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:

The InterAgency Journal (IAJ) is a peer-reviewed, national security studies journal, published semiannually. Journal articles are approximately 3,000 to 5,000 words in length.
The InterAgency Essay (IAE) series consists of individually published essays of 1,000 and 3,000 words in length that are not peer-reviewed.
The InterAgency Paper (IAP) series includes in-depth studies, individually published, of approximately 5,000 to 10,000 words in length. IAP submissions are peer-reviewed.
The InterAgency Studies (IAS) series consist if sponsored projects of the Simons Center on a particular issue and may include multiple articles or essays.

Other publications include special reports, web-exclusive publications and books. See the Simons Center Publication Descriptions for further information on each of our publication types.

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.


– 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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– U.S. Northern Command Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement
– Partnering to End Corruption through Security Cooperation and Defense Institution Building
– The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Moral and Ethical Obligation of Resettlement or “I’ll Pass on the Poisoned Skittles”
– Searching for a Win-Win-Win: Rethinking Energy Crisis Solutions in West Africa
– New Foreign Policy Capability
– Why We Can’t All Just Get Along: Overcoming Personal Barriers to Inter-Organizational Effectiveness and Finding Your Personal Coupler for Success
– Adaptive Leadership: The Leader’s Advantage
– Avoiding a New Berlin Conference: A Framework for U.S. – Chinese Economic Cooperation in West Africa

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– A Brief History of Scandals: Special Oversight Challenges in National Security Interrogations
– A CGSC International Hall of Fame Member and the CIA’s Covert Action in 1954
– Application of the Ethical Triangle in the 2014 Ebola Epidemic: A Case Study
– Why We Keep Getting it Wrong: What Makes the JIIM so Different?
– The Vision Process: Seven Steps to a Better Organization
– Speak Smartly and Carry a Big Stick: Competing Successfully in the Global Narrative
– Train with the Brain in Mind: Neuroscience Education as a Force Multiplier
– Decline of Westphalia in West Africa: How Decentralized Power in West Africa Can be a Rebirth of African Identity

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