“The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” released a new episode on April 9. In this episode, Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy sits down with General (Ret.) Thomas Waldhauser and Ambassador (Ret.) Peter Bodde to discuss the relationship between the U.S. and the Government of National Accord, the interim government for… Read More
Egypt’s history and modern-day economy inextricably link to a healthy Nile River. However, large dam construction in upstream Ethiopia may soon jeopardize the strength of the Nile in Egypt. The case of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam provides a window into the future and is instructive for the international community on the evolving nature of water insecurity…
Improving Interagency Coordination in Africa
by Robert Bennett
United States Army Africa (USARAF) executes over 400 activities annually valued at $2 million. These activities augment activities sponsored by other U.S. government, private charitable foundations, churches, and regional African organizations. The stated goals for these activities are complementary, but… Read More
A new tool recently developed by U.S. Africa Command (Africom) is being used to measure progress in advancing women, peace, and security (WPS). The assessment tool was developed by Cori Fleser, Africom’s gender advisor, to better integrate WPS efforts into Africom’s security cooperation activities.
Africom has made strides to better… 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
“Out of Sync” – U.S. Africa Command and Recent Interagency Challenges
by William Denn, J. J. Williams, and Devanie Johnson
U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), the Department of Defense’s (DoD) newest, geographic combatant command formed in 2007, exemplifies a bold, new experiment in whole-of-government interagency cooperation. Structured from the… 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
Inside this issue: Insights to Effective Interorganizational Coordination, David Grambo, Barrett Smith and Richard W. Kokko; Improving Interagency Coordination in Africa, Robert Bennett; There is No Silver Bullet and Other Lessons from Colombia, Stuart Lippe… and much more.
On September 16, President Obama announced the plan for the whole-of-government response to address the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, declaring the outbreak to be a national security priority...
Africom has made great strides in the five years since it was established. According to Africom commander Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the Department of Defense’s newest geographic combatant command has been building on multinational and interagency partnerships...