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Sewell provides update on Atrocity Prevention Board



Sewell provides update on Atrocity Prevention Board

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewell recently spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations on the origin, purpose, and progress of the Atrocities Preventions Board...

IAE 15-01W A New Strategic Framework: Development as an Instrument of American Power



IAE 15-01W A New Strategic Framework: Development as an Instrument of American Power

This essay explores the four traditional instruments of national power – diplomatic, economic, informational, and military, or DIME – and proposes that development be included as an instrument of national power...

Defense agency steps up Ebola efforts



Defense agency steps up Ebola efforts

Defense Threat Reduction Agency Deputy Director recently spoke about DTRA's response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, where DTRA is one of several U.S. government and international agencies involved in the Ebola response...

State, USAID launch second QDDR



State, USAID launch second QDDR

On April 22, the State Department announced the launch of its second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. The QDDR focuses on human rights, democracy, and civilian security, and recognizes the importance of engaging diplomats and development experts...