Sundaa A. Bridgett Jones argues that "there are lots of reasons to worry that the president's plan may not be able to save Pakistan from itself."
President Obama's strategy calls for increased development assistance to Pakistan. But implementation may face serious challenges amid deteriorating security conditions in Pakistan and lack of institutional capacity in Washington.
A senior USAID official and CFR's Isobel Coleman discuss aid priorities in Pakistan and how development programs can be made more effective.
Washington Quarterly's C. Christine Fair argues that despite the largesse of the U.S. budget spent to further goals in Pakistan, only minimal progress toward most of these objectives has been achieved.
Michael Gerson reviews Dambisa Moyo's Dead Aid, in the Washington Post.
CFR fellow Peter Navario says the debate over the impact of billions of HIV dollars on developing countries' health systems misses the point: such aid can address both HIV treatment and improved health systems.
Listen to Laurie A. Garrett, CFR senior fellow for global health, discuss her recent report, "The Future of Foreign Assistance Amid Global Economic and Financial Crisis: Advancing Global Health in the U.S. Development Agenda" as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series.
CFR health expert Laurie Garrett says the start of a new U.S. administration amid a global economic crisis offers an opportunity to reform the system for delivering foreign aid.
Gallup suggests that the Obama administration's African aid policies focus not just on health, but also on infrastructure development and other areas that many Africans expressed dissatisfaction with in recent polling data.
Though the United States of America faces its toughest budgetary and economic challenges since the Great Depression, it cannot afford to eliminate, or even reduce, its foreign assistance spending. For clear reasons of political influence, national security, global stability, and humanitarian concern the United States must, at a minimum, stay the course in its commitments to global health and development, as well as basic humanitarian relief. In this report, Laurie A. Garrett makes recommendations for the future of foreign aid under a new presidential administration and Congress.
CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett writes that the United States cannot afford to reduce its foreign assistance spending, even though it faces its toughest budgetary challenge since the Great Depression.
Session One of a Council on Foreign Relations Symposium on International Law and Justice: Evolving Norms and U.S. Responses.
The impact of U.S. economic woes on foreign policy and national security programs is not yet clear, but sectors from defense to development aid are bracing for tighter budgets.
This National Bureau of Economic Research study addresses the effectiveness of Western approaches towards giving aid to Africa.
As Afghanistan makes a new pitch to foreign donors, some question whether its government is ready to shoulder a greater share of development.
The 2008 Food for Peace Act replaced the 1954 legislation Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act and is governed by the Farm Bill. The Food for Peace Act aims to combat world hunger, promote agricultural development and trade, and prevent conflict.
Michael Gerson considers the motives of seven senators who are blocking the passage of an A.I.D.S. relief bill, asking “How much do seven members of the U.S. Senate weigh?”
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2014 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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