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Featured Article: Attacking the Nexus of Emerging Threats



Featured Article: Attacking the Nexus of Emerging Threats
Featured article: Pacific Command: Attacking the Nexus of Emerging Threats by Jan Schwarzenberg With conflicts winding down in Southwest Asia and the accompanying retraction of U.S. forces overseas, the U.S. may once again direct its attention globally. While troops engaged in open combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, commitments elsewhere in… Read More

Featured Article: Security Operations for Transformational Diplomats



Featured Article: Security Operations for Transformational Diplomats
Featured article: After Benghazi: Security Operations for Transformational Diplomats by Marques A. Bruce The State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security has evolved significantly since it was established following the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon. Likewise, the establishment of the High Threat Programs Directorate (HTP) following the September… Read More

Featured Article: There is No Silver Bullet and Other Lessons from Colombia



Featured Article: There is No Silver Bullet and Other Lessons from Colombia
Featured article: There is No Silver Bullet and Other Lessons from Colombia by Stuart Lippe Colombia has always had large, ungovernable areas where the authority of the central government was often tenuous or non-existent. Colombians seemed to prefer to focus on their home regions, leaving the vast hinterlands to fend… Read More

Featured Article: Improving Interagency Coordination in Africa



Featured Article: Improving Interagency Coordination in Africa
Featured article: Improving Interagency Coordination in Africa by Robert Bennett United States Army Africa (USARAF) executes over 400 activities annually valued at $2 million. These activities augment activities sponsored by other U.S. government, private charitable foundations, churches, and regional African organizations. The stated goals for these activities are complementary, but… Read More

Featured Article: Insights to Effective Interorganizational Coordination



Featured Article: Insights to Effective Interorganizational Coordination
Featured article: Insights to Effective Interorganizational Coordination by David Grambo, Barrett Smith and Richard W. Kokko The Joint Staff J7, Joint Force Development, supports the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and contributes to the operational effectiveness of the joint force through the publication of focus papers containing… Read More

Featured Article: A Framework for U.S.-Chinese Economic Cooperation in West Africa



Featured Article: A Framework for U.S.-Chinese Economic Cooperation in West Africa
Featured article: Avoiding a New Berlin Conference: A Framework for U.S.-Chinese Economic Cooperation in West Africa by Kevin Peel, Justin Reddick, John Hoeck and Cynthia Dehne In November 1884, representatives from 14 nations met in Germany to negotiate differences and formalize their colonial aspirations at the Berlin Conference. The result… Read More

Featured Article: Adaptive Leadership…



Featured Article: Adaptive Leadership…
Featured article: Adaptive Leadership: The Leader’s Advantage by Bill McCollum and Kevin Shea The National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering statistics survey for fiscal years 2015–2017 estimates obligations for federally funded research and development programs and initiatives will exceed $12 billion in 2017. While this amount appears… Read More

Featured Article: Why We Can’t All Just Get Along…



Featured Article: Why We Can’t All Just Get Along…
Featured article: Why We Can’t All Just Get Along: Overcoming Personal Barriers to Inter-Organizational Effectiveness and Finding Your Personal Coupler for Success by William J. Davis, Jr. DoD placed Pakistan and India in separate geographic combatant commands in order to foster U.S. military relationships with each country, given their history… Read More

Featured Article: New Foreign Policy Capability



Featured Article: New Foreign Policy Capability
Featured article: New Foreign Policy Capability by Robert D. Payne III On September 5, 2017 Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, in an attempt to achieve positive effects in the strategic narrative of the war there, dropped thousands of leaflets hoping to inspire support for Coalition efforts among the majority ambivalent population.… Read More