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.

The well-attended annual Civil Affairs Symposium held in Tampa last fall held workshops exploring ways to integrate the efforts of the U.S., interagency, multilateral, and international civil affairs communities, as this Civil Affairs Association update summarizes. The complete reports and Civil Affairs Issue Papers will be published in mid-March. For those looking to get more involved, the Civil Affairs Roundtable takes place at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C. on April 7th - see the Association website for more.


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