Are our foreign affairs agencies prepared to mitigate threats to global security and advance US interests? That’s the central question the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) must answer. And although the report is filled (literally, filled) with ideas for small improvements, there’s little in it that (a) identifies the reasons State and USAID are falling demonstrably short of the admirable ambitions outlined in the report, and (b) offers real, and sufficiently grand, solutions for addressing them.
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