Tag: humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HA/DR)

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 […]

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Featured article: 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 Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), I have learned of its utility […]

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Featured article: 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 its number one under-reported humanitarian crisis in […]

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Featured article: Very Small Satellites: A Mechanism for the Early Detection of Mass Atrocities by Dani Redmon Swarms of blue-winged butterflies greedily cling to the tall, white, weedy beauty of the Artemisia vulgaris plant. However, beneath this carpet of alluring flora in the foothills surrounding the town of Srebrenica, Bosnia, hides an ugly secret: The earth below […]

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The U.S. Global Change Research Program published their Fourth National Climate Assessment in November. The report was released the day after Thanksgiving, and its findings run counter to the Trump Administration’s public statements on the subject of climate change. According to the report,  “Climate change threatens the health and well-being of the American people by causing […]

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Featured article: Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change: An Interagency Challenge by Wendell Chris King The United States faces a complex and scary national security environment. We are confronted with numerous threats to peace and security from both inside and outside our borders: North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, Chinese aggression in Asia, Russian cyber activity, continued […]

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Brigadier General (Ret.) Wendell Chris King, Ph.D., P.E., Dean Emeritus of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) addressed students and faculty from the University of Saint Mary’s (USM) on September 21, the International Day of Peace, as part of the Simons Center Distinguished Speaker Series. The presentation was hosted by Dr. Karenbeth […]

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Findings from the Stabilization Symposium have been published. The Stabilization Symposium was held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., from June 26 to June 27, and focused on the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR) that was published earlier that month. The SAR aims to streamline U.S. government stabilization efforts and provide a framework for the U.S. Agency […]

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Featured article: Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge: Applying FEMA’s Interagency Coordination Doctrine to International Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations by Benjamin Cabana There are two things for certain when it comes to the study of the interagency process for successful stabilization and reconstruction operations. First, a successful operation requires the coordinated application of the three tools […]

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Featured article: USAID and USACE Collaboration in the Pacific by Patrick J. Wesner and Brett D. Fuller The United States must use its diplomatic, economic, and military tools simultaneously when assisting aspiring partners. — National Security Strategy, December 2017 The recently released U.S. National Security Strategy (2017 NSS) highlights the importance of strengthening international partnerships […]

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