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U.S. Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (2014-2018): Challenges and Opportunities April 23, 2014 / Washington, DC

The United States is developing its second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) — a broad assessment of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and their effectiveness in furthering the country’s foreign policy objectives. Completed in 2010, the inaugural QDDR outlined a broad framework for augmenting and leveraging U.S. “civilian power” to advance core American interests.

Keynote from South Caucasus: The Dividing Lines Are Shifting April 14, 2014

In a keynote address, S. Frederick Starr explains how the events in Crimea are representative of a larger Russian tactic of seeking out geopolitical vacuums and promoting them, only to be the actor that then fills that void. He characterizes this strategy as "filling vacuums", and claimed the West, and the United States in particular, should be prepared to fill these vacuums if they are serious of halting further progress of Russia's revanchist designs

China’s Efforts to Reduce Air Pollution March 14, 2014

Biz Asia America's Philip Yin is joined by Paul Bledsoe, President of Bledsoe & Associates to discuss how successful are China's efforts to shut down factories to reduce air pollution.

U.S. Approaches to Human Rights
December 13, 2012


In this GMF podcast,  Bruno Lété, Program Officer, talks to Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick, chief of staff of Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights at the U.S. Department of State. Ms. Fitzpatrick outlines the 'four front lines' for protecting human rights made in Hillary Clinton's speech in Dublin, Ireland, details how the U.S.  and Europe can partner to combat human rights violations, and stresses the importance of tackling human rights abuses such as human trafficking and supporting civil society across the world.

Read the write up for the “U.S. Approaches to Civilian Security across the Globe: From Human Trafficking, Counter-Narcotics to Crisis Prevention event.