InterAgency Journal


The InterAgency Journal (IAJ) is a refereed national security studies journal, and is published quarterly by the Command and General Staff College Foundation Press for the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation. The IAJ provides a forum to inform a broad audience on matters pertaining to tactical and operational issues of cooperation, collaboration, and/or coordination among and between various governmental departments, agencies, and offices. Each issue of the IAJ contains a number of articles covering a variety of topics, including national security, counterterrorism, stabilization and reconstruction operations, and disaster preparation and response.

The Simons Center will consider all article submissions for the IAJ that involve interagency issues, but is specifically looking for well-written, persuasive articles that espouse views on contemporary interagency topics that improve interagency operations and add to the development of interagency leaders.

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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InterAgency Journal 9-2



InterAgency Journal 9-2
Inside this issue: Features Interagency Cooperation: An Ambassador’s Perspective by Thomas J. Miller The Pursuit of Justice: Assistance Needed to Tackle the International Criminal Court’s Prevention Component by Jason Elbert The Business of War: Private Military and Security Companies in Armed Conflict by Kenneth A. Segelhorst “Sovereignty-in-Being”: A Dangerous New… Read More

InterAgency Journal 9-1



InterAgency Journal 9-1
Inside this issue: Features U.S. Northern Command Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement by Matthew D. Bartels Partnering to End Corruption through Security Cooperation and Defense Institution Building by Adam Bushey The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Moral and Ethical Obligation of Resettlement or “I’ll Pass on the Poisoned Skittles” by Joel D.… Read More

InterAgency Journal 8-4



InterAgency Journal 8-4
Inside this issue: Features A Brief History of Scandals: Special Oversight Challenges in National Security Interrogations by Erik Jens A CGSC International Hall of Fame Member and the CIA’s Covert Action in 1954 by John G. Breen Application of the Ethical Triangle in the 2014 Ebola Epidemic: A Case Study… Read More