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  • February 17, 2014

    The Presidents Who Brought Us America’s Foreign Affairs Agencies

    Richard Parker | February 17, 2014

    As we celebrate the birthday of George Washington and the achievements of all our presidents today, let’s take a look at five presidents who made significant contributions to America’s leadership in the world by creating some of the innovative agencies making a difference at home and abroad.

  • February 5, 2013

    VIDEO: Carolyn Miles Named Co-President of USGLC

    Richard Parker | February 5, 2013

    The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition today announced that Carolyn Miles will join Bill Lane as co-president of its board of directors. Watch her interview here.

  • November 15, 2012

    So Who’s Calling the Shots?

    Richard Parker | November 15, 2012

    From the White House to Foggy Bottom to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, find out what positions will call the shots over the next four years.  While we tend to focus on the high-profile positions like Secretary of State and National...

  • October 23, 2012

    Word Cloud: The Foreign Policy Debate

    Richard Parker | October 23, 2012
  • June 12, 2012

    Bob Gates and Bill Richardson Join USGLC Advisory Council

    Richard Parker | June 12, 2012

    “Secretary Gates and Governor Richardson are two of the most thoughtful leaders in foreign policy, and we are pleased to have their support and expertise as we continue to promote why U.S. engagement in the world is critical to our national...

  • March 16, 2012

    Peace, Recovery, and Development in Northern Uganda – USAID

    Richard Parker | March 16, 2012

    Northern Uganda experienced one of Africa’s longest running conflicts from 1987 through 2007. The Lord’s Resistance Army terrorized communities, and abducted tens of thousands of children to train as child soldiers. The conflict exacted severe economic losses, leading to mass displacement of people, a breakdown in infrastructure, and severely weakened governance and social structures. In the years since 2007, Northern Uganda has rebounded from the shadow of conflict to become relatively peaceful and stable.

  • November 14, 2011

    Former Secretaries of State Call On Congress to Support International Affairs Budget

    Richard Parker | November 14, 2011

    Former Secretaries Madeleine K. Albright, Henry A. Kissinger, Colin L. Powell,  Condoleezza Rice and George P. Shultz wrote, “Now is not the time for America to retreat from the world, which is why we need a strong and effective International...

  • November 13, 2011

    Statement from Admiral James Loy on Republican Presidential Debate

    Richard Parker | November 13, 2011

    “In tonight’s debate, some of the candidates raised questions about foreign aid. The issue isn’t starting at zero, but where you end. Our military leaders, like General David Petraeus have been loud and clear — America needs...

  • February 1, 2011

    Bill Gates and Jon Stewart Talk International Affairs

    Richard Parker | February 1, 2011

    Gates said the U.S. government, despite the economic situation, has an important role to play in global health efforts. “I hope the U.S. government, even with all the challenges, wants to see the polio campaign through.” He pointed to...

  • January 31, 2011

    Smart Power is Fiscally Responsible

    Richard Parker | January 31, 2011

    On Sunday morning, Admiral James Loy appeared on “This Week in Defense News” with Vago Muradian, and made the argument that amidst international turmoil in Egypt and elsewhere, the last thing the U.S. should do is reduce its engagement with the world.