Next Administration, Congress Can Enhance U.S. International Engagement Through Diplomacy, Development, Brookings Expert Writes
Brookings Institution’s “Up Front”: How the next administration can enhance U.S. engagement in global development
George Ingram, senior fellow for global economy and development at the Center for Sustainable Development at Brookings, summarizes a new paper on “how the administration and 117th Congress that will assume office in January 2021 can enhance the U.S. government’s ability to address global development.” Ingram writes, “[P]olicymakers must secure American prosperity and security. That prosperity and security will not come from a fortress America but from an America fully engaged with allies and international organizations to address challenges to and opportunities to promote global peace and prosperity. It is only with effective tools of diplomacy and development, working in a supportive, unified manner, that the U.S. will maximize its international influence. And it is only through elevating and respecting the expertise and central role of the development side of the equation that both development and diplomacy will maximize their leverage and effectiveness” (10/21).