Humanitarian Aid


Indo-Asian partners take part in disaster response exercise



Indo-Asian partners take part in disaster response exercise
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

Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act introduced to Senate



Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act introduced to Senate
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

IAS-005 (January 2016) Foreign Aid and Party Institutionalization in Sub-Saharan Africa



IAS-005 (January 2016) Foreign Aid and Party Institutionalization in Sub-Saharan Africa
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

USAID releases humanitarian policy



USAID releases humanitarian policy
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

Interagency partners support refugee admissions



Interagency partners support refugee admissions
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

InterAgency Journal 6-4 (Fall 2015)



InterAgency Journal 6-4 (Fall 2015)
Inside this issue: Features 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

IAE 15-02W U.S. Military Sustainment Assistance Following North Korean Regime Collapse



IAE 15-02W U.S. Military Sustainment Assistance Following North Korean Regime Collapse
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

IAP 11W (November 2013) Evolving a Hamstrung and Broken System



IAP 11W (November 2013) Evolving a Hamstrung and Broken System

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...