InterAgency Essays (IAE)


IAE 15-02W U.S. Military Sustainment Assistance Following North Korean Regime Collapse



IAE 15-02W U.S. Military Sustainment Assistance Following North Korean Regime Collapse
InterAgency Essay 15-02W, March 2015 by Edward K. Woo This essay examines the combined response efforts that would be required of the U.S. military, U.S. government, nongovernmental organizations, and international partners in the event of regime collapse in North Korea. The author focuses on the humanitarian and stabilization aspects of the response,… Read More

IAE 15-01W A New Strategic Framework: Development as an Instrument of American Power



IAE 15-01W A New Strategic Framework: Development as an Instrument of American Power

This essay explores the four traditional instruments of national power – diplomatic, economic, informational, and military, or DIME – and proposes that development be included as an instrument of national power...

IAE 14-01W Understanding Environmental Security and Climate Change



IAE 14-01W Understanding Environmental Security and Climate Change

This essay analyzes the impacts of climate change on the security of the United States, and helps military, defense, and other national security professionals understand environmental security issues by explaining how environmental issues become national security issues...

IAE 13-02W Interagency Planning Case Study: The Postal Model and Plan



IAE 13-02W Interagency Planning Case Study: The Postal Model and Plan

This essay describes the process undertaken by the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies when developing and coordinating their portion of a plan to speed the delivery of antibiotics after a biological attack with anthrax...

IAE 12-03W The Sound of One Hand Clapping: The Expeditionary Imperative of Interagency Integration



IAE 12-03W The Sound of One Hand Clapping: The Expeditionary Imperative of Interagency Integration

This essay discusses the need for U.S. government agencies to develop a ground-level understanding and execution in its expeditionary interagency professionals in order to synchronize broader institutional reforms.  The author posits that the teams that have defined the expeditionary interagency since 9/11...

IAE 12-01W Multilateralism and U.S. Interagency Economic Development Efforts



IAE 12-01W Multilateralism and U.S. Interagency Economic Development Efforts

by David A. Anderson

This essay investigates collaboration among the U.S. interagency and multilateral development-promoting organizations, financial institutions, and initiatives. U.S. interagency collaboration and information sharing must take place among all U.S. agencies that assist in economic development...

IAE 11-04W Preparing to Lead in 21st Century Diplomacy (Web-Exclusive)



IAE 11-04W Preparing to Lead in 21st Century Diplomacy (Web-Exclusive)

by Robert M. Beecroft

Ambassador Beecroft reviews the State Department's 2010 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) and a 2011 report by the American Academy of Diplomacy and the Stimson Center, both reports stress the importance of professional education and training for the United States Foreign Service, and state that professional education and training are essential to the overall performance of the U.S. Foreign Service if it is to lead an increasingly multi-agency foreign policy apparatus...

IAE 11-03W Role of Information Management in Advancing Homeland Security (Web-Exclusive)



IAE 11-03W Role of Information Management in Advancing Homeland Security (Web-Exclusive)

by David T. Culkin

In an era of persistent threats to the homeland and constricted decision cycles, American policy makers must embrace information sharing if they are to protect the citizens and infrastructure of the United States. The key to advancing homeland security lies in managing information so efficiently and effectively that U.S. policy leaders rapidly acquire the understanding they need to make decisions...