Director of Policy Planning

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Director of Policy Planning
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Incumbent
Jonathan Finer

since January 2016
Appointer John Kerry
Inaugural holder George F. Kennan
Formation 1947
Website http://www.state.gov/s/p/

The Director of Policy Planning is the United States Department of State official in charge of the Department's internal think tank, the Policy Planning Staff. In the Department, the Director of Policy Planning has a rank equivalent to Assistant Secretary.[1][2] The position has traditionally been held by many members of the U.S. foreign policy establishment. Former Directors of Policy Planning include two National Security Advisors, a President of the World Bank, and several presidents of the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations.

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