Other Publications

InterAgency Reports

InterAgency Reports are intended to summarize and publish papers and presentations delivered at workshops, conferences, and other symposia sponsored by the Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation. These Reports are designed to share the ideas and thoughts presented by participants stimulating discussion, enhancing understanding and contributing to the body of knowledge concerning aspects of interagency cooperation, collaboration, and coordination across diverse United States government agencies and departments.

InterAgency Study

An InterAgency Study is a sponsored project led by the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation on a particular issue pertaining to the cooperation, collaboration, and/or coordination between various departments, agencies, and offices of government at the application level involving interagency matters pertaining to national security, counterterrorism, stability and reconstruction operations, and disaster preparation and response. A Study examines a specific aspect requested by the sponsor and identifies issues, presents findings, and offers recommendations.

Web-Exclusive Publications

These are articles, essays, papers, reports, and studies published exclusively on the Simons Center website. Web exclusives are numbered with the year and sequence number for that year with a “W” following (e.g. No. 11-03W).

Book Program

The Simons Center publishes quality books about issues impacting the cooperation, collaboration, and/or coordination between various departments, agencies, and offices of government at the application level involving interagency matters pertaining to national security, counterterrorism, stability and reconstruction operations, and disaster preparation and response. One of the main goals of the Simons Center book program is to foster a deeper understanding of the emerging interagency environment.

The Simons Center’s role is to serve as a sponsor for selected books. Selected books are primarily published by the Command and General Staff College Foundation Press, but may also be done in cooperation with other publishers. The Simons Center lends its name and resources to publicizing the books.

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, the Simons Center’s Style Guide, and the Simons Center Interagency Research Topics list. Manuscripts may be submitted online through the Contribute Content page.

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THE LATEST PUBLICATIONS

IAS 004

IAS-004 (March 2015) Economics in Counterinsurgency Operations

This study compares previously deployed economic development plans to efforts undertaken during the recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The author explores the Marshall Plan’s success in post-WWII Europe and the pacification efforts undertaken by the Office of Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development (CORDS) during the Vietnam War.


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IAS 003

IAS-003 (April 2014) 9/11, Counterterrorism, and the Senior Interagency Strategy Team

This study examines the role of the National Counterterrorism Center’s Senior Interagency Strategy Team (SIST), which was assigned a key role in countering terrorism. This case study explains how and why the SIST failed to yield a real strategy for counterterrorism.


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POLAD report - 2013

Special Report: The Foreign Policy Advisor Program

The Simons Center recently published a special report that focuses on the role of the State Department Foreign Policy Advisor. The report follows a May 2013 conference sponsored by the Simons Center and the American Academy of Diplomacy…


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