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New Members Appointed to Homeland Security Advisory Council

On May 7, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the appointment of four new members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council…

IAJ 6-2

InterAgency Journal 6-2 (Spring 2015)

Inside this issue: Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Interagency, John Mark Mattox; Cape Ray Diplomacy: How a U.S. Merchant Vessel Took Center Stage in Foreign Relations, Chi K. Cheung; Improving the Intelligence Community’s Contribution to Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Timothy W. Fisher… and much more.


Multi-Agency Exercise Prepares for Nuclear Incident

In early May, the Department of Defense hosted a multi-agency exercise to prepare agency experts to respond to home-grown terrorists and a nuclear incident…


Continued Assistance Provided to Nepal

The U.S. continues to provide assistance in disaster relief efforts in Nepal after multiple earthquakes. The 7.8 earthquake and 7.3 magnitude aftershock have claimed over 8,000 lives and injured nearly 18,000 people…

2015 QDDR

State, USAID Release 2015 QDDR

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development have released the 2015 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, Enduring Leadership in a Dynamic World


U.S. Provides Humanitarian Assistance to Nepal

The U.S. government and military are both actively providing assistance to Nepal after the April 25 earthquake…

DoD Cyber Strategy

DoD Releases Cyber Strategy

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the release of the Defense Department’s new cybersecurity strategy on April 23. The new guidance builds on DoD’s original strategy…


New Hostage Strategy to Follow Interagency Review

Officials recently announced that an interagency review of U.S. hostage policy will be completed this spring. Possible changes to the U.S. hostage policy include the creation of a fusion cell dedicated to recovering American hostages…

American Diplomacy at Risk

Report Critical of American Diplomacy

In April the American Academy of Diplomacy published a report examining American diplomacy. The report criticizes the politicization of American diplomacy and includes suggestions to improve both the Foreign and Civil Services…


State, Others to Consult on Afghanistan

On April 20, the State Department announced it would be part of an interagency team that will take part in bilateral consultations on Afghanistan…