humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HA/DR)


Featured Article: Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge



Featured Article: Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge
Featured article: Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge: Applying FEMA’s Interagency Coordination Doctrine to International Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations by Benjamin Cabana There are two things for certain when it comes to the study of the interagency process for successful stabilization and reconstruction operations. First, a successful operation requires the… Read More

Featured Article: USAID and USACE Collaboration in the Pacific



Featured Article: USAID and USACE Collaboration in the Pacific
Featured article: USAID and USACE Collaboration in the Pacific by Patrick J. Wesner and Brett D. Fuller The United States must use its diplomatic, economic, and military tools simultaneously when assisting aspiring partners. — National Security Strategy, December 2017 The recently released U.S. National Security Strategy (2017 NSS) highlights the… Read More

DoD, USAID leaders speak on humanitarian efforts



DoD, USAID leaders speak on humanitarian efforts
Air Force General Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green spoke on a panel during the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s 2018 State Leaders Summit on June 18, 2018. The two leaders discussed the recently released Stabilization Assistance… Read More

FEMA ends food/water aid to Puerto Rico



FEMA ends food/water aid to Puerto Rico
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is ending food and water aid to Puerto Rico on January 31.* FEMA has been an integral part of the interagency effort to provide aid to those effected by last year’s devastating hurricane season. Earlier this week, NPR reported that FEMA “believes the immediate… Read More

Featured Article: One Day One Action One Goal



Featured Article: One Day One Action One Goal
Featured article: One Day One Action One Goal by Zurab Elzarov A wise man said that all great things start from small beginnings. Global partnership for effective cooperation can only be achieved when all actors at the grass-roots level share common goals and take united action on a daily basis.… Read More

Featured Article: Synchronizing America’s Humanitarian Strategy



Featured Article: Synchronizing America’s Humanitarian Strategy
Featured article: Synchronizing America’s Humanitarian Strategy in the Wake of Operation United Assistance by Megan McWilliams, Daniel Wiggins and Matthew Wunderlich In 2014, the U.S. led the global response to the escalating Ebola pandemic in West Africa. The crisis spurred numerous interagency, multinational, and intergovernmental entities to unite and provide… Read More

InterAgency Journal 7-3 (Fall 2016)



InterAgency Journal 7-3 (Fall 2016)
Inside this issue: Features A Framework for Success: Maximizing Collaborations between Federal Organizations by Caroline R. Earle, Deena S. Disraelly and Robert A. Zirkle Developing a Culture of Questioning or Don’t Tell, Do Ask by Ted Thomas and James Thomas Killing Kids: An Interagency Problem by John R. Bennett, Nicholas… Read More

Featured Article: Megacities – Assessment Factors



Featured Article: Megacities – Assessment Factors
Featured article: Megacities – Assessment Factors by Gus Otto and AJ Besik Looking around without seeing anyone; asking without being in earshot of someone; and walking in any direction without having to watch out for someone may indicate you are in a megacity. So what is a megacity? No one… 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

Featured Article: Ethics Committee Model…



Featured Article: Ethics Committee Model…
Featured article: Ethics Committee Model for Humanitarian Operations Planning by Philip W. Ginder Most hospitals and healthcare organizations have established ethics committees that deal with issues involving medical, ethical, and/or legal conflict or uncertainty. The Joint Commission, the accreditation body for the vast majority of hospitals and other ambulatory healthcare… Read More