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.
The U.S. and other industrial nations need to be more forthcoming with aid outside of calamitous times, argues this Scientific American editorial.
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This USAID White Paper puts forth possible reforms to "strategically align U.S. foreign aid resources and accountability with the various and distinct objectives of foreign aid."
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
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.
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
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
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