Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Beyond Boundaries in Central America: Bridging the Security/Development Divide with International Security Assistance

Beyond Boundaries in the Middle East: Bridging the Security/Development Divide with International Security Assistance

Beyond Boundaries in Eastern Africa: Bridging the Security/Development Divide with International Security Assistance

Cooperation on Emerging Environmental Challenges in the Muslim World

 Scientific, Intellectual, and Governance Cooperation on Emerging Environmental Challenges in the Muslim World provides an overview of the challenges posed by environmental change in several regions where significant Muslim populations are found: Southeast Asia, South and Central Asia, Southwest Asia/Persian Gulf, North Africa, and parts of Sub-Saharan Africa (the Sahel, coastal West Africa, and East Africa). It then discusses the major needs for improving scientific and technical research in these regions and reviews extant environmentally-focused scientific cooperation between the U.S. and the Muslim world. Finally, the paper presents some recommendations suggesting how scientific cooperation between the U.S. and the Muslim world could be expanded and deepened in the future."
Cooperation on Emerging Environmental Challenges in the Muslim World

Troubled Waters: Climate Change, Hydropolitics, and Transboundary Resources

Troubled Waters: Climate Change, Hydropolitics, and Transboundary Resources examines the multiple challenges that global climate change raises for the management of shared freshwater resources. Regional experts and Stimson analysts assess the prospective risks to human security, evaluate the possibilities for cooperative responses, and explore how policies and institutions can evolve to ensure sustainable water supplies in a warming world.
http://www.stimson.org/images/uploads/research-pdfs/Troubled_Waters-Complete.pdf

Coastal Zones and Climate Change

Coastal Zones and Climate Change examines the emerging environmental stresses on coastal areas of the Indian Ocean and the resulting challenges confronting coastal planners and decision makers in a warming world. Experts from the region and from Stimson assess the prospective risks to coastal ecosystems and infrastructure, evaluate the opportunities and obstacles for technological innovations and adaptation strategies, and explore how policies and institutions must evolve to ensure the sustainable management of coastal resources and the resilience of coastal communities.
http://www.stimson.org/images/uploads/research-pdfs/Coastal_Zones-Complete.pdf

Fresh Water Futures

This report, Fresh Water Futures: Imagining Responses to Demand Growth, Climate Change, and the Politicsl of Water Resource Management, which resulted from the January 29 meeting, considers specific in-country cases, including Yemen and Afghanistan, and transboundary cases including the river basins of the Mekong, Ganges, Mahakali, and Indus rivers. This report also considers criteria for identifying basins where future tensions or instabilities could emerge and assesses the roles that technological innovations, market mechanisms, river basin institutions, and other policy approaches play in the cooperative management of shared water resources.
http://www.stimson.org/images/uploads/research-pdfs/StimsonCenterConfWaterReport.pdf

Nuclear and WMD Security and Summit Diplomacy—Leveraging Top-Level Engagement

Indonesia: From Vigilantism to Terrorism in Cirebon

Monday, January 30, 2012

Wind and Gas, Back-up or Back-out, "That is the Question

The focus of this study is to explore the effect that the deployment of a large share of wind energy has on the Northwest European power generation mix in the current market circumstances. Natural gas is often mentioned as a suitable partner for wind. This paper tries to substantiate and quantify the current and potential relationship between gas and wind in Northwest European electric power supply in the context of the transition towards a low-carbon energy economy.
The effect of wind power is analysed from the perspective that reducing CO2 emissions is the principal driver behind installing wind energy. The study aims to give general insight in what would happen to the power mix if more wind energy were to be introduced, what the contribution to CO2 emissions reduction would be, and the potential role of natural gas and other fuels in handling long periods (> 4 hours) of low wind supply.
The main conclusions of the paper are:
  • Wind power has a low capacity credit (in NW Europe). This means that wind power does not significantly replace other generating capacity; alternative power sources need to be in place, together with new installed wind capacity for at least 80% of installed wind capacity, to ensure that there is sufficient back-up to meet market demand at times of reduced wind power supply. Most of this will have to come from conventional power plants. If hydro capacity from Norway is available, this back-up capacity could be reduced to approximately 70%.
  • Wind capacity will thus essentially be "surplus" to the necessary dispatchable system capacity, and thus costs of wind capacity will essentially come on top of the costs of the base conventional capacity. The extra costs of wind capacity can be reduced or compensated by the abated fuel and carbon costs from conventional generation.
  • The effectiveness of wind power to reduce CO2 emissions is directly related to the level of CO­2 prices. In today's energy market with low CO2 prices, new installed wind power tends primarily to replace gas-fired power, resulting in limited CO2 reduction, and thus becomes an expensive and less effective way of reducing CO2 emissions.
  • Sufficiently high CO2 prices would reverse the position of gas and coal in the merit order (irrespective of wind), reducing CO2 emissions by around 10-25 %. Other or complementary ways to achieve CO2 emission reduction (for example, the use of an Emission Performance Standard) were not analysed in this paper.
  • With higher CO2 prices, wind would replace coal-fired power, further reducing CO2 emissions and significantly improving the effectiveness and costs of wind in reducing CO2 emissions.
  • In a conceptual design for a future low-carbon energy system in which wind plays a prominent role in reducing CO2 emissions, gas-fired power is the most suitable and economic partner, as long as other renewable options remain unproven, technically limited and/or uneconomical.
  • A high CO2 price would be a tool for forcing additional low carbon measures, such as CCS. With CCS, gas fired generation remains more competitive than coal with CCS and offers an attractive and competitive low CO2 option, in its own right, as well as in combination with wind.
  • An additional question which arises is whether the present market model for organising and dispatching electricity is appropriate and effective in an environment with a significant share of wind power. In this context there are implications of large-scale partnering with wind power for the performance and economic viability of gas-fired power plants (with or without CCS) as well as for the gas supply. These will need to be further examined to ensure that the gas and power industries are ready to become secure partners.

http://www.clingendael.nl/publications/2011/20111200_ciep_study_wind_gas.pdf

Maoists understand the limitations of Mine Proof Vehicles | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Maoists understand the limitations of Mine Proof Vehicles | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

EU Oil embargo on Iran—China is now the pivot | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

EU Oil embargo on Iran—China is now the pivot | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Private Sector Participation in Defence Production: Industrial Licensing and FDI Issues | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Private Sector Participation in Defence Production: Industrial Licensing and FDI Issues | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Politics of Non-recognition in the Context of the Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict | International Alert

The Politics of Non-recognition in the Context of the Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict | International Alert

Oil and Gas Laws in Uganda | International Alert

Oil and Gas Laws in Uganda | International Alert

Insights: International Institutions, Aid Effectiveness and Peacebuilding in Liberia | International Alert

Insights: International Institutions, Aid Effectiveness and Peacebuilding in Liberia | International Alert

Insights: International Institutions, Aid Effectiveness and Peacebuilding in Burundi | International Alert

Insights: International Institutions, Aid Effectiveness and Peacebuilding in Burundi | International Alert

Insights: International Institutions, Aid Effectiveness and Peacebuilding in Nepal | International Alert

Insights: International Institutions, Aid Effectiveness and Peacebuilding in Nepal | International Alert

Peacebuilding, the World Bank and the United Nations | International Alert

Peacebuilding, the World Bank and the United Nations | International Alert

Peace is a Marathon | International Alert

Peace is a Marathon | International Alert

Emerging Voices: Young Women in Lebanese Politics | International Alert

Emerging Voices: Young Women in Lebanese Politics | International Alert

Evaluating the EU's role and challenges in Sudan and South Sudan | International Alert

Evaluating the EU's role and challenges in Sudan and South Sudan | International Alert

Different faces, shared hopes | International Alert

Different faces, shared hopes | International Alert

Security and Justice from a County Perspective: Lofa County, Liberia | International Alert

Security and Justice from a County Perspective: Lofa County, Liberia | International Alert

Security and Justice from a District Perspective: Mahottari, Nepal | International Alert

Security and Justice from a District Perspective: Mahottari, Nepal | International Alert

Participation and Obstruction: Justice and Security Sector Refom in Nepal | International Alert

Participation and Obstruction: Justice and Security Sector Refom in Nepal | International Alert

Security and Justice from a District Perspective: Rasuwa, Nepal

This snapshot briefing paper looks at the situation of security and justice provision in Rasuwa district in the central region of Nepal. This sparsely populated mountain district is situated due north of Kathmandu and shares a border with China on its northern side. The security situation in Rasuwa district is fair in comparison to many other districts, particularly those in the Terai where the police struggle to control the activities of numerous armed and criminal groups. In contrast to the Terai districts where levels of gender based violence are extremely high, this district populated by 63.75 percent of Tamang ethnicity has different story to tell. This briefing assesses security and justice provision against this backdrop and outlines implications for national and international policy-makers.
http://www.international-alert.org/resources/publications/security-and-justice-district-perspective-rasuwa-nepal

Breaking Patterns of Sexual and Gender-based Violence | International Alert

Breaking Patterns of Sexual and Gender-based Violence | International Alert

DDR Advanced Course on Reintegration 24 June – 01 July 2012, The Netherlands


A one-week residential course at Overste Hof, Landgraaf, The Netherlands
Cost: The course is free of charge
Full board accommodation for the duration of the course is included in the cost. Participants have to be able to commit to attend the course in full.
http://www.international-alert.org/news/ddr-advanced-course-reintegration

Defining Theories of Change

Peacebuilding with Impact
This report focuses on how theories of change can improve the effectiveness of peacebuilding interventions. A review of 19 peacebuilding projects in three conflict-affected countries found that the process of articulating and reviewing theories of change adds rigour and transparency, clarifies project logic, highlights assumptions that need to be tested, and helps identify appropriate participants and partners. However, the approach has limitations, including the difficulty of gathering theory-validating evidence.

http://www.international-alert.org/sites/default/files/publications/120123CAREDefiningTheoriesChange_FINAL.pdf

Water Scarcity in Bangladesh and South Asia: Examining Dynamics of Conflict and Cooperation

Cyber Security

Introduction
During the last years, more and more digital products became part of our daily life. We
talk to friends over social network sites, discuss with people from all over the world in
internet forums and e-mail has widely replaced other communication methods. More
and more companies and governments offer digital products and services and most of
our data is stored somewhere on a server. But the more we become dependant on
digital products, the more we become vulnerable to attacks from cyber space. Cyber
attacks can not only cause financial damage or loss of personal data, it is feared that
cyber attacks which target hospitals and power plants or other elementary
infrastructure of a nation can also cause fatal damages.
http://www.bipss.org.bd/pdf/Issue%2010.pdf

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The US Pivots to the East: Implications for India | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The US Pivots to the East: Implications for India | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The Emerging Nuclear Security Regime: Challenges Ahead | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The Emerging Nuclear Security Regime: Challenges Ahead | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Comment on ‘The Global Nuclear Non-Proliferation Paradigm and India’ | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Comment on ‘The Global Nuclear Non-Proliferation Paradigm and India’ | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The Poor Prospects of the CTBT Entering Into Force | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The Poor Prospects of the CTBT Entering Into Force | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

India’s Nuclear Security Policy | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

India’s Nuclear Security Policy | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

2011: A Strategic Survey | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

2011: A Strategic Survey | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

How Accurate is the NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index? | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

How Accurate is the NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index? | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The New Year Saga: China Dampens Tibetan’s Celebration | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The New Year Saga: China Dampens Tibetan’s Celebration | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Popular Demonstrations in Russia and Putin’s Return to the Presidency | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Popular Demonstrations in Russia and Putin’s Return to the Presidency | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Analysing the failed Coup in Bangladesh | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Analysing the failed Coup in Bangladesh | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Bangladesh survives yet another Military coup attempt | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Bangladesh survives yet another Military coup attempt | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mapping the Global Future 2020

Report of the National Intelligence Council's 2020 Project   - Based on Consultations With Nongovernmental Experts  Around the World
http://www.foia.cia.gov/2020/2020.pdf

Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World

Global Trends 2025 is the fourth installment in the National Intelligence Councilled effort to identify key drivers and developments likely to shape world events a decade or more in the future. Both the product and the process used to produce it benefited from lessons learned in previous iterations. Each edition of Global Trends has tapped larger and more diverse communities of experts. Our first effort, which looked out to 2010, relied primarily on expertise within the US Intelligence Community. There was some outreach to other elements of the United States Government and the American academic community. For Global Trends 2015, we engaged more numerous and more varied groups of non-US Government experts, most of whom were American citizens.
http://www.dni.gov/nic/PDF_2025/2025_Global_Trends_Final_Report.pdf

North Africa: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030: Geopolitical Implications Prepared jointly

Russia: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030: Geopolitical Implications

China: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030 Geopolitical Implications Prepared jointly

India: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030- Geopolitical Implications

Southeast Asia: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030: Geopolitical Implications Prepared jointly

Mexico, The Caribbean, and Central America: The Impact of Climate Change to 2030: Geopolitical Implications

Kenya: Impact of the ICC Proceedings

Kenyan Somali Islamist Radicalisation

Monday, January 23, 2012

Human Rights Watch World Report 2012

 Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.
We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end
abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.
http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/wr2012.pdf

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Federation of American Scientists Terrorism Analysis Report

T he greatest threat to Pakistan's nuclear infrastructure comes from jihadists both inside Pakistan and South and Central Asia. While there is appreciation of this danger, there are few substantive studies that identify and explore specific groups motivated and potentially capable of acquiring Pakistani nuclear weapons and/or fissile materials. This report fills that gap by exploring the Pakistani Neo-Taliban (PNT) and the groups that fill its ranks.
http://www.fas.org/pubs/_docs/Terrorism_Analysis_Report_1-lowres.pdf

LEST WE FORGET: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF BIOTERRORIST INCIDENTS, NATIONAL EXERCISES, AND U.S. PREVENTION, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY STRATEGIES

Military Planning to Protect Civilians: Proposed Guidance for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

Protecting Civilians: Proposed Principles for Military Operations

Addressing the Doctrinal Deficit


For a number of years, Stimson research has focused on identifying the obstacles that multilateral organizations and individual states face in preventing and responding to widespread and systematic violence against civilians. The research found that the absence of guidance, planning, and training on the protection of civilians created a critical gap that hindered effective international responses. As a result, the Enhancing the Security of Civilians in Conflict project launched the "Addressing the Doctrinal Deficit" initiative in 2009 to catalyze and influence the development of doctrine and training (specific to the protection of civilians) within multilateral institutions (UN, AU, NATO) and national militaries.
In September 2009, the Stimson Center engaged experts and doctrine writers alongside military and civilian leaders with experience in protection crises at the UK Defence Academy in Shrivenham. The workshop included a two-day simulation exercise involving escalating violence against civilians in a fictional country, which challenged workshop participants to propose and evaluate courses of action to protect civilians. The workshop was designed to capture insights that could be distilled into guidance for future missions mandated to protect. The project resulted in three products:
  • Alison Giffen, Addressing the Doctrinal Deficit: Developing Guidance to Prevent and Respond to Widespread or Systematic Attacks Against Civilians (Spring 2010). A workshop report from the international experts' workshop. The document explores the lack of protection-related doctrine and training and captures the key challenges and gray areas that leaders face in a protection crisis that should be addressed in guidance and training.
  • Max Kelly, Protecting Civilians: Proposed Principles for Military Operations (May 2010). A document offering proposed guidance and considerations for military operations that must effectively prevent and respond to protection crises. The document is informed by research into the fundamental drivers and dynamics of violence against civilians; analysis of military operations that attempted to protect civilians across a variety of regional, institutional, and theatre contexts; and wide consultations with experts, policy makers, and practitioners who have worked on these operations.
  • Max Kelly with Alison Giffen, Military Planning to Protect Civilians: Proposed Guidance for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (September 2011). A document that illustrates how the Proposed Principles (May 2010) could be applied in the operational context of UN peacekeeping. The publication applies the principles to existing UN policy and frameworks to demonstrate how the UN could develop guidance to plan the military component of a peacekeeping operation mandated to protect. Although an entirely independent endeavor, the document is intended to support processes already underway at the UN to develop such guidance by drawing on recent scholarship and operational research on the challenges of ending complex civil conflicts.
These publications build on the cumulative body of research developed by the Enhancing the Security of Civilians in Conflict project which aims to improve international prevention and response mechanismshttp://www.stimson.org/images/uploads/research-pdfs/1_-_Addressing_the_Doctrinal_Deficit_2010.pdf

UN Integration and Humanitarian Space


An Independent Study Commissioned by the UN Integration Steering Group
For over two decades, the United Nations has developed policies and practices to create greater coherence within the UN system . Today, UN integration is a formal policy aimed at maximizing the individual and collective impact of the UN to consolidate peace and applies to every country context where a UN peacekeeping or political mission and UN country team of development and humanitarian agencies coincide. Yet, the benefits and risks of UN integration for humanitarian space have been intensely debated for many years. Some humanitarians remain deeply skeptical that UN integration can benefit humanitarian action. Other humanitarians are opposed to UN integration on principle, arguing that integration arrangements blur the distinction between humanitarian, military and political action, subordinate humanitarian priorities to political prerogatives and therefore place humanitarian action at significant risk. Conversely, many in the UN political and peacekeeping community stress the need for enhanced coherence and highlight the positive experiences of UN integration and the significant progress made in policy development and practice in recent years.
In 2010, the UN Integration Steering Group commissioned the Humanitarian Policy Group and the Stimson Center to undertake an independent study to explore the impact of UN integration arrangements on humanitarian space and make recommendations towards the improved management of this impact.
The study found both positive and negative impacts of UN integration arrangements on humanitarian space and evolving policies and practices over the last decade intended to better protect humanitarian space. Despite these reforms, the debate remains polarized and stakeholders - including UN departments, funds, agencies and programs - should redouble their efforts to promote greater awareness and consistent implementation of policy provisions that seek to ensure that UN integration arrangements protect humanitarian space. They should also do much more to build confidence across the political, peacekeeping and humanitarian communities to help ensure that the potential benefits of UN integration for humanitarian operations are maximized, and the risks minimized.
The study focused on three main case studies (Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia), complemented by a desk review of the Central African Republic, Darfur (Sudan) and Liberia. It looked at the impact of diverse integrated arrangements on five areas of humanitarian space within each context: humanitarian aid worker security, access to beneficiaries, ability to engage with non-state armed actors, perceptions of humanitarian actors and humanitarian voice or advocacy. The report includes a number of more detailed findings and recommendations to UN stakeholders including UN departments , agencies, funds and programs and non-UN humanitarian organizations.
http://www.stimson.org/images/uploads/research-pdfs/Integration_final.pdf

Bridging the Security/Development Divide with UN Security Council Resolution 1540: A Case Study Approach by Brian D. Finlay The Henry L. Stimson Center September 2009

In a rapidly globalizing world, the need for governance that transcends national boundaries is a given. But finding pragmatic opportunities to innovate and break traditional patterns of government and human behavior is challenging. This paper discusses one important opportunity in the field of nonproliferation that accomplishes this goal. The security/development model offered herein has already borne tangible results in the Caribbean, and could do so elsewhere in Southeast Asia, in the Middle East, across Latin America, and beyond. Its application would not only better leverage limited foreign aid, it would both meet the identified needs of the host country and yield a more sustainable model of nonproliferation.

http://www.stimson.org/images/uploads/research-pdfs/Bridging_Divide_Finlay.pdf

WMD, Drugs, and Criminal Gangs in Central America: Leveraging Nonproliferation Assistance to Address Security/Development Needs With UN Security Council Resolution 1540

Few regions of the world better illustrate the intimate nexus between human development and security than does Central America, this Stimson Center and Stanley Foundation project report concludes. The report, informed by a regional workshop in Panama City in the spring of 2010, analyzes a region of inherent economic and social promise that has long been frustrated by countless security challenges related to small arms, drugs, and criminal gangs. In the report, Brian Finlay explores how United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 could be used by governments across the region to: identify novel streams of assistance to address capacity shortfalls; improve customs facilities and migratory border facilities; receive training in the tracking of illegal immigration; improve capacities to prevent money laundering and drug and human trafficking; enhance the training of public and private officials linked to maritime trade; improve their human resources and legal infrastructure; and, strengthen the competencies of government institutions. 
http://www.stimson.org/images/uploads/research-pdfs/CArpt710_1.pdf

Beyond Boundaries in the Middle East: Leveraging Nonproliferation Assistance to Address Security/Development Needs With Resolution 1540

Widely considered to be the cradle of civilization itself, the Middle East not only boasts the origin of many major religions, it is a part of the world rich in history, culture, and natural resources. Regrettably, the region is also afflicted with the internecine discord that all too often accompanies those physical and social attributes. Festering religious conflict, uneven population distribution and access to resources, and radically divergent levels of gross domestic product and living standards all feed a complex political, economic, and social landscape across the region.
http://www.stimson.org/images/uploads/research-pdfs/MErpt910.pdf

Maritime Commerce and Security: The Indian Ocean


Maritime Commerce and Security: The Indian Ocean describes the commercial trends and their security implications with a view to helping policy makers and others outside the industry understand the vulnerabilities of an industry that is central to the global economy and security.
Maritime commerce in the Indian Ocean is vital to global trade, in volume, in the key resources and manufactured goods that it moves, and in the steadily predominating significance of the economies of East Asia, India, the Gulf, Australia, and South Africa.
It has also seen rapid and far reaching change, in investment in ports and vessels, and in the emergence of entirely new maritime commercial powers such as Singapore, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. The economic shocks registered throughout the world in the past three years, especially the downturn in trade volumes, have added significant uncertainty about the future of investments and national strategic calculations.
In the contemporary Indian Ocean, the close relationship between commerce and security takes many forms. Piracy is now seen emanating increasingly far from the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden into the deep ocean. Naval task forces involving a dozen nations have had mixed success in protecting these vital lifelines of commerce. The Chinese Navy's presence in the Indian Ocean and Chinese commercial investments in port infrastructure have been perceived by India as an integrated source of strategic threat, and have occasioned a strategic rivalry between the two rising powers. Indian naval presence and activity have both proceeded from such worries and given rise to security concerns among other countries in the region. Similarly, among smaller powers, Singapore's robust security posture in large part reflects its importance as a commercial and maritime nation.
http://www.stimson.org/images/uploads/research-pdfs/March4_-_Full.pdf

Nuclear Scholars Initiative | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Nuclear Scholars Initiative | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Hard Fighting: Israel in Lebanon and Gaza | RAND

Hard Fighting: Israel in Lebanon and Gaza | RAND

Lessons from 2011: The New Media Revolution is a Strategic Asset | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Lessons from 2011: The New Media Revolution is a Strategic Asset | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

A Time Series Forecast of Geopolitical Market Concentration (GMC) Risk: An Analysis of the Crude Oil Diversification Portfolio of India | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

A Time Series Forecast of Geopolitical Market Concentration (GMC) Risk: An Analysis of the Crude Oil Diversification Portfolio of India | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

India's Overseas Assets: Do They Contribute to Energy Security? | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

India's Overseas Assets: Do They Contribute to Energy Security? | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

China’s Pipelines in Myanmar | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

China’s Pipelines in Myanmar | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Durban Platform for a New Climate Change Agreement: An Assessment | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Durban Platform for a New Climate Change Agreement: An Assessment | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Water Sharing between India and Bangladesh: Old Confusion and New Realities | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Water Sharing between India and Bangladesh: Old Confusion and New Realities | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

China's White Papers on Space: An Analysis | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

China's White Papers on Space: An Analysis | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Friday, January 20, 2012

Peace and Security Review Vol.4, No.8, Second Quarter, 2011

 Transnational Security Dynamics and Exigencies:
Crime-Terror-Drug Nexus in South Asia and Beyond 1
Taj Hashmi
Bangladesh’s National Defence: A Debatable Dialectic 32
Dr. Syed Mahmud Ali
IOR-ARC Successes and Failures: South Asian Perspectives 50
ANM Muniruzzaman
Impact of Climate Change and Environmental Security in
Bangladesh: The Non-Traditional Security Linkages 69
Nusrat Zahan
The Nature of Complex Emergencies: Impact of Earthquakes,
Pakistan’s Case Study 81
Salma Malik

http://www.bipss.org.bd/pdf/Bipss%20Journal%20Volume%234,Number%238%20Second%20Quarter%20dt.02.11.11.pdf

Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER) - No. 50, 25 January 2012 | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER) - No. 50, 25 January 2012 | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Launch of Women in International Security (WIIS) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Launch of Women in International Security (WIIS) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Key Risks in the New Defense Guidance: What Kind of War and Where? | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Key Risks in the New Defense Guidance: What Kind of War and Where? | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Threats to Space Assets and India's Options | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Threats to Space Assets and India's Options | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Andaman and Nicobar Command: From an Experiment to an Inspiration | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Andaman and Nicobar Command: From an Experiment to an Inspiration | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Pakistan’s Military-Militant Cabal | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Pakistan’s Military-Militant Cabal | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

TNW in Nuclear First Use: The Legal Counter | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

TNW in Nuclear First Use: The Legal Counter | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Operation Neptune Spear and Role of Technology | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Operation Neptune Spear and Role of Technology | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Case Study of MV Suez and Anti Piracy Operations: Lessons for India and Pakistan | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Case Study of MV Suez and Anti Piracy Operations: Lessons for India and Pakistan | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Pakistan: Crisis of Confidence & Credibility | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Pakistan: Crisis of Confidence & Credibility | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Whither Aid? Future of US Assistance to Pakistan | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Whither Aid? Future of US Assistance to Pakistan | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Military-Intelligence-Militant Nexus in Pakistan: Fighting a War of Asymmetry against India | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Military-Intelligence-Militant Nexus in Pakistan: Fighting a War of Asymmetry against India | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Fault Lines in Pakistan’s Armed Forces: Impact on the Stability of the State | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Fault Lines in Pakistan’s Armed Forces: Impact on the Stability of the State | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The Pakistan Navy: A Transformation from ‘Fledgling Force’ to ‘Fighting Machine’ | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The Pakistan Navy: A Transformation from ‘Fledgling Force’ to ‘Fighting Machine’ | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Understanding the Motivation of Pakistan’s Security and Defence Policies: Roots of Pakistan’s Emergence as the Epicentre of Terrorism | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Understanding the Motivation of Pakistan’s Security and Defence Policies: Roots of Pakistan’s Emergence as the Epicentre of Terrorism | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Radicalization of the Pakistan Army | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Radicalization of the Pakistan Army | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Pakistan: Inter Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) - An Analytical Overview | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Pakistan: Inter Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) - An Analytical Overview | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

South Asia Trends Vol. 3, No. 1, January 1-15, 2012

The BWC and Industry: A Plea for Industry Outreach | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The BWC and Industry: A Plea for Industry Outreach | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Indian Chemical Export Controls System and the Australia Group | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Indian Chemical Export Controls System and the Australia Group | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Biometrics against Bioterrorism; Steps for Trans-national Countermeasure Strategies | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Biometrics against Bioterrorism; Steps for Trans-national Countermeasure Strategies | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Chemical Weapons in Sri Lanka | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Chemical Weapons in Sri Lanka | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

An Overview of the Advances Made in Biotechnology and Related BTWC Concerns | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

An Overview of the Advances Made in Biotechnology and Related BTWC Concerns | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Biological agents: Uncontrolled entry of exotic pathogens a major dent for Indian economy and security | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Biological agents: Uncontrolled entry of exotic pathogens a major dent for Indian economy and security | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Weapons of War: State Actors and Chemical Weapon through the Years | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Weapons of War: State Actors and Chemical Weapon through the Years | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The Hills of Assam: A Glimpse of Peace | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The Hills of Assam: A Glimpse of Peace | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The Hills of Assam: A Glimpse of Peace | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The Hills of Assam: A Glimpse of Peace | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Maoist People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Maoist People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

India’s Internal Security: The Year That Was, The Year That May Be | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

India’s Internal Security: The Year That Was, The Year That May Be | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Maoists in ‘Golden Corridor Area’ | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Maoists in ‘Golden Corridor Area’ | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Check the Downslide in India-Bangladesh Relations | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Check the Downslide in India-Bangladesh Relations | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Managing India's Land Borders: Lessons from the US Experience | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Managing India's Land Borders: Lessons from the US Experience | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Russia Post March 2012: A Prognosis | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Russia Post March 2012: A Prognosis | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Strategic Importance of Turkmenistan for India | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Strategic Importance of Turkmenistan for India | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Micro-Geopolitics of Central Asia: A Uzbekistan Perspective | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Micro-Geopolitics of Central Asia: A Uzbekistan Perspective | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Ukraine's Flirtation with China and Russia's Quest for a Eurasian Union | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Ukraine's Flirtation with China and Russia's Quest for a Eurasian Union | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The Chechen Imbroglio: An Update | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The Chechen Imbroglio: An Update | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The Strategic Implications of the Franco-Russian Mistral Deal | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The Strategic Implications of the Franco-Russian Mistral Deal | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Russia’s Growing Engagement with Pakistan | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Russia’s Growing Engagement with Pakistan | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Visit to Kazakhstan | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Visit to Kazakhstan | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Dynamics of Expanding the SCO | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Dynamics of Expanding the SCO | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Russia-USA Stalemate on Tactical Nuclear Weapons | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Russia-USA Stalemate on Tactical Nuclear Weapons | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

India-Bangladesh Relations: Towards Convergence

Southeast Asia-India Defence Relations in the Changing Regional Security Landscape | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Southeast Asia-India Defence Relations in the Changing Regional Security Landscape | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Pakistan Occupied Kashmir : Changing the Discourse

Optimising Stress in Sub-Conventional Warfare | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Optimising Stress in Sub-Conventional Warfare | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

WATER SECURITY FOR INDIA: THE EXTERNAL DYNAMICS

Thinking about Pakistan's Nuclear Security in Peacetime, Crisis and War | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Thinking about Pakistan's Nuclear Security in Peacetime, Crisis and War | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

India-Russia Strategic Partnership Common Perspectives Edited by P. Stobdan

Sky’s No Limit: Space-based solar power, the next major step in the Indo-US strategic partnership? | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Sky’s No Limit: Space-based solar power, the next major step in the Indo-US strategic partnership? | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Reconciling Doctrines: Prerequisite for Peace in South Asia | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Reconciling Doctrines: Prerequisite for Peace in South Asia | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Thursday, January 19, 2012

From Inspiration to Aspiration: Turkey in the New Middle East Sinan Ülgen Carnegie Paper, December 201

Arab Monarchies: Chance for Reform, Yet Unmet Marina Ottaway, Marwan Muasher Carnegie Paper, December 2011

Democracy Policy Under Obama: Revitalization or Retreat? Thomas Carothers Carnegie Report, January 2012

Women’s Property Rights as an AIDS Response: Emerging Efforts in South Asia

The Socio-Economic Impact of HIV at the Household Level in Asia

A Guide to UNDP Democratic Governance Practice

Empowering Women for Stronger Political Parties

TOWARDS AN ‘ENERGY PLUS’ APPROACH FOR THE POOR A review of good practices and lessons learned from Asia and the Pacific

Toward Recovery and Sustainability of the World’s Large Marine Ecosystems During Climate Change

A Blueprint for Ocean and Coastal Sustainability

Technological Cooperation and Climate Change: Issues and Perspectives

K E Y C O N C E P T S A N D O P E R AT I O N A L IMP L I C AT I O N S I N TWO F R A G I L E S T AT E S - T H E C A S E O F S I E R R A L E O N E A N D L I B E R I A

Haiti Rebuilds

Nepal: Human Stories from the Field

Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract

Supporting Transformational Change - abridged booklet of case studies

Empowering Lives, Building Resilience Development Stories from Europe and Central Asia

Unlocking Progress: MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF) lessons from pilot countries

Human Development Report 2011 Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All

Chinese PM in Nepal: A short visit but a long trail? | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Chinese PM in Nepal: A short visit but a long trail? | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Preventing diversion of small arms and light weapons

Public perceptions of safety and security in Kosovo

China's growing role in African peace and security

Operational handbook on police-community co-operation

 The Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Working Team for the implementation of the National Community-Based Policing Strategy
http://www.saferworld.org.uk/BiH%20handbook%20English.pdf

The missing peace - The need for a long term strategy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Security provision in Bangladesh

Creating safer communities in Bangladesh

Snapshots of informal justice provision in Kaski, Panchthar and Dhanusha Districts, Nepal

Survey report on the prevalence of illicit small arms in Sri Lanka

Trap guns in Sri Lanka

Conflict-Sensitivity Assessment of EU programmes in Sri Lanka Best practices and recommendations for project partners (Consolidated from Phases I & II) October 2010 This project is funded by the European Union A

OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030 Summary in English

Corporate Engagement in Natural Disaster Response | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Corporate Engagement in Natural Disaster Response | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Negotiating with the Taliban: Six Critical Conditions that Must Be Met to Avoid Another “Peace to End All Peace” | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Negotiating with the Taliban: Six Critical Conditions that Must Be Met to Avoid Another “Peace to End All Peace” | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - Regional Overview | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - Regional Overview | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - US-Japan | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - US-Japan | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - US-Korea | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - US-Korea | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - US-Southeast Asia | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - US-Southeast Asia | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - China-Southeast Asia | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - China-Southeast Asia | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - China-Taiwan | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - China-Taiwan | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - North Korea-South Korea | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - North Korea-South Korea | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - China-Korea | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - China-Korea | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - Japan-China | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - Japan-China | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - Japan-Korea | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - Japan-Korea | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - China-Russia | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - China-Russia | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - US-Inda-East Asia | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Comparative Connections v.13 n.3 - US-Inda-East Asia | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Fracking and Seismic Activity | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Fracking and Seismic Activity | Center for Strategic and International Studies

A New Security Architecture for the Arctic | Center for Strategic and International Studies

A New Security Architecture for the Arctic | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Audio: The Future of the Internet - Who Decides? | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Audio: The Future of the Internet - Who Decides? | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Rethinking Cybersecurity - A Comprehensive Approach | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Rethinking Cybersecurity - A Comprehensive Approach | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Cyber Events Since 2006 | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Cyber Events Since 2006 | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Persian Gulf Cul-de-Sac | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The Persian Gulf Cul-de-Sac | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

2011: A Strategic Survey | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

2011: A Strategic Survey | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Contours of a Possible Indian Riposte to Chinese Aggressiveness | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Contours of a Possible Indian Riposte to Chinese Aggressiveness | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

China ups the ante in Arunachal Pradesh | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

China ups the ante in Arunachal Pradesh | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Visit of Pakistan Army Chief to China | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Visit of Pakistan Army Chief to China | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

US Strategic Defence Review—The Dilemma for Asian States | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

US Strategic Defence Review—The Dilemma for Asian States | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

India-China Special Representatives Talks: Focus on Trust Building | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

India-China Special Representatives Talks: Focus on Trust Building | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

The Washington Quarterly, 35(1), 2012

 A North Korean Spring? Victor D. Cha and Nicholas D. Anderson
http://www.twq.com/12winter/docs/12winter_Cha_Anderson.pdf
 Why China Will Democratize? Yu Liu and Dingding Chen
http://www.twq.com/12winter/docs/12winter_Liu_Chen.pdf
 The Pakistan Thorn in China—India—U.S. Relations. Harsh V. Pant
http://www.twq.com/12winter/docs/12winter_Pant.pdf
The Myth of ‘‘Securing the Commons’’ Gabriel M. Scheinmann and Raphael S. Cohen
http://www.twq.com/12winter/docs/12winter_Scheinmann_Cohen.pdf
 Iran’s Declining Influence in Iraq. Babak Rahimi
http://www.twq.com/12winter/docs/12winter_Rahimi.pdf
The Influence and Illusion of China’s New Left. Charles W. Freeman III and Wen Jin Yuan
http://www.twq.com/12winter/docs/12winter_Freeman_Yuan.pdf
Solving the Statebuilders’ Dilemma. Ben Rowswell
http://www.twq.com/12winter/docs/12winter_Rowswell.pdf