Lessons from States’s QDDR

Brian Burton, Bacevich Fellow, Center for a New American Security

wfedstaff | June 3, 2015 10:55 pm

The State Department’s Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review provides a road map for the future of U.S. diplomacy and development. But since it was published back in December, the mood in Washington has changed.

The budget battle is making many of the review’s proposal difficult, at the very least.

What did the State Department get right and what does it need to improve on? Brian Burton is a Bacevich Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, a national security think tank.


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