Thursday, April 30, 2009

Latest Articles - Subject Terrorism

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The information below provides links to the 04/30/2009 04:09:54 AM Alert run for "Terrorism" on the Military & Government Collection database with 5 hit(s). Following the links below will bring you to the start of the article or citation.

Alert Run Date: 04/30/2009 04:09:54 AM
Alert Name: Terrorism
Database: Military & Government Collection
Number of Hits: 5

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1. The Next Afghanistan. New Republic, 5/6/2009, Vol. 240 Issue 7, p11-13, 3p; (AN 37922913)
2. A Few Good Universities. By: Ephron, Dan. Newsweek, 4/27/2009, Vol. 153 Issue 17, p6-7, 2p; (AN 37830596)
3. The Long Arm of The Law. By: Taylor Jr., Stuart; Thomas, Evan. Newsweek, 4/27/2009, Vol. 153 Issue 17, p30-31, 2p; (AN 37830671)
4. All Eyes on Aden. By: Vesley, Milan. Middle East, Apr2009 Issue 399, p18-19, 2p; (AN 37806268)
5. Books in brief. By: Rhodes, Fred. Middle East, Apr2009 Issue 399, p64-65, 2p; (AN 37806285)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Friday, April 24, 2009

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Friday, April 3, 2009

April 2009 Newsletter

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Prospects for U.S.-Russian Security Cooperation, edited by Dr. Stephen Blank. U.S.-Russian relations seem to be at an impasse. However, given these nations' power, standing, and nuclear capability, dialogue will be resumed at some point. An analysis of the prospects for and conditions favoring cooperation is an urgent task--crucial precisely because current relations are so difficult. The chapters of this volume represent both a tribute to a vision of political order based upon prior cooperation and a call to revitalize the relationship. Russia and Arms Control: Are There Opportunities for the Obama Administration? by Dr. Stephen Blank. Arms control issues feature prominently in the Russo-American conflicted agenda. These represent political as well as military issues that are among the most critical components of the bilateral relationship and of regional security in both Europe and Asia. The author analyses both the political and military aspects of the relationship with respect to arms control. Provincial Reconstruction Teams: How Do We Know They Work? by Dr. Carter Malkasian and Dr. Gerald Meyerle. In Afghanistan, provincial reconstruction teams (PRTs) have played a growing role in the U.S. counterinsurgency effort. While civilian agencies remain essential for long-term economic development, the authors argue that PRTs conduct reconstruction in ways that create short-term stability. Accordingly, they recommend that the United States give the PRTs the lead role in reconstruction activities that accompany any surge of military forces into Afghanistan. Towards a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy for Success: A Proposed Human Capital Model Focused Upon Talent, by COL Casey Wardynski, MAJ David Lyle, and LTC Michael Colorusso (USA-Ret.). The authors argue for a comprehensive Officer Corps strategy recognizing the interdependency of accessing, developing, retaining and employing talent. The authors conclude that without such a talent-focused strategy, the Army and its Officer Corps confront the increasing likelihood that they will be unequal to future American national security demands.
Online Debates
To contribute to strategic thinking by Army leaders and the other architects of American strategy, the Strategic Studies Institute has inaugurated a series of "online debates" on the concepts and foundations of American strategy. The first and current debate, "The Army's Strategic Role," is between Dr. Steven Metz, SSI, and Mr. Nate Freier, PKSOI/CSIS.
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The New Balance: Armed Stabilization and the Future of U.S. Landpower by Mr. Nathan Freier Cultural Dimensions of Strategy and Policy by Professor Jiyul Kim A History of Socio-Cultural Intelligence and Research Under the Occupation of Japan, by Lt Col Michael Meyer, USAF Is the Meridia Initiative the Right Way Forward?: Mexico's Narco-Insurgency and U.S. Counter-Drug Policy, by Mr. Hal Brands
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Drug Trafficking, Violence, and the State in Mexico, by Dr. Phil Williams
Strategy Conference
Strategic Implications of Current and Emerging Technologies Conference registration closes April 8. Fee is $150. While over the last decade a great deal of attention has been given to how information technologies are changing the strategic environment and shaping warfare, little has been mentioned about other revolutionary technologies, such as biotechnologies and nanotechnologies, in terms of their potential strategic impact. This conference will address that gap. Please see the conference website for the agenda, registration, and more.
An Agenda for the Americas April 7, 2009, Washington, DC Space is still available 20th Annual Strategy Conference "Strategic Implications of Emerging Technologies" April 14-16, 2009, Carlisle, PA Register today Book promotion and release (open to the public): Beyond the Strait: PLA Missions Other than Taiwan, edited by Mr. Roy Kamphausen, Dr. David Lai, and Dr. Andrew Scobell Falk Auditorium, Brookings Institute April 30, 2009 at 2:00 PM Critical Cyber Infrastructure Protection: Policy and Strategy June 4-5, 2009, New York, NY At Home in the Americas: Canada, the United States, and Hemispheric Security June 10-12, 2009, Kinston, Ontario, Canada
North Korea Headlines
A recent Washington Post article, North Korean Missile Test a Growing Possibility, quoted an SSI study The North Korean Ballistic Missile Program. As the Democratic Republic of North Korea is again making world headlines, we would point our readers to our library of Korean studies.
News and Updates
On March 21, Dr. Antulio Echevarria delivered a lecture on "American Strategic Culture" at Oxford University. The lecture was part of the Liverhume Changing Character of War conference series, and provoked lively discussion afterward. Dickinson College appointed Dr. David Lai as a Dean's Fellow. Dr. Lai's "Chinese Military Going Global" was published in China Security and posted at the Yale Global Online publication site.
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