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Featured Article: Assessing the Value of Peace Warriors



Featured Article: Assessing the Value of Peace Warriors
Featured article: The Use of Special Operations in Conflict Resolution: Assessing the Value of Peace Warriors by Spencer B. Meredith, III Special Operations Forces (SOF) can serve as conflict resolution experts in places civilian peace practitioners cannot go. While to some this may seem like a controversial claim given the… Read More

Featured Article: Five Lessons for Strengthening Interagency Relationships



Featured Article: Five Lessons for Strengthening Interagency Relationships
Featured article: Five Lessons for Strengthening Interagency Relationships by Thomas M. Kreutzer Most Americans know Okinawa only through the lens of history. Students of modern geopolitics, however, understand that in addition to being a tropical paradise the island plays host to members of the American military who honor the nation’s… Read More

Featured Article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency



Featured Article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency
Featured article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency by Nicole Alexander and Chad Thibodeau Interagency collaboration, integration, and information-sharing have been feverishly discussed and debated topics for decades. The events of September 11, 2001, only highlighted their importance. Since 9/11, the need for a shared vision and a synchronized plan… Read More

Simons Center hosts fifth InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture



Simons Center hosts fifth InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture
Yesterday, Mr. Ralph Erwin,  Senior Geospatial Intelligence Officer and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency liaison to CGSC, briefed students, staff, and faculty at the U.S. Command and General Staff College on the actions and missions of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Erwin reviewed how NGA serves as both a combat support… Read More

Featured Article: Before the Next Outbreak



Featured Article: Before the Next Outbreak
Featured article: Before the Next Outbreak: Prepare for Everything Together by Jeremy Hershfield, Conrad Wilmoski and Kelly Meister Pandemic diseases are one of the top security threats to the U.S. Naturally, the prospect of a highly contagious disease incapacitating and/or killing large numbers of U.S. citizens is a vitally important… Read More

Featured Article: Synchronizing America’s Humanitarian Strategy



Featured Article: Synchronizing America’s Humanitarian Strategy
Featured article: Synchronizing America’s Humanitarian Strategy in the Wake of Operation United Assistance by Megan McWilliams, Daniel Wiggins and Matthew Wunderlich In 2014, the U.S. led the global response to the escalating Ebola pandemic in West Africa. The crisis spurred numerous interagency, multinational, and intergovernmental entities to unite and provide… Read More

Featured Article: National Security and the Responsibility to Protect



Featured Article: National Security and the Responsibility to Protect
Featured article: National Security and the Responsibility to Protect by John Gartside, Elliott B. Burns and Tim Downing In response to the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and the persistent threat of regional diseases turning into pandemics, some have called on the international community to take a more… Read More

Video of Federal Executive Board “Brown-Bag” available



Video of Federal Executive Board “Brown-Bag” available
Video of the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation’s fourth lecture in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is now available. Mr. Larry A. Hisle, Executive Director of the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board (FEB), presented a lecture on “The Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board” on December 13, 2016. The… Read More