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
Last month, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) hosted an all-day conference focused on relations between the military and the civilian world. “Command Climate: The State of U.S. Civil-Military Relations” took place on May 23, with panelists representing the Department of Defense (DoD) and other U.S. government entities… Read More
Sharing Resources Between Government Agencies
by George K. Hughes
Despite the continuous increase in operational tempo across the U.S. government, there has not been a proportional increase of resources. In fact, the level of uncertainty over resource availability in most departments and agencies continues to grow while they… Read More
Trust and Networks in the Interagency
by Nicole Alexander and Chad Thibodeau
Interagency collaboration, integration, and information-sharing have been feverishly discussed and debated topics for decades. The events of September 11, 2001, only highlighted their importance. Since 9/11, the need for a shared vision and a synchronized plan… 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
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...
This paper examines the U.S. responses to the disasters in Haiti and Japan, and how these Operations informed government policy and doctrine, including JP 3-08.
Inside this issue: Adapting to Change: Strategic Turning Points and the CIA/DoD Relationship, by David Oakley; Everyone Else is They: A New Framework for Operational Culture, by Megan Kraushaar; The National Security Council Deputies Committee - Engine of the Policy Process, by Mark Wilcox …and much more.
Last week the Center for Strategic and International Studies released their review of recently updated Joint Publication (JP) 3-24. The review recognizes changes made to the JP and makes suggestions for future revisions...
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...