Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)


Featured Article: Plutonium and Picasso – A Typology of Nuclear and Fine Art Smuggling



Featured Article: Plutonium and Picasso – A Typology of Nuclear and Fine Art Smuggling
Featured article: Plutonium and Picasso – A Typology of Nuclear and Fine Art Smuggling by Joshua D. Foss The global security environment continues to evolve. Globalization, advances in technology, and greater connectedness of people and economies have enabled transnational organized crime and new and existing illicit markets to expand. Never… Read More

News You Can Use: 08/05/16



News You Can Use: 08/05/16
National Security State Department Looks to Combat African Terrorism with Prevention Program, USNI News White House unveils plan to boost drones, The Hill Pentagon buys WMD detection system, C4ISR Net Political Hacking May Prompt U.S. to Aid Election Security, Bloomberg 3 reasons Russia’s Vladimir Putin might want to interfere in… Read More

State, DoD counter terrorism online



State, DoD counter terrorism online
Earlier this month, the State Department provided an update on their Global Engagement Center, which was established this spring after the signing of Executive Order 13721.  The Center is an interagency entity charged with coordinating U.S. counterterrorism messaging to foreign audiences, and replaced the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications. The… Read More

News You Can Use: 07/18/16



News You Can Use: 07/18/16
National Security National security officials admit they’re worried about violence at upcoming conventions, The Week In the Age of ISIS, Who’s a Terrorist, and Who’s Simply Deranged?, The New York Times The Iran deal: Off to an encouraging start, but expect challenges, Brookings Remarks at Public-Private Sector Roundtable Discussion on… Read More

State report on terrorism critical of interagency cooperation



State report on terrorism critical of interagency cooperation
The State Department recently released the 2015 Country Reports on Terrorism. The reports assesses global terrorist threats, including terrorist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons. Many of the country reports also appraise U.S.… Read More

Rice speaks on whole-of-government approach against ISIL



Rice speaks on whole-of-government approach against ISIL
Last week, the President’s National Security Advisor, Susan E. Rice, spoke on the whole-of-government strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) while addressing cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In her remarks, Rice spoke of a comprehensive strategy to combat ISIL… Read More

Northcom prioritizes cooperation in homeland defense



Northcom prioritizes cooperation in homeland defense
Earlier this month, Navy Admiral William E. Gortney, commander of U.S. Northern Command (Northcom) and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), spoke of the importance of homeland defense with the House Armed Services Committee. Gortney testified before the panel on budget requests, command operations, and whole-of-government and military-to-military cooperation. Gortney… Read More

IAP 17W (November 2015) Countering Cyber Extremism



IAP 17W (November 2015) Countering Cyber Extremism
by Megan Penn, Joshua K. Miller and Jan Schwarzenberg Violent extremist organizations have increased their online presence using the Internet to establish an online brand, communicate with members, and radicalize sympathizers. The regular use of online media, forums, and communications has altered the way that governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and… Read More

President urges whole-of-government approach to U.N.



President urges whole-of-government approach to U.N.
On September 28, President Obama addressed the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly, where he urged a whole-of-government approach to international dilemmas. The president’s remarks touched on several international issues, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Iran Nuclear Pact, and Russia’s annexation of Crimea. President Obama… Read More

InterAgency Journal 6-3 (Summer 2015)



InterAgency Journal 6-3 (Summer 2015)
Inside this issue: Features Demystifying the Interagency Process and Explaining the Ambassador’s Role by Ronald E. Neumann Disrupting the Foreign Fighter Flow: Interdiction and Prosecution by Jan Schwarzenberg Interagency: Nice to Talk About… Hard to Do by David Eaton and Gus Otto Whole-of-Government Teaming Through Collaborative Construction: NRO/NSA Synergy by… Read More