Career Minister Dr. Dirk Dijkerman recently visited Fort Leavenworth as part of a Simons Center special speakers program. Dijkerman is a retired U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Career Minister with a vast amount of experience in the agency, most notably serving as the Executive Coordinator for the U.S. Ebola… Read More
Before the Next Outbreak: Prepare for Everything Together
by Jeremy Hershfield, Conrad Wilmoski and Kelly Meister
Pandemic diseases are one of the top security threats to the U.S. Naturally, the prospect of a highly contagious disease incapacitating and/or killing large numbers of U.S. citizens is a vitally important… Read More
Synchronizing America’s Humanitarian Strategy in the Wake of Operation United Assistance
by Megan McWilliams, Daniel Wiggins and Matthew Wunderlich
In 2014, the U.S. led the global response to the escalating Ebola pandemic in West Africa. The crisis spurred numerous interagency, multinational, and intergovernmental entities to unite and provide… Read More
National Security and the Responsibility to Protect
by John Gartside, Elliott B. Burns and Tim Downing
In response to the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and the persistent threat of regional diseases turning into pandemics, some have called on the international community to take a more… Read More
Is the United States Ready for a Deadly Airborne Disease Outbreak?
by Conrad R. Wilmoski and Meghan C. Muller
In March 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared an Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. This was the most significant Ebola outbreak in history, with… 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
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
Defense Threat Reduction Agency Deputy Director recently spoke about DTRA's response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, where DTRA is one of several U.S. government and international agencies involved in the Ebola response...
On October 24, experts and representatives from several U.S. departments and international organizations spoke at a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ebola response hearing...
Earlier this month, the White House and USAID released factsheets updating the public on the U.S. government response to the Ebola outbreak...