InterAgency Studies


The InterAgency Study (IAS) series is published by the Command and General Staff College Foundation Press for the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation. The IAS series represents scholarly, in-depth research that contributes to a better understanding and history of a particular interagency issue or policy. IAS research utilizes mainly primary source material and provides findings and conclusions from an institutional perspective.

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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IAS-002 (April 2013) Internal Security Forces



IAS-002 (April 2013) Internal Security Forces

This study examines the relationship between internal security forces and sub-state political violence. The author looks at how civil conflict is shaped by both the quantity and quality of ISFs, and the need for an interagency approach in building security capacity, including government, military, peacekeeping, and law enforcement training.

IAS-001 (December 2012) U.S. Southwest Border Security



IAS-001 (December 2012) U.S. Southwest Border Security

This study focuses on security at the U.S. Southwest border, and begins with a broad view of border region issues before narrowing its focus to security and how DoD can support a whole of government approach to border security. The authors examined the border region from various perspectives and applied selected tools of anthropology, physical and cultural geography, and military doctrine.