Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD)


Report advises next administration on national security



Report advises next administration on national security
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

Special Report: The Foreign Policy Advisor Program



Special Report: The Foreign Policy Advisor Program

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...

New State/Defense personnel exchange agreement reached



New State/Defense personnel exchange agreement reached

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...