Sounds like a worthwhile newsletter. I'll have to look into it. I get Jane's Defence and Jane's Security weekly briefings (the shortened, abstracts for non-subscribers -- I can't afford the £600 or so annually that a full subscription costs).
Stacy Smith wrote: > I thought all would like to see this report I have been getting since > around 9/11. > > Stacy. > > >X-Mailer: Lyris ListManager Web Interface > >Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 16:30:48 -0500 > >Subject: The Brookings Update on Terrorism, 11/6/02 > >To: "Update: Brookings Project on Terrorism" > ><[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > >From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > >List-Unsubscribe: > ><mailto:leave-brookings_terrorismupdate-55332Q@;lyris.brookings.edu> > >List-Subscribe: > ><mailto:subscribe-brookings_terrorismupdate@;lyris.brookings.edu> > >List-Owner: <mailto:owner-brookings_terrorismupdate@;lyris.brookings.edu> > >X-URL: <http://www.brookings.edu/terrorism/> > >Reply-To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > >Sender: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > > >====================== > >THE BROOKINGS UPDATE ON TERRORISM > >Wednesday, November 6, 2002 > >http://www.brookings.edu/terrorism > > > >The Brookings Update on Terrorism is a weekly advisory prepared by the > >Brookings Institution's Project on America’s Response to Terrorism. The > >project presents an ongoing series of briefings on various aspects of the > >crisis, analytical publications ranging from short 2,000-word papers to > >full-length books, and a large and evolving section of the website > >containing background resources, government documents, and archived video, > >audio, and printed transcripts of Brookings events. > > > > > >COMMENTARY > >***************************************** > > > >What Should Japan Do Next in the War on Terror? > >Michael O'Hanlon writes that he would be personally grateful if Japan > >chose this moment to offer an even more impressive contribution to global > >security. > >http://www.brookings.edu/views/op-ed/ohanlon/20021101.htm > > > >A Pas De Deux > >Justin Vaisse argues that both countries need this resolution: France, > >because a unilateral action would make the Security Council irrelevant, > >and America, because an action seen as illegitimate would further > >antagonize a world that increasingly tends to see it as a hegemon, not as > >a leader. > >http://www.brookings.edu/views/op-ed/fellows/vaisse_20021103.htm > > > > > >ARTICLES > >***************************************** > > > >Does Saudi Arabia Still Matter? Differing Perspectives on the Kingdom and > >Its Oil > >Shibley Telhami and Fiona Hill argue that although events in the past year > >have shown the need for profound political and economic reform in Saudi > >Arabia, which would bolster the stability of the kingdom as well as the > >global economy, the proposition that the Persian Gulf states and Saudi > >Arabia are losing their significance for the United States misses the mark > >on several issues. > >A full copy of the Foreign Affairs article is available at: > >http://www.brookings.edu/views/articles/hillf/20021101.htm > > > > > >EVENTS > >********************************************** > > > >Brookings Institution Dinner: General Richard B. Meyers, Chairman of the > >Joint Chief of Staff > >General Richard B. Meyers visited the Brookings Institution on Monday, > >November 4, 2002. In his remarks, General Meyers discussed the role of > >the U.S. military in the current strategic environment and the ways in > >which the military plans to support President Bush’s National Security > >Strategy. > >A complete transcript of this event is available at: > >http://www.brookings.edu/comm/events/20021104.pdf > > > >Brookings Press Briefing: The NATO Summit in Prague: Challenges to Bush > >and the Alliance > >President Bush leaves shortly for Prague to meet his fellow heads of state > >from the NATO nations at one of the most important summit meetings in the > >alliance's 53-year history. The meeting comes at a time when some of > >America's NATO allies notably France and Germany—are actively expressing > >opposition to any American-led war to overthrow Saddam Hussein in Iraq. > >Another NATO ally, England, supports strong American moves to rid Iraq of > >weapons of mass destruction. Despite this split over Iraq policy, the > >NATO alliance has developed defense plans against terrorism, weapons of > >mass destruction, and cyberattack, which will be unveiled at the Prague > >summit. Additionally, the agenda calls for Bush and the other NATO leaders > >to agree on a major modernization of allied military capabilities to deal > >with threats in the twenty-first century, including creation of a new NATO > >Response Force. A large number of new members in Eastern Europe will be > >admitted to membership in NATO at the Prague summit, continuing the > >transformation of the alliance, which was originally created after World > >War II as a bulwark against a Soviet invasion of Western Europe. At the > >briefing, James Steinberg, Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy > >Studies; Ivo H. Daalder, Senior Fellow; and Philip H. Gordon, Senior > >Fellow, will examine these and other issues that President Bush will > >confront in Prague. The discussion will be moderated by the President of > >the Brookings Institution, Strobe Talbott. > >Please consult the following link for event registration information: > >http://www.brookings.edu/comm/event_reg/event_regform.htm > > > > > > > >IRAQ MEMO > >************************************************ > >Getting Paris on Board > >Whether France ultimately does sanction a war on Iraq will depend on the > >degree of Iraqi compliance with any new UN Security Council resolutions, > >the threshold set by the Bush administration for the use of force, and the > >degree to which France’s interests in a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq will be > >protected, argues Philip Gordon. > >http://www.brookings.edu/views/op-ed/gordon/20021018.htm > > > >Don’t Ignore the Sanctions > >Without closing off Saddam's $2-3 billion a year smuggling operation, new > >inspections may strengthen the bars on Saddam's cage only to leave the > >cage door open, writes Martin S. Indyk. > >http://www.brook.edu/views/op-ed/indyk/20021015.htm > > > >To sign up to receive the Iraq Memo via e-mail, please go to: > >>http://lyris.brookings.edu/ListManager/lyris.pl?enter=brookings_iraqmemo&text_mode=&lang=english > > > > > > > > > >POLICY BRIEFS > >********************************************** > >The Bush National Security Strategy: An Evaluation > >Vice President and Director of the Foreign Policy Studies Program James > >Steinberg and Senior Fellows Ivo Daalder and James M. Lindsay analyze > >President Bush’s newly released National Security Strategy. > >http://www.brookings.edu/comm/policybriefs/pb109.htm > > > >Kashmir: Redefining the U.S. Role > >Navnita Chadha Behera analyzes the ways that Washington can move beyond > >managing the crisis in Kashmir and help develop a road to peace in the > >region. > >http://www.brookings.edu/comm/policybriefs/pb110.htm > > > >Interdependent Security: Implications for Homeland Security Policy and > >Other Areas > >As policymakers grapple with strategies for dealing with homeland security > >challenges, a key issue they face is determining when private sector > >security activities or government interventions are most effective in > >promoting national security. Howard Kunreuther, Geoffrey Heal, and Peter > >Orszag argue that in many private sector settings, a combination of > >regulations, insurance, and third-party inspections offers the most > >auspicious approach to improving security at reasonable economic cost. > >http://www.brookings.edu/comm/policybriefs/pb108.htm > > > > > >REPORTS AND PROJECTS > >********************************************** > >Keeping the Trust: Confidence in Charitable Organizations in an Age of > >Security > >According to ongoing tracking surveys by the Brookings Institution's > >Center for Public Service, confidence in charitable organizations and > >federated appeals has declined to pre-September 11 levels. Five surveys > >tracked confidence in charitable organizations and federated appeals. The > >first survey in the trend line was conducted in July 2001 on behalf of > >Independent Sector, a Washington, D.C. association that represents > >charitable organizations. The other four surveys were conducted on behalf > >of the Brookings Institution's Center for Public Service. > >The full report is available at: > >http://www.independentsector.org/PDFs/trust.pdf > > > >Assessing the Department of Homeland Security > >The report urges Congress to revise President Bush’s Homeland Security > >proposal. > >http://www.brookings.edu/fp/projects/homeland/assess.htm > > > >Protecting the Homeland: A Preliminary Analysis > >This new study analyzes the Bush administration's proposals and recommends > >additional steps. > >A full copy of the report is available at: > >http://www.brookings.edu/fp/projects/homeland/fullhomeland.pdf > > > >Government’s Greatest Achievements: From Civil Rights to Homeland Security > >This web companion to Paul C. Light's book, Government's Greatest > >Achievement's: From Civil Rights to Homeland Security, is the result of a > >project designed to understand what the federal government has most > >actively endeavored to do since World War II, identify the top > >achievements among its goals, and use its agenda from the past to weigh > >its most pressing priorities for the future. Information about the > >project is available at: > >http://www.brookings.edu/greatestachievements/ > > > > > >PUBLICATIONS > >***************************************** > > > >Protecting the American Homeland > >Michael O’Hanlon, Peter Orszag, Ivo Daalder, I.M. Destler, David Gunter, > >Robert Litan and James Steinberg > >http://www.brookings.edu/press/books/protecting_the_american_homeland.htm > > > >Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy > >Paul Pillar > >http://www.brookings.edu/press/books/terrorism.htm > > > >Technological Change and the Future of Warfare > >Michael O’Hanlon > >http://www.brookings.edu/press/books/future_of_warfare.htm > > > > > >Brookings books can be ordered online or by calling the Brookings > >Institution Press: 800-275-1447 (U.S.); 44-1235-766662 (U.K./Europe); > >202-797-6258 (all other countries). 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