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Featured Article: A Framework for Success



Featured Article: A Framework for Success
Featured article: A Framework for Success: Maximizing Collaborations between Federal Organizations by Caroline R. Earle, Deena S. Disraelly and Robert A. Zirkle In an era of declining budgets and growing demands, the Obama White House and the Executive Department Secretaries have committed themselves to increasing the openness and transparency of… Read More

Ambassador Kennedy visits Fort Leavenworth



Ambassador Kennedy visits Fort Leavenworth
Ambassador (Ret.) Laura Kennedy who previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs among many other positions over a nearly 40 year diplomatic career, visited Fort Leavenworth Dec. 1-2 as the DACOR visiting professor of diplomacy for the CGSC Class of 2017. Ambassador Kennedy… Read More

Hisle presents on Federal Executive Board



Hisle presents on Federal Executive Board
The fourth lecture in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series was co-hosted by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School and the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation on Dec. 13 in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. Mr. Larry A. Hisle, Executive Director… Read More

Featured Article: The End of End State



Featured Article: The End of End State
Featured article: The End of End State – Strategic Planning Process for the 21st Century by William J. Davis The two quotes above are indicative of a cultural fault line that exists between national command authorities and senior military advisors over the decision to employ military force for matters of… Read More

Featured Article: The State Department: No Longer the Gatekeeper



Featured Article: The State Department: No Longer the Gatekeeper
Featured article: The State Department: No Longer the Gatekeeper by Edward Marks Foreign Affairs Ministers no longer hold a monopoly over foreign affairs, as the process of international relations now includes domestic agencies and important non-state actors as major participants. This process, beginning early in the 20th century, became more… Read More

Featured Article: Defining Diplomacy



Featured Article: Defining Diplomacy
Featured article: Defining Diplomacy by Edward Marks Most countries provide professional education for their diplomats and some operate establishments specifically for that purpose. Few of us would claim that the U.S. government and the Department of State provides equivalent experience with any degree of seriousness or comprehensiveness. Our Foreign Service… Read More

Featured Article: Megacities – Assessment Factors



Featured Article: Megacities – Assessment Factors
Featured article: Megacities – Assessment Factors by Gus Otto and AJ Besik Looking around without seeing anyone; asking without being in earshot of someone; and walking in any direction without having to watch out for someone may indicate you are in a megacity. So what is a megacity? No one… Read More