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How to Read Brazil's Stance on Iran
As a holder of a temporary seat, Brazil can either facilitate or complicate consensus on the UN Security Council. Equally important, Brazil will play a role in ensuring that sanctions against Iran, if... Read More...


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An Israeli Strike on Iran
This Center for Preventive Action Contingency Planning Memorandum assesses the likelihood of an Israeli strike on Iran, the policy options available to diminish that likelihood, the implications shoul... Read More...


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The Bearded Gentleman
Rather than assassinate Iranian citizens abroad, which proved a constant irritant between Iran and host countries, the Islamic Republic has developed much more sophisticated mechanisms to control its ... Read More...


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The U.S. Intelligence Community and Foreign Policy
The author examines numerous ways to improve the analysis sector of the U.S Intelligence Community. By Kenneth G. Lieberthal (Brookings Institute, 9/15/2009) Read More...


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Comparing the U.S. and Soviet Experiences in Afghanistan
The current conflict in Afghanistan may hold parallels to the Soviet's war in the 1980s, especially with regard to Pakistan's role as a safe haven. However, there are many substantial differences betw... Read More...


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Afghanistan: Post-Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy
In this comprehensive report, Kenneth Katzman discusses the challenges facing US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. By providing a thorough overview of the primary actors and relevant history, the report... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Chris Taylor
IA-Forum Interview: Chris Taylor
IA-Forum speaks with Chris Taylor, Senior Vice President for Global Strategy at Mission Essential Personnel, U.S. national security culture. By Cynthia Iris (07/01/2009) Read More...


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SIPRI Yearbook 2009 (Summery)
40th edition of SIPRI Yearbook provides comprehensive data and analysis of military spending, armaments, security, conflicts, non-proliferation and arms control around the world during past year. (SIP... Read More...


Labels Matter
Labels Matter
Author analyzes the use of terms related to privatized military and issues related to their varied definitions. By Shaun Randol. (06/02/2009) Read More...


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How Dangerous Are the Taliban?
The Taliban and al Qaeda may not pose enough of a threat to the United States to make a long war in Afghanistan worth the costs, writes John Mueller. (Foreign Affairs, 04/15/2009) Read More...


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RIEAS
The objective of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) is to promote the understanding of international affairs. Special attention is devoted to transatlantic relations, int... Read More...


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CIA uses British informants to track terrorism
Many U.S. intelligence officials see the Islamist extremist presence in Britain as a primary threat to U.S. security. MI5 and CIA have been cooperating on the Islamist terror threat since 9/11, howev... Read More...


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Mumbai attacks seen as model for future terrorism
Although governments remain justifiably concerned about the possibility of CBRN attacks, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials warn Congress of the greater likelihood of ‘low tech’ attacks o... Read More...


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A Smarter Intelligence Policy
To better utilize the IC to inform policy decisions, Obama should allocate time for regular intelligence briefings, receiving them with a healthy skepticism while at the same encouraging intelligence ... Read More...


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A Balanced Strategy
Secretary of Defense asserts that the U.S. cannot modernize its conventional forces to deal with future near peer threats at the cost of disregarding the capabilities necessary to deal with the type o... Read More...


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Obama’s intel picks short on direct experience
While Leon Panetta has administrative, management and political ability as well as a career untainted by association with Bush’s policies, some question Obama’s choice of the former White House Chief ... Read More...


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U.S.: Mumbai Massacre Seen as Major Blow to Regional Strategy
The recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai by militant Islamists, resulting in more than 170 deaths, may lessen the prospects for an Indo-Pakistani détente, which many consider a crucial element in stabil... Read More...


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Zombie Spooks Ravage Pakistan
Pro-Islamist elements of Pakistan’s largest intelligence service, ISI, have been a conspicuous part of the directorate for 30 years, purposely positioned by the government to employ Islamic conservati... Read More...


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An NYPD/FBI Truce
Although some note that bureaucratic turf wars are more structural rather than personality-driven, the appointment of the well respected Joseph Demarest as Asst. Director in Charge of the FBI’s NY Div... Read More...


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NYPD opens new counterterrorism nerve center
In order to protect lower Manhattan from terrorist threats, the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau establishes a command center near Wall Street partly modeled on London’s “ring of steel” surveillance measu... Read More...


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New Cyber Security Push Is Urged
A CSIS report lays out recommendations for cyber security to be used by incoming president Barack Obama. Among its recommendations are a comprehensive national security strategy for cyberspace and th... Read More...


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Experts See Security Risks in Downturn
Intelligence officials note that trends such as regional instability may be accelerated by the current global economic crisis. A shift to a more Asia-centric globe could also gain momentum. On the hom... Read More...


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Intelligence Policy to Stay Largely Intact
Despite civil liberties advocates’ hopes for a swift overturn of Bush’s intelligence policies, Obama is likely to make few decisions until a full review of the outgoing administration’s programs can b... Read More...


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For Security, Get Off Oil
Former CIA director R. James Woolsey discusses oil dependence as a multidirectional national security threat. He asserts that reducing foreign oil dependence matters less than a reduction in domestic... Read More...


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Building the Global Counterterrorism Network
The spread of the terrorist threat across the globe is identified by Michael Vickers (ASD/SOLIC&IC) as the long-term strategic challenge in the GWOT. He asserts it is primarily an intelligence war an... Read More...


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Obama inheriting broad covert ops policies
Some predict that in order to maintain flexibility and not hamper the ability of intelligence and military to combat terrorists, President-elect Obama is unlikely to rescind Bush’s directive allowing ... Read More...


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The Money Trail: Finding, Following, and Freezing Terrorist Finance
A report by two former Treasury Department intelligence officials includes an analysis of the evolution of terrorist financing since 2001. They contend that a viable counterterrorism strategy must al... Read More...


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Intelligence community gets new reciprocity directive
In a continuing effort to achieve a more unified intelligence community, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) issued a directive requiring intelligence agencies to supervise the ... Read More...


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Should the United States Establish a Dedicated Domestic Intelligence Agency for Counterterrorism?
A RAND study requested by DHS, Office of Intelligence & Analysis provides a framework for debate on the pros and cons of creating a domestic intelligence agency. Many policy choices must be considere... Read More...


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TSA Takes Over Matching Passengers to Watch List from Airlines
To address the problem of false matches, the TSA will take over what had formerly been commercial airline responsibility for checking passenger names against the terrorist watch list. By Matthew Harw... Read More...


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