Failing States


Report focuses on threat of fragile states



Report focuses on threat of fragile states
On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, the United States Institute of Peace published a report on extremism and the threat posed by fragile states. Beyond the Homeland: Protecting America from Extremism in Fragile States is a report of the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, which is led by… Read More

Featured Article: The Syrian Refugee Crisis…



Featured Article: The Syrian Refugee Crisis…
Featured article: The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Moral and Ethical Obligation of Resettlement or “I’ll Pass on the Poisoned Skittles” by Joel D. Funk What are the relationships between the migration of refugees and conflict? The conventional logic presumes that demographic factors and how they interact with resources are potential… Read More

Featured Article: Partnering to End Corruption…



Featured Article: Partnering to End Corruption…
Featured article: Partnering to End Corruption through Security Cooperation and Defense Institution Building by Adam J. Bushey Corruption damages a mission’s operational effectiveness and credibility and is “a key inhibitor of stability… is often a key cause of conflict… and erodes the legitimacy and efficacy of an international mission.” The… Read More

Featured Article: Rethinking Civil Affairs



Featured Article: Rethinking Civil Affairs
Featured article: Interagency Qualifications to Address Fragility, or Rethinking Civil Affairs by Kurt E. Müller The defense sector has a long-standing appreciation of the value of whole-of-government approaches to national security challenges. The phrase “all elements of national power” resonates with Department of Defense (DoD) leadership and is a common… Read More

IAE 15-01W A New Strategic Framework: Development as an Instrument of American Power



IAE 15-01W A New Strategic Framework: Development as an Instrument of American Power

This essay explores the four traditional instruments of national power – diplomatic, economic, informational, and military, or DIME – and proposes that development be included as an instrument of national power...