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
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
Inside this issue:
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
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
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
Inside this issue:
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
by William Denn,… Read More
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...
Earlier this month, the White House and USAID released factsheets updating the public on the U.S. government response to the Ebola outbreak...
In the past two weeks the U.S. government has made several announcements outlining whole-of-government response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa. USAID is the lead agency in the effort, with support from DoD and other agencies and organizations...
On September 17, one day after President Obama laid out his response plan for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the U.S. Agency for International Development released their fact sheet on the whole-of-government Ebola response...