Diplomacy


Ambassador Kennedy returns to Fort Leavenworth



Ambassador Kennedy returns to Fort Leavenworth
Ambassador (Ret.) Laura Kennedy returned for a second visit to Fort Leavenworth in April, again serving as the DACOR visiting professor of diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Class of 2017. Kennedy, who previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and… Read More

Featured Article: Leading the Interagency to Shape U.S.-China Relations



Featured Article: Leading the Interagency to Shape U.S.-China Relations
Featured article: Leading the Interagency to Shape U.S.-China Relations by Timothy E. Steigelman Empires do not decline gracefully. While commentators may debate whether the U.S. is declining in absolute or only relative terms, China is undoubtedly on the rise; that rise is perhaps the single most important security issue for… Read More

Ambassador Kennedy visits Fort Leavenworth



Ambassador Kennedy visits Fort Leavenworth
Ambassador (Ret.) Laura Kennedy who previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs among many other positions over a nearly 40 year diplomatic career, visited Fort Leavenworth Dec. 1-2 as the DACOR visiting professor of diplomacy for the CGSC Class of 2017. Ambassador Kennedy… Read More

Featured Article: Defining Diplomacy



Featured Article: Defining Diplomacy
Featured article: Defining Diplomacy by Edward Marks Most countries provide professional education for their diplomats and some operate establishments specifically for that purpose. Few of us would claim that the U.S. government and the Department of State provides equivalent experience with any degree of seriousness or comprehensiveness. Our Foreign Service… Read More

Featured Article: The Reality of the So-Called U.S. Pivot to Asia



Featured Article: The Reality of the So-Called U.S. Pivot to Asia
Featured article: The Reality of the So-Called U.S. Pivot to Asia by Joshua Parker and David A. Anderson Shortly after President Obama took office in 2009, it became clear he wanted to shift U.S. foreign policy focus away from the Middle East to Asia. His immediate goal was withdrawing U.S.… Read More

InterAgency Journal 7-1 (Spring 2016)



InterAgency Journal 7-1 (Spring 2016)
Inside this issue: Features 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

State, DoD, USAID teams tackle diplomacy challenge



State, DoD, USAID teams tackle diplomacy challenge
Six interagency teams from the Department of Defense, Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) were recently chosen to present at the D3 Innovation Summit on March 2. The Summit was a joint initiative of State, DoD, and USAID, and brought together experts from across the… Read More

Defining diplomacy



Defining diplomacy
He ordered another bottle … in honor of a career so comfortable that it is called The Career and a ministerial department so superior that it is called The Department. “Les Ambassades”, Roger Peyrefitte Most countries provide professional education for their diplomats and some operate establishments specifically for that purpose.… Read More

InterAgency Journal 6-3 (Summer 2015)



InterAgency Journal 6-3 (Summer 2015)
Inside this issue: Features Demystifying the Interagency Process and Explaining the Ambassador’s Role by Ronald E. Neumann Disrupting the Foreign Fighter Flow: Interdiction and Prosecution by Jan Schwarzenberg Interagency: Nice to Talk About… Hard to Do by David Eaton and Gus Otto Whole-of-Government Teaming Through Collaborative Construction: NRO/NSA Synergy by… Read More

Anti-ISIL strategy to include civilian and military agencies



Anti-ISIL strategy to include civilian and military agencies
Yesterday, President Obama met with military and civilian leaders to discuss the strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The strategy includes multiple elements of American power, including military, intelligence, diplomacy, and economic development. The President acknowledged that countering ISIL will be… Read More