Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’

State, Others to Consult on Afghanistan

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

On April 20, the State Department announced it would be part of an interagency team that will take part in bilateral consultations on Afghanistan…


IAS-004 (March 2015) Economics in Counterinsurgency Operations

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

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.


InterAgency Journal 6-1 (Winter 2015)

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Inside this issue: Afghanistan Army Development: What Went Wrong, Tommy J. Tracy; The Looming Crisis in Afghan Local Government, Daniel R. Green; Interagency Challenges to Mitigating Threats and Safeguarding Liberties, Harry Phillips… and much more.


IAE 15-01W A New Strategic Framework: Development as an Instrument of American Power

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

This essay explores the four traditional instruments of national power – diplomatic, economic, informational, and military, or DIME – and proposes that development be included as an instrument of national power…


InterAgency Journal 5-2 (Summer 2014)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Inside this issue: Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge, Benjamin Cabana; Deep Analysis: Designing Complexity Into Our Understanding of Conflict, Thomas G. Matyók, Hannah Rose Mendoza and Cathryne Schmitz… and much more.


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

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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.


U.S. Support Needed for Counternarcotics Efforts in Afghanistan

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Erin Logan, principal director for counternarcotics and global threats with the Department of Defense, warned about the growing danger of narcotics originating in Afghanistan in an address to the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control earlier this month…


Report Examines Interagency Coordination in Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

The IBM Center for The Business of Government recently published a report examining interagency coordination in Afghanistan. The author draws on interviews with ambassadors, generals, and other important figures, analyzing the interactions between U.S. civilian and military efforts in Afghanistan from 2001-2009…


Panel Discusses Possible Post-Conflict Reform

Friday, August 16th, 2013

On August 13, panelists from various agencies and organizations met at the Stimson Center to discuss possible reform for future post-conflict situations. Among the topics discussed were ways to improve transitional and reconstruction efforts in post-conflict countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Mali…


InterAgency Journal 4-2 (Summer 2013)

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Inside this issue:  Defeating the Taliban’s Shadow Government: A Foreign Internal Governance Strategy, by Daniel R. Green; Team of Rivals: Building Civil-Military Synergy in the Interagency, by Jeffrey S. Han; Fiscal Crises Experimentation: A Darwinian Approach, by Allan D. Childers and Mark H. Sweberg …and much more.