Sunday, June 5, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 06-03-2011

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Air University
o    Right-Sizing Airpower Command and Control for the Afghanistan Counterinsurgency
o    Criticality of Defense-Focused Technical Education
o    Air Force Institute of Technology in Focus; the Historic
o    “Empowered” Air Component Coordination Element and a Farewell to Maj Darren Stanford
o    The Cyber Warfare Professional
o    Tools of Change--Tactical C4ISR and Conflicts
o    Airpower and Counterinsurgency
o    Building a New Command in Cyberspace
o    Maintaining Flexible and Resilient Capabilities for Nuclear Deterrence
o    Deterrence at the Operational Level of War
o    Considerations for a US Nuclear Force Structure below a 1,000-Warhead Limit
o    The Sources of Instability in the Twenty-First Century: Weak States, Armed Groups, and Irregular Conflict
o    Deciphering Cyberpower: Strategic Purpose in Peace and War
o    Interagency Task Forces: The Right Tools for the Job

American Enterprise Institute - Critical Threats
·         North Waziristan Tracker 
·         Yemen Crisis Situation Reports [latest update] 

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
·         Above the Fray No More 

American Security Project (ASP)

Amnesty International

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
o    Eye Injuries, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2010
o    Stress Fractures, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2004-2010
o    Trends in Emergency Medical and Urgent Care Visits, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2010
o    Surveillance Snapshot: Emergency Departments Visits for Traumatic Brain Injury
o    Deployment-related Conditions of Special Surveillance Interest

Arms  Control Association

Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

Brookings Institute
·         The Al Qaeda-Iran Connection 
·         Arab-Israeli Relations 
·         Responding to Natural Disasters 

Canada Air Force
o    Star Wars, Eh?: A Case Study of Canada’s Role in the Militarization of Outer Space
o    Arctic Alternative Future
o    BCATP Revisted: The Wartime Evolution of Flight Training in Canada
o    US Drone Strikes in Pakistan: Evil or Necessary?
o    Lessons Learned: The Air Force on Its Way to Continuous Improvement

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         Decoding India's MMRCA Decision 
·         Is Protectionism Dying? 

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for American Progress
·         Budget Bullets: Defense 

Center for Defense Information (CDI)

Center for Global Development (CGD)

Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
·         Extraordinary Fidelity [movie on CIA YouTube channel] 
·         Stories of Sacrifice & Dedication [Civil Air Transport, Air America and the CIA] 

Chatham House


Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy and Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Hearings 
o    Prioritizing International Religious Freedom in U.S. Foreign Policy [June 3]
o    Religious Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights in Asia: Status of Implementation of the Tibetan Policy Act, Block Burmese JADE Act, and North Korean Human Rights Act [June 2]
o    European and Eurasian Energy: Developing Capabilities for Security and Prosperity [June 2]
o    Preserving Progress: Transitioning Authority and Implementing the Strategic Framework in Iraq, Part 1 [June 1]
o    Global Perspectives on Autism—A Growing Public Health Crisis [May 31]

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Closing Guantanamo?
·         The North Korea Food Aid Dilemma 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         American Enterprise Institute (Defense Spending) [Sec Gates speech]
·         United States Naval Academy Commencement [Sec Gates]

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of State

Department of the Navy (DoN)

East-West Center

European Interagency Security Forum (EISF)
·         Risk Management in Depth 

Foreign Policy
·         The Hawks of South Asia 
·         The Lost Villages [Spring in Afghanistan] 
·         Pakistan's Black Pearl 
·         Think Again: Bob Gates 

Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
·         Cyber Security: The Road Ahead 

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Global Commission on Drug Policy

Government Accounting Office (GAO)

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute
·         America and the Canadian Presence 

Human Rights Watch

o    Separating Myth from Reality: A Closer Look at the Energy Efficiency Panacea
o    Nuclear Energy in Asia: A Post-Fukushima Perspective
o    Arctic Energy: Pathway to Conflict or Cooperation in the High North?
o    The Prospects and the Perils of Beaufort Sea Oil: How Canada is Dealing with Its High North
o    Energy Security and the Spectrum of Engagement Between China and India in the Indian Ocean
o    Turning Off the Egyptian Gas Spigot: Implications for Israel
o    Small Nuclear Reactors and US Energy Security: Concepts, Capabilities, and Costs

The Independent Institute

Institute for War & Peace Reporting
·         Oiling Wheels in Afghanistan 

Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute of Land Warfare (ILW)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP)

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)

Institute for the Study of War (ISW)

Inter-American Dialogue
·         Energy Challenges in the Americas 

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

International Crisis Group

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
·         India's Role in Afghanistan 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Relations and Security
·         Facing the New Islamist Challenge 
·         Managing China’s Rapid Rise 

Internet World Stats

Iran Watch
·         Iran's Nuclear Timetable 

Jamestown Foundation
o    Chinese Citizens Challenge the Party’s Authoritarian Tilt
o    China's Adaptive Approach to the Information Counter-Revolution
o    The Leadership of the PLAAF after 2012
o    PLA Developing Joint Operations Capability (Part Two): Military Training Coordination Zones
o    Salafists, Copts and Sectarianism in Egypt after the Revolution
o    India Pressures Pakistan on Other Terrorist Fugitives after Bin Laden's Death
o    Unrest in Syria Inspires New Wave of Kurdish Activism

Lowy Institute
·         Global Fiscal Consolidation 

National Academies Press

NATO Defense College

NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Nordic Africa Institute

Oxford Research Group - Every Casualty

Pakistan Forum
o    On Improving Social Sciences Education in Pakistan
o    Pakistan’s Relations with the United States During Ayub Khan’s Period Deliberative Oratory in the Darkest Hour: Style Analysis of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s Speech at the Security Council
o    Crises and Reconciliation in Swat

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Global Attitudes Project

Pew Internet

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
·         Portugal and Venezuela: Continuity in Times of Change? [IPRIS Viewpoints 60]

Project 2049 Institute


Refugees International

Research Institute for European and American Studies

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Security and Defence Agenda

Security Sector Reform

Small Wars Journal
·         Afghan Advise and Assist Group   
·         Census Operations 
·         Us and Them: A Personal Essay 

Sources and Methods
·         Part 7 -- Critiques Of The Cycle:  Cycles, Cycles And More Damn Cycles (Let's Kill The Intelligence Cycle) 
·         Part 8 -- Tweaking The Intelligence Cycle (Let's Kill The Intelligence Cycle) 
·         Part 9 -- Departures From The Intelligence Cycle (Let's Kill The Intelligence Cycle) 

Stanley Foundation

Transnational Institute

Union of Concerned Scientists
·         New START Overview 

United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
·         Libya Crisis Map 

·         Haiti - Earthquake and Cholera [latest update]  

United States - China Economic and Security Review Commission
·         China in Latin America 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Egypt and the Arab Fall 
·         The Problem with Pakistan's Military     

White House

World Bank
·         World Development Report 2011