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.
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.
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.