Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More education less guns - updated

If you didn't get a chance to listen to this, the file has been posted and is available directly OR from the OnPoint site where you can also read the responses people are posting.  The "Mr. X" article written by George Kennan is also available here.

Tonight on NPR's OnPoint with Tom Ashbrook, two senior members of the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff will talk about the need to spend more on education and less on guns. 

The guests are Captain Wayne Porter, US Navy, and Colonel Mark "Puck" Mykleby, US Marine Corps, both Special Assistants to the Chairman for Strategy to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Mike Mullen. 

You might also want to read an article they wrote under the shared pseudonym "Mr. Y." entitled "A National Strategic Narrative."

Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday's Miscellany 04-22-2011

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)
·         The Currency of Confidence 
·         We Need a New Atlanticism 

American Security Project

Amnesty International

Asian Development Bank Institute

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
·         The Delusion of Peace Initiatives 

·         Pakistan Plays Hardball

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         The Future of al-Nahda in Tunisia 

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Global Development

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

Center for Global Development
Chatham House
·         Egypt in Transition
·         NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan: Enabling Security Transition (Speech transcript of Lt. Gen. William B Caldwell)
·         UK Defence: A Test Case 

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Rethinking Peacemaking in Darfur 

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)

Department of Energy Inspector General

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Egmont Institute Royal Institute for International Relations

EU Institute for Security Studies
·         After Gaddafi 
·         Freedom or Survival? (Libya) 

European Council on Foreign Relations
·         A Scorecard for European Foreign Policy    

European Policy Centre

Foreign Policy
·         The War on Soft Power 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Resetting Missile Defenses 
·         Turmoil in the Arabian Peninsula 

Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
·         Religiosity as a Determinant of Happiness (working paper #163) 

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Heritage Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy

International Crisis Group
International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Relations and Security Network
·         Tyranny of the Central Bankers 

Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO)
·         2010 Report to the President 

Institute for Security Studies

Jamestown Foundation
o    The Rise of the Energy Faction in Chinese Politics
o    Japan’s Approach to China’s Control of Rare Earth Elements
o    Taiwan’s Defense Transformation and Challenges Under Ma Ying-Jeou
o    China’s 2010 National Defense White Paper: An Assessment
o    Pakistani Taliban Continue Their Campaign against Sufi Shrines
o    The Internal Crisis of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
o    Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: Challenges and Opportunities in Revolutionary Yemen

Joint Air Power Competence Centre
·         Journal of the JAPCC, no. 13
       o    Transformation of the Italian Air Force: An Interview with Lieutenant General Giuseppe Bernardis
o    Advance of the Afghan Air Force and NATO Air Training Command - Afghanistan
o    Impact of a Combat Air Wing
o    A Risky Assumption – NATO’s Access to the Space Commons
o    Project Noctua: A Model for Enhancing NATO UAV Capability
o    The SACT Post-Lisbon Action Plan: A JAPCC Perspective
o    Air-Land Integration: A Challenge for NATO
o    Fighting Pirates from Space: Using Space Resources in the Fight
o    Military History – Handle with Care (Part 2)
o    Coalition Space Operations: Improving Space Support to ISAF
o    Struggling to Meet Demand: The Need for European Airlift
o    TanDEM-X: A New Era of Global Accuracy
o    Out of Africa: Multirole Tankers in Support of International Aid

Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination

Lowy Institute for International Policy


National Academies Press

National Priorities Project (NPP)

National Security Archive

NATO Defense College

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Naval War College
o    From Bottle Rockets to Lightning Bolts: China's Missile Revolution and PLA Strategy against U.S. Military Intervention
o    Toward an African Maritime Economy: Empowering the African Union to Revolutionize the African Maritime Sector
o    The Development of the Angled-Deck Aircraft Carrier: Innovation and Adaptation Hiding in Plain Sight: The U.S. Navy and Dispersed Operations under EMCON, 1956-1972
o    Alliance Naval Strategies and Norway in the Final Years of the Cold War
o    The Quiet Warrior Back in Newport: Admiral Spruance, the Return to the Naval War College, and the Lessons of the Pacific War, 1946-1947
o    Is Deterrence the Only Option? [review essay]
o    The Province of Moral Courage [review essay]

New America Foundation
·         The Year of the Drone 

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Observer Research Foundation

·         A Blueprint for UN Women

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKOSI)

Peterson Institute for International Economics

Physicians for Human Rights


Real Instituto Elcano

Research Institute for European and American Studies

SDC Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Security Council Report
·         Update Report on Côte d’Ivoire 
·         Update Report on Israel/Palestine 

Small Wars Journal

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transnational Institute

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

·         Haiti - Earthquake and Cholera [latest update] 

Verizon RISK Team

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Iran's Continuing Power Struggles  

White House