InterAgency Papers

The InterAgency Paper (IAP) series is published by the Command and General Staff College Foundation Press for the Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation. The series is designed to provide an outlet for original research and scholarly papers on topics that will stimulate professional discussion and contribute to a better understanding of the interagency aspects of topics including national security, counterterrorism, stabilization and reconstruction operations, and disaster preparation and response encountered at the tactical and operational levels. 

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.

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IAP no. 14W - November 2014

IAP 14W (November 2014) Strategic Approach to Combat Transnational Organized Crime

This paper looks at the disjointed efforts, a lack of understanding, and limited motivation to participate that characterize the current state of affairs on combating transnational organized crime, and examines approaches to better address this issue. The authors discuss whole-of-government and partner-nation efforts to combat transnational organized crime.

IAP no. 13W - April 2014

IAP 13W (April 2014) The Future of Interorganizational Operations

This paper examines the U.S. responses to the disasters in Haiti and Japan, and how these Operations informed government policy and doctrine, including JP 3-08.

IAP no. 12W

IAP 12W (February 2014) Systems Theory and Military Leadership

The author analyzes the methods of Lieutenant General David M. Rodriguez, Commander of International Security and Assistance Force Joint Command, to articulate his understanding and interventions in Afghanistan.