become a Somalia or Yemen?
· How to Assess Political Fissures in Iran
· Khamenei and the Politics of Indecision
· Setback for Iran's Opposition: Khamenei's Hardline Reinforced

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Friday's Miscellany 02-05-2010

Afghanistan Analyst
· Afghanistan Bibliography

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
· Grounding International Engagement in Afghan Realities

Air War College
· Air National Guard Structure for the Twenty-first Century

· A Cyberspace Command and Control Model
· Flying and Fighting in Cyberspace
· Integration of Weaponized Unmanned Aircraft into the Air-to-Ground System
· Spectrum Management

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· A Nation at War, an Administration in Retreat: An Assessment of the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review and the FY2011 Defense Budget

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

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· The São Paulo Proposal for an Improved International Climate Agreement

Bipartisan Policy Center
· Fragility and Extremism in Yemen

· New Starts: Lessons Learned for Discretionary Federal Transportation Funding Programs

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
· Mind the Gap: Healing the NATO Rift Over US Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Europe

Brookings Institution
· Afghanistan Index - Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated January 29, 2010]

o Archive
· Disrupt Al Qaeda's Core
· Fractionalized, Armed and Lethal: Why Somalia Matters
· Negotiations and Reconciliation with the Taliban: Key Policy Issues and Dilemmas

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)
· Afghanistan: Out of Sight...?

CATO Institute
· Nuclear Proliferation Update, January 2010

Center for a New American Security
· Vision Meets Reality: 2010 QDR and 2011 Defense Budget

Center for American Progress
· Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell By the Numbers

Center for European Reform
· How Should Europe Respond to China’s Strident Rise

Center for Infrastructure Protection
· The CIP Report, January 2010, v. 8, no. 5 - Aviation

Center for Security Policy
· Flirting with Disaster

· Obama vs. the All-Volunteer Military

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
· Few Surprises in the FY 2011 Defense Budget Request

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· The Ingenuity Gap: Officer Management for the 21st Century

· Recent Trends in the Iraq War
· Strategic Partnership with Iraq

Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction
· U.S. Withdrawal from the Antiballistic Missile Treaty

Chatham House
· Beyond the Impasse: International Intervention and the Israeli–Palestinian Peace Process

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o 2009 Quadrennial Defense Review [February 4, 2010]
o Report of the Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services [February 3, 2010]
o Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense [February 3, 2010]

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· America and the Iranian Political Reform Movement: First, Do No Harm

· Yemen on the Brink: Implications for U.S. Policy

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Furthering the Mission or Having Fun: Lax Travel Policies Cost DHS Millions

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
· FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue Program in Haiti: How to Apply Lessons Learned at Home

· Update: The Federal Aviation Administration's Call to Action on Airline Safety and Pilot Training

Congress. House. Veterans Committee
· Implementation and Status Update on the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act, P.L. 110-389

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011, the Future Years Defense Program, the 2011 Quadrennial Defense Review, and the 2011 Missile Defense Review AND “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Haiti Reconstruction: Smart Planning Moving Forward

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
· Business Perspectives on United States Agency for International Development Reconstruction and Development Contracts in Afghanistan

· Keeping Foreign Corruption Out of the United States: Four Case Histories

Congress. Senate. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
· Current and Projected Threats to the United States

· Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Council on Foreign Relations
· Al-Qaeda's Financial Pressures

Cyber Secure Institute
· Cyberware and Cyberterrorism: The Need for a New U.S. Strategic Approach

Department of Defense
· 2010 Defense Quadrennial Review (QDR)

· Ballistic Missile Defense Review (BMDR)
· DoD Directive (DODD) 3020.40, DoD Policy and Responsibilities for Critical Infrastructure
· DoD Directive (DODD) 3150.08, DoD Response to Nuclear and Radiobiological Incidents

Department of Homeland Security
· Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Report (QHSR): A Strategic Framework for a Secure Homeland

Department of Homeland Security Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
· Refugees, Asylum, and Parole System and the Asylum Pre-Screening System

Department of State
· Briefing on Recent Trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan by Richard Holbrooke, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
· Country Analysis Brief: Iran

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
· Draft National Recovery Framework

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· Avoiding a Homeland Security Error That Could Leave the U.S. Flying Blind

· Foreign Fighters, Sovereignty, and Counter-Terrorism: Selected Essays
· The Grand Illusion Continues: What the Lisbon Treaty Means for the European Union and Its Global Role

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Biomonitoring: EPA Could Make Better Use of Biomonitoring Data, GAO-10-419T [testimony]

· Defense Acquisitions: Observations on the Department of Defense Service Contract Inventories for Fiscal Year 2008, GAO-10-350R
· Littoral Combat Ship: Actions Needed to Improve Operating Cost Estimates and Mitigate Risks in Implementing New Concepts, GAO-10-257
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Treasury Needs to Strengthen Its Decision-Making Process on the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility, GAO-10-25

Heritage Foundation
· Obama's Earmark Reform Promises Can Help Restore Federal Budget Discipline

· The Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review: Simply an Extension of the President's 2010 Defense Budget Plans
· President Obama's 2011 Budget: How Congress Can Reform Defense Spending and Address Shortfalls
· The Status of the U.S.-Korea Relationship in 2010
· Submarine Arms Race in the Pacific: The Chinese Challenge to US Undersea Supremacy
· Time to Rein in the U.N.'s Budget

Human Rights Watch
· Legal Limbo: The Uncertain Fate of Detained LTTE Suspects in Sri Lanka

· Paramilitaries’ Heirs: The New Face of Violence in Colombia
· Stateless Again: Palestinian-Origin Jordanians Deprived of their Nationality

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
· Avoiding a Crisis of Confidence in the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community (DNI Report)

Institute for the Study of War
· The Re-Election of Hamid Karzai

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
· India and Bangladesh: Internal Challenges and External Relations

· Indo-Nepal Relations: Transitional Phase, Testing Times
· New website

International Assessment and Strategy Center
· Ecuador at Risk: Drugs, Thugs, Guerrillas and the Citizens' Revolution

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Constraints on Growth in the MENA Region

· Fiscal Policy in Oil Producing Countries During the Recent Oil Price Cycle

International Relations and Security Network
· Costs of War: Institutionalizing the War on Terror

· Coup Rumors in Thailand
· Cure Worse Than The Disease
· Deadly Privatization?
· Iraq's Shadow Over Afghanistan
· Mismanaged Crisis Weakens Chavez
· Missile Madness
· US Exploring China Re-Supply Route for Afghanistan

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, February 4, 2010, v. 10, no. 3

o Beijing Bones up its Cyber-Warfare Capacity
o PLAN Shapes International Perception of Evolving Capabilities
o The Politics of Disaster Relief: China, Taiwan and the Haitian Earthquake
o The Strategic Implications of the Turkmenistan-China Pipeline Project
· Terrorism Monitor, February 4, 2010, v. 8, no. 5

o Taking al-Qaeda's Jihad to Facebook
o Turkish Jihadis Respond to Ankara's Anti-al-Qaeda Operations
o Pakistan's Military Examines its Operations in North Waziristan
o A Guide to Militant Groups in Kashmir

Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD)
· Chem-Bio Defense Quarterly Magazine, Fall/Winter 2009, v.6, no. 4

o Joint Biological Tactical Detection System: Bio Surveillance Capability for the Tactical Level Commander
o Integration of Two Biological Defense Systems
o Enhancing Bio Preparedness in the Far East
o Biological Agent Testing Challenges of LIDAR Systems: Past and Present
o Homeland Defense Partnership: Major City Fire Departments Reach Out to Shipboard Collective Protection Expertise
o Think Outside the Gate: Military-Civilian Coordination Activities & CBRN Installation Protection in a Time of All-Hazards Preparedness
o Common Carrier for Biological Warfare Agent Identification
o Rapid Swine Influenza Diagnostic Capability Delivered to U.S. Forces Worldwide
o Non-Medical Chemical Biological Defense Facility Ground Breaking Ceremony
o The Reason for Our Success is Our People

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
· The European Union's Stockholm Program: Less Ambition on Immigration and Asylum, But More Detailed Plans

· Immigration and the United States: Recession Affects Flows, Prospects for Reform
· Protection through Integration: The Mexican Government’s Efforts to Aid Migrants in the United States

National Academies Press
· Medical Surge Capacity: Workshop Summary [free download - registration required]

· Technical Capabilities Necessary for Systemic Risk Regulation: Summary of a Workshop [free download - registration required]

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
· El Salvador 2009 Benchmark Democracy Survey: Initial Findings

National Institute of Justice
· Electronic Crime Scene Investigation: An On-the-Scene Reference for First Responder

National Security Archive
· Seeing Human Rights in the "Proper Manner": The Reagan-Chun Summit of February 1981

Naval Postgraduate School
· December 2009 theses

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
· UNAMA in Afghanistan: Challenges and Opportunities in Peacemaking, State-building and Coordination

Office of the Director National Intelligence
· Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

· Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Pew Global Attitudes Project
· Mixed Views of Hamas and Hezbollah in Largely Muslim Nations

Pew Internet & American Life Project
· Social Media and Young Adults

Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
· ICTS Report on Maghreb and Sahel Terrorism

· Army Deployments to OIF and OEF

· Security in Iraq: A Framework for Analyzing Emerging Threats as U.S. Forces Leave
· Troubled Partnership: U.S.-Turkish Relations in an Era of Global Geopolitical Change

Small Wars Journal
· The al Qaeda Franchise Model: An Alternative

· Cartel v. Cartel: Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency
· Why is it Important to Talk to the Taliban?
· Small Wars Journal, February 4, 2010, v. 6, no. 1
o CORDS and the Whole of Government Approach: Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Beyond
o Getting Past the First Cup of Tea
o Examining the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Civil Military Operations: A Small Power Securing Military Relevancy in Nontraditional Military Roles
o Clio in Combat, The Transformation of Military History Operations
o Haiti: Boots on the Ground Perspective

Stanley Foundation
· The Challenges of State Fragility for US and Global Security in an Interdependent World

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

· China’s Expanding Role in Peacekeeping: Prospects and Policy Implications
· Chronology of Armaments, Disarmament and International Security 2009

· India and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: To Sign or Not to Sign?
· Map of Multilateral Peace Operation Deployments, September 2009
· North Korea’s Nuclear Test Explosion, 2009

Strategic Studies Institute
· The Army Officers' Professional Ethic--Past, Present, and Future

Transnational Institute
· Countering Illicit and Unregulated Money Flows

· The World Crisis and Beyond - Building a New Global Solidarity

UK Government
· Afghanistan: The London Conference

UN Security Council
· The Consolidated List established and maintained by the 1267 Committee with respect to Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden, and the Taliban and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them

UN University (UNU)
· Comparing the Effectiveness of Accountability Mechanisms in Eastern Europe and Latin America

· Sexed Pistols: The Gendered Impacts of Prolific Small Arms

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Congress and Parliaments in Security Sector Reform

· Delays Will Not Improve Afghan Elections
· Iraq's Oil Politics: Where Agreement Might Be Found
· Peacebuilding through Health Among Israelis and Palestinians
· Time for a Peace Paradigm in Colombia

USA and USMC Counterinsurgency Center Blog
· The Way Ahead in Afghanistan: Does a Silver Bullet Exist? An Analysis of Giving Power Over to the Tribes to Achieve Victory

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· The Basij Resistance Force: A Weak Link in the Iranian Regime?

· Serious Play: War Games Explore Options on Iran

World Public
· An Analysis of Multiple Polls of the Iranian Public