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John Kerry Announces Blueprint For State Department's Future

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.29.2015 | World

Amid intense negotiations with Iran about Tehran's controversial nuclear program, Secretary of State John Kerry outlined a blueprint for the agency's ...

Republicans Keen to Kill America's Only Peace Agency -- Forever

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We need vital institutions in this country that have no political agenda and no partisan bias. USIP convenes the left and the right, the civilian and the military, the national and the international players.

Gutting Our Government's Peace Agency: Savings Equals 3 Hours in Afghanistan

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Cutting $42 million not only eliminates a bipartisan institution, but weakens America's ability to prevent violent conflicts overseas and sends the message that America cares little about peace.

A Missed Opportunity at the State Department

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

Finally, the department has officially admitted what many have been saying for decades: the U.S. foreign policy apparatus is failing. But the new report fails to put forward any specific strategies for achieving its objectives.

Keep the U.S. Response to Global Humanitarian Disasters Impartial

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Samuel A. Worthington

The QDDR contains many positive elements. The InterAction community is hopeful that it will lead to greater collaboration between USAID and the Department of State to enable the U.S. to respond effectively to humanitarian emergencies and the needs of vulnerable people.

Prevention Should Be at Heart of Clinton's Reforms

Lawrence Woocher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Woocher

The QDDR must not only succeed in instilling greater attention to fragile states, but also in shifting the dominant crisis-driven culture toward one that embraces prevention.

Hillary Clinton, Madame X & Rajiv Shah Release QDDR

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I will be writing more soon about the just released Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, the first ever -- but wanted to post this video of t...

State Department Should Have Gone for More in QDDR Process

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton she should have established an "Under Secretary for Development" at the Department of State and shored up that 'command' in her own shop.

Who'd a Thunk It? Bipartisan Consensus on Foreign Aid

Sheila Herrling | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sheila Herrling

Amidst of a month of partisan battles on Capitol Hill, a bill was introduced this week that rose above party lines in a major step towards strengthening and reforming US foreign aid policy.