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Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR): Leading Through Civilian Power

Published April 27, 2015

The Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) release the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), which "identifies major global and operational trends that constitute threats or opportunities, delineates priorities and reforms, to ensure our civilian institutions are in the strongest position to shape and respond to a rapidly changing world." The first QDDR was published in 2010.

December 15, 2010: Leading Through Civilian Power "provides a blueprint for elevating American "civilian power" to better advance our national interests and to be a better partner to the U.S. military. Leading through civilian power means directing and coordinating the resources of all America's civilian agencies to prevent and resolve conflicts; help countries lift themselves out of poverty into prosperous, stable, and democratic states; and build global coalitions to address global problems."

April 27, 2015: Enduring Leadership in a Dynamic World "lays out a plan for fully applying American civilian power to advance U.S. national interests as articulated in the 2015 National Security Strategy, and improving the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of our work."




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