InterAgency Essays


The InterAgency Essay (IAE) series is published by the Command and General Staff College Foundation Press for the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation. The series is designed to provide an outlet for original essays on topics that stimulate professional discussion and further public understanding of the interagency aspects of national security and disaster response issues encountered at both the application and policy levels. Mainly written in first person narrative, IAEs strive to allow practitioners to recount their experiences and tell their stories.

The Simons Center is always looking for authors to contribute manuscripts reflecting their experience, study and insight. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit their works after a review of the Simons Center Writer’s Submission Guidelines and the Simons Center Interagency Research Topics list. Manuscripts may be submitted online through the Contribute Content page or by contacting editor@thesimonscenter.org.

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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...