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Featured Article: The End of Operational Phases at Last



Featured Article: The End of Operational Phases at Last
Featured article: The End of Operational Phases at Last by Gustav A. Otto Operational phases are a way many in the military and Department of Defense (DoD) think about going to war. Joint Publication (JP) 3-0, Joint Operations describes phases zero through five (0-V) and calls them “notional operational plan… Read More

Featured Article: Interagency Leadership



Featured Article: Interagency Leadership
Featured article: Interagency Leadership by Duane M. Blackburn After they have proven themselves within their own organizations and find themselves working on a priority topic, federal employees will likely lead an interagency team. Unfortunately, the behaviors and mindset that have made them and their team members successful within their agency… Read More

Featured Article: A Clear Deterrence Strategy Required for Cyber



Featured Article: A Clear Deterrence Strategy Required for Cyber
Featured article: A Clear Deterrence Strategy Required for Cyber by Terrence S. Allen With the press of a button, a nation goes to war. Much of that nation’s livelihood will be destroyed with this button press. In the U.S. there is always an operator ready to hit their button, ensuring… Read More

Featured Article: Fostering Interagency Collaboration…



Featured Article: Fostering Interagency Collaboration…
Featured article: Fostering Interagency Collaboration for Upstream Counterproliferation by Matthew D. Rautio The proliferation of emerging and disruptive technologies, such as additive manufacturing and gene editing, is changing the way we think about national security. Such trends in science and technology inevitably increase the likelihood of hostile nations or non-state… Read More

Featured Article: Critical Infrastructure Protection



Featured Article: Critical Infrastructure Protection
Featured article: Critical Infrastructure Protection by Patricia Ladnier Both the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD) work to secure and defend the U.S., including protecting and securing key resources and critical infrastructure (referred to collectively as critical infrastructure). The Constitution and federal statutory law establish… Read More

Featured Article: Understanding Nations…



Featured Article: Understanding Nations…
Featured article: Understanding Nations: New Ideas to Analyze Foreign States by Tom Pike, Nick Long and Perry Alexander How humans understand the world drives the actions they take. This truth has literally changed the course of history. Galileo put the sun in the center of the solar system and altered… Read More

Featured Article: Moving Toward Improved Strategic Planning in U.S. Foreign Policy



Featured Article: Moving Toward Improved Strategic Planning in U.S. Foreign Policy
Featured article: Moving Toward Improved Strategic Planning in U.S. Foreign Policy by Jeffrey Grieco In 2005, the Department of State (State) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) undertook a detailed program with over 24 civilian, counterpart, federal agencies entitled “Project Horizon.” Project Horizon, inspired by USAID Administrator Andrew… Read More

Featured Article: NRO/NSA Synergy



Featured Article: NRO/NSA Synergy
Featured article: Whole-of-Government Teaming Through Collaborative Construction: NRO/NSA Synergy by Leilani DeWitt and Bob Dillinger Each member of the Nation’s Security Agency Community is defined by the distinct responsibilities, competencies, and capabilities it contributes to the national intelligence mission. The melding of the unique overhead information processing of the National… Read More

Featured Article: Interagency: Nice to Talk About… Hard to Do



Featured Article: Interagency: Nice to Talk About… Hard to Do
Featured article: Interagency: Nice to Talk About… Hard to Do by David Eaton and Gus Otto The interagency concept is not a new paradigm, nor can it be considered the panacea to every problem set. Recent articles in the Simons Center’s InterAgency Journal explain well the considerable challenges present within… Read More