The United States gives Pakistan billions of dollars in aid each year. Pakistan returns the favor by harboring terrorists, spreading anti-Americanism, and selling nuclear technology abroad. Washington must tell Islamabad to start cooperating or lose its aid and face outright isolation.
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After a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, outside organizations flocked to the country to help it recover.
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Is international humanitarianism an act of charity or an act of duty? In fact, it is both -- a gift we have to give.
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As the Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo argues, the concept of foreign aid is ﬂawed -- not just because corrupt dictators divert aid for nefarious or selﬁsh purposes but also because even in reasonably democratic countries, aid creates perverse incentives and unintended consequences.
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U.S. policymakers can no longer afford to ignore Southeast Asia. The United States should use trade, aid, and education to alleviate poverty and prevent terrorism in the region.
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If it hopes to achieve its foreign policy agenda, the Obama administration will need to undo the damage to the Foreign Service wrought by the Bush administration.
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As regional players meet in Istanbul to pledge support for building a stable Afghanistan, analysts caution against overstating a regional solution given the conflicting interests of Kabul's neighbors.
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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.
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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.
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As Afghanistan makes a new pitch to foreign donors, some question whether its government is ready to shoulder a greater share of development.
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The Mexican government’s strong response to one of the worst natural disasters in its history stands in marked contrast to historic trends.
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International aid groups in Afghanistan face increasing threats and violence. Now some are leaving for good, though reconstruction needs remain unmet.
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The Bush administration has sought innovative approaches to shake up U.S. foreign aid but its efforts face serious damage due to high-level scandals.
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Unrest in Pakistan over the suspension of the country's outspoken chief justice could undermine President Pervez Musharraf's efforts to keep control.
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U.S. policy toward Africa under President Bush has stressed development and humanitarian aid. But recent U.S. military action in Somalia raises the specter of a more intrusive approach, particularly in the Horn of Africa. Is it a harbinger of things to come?
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Warren Buffett's pledge to give more than 30 billion dollars to the Gates Foundation has enormous implications for promoting global health. This year's portion of the donation alone is roughly equal to the amount UNICEF spends annually.
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