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World Humanitarian Summit draws thousands



World Humanitarian Summit draws thousands
On May 23 and 24, 9,000 government, private sector, and civil society representatives gathered in Istanbul, Turkey, for the World Humanitarian Summit. Participants included representatives from 173 United Nations (UN) member states and 55 heads of state and government, as well as thousands from the private sector, civil society, and… Read More

PKSOI publishes case studies on conflict, illicit power



PKSOI publishes case studies on conflict, illicit power
Last week, the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) published Impunity: Countering Illicit Power in War and Transition. The work contains a collection of case studies and analyses on the dynamics associated with illicit power and state weaknesses relating to preventing or resolving armed conflict. Impunity addresses how… Read More

Executive Order presents comprehensive approach to atrocity prevention



Executive Order presents comprehensive approach to atrocity prevention
On May 18 the White House released an Executive Order that presents a comprehensive approach to atrocity prevention and response. The Executive Order continues the interagency Atrocities Prevention Board that was established via Presidential Study Directive-10 in 2012; lays out support from executive departments, agencies, and offices; and updates and… Read More

GAO: DoD should clarify its role during cyber incidents



GAO: DoD should clarify its role during cyber incidents
In April the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report suggesting the Department of Defense (DoD) clarify its roles and responsibilities for Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) during cyber incidents. The report, GAO-16-332, comes as the scale, frequency, and impact of cyber incidents grow. Cyber threats loom over U.S.… Read More

InterAgency Journal 7-1 (Spring 2016)



InterAgency Journal 7-1 (Spring 2016)
Inside this issue: Features The Reality of the So-Called U.S. Pivot to Asia by Joshua A. Parker and David A. Anderson Interagency Qualifications to Address Fragility, or Rethinking Civil Affairs by Kurt E. Müller The Unjustness of the Current Incantation of Jus Post Bellum by Dan G. Cox The Application… Read More

DHS and NASA partner for security innovation



DHS and NASA partner for security innovation
On April 13, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced their partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI) to develop new technology solutions to advance homeland security. DHS and NASA’s endeavor seeks innovation through publicly crowdsourced prize competitions.  “We’re creating opportunities… Read More