On March 14, joint, interagency, and multinational sustainment experts gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for Angkor Opening 2016. Angkor Opening is a weeklong tabletop exercise designed to build partnerships, interoperability, and readiness in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief port opening operations.
Army Major General Edward F. Dorman III, commander of… Read More
Earlier this month Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2016, S. 2551. The act aims to help prevent acts of genocide and mass atrocities, which threaten national and international security, by enhancing U.S. civilian capacities to prevent and mitigate such… Read More
Government, non-government, and military entities have all been involved in providing foreign aid for quite some time, but despite the emphasis that states and international organizations and institutions place on the utility of foreign aid, there is significant debate about its benefits. The debate centers on the potentially deleterious or… Read More
Earlier this year the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) released the Policy for Humanitarian Action. OFDA leads the multi-agency response to disasters overseas by coordinating efforts, partnering with a range of humanitarian actors, and coordinating within the international humanitarian architecture, among other… Read More
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez addressed the House and Senate last week on the subject of the Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on the security of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). Rodriguez’s written remarks were delivered to the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee… Read More
Inside this issue:
The State Department: No Longer a Gatekeeper
by Edward Marks
The End of End State – Strategic Planning Process for the 21st Century
by William J. Davis
Five Lessons for Strengthening Interagency Relationships
by Thomas Kreutzer
The Use of Special Operations in Conflict Resolution:
Assessing the… Read More
InterAgency Essay 15-02W, March 2015
by Edward K. Woo
This essay examines the combined response efforts that would be required of the U.S. military, U.S. government, nongovernmental organizations, and international partners in the event of regime collapse in North Korea. The author focuses on the humanitarian and stabilization aspects of… Read More
In December, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs released the Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan, or the EPREP. The EPREP is designed to guide interagency humanitarian action in the Pacific...
Earlier this year, ALNAP published a working paper reviewing approaches to leadership. The paper builds on a previous ALNAP study, examining some of the questions raised about the role of effective leadership, particularly the “strong element of collective leadership”...
The author of this paper argues there is a need for an evolution in interagency training and education to efficiently and effectively enable collaborative teams to achieve strategic objectives in complex humanitarian assistance/disaster response (HA/DR) operations overseas...