IPA’s Global Strategy Group (GSG) is a team of former officers from the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, Treasury, Commerce, Justice, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the FBI, and the private sector. They are a team of experts in foreign affairs, global security, interagency and intergovernmental cooperation. Emphasizing a comprehensive, whole-of-government approach, the GSG provides solutions by designing, planning and executing scenario-supported wargames and experiments addressing complex emerging security challenges.

The GSG has produced and delivered numerous reports and handbooks on best practices for civil-military, interagency, and host-country cooperation. The topics range from conflict prevention and mitigation to post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction. The team has also provided extensive support to NATO in moving toward the implementation of the Alliance’s Strategic Concept.

Implementation of the 2019 Global Fragility Act, which seeks to prevent conflict and promote stability abroad, is facing roadblocks from members of Congress concerned about how and which countries are selected to receive aid. The new approach to U.S. foreign aid aims to better integrate U.S. aid efforts and to be more proactive in preventing conflict rather than reacting after the fact. Some lawmakers object to the inclusion of Libya and Haiti in the Act's pilot programs, saying they are too unstable to implement new programs.

"U.S. Foreign Aid Pilot Program Sparks Fight with Congress" - Foreign Policy


"Implementing the Global Fragility Act: What Comes Next?" - United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

This USIP article characterizes the Global Fragility Act as representing "an unprecedented and promising commitment at the highest levels of our government to apply the important lessons learned from decades of U.S. involvement in conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere...Realizing the policy’s ambitious vision for a more peaceful and stable world, however, will require not only the new investments in peace and stability provided by Congress for this initiative, but also innovative diplomatic and programmatic efforts on the ground in the affected countries."


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