Tag: policies

Featured article: Fundamentally Restructuring Interagency Operations for Future Success by Ryan Hilger “The whole thing was uncoordinated and did not get us very far. The upshot is that in the ninth year of the war we are starting from scratch.” – Ambassador Richard Holbrook Ambassador Holbrooke’s lighthearted comments about the ongoing stabilization and reconstruction operations […]

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Featured article: The National Security Council Deputies Committee Engine of the Policy Process by Mark Wilcox “They are a hugely influential group of public officials that most of the public knows very little about. ” -John Norris, CEO of the Enough Project Action by the agencies of the United States government at the operational and tactical […]

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Featured article: Lessons for Cyber Policymakers by James Torrence Critical infrastructure keeps our food fresh, our houses warm, our trade flowing, and our citizens productive and safe. The vulnerability of U.S. critical infrastructure to cyber, physical, and electromagnetic attacks means that adversaries could disrupt military command and control, banking and financial operations, the electrical grid, […]

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Featured article: New Foreign Policy Capability by Robert D. Payne III On September 5, 2017 Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, in an attempt to achieve positive effects in the strategic narrative of the war there, dropped thousands of leaflets hoping to inspire support for Coalition efforts among the majority ambivalent population. What happened was the exact […]

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Featured article: Understanding Nations: New Ideas to Analyze Foreign States by Tom Pike, Nick Long and Perry Alexander How humans understand the world drives the actions they take. This truth has literally changed the course of history. Galileo put the sun in the center of the solar system and altered humanity’s view of its place in […]

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National Security Presidential Envoy Reports Counter-ISIL Progress, Ongoing Terrorism Threat, DoD News Interview: HASC Ranking Member Adam Smith, Defense News Opening Remarks to the 3rd Plenary Meeting of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV), State Department Frontline Civilian Care: Balancing Mission and Risk in High Threat Environments (Protecting Our Diplomats and Development Professionals), […]

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This week it was announced that President Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of U.S. policy concerning American hostages held overseas. The proposed review will focus on several areas related to hostage cases…

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The Stimson Center recently published a report on U.S. drone policy. The report represents a preliminary effort to respond to President Obama’s May 2013 call for constructive new approaches to thinking about the use of drones…

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Posted: December 13, 2012 by the

Earlier this month, Asia Society published a report on U.S. policy in South Asia that offers new ideas on how to better integrate U.S. interests in South Asia, strengthen interagency collaboration, and expand expertise on South Asia in the U.S. government…

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In March, the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute released its policy planning handbook on mass atrocity prevention and response operations.  The handbook was developed to aid in interagency policy making decisions dealing with mass atrocity and genocide situations…

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