The U.S. State Department, linking development to national security, is taking steps to improve coordination of the country’s fragmented foreign assistance programs. The moves hark back to the foreign aid goals of the Marshall Plan, but are seen by many as too limited.
In Slate magazine in 2005, Christopher Hitchens considers what "realism" has wrought in Darfur.
The final investigative report by Paul Volcker about the UN oil-for-food program details how over 2000 companies took part in surcharges and bribes to Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi government.
"This Humanitarian Response Review...is an independent assessment of the humanitarian system in which the experts identify reasons why the aid commuity sometimes falls short of its goals. The report seeks to demonstrate what the humanitarian system's current capabilities are and shows where the shortfalls lie. Already, it has prompted the discussion of how the entire humanitarian system can ensure faster and better responses to the eneds of people in distress."
There are various views on how to total U.S. spending on foreign aid and how U.S.
transfers compare with those from other major donors.
The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness was adopted at a forum on March 2, 2005.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
Blackwill and Campbell analyze the rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping and call for a new American grand strategy for Asia.
Williams argues that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
Kurlantzick offers the sharpest analysis yet of what state capitalism’s emergence means for democratic politics around the world. More
In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground as a world power, Blackwill and Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics. More
Takeyh and Simon reframe the legacy of U.S. involvement in the Arab world from 1945 to 1991 and shed new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East. More
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