InterAgency Papers (IAP)


IAP 7W (May 2012) The Genie in the Bottle: Opportunist and Antagonistic Responses to Whole of Government Approaches



IAP 7W (May 2012) The Genie in the Bottle: Opportunist and Antagonistic Responses to Whole of Government Approaches

When intervening forces create a safe and secure environment to implement a whole of government approach, they simultaneously create opportunities for hitherto unnoticed and powerless opponents to do the same—and sometimes more successfully.

IAP 6 (December 2011) Active Inaction: Interagency Security Assistance to Egypt



IAP 6 (December 2011) Active Inaction: Interagency Security Assistance to Egypt

This paper explores the relationship between the Egyptian military and U.S. security assistance forces, and examines long term U.S. interests in Egypt.  The author proposes a novel course of action, “active inaction,” as a method of addressing the U.S.-Egyptian security relationship...

IAP 5 (June 2011) Interagency Collaborative Arrangements and Activities: Types, Rationales, Considerations



IAP 5 (June 2011) Interagency Collaborative Arrangements and Activities: Types, Rationales, Considerations

by Frederick M. Kaiser

Interagency coordinative arrangements and activities—called for in public laws, executive orders, and administrative directives—appear to be growing in number, prominence, and proposals throughout virtually all individual policy areas and across-the-board. Underlying this growth are several developments...

IAP 4 (April 2011) Inception, Challenges, and Impact on S/CRS



IAP 4 (April 2011) Inception, Challenges, and Impact on S/CRS

by Major Jay Liddick and Dr. David A. Anderson

Like the post-9/11 Bush administration, the Obama administration must confront numerous security threats to U.S. national interests at home and abroad. The Obama administration, however, has the added challenge of a severe domestic economic recession. Amidst the economic quandary, President Obama and Congress must prudently go about the arduous task of determining how to best utilize U.S. resources to mitigate national security threats in a domestic environment demanding fiscal discipline.

IAP 3 (Jan 2011) Is a Sense of Community Vital to Interagency Coordination?



IAP 3 (Jan 2011) Is a Sense of Community Vital to Interagency Coordination?

by William J. Davis, Jr., Ph.D.

What causes a large group to operate in an efficient, effective, innovative manner? Is it the way it is organized, its executive structure, its mechanisms for gathering and disseminating information, its internal communications, its analytic capacity, its contributions from staff, its morale, or its sense of community?

IAP 2 (Nov 2010)- Principles, Mechanisms, and Practicalities for Interagency Operations



IAP 2 (Nov 2010)- Principles, Mechanisms, and Practicalities for Interagency Operations

by Nicholas H. Riegg

The military’s relatively new “full spectrum” approach to warfare emphasizes that military and other U.S. interagency partners must address the full gamut of needs of nations defeated in war or ravaged by natural or manmade catastrophes.

IAP 1(October 2010)- Assessing the Effectiveness of Agricultural Advisor Projects in Afghanistan



IAP 1(October 2010)- Assessing the Effectiveness of Agricultural Advisor Projects in Afghanistan

by Karisha Kuypers, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and
Professor David A. Anderson, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

To assist the nation in rebuilding its agricultural economy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided advisors who have worked on Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs). Based largely on their end-of-tour reports, this paper examines and evaluates the challenges, successes, and modes of interaction of USDA advisors with their PRT and Afghan colleagues and concludes with recommendations for the future.