USGLC Report Makes Recommendations For U.S. Foreign Policy

The Washington-based U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) this week released “a new report on enhancing United States soft power,” Foreign Policy’s “The Cable” blog reports. The report “highlights six recommendations ranging from increased funding for the civilian side of the State Department’s national security staff to more public-private partnerships to new methods of streamlining the interagency process for a more consistent U.S. foreign policy,” the blog writes (Hudson, 6/5). According to the report webpage, “[t]he 2012 ‘Report on Reports’ analyzes more than 30 reports from a wide political spectrum and identifies six areas of broad agreement, focused on making existing initiatives more effective and impactful, and new ideas for innovative approaches to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future” (6/4). Paula Dobriansky, under secretary of state for democracy and global affairs from 2001-2009, said, “President Bush prioritized foreign assistance as an essential component of our national security, and innovative programs like PEPFAR and MCC transformed the way we deliver assistance. The recommendations in this report build on these successes as we make our programs even more effective and essential to our foreign policy,” according to a USGLC blog post on the report (Espinosa, 6/5).