March 28, 2011

Lessons from State's QDDR

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 proposals 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 CNAS.

Listen to the interview here.

Brian Burton recently co-authored a Washington Quarterly article with CNAS Vice President and Director of Studies Kristin Lord entitled "Did the State Department Get the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review Right?"