Taking a page from the Department of Defense, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on her department to produce a document that lays out State’s purpose and blueprint for advancing U.S. interests abroad. The result is this document, the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. Not only is this the first attempt at putting to paper the “soft” side of the Obama doctrine, it is probably the first time in living memory that the Department of State has actually articulated its worldview and its perceived place in Pax Americana.
An essential read for anyone watching U.S. foreign policy, and a necessary companion to the Quadrennial Defense Review.
- Leading Through Civilian Power -The First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (bespacific.com)
- “State Department quadrennial diplomacy and development review (QDDR)” and related posts (securitylawbrief.com)
- Fixing Diplomacy and Development on the Cheap (outsidethebeltway.com)