West Africa


Featured Article: A Framework for U.S.-Chinese Economic Cooperation in West Africa



Featured Article: A Framework for U.S.-Chinese Economic Cooperation in West Africa
Featured article: Avoiding a New Berlin Conference: A Framework for U.S.-Chinese Economic Cooperation in West Africa by Kevin Peel, Justin Reddick, John Hoeck and Cynthia Dehne In November 1884, representatives from 14 nations met in Germany to negotiate differences and formalize their colonial aspirations at the Berlin Conference. The result… Read More

Featured Article: Rethinking Energy Crisis Solutions in West Africa



Featured Article: Rethinking Energy Crisis Solutions in West Africa
Featured article: Searching for a Win-Win-Win: Rethinking Energy Crisis Solutions in West Africa by Johnny J. Wandasan, Karie Hawk and Michael J. Cheatham On March 9, 2017, venture magnate Elon Musk sent shockwaves through the energy production world. With a simple tweet, Musk accepted an unprecedented challenge from fellow billionaire… Read More

InterAgency Journal 9-1



InterAgency Journal 9-1
Inside this issue: Features U.S. Northern Command Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement by Matthew D. Bartels Partnering to End Corruption through Security Cooperation and Defense Institution Building by Adam Bushey The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Moral and Ethical Obligation of Resettlement or “I’ll Pass on the Poisoned Skittles” by Joel D.… Read More

Featured Article: Decline of Westphalia in West Africa…



Featured Article: Decline of Westphalia in West Africa…
Featured article: Decline of Westphalia in West Africa: How Decentralized Power in West Africa Can be a Rebirth of African Identity by Matthew D. Pride, Bryan C. Smith and Harmonie Foster The day might soon arrive where responsible sub-state and non-state actors may rotate seats on the United Nations Security… Read More

Featured Article: Application of the Ethical Triangle in the 2014 Ebola Epidemic…



Featured Article: Application of the Ethical Triangle in the 2014 Ebola Epidemic…
Featured article: Application of the Ethical Triangle in the 2014 Ebola Epidemic: A Case Study by Katie Martinez and Marcos Martinez Since 1976 there have been 25 Ebola outbreaks reported worldwide. Eight of these outbreaks occurred in the West Africa region. Although recent drug research shows promising results, there are… Read More

InterAgency Journal 8-4



InterAgency Journal 8-4
Inside this issue: Features A Brief History of Scandals: Special Oversight Challenges in National Security Interrogations by Erik Jens A CGSC International Hall of Fame Member and the CIA’s Covert Action in 1954 by John G. Breen Application of the Ethical Triangle in the 2014 Ebola Epidemic: A Case Study… Read More

Jaax speaks on ebola, biological warfare



Jaax speaks on ebola, biological warfare
Dr. Jerry Jaax, Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Army Veterinarian Corps, and former Kansas State University Associate Vice Provost for Research Compliance, visited Fort Leavenworth on 1 May as part of the Simons Center’s Interagency Speaker Series. Jaax is a world renowned expert in the field of pandemic infectious disease control, serving … Read More

Featured Article: A Ticking Time Bomb…



Featured Article: A Ticking Time Bomb…
Featured article: West Africa: A “Ticking Time Bomb” or an Opportunity to Advance U.S. National Security Interests? by Raymond Everhart, John Morris, and Mohamadou Amar As international relations expert Francis Fukuyama wrote, “Since the end of the Cold War, weak and failing states have arguably become the single most important… Read More

InterAgency Journal 7-2 (Summer 2016)



InterAgency Journal 7-2 (Summer 2016)
Inside this issue: Features Through the Looking Glass: The Reflectionism Theory of International Relations by Terron Wharton The Impact of Worldviews on Training and Education in Iraq and Afghanistan by Ted A. Thomas and Seth George “Out of Sync” – U.S. Africa Command and Recent Interagency Challenges by William Denn,… Read More

Defense agency steps up Ebola efforts



Defense agency steps up Ebola efforts

Defense Threat Reduction Agency Deputy Director recently spoke about DTRA's response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, where DTRA is one of several U.S. government and international agencies involved in the Ebola response...