humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HA/DR)


10 years ago: AMB Merten and LTG Keen on U.S. relief to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake



10 years ago: AMB Merten and LTG Keen on U.S. relief to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake

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 [...]

Featured Article: The Value of Conceptual Planning During Disasters



Featured Article: The Value of Conceptual Planning During Disasters
Featured article: The Value of Conceptual Planning During Disasters by Michael Long The Army Design Method is a useful tool for understanding poorly structured problems and developing approaches to solving them. It is the most effective methodology for conceptual planning within the military. After a year-long fellowship at the Federal… Read More

Featured Article: Providing Humanitarian Aid to North Korea



Featured Article: Providing Humanitarian Aid to North Korea
Featured article: Understanding the Challenges and Stakeholders in Providing Humanitarian Aid to North Korea by Caitlyn M. Rerucha There is a growing humanitarian crisis with evidence of human rights violations mounting within the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Cooperative for Assistance and Relieve Everywhere ranked North Korea as… Read More

Featured Article: A Mechanism for the Early Detection of Mass Atrocities



Featured Article: A Mechanism for the Early Detection of Mass Atrocities
Featured article: Very Small Satellites: A Mechanism for the Early Detection of Mass Atrocities by Dani Redmon Swarms of blue-winged butterflies greedily cling to the tall, white, weedy beauty of the Artemisia vulgaris plant. However, beneath this carpet of alluring flora in the foothills surrounding the town of Srebrenica, Bosnia,… Read More

Government climate change report released



Government climate change report released
The U.S. Global Change Research Program published their Fourth National Climate Assessment in November. The report was released the day after Thanksgiving, and its findings run counter to the Trump Administration’s public statements on the subject of climate change. According to the report,  “Climate change threatens the health and well-being… Read More

Featured Article: Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change…



Featured Article: Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change…
Featured article: Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change: An Interagency Challenge by Wendell Chris King The United States faces a complex and scary national security environment. We are confronted with numerous threats to peace and security from both inside and outside our borders: North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, Chinese aggression in… Read More

InterAgency Journal 9-4



InterAgency Journal 9-4
Inside this issue: Features Collaborating to Solve National Science and Technology Challenges in a Time of Scarcity by Ian G. Brosnan and Jonathan Stock Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change: An Interagency Challenge by Wendell Chris King Musicians of Mars: Attaining Interagency Consensus on Perpetual War in Afghanistan by Robert… Read More

Former dean speaks on global threat of climate change



Former dean speaks on global threat of climate change
Brigadier General (Ret.) Wendell Chris King, Ph.D., P.E., Dean Emeritus of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) addressed students and faculty from the University of Saint Mary’s (USM) on September 21, the International Day of Peace, as part of the Simons Center Distinguished Speaker Series. The presentation… Read More

Stabilization Symposium findings published



Stabilization Symposium findings published
Findings from the Stabilization Symposium have been published. The Stabilization Symposium was held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., from June 26 to June 27, and focused on the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR) that was published earlier that month. The SAR aims to streamline U.S. government stabilization efforts and… Read More

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