Archive for May, 2011

IAE 11-02 Expanding Chief of Mission Authority to Produce Unity of Effort

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

by Christopher Lamb and Edward Marks

In this essay we argue that the interagency integration problem can be rectified by expanding the President’s power to delegate a modified “chief of mission” authority similar to that granted ambassadors to oversee and direct the activities of employees from diverse government organizations working in a foreign country…


Study Recommends Improved Professional Education and Training for Diplomats

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

In the 21st century, the relatively small U.S. citizen workforce of the Foreign Service must cover duties ranging from the traditional promotion of foreign and economic policies, treaty negotiation, crisis prevention and management, and protection of American citizens to a growing roster of responsibilities on counterterrorism…