An interagency review of U.S. government stabilization efforts is expected as early as this month. The Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR) examines how the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Department of Defense (DoD) coordinate their diplomacy, aid, and military operations, primarily in Syria and Iraq.
A State… Read More
On June 9, RAND Corporation released two reports examining the deployment of Department of Defense (DoD) civilians. The full case study is included in Expeditionary Civilians: Creating a Viable Practice of Department of Defense Civilian Deployment, and while a shorter report, Expeditionary Civilians: Creating a Viable Practice of Civilian Deployment… Read More
Inside this issue:
The Reality of the So-Called U.S. Pivot to Asia
by Joshua A. Parker and David A. Anderson
Interagency Qualifications to Address Fragility,
or Rethinking Civil Affairs
by Kurt E. Müller
The Unjustness of the Current Incantation
of Jus Post Bellum
by Dan G. Cox
The Application… Read More
Earlier this year the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) released the Policy for Humanitarian Action. OFDA leads the multi-agency response to disasters overseas by coordinating efforts, partnering with a range of humanitarian actors, and coordinating within the international humanitarian architecture, among other… Read More
Last month, leaders from the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Homeland Security (DHS) spoke at CyberCon 2015, a cybersecurity forum for dialogue on strategy and innovation to secure federal and defense networks. The forum included speakers and panelists representing various U.S. government agencies, and focused on cybersecurity and defense.
Keynote… Read More
During World War II the United States understood it needed a capability that could occupy, control, and administer liberated by war torn areas of Europe. President Roosevelt, thus, directed the Army to organize, and train a civil administration capability able to assist with governance, security, and development. The Army gathered… Read More
Earlier this month, the U.S. Agency for International Development released their updated Civilian-Military Cooperation Policy. The updated policy builds on the 2008 policy, which established civilian-military cooperation as fundamental to a whole-of-government approach to contemporary national security challenges...
Earlier this year, the Australian Civil-Military Centre released the follow up report from the 8th International Lessons Learned Conference. The goal of the conference was to promote best practice in international lessons learned by bringing together civil, military, and police professionals...
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.
The Center for Strategic & International Studies has released a study analyzing the causes of instability in the Middle East and North Africa. The study examined the causes of terrorism, insurgency, and other forms of violence, and calls for fully integrated interagency efforts to address the violence...