Sunday, January 30, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 01-28-2011

Afghanistan Analysts Network
· Peace Offerings: Theories of Conflict Resolution and Their Applicability to Afghanistan

Afghanistan NGO Safety Office
· ANSO Quarterly Data Report, Q.4 2010

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit [AREU]
· Running Out of Options: Tracing Rural Afghan Livelihoods

Al Jazeera
· Palestine Papers

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· The Demographic Risks to China’s Long-Term Economic Outlook

· Dissent from the Majority Report of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
· Middle East Outlook, January 2011, no. 1 (Brigadier General Qassem Suleimani: A Biography)
· The US Should Not Fear Egypt Regime Change

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
· The Benefits of Reviving Transatlantic Armaments Cooperation

· The Financial Outlook in 2011

· To Rule the Euro Zone

Asian Development Bank Institute
· The Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Trade in East Asia

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare
· The French-British Defense Treaty: Setting History Aside?

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Critical Foundations: Australia’s Infrastructure and National Resilience

Baker Institute
· How Well as Latin America Faired During the Global Financial Crisis?

· Nine Years Later: The Problem with Mission Accomplished
· Preemptive and Preventive War: A Preliminary Taxonomy
· Report from the Cairo Colloquium: Lessons Learned from a Student-led Diplomacy Program and Recommendations for the Future

Belfer Center for a Science and International Affairs
· "Africa Can Feed Itself in a Generation"

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
· Iran Update: Number 148

o Talks in Istanbul fail to break impasse
o Sanctions and economic impact on Iran
o Speculation intensifies over Iranian nuclear capabilities
o Foreign Minister Mottaki replaced with nuclear chief Salehi
o Revelations in the WikiLeaks cables

Brookings Institute
· After Tunisia: Obama's Impossible Dilemma in Egypt

· Boosting Exports, Delivering Jobs and Economic Growth
· Defense Budget
· Don't Fear Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood
· Governance in Africa: Monitoring the Pulse of the Continent
· Haiti: One Year After the Earthquake
· How Obama Got Egypt Wrong
· How will Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution Affect the Arab World?
· IASC Operational Guidelines on the Protection of Persons in Situations of Natural Disasters
· In Egypt, the Time Has Come for Mubarak to Go

· Investing in Education at Home and Abroad Will Reap Big Returns for the U.S.
· Middle East Unrest
· Poverty in Numbers: The Changing State of Global Poverty from 2005 to 2015
· Tunisia, Egypt, Arab World Need Bold U.S. Support for Democracy, Not Mixed Messages
· We Are Witnessing An Arab People's Revolution
· What Secretary Clinton Does Not Recognize About Egypt’s Anti-Regime Protests

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Dogfight! India’s Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft Decision

· Media Reform in Lebanon: New Media, New Politics?

CATO Institute
· The Case for Gridlock

Center for American Progress
· Local Immigration Enforcement Costs by the Numbers

· Unconstitutional and Costly: The High Price of Local Immigration

Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security
· CIP Report, January 2011, v. 9, no. 7 - Cybersecurity

Center for Security Studies
· EU Civilian Crisis Management: A Crisis in the Making?

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· Afghan Peace Talks as an Opportunity for Governance Reform

· Assessing Impact Across Policy Domains
· Defense Contract Trends
· Does China's New J-20 Stealth Fighter Have American Technology?
· Environmental Issues of a Unified Korea
· Events in Egypt
· Hemisphere Focus: Mexico's 2011 Gubernatorial Elections and their Impact on Drug Policy
· Kazakhstan’s OSCE Chairmanship 2010
· The Moscow Airport Bombing
· PacNet #5 – Transparency with Chinese Characteristics
· Significant Cyber Events Since 2006

· Transitional Justice in North Korea: Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities
· Turmoil in the Middle East
· U.S.-Japan-ASEAN Trilateral Strategic Dialogue

Centre for Eastern Studies
· The Reaction of the Russian State to the Terrorist Attack on Domodedovo Airport

Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
· Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, Fall 2010, v. 13, no. 1

o Military Strategy in War and Peace: Introduction
o Strategy, Strategic Leadership and Strategic Control in Ancient Greece
o The Battle of Tannenberg in 1410: Strategic Interests and Tactical Implementation
o Bismarck, Wilhelm II., and German Military Leadership
o Offense, Defence or the Worst of Both Worlds? Soviet Strategy in May-June 1941
o Thoughts on Grand Strategy and the United States in the Twenty-first Century
o Strategic Thinking: The French Case in 1914 (& 1940)
o The Significance of the Balkans as a Strategic-Operational Area for the Bundeswehr
o Military Strategy in War and Peace: Some Conclusions

Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters
· 2010 Disasters in Numbers

Centre for Social Cohesion
· Control Orders: Strengthening National Security

Chatham House
· Future Prospects for EU Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy

· Leading Through Civilian Power: The Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review
· Trying to Read the New ‘Assertive’ China Right

Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC)
· Fragile States, Conflict, and Chronic Poverty

Civil Society Institute
· Benefits of Beyond BAU: Human, Social, and Environmental Damages Avoided Through the Retirement of the US Coal Fleet

Conficker Working Group
· Conficker Working Group: Lessons Learned [regarding Malware]

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Proposed Department of Defense Budget Reductions and Efficiencies Initiatives

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· The United Nations: Urgent Problems that Need Congressional Action

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
· Data Retention as a Tool for Investigating Internet Child Pornography and Other Internet Crimes

· ICE Worksite Enforcement - Up to the Job?

Congress. House. Veterans Affairs
· Roundtable on Meeting the Unique Health Care Needs of Rural Veterans

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee
· Results of the Investigation by the Department of Defense and the Department of the Air Force Into the Release of Proprietary Data in the KC-X Competition

Congress. Senate. Energy & Natural Resources Committee
· FULL COMMITTEE HEARING: to review the report and recommendations, including any recommendations for legislative action, issued by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling (SR-325)

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· Crackdown in Belarus: Responding to the Lukashenko Regime

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
· Gulf Coast Recovery: An Examination of Claims and Social Services in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2011 Through 2021

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· The Arab World's 'Unprecedented' Protests

· Egypt's Widening Discontent
· Issue Guide: Arab World Protests

Crisis States Research Centre
· Cities, Conflict and State Fragility

Department of Defense
· Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

· Piracy Challenges Maritime Security Off Somalia
· Strengthening Our Military Families: Meeting America's Commitment [website]

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· SPO-2011-002 Evaluation of DoD Contracts Regarding Combating Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Central Command

· U.S. Central Command Headquarters' Use of the Government Purchase Card

Department of Homeland Security
· National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS)

· Secretary Napolitano Announces New National Terrorism Advisory System to More Effectively Communicate Information about Terrorist Threats to the American Public
· OIG-11-23 - Management Advisory Report: FEMA's Disaster Assistance Employee Payroll and Deployment Data
· State of America's Homeland Security Address

Department of State
· 2009 Digest of United States Practice in International Law

· Background Notes: Slovakia

Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security
· Cyber Awareness Bulletin

Department of the Army Inspector General
· Inspection of the Warrior Care and Transition Program

Disaster Resistant Communities Group
· Formidable Footprint - A National Neighborhood Exercise Series

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations
· A New Geography of European Power?

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

EU Institute for Security Studies
· Some Lessons from Tunisia and Other Revolutions

· Tunisia: A Chance for Democracy
· Tunisia: The End of the Beginning

European Policy Centre
· The EU's External Action Service: New Actor on the Scene

· In Danger of Breakdown: Is the EU Approaching Budget Stalemate?

· The Turkey-EU Deadlock
· Upgrading the EU's Role as Global Actor
· Why Does the EU Fear Change In Its Neighbourhood?

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· The Evolving Organized Crime Threat [Director Mueller speech]

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
· Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Report

Foreign Policy
· The Arab World's Youth Army

· Binging on Purging [Russia]

· Can Governments Really 'Block' Twitter?
· Days of Rage [Egypt]
· The Great Invention Race

· NastyLeaks
· Unconventional Wisdom

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· EGYPT: What the U.S. Should Do

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Afghanistan Security: Afghan Army Growing, but Additional Trainers Needed; Long-term Costs Not Determined GAO-11-66

· Ballistic Missile Defense: DOD Needs to Address Planning and Implementation Challenges for Future Capabilities in Europe, GAO-11-220
· Defense Business Transformation: DOD Needs to Take Additional Actions to Further Define Key Management Roles, Develop Measurable Goals, and Align Planning Efforts, GAO-11-181R
· Defense Infrastructure: Further Actions Needed to Support Air Force Electronic Warfare Evaluation Simulator Relocation Plans, GAO-11-123R
· Payday Lending: Federal Law Enforcement Uses a Multilayered Approach to Identify Employees in Financial Distress, GAO-11-147

Harvard Business School Working Papers Creativity
· The Dark Side of Creativity: Original Thinkers Can Be More Dishonest

Heritage Foundation
· Bringing Freedom and Stability to Egypt

· Congress Has Time and Options on Debt Limit
· Five “Hard Truths” about Obama’s SOTU Immigration Remarks
· Funding Defense Through a Yearlong Continuing Resolution Is “a Disaster”
· Secretary Clinton Should Sustain U.S. Attention to Mexico After Her Visit
· How Western Environmental Policies Are Stunting Economic Growth in Developing Countries
· Maintain Momentum in Afghanistan

· National Internet ID: Calls for Caution
· New CBO Budget Baseline Reveals Permanent Trillion-Dollar Deficits
· New START: Clarification on Russia’s Proposed Ratification Law Needed
· Obama’s State of the Union Address: Top Five Commitments for a Free, Secure, and Prosperous America
· Rolling Back Red Tape: 20 Regulations to Eliminate

Hudson Institute
· The New American Fans of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

· Policymaking at the Edge of Chaos: Musing on Political Ideology Through the Lens of Complexity

Human Rights Watch
· World Report 2011

ICC Commercial Crime Services
· Hostage-Taking at Sea Rises to Record Levels, says IMB

· IMB Piracy Map 2010

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
· A Critical Review of Defence Procurement Procedure 2011

· Forging India’s Hard Power in the New Century
· India and Indonesia: Trade and Investment Complementarities

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
· Strategic Forum #261 Getting Beyond Taiwan? Chinese Foreign Policy and PLA Modernization

· Russia’s Revival: Ambitions, Limitations, and Opportunities for the United States

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Keeping U.S. Dual-Use Goods out of India’s Nuclear Weapons Program

Institute for the Study of War
· Afghanistan - Order of Battle (updated January 18, 2011)

· Defining Success in Afghanistan – ISW January 2011 Newsletter Feature
· Iraq - Order of Battle (updated January 18, 2011)
· ISW on the State of Our Forces

· Uzbek Militancy in Pakistan's Tribal Region

International Crisis Group
· China and Inter-Korean Clashes in the Yellow Sea

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Selected Issues

· To Fire or to Hoard? Explaining Japan’s Labor Market Response in the Great Recession
· The Gambia: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper—Progress Report
· Government Debt Issuance in the Euro Area: The Impact of the Financial Crisis
· India: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes—FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
· Investment Objectives of Sovereign Wealth Funds - A Shifting Paradigm
· Israel: Selected Issues
· Strengthening Chile's Rule-Based Fiscal Framework
· Trade and Trade Finance in the 2008-09 Financial Crisis
· World Economic Outlook Update: Global Recovery Advances but Remains Uneven

International Relations and Security Network
· China and the Realities of Power in Asia

· Domodevo and the Chechen Conflict

· Encouraging Emerging Economies
· GOP Congress Takes On UN
· Is Burma Finally Poised for Change?
· Libya - Succession and Reform
· Looking Ahead: The State of Diplomacy in 2011
· Missile Defense: Game-Changer in NATO-Russia Relations
· Tunisia and the World: Roots of Turmoil

· UN Accused of Caving in to Khartoum Over Darfur

International Republican Institute (IRI)
· Survey of Cambodian Public Opinion

International Security Assistance Force/US Forces Afghanistan
· COMISAF Assessment - Petraeus letter

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, January 28, 2011, v. 11, no. 2

o Hu’s State Visit Exposes Rift in Chinese Foreign Policy
o Turning a New Leaf in Relations: Russia’s Renewed Arms Sale to China
o 2011 PLA Military Training: Toward Greater Interoperability
o The Snow Dragon Moves into the Arctic Ocean Basin
· Terrorism Monitor, January 28, 2011, v. 9, no. 4

o Is the Islamic State of Iraq Going Global?
o Hostage Killings Raise Tension between France and Niger
o Defeating the Forces of Paganism: Former Military Intelligence Chief Hamid Gul Blends Pakistani Nationalism and Islamic Revolution

Knowledge @ Wharton
· On the Move: Adapting to a New Global Economy

Lowy Institute for International Policy
· Between the Clawing Eagle and the Ascendant Dragon: The Demise of the Philippines' Policy of Hedging

· The Quiet Achiever: Australia-Japan Security Relations

Maritime Information Sharing Task (MIST)
· 2010 Global Maritime Information Sharing Symposium (GMISS) Proceedings

· 2009 Global Maritime Information Sharing Symposium (GMISS) Summary Report
· MIST Report on Industry and Public Sector Cooperation for Information Sharing: Port of Honolulu, 2010

· MIST Report on Industry and Public Sector Cooperation for Information Sharing: Ports of Puget Sound, 2009
· MIST Report on Industry and Public Sector Cooperation for Information Sharing: Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, 2008

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
· Background Report: Suicide Attack at Moscow Airport

National Priorities Project
· The Numbers Behind President Obama's “State of the Union” Address

National Security Cyberspace Institute (NSCI)
· Federal Government Cybersecurity Progress: Obama Administration Report Card 2009-Present

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
· Time to Shift from Tension to Talks

New York State Health Foundation
· A Needs Assessment of New York State Veterans

Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre
· Pakistan: The Rising Dangers

Observer Research Foundation
· Collapsing Muslim Dictatorships

· Rural Development & Energy Policy: Lessons from Agricultural Mechanisation in South Asia
· Understanding Jihadism in Pakistan

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
· PISA 2009 Results

Pak Institute for Peace Studies
· Internal Security Strategy for Pakistan

Pakistan Security Research Unit (PSRU)
· Brief # 63. Why Karachi is a Major Source of Instability in Pakistan?

· Brief # 62. Getting Afghanistan Right

Peace Training and Research Organisation (PTRO)
· CPAU Human Security Project: Quarterly Report: Kandahar, April - June 2010

· CPAU Human Security Project: Quarterly Report: Helmand Province April - June 2010, January 2011
· CPAU Human Security Project: Quarterly Report: Kunduz Province April - June 2010, January 2011
· CPAU Human Security Project: Quarterly Report: Nangarhar Province April - June 2010, January 2011

· CPAU Human Security Project: Quarterly Report: Kabul Province April - June 2010, January 2011

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute
· Peace & Stability Operations Journal Online, January 2011, v. 1, no. 2

o Training and Education: Teaming Challenges and Best Practices
o Challenges Forum Conference Report
o PKSOI Approach to Leader Development in Peace & Stability Operations
o The Strategic Adviser - 9 Rules from Providing the Best Advice
o Peace-gaming with the Green Country Model
· SOLLIMS Sampler __ Economic Stabilization

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Chinese Mercantilism: The Long View

· Too Big to Fail: The Transatlantic Debate

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
· The Future of the Global Muslim Population: Projections for 2010-2030 [site includes report, interactive maps and sortable data tables]

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security
· IPRIS Viewpoints 36 - Aid for Legitimacy: São Tomé and Príncipe Hand in Hand with Taiwan

· Jose Luis Rocha, "Cape Verde and ECOWAS: The Challenges of Regional Integration" (Portuguese Journal of International Affairs, No. 4, Autumn/Winter 2010): 3-7.

Project for Excellence in Journalism
· How the U.S. Media Cover China

· Alternative Fuels for Military Applications

· Early Observations on Possible Defenses by the Emerging Threat Agent Project
· Industry and Infrastructure for Future Submarines: An International Perspective

Seton Hall University School of Law, Center for Policy and Research
· Drug Abuse—An Exploration of the Government’s Use of Mefloquine at Guantanamo

Security & Defense Agenda
· Pandemics: Lessons Learnt and Future Threats

Small Wars Journal
· Counterinsurgency as a Whole of Government Approach: Notes on the British Army Field Manual Weltanschauung: An Interview with Colonel Alexander Alderson

· Glory Restored?: The Implications of the 2008-2009 Gaza War in Times of Extended Conflict
· Strategy for Military Counter Drug Operations

Spearhead Research
· 2010, the Year of Assassination by Drones

· North Waziristan: The Death Trap
· Too Cold to Start

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
· Inadequate Planning for ANSF Facilities Increases Risks for $11.4 Billion Program

Stanley Foundation
· Making Sense of Multilateralism

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· Civil-Military Relations in Medvedev's Russia

· The Conflicts in Yemen and U.S. National Security

UK House of Commons Library
· UK Defence and Security Policy: A New Approach?

University of PA Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program
· The Global "Go-To-Think Tanks" (2010 Think Tank Index)

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
· China's Active Defense Strategy and its Regional Impact [hearing]

US Institute for Peace (USIP)
· Bleak Outlook for 2011 Conference on Disarmament

· The EU’s Experience with Security Sector Governance
· Obama's State of the Union Address: A World Wrap-Up
· On the Issues: Afghanistan's New Parliament
· On the Issues: Egypt
· On the Issues: Egypt's Current Situation
· On the Issues: Egypt's Protests
· On the Issues: Iran and P5+1 Talks
· On the Issues: Science Diplomacy
· Peace Watch, Winter 2011
o Conflict-Sensitive Reporting in Iraq
o Peacebuilding Goes Mobile in Afghanistan
o Beyond the Beltway Peacebuilding
o USIP Extranets: Building Global Communities
o Virtual Games for Real World Peace
o PeaceMedia: Find, Engage, Share Online
o How Will the Revolution Be Blogged and Tweeted?
o Grants at Work Around the World
o Engaging the World
o Convening Power
· Salam Shabab: Views and Voices of Iraqi Youth

· Toxic Legacy: Hunger, Oppression, Migration, and Health in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea · UPDATE: Eye on Egypt

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Army and Politics in Mubarak's Egypt [1988 document that might be of background interest]

· Egypt's Fragile Stability
· Egypt's Security Forces: A Key Factor in the Crisis
· Troubled Engagement
· Turkish Foreign Policy under the AKP: The Rift with Washington
· Turkish-Iranian Ties Flourish in New Era
· Will Egypt's 'Day of Rage' Become a Revolution?

White House
· 2011 State of the Union
o Information website

o video
o transcript
· Remarks by the President on the Situation in Egypt
· Remarks by the President, Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden on the Presidential Studies Directive: Strengthening Our Military Families
· Sharing the Responsibility for Our Collective Security
· Strengthening Our Military Families: Meeting America's Commitment

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Report

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has released its new report on the causes of the financial crisis.

"Financial Crisis Inquiry Report" can be downloaded in its entirety or in parts.

Commission website also provides access to the hearings, testimony and related information.

from the Commission website --

"The Commission concluded that this crisis was avoidable—the result of human actions, inactions, and misjudgments. Warnings were ignored. 'The greatest tragedy would be to accept the refrain that no one could have seen this coming and thus nothing could have been done. If we accept this notion, it will happen again.'"

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 01-21-2011

Africa Center for Strategic Studies
· A Chronology of Terrorism in South Africa

· Playing Ostrich: Lessons Learned from South Africa’s Response to Terrorism

Air Force Research Institute (AFRI)
· Attitudes Aren't Free: Thinking Deeply About Diversity in the Armed Forces

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· Political Report, January 2011

o Obama 2.0: Most want the President to be successful, but many doubt that he will be.
o Impressions and expectations: How have people’s views of Obama changed since 2009?
o Initial impressions of the 112th Congress and the new Republicans
o Health Care: A comprehensive look at attitudes about the bill and about repeal
o Michelle: How has the First Lady’s popularity changed over time?
o Trade Talk: General attitudes about trade and globalization, trade agreements and jobs
o Gas Prices: A growing concern
o The Distaff Side: Women in Congress and state legislatures
o Speaker of the House approval, the first presidential debates, presidential candidate announcements, party identification, and more.

Amnesty International
· I Demand Justice: Justice for Victims in Gaza and Southern Israel

Asian Human Rights Commission
· Pakistan: The Cases of Missing Children Continue to Rise in Karachi in 2010; 3090 Children Reported Missing in the City in a Year

Atlantic Council
· Eurasian Energy: Hot and Cold

Australian National Transport Commission
· National Ports Strategy: Infrastructure for an Economically, Socially, and Environmentally Sustainable Future

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· PNG’s Golden Era: Political and Security Challenges in PNG and Their Implications for Australia

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· China’s Fissile Material Production and Stocks

Brennan Center for Justice
· Domestic Intelligence: New Powers, New Risks

Brookings Institute
· Adjusting to China: A Challenge to the US Manufacturing Sector

· Creating a “Brain Gain” for US Employers: The Role of Immigration
· Indentifying and Regulating Systemically Important Financial Institutions: The Risks of Under and Over Identification and Regulation

· Job Creation on a Budget: How Regional Industry Clusters Can Add Jobs, Bolster Entrepreneurship, and Spark Innovation

Center for Global Development
· Advanced Economies Pose Three Financial Risks to Developing Countries in 2011

Center for Public Integrity
· The Truth Left Behind: Inside the Kidnapping and Murder of Daniel Pearl

Center for Science in the Public Interest
· Report Card Grades States on Reporting Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Memorandum to President Hu Jintao

· US, Gulf and Israeli Perspectives of the Threat from Iran, Pt 1
· What's Next for Tunisia?

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Silk Road Studies Program
· Afghanistan Beyond the Fog of Nation Building: Giving Economic Strategy a Change

Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS)
· 'Merchants of Death': The Problems of Landmines in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

· Red Footprints in Gilgit-Baltistan: China’s Expanding Presence in PoK

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
· CTC Sentinel, January 2011, v. 4, no. 1

o Terrorist Awakening in Sweden?
o British Universities Continue to Breed Extremists
o Improving Airline Security in the United States
o Al-Qa’ida’s Yemeni Expatriate Faction in Pakistan
o Understanding Al-Qa’ida’s Business Model
o Disengagement or Deradicalization: A Look at Prison Programs for Jailed Terrorists
o Recent Highlights in Terrorist Activity

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· 112th Congress Oversight Plan

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
· Assessing China’s Behavior and its Impact on U.S. Interests

· Sudan at the Crossroads

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Analysis of Federal Civilian and Military Compensation

Defence Research and Development Canada
· Canada in Afghanistan 2001-2010: A Military Chronology

· Who are the Millennials?

Department of Agriculture (Agricultural Research Service)
· 2010 Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder Progress Report

Department of Defense
· DoD Directive 3300.03, DoD Document and Media Exploitation (DOMEX), January 11, 2011

· DoD Instruction 1400.25, Vol. 351, DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Coordination and Clearance Requirements for Personnel Reductions, Closures of Installations and Reductions of Contract Operations in the United States, January 19, 2011
· Notice to DoD Employees and Contractors on Protecting Classified Information and the Integrity of Unclassified Government Information Technology (IT) Systems

Department of State
· Background Notes: Bahrain

· Background Notes: Nicaragua

· Background Notes: Senegal

Dudley Knox Library [NPS]
· Intelligence and Policy-Making: A Bibliography (updated)

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

· World Oil Chokepoints

EU Institute for Security Studies
· ISSues - n°34, January 2011

o The Case for Conflict Prevention
o The EU and the Middle East: Non-Stick Diplomacy
o East Asia: Time to Step Up the EU’s Political Presence
· A New Farewell to Arms: Viewing Disarmament in a New Security Environment

· Tunisia: A Chance for Democracy

Feinstein International Center
· Linking Poor Rural Households to Microfinance and Markets in Ethiopia

Florida Department of Transportation
· Guidebook for Using Automatic Passenger Counter Data for National Transit Database (NTD) Reporting

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
· The Elephant In The Room: Summitry And China's Challenging Relations With Great Powers In Asia

· Taiwan: Elections At Home, Economic Relations With The Mainland And U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations · Tunisia: Exemplar Or Exception?
· U.S. Civil-Military Relations After 9/11: Renegotiating The Civil-Military Bargain

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Defense Acquisitions: Further Action Needed to Better Implement Requirements for Conducting Inventory of Service Contract Activities, GAO-11-192

· Employment Verification: Federal Agencies Have Taken Steps to Improve E-Verify, but Significant Challenges Remain, GAO-11-146

· Maritime Security: Federal Agencies Have Taken Actions to Address Risks Posed by Seafarers, but Efforts Can Be Strengthened, GAO-11-195
· Military Personnel: Personnel and Cost Data Associated with Implementing DOD's Homosexual Conduct Policy, GAO-11-170

· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Third Quarter 2010 Update of Government Assistance Provided to AIG and Description of Recent Execution of Recapitalization Plan, GAO-11-46

Harvard Business School
· A Brief Postwar History of U.S. Consumer Finance

· Creating Leaders: An Ontological Model

Heritage Foundation
· 2011 Index of Economic Freedom

· China Grows 10 Percent Again: Is This Believable?
· EU’s Arms Embargo on China: David Cameron Must Continue to Back the Ban

· Why Provide for the Common Defense?

Hudson Institute
· China’s Great Leap Forward

· Common Defense, Spring 2011

o Albania will stay in Afghanistan until NATO’s Mission is over
o Enabling Coalition Conversations: The JTRS COALWNW Project
o Engineering Enterprise Architecture: Call to Action
o NETSAFA: U.S. Navy’s agent for managing international training and building partnerships
o Growing Foreign Sales Builds Partnerships
o V-22 Changes Typical Helicopter CONOPS
o Rapidly Fielding Warfighting Technologies: Recognizing Performance
o The Evolution of US Force Protection Systems
o The Math Works! NSM +JSM + $600M (R&D) = F-35
o STAR-TIDES: Sharing Sustainable Solutions
o The “Power for Peace”: Long Term Sustainable Economic and Environmental Development and Antidote for Emergency Response and Disaster Recovery
o The United States National Guard: Hurricane Katrina…Our Finest Hour
o Interview with Lieutenant General Kenneth R. Wykle
o Cyberspace

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
· Indonesia in India’s Look East Policy

· Mosaics of Cultures: Investigating the Role of Cultural Linkages in India-Indonesia Relations

· Why Indonesia is Important to India

Institute for the Study of War
· Government of Iraq vs. United States Contributions to Foreign Military Sales Cases, 2005 to Present

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
· Ethiopia: Monitoring of Conflict, Human Rights Violations and Resulting Displacement Still Problematic

International Institute For Strategic Studies (IISS)
· North Korea's Uranium Programme Heightens Concern

· WikiLeaks: The Price of Sharing Data

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Interpreting Currency Movements During the Crisis: What's the Role of Interest Rate Differentials?

International Panel on Fissile Materials
· Global Fissile Material Report 2010: Balancing the Books

· IPFM Research Report #9: The Uncertain Future of Nuclear Energy

· Visual Database

International Relations and Security Network
· Africa: Security and Development for the 21st Century

· Estonia on the March

· Human Rights Warning Over South Sudan
· Hungary's Media Law - Tip of the Iceberg
· Long-Range Question Mark
· New International Nuclear-Fuel Bank Likely To Find Few Customers
· Pakistan: Destination Terror or Tolerance?
· The 'Problem' with Côte d’Ivoire: How the Media Misrepresent the Causes of Conflict
· The Return of 'Afro-Optimism'

Jamestown Foundation
· Terrorism Monitor, January 20, 2011, v. 9, no. 3

o Islamist Militants of the TNSM Plan Return to Pakistan's Swat Valley
o Operation Neath: Is Somalia's al-Shabaab Movement Active in Australia?
o The Tribes of Yemen: An Asset or Impediment to Stability? Part Two

Joint Electronic Library
· JP 1-02, DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, 31 December 2010

· JP 4-03 Joint Bulk Petroleum and Water Doctrine 09 Dec 2010

Military Leadership Diversity Commission
· Decision papers

· From Representation to Inclusion: Diversity Leadership for the 21st-Century Military [draft]

Munich RE
· 2010 Natural Catastrophe Year in Review

National Academy of Sciences
· Evaluating Testing, Costs, and Benefits of Advanced Spectroscopic Portals: Final Report (Abbreviated Version)

National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2)
· T2 Virtual PTSD Experience [Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder]

NATO Defense College
· How to Revitalize the Dialogue Between NATO and the Maghreb Countries

NATO Parliamentary Assembly
· Maritime Security: NATO and EU Roles and Co-Ordination

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
· DPRK “Collapse” Pathways: Implications for the Energy Sector and for Strategies Redevelopment/Support

New York City Police Department
· Active Shooter: Recommendations and Analysis for Risk Mitigation

New York State Assembly
· Emergency Preparedness in New York City's Theater District and its Impact on Workplace Safety

· Reducing Systemic Cybersecurity Risk

Pak Institute for Peace Studies
· Polarization of Social Studies in Textbooks in Pakistan

· Strategic Response to Suicide Terrorism in Pakistan

Panda Security
· The Cyber-Crime Black Market: Uncovered

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Current Account Imbalances Coming Back

· An Update on EU Financial Reforms

Quilliam Foundation
· Islamism and Language - How Using the Wrong Words Reinforces Islamist Narratives

· Developing a Prototype Handbook for Monitoring and Evaluating Department of Defense Humanitarian Assistance Projects

· Views from the Homefront: The Experiences of Youth and Spouses from Military Families
· Views from the Homefront: How Military Youth and Spouses Are Coping with Deployment

Security Council Report
· Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: Institution Building

Small Wars Journal
· Counterinsurgency: Falling Short of the Comprehensive Approach in Afghanistan

· Discussions on the Complexity of Diverse Sunni Islamic Interpretations
· The Hizballah-North Korean Nexus
· The New Physics: Key to Strengthening COIN
· Philippine Counterinsurgency Strategy: Then and Now
· Reconceptualizing State Building in Africa (II): The Unbearable Lightness of Governing: Over-Centralized and Decentralized Governance
· US Cooperation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Challenges and Opportunities
· Victory Has a Thousand Fathers: Evidence of Effective Approaches to Counterinsurgency, 1978-2008

Stimson Center
· Five Myths About Defense Spending

Transportation Research Board
· A Guide to Emergency Response Planning at State Transportation Agencies

· Guide to the Decision-Making Tool for Evaluating Passenger Self-Tagging (ACRP report # 41)
· Appendix A: Research Documentation to ACRP Report 41

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
· Afghanistan Opium Survey 2010

US Geological Survey (USGS)
· Overview of the ARkStorm Scenario

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Diplomacy, Sanctions, and Sabotage: Putting Pressure on Iran

· Imagining the Border: Options for Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Territorial Issue
· Interactive Online Map

White House
· Press Conference with President Obama and President Hu of the People's Republic of China

· Remarks by the President on the Shootings in Tucson, Arizona
· Remarks by President Obama and President Hu of the People's Republic of China at Official Arrival Ceremony
· Remarks by President Obama and President Hu of the People's Republic of China in an Exchange of Toasts at State Dinner
· Remarks by the President at the 50th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy's Inauguration

World Bank
· Developing Countries Are Driving Global Growth, but Risks Remain

· Egypt, Arab Republic of - Second Integrated Sanitation and Sewerage Infrastructure Project: Resettlement Plan
o V. 1 - resettlement policy framework executive summary
o v. 2 - resettlement policy framework report
o v. 3 - resettlement policy framework
o v. 4 - executive summary
· India - Sustainable Urban Transport Project: Restructuring

World Economic Forum
· Global Risks 2011

2011 State of the Union Address information

President Obama's State of the Union address and related information
· Information website

· video

· transcript

The Republican responses

Rep. Paul Ryan
· Transcript

VA Gov. Bob McDonnell
· Text

· Transcript

· Video

Additional information and background on the history of the State of the Union address is also avaiable on the 2011 State of the Union website

Inside the White House: The State of the Union [behind the scenes footage and interviews

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

House Armed Services Committee - DOD Oversight Plan

In case you are interested in seeing the HASC Oversight plan for the 112th Congress, it is now available. This plan lays out the agenda the committee will focus on in its oversight of the Department of Defense during the current congress.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 01-14-2011

Afghanistan Study Group
· A New Way Forward: Rethinking U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
· What Do Haitians Need After the Earthquake?

Air University Press
· Attitudes Aren't Free: Thinking Deeply about Diversity in the US Armed Forces

America 2050
· High Speed Rail in America

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
· Turkey on the Brink

Amnesty International
· Aftershocks: Women Speak Out Against Sexual Violence in Haiti’s Camps

Asian Development Bank Institute
· A De Facto Asian-Currency Unit Bloc in East Asia: It Has Been There but We Did Not Look for It

· Policies and Measures to Mitigate Potential Environmental Impacts of Cross Border Infrastructure Projects in Asia

Australian Defence College
· Australian Defence Force Journal, November/December 2010, no. 183

o Securing Space: Australia’s Urgent Security Policy Challenge for the 21st Century
o Pakistan-US Bilateral Relations: A Difficult Road Ahead
o The Difficulties in Predicting Future Warfare
o ADF Joint Entry Operations: Why Conventional Airborne Forces are Fundamental
o Colin East Goes to SESKOAD – in ‘A Year of Living Dangerously’, 1964
o NATO Special Operations: Exploiting New Structures in Command, Control and Intelligence
o Peacekeepers: Athena’s Champions
o Managing Global Supply Chains
o Sustainable Defence Capability: Australia’s National Security and the Role of Defence Industry

Australian Government
· Counter-Terrorism White Paper 2010 Securing Australia Protecting Our Community 2010

Brookings Institute
· Beyond Consultation: Civil Society and the Governance of International Institutions

· Continuity and Change: China’s Attitude toward Hard Power and Soft Power
· Creating a “Brain Gain” for U.S. Employers: The Role of Immigration
· Designing Social Media Policy for Government
· Foresight Africa: The Continent’s Greatest Challenges and Opportunities for 2011
· Hezbollah's Power Play
· NAEP and the Common Core Standards
· Rationalizing Government Collection Authorities: A Proposal for Radical Simplification
· Rebalancing the U.S.-China Relationship
· Stabilizing Unstable U.S.-China Relations? Prospects for the Hu Jintao Visit
· Sudan’s Referendum: Understanding the Economics of Peace
· The U.S.-Japan Alliance and Evolving Challenges in East Asia: Freedom of Navigation and North Korea

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
· Private Security Industry: A Review of the Definitions, Available Data Sources, and Paths Moving Forward

Canadian Army
· Canadian Army Journal, Spring 2010, v. 13, no. 1

o Editorial - Strategy, Choice, and the Conduct of Land Warfare
o Sensor Equipment and the Urban Battlespace
o Courage Under Fire: Defining and Understanding the Act
o Closing the Gap: Developing the Sharpshooter Capability in the CF
o Red, White, or Pink SA? Understanding the Need for a Holistic Approach to Culture in Military Intelligence
o Training Resilient Soldiers—Looking for Solutions to Operational Stress
o Optimizing Canada’s Commitment to Police Reform in Afghanistan
o Optimizing Deadly Persistence in Kandahar: Armed UAV Integration in The Joint Tactical Fight
o The Art of War - Canadian Siberian Expedition

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Winners and Losers in the Iraqi Election Battle

· Government of Iraq Organizational Chart

Center for American Progress
· Conduct Befitting a Great Power: Responsibility and Sovereignty in U.S.-China Relations

Center for Global Development
· Show Me the Money: Leveraging Anti-Money Laundering Tools to Fight Corruption in Nigeria

· Shared Goals: Measuring Overall Development Progress in Pakistan

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
· Comparative Connections, v. 12, no. 4

· Containing the Atom: Paul Nitze and the Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons
· Energy and Environment in the Barack Obama–Hu Jintao Meeting
· PacNet #3 - Is Burma Finally Poised for Change?

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
· Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), December 24, 2010 / 59(50): 1637-1641

o Update on Cholera --- Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Florida, 2010

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· Studies in Intelligence, 2010, v. 54, no. 4

o The Intelligence-Policy Nexus: Synthesizing with Clients, Not Analyzing for Customers
o The Evolution of CIA: A New President, a Better CIA, and an Old War: Eisenhower and Intelligence Reporting on Korea, 1953

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
· Security Sector Reform Monitor: Timor-Leste no. 4

Chatham House
· Asia and Europe: Engaging for a Post-Crisis World

· Green Revolutions for Sub-Saharan Africa?

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Defend America: An Armed Services Republican Plan to Keep America Safe

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Compilation of Homeland Security Related Executive Orders (EO 4601 through EO 13528) (1927-2009)

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations (Appropriations)

· Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations (House)
· Unauthorized Appropriations and Expiring Authorizations (Senate)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
· The Eurozone's Next Crisis

· Military-Industrial Complex, Fifty Years On
· Reality in U.S.-China Relations
· Understanding Tunisia's Tremors
· U.S. Deepwater Drilling's Future

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
· The Normative Divide in International Society: Sovereignty versus Responsibility

Defence R&D Canada. Centre for Operational Research and Analysis
· Conceiving an Army for the 21st Century

· Confronting the "Essence of Decision": Canada and the Cuban Missile Crisis
· DRDC Mentoring Program: An Examination of Program Design and Program Outcomes
· Literature Review on Best Practices in Collective Learning
· Literature Review on Best Practices in Meta-organizational Governance
· A Prioritization Methodology to Support Investment Decisions at Major Defence Infrastructure Sites · Scoping Report: AI-driven Wargame Replicator
· A Stochastic Optimization Algorithm using Intelligent Agents: A Program with Constraints and Rate of Convergence

Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)
· Measures Against Piracy

· National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG) 2010

Department of Defense (DOD)
· Crosstalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, January/February 2011, v. 24, no. 1 [Data Mining Issue]

o Interview with Dr. Randall W. Jensen
o Data Mining for Process Improvement
o Demystifying Cloud Computing
o A Comparison of Parametric Software Estimation Models Using Real Project Data

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
· 2010 DHS Data Mining Report

Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime
· Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide Source

Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing
· Theft of Customers' Personal Property in Cafes and Bars

Department of the Navy (DON)
· Chips, January-March 2011

o Special Series on the Department of the Navy Social Security Number Reduction Plan
o DON SSN Reduction Plan
o The Numbers Game
o To Err is Human
o Facts About Identity Theft
o Guard Against Identity Theft
o Unique DoD ID Replaces SSN
o DONCAF Reduces SSN Use
o Combating Identify Theft: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
o Complaint Leads to Policy Change Be cautious about revealing your Social Security number
o Take No Prisoners: SPAWAR safeguards and reduces SSN use
o BUPERS Reduces SSN Use: Review process eliminates SSN use
o From stovepiped silos to NMCI, the Department of the Navy's integrated enterprise network
o Wikis, Portals and Bandwidth Considerations in the Fleet

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations
· EUnity of Command - The Planning and Conduct of CSDP Operations

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

EU Institute for Security Studies
· European Involvement in the Arab-Israeli Conflict

· Global Governance 2025: At a Critical Juncture

European Policy Centre
· What Do Citizens Want? - What Survey Results Reveal About Values, Attitudes and Preferences

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
· Bank Crime Statistics for the Third Quarter of 2010

Foreign Policy
· AfPak's Strategic Blinders

· Armed, but Not Necessarily Dangerous: Is a Country Violent Just Because It Has a Lot of Guns?

Freedom House
· Freedom in the World 2011

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
· Civil Society 2.0?: How the Internet Changes State-Society Relations in Authoritarian Regimes: The Case of Cuba

· Escalation in Kunduz: Who Are the Insurgents in NE Afghanistan?

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Electricity Grid Modernization: Progress Being Made on Cybersecurity Guidelines, but Key Challenges Remain to be Addressed, GAO-11-117

· H-1B Visa Program: Reforms Are Needed to Minimize the Risks and Costs of Current Program, GAO-11-26
· Rail Safety: Federal Railroad Administration Should Report on Risks to the Successful Implementation of Mandated Safety Technology, GAO-11-133
· Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Programs and Implementation of GAO Recommendations, GAO-11-74

Harvard Business School Working Papers
· What We Know: Turning Organizational Knowledge into Team Performance

Heritage Foundation
· Britain’s Coalition Government

· China Global Investment Tracker: 2011
· The Constitution in One Sentence: Understanding the Tenth Amendment
· The Debt Ceiling: Time, Options, and Action
· How to Save Money, Reform Processes, and Increase Efficiency in the Defense Department
· Hu Visit a Time to Press, Not Celebrate
· Key Asian Indicators: A 2011 Book of Charts
· Three Policy Changes to Help with Gasoline Prices

Homeland Security & Defense Business Council
· Critical Infrastructure Protection: Are We Ready for the Day Before Tomorrow?

Hudson Institute
· Heading Off the Next Pandemic

· Iran and Latin America [speech by Ambassador Jaime Daremblum]
· The U.S. Net Economic Engagement with the Developing World: A Gordian Knot

Human Rights Watch
· Promises Unfulfilled: An Assessment of China’s National Human Rights Action Plan

Information Sharing Environment (of the Intelligence Community)
· 2010 Report on the Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group (ITAGG)

Institute for South Asian Studies
· History May Not Repeat Itself For Pakistan

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
· China's Out of Area Naval Operations: Case Studies, Trajectories, Obstacles, and Potential Solutions

· Chief of Mission Authority as a Model for National Security Integration

Institute for the Study of War
· Counterinsurgency in Helmand: Progress and Remaining Challenges

· Defining Success in Afghanistan

Intelligence Science Board
· The Intelligence Community and Science & Technology

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
· Sri Lanka: IDPs and Returnees Remain in Need of Protection and Assistance

International Crisis Group
· Bosnia: Europe’s Time to Act

· Nepal: Identity Politics and Federalism

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
· World Disasters Report 2010 - Is Urban the New Rural?

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
· Capital Flows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and the Real Exchange Rate

· How Does Political Instability Affect Economic Growth?
· The Spanish Labor Market in a Cross-Country Perspective
· What is Driving Financial De-dollarization in Latin America?

International Relations and Security Network
· 2010: A Year of Diplomacy in Review

· Colombia: Foreign Policy in Flux
· The Digital Revolution Meets Diplomacy

· The Future of Private Forces
· Haiti's Long Path to Recovery
· Icesave: Groundhog Day?

· Ten Reasons Why Bailouts Should Stop Before Reaching Spain
· Trying to Solve a European Problem: A Comprehensive Strategy for Roma Minorities
· Tunisia: A Moment of Destiny for the Tunisian People and Beyond?
· Vietnam: Which Way Now?

Jamestown Foundation
· China Brief, January 14, 2011, v. 9, no. 1

o Chinese SOEs a Target of Hu-Wen's "Inclusive Growth"?
o Assessing the Foreign Policy Influence of the Ministry of State Security
o Sino-Turkish Strategic Partnership: Implications of Anatolian Eagle 2010
o Uzbekistan’s Growing Role in Beijing’s Central Asian Strategy
· Terrorism Monitor, January 14, 2011, v. 9, no. 2

o Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Growing War with North Yemen's Houthist Movement
o Security Implications of Muqtada al-Sadr's Return to Iraq
o Back with a Vengeance: The Baloch Insurgency in Iran

The Knight Foundation
· Media, Information System and Communities: Lessons from HAITI

London School of Economics Global Governance
· Human Security after Collapse: Global Security in Post-Earthquake Haiti

· The Taliban’s Evolving Ideology

Lowry Institute
· How Afghans View Coalition Military Operations in Kandahar

Migration Information Source
· Central American Immigrants in the United States

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
· Immigration Policy and Less-Skilled Workers in the United States

Mitre Corp, JASON Project
· The $100 Genome: Implications for DOD

National Academy University Press (NDU)
· Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ), January 2011, no. 60

o Conceptualizing Victory Anew: Revisiting U.S. Law, Doctrine, and Policy for War and Its Aftermath
o An Actor-centric Theory of War: Understanding the Difference Between COIN and Counterinsurgency
o Whose COIN?
o Private Contractors in Conflict Zones: The Good, the Bad, and the Strategic Impact
o Silent Kingmaker: The Need for a Unified Wartime Contracting Strategy
o Spacepower and Warfare
o Airpower, Spacepower, and Cyberpower
o An Allard Commission Postmortem and the Need for a National Space Council
o Defense Planning Paradigms and the Global Commons
o A Philosophical Case for OPCON Transition on the Korean Peninsula*
o Mastering the Art of Wiki: Understanding Social Networking and National Security
o A Commander's Strategy for Social Media
o Chinese Soft Power in Latin America: A Case Study
o Chinese Views on Deterrence
o Red Wings Ascendant: The Chinese Air Force Contribution to Antiaccess
o Long-range Conventional Strike: A Joint Family of Systems
o The Joker is Wild: Managing Assumptions in Planning and Execution
o Centers of Gravity from the "Inside Out"
o Evidentiary Validation of FM 3-24: Counterinsurgency Worldwide, 1978-2008

National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
· Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling

National Defense University Press
· Partnership for the Americas: Western Hemisphere Strategy and U.S. Southern Command

National Security Archive
· The CIA File on Luis Posada Carriles

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
· North Korea’s Succession May Go Smoothly After All

· Should the US Put Nuclear Weapons Back in Korea?

New America Foundation
· Understanding the New House Rules

Observer Research Foundation
· India and the Global Economy: The Next 15 Years

· What after KG D6 ? Challenges for India's Energy Security

One Earth Future Foundation
· Oceans Beyond Piracy

· Costs of Piracy
· Journal of International Peace Operations, January-February 2011, v. 6, no. 4

o The Profit Motive
o Côte d’Ivoire: A Tale of Two Presidents
o Advancing Contingency Operations in Africa
o Developing Ministries and Security Forces in Afghanistan
o Africa Needs a New Map
o Coordinating Stabilization and Reconstruction
o Drone Incentives
o What the ICoC is Not
o An Initiative for the 21st Century?
o The ICoC Contemplates PSC Certification

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PSOI)
· 2010 Transitions: Issues, Challenges and Solutions Conference Report

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
· Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 112th Congress

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· Strengthen Ties with China, But Get Tough on Trade

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS)
· IPRIS Viewpoints 33 - Côte d’Ivoire: A Series of Damaging Events?

· IPRIS Viewpoints 34 - Brazil's Selective Nuances: The Argentinean Example
· IPRIS Viewpoints 35 - A Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Guinea-Bissau: A Toothless Body, or a Dangerous One?

· The Other Face of Al-Qaeda

· Afghanistan's Local War: Building Local Defense Forces

· Economics of Air Force Medical Service Readiness
· Involving the Public Healthcare Policy: An Update of the Research Evidence and Proposed Evaluation Framework
· Security in Iraq: A Framework for Analyzing Emerging Threats as U.S. Forces Leave

Security Council Report
· Update Report, January 12, 2011, no. 2 - Israel/Palestine

Small Wars Journal
· COIN Manpower Ratios: Debunking the 10 to 1 Ratio and Surges

· Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico: Web and Social Media Resources
· El significado espiritual de ¿Plata O Plomo?
· Reconceptualizing State Building in Africa (I): Non-State Systems, Decentralization and Refounding African Statehood
· Root Causes of Islamist Extremism: Nine Years Later

Southern Poverty Law Center
· Skinheads in America: Racists on the Rampage

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
· Quarterly Report to Congress - October 2010, 4th Quarter

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)
· Nuclear Power's Global Expansion: Weighing Its Costs and Risks

United Kingdom. House of Commons
· UK Deepwater Drilling - Implications of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
· The National Security Implications of Investments and Products From the People’s Republic of China In the Telecommunications Sector

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Afghan High Peace Council Fails to Reflect Afghan Civil Society

· Haiti Earthquake: One Year Later
· On the Issues: Lebanon's Government
· The Other Side of Gender: Including Masculinity Concerns in Conflict and Peacebuilding

US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)
· USSOUTHCOM Command Strategy 2020

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Changing a Stagnant Political Order? End of Ben Ali Era in Tunisia

· Hizballah Challenges Lebanon's Prime Minister Hariri -- and President Obama
· The White House, Congress, and the Middle East in 2011: Political and Policy Forecast

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
· China at a Crossroads: Trade Tensions Vie with Consumer Needs

· Outsourcing: New Pressures to Stay Home, Old Reasons to Go Abroad

White House
· Designing a Digital Future: Federally Funded Research and Development in Networking and Information Technology