Dr. Jerry Jaax, Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Army Veterinarian Corps, and former Kansas State University Associate Vice Provost for Research Compliance, visited Fort Leavenworth on 1 May as part of the Simons Center’s Interagency Speaker Series.
Jaax is a world renowned expert in the field of pandemic infectious disease control, serving … Read More
“Out of Sync” – U.S. Africa Command and Recent Interagency Challenges
by William Denn, J. J. Williams, and Devanie Johnson
U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), the Department of Defense’s (DoD) newest, geographic combatant command formed in 2007, exemplifies a bold, new experiment in whole-of-government interagency cooperation. Structured from the… Read More
U.S. aware of Afghan hostage video, assessing it: State Dept., Reuters
Climate Change Jeopardizes National Security, The Cipher Blog
Memo to the (Future) President: 5 Things Clinton and Trump Need to Know about China, The National Interest
Why the Army is worried about insurgents turning to remote-controlled weapons,… Read More
Inside this issue:
Through the Looking Glass: The Reflectionism Theory
of International Relations
by Terron Wharton
The Impact of Worldviews on Training and Education
in Iraq and Afghanistan
by Ted A. Thomas and Seth George
“Out of Sync” – U.S. Africa Command and Recent
by William Denn,… Read More
Latest DHS Push in Silicon Valley: Drones for Border Patrol, Nextgov
White House Mulls Big Nuclear Policy Changes, and Lawmakers Speak Up, Defense News
Pentagon says proposed Russian deal in Syria is ‘not based on trust’, The Washington Post
How War and Crisis Help Spread Diseases Like Zika,… Read More
Government, non-government, and military entities have all been involved in providing foreign aid for quite some time, but despite the emphasis that states and international organizations and institutions place on the utility of foreign aid, there is significant debate about its benefits. The debate centers on the potentially deleterious or… Read More
Earlier this month, the White House and USAID released factsheets updating the public on the U.S. government response to the Ebola outbreak...
In the past two weeks the U.S. government has made several announcements outlining whole-of-government response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa. USAID is the lead agency in the effort, with support from DoD and other agencies and organizations...
Inside this issue: Insights to Effective Interorganizational Coordination, David Grambo, Barrett Smith and Richard W. Kokko; Improving Interagency Coordination in Africa, Robert Bennett; There is No Silver Bullet and Other Lessons from Colombia, Stuart Lippe… and much more.
On September 17, one day after President Obama laid out his response plan for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the U.S. Agency for International Development released their fact sheet on the whole-of-government Ebola response...