U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)


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

Dijkerman visits Fort Leavenworth



Dijkerman visits Fort Leavenworth
Career Minister Dr. Dirk Dijkerman recently visited Fort Leavenworth as part of a Simons Center special speakers program. Dijkerman is a retired U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Career Minister with a vast amount of experience in the agency, most notably serving as the Executive Coordinator for the U.S. Ebola… Read More

USAID the topic of InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture



USAID the topic of InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture
Last week, Mr. Patrick J. Wesner, the Command and General Staff College Distinguished Chair for Development Studies, spoke about history and mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Three special guests were in the audience during Wesner’s presentation on USAID – Ambassador (Ret.) David Lambertson, Ambassador (Ret.) Laura… 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

Seventh lecture in ‘InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series’ – Apr. 6



Seventh lecture in ‘InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series’ – Apr. 6
This seventh lecture in the new InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is scheduled for 12:30-1:30 p.m., April 6, in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. This InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series will feature Mr. Patrick J. Wesner, the Command and General Staff College Distinguished Chair… Read More

Featured Article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency



Featured Article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency
Featured article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency by Nicole Alexander and Chad Thibodeau Interagency collaboration, integration, and information-sharing have been feverishly discussed and debated topics for decades. The events of September 11, 2001, only highlighted their importance. Since 9/11, the need for a shared vision and a synchronized plan… Read More

DHS, White House release CVE guidance



DHS, White House release CVE guidance
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the White House recently released guidance on countering violent extremism (CVE). DHS released its plan on October 31, while the White House released their guidance earlier in October. The two documents focus on CVE efforts inside the United States. The White House CVE… Read More

Post-hurricane aid to Haiti winds down



Post-hurricane aid to Haiti winds down
The Department of Defense (DoD) is wrapping up its two-week mission in Haiti. Service members were deployed to the storm ravaged nation following Hurricane Matthew’s landfall in early October. Earlier this week, U.S. Southern Command commander Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd spoke about DoD’s response efforts during a conference at… Read More

U.S. agencies support relief in Haiti



U.S. agencies support relief in Haiti
Over 10,000 federal employees from various agencies have been deployed to aid the areas effected by Hurricane Matthew. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel have also been deployed to Haiti, which has been hardt hit by the storm. An… Read More

U.S. pledges humanitarian assistance to South Sudan



U.S. pledges humanitarian assistance to South Sudan
On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S. will provide nearly $138 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the South Sudanese people. This brings the total U.S. humanitarian contribution to more than $1.7 billion since the conflict in South Sudan began in December 2013. The new… Read More