This month “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” dropped another two-part interview, this time featuring guests Admiral Kurt Tidd and Ambassador Liliana Ayalde. The two joined Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy for discussions about the United States’s role in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Part one centers on Tidd and… Read More
Retired Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, the 2018 DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), has expanded her podcast series “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation.” McCarthy’s podcast promotes interagency cooperation and is produced [...]
The Value of Conceptual Planning During Disasters
by Michael Long
The Army Design Method is a useful tool for understanding poorly structured problems and developing approaches to solving them. It is the most effective methodology for conceptual planning within the military. After a year-long fellowship at the Federal… Read More
Understanding the Challenges and Stakeholders in
Providing Humanitarian Aid to North Korea
by Caitlyn M. Rerucha
There is a growing humanitarian crisis with evidence of human rights violations mounting
within the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Cooperative for Assistance
and Relieve Everywhere ranked North Korea as… Read More
Hurricane relief efforts are still underway in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after the territories were ravaged by Hurricane Maria in September. As of October 30, over 15,000 federal civilian and military personnel are on location in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Federal Emergency… Read More
The U.S. response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean continues after the storms devastated the area last month. Over 12,000 responders from U.S. federal agencies are involved in response efforts, and U.S. personnel have been working closely with partners from the Commonwealth.
Department of Defense… Read More
U.S. government agencies continue response and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Personnel from various federal departments and agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Health and Human Services (HHS), are focused on life-saving and… Read More
On September 12, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Southern Command stood up a joint task force to support the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance in responding to Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean.
USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to Irma’s… Read More
On Monday Foreign Policy published an exclusive on the Trump administration’s proposed foreign aid budget and prospective changes to the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Trump plan would dramatically decreased aid funding to developing countries and fold USAID into the State Department.
Andrew Natsios,… Read More
One Day One Action One Goal
by Zurab Elzarov
A wise man said that all great things start from small beginnings. Global partnership for effective cooperation can only be achieved when all actors at the grass-roots level share common goals and take united action on a daily basis.… Read More