Today the White House unveiled its 2015 National Security Strategy which elevates USAID’s work as central to America’s interests. It makes a clear case that the United States is safer and stronger when fewer people live in extreme poverty, when civil society flourishes and when governments are accountable to their people.
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Today, Dr. Shah travels to West Point for the first time a sitting USAID Administrator has visited the Academy. His visit comes just over a year since President Obama elevated development on par with defense and diplomacy and one week before Veterans Day, offering an opportunity to highlight the importance of development to national security […]
U.S. national security rests on three pillars: Diplomacy, Development, and Defense. Although other departments and agencies of the U.S. government certainly contribute to the nation’s security, these three Ds, represented by the Department of State (State), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Department of Defense (DoD or Defense) provide the foundation for […]
On May 17th, the Center for American Progress and the American Enterprise Institute jointly hosted a discussion on USAID’s role in countries emerging from conflict, the Agency’s efforts to prevent new conflicts and crises, and the challenges of both. Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg opened the discussion with remarks on USAID’s role over the past 40 […]
By: Louisa Bargeron It was just a few weeks ago that Administrator Rajiv Shah described USAID’s plan for modernizing foreign assistance through a series of reforms to promote sustainable development and highlight the role of development in national security. In Afghanistan, USAID’s efforts promotes security here and in the U.S. through coordinated civil-military projects like […]