Retired Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, the 2018 DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), has expanded her podcast series “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation.” McCarthy’s podcast promotes interagency cooperation and is produced [...]
Interagency Cooperation: An Ambassador’s Perspective
by Thomas J. Miller
In 2011, it is difficult to think of any event or issue that is any longer confined to the domain, authority, and purview of a single agency in the U.S. government. This is a far cry from the State… Read More
New Foreign Policy Capability
by Robert D. Payne III
On September 5, 2017 Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, in an attempt to achieve positive effects in the strategic narrative of the war there, dropped thousands of leaflets hoping to inspire support for Coalition efforts among the majority ambivalent population.… Read More
Moving Toward Improved Strategic Planning in U.S. Foreign Policy
by Jeffrey Grieco
In 2005, the Department of State (State) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) undertook a detailed program with over 24 civilian, counterpart, federal agencies entitled “Project Horizon.” Project Horizon, inspired by USAID Administrator Andrew… Read More
In June, the Atlantic Council published a report on the organization and performance of the National Security Council (NSC) system. The report provides insight and advice intended to help the next administration build an effective national security structure and clear up “strategic confusion.”
The report is the result of multiple… Read More
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...
On January 19 the Department of State announced a new agreement on the exchange of personnel between State and Defense. The agreement is intended to increase cooperation between the two agencies, and establishes the most significant formal exchange of personnel between the two departments in history...