Everything you need to know about U.S. foreign aid, courtesy of the Congressional Research Service.
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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.
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.
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?”
The Congressional Research Service reports on international food aid and the 2007 Farm Bill.
Using panel data for 108 recipient countries in the period 1960 to 1999, this paper argues that foreign aid has a negative impact on institutions.
Listen to CFR International Affairs Fellow Amy B. Frumin discuss issues surrounding post-conflict reconstruction with students as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call Series.
This call is made possible in part by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Politicians these days are scrambling to give money to African countries. Amity Shlaes argues that foreign aid can be the kiss of death for poor regions.
“Mccain’s foreign policy idealism has been reaffirmed not because it is wildly popular but because it is unavoidable,” argues Michael J. Gerson.
Amy Frumin, a CFR international affairs fellow and former USAID representative in Afghanistan, says Washington's current approach to delivering foreign assistance needs to “reorganized.”
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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