Monday, March 7, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 03-04-2011

38 North: An Online Journal of North Korean Affairs
Engaging the DPRK Part 2: Transforming the DPRK through Energy Sector Development

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)
Untangling Afghanistan’s 2010 Vote: Analyzing the Electoral Data

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
Beyond the Market: Can the AREDP Transform Afghanistan’s Rural Nonfarm Economy?

Air National Guard
Air National Guard 2011 Weapons Systems Modernization Requirements

Air University
Strategic Studies Quarterly, Spring 2011, v. 5, no. 1
o The Future of Things “Cyber”
o An Air Force Strategic Vision for 2020-2030
o Rise of a Cybered Westphalian Age
o Retaliatory Deterrence in Cyberspace
o Perspectives for Cyber Strategists on Law for Cyberwar
o World Gone Cyber MAD: How “Mutually Assured Debilitation” Is the Best Hope for Cyber Deterrence
o Nuclear Crisis Management and “Cyberwar”: Phishing for Trouble?
o Cyberwar as a Confidence Game
o Blown to Bits: China’s War in Cyberspace, August-September 2020
o Cyberdeterrence between Nation-States: Plausible Strategy or a Pipe Dream?

Air University Library
Humanitarian Intervention and Assistance

Strategy – Bibliography
Terrorism – Current Regional Issues – Bibliography

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Al Qaeda's Operating Environments: A New Approach to the War on Terror

Assessing the Strategic Readiness of US Armed Forces
Comparing Federal and Private Sector Compensation
Getting to Deficit Reduction
Iran’s Secret Network: Major General Qassem Suleimani’s Inner Circle
World Population Prospects and the Global Economic Outlook The Shape of Things to Come

Amnesty International
Tunisia in Revolt: State Violence During Anti-Government Protests

Army War College
Information as Power - vol. 5
o Section 1: Information Effects in the Cognitive Dimension
o Narratives of Empowerment: A Cultural Analysis of Hezbollah
o The Role of Religion in National Security Policy Since 9/11
o A Commander’s Strategy for Social Media
o Strategic Communication: A Departmental Transformation
o Section 2: Information Effects in the Cyberspace Domain
o Russian Cyberspace Strategy and a Proposed United States Response
o Keeping Up with the Drones: Is Just War Theory Obsolete?
o Reflections on a Strategic Vision for Computer Network Operations
o Strategic Impact of Cyber Warfare Rules for the United States

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
It’s Iran, not Israel Stupid
The Plagues of Egypt
Turkey’s Changing Foreign Policy and its International Ramifications
US Policy Regarding the Upheaval in Egypt: Endangering the Strategic Foundations of Regional Stability

Brookings Institution
Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated February 28, 2011]
The Arab Democracy Paradox
Climate Change and Internal Displacement: A Contribution to the Discussion
D.C.’s New Guard: What Does the Next Generation of American Leaders Think?
Education and Displacement: Assessing Conditions for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons Affected by Conflict
Egypt's Transition to Democracy: A Letter From the Working Group on Egypt
Iraq Index: Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq [updated February 25, 2011]
Libya's Test of the New International Order
Pakistan Index: Tracking Variables of Reconstruction & Security in Pakistan [updated February 24, 2011]
Political Polarization: What the U.S. Can Learn From Latin America
Realizing National Responsibility for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons in Afghanistan: A Review of Relevant Laws, Policies, and Practices
The Terms They Are A-Changin’ …. – Watching Cloud Contracts Take Shape

Bruges Group
German Economic Policy and the Euro 1999-2010

Canada. Air Force
Canadian Air Force Journal, Winter 2011, v. 4, no. 1
o Disaster Interoperability Response Experiment (DIRE) 2010
o Exercise VIGILANT EAGLE 2010 : Ground Breaking Engagement with Russia
o Performance-Based Management and Aircraft Periodic Maintenance
o Future Air Platforms: Preliminary Analysis
o Terminology Talk (Article 1): Air Force Terminology is Airborne

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Arab Reform Bulletin - Iraq’s Petroleum Impasse
China and the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review

Carter Center
Political Party Youth Wings in Nepal

Center for a New American Strategy (CNAS)
Crime Wars: Gangs, Cartels and U.S. National Security
Social Networks, Privacy, and Freedom of Association: How Individual Rights Can Both Encourage and Reduce Uses of Personal Information

Center for American Progress
Restoring Tricare: Ensuring the Long Term Viability of the Military Health Care System

Center for Defense Information (CDI)
The Pentagon Labyrinth: 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It

Center for Democracy in the Americas
As Cuba Plans to Drill in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Policy Poses Needless Risks to Our National Interest

Center for Global Development
Failed States, Vicious Cycles and a Proposal

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Afghanistan and the Uncertain Metrics of Progress: Part Three: Key Ongoing Challenges
Afghanistan and the Uncertain Metrics of Progress: Part Four: Hold and Build, and The Challenge of Development
Issues & Insights Vol. 11 - No. 2 - Changing Security Paradigms and Korea’s New Asia Policy: Visions for 2030
Libya as a Multilateral Moment
PacNet #14 - Logic may help: Pakistan and the FMCT
Qaddafi’s Tangled Legacy in Africa
Stability in the Middle East: The Other Side of Security
U.S. And Iranian Strategic Competition: Competition between the US and Iran in Iraq

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
FY 2012 Base Defense Budget Represents a Turning Point
The FY 2012 Defense Budget: What to Expect in an Age of Austerity

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program
The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, 2010, v. 8, no. 4
o Remittances and the Macroeconomic Impact of the Global Economic Crisis in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan
o Kazakhstan and China: Trade and Economic Cooperation
o Partnership Not Mentorship: Re-appraising the Relationship Between the EU and the Central Asian States
o A Nuclear Iran? Failed U.S. Foreign Policy Requires Compromise and Patient Multilateral Dialogue
o Identity and Mobilization in Transnational Societies: A Case Study of Uyghur Diasporic Nationalism
o Playing Chess on the Eurasia Steppe: The State of the Energy “Game” 10 Years into the New Millennium in Russia and the Near Abroad
o China, Russia and the Leadership of the SCO: a Tacit Deal Scenario
o Sino-Indian Trade Relations and the Ongoing Border Dispute
o Realism and the Changing International System: Will China and Russia Challenge the Status Quo?

Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS)
Is NATO’s Counterinsurgency Strategy Working in Afghanistan? A Case Study

Centre for Social Cohesion (CSC)
A Degree of Influence: The Funding of Strategically Important Subjects in UK Universities

Century Foundation
Building Afghan Peace from the Ground Up

Chatham House
Resurgent Trilateralism in Northeast Asia

Combined Arms Center
Military Review, March- April 2011, v. 91, no. 2
o The Coming Test of U.S. Credibility
o Military Theory, Strategy, and Praxis
o Rebuilding Afghanistan's National Security Forces: Fighting Asymmetry with Symmetry
o Mexico: Failing State or Emerging Democracy?
o A Practical Guide to Design: A Way to Think About It, and a Way to Do It
o Beyond Reconciliation: Developing Faith, Hope, Trust, and Unity in Iraq
o Mechanized Forces in Irregular Warfare
o Fighting to Understand: A Practical Example of Design at the Battalion Level
o How Emotional Intelligence Can Make a Difference
o Change 1 to Field Manual 3-0: The Way the Army Fights Today
o The Way Out of Afghanistan

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
2012 Budget Request for the Army
2012 Budget Request for DOD Science and Technology
2012 Budget Request for U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command
Equipping the Warfighter in Afghanistan
The Status of United States Strategic Forces

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
Assessing U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities and Needs Amidst Economic Challenges
Reforming the United Nations: Lessons Learned

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
The President’s FY 2012 Budget Request for the Department of Homeland Security
Terrorist Threat to the U.S. Homeland – Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
Making Immigration Work for American Minorities

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee
U.S. Military Leaving Iraq: Is The State Department Ready?
The Refuse Of The Federal Spending Binge II: How U.S. Taxpayers Are Paying Double For Failing Gov't

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
A Review of the Administration's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Requests for the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Maritime Commission, and Federal Maritime Administration; Finding Ways To Do More with Less

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2012 and the Future Years Defense Program

Congress. Senate. Foreign Affairs Committee
Breaking the Cycle of North Korean Provocations
National Security & Foreign Policy Priorities in the FY 2012 International Affairs Budget
Navigating a Turbulent Global Economy – Implications for the United States

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
Preventing Abuse of the Military's Tuition Assistance Program

Libya’s Pan-African Policy

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
CTC Sentinel, February 2011, v. 4, no. 2
o The Muslim Brotherhood's Role in the Egyptian Revolution
o Revolution in Tunisia and Egypt: A Blow to the Jihadist Narrative?
o AQIM'S Objectives in North Africa
o The Tribal Allegiance System Within AQIM
o The Violent Shift in Hizb al-Tahrir's Rhetoric
o Baltimore's Jamaat al-Mulsimeen: Promoting a Radical but Disciplined Message on Jihad
o Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity
Crime and Insurgency In the Tribal Areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan
Self-Inflicted Wounds: Debates and Divisions within al-Qa'ida and its Periphery

Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan
At What Risk? Correcting Over-Reliance on Contractors in Contingency Operations
Iraq — A Forgotten Mission?

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
The Case for UN Peacekeeping
The Drug War in Mexico: Confronting a Shared Threat
The Global Regime for Armed Conflict
Issue Guide: Arab and Middle East Protests
'New Chapter' in Middle East

Defence Research and Development Canada
Comparison of Identify-Friend-Foe and Blue-Force Tracking Decision Support for Combat Identification
Matrix Game Methodology: Support to V2010 Olympic Marine Security Planners
Weighting of Contingency Information in Causal Judgment: Evidence of Hypothesis Dependence and Use of a Positive-Test Strategy

Department of Defense
Afghanistan Security Forces Fund Purchases
DoD 3020.45-M, Vol. 3, Defense Critical Infrastructure Program (DCIP) Security Classification Manual (SCM), February 15, 2011
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Speech at West Point, NY, Friday, February 25, 2011
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Colorado Springs, CO, Friday, March 04, 2011

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
D-2011-047 Improvements Needed in Contract Administration of the Subsistence Prime Vendor Contract for Afghanistan (Redacted)
SPO-2011-003 - Assessment of U.S. Government Efforts to Train, Equip, and Mentor the Expanded Afghan National Police

Department of Education
Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting

Department of State
2011 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Department of the Army
2011 Army Posture Statement

East-West Center
Bloody Blasphemy: Antagonizing Religious Minorities in Indonesia and Pakistan

EU Institute for Security Studies
The Arab Democratic Wave: How the EU Can Seize the Moment
Change in the Middle East and North Africa: A Turkish Perspective
Mass Exodus and the Responsibility to Protect under International Law
The Return of Gaddafi and His Chemical Weapons Spectre

European Policy Centre (EPU)
Temporary and Circular Migration: Opportunities and Challenges

Executive Office of the President and the Council of Economic Advisers
Economic Report of the President, 2011

Federation of American Scientists (FAS)
U.S. Arms Transfers: Government Data

Feinstein International Center
Participatory Impact Assessment: Africa Community Resilience Programme, Tsaeda Amba Woreda, Eastern Tigray, Ethiopia

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
The Value Of The Visegrad Four

Geneva Centre for Security Policy
The Arab Revolt: Roots and Perspectives
Global Security and Regional Responses: Conflict Management in a Fractured World

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Defense Health: Management Weaknesses at Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Require Attention, GAO-11-219
Defense Infrastructure: Navy Can Improve the Quality of Its Cost Estimate to Homeport an Aircraft Carrier at Naval Station Mayport, GAO-11-309
Depot Maintenance: Navy Has Revised Its Estimated Workforce Cost for Basing an Aircraft Carrier at Mayport, Florida, GAO-11-257R
DOD Education Benefits: Increased Oversight of Tuition Assistance Program Is Needed, GAO-11-300
DOD Education Benefits: Further Actions Needed to Improve Oversight of Tuition Assistance Program, GAO-11-389T [testimony]
Education of Military Dependent Students: Better Information Needed to Assess Student Performance, GAO-11-231
Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication in Government Programs, Save Tax Dollars, and Enhance Revenue, GAO-11-318SP
Foreign Operations: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight, GAO-11-419T [testimony]
U.S. Coins: Replacing the $1 Note with a $1 Coin Would Provide a Financial Benefit to the Government, GAO-11-281
Warfighter Support: DOD's Urgent Needs Processes Need a More Comprehensive Approach and Evaluation for Potential Consolidation, GAO-11-273
Warfighter Support: DOD Should Have a More Comprehensive Approach for Addressing Urgent Warfighter Needs, GAO-11-417T [testimony]

Heritage Foundation
10 Myths About KORUS and Free Trade Agreements
Chinese Investment in the US: $2 Trillion and Counting
The Crisis in Libya Exposes a Litany of Failed EU Policies
Defrost the US-Taiwan Relationship
Holding the Kirchners Accountable for Argentina’s Economic Freefall
How to Fix the Federal Budget
Mexico’s Calderon and Obama Meet: Time for a Ronald Reagan Moment
The Motivation for the Referral of Libya to the ICC: Political Pressure or Justice?
Not All Foreign Aid Is Equal
Taking the Fight to the Pirates: Applying Counterterrorist Methods to the Threat of Piracy
Time for a Long-Term Strategy for Libya
What To Do About High Oil Prices

Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI)
Egyptian Crosscurrents: The Muslim Brotherhood and Democracy on the Nile
The Global Muslim Brotherhood: Myth or Reality?
Tumult in the Middle East: When and Where Will the Next Shoe Drop?
What's the Big Idea? Confronting the Ideology of Islamist Extremism

Hoover Institution
China Leadership Monitor 2011 No. 34
o China’s Assertive Behavior – Part One: On “Core Interests”
o China’s Midterm Jockeying: Gearing Up for 2012
o Cross-Strait Relations: Setting the Stage for 2012
o Political Reform Was Never on the Agenda
o Splits in the Politburo Leadership?
o What Price Continuity?
o Xi Jinping and the Central Military Commission: Bridesmaid or Bride?

Hudson Institute
The Canada Gambit: Will It Revive North America?

Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung
Military Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (ISDA)
Addressing Stress-Related Issues in Army
China’s Worried Response to the Uprisings in the Middle East
No Solution in Sight for Russo-Japanese Territorial Dispute
Pakistan’s Annual Deception
Public Finance and National Security: Deficit Reduction and the American Military in a Time of Diminished Resources
US Strategy in Afghanistan and Regional Concerns

Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IPFA)
A Fiscal 2012 Missile Defense Agenda

Institute of Land Warfare
The Enduring Need for an Effective US Landpower Presence in Europe

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
Strategic Perspectives 3 - Russia's Revival: Ambitions, Limitations, and Opportunities for the United States

Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy
Drones for German Foreign and Security Policy?
Military Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula
Time to Rethink the Fight Against Maritime Piracy in the Indian Ocean

Inter-American Dialogue
Obama’s Visit to Latin America: A View from the South
Rethinking US Drug Policy

International Crisis Group
Côte d’Ivoire: Is War the Only Option?
CrisisWatch N°91, 1 March 2011

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Current Account Rebalancing and Real Exchange Rate Adjustment Between the U.S. and Emerging Asia
Dollarization in Cambodia: Causes and Policy Implications
The Real Effects of Financial Sector Interventions During Crises
Sovereign Credit Ratings and Spreads in Emerging Markets: Does Investment Grade Matter?

International Relations and Security Network
Are ISAF's Tenuous Supply Lines Sustainable?
Coalition Collapse Sets New Political Stage In Pakistan
EU Migration Control: Made by Gaddafi?
India, Indonesia Build on Shared Past
Iran Maneuvers Uzbek-Tajik Squabbles
Libya: The Washington-London Dilemma
Rethinking the (European) Foundations of Sub-Saharan African Regional Economic Integration
Syria at a Crossroads?
UAE Sets Nuclear 'Gold Standard'
Wilson, Trotsky, Assange: Lessons from the History of Diplomatic Transparency

Jamestown Foundation
Terrorism Monitor, March 3, 2011, v. 9, no. 9
o Taliban Regroups in Pakistan's Dir Region after Successful Government Offensive
o "How I Joined Jihad": Nigerian Bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in His Own Words (Part Two)
o Special Report from Inside Libya: Assessing Libyan Rebel Forces

Lowry Institute
‘But This Time, Everything Turns Out Differently’: What the Tunisian and Egyptian Uprisings Mean for the Middle East
Risky business: Emerging Risks for Cross-Border Business
Zealous Democrats: Islamism and Democracy in Egypt, Indonesia and Turkey

Migration Information Source
Re-envisioning Security and the Movement of People

Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies
Qaddafi and His Nuclear Program: Second Thoughts?

National Defense University Press
Prism, March 2011, v. 2, no. 2
o Human Security in Complex Operations
o Enhancing U.S. Support for UN Peacekeeping
o Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Putting Inter into Interagency
o Interagency National Security Teams: Can Social Science Contribute?
o The Comprehensive Approach in Afghanistan
o Conflict Prevention in East Africa: The Indirect Approach
o Rethinking the Fundamentals of State-building
o Nation-building Interventions and National Security: An Australian Perspective
o The Commander as Investor: Changing CERP Practices
o Airpower in Counterinsurgency and Stability Operations
o Ministerial Advisors: Developing Capacity for an Enduring Security Force
o Metrics for the Haiti Stabilization Initiative
o Civil-Military Operations in Kenya's Rift Valley: Sociocultural Impacts at the Local Level
o ISAF Lessons Learned: A German Perspective
o An Interview with William E. Ward
o Zero-Sum Future: American Power in an Age of Anxiety

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Special Publication 800-39, Managing Information Security Risk: Organization, Mission, and Information System View

North American Center for Transborder Studies (NACTS)
Technology to Enhance Border Security

Orbis Operations
Development in Afghanistan's Counterinsurgency: A New Guide

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKOSI)
Small Wars 2.0: A Working Paper on Land Force Planning After Iraq and Afghanistan

Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Police and Immigration: How Chiefs are Leading their Communities Through the Challenges

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS)
Political Turbulence in the MENA Region: Change We Can Trust In? [IPRIS Viewpoints 40]
A Safe Bet: Portuguese Technical-Military Cooperation with Lusophone Africa [IPRIS Viewpoints 39]
An Unshaken Alliance: Angola's Stance in the Côte d’Ivoire [IPRIS Viewpoints 41]

Linkages in World Financial Markets
Year of the Air Force Family: 2009 Survey of Active-Duty Spouses

Security & Defence Agenda
Cybersecurity: Is Technology Moving Faster Than Policy?
SecDef’10 – Going Global: Europe’s Security Policy Challenge
Securing European Energy Infrastructure
Squaring the Circle: Fitting Force Transformation into NATO’s Lisbon Reform Programme

Small Arms Survey
DDR in Sudan: Too Little, Too Late?
Man-Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS)

Small Wars Journal
The Closers (Part III): Civilians in the Hold Phase
Design and the Prospects of a Design Ethic
Developing Better Relations with Russia
"Napoleonic Know-How” in an Age of Persistent Engagement
Reflections on the French School of Counter-Rebellion: An Interview with Etienne de Durand
The Second Battle of Hastings
To Design, or not to Design
Will the Real Robert Gates Please Stand Up?

Stanley Foundation
UN Security Council Resolution 1540: Identity, Extension, and Implementation

Stimson Center
Counterfeit Drugs and National Security
Forging 21st Century Diplomatic Service for the United States

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
Civilian Skills for African Military Officers to Resolve the Infrastructure, Economic Development, and Stability Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa

Supreme Court of the United States
Snyder v. Phelps et al. [right to protest at military funerals]

UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee
The UK's Foreign Policy Approach to Afghanistan and Pakistan

UK National Audit Office
Management of the Typhoon Project

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
EFA Global Monitoring Report 2011: The Hidden Crisis: Armed Conflict and Education

UNITAR’S Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT)
Satellite maps
Somalia [especially piracy] maps

Libya - Complex Emergency - Disaster Assistance at a Glance
Office for Disaster Assistance (OFDA) Annual Report for FY 2009

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
Covering and Countering Extremism in Pakistan’s Developing Media
Diffusing Egypt’s Demographic Time Bomb
Egypt, Tunisia, and the Constitutional Movement
Libya: Preventing Violence Against Citizens

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Asserting Liberal Values: The Future of British and U.S. Counterradicalization Strategies
The Consequences of Inaction in Libya
Fighting in Libya: The Military Balance
Gulf States Mull Massive Aid to Oman and Bahrain
Iran's Political Super Bowl: Ahmadinezhad vs. Rafsanjani
New Evidence of Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
Policy Alert: How to Deal with Islamist Movements in Post-Revolutionary Regimes?
Saudi Arabia's Musk Revolution
The Strategic Geography of the Libyan Civil War

World Public
Positive Views of Brazil on the Rise in 2011 BBC Country Rating Poll