Thursday, June 30, 2011

9/11 Ten Year Commemoration

Leading up to the upcoming 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) has begun to post a commemorative blog series "9/11 10 Years Later."  Each Tuesday, for the next 10 weeks, we will post a special blog discussing some of the different facets of our shared American experience that have changed significantly or been deeply affected by that historic Tuesday morning. You can see the introductory post and the schedule of topics and can use that as the jump off to monitor the new posts are they are added.

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2011 National Strategy for Counterterrorism

The White House released it new counterterrorism strategy yesterday.

According to the factsheet, "this strategy builds upon the progress we have made in the decade since 9/11, in partnership with Congress, to build our counterterrorism and homeland security capacity as a nation.  It neither represents a wholesale overhaul—nor a wholesale retention—of previous policies and strategies."

Key components include:
The Threat We Face
Principles That Guide our Counterterrorism Efforts
Overarching Goals
Area of Focus
Other Terrorist Concerns Requiring Focus and Attention

Monday, June 27, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 06-24-2011

Afghanistan NGO Safety Office

Africa Portal

Air University Library

American Enterprise Institute Critical Threats
·         Yemen Crisis Situation Report [latest update] 

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank Institute

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
·         American Primacy: What Future?  
·         China's International Norms 

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         Halting the Egyptian Drift  

Bipartisan Policy Center

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [latest update - June 16, 2011] 
·         Ending "Too Big To Fail" 

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
·         Risk and Reward: American Security in an Age of Uncertainty [conference video and transcripts] 

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Nuclear Notes, v. 1 , no. 1 

Chatham House

Congress. House. Armed Forces Committee

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings 
o    Global Strategies to Combat the Devastating Health and Economic Impacts of Alzheimer’s Disease [June 23]
o    Iran and Syria: Next Steps [June 23]
o    Piercing Burma’s Veil of Secrecy: The Truth Behind the Sham Election and the Difficult Road Ahead [June 22]
o    Preserving Progress: Transitioning Authority and Implementing the Strategic Framework in Iraq, Part 2 [June 23]
o    Venezuela’s Sanctionable Activity [June 24]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight and Government Reform Committee
·         Venezuela's Sanctionable Activity 

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)      

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         The Eurozone in Crisis 
·         A Longer, Lighter Afghan Presence 

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
·         Think Global, Act European 

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
·         DISA Campaign Plan 2011-2012    

Department of Defense

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

East-West Center

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

European Commission // Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

European Policy Centre
·         A Greek Tragedy Foretold 

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy
·         Get Out, or Get the Hell Out? 
·         Riot Dog 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Fund for Peace

Geneva Centre for Security Policy

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Heritage Foundation

o    Defense Trade Data: Why The Numbers Never Add Up
o    International Cooperation: a tool for building the future
o    Increased Cyber Security Threat Represents Opportunity for International Defense Cooperation
o    International Collaboration to Secure the Worlds Oceans
o    Science and Technology Intensive Small Countries: Big Contributions to Global Security and Stability - The Case of Switzerland
o    Inadequate Consideration and Unintended Consequences
o    The Attack on the Reaper
o    NATO Phased Ballistic Missile Defense: Protecting the Euro-Atlantic Region
o    DoD Leads Industry in Augmented Reality
o    MIDS Across Borders and Around the World
o    Embracing Technological and Strategic Convergence to Increase Capability and Reduce Cost
o    Pre-Positioned Expeditionary Assistance Kit (PEAK) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration

Infinity Journal
·         The Second Lebanon War: A Re-Assessment
·         Limited Means Strategy: What to Do When the Cupboard is Bare
·         On Paradigms
·         The Death of American Strategy
·         Isolationist Heresies: Strategy and the Curse of Slogans
·         'Cyberwar' Is Not Coming

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Relations and Security Network
·         America’s Presidential Politics 
·         BRICS: The New Great Game 
·         Burma’s New Challenges 

Jamestown Foundation
o    Growing Financial Crisis Reversing al-Shabaab's Gains in Somalia
o    Turkistan Islamic Party Video Attempts to Explain Uyghur Militancy to Chinese
o    Tribes, Salafists and Separatists: Yemen's Changing Political Landscape

Lowy Institute
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

National Defense University (NDU)

National Human Rights Commission, Nepal

NATO Defense College

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Oxford Research Group

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

Security Council Report
·         Somalia - Update Report No. 4 

Small Wars Journal
·         The Closers Part VI: NGOs and IOs 
·         Ten Years Gone 

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
·         World Drug Report 2011 
·         Prior reports 

·         Kenya - Drought 

US Institute of Peace (UISP)
·         Eye on Afghanistan-Pakistan 
·         USIP Reports from Afghanistan 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         The al-Qaeda Crescent in Yemen 
·         Iran and Syria 
·         Supreme Succession  

White House Homeland Security

World Justice Program

World Public