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Our diplomatic and development efforts to tackle the complex challenges of the 21st century require a multifaceted “Smart Power” toolkit that draws upon the collective expertise of the entire U.S. Government. In Washington and around the world, the Department of State and USAID experts work closely with dedicated colleagues from many agencies to ensure that U.S. diplomatic, development, and defense goals are pursued vigorously and comprehensively. This section summarizes by region the key issues facing the United States as it engages bilaterally, regionally, and in multilateral partnerships to advance U.S. foreign policy and international development goals.
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