Graphic: 2030 Breakdown — Convergence of Negatives

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Apr 6

Handbook: How to Negotiate a Ceasefire

Kristan Wheaton posted the below to his blog yesterday:

Thursday, March 31, 2011

How To Negotiate A Ceasefire (

The Centre For Humanitarian Dialogue, located in Geneva, Switzerland, has done a really good job of pulling together a concise monograph called “Negotiating Ceasefires”.

Only 44 pages from start to finish (including endnotes and a comprehensive list of suggested additional readings), this guidebook is filled with practical advice, concise case studies and quotes from practitioners about the risks and rewards inherent in negotiating a ceasefire.

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Apr 1

Search: nato knowledge development handbook

What an interesting search, thank you.  Here are some links that came up in a broader search that we import to Phi Beta Iota with a tip of the hat to the anonymous searcher.

Cross-Domain Collaboration Takes Center Stage at NATO Network-Enabled Capability (NNEC) Conference (Intelligence and Knowledge Development, March 12, 2010)


MCC Northwood Effects Based Approach to the Operational Planning Process, CDR J.L. Geiger, USN    N521 (Bottom line: Knowledge Development is OSINT outside of the IC combined with rotten and thin secret intelligence from Member states).

Model NATO 2009/2010 Handbook

Cody Burke, Freeing knowledge, telling secrets: Open source intelligence and development (Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies, CEWCES Research Papers, Bond University, 2007)

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Mar 28

Handbook: Democide–Internal Murder by Regimes

Democide Home Page

This is a virtual handbook, an online compilation of a new broader concept, democide, that encompasses genocide but focuses on what be called “death by power” or “killed because they could” at the hands of authoritarian regimes.  The term does not include those killed by the USA or other countries engaged in foreign wars in which civilians are “collateral damage,” in the case of the Global War on Terror, along the lines of 10 to 1 by the USA and 100 to 1 by those who plant bombs to terrorize publics (some of the bombs appear to be planted by Blackwater and their like, sponsored by the Joint Special Operations Group (JSOC) and/or the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA) to justify further militarization of a given conflict.  The US secret world can no longer be trusted to act in the public interest, nor to be effective in support of legitimate campaign needs such as those of our commanders in Afghanistan.

On genocide, see Dr. Greg Stanton’s Genocide Watch.

On 44 dictators, 42 of them “best pals” of the US Government, see Ambassador Mark Palmer’s two contributions:

2004 Palmer (US) Achieving Universal Democracy by Eliminating All Dictators within the Decade

Review: Breaking the Real Axis of Evil–How to Oust the World’s Last Dictators by 2025

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Mar 18

Handbook: New Tactics in Human Rights

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Jan 25

Handbook: Water Footprint

Water Footprint Handbook

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Jan 18

Handbook: Guide to Rebuilding Public Sector Services in Stability Operations–A Role for the Military

Free Download

Free Download

Phi Beta Iota: The US Intelligence Community (both civilian and military) still has not accepted the fact that 60% of its effort should be focused on Global Coverage (e.g. the Third World and the non-military high-level threats to humanity) and on relevant information and tailored intelligence necessary to support Stabilization & Reconstruction Operations as well as what General Al Gray, USMC (Ret), then Commandant of the Marine Corps, called “peaceful preventive measures.”    See also:

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Nov 2

Handbook: Harvard on Congress & Intelligence

Full Report Online

Full Report Online

Confrontation or Collaboration? Congress and the Intelligence Community

Memorandum, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

July 2009

Authors: Eric Rosenbach, Executive Director for Research, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Aki J. Peritz


Click any of the links below to read and download the individual memos online.

You can download the complete report containing all the memos at the bottom of this page.

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Oct 23

Handbook: Democracy Primer on the Substance of Governance–52 Hard Questions and Answers

Democracy Primer

Democracy Primer

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Aug 9

Handbook: Election 2008 Annotated Bibliography on Reality

Free Book Online

Free Book Online

Below is the Annotated Bibliography that completed ELECTION 2008: Lipstick on the Pig.  It was designed to be a “handbook” of sorts on Reality.  We like to paraphrase Trotsky, with a tip of the hat to Alvin Toffler who quoted him in War and Anti-War: Survival at the Dawn of the 21st Century:

“You may not be interested in reality, but reality is interested in you.”

Trotsky was referring to war.  For the Public Intelligence Blog, reality is war, and our worst enemies are domestic in nature, causing self-inflicted wounds vastly more fatal than any foreign armed adversary could produce at any cost.  The categories in the graphic below are repeated legibly below the graphic.  This Blog superceeds the below bibliography, which only cover about 500 of the 1500+ books that are more easily accessed here within the Blog–as a gift to others, however, the below document can be useful as a starting point.  This is all the stuff neither the government nor the media are willing to cover seriously in the public interest.

Reality 101

Reality 101

Anti-Americanism, Blowback, Why the Rest Hates the West. 92

Betrayal of the Public Trust. 93

Biomimicry, Green Chemistry, Ecological Economics, Natural Capitalism.. 98

Blessed Unrest, Dignity, Dissent, & the Tao of Democracy. 99

Capitalism, Globalization, Peak Oil, & “Free” Trade Run Amok. 100

Collective Intelligence, Power of Us, We Are One, & Wealth of We. 102

Culture of Catastrophe, Cheating, Conflict, & Conspiracy. 104

Deception, Facts, Fog, History (Lost), Knowledge, Learning, & Lies. 104

Democracy in Decline. 107

Emerging and Evolving Threats & Challenges. 110

Failed States, Poverty, Wrongful Leadership, and the Sorrows of Empire. 114

Future of Life, State of the Future, Plan B 3.0. 115

Innovation & 21st Century Leadership. 117

Instruments of National Power Hard and Soft. 120

Intelligence, Decision-Support, & Decision-Making. 121

Internet (Good, Bad, & Ugly). 123

Philosophy, Psychology, & Religion from Faith to Fascism.. 124

Strategy. 127

War, Waste, & Crimes Against Humanity. 129

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Oct 25