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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

Featured Article: Rethinking Energy Crisis Solutions in West Africa



Featured Article: Rethinking Energy Crisis Solutions in West Africa
Featured article: Searching for a Win-Win-Win: Rethinking Energy Crisis Solutions in West Africa by Johnny J. Wandasan, Karie Hawk and Michael J. Cheatham On March 9, 2017, venture magnate Elon Musk sent shockwaves through the energy production world. With a simple tweet, Musk accepted an unprecedented challenge from fellow billionaire… Read More

Featured Article: The Syrian Refugee Crisis…



Featured Article: The Syrian Refugee Crisis…
Featured article: The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Moral and Ethical Obligation of Resettlement or “I’ll Pass on the Poisoned Skittles” by Joel D. Funk What are the relationships between the migration of refugees and conflict? The conventional logic presumes that demographic factors and how they interact with resources are potential… Read More

Featured Article: Partnering to End Corruption…



Featured Article: Partnering to End Corruption…
Featured article: Partnering to End Corruption through Security Cooperation and Defense Institution Building by Adam J. Bushey Corruption damages a mission’s operational effectiveness and credibility and is “a key inhibitor of stability… is often a key cause of conflict… and erodes the legitimacy and efficacy of an international mission.” The… Read More

Featured Article: Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement



Featured Article: Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement
Featured article: U.S. Northern Command Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement by Matthew D. Bartels Nassim Nicholas Taleb introduced the theory of a “Black Swan” event in 2007. It is described “as an event in human history that was unprecedented and unexpected at the point in time it occurred; however, after evaluating… Read More

Featured Article: A Strategy to Harmonize Joint and Interagency Planning



Featured Article: A Strategy to Harmonize Joint and Interagency Planning
Featured article: Filling the Gap: A Strategy to Harmonize Joint and Interagency Planning by J. “Spyke” Szeredy How can providing a new planning strategy exert influence, align objectives, and harmonize activities between the Joint and Interagency environments? A simplified strategy for the integration of planning across the joint (Department of… Read More