Publications

The Simons Center Publications

The Simons Center is committed to the development of military leaders with interagency operational skills and an interagency body of knowledge that facilitates broader and more effective cooperation and policy implementation within the United States government. As part of this mission, the Simons Center produces a number of publications that cover a broad range of interagency topics including national security; leader development; ethics; counterterrorism; stabilization and reconstruction operations; homeland defense and security; and disaster preparation and response. The Simons Center’s main publications include the:

InterAgency Journal (IAJ)
InterAgency Essays (IAE)
InterAgency Papers (IAP)
InterAgency Studies (IAS)

Other publications include special reports, web-exclusive publications and books.

Individuals wishing to receive hard copies of Simons Center’s InterAgency Journal should contact editor@thesimonscenter.org. To receive updates about the release of new Simons Center publications, Simons Center news and events, and other interagency news and events via email, please sign up for email alerts – an email alert sign up is available on most every page of the Simons Center website.

The Simons Center is always looking for authors to contribute manuscripts reflecting their experience, study, and insight. Please go to our Contribute Content page for complete submission instructions.

Disclaimer: The works published by the Simons Center represent the opinions of the authors and do not reflect the official views of any United States government agency, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Command and General Staff College Foundation, the Simons Center, or any other non-government, private, public, or international organization.


– The Productive Organization: Survival of the Fittest
– Mission Command: Small Teams in the U.S. Border Patrol
– A Solution to WMD Proliferation
– A Nation Unprepared: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response
– Missed Operational Opportunities in the
– Global War on Terror’s Prisons and Camps
– The First 21st Century Water War
– Empowering U.S. National Security with Artificial Intelligence Capabilities
– Proxy Warfare on the Roof of the World: Great Power Competition Lessons from Tibet
– Countering Russian Hybrid Warfare

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– The Economics of Trade and National Security
– Enabling Tax Payments: A Novel Approach to Reducing Violence and Poverty in El Salvador
– Very Small Satellites: A Mechanism for the Early Detection of Mass Atrocities
– Understanding the Challenges and Stakeholders in Providing Humanitarian Aid to North Korea
– The Value of Conceptual Planning During Disasters
– The Literature of Intelligence
– Organizational Ethics Gone Wrong
– Bureaucracy in Service of a Madman
– The Challenges in Joint Interagency Task Force Operations in a Predatory State
– A Comparative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Operations in Mali and Somalia

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– In the beginning… Special Report by Robert Ulin
– Military Neuro-Interventions: Solving the Right Problems for Ethical Outcomes
– The Decembrist Revolt and its Aftermath: Values in Conflict
– Coding Just War Theory: Artificial Intelligence in Warfare
– When Asimov’s Robots Encounter the Laws of War
– Defense Against Weaponized Information: A Human Problem, Not Just A Technical One
– Bridging the Accountability Gap: The Special Court for Sierra Leone
– Engineering Telos: Flourishing in the Context of AI and Transhumanism
– The Role of Cognitive Dissonance in Dehumanization: Denying Humanity through AI
– Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Autonomous Weapon Systems and the Laws of Armed Conflict
– The Influence of Transhumanist Thought on Human Enhancement

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– Situating Weapons of Mass Destruction in our Interagency Thinking
– Enhanced Research into Synthetic Biology
– The Interagency Challenges of Hypersonic Strike Weapons
– Entomological “Weapons” of Mass Destruction
– Advancing Bio Detection with Biosensors and Nanotechnology for Rapid Interagency Response
– The Interagency’s “WMD” Terminology Problem
– Defining “Surety” within the Interagency
– Radiological Nuclear Detection Task Force: A Real World Solution for a Real-World Problem
– Future Conflict, Open Borders, and the Need for Reform
– Cyber Attacks: The New WMD Challenge to the Interagency

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– Japan’s Security Strategy and Its Impact on U.S. National Security Interests
– Employing Maritime Security Response Teams as the Nation’s Maritime Crisis Response Force
– Lessons for Cyber Policymakers
– Lifting the Interagency Fog of Information: Blockchain Information-Sharing and Radical Inclusion
– Interagency Approaches to Prevent the Reoccurrence of Conflict in Sierra Leone
– Assessing the Impact of American and Chinese Economic Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa
– Lessons on Collaboration from Recent Conflicts: The Whole-of-Nation and Whole-of-Government Approaches in Action

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– Collaborating to Solve National Science and Technology Challenges in a Time of Scarcity
– Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change: An Interagency Challenge
– Musicians of Mars: Attaining Interagency Consensus on Perpetual War in Afghanistan
– Building a Foundational Understanding of Interagency Coordination
– Reassessing the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Enterprise
– Blending U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America with Foreign Internal Defense
– Civil-Military Balance in Complex Operations
– Forging a Counterhybrid Unit

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– Hidden Changes in Organizational Culture and Their Lasting Effects
– New Generation Warfare and the Just War Tradition
– Disenfranchisement Breeds Conflict
– Criminal Ethos of Russia: The Great Western Dilemma of Fighting New Generation Warfare
– Chinese Advantages in the Development and Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Warfare
– The Ethics of Information-Gap Decision Making
– Will Russian Exploitation of Open Press Destroy U.S. Democracy?
– A Century of Humiliation: The Power of Economic Warfare
– Is the Morality of War Plausible in a Diverse World?
– The Proliferation of Decentralized Trust Technology

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– Interagency Cooperation: An Ambassador’s Perspective
– The Pursuit of Justice: Assistance Needed to Tackle the International Criminal Court’s Prevention Component
– The Business of War: Private Military and Security Companies in Armed Conflict
– “Sovereignty-in-Being”: A Dangerous New Model for Territorial Expansion in the 21st Century
– Digital Age Superiority …or the Digital Dark Age Collapse
– Women and Leadership
– USAID and USACE Collaboration in the Pacific

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