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Featured Article: Understanding Nations…



Featured Article: Understanding Nations…
Featured article: Understanding Nations: New Ideas to Analyze Foreign States by Tom Pike, Nick Long and Perry Alexander How humans understand the world drives the actions they take. This truth has literally changed the course of history. Galileo put the sun in the center of the solar system and altered… Read More

Featured Article: Moving Toward Improved Strategic Planning in U.S. Foreign Policy



Featured Article: Moving Toward Improved Strategic Planning in U.S. Foreign Policy
Featured article: Moving Toward Improved Strategic Planning in U.S. Foreign Policy by Jeffrey Grieco In 2005, the Department of State (State) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) undertook a detailed program with over 24 civilian, counterpart, federal agencies entitled “Project Horizon.” Project Horizon, inspired by USAID Administrator Andrew… Read More

Dunford speaks on State’s role with Defense



Dunford speaks on State’s role with Defense
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps General Joe Dunford recently spoke at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado. In his remarks Dunford spoke about his evolving view of the State Department and State’s importance to U.S. defense. While speaking to NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent… Read More

State releases 2016 country report on terrorism



State releases 2016 country report on terrorism
On July 19, the State Department released the 2016 Country Reports on Terrorism. The annual Country Reports on Terrorism provide policy-related assessments and country-by-country breakdowns of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation, and contain information on state sponsors of terrorism, terrorist safe havens, foreign terrorist organizations, and the global challenge of chemical,… Read More

Featured Article: Interagency: Nice to Talk About… Hard to Do



Featured Article: Interagency: Nice to Talk About… Hard to Do
Featured article: Interagency: Nice to Talk About… Hard to Do by David Eaton and Gus Otto The interagency concept is not a new paradigm, nor can it be considered the panacea to every problem set. Recent articles in the Simons Center’s InterAgency Journal explain well the considerable challenges present within… Read More

State, DHS event focuses on Central American security



State, DHS event focuses on Central American security
Leaders from several Central American countries, Canada, and the European Union gathered in Miami, Florida for the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America from June 15 to June 16. The conference focused on the Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Guatamala, and Honduras), and was co-hosted by Vice President Mike… Read More

2017 Trafficking in Persons report released



2017 Trafficking in Persons report released
Today the Department of State released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Susan Coppedge each addressed the report in separate briefings, speaking about the global tragedy of human trafficking and the responsibility of governments to… Read More

Tillerson addresses State employees



Tillerson addresses State employees
Yesterday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed State Department employees, speaking about changes and inviting them to “approach this effort that we’re going to undertake with no constraints to your thinking.” This was Tillerson’s second address to State employees since assuming the responsibilities of Secretary of State. Tillerson spoke about … Read More

Ambassador Moon visits Fort Leavenworth



Ambassador Moon visits Fort Leavenworth
Ambassador (Ret.) Patrick S. Moon, former U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, visited the Leavenworth area 26-28 April where he shared his expertise as part of the Simons Center’s Interagency Speaker Series program. Ambassador Moon met with… Read More

Trump budget to combine State and USAID



Trump budget to combine State and USAID
On Monday Foreign Policy published an exclusive on the Trump administration’s proposed foreign aid budget and prospective changes to the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Trump plan would dramatically decreased aid funding to developing countries and fold USAID into the State Department. Andrew Natsios,… Read More