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Featured Article: Cognitive Dissonance and Religion in Military Stability Operations



Featured Article: Cognitive Dissonance and Religion in Military Stability Operations
Featured article: Cognitive Dissonance and Religion in Military Stability Operations by William B. Scott Cognitive dissonance is a psychological theory about how the mind resolves conflicting beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors held simultaneously. For many Americans, it is important to “emphasize the Christian religion,” while maintaining a “separation between Church and… Read More

Featured Article: The Tumultuous Recent History of U.S. Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts



Featured Article: The Tumultuous Recent History of U.S. Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts
Featured article: The Tumultuous Recent History of U.S. Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts: The Way Ahead? by David A. Anderson The U.S. has been directly involved in some level of foreign stabilization and reconstruction effort since the end of World War II (WWII): from the occupation and reconstruction of post-WWII Japan/Germany,… Read More

President lays out 2015 National Security Strategy



President lays out 2015 National Security Strategy

Last Friday, the White House released President Obama’s new National Security Strategy, which builds on the progress of the last six years, and provides a vision and strategy for advancing the nation’s interests...

Study examines civil-military role in regional stability



Study examines civil-military role in regional stability

The Center for Strategic & International Studies has released a study analyzing the causes of instability in the Middle East and North Africa. The study examined the causes of terrorism, insurgency, and other forms of violence, and calls for fully integrated interagency efforts to address the violence...

Report identifies lessons learned for stability, reconstruction operations



Report identifies lessons learned for stability, reconstruction operations

The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction recently released it's final report identifying lessons learned in the rebuilding of Iraq. The report explores the challenges faced by those involved in the various projects and programs during the nine-year reconstruction effort...

Flournoy speaks on interagency imbalances



Flournoy speaks on interagency imbalances

Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy recently spoke at the Chairman's Forum at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC.  Flournoy discussed imbalances in interagency resourcing, the growth of interagency operations, the National Security structure, and public-private partnerships...

National Security Reform Mid-Term Assessment addresses interagency issues



National Security Reform Mid-Term Assessment addresses interagency issues

The Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College recently published National Security Reform 2010: A Mid-Term Assessment.  The report is the result of a national security colloquium which focused on the need for advancing the research and study of national security reform...

Simons Center Releases Interagency Handbook for Transitions



Simons Center Releases Interagency Handbook for Transitions

The Simons Center announces the release of the Interagency Handbook for Transitions.  This handbook is intended to provide leaders across the interagency community with an overview of transition conditions and considerations to better prepare them for anticipating, planning, executing, and assessing transitions...